At this day and age where people are really putting stock in promoting and maintaining their health, it is easy to overlook one of the most fundamental activities in keeping a body healthy, sleeping.

For years, those who live in a city as busy as Sacramento have underestimated the effects of having a poor night’s sleep on their overall well-being. Fortunately, an organic mattress store like the Healthy Bed Store, is quick to get the record straight with the importance of sleeping on the right mattress. Not only do sleeping on organic mattresses good for your health, it can also do wonders on your mood or emotional state.

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What are organic mattresses?

Organic mattresses are those that are made with one of the following materials - wool, cotton or latex-all of which should be entirely chemical-free. Why should someone consider an organic mattress over the less expensive ordinary one? Is there really any difference?

For one, all mattresses are required to be flame-retardant, which means they should be able to resist a specific degree of flame intensity. Of course, to achieve this effect, most mattress manufacturing companies must infuse their mattresses with chemicals that can make their products flame-retardant. They might also add some boric acid (roach killer), vinyl chloride (waterproofing), and antimony (flame retardant stabilizer) in the mix.

Another thing is that by using non-organic wool or cotton in the making of your mattress, there is a 90% chance that the wool or cotton were heavily treated with pesticide prior to becoming your mattress.

All these mean, while you are sleeping, you are actively breathing in these chemicals.

Why make the switch to an organic mattress?

Scientific studies show that sleeping on mattresses made with natural fiber tend to assist a good night’s sleep. Also, same studies showed that those who sleep on natural fiber mattresses have a lower number of back pain complaints as opposed to those who sleep on traditional mattresses.

Furthermore, being organic means that the fibers used are free of any synthetic chemicals from start to finish. The cotton fibers are wholly untouched by pesticides in the same manner that the sheep from where the wool was taken were never contaminated with antibiotics or growth hormones to make them grow faster (and hence produce more wool). The same goes with the processing of fibers all the way to producing the end-product, the mattress.

At the end of the day, sleeping on an organic mattresses doesn’t only ensure a good night’s sleep but also waking up to a guaranteed good morning.

Sources:

Before-after study to determine the effectiveness of an adjustable wood frame-foam and wool mattress bed-system (The Natura Mattress System) in reducing chronic back pain in adults, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING AN ORGANIC MATTRESS, dailymom.com