Why Avoid a Wool Mattress Pad

A wool mattress pad can be a good investment. Some people love the feel and warmth that wool can provide. It does have limitations, though. For some people, those limitations are enough of a reason to turn to other products to add to their bed, both to protect the mattress as well as to provide warmth through those cold evenings. For example, you may want to consider a heated mattress pad instead. This type of product can offer a wide range of benefits to those who are looking for them, and it gives you all of the warmth you expect from wool.

A wool mattress pad does have some limitations. For example, many people will find that wool is uncomfortable. If the product is not well made, it can be rough on the skin and can have a very hard interior. This leads to problems with the wool. When placed on the bed, even when a fitted sheet is placed over the top of it, it is hard and uncomfortable. In some cases, it can even be scratchy through the fitted sheet.

Another of the downfalls of the wool mattress pad is that you cannot control the amount of heat that comes from it. The amount of heat that comes from it continues to rise through the night. Wool is warm and sometimes it is hot. However, if in the middle of the night you are too warm, there is little you can do except for kicking off the sheets.

A heated mattress pad, on the other hand, gives you more comfort than a wool mattress pad. It also provides you with more control over using the mattress pad. For example, when you head to bed at night, you might want the sheets to be warmed up for you. You turn up the temperature a few minutes before you are heading to bed and jump in. You are comfortable. If, however, in the middle of the night you begin to get too hot, you can easily reach over to the control system and adjust the heated mattress pad lower. This keeps you in control over the mattress pad throughout the night.

For some, a wool mattress pad is a good investment. It is a durable product and it is an all natural product. However, if you are looking for all the warmth of wool but want to be able to turn down the heat when you want to, then turn to ElectroWarmth’s heated mattress pads.