Sleep Organic Articles

Nisa Shah
Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

Christmas really is a wonderful time of year, with all the fun and festive feeling. But does that mean that it can’t be eco-friendly? Are there ways that we can make Christmas more sustainable? We think so! Here at Sleep Organic we want to take a look at the ways that you can make Christmas much greener without having to compromise some of the best parts of the season. We believe that Christmas is all about Compassion, Care and Connection with yourself and your surroundings. It could be as simple as not getting over-stressed about festive arrangements, expenditures, invitations, perfectionism...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
The true bedtime horror stories

The true bedtime horror stories

Halloween - time of ghouls and goblins and all things sinister. With that in mind we felt it only right to shed some light on the dark side (i.e. the vast land of non-organic and non-fairtrade) and share some truly scary stories that lurk behind the bedding you sleep in every night (unless you’re one of the enlightened!) ‘Conventional’, i.e. non-organic, bedding contains noxious chemicals such as formaldehyde – something we are more used to associating with a certain Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory! Such chemicals and heavy metal ions (used in dyes) are at best skin irritants and at worst are cancer...

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Nisa Shah
Ouch! Are you sleeping on heavy metals?

Ouch! Are you sleeping on heavy metals?

Organic cotton will improve your health and our planet's health! A bold claim, so let’s delve a little deeper and see why. Every day tens of thousands of highly toxic chemicals are used in the production of textiles. This makes the textile industry the second largest contributor to pollution after the oil industry. The toxic waste produced is then disposed of in our rivers and seas. The waste is extremely dangerous and hazardous for our health, especially for farmers and garment workers who are heavily involved in the production phase. Our wildlife and climate also suffers with the current method of disposal....

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Dr. Chris Murphy
A guide to buying the best bedding

A guide to buying the best bedding

Sleep is a crucial contributing factor to our health and general sense of wellbeing and yet it receives less attention than other key determinants such as diet and exercise. And while we are normally very conscious about what we put in our bodies (our diet); what we put on our bodies, particularly our bedding, receives even less attention.   To choose the best bedding for a healthy and sound sleep here are three important factors to consider:   (1) Your bedding should be made with 100% natural fibres. Natural fibres (e.g. cotton, linen, wool) are more breathable than synthetic ones and...

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