Is a cotton mattress better for your health?

Is a cotton mattress better for your health?

Cotton is a natural material that has been used for centuries to make bedding for people all over the world. It's soft, breathable and easily cleaned. But what does cotton have to do with your health? Why should you consider switching from synthetic materials like polyester or foam? The Snoozel Green mattress is only ever made using natural, organic cotton — here’s some reasons why switching from the synthetic, mass produced alternatives are a great option for the health conscious consumer. 

Why synthetic mattresses can be bad for your body

Synthetic materials like polyester and foam are not as healthy for your body. They can trap heat, which is especially problematic if you sleep hot or find it difficult to regulate your temperature at night. A synthetic mattress will also retain moisture from sweat, so they may start smelling after a while and the odour could be unpleasant, particularly in the warmer months. Cotton absorbs moisture but does not hold onto odours in the same way that man-made materials do; it's breathable and comfortable against the skin too. The synthetic materials in mass produced mattresses can cause allergies because they use petrochemicals in their production. That’s right — the same substance that fuels your car is used to produce mattresses by many of the big named international manufacturers.

Why cotton (and wool) are natures super materials 

Cotton and wool are nature’s super materials. Wool is renowned for its ability to regulate body temperature, which makes it a popular choice in the winter months when an extra layer of warmth can make all the difference on cold nights. The natural fibres also provide insulation from heat or cold, wicking moisture away from your skin so you don't overheat your bedding during summer months. So, it's no wonder that cotton has been relied upon by people for thousands of years as a go to fabric for all kinds of uses — it absorbs sweat and regulates humidity levels between inside and outside environments this makes it the smart choice material for mattresses which are used all year, whatever the weather. 

Cotton is the smart choice for allergy sufferers

Cotton mattresses (especially organic ones) are the smart choice for allergy sufferers because they're both hypoallergenic and antibacterial. One of the main reasons that people suffer from allergies or have difficulty sleeping on their current synthetic mattress is due to the chemical nasties they’re made from.  Cotton products don’t typically carry any kind of allergens or bacteria like synthetic fibers do, so it can be a great option for those with sensitive skin. 

The Snoozel Green difference

We’re confident that you will not only sleep but feel better when you try the Snoozel Green mattress. But we don’t want you to take our word for it, please check out our Trust Pilot reviews. And, for added piece of mind you can sleep easily knowing that a Snoozel Green mattress comes with a 101 night risk free trial period.