Friday, November 6, 2009

Choosing The Right Mattress For You

A good night's rest is of utmost importance for our short and long term health and well being. Without sleep, our body and mind suffers tremendously.
By request of students and patients, today's post is an exclusive article about choosing the right mattress for you.

Choosing the Right Mattress For You

A good night’s sleep is one of the most important factors when it comes to your mental and physical health. Getting a full 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night will help you feel more alert and energized.
Unfortunately for many, a good night’s sleep is hard to come by. Our lives are busy, so oftentimes we only catch shut eye when we can. A quality mattress goes a long way to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Whether you need more adequate support for your joints or help with you or your partner’s snoring problem; a firm, high quality mattress could be the answer you dream about.
Mattresses come in different styles with varying levels of support. Choosing the right mattress can mean the difference between a tossing and turning all night and a solid night’s rest. Traditional mattresses tend to be the standard choice for most Americans which are priced in by the level of firmness that they provide. However a quality innerspring mattress will feature more coils, giving the mattress a firmer feel and more support for your spine, like Simmons Beauty Rest, for instance.
Still yet, a new type of mattress is making its way into bedrooms. Organic mattresses! An organic mattress is a great option that provides both adequate support and is better for the environment and your health.
While available in many sizes, most organic mattresses are found in the nursery and children’s bedrooms. An organic crib mattress provides your child with comfort, support, and maintains a natural, chemical free nursery. Everything a mother desires for their child’s best health.
The makeup of each organic mattress differs slightly, but most follow the same basic “ingredients”.
An organic mattress can be broken down into 3 different components.
1. The coir is made of natural materials such as coconut husks. These materials are woven tightly together to create the necessary support.
2. The next layer of most these items is a lamb’s wool wrap. This chemical free wrap has is designed to give the mattress breathability and is treated with solutions such as lemon, lavender and eucalyptus in order to render the mattress non-allergenic.
3. The last layer consists of a cotton lining designed to create a cool feel that prevents overheating. Organic cotton is naturally hypoallergenic and super soft to the touch. Additionally, a certain amount of moisture is absorbed by organic cotton so you get a dryer night’s sleep. Certified organic cotton comes from a grower/processor that has met certain organic standards and uses natural & non-chemical agricultural methods set out by various nationally recognized certifying organizations.
You no longer have to sacrifice comfort in favor of being more environmentally conscious. I hope this brief helps you find the right bedding fit for you and your family.
*photo is my youngest at just a few hours old. Of course, he is sleeping like a baby.

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