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 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?
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 has been prized for thousands of years as a fiber that regulates body 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,
- 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 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 you 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