January 22, 2012
Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes are just some of the many forces of nature that tell us that we live in a rather hazardous world. It’s disheartening how the recent rise of global warming has added even more of these threats. But alas, studies have revealed that we humans are to blame for the increase of hazards that continue to pollute our planet. The illegal cutting of trees, the excess of air pollution, and the unjust disposal of garbage has done much damage to Earth. To simply know our mistakes is not enough. We must identify how we, as individuals, can prevent further destruction to our planet. We only have one home.
How can we sleep soundly if at the back of our minds are always occupied by worries of an impending disaster? Be wise! Recycle! Go green! These are just some of the ways we can do to help lessen the advancement of global warming. Everyone should be a part of this. We can help in our own little ways – even as we sleep.
Eco-friendly bed mattresses are now being considered by consumers. Not only do they provide comfort, but they also have some health benefits. But how would we know if a particular mattress is eco-friendly? Look into the materials! Remember: Eco friendly mattresses are made from natural latex, organic cotton, and organic wool.
Made from the whipped sap of Hevea brasiliensis, this non-toxic biodegradable material is soft and supportive of a person’s body. Its breathable feature will keep your body accustomed to whatever season you are currently in. Because it is free from dust and bacteria, mattresses made with natural latex is good for sufferers of certain allergies.
Organic cottons are grown using non-toxic agricultural chemicals. Harvested in organic farms, this is the type of cotton that eliminates carbon emissions, which should reduce the effects of global warming. This organic farming reduces soil erosion because it develops healthier soil.
Organic wools are derived from sheep/livestock. Usage of organic wool has faced a number of controversies for it is not considered to be animal-friendly. However, it can be legally used under certain requirements made by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). This type of wool is free from harmful pesticides and chemicals that could greatly threaten the health of those who are exposed to it. Mattresses that are constructed with organic wools present no such threats to its owners. It is also naturally fire-retardant, which eliminates the need for chemically-induced wools.
Our world isn’t getting any younger. The more we think about our home, the more we should look for ways on how we can preserve it. Let us try to consider the well-being of our humanity in all our decisions, even in the moments when we’re out looking for a new mattress. Our comfort is not enough; we must think about the survival of our world, too.