About Wool duvets


Although not as popular as synthetic or feather/down duvets, wool duvets should actually be the best choice for many people.

Sheep in field wool duvets

Wool is a great eco-friendly choice for a duvet

So when we first started investigating wool duvets, I was a bit sceptical.  I didn’t really have a clue myself and thought wool duvets were probably a bit of a niche choice.  But after research I’m a surprise convert to the properties of wool for duvets – read on to find out why…

Proven to give a better night’s sleep (see article in The Telegraph below), wool duvets offer temperature control, anti-allergy properties and are promoted as environmentally friendly bedding.

If you get hot at night or have night sweats, wool is probably going to be the best filling material to choose for your duvet – not just our opinion, but actually scientifically true.

Wool has very few (if any) added chemicals and its own anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic qualities.  With impressive temperature regulating and moisture controlling ability, wool is also very good for small children and toddlers; eczema, asthma and dust-mite allergy sufferers,  and importantly anyone who lives in hot and humid tropical countries – please stop me starting to dream of steamy nights and palm trees …

Go to Wool Duvet Reviews

 

Wool Duvets pros and cons

A recent study by The University of Leeds showed that the best way to a good night’s sleep was effective temperature control and moisture management.  According to their results, a wool duvet is around 50% better at managing the moisture your body produces from overheating than either polyester, down or feather duvets due to the structure of the fibres.   Particularly helpful for couples with different body temperatures, wool can create a little personal ‘microclimate’ around each sleeper, to ensure each stays comfortable throughout the night.

Last year’s article in The Telegraph, Why a wool-filled duvet could be the key to a good night’s sleep  explains the results of the study and gives you more scientific information about the structure and benefits of wool duvets.

Wool duvet moisture management chart

Chart courtesy of The Wool Room

So,  wool seems like the most natural of natural materials to make into a duvet. Indeed, sleeping under a wool duvet has been shown to give you up to 25% better REM sleep, so our bodies seem to agree that wool is an ideal base for a new duvet.  Wool also has strong insulating properties meaning that it is both light and warm. http://www.iwto.org/news/counting-sheep-research-shows-wool-bedding-boosts-better-sleep

It’s logical that if wool insulates sheep all winter,  it figures that if you have a wool duvet, you’ll be as cosy as a little lamb.   Just be prepared for it to be a little heavier and flatter than you might be used to.

 

Our Final Thoughts?

The best duvet choice if you suffer from night sweats.   Also excellent for children – often toxin free, fire retardant, anti-allergic and keeps them warm but not too hot.   

Best Wool Duvets in the UK?
Read our 5* review of the Fogarty Wool Cotbed Duvet and pillow set (£45) or the John Lewis wool toddler duvet  (£36)


For wool pillow reviews – go to our sister site   www.pillowadvisor.co.uk/