Topic: Sheets

Moisture Control in Mattresses and Bedding

Moisture control in mattresses and bedding.

Often overlooked by traditional manufacturers, moisture control in mattresses and bedding is probably the most important factor in creating a successful sleep environment.

When we sleep we perspire.  If that moisture remains next to our body we get clammy and hot.  Often to alleviate this issue we will throw off the blankets causing the moisture to evaporate quickly and cooling us so fast we get a chill.  Then we repeat the process over and over destroying any hope of a decent night sleep.

To ensure the comfort of our mattress and bedding products we use two natural fibres – Wool and Alpaca.  I will expand on Alpaca later but first let’s look at why wool is great for moisture control.  Wool will continue to feel dry even when it has absorbed 30% – 50% of its weight in moisture.  Capillary action (wicking) moves the moisture along the fibres and away from your body.  Wool has a very fast drying rate so it releases the moisture that has been drawn away from you into the air keeping you warm and dry; not hot and sweaty.  Alpaca’s fibre is hollow and it works like wool but even better with faster drying and better capillary action.  It does not contain lanolin which we love for its antibacterial and anti-dust mite properties so we use Alpaca in pillows and duvets, blended with 30% to 50% wool.

In closing, research with tell you there are many synthetic wicking fibres on the market today.  They are used in sportswear and some traditional mattresses and show excellent capillary action. Unfortunately tests show they do not offer the quick drying ability of wool and also have the problem of trapping fats and bacteria in the fibre pores resulting in odour.  Most of us have purchased these high tech garments and have been stunned by the seemingly impossible to remove smell after just a few workouts.  Manufacturers combat this problem by adding even more chemicals to combat the odour – something none of us need in our chemical soaked environment.  This is why we have no doubt Wool and Alpaca are the best fibres for moisture control in mattresses and bedding.

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.

Our Sheets – Organic Cotton and Bamboo

Organic Cotton

Unlike conventional cotton, organic cotton is grown from untreated seeds and without the use of synthetic fertilizers, harsh insecticides and pesticides. Dormio Organics, a pure and natural base. Organic cottons are grown on plantations in Turkey where the farmers make excellent use of natural raw materials and methods. No chemicals or artificial fertilizers are used on the fields. Cotton is picked by hand and other crops are regularly rotated into the cotton fields to prevent the soil from deteriorating. The cotton is baled and shipped to Amsterdam. It is there that it is woven, and dying and fixing the cloth are done naturally. Organic cotton is bleached with hydrogen peroxide rather than chlorine. For dying and printing, no dyes with heavy metal bases are used, but plant dyes are used as much as possible. Pre-shrinking the material is done mechanically rather than chemically and formaldehyde is absolutely not used.

All Dormio organics bedding products are 100% organic cotton and have been granted the EKO certification. That ensures that the whole production chain is monitored to ensure that the cotton is grown organically. The whole production process meets the social standard.

Dormio Organic cotton sheets and Duvet covers offer contemporary designs, beautiful percale quality, are hypoallergenic and skin-friendly. Soft enough for children and babies, it’s produced sustainably causing no harm to the environment.

Bamboo

Bamboo is hypo-allergenic, environmentally friendly, silky soft, light weight and luxurious. Bamboo fibres have natural antibacterial protection that wick away moisture for comfort. Bamboo is grown without pesticides and is naturally generated. Bamboo fabric is 3 times more breathable than cotton.

These sheets keep you at optimum temperature for sleeping, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

With these pure natural textiles, we offer beautiful, contemporary collections with first class percale quality.

All are machine washable and dryer safe. Each set includes, fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillow case(s).

Dormio Organic Beds…naturally better

Best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and bedding in the GTA!
Organic Sheets : Organic Cotton