The wonders of a wool bedspread

With a love for all things wool deeply embedded in the House of So Cosy, it may come as no surprise that we champion the use of wool throughout wardrobes and homes. Wool after all unlocks so many benefits.

Not only are wool products super soft to the touch and utterly luxurious, they’re hypoallergenic, lightweight, warm, hard wearing, and easy to look after.

As we look back on past months and look forward to the uncertain future ahead in the midst of our continued fight against Covid-19, getting a great night’s sleep is one thing that’s eluded many of us. But we’re pleased to say, wool can provide a solution to this common problem too.

Wool bedspreads not only make your house feel homelier, but transform your bedroom into the sleep sanctuary it should be.

Here we take a closer look at the wonders of wool bedspreads, so you can realise more advantages of using wool within your home.

It’s temperature regulating

With a wool bedspread, there’s no need to mess about swapping your duvets as the seasons change.

Thanks to its temperature regulating genius, the same wool bedspread can keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This leaves you to get a better night’s sleep whatever the weather outside. British Wool explains more about this very important plus-point:

“Wool helps to regulate temperature naturally because it’s a breathable fibre, absorbing moisture when the atmosphere is damp and then releasing it when the atmosphere is drier.

This is an important benefit since ventilation does not remove all moisture from the fabric of buildings, so breathability is an important factor in regulating moisture in building fabric. Wool also has a higher thermal mass, so is able to buffer heat to reduce summertime overheating.”

It’s hypoallergenic

People with allergies and asthma may find it even harder to enjoy a better night’s sleep, that’s where your wool bedspread comes in.

Its hypoallergenic status means it’s not only kind to skin but guaranteed to cause no allergic reaction.

Dust mites don’t generally survive in wool either – wool’s natural moisture wicking abilities create an environment that’s too dry for dust mites to survive. This makes wool bedding the perfect choice for those with dust mite allergies or asthma.

It’s long lasting

Another all-natural plus-point of using wool bedspreads is their resistance to mould and mildew. Breathable, moisture wicking wool fibres don’t retain the moisture that mould and mildew need to thrive, which again makes them great for people with allergies and asthma.

Its natural mould and mildew resistance also extends the life of the bedspread to ensure your investment stands the test of time.

In addition to this, wool bedspreads are extremely easy to look after. Although we’d recommend hand washing at 30°C or dry cleaning, and avoiding the use of tumble drying, softener and bleach with our extra fine Merino wool and undyed pure new wool bedspreads.

It’s great for the planet

As well as unlocking several benefits for your health and wellbeing, owning and using a wool bedspread is great for the environment too.

Wool is recyclable, pesticide free, and sustainable. Its temperature regulating qualities also mean you’re less likely to need extra help from the central heating during those night time hours so you’ll save energy and plenty of money on those heating bills.

Find out more about how wool is saving the world here.

It’s more comfortable

With a deeper rest and improved comfort just two of the wool bedding advantages proven by science, sleeping on wool gives you a better chance of enjoying an even better night’s sleep. It’s one of the reasons why wool is used to line incubators in hospitals across England, Australia, and New Zealand.

Wool helps little ones sleep better, reduce stress levels, feel more content, gain more weight, and grow at faster rates.

Ready to realise the benefits mentioned above for yourself? Shop our wool bedspreads today and become one step closer to better sleep.

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