There are many reasons why people choose a chemical-free, natural or organic mattress. If you are sensitive to chemicals or the off gassing of powerful chemicals then you and your family may suffer negative side effects when sleeping on a regular mattress. Our bedrooms are intimate and where we lay our new born babies with us. These chemicals are concentrated in the surface of our mattress are absorbed through our skin and inhaled. Doctors agree that long term exposure to these chemicals can increase the risk of illness. Having a safer, chemical free surface can only improve our health. Besides being chemical free and made with natural or organic materials, your new mattress should have a supportive density, but also have enough give to conform to the bumps and curves of the body, with a soft overlay to provide comfort for the joints and muscles.
Most of us spend about one third of our lives in bed, that’s just when we’re sleeping. Almost 30% of our population suffer from sleep disorders and another 15% of us have chronic sleep problems. Many popular mattresses are a chemical nightmare, constructed of polyurethane foam, which is made from petrochemical base combined with chemical potpourri of stabilizers, catalysts, surfactants, fire retardants, antimicrobial additives and colorants. These chemicals are associated with environmental problems as well as human health hazards such as chronic bronchitis, impaired lung function, breathlessness, nausea, vomiting and allergic reactions. Some are potential carcinogens and reproductive toxins.
Replacing your mattress with an organic one is the simplest way to avoid chemicals in a majority part of your life (sleeping). 100% Natural/Organic latex is the best core material, resistant to mold, mildew, bacteria and dust mites. Organic wool also resistant to dust mites is great at lowering heart rate and controlling humidity next to the skin. Organic cotton is soft, comfortable and durable. Coil or memory foam mattresses are the most overlooked causes of health problems today. A healthy organic mattress is a good start in eliminating toxins in your bedroom. Whether you are interested in a cleaner environment or improved health for you and your family, an organic mattress is essential to a good night’s sleep. Sleep safe and rest easy.