February 10, 2021 I Love…Healthy Sleep Valentine’s Day 2021 is right around the corner, and we at Shepherd’s Dream would like to point out that there is one person who may need some extra love and care this year… You. 2020 is over, but the effects may be lingering in the form of disrupted sleep, heightened emotional and mental tension, and difficulty managing daily stressors. A good night’s sleep is known to be a major factor in our ability to restore ourselves and face the day with more resiliency. And what better way to break up with 2020 and set some healthy boundaries than to invest in the self-care of an all-natural, non-toxic bedroom environment? How Do We Love Wool? Let Us Count the Ways… Wool is a superior material for mattresses, pillows, and bedding for so many reasons. Studies show that people sleeping with wool bedding have a lower heart rate, less sleep disturbance, and increased duration of beneficial REM sleep. Wool contributes to better sleep by: Naturally thermo-regulating body temperature, making it remarkably comfortable in all seasons.Quickly absorbing and releasing moisture—great for those who suffer from allergies or hot flashes. Providing relief from painful pressure points for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or other chronic pain conditions. And because wool is naturally flame resistant, it doesn’t need all the toxic chemicals that synthetic materials require to pass regulatory standards. This is great for everybody, but especially for anyone who experiences chemical sensitivities or allergies. Inviting Wool Into the Bedroom Bedrooms featuring wool bedding have a naturally restful atmosphere—it’s a wonderful feeling! Your bedroom may very well become your favorite room in the house. Our Wool Mattresses are the foundation of your healthiest sleep ever. The average person will spend 26 years of their lifetime sleeping (and 7 years of trying to get to sleep!), so it’s easy to see why a quality mattress truly matters. Mattresses are an investment, and a properly cared for Shepherd’s Dream wool mattress will last you for decades. Wool pillows help with thermoregulation overnight keeping you cool and dry, while supporting your head and neck for maximum comfort. Our line of wool mattress toppers and pads helps cozy up any bed and provide a healthy woolen nest for dream time. Wool comforters and blankets provide all-natural warmth and comfort. And of course, the magic really sparks when multiple wool bedding elements are brought together. Find more tips for a healthy bedroom here. Curating your best sleep experience can be an act of self-care that yields benefits for years to come. Let us know how Shepherd’s Dream can be a part of this gift to yourself!