Chemicals and Mattresses

Can I Be Allergic to Latex Mattresses?

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What You Should Know About Latex Mattresses The answer is… Latex Mattress and Latex allergies are misrepresented and are typically related to “Non-Processed” or “UnWashed” latex rubber. Examples are Latex gloves, catheters, and latex that has not been washed or had the proteins removed prior to construction of the latex mattresses. There are also rogue […]

Sleep Tips

Children and Sleep: Overview

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Children need sleep, but they often fight bedtime. Parents are exhausted, worried, and confused. What are normal sleep habits for newborns, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and teens? What is keeping their children awake at night? What is the best way to teach healthy sleep habits? With nearly 70% of children under 10 years of […]

Latex Mattresses

Can Talalay Latex be better than Dunlop?

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Even though Talalay Latex and Dunlop Latex are both latex, there are significant differences between Talalay and Dunlop. They’re manufactured using different processes; it takes much longer to make a Talalay latex mattress core, but less than one hour to make a Dunlop mattress core. But the most important differences are benefits to you. Here […]

Chemicals and Mattresses

Flame Retardants: Friends or Foes?

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Written by BRITTANY MOLLIS Once upon a time, furniture and textiles were made using natural materials. Couches, mattresses, rugs, curtains—they all consisted of materials found in nature. “When you walked into a house back then, almost everything was natural,” says Barry Cik, environmental engineer and co-founder of Naturepedic. “But now? Nothing is natural.” What changed? Where […]

Sleep Tips

Women’s Sleep: Wired and Overtired

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Women are exhausted. 67% of American women have trouble sleeping. Sleep disorders, common in almost 40 million Americans, are more common in women. According to the National Sleep Foundation 63% women, versus 54% men, struggle with sleep and feel sleepy throughout the day. Shifting hormone levels make it difficult for women to get the average […]

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Dealing with Stress and Sleeplessness

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The conventional wisdom is to reduce stress and get a good eight straight hours of sleep each night. Of course, that is easier said than done – especially given the inevitable stress that comes with everyday life. So what can you do to promote healthy sleeping habits and stave off the consequence of sleeplessness? The […]