This sponsored feature was written in collaboration with our friends at Naturepedic.

Most people don’t realize how their mattress and sheets could be affecting their health. I cannot stress enough about how important it is to create a non-toxic, healthy bedroom to allow your body to naturally detox (detoxification with your liver and other detox organs, restoring your energy, increasing your cognitive abilities, boosting your immune system and so much more). It’s taken me years to detox my bedroom so take your time. Remember, health and wellness is a journey, not a race. Think of this bedroom detox as a shift in your lifestyle to support your health and the health of your family.

how your mattress and sheets could be affecting your health

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You Have to Be Your Own Advocate

Let’s talk about what’s lurking in your mattress and sheets (all of which we can’t see with our human eyes, but which negatively affect our health and lead to unwanted symptoms). The day you find out what you’ve been sleeping on your entire life is the day you start to realize that you have to be an advocate for your own health and lifestyle. No one else is going to give you the accurate information you need to know when it comes to your mattress, your sheets and many other aspects of your lifestyle. It’s sad but it’s true.

I learned this in my early 20’s and I was in shock. Wasn’t anyone protecting us? How could anyone allow companies to use so many harmful chemicals and toxins? How did this happen? How do most people not realize this? Aren’t companies that produce these products supposed to be protecting us?

Nope.

That blew my mind.

Sadly, I learned about all of this through my own research and my dear friends who are mothers to children with chronic health issues. They knew that the toxins and chemicals in our food, our tap water, our mattress, our personal care products and so much more were, in fact, affecting our health.

That’s when I discovered Naturepedic and fell in love with their products because they were the only company I knew I could trust and rely on. I spoke with their team on the phone over a dozen times (and asked them dozens of questions—because that’s how I roll before I purchase anything), I visited their showrooms, I researched them for years and then finally went ahead and enjoyed     

Naturepedic organic sheet set

Chemicals in Conventional Mattresses

Here is a list of chemicals that Naturepedic does not use in their products. Many of these chemicals are found in conventional mattresses and are known to accumulate in the body for many years and are linked to thyroid dysfunction, liver toxicity, and other health issues.

  • Formaldehyde is often used in mattress adhesives and has been linked to asthma, allergies and different types of cancers.
  • Polyurethane foam, which is a petroleum-based material that releases VOCs linked to numerous health issues.
  • Boric Acid is used as a pesticide and it’s a developmental toxin and reproductive toxin, which is terrible for children in their developmental and reproductive phase and for adults with our hormones, as well.
  • Deabromodiphenyl Oxide is a possible carcinogen and is linked to causing memory loss and hair loss!
  • Flame Retardants (found in mattresses and bedding) are SVOC’s, which are semi-volatile organic compounds. They’re odorless so you wouldn’t be able to see or smell them. They leak from the mattress throughout the entire life of the bed and they contaminate dust in your bedroom. Interestingly enough, your body must detox these chemicals during the night when your immune system is supposed to be in its repairing and resting state. Naturepedic does not use flame retardants; read more about this information here.
  • Antimony is a heavy metal that’s also a possible carcinogen and causes lung and heart issues.

Reading this makes you realize how much is going on behind the scenes that we’re unconscious to…all the microscopic chemicals and toxins that we cannot see that are affecting all of us on a cellular level. It’s scary and also sad that we’re not educated about any of this. My hope is that this information helps you realize what you may not have been previously aware of. If I can help you detoxify your bedroom and lessen your body burden from toxins, you don’t need to wait until a health issue manifests to start doing these things, I’m a very happy camper.

Organic Mattresses & Sheets

Lastly, let me talk to you for a minute about their mattress and sheets because I receive so many questions from my readers asking about my favorite sheets and mattress brand that I trust and what I love about them.

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76 comments

  1. I’m sick all the time. Just had my gallbladder out last week. I’m worse. I want a clean life. It’s my only hope. Thank you for all the information you provide.

  2. oh my goodness! my skin has been bad lately and I know my liver is over loaded. I eat clean, products are clean that go on my body, etc.
    But sheets! This was so helpful. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for this article. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and tips for all of us as we begin or continue our journey to health and wellness. I look forward to making steps toward detoxing and eventually will purchase a new mattress so I may have a safer sleep.

  4. I would love to try these beautiful sheets. Who knew that sheets could contain so many toxins? I live in an area that’s been affected by recent wildfires, so there are a lot of toxins in the air. If I could add toxin free sheets to my bedroom, it’s one place I could breathe easier. Thank you for sharing this helpful information.

