A comfortable sleeping environment is absolutely necessary in order to ensure a good and peaceful night’s sleep.
In addition to your mattress that you have on your bed affecting this environment, the bedding that you choose will also have a huge effect on how comfortable you are while you sleep.
While you most likely know all about satin sheets and different quilt fibres, you might not know very much about the humble Australian woollen underlay.
In this article, we answer some frequently asked questions about this very important element of bedding.
Q. 1. What is a wool underlay?
Put simply, a wool underlay is a thick extra layer of padding that is placed between your mattress and your bottom bed sheets.
Most wool underlays are made from high grade Australian wool which guarantees a high level of comfort and softness.
Q. 2. What are the benefits of a woollen underlay?
As already mentioned, an Australian wool underlay results in a peaceful night’s sleep which has a positive effect on the mind and body.
Levels of alertness and energy are increased while instances of drowsiness and poor energy are minimised as a result of a proper night’s sleep.
Wool underlays are also naturally fire-retardant, chemical-free and hypoallergenic.
Q. 3. Are wool underlays easy to look after?
Wool underlays are easily maintained and cared for. As your bed sheets cover your underlay, they do not tend to get very dirty or stained.
However, if you would like to freshen up your wool underlay, you can simply pop it into your washing machine and run through a cool wool cycle and air dry.
You can also have your wool underlay professionally dry-cleaned if you like but it is not necessary to do so.
Q. 4. Can I use my electric blanket with a wool underlay?
While you may yearn for the comfort of a wool underlay, you might be unwilling to use one for fear that you’ll have to stop using an electric blanket.
If so, don’t let that affect your decision as an electric blanket can be used with a wool underlay.
However, you might find that you’ll use your electric blanket less and less once you begin sleeping on a wool underlay due to the natural insulating properties of wool.
If you do decide to continue using your electric blanket, make sure to place it beneath your wool underlay.
We hope that we have answered some of your questions regarding woollen underlays and we hope that you are now ready to change the way you sleep forever!