With an ever-increasingly busy world, quality sleep is becoming more and more of an issue. Most adults are poorly informed when it comes to the right mattress for them, often resulting in low-quality sleep each night, which can lead to serious health issues. For most people, the purchase of a new mattress is a necessity as opposed to an investment
Over the past five years, there have been large-scale developments in mattress technology. Top of the pile; mattresses that have an infused layer of wool built into them. Research has shown that wool ranks very highly in terms of comfort and also contains a myriad of health and wellbeing benefits- especially if you’re buying organic. Here’s 4 reasons why you should prioritize sleeping on an organic wool mattress:
Organic wool mattresses are best in class and will revolutionize the way you sleep. When searching for a mattress, make sure you’re able to confirm the source of your wool. Look for mattresses that are infused with a layer of crimpled GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) certified wool, preferably from an agriculturally rich country such as New Zealand. Wool holds its crimp and loft longer than synthetic materials giving you added comfort.
Although wool is sustainable, environmentally friendly and incredibly soft to sleep on, it’s not all created equal. When making your final decision, be sure to receive confirmation that the wool used in your mattress is naturally flame retardant. Some leading companies use mixed-grade wool, which requires synthetic chemicals such as formaldehyde to pass strict CPSC mattress standards.
2: Naturally resists mold and mildew
Organic wool is extremely breathable. This helps in wicking away moisture to keep your mattress dry, and limits the conditions needed for mold to grow. Wool naturally controls humidity far better than other synthetic materials. Due to its unique composition of small and large molecules, organic wool mattresses are able to defuse odors much faster than other fibers.
3: Perfect for those with allergies
For those with sensitive skin or select allergies, sleeping on low-quality mattresses can be a real problem. Synthetic materials trap moisture and lack the ability to breathe. Over time, this can become a breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites. Dust mites thrive on dead skin cells and absorb moisture from synthetic mattresses, allowing them to grow and multiply. Dust mite feces and shed skin are often serious allergens for many people.
Organic wool is inherently hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, alleviating irritants and optimizing your immune response during the course of each night. Switching to an organic wool mattress will allow proper breathability through-out the night. This will severely limit the moisture retention needed for bacteria and dust mites to thrive.
4: Wool promotes thermo-regulation
If you are someone that has trouble sleeping at night because of temperature changes, organic wool mattresses are perfect for you. Because organic wool is naturally breathable, (wicking moisture away as you sleep), it acts as an ideal thermo-regulator by cushioning you with a pocket of air. This pocket of air helps to naturally regulate your body temperature by insulating you if the temperature drops, or cooling you if the temperature rises. These properties of wool are why sheep can live in some of the most extreme conditions on earth.
Nobody wants to struggle with sleep issues and at Amore Beds, we’ve done everything we can to design and develop a mattress that allows people to sleep their best, every night. Our organic wool mattresses are best in class and manufactured to a standard of excellence. Using GOTS certified wool from New Zealand, our mattresses aren’t suffocated by harsh chemicals. Our organic wool naturally resists mold and mildew, breathes easy for those with allergies, and is an incredible thermo-regulator, allowing you a peaceful, consistent night’s sleep.