Sleeping on the right mattress can take away all your tiredness and stress. There are so many types of mattresses available today. But not all of us are aware that the very mattress that gives your bed that great look and feel cause more harm than good to you and your family’s health.
According to studies, a big percentage of the mattress is made of materials that emit gases that are detrimental to one’s health. Even though the tag on the mattress says that these materials meet health and safety standards and are eco-friendly, they are actually not. For example, a study revealed that an average memory foam mattress gives out more than 60 types of unnatural chemicals that include carcinogens benzene and naphthalene.
These chemicals can irritate your eyes, throat, nose, and lungs, and can lead to allergies, organ toxicity, and cancer. Moreover, these unnatural materials can be breeding grounds for termites, mould and mildew that cause health problems.
Besides being detrimental to your health, these synthetic materials are not biodegradable, which means the huge number of mattresses that are discarded in landfills each day will remain there for many years even after their disposal.
The all-natural solution to a healthy sleep
With the increasing awareness of using eco-friendly products, there is an introduction of all-natural and organic mattress that is made of organic materials. If you are not able to afford an organic mattress, there is an alternative to it. There are beds, which are made of natural cotton, fire-resistant, natural latex that can provide you with the comfort, luxury and good sleep of an organic mattress, without pinching your pockets too much.
Better for man and earth
A green mattress, apart from providing health benefits, offers more durability and resilience, unlike the traditional mattresses.
In addition, natural materials provide very good heat and moisture regulation and excellent circulation of air. Plus, natural materials like Natural Latex are antibacterial, antimicrobial and resistant to dust mites.
Organic mattress buyer beware
The market is flooded with mattresses that claim to be 100% organic or eco-friendly. However, not all are organic. Read the instructions well before you buy. Do not end up paying more for the ‘less organic’ mattresses. Or better consult a mattress expert first, understand its terminology and then buy one. They will guide you on what to look for and what to avoid. This will make sure that the mattress that you choose is a perfect one that will last you for a very long time.