Mattress Types

ORGANIC MATTRESS

When buying a mattress, it’s vital to choose one that is made only with non-toxic materials. You may assume that if it’s an organic mattress it must also be non-toxic, but that’s not always the case. First, why is it so important to buy an organic mattress? A typical mattress is made with polyurethane foam as the filling material. Polyurethane foam is made from petroleum with added toxic chemicals.


Possible health effects can include cardiac arrhythmias, breathlessness, chest discomfort, irritation of mucous membranes, coughing, asthma-like reactions, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, weakness, and fatigue. Memory foam can even be worse since it contains even more potentially harmful chemicals.
An organic mattress contains natural materials as the filling – usually organic cotton. Or you may find a natural latex or wool mattress. These are all great natural materials, but there are some factors to consider when looking for an organic mattress that is truly non-toxic.
An organic mattress with cotton filling is a good choice. Cotton is a breathable and firm mattress material, but make sure the cotton is 100% certified organic. Cotton is a crop that is grown with a lot of pesticides and these chemical residues can remain in the cotton. So for health and environmental reasons, it’s important to find an organic mattress that contains cotton that is certified organic.
Natural latex can be safe, depending on how it’s manufactured. You really need to check fully into what chemicals are used in the latex manufacturing process. Many manufacturers use a blend of latex and chemicals and still call it natural latex. Natural latex can be allergenic, a concern especially for children. (the FDA won’t allow a latex product to be called hypoallergenic). Wool is used in many organic mattresses and is a great bedding material, but can also be allergenic.
How can you tell if a mattress is truly organic and non-toxic? Find a mattress manufacturer that is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified. GOTS is the recognized organic textile processing standard for mattresses. A GOTS certification means that the mattress meets stringent organic and non-toxic standards. It’s also a good sign if the mattress has passed GREENGUARD standards. But you may have to do some additional checking with some of the GREENGUARD approved mattress manufacturers. There are very small amounts of certain chemical off-gassing allowed by GREENGUARD. Find a manufacturer that passes with zero emissions for formaldehyde, aldehydes, and phthalates.
Beware of labels saying the mattress is green, eco-friendly, bio foam, or soy foam. Most of these mattress manufacturers simply replace a small portion of polyurethane foam with plant-based components. Therefore the mattresses remain predominantly polyurethane foam.
It is illegal for mattress manufacturers or retailers to sell a mattress in the U.S. unless it passes flame retardant standards. Organic mattress manufacturers are not exempt from these requirements. They may add fire retardant chemicals such as PBDEs, boric acid, or other chemicals that may be toxic. It’s important to thoroughly check into what is used to pass the fire standards.
No mattress may be sold in the U.S. without being flame retardant unless the customer presents a doctor’s prescription for a chemical-free mattress. So if you are not being asked for a doctor’s prescription when buying your organic mattress, it contains some sort of flame retardant material.
You can find an organic mattress with natural, non-toxic and safe alternatives to chemical fire retardants that will pass the standards. Pure wool has natural fire retardant properties. If you find a mattress manufacturer that uses wool, make sure that the wool is organic and there are no additional chemical treatments to boost its fire resistance.
Another non-toxic fire retardant material is a combination of baking soda and hydrated silica. This natural fire prevention compound was designed by an environmental scientist. It is completely safe and passes all state and federal fire laws.
Fortunately you can find an organic mattress that is non-toxic and chemical-free. You simply have to know what to look for and what to avoid. An organic mattress is a good investment in your health as long as you find one with truly safe and non-toxic materials.

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Organic Mattress

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Back pain can be a serious problem when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Choosing the right kind of mattress can bring much relief. A medium-firm mattress is often the best type for this kind of sleeper.


For those who sleep on their sides, then a mattress with some softness is needed to protect the shoulders and hips. Those who sleep face down,perhaps because of lower back pain, will often need a firmer mattress.

Relieve your back pain by using the correct type of mattress

Best Mattresses For Back Pain

LATEST UPDATE; 14TH FEBRUARY 2017

Why you might want to purchase a chemical free mattressI was shocked when I did my internet research to discover just how many chemicals are present in most legally purchased mattresses. Chemicals such as fire retardants (PCBEs), boric acid, formaldehyde,antimony, toluene, styrene, and butadiene.


Obviously, these type of mattresses are not to be recommended if you are in any way allergic to these chemicals.
A good alternative could be a natural latex mattress;that is if you are not allergic to latex.
Wool is a natural flame retardant and is a good solution for many consumers.

