The nights are drawing in, and while some of us may not be feeling the winter chill just yet, it’s a good time of year to take advantage of any Australian wool quilt sale that you see in store or online.
Unlike other types of quilts made from man-made polyester waddings, an Australian wool quilt really is la crème-de-la-crème when it comes to winter bedding.
It’s not only extremely warm and comfortable, but as it’s made from natural products, it’s a perfect solution if you suffer from allergies in bed.
Made from home-grown Australian wool
One reason why the traditional Australian wool doona is so popular, is because they’re made from 100% Australian wool, making them extremely light and cosy, resistant to bed mites, and naturally flame retardant too.
Plus, as they’re manufactured from totally natural products, they help to maintain your body at an optimum temperature as you sleep, by soaking up the moisture you lose while you’re in bed.
As this type of quilt is able to absorb up to a third of its weight in water, you can feel confident that you’re sleeping in a much healthier environment when you use a wool quilt on your bed.
And, just in case you were wondering, any water that’s been absorbed by your quilt is simply released into the atmosphere once you leave your bed; so, don’t forget to air off your quilt when you get up.
The hypoallergenic option for people who suffer from allergies
Woollen quilts are a perfect option for anyone who suffers from allergies, especially if you have a known allergy to dust mites.
Even if you have a contact allergy to wool, it won’t be a problem, as the woollen interior of the quilt is encased in a cotton cover.
Furthermore, as most people tend to slip their quilts inside a cover that matches their bedroom décor, coming into contact with the woollen filling is extremely unlikely.
Beware: not all quilts and doonas are equal
If you’ve decided that your next quilt will be made from wool, do a little research before you buy.
To ensure that you get the very best product possible, check that the manufacturers haven’t used any resins to produce the woollen filling and, prior to being carded, the wool has been washed organically without using chemicals.
By choosing a quilt that’s been manufactured without the use of chemicals, you’ll be getting a much more superior quality of doona, that’s better for our environment and better for your health.
Snug as a bug in a rug under your Australian doona
Staying warm, dry and cosy in bed is easy when you use a doona made from Australian wool so make sure that you’re as snug as a bug in a rug this winter under a new woollen quilt.
You’ll thank yourself for it later!