We love wool! Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress are proud supporters of The Campaign For Wool. Wool has a high capability for moisture absorption, much more moisture than other fibres. It regulates temperature and humidity efficiently and is still one of the best pressure relieving materials.
What is Wool?
Wool is a fibre derived from the fleece of various animals. The types we use are sheep's wool (in all of our mattresses, but especially in our Widecombe mattress) and alpaca (used in our children's mattresses). Wool is a naturally hypoallergenic product, because of its resistance to dust mites, mould/mildew and bacteria growth. When cleaned and prepared correctly, wool is the most hygienic fibre to use in any textile where machine washing is not practical.
Benefits of Sheep's Wool
• Excellent for allergy sufferers! Due to its resistance to dust mites, mould, mildew and bacterial growth.
• Brilliant at regulating body temperature as it is a natural insulator.
• Keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. As wool allows moisture to be absorbed and stored as required, keeping the body dry and then releasing back into the environment.
• The texture of wool provides pressure relief. This gives a more comfortable sleep that is not interrupted by tossing and turning.
The average person can lose up to one pint (approx 500ml) of moisture whilst sleeping. If unregulated this moisture is trapped around the body making a damp, uncomfortable sleeping surface. This can lead to increased heart rate and blood pressure, as well as interrupted sleep. Due to the unique physical structure of wool fibres, moisture can be absorbed and stored as needed. Wool is able to absorb approximately 35% of its weight in moisture and still feel dry to the touch. Contrary to popular belief, wool does not sleep hot!