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Morning Routine | Ep 13 of #Authentic Alex

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Morning Routine | Ep 13 of #Authentic Alex

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00:00 - Awake and Check Temperature with Geratherm thermometer. Read why I do this HERE
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01:40 - Get Morning SunLight – This is crucial for sleep and healthy circadian rhythms. Read more - https://aferg.co/2iYJjZ0
01:50 - Take morning Herbs on an empty stomach
02:14 - In ear Human Charger Light Therapy
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3:40 - Morning Stretches
04:00 - Morning health cocktail
04:25 - Check my Oura Ring Sleep Score and HRV score
06:20 - Morning Walk
06:40 - Water my indoor plants and Garden and Barefoot grounding
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08:30 - Morning Gratitude Journaling
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150,000 Mattress Diverted From Landfill in Connecticut

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

Last week, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) presented its inaugural Annual Report of the Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress Program to Connecticut municipal leaders and state regulators. The report summarized the Program’s performance from its inception in May 2015 through the end of the state’s 2016 fiscal year (June 30). The Program has already exceeded, met […]

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Mould Testing Overview - Pros and Cons of Different Methods

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

First I want to talk about the most reliable test which is how you feel in the house compared to other places. Unfortunately this is not always as simple as it sounds to execute. There are different ways to undertake this experiment. The simplest way is to stay in your backyard in a tent or all metal trailer without bringing any possessions from the house. The most obvious complication here is that you will need to go inside to use the washroom unless you get a porta potty! You may also be so sensitive that the house has contaminated the air outside (I have experienced being outside of a house and being able to smell the mould).

The next option would be to stay somewhere where other people recovering from mould illness (and MCS) have felt better. This could be a campground, KOA cabin, Airbnb or other rental. I have a lot more details on this in my post on the Locations Effect and Mould Sabbatical.

Once you have gotten "clear" and done some recovering you might be wondering how do you test a house to find out if it's good? Some people can walk into a house and know if it's good for them. But even the most sensitive people usually need to request to spend 3 nights trialling the house. This is not always an option, but you should ask. Usually people sleep better in a house that is mould free, but me and other CIRS patients have found that there is some mould that puts you into a zombie sleep where you sleep more (and then get sicker). So even a three-night test can be tricky.

It is also good to verify the house is safe with mould testing. The most common test for CIRS (mould patients) is the ERMI. It is highly recommended by Shoemaker certified doctors as the test to use. The range of the ERMI scores goes from minus 10 to positive 20. You need a score or 2 or lower to be treated and recover from mould illness according to Dr. Shoemaker.

Other types of mould tests can also be useful. A tape lift will get you definitive results on visible mould. I look at the options below. This is a very simple overview just to give you the general idea of what is out there in a way that is not overwhelming - you may want to look more into each of these different methods. Please note that my sources were biased towards mould advocates Lisa Petrison from Paradigm Change, Greg Muske from Biotoxin Journey, Dr. Shoemaker and Cheryl Ciecko, an architect who specialises in mould. I have attempted to cross-check their information. However, going with information from the companies that do house inspections can be biased and contradictory. (All sources at end of post, which you can read for more detail).

ERMI

Cons

- Doesn’t work well in brand new houses.

- You need dust that has settled for a while (wait 4-6 weeks to re-test an area).

- Having very little dust or a high amount of dust can skew results.

- Having a high amount of outside dirt inside can skew results. Having high or low outdoor spores counts can skew results.

- May not be an even distribution of spores throughout the house if mould is only coming from one place and the house is large.

- It is known to miss major mould problems when people are very sick in their house. Similarly, after a remediation, a CIRS patient can still be sick from the mycotoxins left behind despite a low score.


Pros

-"Only the ERMI and HERTSMI have been associated with sequential activation of innate immune responses, not air testing.” Dr. Shoemaker. Meaning it is the only test that he found that is consistently in line with lab results for CIRS, despite its drawbacks.

- Vacuum method can pick of heavy spores like Stachy and the Swifer method can also be used to pick up places with accumulated dust that has been there for 4 months. John Banta always tries to use the vacuum method over swipe method.

