New parents, want to sleep better?

Here’s a must-have book for your library: Raising Baby Green – The Earth-friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care by Alan Green, M.D. Dr. Greene is the founder of the leading pediatric Web site, DrGreene.com. He is the pediatric expert on WebMD and “The People’s Pharmacy” as heard on National Public Radio. The book is written with consumer advocate …

I’m back. Ready to get back to the subject of sleeping organic.

The past year has been a whirlwind of activity with our company The Clean Bedroom growing exponentially. I’ve been buried with building sales and hiring staff to fill the 13 jobs I have been doing myself until now. Not much time for blogging. Now every task is in capable hands and I can do what I love, write and research …

Got mold? I’ve got the article

I found a helpful “how to” article on getting rid of mold in “ecological HOME ideas” magazine. The magazine itself is pretty impressive from an editorial standpoint. The articles are informative, well written, and useful without being alarmist and overly technical. The mold article has plenty of pictures, tips for clean up, and resources to help you do it. I …

Falling in love with my new alpaca wool comforter

Is it possible to actually love a comforter? I’m not sure whether I’ve taken a particular liking to our new alpaca wool comforter from Crescent Moon because I adore those little alpaca animals, or the alpaca wool fiber actually does help me sleep better. Probably both. My night sweats have subsided and I’m sleeping through the night with only a …

Great new bed linens

I’ve been amazed at all the new organic bedding lines that are popping up in stores like ABC Carpet and online. Bright colors and contemporary designs, finally! For a long time the only organic sheets we could offer our customers came in ivory or white, not so today. Looking for some new contemporary designs? Here are some manufacturers who really …

Suffering from night sweats? Wool bedding can help

I was skeptical when I first heard wool bedding could actually help with night sweats. Then, I started getting feedback from customers who claimed they were no longer waking up in a pool of sweat because of their new wool topper, pillow, or comforter. It was worth a test so I started sleeping with a wool comforter. It’s lighter than …

InnovativeHOME Magazine – my new must read magazine

I was checking out at the grocery store last week and spied the preview issue of this very slick magazine focused on sustainable home design. I’m pouring over every article and never get bored. According to the publisher, InnovativeHOME is designed for architects and interior designers but as a consumer, I found it chocked full of inspiring ideas for greener …

A Healthy Home: Beautiful Interiors that Enhance the Environment and Your Well-Being” by Jackie Craven – a book as beautiful as it is helpful

The resources for creating a healthy home are on the rise, and getting better. This book by home renovator interior designer and former English teacher Jackie Craven is sure to catch the eye of domestic diva Martha Stewart. Accurate and helpful content combined with exceptional design makes this a must-have coffee table book. Craven points out that “one of the …

What’s the difference between Talalay latex and Dunlop latex?

Latex mattresses are very popular right now and their rise to prominence has resulted in the battle of the Talalay vs. Dunlop latex. It’s a silly argument, since it’s like comparing apples to oranges. The terms Talalay and Dunlop are simply the methods by which latex is manufactured and has little to do with the quality of the end product. …

Can’t sleep? Here are 30 tips for Insomniacs.

I was just 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 on my bedside table. …

The Truth about Toxic Crib Mattresses and SIDS

I was relieved to read a report published by First Candle/SIDS Alliance “TOXIC GAS THEORY, MATTRESSES AND SIDS” that dispels the reports circulating that crib mattresses were causing SIDS. This report reviewed all studies that have been done to try and substantiate the toxic gas hypothesis but found no real evidence to support the claims. In summary, First Candle/SIDS Alliance …