How wool bedding helps allergy sufferers

Many of us may not realise that we are deprived of proper night’s sleep. Nor may we realise that this is due to allergies aggravated by dust mites hidden in our bedding, or by irritation from the chemicals put into bedding during manufacture.

The dust mite allergen found in dust mite droppings is one of the main triggers for allergic conditions including asthma, eczema and rhinitis, inducing symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, sore throat, itchy eyes and wheezing. House dust mites thrive in humid and dark places where they can feed on dead skin, making our pillows, sheets and duvets the perfect home. It is common to be allergic to house dust mites, and if you’re waking up with these symptoms on a regular basis, you should perhaps consider using hypoallergenic bedding.

Hypoallergenic Bedding for a Healthy Sleep

Wool is becoming increasingly recognised as an ideal material for bedding because of its naturally hypoallergenic properties. Unlike synthetic based bedding, wool offers a hostile environment for dust mites, as it reduces temperature and the humidity needed for them to survive. For those suffering from sensitivities, allergies, and particularly skin conditions, wool based bedding is anti-bacterial and a highly effective option against the dust mite allergen, mould or fungus.

A recent study testing sleep quality in relation to bedding material, used eight healthy volunteers who slept in and on wool, cotton and synthetic sleepwear and bedding at hot, neutral and cold temperatures. The differences in the levels of sleep showed that wool produced a longer and deeper sleep, particularly at the highest temperature. Scientists believe that wool improves sleep because it can wick away vast quantities of moisture produced by our bodies at night, keeping us comfortable and dry.

Wool also helps to regulate body temperature, so that you’ll feel cool in hotter weather and warm in a colder climate. As a naturally derived product, un-bleached and un-dyed wool bedding will ensure that there are no harmful chemicals which could aggravate the skin, so it’s extremely comfortable to have covered closely over you. Wool bedding is therefore a great option to alleviate the symptoms of asthma, eczema and other allergies or sensitivities for an improved and healthier sleep.

Wool has the additional benefits of being eco-friendly, as it’s a sustainable and recyclable natural resource. All Urban Wool bedding is made with fully sustainable British wool fibre using 100% pure wool. Our soft natural bedding will lessen the impact on sleep caused by irritation and allergens to give you a sounder sleep.

If you’d like to find out more about our range of hypoallergenic pure wool bedding, we’d love to hear from you. Please call us on 01423 275088 or email info@urbanwool.co.uk.