Beware Natural Wolves in Organic Sheep’s clothing

Guest Blogger: Michael Earnheart, Wellesley Showroom Manager Organic is a term that conjures up feelings of greenness, sustainability and whole body health. It is, without a doubt, well linked to all of those feelings, but often confusion sets in when trying to understand exactly what organic is and how it applies across the board regarding materials in our products. It …

Is Your Mattress Making You Sick?

Guest blogger: Jennifer Thibodeau, Marketing  Manager Did you know that conventional mattresses often contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, naphthalene, and PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers)?  According to Walt Bader, in his book, Sleep Safe in a Toxic World, these chemicals are associated with environmental problems as well as human health hazards such as chronic bronchitis, impaired lung function, breathlessness, nausea, vomiting and allergic reactions. …

Pain and Sleep

Guest blogger: Jennifer Thibodeau, Marketing Manager According to the National Sleep Foundation's 2015 Sleep in America poll, 50% of survey respondents indicated that pain during sleep interferes with their work and 57% reported suffering from chronic pain within the previous week. Courtesy of sleepfoundation.org Additionally, people with pain also reported feeling less control over their sleep, worrying more about lack …

Can Making Your Bed Set You Up For Success?

Guest blogger, Jennifer Thibodeau, Marketing Manager Did you know that that the simple act of making your bed each day might just be the world's easiest habit leading to success? Not because it automatically brings upon notoriety, wealth, and joy, but mostly because it starts a chain reaction of other productive habits in your life. According to this article, over at …

Eco-idealist or Eco-realist?

Guest Blogger: Michael Earnheart, Director of Sales I once blogged about the green wave that is washing over the United States of America and the rest of the world. That wave covered everyone – old and young, conservative and liberal – it was a way for us to band together and collectively say “no” to toxic chemicals, the wasteful use …

30 Tips for Insomniacs

Guest blogger: Christine Chamberlin, Co-owner I was researching the difference between Talalay latex and Dunlop latex used in latex mattresses, and came across a treasure trove of tips to help get back to sleep at night. Divine Providence, I’d say, since I’ve been having trouble staying asleep all night, again. I plan to print out these tips and keep them …

Yoga and Chronic Pain

Research from the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University Medical Center has found that a regular hatha yoga practice increases gray matter within the brain, reversing the loss found among those with chronic pain. image: Natural Awakenings Maine  The researchers tested seven hatha yoga meditation practitioners and seven non-practitioners. Each of the subjects underwent tests for depression, anxiety, …

Borrowing From Our Children

Guest blogger: Jennifer Thibodeau, Marketing Manager Our organic mattresses & bedding support ecologically responsible farming practices, which we consider paramount in a world that will soon be inherited by our children. Investing in an toxin-free, organic mattress and bedding may cost more than some conventional counterparts, but you should think of your investment as you would the purchase of your …

Healthy Sleep for Everyone

Guest blogger: Jennifer Thibodeau, Marketing Manager You shouldn't have to worry about what's in your mattress every night when you go to bed. Did you know regular mattresses contain toxic flame retardants that are known carcinogens? Our mattresses are made with organic cotton, wool, and all-natural rubber. No PBDEs. No petrochemicals. And we have the certifications to prove it. From non-toxic …

Trouble sleeping? Try these natural remedies

By: Jennifer Thibodeau, Marketing Manager Often, for a variety of reasons, falling asleep can be tricky. If you’re struggling to get to sleep, and stay asleep, you may find help employing one or more of these natural remedies. But, hey, remember – we’re not doctors – we’re just passing along sleep info. So please do your own research before diving …