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Find Your Best Mattress Reviews: The Top 10 and Worst 10 Beds of 2018

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

If you’re shopping for a new bed, learning about the best mattresses of 2018 is a good way to make sure you choose a good one. It’s also helpful to know which ones don’t fare so well in order to avoid the duds. New mattress models come out every year from a growing number of […]

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Finding the Perfect Materials for Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Building the perfect non-toxic mattress starts with finding the safest, most natural materials. Because no matter what other companies do in the manufacturing process, or how many fancy marketing names they create to make their products “sound” more organic, if you don’t start with pure, wholesome materials, you can’t create a truly non-toxic mattress. So when... Read more »

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Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural

Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural


Mama Natural

So it’s time for us to get a new mattress, and, of course, I’m looking for a natural, “eco-friendly” one. After all, a lot of conventional mattresses are made with harmful chemicals and all sorts of bad stuff and we sleep (and sometimes co-sleep with our kids) on these things for 8 hours a night! …

The Best Tea-Drinking Routine for Healthy Sleep

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

It’s National Hot Tea Month this January, and to celebrate, we’re sharing our favorite facts about the world’s second favorite beverage, as well as some tips for the best tea-drinking experience throughout your day. At Saatva, we love tea not just for its delicious taste, but also because it’s the perfect companion to healthy sleep. […]

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Rise and Shine

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

We’ve all heard it – there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. And experts tend to agree, advocating our sleep habits have a direct correlation with how well we think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. But what about our waking habits? Are we repeat offenders when it comes to that snooze button? […]

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2017 Labor Day Mattress Deals & Adjustable Beds from Major Retailers

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

If you happen to be thinking of a new bed this fall or winter, upcoming Labor Day mattress deals present one of the best opportunities to get a good deal. In this guide, we’ll go over the details of the this year’s sales and compare the top beds by category to save you a little time and […]

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Our Aviya Bed Review: Is This America’s Favorite for 2018?

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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The 6 Best Mattress Picks For Under $1000 – 2018 Edition

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Get Some Sleep: Naturally

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everyone needs to get a good night of sleep. This is no surprise to anyone I’m willing to bet considering a lack of a good, healthy night of rest is easily to recognize, and when the opposite occurs, easy to bemoan. Getting up after a restless battle of tossing and turning can have the same effect as operating in a nearly intoxicated-like state. Sleep deprivation is often caused by stress from your job, a long day of work, or just your mind struggling to keep the tasks of tomorrow straight in your head. Sleep aids are nothing new and we’ve...

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DIY Organic Valentine’s Day Gifts

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

This Valentine’s Day, you can run to the store and buy your loved one a gift, or you could make it more personal and try a DIY option. Your valentine will love that you took the time to make them something by hand! We share some of the easiest and most romantic DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas to consider this year. Plus, we explain how you can make each one organic or sustainable! 1.) “Reasons I Love You” Book or Love Jar There are probably a million and one reasons you love your partner, but how often do you express these reasons? If you aren’t as good at vocalizing these throughout the year, try making a DIY “reasons I love you” book for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a particularly fun option since it uses recycled playing cards–you just need to have 52 reasons! Another fun upcycle idea is to take an old jar and fill it with love notes, promises or[...]

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Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff

Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff


Gimme the Good Stuff

Conventional mattresses typically contain various petrochemicals, plastics or vinyl, flame retardants, which releases VOCs that are linked to cancer.

What Exactly Is a Food Coma?

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

Whether it’s the gingerbread pancakes before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the hors d’oeuvres during the football game, or the turkey itself – the fourth Thursday of November is all about food.  And while the Thanksgiving holiday certainly helps us take stock of our blessings, it’s undoubtedly centered around the time traditional activity of breaking […]

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Gift Clean with these 5 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

by Awair @ Awair Blog

One of the best parts about the holidays is watching loved ones unwrap the gifts you’ve carefully chosen for them. But what if they’re unwrapping something more than your gift? Unfortunately, most common wrapping paper contains harmful chemicals known as VOCs, which can be released into the air around you while you are opening presents. […]

Mattress Shopping 103

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

continued from home page… My goal is to make you feel comfortable when you are trying to understand a written or spoken sales presentation. You will have a useful understanding of how the mattress business and mattresses themselves work. You will understand much of the jargon the salesperson (Retail Sales Associate) uses to sell you mattresses […]

Sunning: Take Advantage of the Summer Sun to Offgas VOCs

Sunning: Take Advantage of the Summer Sun to Offgas VOCs


Branch Basics

Did you know you can use the summer sun to neutralize VOCs? You can use heat to speed up the offgassing process and improve indoor air by sunning.

How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress

How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress


Rodale's Organic Life

4 tips for buying the best non-toxic bedding for a healthier night's sleep.

Let’s Talk Sleep

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Slumber Wonder Amazed at how tired you are each morning? Are you craving refined carbs, sugar and coffee during the day just to remain awake? Let’s talk sleep. Are you getting enough? Is it restful? Not everyone requires the same amount of sleep, but for most of us it’s best to get between seven and […]

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Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

by Jessica Jones @ The Sleep Judge

2017 Black Friday Mattress Sale Trends

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Black Friday Mattress Sale 2017 Winter is here, and the year is coming to an end soon after. That means Black Friday mattress sales the best time to get a cozy new bed if you’re in the market for one. You won’t see sales like these until well into next year, so you don’t want […]

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Find the Best Labor Day Mattress Sale in 2017 from Sears, Macys & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

See what major retailers have in store for Labor Day mattress sale events… This summer holiday seems synonymous with the end of summer, barbecues and a lazy three-day weekend, but as it marks changing seasons it also brings big deals in retail, including Labor Day mattress sale events. As one of the biggest shopping holidays […]

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5 Practical Ways To Decrease VOCs And Off-Gassing In Your Home | Growing Up Herbal

5 Practical Ways To Decrease VOCs And Off-Gassing In Your Home | Growing Up Herbal


Growing Up Herbal

If you're not ready to drastically change your lifestyle, but you want to decrease VOCs and off-gassing in your home, I have 5 practical tips for you!