  5. Good read , there are so many hidden toxins that we do not know about. The sheets would be a good part of my life changes to better health.

  6. I purchased an organic mattress and bedding for my grandson but never thought about “splurging” for myself. It’s on my to-do list now. Thanks for the reminder of all of the chemicals being released.

  7. I wake up with aches and pains. I am sure it is my mattress and probably the sheets do not help. I would love to win the sheets so I can start to feel better.

  8. Dear Amie,

    I love reading about the Naturepedic product line. I have been dreaming about upgrading my mattress, pillows, and linens for quite awhile now. If I happen to win the sheet set, I will buy the pilliows!

    Thank you for all that you do in sharing your experiences and knowledge. 🙂

    Gail

  9. Dear Amie,

    I love reading about the Naturepedic product line. I have been dreaming about the matress, pillows, and sheets for quite some time now. If I happen to win the sheet set, I will purchase the pillows. That would make a great new start. 🙂

    Thank you for all that you do in sharing your experiences and knowledge. 🙂

    Sincerely,
    Gail

  10. It is amazing how poisonous our everyday environment is. Especially the bedroom where we spend so much time! Thank you for this article and I will be sure to check out Naturepedic for sheets, mattresses, etc.
    thank you for keeping us wise!
    Suzanne
    Boston, MA
    65 yr old Vegan. Xxoo

  11. This is truly something I’ve never really thought about, and I’ve detoxed all of my household products as well as making sure everything in my refrigerator and pantry is organic. I’m definitely going to check out Naturepedic.

  12. Sleep is such s space for recovery so it makes sense not to have the space give you more yuck you need to process out. A healthy bed makes sure all your energy goes toward deep recovery.

  13. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. I never knew about all the toxins and would love a fresh, clean room! I would love to win these sheets!

  14. This article shows how important it is to clean up our personal environment. Is it any wonder we experience insomnia and out of balance hormones? Thank you for the wake up call.

  15. I know I need a new mattress as soon as I can save up but starting w new sheets could be a first step to sleeping bliss. Here’s hoping I’m picked & great article Amie!

  16. A good sleep is amazingly important! I’m always looking for new ways of making our bedroom a haven of calm and peace. Just reading about the sheets makes me so interested in trying them…!!
    PS
    Love your recipes!!

  17. This would literally be a dream come true!!
    I have your book and loved it so much I’ve already bought it for a friend and recommended to many.
    I sleep with lavendar oil and beautiful meditation music but this would be the perfect completion

  18. We are in the market for a new mattress so this article is very timely. Interesting info and we will definitely keep this in mind. Organic sheet sets for gifts is a great idea!

  19. How could the body possibly detox and replenish in a bed of chemicals? Just knowing you’re sleeping on good quality organic materials brings peace of mind before one enters the bed. Thanks for the contest!

  20. I would love soooooo much to win these sheets! I am in the process of detoxing my home, bit by bit! Not sure if we are just supposed to comment here to win or if we need to do something else. Hope I am commenting/entering correctly!

  21. Thanks Amie for all the great research and information you always provide for your readers.
    For Someone who has sleep issues this would be very beneficial and I see how it could be life changing. Thank you again for everything you do.

  22. I am currently struggling with extreme fatigue and food intolerances. Its amazing how our environment contributes to our health in such a profound way. I will be looking for ways to make better choices and detox my environment based on your article and book. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  23. Loved your article. I have believed this for years. I have peripheral neuropathy and have been trying to detox and heal my body naturally. I’ve tried everything. Unfortunately, some things are beyond my budget. I hope to someday be able to redo the bedroom area. I already have tried organic sheets but they really aren’t living up to what they said they would do. I would love to have these sheets to help with my recovery. I enjoy all your articles but nothing is more important than a good night’s sleep. It’s the only way to heal and refresh overnight. Thanks for all the great info you put out there for everyone in search of natural ways to heal instead of drugging up!

  24. Great information! My twin sister has been house bound for 18 years and in Sept 2017 I got really sick. We are now finding out that my sister’s health issues and mine are due to CIRS. We had to toss out all our clothes, bedding, upholstered furniture, mattresses, anything porous. Starting completely over and wanting a non toxic environment, would love to win these sheets. Regardless of whether I win or not, really appreciate the information you provide us, keep up the good work you do!,

  25. I’ve been struggling with my sleep lately – waking up a lot in the middle of the night and waking in the morning feeling unrested. Surely there are other factors contributing, but I’m curious about how much the bed and sheets I’m sleeping on are adding to the issue. Would love to try these sheets out!

