If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you’ve come across various types and brands of mattresses. But have you ever considered the materials used in your mattress?
How are natural materials used in our bedding beneficial for us? It’s common for us to hear the words “organic” when it comes to food, but not when it comes to mattresses.
In this article, you’ll find out how eco-friendly solutions that prioritize natural materials make a more sustainable and healthy sleep experience.
We’ll share how natural materials can benefit your overall health. So let’s dive in and discover how we can upgrade your sleep experience naturally.
Current Practices in the Mattress Industry
As the mattress industry has grown over the years, so has the use of synthetic materials in mattress production. Many manufacturers use flame retardants, formaldehyde, VOCs, and benzene among many other chemicals in their products to meet safety standards and regulations. However, while these materials may offer some benefits, they are also known to cause long-term health problems.
Flame retardants are added to mattresses to prevent fires from spreading. However, many of these chemicals are toxic and have been linked to cancer, developmental delays, and hormonal problems.
Formaldehyde is another common ingredient in mattresses, which is used as a bonding agent. It is a known carcinogen that can cause respiratory problems, eye irritation, and skin rash.
VOCs are also found in many mattresses, releasing toxins into the air that can cause headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Benzene is yet another toxic ingredient found in some mattresses that can cause cancer, anemia, and immune system damage.
These are some of the reasons Natural Materials in mattresses are a growing trend in the United States and Europe as more people are beginning to be aware of the use of such chemicals in their mattresses.
The Benefits of Using Natural Materials in Your Mattress
Natural materials such as latex, wool, and cotton are hypoallergenic and free from harmful chemicals that can cause irritation and allergies. Such materials are essential for those with sensitive skin or respiratory issues.
Some examples are wool being used as a natural fire retardant or Natural Latex being used as an Anti-Microbial layer.
In addition, other natural materials are highly breathable and moisture-wicking, helping regulate body temperature and keeping you cool and dry throughout the night. It’s a win when we can prevent night sweats and discomfort that disrupt sleep without using harmful chemicals.
According to research; sleep experts agree that using natural materials in your bedding can help promote a healthy sleep environment. The Sleep Foundation recommends natural materials for those who experience allergies or sensitivity to synthetic materials.
At the same time, the use of Natural materials makes for better sustainability, just like food, the fewer manufacturing processes materials go through the better it is for the environment; this means less chemical and carbon emissions
Now that we know the benefits of natural materials, let’s dive into Marble’s design principle known as Biomimetics or Biomimicry, the Meridian Daily mattress, and the materials used in its design.
How Biomimicry is Used as a Design Principle for All Marble Products
Marble Sleep Company is known for its innovative use of biomimicry in designing products and mainly mattresses. Biomimicry is the practice of using nature as inspiration to solve human problems. This design principle is rooted in the idea that nature has already solved many of the challenges we face, and we can use these solutions to create more efficient and sustainable products.
At Marble, biomimicry is applied in the design of the HexiGrid™ Advanced layer. This layer is inspired by the hexagonal structure of the honeycomb created by European honeybees. The layer’s hexagonal design helps distribute weight evenly and reduce pressure points, providing a more comfortable sleeping experience.
Additionally, the Surface Weave™ layer of the Meridian Daily mattress is inspired by the patterns of the barrel cactus, which has developed over millions of years in a way to reduce heat radiation and water loss. As a result, the Surface Weave™ layer promotes airflow, increasing the heat convection coefficient compared to a flat surface. This results in a more refreshing and cool sleep throughout the night.
The use of biomimicry in the design of our mattresses is not only innovative but also sustainable. By drawing inspiration from nature, Marble is creating efficient and environmentally friendly products without the use of carcinogenic chemicals.
According to the Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy with a fellowship of some of 1,600 of the world’s most eminent scientists, textiles that incorporate biomimicry design principles, like those found in Marble mattresses, promote a healthy and sustainable sleeping environment.
By choosing a mattress that prioritizes both comfort and sustainability, you can rest easy knowing that you are making a positive impact on both your health and the health of the planet.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the Meridian Daily Mattress, one of Marble’s most popular products. This mattress is made up of five layers, each of which has been carefully designed to provide you with the ultimate sleeping experience.
- The Surface Weave™ Cover: The top layer of the Meridian Daily Mattress is made up of a proprietary weave of bamboo viscose and polyester, which helps promote airflow and keeps you cool throughout the night. Bamboo viscose has been shown to have a cooling effect on the body, making it an ideal material for those who tend to sleep hot. The cover is also hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to odors and bacteria.
- Natural Talalay Latex: The next layer of the Meridian Daily Mattress is made up of two inches of natural Talalay latex. This layer provides cushioning for pressure points, such as the hips and shoulders, while also giving you the support you need to maintain proper spinal alignment. Natural latex is a highly durable material that is resistant to sagging and body impressions, making it a great investment for your sleep health vs memory foam. One other key factor is that Latex is a naturally antibacterial material.
At Marble, we add natural graphite powder to the latex for all our mattresses. The graphite acts as a naturally-derived fire retardant barrier and exceeds all U.S. standards for flammability.
Also known as expandable graphite, when it comes into contact with fire, the graphite expands super fast and absorbs oxygen without releasing any toxins. Of course, for anything to burn, you need oxygen. So this process prevents burning. Few, if any, other companies use this technology because the graphite can get stuck in machinery.
- HexiGrid™ Layer: The third layer of the Meridian Daily Mattress is made up of a proprietary hexagonal design inspired by the honeycomb structure of beehives. This layer helps distribute weight evenly and provides support where you need it most. The HexiGrid™ also works to dissipate heat, which helps you maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature throughout the night.
- Brilliance Pocket Coils: The final layer of the Meridian Daily Mattress is made up of individually wrapped coils that provide targeted support and help reduce motion transfer. The coils are surrounded by air channels, which help promote airflow that keeps you cool while you sleep.
So, there you have it! The Meridian Daily Mattress from Marble is an exceptional choice for anyone seeking a high-quality, eco-friendly mattress that doesn’t break the bank. With its natural materials, certified components, innovative biomimicry design, and commitment to sustainability, the Meridian Daily truly stands out as one of the most natural mattress options in Singapore.
If you’re as excited about the Meridian Daily Mattress as we are, we encourage you to research more about Marble and our range of sleep products.
Just reach out to our friendly customer support team to learn more about how you can transform your sleep experience with the power of natural materials and sustainable design.