The Positive Effects of Organic Cotton Bedding on Sleep

An average person spends a third of their life sleeping. This is not a strange fact, as we need plenty of sleep to get through the day. Doing our best at work, having enough energy to work out, andhavingan active social life – all is possible if you take enough rest. If not, you could hurt your social life and future achievements.

Since we spend so much time in bed, we might as well make it as comfortable as possible. This can be done by buying a good mattress and a luxurious organic cotton bedding set, and regularly washing and replacing your sheets and pillows. Organic cotton, for example, is not only very comfortable, but it also has several positive effects on sleep.

Find out what the positive effects of organic cotton bedding are in this article.

Better control of body temperature

Organic cotton bed sheets are made of a very breathable kind of cotton, making it possible for our body temperature to be optimally controlled. During hot weather, your body heat can find its way out through the breathable bedding. This creates an optimal sleeping condition which often results in deep and restorative sleep.

Deep and restorative sleep has many benefits for your body. Deep sleep can increase your mood and help you concentrate during the day. Sleep is also necessary for your body to heal itself. If you have small wounds or cuts, they will heal faster during deep and restorative sleep. Your muscles will also have time to relax and restore themselves at this time.

Besides physical effects, deep and restorative sleep also has great effects on your brain. Your brain needs rest to function optimally and therefore deep sleep increases cognitive function and memory. You’ll be able to learn better and faster if you allow yourself to sleep deeply with organic cotton bedding.

No contaminants and derivatives

Another important positive effect of organic cotton bedding is the fact that it is made with pure and natural materials. Non-organic materials often contain contaminants and derivatives, which can cause asthma and allergic reactions. This can be very irritating for those who suffer from respiratory conditions. Chemicals are often released into the air when you move, after which you will be likely to breathe them in.

Organic cotton will be a great relief and help you finally sleep without irritation of the lungs or throat.

Healthier skin

When people suffer from skin issues, such as break-outs or eczema, they tend to revise their skincare routine or daily diet to try to clear up those nasty imperfections. However, these two things might not be the cause of your problems. A healthy diet and good skincare routine can certainly be helpful, but they won’t help you achieve your goal if your bedding is made of non-organic materials.

Most non-organic materials are manufactured with chemicals such as carcinogenic Azo dyes, formaldehyde, toxic heavy metal ions, chlorine-based bleaches, and nano-particles. All of these products can cause your skin to irritate and break out. Even if the amount of chemicals in your bedding is very small, you still spend about eight hours in the bedroom laying on them, allowing them to penetrate and irritate your skin.

The production of organic cotton bedding must adhere to strict rules and cannot contain any of these chemicals. Toxin-free organic cotton bedding is especially helpful for those suffering from sensitive skin or skin conditions, such as eczema.

 

Tags: bed, bedroom, mattress

Author: Maja Markovski

 

A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.

 

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