Mattress Off Gassing - How To Get Rid Of The Smell

Mattress Off Gassing - How To Get Rid Of The Smell


The Sleep Judge

Have you ever opened up a new memory foam product and noticed a funky chemical smell coming from it? If so, chances are that your mattress is made with synthetic foams that contain petroleum based chemicals and fire-retarding agents. These chemicals contain fumes that can cause some allergic reactions to those with chemical sensitivities. Fortunately, not all mattresses are going to emit these ill-smelling odors, but if you do happen to own a mattress that is presenting you with these chemical smells, there are ways to get rid of them and things you can look for before you purchase your mattress to avoid the smell all together. Is Off-Gassing Dangerous? Benzene Naphthalene Formaldehyde Testing For Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) Dangers For Children Mattresses That Off-Gas How To Get Rid Of Off-Gassing Remove Plastic Wrap Immediately Let It Air Out Give It The "White Sock" Treatment Conclusion Is Off-Gassing Dangerous? Testing For Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)

The Resolution That Makes All Others Possible

by Joel Tretin @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

Sleep is quickly becoming the new New Year’s resolution. If you’ve promised yourself to start dieting, start exercising, and start 2018 on the right foot, the first step, it turns out, is getting a good night’s sleep. Ready, Set, Sleep The latest publication to open its eyes to the importance of sleep is Quartzy, the Atlantic’s lifestyle […]

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CARCINOGENS IN MEMORY FOAM–OR WHY I LIKE LATEX SO MUCH.

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

This article was originally published by the Baseline of Health Foundation. Carcinogenic Memory Foam Mattresses | Health Blog Date: 07/16/2016    Written by: Hiyaguha Cohen © 1999-2016 The Baseline of Health Foundation If you’ve ever shopped for a mattress, you know how gnarly the process can be. First of all, manufacturers sell the same mattresses under different […]

BETTER MATTRESS CHOICES FOR 2018-SERTA-BEAUTYREST-AIRELOOM-CHARLES P. ROGERS ESTATE-KING-KOIL

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

You may be reading this because you have already discovered how it difficult it is to intelligently shop for a new mattress. If you find the shopping process uncomfortable, unpleasant, or irrational whether shopping in person, or navigating the Internet, you have a lot of company. My goal is to provide you with usable information […]

Sweet Dreams

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s time to snuggle up in bed for a restful night’s sleep. Organic sheets, comforter, or duvet grace your bed. A natural rubber pillow cushions your head. An organic quilted innerspring or wool mattress gently supports your body Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve bought earth-friendly products that are pesticide-free, and naturally antibacterial, […]

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Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose

Is Your Mattress Making You Sick? Why You Need a Non-Toxic Mattress & Top 3 To Choose


Natural Living Ideas

Flame retardant doesn’t necessarily mean fire-proof or less fatal Ironically, if a mattress that’s been doused with flame retardants catches fire, which it can, it gives off higher levels of carbon monoxide, soot, and smoke than it would if it hadn’t been treated – and those things are actually more likely to kill someone in a fire than getting burned. That means that a mattress… [read more]

8 Thoughtful, No-Cost Bedroom Gifts

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The end of the year is always a busy time, and it’s especially disorienting because of how quickly everything happens. One minute you’re shopping for the perfect Halloween costume, the next you hear Christmas music on the radio. Before you know it, the festive season is in full swing. The Holiday Season Whirlwind With such […]

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Avocado Mint Tahini Dip (Move over, mayonnaise)

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

“You left the mustard out of the avocado and peanut butter dip?” Every time I make guacamole or another form of avocado dip, I think of that line from 60’s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. Yes, I was the child who grew up without cable and who watched every episode of that show,  along with I […]

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Paleo Avocado Toast

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

  Yes, avocado toast is a fad… …and it is one you don’t want to miss. After seeing avocado toast pop up in every corner of the internet universe, I had a bad case of avocado toast FOMO. (That’s Fear Of Missing Out. It usually refers to missing out of parties and social engagements. For me, […]

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Pre-order organic Bedding & winner of May 2015 gift card is …

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic bedding is hard to source but look what I found … 300 thread count Luxurious sateen weave 100%-certified organic with non-toxic dyes Fairtrade factories in India Deep pockets and full elastic on fitted sheets will fit any mattress Sheet set – Hemmed Sheet set – Hemmed Colour options – in addition to Ivory and White, […]

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Our In-Depth DreamCloud Bed Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Let’s Celebrate! We’ve Created the First Certified Non-Toxic Sofa in the US

by Admin @ New Living

We’ve got big news that we are so excited to share! Our very own Tilly Sofa is officially the first certified non-toxic sofa in the USA! At New Living, we care about health and not only feature organic and natural mattresses from lots of health conscious brands, we also create pieces with our partners HTX […]

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Find the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn about reducing pressure points and how to find the best mattress for hip pain. Are you looking for a good mattress for hip pain? It can be hard to find the information you need to find the right mattress for your body. Here are some pointers to get you on the proper mattress and […]

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Compare Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mattress Sales: Macy’s, Sears, Mattress Firm & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you prepared for the insanity of the 2017 Black Friday mattress sales? Though they can get a little crazy, these sales are a great time to get the most for your money. Mattresses tend to be one of the larger purchases made in households, so getting a good deal can go a long way. […]

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Memory Foam or Latex: Which is the Best Mattress?

