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5 reasons why wool bedding can help in the allergy fight

As many as one in five of us has an allergy of some kind, so knowing what triggers an allergy and how you can best combat it or reduce your symptoms is really important. There are many things you can do to help yourself but one improvement that may surprise you is to choose bedding made of wool. Wool has fantastic natural properties and wool bedding can be particularly helpful if you are experiencing certain allergies. Here are some reasons why.


We spend a long time in bed

We spend a long time in bed

At least a third of our lives is spent in the comfort of our bed. That's a long time! Whatever you use for your bedding it is going to be on your skin or around your skin for many hours each day. It is crucial to expose your skin to fibres that do not support allergens. Many of the manmade fibres used in bedding are not suitable for those with allergies or sensitive skin.


Wool is a non - irritating material

As its fibres are too long and too thick to be inhaled, wool does not irritate the respiratory system or cause coughing or sneezing.


Wool has special properties

Wool is both anti-fungal and antimicrobial, which means your wool bedding will not encourage the growth of fungi or micro-organisms.


Wool is naturally hypo-allergenic

Wool is naturally hypo-allergenic

What does this mean? Put simply a hypo-allergenic material is less much likely to cause an allergic reaction or sensitivity.


Dust mites just don't like wool bedding!

We all know that dust mites are the major source of dust allergy which causes rhinitis, a condition experienced all year round with symptoms like hay fever. But did you know that they just don't like wool? As they can exist happily in many other environments it makes sense to choose a bedding material that you don't have to share with them - wool.