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SCENT AND SLEEP
I’ve been reading up on aromatherapy and such as part of my 2017 health regime, added to supporting BCUK’s ‘Reduce your risk’ campaign and there’s some really good stuff out there.

Here’s some of the knowledge i’ve gained..



Aromatherapy



Experts believe our sense of smell is our strongest sense. Apparently our scent receptors are 10,000 times more accurate than taste buds? No neither did we!



When we smell something, zillions of smell receptors ping our olfactory bulbs, a tiny section in our brain. From there, scent is sorted and our limbic system is kicked into action, which is where basic human behaviours (as well as learning and emotions) are controlled. Ever associated a memory with a smell? Now you know why. Simply inhaling a scent sets off a chain reaction in the brain and body, activating the immune system, altering blood pressure and stimulating digestion.

How cool is that?





Natural Healing



Studies shows that exposure to different scents can aid long-term health and relieve stress, pain, nausea, insomnia and improve mood. Combining scents and essential oils – aromatherapy – have even show to kill flu, E. coli, and a variety of other ailments.



In the US there are reports stating submissions into A&E departments for sleep-related issues increased by over 200% between 2005 and 2010. Just imagine how much quieter emergency rooms would be if everyone got a little more restful sleep!



So where to start? The aromatherapy business is unregulated and more research on side effects is needed.



Experts suggest keeping your exposure to short time periods – less than an hour a day – and following instructions on the bottle. It’s always a good idea to let your doctor know – especially if you take medication on a regular basis or suffer from a chronic health condition. Just as with any medicine, exercise caution and monitor your progress.



Ready to sniff your way a healthier night’s sleep?



Lavender is the rest and digest scent but it’s also been used to help curb depression, anxiety, insomnia and migraine pain. Lightly spritz your pillowcase before bed each night. Try our gorgeous Laura Thomas Lavender pillow mist (sold alone or as part of our bedding sets deal).

A diffuser is also an effective way to release essential oils into the atmosphere. Check out our Laura Thomas Lavender Diffuser.



If Lavender isn’t your thing (can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t love lavender) then here’s a list of some other favourites:





Orange & Lemon reduce anxiety while improving a positive, calm outlook.

Peppermint helps decrease cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and reduces fatigue. As a bonus, it’s also been shown to reduce sugar cravings.

Rosemary enhances brain power, improving speed and accuracy during demanding mental tasks. Research shows that it also boosts energy and reduces fatigue.

Sage perks up memory and attention but it’s also been shown to reduce blood pressure in medical studies. It’s a popular cooking herb, so buy a few sprigs and hang them in your kitchen to help keep you calm during that crazy hour before dinner.

Chamomile my favourite bed time tipple is soothing and has been used as a mild, relaxing sleep aid to help treat insomnia for centuries.

Jasmine can calm and relax the mind (but it’s also been known to help boost energy. Jasmine tea can be helpful in relieving stress and anxiety.

Bergamot enhances relaxation, boosts mental acuity and helps prevent illness. It’s also a gorgeous perfume base.



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SHOW SEASON IS HOTTING UP..MORE DATES ADDED
Tenbury Show, Worcestershire 5th August (Sue)

Garstang Show, Preston 5th August (David)

The Cheshire Game & Angling Fair, Knutsford 6th August (David)

Nevern Show Pembrokeshire 9th August (Sue)

Far Forest Show, Worcestershire 12th-13th August (Sue)

Pembrokshire County Show, Haverfordwest 15th-17th August (Sue)

Tractorfest, Biddenden, Kent 19th-20th August (Sue)

Dartmouth Regatta 24th-26th August (Sue)

Moreton on the Marsh Show, Cotswolds 2nd September (Sue)

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20% OFF organic wool bedding sets for the month of August!
Are you finding it hard to sleep on these warm and sticky summer nights?
Then now is the time to try pure wool bedding from Urban Wool.
Wool has renowned natural properties for keeping your body temperature regulated so no more too hot or too cold sleepless nights. Don't take our word for it just Google the benefits of sleeping with wool!
We are an award winning family business offering excellent service and superior products.
Check out ur reviews on Trust Pilot - all verified and genuine

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Menopause Insomnia can be a symptom of peri menopause and menopause. This insomnia can be chronic and statistics tell us that insomnia rises at a rate of 40% during the transitional phase of peri menopause right through to post menopause.

