Wool bedding offers relief from multiple sleep problems
Counting sheep may help you get to sleep, but research shows wool bedding can relieve numerous sleep problems to provide a more refreshing and comfortable night’s slumber. In fact, The Woolroom’s range of natural, temperature regulating, duvets, mattresses and pillows have a few neat tricks that will help you to get to the land of nod – and stay there for a full night’s sleep.
Wool glorious wool!
When it comes to sheep and wool, The Woolroom’s Bob Wilden is an expert in his field. He’s been a sheep farmer in Suffolk for decades. He even organised the National Sheepdog trials at Haughley Park in 2017. So, when he came across the Woolroom at an event, their range of bedding, including duvets, pillows, toppers, beds and mattresses piqued his interest.
Already clued up on the merits of wool as a natural and sustainable fibre, Bob and his wife Niki (pictured) were keen to try out the benefits of wool as a material for bedding – including temperature control, relief from allergies, night sweats and circulation problems. “We started out by buying and using the bedding ourselves. I loved that the wool is from the eastern counties, including my own. The more we learned about the benefits, the more it became a ‘must’ for us to bring it to East Anglia. That’s how Woolroom East Anglia was born.”
Wool brings harmony to bed-sharers
If you’re a couple who can’t quite agree on bedtime comfort, The Woolroom has your back. It’s time to put arguments about room temperature to bed. Bob explains: “Woolroom’s range of duvets are ideal for temperature regulation. Two people sharing a duvet will find the natural fibre allows each person to regulate their own temperature, reducing the age-old problem of one person being too hot while the other is too cold.”
Wool might also offer relief from snoring. “Allergy related snoring can be triggered from dust mites in feather or synthetic duvets and pillows. Thankfully, dust mites can’t live in wool, so it could help reduce snoring.”
Hygienic relief from night sweats
With wool bedding able to absorb around a third of its weight in body moisture, it offers relief from night sweats. “The bedding then releases the moisture back into the atmosphere. It’s hygienic, and keeps you comfortable even if you suffer from night sweats and our deluxe range is machine washable,” adds Niki.
The science of deeper sleep
“The Woolroom is the only wool bedding manufacturer to be awarded the Allergy UK seal of approval,” Niki explains. “It’s resistant to dust mites, their allergens, and fungus build ups. Whilst there is other anti-allergy bedding around, ours is proven effective without the need for freezing or high temperature washing.”
The Polytechnic of Wales did a study on sleeping under wool. Their findings are sure to pull the wool from the eyes of die-hard feather fans. Heart rate readings on test subjects sleeping under wool were statistically lower. “A more relaxed heart rate suggests a more restful sleep,” Bob explains. “With wool bedding, you’re looking at 25% more stage 4 sleep, that’s the deeper sleep you need to feel refreshed.”
Woolroom East Anglia is a sleeper hit
Visit a country show in East Anglia, and you might run into Bob and Niki. “We’ve had some amazing feedback from people who bought our bedding,” Niki says. “There’s always a lot of interest, and once people understand how wool bedding works, they’re always eager to try it out. It means so much to hear that people love the bedding as much as we do, and has made a big difference to their sleep patterns. Especially those with particular sleep problems or health issues. We have something for everyone and once you’ve tried it you’ll never want to go back.’
Visit the sleep studio
Bob is eager to welcome people to the Woolroom’s unique sleep studio at Sycamore Farm in Bramford. “We want to give people a place where they can check out our wool bedding in a relaxed, informal environment, very different to the large department store experience most people will have had. Buying new bedding shouldn’t be a rushed decision, because on average people spend something like four months of every year in bed.
Taking the time to understand our bedding, and how it can alleviate allergies, provide deeper sleep, and allow you to have a more comfortable night, is very important. We have different price ranges, so you can choose how much you want to invest in a good night’s sleep. We invite people to visit us and try out our mattresses and bedding range in an informal, welcoming setting.”
Getting a good night starts with a day trip to the Woolroom Sleep Studio in Bramford. Open Tuesday and Thursday, 10-4. Or phone 01473 831723 or 07477090745 to arrange a visit at other times, including weekends and evenings.