I have had my bed since when I am in college. After marriage my husband has his bed and I have my bed so we thought it’s not necessary to buy another bed. So after all those years we still sleep in what we think is a decent firm mattress. Little did we know that mattress with springs is not desirable at all. Here’s a quote from scientificamerican.com written by R. Douglas Fields, Ph. D. who is the Chief of the Nervous System Development and Plasticity Section at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to let you think further whether or not you should change your mattress:
Thus, as we sleep on our coil-spring mattresses, we are in effect sleeping on an antenna that amplifies the intensity of the broadcast FM/TV radiation. Asleep on these antennas, our bodies are exposed to the amplified electromagnetic radiation for a third of our life spans. As we slumber on a metal coil-spring mattress, a wave of electromagnetic radiation envelops our bodies so that the maximum strength of the field develops 75 centimeters above the mattress in the middle of our bodies. When sleeping on the right side, the body’s left side will thereby be exposed to field strength about twice as strong as what the right side absorbs.
If this study is correct, the solution is simple: Replace the metal in our beds with a nonmetallic mattress or orient your bed, like an antenna, away from the direction of the local FM/TV transmission tower. Call it high-tech feng shui if you like, but if this new study has not identified the cause of left-side cancer, it will, for some, be the cause of insomnia.
With the whole moving across continent we decided to pack light so mattresses are first thing to be off from our list. I am so happy to finally be able to buy new mattress and we decided to look for the organic, environmentally friendly mattress that help promote good health not the one with metal in it which can increase the chances of one developing a cancer. Most importantly for now one that can help us rest well because we spend at least six to eight hours everyday on bed so it would be silly not to invest in a good mattress.
Here down under we only find one company that does what we are after. Natural Bedding, a Sydney based family owned and operated company able to provide bedding with combination usage of natural latex, coir (rubberised coconut fibre core), and or pure australian down wools for filling materials and for coverage they use no harmful chemicals or glue, instead they hand stitched all these materials inside a 100% cotton cover.
Pictured above is my king sized bed. We opted for “supreme” type which is composed of coir in the center then sandwiched with latex and wool. After weeks sleeping in it I can say it makes a difference, at least my back pain is no longer there. For those who doesn’t like the firm mattress one grade softer is what is called the deluxe, pictured below is the composition of the deluxe bed you can see the latex layer is much thicker than the one in supreme.
If you co-sleeping with your baby it’s good to have the set up low like mine above but if that’s an issue then try to look for wood based bed furniture as it’s much friendlier and healthier for you as suppose to the metal frame ones.
They also carry baby mattress for baby’s crib, basically just coir and wool. It’s always good to let your baby sleep on harder surface for their back bone development. Here’s a sample of it I’m holding in the store: