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November 27, 2012

Natural Latex Foam vs. Synthetic/Polyurethane Foam – What’s the Difference?

We received a phone call recently from a gentleman who was frustrated with his latex research.  I informed him that “There’s natural latex, and then there’s synthetic latex.”  His reply was, “Well, but latex is latex is latex, right?” The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT.  As a matter of fact, there is a world of difference between natural latex and…

March 23, 2016

Dangers of Urethane Foam!

Overview Urethane foam is everywhere — it’s under your carpet, in your furniture and your bed, in your walls, on the soles of your shoes and in your athletic helmet. Prolonged exposure to petroleum-based chemicals in products like urethane foam may affect the nervous and immune system and cause illnesses including cancer, neurological disorders, autoimmune…

February 3, 2016

What is a Latex Mattress?

The Latex Mattress: A Comprehensive Review of Features and Findings May 11, 2015 by Amber Merton Natural latex is a biological byproduct of the rubber tree plant, and can be sustainably harvested over the course of the tree’s natural lifespan – often upwards of 50 years. The organic compound is a thin liquid that can be…

November 17, 2015

Is ‘SOY LATEX’ Natural?

As a reminder, there are 2 general types of latex foam: natural and polyurethane. NATURAL LATEX: Made of sap derived from the Hevea Brasiliensis (rubber) tree 100% natural latex is incredibly durable and mold/mildew/dust mite resistant Can be manufactured in 2 different ways to create different firmness levels/support: Talalay and Dunlop. Talalay involves a freezing…

March 28, 2014

New Information on Napping

Napping Can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More In some places, towns essentially shut down in the afternoon while everyone goes home for a siesta. Unfortunately, in the U.S.—more bound to our corporate lifestyles than our health—a mid-day nap is seen as a luxury and, in some cases, a sign of pure laziness. But before…

March 19, 2014

Sleep Loss and Brain Damage

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend? Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates. The damage may already be done — brain damage, that is, said neuroscientist Sigrid Veasey from the University of Pennsylvania….

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