Everyone wants to think they’re sleeping on a healthy mattress. No one likes the idea of bringing something into their home that could cause harm to themselves or their loved ones. But how do you know if your mattress could be harming your health? The truth is that many mattresses on the market today are made with ingredients that can cause a wide range of illnesses and symptoms.
Think of all the hours in a day you spend in bed. For most people, you spend more time in bed every day than any other single location. Yet, the average person invests more time and care in choosing a car than in choosing their mattress, the latter of which provides them with restorative sleep night after night. Fortunately, the more you know about your mattress, the better prepared you are to buy with confidence that you’re getting a healthy mattress.
Healthy Mattresses AREN’T Filled with Toxins
Some mattresses are filled with a surprising number of toxins. Things like boric acid, which is a poison that is used to prevent bed bugs and certain kinds of bacteria in your mattresses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are chemicals that some manufacturers use in the manufacturing process, can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms. These chemicals in mattresses can off gas, and be released into the air.
Healthy Mattresses ARE Made with Natural and Organic Ingredients
Natural mattresses made with materials like 100 percent natural latex offer a wide range of benefits. The latex is made with sap from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree, which gives the mattress its innate antimicrobial properties, and it’s incredible resilience that prevents sagging and other breakdown over time. The important thing is that no harmful chemicals and additives are used to make these mattresses, so you don’t have to worry about your family breathing in things that are harmful to them while they sleep.
Choosing organic mattresses takes things even further to ensure the health and safety of your loved ones. Rather than simply being made with natural ingredients and without certain additives, organic mattresses are made from raw materials that have not been subjected to potentially harmful pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and other matter that can contaminate the mattress, potentially causing harm to humans.
How Do You Know Your Mattress is Healthy?
The sad truth is that many mattress makers have made false claims, or use deceptive advertising strategies about their mattresses over the years through a process known as greenwashing. They do so in hopes of attracting health conscious consumers who are looking for mattresses that are healthy for themselves, their families, and the planet.
That is why it is so important to seek mattresses that have been certified by independent organizations, who have solid reputations and exacting standards. These organizations go to great lengths to examine the life cycle of the mattresses to ensure their standards are met every step of the way.
Consumers who look for the following types of certifications while shopping for mattresses are likely to find healthy mattresses to bring into their homes.
- Control Union
- Forest Stewardship Council
- Global Organic Latex Standard
- Global Organic Textile Standard
- GreenGuard Gold
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100
- USDA Organic
When you find mattresses that have certifications from one or more of these respected organizations, you can buy with confidence that you’re getting a mattress that is healthy for your home and family.
The PlushBeds Collection of Healthy Mattresses
The PlushBeds family remains committed to delivering superior quality mattresses that offer luxurious comfort without compromising health or harming the planet. From our hybrid latex Luxury Bliss Mattress, which is handcrafted in the USA with superb quality raw materials that have been certified by GOTS and GOLS, to our Natural Bliss Latex mattress made with 100 percent natural latex, is vegan, and has been certified by multiple organizations listed above and are organic, and our impressive Botanical Bliss Latex Mattress, we offer a wide range of outstanding quality luxurious and healthy latex mattresses for your family.
Explore PlushBeds' natural latex mattress collection today to see which one is the best for you.
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