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Why is a wool duvet better than a goose down duvet?

Temperature regulation

Insulation is not the only thing you need to ensure a good night's sleep.  What your body needs is to remain at a stable temperature (Homeostasis). Goose down duvets are an excellent insulator as they trap a lot of air [Still air is the best insulator we have. Think of a thermos flask], they do not breathe very well though, meaning they trap moisture far more than wool duvets do.

Trapped moisture leads to high humidity under your duvet and this makes you restless and reduces the quality of your sleep. Our wool bedding has been scientifically proven to enhance stage 4 sleep by up to as much as 25%. This is because wool has the unique ability to keep your body temperature at its optimum levels. Clever, isn't it.


Moisture provides an environment that dust mites thrive in also and these little critters are one of the main triggers for Asthma in the bedroom. Because of this, wool bedding is considerably better for allergy suffers and dust mites just cannot thrive in it. In fact, we're the only natural bedding solution to hold the Allergy UK Seal of Approval. What's more is our bedding is effective without the need to freeze your bedding or wash at high temperature.

Down or feather (which is arguably even worse than down) can not react as quickly or to the same level. This means the humidity under a down or feather quilt is higher than when sleeping under wool.

Individual climates

Wool bedding is fantastic for couples who sleep at different temperatures too, as it provides each different sleeper with a different climate zone. Other bedding types do not have this ability and therefore cause issues amongst couples (I'm sure we've all experienced having a duvet pulled from us, right? Not very nice is it. Wool bedding really does reduce this!)

Natural and sustainable

Without going into too much detail, our Wool bedding is completely natural, sustainable and ethical which is more than can be said for goosedown. I'll leave it at that.

Don't just take our word for it though, hundreds of our customers have documented the benefits our bedding has had on their sleep here.


23 Jan 2016
Excellent products I have Duvet Topper and Pillows and they do all the things it says on the tin I will invest in a mattress when I can afford it.
Woolroom's Customer Care Team Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, Richard. It's much appreciated.

Don't hesitate to give us a call if you need help when shopping for your mattress :)

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