The Eco Institute, located in Cologne, Germany is a highly respected organization responsible for testing products to determine their pollutants and emissions. The institute has more than 25 years of experience testing products for trace amounts and even residues of hazardous chemicals as well as the testing of emissions or outgassing created by the products.
Memory foam mattresses have gained a great deal of popularity over the years due to their many benefits. Part of the reason they’ve been so popular is because they are constructed in many layers of varying density. These layers respond to weight and temperature in order to mold to the shape of the individual bodies sleeping on them.
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.
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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 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.
If you haven’t experienced it for yourself, you’ve probably heard stories about memory foam mattresses that delivered this sinking feeling, like you were sleeping on quicksand rather than a mattress. It permeates dreams and leaves people restless throughout the night. It remains one of the most consistent complaints about memory foam to date. One memory foam mattress changes all of that.
Science has taught us that cooler nighttime temperatures lead to better sleep. According to the New York Times, the optimal temperature varies slightly from one person to the next, but is typically between 60 and 68 degrees because the external temperature and the body’s core temperature need to be lower to prepare the body for restful, sustained sleep. The Times article goes on to indicate that many instances of chronic insomnia are related to temperature regulation issues.
New research conducted by the Better Sleep Council indicates that people are slowly but surely coming around to the idea that mattresses need to be replaced more frequently. The latest survey indicates that the number of years people expect to keep their mattresses are inching down when compared to survey results from four years prior.
You’ve made the decision to invest in organic mattress accessories, perhaps to go with your organic mattress. Whether it’s an interest in protecting the planet, allergies, or some other reason you’ve made this choice, it’s worth your while to learn how to protect and care for your new mattress.