We all have those nights where it takes a little longer than usual to fall asleep. As you’re tossing and turning, it’s normal for your mind to travel to all sorts of interesting places. But besides thinking about tomorrow’s to-do list or the midnight snack you’re craving, why don’t you think about your sleep environment?
Your sleep environment — which includes anything that affects your senses while you sleep — has a major impact on your ability to fall and stay asleep. Factors like your pillows, bedding, mattress, air quality, lighting, and surrounding noises all play a role in getting a good night’s rest. By isolating each factor, you’ll spend less time tossing and turning, and more time in dreamland.
Since good sleep starts with your mattress (and we at Naturepedic are experts in the coziest, organic mattresses for healthy sleep), let’s focus on the mattress factor of your sleep environment.
Have you ever thought about what’s inside of your mattress?
People always like to joke about the monsters under the bed or in the closet, but there are actually some very spooky things inside of traditional mattresses. Some of the common chemicals that are used to make many conventional mattresses include flame retardant chemicals, glues and adhesives, boric acid, biocides, formaldehyde, phthalates, toxic dyes, and more.
Unfortunately, it’s tough to know as a consumer whether a mattress is made with safe, healthy-for-you materials or if it’s filled with these types of harmful chemicals. When you’re at a mattress store or shopping online, you’re probably only thinking about one thing: comfort.
This makes it easy to be fooled by common misconceptions, which are the usual selling points of many traditional mattresses. These myths range from flame-retardant chemicals keep you safe to memory foam equals added comfort.
Moreover, conventional mattresses are often heralded as “natural” or “organic” when, in reality, only one or two of the materials used is natural and organic, while the others are toxic and dangerous. This is known as “greenwashing,” and is a major problem across the consumer goods industry, because words like ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ aren’t regulated by any government agency when it comes to textiles.
Luckily, you can always trust Naturepedic. Since our founding, we have made it our priority to be transparent about every single thing that goes into our mattresses. Our website will tell you everything you need to know about the materials that make up our mattresses—from the organic wool batting to the glueless encased coils. BUT we don't ask you to take our word for it. Third party organizations like the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) have been certifying organic textiles (like mattresses) for years and is the most stringent certification. All Naturepedic produts are GOTS certified and are produced in a GOTS certified factory.
With Naturepedic, you never have to worry about your nighttime thoughts wandering to the potential toxins you’re sleeping on because our mattresses are certified organic and more comfortable than most. To make sure that healthy, certified sleep is a top priority of yours—we’re offering 10% off sitewide! Shop now for adult, kids, or baby!