A third of your life revolves around the bedroomwhy wouldn't you want the healthiest and most peaceful environment for those eight hours? True rest and relaxation in a safe, healthy bedroom can result in improved physical and mental health, enhanced energy throughout the day, and escape from the stress and cloudy energy that accompany rest that is not truly restful.
Elements such as room orientation, furniture placement, and color, are as important in the planning of your healthy bedroom as they are in the other rooms of your home:
Keep sleeping areas distant from the main entrance to the house, to reduce noise and chaos.
Find a separate location for watching television and keep electrical clocks and other devices away from the head. A home office in the bedroom is not recommended, but if there is no alternative, be sure that all electrical equipment is as far away from the head of the bed as possible. Electrical currents may interfere with proper sleep.
Choose a frame that raises your bed off the floor, with slatted wood supports. It allows your bedding to breathe, by creating circulation to dissipate moisture from your body.
Take note of colors and patterns in nature that appeal to you. They can be translated into a pallet that will enhance your sleeping oasis.
Pick window treatments that not only soften the space, but also provide the greatest light and sound filtration. Dark rooms help your body produce more melatonin, which controls your natural cycle of sleeping and waking. Quiet environments are conducive to more restful sleep.
At Pine Street Natural Interiors, we understand that the centerpiece of every healthy bedroom is a healthy bed. State-of-the-art sleep technology is found not in treated foam, metal frames and toxicity, but in healthy materials, thoughtful design and unsurpassed comfort. When shopping for your healthy bed, look for:
A bed made from non-toxic materials with all-wood frames and chemical-free pure latex. Click here for more information.
Use non-toxic organic wool and cotton in your bedding. Use perfume and phosphate-free, biodegradable detergents when washing your bedding. It's better for our bodies and our water supply.
If you prefer an upholstered bed frame, we offer one that can be slipcovered for ease of cleaning.
Every mattress carried by Pine Street is handmade in Northern California by Organic Mattresses Inc. (OMI), using American-grown 100% certified organic cotton, premium Eco-Wool from sheep raised in California, and 100% natural rubber latex for optimum comfort and purity. OMI is the only manufacturer that ozone sanitizes its organic raw materials, making sure the purest products are offered. All products are tested and certified for low chemical emissions and LEED® eligibility.
For those who have specific back problems requiring additional support, we at Pine Street suggest that you choose a firm mattress in conjunction with one of the several topper options offered by OMI.