It has been proven scientifically that wool has been found to induce a longer and deeper sleep with those who sleep with wool bedding waking less frequently during the night.
Studies show that sleeping under wool increases the duration of the most beneficial phase of sleep known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement). This stage of sleep is thought to be the most important for memory consolidation and most people associate it with dreaming. REM is a quite active and light stage compared to other areas of sleep and therefore it is easy to be often woken for a few seconds during the night, causing excessive sleepiness and a feeling of poor quality sleep in the morning. It follows that if we can improve this area of our sleep by sleeping under wool, this will contribute towards our good health and wellbeing.
The reason why wool can improve sleep this way is its ability to support the body in maintaining an even sleeping temperature. Natural wool fibres have the ability to carry excess heat away from the skin but also retain warmth when it is cold. Sheep have few sweat glands and it is this natural ability of wool that keeps them cool when needed and also warm when it is cold; making wool a wonderful material to use in duvets, mattress toppers and pillows.
It is often underestimated how important sleep is to our quality of life but a good night's sleep makes us feel happy and contributes positively to our lives.
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