Why you need an organic mattress vs. synthetic.
Your sleep quality can affect your health and overall disposition—your mood, your productivity, and even your happiness. If you want to sleepy safely and soundly, consider upgrading to an organic mattress. This type of mattress is non-toxic and will not release toxic gases as it ages. Conventional mattresses tend to have harmful chemicals, many of which have been linked to cancer. Hence, upgrading to an organic mattress is a safety measure that can improve your sleep quality and your health as well as reduce your risk of contracting certain illnesses.
The law dictates that mattresses must pass certain flame retardant standards. This means manufacturers may add chemicals to fulfill those requirements. Toxic flame- retardants like polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) have already been banned in Europe, Canada, and several states. PBDE tends to off-gas and builds up in the body. It gets absorbed through the skin, causing a variety of health problems such as reproductive and brain damage, thyroid problems, and cancer.
Chemicals in conventional mattresses have also been linked to hormonal imbalance, fertility problems, and autism. Certain mattresses can become breeding ground for dust mites, mold, and bed bugs, too, and they can cause various respiratory and skin disorders. Even if your current conventional mattress is not yet causing these problems, you should start thinking about upgrading to an organic mattress to prevent problems in the first place. An organic mattress will be a great investment in the long run. It is cheaper than medical and hospital bills, after all. Its better to Err on the side of caution.
Not all organic mattresses are alike. Some mattresses claiming to be made of organic cotton may have synthetic recycled fibers mixed in them. Be sure to buy an organic mattress from an honest retailer that gets its organic cotton fabric from reputable sources, like the South Carolina mills. Be wary of products that are certified by the GOTS, which now allows organic cotton to be a blend of 70 percent with 30 percent synthetic fibers. Make sure that you are buying a mattress with 100 percent organic cotton. This is very important.
Organic mattresses must have natural wool, which is chemical-free and comfortable to sleep on in the summer and winter. Wool keeps the body warm when it is cold, and cool when it is hot. In the summer it whisks the moisture away. The wool is always under the top layer of organic cotton. It is a natural flame retardant, too, and it naturally repels dust mites. High-quality organic latex mattresses are made of natural Dunlop rubber from Malaysia or Sri-Lanka. A latex mattress is good for individuals with respiratory problems. It may be a good option if you want an alternative to conventional memory foam mattresses as well
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 mattress. They have all big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, Shepherds Dream, etc, for you to come in to try out.