How Can a Mattress be Toxic?

When working to remove harsh chemicals out of your daily life, one thing in your home that may be overlooked is your mattress. Though the long-term damage is still unclear, breathing in these chemicals night after night can have some impact on overall health and greatly affect those with extra sensitivity. Before buy that memory foam mattress you’ve had your eye on, consider the following red-flags about the chemicals residing within it.

Fire Retardants

Many mattresses are coated with fire retardant substances by law. Many of these chemicals have been linked to a variety of different diseases and cancers. Some of these substances include boric acid, a pesticide that can cause skin irritation, melamine resin, which contains small amounts of formaldehyde, and PCDE’s or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which are highly toxic chemicals used in mattresses prior to 2004.

Most Vulnerable During Sleep

Though we may not experience much harm from a mattress while going about our day (unless it emits a harsh odor), we are most vulnerable to these toxins while we sleep. Our nervous system enters the parasympathetic mode, which promotes rest, detox, growth, and other reparative functions. When we inhale these harsh chemicals while we sleep, these sometimes undetected stressors pull our body out of this essential state.

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Tips for Buying a Natural Mattress

Investing in a natural mattress is a great way to reduce toxins within your home and body. There are plenty of all natural and organic materials that can be used and an eco-friendly mattress doesn’t have to break the bank. When you’re searching for a natural, more sustainable mattress for your bedroom, there are a few important things you should consider.

Check the Smell

As silly as it sounds, a good natural mattress should smell clean and pleasant. Many top-brand mattresses can have a harsh, chemical-like smell that can prevent some from relaxing into a good night’s sleep. A mattress crafted from renewable materials should emit no odor or, depending on the materials, a very faint scent.

Always Ask for the Real Information

Since there’s no official government certification on eco-friendly mattresses, it’s important to ask what exactly is in the mattresses you’re testing. Many may state that they are green, but their supposed environmentally conscious advertising may only be a small percentage greener than the average department store brand.

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Why Choose an All Natural Mattress?

We spend nearly one third of our lives asleep and what we sleep on greatly affects us, even if you don’t see the impact directly. At Healthy Rest Mattress, we are committed to providing an all natural mattress that will not only benefit our customers, but the environment as well. Crafted from materials such as bamboo, castor oils, and aloe, we strive to create the best mattress for a safe and healthy rest.

Mattresses are a long term investment and you want to be sure that investment counts towards your overall well-being. Bamboo is known for its cooling properties and having this material weaved into your mattress provides a cooler sleeping experience so you’re never tossing and turning under the covers. The use of castor and palm oils can replace up to 20% of the fossil fuels used to create high quality foam, which reduces the need for harmful chemical components.

Harmful chemicals can seep through our skin from the most common of products, mattress included. We opted to infuse our mattresses with aloe to provide extra softness, allergen protection, and an overall sheen to our mattress. When sleeping on a mattress made with renewable materials, your sleep will be free of synthetic and irritating materials, toxin-free, and provide overall well-being to one of the most important aspects of your life.

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Welcome to the Healthy Rest Mattress Blog

Healthy Rest Mattress is a family owned mattress company dedicated to providing natural, toxin-free mattresses and pillows. We are committed to the health and safety of not just our customers, but the environment as well and all of our products are crafted with that in mind.

We believe that every individual should have the highest quality of sleep each night and do so with safe materials underneath their head. Our family owned mattress company utilized natural materials such as bamboo, castor and palm oil, aloe, and gel. All of our foam products are crafted with CertiPUR-US approved foams, which are made without prohibited phthalates, CFCs, mercury, lead, or heavy metals..

We’ve developed this blog in order to share more information about our products as well as how to live a healthy, clean lifestyle. We’ll provide tips on how to get the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had, healthy morning routines, and so much more. Our blog will also contain insight on natural materials and how they can benefit not only your home, but the environment as a whole..

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