Sleeping in the Heat

Sleeping in the Heat

Recent research from The Wool Room  in partnership with Leeds University has revealed that you needn’t get hot and bothered under the covers this summer, as sleeping with wool bedding can help you get a better and less interrupted night’s sleep.

The study showed that whilst over a third of Brits put a lack of sleep down to being too hot at any time of the year, this rises to over half during the summer months. As a result, both men and women are more likely to label the summer as their least favourite season, due to constant fatigue and stress caused by sleepless nights. Other factors shown to affect sleep over the summer include allergies, neighbourhood noise and sharing the bed with a partner.  

Chris Tattersall, Managing Director of The Wool Room said: “Being too hot to sleep at night is actually one of the most common complaints we receive throughout the year, however there is always a noticeable increase during the summer months. There are a number of ways to help keep cool at night, wool being the most natural of them all.”

Top Tips to keep cool during the night include:

Remain Hydrated - Drinking a glass of water half an hour before bed will help to keep body temperature levels low throughout the night.

Work with Wool - University research showed that wool bedding absorbs higher levels of moisture than both down and synthetic bedding, leading to better regulation of skin moisture levels, resulting in a better night’s sleep.

Ventilate - Keeping bedrooms as ventilated as possible will aid a better night’s sleep, even better if air can be circulated throughout the whole house.

Natural Intelligence - Wool’s ability to regulate body temperature makes it a fibre with high natural intelligence. Keeping bedlinen natural with fabrics such as organic cotton will work with wool to ensure a good night’s sleep.

The research also demonstrated that wool bedding allowed 43% more moisture transmission out of its fibres than feather and down bedding and a massive 67% more than polyester duvets, confirming that wool is able to keep the body cooler than alternative fibres during the night.