There are many reasons to consider purchasing organic bedding. More and more studies are being produced on the benefits of organic products. Some of the toxicology reports on typical non-organic products like bedding are starting to say the least. Cotton used to produce bedding is treated with pesticides which have been shown to cause cancer, respiratory diseases, behavior, and learning disorders. They have also been known to cause nervous system disorders. Thinking about how much time you and your children spend snuggled up under the blankets, breathing deeply while sleeping, has suddenly turned frightening, has not it?
Knowing the risks of non-organic products is one thing, but what about the benefits of going organic? Organic comforters and organic sheets are hypoallergenic and chemical free. This means that allergy sufferers, the chemical intolerant, and people with sensitive skin can rest easy. Typically the materials used are pesticide-free cotton, organic wool, and in some cases a foam material. An added benefit that some people may not even think about is the circulation improvements in organic comforters and organic sheets. Traditional bedding does not allow the air to flow freely and can cause a person to have uncomfortable night sweats. Organic bedding is very effective at maintaining proper air circulation which can greatly increase your comfort.
Shopping for organic bedding can get pretty confusing though, so where should you start? Some products may claim to be “natural” or “green” but that does not necessarily mean that they are organic. The USDA does implement standards on the production of organic materials. If the product states that it is certified organic then it is made up of 100% organic materials. If the product states that it is made with organic materials then it must be made up of at least 70% organic materials. Stick with those two labels to ensure you are getting the highest quality and purest materials.
Knowing that you can greatly reduce the amount of exposure to toxins and chemicals your body encounters along with a 300% decrease in allergens in your bedding are pretty convincing reasons to start shopping for organic bedding today! It should also be noted that organic sheets and comforters are low maintenance and only need to be spot-cleaned. Certified organic bedding will be more expensive but your health is worth it. Remember to look for the certified organic statement on your purchase and you will be sleeping safe and toxin free in no time!