You’ve probably heard by now that organic foods are good for you, but did you know “going organic” with your mattress makes a difference, too? It really does.
Need more information before you commit? Take a look at the following benefits of sleeping on an organic mattress.
The materials used to create organic mattresses are grown, processed, and/or manufactured with zero synthetic chemicals or dangerous pesticides. And because they’re naturally flame-resistant (more on that later), they’re also not coated in carcinogenic flame-retardants. So when you sleep on an organic mattress, you’re sleeping chemical-free.
The chemicals and pesticides found in standard, non-organic mattresses cause allergies and respiratory problems in people with sensitivities to toxins. Organic mattresses are chemical-free and pesticide-free. They are also anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and mildew-resistant. A hypoallergenic can make all the difference for someone with allergies or even slight sensitivity.
A conventional, non-organic mattress made from synthetic materials will eventually pack down and compress, so that over time you lose the shape and comfort level that made you buy it in the first place. The durability and elasticity of the natural fibers used to create organic mattresses give you a plush and comfortable sleep surface that bounces back and maintains its luxuriousness.
The natural ingredients used to make organic latex, organic cotton, and organic wool mattresses help regulate body temperature by wicking away moisture from the body and keeping the skin dry. In other words, organic mattresses breathe and help regulate your body temperature rather than trapping the moisture that causes you to be cold in winter and hot in summer.
The organic growing methods, organic and renewable materials, and organic production systems used in the making of organic mattresses have a low impact on the planet. The growing methods use fewer natural resources and less land, and they help maintain soil health. The organic materials are all-natural and biodegradable, so they reduce global pollution. Organic mattresses are also made from durable, flexible, and long-lasting textiles, which means you can purchase fewer in your lifetime than you would synthetic mattresses, thus reducing your carbon footprint.
The use of organic wool in organic mattresses prevents the need for chemical flame-retardants. The keratin in wool, the moisture collected in its fibers, and the lanolin coating all make it challenging to ignite and resistant to combustion. So organic mattresses do not need to be coated with toxic flame-retardant chemicals.