Organic bedding can improve your health, safeguard your family from toxins, and help you to get a better night’s sleep. There are countless reasons why you should switch to organic bedding, but here are just 5 reasons why it is a good idea:
1. People sleep better when surrounded with natural fibers.
Insomnia is one of the most common issues that people face. It is linked to stress and depression as well as other medical conditions. However, a sleep study published in the Medical Journal of Australia indicates that people can overcome sleeping problems by sleeping on organic bedding.
The study looked at the effects of natural fibers on people’s sleep habits. The study discovered that when people slept on a wool mat, they tossed and turned significantly less during the night than they did when lying on unnatural bedding.
Wool is particularly good at helping people to sleep through the night, and even harried mothers have reported that it helps their babies to sleep better. Natural fibers regulate body temperatures more effectively than synthetic materials, and wool in particular helps people to get a good night’s sleep because it reduces pressure points.
2. Fire Retardants in conventional bedding and mattresses are linked to serious health problems.
In order to make their mattresses and bedding flame retardant, many manufacturers cover them with chemicals like PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether). PBDE is banned in Canada and Europe. It may stop a mattress from catching fire when a blow torch is directed at it, but over time this substance can build up in your body.
PBDE is linked to brain damage, thyroid problems, and even cancer at high levels. By buying an organic mattress and organic bedding, you avoid this risk. Organic materials like wool are naturally flame retardant with no risks.
3. Natural latex resists mold and dust mites.
Natural latex along with wool and cotton is a popular ingredient in organic mattresses. People who allergic to commercial latex in gloves often have no reaction to the latex in organic mattresses, and the latex itself can help to keep allergies and illnesses away as it naturally resists mold and dust mites.
4. Your epidermis is your largest organ, and it deserves protection.
If you are already protecting the inside of your body by eating organic foods, it only makes sense to extend that protection to your epidermis. Conventional bedding is manufactured with potentially harmful chemicals, and sometimes chemicals are even added to make the linens wrinkle free. Switching to organic bedding is an advantageous for anyone who suffers from skin allergies, and it goes a long way toward protecting your epidermis.
5. Organic bedding isn’t boring
Just because you’re going organic doesn’t mean that you have to start wearing a hemp dress and filling your home decor with drab colors. The recent spate of interest in green products and healthy living have inspired bedding manufacturers to increase the amount of organic products that they produce. The selection of organic bed and bath products is now almost as diverse as the selection of conventional bedding.
+Paul Reichman is a lover of interior design and home decor. Using decades of experience in home fashion, Paul offers bed, bath and home furnishings and interior decorating advice on the bedbathstore.com blog.