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Memory foam and latex both have made a reputation as being the best in the market, but which is the best mattress? There are several factors that might indicate that one is better than the other, but the truth is that each offers a set of pros and cons that make them both terrific mattress […]

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Best Soft Mattress for Your Needs

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

How to Reduce Back Pain During Sleep

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Are you one of the 80% of people who experiences back pain from time to time? Back pain has reached nearly epidemic proportions, with nearly […]

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WHY SHOULD YOU BUY A HYBRID/INNERSPRING/LATEX MATTRESS, BOXSPRINGS VS FOUNDATIONS, LATEX VS MEMORY FOAM

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

If you want a mattress with good and comfortable “live” conforming support, you need one with an innerspring unit under a layer or layers of naturally cool latex.   The combination of a good innerspring unit and appropriate foam padding is at the heart of all of the best mattresses made.  I just described a “hybrid” […]

An Exhaustive Guide to PVC-free Mattress Covers

An Exhaustive Guide to PVC-free Mattress Covers


The Soft Landing®

We searched for PVC-free mattress covers to help reduce off-gassing from VOC's & delved into the safety of polyurethane since it's commonly used too

Are Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs in your Mattress Toxic?

Are Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs in your Mattress Toxic?


Natural Sleep Luxury Organic Latex Mattress Store

Do you know what chemicals are found in mattresses? What are Volatile Organic Compounds Vocs? Are they healthy? Are VOC's found in mattresses safe?

2018 Tempurpedic Mattress Reviews

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

If you are looking for information on Tempurpedic mattress reviews, take a few minutes to browse our 2018 report and analysis. You’ve no doubt heard of the nearly ubiquitous mattress company. In this guide, we’ll take a look at their current lines and how the products are faring across several categories. Tempur-pedic, for the most […]

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What does organics have to do with politics?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Part of Organic Lifestyle’s mission is to promote topics such as equality. The other day on our Facebook page, one of the comments inquired about “what does organics have to do with politics?” Its a sensitive topic but we feel our role both as a global citizen and a socially responsible company, is to advocate […]

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Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Memory Foam Mattress Ingredients: are the dangers real or exaggerated? Are the chemicals in your life freaking you out or have you found yourself wondering if products like memory foam mattresses are safe? If you’ve been looking into this type of mattress or any other, you may be wondering whether chemicals and odors could represent […]

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Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?

Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?


Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Conventional mattresses contain harsh chemicals that can leech into the air. Here is how you can protect your family from mattress offgassing.

Spring Savings: 2017 Memorial Day Mattress Sale Trends

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Spring is in full swing and it’s time again for May’s Memorial Day mattress sale events — great news if you’re in need of a better bed this year. Although known for kicking off summer and outdoor fun, this holiday weekend is one of the best times of the year to buy furniture and beds. If you […]

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Foam Certifications

Foam Certifications


Support & Frequently Asked Questions | Leesa Sleep

All of the foams used in our mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified.CertiPUR-US is a not-for-profit certification program developed by the flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) industry. Certified FPFs ...

5 Reasons to Avoid Sleep Loss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

We all neglect sleep sometimes, whether for our jobs or for movie marathons, but many of us don’t fully understand the seriousness of sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep obviously decreases vitality and makes you more irritable, but sleep loss can affect much more than that. Sleep loss can severely harm your memory, health, reasoning skills, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 5 reasons to get a good night’s sleep every night. 1. Sleepiness leads to serious accidents. Chernobyl – what some consider to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster – was caused by lack of sleep. Three Mile...

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Guide to 2017 4th of July Mattress Sales

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Looking for a new bed during this year’s 4th of July mattress sales? In this guide, we’ll go over the basic details of this summer’s savings and compare the top mattresses by category to save you some time. We’ve collected all the deals we could find from major national retailers, from ads, retailer websites, news releases, deal […]

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How to choose a Non Toxic mattress (and why you need one) - Healing in Our Homes

How to choose a Non Toxic mattress (and why you need one) - Healing in Our Homes


Healing in Our Homes

What toxins are in mattresses??? How do you choose a non toxic mattress? I have been researching, literally, for YEARS and I have answers for you!

Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama

Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama


Wellness Mama®

There are many organic mattress choices but not all are really chemical free and sometimes a non-toxic mattress may be better (& cheaper!)

3 Easy Steps To Removing VOCs From New Furniture And Mattresses Naturally - Nourishing Plot

3 Easy Steps To Removing VOCs From New Furniture And Mattresses Naturally - Nourishing Plot


Nourishing Plot

New carpets are known for off-gassing formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, benzene, toluene and perchloroethylene which are all toxic chemicals known to negatively impact your health, especially your liver. New mattresses, new carpets and new cars off-gass toxic gasses continually potentially causing damaging conditions for people and especially children. Volatile organic compounds are known as VOCs and can cause [...]

