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THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WOOL SHEEPSKIN
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PROPERTIES OF WOOL SHEEPSKIN
Sheepskin is totally different from any man-made fiber. Natural wool sheepskin has
several unique properties. When a sheepskin is placed between a patient and bed or
wheelchair, pressure, friction, and moisture is reduced. These are the primary
causes of pressure sores.
The individual wool fibers of sheepskin are held intact by the tanned skin. Each fiber
is supported by fibers next to it. This allows air to circulate throughout the fibers.
It has dense soft but springy resilient fibers. The compact closely packed resilient
fibers provide an airy cushion. This results in body weight being distributed evenly
which helps ease pressure at susceptible pressure points on the body.
Wool fibers have a low abrasion or roughness coefficient. The natural wool fibers of
good quality sheepskin such as those we use, move with the body rather than against
the body. The wool fibers of sheepskin provide a soft smooth surface that relieves any
strain on the patients skin.
The properties of natural wool fibers found in quality sheepskin allow it to absorb up
to 34% of its dry weight in moisture without feeling damp. The moisture is rapidly
dissipated away from the source, the body or feet in slippers and hands in mittens.
This is very helpful for immobile patients. It lessens the problem of perspiration and
moisture build up at the pressure points. It is this moisture problem that causes
man-made fibers to be less than desirable in relieving a moisture build-up from
perspiration in the body, feet, and hands of confined patients.
Natural 100 percent wool sheepskin products provide warmth in the winter but are
also cool in the summer because they breathe. No more chills or cold clammy feet
and hands. Wool sheepskin is the perfect solution for problem sleepers, and those
with cold feet due to poor circulation.
Wool sheepskin products are durable and long lasting. No matter how many times
they are washed, our sheepskin products continue to look great and last for years
because they have been tanned to be washed.