How To Get Ready For Winter With Wool
Author: Halcyon Dreams Date Posted:29 March 2022
When double-glazed refers to your doughnuts and thermals are what your nan wears, you know you’re going to be woefully prepared for winter...again!
Australian homes are often designed with a focus on the hot summer months. Yet every year we are surprised at how bloody freezing winter can be. We don our Uggs, switch on expensive heaters, and wear more layers than ogres and onions put together, and still shiver.
But it’s going to be different this year. Right?
So start with the room you spend the most time in...your bedroom.
There is nothing worse than trying to get warm in a cold bed in an even colder room. Equally annoying, is waking up drenched in sweat because you left the electric blanket on and you have to peel off your sodden flannel PJs.
The answer to your problems is wool!
Quite simply, the best bedding is wool. Wool doonas, wool underlays and wool pillows will provide you with the ultimate comfort and warmth this winter.
Not convinced? Well, here’s the science:
Wool is a powerful insulator
The natural crimps in the wool trap the air which creates warmth. Yet, it doesn’t draw heat away from the body because it is a poor conductor. This means that your body doesn’t waste energy trying to maintain warmth.
Wool is moisture-wicking
Not only does wool keep you toasty, but it’s breathable and wicks moisture effectively. So, if you have a woollen doona you will sleep at a comfortable temperature every night regardless of the season.
Did you know that high-end activewear often contains wool because of this amazing property? Well, now you do.
Wool is hypoallergenic
Do you want to know something gross? Ok, but this is truly revolting. You have been warned!
A typical doona can contain up to 20,000 dust mites!
Plus, each dust mite poops about 20 times per day. That’s 400,000 fresh faeces in your doona every day. It’s these little droppings that cause dust mite allergies.
And that’s just your doona, never mind your mattress and your pillows. And I bet that most of your bedding is made from synthetic fibres.
Dust mites like humid places, which is one of the reasons they love to hang around the bedroom. They particularly like synthetic fibres because they retain warmth and moisture. According to the Asthma and Allergy Center, synthetic fibres attract more dust mites than feathers!
Once again, wool is our hero because it is naturally hypoallergenic. Quite simply, wool wicks moisture and allows air to circulate, which creates a dry environment that these pesky pests hate. Additionally, wool contains lanolin which is a natural repellent.
So, you can sleep as snug as a bug this winter...without the bugs!
Wool is sustainable
Textile waste is a significant problem. More and more people are looking at ways to reduce this type of waste by making wiser and more environmentally friendly choices.
If you want to be prepared for winter and also want to buy responsibly, consider the fill material of your bedding. Wool is a natural fibre from a renewable source, and it’s biodegradable.
So, if you want to get ahead of the game and prepare your home for winter, buy wool for your bedding. You’ll be warm and toasty while others shiver in their bed socks and beanies.
If you’re looking for more good reasons to buy woollen bedding, visit our other blogs for some more excellent advice.