So you’ve fallen in love with wool bedding and can list by heart the many benefits. You’ve decided to make the jump to an all-natural wool bedding system. First of all, welcome! You won’t be disappointed.
Second, as you begin your wool bedding journey, you should be aware of wool compression so that you aren’t surprised. Here’s the deal:
Wool naturally compresses, so you should be mindful to ensure that your natural bedding compresses the correct way so that you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come.
The best wool bedding companies use premium wool batting that will compress over the initial 6 months of normal use. Additionally, rather than mechanically compress wool, the best technique is to do it by hand.
Compression occurs when wool meets pressure and weight, causing the materials settle. This process releases any trapped air. After the compression process, the wool will become resilient and will hold up for decades.
To get a proper compression, we recommend following these rules:
- Distribution. Try to sleep on all spots of your bed. The best way to do this is lay in different spots every time you sleep.
- Inversion. Flip your mattress over with each sheet change.
- Rotation. Make sure you rotate the mattress head-to-toe each week.
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