The New Year is fast approaching, and if you haven’t already made a New Year’s resolution for yourself, then you’re probably looking for one you can really stick by. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are health-related, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising. But the sad news is that the majority of us fall short on our promises, and end up saving our resolutions for the next year.
If you’re looking for a health-related resolution you can really stick with, how about a New Year’s resolution you can keep while you’re asleep? After all, we spend about a third of the day asleep. It’s important to care for the time you’re in bed as much as the time you’re awake.
While most of us worry about getting a good night’s sleep, the real danger is the furniture we’re sleeping on. Lots of mattresses and mattress frames contain hazardous chemicals that are not only linked to cancer, but hormonal and neurological issues as well. Formaldehyde, which is used as an adhesive to hold mattresses together, has been linked asthma, allergies, lung, nose, and throat cancers. Dimethylfumate is another chemical found in sofas and lounge furniture, which can cause rashes and increase the risk of allergies.
So, in this chemical-laden society of toxic words that are too hard to pronounce, what’s the solution to sleeping healthy for 2015?
First, start with your bed frame. There are a wide variety of hypo-allergenic frames made of natural, untreated hardwood. They’re light, extremely sturdy, and unlike most frames, they don’t require a box spring underneath your mattress.
The second step is knowing what mattress to get. Each year, more and more consumers are seeking out futon mattresses made of Organic Cotton Batting and Organic Wool. These high-quality mattresses are efficient, non-toxic, and just as durable as their toxic alternatives.
By making the switch to organic furniture. Fulfilling your New Year’s resolution has never been easier, and you can do it all in your sleep!