A healthy alternative
One of the best materials known to help the human body regulate temperature is wool. Everyone associates wool with warmth—after all, what’s a snuggly wool sweater for? Wool is a wonderful material for outerwear or winter blankets but it's also comfortable in summer, too. (Hence, the finest men’s summer suits are made of wool.)
The secret to wool fiber’s amazing performance is that each strand is covered with microscopic “hooks” which overlap and grip adjacent ones. This forms countless tiny air pockets between the strands. And voila, a breathable material that keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Choosing a mattress or topper
If you’d like to stay away from a gel bed and are concerned about unnecessary chemicals polluting your home’s air or creating toxic dust, a natural mattress that uses wool for flame resistance and insulating comfort is a healthy, comfortable option.
Savvy Rest natural latex mattresses include an organic casing made of certified organic cotton and certified organic wool batting, which acts as a natural flame barrier.
Also, natural latex, particularly natural Talalay, is more porous and breathable than any synthetic foam or gel.
Naturally cooler sleep
If you’re excited about wool’s potential for a temperature-adaptable bed, you might also consider a wool-filled mattress topper, such as the Savvy Woolsy. Its fluffy wool fiber within an organic cotton, duvet-style casing makes a cozy addition to your mattress that won't cause you to feel overheated.
Or if you’re really crazy about wool you can choose the wool-filled, hand-tufted organic Pastoral mattress, even topping it with a Savvy Woolsy.
Worried it’ll feel itchy? No need. Your skin won’t be in direct contact with wool on either product—it’s inside an organic cotton casing and, of course, also will be topped with your bedding.
So stay away from those chemical gels. With a Savvy Rest, you won’t be counting sheep, but you’ll certainly be thanking them. You can sleep well and keep your cool, on top of wonderful wool!