Friday, January 16, 2009

Buyer Beware #1

Throughout this place on the web I will share with you some tricks of the trade used by many bed manufacturers. There are so many gimmicks and misrepresentations that are designed to lure you into bed. Today I will touch on the two most common misrepresentations made in most bed and mattress stores.

Organic and Hypoallergenic

Organic and Hypoallergenic are two terms in specific that are thrown around VERY loosely in the industry.
You have to be aware that these two terms are not controlled by any agency, and is left open for interpretation by any manufacturer.
Any mattress that contains foam cannot and will not ever be Hypoallergenic much less organic for this simple fact.
Foam collects and traps moisture. Trapped moisture is a perfect growing-ground for mold, mildew, bacteria, bed-mites and dust-mites, all known allergens.

A Hastens bed is a "breathing bed" that allows air to circulate through the bed. This keeps the bed dry, thus it actually IS hypoallergenic in it's true sense.

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