New Mattress Off Gassing – Get The Facts!

New mattress off gassing have you concerned about buying a new memory foam mattress. Don't let it worry you... get the facts.

New mattress off gassing have you concerned about buying a new memory foam mattress. Don’t let it worry you… get the facts.

Many people when doing research on memory foam mattresses find out for the first time about ‘off gassing’, or they know people who own such beds and have heard them talk about off gassing.  To some there is major concern with a mattress that has a strong smell.  Some people are sensitive to strong odors – so their concern is well justified.  New mattress off gassing can be an issue, but usually only for a few days after purchase.

In this article I will take a closer look at off gassing in memory foam mattresses.  There are a lot of myths out there, some are in fact being circulated by larger brand name bed manufacturers (the ones that sell the really expensive beds), and some are just hearsay that people got wrong because they presumed something was a fact without really doing the research.

New Mattress Off Gassing – What Is It?

If you have ever smelled fresh paint or even the smell from the inside of a new car, what you are smelling is a process called off gassing.  Memory foam mattresses also go through the process of off gassing when you first unpack them.

Basically what you are smelling is something called “volatile organic compounds” (VOCs) breaking down.  In memory foam mattresses off gassing from VOCs is from parts of the foam and adhesives used in making the bed breaking apart, which forms gasses, and where the term off gassing comes from. Continue reading


What Is The Best Firm Mattress For Back Pain

What Is The Best Firm Mattress For Back Pain?

What Is The Best Firm Mattress For Back Pain?

I can speak from first hand knowledge how the search for a better bed made a world of difference for my wife and her chronic back pain.  When you live with somebody and they are suffering from back pain – and never get a good night’s sleep… well, it can make your life a little less bright and shiny.  So what is the best firm mattress for back pain?

I’ll get into answering that very question in this blog post.

Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause bad back pain.  Continued sleeping on one can make it worse.  A mattress that promotes a good sleeping posture and that relaxes muscles will provide you with some quality sleep.

Almost a decade ago my wife and switched from an innerspring mattress to a memory foam mattress.  And it made a huge difference for my wife – and for myself as well, that was nearly immediate.  I didn’t know it, but I never knew how good I could sleep at night until I started using a memory foam mattress. Continue reading

Essential Oils That Help You Sleep

“HMMM…. What’s that smell?” He asks, as he raises his nose to the air and sniffs like a puppy sniffing out his favorite treat.

You reply, “Why? do you like it?”

“Sure”, he replies.  “It reminds me of my Nana’s house”.

Instantly you are sad and offended, “Nana’s house? Really?”, and you storm off.

Don’t be sad, there is a an easy natural solution, one not to many people consider.  It’s easy to go to your local retail store, or even Amazon, and buy air fresheners in an aerosol can.  But many people don’t take into consideration the chemicals that come in those types of products,

I know, I too am guilty and have purchased them myself.  That is until I came down with Asthma, and realized some of the scents or sprays were affecting my condition, causing them to trigger my coughing.  It may not affect everyone in the same way that it had affected me, but it did make me realize that if I wanted a lovely scent in the air that I had to find an alternative.

That’s when I learned about “Essential oils” and the various affects that the have.  Not only can they help make a room smell nice, but they also have natural healing affects.  So today I just want to share a few tips and ideas for you to become familiarized with them. Continue reading