What do we mean by mattresses with natural fills? Natural means materials that come from nature, from the Earth. It also means when the mattresses are crafted, there are no toxic chemicals added.
These days, it seems almost impossible to find anything that isn't made with artificial materials. Cheap, uncomfortable, poor-quality products that harm the environment and need replacing quickly have become the norm.
At The Healthy Bedroom we want to put an end to this trend. We've done our research and know that it is possible to make quality mattresses from natural components.
Nature's best superfibre. Wool does it all. It ensures a stable climate within your mattress and allows the interior of the mattress to breathe, leaving it cool, dry and ventilated for a perfect sleep climate. It has the amazing ability to remain warm when it's cool and cool when it's warm. It also has the ability to absorb up to 30 percent of it's weight in water without feeling wet. Using wool in mattresses also allows the beds to be fire-retardant without the use of chemical sprays and additives. Wool is actually one of the most flame-resistant fibres in existence. It is a very durable and comfortable fibre and is the perfect compliment for mattresses.
Another one of nature's superfibres, cotton provides a great deal of benefit as a mattress fill. Comfort being the biggest benefit, cotton provides a softness and plushness unmatched by other fills, but with the added benefits of being natural. Cotton allows air to circulate through it which is an important part of air flow inside your mattress. This helps to keep the interior of the bed cool, dry and ventilated, but also keeps it from overheating and creating a breeding ground for bugs and dust mites. Cotton also has benefits of absorbing water and releasing it so that your bed is not absorbing it. Cotton is not only used as a mattress fill but it is also very effective on the exterior. Due to it's soft texture and comfort it is very often used as a cover fabric for mattresses. Also used as a cover fabric for duvets, pillows, protectors, and bedding it is probably the most widely used natural fabric in mattresses and bedding.
Very few materials can match horse hair when it comes to bed making, it is one of the oldest mattress fills in the world. Horsehair also comes with its own extremely effective, built-in ventilation system. Each strand of horsehair acts like a miniature airway, if you soak horsehair with water and give it a shake, it dries almost immediately. Washed with soap and cleaned thoroughly horse hair is completely free from Allergens. It is also an organic material with natural antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-mite properties that contribute to a healthy, hygienic sleeping environment. Let's not forget how amazingly comfortable it is to sleep on.
Natural Latex Rubber
Natural Latex Rubber is phenomenal. Made using different processes, Dunlop & Talalay, both processes yield amazing results for natural latex. It is highly supportive, molding to your body whilst providing amazing support it is quickly becoming a very popular mattress choice. Made from rubber from the rubber tree it is a natural substance that holds it's shape extremely well over time, and the pin core holes allow air to flow through it. It is extremely resilient to dust mites and bugs which helps make it hypoallergenic. It is a great choice for you next mattress!