8th July 2019
Traditional wool blankets - how to sleep in the heat
Heady summer days and long evenings come with a price. Hot, sweaty nights, that leave you twisting and turning, kicking off the covers only to wake up, chilled, in the early hours. The next morning you wake, bleary-eyed and groggy headed. Well, we have the secret to sleeping well in hot weather: traditional wool blankets.
Why we love traditional wool blankets in summer
Recent research shows that when you sleep under wool, your heart rate actually lowers. You enjoy a more restful night’s sleep and wake the next morning refreshed and ready to jump into your day. Scientists tell us that one of the main reasons for this is wool’s extraordinary thermoregulatory powers that make it the perfect material for hot nights. Your body keeps itself cool by releasing moisture onto your skin surface and when that evaporates it cools your skin. Wool acts like an extension to your skin , increasing the surface area enormously and therefore allowing more evaporation and increasing the cooling effect. It’s quite normal to lose around half a litre of moisture even on a cold night, but because highly breathable wool wicks away 30% of its own weight in moisture from your skin, it cools you down and keeps you dry. And asleep! For those nights when you want to cocoon yourself under a cover just to feel secure, and it’s too hot for a duvet, a traditional wool blanket is perfect. We have a range of wool bed blankets to suit all budgets and tastes.
Best at the cellular level
Our best selling wool blanket is as traditional as you please: Wool Cellular Blanket. Sometimes there’s just no improving on perfection. These British made Pure New Wool blankets have been manufactured in Bradford by A W Hainsworth since 1828, so you can expect yours to last a lifetime. The cellular structure traps enough warm air within the knit but still breathes, preventing you from overheating. Being also very light in weight and trimmed with softest satin, we think you’ll sleep like a baby.
Make mine a merino
Wool inside and out
When you’re not sleeping with your new best friend, you’ll be sure to find it thrown casually over sofas, armchairs, or the garden chair, just ready for an evening under the stars… Let us know if you need help choosing which wool blanket is best for you. Drop us a line!