Why Would Someone Want An Organic Mattress?
- Mar 27, 2018 -
Reason #1: If you make an effort to live green, eat organic food, buy organic soaps and shampoos, and show concern for the environment in your daily life, it makes sense for that to extend to your bedroom. After all, we do spend a third of our lives asleep and we’re very close to our mattress and pillows at night. We “breathe” what we sleep on.
Reason #2: Most mattresses are made from synthetics, and most of these synthetics are derived from petrochemicals and all sorts of nasty stuff. Polyurethane foam, memory foam and polyester are examples of three very common materials used to build mattresses, and perhaps you are trying to move away from petrochemicals as much as possible in your home. Perhaps you want to reduce your exposure to VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) or from fire retardants. If that’s the case, then an organic mattress could be a good choice for you.
Reason #3: It used to be that people with chemical sensitivities were the main buyers of organic mattresses. Most mattresses are treated with harsh fire retardant chemicals which have recently become a very big concern for people, not just for mattresses but for furniture as well. Buying an organic mattress guarantees that the mattress is totally free from those harsh fire retardants as well as any other synthetic material. Most use wool because it’s a natural fire retardant and it doesn’t off-gass noxious fumes. Ahh…
Reason #4: Now, people are looking for organic mattresses because it aligns with their own beliefs. It’s simply a natural extension of what feels right to them. They also learn that because of the materials used, an organic mattress is much more likely to last a lot longer. There’s something very appealing for a lot of people about sleeping on something made from natural materials instead of something totally synthetic.