THE BENEFITS OF WOOL
So What’s So Good About Wool and a Wool Duvet?
For thousands of years mankind has understood the qualities and benefits of wool. We just seem to have forgotten about it in the last few decades, perhaps it’s time to take another look. After all wool is a completely natural fibre.
WOOL is the worlds most breathable fibre and can absorb 30% of its own weight in moisture before it transfers that moisture and heat.
How is wool different to down, feathers or polyester?
These are all insulators,they make the body hot and don’t release heat. This is fine when you first get into bed, but then, during the night our body temperature should drop as we go into deep sleep. These insulators bring our body temperature up so we either fully wake up or toss and turn to cool off. Then we go to sleep again and repeat the process of getting hot. But this time it maybe our partner is too hot in the bed and so the great duvet war starts with us pulling and pushing off the duvet. This is not natural sleep and it prevents essential deep sleep which is necessary for cell regeneration and to help the body fight illness. Continue reading The Benefits of Wool Duvets
What Duvet Have You Got?
It’s that time of the year when the weather is changing and you start to think of which duvet is going to suit your needs the best. This is a difficult question to answer and is one we are often asked, What Is the Best All Year Round Duvet?
We are all different in our needs but many duvet manufacturers stick to a rigid set of TOG ratings in order to meet most of our demands. Some of us are hot and some of us are cold and some of us both hot and cold. The other hard to answer question is what do we do when one of us is hot and one of us is cold?
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What About House Dust Mites
There has been quite a lot said in recent years about the increase in the dreaded house dust mite.
Modern houses are the ideal breeding ground as we like to stay warm and keep out the cold drafts.
Today’s mattresses are so comfortable even the house dust mite doesn’t want to get of bed!
So there they stay, nice and warm and ready to eat dead skin cells that may come their way.
To most of us they do not pose any harm, some say that the dust mites can help increase our immune system, we are not too sure about that one so we will stick to what we know.
If you suffer from any allergies, dust mites can help increase your symptoms and if you do not do anything about it, your troubles will only get worse.
Recent research shows that different areas of the country are more prone than others, we are not quite sure how they came to this conclusion but the facts speak for themselves.
So what can we do to help reduce this risk?
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