What is in your mattress?

What is in your mattress?

Bacteria and viruses

There are a number of bacteria that may thrive in mattresses, feeding on skin and hair cells. Among these are the common Staphylococcus aureus, as well as bacteria in the families Micrococcus, Enterococcus, Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Fel d1, Can F1 and Coliforms.

There are other elements as well that could be harming you while you sleep.

Propylene oxide and TDI (Toluene Diisocyanate) are chemicals used to create polyurethane foam and memory foam, which are popular mattress materials. Unfortunately, they are responsible for a large amount of off-gassing of VOCs, and many people may want to avoid them.

Formaldehyde, which is used to make one of the adhesives that hold mattresses together, has been linked to asthma, allergies, and lung, nose, and throat cancers. And then there are cotton pesticides and flame-retardant chemicals, which can cause cancer and nervous-system disorders.

Some memory foam mattress users complain of waking with headaches. Others develop respiratory issues such as asthma. Still, others have concerns about the long-term health effects of years of nightly exposure to this material. It's not certain what risk every individual might encounter.

Please follow our 5-part series explaining each layer we place with care into our mattresses.


Kind Regards,

The SpineAlign Team