I have an organic latex mattress by OrganicPedic by OMI. Latex mattresses or a combination of latex and wool are the way to go in my opinion. It’s kinda like a foam mattress, but without all the chemicals. It’s so ridiculous how companies can keep things hidden. ‘Memory foam’ mattresses or polyurethane foam is made primarily of compounds derived from petrochemicals. It’s basically like laying on a bed of chemicals every night and we all know that we spend around 30% of our lives sleeping. I had a memory foam mattress, 2 actually. The first one I didn’t notice any problems and paid around $3000 for it. The more recent second mattress was around $4500 and I would wake up achy and I couldn’t breath properly. I know it was from the mattress because I travelled a lot and when I was anywhere else I slept fine. I believe the mattress also affected the air quality in my home. Come to find out that I wasn’t the only one with these issues. The manufacturer is under a class action lawsuit and I was able to have the mattress picked up and was refunded almost the entire cost. This was just this past August.
Obasan, the bed I wanted to get was going to take too long and I needed a bed fast. It’s really a long story, blah… Ivy Organics is a L.A. based brand that I was also looking into and is very affordable. There are many other options out there, but do your research and make sure it’s organic. I would personally stay away from mattresses with any kind of metal in it. There is some information out there (and organic mattress companies are well educated on this) that states the metal acts as a radiation antenna that amplifies electromagnetic waves. Some electromagnetic radiation has been linked to certain cancers. Again, do your own research. I’m just relaying what I’ve heard.
I got my bed (frame and headboard) custom-made from a small ‘Mom & Pop’ spot called Green Cradle in Sherman Oaks, CA. It’s called the Elliot bed and it’s made from all organic materials (wood and wool I believe). The main thing to look out for in a bed, frame, or headboard is that it’s not sprayed with chemical flame retardants and that it’s not made from manufactured wood. The bed is beautifully made and feels super crispy and clean, but it cost $5200 and took too long to receive. I would check out Viesso instead. Another problem with buying an expensive item from a small businesses is their return or refund policy. I feel better to know I can cancel my order or return something if I change my mind or I’m not happy with it.
My pillows ($209 & $159) , mattress protector ($350), and comforter ($499.00) I got from Obasan. My sheet set is silk from Manito and cost $900. The duvet cover was about $200 from Urban Outfitters via my interior designer. I also, bought some pillow cases from LovaSilk. Another site to check is ElleSilk.
Benefits of Silk Sheets
- Silk helps your body regulate temperature, which means a comfortable sleeping experience, whether it’s a hot summer night or a cold winter one.
- Silk promotes healthy skin as it can reduce the appearance of facial lines. Using a silk pillowcase is gentler and less likely than cotton to resist the face and cause wrinkles
- Silk is naturally hypo-allergenic and is naturally resistant to dust mites, fungus, mold, and other allergens.
- Silk is a natural fabric for a comfortable and safe sleep.
- Silk can help keep your hair soft, moisturized, and free of tangles. Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase will cause hair to bunch, knot, and get staticky.
- Free of any potentially irritating added chemicals.
- Silk helps decrease skin’s loss of moisture and is better tolerated than other fabrics by people with sensitive skin. Synthetic fibers, wools, and even some cottons that may contain small, stiff, woven fibers that can cause irritation.
- A beauty tip for women is to wrap a silk scarf around your head when you sleep (I don’t do this but I need to try)
- Silk underwear may reduce itching, redness associated with recurrent vaginal yeast infections, and even anti-aging I read somewhere!
Some of these benefits you may be able to gain via satin sheets as well. Oh, my bed is also resistant to negative energy, bad dreams, and dumbasses, lol. Sleep tight.