The Best Non-Toxic Bedding Of 2018

by Justin Thomas •

These are my recommended bedding products:

All of these bedding items are non-toxic, hypoallergenic (meaning they won’t cause allergies) and thermal regulating (meaning they help your body at an optimum temperature). I have all of the products in my bedroom and have enjoyed them over the years.

Why Choose Non-Toxic Bedding?

We spend about one third of our lives in bed. So choosing the right bedding is quite important. Our body also regenerates itself during sleep, and we absorb substances through our skin and through our lungs during this process.

To create a non-toxic bed we must ensure that the mattress, pillows and sheets are free of toxins. Specifically, the aim here is to avoid:

  • Fire-retardant chemicals (PBDEs)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Boric acid
  • Toxic dyes
  • Bleaches
  • Pesticides & herbicides

Most conventional bedding contains many of these contaminants. Unfortunately, some chemicals are even deliberately introduced, such as the fire-retardant chemical PBDE (or “Polybrominated Diphenal Ether”). To buy a mattress in the U.S. that is free of the PDBE, you still need permission from a doctor. This is despite the fact that PBDE has been banned by Europe, Canada, California and the state of Washington.

An Inexpensive Non-Toxic Mattress: The Love and Sleep Mattress from Nest Bedding

It’s also a good idea to avoid synthetic materials. Natural fibers allow for changes in body temperature, because they do not reflect heat and because they can absorb moisture.

Recommended Bedding Products

More Information

The rationale for choosing chemical-free, organic bedding can be found in book Sleep Safe In A Toxic World (this book is a great source of information).

See also the activist website People For Clean Beds.