You spend about a third of your day in bed. Have you ever thought about what’s in it? You might be exposing yourself to toxins and harmful chemicals lurking under your sheets if you are still using a synthetic mattress that is doused in polybrominated diphenylethers and other forms of fire retardants to comply with fire safety codes. Studies show that long-term exposure to such chemicals can harm human health and cause major diseases, especially in children.
It’s easy to see why many responsible households are now making efforts to decrease their environmental and health impact by switching to organic mattresses and beddings. Why not do the same for your family? You cannot protect them from harmful fumes in the environment, but you can certainly make wiser choices in the home, starting with your mattresses.
Why are organic mattresses better than synthetic mattresses?
A typical conventional mattress will likely contain polyurethane, a petroleum-based chemical that emits toxic chemical fumes overtime and causes skin irritations, respiratory problems, and allergies. Synthetic beddings and mattresses are also treated with chemicals that resist fire, repel stains and wrinkles, and keep water out—not to mention synthetic dyes that make them colorful. But the supposed convenience afforded by these toxic chemicals is trumped by the severity of the risks associated with constant exposure to them. Sleeping on a synthetic mattress is literally like sleeping on a pile of poisonous fluff.
This is never a problem with a truly organic mattress that is made using only the purest and safest organic materials and manufactured using organic processes. Studies after studies have shown that organic mattresses help promote healthful sleep. An organic mattress can aid your mind and body in doing what it is supposed to do during slumber—rejuvenate and revitalize.
People who suffer from chronic disease can greatly benefit from using an organic mattress to achieve better-quality sleep that aids in their healing. Those who suffer from allergies might also experience relief once they switch to organic mattresses. You will readily feel the difference—in fact, your sneezing and coughing might stop instantly once you get your toxic mattress out of your bedroom and bring in your new organic one. What’s more, the best organic mattresses are built specifically to relieve common pressure points, so your bones and muscles can get optimum rest.
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.