Roughly one third of the lives of humans is spent sleeping. That’s quite a lot of time to spend in one place. You want to make sure you have the best materials. Materials that are chemical free and safe for the environment. When you hear the word “organic,” you might first think of food. But food is not the only thing that is made organically. Sheets and other bedding are made organically, and are just as strong as the non organic varieties. It might be a bit difficult to know how and where to start looking for these items. Here are a few tips on how to pick out organic sheets and bedding.
A lot of non-organic bedding is made up of a 50/50 blend of cotton and polyester. Just by itself, polyester is made up from a blend of petrochemicals. And the cotton used in non-organic bedding is sprayed with lots of pesticides by the farmers who grow it. It may not sound like a big deal, but when you think about it, do you really want to breathe in these chemicals and toxins every night?
You’ll want to look for bedding that is made from various types of organic fibers. Organic fibers to look for are silk, cotton, and wool. There are benefits to each type. Fibers from silk make the material very soft. Organic wool fibers are great for insulation. This will be good at keeping you warm on cold winter nights. Organic wool fibers are also fire proof, which is a huge benefit. Organic cotton fibers have the benefit of coming in a variety of colors. Organic cotton is grown worldwide, so this type is readily available.
Another thing to look for when picking out organic bedding, is that it is free of chemicals. Non-organic bedding is sprayed with chemicals and pesticides, which is not only bad for humans, but it’s bad on the environment as well. Pesticides and harsh chemicals are said to be a cause for the deterioration of the planet’s ozone layer. By eliminating these chemicals from your bedding, it will provide a cleaner and healthier environment for everyone.
Buying an organic mattress pad is another thing to look into. An organic wool mattress pad helps to resist moisture, bacteria, and dust mites. Using an organic wool mattress pad means it won’t need to be washed frequently. And since it’s made from organic wool, it means it will be fire resistant as well.
You might be wondering where to go to buy organic bedding. It might be easier than you realize. Most major retail stores carry organic sheets and bedding. The most convenient store which is located everywhere is Walmart. Kmart sells organic bedding as well. Online retailers such as Amazon and Overstock.com are great places as well to buy organic bedding. Less available retail stores include Crate & Barrel and Pier 1 Imports. If you’re not sure if the sheets you’d like to buy are organic, ask a salesperson to help you out.
Knowing how to pick out organic sheets and bedding is not only good for your health, it’s also a great way to do your part in helping the environment. Organic sheets and bedding are also made for babies crib and for children. So your entire family can breathe easy as they dream.
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