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Sleep Safety – Traditional vs Organic Mattresses

See also, www.austinnaturalmattress.com/why-buy-a-natural-mattress/ In 2007, the United States adopted new fire-retardant standards for mattresses. Traditional manufacturers are meeting these standards with sprayed on toxic chemicals that make your sleeping space more dangerous than restful. Compare the construction of an organic mattress to the traditional option, and you’re sure to see the compelling difference. Traditional-vs-Organic-Mattresses Please feel free to share this infographic. Our licensing requires that in doing so, you link back to this site. You can easily embed the infographic by copying and pasting the code below into a blog post or page. Share this…

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Toxins and Their Threat to American Intelligence

There are many types of pollution that threaten humans in many ways. However, a recent study indicates that certain agents may be affecting the aptitude of Americans. Researchers have identified a dozen chemicals that can actually reduce human intelligence, and this may only be the “tip of the iceberg” of the threat posed by environmental pollution. 578acfc36 Basing his study on previous research, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School theorizes that so-called neurotoxins, which directly affect the brain, may have collectively reduced the American “intelligence quotient” by approximately 40 million points. Dr….

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5 Reasons to Avoid Sleep Loss

We all neglect sleep sometimes, whether for our jobs or for movie marathons, but many of us don’t fully understand the seriousness of sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep obviously decreases vitality and makes you more irritable, but sleep loss can affect much more than that. Sleep loss can severely harm your memory, health, reasoning skills, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 5 reasons to get a good night’s sleep every night. 1. Sleepiness leads to serious accidents. Chernobyl – what some consider to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster – was caused by lack of sleep. Three Mile…

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The Coolest Mattress in Austin: Pure Latex Bliss

Everything You Need to Know from Latex Bliss on Vimeo. If you are searching for a mattress in Austin, you owe it to yourself to come in and take a look at Austin Natural Mattress. Yes, we pride ourselves on natural & organic mattresses, because they are non-toxic, and just smarter. You are not giving anything up by buying a cleaner product. But outside of that, it should be mentioned that our mattresses are also on the cutting edge of technology and quite simply the highest quality mattresses on…

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The Power of Napping

As most of us know, it’s very difficult to fit in the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. However, there is a great substitute for this that a lot of us tend to overlook: napping! This little nugget of luxury is something that gets thrown by the wayside upon adulthood. It’s unfortunate since adequate sleep provides so many benefits and even contributes to longevity. Research by NASA shows that naps escalate performance. Their pilots who took 25 minute naps were twice as focused and more attentive than those who didn’t. NASA also found that taking naps enhanced reaction times…

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Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Aging

Chronological age is determined by birth date. Biological age is established by physiological and molecular cells within the individual. The latter is influenced by the exposure of damaging substances in the environment, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, or even stress (gerontogens). Aging occurs when the body goes through a biological mechanism called senescence. During this process, healthy cells become impaired and they lose their ability to divide. Over a period of time, these impaired cells begin to compile, using resources and releasing hormones with inflammatory characteristics. This majorly contributes to aging and age related diseases. Someday, scientists hope that blood…

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Why we carry Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattresses.

When Does “No Flame Retardants” NOT Actually Mean “No Flame Retardants”? Many commonly used flame retardant chemicals are being connected to health and developmental issues. Want a mattress without flame retardant chemicals? Get one that’s certified organic from your mattress store. Otherwise, flame retardants will probably be in that mattress, even if greenwashing marketing suggests otherwise, and you’re going to need to guess what they are. It’s not easy to find out what flame retardants are in your mattress. Let me explain with a little compare and contrast. We say “Naturepedic mattresses meet all government flammability standards…

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Memory Foam Off Gassing. List of 61 volatile organic compounds (voc’s) off gassing from a popular brand of memory foam mattresses.

memfoamoffgas2 small 1,2,4- Methanoazulene, decahydro- Dodecane, 3-methyl 1,5,5,8a tetra methyl Heptylcyclohexane 1,2- Propanediol (Propylene glycol) Hexanal 1,4- Dioxane Hexasilxane, tetradecamethyl 1,6-Octadiene, 7 -methyl-3- (8CI9CI)* methylene (Myrcene) Limonene (Dipentene: 1-Methyl-4- 1-Butanol (N-Butyl alcohol) 1 methyllethyl cyclohexene) 1- Dodacene Longifolene 1- Hexanol, 2-ethyl Naphthalene 1-Propanol, 2-chloro* Naphthalene, decahydro-* 2- Butanol, 3-methyl Naphthalene, decahydro-2-methyl* 2-Pentanal, 2-methyl Pentasiloxane, dodecamethyl* 2-Propanol (Isopropanol) Phenol, 4-(1- methylpropYI)-* 2-Propanol, 1,3-diehloro- Pinene, a(2,6,6-Trimethyl- 2-Propanol, 1-(2-Dropenyloxy) bieyelor3.1.1 ]hept-2-ene) 2-Propanol, 1-[1-methyl-2(2- Pinene, p (6,6-Dimethyl-2-meth- propenyloxy) ethoxy* ylene bieyelo [3.1.1]heptane) Azulene, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-oetahydro- Propane,1,2,3-trichloro 1,4-dimethyl-7- 12.6(1- Propane, 1,2-dichloro methyllethyllidene) Propanoic acid,2,2-dimethyl-, 2- Benzaldehyde ethylhexyl ester* Benzene, 1,2,4-trimethyl Silane, trichloro…

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Get Some Sleep: Naturally

Everyone needs to get a good night of sleep. This is no surprise to anyone I’m willing to bet considering a lack of a good, healthy night of rest is easily to recognize, and when the opposite occurs, easy to bemoan. Getting up after a restless battle of tossing and turning can have the same effect as operating in a nearly intoxicated-like state. Sleep deprivation is often caused by stress from your job, a long day of work, or just your mind struggling to keep the tasks of tomorrow straight in your head. Sleep aids are nothing new and we’ve…

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Infants Vulnerable to Volatile Crib Mattresses

am medium Infants average 12 to 14 hours of sleep a day in their first three years of life. This long duration of sleep is what makes microenvironments a great concern; particularly those arising from the crib mattresses, which contribute to exposures of gaseous indoor air pollutants. An ordinary crib mattress is made up of petroleum-derived polyurethane, plastic materials, and assorted additives and adhesives. All of these materials indicate that the baby crib mattresses are a probable source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The objective of this study is to identify VOCs from crib mattresses…

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