Organic mattresses aren’t just for sleeping anymore! Last fall, I was inspired by the “Once Upon a Mattress” episode of Glee (see #5) to check out all the fun stuff that people are doing with natural latex these days. Curious as to what I found out? Here’s a short list of the five things you never thought to do with an organic mattress. It’s amazing what people come up with when they think outside the box(spring).
1. Give yourself (and your organic mattress) a real work out
Fitness expert Laurel House has designed a killer cardio workout that you can do without leaving the comfort of your organic mattress. (That’s my type of exercise routine!) She calls it the “Cardio-Burning Quickie Workout” and recommends doing it early in the morning or, even better, before you hit the hay for the night. The key to cardio on a natural latex mattress is fast, consistent movement. Now that you don’t even have to get off your organic mattress to get your heart pumping, there’s no excuse not to add a little exercise into your daily routine.
2. Take your organic mattress on the road
Ever try to move with a non organic mattress in the south Florida heat? Just getting it through the door requires a lot of creativity and/or a team of muscular movers. And, even they can’t prevent your non organic mattress from losing its shape and disrupting its inner adhesives. Natural latex, on the other hand, is flexible and far easier to maneuver when it comes to moving day, making it a perfect match for my nomadic readers.
3. Write the next great American novel atop natural latex
Award-winning writer, Alix Ohlin, has a novel idea for budding writers: go to the (organic) mattresses. Ohlin suggests that her writing students take a trip to the local mattress store for inspiration and often assigns them the task of penning short scenes between lovers looking for a new bed (a natural latex one, of course). Got a little writer’s block of your own? Come on down to the South Florida showroom and see if our selection of organic mattresses doesn’t inspire the next big bestseller.
4. Play organic mattress dominoes
In 2009, Bensons for Beds in Britain attempted the world record for mattress dominoes! Check out their hilarious efforts here. The only thing lacking was a little more natural latex in their domino line. Anyone in the South Florida area up for setting an organic mattress domino record? Give me a call and let’s talk Guinness!
5. Let your organic mattress inspire you to bring an 80s hit back to life
In their “Once Upon a Mattress” episode, the Glee cast revived Van Halen’s 1984 hit, “Jump” by performing a dance number in a local (non organic) mattress store. So, I’m currently racking my brain for the perfect ditty to dance to on natural latex. Know any glee clubs in South Florida? I’m thinking we can give those Glee guys a little competition and show ’em that organic mattresses are an even better way to sing the oldies.
So, what kinds of creative stuff do you do with your organic mattress? Help me bulk up my list and leave me a comment with your favorite unorthodox use for natural latex.