- It's pretty affordable at $300. You do it yourself. The lab recommended is Mycometrics.

HERTSMI-2

-Similar to ERMI but tests for a handful of moulds most commonly associated with water damaged buildings. It is cheaper than ERMI. I would go for the full ERMI and you can still calculate your HERTSMI value from that. Shoemaker certified doctors will consider your HERTSMI score as well as ERMI score.

Tape Lifts

Cons

- You need to have visible mould.

- It assists you with what type of mould it is and not how widespread the problem is.

Pros

- Tells you what kind of mould you have when you have a visible sample.

- Allows you to know if this is a toxic mould.

- You can do it yourself.

- It's the cheaper way to test for visible mould.

I used this DIY Tape Lift to test a few areas in a house I go into often. The results came back showing me what type of mould it was. It confirmed that the mould was one that is toxic that comes from water damage. Though you need to get a decent amount of mould on the tape otherwise your results will just show scattered pieces.

Spore Traps (Air Test)

Cons

- Needs to be taken near the source, so you have to know where the source is.

- Shoemaker says: "The industry standard of sampling the air for spores is not an acceptable substitute for many reasons. One of the main limitations is that over 99% of the particles that carry the inflammagens from water damaged buildings are smaller than 3 microns. Spore traps can only detect particles that are larger than 3 microns and therefore, miss over 99% of the inflammagens.”

- Spore traps identify round, intact spores. So they will not catch evidence of past problem that have left mycotoxins.

- Can miss/underreport certain heavy species like stachy.

- Expensive.

Pros

- The test is more standardised than tape lifts, swabs, cultures, and mould-dogs, they claim.

- It is the most widely used mould test.

- You can compare inside and outside air.

Dishes

Cons

- Hard to know where to place the dish to get capture the mould if you don’t know where the mould is coming from.

- Doesn’t get you an accurate relative reading since some mould is harder to catch and some proliferate faster in the dish than others.

- Stachy is a slow grower compared to other moulds in the dish.

Pros

- Can be used in multiple places to compare and for general observation.

- Can give you more details on the exact type of mould than other tests.

- Inexpensive.

- John Banta does a culture of the dust used for ERMI to compare and get more details

Here is one you can do yourself.

Mould Dogs

Cons

- Can only detect a handful of moulds.

- Hard to know if they are well trained, look for good references of the company.

- They can’t tell you if it’s high amount of mould or a trace from after a remediation.

- The dog can only sniff in areas where they can reach.

Pros

- They are good at finding the source if it is within their reach.

- The dog can smell both live and dead mould.

- You can pinpoint the area where you need to do further testing.

VOC testing

Cons

- There is controversy around the accuracy of this testing.

- Not widely used.

Pros

- Test the levels of mycotoxins and other VOCs in the air.

Here is a company that does this kind of testing that is recommended. It goes to an AIHA accredited lab.

Sources:

http://biotoxinjourney.com/mold-testing/
http://paradigmchange.me/testing/
https://www.nachi.org/tape-sampling-mold-inspection.htm
http://healthybuildingscience.com/2013/02/14/mold-testing-air-quality/
Public postings by Cheryl Ciecko (Architect)
John Banta interview
Dr Shoemaker Q&A

Disclosure: Some of the links to products and supplies on this page go through my affiliate partners. This post uses Amazon Affiliate links. Buying through these links helps support this blog and does not affect the price for the consumer. I was given the Tape Lift test to see if I liked and recommended it.

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4 Top Sleep Tips for Brand New Moms

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

The arrival of a new baby is such an exciting time in your life. You waited 9 months to meet your child, and now they’re here! If this is your first child, you should prepare yourself for some significant changes in your schedule for a season. You should also expect to let some things go while you adjust to the...

