The Problem With Syntethic Mattresses
First, let’s discuss what’s wrong with most mattresses you’ll find on the market today.
Today, most mattresses are constructed with petroleum-based foam, treated with flame retardants full of chemicals and encased in PVC vinyl. Unfortunately, toxic formaldehyde is also found in the adhesives used to make foam mattresses which means that your mattress discharges toxic fumes while you sleep.
These off-gassing fumes, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), have been linked with many health ailments, including reproductive, behavioural problems, thyroid and cancer. It’s difficult to rest peacefully knowing you are resting in a mattress full of toxic substances – mainly since we sleep for roughly 1/3 of our lives.