Sleeping with Toxic Chemicals
Imagine, you’ve finally upgraded to your dream mattress. It feels soft and you hope you can finally get a comfortable night’s rest. But what many people don’t know is that (even today!) most mattresses are filled with toxic chemicals. Unsuspecting sleepers are completely unaware that their mattress is actually doing them more harm than good, even if they believe that they are getting a comfortable night’s rest.
Most of the chemicals that are found on a mattress are flame-retardant and stain-resistant chemicals. These petrochemicals are notorious for being hidden in a spectrum of mattresses. From a coil mattress to memory foam, the chemically enhanced beds can cause serious long term effects.
Long Term Effects
According to health website Mercola, flame-retardant chemicals have been linked to serious health risks, including infertility, birth defects, neurodevelopment delays, reduced IQ, hormone disruptions, cancer, and even behavioral problems in children. Mercola also identifies flame-retardant chemicals as one of 17 “high priority” chemical groups that should be avoided to reduce breast cancer.
Since the mid- 1960s most mattresses have been made of polyurethane foam, which is petroleum-based material that emits volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Polyurethane has been known to cause lung irritation and asthma attacks, while also irritating the skin. Most mattresses have also been made with formaldehyde, which is one of the adhesives that hold mattresses together. Just like with polyurethane, formaldehyde has its own list of side effects that include eye, nose, and throat irritation.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), high levels of formaldehyde can cause coughing, wheezing, chest pains, and bronchitis. The worst part is mattress manufacturers aren’t actually required to label the chemicals their mattresses contain, which makes it more difficult for the average shopper to know what’s actually in the mattress that they’re thinking about buying. With so many disastrous side effects, people are turning to healthier alternatives to fall asleep.
SAMINA Supports Your Healthy Sleep
SAMINA uses unadulterated, natural materials in all of their products, from the organic mattress to the pillows. The natural rubber mattress SAMINA has designed is a “green” mattress alternative that is not filled with toxic chemicals. Due to the nature of the rubber, it also has hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, and anti-dust mite qualities. These benefits will further help you get a good night sleep, if you’re not already breathing easily knowing you’re not inhaling harmful chemicals.
More Than Just A Natural Mattress
When it comes to a toxic-free sleep, don’t just stop at the mattress. Also consider items like your pillows, bedding, and bed frames to make sure you’re truly sleeping in a chemical-free environment. Apart from the natural mattress, SAMINA also offers healthy pillows that are made from natural materials in soft, organic cotton. Natural materials, like organic cotton, actually encourage clear, healthy breathing, unlike the toxic options.
Many comforters, duvets, and blankets contain formaldehyde; which is why SAMINA offers a chemical-free option with our Bio-ceramic® organic cotton bedding, and comfortable comforters. Wrap yourself up in our natural bedding to keep yourself cozy in the winter or to cool you down in the summer. Snuggle up with SAMINA’s safe bedding without feeling like you’re sleeping with hazardous materials.
The natural bed frames we have, come from the Italian company Luxlet. They’ve created luxurious bed frames that are made with 100% natural materials like hard wood with organic oils. Unlike other bed frames that are made with synthetic varnishes and paints. The worst part of bed frames (chock full of VOCs) is that dangerous chemicals are used in toxic wood oil and glue that binds the bed frame (and the headboard) together.
Beneficial Bed Products
SAMINA makes sure that you get more than just a good night’s rest, but also healthy sleep for years to come. Using SAMINA products can guarantee you and your family that you’re not sleeping with harmful materials. At SAMINA, the products are made in a clean environment nestled in the clean air of the Voralberg Mountains in Austria, not a toxic factory. For more information on other ways the SAMINA products can help you, check out our Benefits page.
We always ask, “where would you like to sleep? A factory or the forest?”