There are all kinds of things lurking inside of traditional mattresses. With today’s infographic, we focus on 4 of the main types of harmful substances that may even be hiding inside of your own mattress (hint: it’s extremely likely!). It’s enough to make you want to wear a gas mask and hazmat suit to bed at night. But wait, you don’t have to! There are healthy alternatives. That’s what PlushBeds is all about – a healthier, natural alternative to the toxic cuboid that you may be lying down on at night and breathing in fumes from. So, if the following infographic grosses you out (it should), consider an all-natural latex mattress. With no further ado, let’s put the safety gear on, and get ready to enter a regular, everyday bedroom.
Taking a micro nap shortly after having a cup of coffee might seem like the worst possible way to become better rested, but recent studies beg to differ. In fact, a study performed by scientists at Loughborough University in the UK found that this technique, also called a caffeine nap, has excellent benefits. The caffeine nap helped drivers be more alert, have better performance, and even reduce the occurrence of the infamous afternoon crash.
Because we here at PlushBeds are committed to living greener lives, we like to look for blogs that promote a similar commitment to the planet. The five blogs listed below are some we’ve found to be particularly interesting as they relate to very specific causes that impact the green living community.
The PlushBeds Orthopedic Foundation is made of sturdy, heat-treated spruce wood. The decision to go with spruce wood as well as choosing heat-treated wood as part of our latex mattress materials was a conscious effort on the part of PlushBeds in keeping with our commitment to green manufacturing processes and green mattresses to provide families with healthy choices in bedding.
Not all Facebook pages are created equal. Some pages post very little real meaty information while others provide a wide range of helpful and useful information people can run with to make purchasing decisions, discover new recipe ideas, or even make conscious changes for the good of their health, their families, and the planet. We feel these five Facebook pages embody the spirit of the latter and that anyone interested in practical advice for organic living should follow.
As you become more informed about the products you purchase for your home and your family, you’re going to hear a lot about various certifications available for products. While some certifications, such as in-house certifications, mean very little for consumers, other certifications carry more weight.
The decision to go green is an important one. But it’s not an all or nothing proposition. You can take small steps and follow important guides as you prepare for and embark on this journey for your own good as well as the good of your family, community, and the planet. These four blogs (in no particular order) embody characteristics we love to see in green blogs and hope you’ll appreciate them as much as we do.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that between the years of 2005 and 2009 there were roughly 10,260 fires that began with the igniting of mattresses or bedding. These fires claim the lives of 371 people each year and result in approximately $382 million in property damage annually.