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Getting a good night’s sleep in the summer!!!!

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult in the summer. Sweltering heat and greater exposure to light in the morning hours makes the summer the hardest time for people to get quality sleep. No one likes the sticky feeling of sweating in your sheets or being awakened prematurely by the sun rising and pouring into your bedroom.

Here are a few tips that will help improve your sleep in the heat

Keep your bedroom as dark as possible……
The human body is very sensitive to light. Even when your eyes are closed, you can perceive light. When the sun rises in the early mornings the first rays hit your bedroom floor, you’ll naturally feel like waking up and it’ll be harder to get back to sleep. To counter this distraction, hang some heavy blinds or curtains in your room. This will create the illusion of permanent midnight.

Keep your bedroom cool…… Keep the A/C on all night. But, for many people this isn’t a great idea for either their pocketbook or the environment. A fan with a bowl of ice in front will keep the room cooler than usual and be a fraction of the price. If your room is warmer than the outside temperature, open a window to keep the room cool. Also, keeping your curtains closed throughout the day will keep your bedroom cooler at night

Sleep on a breathable mattress……
Your Mattress plays a bigger role than you think. A good breathable mattress will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Stay away from memory foam mattresses regardless of how cool you’re told it will keep you. Memory foam is very dense and has very poor circulation. Dormio specializes in natural mattresses, offering unmatched circulation and great breathability.

Sleep on good cotton sheets……
Sleep in 100% organic cotton sheets. You’re most likely going to perspire while sleeping through a hot summer night and organic cotton sheets breathe better, absorb moisture and wick moisture off of your body. Be sure to wash your sheets regularly to keep them fresh. If you want your sheets to be even more appealing when you slip into bed each night, hang dry them outdoors and they’ll absorb a fresh, summery smell.

Try to get rid of or minimize you dust mite exposure
Dust mites peak in the summer months. They thrive in warm, humid environments. If your mattress or pillows contain foams or feathers, they should be replaced. Chances are they’re infested with dust mites. Wool or latex go a long way in reducing or eliminating dust mite exposure.

Wear as little as possible
If you don’t have heavy curtains or blinds to block the sun’s rays in the morning, sleep masks can be very effective at helping you stay asleep when the sun hits the sky. Although this may seem a little risque, sleeping in the nude will keep you coolest, but most people prefer pajamas. Heat escapes the body through the head, hands and feet, so be sure that your extremities are uncovered while you sleep.

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Best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and bedding in the Toronto area!

Designed for Healthy Sleep



Designed for Healthy Sleep






Healthy sleep is one of the most important prerequisites for the natural regulation and regeneration of all body systems. The SAMINA sleeping system has been designed to satisfy the needs of the human body during sleep, providing support and comfort in an environment that is hygienic, warm and dry.

Relief from back pain

Sleeping on a bed that is too soft or too hard can lead directly to back pain. A bed that is too soft will allow the lumbar arch to sag, which can result in compression of the discs and painful pressure on the nerve roots. The SAMINA system provides relief from back pain by actively supporting the spine during sleep.

Support for your back

It is the unique design of the freely suspended and double layered flexible slat frame that enables a SAMINA bed to provide optimum support for your back. This support allows the muscles of the back to relax completely during sleep, preventing muscle fatigue and back pain as a result of poor sleeping posture.

Comfort for a restful sleep

The natural rubber mattress of a SAMINA sleeping system works in harmony with the flexible slat frame to provide a perfectly comfortable sleep all night. The even distribution of pressure across the whole body prevents pain and discomfort during sleep.

Ideal bed climate

A warm and dry bed climate is fundamentally important for restorative and healthy sleep. Being uncomfortably hot or cold and damp can be a major cause of sleep disturbance. The natural and breathable rubber and organic virgin sheep’s wool used in SAMINA products create the ideal bed climate; a cosy and dry warmth that is kind and comforting to joints, muscles and bones.


The use of natural materials creates a beautifully hygienic sleep environment. The natural and breathable rubber and organic virgin sheep’s wool eliminate moisture and deter the growth of allergy-inducing dust mites and bacteria. Soft skin-friendly certified organic cotton, pure organic wool and natural rubber prevent irritation to the skin or respiratory system from harsh chemicals and synthetic fibres.

Bio-energetic sleep

Bioenergetic Sleep® is made possible by Lokosana®, which provides protection against electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) that are linked to health concerns and the disruption of sleep. The addition of Lokosana® converts your certified organic bed into a place of true recuperation, free from disturbances created by electromagnetic pollution.


SAMINA has enjoyed much success both in Austria and internationally, with SAMINA products now available in a number of countries including Belgium, Germany, France, India, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Austria, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, the USA, and Australia.

SAMINA healthy sleep products are made by hand from carefully selected, natural raw materials at the SAMINA headquarters in Frastanz, amidst the glorious Vorarlberg countryside in Austria.

The SAMINA system is designed to ‘actively’ support the spine during sleep.

Every SAMINA product is unique; crafted with great care from the highest quality natural materials to provide you with everything you need for optimum regeneration and a truly healthy sleep. When natural materials are treated with care their integrity is preserved and their natural properties are retained.

SAMINA quality products pass through many hands. Careful processing by hand guarantees that SAMINA sleepers get the full benefits of the natural materials used. It is this careful processing of beautiful natural materials that SAMINA is renowned for.

The SAMINA bed is made up of three layers; the flexible slat frame forms the basis of the system providing support for the whole body, the natural rubber mattress for cushioning and comfort, and the pure sheep’s wool pad for a perfectly dry and warm bed climate.

SAMINA slat frame

Support in any sleeping position

The SAMINA slat frame forms the basis of the SAMINA system. This flexible slat frame is built from Ash wood slats and natural rubber beams running lengthways. This flexible construction is what enables the system to ‘actively’ support the body and emulate the correct curvature of the spine. The slat frame interacts with the sleeper so movement during sleep is easy. Independent slat frames for each sleeper eliminates partner disturbance.

SAMINA natural rubber mattress

Comfortable and hygienic

The SAMINA certified organic mattress is made from 100% natural rubber to provide optimum comfort. The flexible nature of the slat frame eliminates the need for thick and heavy certified organic mattresses. Instead the SAMINA natural rubber mattress is thin, lightweight, and easy to move. The high quality natural rubber optimises moisture and temperature conditions, is anti-bacterial and mould and dust mite resistant creating an hygienic sleep environment.

SAMINA wool pad

Perfectly warm or cool all year round

The SAMINA sheep’s wool pad is the uppermost layer of the three part SAMINA sleeping system. It is filled with 100% organic virgin sheep’s wool and covered in pure, skin-friendly, twisted certified organic cotton. The virgin sheep’s wool is highly absorbent, creating a luxuriously dry warmth and inducing a deep comforting sleep. The wool fleece is carefully stitched in place by hand to ensure even warmth.

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