Mattresses and Landfills: Why Buying a Natural Latex Mattress Matters

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When purchasing a new mattress, your decision can have an impact on the planet seven or ten years down the road. Most mattresses are made with materials that are not recyclable. This means they land (in whole or in part) in landfills around the world.

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Bedroom

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Your bedroom is your oasis in a world that’s often filled with busyness and chaos. Wouldn’t it be great if your personal place of Zen could also be a place that’s as soothing for the planet as it is for you? It can be, if you follow great tips like these listed below.

Sleep Quality May Impact Skin’s Glow

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Turns out all that all this talk about “beauty sleep” is real. Researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center determined a link between sleep deprivation and skin function, including skin aging.

Detox Your Bedroom with No or Low VOC Paint

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Did you know that the wrong kind of paint can introduce unwanted and unwelcomed toxins into any room of your home? While you probably don’t want these toxins in any room in your home, it’s critical to remove them from your bedroom, the place where healing and repair are supposed to take place within your body night after night. So how do you get rid of toxins that come from paints that contain VOC (volatile organic compounds)? Using non-toxic paints, such as no or low VOC paints.

What Your Go-To Sleeping Position Says About You

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You’ve probably heard about the various silent signals you send through eye contact, or lack thereof, and body language. Did you also know that your favorite sleep position is revealing as well? Below are a few of the secrets you may reveal while you are sleeping.

Beware of Mattress Industry Greenwashing

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Many consumers today go out of their way to make planet-friendly purchasing decisions. They make efforts to conserve resources, recycle when possible, reduce waste, and reuse items that would otherwise go into landfills. With that in mind, many consumers are taking an interest in buying items that are “green” or earth-friendly —  including mattresses. Unfortunately, at times and through no fault of their own, what they purchased isn’t always as eco-friendly as what they intended it to be because of greenwashing.

Couples Sleeping Together Linked to Better Sleep Quality and Health

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Valentine’s Day is a day that celebrates love and lovers. Did you know, that in bed, two heartbeats are better than one? At least, that’s what a University of Pittsburgh, Rush University Medical Center, and University of Michigan School of Public Health study determined.

What Helps You Get to Sleep at Night?

What’s Your Natural Sleep Aid?

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The Benefits of a Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

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Many people appreciate the idea of natural latex or memory foam mattresses, but aren’t quite ready to make the full financial commitment that goes along with buying one. It makes perfect sense. A quality latex or memory foam mattress is a substantial investment. On the other hand, some people think that perhaps their old mattress has a little bit of life left in it yet.

Joma Wool for Fire Retardant and Temperature Regulation

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One of the best loved features of PlushBeds’ natural latex mattresses is the coolness factor. And we’re not talking about the fact that it’s “hip” to buy one of our latex mattresses (though we certainly think it is), but about the fact that the mattresses sleep cool temperature wise — unlike other foam mattresses on the market today.