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America Recycles Day #IWillRecycle Sweepstakes

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

Have some fun when you drop your mattress off for recycling. This year, Keep America Beautiful, in celebration of America Recycles Day, is offering a chance to win one of four Apple Certified Refurbished iPad mini3s. You can enter by posting a photo of yourself recycling with the hashtag #IWillRecycle and #Sweepstakes on Twitter or […]

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5 Myths About Latex Mattresses

by Sarah Klein @ Mattress World Northwest

Latex mattresses get a bad rap. Consumers who are uneducated about natural latex mattresses may have misconceptions about latex in particular, given its associations (latex hospital gloves, latex condoms, etc.), and latex mattresses in general. Even the word “latex” sounds synthetic – closer to the word “plastic” than “natural,” which may be the source of […]

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by primeinc @ Bobcat Mattress

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Is Your Mattress Affecting Your Job?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

When you’re well rested you feel like you can take on the world. However, if you’re feeling groggy in the morning and sluggish at work, your professional life is likely to be affected. Are You Waking Up Feeling Tired? Starting your day feeling exhausted isn’t a great way to begin the day. In fact, scientific evidence shows that sleep deprivation...

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Erosion Control and Fire-Safe Landscaping Class

by Joseph Sound @ Ventura County Recovers

Wright Event Center, Ventura College 4667 Telegraph Road Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 7-9pm Are you concerned erosion and sedimentation may impact your property? Are you interested in creating a more fire-safe landscape at your home? This free class will help property owners make informed decisions about erosion and sediment control implementation as well as fire-safe […]

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The Different Types of Mattresses: Shop Only the Best One that Suits You

by Douglas Belleville @ STLBeds

Mattresses come in all sizes, shapes, and styles, which can make shopping for one quite a task. It is easier to choose one when you learn the differences between each type. Guide to Better Understand the Different Types of Mattresses Firmness vs. Softness All of the extra layers that are sewn onto the top of…

Rhode Island Plan Approved

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

RHODE ISLAND RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION APPROVES MATTRESS RECYCLING COUNCIL’S PLAN STATEDWIDE MATTRESS RECYCLING PROGRAM TO BEGIN MAY 1, 2016 ALEXANDRIA, VA – On January 13, 2016, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) approved the Rhode Island Mattress Recycling Plan proposed by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the mattress industry […]

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Mattress Recycling Press Conference in Los Angeles

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

Los Angeles, CA – As of December 30th, California became the second state in the nation with a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs. The program, known as Bye Bye Mattress, allows California residents to drop-off used mattresses at participating collection sites and recycling facilities for free. Today, government officials, municipal and […]

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Does Lack of Sleep Really Cause Bags Under the Eyes?

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

“Gosh, you look tired today.” This is a line you’ll likely hear quite often if your uncomfortable, lumpy mattress is keeping you awake at night. Even if you manage to get sufficiently caffeinated to stifle your yawning, your family and friends can intuitively pick up on the physical changes in your appearance that indicate a […]

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The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare


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Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.

Surprising Causes of Hip Pain

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

Achy, creaky hips are strongly associated with age, but age certainly isn’t the only contributing factor. In fact, young patients may be susceptible to many conditions and diseases that can cause hip pain. Everything from early onset arthritis to gynecological problems may cause hip pain. Since it’s impossible to tell, without medical guidance, whether lingering […]

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Free Mattress Sale Event | Knoxville Wholesale Furniture


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The Chemicals in Most Mattresses

by tjaywill @ BioPosture

Most people don’t know that every mattress manufactured in the United States is federally-mandated to be treated with a chemical fire retardant. Every mattress except BioPosture. Because BioPosture mattresses can be “prescribed” by Chiropractors and related healthcare professionals, they are treated differently.  And because no BioPosture is manufactured until it is sold, the manufacturing process can

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Bye Bye Mattress Is Springing Up In Your Area This Earth Day

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

We are springing into action with various appearances at Earth Day events in our operating states. Come say hello to Bye Bye Mattress in: CALIFORNIA In Northern California we’ll be participating in several family-friendly events aimed at educating these communities about recycling, sustainability and preserving the planet. Meet our team and learn how and where […]

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Watermelon

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

Watermelon | Four health benefits and two hydrating drink recipes.Read More ...

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This natural latex mattress offers a dreamy, chemical-free sleep

This natural latex mattress offers a dreamy, chemical-free sleep


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Unlike conventional mattresses, which contain petroleum-based synthetics, this all-natural mattress by Latex for Less is as clean and green as they come.