  26. Great article! My twin sister and I just found out we have CIRS and had to throw out clothes, bedding, mattresses, anything porous. We have to start all over so rebuilding our lives with non toxic alternatives. Would love to win these sheets. Thank you for all the great information you provide!

  27. Having suffered from psoriasis for 36 years (I am 38), for the past several years, I have realized the necessity of alternative therapies and lifestyle changes to manage my disease. 1) diet and now 2) bedroom detox. Your website and all of the resources shared are truly helpful. Thank you for being such a helpful resource for me along my journey. Too bad I wasn’t aware of these last summer when I got married!! Thanks again.

  28. This has been a big discussion lately in our house, particularly in regards to a mattress. It seems that all the healthier mattresses are from companies that aren’t carried at local shops so there’s no way to test beforehand. You just have to trust the company and the reviews. The expense is also fairly dramatic. In the end, though, I’d love to completely transition to a healthier mattress along with sheets that don’t emit all that scary stuff. Thanks for the info!

  29. I LOVE their products too! I bought the organic pillows and they are super comfortable – it makes me feel so much better knowing my children are not putting their heads on or breathing flame retardants or other chemicals while they sleep!

  30. It’s only been recently in which I’ve put more emphasis on the importance of sleep for a myriad of reasons. But like food, everything you surround yourself with needs to be clean, organic and sustainable and this just re-affirms that. I think that a set like this would help optimize the quality of your precious REM.

  31. wow…..I have to be honest, I have never thought about all of the toxics lurking in my mattress. I have been looking to get new sheets, but it is SO hard to find cotton sateen sheets!!! I can not believe this is what they offer. I can not wait to have a set of these on my bed!

  32. Amie, thank you for the useful information. Many people are not aware of the toxins in mattresses and bed sheets. I’m planning to replace my mattress and bed sheets soon and think Naturepedic is a trustworthy brand. I’m going to check out their website now.

  33. Is there a way to seal off the toxins in your existing mattress if you can’t get a new one in the near future? I had to get a “bed in a box” type mattress because a traditional one could never fit up my stairs!

  34. Amie, thank you for sharing all you have learned on your journey! These organic sheets would be a wonderful addition for a healthy sleep! zzzzzzzz

  35. Everyone deserves a good night’s rest. I wake up every morning with sinus congestion, so it’s about time I take the advice from this article and try out healthier sheets!

  36. I’m looking forward to having healthy sheets!!! It really shouldn’t be any other way, right. Thank you for sharing this information with us Amie. Blessings

  37. These sheets and mattresses sound wonderful. I am all about total home and body wellness, so this is perfect for me. Thank you so much for spreading awareness about the toxicity that we would otherwise be oblivious to!

  38. Thank you for sharing your journey and helping others. I think of you in the moments I lose hope and remember that it can be better.

  39. I have gradually started detoxing my life and my house. You are right: is a long process. Thank you for all the information you are sharing with us. Thank you for putting yourself out for us. I appreciate you and your work so much. I am blessed to have come across you.

  40. Amie, thank you for all you bring to us–your story is inspiring & lets others know there is help out there, we who don’t feel up to par are not crazy we are sick, we need help & answers that make sense.
    I am currently working on detoxing my bedroom, I have been checking into mattresses & praying that I can afford one soon, along with the necessary bedding. This article is a great help to bring awareness to our incredible overload of toxins in our everyday life & our world, we need to really stand up & say enough is enough, especially when is so desperately affects children & the elderly who may not have a voice to speak up.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    August 17, 2018

  41. I knew about the personal care and hygiene items but never thought about the mattress, pillows, and sheets. Thanks for opening my eyes, I’ll definitely check them out!

  42. Very interesting. I’ve had health issues last 13 years that I just can’t get over. Never thought my favorite place ( my bed) could be aggravating my issues. Would love to change up my bedding to start with and see if I notice any improvements.

  43. Thank you for this article. We are in the process of trying to find a new mattress. So I will be looking into this further. Thank you.

  44. This is extremely disturbing and eye opening!! I made sure our daughter’s mattress and sheets were non-toxic, but I have yet to make the changes needed for our bed too. Thanks so much for sharing and great giveaway!

  45. I’ve been making little adjustments here and there, and there are STILL issues with my sleep, my skin, and my red eyes every morning. I am so ready to make these additional changes with Naturpedic’s help. Thanks so much for the important timely information. Amie!

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