Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why buy a Dormio Organic Mattress? Part 2.

Why buy a Dormio Organic Latex Mattress?

This is the second in a series of posts outlining the problems with traditional mattresses, and why we believe Dormio Organic Latex Mattresses are the best sleep solution available today.

Mold is a very popular topic today when people talk about how their environment affects their health.   It isn’t a new problem though.  There are instructions for dealing with mold in homes within The Old Testament (Leviticus 14.)  Since the 1970’s black mold has been fingered as a leading cause of “sick building syndrome.”  Today’s tightly sealed homes can allow mold a much better chance of gaining a foothold and spreading like wildfire in your home.  People can spend thousands of dollars eliminating mold from a bathroom or basement not realizing they are lying down on a mattress filled with spores every night.  Symptoms of mold exposure include headaches, skin irritations, throat irritations, flu symptoms and fatigue, just to name a few.  It can be worse though, in Cleveland in the mid 1990’s several infant deaths from unexplained lung bleeding were tied to black mold exposure.

Mold needs moisture to thrive.  Our bodies release a constant flow of moisture at night through transpiration – that is sweat to you and me.  This moisture has to go somewhere and unfortunately the foams and synthetic fibres that make up today’s mattresses hold onto moisture giving mold a wonderful environment to grow.  In fact, as the industry moves to memory foams and denser foams to compensate for cheaper coils, the problem is exacerbated because people tend to sleep warmer on those substances increasing nightly sweat output.

A Dormio Natural Latex mattress on a proper foundation will allow you to sleep at night without worrying about mold growing beneath you.    An excellent thermal regulator, our Organic Wool maintains your body at it’s preferred temperature reducing the amount of sweat generated.   Also, our Organic Wool wicks any moisture away from your body.  Then the air moving through the open cell structure of the Natural Latex below frees that moisture out into the air. Your mattress remains dry and mold free.

No chemicals, no mold and unparalleled comfort together in one mattress will give you the best, safest night of sleep you have ever had.

Dormio Organic Latex Mattresses are Different by Design!

Why A Dormio Natural Latex Mattress?

Why buy a Dormio Natural Latex Mattress?

This is the first in a series of posts outlining the problems with traditional mattresses and why we believe Dormio Natural Latex Mattresses are the best sleep solution available today.

Today our world is awash in chemicals.  Daily exposure to chemicals takes many forms; pesticides in our food, pharmaceuticals in our water, VOC’s from plastics and synthetics in the home – even the interior fittings of our car.  Today’s homes are so well sealed that while we save money on heating and air conditioning,  we also seal in all of the VOC’s released by synthetic materials as they off-gas. Acute reactions to these chemicals include eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, nausea/vomiting and asthma.  Chronic exposure can increase risks of cancer, endocrine disruption, liver damage and chronic inflammation just to name a few.  So while we can’t eliminate exposure to these chemicals, making smart choices can limit how much our bodies absorb.

The gasses released by traditional inner spring, foam and especially memory foam mattresses are a soup of toxic chemicals that your body takes in not only through breathing but are absorbed directly through your skin.  This list includes chemicals such carcinogens such as benzene and naphthalene.  While manufacturers no longer use PentaBDE as a fire retardant, they are very nebulous about what has replaced it citing proprietary formulas.  Industry insiders suggest they have moved to fire resistant fibres and resins that are known to contain other carcinogens such as formaldehyde and antimony oxide.

With a Dormio Natural Latex mattress, you can reduce your daily chemical exposure by 1/3. Our mattresses have no synthetic fibres or synthetic latex blended into the latex so you are assured of a safe chemical free sleep. We use organic wool as our fire retardant so there are no worries about any mysterious proprietary formulas.

No chemicals and unparalleled comfort together in one mattress will give you the best, safest night of sleep you have ever had.

Dormio Natural Latex Mattresses are Different by Design!

Dormio Toronto Store

Tuesday April 8th, the store is finally open and the weekend has come and gone.  Our grand opening of the Toronto store has successfully happened.  Our grand opening specials will continue and the celebration will go on for several more weeks.  Look for our newsletter in the next few days with more specials and bargains.
Our new store has the same look and feel as our Mississauga/Oakville store, making shopping for your new mattress an easy and enjoyable experience.
Our Toronto Store will be managed by Lance Hunter.  Lance is not new to the industry and customer satisfaction is what drives him.  Drop by to say hello and check out what we have done.  We think you will be impressed.

Sleep Healthy,