Night sweats? How to sleep better with British wool bedding
If you’re struggling with symptoms related to the menopause, sleeping can often cause problems, leaving you feeling even more tired during the day. Hot flushes and sweats are the most common symptoms and can affect three out of every four menopausal women. Characterised by sudden feelings of heat which seem to come from nowhere and spread upwards through the body, the chest, neck and face, hot flushes and night sweats are probably caused by changes in hormone levels which affect the body’s temperature control.
Wool bedding, including a wool mattress, wool mattress protector or topper, wool pillows and wool duvets, is a great way to help your naturally regulate your body temperature at night and help you get a good night’s sleep. Wool is a natural fibre that helps to keep you cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s not!
How does wool regulate your temperature?
Wool has the ability to breathe naturally, absorbing moisture when the atmosphere is damp, and releasing it when the atmosphere is dry. So if you experience a night sweat in bed, wool bedding can help absorb the moisture, letting the body regulate its own temperature to maintain a balanced and even temperature whilst sleeping.
Wool can also support individual sleeping environments, because it can both breathe and insulate naturally. So if your partner is often cold in bed, and you’re always warm, the same wool bedding product can help you both regulate your temperature naturally.
These many natural qualities mean that people achieve a more peaceful and deeper sleeping experience. Studies show that sleeping under wool increases the duration of the most beneficial phase of sleep known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement) which contributes towards good health, wellbeing and happiness.
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