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
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I sure could use healthy sheets (and a new mattress)
Thank you for this wonderful information! I would love to detox my son’s room.
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
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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.
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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.
Thank you for the great information- as always ❤️
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!
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
I could definitely use a bedroom detox! Thanks for this post!
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!
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
My eyes have been opened to the one thing that’s full of toxins in my home! hope I can try these someday!
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!
Great advice–look forward to checking out toxin free sheets!
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.
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!
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.
Enter me in free sheet give away please!!🛌🛏🛌
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!