Which Cooling Sleep Product is Right for You?

May 30, 2013 by  

To people who sleep hot at night, a cooling pillow, cooling mattress, or cooling mattress pad can make all the difference. But not everyone who struggles with their sleeping temperature needs all of these products to experience relief and get better sleep. If you’re tired of always waking up to a warm pillow, a self-cooling pillow could be all you need to sleep cooler. There are a number of cooling pillows available, some that utilize breathable foams, like the Latex and Breathable Memory Foam lines from Blu Sleep Products. Others use different cooling methods, like cooling gel in the pillow that’s designed to absorb and dissipate heat throughout the night. The ChiliCloud Gel X2 pillow offers this feature on both sides of the pillow for maximum cooling.

Maybe it’s not your head or pillow that’s causing you to sleep too hot. If you’re finding that you just can’t seem to cool off in bed, it might be worth trying a cooling mattress pad. They’re more affordable than buying an actual cooling mattress, are made to fit most existing beds, and can help keep you cool and dry all night long. The ChiliPad offers you the ability to choose the exact temperature that will help you to get better sleep, and is flexible for couples who require different sleeping temperatures since it has separate heating/cooling systems in each side of the pad. For most people unable to find the ideal sleeping temperature, a cooling/heating mattress pad is the best choice.

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Organic Certifications: Why They Matter

May 28, 2013 by  

Achieving the distinction of ‘organic’ mattress and bedding manufacturer requires rigorous testing and compliance. To be truly organic the process must be organic from start to finish. To call any product organic it must be certified a third party organic certifying agent. The process of achieving ‘pure’ organic certification falls into two basic categories:

1) Components (organic components are regulated by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) which include:

  • Cotton: Organic cotton is grown without synthetic chemicals like fertilizers or pesticides and is not genetically modified in any way. It’s also healthier for you, as residue from chemicals used in organic cotton agriculture can be taken into the body through the skin. Unbleached organic cotton is even better as it ensures no harsh bleaches have been used it.
  • Rubber/Latex: A Latex mattress is a mattress which contains anywhere from ½” to 10” of Latex. Manufacturers prize latex because of it’s unique supportive properties and as a result, will call any mattress a Latex mattress as long as it contains Latex as a component. Latex can be certified organic, certified natural or synthetic.
  • Wool: Wool is good at wicking away moisture and helping you keep cool. How does it do this? It contains a natural wax called lanolin. It’s a greasy yellow wax produced by sheep which keeps their hairs dry and soft through harsh weather.

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The Difference between ‘Organic’ and ‘Eco-Friendly’ (Part 2)

May 23, 2013 by  

With so many different types of mattresses on the market today, it can be hard for the average consumer to tell the difference between terms like “eco-friendly” or “organic”. In our previous post, The Difference between ‘Organic’ and ‘Eco-Friendly’ (Part 1), we outlined what constitutes an eco-friendly mattress. Now, in Part 2, we’ll outline what makes an organic mattress truly organic, and how they can help you get better sleep.


According to Naturepedic, one of the only truly recognized manufacturers of organic bedding, organic mattresses are made with organic and non-toxic materials instead of conventional and chemically questionable materials. Consumers are choosing organic mattresses as a way to avoid unnecessary exposure to these chemicals.

I Love Better Sleep - Naturepedic Organic Mattress
What are the Certification Standards for an Organic Mattress?

Organic mattresses are certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), depending on whether the mattress primarily uses a coil-based or latex-based design. Naturepedic organic mattresses and bedding products are certified by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) and Control Union (CU).

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