Have you ever counted enough sheep to fill a pasture? Stared at the ceiling, praying for sleep, while your clock ticks from PM to AM—only to begin dozing just as the sun comes up? Woken up so poorly rested that no amount of coffee will make your morning bearable? I think everyone has days where we feel more like zombies than productive human beings, all the while yearning to go back to bed. But if you’re not sleeping on a natural latex mattress, beware! What lies beneath the sheets may actually be the cause of your problem, not the solution.
While stress, diet, and exercise all certainly play a role in the quality of your daily doze, what you’re snoozing on can make or break a good night’s sleep. If you want to be better at bright and early, here’s why tree sap in your bed works way better than coffee in your mug:
Less sneezing, more snoozing
Natural latex mattresses have a zero tolerance policy for creepy crawlers like dust mites, whose fecal matter can aggravate an allergy sufferer more than a field of fresh flowers. Box springs, on the other hand, are like rapidly growing cities. Thousands of new mites move in each year with no intentions of leaving. And because dust mites really are mighty, it’s nearly impossible to get rid of them once they begin multiplying. The average mattress houses at least 100,000 mites, with population sizes ranging up to 10 million. Move over NYC—your box spring may be the real city that never sleeps!
Baby got (your) back
Unlike its box spring and foam rivals, a natural latex mattress is incredibly resilient, meaning it won’t buckle or bow after a few months or years of use. Plus, natural latex pushes back without being too sassy about it. It’s just firm enough to properly support your spine without bullying you into tossing and turning the pressure away.
Save the sweat for your morning run
Memory foam mattresses are notorious for cranking up your body heat, especially in warm weather zones like Florida. And any Floridian will tell you, there’s not a more unpleasant way to wake up than when it feels like you’ve gone for a swim in your sleep. Natural latex mattresses are lined with organic wool—your friend in any climate because wool is so exceptionally versatile. Organic wool responds to your body, cooling you down or keeping you warm, depending on the weather.
The next time you find yourself doing the morning zombie walk, consider thinking bigger and bed-der than a double shot espresso. Skip Starbucks and head to Green Dwellers. I promise to make you a morning person, maybe even overnight!