Organic bedding isn’t only good for the environment. Many organic fabrics are also much better quality and make excellent bed sheets. Organic bedding can lead to sleep, life and health improvements
Better night sleep
There are a number of organic fabrics on the market that can be used as bedding and each have a slightly different manufacturing process. However, to be considered organic, the use of chemicals is limited, and the treatment of fibres is much gentler. This means that the majority of organic fabrics will be naturally much softer.
The softness of organic bed sheets will create a more comfortable sleeping environment which can be the key to improvement of sleep. Sleeping deeper and longer will in turn have positive effects on an individual’s overall health.
Natural fibres, particularly the longer natural fibres common to organic materials, are typically very absorbent. Organic bedsheets are therefore capable of wicking away moisture throughout the night and regulating temperature. This breathability will keep sleepers warm in the winter and cool and dry in the summer.
Some sleep experts estimate that we spend up to a third of our lives sleeping. When spending such a huge proportion of our lives in bed, it’s important to think about the quality of our sleeping environment and the effect it may have on our health.
Non-organic materials used in bedding are heavily processed with various toxic chemicals. Some of these chemicals, such as those used to develop wrinkle-resistance, can release known carcinogens like formaldehyde.
Children and babies in particular can be highly sensitive to the chemicals used in bedding fabrics and early exposure can put children at risk of harm.
Additionally, non-organic inks and dyes can contain heavy metal elements. Not only can these heavy metals be irritable for those with sensitive skin, they can also be triggering for allergies. They also weaken the fabric fibres which can damage the structural value of the fabric.
Organic bedding is free from harsh chemicals, unnatural treatments and synthetic dyes. This makes them hypoallergenic and a great choice for anyone with allergies or skin sensitivity. Organic bed sheets are dyed and pressed naturally without chemical assistance, creating a much safer and natural environment.
Switching to organic bedding sets can be life-changing for those with skin issues. The complete rejection of dyes and chemicals leaves the fabric free from common allergens and irritants.
Not only does this help with skin irritation and allergies, it could also help to clear up more serious skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.