Farmer's Journal Healthbytes 22.12.2020

Farmer's Journal Healthbytes 22.12.2020

Galway farmer, Michael Burke of Dunmore has developed a wool pillow that he calls the “woolow”. “It is completely organic, hypoallergenic and chemical-free and its natural wool fibres are covered in high-quality cotton,” he says. As a child, his father made a pillow from wool from their sheep farm. 

“That was the best pillow I ever had,” he says. “It was just the right amount of support, and because it’s a natural fibre it regulates temperature.”

As an adult, Michael spent more than 25 years working in the healthcare sector developing medications for patients with unmet needs and began to understand the positive impact a good night’s sleep can have on daily lives. 

“Wool is clinically proven to prevent germs and allergens, making it a must-have for those with hay-fever or dust allergies,” he says.

The company also sells aromatherapy sleep sprays and is planning to produce wool duvets and a range of wool dog beds soon also.

“We spend more than a third of our lives in bed, so investing in a good night’s sleep is vital” says Michael Burke.  

Woolow pillows (19in x 29in) come in natural and lavender-scented and retail at €75 and €85 respectively.

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