Have you ever thought about your mattress? I mean, REALLY thought about it? We spend a huge part of our lives sleeping, but somehow we never think about the wellness implications of our mattresses that much.
I didn’t, but I do now…
Ever since I read the book Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington, I’ve been thinking nonstop about it. The book covers our current sleep crisis and the importance of sleep for proper brain and daily life function. Obviously, our mattress plays a HUGE role in this – “It’s not really a surprise that a quality mattress is a key factor in getting a good night’s sleep” writes Huffington.
I have pretty nailed down which wellness practices work for me for a good sleep, but somehow I still felt that I wasn’t getting the 100% rest my body needed… waking every day with back pain, interrupted sleep, urrrgggg you name it, and it-was-driving-me-crazy!
I needed answers… pronto, now, ahora. So I started researching.
But before I go deep into my findings
I can happily share that I’m now sleeping like a baby on a My Green Mattress model made specifically for side sleepers, because yes, that matters too! They are an AMAZING family owned business, who manufactures all-natural, organic mattresses.
I couldn’t be happier that my mattress obsessive research led me to them!
This is What I Found About Regular Mattresses
By law, all mattresses need to pass tons of tests, including passing the flame retardant standards. They are full of harmful chemicals that are not really ever disclosed by the major mattress brands.
Chemicals that have been banned in Canada, Europe, and several states, build up in your body over time, and what you absorb or inhale does not go away. This is concerning not only because of the health problems these chemicals are associated with (brain and reproductive damage, decreased sperm quality, thyroid problems and even cancer at high levels), but also because of how pervasive these chemicals have become.
The idea of this post is not to alarm you but to inform you, so we can all make more educated choices with our hard earned money.
The article shares that they can also contain other chemicals like:
- Formaldehyde (a potential carcinogenic)
- Boric Acid (a toxic respiratory irritant often used to kill cockroaches… ewwwww!)
- Antimony (may cause heart and lung damage, possible carcinogen)
- Decabromodiphenyl Oxide (causes hair and memory loss, possible carcinogen)
It makes total sense! Every night we lay our faces on our mattress and pillows, breathing in these chemicals. This is even MORE important if you have children.
It’s really all I can think of!
Which Organic Mattress I Chose & Why
If you follow my Snaps or Insta-Stories, then you saw me hunting for a mattress… Like really, really annoying my husband because I couldn’t decide! Lol
But if you read everything I wrote above, then you know I have my reasons. Buying a regular mattress was just NOT an option anymore. I’ve spent YEARS transitioning to a cleaner, all-natural, organic life in every aspect of my life and for some reason, I never thought of my mattress.
I know, I know…
But we are all learning together and that’s why I love this #CandyGlowSquad community we have created.
You guys I’m so in love with my organic mattress!
I kid you not, while writing this post my husband enters to my office and tells me “babe, have you noticed I am now sleeping the whole night straight without waking up?” he used to wake up A LOT, and so did I. Besides the health concerns we had, comfort for us was a non-negotiable as well.
I love My Green Mattress because all the materials they use are natural and organic. Their main ingredients are certified organic cotton, Eco-wool with a GOTS certified processing, GOLS certified organic, and all-natural Dunlop latex. All of their materials are sourced in the U.S.A. (with the exception of the Dunlop latex coming from Sri Lanka, because you can’t get organic latex direct from the US –aside from a supplier– and they buy directly from the source!).
You Get What You Pay For
Partnering with them has been such a pleasure… I love to support family owned businesses. I think we all should!
They make, oversee and sell all of their mattresses themselves, so they don’t mark up their products with huge margins because they believe that a safe, healthy mattress should be available to all and not be a luxury purchase.
I mean, don’t you love them too already?!
With My Green Mattress, you are NOT getting chemical flame retardants, you are NOT getting a bed that emits toxic chemicals, nor are you getting a mattress that employs child laborers. You aren’t getting hidden materials and fillers.
Oh, and they have an awesome 10 Year Warranty and a 100 Nights Comfort Guarantee (which means that you can return them if you don’t like it… but I hardly doubt you will!) and even payment plans.
An organic mattress is definitely an investment, but we spend so much time in our bed, our sleep is so important, that this is an investment totally worth making.
Hope my post serves you, and help you to make a more conscious choice.
Now tell me, have you ever thought about switching to an organic mattress?
Will you now after reading this post?