Dear Annie, I sleep under a polyester-filled comforter, and have been wondering whether or not this could contribute to how much I toss and turn. I just don’t sleep well. Thoughts about what type of natural comforter to have for the best night’s sleep? – Sam C., NY
Dear Sam, Synthetic fabrics have an electrostatic charge. When you sleep cocooned within this electrostatic charge, positive ions are generated that and can have an impact on your sleep.
It’s negative ions, not positive ions, that you want to surround yourself with when you sleep or need rest and recuperation, because negative ions promote healing. Negative ions are found near ocean spray and in the mountains.
Although organic wool comforters are expensive, with proper care, they can be passed on from generation to generation. It is important to buy comforters made of organic wool from sheep who weren’t treated with pesticides or from wool-processing plants that use vegetable oils instead of petroleum.
The first time I slept under a wool comforter I woke up feeling so refreshed from a deep sleep that I almost pinched myself to make sure the feeling was real. You can find an Organic Wool Comforter on A True Find.
Here is a video with Annie discussing the benefits of sleeping with wool:
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By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment (Rodale Press, 2005), Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).