Did you know that you will spend about a third of your life lying on your bed? When you think about it in these terms, the bed is one item of furniture you cannot afford to ignore. And if the bed is that important, then obviously so is the mattress. When buying a new mattress, there are a few useful things you should know. This will help you make the right buying decision.
1. Does it Contain Flame-Retardant Material?
British law states that a mattress must contain some sort of flame-retardant to comply with British regulations (BS 5852: 1982 Part II & BS 7177). This is to protect you in the case of a fire. The problem is that many artificial flame-retardants are made from toxic chemicals. One of the most common is polybrominated diphenyl, which can be harmful to health.This is something to consider.
2. Could Your Allergies Get Worse?
Sometimes wool is used as mattress stuffing. Unfortunately, wool is one of the main breeding grounds for dust mites, which can cause allergies to flare up. Many people have allergic reactions to a mattress and do not know why;it is often from the wool.
3. Does a Mattress Contain Pesticides?
Cotton and synthetic fibres are often contained within mattresses. There may or may not be pesticides within these fabrics. The only way to avoid this issue is choosing a mattress made from natural materials.
How Do You Make Sure Your Mattress is Safe to Health?
All you need to do is ask questions. The best way to make sure that your mattress has what you need is to ask the retailer. Find out what mattresses are made from as well as what checks they go through to ensure comfort and support. At Beds Glasgow, we go out of our way to answer all the questions customers ask of us the best we can.