Organic sleeping

Human beings sleep an average of 23 years throughout our lives. Hence the importance of the bed, the quality of the mattress, and the type of pillow we use to sleep. Any hard or very soft surface is not worth it, as our joints or our spine may suffer from the unfortunate choice, and eventually take its toll.

Wooden beds

A more respectful alternative with our body and with the environment, are the natural and ecological beds to sleep better. Wood is the most welcoming and healthy material, especially if you choose it with certification, coming from sustainable forests. Special attention must be paid to the varnishes or paints that have been applied to it. They must always be ecological, odorless and free of toxic products. And of course to discard conglomerates, which often contain adhesives and other irritants. For more sensitive people, there is the possibility of acquiring metal-free wooden beds, that is, they do not go with metal hardware. If you want to make a good purchase decision, opt for those made of solid wood, you will not regret it and you will have a bed for life with minimum care.

Organic mattresses

The differences with the most commercial mattresses are abysmal, and the worst thing is that many brands try to give you "cat for hare". The most important thing not to lose yourself in the face of so much technicality (since they are named with the most sought-after words, in addition to using the terms bio and echo everywhere) is to look carefully at the composition. The biggest scams are found in latex mattresses. Unfortunately, they tend to sell artificial, petroleum products, as 100% natural. Their qualities of course are not the same. A good mattress should last up to 10 years in perfect conditions of use, or even longer, if it is a person with little weight. A purchase therefore you must meditate carefully. Natural latex mattresses are obtained from a sap extracted from the rubber trees. The ecological latex of some mattresses usually comes from countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia), South America (Brazil) or Africa (Cameroon). Characteristics of organic latex
  1. It has a yellow color and smells like a plant, unlike its artificial namesake, which is white and has no natural aroma.
  2. It is breathable and conforms to the body.
  3. It has no harmful substances for health, such as solvents or chemical plastics; nor for the environment, such as chlorofluorocarbons that abound in artificial latex, and are responsible among other products for the destruction of the ozone layer.
  4. It is perfect for people with multiple chemical sensitivity or allergy, as it has antibacterial properties.

Other natural materials

Currently, there are different brands of mattresses that have incorporated to latex other materials that reinforce their optimal characteristics for a good rest. This is the case of coconut fiber, which acts to gain firmness, as well as being a natural and breathable material (ideal for people who sleep on their stomachs). Another is pure sheep's wool, which provides greater comfort as it keeps heat, absorbs moisture, insulates and provides elasticity. The best thing is that it comes from animals that have been raised under the criteria of organic farming. Horsehair is an anti-rheumatic material, which helps regulate the temperature, so it is recommended for people who have a greater transpiration. Soy is another material that is beginning to be added in the composition of some mattresses. And finally, organic cotton is the fabric par excellence for people with allergies, soft and cozy, natural repellent of mites, fungi and bacteria.

Natural pillows

When our head rests at night, it is significant that our pillow is a breathable surface. Our quality of sleep will depend on it, as well as having a pleasant smell or touch provided by the natural components from which the most outstanding and healthy pillows are made.

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