A great amount of toxins and chemicals lurk under your covers if you still sleep on a conventional mattress. To comply with fire safety codes, many everyday products are doused in PBDEs (polybrominated diphenylethers) or some other form of chemical fire retardant, including your mattresses. Long-term exposure to these chemicals poses a great risk to human health, particularly to young children, infants, and toddlers who may unknowingly and are quite likely to breathe in household dust or ingest these chemicals by way of their mother’s milk. They are quite literally the stuff of nightmares that can even taint your most pleasant dreams. To decrease environmental and health impact, many people are now choosing natural beddings and organic mattresses.
Exposure to chemicals may be inevitable in the environment, but you can always protect your family by making wise choices in terms of the things you can control—like the mattresses you sleep on. Organic mattresses are a healthier alternative to your conventional synthetic mattress. While most conventional mattresses contain polyurethane (a petroleum-based substance, which overtime, emits chemical fumes), organic mattresses contain only the safest, purest, organically produced materials that ensure a more healthful sleep. More than petroleum-based substances that cause symptoms like skin irritations, allergies, and common respiratory problems, conventional mattresses and beddings are also treated with many other chemicals that supposedly make them better, like chemicals designed to resist fire, repel wrinkles, stains, and water, along with synthetic dyes for color. While these chemicals do allow such conveniences, they too, add to the risks that off-gassing bring to human health.
Your bed is the one place where your mind and body is supposedly rejuvenated and gets ample rest through sleep. However, exposure to potentially harmful chemicals that conventional mattresses most often contain prevents you from getting the restful and revitalizing sleep you need. People suffering from chronic illnesses are most in need of quality sleep to aid in their healing—something that is quite impossible to get if you are sleeping on a pile of toxic fluff.
You will almost instantly feel the difference when you decide to switch to an organic mattress. Its benefits go far beyond sleeping comfort as they do away with all the chemicals that traditional mattresses expose you to. Most are hypoallergenic and are designed to relieve pressure points. A combination of different organic materials also makes organic mattresses naturally flame retardant, temperature-regulating, durable, and recyclable.
About the Author:
Dennis and Leora Hornick are the owners of the Organic Mattress Store Inc. They started this business in 2004 and within a few years it became a big brand store in Pennsylvania and the East Coast, all the way to California.
The Organic Mattress Store Inc. is a well-known organic mattress store in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. They provide mattresses made up of Dunlop Latex, 100% certified organic cotton and pure wool. They are the market leaders in natural and organic mattresses. They have all big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, and Shepherds Dream, for you to come in to try out.