The Importance of Knowing Where Your Mattress Comes From

by Joel Tretin @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

You may sleep on it every night, but how well do you really know your mattress? The importance of understanding where and how your bedding is made was driven home again last month when the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of thousands of mattresses sold on Amazon.com for failing to meet federal flammability […]

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Blue Shift: Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Your Foam Mattress Off-Gassing

Blue Shift: Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Your Foam Mattress Off-Gassing


Wirecutter: Reviews for the Real World

Yes, foam mattresses can “off-gas,” or release compounds into the air. But, no, they’re not going to hurt you.

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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WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST REVIEW SITES

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

THE FOLLOWING TWO EMAILS ARE NOT THE FIRST AND NOT THE LAST.   I CONTINUOUSLY RECEIVE THESE OFFERS TO PAY (BRIBE) ME FOR RECOMMENDING A MATTRESS.  WHEN YOU SEE A LINK ON A REVIEW SITE FROM A MATTRESS COMPANY OR AMAZON BE AWARE THAT THE SITE IS PAID FOR THE GOOD REVIEWS.  SOME SITES HAVE […]

How Posh & Lavish’s Obsessive Engineering Made them One of Our Most Popular Brands

by Admin @ New Living

If you’ve stopped by New Living Healthy Bedroom Store lately, you may have tried Posh & Lavish. It’s one of our newest brands that we carry and one of the most popular. If you haven’t tried out a Posh & Lavish you must! The mattress is cozy and of the highest quality. And their company […]

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Is making love on an organic mattress better?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – Est-ce mieux de faire l’amour sur un matelas bio? ] Given the 30C weather, 2 elves at Organic Lifestyle have been feeling a little frisky and posed the question: Is making love on an organic mattress better? She says: “We need a new mattress! I can feel springs poking my […]

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The Best Mattresses (and Ones to Avoid) 2018 Edition

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

We hear from people all the time that buying a new mattress is too confusing these days. Between the new brands available online and the seemingly endless models by traditional in-store brands, it feels like you need a college degree in beds just to make a decision. The Best Mattresses of 2018: 30-Second Summary We […]

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The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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What is the Best Mattress for Side Sleepers?

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

There are a number of beds in the market that claim to be the best mattress for side sleepers. Many side sleepers may be unaware that the type of mattress that they choose will greatly influence whether or not they can get a good night’s sleep and wake up without any muscle pain. The reasons […]

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Last days of Made in Canada organic businesses?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Can you believe Organic Lifestyle has been operational for 10 years already? Right from the beginning, one of our primary manufacturers was an Ontario based company – we worked with them to manufacture Organic Lifestyle’s own Made in Canada pillows, toppers, mattresses, comforters and mattress pads. Like our customers, we’ve been proud to support Canadian […]

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8 Cold-Weather Tips for Better Sleep

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

More than just a temperature change, cooler weather affects the air, habits, and even sleep. It’s time to pack away your flip-flops, and bring out the pumpkin spice lattes. Fall is here, and the colder winter temperatures are on their way. Besides staying warm, winter brings its own unique challenges for sleep. From dry air […]

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What Chemicals are In Your Mattress?

by Admin @ New Living

We think of our home a sanctuary. It’s a comfortable place where we are safe. But unfortunately toxins can lurk all around us in hidden places. Bedding, mattresses, sofas, and household cleaners and paints may be a hidden place for these chemicals. Here is a list of the chemicals that can be found in common […]

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The Coolest Mattress in Austin: Pure Latex Bliss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everything You Need to Know from Latex Bliss on Vimeo. If you are searching for a mattress in Austin, you owe it to yourself to come in and take a look at Austin Natural Mattress. Yes, we pride ourselves on natural & organic mattresses, because they are non-toxic, and just smarter. You are not giving anything up by buying a cleaner product. But outside of that, it should be mentioned that our mattresses are also on the cutting edge of technology and quite simply the highest quality mattresses on...

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What’s the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn how to find the best mattress for a bad back. Are you trying to find a good mattress for back pain? One of the hardest medical conditions to cure and treat are those relating to chronic back pain, and it’s something that affects millions of people around the world every day. Over and over, […]

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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018


Nontoxic Reboot

If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single it…

Are You a Super Sleeper or Sleep-Deprived?

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Have you ever heard someone boast about being able to function normally on very little rest, or hear the phrase “super sleeper”? Before you get […]

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Are These Toxic Materials In Your Mattress?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

One of the most surprising things about toxic chemicals in mattresses is how incredibly common they are. In fact, mattresses that are off-gassing harmful VOCs, and emitting toxic chemicals seem to be the norm, and not the exception. Even worse, this is true even of many mattresses claiming to be “organic” or “all-natural.” How can this... Read more »

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Bedroom Pet Peeves

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

There are a lot of things that could be keeping you up at night. While some can have a bigger impact on the quality of […]

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Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?

Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?


Dr. Axe

We spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping, yet for most of us it's on a mattress that turns out to be pretty toxic, let alone often uncomfortable. I wrote up this article all about the common ingredients in most mattresses — caution, it might freak you out — plus how exactly to pick the healthiest bed to your sleep and health go hand-in-hand like they should.

Are the Chemicals in Your Mattress Dangerous? | Saatva Sleep Blog

Are the Chemicals in Your Mattress Dangerous? | Saatva Sleep Blog


Saatva's Sleep Blog

When's the last time you thought about what chemicals are lurking in your mattress? If you suffer from allergic reactions, your mattress could be the cause.