We've Recycled One Million Mattresses!

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program announced that it has recycled its one millionth mattress. This means that Bye Bye Mattress has diverted nearly 25,000 tons of materials from landfills in the three states that MRC serves – California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Each state enacted its own mattress recycling law to reduce […]

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Do Mattresses Really Double in Weight in 10 Years?

by admin @ Mattress World Northwest

The claim is often made that a mattress doubles in weight after 10 years due to the accumulation of dust mites (pictured, left), dead skin cells, dust, sweat and other unpleasant things. Is it an urban myth invented by marketers, or based on fact? The truth is not so black and white. A lack of […]

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Free E-waste and Mattress Collection Event, January 5-7 (County of Sonoma) | Nextdoor

Free E-waste and Mattress Collection Event, January 5-7 (County of Sonoma) | Nextdoor


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The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is hosting a FREE Electronic Waste and mattress recycling event this Friday through Sunday, January 5th-7th in Santa Rosa at:Luther Burbank Center for the Arts50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa RosaFriday 11am to 7pmSaturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.In an effort to make electronic waste recycling more convenient for the residents of Santa Rosa and surrounding areas, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency has partnered with Conservation Corps North Bay to offer a free e-waste collection event at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, located at 50 Mark West Springs Road. Bring your working and non-working office equipment, old televisions, home computers, or printers to name a few.Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire will also be there accepting mattresses and household items in gently used condition!Large appliances and furniture will NOT be accepted. Please remove batteries from devices.Visit recyclenow.org/toxics/electronics.asp for more information or call the Eco-Desk at 707-565-DESK (3375).

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What Is the Best Time to Go to Sleep?

by admin @ Mattress World Northwest

There are few words that are inseparable as “elusive” and “sleep.” Despite all the advances in science, the question of when it’s best to turn in is still debated across the world.  Most people tend to sleep during the hours that are most practical for their professional and personal lives. Their alarm clock goes off […]

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Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Breakfast to Go | 13 make-ahead breakfast recipes.Read More ...

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Ocean State Waves Hello to Bye Bye Mattress

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

On Sunday, Rhode Island becomes the third state in the nation with a free recycling program for mattresses and box springs. The program, known as Bye Bye Mattress, has established free collection points in cities and towns across the state. Rhode Island residents can find their nearest participating collection site or recycling facility at www.byebyemattress.com […]

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Waterbed Terminology Explained: Simple Word Guidance for You

by Douglas Belleville @ STLBeds

Many people decide to ditch their mattress and box spring to return to a waterbed for its natural comfort and contouring to your body. This may seem like an easy task; however, the market has evolved to include many new items. Learning the waterbed terminology will help you to make decisions on a new waterbed.…

Does Stress Affect Your Sleep Cycle?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Whether you’re a student or working back-to-back shifts at work, juggling multiple responsibilities can make you feel overwhelmed. Sometimes deadlines, children’s tantrums, and social events can snowball to a critical mass, negatively affecting your health. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, stress can affect your health these ways and more: Decreasing your energy level Reducing your attention span Triggering...

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Doc, could my mattress be part of the problem?

by tjaywill @ BioPosture

We know this is a question DC’s hear regularly. And you know the answer is often “yes”. Now you have an answer that your patients can’t get anywhere else… BioPosture. Americans should purchase a new mattress every 10 years But many patients are still sleeping on mattresses 15-20 years old, well past their effective life

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Should You Buy a Bed with an Adjustable Base?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

If you’ve been looking for a more comfortable way to sleep, you should consider both the quality of your mattress and your sleeping position. Sleeping on a bed with an adjustable base can provide you with health benefits and unequaled comfort. These kinds of bases allow you to sit upright or sleep with your legs raised. While they’re ideal for...

