|Several factors contribute to the comfort wool provides and the measurable
beneficial impact it has on the quantity and quality of sleep. Wool is a natural insulator that helps regulate the body
temperature to help provide a better night's sleep.
- Wool will not overheat or under heat you.
- The springy,
naturally resilient wool fiber batting structure contains an abundance of air. This
fiber/air combination acts to cushion the body and prevent the formation
of annoying and often painful pressure points.
- Handles moisture better than any other fiber without losing its
insulating properties. Wool has the ability to absorb large amounts of moisture vapor without feeling wet and
clammy. The average person gives off a pint of water vapor as perspiration during an eight
hour sleep period under a comforter. The ability of the fiber to handle this
moisture is very important. Wool wicks away moisture from the
body. The responsive fiber responds according to your temperature
- Long Lasting. Wool can
bend itself 20,000 times without breaking. It lasts for years without
losing its resilience.
- Dust Mite
Wool dries very quickly and dust mites don't like dry places.
- Wool is a natural fire retardant.
- Naturally mildew and
- The wool fibers "natural climate zone" effect is especially advantageous in a
pillow. Large quantities of body moisture are produced in the head area. The moisture and
the pressure of the head are concentrated in a relatively small area, with head weight and
movement tending to force the moisture down into the pillow filling.
- Wool is the most perfect
insulator. Insulate without over heating. Historically used in
both climates. The heat of the desert and the coldest arctic climates. Wool is worn in many areas of the world to keep warm, yet the
Bedouins of the Sahara wear wool because it keeps them cool. The tiny
air pockets inside the wool fibers provide natural insulation.
- A study conducted by the Ergonomics Unit at the Polytechnic Institute
of Wales confirmed that a wool filled comforter is more comfortable than
the equivalent in weight and construction of synthetic comforters. The physiological data
- The heat rate under the wool filled comforter was significantly lower
100% of the time.
- The humidity next to the skin under the wool comforter was significantly lower
71% of the time.
- The temperature rise of the skin above 91 degrees, which is considered to be the optimum
level for sleep comfort, was significantly higher under synthetic filled comforters 80% of
- Results from a study at the
Hohenstein Research Institute in Germany showed similar
results. The findings illustrate that it is not just the construction of the comforter
that makes it the best fiber to sleep on or under, but that there is an inherent
benefit offered by the wool fiber itself.
- Wool Versus Synthetic
Fibers: Because micro-fibers and synthetic fibers contain smooth
fibers, they do not offer proper support. They do not resist each other
when they come into contact with each other. As a result, synthetic
fibers bottom out when body weight is directly applied. They cannot
support the body weight as well, nor distribute weight away from
pressure points of the body. Synthetic materials also do not absorb
moisture. Fiber breakage is also a problem over time.
And of course, with synthetic fibers, you don't get the "natural
climate zone" effect or the resilience like you do with the
- Wool Versus Down:
Goose down, which is usually a mix of the soft underbelly plumes and
feathers, provides more support than smooth synthetic fibers, but still
tends to bottom out under body weight. Therefore, it does not support or
distribute the body weight away from the pressure points of the body. Down
can absorb moisture but it does not dry quickly which can make it wet to
the touch and very uncomfortable to be in contact with it. We are also
concerned about the cruelty and treatment of the animals when they are
raising them and plucking the feathers off. We use
Pure Grow Wool in our mattresses and bedding products.
- Supportive yet soft.
Due to its physical structure and its natural chemical make up, wool fill
handles body moisture under warm and cool sleeping conditions in a manner
superior to any competitive cotton, down or synthetic fiber. Down and cotton have the
additional disadvantage of losing their loft as they become damp.
Pure Grow Wool is used in our