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How to Shop for an Organic Mattress

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Ask anyone what the most important criteria is when shopping for a new mattress and they will most frequently reply “comfort”. A high level of comfort can be achieved by choosing the right materials in the manufacture of an organic mattress. As a bonus, organic mattresses are safe too.

Natural latex is an excellent core material for mattresses. It is resilient to mold, mildew and bacteria, in addition dust mites don’t find this a hospitable material. Natural latex mattresses provide excellent support and instantly conform to any sleeping position. Natural latex has been proven by pressure-sensing tests to produce fewer pressure points than memory foam mattresses. Memory foam mattresses are never organic or natural despite claims made by some. A natural memory foam mattress cannot and does not exist.

Natural latex comes from the milk of a rubber tree; the sap is collected much like the same way as farmers collect sap from maple trees. When choosing a latex mattress it is very important that the latex be 100% natural and not blended latex. Blended or synthetic latex is partly latex sap (up to 30%) and the rest is made up from petroleum derivatives.  Natural latex mattresses are great for light sleepers as they absorb approximately 85% of normal sleeping movements. You will hardly be aware of your partner getting up or turning over in the bed. Its elastic properties give natural latex mattresses the ability to retain their shape and original firmness for many, many, many years. They also offer excellent heat and moisture regulation, air circulation and a metal free sleeping environment

On top of the latex in our organic mattresses we always use organic wool. Wool is safe, natural and mildew resistant, till date science has not been able to duplicate its properties.  Wool is nature’s ideal insulator keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wool can absorb one third of its weight in moisture before feeling wet, yet water evaporates quickly from it due to the air channels between the fibres. Since we produce about a pint of water vapour during an eight hour sleeping cycle wool provides excellent wicking action that keeps your skin dry instead of wet and clammy. These characteristics make it extremely comfortable and relaxing to sleep on.

Organic cotton should always be the covering in an organic mattress. Organic cotton is grown naturally free of chemicals. Did you know that a single pound of cotton will use one third of a pound of chemicals to grow. Do not accept substitutes such as “green cotton, unbleached and undyed cotton or 100% natural cotton”. These cottons are still grown using pesticides and other chemicals.

When shopping for an organic mattress look for a retailer that specializes in organic mattresses, and not a retailer that has one or two on display because they have had some demand in organic mattresses. An organic mattress retailer has a unique understanding of the importance of organic and chemical free materials used in the mattresses.

At Dormio we offer the largest and most comprehensive organic mattress line up available anywhere in Toronto, GTA and even Ontario. We have assisted many satisfied customers in obtaining a more comfortable and healthier sleep. Our showroom and range of organic bedding displays our dedication to providing a chemical and toxin free sleep experience for our customers. There are certain chemicals and toxins we are obligated to face on a daily basis and we don’t have much control over reducing them significantly. One aspect we can control is the environments in our homes, where our families will feel safe and be out of harm’s way. Turning your bedroom into a chemical and toxin free zone is the first and foremost step you can take to ensure a healthier home. Organic mattresses, sheets, pillows and other organic bedding items are important products in this task.

Contact us today and we will happily assist you in turning your bedroom into an organic haven.

Sleep Healthy,

Are you safe from toxins and chemicals while you sleep? Organic Mattresses are the first step in ensuring a safe and healthy sleep

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Whose responsibility is it to help us evaluate the chemical contaminants present in our daily lives? How much of this responsibility falls on the consumer and what part should our governments play in protecting the public?

We place our trust in environmental regulations to keep toxins out of the environment, assuming that if a substance is not banned or is under investigation, it must be safe. The vast majority of consumer products are not tested for chemical exposure risks and when a product is tested, the information is not passed along to the consumer.

Of the roughly 100,000 chemicals now in common commercial use, only about 2 per cent have ever been tested for carcinogenicity. No wonder the cancers are increasing at an alarming rate. In 1901 cancer was being diagnosed in about 1 in 8,000 North Americans, today that figure is 1 in 3.

Studies continue to show that we are affected by a variety non-food and non-pharmaceutical chemicals. Health experts agree that humans can be harmed by any substance that is persistent, accumulative, carcinogenic or toxic to any of the body’s systems. Chemicals are showing up in all the wrong places, such as human breast milk.

FOR EVERY TOXIC PRODUCT THAT ENTERS OUR HOME, THERE IS A SAFER ALTERNATIVE THAT COULD PROVIDE THE SAME FUNCTION WITH LESS TOXICITY.

Adopting organic mattresses in your home and sleeping lifestyle is the easiest way to reduce chemicals in at least one third of our lives.  A large proportion of our life is spent sleeping and resting so it is vital to ensure we are not being affected by the chemicals and toxins in our mattresses. If regulatory bodies have not properly tested the materials and chemicals our mattresses contain, that doesn’t mean that consumers should assume they are safe. Every individual should be proactive and personally assess what is good or bad for his health.  Our business is dedicated to providing awareness of potential harmful toxins and chemicals used in conventional mattresses and to provide a safe and healthy alternative for our clients. This is why we carry a wide range of organic sleeping products such as organic mattresses, organic pillows, sheets and bedding accessories. Dormio can provide you with a complete organic sleep system, starting from an organic foundation all the way up to an organic pillow.

Browse through our site to get an idea of what we have to offer. If you have any questions feel free to contact us and we will provide you with valuable information to help you form a decision. Our showroom is located in Mississauga just a short distance from Toronto so even feel free to drop by and take a nap on our organic mattresses. No snoring or drooling please! J

Don’t just get an Organic Mattress, get an Organic Bed

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One could argue that an organic mattress is the same as an organic bed. Well, kind of but not really.

An organic bed to us is just that, an organic bed. From top to bottom, an organic sleep system.

The platform it sits on or the support system should be free of chemicals. We have a large selection of slat platform beds in many different styles and colours. We only use solid wood from Quebec, grey pine or solid birch. They are hand finished using non-toxic water based stains and varnishes.

Our foundations, (they sit on top of the platform bed to make your mattress higher should you wish a higher bed) are also free of chemicals. They are made from Canadian softwoods, such as kiln-dried spruce. Our slats are strong, and our frames are covered in a heavy duty organic fabric. Nothing in our foundations is ever treated with any kind of chemical.

Our Dormio Organic mattresses are considered by many as the best and cleanest in the industry. Only the best of the best materials are used in the Dormio mattresses. Innovative designs make most of them customizable. Don’t settle for what your partner needs or likes, we can make it just the way you like it on your side.

So far so good and organic, from the floor up to the mattress we have you covered.

How about on top of the mattress? We have a large selection of organic bedding such as mattress pads, organic sheets, duvets and duvet covers. Way too many to mention our selection is massive and a must to see.

We also have the biggest selection of organic pillows you’ve ever seen. If it’s organic we have it, and we are constantly adding to our selection. New products that have just been added or will be arriving soon include Alpaca, kapok and buckwheat. Of course we have dozens of wool pillows and dozens of latex pillows to choose from. We also have a large selection of travel pillows (but they are not really part of your bed). Our ranges of organic pillows are a perfect complement to your organic bed and organic mattress.

So why are we called Dormio Organic beds? We are in the organic bed business. The business of bringing our clients are more natural and healthier sleeping experience.

If it’s part of your bed, we have it and you can rest assured it has no chemical content.

We are naturally better!

Browse our online selection or organic beds and sleeping products, visit http://dormio.ca/shop/. If you have any question please feel free to contact us via telephone or even better is to drop by and experience our products in person, contact info is http://dormio.ca/contact-us/. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.