Category: Natural & Organic

05 Jan

Sleep & Health

Why Mattress Sleep Quality Matters to Your Health

Let’s face it — proper sleep is essential to everyday living. When we get eight full, restful hours of sleep per night, we wake up more energized and ready to take on the day. However, getting plenty of sleep also contributes to better overall wellness. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, can lead to unwanted health issues that are either temporary or long-term. Additionally, if you have a poor mattress, sleep quality can drop even further. That’s why we at FloBeds offer great options for you to sleep on latex mattress beds of the utmost quality and comfort. 

Three Negative Effects of Sleep Loss

Nothing is worse than feeling like you’re on auto-pilot for the whole day, especially when you know you’ve tried to get good sleep the night before. On top of feeling lethargic, sleep deprivation can lead to the following issues:

Weight Gain

When we get very little sleep, it can make us more likely to gain weight compared to individuals who get a full night of rest. Even people who get about six hours of sleep per night have a higher risk of gaining weight than those who sleep seven to nine hours per night. And, unfortunately, insufficient sleep causes your metabolism to slow down and can lead to excessive eating. In fact, according to USA Today, people who participated in a study gained two pounds after getting a low amount of sleep for five days. 

Increased Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Yep, getting a miniscule amount of sleep can cause problems related to both your blood sugar and pressure. That’s why mattresses’ firmness levels are so important to individuals who are at a higher risk for these conditions — these people need a high-quality bed to sleep on. When you gradually lose one hour of sleep or more from the recommended amount, over time, your odds of reaching elevated blood pressure levels will increase. Additionally, according to a report by Science Daily, you may even develop impaired fasting glucose if you sleep less than six hours, which can contribute to diabetes. 

Vulnerability to Cancer

While studies are still being conducted, research has seen a correlation between getting very little sleep and developing cancer. And, even if you exercise regularly or eat a proper diet, this risk is still prevalent if you get poor sleep.

How Does Sleep Contribute to Your Health?

Now that you understand the risks associated with poor sleep quality, you should know the benefits of getting your full eight hours on a daily basis. As we’ve mentioned, proper sleep leads to feeling awake and invigorated, but there are more positives to gain when you sleep on latex mattress beds that are fully optimized for your comfort. 

Good Sleep Gives Your Body a Full Reset

Tired people often say, “I need to reboot.” This expression rings true because humans are a lot like computers — both need to shut down for the evening to give their internal components a break from being used. For people, these components include the brain, heart and muscles. Here’s how sleep impacts all three:

  • While you’re asleep, your cerebral spinal fluid clears out your brain cell waste.
  • Your heart rate and blood pressure lower during non-REM sleep.
  • When you get more sleep, your growth hormones are able to repair your joints and muscles more easily.

Good Sleep Wards Off Disease

Additionally, your brain can be at risk of developing disorders such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease due to improper sleep. In fact, a report by the BBC suggests that the cerebral spinal fluid that removes brain cell waste gets rid of harmful proteins which contribute to these diseases. When we sleep, our brain cells shrink to allow this fluid to wash out the proteins by going through gaps between neurons. 

Improve Your Sleep With a Talalay Latex Mattress by FloBeds

There are many factors that may contribute to poor sleep quality, including lifestyle choices like consuming alcohol or caffeine. But, one of those factors shouldn’t be the quality of your bed. When you start to experience discomfort with your mattress, sleep can suffer tremendously, meaning it’s time for you to upgrade. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. At FloBeds, we sell relaxing mattresses made from premium-quality layers of soft or firm Talalay latex. Each mattress can be fully customized to your desired sleep specifications, from firmness to the amount of layers you need. Shop our selection of natural latex mattresses today, or contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you get the sleep you truly deserve!

02 Aug

Care of your Organic Cotton & Wool Mattress cover

Organic Wool - Comfort and Fire Resistant, Naturally

FloBed Covers

You can’t judge a mattress by its cover…
but it’s a good place to start!

FloBeds cares what you surround yourself in. That’s why we use the best materials we can procure in our Latex Mattress Line.

Organic Cotton Euro Knit quilted to one inch Pure Wool

cotton and wool - the best cover we know how to make

Cotton Euro Knit quilted to Wool on all 6 sides… Top, Bottom and 4 sides

Pure Wool is quilted into every FloBeds Latex Mattress.
You can’t see it, but you will appreciate it.

