We all know how good you feel when you wake after a long and peaceful night’s sleep. Sleep is important to boost immunity, productivity, optimise memory and to simply improve function throughout the day.
Not everyone sleeps well. Many find themselves tossing and turning all night long to only get a few hours zzz’s. There are many factors that influence poor quality sleep and everyone is different, but what if merely changing your pyjamas was the answer you’re looking for. A study conducted by the University of Sydney found that participants fell asleep faster wearing woollen sleepwear when compared with those wearing cotton sleepwear. The participants also reported improved sleep and waking feeling better when they slept with woollen sleepwear and bedding.
So, why is wool perfect for sleepwear and how can it improve sleep quality?
Moisture Management / Breathable
Wool is breathable and can absorb excess moisture, moving it away from the skin surface and evaporating it into the air. This helps you to sleep more comfortably without waking feeling hot and clammy.
Wool is an active fibre that reacts to changes in the body’s temperature, keeping you warm when it’s cool and cool when it’s warm.
Professor Chin Moi Chow from the University of Sydney explains, “Wool helps regulate your body temperature, keeping you in what is known as ‘the thermal comfort zone’ for longer. You therefore not only fall asleep quicker, but also have a deeper, less fragmented sleep.”
Soft and Gentle on the skin
Soft to touch and gentle on the most sensitive skins. Merino wool is super fine and is flexible, it can be stretched and pulled and still bounce back into shape. A wool fibre can bend up to 20,000 times, before breaking. Making wool a perfect choice for sleepwear.
Wool is naturally therapeutic and has been proven not to be an allergen, therefore a great choice for sensitive skin. Fine merino wool doesn’t irritate the skin and helps those suffering from skin conditions. It acts as a micro-climate between the fabric and skin by absorbing and managing the moisture next to the skin.
Wearing woollen sleepwear can improve your sleep quality.