Has anyone ever thought about the sheep? They have these big fleece-wool-fur things they carry around all day; you would believe that they would get hot?
But they don’t!
Wool is excellent at regulating body temperature, and that is why sheep love it. For centuries people understood this, and they have made wool mattress and wool mattress toppers. These wool toppers have been popular for making a bed feel more comfortable and cool.
Yes – a wool topper can sleep cool! Read below to learn more!
Wool Mattress Toppers/Pads have really taken off, and with this, they have spurred off many different kinds to choose from. Allow us to explain a bit more and show you some of the best wool toppers.
Types of wool pads
When it comes to wool mattress toppers, you have 2 traditional ones, the fleece and the wool-filled.
The fleece is the softest and most luxurious feeling of the wool toppers. I find it to be the better of the two at temperature control due to you sleeping directly on the wool fleece.
The Wool-Filled is a cotton or polyester pad that is filled with wool. You get the comfort of the wool but the benefits of cotton. The cotton helps to prolong the life of the pad and can contribute to wicking moisture away quicker while the wool dissipates it better.
Here is 3 Fleece Wool Toppers:
- Century Home C601-143 Signature Collection Woolmark Certified Pure Wool Fleece Mattress Pad (Amazon Link Ad)
- SnugFleece Imperial Wool Mattress Pad (Amazon Link Ad)
- Wool Mattress Pad – SnugFleece II (Amazon Link Ad)
Here are 3 Wool-Filled Toppers:
- Sleep & Beyond 60 by 80-Inch Organic Merino Wool Mattress Topper (Amazon Link Ad)
- Holy Lamb Organics Wool Mattress Toppers (Amazon Link Ad)
- Bio Sleep Concept Organic Wool (Amazon Link Ad)
Wool is relaxing
I find that wool to be a lot more relaxing than other toppers like memory foam. Memory foam feels like you’re sleeping on a slab that cradles you while wool feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
The softness of the wool is an amazing feeling especially on the fleece when you run your hands or legs through it.
Wool is suitable for couples
Wool is great if you need to make one side of the mattress softer for your partner. A wool topper will be better at making a mattress softer, and a memory foam topper is better at making it firmer.
One downside of wool is that it doesn’t cut down on motion transfer like memory foam does.
Wool is naturally hypoallergenic. It resists many dust mites, mold, and bacteria growth. Not all wool you’ll buy will be hypoallergenic, only 100% natural wool is. If you ever owned wool socks you’ll notice that it can smell less over the years compared to your other socks. This is from wool being resistant to bacteria which creates the bad foot odors.
Wool is also naturally flame retardant. This is great if you want to sleep on something that doesn’t have those petrochemicals in it that many mattress companies are forced to put into their mattresses.
Wool has been known to steady the heart rate of someone sleeping. A steady heart rate allows us to sleep deeper and longer.
Wool is cooling
While we sleep, we lose a good bit of sweat. This can create damp areas around us which make it uncomfortable to sleep in.
Wool is good at wicking the sweat away which helps to keep us cooler and keep us from waking up in a pool of our sweat. Wool can absorb up to 35% its weight in water and still feel dry to the touch, cotton, on the other hand, can only do 8%.
The very common misconception of wool is that it sleeps hot. Wool sleeps cool and is a must-have if you want to sleep cooler and deeper through the night.