A cover should be durable, breathable and of quality fibers. Our covers are made of Organic Cotton European Stretch Knits quilted to Organic Natural Wool, a bedding wonder. Wool breathes well and on a hot night and will wick away a third its weight in moisture. Dust mites don’t like wool. Wool springs back to its natural shape. We don’t use any poly-foam in our covers because it breaks down in 4 or 5 years, it sucks in dust and moisture, and it doesn’t breath. We don’t use a pillow-top in our beds.  The cover should not interfere with the pressure relief and core support of the components beneath.

What to look for in your mattress cover:

  • Organic Cotton surface.
  • Stretch knit to allow mattress to conform to your body
  • Top of cover should not be pulled tight, creating “hamock effect”
  • Natural Wool to provide air circulation
  • Natural Wool to wick away moisture (we all throw off water water when we sleep)
  • Chemical Free (most companies use chemicals to meet Federal Fire standards… FloBeds was the first to use only wool!)
  • Quality… Your cover should fit snug and be well tailored

cotton is so nice
Patrick and his sheep

01 Aug

Certified Pure, Chemical Free Mattress

Mattresses so pure, you can rest assured!

You spend a third of your life in bed… consider what you’re sleeping on. FloBeds has. We were the first to use wool to pass the federal fire standards for mattresses. Organic Cotton is obvious… but we even wash it before quilting it to our organic wool. Solid Ponderosa Pine builds up our slat foundations, FCS certified of course. You deserve the best in your latex mattress.

Milk from Rubber Tree for Pure Latex Rubber

Natural Latex

made from the milk of the Rubber Tree… 100% natural.
Certification – Oeko-Tex Natural Talalay
Our Talalay latex mattress is baby-safe, buoyant, and breathable.

Organic Cotton Euro Stretch Knit Cover

Organic Cotton

Luxurious Euro Stretch Knit. And even then, since it is next to your body, we even wash it before quilting it to our organic wool.
GOTS Organic Cotton Certificate

Organic Wool from Healthy Sheep raised outdoors

Organic Wool

healthy sheep Plein-Air raised outdoors… organically. Wool is how we pass the Federal Open Flame Test (most companies use chemicals or artificial components).
GOTS Organic Wool Certificate

Ponderosa Pine FSC supports FloBeds

FSC Pine

We use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Ponderosa Pine in our foundations.
FSC Certification

Oeko-Tex Certified

Oeko-Tex Flag Certificates of purity:
See our Oeko-Tex Certificates
. Find out more about Oeko-Tex. The organization is looked to world-wide for assuring the human ecological safety in regards to textile related products.
Find also our Organic Certifications on this page.

30 Jul

Vegan Mattress by FloBeds Chemical Free Natural Latex with Organic Cotton

Vegan Mattress: Organic Cotton Natural Latex


100% Organic CottonOrganic Cotton where it counts most… next to your body. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven. Cotton, the original sustainable fabric, grown and processed with out chemicals. Our cover is a luxurious soft 2-ply Organic Cotton Euro Knit quilted to more organic cotton for breathability. This is our Vegan latex line.

In our Vegan Line, we take our natural latex mattress and have eliminated the wool in our cover which we use to meet Federal Fire Resistant standards. Our Vegan customers will need to have a doctors prescription so we can make your mattresses with out the wool.
Good for you… Good for the whole world.
natural latex under organic cotton and wool
FloBeds Natural Latex is certified pure. No petrochemicals. Just natural rubber harvested sustainably from the rubber tree. Conforms to your body naturally. Caressing every curve. Supporting where you need support. The FloBeds Organic Cotton Natural Latex mattress is personalized for your body… and your partner’s. Each side can be personalized from soft to extra firm. FloBeds 100% Natural Latex is biodegradable and it is Oekotex Certified
Good for you… Good for the whole world.Forest Sustainability Councilsustainable pine and birch in foundation
FloBeds foundations are made from FSC certified pine sustainably harvested from Ponderosa Pine forests in the western United States and Birch Forests in Western Europe.
Latex Mattress ships in 2 Boxes
Smart Packaging saves on resources. A King Size FloBed Mattress ships in two UPS cartons. Mattress and Foundation ships via UPS in just 4 cartons. Save fuel and trees. The FloBeds Factory-Direct-to-You business model further saves fuel and distribution costs.
2 latex cores and cover coming out of boxrecycle green mattress: latex, woo, cotton
Easy to recycle. Every part of a Green FloBeds Mattress and Foundation is 100% recyclable and biodegradable (Cotton, Latex and Pine). And if you choose our wood legs, the entire bed is made of natural compostable materials.
FloBeds Green Mattresses: Good for you… Good for the whole world.Organic Cotton, Organic Wool, Natural Latex

