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A good nights sleep is an absolute essential to our health

With a good nights sleep being an absolute essential to our health it’s no wonder everyone in the mattress industry continues to come up with innovative mattress designs that are meant to provide you with a better night’s rest.

For many years mattress manufacturers have been reinventing our sleeping surfaces with different materials for the tried and true inner spring mattress design. Then came the revolution of memory foam for mattresses. All of them garnered their share of followers and devotees and found themselves inside the sleeping quarters of homes across the nation. Some of the designs provided more support and comfort than others but all contain many chemicals. To achieve the ultimate sleep system, it is essential that the mattress be both comfortable, supportive and free of toxins and chemicals. Given the choices of mattresses available and their potential chemical hazards, most people ask “Is the comfort and support factor more important than the healthy clean sleeping factor?” For some this may seem a difficult question but I think the honest to goodness true answer is both. No compromises to either are necessary.

You might be wondering to yourself, “Is there a mattress that can be both comfortable and supportive while at the same time remain healthy, organic and an environmentally green choice?” You bet  there is! The good people at Dormio Organic Beds have been hard at work tackling what was once a contradiction in the industry. Here we have created the solution and are offering it up in a range of options. The Dual Support Natural Latex Foam Mattresses are supportive, comfortable and free from chemicals and toxins.

Now to explain further we will answer the question that many ask. “What is a latex mattress and what makes it so comfortable and supportive?

Natural latex foam is an extremely environmentally friendly material made with the hevea milk from the rubber tree. Hevea milk is the “milky” tree sap from a rubber tree. It’s extracted in the same manner as maple syrup from maple trees here in Canada. It is a highly renewable resource. Natural latex foam is a long lasting material and the latex foam mattresses we offer are made using 100 percent Dunlop latex and come with a twenty year warranty.

Latex mattresses are not a brand new invention. They have made a resurgence in popularity as a new generation has now discovered them and here’s why:

Latex is a true green product and stays naturally clean.

Latex is durable and always bounces back quickly to its original form, providing you with continual support as you move.

Latex’s exceptionally long life span means less environmental impact. Longer lasting products equals fewer transportation and manufacturing impacts on our environment

Latex is able to immediately conform to your body shape without having to wait until it has been softened up by your body heat to conform, such as the case in chemical based memory foams. This reduces pressure points and tossing and turning throughout the night.

Latex doesn’t transfer motion. You and your partner will not be disturbed by each others movements.

Latex is breathable and natural.  Latex’s tiny holes enable it to both expand and contract with your movements, keeping you at a more constant and comfortable temperature.

Dormio has designed and displays the most complete line of latex mattresses available anywhere in Canada.

All crafted in Canada, the Dormio mattress collections are designed for supreme comfort. Not just for today and tommorow but for many, many years.

All of the Dormio mattresses have zippered covers. This means you can open up the casing and re-arrange the layers to change the feel and support of your mattress. Since latex mattresses outlast all other types, we believe this to be a key factor when deciding which mattress to buy. Buy it for today because it feels right, but also buy it for the future because the mattress can be changed as you and your needs change.

In addition to natural latex, we make extensive use of organic wool. Organic wool is crucial, as this allows us to avoid the application of hazardous chemicals such as fire retardants. Wool is a natural flame extinguisher and it meets fire regulations naturally.  Wool also gives and added layer of “plushness” and controls the temperature in our beds. All the wool we use is completely organic.

Natural latex, paired with organic wool is the ultimate in sleep comfort. You have the choice to modify the feel of your mattress anytime as your needs change. Oh and did we mention that the majority of our mattresses offer dual zoned comfort? The mattress can be made to feel the same on both sides but it can also be customized by each side to meet your requirements. Make the left side a bit firmer than the right if you need.

Our many years of experience and our many happy clientele let us know that the Dormio line up is the best on the market. Contact us by phone or come by and visit us at one of our three Greater Toronto Area Showrooms.

Our contact details can be found at http://dormio.ca/contact-us/

Sleep Healthy

Is it time for a new pillow?