No Easy Sleep: Why Our Children's Mattresses May Be Hurting Them - Mamavation

No Easy Sleep: Why Our Children's Mattresses May Be Hurting Them - Mamavation


Mamavation

What do you know about your children's mattresses? Shockingly, they may be full of toxic chemicals. Here's how to keep your family safe.

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy. If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single item on reducing […]

How To Decrease Your Chance Of A Sinus Infection With An Herbal Sinus Rinse

by Meagan Visser @ Growing Up Herbal

What do deep-cleaning the house, seasonal clothing switches, and flea-bitten pets have in common? They all cause sinus issues for me. It never fails that anytime I decide to deep-clean my house, as in flipping mattresses, washing sheets and curtains, sweeping and dusting from ceiling to floor, etc. that I end up with a runny […]

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The "New Mattress" Smell - What Is Mattress Off-Gassing?

The "New Mattress" Smell - What Is Mattress Off-Gassing?


Mattress Clarity

The arrival of a new mattress is an exciting time. There are plenty of brands that will ship your mattress straight to your door, vacuum sealed, and ready to be opened like a present on Christmas day. Unboxing and taking your mattress out of its plastic seal should be pretty easy. Most mattresses, especially those …

Why do Mattresses Have Toxic Chemicals in Them?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Why do mattresses have toxic chemicals in them? It’s a fair question. On a lot of levels it seems improbable – impossible even – that something as important as a mattress could be the source of toxic chemicals in our bedrooms. The mattress is, after all, the place we spend over a third of our... Read more »

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Does my baby need an organic crib mattress? Answers from a mom-pediatrician - ChildrensMD

Does my baby need an organic crib mattress? Answers from a mom-pediatrician - ChildrensMD


ChildrensMD

Are organic crib mattresses safer for babies? What are the risks of traditional crib mattresses and are organic crib mattresses worth the extra money? What about breathable crib mattresses? If you’re buying a crib mattress you’ll be bombarded with online ads for products that are supposedly safer, but the truth is the science behind crib… READ MORE

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?


Ben Greenfield Fitness - Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Is your mattress slowly killing you? What is the best natural organic mattress?

Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Aging

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Chronological age is determined by birth date. Biological age is established by physiological and molecular cells within the individual. The latter is influenced by the exposure of damaging substances in the environment, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, or even stress (gerontogens). Aging occurs when the body goes through a biological mechanism called senescence. During this process, healthy cells become impaired and they lose their ability to divide. Over a period of time, these impaired cells begin to compile, using resources and releasing hormones with inflammatory characteristics. This majorly contributes to aging and age related diseases. Someday, scientists hope that blood...

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5 Ways to De-Stress After the Holidays

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The holidays can be wonderful, but they also come with their fair share of stress. Excitement, anxiety—sometimes it feels impossible to have one without the other. Fear not. Even if holiday stress seems inevitable, it’s still possible to take care of ourselves. Most of us know about popular go-to activities like meditation, yoga, and breathing […]

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Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find

Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potentially Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find


UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Editor's note from UT Austin media relations office on funding: As noted in the release, this study was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Nordic Research Opportunity program, a joint program between NSF and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes).AUSTIN, Texas  In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep.

Pure Grow Wool – Raising the Baaaa-r

by Mariah Bankemper @ SleepLily

Pure Grow wool is SleepLily’s favorite fiber. It is completely natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. What’s so great about Pure Grow Wool? Wool can do incredible things, which is why Pure Grow wool is featured in our non-toxic mattresses. Wool has been used all over the world for centuries because of it’s incredible properties. Here are 3 of the... Read more »

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Best-Rated Memory Foam Mattresses for 2018

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Compare the current top-rated memory foam mattresses and get tips for picking the right bed. Over a year ago, we conducted an in-depth analysis of […]

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Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?

Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?


Mother Jones

Good night, sleep tight—don't let the volatile organic compounds bite.

Mattress smell offgassing – How do I protect myself and my family?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Megan Alexander and Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle If you’re reading this, we can only assume that you are aware of and concerned about reducing your exposure to off-gassing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)  from your mattress as typical conventional mattresses contain: Synthetic fabrics and chemicals eg. polyurethane, polyester, formaldehyde Harsh chemicals smell coming from memory foam […]

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Best Crib Mattresses of 2018

Best Crib Mattresses of 2018


Mommyhood101: Your Source for Everything Baby!

Baby product reviews, pediatric science articles, help for common ailments. Your source for everything baby!

What is Natural Latex and What is a Natural Latex Mattress?

by Admin @ New Living

When most people think of latex, they think of synthetic latex. Synthetic latex, is completely man made from petrochemicals. It can be commonly found in rubber gloves, condoms, balloons, band-aids, medical equipment and surgical devices just to name a few. Some people can develop allergies to synthetic latex after just a few exposures. These allergic reactions […]

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Mattress Off-Gassing

Mattress Off-Gassing


Healthy Child

If you can't afford to buy an organic mattress, how do you block the toxic mattress off-gassing from a non-organic mattress that contains unsafe materials.

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.

