A high-quality mattress is always an important investment, as we spend so much of our lives sleeping. When you think about how much time we spend in bed, it’s easy to see why owning a non-toxic and organic mattress is so important. Some mattresses may be loaded with chemicals, but non-toxic mattresses ensure that your sleep environment is as clean and healthy as possible. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of non-toxic mattresses for you and your family.
As mentioned above, some mattresses are full of noxious chemicals that can be harmful to our health. Mattresses may be made with plastics or vinyl, flame retardant chemicals, and synthetic latex. These chemicals release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can cause a variety of health problems.
Mattresses are required to meet flammability laws, but unfortunately, those flame retardant chemicals can also cause health problems. Mattresses were previously treated with polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which are associated with hormone disruption and lowered IQ, firemaster 550, which contains a chemical that is banned in children’s products due to evidence of developmental toxicity, or chlorinated tris, a chemical that was removed from children’s clothes because it was shown to cause cancer.
Now, the newer class of chemicals called halogen-free flame retardants is thought to be much safer than others, but it is still a good idea to find a mattress without any of these chemicals.
Ingredients To Look For In A Non-Toxic Mattress
When looking for a non-toxic mattress, there are a few key materials and certifications to look out for. Organic, untreated wool is a good option, as it is naturally free and dust mite resistant. 100% natural latex is also a good mattress choice and is safer than latex blends. Organic cotton that is grown in untreated soil without pesticides is more expensive than conventional cotton, but it is much better for the environment. Lastly, look for trusted certifications from organizations that are committed to improving air quality, as this often means that the mattress is safer for those sleeping on it.
Sleep Well With A Mattress From All American Mattress
At All American Mattress, we have the expertise and great prices to help you choose the perfect pillows and foam mattress for your bedroom. We have mattresses and bed frames available made from a variety of materials to suit your needs, whatever they are. Stop by our showroom, visit us online, or give us a call at (410) 451-9006 to see how we can get your toddler sleeping through the night. We offer brand names at affordable prices, and we will always work hard to keep your whole family comfortable. For more mattress shopping tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.