Have you ever thought about how much time we spend in bed? According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, we spend 33 percent of our lives asleep. That is a lot of time spent in bed, and if you’re sleeping on a traditional mattress, that also means a lot of time exposed to potential toxins, from the pesticides used to grow cotton, to polyester, to flame retardants and more.
When you really think about that combination of facts, if you are trying to make your home greener, the bedroom is a good place to start.
Personally, I love sleep. No really. Without a decent night of sleep, I am not a fun person to be around the next day. As a result, I’m really passionate about finding whatever will give me better sleep. And what has been helping get better sleep lately is our new Essentia Stratami Lifestyle Mattress. The first reason is that it is supremely comfortable. But the second reason is that it gives me peace of mind to know that I’m not sleeping on a surface that could be off-gassing toxins while I sleep.
Essentia mattresses are made of the only natural memory foam in the world. Essentially, they use the sap of the rubber tree, along with essential oils like grapefruit seed, cone flower essence and jasmine essence, plant extracts and water to create a natural latex memory foam. That is layered with natural Dunlop latex foam and covered in unbleached organic cotton to create a mattress that sleeps like a dream.
But if you still need more evidence of Essentia’s green credentials, consider the fact that they have a variety of independent certifications to back it up. They are:
- GOTS certified for organic fibers
- GOLS certified for their organic latex
- EuroLatex ECO-Standard certified, which means it is tested for the maximum acceptable limits for substances that are considered harmful to health.
- Oeko Tex 100 Class 100 certified, which means it is safe for babies
- Green America certified as a socially and environmentally responsible business
- Organic Trade Association certified
The fact is that you can trust Essentia to deliver products that are both safer for the environment than their traditional counterparts and safer to have in your home around your family. Both sound like great new year goals to me.
If you’re ready to bring home an Essentia mattress, now is a great time. Get 20% off your purchase, plus bonus gifts.