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Lets talk about optimal beds

Discussion in 'The New Monster Thread' started by freshveggies, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. freshveggies

    freshveggies Silver

    I have been thinking about my bed that is very full of metal coils that act like an antenna. Here are a couple of articles that talk about beds:


    Now to find a bed that doesn't have coils and that is comfortable. The ones I have looked at so far are not around here and I would have to fly across the country to just try it out. Some do have a return policy. The other aspect that I was also concerned about is chemical free.

    another option. What if I got a regular foam mattress--not memory foam as I do not do well with those - and encased it with this:

    pore size is 2.9 microns. I wonder if that would stop the chemicals from leaching out?

    Any thoughts?
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  2. dkenward@yahoo.com

    dkenward@yahoo.com New Member

    What about futons? I slept on one for years and found it comfortable. I still have one I use for a guest room bed and for taking naps.
  3. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    WE've got a sleep number bed - which I love - though I now wonder if its a good thing? and if maybe going with a memory foam type mattress might be a better solution?

    We've had the magnetico sleep pads now for close to 1 month and I love that thing... the kids are sleeping great - less night wakings etc...

    as far as emfs - we've gotten very good at turning off both the wifi and router when we use it and most of the time its turned off (going to be adding the printer/computer/monitor to that as well. duh (face palm - why wasn't I thinking about that?)

    I loved sleeping on tatami mats when I lived in Japan...very comfortable - there are times that I'd love to have a tatami room for sleeping in... awesomeness (now how do I talk DH into that????
  4. cantweight

    cantweight Gold

    We are due for a new bed (13 yrs on this one!) and was planning on memory foam, but I would suspect they have mad VOC. Natural mattresses are way out of my price range. Any thoughts?

  5. shilohman

    shilohman New Member

    Something you might try since you already have a sleep number mattress is attach a ground wire to the box springs and bed frame, this way any stray voltages that are picked up via the coils/frame can not act as an antenna and expose you. Turning off the circuit breaker to your bedroom would eliminate any EMF from you sleep number electronics. Add a grounding mat grounded to earth to your bed and there really isn't much more you can do.
  6. Hope

    Hope Gold

    I love our lifekind organic latex mattress which we got from lifekind.com...the best gift ever. No coils, no nothing. I had to fight for the non-fire-retardant cover of it with a note from my chiropractor (as I didn't' want to have to breathe in those chemicals), but we did it. It's six years old and still feels new to me, but a bear to move if you have to ever move it. I also love my pillow...though it's not organic :( it has done wonders for my neck...and it has a gel cover that keeps my head a little cooler, especially in summer...I really believe in it. Maybe it's just placebo but I love it anyway. Check that out here if you like.....

  7. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    That's a great idea shiloman... the one great thing about the sleep number - is the base is plastic & the actual mattress is memory foam and air tanks. but grounding it would be a great idea....only just recently discovered that our bedroom & office outlets are not grounded... going to have to remedy that. I need to have DH help me put a grounding sheet on our bed and ground it outside....

    one of the best places I've slept in - is at my aunts house that's about 1hr north of los cabos - she's off the gird, has a water cistern, 150m from the Pacific Ocean & limited cell service - you need a satellite capability in your cell phone to get it to work. Every single bed frame is made of adobe, with just a mattress on in... best sleep ever there... now I know why!
  8. freshveggies

    freshveggies Silver

    what does your latex mattress feel like? What firmness level did you get? Does it indent a lot?
  9. prAna303

    prAna303 New Member

    My optimal bed as i said in an earlier post is simple a reindeer skin in the wild. Do sleep outside for about 100 nights a year but will start doing it even more soon. At "home" a simple bamboo mat with a sheet.
  10. Martha Ray

    Martha Ray Martha Ray

    Bedding Thoughts abound....Cannot yet post at 'Raise head of bed 10-30 degrees or leave flat?' thread but if anyone is looking to Elevate their head at night.I found Avana Elevator Mattress a USA company out of Atlanta... they have 5", 7" and mentioned a 12" as well. Fits below current mattress and above box springs or slats. They sell on Amazon, also saw on eBay and Overstocks and at their own web site.
    I have lots of questions and have left word for Avana Comfort to get back to me.

    Just thought I'd post this if someone is looking for a wedge to elevate.

    I spent years looking for a 'healthy' bed... settled on a very comfortable but very heavy king 100% natural latex with 2 twin slat foundation and now interested in elevating head as well as adding a Magnetico Sleep Pad. With Magnetico so many choices and I can't imagine how this will layer and if slat foundation will handle all the weight. Good thing I am losing weight on the Epi-Paleo Rx.

    I am also 'princess and the pea' sensitive and hen pecking picky.
    ....seems our bed is kinda like a complex puzzle and also similar to a boat as a bottomless expense.

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