A blanket made from merino sheep’s wool is one of the softest and most comfortable fabrics to wrap up in. Once you try it, you may never go back! Not only does it feel amazing, but it also has loads of other great benefits.
Here’s our top five benefits of merino wool blankets:
1. Naturally regulates temperature
Merino wool can help keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. How? While you probably don’t think of wrapping yourself in a wool blanket in the summertime, merino wool actually takes in the heat from your body and transfers it to a cooler area, which keeps your body from getting too hot.
In the wintertime, it does the opposite by containing the heat around your body.
Merino wool is all-natural (and often organic), and pure wool that’s chemical free and rarely causes allergic reactions. It has even been proven to help improve skin allergies and respiratory problems.
Some people report experiencing an allergic reaction to wool. However, in most cases, they’re actually having a reaction to the itchiness caused by poor quality wool or the harsh chemicals used to treat more conventional wool products.
3. Wicks away moisture
Wool absorbs moisture and releases it into the air. So as you perspire (which your body will do even when stationary as long as you are well hydrated) , your merino wool blanket takes it in and wicks it away. Because the wool stays dry, merino wool blankets have a very low chance of mold or mildew growth.
4. Naturally fire resistant
Merino wool is naturally flame resistant, so it’s a safer material to sleep with because it doesn’t contain poisons found in flame retardant chemicals and will act as a shield in the off-chance a fire starts near you as you sleep.
As we mentioned above, it also regulates temperature. Since wool requires more oxygen than is typically available in the surrounding air to ignite a flame, it’s difficult for merino wool to catch fire. It also will not melt onto your skin as plastic-based synthetics do when exposed to high temperatures.
5. Dust mite resistant
Dust mites thrive in a moist environment where bacteria is growing, so a merino wool blanket that wicks moisture away (and is also naturally antimicrobial) is going to be about the last place they want to set up camp. Read more about how wool repels bugs.
If you’re thinking about getting a merino wool blanket, we think you’ll love our products at Shepherd’s Dream. Our mission is to make the highest quality organic wool bedding that will help you sleep your natural best!