Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Evaluate your Family's Priorities-Sleep for your Health in 2010

Sleep is how your body repairs itself after a busy day. A 2005 poll by The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that more than half of us don’t get enough sleep, which could be putting us at risk for a slew of mental and physical illnesses. How do we ensure that we get enough quality sleep?

Maintain a Comfortable Sleep Temperature

Our bodies are 70% water and we maintain our optimal warmth by releasing minuscule amounts of vapor on the surface of our skin. When evaporation doesn’t take place, the moisture collects and becomes sweat. Likewise, when you step out of a warm shower into a cool room, the moisture chills you quickly. Wool naturally draws moisture away from your body, storing as much as 30% of its own weight without feeling wet to the touch. Cotton only absorbs 8%, synthetics less than 5%. Because wool is so good at drawing moisture from your skin to its core, your body regulates its own temperature more efficiently.
If you’ve ever woken up cold and clammy or hot and sweaty, you’ll understand how temperature swings can fuel heart palpitations. Studies show premature babies who sleep on wool have lower heart rates, which allows them to grow and develop at a faster rate than infants who sleep on other types of bedding. A resting heart rate and natural temperature regulation allows you drift into a deeper sleep and repair your body from the previous day. Natura's All Natural Mattress Topper provides a dreamy wool surface in a flash. 

Body Support to Avoid Aches & Pains

The average person moves more than 50 times a night. Your brain constantly sends out signals to move as circulation is compromised. Wool buffers the body’s pressure points, providing cushioning support to relax muscles and ease joint pain. Studies show that wool reduces tossing and turning by as much as 75% because the crimped fibers gently support the body at its heaviest points. No pain signal equals less unnecessary movement – and waking – during the night.
Wool’s amazing springy-ness earned it a place in official baseballs (made with 150 yards of yarn) and piano hammers. And hospitals have long been providing long-term care patients with wool toppers and bedding to prevent bedsores.

Wool naturally repels dust mites, bed bugs and other common allergens because it lacks the one thing they need – moisture. While wool fibers store moisture at their core, it’s released directly to the environment while the outside stays dry. With synthetic fibers, moisture sits on the outside of the fibers and the fabric feels wet to the touch. 

If sinus complaints and breathing difficulties keep you from getting the rest you need, it’s time to consider adding wool to your sleeping environment.

Be sure to check out our collection of therapeutic sleep systems and keep in mind that these mattresses are all made from natural organic materials-good for your family and good for the environment .

Monday, December 21, 2009

Natura's Aloe Dream Mate Face-Lift Pillow?

Well, maybe "face lift" is stretching it a bit... but those in-the-know seem to agree that this is one phenomenal pillow...

 Indeed, aloe vera is the bedding industry’s go-to botanical ingredient, and it is found in the Dream Mate's aloe enriched natural cover: "Moisturizing, silky aloe infused cotton blend cover, lined with temperature regulating Natura smart Wool. Down-like feel but with more support and better air circulation - The best of both worlds!"
New York dermatologist Doris Day seems to agree, and in a recent Allure Magazine Beauty Reporter Blog she states: "Aloe is soothing and antiseptic. I also like the other material that helps keep excess moisture away from the skin—the wool lining."
The Aloe Dream Mate pillow’s granulated core mimics the feel of feathers and down but provides springy support that won’t pack down. 
Naturally breathable, the latex core guarantees maximum air circulation, eliminating excess humidity and repelling the presence of bacteria and common allergens. Natura Smart Wool also wicks away excess moisture, creating a fresh, dry sleep environment that repels common allergens and bacteria that thrive in moist environments.
Good for you and makes you beautiful? I'll take it! Get your Aloe Dream Mate Pillow today at Naturally Organic Sleep in Burlingame, CA. 


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How is your Baby Sleeping?

Forget pink and blue – green is the hottest color in nurseries today. We aren’t referring to paint color of course, but to environmentally friendly, natural and organic products that will make your baby’s sleep healthier.
Unlike adults, babies can’t process chemicals through their systems quickly or efficiently. When choosing a mattress remember that your baby will be sleeping on it for as many 18 hours a day in his first few months – and every night for the next 2 years. 

Your baby faces a greater risk than you do when exposed to chemicals. His growing body naturally collects and stores resources in an effort to improve and prolong his life. But this natural gathering and recycling is dangerous when it comes to synthetic chemicals because his body doesn’t understand the dangers (it only sees the potential resource). Every single toxin your baby encounters can create a rippling of biological consequences later in life. Since your baby spends more time sleeping (and will for the next few years) choose baby crib bedding that’s chemical-free and natural. Natura’s Organic Baby Bedding is made from certified organic materials that never encountered chemicals during the growing or manufacturing process.

There’s nothing more comfortable or kinder to your skin that your favorite cotton t-shirt, right? It always looks good, washes like a dream and it’s the first thing you reach for when you just want to relax.
We believe cotton is the perfect fabric to cover all of our baby crib bedding in for the same reason. Not only will its softness soothe a tired and cranky baby, it washes up like a dream. Talk to any mom who’s baby sleeps on Natura and you’ll soon see that our bedding makes the perfect “blanky” as they bid farewell to babyhood and move onto their toddler years.