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Organic Wool Comforters

Organic Wool Comforters

Sleeping under natural and organic fibers may be better for our health than sleeping under petroleum-based fibers such as polyester. The Ergonomics Unit at the Polytechnic Institute of Wales found that compared to polyester comforters, the heart rate under the wool-filled comforter was significantly lower 100 percent of the time. Reportedly, the Hohenstein Research Institute in Germany has found similar results.

Although expensive, with proper care, organic wool comforters can become heirlooms, passed on from generation to generation.

The average person gives off a pint of water vapor as perspiration during an eight-hour sleep period under a comforter. Wool has the ability to absorb large amounts of moisture under warm and cool sleeping conditions without feeling wet and clammy. No other fiber does this as well. Wool is also naturally flame resistant and actually meets state flammability regulations.

Wool can also spring back into shape, and bend back into itself some 20,000 times without breaking (compared to 3,200 times for cotton). It is important to buy wool comforters from sheep that have not been treated with pesticides, and from wool processing plants that use vegetable oils instead of petroleum.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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12:09PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

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2:07AM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

Thank you

11:31PM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Thanks.

11:30PM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Thanks.

9:51AM PST on Dec 25, 2010

Thanks for the info.

12:40AM PST on Dec 18, 2010

Thanks for the article.

11:35AM PDT on Sep 14, 2010

it would be nice if you would write something about cotton bedspreads because nowadays many people use this material.

11:34AM PDT on Sep 14, 2010

your articles are simply the best.

4:11AM PST on Jan 3, 2010

Hmm...

12:43AM PST on Feb 1, 2009

If you liked this article - check out www.earthsake.com for the organic wool comforters you seek. Made locally from "happy sheep" roaming free in Northern California on organic ranges - PureGrow wool - Earthsake uses it in all their bedding (mattresses, comforters, pillows, mattress pads/toppers, etc.) Earthsake is a great source for organic wool comforters and much more.

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