Why Organic Mattresses Are Best for Allergy Sufferers

07/02/2019 | by urbangreen furniture

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Many customers think mattresses are all the same: once your eyes are closed, a bed is a bed. Right? However, not all mattresses are created equal especially when comparing regular mattresses and organic mattresses. We like to think the best mattresses actually improve your quality of life, and this is especially true for those who suffer from allergies. Wondering how organic mattresses and other special mattresses can actually help with allergies? Keep reading to discover the answer!

What Causes Allergies in Bed?

We've put together a solid guide to how organic mattresses can help you keep your allergies at bay. Before we dive in, though, it's important to discuss the role that your bed plays when it comes to allergies.

Even if you regularly wash your sheets, you are facing down an enemy that is difficult to see. What are we talking about? Dust mites, of course!

These tiny creatures can pop up in a number of places. However, they prefer moist environments, and whether it's from a shower or simply from our sweat, we are constantly turning our mattress into a perfect breeding ground for these pests.

As they gather on your sheets and pillow, you are likelier to breathe these nasty things in. Here's the worst part: many of the population are allergic to dust mites, causing symptoms such as coughing, congestion, headaches, and much more.

Aside from dust mites, mold is another major culprit for setting your allergies off. Certain kinds of mattresses are likelier to build up mold over time, turning them into ticking time bombs for allergies that will soon explode.

Now that you know how your bed can lead to allergies, it's important to learn how mattresses can further affect those allergies.

Worst Mattresses for Allergies

Worried about mattresses and allergies? Well, we've got some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that it's almost impossible to get a mattress that is completely resistant to dust mites. However, there are certain mattresses that are worse than others, and these are the ones you'll want to avoid.

For example, many people like the extra comfort and support of pillow top mattresses. Unfortunately, dust mites like such mattresses as well! This is because these special mattresses provide a kind of padding that is easy for dust mites to hide inside. You may not know they are there until it is too late.

Another example is the innerspring mattresses. You might think these mattresses are safer because they lack the padding of a pillow top mattress. However, these mattresses have open areas that can be difficult for even the neatest people to clean. Unfortunately, that means these mattresses tend to develop more mold that may affect the quality of your sleep.

Keep in mind that both mold and mites like moist areas. That mattress you've had for years might actually be a double whammy in terms of setting off your allergies!

Why are Organic Mattresses Best for Allergies?

Organic mattresses such as our popular OMI and White Lotus mattresses, may be your best bet for holding allergies at arm's length. Before you can understand why, it's important to understand what these mattresses are and exactly how they work.

These mattresses are made of latex and are sometimes referred to as "organic latex." In this case, "organic" refers more to how the mattress was made: the latex is made without using any synthetic chemicals, and the wool comes from sheep who do not encounter any pesticides. Finally, the organic cotton is made without any pesticides or manufacturing chemicals. 

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In short, these mattresses are good for the planet and they are good for animals. But that leaves an essential question: what makes these mattresses so good for humans who just want a good night's sleep?

Keep reading to discover the many benefits of going organic.

Benefits of an Organic Mattress for Sleep

While there are many benefits of organic mattresses, you're specifically looking to learn about how organic mattresses can help you dodge allergies and get a good night's sleep. It all comes down to the special makeup of the materials that we mentioned earlier.

First of all, even those who do not suffer from traditional or dust mite allergies might suffer from various chemical allergies. The organic cotton that was made with no manufacturing chemicals is much less likely to set off any of your chemical allergies.

As for the wool, you may be surprised to learn that wool starts off as being especially resistant against dust mites and mold. On top of that, it is naturally hypoallergenic. Such wool only becomes dangerous for your allergies after it comes into contact with chemicals: however, organic wool will have no chemical contact whatsoever!

What about organic latex? It is resistant to dust mites, mold, and even the moisture that encourages everything to grow and thrive. You'll be fostering awesome respiratory health while avoiding the allergies that are constantly bringing you down.

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All of this adds up to a more restful night's sleep. Just imagine waking up with little to no allergies, and it's easy to see why buying an organic mattress may be the best decision you will ever make!

Organic Mattresses at Urban Green Furniture 

It's easy to dismiss organic mattresses as the latest form of hype and go back to thinking that all mattresses are alike. However, all of us have experienced a better night's sleep on one mattress than another, and it's tough to go back to the "bad" experience. Once you know what it's like to get a deep sleep and better breathing that comes from organic, there will be no going back to how you used to do things!