MATTRESS MATERIALS AND HEALTH CONCERNS, (WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SLEEP SAFE).

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Comfort and support aren’t the only requirements to consider when buying a bed, safety is of paramount importance. Considering the number of hours you spend in close physical proximity to your mattress, knowing what it’s made of is critical. The biggest health concern with nearly all mattresses today is chemical off-gassing from the synthetic materials inside them. Most mattresses contain some type of synthetic foam, and most foam is treated chemically. When you open a new memory foam mattress, a strong smell is noticeable for weeks. This is due to the toxins from the synthetic materials slowly seeping into the air. Inhaling these toxins can cause headaches, allergic reactions, and other negative health effects. Additionally, mattresses are now required by law to be flame resistant. That’s good, of course, but unfortunately the fire retardants used in most mattresses can also produce unhealthy off-gassing.

NOT SURPRISINGLY,THE BEST MATTRESS MATERIALS ARE SAFE. BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH, THEY MUST ALSO BE NON-OFF GASSING AND HYPOALLERGENIC.

When we first began developing the intelliBED®, we consulted doctors and sleep experts to determine how to build a better, safer a bed. Rather, it would be, non-off gassing, and hypoallergenic. It would be made of breathable and anti-microbial materials (resistant to mold and fungus), as well as inert materials that don’t conduct heat or cold. That’s why mattresses typically aren’t made to these high standards.

INTELLIBED MATTRESSES INCORPORATE ONLY THE SAFEST MATERIALS FOR THE HEALTHIEST SLEEP POSSIBLE. IT’S OUR COMMITMENT TO BOTH CUSTOMER AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

We strive to eliminate synthetic and potentially toxic materials when making intelliBED mattresses. As a result, intelliBED mattresses are the most safe and natural beds available, even for those with allergies and sensitivities.

INTELLIBED MATTRESSES CONTAIN THE SAFEST MATERIALS.

You would think beds made with natural cotton or wool would be inherently safe, but that’s not always the case. The fact is US farmers apply nearly one-third of a pound of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to every pound of cotton harvested. These chemicals are among the most toxic classified by the Environmental Protection Agency, and they account for 25% of all the pesticides used in the United States. The widespread use of these chemicals in producing cotton can lead to massive environmental and health problems. Even hormone- and pesticide-free wool is problematic as many people are allergic to it.

INTELLIBED MATTRESSES CONTAIN SAFE AND HEALTHY INNER-CUSHIONING MATERIALS

Virtually all mattresses today incorporate some type of unhealthy and off-gassing foam as a cushioning layer on top of the foundation, such as memory foam. Given all the issues with foam (synthetic or natural), we sought out an entirely new type of cushioning material. We found it in the hospital industry in isoflex(r), a co-polymer gel used to help heal severe wound care patients, burn patients, and long-term care patients with bedsores. Gel Matrix® is made from pure, food-grade mineral oil. It’s so safe that it’s actually edible. It’s non-toxic, non off gassing, anti-microbial and totally inert (so it doesn’t develop heat). It’s the ultimate cushioning material and the most significant advancement in sleep technology since the 1960s (when foam first came into use). intelliBED licensed the gel exclusively for use in the home market and changed its name to Gel Matrix® We are the only mattress maker in the world to use this next-generation cushioning material. Gel Matrix enables us to eliminate most foam from our beds. In some of our beds we make minimal use of a special form of latex, Talalay, which has been processed to remove its protein, thereby eliminating the potential for allergic reactions.

INTELLIBEDS CONTAIN ONLY 100% SAFE, NON OFF-GASSING FIRE BLOCKERS.

We only use a silica based fire blocker material with no bio available chemicals that consists of inherently safe, glass fiber strands.

The bottom line is that intelliBED mattresses are the purest and safest bed you can buy, at any price. And the most advanced sleep surface ever created.

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