Articles from September 2010

Sheep Good on an Organic Wool Mattress Pad

wool mattress padWhen it comes to wool, it may not be the first fabric of choice when it comes to bed linens, particularly a mattress pad. What probably comes to mind when you think of wool is….hot, picky, and definitely not for me. But believe it or not, an organic wool mattress pad is anything but hot and picky and actually have many benefits over traditional mattress pads.

Wool responds to fluctuating body temperature no matter what the season, acting as a natural heat regulator. It keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Yes, you read that right….cool in the summer.  That’s because wool wicks moisture away from your body. A single fiber can absorb 30% of its weight in body vapor, thus cooling you down. 

Wool has the most complex fiber structure of all textile fibers. It’s high nitrogen and moisture content make it the most flame resistant of all textile fibers.  Interestingly, wool chars and does not flame, but don’t test that at home…just take my word for it.  : )

Wool also has a natural property of being resistant to mold. Maybe this is why we never see moldy sheep…. Wool also repels dust-mites, so it’s a great choice for those who suffer with allergies.

The soft cushion of wool gives comfort to your whole body naturally with no man made materials or chemicals. An organic wool mattress cover will help make your nights rest a good one and bedtime something to look forward to.

Electric Blanket or Heated Mattress Pad
Is there really a difference?

For decades, electric blankets have been the mainstay of keeping warm on cold winter nights.  If you typically use an electric blanket, then you know how wonderful it feels to slip beneath its warmth.

heated mattress padNow imagine if you will, trading your electric blanket for something even better. “What could possibly be better than an electric blanket?”, you ask.  The fact is, a heated mattress pad is more efficient and more soothing than an electric blanket. Yes, believe it or not, it’s true.

As wonderful as electric blankets are, they warm only the upper side of your body, and since heat naturally rises, much of the heat escapes through the bed covers and into the room.

Alternatively, heated mattress pads radiate heat from below, surrounding your entire body with warmth and comfort.  As a result, heated mattress pads are more efficient and cost effective, saving you money.   As another added benefit, it’s hidden under your fitted sheet where it is protected from soil and wear. There’s no need to remove it in the summer months, so no matter what the season, it’s there whenever you feel chilly—just reach over and turn it on.

When it comes to keeping warm this winter, consider the benefits of a heated mattress pad over the traditional electric blanket.  You’ll be glad you did.