“It’s the Wild West in your home when it comes to chemicals,” said Andy Igrejas, director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, which reviewed the crib mattress report. “There are both known hazardous chemicals and chemicals whose health effects are still unknown that wind up in the products that come into our houses.”
Getha Sleep Therapy Centre carries a wide range of latex mattresses which include the Eco Kingdom series, Togetha series, Inner Green series, Dream Kingdom and the Transforme 360 series, which has five health benefits. Launched in 2008, it has nano-silver technology. Different mattresses have different types of feel and firmness such as soft medium, firm medium, medium firm or flat firm.
“Just like mattresses, pillows play a big role in influencing how
well we sleep, as well as how energized we feel when we wake up in
the morning,” says Ben Thorud, Senior Vice President of Ashley Sleep.
“During this time of year, feeling energized is even more critical —
whether you’re playing host to guests, planning a big family meal or
just making your way through crowded malls. Choose the wrong pillow
and you may wakeup with neck, shoulder and back pain, headaches, even
allergy symptoms. No one is at their best when that happens.”
Two of the companies with mattresses that contained at least one chemical of concern — Dream on Me and Foundations — offered no “green models” of mattresses and refused to provide some information about their products, the report said.
Aside from choosing the right type of pillow, make sure you select one
that features the latest in sleep innovation. Every Ashley Sleep
Dual-sided and Contour Pillow is made with the same eco-friendly,
quality features as its mattresses, including ActivFRESH Charcoal and
Evergreen Green Tea Extract, which absorb chemical smells and
moisture, as well as ventilated Memory Foam and Tencel to dissipate
Late sleepers went to sleep at an average time of 3:45 am and woke up by 10:45 am, ate breakfast at noon, lunch at 2:30 pm, dinner at 8:15 pm and a final meal at 10:00 pm. Normal sleepers on average were up by 8:00 am, ate breakfast by 9:00 am, lunch at 1:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm, a last snack at 8:30 pm and were asleep by 12:30 am.