Why Choose Latex Over Memory Foam
Memory 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. Click on the article below and read how some companies have been warned about making false claims regarding the cleanliness of memory foam.
Memory foam differs from conventional polyurethane foam in that conventional polyurethane foam 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. 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 natural & 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 natural & organic latex mattresses
which are superior in quality and comfort.
In our organic latex mattress line up, we us 4 different latex densities, different thicknesses of carded wool, and different types of organic cotton. This allows us to create a wide range of organic mattress types and feels. We create this without the use of chemicals.
Dormio Organic Beds offers 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.
You want to buy an Organic Mattress because you want to improve your health and lifestyle.
Chances are, you are concerned about saving the Earth as well. Not only are Dormio Organic Mattresses good for you, they are also a good choice for the environment. The following explains why we not only use products that differ from traditional mattress components, but how we also ensure the choices we make are the most environmentally sound
April 18th, 2022