Health Benefits of Having Organic / Natural Bedding in Your Home

In today’s world, there are plenty of issues to worry about.

  • A lot of people are worried about their financial situations – even with a regular income, many people simply do not feel secure in their present positions.
  • Other people are worried about severe weather and global warming – after Hurricane Sandy barreled through the northeast, many people realized just how vulnerable they are to something similarly unexpected.
  • And of course, people everywhere worry about their health.

All of these things can lead to stress, loss of sleep, and anxiety.

Using organic or natural bedding in your home will not solve all of these problems, but it can economically efficient, good for the environment, and sleep inducing. So if you are plagued by these worries or others, consider making the switch to better bedding a small but important step to take..

A switch to organic bedding can have great impacts on your health. When they are made from only organic or natural materials, sheets do not introduce toxins into your home and into your body. Conventional bedding is full of chemicals that are simply absent from the organic options.

You wouldn’t know it just by looking, but a lot of the conventional bedding on the market is rife with synthetic materials like formaldehyde and petrochemicals. (Yes, I said formaldehyde) If that does not sound like something you want to sleep in, look for ingredients like cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp, or silk. Pillows can also contain toxic ingredients, so try to find some that are stuff with environmentally friendly products like wool, feathers, or down. And while you’re at it, check your mattress tag and consider an upgrade to one that is toxin free – meaning no polyurethane foam or fire retardants, which do more harm than good. Look for a mattress made with organic wool, cotton, and latex instead.


What is so bad about conventional bedding? Well for one, the polyurethane foam and/or fire retardants found in mattresses (and couches usually, too) has been shown to potentially lead to learning deficiencies. But that is just the beginning. There are other ways organic bedding is good for your health.

Did you know that organic bedding is more allergen free than synthetic options? A lot of allergies today, like asthma for example, can be partly attributed to allergens accumulating in synthetic bedding. Natural materials will do a better job of protecting you from them.

They also regulate your body heat better – making those nighttime sweats much less frequent. Natural silk keeps your body heat in check and even prevents odors. Organic bedding also absorbs dampness so if you do still manage to sweat, the dampness is absorbed and the sheets still feel nice. So your sheets do a better job and stay fresher longer.

Organic wool bedding can keep bacterial growth at bay, so that you do not have to worry about harmful bacteria growing in and near your bedding.

If you care about your family and your family’s health – and I am guessing that you do – you will probably want to limit the toxins you introduce and make your home as natural and healthy as possible. Considering how much time everyone spends in their beds, and how closely they interact with the bedding you choose, you should see organic bedding as the perfect next investment in your home, health, and family.


Michelle Lim has written for the bedding industry for many years. When she’s not busy writing, you can find Michelle reviewing Vi spring beds or spending time reading to her mom.

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