Follow this link to see our line of:

Vegan Natural Mattresses

12 Oct

3 Ways To Make Your Bedroom Natural

Here are 3 easy tips that will help  you sleep in a natural environment:

  1. Sleep on our 100% Natural Talalay Latex Mattress. Derived from the hevea brasiliensis, or rubber tree, latex has natural qualities that simply make it the PERFECT MATTRESS MATERIAL. 100% Natural Latex provides the best comfort and support for your individual sleep needs AND consumer peace-of-mind. Good for you…good for the our environment!
  2. Use our 100% Natural Twice Fluffed Latex Pillows
  3. Make sure your mattress is on our foundation. It all starts with a good foundation. Our Euro Slat, Fir Slat and Pine Slat Foundations take the place of a traditional box spring set, but are built like a house. Natural wood, no harmful chemicals.
09 Aug

FloBeds tool belt, packed with tools to help you sleep!

custom crafted talalay mattress

Tool Belt

When we customize a mattress for you… we think we have it “Just Right” for you. If we don’t… we will do anything we can to get it “Just Right”. That’s because we are such a nice company… but also… if we can make you happy you won’t ask for your money back. WIN-WIN!

Tools we can use
to get your firmness… “Just Right”

1) Firmness of your Support Cores

(ILD= Indentation Load Deflection)
Latex Cores do the heavy liftingSoft Blended19 ILD
Soft Natural22 ILD
Medium (Natural and Blended)28 ILD
Firm (Natural and Blended)32 ILD
Extra Firm (Natural and Blended)36 ILD
Super Firm (Natural and Blended)44 ILD
Hardness range measurements based on ASTM D-1055. (ILDs are production specification and may vary ± 2 ILD)
 
vZone

2) The vZone

The vZone is the solution when your body needs extra special attention:

  • Softer where you need it softer… firmer where you need it firmer.
  • Built for your body, with the ability to change it.
  • Every vZone comes with zones you can move and manipulate.
  • Shoulders: Choose between 3 firmnesses.
  • Lumbar: Choose between 3 firmnesses.
  • Hips: Choose between 2 firmnesses.
  • In addition to flexibility of our famous Goldilocks Guarantee, we will provide replacement zones for your vZone layer as well. If you can think of a configuration that would work for you… FloBeds can probably make it.
 

3) Horsehair

Our Talalay convolute, topped with horsehair and hand-tied in an organic cotton case.
Sleep cool, with an added layer of firmness.
HorseHair

 
Swedish Steel Pocket Coils

4) Swedish Steel Pocketed Coils

Sometimes a bit of steel in your spine is what you need.

  • Enjoy the benefits of Swedish Steel Pocketed Coils
  • Individual response
  • Dynamic tensioning
  • We developed the specific design of our individually encased coils in cooperation with one of the best spring manufacturers in Europe.
 
coir and convolute

5) Rubberized Natural Coco Fiber (Coir)

  • Air Flo
  • Firmer one inch layer
 

We want to make your mattress Just Right. Don’t hesitate to ask!

We cut all of our latex to achieve the support your body needs.cut exact
Our team at the FloBeds Latex Shop use EdgeSweets equipment to make sure every piece of latex in our mattresses meets our exacting specifications, so we can make sure our beds meet your demanding needs.

02 Aug

Okeo-Tex

Okeo-Tex for your assurance of purity.

Oeko-Tex

World leader in testing for human safety in textiles.
People spend about a third of their lives in bed. We take pride in our Natural Talalay Latex Mattress. We want to make sure that third of your life is not only comfortable but chemical free.

