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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,

What is a Zippered Design?

zippered design

We take the zipper for granted; it has become one of the most commonly used inventions on Earth. We build all Dormio Organic mattresses with zippered covers.  Without it we would just be another mattress.  The zipper is 100 years old, and billions of people rely on it every day for various reason. You’ll find zippers on everything from jackets, pants, boots, backpacks, tents and luggage, to purses, pencil cases and now on your Dormio mattress.

The concept of a zipper got its start when an American, Elias Howe, earned a patent in 1851 for his Automatic Continuous Clothing Closure. His idea was ahead of its time, but Howe was so busy with his other inventions (including the sewing machine, which would later make zippers much easier to install) that he never got around to commercializing the radical new type of sliding fastener. It wasn’t until many years later that Whitcomb Judson came up with something called the Clasp Locker, and later the Judson C-Curity Fastener. Unfortunately, his invention could be tricky to close, and sometimes would open by itself. As a result it wasn’t very popular with the general public. The idea might have disappeared all together and left us all living in a button-down world until a Swedish electrical engineer named Otto Frederick Gideon Sundback, who had immigrated to the United States took Whitcomb’s design back to the drawing board and came up with the system of tiny interlocking teeth now known as the zipper.

In 1913, the zipper, then called the “separable fastener” was patented. The Lightning Fastener Co. in St. Catharines, Ontario, of which Sundback was president, started manufacturing the new fastener, but it took a few more decades to really grab the world’s attention.

Here are some zipper facts:

The zipper was originally used in footwear and bags for holding tobacco.

One of the first big customers was the U.S. military, which used zippers in gear and uniforms issued to World War One troops. Zippers made it much easier to put on your pants if one was in a hurry.

The children’s clothing and adult fashion industries didn’t start using zippers in great numbers until the 1930s.

Zippers really took off in 1937, when they caught the attention of a number of French fashion designers.

In 1954, Levi’s introduced a special zippered version of its overalls called the 501Z, replacing the button-fly. The company eventually brought in zippers across its line of jeans, but not until the 1970s.

Once the airtight zipper was perfected in the 1950s, it found its way to the depths of the ocean on diving gear, into orbit and eventually to the moon.

NASA helped develop airtight zippers for fighter-pilot pressure suits and later adapted them for space suits, including the ones used for the Apollo 11 moon landing (Neil Armstrong’s zippers)

According to Fort Lauderdale’s Sun Sentinel newspaper, a local Sheraton hotel had a zipper more than 1.8 kilometres long built in 1988 as a promotional gimmick. The zipper was draped from a hot air balloon and then taken and wrapped around the hotel to promote its nightclub, called Zippers.

And finally Dormio Organic mattresses…..

If for whatever reason we need to change the feel and/ or support of your new mattress, it’s as simple as unzipping the cover and making the necessary changes. Even though we do our best to put together the best possible mattress for you, the only way to truly know if it’s 100% right is to sleep on it. So if your new mattress needs to be just a bit softer or just a bit firmer, no problem. We can make these minor adjustments right in your home.

Dormio would like to thank Elias Howe, Whitcomb Judson and Otto Frederick Gideon Sundback for making it possible to build our zippered mattresses.

If your new mattress doesn’t feel right, we’ll make it right………every time.

This article was written by John Aprile who is the President of Dormio Organic Beds. Dormio provides its clients with natural sleep options through its wide range of products such as organic mattresses, natural latex mattresses, organic pillows and sheets.

Is taking a nap during the day good for you?

Taking a nap during the day may be good for your health. People who regularly nap claim; they are more productive, it lifts their spirit and they have sharper senses. The afternoon seems to be the best time to take a nap. Scientific research is beginning to substantiate the benefits of napping.

Taking a nap during the day can make up for a bad night’s sleep. Many individuals who suffer from sleep deprivation, which can lead to poor performance and attitude during the day, can fix some of these issues by taking an afternoon nap.

Dormio Organic Beds

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



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.

Dormio Organic Beds

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

What is 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.

The platform or the support system your organic mattress sits on 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 king of chemical.

Our Dormio Organic mattresses are considered by many as the best and cleanest in the industry. Only the best of the best of 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 your side just the way you like it.

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

How about on top of the mattress?  We have a large selection of 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 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).

So why are we called Dormio Organic beds? We are in the organic bed business.

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

We are naturally better!!

Dormio Organic Beds

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