Chemical Free Mattress

Latest Update: 14th February 2017

NATURAL MATTRESS

For anyone who needs a high quality sleep a natural mattress provides some of the best allergen free, environmentally friendly options for your bedding. The materials that are used in the creation of these mattresses are often organically grown or harvested, giving them an edge over those mattresses that are traditionally made.
The use of organic cotton or natural latex provides you with the most environmentally friendly sleep you can get.


If you’re not familiar with either material, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much care is given to the planet in order to create the bed quality you want without compromising on the Earth’s welfare.
Organic cotton is grown and harvested like other natural organics. The lack of harmful chemicals and the careful attention to rotation of crops helps to ensure that the surrounding environment does not have to deal with the hazardous runoff of traditional methods. Soil depletion is also curtailed as the cotton is grown and harvested. The final product is free from the toxic chemicals that are often used to treat mattresses and other sleep products.
Natural latex is also taken from the planet with care. Latex is made from tree sap, which is carefully harvested from your basic rubber tree. Rubber trees are able to produce enough sap to allow tapping 180 days out of every year. Furthermore, the tree actually repairs itself from the tap in about 60 minutes. These trees grow right along the equator, and are often harvested by those who live in cohesion with the equatorial forests. The sap is turned into the foam used for a natural latex mattress through a whipping process.
The use of organic wool has become popular in the production of the natural mattress as well. Organic wool is made from sheep’s wool, and those sheep are offered a high quality organically based diet. They are kept healthy and well exercised which helps to increase the quality of their wool. They are not slaughtered for meat but simply shorn for their wool.
The chemicals that are poured into traditional mattresses are in part due to the fire retardants that are used, as well as doused in pesticides and other chemicals that remain in mattress for as long as the life of the mattress. They are generally filled with materials that are synthetic and are also doused in chemicals during their production. Thus, you end up with a significant chemical base in which to sleep on.
All of these synthetic materials and chemicals can trigger allergy attacks, have been linked to health problems, and are certainly not environmentally friendly. A single mattress can provide enough pollution during its production to impact the immediate environment and ecosystem. It can continue to pollute the environment during its afterlife, often through the process of burning or sitting in a landfill.
A natural mattress for your bed, for a crib, or for a child’s bed is ultimately a much healthier route to take for your health and the health of the environment. The comfort, features, and durability of a traditional mattress is well matched and often exceeded with the natural version.

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Natural Mattress

Latest Update: Sunday, July 15, 2018

There are a lot of people out there, including some knowledgeable and respected individuals in various medical fields that believe strongly that sleeping on a traditional mattress can be very harmful to your health. They believe that sleeping on a natural mattress is much better for you.


A natural mattress, or one that is made up of a natural form of latex rubber foam, contains none of the chemicals and carcinogens found in the makeup of traditional mattresses. This natural rubber foam in encased by organic forms of wool and cotton. (No pesticides used)
All forms or types of traditional mattresses, (spring, memory foam, latex), are made up in large part by polyurethane foam. Several chemicals comprise polyurethane foam and many of these chemicals are known to be cancer causing agents or carcinogens. A process called off gassing naturally occurs with this type of foam and these chemicals are released during it. It is believed by many that we inhale these chemicals while we sleep on these mattresses and that can cause us to develop a myriad of health issues or diseases. The lack of these harmful chemicals in the make up of natural mattresses is a big benefit.

Not having to dispose of this toxic waste is another benefit. The manufacturing process of all traditional mattresses is such that chemical waste is created when they are made. This waste, of course, needs to be disposed of and the effects on the environment from this can be far reaching. There is no such waste created in the making of organic mattresses.

Another major potential benefit is a better night’s sleep. In several studies conducted to test the quality of sleep people got on certain types of mattresses reveal that most people enjoy more sound and deeper sleep from sleeping on a natural latex mattress. Proponents point to these test results as reason enough to purchase natural.

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Natural Latex Mattress

 
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Chances are that you first rested on a “Swedish” style mattress, also known as memory foam mattress, during one of your shopping sprees at the local mall. One’’s first experience resting on a memory foam mattress is that it has a unique “feel” that melds to and envelops your body as compared to traditional spring mattress.


How to choose a memory foam mattress is incredibly easy as there is no complexity involved in it. You only need to choose your preferred mattress type suitable to your needs and budget.

How to choose a memory foam mattress

Memory Foam Mattress

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