Do you suffer from lack of sleep?

Are you struggling to stay awake in the day only to find you cannot nod off at night?

Does this worry you to such a level it actually keeps you awake?

Are you grouchy with your partner who seems to have no trouble sleeping?

Mood swings and irritability?

Hideous hot flushes?

Then join thousands of women around the world who feel the same...

Insomnia can be a contributing factor in many menopausal conditions:

Sleep is vital in regeneration of not just our bodies but our minds too, and lack of it will contribute to irritability, weight gain, depression and our immune system. All these can make us feel awful and have a serious strain on relationships.

A typical adult requires around 8 hours of sleep each night. The hormone responsible for sleep is melatonin. There is a chemical called serotonin which helps to produce melatonin. Unfortunately, up to and during menopause we experience a reduction in our estrogen levels.

Menopause Insomnia Tips on Getting a Better Nights Sleep

Routine - go to bed and rise at the same time everyday
Ventilation - our bodies need to drop in temperature to go into a sound sleep
Organic temperature regulating is known to work wonders - check out the reviews for us on Trust Pilot
No blue screens in the bedroom - and that means phones too!
Avoid heavy meals and alcohol unto 4 hours before bed
Chamomile team is soothing and will calm your system
Sleep in natural fabrics -avoid synthetics in bed linen and PJ's
Lavender pillow spray or a lavender diffuser in the bedroom
Try a relaxation tune - there are plenty on Spotify and iTunes


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Walking the pups this week it was lovely to see the rolling green hills of Clent and the lambs grazing in the fields, daft still in bloom and Worcestershire feels pretty special right now



These two little lambs seem inseparable and sit under this tree every morning. Aren't they gorgeous?

Spring Lambs



One of the greatest things about our Winter is the fact that Spring follows and there aren't many places more picturesque than the UK in Spring





I took this picture last week before any of our sheep had stirred. Haunting but beautiful at the same time..

Misty Morning in Clent



In celebration of this time of year we have added discounted bedding sets to our site. This way you can encompass yourself fully in pure organic wool bedding at a great discounted rate - you even get a lovely LT Lavender Pillow Spray.


Check them out today..
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We often get asked how best to store our wool bedding if not in use.

Urban Wool bedding can be stored either in a cedar chest/wardrobe or sealed in plastic. We prefer not to use plastic as we like all things natural but it OK to do so if you don't have another option i.e. limited in space. The most important thing is to be sure that the product is clean and well protected from moths. When your bedding is being used regularly, moths are not an issue, but when stored in the dark, it is important that the packaging is completely sealed so moths can't get in. Cedar naturally repels moths, as well as essential oils and herbs such as Lavender, Patchouli, Oregano and Palo Santo.

Place your bedding in a breathable bag to protect it while traveling. We carry a limited supply of large cotton bags at any one time so if on the move give us a call and we'll look after you.



Looked after well your Urban Wool Organic Wool Bedding will last you for years.

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HAPPY WORLD EARTH DAY

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Urban Wool
Celebrate this wonderful day with beautiful natural pure wool, organic bedding.

20% off Bedding Sets

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Replacing synthetic bedding with pure wool is definitely high on the list of remedies for helping sort out your allergies.

Bed bugs and dust mites don't like wool as it is not hot or humid enough for them to survive and many allergies and most cases of asthma are caused by these little visitors.

Dust mites allergies

Another cause of any respiratory issues in old and mildew so it's good to know wool is naturally resistant to hold and mildew. Wool wicks away water so prevents moisture from being retained.

In addition to our beautiful bedding here are some other tips to help you minimise allergies at this time of year

Limit carpets and upholstery if possible. If you must have it opt for wool when you are next looking for a change. Wool carpets are more expensive but they will last a lot longer and not hold onto dust mites - surely good sleep is worth the outlay long term?

While we all do our best to help the planet and are encourage to wash at 3, if you do suffer then we suggest washing sheets every week on a hot wash. Always use 100% cotton and a hot wash will ensure all germs and dust particles are gone.

Use a dehumidifier if having windows open affects you

Remove stuffed toys from children rooms - they may love them but they hold onto so may germs and the dreaded dust mites

Keep windows and doors closed during times of high pollen

There are a range of natural herbs on the market and it is said local honey is good and helps with allergies.

Let us know how you get on..

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We've passed 100 Excellent reviews - Whoop whoop!
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