Waking up with a tight, stiff or achy neck even after a full nights sleep?  Do you suffer from allergy symptoms such as a runny nose, red, itchy eyes?  It could be time to consider a new organic or natural pillow.

Feather filled pillows can contribute to allergy symptoms unless the feathers have been thoroughly cleaned by having all the dander and microbes washed out?  These feather filled pillows are susceptible to hosting large populations of dust mites.  This requires a strict and routine cleaning schedule, often involving professional dry cleaning.

A perfect complement to your luxury bed or luxury mattress is an organic wool pillow with an organic cotton cover which not only stays naturally clean, but it is also hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. Mould and mildew cannot exist in this environment because there is no moisture retention. Wool will naturally expel moisture during your sleep.

If you like the feeling of a pillow with feathers because you can bunch it up to suit your sleeping position, then try a shredded latex pillow.  It offers you a similar consistency and possesses the same hypoallergenic benefits of an organic wool pillow.  Dormio’s premium organic shredded latex pillow have a removable organic cotton cover to facilitate ease of cleaning further helping you to maintain a healthy sleep environment.

See the following additional tips for choosing the right pillow.

Choose pillows that are:

Designed to assist the spine in keeping a natural alignment.

Designed with the ability to be fluffed so as to fit the specific contours, shape, and sleeping position of the user.

Designed to support different sleeping positions: Back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper.

Designed to cradle and support the head.

Designed to provide tactile softness.

Designed to eliminate pressure points.

Designed to allow facial air circulation.

Designed as hypoallergenic.

Dormio Organic Beds…naturally better

The best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and organic bedding in the greater Toronto area!

Natural Organic Wool Duvets an essential ingredient in Luxury Mattresses and Luxury Bedding

Natural organic wool is commonly referred to as a miracle fibre. It is an outstanding insulator, excels with moisture control, possesses natural flame resistant properties, is incredibly resilient and a host of several other great characteristics.

For thousands of years man has enjoyed the beneficial properties of this unique fibre. However it is only now in modern day times that science has unravelled the mystery as to why natural organic wool holds the title as the miracle fibre and what makes it the ideal choice for luxury mattresses and luxury bedding products. The answer to the mystery lies in each natural organic wool fibre.

Moisture Control

The core of each natural organic wool fibre is exceptionally absorbent – able to absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture. Compare this number to cotton which absorbs just 8% while most synthetics are as low as only 2%. The fact is that natural organic wool is the most hydrophilic (able to absorb moisture) of all the natural fibres. Natural organic wool fibre is unique in that it will release moisture slowly by evaporation. It helps you stay warmer in the winter months, cooler in the heat of summer and eliminates dampness in luxury bedding overall.

Natural Temperature Control

As the natural organic wool fibres release absorbed moisture, heat is also given off.  In fact, a single gram of natural organic wool gives off 27 calories of heat when it goes from damp to dry.

Naturally Non Allergenic

The keratin in natural organic wool is the same protein as in nails and hair.  Dust mites – a leading cause of allergies – prefer a damp, not dry location. The tiny scales which cover each natural organic wool fibre further assist in creating inhospitable conditions for dust mites.

How to choose a natural organic wool duvet for your luxury bed

The natural organic wool fill should be high bulk to retain lots of air for insulation, resilient and light weight for a luxurious feel. A flat, heavy wool duvet indicates lesser quality wool that will not offer the same level of insulation or luxury.

The cover should be luxuriously soft, breathable and allow the natural organic wool fill to contour to the sleeper’s position. If the cover is too stiff, rustles or lacks breathability it means the cover is probably down proof cotton which will cancel out the beneifits of wool’s moisture controlling properties.

Dormio Organic Beds has a huge selection of natural or organic Duvets to complement your luxury mattress. We have organic, all season, winter, summer and washable luxury duvets. It’s an amazing selection and our knowledgeable staff is here to consult with and assist you in making the most luxurious choice for you bedding needs.

 

Should you ditch your chemical mattress in favour of a new luxury organic mattress?

