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As more thoughts around the globe turn to better overall health, it is important not to forget to pay attention to how ordinary things in our lives impact our health and wellness, such as your mattress. Think about the number of hours you spend each day in bed. For many people, that number is higher than the hours you spend in your office chair, vehicle, or sofa. Your mattress is an intimate point of contact, and it could be a huge health risk for you and your family if you’re not using a natural mattress. These are just a few important reasons why natural mattresses are healthier than synthetic mattresses.

Absence of Toxic Chemicals

Synthetic mattresses on the market today, or those made with synthetic materials, often contain chemicals that can have toxic effects on humans, and can result in offgassing. The list is long, and contains many of the following:

  • Boric acid
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Chromium
  • Mercury
  • Nickel

These are all things you certainly don’t want to expose yourself or your family to for eight hours or more every single day. Natural mattresses, like any mattress from the Natural Latex Mattress Collection at PlushBeds, contain none of these harmful ingredients, so that you’re not risking your family’s health just by going to sleep at night. That’s something that should help you rest easier.

Microbe Resistance

Believe it or not, you bring some illnesses to bed with you at night. Things you’re exposed to throughout the day that may not affect you right away can be sweated out into your mattress while you sleep, and trapped there indefinitely. Viruses, bacteria, and more can linger deep inside the folds of traditional mattresses waiting for the time to cause havoc in your life.

That isn’t the case with natural mattresses that are antimicrobial by nature, like natural latex mattresses. Additionally, natural latex is mold and mildew resistant, antibacterial, and it repels dust mites. This helps alleviate symptoms of allergies and asthma in many people, on top of the other health benefits it delivers.

When it comes to natural latex, it is the botanical foam from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree that gives it the properties that makes it naturally resistant to so many things. The good news for you is that it helps to promote better health for you in the process.

Offers Comfort and Support, Meaning Better Sleep Quality

Sleep quality is closely linked to health, according to the Sleep Foundation, who reported that 67 percent of people who report fair or poor sleep quality had similar reports related to their health, and only 27 percent of them reporting good health. Even while reporting favorable sleep quantity, many Americans also report less than favorable sleep quality.

Choosing a natural mattress that offers sufficient comfort and support can make a huge difference in sleep quality for Americans who wake up frequently during the night, report aches and pains upon waking, or who simply are unable to get comfortable enough to get the sleep they require.

Poor sleep is a massive health issue as it correlates to a wide range of chronic illnesses and health conditions including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Infertility
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure

Top these benefits off with the amazing capacities to help regulate temperatures you’ll experience when mattresses are made with natural fibers like cotton and wool, and you have plenty to love about the comfortable night’s sleep you’ll get with a natural mattress, especially when compared to mattresses made with synthetic foam materials that get warm close to the skin, keeping you up at night when you’d rather be sleeping.

PlushBeds is dedicated to promoting healthy living for the planet and its people. Our mattresses are made with quality ingredients, contain no toxins, and are rigorously tested and inspected to ensure quality. If you want to go the extra mile for your health, consider our luxurious Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress.

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