A natural fibre, wool has a great story to tell, with its eco-credentials propelling the fibre into the health and wellbeing industries. Science is showing that wool bedding and sleepwear appear to promote a better night’s sleep, and medical studies reveal the therapeutic benefits of superfine Merino wool, particularly for eczema sufferers.
Many of us have broken out in a rash at least once in our lives – heat rash, stress rash, or some other nasty. But spare a thought for those who suffer from constant breakouts, or for babies too young to understand what this intense itchy, dry skin is. Eczema sufferers have dysfunctional skin that dries out, which can lead to cracked skin, bacterial infection, redness, scratching and itching. However, in a major medical breakthrough, wool has been found to be therapeutic to the skin, providing a natural treatment for eczema that reduces the need for traditional medicines.
A better night's sleep
Today, the bedroom is much more than a place for sleeping. It is a quiet haven, a retreat from the stresses of day-to-day life. Wool bedding provides the perfect mix of strength and softness that gives powerful feelings of safety, security and comfort – and most importantly a great night’s sleep. A three-year study on Merino wool and its benefits builds on decades of research and points to the positive role of wool bedding and sleepwear in ensuring better sleep outcomes.