This entry was posted on March 14, 2016.
Have you heard a lot of chatter about organic bedding, but aren’t sure what is true and what is just hype? This ultimate guide explains everything you need to know about this bedding so that you can determine what’s fact and what’s fiction.
Let’s start with the basics– What does it mean for a bed set to be organic? Well, the USDA considers a product to be organic if it is made from all natural sources and no pesticides or other chemicals are used to produce it.
For instance, are cotton sheets organic? You might think so because cotton is a natural fiber. However, most cotton sheets aren’t considered to be organic because cotton is almost always treated with pesticides. This is because cotton is very susceptible to parasites and struggles to grow without this extra protection. Additionally, most cotton sheets aren’t 100% natural because they’re treated with chemicals to help them become fire and wrinkle resistant. If they’re treated with pesticides and chemicals, they’re not organic.
However, more and more companies are producing chemical-free, organic bed sets in response to the increased demand for natural products. Today, you can find bamboo and silk sheets and comforters that have never been treated with chemicals. You just need to find a company that prides itself on its high-quality, all-natural products.
Now that you know what it means to be organic, why should you buy a set of natural sheets and a comforter? There are quite a few reasons to buy organic bedding, including:
One of the most popular reasons for buying an organic bed set is because it is eco-friendly. So, how exactly does a natural comforter and sheets help the environment?
One way buying this bed set over a traditional one helps the environment is it protects the atmosphere. As you read above, pesticides are prohibited in the production of organic bedding. However, conventional companies rely heavily on pesticides. When their crops are sprayed with pesticides, CO2 is released into the air and slowly eats away at the earth’s ozone layer. In contrast, no CO2 is released into the air in the production of organic materials because pesticides are never used. Consequently, you are refusing to pollute the atmosphere by choosing an organic product.
Moreover, this choice not only reduces CO2 emissions, it also helps to heal the atmosphere. By purchasing a 100% natural bed set, you are encouraging these companies to grow more crops. More crops equals more CO2 converted into oxygen, which in turn helps bring the chemical composition of the atmosphere back into balance.
If you want to discover more ways this bedding is eco-friendly, please read Live a Greener Life with Organic Bamboo Bedding.
The second reason people buy all-natural products is because they are hypoallergenic. While many people are allergic to cotton and the chemicals used to produce traditional bed sets, very few people are allergic to organic materials such as bamboo and silk. There also isn’t any chemical residue in natural bedding to trigger allergic reactions since these products never come into contact with harsh chemicals.
In particular, bamboo and silk are exceptional organic options for people suffering from allergies. In addition to being hypoallergenic themselves, they also discourage the presence of other allergens. For example, both bamboo and silk deter dust mites, a common allergy trigger. These bed sets prevent dust mites from living in your bed by wicking away excess moisture, a.k.a. water. Like all living things, dust mites needs water to survive. No water means no dust mites and no dust mites means no allergies.
The last reason to choose organic is because it is more comfortable than a set of old-fashioned sheets and a comforter. 100% natural bedding is more comfortable for two reasons. First, it is much softer. The reason organic beats standard bedding stems, once again, from the fact that conventional bed sets are processed with chemicals. The chemicals alter the texture of the material, making it harsh and coarse. Since chemicals are never used for organic products, the original, soft texture is preserved. For instance, the soft, velvety texture of bamboo and silk is heavenly. When you bundle yourself up under these natural fabrics, you’ll fall asleep in the bed of your dreams.
The second reason this bedding is more comfortable is because it is more breathable. In addition to keeping the fabric soft, protecting the integrity of the material also preserves the incredible wicking properties of organic bedding. This helps it to breathe. In fact, organic bamboo sheet sets are proven to wick moisture away at twice the rate of cotton, a famously breathable fabric despite being chemically altered.
In summary, you should sleep under a set of organic sheets and comforter because they’re more eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and comfortable than the traditional alternative. Since these bed sets avoid using chemicals, you can sleep better knowing you’re living an environmentally conscious and healthier life.
Do you have any other questions about organic bedding? If so, please leave a comment below!