A wise man once said to spend good money on the things between you and the ground. That means to invest well in shoes, flooring and especially, mattresses.
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We spend a third of our lives in bed. Ensuring that we’re on the best surface we can afford is money well spent. Organic mattresses are a subset of foam mattresses that provide many big benefits over other options.
Free from Artificial Chemicals
An organic mattress is free from synthetic materials, as well as chemical treatments. This can help you limit exposure to substances like petroleum products, phosphates, polyurethane, and others.
Instead, the mattress is made from natural materials that can include organic wool, cotton, and natural latex foam. These mattresses are also free from artificially derived flame-retardants and pesticides.
Mold Resistant and Anti-bacterial
When our sleeping surfaces collect mold or bacteria, skin irritation, nasal congestion, and allergy issues can result. Foam mattresses, including organic ones, are less likely to harbor mold and bacteria than traditional spring mattresses.
If you are discovering that you experience sinus pressure, coughing, and sneezing after sleeping, your current mattress may be to blame. Replacing it with one that is mold-resistant can result in a big improvement in your sleep.
Repels Dust Mites
You can’t see them, but if you have a traditional mattress, they are there. Dust mites are tiny insect-like pests that are responsible for some of the most common allergens. These tiny creatures leave behind fecal pellets and body fragments that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. They are commonly found in upholstered furniture, carpets, curtains, and mattresses.
An organic foam mattress is not an attractive place for dust mites, so you are less likely to wind up with them living on your bed. Fewer dust mites means less dust mite debris, and fewer issues with allergic reactions.
Cool in Summer and Warm in Winter
A lot of people who first tried out foam mattresses when they were new wound up with one big problem: the memory foam surface was comfortable, but you’d overheat pretty quickly. Newer organic mattresses solve this problem, meaning a better night’s sleep.
Because they are made of natural latex, cotton and wool, organic mattresses are far more comfortable than their synthetic equivalents. These materials help you regulate temperature far better, meaning a better night’s sleep in your comfortable zone. You won’t find yourself getting too hot during the warmer months, or feeling uncomfortably cold during the winter.
When bedding doesn’t wick away moisture, we can find ourselves going to extremes. First, you’ll be overheated and sweating. But, by the time your sweating wakes you up, you’re cold because of the damp surface. This harms sleep quality, which leaves you feeling far less rested than you should.
The materials used to make organic mattresses help wick away sweat. This, in turn, helps with temperature regulation and with reductions in contaminants like mold. When moisture is wicked away from your skin, you are also far less likely to wake up in a pool of sweat in the middle of the night. In the end, it makes for a better sleeping experience.
Because natural and sustainable materials are used, you are not relying on fossil fuels in the production of your mattress. Fewer hazardous chemicals are released during construction, which can help cut down on pollution.
When organic cotton is used, that means less reliance on artificial fertilizers and pesticides. Since these both can be leached into the environment where they can cause problems, selecting materials that don’t rely on them is a net win.
Finally, organic mattresses are biodegradable. When your mattress reaches the end of its useful life, it is less likely to become permanent waste that will clog up landfills.
You have a wide range of choices when it comes to picking out the right mattress material for you. We suggest looking at the benefits of organic and seeing whether it can satisfy your needs better than the other choices on the market. With an organic mattress, you can rest easier knowing that you are making the better choice for your own health and for the future of our environment.