Nothing revitalizes your body like a deep and undisturbed sleep. Below are some features to be aware of when you’re searching for a new bed from one of the trusted mattress stores in Sacramento.

GOTS vs STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certification

OEKO-TEX® certification is about how the materials used to make the mattress were processed. They are certified to be free of harmful chemicals. With Standard 100 certification they are certified to be free of over 100 substances known to be harmful to humans. While this certification means you are looking at a high quality product it does not mean that it is organic.

If you want to ensure the raw materials used to make your bed are organic, look for GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification. To earn this certification materials such as wool, hemp, cotton and others must be produced under stringent standards. To avoid being “Greenwashed” look for a GOTS certified mattress.

Breathability

Test each mattress by lying on it for at least 10 minutes. Pick a mattress that is breathable. Meaning, it allows air to circulate and transport moisture through it, keeping it dry at all times. Low breathability in mattress means high risk of bacteria and mold growth, which is harmful to your health. Ask your sales representative about the breathability of mattresses you’re interested in.

Support and Pressure Relief

When you lie on any surface, the muscle tissues at the base of your body are compressed under your body’s weight. The amount of pressure they take depends on the rigidity of the surface you are lying on. If the surface is too rigid, your muscle tissues will be severely compressed to the point that they might sustain damage. Over time this could have a huge effect on the condition of the muscles in your back or on the side of your body you sleep on. You need a mattress that is plush enough to give your body relief from pressure but not too soft that it no longer provides any support.

Hypoallergenic 

A hypoallergenic mattress is capable of resisting mold, mildew, and dust mites. If you have allergies, a hypoallergenic bed like the memory foam or latex mattress is perfect for you. However, it is important to note that although your mattress is hypoallergenic, it’s not immune to dust and dirt, which can trigger allergic reactions as well. One way to keep your mattress dust-free is to cover it with a breathable mattress protector.

If you’ve been missing that good night’s sleep it’s time to get yourself a new mattress from Sacramento’s number one mattress store— The Healthy Bed Store.  They offer a wide range of bed solutions - organic mattress, bedding, pillows and adjustable bed bases. They can help you get that sound night’s sleep again.

 

Sources:

https://bedtimesmagazine.com/2007/06/study-shows-a-new-bed-offers-wealth-of-health-benefits/

http://www.talalayglobal.com/the-talalay-advantage/

https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/business/certifications_and_services/ots_100/ots_100_start.xhtml