Whether you prefer to buy products that are eco-friendly to do your part for the environment or your concern is that the mattress you buy is made with natural materials so it is not full of toxic, harsh chemicals, an organic, non-toxic mattress will achieve that goal. Wait- you can buy an eco-friendly, natural mattress? Yes! It is important to realize that many of the same benefits of choosing to eat foods that are grown and handled in a more natural way also applies to buying natural bedding.
The Benefits of an Eco-Friendly Mattress
Organic bedding options have been increasing in popularity over the past few years as people have become more aware of the impact their consumer choices can have. One way a mattress is considered “eco-friendly” is through the materials used to make it. As an example, organic cotton is cultivated using environmentally friendly methods and doesn’t contain any genetically engineered substances or synthetic chemicals and it has been grown without pesticides. Talalay Latex has been called “earth’s most perfect sleep material.” Natural latex is extracted from the rubber tree and processed using natural biodegradable ingredients that come from renewable sources. This probably already sounds like something you’d like to sleep on! Below are just a few of the reasons why many sleepers are making the switch to eco-friendly options:
#1 You will be healthier. You want your mattress and all bedding materials to be helping your health, not hurting it. Natural mattresses don’t have the dyes, chemicals, and pesticides that can cause adverse reactions- or at least very little of them. The PranaSleep Organics Collection mattresses are naturally antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and resistant to dust mites. These mattresses begin with a 100% Natural Talalay Core. This is the finest natural latex, imported from the Netherlands. Layered densities of this top natural latex make up the comfort layers. The OrganicsQuilt Layer is a breathable top layer containing 100% Natural Talalay Latex, organic wool batting, and organic cotton.
#2 It’s better for the planet. Did you know that some of the most dangerous pesticides are used to promote the growth of cotton and can then enter the food chain through water run-off? Sticking with natural products is good for the earth! Irresponsibly farmed cotton has taken a huge toll on the health of the planet because it is responsible for a quarter of the worldwide use of insecticides. Remember, when you make the choice to sleep on an eco-friendly mattress, it helps support those farmers who are committed to growing a high-quality product without the use of toxic methods.
#3 It’s often a superior product. It’s good for your health, good for the planet, and good for your night of sleep ahead! Choosing eco-friendly bedding is a way to incorporate a greater environmental awareness into your everyday life while also improving your own quality of sleep. Pure cotton and 100% Natural Talalay Latex are simply more comfortable than a cheaper, heavily-processed mattress. This is because organic cotton and 100% Natural Talalay Latex provide a higher quality feeling. In the case of the cotton, it has to do with the way the crop is harvested. Some cotton growers use a harvesting machine that mixes the cotton with the oil and seeds of the plant. Then, harsh chemicals are utilized to remove the other parts and clean the cotton. A farmer committed to a more-natural approach will instead pick the cotton by hand. The cotton is cleaned using hot water and vegetable-based soaps rather than chemicals. The end result is a cleaner product that doesn’t require harsh additives.
Our Eco-Friendly Mattresses in the Organics Collection
You want to live closer to nature on a bed of organic and natural materials. We make this possible for you by offering four different mattress options in our Organics Collection. These include the Dharma, Bhakti, Hatha, and Super Hatha. Which one is right for you? We recommend visiting a retail partner to see and feel them in person in order to know for sure. There’s something unique and special about each one. For instance, the Dharma is Firm and therefore provides stable, lower-back support. It is ideal for back sleepers. The Super Hatha on the other hand is Super Soft and provides added cushioning for pressure relief that makes it a wonderful choice for side sleepers.
Choosing a more natural, eco-friendly mattress is a great way to incorporate a greater environmental awareness into your everyday life, while also improving the quality of your sleep. Remember, you don’t just like sleep; you need sleep! Sleep can ease away the effects of the day with nightly regeneration, boosting immunity and replenishing every cell. But deep sleep often escapes us. We awake, but unrested. A high-quality mattress makes the deep sleep you need achievable, so your entire day goes better.
You can be doing something great for the environment and for yourself at the same time! It’s not just your mattress, though. Be sure to add on the PranaSleep Organic Mattress Pad as well. Our PranaSleep Organics Queen Pillows are all made here in the United States of all natural Talalay latex and organic cotton. They offer a medium firm comfort and four inches of pillow thickness. When your bed is crafted from high-quality, eco-friendly bedding essentials, you can breathe easy- literally!