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A Mattress With A Bed Bug Free Guarantee!

by Matthew @ Get Debedbugged

I’ve spent a lot of time proselytizing over the importance of keeping your bed safe from bed bugs. Bed encasements, traps for your bed, and even where you place the bed itself are all important decisions and steps that keep bed bugs away. That being said, wouldn’t it be nice if mattress companies wizened up to […]

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Gardner Mattress Innerspring Vs. Pocketed Coil Mattresses

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Gardner Mattress can make a unique mattress for the customer’s needs. Innerspring and Pocketed Coil are two of the most popular types of mattresses. Listen or read more to hear from Kirk Forsyth, General Manager at Gardner Mattress, to find out the differences between Innerspring and Pocketed Coil mattresses. Katlyn Graham:  Hello. I’m Katlyn Graham, here with Kirk Forsyth, the...

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Meet Dr. Rob Silverman

by tjaywill @ BioPosture

My name is Dr. Rob Silverman, ACA 2015 sports chiropractor of the year and the newest member of the BioPosture Advisory Board. BioPosture produces a very special mattress that my wife and I sleep on.  It has been available exclusively thru healthcare professionals for almost a decade and its design is revolutionary. A BioPosture mattress

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We’ve Improved Our Recycling Locator – Check it Out!

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

We’ve said “Bye-Bye” to our old recycling locator technology. Getting rid of your mattress is hard enough, searching our site shouldn’t add to that frustration. We hope you’ll agree that these improvements have made a big difference. Personalized Map Display – No, we don’t know where you live, but you might think we do, because […]

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Where Do You Rank on the Mattress Comfort Scale?

by admin @ Mattress World Northwest

In the classic children’s story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Goldilocks visits the bear family’s home while they are away. Being very tired after eating all their porridge, she heads upstairs to the bedroom. She lays down in the first bed, but it is too hard. So she moves to the second bed, but it […]

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Wendy Williams gets free mattress after dramatic fainting spell

Wendy Williams gets free mattress after dramatic fainting spell


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Wendy Williams’ fainting spell on Halloween became a marketing opportunity for one bold start-up. Nectar Sleep, a year-old mattress-in-a-box company, shipped off one of its king-size beds to the ta…

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Bergen Down-Free Mattress Pad

Bergen Down-Free Mattress Pad


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Our wool mattress pad, down mattress pad and cotton mattress pad protect the bed and provide a layer of cushion. Each is generously proportioned.

Gardner Mattress: The Unique Process of Manufacturing a Gardner Mattress

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Gardner mattresses are uniquely created to provide customers with a superior, restful sleep. Natural materials and tufting by hand make Gardner mattresses a great option for those looking to avoid unnatural materials and uncomfortable sagging. Listen or read more to hear from Kirk Forsyth, General Manager at Gardner Mattress, to find out why Gardner mattresses are so special. Katlyn Graham:...

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California - Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

California - Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council


Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

Learn more and stay up-to-date with California's mattress recycling program, key state legislation, events and much more.

The BOGO is back!

The BOGO is back!


BioPosture

Buy any BioPosture mattress at regular price and get a second (same price or less) for free. And, you can ship each mattress to a different address and a different date! Shipping is FREE for both!

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How Mattresses and Lower Back Pain Are Related

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Do you wake up feeling ready to take on the day or do you wince at the pain that shoots from your lower back? Waking up to pain doesn’t give anyone a good start to a day full of responsibilities. Whether you’re working a rigorous 9 to 5 or are up at the crack of dawn with the kids, you...

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Keeping it Clean

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Keeping it Clean | Reducing microplastics in our oceans.Read More ...

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What Is Mattress Tufting?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

If you’re shopping for a mattress, you’re going to bump into a lot of jargon. You may see words such as coils, foam, firm, soft, quilted, and tufted. With so many different concepts swirling around, it can be hard to know what’s what. To help you become a more informed shopper, here’s a look at what tufted means. What Is...

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The Guaranteed Bed Bug Free Mattress | Get Debedbugged

The Guaranteed Bed Bug Free Mattress | Get Debedbugged


Get Debedbugged

Imagine for a moment a mattress that is comfortable, Guaranteed Bed Bug Free, affordable, and has a lifetime warranty. Dream no longer – here it is.

