Benefits of Wool: Study finds Wool improves Sleep

Benefits of Wool: Study finds Wool improves Sleep

Have you ever struggled to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night? While there are many factors that can affect your sleep quality, it turns out that the material of your bedding and sleepwear may play a larger role than previously thought. Research from the University of Sydney suggests that wool may be the key to a better night’s rest.

The Benefits of Sleeping in Wool

Wool is a versatile and all-natural fabric with many significant benefits for sleep. One of the most notable qualities of wool is its ability to regulate body temperature. This means that wool can keep you warm in the winter, but also cool in the summer, ensuring a comfortable sleep regardless of the season.

Wool also has excellent moisture-wicking properties, which help to keep you dry and comfortable throughout the night. This is especially beneficial for babies, – who easy fluctuate in temperature – as wool can help them sleep longer even through leaky diapers.

Many people associate wool with itchiness, but this is not the case with premium merino wool. The superfine fibers produced by Merino sheep create a smooth and silky-soft fabric, making it comfortable even against the most sensitive skin.

Sleeping baby wearing a Woolino 4 Season® Ultimate Merino Wool Baby Sleep Bag in Night Sky print

The Results of Wool Sleepwear and Bedding

According to the study conducted by the University of Sydney, sleeping in or on wool can increase total sleep time, promote sleep onset, and improve sleep efficiency. With the natural temperature regulation and moisture-wicking properties of wool, it’s no surprise that wool sleepwear and bedding can lead to a better night’s rest.

Parents who have used Woolino products, made with 100% premium Merino wool, have seen a significant improvement in their baby’s nighttime sleep. One Amazon customer raves, “Soon after we started using the Woolino 4 Season Sleep Sack, my twin sons began sleeping through the night for 11 straight hours consistently. They have both been great sleepers ever since.”

Sleeping baby wearing a Woolino 4 Season® Ultimate Merino Wool Baby Sleep Bag in Sheep print

Invest in Better Sleep with All-Natural Wool Products

If you're looking for a simple and effective way to improve your sleep quality, consider making the switch to wool bedding and sleepwear. Wool’s temperature regulation, moisture-wicking properties, and silky-soft texture make it an ideal material for a good night's rest. Shop our collection of Merino wool sleep sacks, sleepwear, and blankets to invest in better sleep for yourself and your baby today.

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