Living a green, eco-friendly lifestyle has tremendous benefits both for the environment and for your finances. Besides reducing, reusing, and recycling, also consider switching your household furniture to more environmentally friendly styles. At AFA Stores, we carry an extensive collection of eco-friendly beds that reduce waste and limit chemical exposure. Call (800) 617-0106 to learn how we can help.
Benefits of Eco-Friendly Beds
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and everything it contacts should be non-toxic. The glues, chemicals, and additives of conventional mattresses have been linked to various skin ailments. Eco-friendly beds were made without harmful chemicals, preventing skin irritation.
Eco beds are also tremendously good for the environment. Synthetic fumes and chemicals take a very long time to decompose after you dispose of the bed. Eco beds are made with renewable and natural resources, such as soybeans, which naturally decompose when recycled. Some companies use recycled materials such as steel, while others have made their eco beds completely biodegradable. Investing in beds that are better for the environment is truly money well spent.
You may also find that getting sound sleep is much easier in an eco-friendly bed. This is because regular mattresses absorb irritants quite easily, causing allergy flare ups, particularly in the eyes. Traditional beds are often are made with formaldehyde, among other irritants that can cause inflammation. Since eco beds are generally 100% hypoallergenic, they tend to be made with organic cottons and other materials that are gentle on the skin.
Because they use primarily natural materials, eco beds are often quite affordable as compared to traditional mattresses. Not all eco beds are the same, so look for such features as low VOC emissions and beds that are constructed without the use of ozone depleters, PBDEs, phthalates, formaldehydes, mercury, lead, or metals.
Call (800) 617-0106 to learn how we can help.