Customizable Organic Mattresses. Soft One Day, Firm another…..You Decide!

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It‘s amazing how many people associate a firm mattress to be good and a soft mattress to be bad. In fact either firm, medium or soft may work for any individual depending on body weight, height, body shape, sleeping position, health conditions and personal preference. That is the reason dual comfort mattresses make so much sense. Age will also be a factor when choosing the firmness. As we get older, our circulation is not as vibrant, our veins and arteries have less elasticity, and this means that a firm mattress that may have been comfortable when you were younger may now create pressure points that reduce circulation to different areas of your body creating muscle pain and soreness. This is the reason most sleepers have to change position frequently throughout the night or wake up in the morning feeling tired and sore.

Modern commercial mattresses are designed to provide mattress shoppers with a surface that produces an instant soft gratification. Pillow-top mattresses are ideal if the sleeper wants to be surrounded by a soft layer of comfort. However if you have purchased the correct mattress firmness you should not need a pillow top for functional support. A soft pillow top will almost always result in a permanent body impression that will be created over time. A natural latex mattress with a soft natural latex layer topped with wool will increase air circulation beneath the body and reduces pressure points, while always returning back to shape.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing the firmness of your mattress:

Sleeping positions should play a part on the type of mattress firmness that is suitable for you. As a rule stomach and back sleepers would be better off on a firmer mattress while a side sleeper requires a softer more forgiving surface.

Weight and height should play a part on the type of mattress firmness that is suitable for you. Generally a heavier person requires a firmer mattress than someone who is lighter

Body shape should play a part on the type of mattress firmness that is suitable for you. Usually someone with more curves requires a softer mattress that someone with less curves.

Your sleeping position, weight, height and body shape is probably different that your sleeping partners sleeping position, weight, height and body shape. Shouldn’t you get a mattress that is right for you?  You definitely should, but that doesn’t mean you and your partner have to share one mattress type!

At Dormio Organic Beds, we are able to offer this feature to our clients because most of our mattresses are dual comfort. This means, you and your partner can individually have your preference in mattress firmness while sleeping on the same bed. And the best part is the mattress layers are changeable within the comfort of your own home. If you want your side of the bed to be softer or firmer, you can simply interchange the layers of the mattress and obtain your desired mattress type.

For example, our Dormio Pacific Organic Mattress consists of 4 layers of 2” natural latex, 3 on each side of the bed and one top piece of 2” pillow top. The cover is organic cotton quilted to organic wool.  By moving these layer up or down you can achieve different comfort levels.

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Now it will literally be “my side, your side” or better yet “my organic side, your organic side”.

Let us customize your side and then the other side and put it all together in one mattress. It really is that easy. We have the best selection of organic customizable mattresses anywhere. In-fact this is our specialty.  Dual Comfort and Organic Mattresses, it can’t get better than that!

Drop in and visit our showroom or even better call us and book an appointment and let us show you what real rest on a real mattress is all about.

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.


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


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 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 Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Memory Foam Mattresses May Sound Cool But Are They Safe? Read This Before Considering a Memory Foam Mattress

memory foamMemory foam mattresses have gained quite a bit of popularity in the last few years, its conformity to your body and relieving pressure points have been major selling features. It is important to understand the chemicals involved in creating this type of foam and what the potential health implications of the chemicals may be towards our health. Many popular mattresses advertise the use of memory foam as a selling point, this open cell, temperature sensitive, petroleum based chemical polyurethane foam often claims origins with NASA research. Some of the ads make reference to astronauts using it in space. This of course is absurd since they would be sleeping in a weightless space. NASA never used this product because of its off-gassing. Some companies even claim that they have organic memory foam, making this claim even more absurd. Memory foam differs from conventional polyurethane foam in that it uses a high-hydroxy polyol and different isocyanates. The formula for this material also utilizes surfactants, cell opening polyols and additives. Memory foam is extremely flammable and it must be soaked in chemicals such as boric acid or polybrominated diphenyl ethers to reduce the flammability. These chemicals have not been evaluated for their short term or long term health risks. Boric acid has become a standard method of reducing flammability of cotton fibres. In order to ensure even distribution and adherence to the cotton fibres, the boric acid is ground into a very fine powder prior to application. Now keep in mind that boric acid is a known poisonous pesticide and insecticide. This chemical is known for many health risks including genital damage, brain damage, anemia, infertility and birth defects. One agency in the USA reports that “breathing moderate levels of boron can result in irritation to the nose, throat and eyes. Reproductive effects such as low sperm count were seen in men exposed to boron over a long period of time. Why expose yourself to this?

A safe and healthier alternative to memory foam mattress is a latex foam mattress. While memory foam is created from a mixture of chemicals, latex foam is made from the liquid taken from a rubber tree, it has no chemical compounds. A Due to the flammability of memory foam, it is impossible for it to be truly organic; boric acid is needed to be used to reduce the flammability. Our organic latex mattresses meet flammability standards by using wool beneath the exterior cover. Wool is a natural fire retardant and does not require additional chemicals treatments. We use organic wool to pad the latex foam mattress and then use organic cotton to cover the wool. This mixture of organic components leads to truly organic latex mattresses which are superior in quality and comfort.

Dormio has come a long way in creating the ultimate healthy sleeping experience. Our organic latex mattresses come in 5 different latex densities, different thicknesses of carded wool and types of cotton.  This allows us to create a range of organic mattress types and feel, the difference is we create this without the use of chemicals.

Dormio Organic Beds has a wide range of organic mattresses and sleeping products for adults, children and babies. We are firm believers in not only having a comfortable sleep but more importantly a healthy one. Your mattress should not have the potential to be harmful to your health and all consumers should do their due diligence in understanding what their mattress is made of. If you are looking for latex mattresses in Toronto or the GTA, then be sure to visit our Mississauga showroom and experience a nap on our organic mattresses.