Why it's Important to Sleep on a Non-Toxic Mattress

February 16, 2018

Why it's Important to Sleep on a Non-Toxic Mattress

Have you ever wondered if your bedroom environment is toxic? While the thought of toxins in your bedroom is probably not something you want to think about, you should. Creating an optimal sleeping environment allows you to feel rested, so you can have a happy and healthy life and it includes sleeping on a non-toxic mattress. A safe sleeping environment supports your overall good health and a non-toxic mattress is a necessary part to making this happen. Fortunately, it’s easy for you to create a toxic-free sleeping environment today, due to new materials with which mattresses are now made.

A mattress should not only be comfortable, but it should be free of toxic materials as well, making it safe to sleep on.

Importance of Sleep

How well do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Even though we know that sleep is important to our overall good health, the true importance of getting a good night’s sleep is probably more important than most people think. Chronic sleep loss can impair learning and it can lead to forgetfulness. It can also lead to a number of health issues, including high blood pressure and heart disease.

Many poor sleeping habits can be resolved by simply choosing a mattress that is both comfortable and safe.

Percentage of Life Spent Sleeping

Everyone has their own internal clock when it comes to how much sleep their body requires every night. This way they can feel fully rested and ready to go the next day. This number tends to fall between 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. This means that we do indeed spend about a third of our lives in bed, making sleeping on a safe mattress a wise idea.

During sleep, the body is busy working to rebuild and repair, so it can be ready to perform the next day's functions.

Perfect Sleeping Environment

A bedroom should be a place of serenity, a sanctuary where only you and your significant other belong. The only reasons you should be in your bedroom is to relax, sleep, or to be intimate.

The following ideas can help to support a perfect sleeping environment:

  • Temperature should be between 60 and 65 degrees
  • Only use soft lighting. When sleeping there should be no light.
  • It should be completely quiet (no TV), or white noise only
  • Lavender scents support a relaxing atmosphere
  • Bed comfort is a must!
  • Absolutely no electronics allowed

Types of Mattresses

The following types of mattresses are some of the most popular mattresses available today. They all have their own pros and cons, making it necessary for those looking for a new mattress to do a little mattress research, to make sure they're choosing the best mattress for their particular sleeping needs.  

  • Innerspring
  • Fabric-Encased Coil
  • Memory Foam
  • Latex
  • All-Natural Latex
  • Hybrid Mattress
  • Waterbed

More than 90% of the above mattresses contain toxic chemicals!

Healthy Mattress Choices

Do you toss and turn a lot? Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired and/or sore? Are you ready to improve the quality of your sleep? Choosing a healthy mattress to sleep on is one of the best things you can do, when you want to improve the quality of your sleep.

So what is it exactly that allows a mattress to be called healthy? A healthy mattress is one that’s made using materials that are deemed to be safe for the sleeper while they are sleeping. The best and healthiest mattress materials tend to include hypoallergenic materials that resist things like dust mites, microbes, and mold.

Mattresses that are made using 100% natural latex are the healthiest mattresses available on the market today. 100% natural latex is a high quality and non-toxic material.As an added bonus, it's also very comfortable, it provides great support and it provides soothing pressure relief.

Healthy Mattress Benefits:

  • Non-toxic, safe
  • Breathable, cooler
  • Extreme comfort due to high-quality
  • Increase in productivity
  • Decrease in stress levels

Why Non-Toxic?

Because sleeping on a non-toxic mattress offers sleepers a safe sleeping surface. The majority of mattresses on the market today, contain harmful chemicals, which means sleepers will breath in these chemicals while they are sleeping. Reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals, whenever and wherever you can, is simply going to make a healthier you.

List of Mattress Toxins:

  • Flame Retardants. Many flame-retardant chemicals used in mattresses have been banned in other countries.
  • Glues or Adhesives. Solvent-based glues and adhesives can contain up to 48 different toxic chemicals.
  • Boric Acid. Used to prevent bacteria growth and pests from living in the mattress.
  • Formaldehyde. Long-term exposure can lead to health issues, including cancer.
  • Synthetic Latex. Synthetic latex is made using chemicals, and is commonly known for its off-gassing properties.
  • Polyurethane Foam. Polyurethane foam is made using petroleum by-products, releasing harmful chemicals into the air.
  • Antimony. Similar to arsenic, this poisonous chemical has been proven to cause reproductive health issues.
  • Off-Gassing. Occurs when volatile organic compounds break down, omitting an odor.

Eco Terra Mattress

If you're currently looking for the best non-toxic mattress to sleep on so you don’t have to worry about living with toxins in your bedroom, the Eco Terra all-natural latex mattress is going to be your best non-toxic mattress choice.

Eco Terra Mattresses:

  • Are made using 100% natural latex
  • Offer sleepers extreme comfort
  • Are breathable
  • Are made using a coil support system that allows for a deep and restful sleep
  • Offer no motion disturbance
  • Support every sleeping position
  • Are luxurious
  • Offer edge-to-edge comfort
  • Offer a larger sleeping surface due to the coils going all the way to the edge of the mattress

Ready to take advantage of the 90-night trial that Eco Terra offers new mattress buyers? You have absolutely nothing to lose! Contact us now for more information so you can find out how soon you can be sleeping on a mattress that is not only comfortable, but non-toxic and safe as well. You deserve it!

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 13 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.