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.
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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?
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
Chemicals in Conventional Mattresses
Naturepedic does not many of the chemicals that 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.
I am so in love with these sheets. They’re
Share your thoughts
I never realized that my sheets could be causing health problems! Would love to try these organic sheets!
I try to be mindful of toxins for our household….I think I’ve neglected some of the basics after reading this article!!! Thank you for the info!
I’ve been hoping to try organic cotton sheets. Having a toxin-free bedroom would be a dream!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!,
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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…!!
Love your recipes!!
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!
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.
It seems no matter how hard you try to stay healthy there is always something around to make you sick.
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!