Five secrets to a good night's sleep uncovered
PUBLISHED: 17:20 18 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:27 12 April 2016
We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep and these 5 simple steps can help you achieve a wonderful night’s sleep with bespoke sleep solutions
How many times have you thrown off the bed covers because you’re too hot in bed, only to wake up again a couple of hours later too cold? Do you suffer from allergies and struggle to find bedding that is truly hypo-allergenic? Or are you looking for natural, beautiful bedding that gives you the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then a trip to the Wool Room Sleep Studio at Bramford should be on your list of things to do!
Clearly, there’s much more to a perfect night’s sleep than just a comfortable bed. Thankfully, there is help for people who struggle with various sleep problems and you’d be delighted to learn that they can be resolved quickly and easily with a few simple steps.
The Wool Room Sleep Studio at Bramford, near Ipswich offers a comprehensive range of 100% British wool bedding which has been scientifically proven to improve sleep by 25%.
From wool divans and mattresses, to mattress toppers and duvets, Sheep farmers Bob and Niki Wilden are passionate about the products they have on offer and are keen to share their ultimate secrets to a good night’s sleep.
1. Temperature regulation
Wool is a natural insulator to keep you warm in winter and naturally breathable to keep you cool in summer, therefore it helps to keep your body at the optimal temperature for comfort and sleep. Wool is also the original wicking fibre, this means as you begin to overheat in bed the fibres ‘breathe’ by absorbing away moisture from the body and releasing it into the air, so you don’t get too hot or have that clammy feeling.
“Wool bedding is great for temperature control,” says Bob. “It improves people’s sleep by 25% with natural fibres. Often the conception is that wool bedding is heavy, hot and coarse, so people are often surprised at how light and soft it is when they come and visit our sleep studio,” he adds.
2. Sleep in hypoallergenic bedding
If you, your child or partner suffers from allergies, wool can help relieve the symptoms. The Wool Room Bedding has been awarded the British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval having undergone scientific tests to show that the bedding is resistant to house dust mites, dust mite allergen and fungus.
“Anybody who suffers with breathing difficulties, allergies or eczema that is related to dust mites will benefit from wool bedding as it is immune from dust mites,” says Bob. “Wool is also naturally flame retardant so no chemicals are used during its manufacture, making it completely renewable and sustainable. You can even unzip your pillow and refresh it by removing its woolly contents and pulling it apart to reveal a softer, springier appearance if you’ve had your pillows for a while,” he adds.
3. Go for quality fabrics
The fabrics on your bed will have a substantial impact on your quality of sleep. Go for quality. The Wool Room have a wide range of bedding to choose from including machine washable options to help keep them feeling fresh and clean. All the bedding is encased in beautiful, thick Egyptian cotton so always looks crisp and inviting.
“Wool is naturally cleansing and odour free, as we scour the wool before it’s transformed into bedding,” Bob says. “Our Deluxe range is machine washable thanks to a new technique which descales the wool to stop it from shrinking and balling when it’s washed. We use high quality cotton outers for a silky, luxurious feeling when you’re trying to sleep. There are over 100 wool fabrics to choose from which can be upholstered onto headboards or can be used to match and personalise your decor,” he says.
4. Choose the correct weight
Synthetic bedding is measured by the tog, which is a specific rating of insulation. However, natural fibres, such as wool, are not, so it’s important to choose the right weight.
“The range of duvets we offer have an approximate tog rating as that’s what people are used to,” explains Bob. “This spans from very light one to two tog duvets, up to super warm 14 plus togs. The difference is that the natural materials we use are breathable and allow airflow to pass through making for a brilliant night’s sleep,” he says.
5. Speak to the experts
There are so many options to create a sleep system that can work for you, and the Wool Room are firm believers that all aspects of the bedding environment must work together to deliver the very best night’s sleep.
“At the Wool Room Sleep studio, we provide a service that helps you create the perfect sleep system which will in turn improve your health,” Bob says. “We offer everything from beds, pillows, divans, mattress toppers and mattresses with the latest pocket spring technology - all made in Britain and all 100% natural.”
Visit Bob and Niki to talk all things sleep related at their pop-up shop at Burnham or head to Deepdale Delegate Market on the beautiful North Norfolk coast from March 31 to 5 April. Featuring local producers and artisans, the market will showcase the best shopping delights from companies that are not on the high street. For more information, click here.
Visit The Wool Room Sleep Studio (open Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4 pm) at The Cottage, Sycamore Farm, Somersham Road, Bramford, Ipswich IP8 4NN
Alternatively, phone: 07477090745 or 01473 831723 to arrange a visit.