Your bed is your sanctuary, your nest, your ultimate cosy place. If you’re on the look-out for a mattress revamp, let us talk you through natural mattress health benefits.
Memory foam mattresses, and other standard mattresses, contain a host of nasty toxins and chemicals. At Ely Mattress, we believe your bed should be revitalising you whilst you sleep, not harming you.
Whilst we aim to live more healthy and natural lifestyles, there are some simple swaps that can make a big difference. We’re concerned with skin health, so use gentler moisturisers. Putting harsh chemicals onto our hair is something we’re waking up to, and avoiding. So, what about our all-important sleep?
If you aren’t aware of just how beneficial a natural mattress can be for your health, we’ll take you through it.
According to the 2022 UK Mattress Census, 43% of Brits reported having an uncomfortable mattress. Of these, 20% stated they often awoke in the night due to back pain and discomfort caused by a sub-par mattress.
Your back is incredibly important. It powers your ability to lift, walk, and move your head. Keeping your back strong and happy is vital for comfort throughout life. One of the key considerations for choosing a bed is how well it supports your back, yet so many people still plump for an inadequate mattress.
At Ely Mattress, we’ve perfected just the right level of firmness and comfort. Many memory foam mattresses can be too soft, causing problems getting in and out of bed. Our mattresses feature 5-zoned pocket springs, helping to keep your spine aligned and support your back throughout your sleep. All the contours of your body are held in a weightless effect, regardless of whether you sleep on your back or side. This ideal level of firmness gives you the best night’s sleep possible.
Materials found in unnatural mattresses, including toxic plastics, make it difficult for temperature to be regulated as you sleep. A lack of breathable materials mean heat is trapped beneath you, which can quickly become uncomfortable.
The ideal temperature for a good night’s sleep is between 16-18 degrees Celsius. Anything above 24 degrees presents a strong risk of restlessness and irritability. A natural mattress, like an Ely Mattress, is made up of natural, breathable materials that don’t trap body heat. Horse hair promotes steady ventilation, meaning no more stuffy, sweaty sleepless nights.
Allergies can be a serious killer of a sound sleep. Anyone with allergies relating to breathing, such as asthma, might be familiar with the struggles of dust and damp when sleeping on a standard mattress.
A lack of breathability means damp air, from either breathing or the environment, is trapped. This promotes the production of mould and spores, which are released into the air every time you move on your mattress. All this creates the perfect storm for allergies and asthma to flare up, and can even affect your immune system.
Thanks to a combination of sheep’s wool and horse hair, an Ely Mattress doesn’t disturb the sleep of anyone with allergies. Ease of air flow means no breeding ground for spores or bacteria.
Lots of mattresses are made from things containing harmful chemicals and materials. These can give off nasty gases and vapours which, when inhaled, can cause long-term health issues. Most commonly, cheap flame retardants are used to make mattresses fire safe. But, in doing this, they make the mattress less safe for actually being near.
Volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) can be found in glues used to hold mattresses together, as well as in a lot of foam used to pad out mattresses. These have been found to be linked to certain cancers, as well as issues with fertility.
Ely Mattresses don’t contain any harmful VOCs. All natural materials mean you won’t find any toxins or unwanted gases affecting your good night’s sleep.
Insufficient sleep and a lack of good rest can result in poor mental health. When we are tired, we struggle to focus, make decisions, and can become irritable and upset. Persistent bad sleep can even lead to depression and anxiety.
Natural materials promote calmness and tranquillity, which support a satisfying and soul-nourishing night’s sleep. Banish low mood and feel energised, mentally and physically, after sleeping on a gentler, more environmentally friendly mattress.
If you’re curious about getting a healthier night’s sleep, try an Ely Mattress. Enjoy 13 layers of bouncy wool and sturdy horse hair, along with 5-zone pocket springs for superb support.
Give a brand-new Ely mattress a try, with our 30 night sleep trial. Get tucked up and have only sweet dreams, without worrying about hidden health concerns.