Checklist to prepare for your newborn ‘organic’ baby

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We’ve consolidated input  from moms (since 2006) and happy to share this handy list of items as you prepare for the arrival of your newborn. We’ve included links to organic products we carry. Register your Baby registry with Organic Lifestyle for discounts! Furniture   Bassinet and bassinett mattress Check out our Waterproof Bassinett Mattress: Changing […]

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8 Easy Ways to Make Your Mattress Last Longer

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

See how to protect your investment and get the most out of your mattress. The average person spends anywhere from $500 to $3000 or more […]

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What a Professional Sports Trainer Knows About Sleep (That You Don’t)

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

With the Super Bowl just days away and the Olympics on the horizon, we got to thinking about the role of sleep in the lives of elite athletes. How does sleep affect their performance, and how do they manage to get enough rest with such hectic schedules? Most important, what can we mere mortals learn […]

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11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online

11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online


The Good Trade

A good night’s sleep shouldn’t be elusive. Studies show that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals and flame retardants that can lead to long term diseases, skin irritations and respiratory problems. Comfort and quality are

Choosing an Affordable Non-Toxic Mattress: What You Need to Know Before You Go Shopping

by 80% Clean @ low voc mattress | 80% Clean_Clean Living_Clean Eating

I have a confession to make…my mattress is old, really old, over 15 years old in fact. I definitely need a new one, but because I am trying to live at least 80% cleaner, I want to make sure that what I do buy is non-toxic. What I didn’t want was to spend and arm […]

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How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress

How I Found a Non-Toxic Mattress


Empowered Sustenance

Do you know if you have a toxic mattress? Here's how to find out, plus the non-toxic mattress that I use.

Choosing an Organic Kids Mattress

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  One of the most important decisions a parent can make is choosing an organic kids mattress. Sleep is critical to your child’s health and well-being, and since kids spend more than one third of their lives in direct exposure to their mattress materials it’s crucial to their health that those mattress materials be safe, …Read More

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Mattress Sales: The Best Reviews on Sale Priced Mattresses and Memory Foam Mattress Sales

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you looking for the best online mattress sales, including those on memory foam? Depending on the time of year, there are some incredible deals offered by various manufacturers that should help you narrow down your choices. If you plan on taking advantage of mattress deal prices, it’s also important to consider the overall value […]

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CertiPur US approval list April, 2017

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

This is a list of companies that use CertiPur US approved foams

The Best Memory Foam Mattress for Staying Cool

by The Best Mattress @ The Best Mattress

Nothing feels better than slipping into cool sheets on a hot night, and many mattress shoppers concerned about coolness wonder if a memory foam mattress can fit the bill. Within the memory foam industry, there are a variety of formulas and iterations that can affect coolness. Reviews can help highlight differences between brands and models, […]

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Sleep and Relationships: How More Rest Makes Happier Couples

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

From emotional blowouts to a lower libido, a lack of sleep hurts often spells trouble for relationships. This article explain what happens to couples’ communication […]

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Signature Sleep Memoir - 8" Memory Foam Mattress - Walmart.com

Signature Sleep Memoir - 8" Memory Foam Mattress - Walmart.com


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Free Shipping. Buy Signature Sleep Memoir - 8" Memory Foam Mattress at Walmart.com

Memory Foam Off Gassing. List of 61 volatile organic compounds (voc's) off gassing from a popular brand of memory foam mattresses. · Austin Natural Mattress

Memory Foam Off Gassing. List of 61 volatile organic compounds (voc's) off gassing from a popular brand of memory foam mattresses. · Austin Natural Mattress


Austin Natural Mattress

1,2,4- Methanoazulene, decahydro- Dodecane, 3-methyl 1,5,5,8a tetra methyl Heptylcyclohexane 1,2- Propanediol (Propylene glycol) Hexanal 1,4- Dioxane Hexasilxane, tetradecamethyl 1,6-Octadiene, 7 -methyl-3- (8CI9CI)* methylene (Myrcene) Limonene (Dipentene: 1-Methyl-4- 1-Butanol (N-Butyl alcohol) 1 methyllethyl cyclohexene) 1- Dodacene Longifolene 1- Hexanol, 2-ethyl Naphthalene 1-Propanol, 2-chloro* Naphthalene, decahydro-* 2- Butanol, 3-methyl Naphthalene, decahydro-2-methyl* 2-Pentanal, 2-methyl Pentasiloxane, dodecamethyl* 2-Propanol (Isopropanol) Phenol, 4-(1- methylpropYI)-* 2-Propanol, 1,3-diehloro- Pinene, a(2,6,6-Trimethyl- 2-Propanol, 1-(2-Dropenyloxy) bieyelor3.1.1 ]hept-2-ene) 2-Propanol, 1-[1-methyl-2(2- Pinene, p (6,6-Dimethyl-2-meth- propenyloxy) ethoxy* ylene bieyelo [3.1.1]heptane) Azulene, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-oetahydro- Propane,1,2,3-trichloro 1,4-dimethyl-7- 12.6(1- Propane, 1,2-dichloro methyllethyllidene) Propanoic acid,2,2-dimethyl-, 2- Benzaldehyde ethylhexyl ester* Benzene, 1,2,4-trimethyl Silane, trichloro...

Our Leesa Bed Review For 2018 – Should You Buy It?

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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Winter Sleep Tips For Baby

by Guest Blogger @ Naturepedic Blog

As the cold winter months march on, you might find yourself wrapping up in extra layers and perhaps turning the heating up a little higher too. And as you take measures to keep warm this winter, it’s a good idea to also take a look at your sleeping habits too. It can be tempting to add lots of extra layers for babies when it gets cold, but actually, it’s not always necessary. Here are some tips for winter sleep and keeping baby safe when it’s cold. Sleeping inside Studies have found that too many layers on baby can lead to overheating and can put them at risk. With this in mind, here are some tips for winter sleeping inside: – Remember that too many layers in an already warm room can hinder your baby’s ability to regulate her temperature and can play havoc with her natural breathing pattern. Make sure you convey this important message to all caregivers so that[...]

