Amber Merton | PlushBeds Green Sleep Blog - Part 2

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How Does a 100% Natural Latex Mattress Compare to a Blended or Synthetic Latex Mattress?

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In your search for the perfect mattress, you’ll find yourself faced with many decisions along the way. Families today have lofty expectations for their mattresses and they should! You spend up to eight hours per night on your mattress. That’s more time than you spend in your car, on your sofa, or even at your desk in the office (especially once you factor all the moving around you do during the day). Your mattress is an investment in your health, but what kind of mattress is the best investment for your needs?

The Cascading Effects of Pharmaceutical Pollution

Pharmaceuticals have become a part of daily life for many members of society, and most households will have fully stocked medicine cabinets with their favorite painkillers or prescription drugs. But what happens to all the medication that’s unused or expired? Often they get thrown in the garbage or flushed down the toilet. Old and unused medications can seem like a waste product of lower concern than say plastic, but they have the capacity to pollute many of the world’s waterways. One of the most daunting environmental issues the world has to deal with is pharmaceutical waste.

Paper Recycling 101

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Today, we all place a huge emphasis on paper recycling at home, at school and at work. This is a good thing as recycling paper saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, conserves natural resources and frees up landfill space for other trash that can’t be recycled.

Do LED Lights Affect Our Sleep?

Different light sources are a significant part of our everyday life. Especially during those dark and gloomy winter evenings, when we spend most of our time before bedtime exposed to different lights; for example, the illumination form TVs, computers, different lamps, and even our smartphones. Recently, many researchers and scientists are claiming that our sleep is being affected by this light, which usually comes from light emitting diodes, to the point that many people have reported serious sleep issues. For many of us it might sound a bit silly and unbelievable. After all, how can a light be disrupting our sleep cycles and schedules? But there is a scientific proof that luminescence, especially the variety from LED lights that provide cool white and blue illumination, and that is very commonly used as home lighting, solar security lights, and is even found in our smart devices, can be very harmful to our sleep.

What is the Healthiest Mattress I Can Buy?

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Safeguarding your health is one of the most important things you can do to maintain superior happiness and quality of life. It is not only good for you, but it can also improve your engagement at work and your relationships with others in your life to get a healthy night’s sleep.

Mattress Safety – Natural Fire Barriers vs. Chemical Fire Barriers

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Waking up to the smell of smoke and feeling the burning hot flames from your bed on fire is something you may never want to think about. Unfortunately, mattress fires happen. According to CBS News, there were an estimated 17,800 bedding and mattress fires in the U.S. in just 2001 alone. Of these, 8,500 fires involved pillows or mattresses.

Mattress Certifications – What Do They Mean? GOLS, GOTS, OEKO-TEX, GreenGuard Gold

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Are you worried about your mattress containing harmful chemicals? There are so many different certifications which make different claims. This can make it difficult to determine if the mattress you’re about to purchase is partially or completely free of chemicals.

10 Natural Herbs for Sleep

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In today’s modern world our pace of life is faster and more stressful than that of our ancestors. This is why the sleep aid industry has experienced a huge upsurge in business. As many of us turn to more natural ways of getting our bodies back in sync, we wish to avoid many of the downsides of these man-made drugs and preparations.

Is it Time to Replace Your Toxic Mattress With a Natural Latex Mattress?

You spend approximately one third of your life in bed. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to invest in a mattress that will promote good health and comfort rather than going for the one that has the lowest possible price tag.

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Nursery

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Leading an eco-friendly lifestyle is something that used to be somewhat of a challenge. However, with so much of an emphasis on being more environmentally aware nowadays, being green in the nursery is far easier than you might have thought.

If you’re looking for some natural and chemical-free ways of decorating your little one’s nursery, there are so many ways you can make their room both appealing and safe. Take a look at these awesome ideas to get you started.