• CLEAN BEDDING
There's no sensation quite like “clean sheet night” - that fresh, crisp linen feeling. Depending on climate & how much we sweat, laundering bedding accordingly (as needed) is an important component to optimal sleep. 1 x per week is a good rule yet in tropical climates 2 x per week feels necessary. And if the sheets are excessively old, pilled, or dust smell-filled, it might be time for a new set. Also, washing with biodegradable laundry soap free of fragrance chemicals is an important way to ensure the endocrine system isn't having to work overtime.
• MATTRESS PROTECTOR
The right mattress protector (or combination of) is an important component to a hygienic sleep situation. Not all mattress protectors are created equally. Many are made of synthetic materials, which ultimately don’t serve our sleep or health well. After years of experience in the industry, I'm able to customize recommendations to each person's unique body and mattress needs.
• ORGANIC PILLOWS
A proper, non-toxic pillow protected with a dust-mite & moisture barrier cover is essential for optimized rest. Stained (often synthetic) pillows - full of dust, dust mites, moisture, allergens, chemicals, and skin particles - just won't do! Even if the mattress is not organic, putting an organic material closest to the face makes sense!
• THE RIGHT MATTRESS
After 10 years sleeping on a traditional mattress, it weighs 2 x as much as when it's new because of the dust mite/skin cell build up that occurs. We recommend changing out a mattress whenever it's not serving you well, or if it's foam, after 7-10 years when the foam starts to degrade and become toxic. Moisture & friction are what cause foam to degrade, so the protector component is essential. Also, many of the mattresses made 10 years ago are full of toxic chemicals (there were fewer restrictions then), so it's a good idea to start fresh, depending on how old the mattress is, to replace it.