What is medical sheepskin?
Sheepskin just like the name sounds is the hide/skin of the sheep, i.e. wool. It is used in every part of the world. It is famous for its soft texture, plushness, extreme durability and high density which helps in protecting from cold particularly during winter.
“Medical grade sheepskin distributed your weight much more evenly than ordinary sheepskin. Why is this so? This is due to the fact that the wool fibers of medical sheepskin are very dense to help weight distribution and serve as a good source of protection in extreme weather conditions.”- SheepSkin Experts from SheepSkinTown
Medical sheepskin comes from genuine Australian and New Zealand sheep skins that have been shorn to a length of 1″.
Benefits of medical sheepskin
Medical sheepskin is also able to withstand frequent washing which makes it a more hygienic choice. It is also resistant to urine and even blood thus making it a favorite for the elderly and even children.
Medical sheepskin is suited to the needs of various people. It is a must have for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, it helps to reduce pressure sores (scientific name pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer or bedsore), which are open wounds on the skin. They are caused by prolonged pressure on certain points of the body, and by forces of friction. They are particularly common among the elderly, disabled and other people who are confined to a bed or wheelchair for prolonged periods. There has been documented evidence of their use in hospitals and nursing homes for their healing and friction limiting qualities as far back as the early 1960’s.
Medical sheepskin fibers are soft and springy, thus conforming to the individual’s body. As a result, blood flow is improved by relieving pressure where it tends to build.
Also, its ability to reduce excess moisture is next to none. Moisture of about one third of its weight can be easily absorbed without feeling wet. So, for people that sweat profusely are covered. It also releases moisture into the air faster than other materials. Its hollow fibers help in regulating body temperature.
The medical qualities of lanolin particularly with regards to the health of the skin is a known fact. It moisturizes the skin while protecting against the buildup of excess moisture. This enhances the feel of skin and everyday comfort. Sheepskin is also naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Lanolin has self-cleaning properties when left to air out. Medical sheepskin keeps ticking all the right boxes.
Furthermore, medical sheep skins are naturally flame-retardant; It’s less likely to catch fire due to its ability to hold moisture and even if it should, it will take longer to burn.
Finally, medical sheepskin is pliable. This means that it can come in different shapes and sizes.
It is also used for a variety of our products. From wheelchair covers, bed covers, to chair pads, crutch covers.
Why don’t you try out our sheepskin bed covers? In winter sheepskin is naturally warming and with its ability to allow air to circulate around the body, it helps you stay cool in summer.
Sheepskin’s natural calming effect helps give everyone a better night’s sleep, not just those at risk of developing bedsores.
We also have wheelchair pads. Tired of that uncomfortable wheelchair? The cold metallic steel of wheelchairs can be really uncomfortable. The medical sheepskin cover on the wheelchair transforms it from a functional equipment to one that is completely comfortable and plush.
The chair pads are also good for offices. Most office chairs are hard and uncomfortable. Why not take it up a notch? Make work easier for yourself. Be comfortable and at ease while performing your office routines. We have got you covered.