With so many things to distract you on a daily basis, it’s so easy to overlook the most simple of tasks for you to recharge and regain your energy: sleep. It certainly doesn’t help if your mattress is not giving you the comfort and support you need.
Fortunately, there are plenty of quality options you can find in a local Sacramento organic mattress store. Here are some tips you can use to better help you with your purchase.
Know the Materials
Just because the tag says organic does not necessarily mean it actually is. There have been some major discussions as to what truly constitutes an organic mattress, but in a nutshell, it would be made with organic cotton, sustainably harvested woods, and rubber tree-based latex, as well as organic wool.
These are the components you want in your mattress because these are hypoallergenic, bacteria-resistant, and mites-preventive. This ensures that you are not only able to get a good night’s rest, but that you are also protected from breathing in unwanted elements.
Is it Really Organic? The Growing Problem of “Greenwashing”
“Greenwashing”, is a growing problem. This is where a company claims they have an organic bed that is not certified as organic by the recognized U.S. certifications (such as GOTS certified). Do a little research online, ask lots of question or talk to an expert. Wayne Franson, owner of the Healthy Bed Store in Folsom is well educated on this topic and can provide you with a free consultation.
Feel the Material
After knowing what’s in the mattress, it’s time for you to get on it. Don’t worry, the stores expect people to test the mattress by lying down on them. After all, how can you determine if it's suitable to your comfort needs if you don’t try it? Some advice is to spend 10-15 minutes of lying on the bed to really get a good feel of the material’s feel when in use.
Did you know that your favored sleep position could also affect your choice for what kind of mattress you get? Tummy sleepers, for example, have a different support requirement from those who lie on their back or on their sides. If you’re sharing the bed with someone, it would be ideal for you to take them shopping with you. They should have a say in the matter as well so that you can both come to an agreement as to which mattress is going to be comfortable for both of you.
One great option is to go with and organic bed that is customizable allowing you to select different firmness for each sleeper. These are available at quality establishments like the Healthy Bed Store can help you find the right kind of mattress for you.
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Organic Mattresses & How to Pick the Healthiest Bed. DrAxe.com.