The Futon Shop is featuring Free Trade Vendors this month, so here is a letter we received from the company. It has reminded me of why what we sleep has the most importance for our health.
We have always been doing extensive research on amazing benefits of natures created fibers. To this day, we were not able to find any better or healthier alternatives for human beings to sleep on or under than the two winning combinations, wool and cotton. People these days are much more educated and ready for healthier lifestyle. After all, statistics don't lie and, according to American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there are more than 50 million Americans alone affected by one or more type of allergic diseases, that is nearly every 7th person! Approximately 70 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders. There has got to be an explanation for those devastating stats other than the weather or genetics.
People spend 1/3 of their lives sleeping and probably another 2/3 wishing they were asleep, because the fact is, most of us do not get appropriate amount of rest no matter what age category we fall into. Everyone has got to go to sleep at night and will have to face the reality that, depending on the materials they sleep on or under, should determine how well-rested or miserable they wake up in the morning. Now, if we sleep under synthetic fibers (most people do) which do not breath naturally nor wick away the moisture and a person does sweat one pint of water on average, that leads to a perfect moisture environment for dust mites to survive in, and there comes one of the reasons for allergies. The bottom line is, in short-term synthetics are cheaper, YES, long-term will cost double, triple or even more due to the side-effects. Natural fibers may cost a little more, however at the end, can anyone put a price tag on health?
There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.