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Looking for a Non toxic solid wood crib?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are you looking for a non toxic crib to go with your organic crib mattress? I’ve been searching high and low for organic, solid wood non toxic cribs to go with our organic crib mattresses! Because let’s face it, an organic mattress without an organic crib is like slathering mass-produced margarine on your organic bread! […]

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How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)

How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)


Mommypotamus

Hey mamas! Boy did you have questions after I posted on a possible link between sheepskins, mattresses and SIDS. Today I’ve compiled the most common ones in Q&A form. If you’re going to skim, make sure to check out question #6 for a confession about what I put my babies to sleep on. Hope you …

Changes in back pain, sleep quality, and perceived stress after introduction of new bedding systems

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

A group of qualified researchers replaced the average 9.5 year old mattresses in 59 people’s homes with new innerspring mattresses of varying firmnesses, and then wrote a long scholarly report. All of the test subjects (people) had lower back pain.  This is the abstract that the National Institutes of Health make available on the Internet. In […]

Best Mattress Reviews of 2018 – Yearly Report

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

If you plan on buying a new bed soon, you might be curious to know who has the best mattresses, and which ones to avoid. […]

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5 Things the Lincoln Bedroom Can Tell Us About a Good Night’s Sleep

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

It’s ironic that Presidents’ Day is associated with mattress sales, given what terrible things the nation’s top job does for sleeping habits. President Clinton may have boasted about how little sleep he got while in office, but science shows that restless nights take a serious toll on our health. What’s more, our commanders-in-chief seem to […]

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Natural solution for hair regrowth, split ends and losing hair in chunks

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle: This is a guest post by one of our biggest fans, D Brown, who with her husband, field tested and now is the biggest advocate for a natural Hair regrowth and restoration product line called Monat. As a guy with a receding hairline, I was keen to learn more. Read her story if […]

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Flame Retardant Mattresses – FAQ

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Flame Retardant Mattresses – Your questions, answered. Having a fire in the home is a nightmare scenario. In 2015 alone, there were 365,500 house fires an estimated $7 billion dollars in direct property damage. Don’t forget about the destructive emotional cost that comes from having your home and sense of security destroyed by flames. Thankfully,... Read more »

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Toxic Materials in Foam Mattresses? Are We Safe? - The Sleep Advisor

Toxic Materials in Foam Mattresses? Are We Safe? - The Sleep Advisor


The Sleep Advisor

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Author: Mark Reddick When I’m not learning about sleep, you can find me watching “the big game” with my friends. I absolutely love sports and have grown to follow the rest aspect in athletes. Modern technology allows us to track athletes sleep and rest, which in turn helps predict their performance. …

Top 5 Serta Adjustable Mattresses

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

Three Companies Barred from Advertising Mattresses as Free From Volatile Organic Compounds Without Scientific Evidence to Back Up Claims

Three Companies Barred from Advertising Mattresses as Free From Volatile Organic Compounds Without Scientific Evidence to Back Up Claims


Federal Trade Commission

Under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, three mattress manufacturers have agreed to stop making unsupported claims that the mattresses they sell are free of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Mattresses

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Change the way you look at your mattress with these ten odd and fun factoids. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your […]

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Paleo Zucchini Flatbread

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

Paleo Zucchini Flatbread This flatbread is inspired by various recipes I’ve Pinterested upon (Pinterested is officially a verb in my vocabulary) for zucchini tortillas. Similar recipes contain cheese or breadcrumbs as a binder. I created a version bound with coconut flour and arrowroot flour. With a sturdy texture, this flatbread stands up as a side dish for rich meat […]

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Which Is Best : More About Choices: Platform Bed, Box Spring, or Foundation?

by Marshall Coyle @ Old Bed Guy- The Truth about Buying Beds and Mattresses. Your complete guide to buying the perfect mattress.

Which Is Best: Platform Bed, Box Spring, or Foundation? The simple answer is, “all of the above”, but there are rules and differences for what goes best under and into each mattress. Follow the rules and you will find happiness in bed. The accurate answer depends on the type of mattress that will go on top. […]

Paleo Burrito Bowl

by Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

DIY Chipotle! Imagine a Chipotle meal where you don’t have to hear, “The guacamole is $2 extra, okay?” This is my kind of meal, as I prefer to stuff my face with guacamole without being reminded of the price of avocados. This is my current go-to lunch. I keep a big batch of the chicken in […]

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New store, Raffle and bee killing pesticides

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We have have a brand spanking new website Isn’t it gorgeous, easier to find products and quicker checkout? Give it a test drive now We have a new store within store space in Toronto Similar to our presence within Ecoexistence, you can demo our mattresses, pillows and bedding and buy organic & eco-friendly clothing Rem Blue Canoe? […]

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Leesa vs Lull Mattress- What You Need To Know

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!

STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!


Weed 'em & Reap

Don't buy that conventional mattress. It's toxic! There are cheaper and healthier options that won't pollute your personal environment.