Bad Headaches? It Could Be Your Mattress

by Ali Long @ Mattress World Northwest

Tension headaches, cluster headaches and migraines can be debilitating. Depending on the type, headaches may be characterized by a dull throbbing all over the head, a piercing pain behind the eyes, or an intense throbbing accompanied by nausea and visual disturbances. Most people experience this malady at one time or another, but those that suffer […]

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FDA determines BioPosture products with Celliant® are “medical devices” and “wellness products”

by Susan Metoxen @ BioPosture

RV Winkle, LLC, owner of the BioPosture™ brand, announced today that all BioPosture products made with Celliant® (Mattresses, BedToppers, Pillows, and BioRepair Pain Management Compression Bands) have been determined to be “medical devices” and “general wellness products” as defined in Section 201(h) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act. In a License Agreement with

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Zero-VOC Sheathing & Subfloor

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

Here is an overview of low-VOC and zero-VOC sheathing and subflooring options.

Structural Plywood

Structural plywood (Softwood Plywood - SWPW) can be used for exterior sheathing, roof decking and subfloors. It is made with phenol-formaldehyde glue (PF) in the US and Canada.

The Rate of Formaldehyde Offgassing in PF Plywood

"Formaldehyde levels in this test chamber were well below 0.1 parts per million (ppm) in air from all tests of fresh panels, and emissions rapidly approached zero as the panels aged. In fact, the levels were so low and so close to the "background" levels in the test chamber that is was not possible to measure them accurately." Source APA

The rate in outdoor air is about 0.0002 - 0.006 parts per million (ppm) in rural and suburban outdoor air. Source

While 0.1 ppm is high for someone sensitive, the fact that the panels rapidly offgass should make them tolerable for someone with MCS. I would suggest testing plywood that is a few months old.

A Note on Purebond Formaldehyde-Free Plywood

Purebond plywood is not rated structurally or moisture-wise for sheathing, subfloor or decking. I have spoken to the company and they don't recommend it used for this purpose though I do see people building with this product. I am not sure the consequences of building your subfloor or decking with a non-structural plywood.

Non-Wood Options:

Exterior Sheathing

A non-wood option is Georgia-Pacific DensGlass, which is around 3 times the cost of OSB. It is very low VOC; they are going for GreenGuard certification. It is also a lot more mould resistant than OSB or plywood. Make sure with all materials it fits the codes where you live (in terms of high winds and earthquakes). Make sure it is also compatible with your exterior finish.

MgO board is now starting to be used as exterior sheathing. Another zero-VOC option. It is heavy, structural and more expensive than plywood.

Rigid foam can also be used as exterior sheathing without any ply or OSB. The rate of XPS offgassing is very low, but it does contain a flame retardant. The other option is Polyiso. The Johns Manville brand does not contain a flame retardant. Here is some info on how to brace when using rigid foam as sheathing. This is not structural and should be checked against local codes.

Another structural option is Rewall which is made of recycled beverage cartons and cups shredded and compressed. It claims zero-VOCs. It is paper-faced.

Subflooring

It is possible to use structural cementitious sheeting board (MgO) as a zero-VOC option however when I did this in my tiny house I needed additional framing support underneath. It worked out well for me. Here is an example of the support you need underneath. This is probably only suitable in a tiny house.

For those who can't tolerate wood it is possible to pour a concrete upper floor.

Roof Sheathing (Decking)

Purlins or skip sheathing can be used as an alternate form of roofing which eliminates the need for solid sheathing. This will only work with certain roof types (metal vented attic, in some cases cedar).

Pre-Plywood Options

In the days before plywood, solid wood was usually used:

For exterior sheathing, 1-by lumber laid diagonally was used. This is not an airtight option so humidity and energy issues should be considered. Make sure to use housewrap. Consider double sided housewrap tape so that you get more of an air barrier.

For subfloors, 1-by subfloor were laid diagonally to the floor joints. The subfloor could be planks or tongue and groove. Here is a little more info and a pic of planks. This is a zero-VOC option but it will cost you quite a bit more. If you use this method make sure you use a subfloor adhesive otherwise you will have a very creaky floor. Liquid Nails is the lowest VOC option I have seen at less than 20g/l, but I find Almighty Adhesive to be more tolerable.

