Organic Sleeping: Better Sleep with Organic Bedding
All we want is a good night’s sleep. Yet too many of us often don’t enjoy 6-8 hours of restful shut-eye each night: as many as one-third of all adults in the U.S.!
Reasons for the dearth of hours of good sleep vary. Most trouble-with-sleep problems include working second or third shifts, sleep apnea (snoring, either by the sleeper or the sleeper’s bed partner), too much outside light coming into the bedroom (a problem for urban dwellers), looking at smartphones in bed (the phones’ blue light is proven to suppress the production of melatonin, the “sleep” hormone), uncomfortable sleeping platforms (beds, mattresses, etc.), allergies, and more.
Yet feeling chronically tired isn’t the worst of the effects of too little sleep: poor sleepers run the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, becoming obese, having a stroke, and other health issues.
Organic Bedding Can Help
While organic bedding (mattresses, pillows, sheets and blankets) can’t help with the other sleep-depriving causes, it certainly can help with allergies, uncomfortable bedding and mattresses and more.
Creating an environment conducive to a good night’s sleep isn’t hard. The result can mean more than just feeling rested upon waking: a good night’s sleep Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to good health: just getting more restful sleep can help with the body’s immune and hormone problems.
Benefits of Sleeping on Organic Bedding
Switching to all organic bedding (mattresses, sheets, bed pillows and shams, etc.) means you and your family members no longer will be subjected to the herbicides and pesticides sprayed on conventionally grown cotton: the toxic chemicals’ residue often remains in the finished textile products – the very things you place your entire body on each night!
Synthetic bedding is no better because they often contain chemicals and plastics – plastics that can be absorbed by your skin.
What’s more, all in the effort to make them “safer,” many sheets – particular those used for children’s beds – are treated with flame-retardant chemicals. Many other sheet and bedding sets also are treated with water- and/or stain-resistant chemicals. The vapors of such flame-, water- and stain-retardant chemicals can be breathed in during sleep.
Also, when it comes to enjoying a sound sleep, those of us who sleep on a natural, organic wool mattress tend to sleep more soundly: they tossed and turned less because wool reduces pressure points and regulates body temperature better than a synthetic fiber because it actually keeps you warmer when it’s cold and cooler when it’s warm.
Organic cotton mattresses may not help with body temperature regulation, but they also don’t contain the chemical residue left over in a cotton mattress made of conventionally grown cotton and they don’t contain the plastics and chemicals inherent in a synthetic (latex) mattress.
Finding organic mattresses and bedding isn’t difficult: many fine organic bedding companies exist today and will be happy to help you find the bedding that fits your family’s needs and budget!