The Wool Room believes that its wool bedding can help you get a better night’s sleep. Halfway pregnant and with a very unpredictable sleep pattern, I was willing to give anything a go. Sleep for me, is hugely precious and I savour those moments when I wake up in the morning and realise that I don’t have that tired-eye ‘thing’ where my alarm is beeping yet my eyes are still asleep. And they’ll continue to make me look haggard and sleepy for a good few hours after waking. Thank you body.
Getting exciting parcels delivered is one of my highlights, up there with ice cream and butterscotch sauce, and delicious tomatoes. However, what arrived can only be described as a monster box. It was so big that I couldn’t get my arms round it and had to ‘roll’ it up the stairs. Good lord, who knew wool sheets were so BIG! It turns out I hadn’t been sent sheets but a whole set of bedding, from actual pillows to a duvet, to a mattress cover. Oh my. In our household new bedding of any kind is something to be celebrated so I decided to wait for a special occasion to bring it out. And that perfect day (or should I night) arrived when the husband returned after 3 weeks away in Sydney for work.
According to The Wool Room, wool has so many benefits; for a start, it’s a hypoallergenic environment so there’s less chance of nasty dust mites and other nasties from bedding down in your bed. As someone who suffers from eczema, dust mites are supposedly one of the things that can cause itchiness. It can also be great for asthma sufferers for the same reason. The wool is also supposed to keep you at the right temperature – wicking moisture from your body and preventing the uncomfiness (yes, this is a new word I’ve just made up) of night sweats and also keeping you warm during chilly nights. So essentially, banishing overheating.
Upon unpacking everything, I was a little surprised how bouncy the pillows were – they were huge! However, what’s smart about these, is that you can adjust them to your liking by adding or removing stuffing. Clever. I left them as they were and decided to change it if we needed. The duvet was interesting – it seemed pretty flat and turned out to be 2 layers of duvet that can be popped apart for warmer weather. I was rather dubious as to how this could keep us warm – it was pretty thin. The mattress cover was as I expected a mattress cover to be like.
Crisp sheets, new wool bedding, Mitsy (my stuffed toy I’ve had since I was 12) and a very tired and jet-lagged husband. We were ready to sleep! I LOVE cool, crisp sheets.
Does wool bedding actually help sleep?
The first two nights I couldn’t sleep. I just couldn’t fall asleep And when I did, I woke up an hour later, grumpy and uncomfy. There’s many reasons why this could be – my every-growing stomach or Doris, who loves to breathe in my face noisily when she wants to come under the covers. I was also insanely hot which I either put down to my new thin but toasty duvet or… my husband, Tom.
I was really surprised by how toasty the duvet was, even though it’s not necessary thick. And I LOVED the fact you can poof up your pillows or make it flatter by adding or removing stuffing. Interestingly, when my husband flew off for a work trip, I slept amazingly. Like a baby. The best sleep I’ve had in a long time! And when he returned… I didn’t sleep a wink. We’ve now adjusted a few things (including the sides we’re sleeping on and the temperature in the room – it was way too hot) and I must say, I’m sleeping well. So is it the bedding? Well, let’s put it this way, I’m not about to change back!
Who’s it for: Anyone who is struggling with getting a better night’s sleep, suffers from allergies and wants to look at small ways they can improve their lifestyle.
How much: I trialled the Deluxe All-Season bedding set which includes a double-layered duvet, mattress protector and two pillows and costs from £213.48