For decking, 1x decking butted up to each other can be used. This is how roofs were built before plywood or OSB. This will allow for many types of roofing types over it.

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Can a Bed with an Adjustable Base Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Over 22 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea and nearly 80% of cases remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea leads to restless nights and can be linked to serious health issues. In addition to conventional treatments such as CPAP machines or surgery, you may want to consider a bed with an adjustable base. Raising Your Head Reduces Throat...

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Biosteel Sneakers

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

"Spider Silk" Sneakers? | Adidas debuts shoes made from biosteel.Read More ...

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Tufted Mattress 101

by gardmatuser @ Gardner Mattress

Mattresses greatly vary in their materials and make. As you browse through mattress options, you’ll find yourself knee-deep in terms that relate to mattresses like softness, support, innerspring, memory foam, tufted, non-tufted, and many other attributes that define the product. On this list, hand tufting is an incredibly desirable feature. Here’s why. What is Tufting? Tufting is the process of...

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Organic on a Budget

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Organic on a Budget | Eat organic without breaking the bank.Read More ...

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Screen Time

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Screen Time | How it's affecting your sleep schedule.Read More ...

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The practical guide to getting a free mattress | The Daily Californian

The practical guide to getting a free mattress | The Daily Californian


The Daily Californian

Bed bugs, mold and mildew: the three horrors of a bedroom. He had one of them. “That’s why I’m super against getting stuff off of the street,” said my friend John, face skewed, for the fifth time in the eight minutes after he witnessed a bed bug the size ofRead More…

Sleeping in Hotels

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Sleep Better in Hotels | Seven ways to get a better night's rest in a hotel room.Read More ...

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Free mattress recycling program offered

Free mattress recycling program offered


Davis Enterprise

Local residents are invited to bring old mattresses and box springs to a collection truck on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the west end of Alvarado Avenue for free recycling. Mattresses will be accepted from residential customers only, no retailers, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The free program is sponsored b

Statewide Mattress Recycling Program Debuts In California December 31

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

Tomorrow, California becomes the second state in the nation with a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs. The program, known as Bye Bye Mattress, allows California residents to drop-off used mattresses at participating collection sites and recycling facilities for free. California residents can find their nearest participating collection site or recycling facility […]

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Press Conference Held Today to Launch Bye Bye Mattress

by Admin @ Bye Bye Mattress | A Program of the Mattress Recycling Council

Sacramento, CA – Today, government officials, municipal and solid waste representatives and the mattress industry gathered at the state Capitol building to commemorate the launch of the state’s new mattress recycling program. “For too long, abandoned mattresses have blighted our communities,” said Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, author of the measure that created California’s mattress-recycling program. […]

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Healthy Energy

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Healthy Energy | The alternative energy drink you need to try.Read More ...

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Top 10 Problems With Free Flow Waterbed Mattresses

Top 10 Problems With Free Flow Waterbed Mattresses


STLBeds

Top 10 Problems With Free Flow Waterbed Mattresses are layed out and will help you determine if this mattress is right for you.

DIY Night Cream

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

DIY Night Cream | An all-natural recipe that won't clog pores.Read More ...

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Top 4 Things You’ll Love About Your New Memory Foam Mattress

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

Many satisfied Mattress World Northwest customers regard memory foam as essential for a good night’s sleep. Originally developed by NASA chemists, memory foam is a blend of polyurethane and a few other ingredients to improve its support capabilities. Today, as the material has become more common and its cost has decreased, you can find memory […]

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Why Are Hotel Beds So Comfortable?

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

Hotels know that the top priority of exhausted travelers is getting a good night’s sleep, which is why high-end hotels spare no expense when purchasing beds and bedding. If you long for the hotel bed experience, but would rather not live at the Marriott, head over to Mattress World Northwest. Our showrooms in the Portland […]

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Lower Back Pain

by Jacky Gale @ Mattress World Northwest

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor’s office. It’s also a top cause of lost work time and disability. The best way to deal with lower back pain is to see your doctor, especially if the pain is severe, lasts longer than a few days, or is […]

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