Why choosing a sustainable mattress will improve your sleep


Did you know that only 1 in 10 Americans consider sleep to be their top priority over fitness, work, hobbies, and social life?! But the average person will spend 229,961 hours of their lifetime sleeping. That’s equivalent to 26 years. Yes, you heard us right the average persons sleep equates to 26 years of time in their lifetime. Dang, let that soak in. Today, we want to break down how to improve your sleep with a sustainable mattress, because, it matters more than you think.

When diving into our journey of discovering how to improve our sleep we discovered the shocking truth that if you are not sleeping on a sustainable mattress then you may be putting your general health at risk. If this year has taught us anything, it’s to never underestimate the value of your health. Anyone with us on this? That’s why we decided to partner up with our friends at EcoSleep to share three reasons why choosing a sustainable mattress will improve your sleep. By the end of our time together today, we are pretty certain you will look at your old mattress with a new set of standards! Scroll on to see what all the fuss is about.

Understanding Sustainable Mattress Materials

Just like what you eat effects your body, what you breathe in and lay on also does. It is no secret that harmful chemicals can be damaging your body. A regular old mattress is no different. It is safe to assume that if you don’t know if your mattress is sustainable, then it most likely is not. What we love about the EcoSleep mattress is that single element of the mattress is completely sustainable.

The EcoSleep team explains it best, “Every woven and non-woven component—from the foam layers and coils to the tapes and threads—meet (California) Prop 65 standards, meaning the mattress is free of harmful chemicals. Each 100 percent latex layer is Rainforest Alliance and FCS® certified. In addition, the quilted cover consists of 100 percent organic cotton along with New Zealand Joma™ wool.” Rest assured (pun intended) that if you purchase your new mattress from Eco Sleep you will be obtaining a sustainable product that can be proven, not just stated.

So how will this help improve your sleep? Well, just like eating chemical infused foods, sleeping on a mattress that is full of chemicals can lead to a multitude of health problems. To name a few, we know headaches, allergies and increased likelihood of skin irritation. So the simple solution when it’s time to switch out your mattress would be to choose a sustainable option.

An Eco-Friendly Approach that Spans Past the Mattress

When talking about a sustainable mattress it is important to touch on the whole mattress lifespan. That means we need to discuss the manufacturing process, the factory, the packaging and where the waste goes once it’s not needed anymore. The Ecosleep team adds, One of the added benefits of choosing an eco-friendly mattress is your contribution to lowering your carbon footprint. Brooklyn Bedding strives for zero waste at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility where 99 percent of all materials are recycled.

We love how purchasing an Eco Sleep mattress will let you rest easy knowing that your sustainable mattress is made of recycled materials. That means the intention of zero waste. It may seem like a small difference but every single person can make a difference by choosing sustainable products in every aspect of their life. Not to mention that shopping a company that is owned and operated within the US is a great way to give back to the economy.

Your Bedding Matters

Think of your sustainable mattress as the base to a great nights sleep. But, what’s the cherry on top you ask? That’s easy. The bedding you choose, specifically the sheets. Your sheets are what actually touch your skin and can directly transfer chemicals that seep through the mattress. The skin is the largest organ in the human body after all.

Our absolute favorite sheets we have owned are the Tencel Sateen Sheet from EcoSleep. Their patented sheet sets are known for four identifying points, “(1) TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are gentle on the skin, naturally soft to the touch with long-lasting comfort. (2) The TENCEL™ fiber’s sleek cross section and weave enhance the softness of your sheets even after repeated washing. (3) TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers absorb moisture more efficiently than cotton, supporting the body’s natural thermal regulating mechanism by keeping your skin feeling pleasantly cool and dry throughout your sleep. (4) TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources that include natural forests and sustainably managed plantations.” 

If that doesn’t sell you on these sheet sets then we promise if you order them to test them out, the softness will sell you. There just are no other sheets that compare to this innovative set. Plus they come in four classic colors, so we know everyone will be able to find a set to match their style!

And there you have it, three reasons why choosing a sustainable mattress (and bedding for that matter) will improve your sleep! If you have chosen to upgrade your mattress to a sustainable option then rest assured you have just improved not only your sleep but your overall health & well-being!

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