Why a sheepskin mattress topper is superior to a wool mattress topper– East Perry
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Why a sheepskin mattress topper is superior to a wool mattress topper


Choosing the right mattress topper is crucial for ensuring a good night's sleep, comfort, and overall well-being. When it comes to natural materials, sheepskin and wool are two popular options, each with its unique qualities. In this blog post, we'll explore the differences between a sheepskin mattress topper and a wool mattress topper, focusing on the maintenance, health benefits and durability that make sheepskin the superior choice for using as a mattress topper.


The Warmth Factor

One of the key distinctions between sheepskin and wool mattress pads is the warmth they provide. While both materials are excellent insulators, sheepskin stands out due to its unique crimped structure that traps air effectively. This property allows it to provide superior warmth and regulate body temperature, making it ideal for all seasons. And we do mean ALL seasons! Sleeping on a sheepskin in the summer will not make you hot or overheat your body. 

Easier To Clean

Wool is just harder to clean, hands down. Because it is woven, it’s more dense and prone to trap debris and dirt. Sheepskin, on the other hand, repels dirt and debris, mostly because of the amount of lanolin that is present in the fibers of the fur. Also, it just doesn’t trap dirt because it isn’t woven. The lanolin on sheepskin acts as a natural protective barrier against stains and dirt. It’s also faster and easier to wrap or spot clean.

Sheepskin is Softer

Lay on a sheepskin mattress topper and then lay on a wool mattress topper and you’ll quickly feel the difference. Our sheepskin mattress toppers are so soft you can lay directly on them, without a sheet. Wool mattress toppers often need a sheet over them.

Benefits of sleeping on a Sheepskin


Pressure Point Relief

 Sheepskin's natural resilience and springiness provide exceptional support for the body. It conforms to your shape, reducing pressure points on your joints, and is often recommended for people with conditions like arthritis, or if you’ve recently suffered an injury or surgery.

Natural Hypoallergenic Properties

Sheepskin contains lanolin, a natural substance made from the sheep’s fur that repels dust mites, allergens, helps eczema and also reduces stress and pain within the body. This makes it an excellent choice for those with allergies or asthma, as it can help reduce respiratory discomfort during sleep. It also provides a deeper sleep and rest.


Sheepskin grounds you

Sheepskin is often described as "grounding" due to its natural connection to the Earth's energies. This concept is often associated with the practice of earthing or grounding, which is based on the idea that direct physical contact with the Earth's surface can have various health benefits.


Sheepskin can absorb and wick away moisture, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout the night. This is amazing for people who often sweat or wake up with night sweats. Many of our customers have reported eliminating night sweats after sleeping on a sheepskin.


Durability of Sheepskin

Sheepskin is known for its remarkable durability, with proper care. It can withstand regular use for years, making it a valuable investment. Its long-lasting nature can save you money in the long run, as you won't need to replace it as frequently as other materials. Even wool mattress toppers lose their effectiveness after persistent use. Sheepskin on the other hand won’t wear or tear.

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In the debate between a sheepskin mattress topper and a wool mattress topper, the former emerges as the superior choice due to its exceptional health benefits, easy maintenance, and durability. Its natural hypoallergenic properties, pressure point relief, and moisture-wicking abilities make it an excellent option for those seeking a healthier and more comfortable sleep environment. Furthermore, its long-lasting nature ensures that it will serve you well for years to come. When making the choice for your next mattress cover, consider the undeniable advantages of sheepskin for a better night's sleep and overall well-being.



* 100% organic German medical sheepskin. 100% cotton backing.
* 2" High pile
* Constructed with 2" rubberized elastic corner straps to fit mattresses up to 18" deep.