 

A couple had waited anxiously for delivery of their new memory foam mattress, after months of hearing their friends rave about how this high tech material conforms to your body.  When they received and un-wrapped it, they noticed a strong pungent odour.  After only two nights of use and feeling  very nauseated and one of them suffering an asthma attack, they decided to return the mattress. Unfortunately the odour lingered in their bedroom for weeks.

We hear these types of stories regularly and you will loose some sleep if you find out what’s really inside a memory foam mattress 

Since the 1960’s, the majority of mattresses have been constructed of polyurethane foam, a petroleum-based material that releases volatile organic compounds that may cause skin and respiratory issues.  Formaldehyde, commonly known as the preservative from science class, is used to form a bonding agent that holds these mattresses together and has been linked to asthma allergies and various cancers.  In addition, there are cotton pesticides and flame-retardant chemicals that may cause cancer as well as nervous system disorders.

While PBDE, the polybrominated diphenyl ether family of chemical flame retardants have been phased out since they were banned back in 2007, mattress manufacturers still had to pass an open flame test of thirty minutes of exposure for any mattress sold in the United States.  The exact ingredients in their formulations are considered trade secrets but it has been speculated that they still contain some potentially dangerous toxins such as antimony oxide (a carcinogen) and melamine resin (which contains formaldehyde).

In a 2005 study, Walter Bader author of the book “Toxic Bedrooms” shipped several mattresses to an Atlanta based test laboratory.  One of the memory foam models was found to release sixty-one chemicals including the carcinogens benzene and naphthalene.

Now consumers are seeking out alternatives, including luxury mattresses made of natural latex, organic cotton and organic wool.

So should you ditch your conventional bed in favour of an organic luxury mattress?

We at Dormio Organic beds, use a simple natural way to fireproof our mattresses, by  wrapping them with a layer of organic wool which is a natural fire retardant and exceeds the present regulations.  These natural latex and luxury mattresses are also very durable and can last over twenty years and do not release any toxic chemicals. If there is a down side of these natural luxury mattresses, it is their initial investment cost but amortized over the lifetime, they represent a great value. In the long run it is cheaper to buy an organic mattress that lasts 20 years or more than to buy a few chemically laden mattresses that need to be replaced often.  A Dormio organic luxury mattress is a worthwhile investment for peace of mind and a healthy night’s sleep.

Dormio Organic Beds,  offers the largest selection of natural and organic mattresses and bedding accessories in Canada. We are naturally better.

Dormio Organic Beds…naturally better

Is it time to Invest in a new Natural Luxury Mattress?

Ask yourself:

Are you getting a reasonable amount of sleep but still waking up tired & achy?

Do you wake up with a stuffy nose and pressure in your sinuses?

Does your mattress have a noticeable body imprint where you sleep?

Your mass produced mattress will not last forever. In fact, the expected service life of a spring mattress is only 5-8 years.  At Dormio, we regularly have customers coming in who are replacing mass produced spring mattresses at only 2-5 years. 

Often considered a grudge purchase, most people struggle far too long on an old mattress, sacrificing their health and productivity.

A Dormio Natural Latex Mattress is not only a great investment in your health – it is a luxury mattress that doesn’t have a ludicrous price tag like some on the market.  The quality of the natural materials used in all of our mattresses is of the highest quality, whether you love our simple yet luxurious 8” high Fresh mattress, or the incredibly plush, yet supportive 20” Ashton mattress.

Partners love our mattresses because motion transfer is never a problem and each partner can choose the firmness level that works best for them — no need to compromise!

The service you will find at a Dormio location is also nothing but what you would expect from a luxury store.  We take the time to explain our philosophy, materials and product design.  There is no rush and you have the time to experience the mattresses at your leisure.  We provide constructive feedback on how your body interacts with each model, helping you choose the perfect mattress for you.  Then we will only see you for your organic bedding and when you bring your friends and family to the store for their own mattress.  Why?  Because you can expect over 20 years of luxurious comfort from your Dormio mattress.