Wool is one of the most amazing products I have ever used! Its uses are so many and so varied. Personally, I have come to depend on wool completely! I have even given up down fill in favor of wool fill. Let me tell you what I have discovered about wool.
In the first place wool has the ability to absorb large amounts of moisture vapor without feeling wet and clammy. This characteristic is especially important when it comes to sleeping. The average person perspires a pint of vapor during eight hours of sleep. The wool absorbs this wicking it away from your body so you aren’t feeling wet while you sleep, and cold when you get out of bed. This helps your body breathe away toxins. And since wool fibres allow moisture to pass through instead of holding on to it, your blankets aren’t wet or sticky either.
Wool fibres breathe allowing air to circulate instead of trapping it in next to your body. It buffers the extreme cold or hot air on the outside and keeps your body in the comfort zone. That means wool can be worn and also used in your bedding year round!
Wool is resistant to mildew and mold! This natural resistance comes from the way wool lets moisture pass through its fibres and doesn’t hold onto it. So mold and mildew can’t grow on wool because they need moisture to grow.
Wool is a totally natural flame retardant! It won’t catch fire! Using wool bedding becomes a must when you know that! And using wool bedding meets the requirements of the fire retardant laws. So you don't need a prescription to buy a wool mattress. Racecar drivers wear wool lined suits for this reason!
Wool lasts longer than any other natural fibre! It won’t degrade as quickly, so bedding and clothing made with wool will last you much longer than others. Over time wool batting will compress but much less than batting made with something else. Wool can also be freshened simply by exposing it to sunlight. Wool has many uses and is easily obtained. It is truly amazing and unique!