Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
As more and more consumers express concern with household chemicals and seek a greener lifestyle, an increasing number are questioning the beds they sleep on. Mattresses are one of the most used items in every house, but it can be difficult to figure out what exactly goes into a mattress and what it means to the end user. Consumer Mattress Reports tackles these questions in their latest article, “What's in My Bed? Guide to Common Mattress Materials”.
In the guide, Consumer Mattress Reports peels back the covers and breaks down common components found in all mattresses, and then takes a closer look at each mattress type. The common mattress components are identified as polyurethane foam, rebonded foam, polyester, wool, cotton, adhesives and flame retardants. For each item, the article briefly explains what it is or how it is made, and what if any health or environmental concerns exist in relation. Adhesives and flame retardants receive the most attention in the article due to the high degree of concern expressed by consumers.
The mattress types covered include innerspring beds, memory foam, latex, waterbeds, and air mattresses. For each type, Consumer Mattress Reports lists commonly included materials and then explains mattress-specific ingredients and concerns. For each mattress type, the article examines chemicals of concern and potential side effects, and provides Consumer Mattress Reports’ top picks for healthy mattresses. The memory foam portion looks at traditional memory foam as well as gel and plant-based memory foams, and the latex section looks at both natural and synthetic latex.
Mattress materials and concerns are explained in a concise manner, drawing on information from authoritative sources like the EPA to provide an unbiased perspective for readers. For consumers concerned about chemicals, Consumer Mattress Reports recommends checking for independent product safety certifications like Oeko-Tex for latex and fabrics, or CertiPUR certified memory foam brands.
The article recommends that readers always check into the components of mattresses when shopping both to determine value and safety, and avoiding brands that are not forthcoming with basic information. The article will likely be of interest to anyone considering a new mattress or seeking to reduce chemicals in the home.
Consumer Mattress Reports is an online magazine specializing in all things to do with beds and sleep. The easy-to-read blog design offers an inviting format for readers, with well-researched, expert articles on mattress ratings and brands. In addition to reviews and comparisons, the website also covers the latest mattress news and offers helpful shopping information geared towards shoppers.