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WHAT DEFINES A HEALTHY MATTRESS

when writing on the subject of a “healthy mattress” it must be clearly differentiated as to whether one is referring to the material composition of the mattress, the physical attributes of the mattress or perhaps both factors. This will cover both aspects of what makes a mattress "healthy". It must be stated that whether mattresses are considered a “healthy mattress” or not, depends not just on the user and his/her preferences but the overall effects it has on the body and the environment.

For practical purposes, a “healthy mattress” is composed of several categories such as: organic, synthetic, latex and adjustable (generally available to the public in three major categories-- traditional or coil, memory foam mattresses and adjustable air mattresses.)

Organic:

With the ever growing trend towards “green” products, today there are many consumers who are interested in buying an organic, healthy mattress made from certified organic cotton, rubber, and/or wool. Moreover, they are made without the conventional polyurethane foam, flame retardants and other health deterring chemicals.

Synthetic:

Also known as conventional mattresses, synthetic mattresses are generally made from chemical compositions and materials such as polyester, polyurethane foam and nylon.

Latex Mattresses:

Made from rubber tree sap, natural latex mattresses are resistant to dust mites and bio-decomposition. However, buyers should also be aware that some mattresses made up of latex also contain synthetic materials such as a synthetic polyurethane base. Moreover, many pocket spring and coil spring mattresses also contain polyurethane.

Therefore, considering the above distinct categories of what some may consider a “healthy mattress”, in relation to its natural or synthetic composition, we can now consider another aspect of what constitutes healthy mattresses -- Posturepedic design.

Regardless of what a mattress salesperson claims when closing a sale, whether Posturepedic mattresses are a healthy mattress or not once again depends for many people on the comfort of the mattress and how it effects your body and not what it’s composed of.

Adjustable:

One increasingly popular style of mattress is especially made for the adjustable bed market. While generally more expensive than those previously mentioned they do provide personalized, comfortable relief for those suffering from chronic health problems such as: orthopedic issues, heart, respiratory problems and are particularly advantageous for the elderly.

Buying the appropriate bed for one’s lifestyle may be one of the most important decisions which can be made and not a simple matter; however, these basic facts of what makes a healthy mattress may help put consumers on the right road to better health.

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