The most fundamental elements of health are eating right, exercising and sleep. You probably know that if you don’t get enough sleep it can be really hard on relationships. It can affect your ability to think clearly and your overall health. Good sleep starts with your mattress. Since we care about the toxins in regular mattresses, we’re in the market for an organic latex mattress.
We already own a non-toxic baby mattress from Utah-based Intellibed. We’re about ready to bite the bullet and get one for us. First, I had to do some research.
My husband is a bigger guy and getting a good night sleep is challenging. Between someone snoring, getting up to go to the bathroom, or shifting around a lot (when I’m stressed he says I wrestle with the pillows). We’re always waking each other up. Sometimes I think it’s easier to have babies than husbands!
The problem is beds are expensive and our mattress, even though it’s just 9 years since we bought it, our mattress has a problem. There is a hill between us and two valleys where we’ve worn grooves into our mattress. It makes cuddling more difficult – he either comes to my side or I go to his. There are other reasons that it’s time to buy a new mattress…which I’ll detail below.
7 Reasons to Get A Nontoxic Mattress from Intellibed
- Intellibed mattresses are completely non-toxic. This is so important because mattresses have a lot of awful things in them. Just read the label and you’ll see. They come with a warning. That’s the fumes and chemicals you’re breathing in every night of your life. Mattresses sold in the US are required to have some level of flame retardant. One of the most popular, is a concoction of extremely toxic chemicals like boric acid, antimony, and formaldehyde, that are bioavailable. I don’t like that. Intellibed uses silica thread fireblocker (a much safer option). That means a more natural, non-toxic (safer) way to sleep. I’m all for a healthier mattress that doesn’t emit toxins.
- No more ugly mattress stains. I already own an Intellibed baby mattress and I love that if my baby wet the bed it won’t stain the mattress. No matter what you do you’re not getting that stain out. Which freaks me out a bit. Stained mattresses take me back to the worst hostel experience of my life in London. But that’s another story. The intelligel has a matrix and cannot absorb any liquids. Your bedding and sheets can absorb everything (and they’re washable).
- Best pressure relief (great for people who shift a lot during sleep). If you frequently shift your weight while you sleep, you may not be getting enough deep, restorative levels of sleep your body needs. When you sleep on a bed that creates pressure on your hips, back, and shoulders, you have to move frequently to redistribute our weight. If you don’t shift around, areas under pressure lose circulation and tissue gets damaged (they’re called bed sores). IntelliBED uses a gel matrix called isoflex(r) that is used in hospitals to cushion severe wound care patients. IntelliBED is the only company that has a license to use this gel in commercial products. IntelliBED uses a patented gel-matrix (latex) that reduces pressure on your hips and shoulders.
- Best back support and body alignment. You don’t want a soft mattress or surface that makes your body hurt when you wake up. See this Intellibed video for more about cushioning and alignment. Know anyone who sleeps in a chair rather than in a bed because they hurt so bad? The video explains why. This image shows a test done by Intellibed:
- An Intellibed natural latex mattress comes with a 30-year warranty. 30 years! You know what that means? This mattress is like an heirloom. You can literally pass it down. That’s why I never see Intellibed mattresses on KSL Classifieds or eBay. No one returns them. Our mattress is 9 years old and it’s toast. I love the idea of investing up front and not having to fork out the money for at least 30 more years. I’m confident we’ll have it for the rest of our lives. The baby mattress we purchased? It’s like new still and our baby, well she’s turning 4 next month! Most of the time when you see used baby mattresses they are a mess. Torn and stained. Not this mattress! Since we’re not having any more children and she’s getting a bigger bed, you just might see this one on KSL soon!
- Intellibed comes with a 60-day risk-free trial. You can test our your Intellibed for 60 days (2 full months) and if it doesn’t work for you, you can return it. How else can you tell if you like a mattress, except to sleep on it? I’ve had buyer’s remorse before and buying the wrong mattress is an expensive mistake. You simply can’t judge how you’ll sleep on a mattress simply by lying down on it in the store.“Sleep on an intelliBED for 60 days (with our mattress protector) and if you’re not getting the rest of your life – we’ll take it back. No questions asked. And we’ll even pay for the return shipping.”
- Intellibed is a Utah-based company. At Indie Ogden we love supporting local businesses. You can buy a mattress online after trying them out at a store, but you really don’t need to because you’re covered by the warranty. Also, I checked Consumer Reports and Intellied has an A+ rating. So you can trust this. If you buy online you get special pricing. Which leads me to the discount…and if Indie Ogden readers supports this Mikaela and I will earn a mattress which we both really need!
SPECIAL FOR INDIE OGDEN READERS: I talked with Intellibed and they created an offer just for Indie Ogden readers. You get 10% OFF your intelliBED purchase. And if you buy a mattress by September 30, 2015, you’ll get a set of Dream Fit Bamboo Cotton Quilted Sheets ($250 value) and 2 InteliPILLOWS with your purchase.
Talk about sweet dreams!
Just click the image below or go to: http://bit.ly/IndieOgdenBed and use code INDIEOGDEN. You will save 10% off your organic latex mattress, plus get the pillows and sheets FREE. Indie Ogden is an affiliate of Intellibed, which means if you use our offer we will get a small percentage of what you spend. You save money and we earn money towards our own Intellibed. Win/win.
This is the pillow:
If you are not in the market for a new mattress they also have mattress toppers also made with organic latex that you can use over your existing mattress. Then you can the benefit of a better, more restorative sleep even if you’re not ready for a whole new mattress.
Click here and enter INDIEOGDEN at checkout to get the 10% discount and the FREE gifts.
Local blogger and author Janet Thaeler lives with her husband and two kids in South Ogden. She loves the Ogden area because people are friendly, it’s laid back, and there are so many things to do with kids. Not to mention the outdoors. 25th Street is her favorite street for all the great food. She blogs at Newspapergrl and Macaroni Kid – Ogden.