We spend nearly one-third of their lives sleeping, so the quality of your mattress is extremely important. Experts recommend replacing a conventional spring mattress after seven years, as it loses support and becomes unhygienic. Dust mites and their by-products as well as dead human skin cells accumulate in old spring mattresses. If you’re in the market for a new mattress you should consider Our Premium Quality 100% Natural latex Mattresses which offer superior comfort, support, durability, hygiene and sustainability.
Environmental And Health Pitfalls Of Conventional Mattresses
Conventional mattresses are generally made of non-biodegradable materials that clog landfills with toxic waste for years after disposal. Toxicity results from spraying with chemicals like polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) to make them flame resistant. Nor do you win the battle against dust mites by purchasing a visco-elastic polyurethane foam mattress; these types of mattresses emit volatile organic compounds. If you generally live a healthy dietary lifestyle you may be even more sensitive to these toxic compounds, and the PBDE toxins readily accumulate in the body’s tissue fat. These chemically-laden mattresses commit an environmental and personal offence.
Healthier Alternatives And Naturally Sustainable
It is good that the push to increase good environmental stewardship has reached the textile industries. There are now various natural and organic mattress products available, utilising cotton, wool, natural latex, or a combination of natural materials. The natural mattress niche market has not been much regulated, and it has been only recently that third-party organisations like ECO Umweltinstitut of Germany have emerged to verify the claims of natural mattress manufacturers.
Authentic Natural Latex Mattresses are made of 100 per cent pure natural latex tapped from rubber trees. It is not necessary to use chemical additives to make them fire resistant. A reputable company will invite third-party testing of the materials they use, so you can know if the advertising is truthful.
You could pay as much for a high quality Mattress as a small used vehicle. Such an investment requires careful thought. Natural Latex Mattresses with natural timber bed frames, priced from $4000.00, are actually great value, when you take into account all the health and durability benefits.
At Dawn Latex Beds we manufacture our latex mattresses from sustainable rubber tree plantations in Vietnam and our bed frames are crafted from timber from local sustainable Australian forests. The result is beautiful furniture which supports an eco-friendly industry and gives you the truly restful sleep you need.