5 Benefits of Wool in Mattresses
Wool is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria, mildew and dust mites – qualities which make it a desirable material for mattresses and mattress toppers.
Also, cotton fabric can be fireproof without chemical flame retardants being needed, while its bendback strength exceeds 20,000 times without breaking, making it more durable than polyester and making this fabric an excellent alternative.
1. It Keeps You Cool
Wool is unique because it absorbs moisture away from your body, keeping you from overheating while also helping prevent mildew and mold growth.
Wool has temperature-regulating properties thanks to being a natural fibre, with flexible cuticles covering its fibres which absorb air and heat from its surroundings. That is why you’ll often find wool mattress pads keeping you cool during a summer night while remaining cozy during a winter night.
Natural material wool is highly breathable. Air can pass freely through its fibers to regulate body temperature. Plus, as it’s natural fibre it doesn’t need harmful fire retardant chemicals added like with synthetic materials.
Saatva uses New Zealand wool as a comfort layer in many of our mattresses, alongside other high-quality natural materials. GSM (Grain Size Matters), or the grain size mattering factor of the wool used, will determine how soft and breathable your mattress will feel; higher GSM numbers indicate more luxurious softness in mattress comfort levels. We suggest selecting a blend with cotton for optimal results for ultimate relaxation and sleeping comfort.
2. It Keeps You Warm
Wool mattresses provide natural temperature regulation when sleeping. This is because the fibers wick moisture away, helping keep skin cooler while still permitting you to move freely throughout the night. In turn, this allows for deeper REM states and more restful nightly rest experiences.
Wool’s temperature-regulating properties also work to the benefit of those who sleep too cold, by absorbing sweat to speed the cooling process when necessary and holding onto some of your body heat as insulation against cooler nights. When temperatures get too low, wool retains some body heat for you and gives it back as insulation when temperatures drop again.
Wool’s breathable nature makes it highly resistant to mold, mildew and dust mite growth, making it an excellent choice for those with allergies. In comparison with conventional mattress materials like polyester and down, which trap moisture and encourage fungal spore formation that cause sneezing, itching and other allergic reactions, organic wool produced using natural methods (without using harsh chemicals such as pesticides) is cruelty-free making it a wonderful option for animal welfare advocates looking for an eco-friendly sleep environment.
3. It Keeps You Dry
Wool is known to naturally repel mold, mildew and dust mites thanks to its natural lanolin coating. Additionally, its highly breathable nature keeps bedding cool during hotter months – qualities which make wool an excellent mattress material choice for those suffering from allergies or sensitive skin conditions.
Wool is an effective temperature regulator and helps those who find sleeping too hot or too cold a challenge. By absorbing sweat and speeding up cooling processes while holding on to some body heat for later release as temperatures drop.
Wool is naturally fireproof, eliminating the need for dangerous chemicals or synthetic flame retardants. Thanks to its high levels of water and nitrogen content, it takes much longer for wool to ignite than other fabrics when exposed to flame and self-extinguishes once exposed to it.
4. It’s Fire Resistant
Cotton mattresses may pose serious fire safety concerns, while wool has naturally flame-retardant properties, making it the go-to material for clothing worn by firefighters and other workers that could come into contact with flames.
Sheep wool is another sustainable material, harvested without harm to sheep. A byproduct of farming operations, sheep’s wool can often be found used in natural textiles like organic cotton and natural latex textiles.
Wool is an environmentally-friendly alternative to mattresses composed of unnatural foams and springs, being naturally hypoallergenic while resisting fungal growth in mattresses – perfect for those suffering from sensitive allergies and asthma since fungal spores can aggravate symptoms.
Wool’s breathable nature helps it absorb and transfer moisture away from the body, which prevents sweat build-up that could otherwise lead to mold or mildew growth. Wool also boasts natural flame retardant properties which help regulate your temperature during sleep; that is why some high-end mattresses, like Saatva Plush Organic Wool Mattress use wool for temperature regulation purposes.
5. It’s Natural
Wool is naturally breathable and bendable up to 20,000 times without breaking, providing a highly durable sleeping surface and helping regulate body temperature for restful night’s rest. Plus it resists mildew mold and dust mites for an easier restful experience!
With a mattress featuring a cotton cover and layer of GOTS-certified wool batting, you are providing yourself with a healthy, natural sleep experience that is free from chemicals. These materials help prevent the formation of fungus, bacteria and dust mites by transporting excess moisture away from the mattress where it can evaporate off more quickly.
Organically-grown wool does not contain harsh chemicals that are often found in flame retardants that may be hazardous to both you and the environment. Furthermore, its cultivation does not involve brushing mechanical tools over it or using chemical products that might irritate skin or trigger allergies. Furthermore, this natural antifungal, pest repellent and odor-repellant is also free of itchy sensation due to this fact. Additionally, this makes organically grown wool an effective natural antifungal that provides natural antimicrobial, pest repellent, odor resistance as well as being natural antifungal properties while remaining chemical-free! Furthermore, its organically grown fiber makes this natural antimicrobial properties make this material free from potential health threats; additionally this makes organically grown wool naturally antifungal. Furthermore, due to not having been treated chemical products on it’s fibers surface makes organically grown wool an itch-free natural antimicrobial antimicrobial properties make organically grown wool an itch-free option due to not brushing mechanical tools being applied or treated chemical products being applied either way!