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Sleep Your Best – Improving Health Through Rest
With the way the world has been lately, many people are looking for ways to improve their health in various ways; trying their best to improve their immune system in some way or another to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy. A commonly overlooked factor for improving your health is sleep.
Sleep affects your health even more than you think; a well-rested person has a stronger immune system, better metabolism, and improved sleep protects them from other health issues including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Further, sleep positively affects a person’s mental health. One study, published by the European Journal of Neuroscience, showed that disrupting the sleep schedule of a person can prove to have severe cardiovascular effects on an individual over time; asserting that the damage done cannot be treated with medication, but rather increased sleep and a return to a healthy circadian rhythm. Another study, examining the positive effects of improved sleep with athletes, noted beneficial changes in stress hormone expression and reaction time, as well as enhanced neurological functioning.
A healthy amount of sleep will also increase your energy levels throughout the day; giving you the strength to practice other stay-healthy habits like regular exercise and maintaining a clean environment at home. Feeling well-rested will also improve your complexion, curb your hunger pangs, help you focus, and prevent illnesses like the common cold.
What You Sleep On Matters
Some mattresses are full of noxious chemicals that can be harmful to our health. Mattresses may be made with plastics or vinyl, flame retardant chemicals, and synthetic latex. These chemicals release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can potentially cause a variety of health problems. Non-organic mattresses were previously treated with polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which can cause hormone disruption and lowered IQ. They were also treated with Firemaster 550, which is another flame retardant, which contains a chemical that is banned in children’s products due to evidence of developmental toxicity. Non-organic mattresses also have synthetic polyurethane, which is a well-known allergy trigger. Finally, there’s chlorinated tris, a chemical that was removed from children’s clothes because it was shown to cause cancer. Wool mattresses don’t have any of these harmful chemicals that can potentially cause harm over the long-term.
Wool mattresses are dust-mite repellent, mold-resistant and anti-bacterial, boast natural fire-resistant properties, are breathable, and are insulating, keeping you cooler in summer, warmer in winter.
We believe our all-natural chemical-free mattresses will help you get the healthy rest you need to improve your health. Our mattresses lack any harmful chemicals that cause discomfort and even insomnia; all while providing a luxurious sleeping experience with its all-natural body temperature control and hypoallergenic makeup. The all-natural mattresses are designed to improve your sleep quality, reduce your fatigue, and provide a relaxing sleep experience.