DHP DHP Sleep 8" Gel Memory Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin from Amazon | parenting.com Shop

DHP DHP Sleep 8" Gel Memory Mattress with Low VOC CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin from Amazon | parenting.com Shop


parenting.com Shop

The revolutionary new DHP sleep 8 inch convoluted gel memory foam mattress made with certipur-us certified foam starts with a thick Bottom layer of high density foam that maintains Freshness and naturally deodorizes– ensuring your mattress lasts for years to come. We then added a comfort layer of high performance convoluted gel memory foam designed to regulate body temperature and offer you a cool night’s sleep while delivering soft supportive comfort from head to toe. On top of that? a stylishly two-tone designed soft knitted zippered mattress cover that provides a comfortable feel on your skin and delivers a breathable and resilient sleep surface and that is easy to clean. All DHP sleep mattresses meet federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633 and is shipped compressed, rolled and vacuum-sealed for you convenience. See you in the morning!

Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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 Naturepedic Mattresses Are MADE SAFE Certified | Naturepedic Blog

 Naturepedic Mattresses Are MADE SAFE Certified | Naturepedic Blog


Naturepedic Blog

Naturepedic Organic Mattresses are the first in the country to be MADE SAFE certified. With this seal, we’re pioneering change for how products should be made: safer, healthier, and less toxic.

9 Sleep Disorders that Seem Spooky

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

A high-pitched scream breaks the silence of the night. A zombie stalks the streets as the clock strikes midnight. You wake unable to move away […]

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8 Ways to Get Better Sleep and Wake Up Refreshed

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

The search for better sleep proves a popular one these days, between busy work and social lives. And why not? Nothing beats the feeling of […]

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The Best Non-Toxic Mattress on the Market (it feels great and you can afford it)

The Best Non-Toxic Mattress on the Market (it feels great and you can afford it)


SCD Lifestyle

In this article, I review the all-around best non-toxic mattress on the market. But is it safe, comfortable, and affordable? Yes, to all three!

Don't Buy a Tempurpedic Mattress if You Care About Your Health

Don't Buy a Tempurpedic Mattress if You Care About Your Health


Happy Mothering

Do you own a Tempurpedic mattress or are you thinking about buying one? Please stop and read our story about mold before you make that purchase!

What is the Best Toothpaste That is Safe and Non Toxic?

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Everyone loves a healthy smile. That's why most of us are big fans of minty fresh toothpaste that foams in our mouths and leaves us with pleasant breath. If it feels and tastes so good, it must be good for our teeth, right?It might come as a surprise to you, but many of the ingredients […]

The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Why we carry Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattresses.

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

When Does “No Flame Retardants” NOT Actually Mean “No Flame Retardants”? Many commonly used flame retardant chemicals are being connected to health and developmental issues. Want a mattress without flame retardant chemicals? Get one that’s certified organic from your mattress store. Otherwise, flame retardants will probably be in that mattress, even if greenwashing marketing suggests otherwise, and you’re going to need to guess what they are. It’s not easy to find out what flame retardants are in your mattress. Let me explain with a little compare and contrast. We say “Naturepedic mattresses meet all government flammability standards...

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Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress: Just Cheap or Real Bargain?

Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress: Just Cheap or Real Bargain?


Ted & Stacey's Mattress Guides & Reviews

In this review we look at the green tea infused memory foam mattress by Zinus, a leader in the cheap modern mattress space. Is it worth its very low price?

4 Common Mattress Materials Filled With Toxic Chemicals

4 Common Mattress Materials Filled With Toxic Chemicals


SleepLily

Is your mattress emitting toxic chemicals into your bedroom? You may be surprised to learn that the most common mattress materials are also the most toxic.

How to Keep the Super Bowl From Ruining Your Sleep

by Joel Gross @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

The Super Bowl: If you’re a football fan, those words don’t describe a mere game but rather a transcendental, full-body experience. Our passion for the teams, the players, the rivalries and the competition produces the kind of wild swings of emotion normally reserved for horror movies, fireworks or roller coasters. To say nothing of those […]

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Non-Toxic Mattress Brands for a Worry Free Night's Sleep

Non-Toxic Mattress Brands for a Worry Free Night's Sleep


Mindful Momma

Non-Toxic Mattress Brands: Get the scoop on the best brands including safe materials and fire retardants, eco-friendly certifications, pricing and more.

Montreal, Quebec based Green Businesses

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. MATTRESS RECYCLING PICKUP – Matt Canada Typically, […]

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How I Set My Sleep Goals for 2018

by Mark Sheridan @ Saatva's Sleep Blog

I didn’t truly think about sleep until, in August of 2016, I learned that I have obstructive sleep apnea. Every morning for a year, I had woken up feeling awful, and I couldn’t get through the day without taking a nap. My thoughts grew sluggish, my speech became slurred, and I started to forget things. […]

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The Power of Napping

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

As most of us know, it’s very difficult to fit in the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. However, there is a great substitute for this that a lot of us tend to overlook: napping! This little nugget of luxury is something that gets thrown by the wayside upon adulthood. It’s unfortunate since adequate sleep provides so many benefits and even contributes to longevity. Research by NASA shows that naps escalate performance. Their pilots who took 25 minute naps were twice as focused and more attentive than those who didn’t. NASA also found that taking naps enhanced reaction times...

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How to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

What’s The Most Comfortable Mattress Type? So you want to know what the most comfortable mattress is? The quick answer: The mattress that best suits your needs will prove to be the most comfortable. This isn’t a cop-out, it’s just the quick answer. The truth is, there is no magic mattress that is best for […]

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9 green crib mattresses to ensure your baby has a healthy, chemical-free sleep

9 green crib mattresses to ensure your baby has a healthy, chemical-free sleep


TreeHugger

Banish all toxic VOCs and other nasty gases from the nursery with these natural cotton, wool, latex, and coconut options.

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