Over the years, the sustainability and longevity of our purchases has become increasingly important. From the food we eat to the furniture and homewares we buy, we like to know what's in it and where it's come from.

And when it comes to our bedding, there are so many fabrics and materials involved in the process, it can be hard to know what's best for us.

Wool mattresses are becoming more and more popular, thanks to the fact they're made using a natural and sustainable fibre, and offer plenty of beneficial properties to help us sleep well at night.

You can also read our wool duvet reviews here.

What are the benefits of a wool mattress?

Wool mattresses have lots of benefits that make them an ideal choice for a good night's sleep:

  • Naturally hypoallergenic
  • Resistant to moisture
  • Sustainable material
  • Helps to regulate body temperature as you sleep

Are wool mattresses too warm?

When you think of wool, you probably think of the warm, cosy jumpers you wear during the winter months. And though this may lead you to assume wool bedding makes you extra warm, perhaps even too warm, this isn't entirely true.

Wool is actually a temperature-regulating fibre, so rather than consistently keeping you toasty warm, it regulates your body temperature as you sleep. So, a wool mattress actually keeps you cooler in the summer and warm during the winter.

Is your interest piqued? Here are a few of the best wool mattresses worth investing in...

Best wool mattresses

Beulah 1000 No-Turn Mattress

Best Wool Mattress

Size: Single, double, king, super king
Depth: 24cm
Price: From 465

The Beulah 1000 wool mattress from The Wool Room lives up to the same standard of all of their products.

Handcrafted in the UK, this wool mattress is made using only natural fillings (a blend of Wool ID® Traceable British wool) to ensure you get the most blissful, and healthy night's sleep.

The Beulah mattress 1000 also promises an exceptional level of support as you sleep, created using 1000 individually hand-nested springs – they are so confident in their methods that they offer a 100 night sleep trial to customers.

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Thornton British Wool Mattress

Best Wool Mattress

Size: Small single, single, small double, double, king, super king, emperor
Depth: 24cm
Price: From £999 for a small single

If you struggle with back problems, this no-turn wool mattress is an ideal choice.

Made exclusively for Feather & Black by Harrison Spinks, the Thornton British Wool Mattress has been made using cotton, hempure and 100% British wool and contains 5,750 pocket springs comprised of 5,000 high-density pocket springs and 750 Cortec™ pocket springs, which adapt to your body as you sleep.

Feather & Black also offer a 100 night comfort guarantee on their wool mattress, so if you aren't happy (which we are sure you will be), you don't lose out!

Non Turn Natural Latex and Wool Mattress

Best Wool Mattress

Size: Single, double, king, super king
Price: from £1,425 for a single

Stay cool on warm nights with this natural latex and wool mattress from Baavet. Created using 1200 pocket springs with a natural latex comfort layer, a wool top, and a hand stitched side border, this mattress will last for years to come.

Non-turn and naturally cooling, you can be sure to enjoy a comfortable night's sleep. And if your wondering about the sustainability of the latex, it's been made from Para rubber trees, a totally natural source.

All mattresses from Baavet are made to order, so do bare in mind that your order may take up to four weeks to be delivered, but with such careful crafting, we'd say it's worth it!

Hebridean 3000 Mattress

Best Wool Mattress

Size: Single, double, king, super king
Depth: 28cm
Price: from £689.40 for a single

Another offering from The Wool Room, their Hebridean 3000 mattress is filled with a hand-picked blend of natural fillings (cashmere, wool, silk and cotton).

It also has 1000 individually hand-nested pocket springs and 2000 micro coil springs to ensure that your body can breathe the way it should.

They also use Wool ID® Traceable British wool to ensure that the mattress will work with your fluctuating body temperature night after night, making it a perfect pick for all seasons.

Waitrose Wool NO. 1 Pocket Spring Mattress

Best Wool Mattress

Size: Single, double, king
Depth: 29cm
Price: from £4399 for a single

The Waitrose Wool Collection of mattresses has been carefully designed to provide classic comfort and support with active pressure relief.

The Wool No. 1 mattress has a combination of 1200 pocket springs and filled with natural British wool and sustainable comfort fibres made from recycled plastic bottles.

A selling point for this wool mattress is that the wool used comes from Waitrose farms, as well as farms assured by Red Tractor Food and Farming Standards, so you know exactly where it’s coming from!

The Dursley Mattress

Best Wool Mattress

Size: Double, king, super king
Depth: 27cm
Price: from £989 for a double

The Dursley wool mattress combines soft Egyptian cotton layers with 1000gsm of luxurious hand-teased British wool and 1200 British-made Comfort Intelligence pocket springs that naturally contour to your body, resulting in a truly luxurious and restful night’s sleep.

Exclusively produced for The Cotswold Company, each mattress is expertly handcrafted to order by artisans in the UK. Traditional mattress-making methods are used alongside modern innovation for the very best in comfort and support.

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