Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WELL BEING -

Sleep­ing in wool PJs cre­ates a “ther­mal com­fort zone” con­ducive to rest­ful sleep, ac­cord­ing to a study by the Uni­ver­sity of Sydney. Re­searchers found sleep­ing im­prove­ments for all ages, but those aged 65 to 70 had the greatest ben­e­fit, fall­ing asleep on av­er­age in 12 min­utes, com­pared to 27 min­utes for those wear­ing cot­ton. Re­searcher Dr Paul Swan, from the Uni­ver­sity of Sydney, says sleep­ing un­der wool bed­ding was the norm not so long ago and that wool helps reg­u­late body tem­per­a­ture, which then helps peo­ple fall asleep more quickly, sleep longer and also have a bet­ter qual­ity sleep. Hav­ing the bed­room at the wrong tem­per­a­ture is also thought to play a role in sleep dis­rup­tion. Experts rec­om­mend hav­ing a room tem­per­a­ture of just over 18°C.

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