Why buy an organic mattress? You spend one-third of your life sleeping. That’s when your body’s immune system needs to recover and prepare for the day ahead. If your environment is filled with airborne allergens and chemicals toxins, your immune system will battle these rather than repair itself.
Most standard mattresses are made with polyurethane foam, which emits a harmful chemical toluene. Mattress batting and covers are also treated with toxic flame retardants and water or stain resistant chemicals. These chemicals off-gas and no one knows for how long.
Your bedroom is also a haven dust mites, the number one cause for allergy suffering. That’s why allergists recommend removing materials that attract dust mites and reducing pollution in your sleeping environment as their first step in treatment.
Replace Your Old Mattress With an Organic Mattress
- The materials in an organic mattress are all natural, clean, and most of all, free of chemicals.
- They don’t off-gas.
- They regulate body temperature.
- Organic mattresses are made with cotton grown in fields where pesticides were not used.
- Mattress cores are made with natural latex free of synthetics, just the pure milk from the rubber tree.
- For fire protection, an organic mattress is protected by wool shorn from sheep that are raised on organic farms. Wool is a natural fire barrier.
- An organic mattress provides a more comfortable sleeping surface. Organic materials control body temperature to help provide a deeper REM sleep.
An Organic Mattress Will Lower Chemicals in Your Bedroom and Help the Environment
When a pesticide is used, not only are destructive pests killed, but a myriad of predators and prey, which can tip nature’s delicate balance. One problem is eliminated but 5 more may be created. Many agri-chemicals end up in groundwater reservoirs, which spread their reach to surrounding plant and human life.
Manufacturing chemicals are equally destructive. An organic blanket that’s dyed a trendy color may have started out with a smaller carbon footprint, but as the dyes are rinsed through the fabric, known carcinogens contaminate the land and put workers and the local community at risk.
Chemicals and your body
SleepWell recycles everything, retrieving chemicals and molecules from one form for use in another. When you sleep on a synthetic blanket or eat processed foods, chemicals that enter your system are immediately repurposed or stored for later use, creating a rippling of biological consequences later in life.
Why should you sleep on an organic mattress?
Your body doesn’t recognize (or understand) synthetic chemicals or the dangers they carry – it’s confused. Reducing your exposure to toxins ensures that the resources your body stores aren’t ticking time bombs.
The social impact of a product can be as devastating (or uplifting) as its environmental effect
We understand it can be frustrating to hunt for organic information only to run up against roadblock after roadblock. But when you push manufacturers and retailers to be accountable, the companies that are doing it right are rewarded (with your dollars) while the ones that aren’t, are forced to change for the better. Sleeping on an organic mattress is a small step in the right direction.