The next time you tuck your kids in to bed after a bedtime story, consider whether their mattresses are safe from hidden dangers such as chemicals and toxins.

Everyday exposure to these substances can increase your family’s risk of acquiring serious health complications. Considering how many hours people (both children and adults) spend on their beds each night, ensuring that every member of your family sleeps on a safe and comfortable mattress should be one of your top priorities.

Fortunately, organic mattresses sold at bed stores like The Healthy Bed Store in Sacramento can help ensure that your family is safe from toxins that lurk in conventional mattresses. Knowledge is power, as the popular saying goes. Here is a look at a common mattress toxins and what complications you can avoid by switching to an organic latex mattress.

Boric Acid and Pesticides

Mattresses made of non-organic cotton could contain with pesticides. In fact, according to the Organic Consumers Association, over 25 percent of pesticides in the U.S., including boric acid, are used in cotton farming. Commonly used as a roach killer, boric acid is often found in conventional mattress linings. This toxin can cause convulsions, skin blistering, and, in worst cases, coma. Long-term exposure to boric acid is also linked to developmental delays and other neurological problems.

In contrast, an organic mattress made of natural latex does not contain volatile chemicals that you and your little ones might unwittingly inhale over the years. You can also sleep more soundly knowing that such a mattress not only reduces muscle and joint pain but also relieves the burden on the environment as natural latex is biodegradable and recyclable.

Stop worrying about mattress safety and quality. Ensure your family’s long-term health by opting for an organic mattress. A trusted organic mattress store like The Healthy Bed Store offers some of the best options in the market.

 

Sources:

Forget Monsters Under the Bed, What About the Monsters Hiding in Your Mattress?, Huffington Post

Is Your Mattress Toxic?, Happy Mothering

Is Your Mattress Toxic? Hidden Dangers in Your Sleeping Environment, Red and Honey