Oeko-Tex Natural Talalay Latex Certificate

Oeko-Tex Wool Certificate

Oeko-Tex Certificates of FloBeds Components lets you rest assured

If you don’t see the most current certificate you can click here if you would like to check with Oeko-Tex to verify that a certificate is current and valid.
oeko-tex-smart-safe-pure

Product

Certificate#

Organic Wool

95.0.2251

Natural Talalay Latex

11-24246

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Because you spend 1/3 your life in bed, your bedding should be colorfast and perspiration-fast. It must demonstrate a skin-friendly pH-value. When it comes to bedding, such as pillows and blankets, covers and filling, it must pose no threat to health in order to guarantee a restful sleep. That’s why Oeko-Tex® always tests all product components thoroughly.
Top-to-Bottom: Natural Talalay Latex Certified by Oeko_Tex.
Side-to-Side: Organic Plein-Air Wool, Certified by Oeko_Tex
Head-to-Toe: Organic Cotton, pre washed for extra security.
15 Jul

Priceless

Our Customers Are Great

Thank you to all of our amazing customers who have written reviews for FloBeds. Your reviews help other people understand just how important a great mattress is for a better night’s sleep.

4-Star–I purchased two organic FloBeds last October. Every night I get into bed and say “I love my bed”. I am so thankful for the team of experts at FloBed. They customized our beds perfectly. I also purchased the cotton sheets, wool mattress covers and the contoured neck pillow. All are wonderful. The neck pillow is perfect. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that you are doing everything possible to protect your health from chemicals and EMF’s while you are sleeping. Organic latex and no metal in the mattresses or the bed frame keep me confident and peaceful. My teenage son would probably sleep all day in his FloBed if he could. Thank you so very much. A great nights sleep is priceless. Vicki Leesburg, FL
If you have not reviewed your FloBeds purchase yet please take a minute to let us know what you think. You can review your purchase on FloBeds.com or Yelp,

02 Aug

The Today Show And Matt Lauer On The Eco Mattress

Organic Cotton, organic wool and natural Talalay

Look who found our Natural Mattress…

Today Show and Matt Lauer on the Eco Mattress

Several years ago The Today Show had an interview about healthy mattresses. We were pleasantly surprised to see Matt talking about a chemical free mattress made with a cotton and wool naturally fire-resistant cover surrounding natural latex.

we've been making beds for yearsBack then we were the first… but today we continue to strive to make the healthiest and most comfortable mattress in the world. Our cotton and wool are organic. We use only natural Talalay latex cores. We still offer each of you your personalized firmness: Soft, Medium, Firm, Extra Firm or SuperFirm. We have added the vZone: zones (head, shoulder, lumbar, hip, knees and feet) that can be changed to fit your body. This ability to adjust the layers of firmness deep in the FloBed along with our unique vZone results in the most popular latex mattress in America. All Natural. Good for you… Good for the whole world.

Organic Cotton, EcoWool, 100% Natural LatexClick here to find out more about FloBeds Green EcoMattress
31 May

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Cradle to Cradle

Years ago we read “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things”. It made so much sense. We began applying the cradle-to-cradle philosophy to FloBeds and we never looked back. The concept is simple yet powerful. We are pleased to report that our Talalay Latex Mattress uses 100% Natural Talalay.

When you design products Cradle to Cradle, you develop them for eternity. That is why the patent pending Vita Talalay Natural latex is so special. It is made so pure that it did not contain any harmful materials during the making, nor does it contain anything bad that can offgas in your bedroom. And another nice thing: when it served its life as a mattress it can easily and harmlessly be recycled or even reused into a new product like a underfloor or a car tire.
The Cradle to Cradle standard is a multi-attribute, continuous improvement methodology that provides a path to manufacturing healthy and sustainable products for our world. We source every component that goes into our Natural FloBed line to be sure they are:
1) serviceable, adjustable and reusable
2) all natural and as chemical free as possible
3) biodegradable (note: the rubber sap is biodegradable, all foams are not!)
4) sustainably produced
cradle to cradle
vita talalay - cradle to cradle gold pure

Link to: Vita Talalay
Cradle to Cradle – What is it
and why is it so important?

Cradle to Cradle Gold for Vita Talalay
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