Silk and Wool Bedding for Comfort and Protection

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about ways to sleep healthy and stay warm at the same time. Natural fibers are a natural choice for bedding. While all fibers will collect allergens, silk and wool have naturally allergy-resistant properties, making them a great choice for allergy-resistant bedding.

Silk

Silk has been famous for years as a luxury bedding fiber. But did you know that silk is also a great choice for naturally allergy-resistant bedding?

mulberry silk is naturally allergy-resistant
silkworms on mulberry leaves courtesy Sura Nuralpradid

Silk regulates body temperature and wicks moisture away. It creates a dry, comfortable sleeping environment that is perfect for you and anathema to dust mites. Silk is about half the weight of wool and is an extremely strong fiber. Silk bedding has many of the positive attributes of wool without the bulk. However, silk bedding is not washable. It can be refreshed by exposure to sunlight. The silk comforters and blankets offered at The Allergy Store are all made of 100% mulberry silk. The fibers from silkworms fed on an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves is the finest silk available.

Wool

Wool has been prized for thousands of years as a fiber that regulates wiik makes naturally allergy-resistant beddingbody temperature naturally. Wool is cool in summer because it wicks away moisture. It is warm in winter because the air pockets between the fibers serves as little pockets of insulation. Manufacturers have tried for years without success to come up with a synthetic material that can replace wool. They may come close to replicating the shape of the fiber, but wool has one thing a synthetic material will never have lanolin. Lanolin makes wool naturally:

  • mold resistant,
  • antibacterial,
  • dust mite resistant.

Also, since wool does not retain moisture, it creates a dry habitat for dust mites. Dust mites don’t like dry environments! Even if you don’t have allergies, studies show that wool night clothes and bedding increases total sleep time, promotes sleep onset and improves sleep efficiency. Wool bedding is naturally flame retardant, so it needs no chemical treatments to make it fire resistant.

Allergy-Resistant Bedding Made from Wool

wool is ideal allergy-resistant bedding fiberWool is a renewable resource for allergy-resistant bedding. No sheep are harmed in the harvesting of wool. The Allergy Store carries a wide variety of wool comforters and mattress pads. In addition, wool is a key component in our organic crib mattress.

Organic Wool Comforters. The Allergy Store carries organic Merino wool comforters by Sleep and Beyond. These marvelous wool comforters are filled with naturally soft, naturally allergy-resistant Merino wool and covered in a certified organic 300 thread count cotton fabric. You can spot clean them and expose to sunlight to refreshen them.

Washable Wool Comforters. In addition to organic Merino wool comforters, washable Shropshire wool comforters are also available. This Shropshire wool is washed to prevent felting (what we call shrinking) to create a wool fiber that provides all the benefits of wool with the bonus of washability. The washable wool comforters at The Allergy Store are covered in a luxurious 300 thread count cotton percale that is perfect for year around sleeping.

Wool Mattress Pads. The Allergy Store carries a variety of allergy-resistant wool mattress pads. From reversible styles in natural wool and cotton to organic Merino wool mattress pads, you will find the allergy-resistant bedding you need at prices you will love.   Wool provides loft, comfort, and keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter. Many people with joint disease report sleeping better on wool.

Silk and Wool Bedding Makes a Great Gift

It’s not too late to be thinking about holiday gifts. Show how much silk makes naturally allergy-resistant beddingyou care with a gift of natural wool or silk bedding. This is a gift that shows you care enough to make them comfortable night after night after night. Comfort, luxury, and natural allergy-resistance come with every wool and silk product.

Maybe you should treat yourself!

Til Next Time

Cheryl

AllergyCare Cotton Dust Mite Covers

cotton dust mite covers are comfortable and effectiveIf you love the look and feel of cotton but need dust mite protection, then the AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers were made for you.

Cotton is the most popular fiber used to make conventional bedding.  No wonder it is the fiber in our most popular allergy proof bedding.

Quality Cotton  Dust Mite Covers

AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers are made of a specially woven fabric that stops allergens.  With an average pore size of 4.6 microns, you get a barrier cloth that stops:

  • dust mites,
  • dust mite feces,
  • molds,
  • pollens, and
  • other common household allergens.

Because each cover is sewn with double stitch construction that utilizes a minimum of 12 stitches per inch, you get a cover that lasts. The heavy duty nylon zippers are rust-proof and made to stand up to frequent use.

Choose Cotton for Comfort

If you want dust mite covers that feel like conventional bedding,  choose AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers for comfort and protection.

These cotton dust mite covers have the look and feel of regular cotton.   They are lightweight, soft, and quiet.  You won’t feel the cotton dust mite cover at work, but you will feel the results.  You will awaken refreshed.  Gone are the stuffy noses, watery eyes, dark circles under the eyes, and the cough that keeps you up at night.

Easy Care Cotton

AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers require no special care.  Just remove from the bed, wash in your washer and tumble dry on medium.  Don’t use water hotter than 140° and don’t use chlorine bleach.  Care of your cotton dust mite covers couldn’t be easier.  However, if you prefer to wash in cold water, you can always launder your AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers with De-Mite Laundry Additive.

Cotton Dust Mite Covers for Every Bed

If you have it, we can cover it with  AllergyCare Cotton dust mite covers.   Zippered covers are available for:

  • Mattresses up to 18″ deep
  • Pillows (including Euro Square and Travel sizes)
  • Featherbeds and Toppers
  • Duvets

To learn more about how AllergyCare Cotton is made and the benefits from sleeping with dust mite proof bedding, read our entire article on AllergyCare Cotton.

Wool Is the Ideal Allergy Proof Bedding Fiber

wool makes best allergy proof bedding
image courtesy Dr Joseph Valks

If you are looking for allergy proof bedding, look no further than your friendly neighborhood sheep.  If there are no sheep in your neighborhood, don’t worry.  The  Allergy Store offers a wide range of allergy proof bedding made from wool.

Wool Makes Great Allergy Proof Bedding – Naturally!

Whether you are concerned about toxic chemical treatments to make your bedding flame retardant or dust mites, mold, and bacteria are your major concerns, wool is the answer.   Wool is naturally:

  • Anti-static
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Temperature regulating
Washable Wool is Revolutionary

Advances in wool processing technology means that many wool wool is ideal allergy proof bedding fiberproducts are now washable.  Shropshire wool is now available that retains loft and softness even with repeated washings.

Organic Wool Allergy Proof Bedding for Babies to Adults

From organic wool crib mattresses to mattress pads for king size beds, The Allergy Store has you covered.  And if you want to cover your wool duvet, we’ve got a cover for that as well!