I just recently read an article concerning the dangers of toxic chemicals of mass produced mattresses and pillows. Sleeping is about restoring and refreshing your body and immune system, however, when we put ourselves in close proximity to these toxic chemicals we are not only defeating our purpose, but we're compromising our health.
Polystyrene, polyurethane foam and polyethylene are commonly found in pillows today. They are made with toxic chemicals and I'm sure you will agree this is not something you want near your face. Mold and bed bugs pose another threat. So what are we to do for a safe nights sleep?
Sleeptek has been in the business of producing safe, comfy bedding for over twenty five years. All the materials used in their bedding are Fair Trade and their Organic Cotton is G.O.T.S certified. Their Obasan line features organic mattresses, bedding, pillows and even pet beds.
Traditional cotton is inundated with toxins. Obasan, however, uses the finest and purest cotton. "... cultivated in a centuries-old traditional, cooperative manner in the Canete and Chincha valleys found high in the Peruvian Andes."
Void of Toxic chemicals inhaled during sleep, comfortable and soft to touch, absorbent and breathable, maximizing air circulation and minimizing perspiration.
Naturally flame-retardant and repellent to dust mites
Absorbent (able to absorb 30 percent moisture and remain dry-perfect for "night sweats")
Cool in summer, warm in winter
I received the standard size Saguenay Shredded Natural Pillow by Obasan. For starters this is a rather big pillow, much bigger and fuller than my last pillow. The pillow is very malleable yet buoyant. That is, the pillow will mold to the shape of your head without losing its shape or firmness. Overall the pillow is soft yet firm which is important for a healthy neck and spine.
I find the pillow to be incredibly comfortable and I like that I'm not waking up with neck pain.
The perfect temperature. This pillow retains a nice temperature throughout the night. The Obasan natural rubber pillow can really help with night sweats. I tend to get night sweats during the night due to getting over-heated while I sleep, because the pillow remains at a neutral temperature it helps my body to not get so over-heated. Whereas my last pillow would get too hot during the night, waking up soak and wet is no fun.
The pillow comes with a nice, thick cotton covering. Don't keep it in the drier too long or it will shrink. The pillow itself is also machine washable. The pillow is durable and will no doubt last for years and years.
So many benefits to be had by choosing a truly organic pillow. Obasan has done a great job and I couldn't be more pleased.
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