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Why should you consider switching to an Organic Mattress?

Why should you consider switching to an Organic Mattress?

With almost 1/3 of our lives spent in bed, what we sleep on does affects us. Your mattress is a long term investment in improving your sleep comfort and health. Organic latex mattresses are made of organic latex, organic cotton and organic wool. The components of our organic mattresses, cotton, wool and latex, are cultivated using NO pesticides and are manufactured using chemical-free processes. Our organic mattresses use organic wool to meet 1633 fire retardant regulations, as opposed to harmful flame resistant chemicals. Organic mattresses are hypo-allergenic, durable and biodegradable. Organic mattresses are characterized by their ability to support the body and alleviate pressure, while simultaneously regulating body temperature to help you sleep warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. By purchasing an organic mattress, you help to reduce your carbon footprint, as well as the amount of harmful toxins in the air. You also commit to a healthy sleep strategy, which prioritizes your well-being and sleep with cost-effective solutions.

Organic mattresses are defined as:
– being free of synthetic materials
– having not been treated with chemicals
– complying with organic standards

Benefits of Organic Latex Mattresses Hazards of Conventional Mattresses
Chemical Free Chemical Flame Retardants
Hypo-Allergenic Carcinogenic Chemicals and Pesticides
Regulates Temperature Polyurethane Foam
Durability Decreases Respiratory Health
Sustainable and Biodegradable Increases Exposure to Allergens
Extreme Support and Minimal Pressure Quickly Degrades and Compresses
Comfort and Elasticity Devastating Environmental Impact
Naturally Flame Resistant Hazardous Production Process
Infant Approved Antibiotic Use

Benefits of Organic Latex Mattresses

Chemical Free

Organic latex mattress materials are grown, processed and manufactured with zero synthetic chemicals. Organic wool is not dipped in abusive chemicals, and the sheep live on pastures free of dangerous pesticides. Our organic cotton is safer than conventional cotton because it is grown without the use of pesticides and zero chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Our organic latex is grown on plantations that meet federal USDA organic regulations. Furthermore, our mattresses are NOT coated in carcinogenic flame retardants that are often required to meet the 1633 fire retardant laws. Instead, we use organic wool, which is a natural flame retardant, to meet national fire retardant safety regulations See Carcinogenic Chemicals and Pesticides and Chemical Flame Retardants for a better understanding of how pesticides and synthetic chemicals are dangerous and how going organic can be beneficial for you and your family.

Hypo-Allergenic

Organic latex mattresses are often recommended for people with allergies and respiratory issues. Often, allergy and respiratory problems are caused by chemical toxins or pesticides that are incorporated in the conventional mattress manufacturing process. Organic latex mattresses are pesticide-free, chemical-free, and thus, hypo-allergenic.

Organic latex mattresses are typically made of organic cotton, organic wool, and organic latex. Organic cotton is pesticide-free, pigment-free, bleach free and hypoallergenic. Organic cotton does not use chemicals in the manufacturing process and because of such, it is less likely to cause allergic reactions in people with chemical sensitivities. Organic cotton contains no metals (which tend to cause allergic reactions) that are typically included in the dyes used to put color and patterns into organic bedding.

Organic wool mattresses are beneficial for people who have allergies because the wool is not dipped in abusive chemicals. In its natural form, wool is 100% hypoallergenic and it resists bacteria, mold, mildew and dust mites. Wool fibers contain scales that act as a self cleaning mechanism and ventilating system that transport moisture and allergens away. Because wool readily releases moisture it does not allow for the damp conditions that mold and dust mites thrive on.

Organic latex is inherently hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and resistant to water. It is resistant to dust mites, bacteria, fungus, mold, mildew, bedbugs and other allergens. Natural latex has also been proven to increase respiratory health. Together, these three components, organic cotton, organic wool, and organic latex, are combined to create an organic latex mattress that alleviates respiratory ailments and lends way to a night free of coughing, sneezing and runny noses. With a 100% organic latex mattress, a great nights rest soon becomes one less problem allergy sufferers have to worry about.

Regulates Temperature

Organic latex mattress components have an innate ability to regulate body temperature. The organic latex, organic wool, and organic cotton help our mattresses to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These natural ingredients regulate body temperature by wicking away body moisture. This results in a calmer heart rate due to lower humidity next to the skin, and provides for an optimal skin temperature that allows for a great nights’ rest.

In particular, wool is a natural temperature-regulating textile. The American Sleep Industry Association explains how wool is a hygroscopic fiber; it takes up moisture in vapor form. Tiny pores make the fiber semi-permeable, allowing vapor to pass through the heart of the fiber. Wool can easily absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp or clammy. The capacity to absorb makes wool a ‘temperature regulator’. Wool absorbs perspiration and keeps a layer of dry air next to the skin, which in turn helps to hold in body heat. Furthermore, as wool absorbs moisture, it reacts with molecules and generates heat. On the other hand, wool helps keep the body cool by absorbing perspiration.

Thus, organic wool functions as a natural insulator, helping you feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Because wool is an absorbent fiber that helps regulate body temperature, is comfortable to sleep on year round! When the air is cool and damp, wool absorbs moisture and keeps a layer of dry, insulating air next to the skin. On the other hand, when it is warm, that same absorption capacity takes up perspiration, allowing the body’s natural cooling system to work better. Because of this capacity, beds made with wool don’t develop hot or cold spots, allowing for a better nights rest, free of tossing and turning.

Durability

Organic latex mattresses have a much longer life expectancy than synthetic mattresses because they do not break down as quickly. Organic latex mattresses are made of organic natural textiles that are durable, flexible, and long-lasting. Organic wool, for example, is able to be stretched up to 50% when wet and 30% when dry and still bounce back to its original shape when stress is released due to the inherent crimp of wool fiber molecules. The flexibility of wool fibers make them more durable. A wool fiber can be bent more than 20,000 times without breaking. The natural elasticity of wool makes woolen fabrics resistant to tearing. The chemical structure of wool also prevents it from compressing. Like wool, organic cotton is also known for its extreme durability (think about all of your cotton clothes that have lasted forever, and multiply it by an organic growing and manufacturing process that produces dense quilts which are made specifically to last you a lifetime). Our amazing quality organic latex latex mattresses will last for 20 years or more.

 

 

Source: http://sleepingorganic.com/blog/why-buy-an-organic-mattress


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