Raising Healthy Families: Is Your Mattress Toxic? Hidden Dangers in Your Sleeping Environment

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Welcome back to the Raising Health Families series, join us each week as we take a look at different ways to keep your family healthy and whole in a not-so-healthy world.

The following is written by Beth of Red and Honey.

We spend an average of eight hours a night sleeping. That's fifty-six hours per week, or about one third of your whole life. It's even more for babies and children!

Logic would dictate that we would desire a healthy and toxin-free spot to rest our weary heads each night, but unfortunately that can be difficult to find.

Conventional mattresses (and even many labelled “organic” or “natural”) contain toxic flame-retardant chemicals that off-gas continuously. Since you are laying directly on it for eight hours every day, this is most definitely a problem. There are multiple links between the toxins found in our sleeping environments and many health issues that plague our society today, such as asthma, allergies, headaches, and SIDS, to name a few.

You may be wondering what can we do about it. Is it really so bad? What if I can't afford an organic mattress? Our family recently took steps to make our sleeping environments safer.

Click over to Red and Honey to read more!

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  1. Thank you for posting about this. I got serious about this issue a few years ago and we bit the bullet and bought an organic latex mattress. It actually cost the same as the one we replaced. I’d never go back, not just because it’s healthier but latex is wonderfully comfortable and not at all hot like that toxic memory foam stuff.

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