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Wearing wool helps you sleep better, says study



Wearing woolen clothing in bed may be a remedy for more effective insomnia than sheep counting, suggests the research

Experts say that wool helps keep the body in the "thermal comfort zone" more conducive to restful sleep.

Australia has conducted two studies on young and elderly sleepers to test the theory.

20-year-old students in the first group fell asleep an average of four minutes faster wearing pajamas of merino rather than cotton, taking 11 minutes instead of 15.

They also enjoyed seven more minutes of sleep a night.

The second study found that woolen pajamas had an even greater impact on older people aged 65 to 70.

They fell asleep after 1

2 minutes compared to 22 and 27 minutes for those wearing polyester or cotton.

The researcher dr. Paul Swan, of the University of Sydney, said: "Not so long ago sleeping under wool litter was the norm, and science is now back