The Natural Bed

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mattress.jpgFor those of you who have back problems, trouble sleeping, or chemical sensitivities, all-natural mattresses may provide the solution to a good night’s sleep. These mattresses are typically made of 100% natural rubber latex which is inherently resistant to dust mites, is hypoallergenic, and has anti-microbial properties. Non-toxic fire retardants are customarily used too.

The Organic Mattress Store in Hellertown, PA, sells its own private label mattresses, as well as those made by other reputable natural mattress companies like Vivetique, Royal-Pedic, and Greensleep. The mattresses come in a variety of levels of firmness, and carry long warranties. Comfort is key, so the mattresses are made without metal springs that push against you. Instead, a thick core of natural latex rubber is sandwiched between organic cotton ticking and batting, along with a layer of pure wool. Natural rubber mattresses are even recyclable.

Another benefit is that these luxurious mattresses virtually eliminate the transference of motion from one side of the bed to the other.

Natural rubber latex is derived from the sap of sustainably grown rubber trees.

If you’re looking for a memory foam bed, Essentia mattresses are a great option. These mattresses are comparable to Tempur-Pedic mattresses, except that the foam is from natural latex rubber, not petroleum-based as with its competitor. They use non-toxic fire retardants, as well as materials that don’t emit formaldehyde and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) unlike conventional mattresses.

Tag(s): Bed and Bath, Going Green, Green Furnishings


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