Sleep & Wellness

5 Surprising Benefits of Sleeping on a Wool Mattress

17 September 2020


A good night’s sleep is the foundation for good health, and at Vispring we’ve been crafting the best night’s sleep for over 100 years, using nothing but the finest natural fibres, expertly selected and blended for the ultimate in comfort and support.

Vispring uses both British fleece wool and Real Shetland wool, exclusive to Vispring – regarded as the best in the world – sourced both from the windswept Shetland Isles, and locally in Devonshire. Produced in keeping with age-old traditions and with no harm to sheep, it works in harmony with your body to regulate your temperature and ensure long-lasting comfort.

If you’re interested in finding the best mattress material for a good night’s sleep, then check out our 5 surprising benefits of sleeping on a wool mattress.

1. Hypoallergenic

For those who suffer from allergies, it can be a challenge to find the best mattress material for a good night’s sleep, we’ve made it easier with our guide to finding your perfect mattress here. As wool comes from sheep, some with animal allergies may worry that this would exacerbate their symptoms. Fortunately, wool is not only good for those with animal allergies, but it also is resistant to dust mites, mould, and mildew.

2. Natural temperature regulator

With naturally unique properties, wool is a great fabric for temperature regulation. While many of us in the UK are only familiar with wool in the colder months to keep us warm, in many countries wool clothing is worn in both hot and cold weather.

Making sure your bedroom is the perfect temperature for you to sleep can be difficult, and often people find their bedrooms are just too warm. As wool retains moisture, it absorbs your sweat as you sleep and speeds the cooling process when you are warm. Simultaneously retaining a small amount of your body heat which it will feed back to you when your temperature drops, making it the perfect mattress material for all seasons.

3. Durable

In comparison to silk or cotton, wool is far more resilient. As wool fibers are naturally elastic, they have the ability to be bent just over 20,000 times without breaking, compared to around 3,000 times for cotton and 2,000 for silk. Due to wool’s structure, it is less likely to tear and this is why we at Vispring are able to provide 30-year guarantees on all of our beds.

4. Naturally fire-resistant

While many mattresses are fire-resistant by adding fire-retardant chemicals, many of our mattresses are made of wool. The protective lanolin coating found in wool makes it naturally resistant to combustion. You can find more information about our range of mattresses here.

5. Sustainable and local

We advocate for carefully crafted and expertly selected materials, with sustainability at the core. The UK alone is said to have thrown away around 7m mattresses last year and at Vispring, our over 100 years of expertise means we manufacture mattresses that will last you your lifetime which is why we offer a 30-year manufacturer guarantee, that you can find more information on here.

Wool is also biodegradable, meaning that when it has reached the end of its life, it will break down quicker than many other materials.

We use nothing but the finest natural fibres, expertly selected and blended for the ultimate in comfort and support. If it’s time for you to get a good night’s sleep a wool mattress might be for you, take a look at our full range here.