You have heard it before: Even the most active among us are spending many hours in bed to rest and rejuvenate our bodies. Is your current bed a healthy home experience? It’s 2021 – time to make healthy home purchase decisions. How about a floating bed with a nontoxic mattress for truly healthy relaxation. And how about something with a truly different look and feel. Try on this combination: A stylish floating bed and a nontoxic mattress for your everyday healthy way to relax. Make your bed both beautiful and healthy.
Design – A Stylish Floating Bed Frame
What does a beautiful bed look like to you? Should it be high off the ground or should it be a low-to-the-ground bed frame? Do you feel drawn to tufted headboards? Should it have four high posts with a canopy above that? Or, should it be a floating bed since you want to feel like sleeping on clouds? Why not give yourself permission to be creative. Don’t just settle for any old boring kind of a bed. Here is a floating bed.
SHG Living’s Ben Uyeda shows you how to build a floating bed in his show “HomemadeModern”. Ben creates both a floating bed as well as a unique headboard made with a single slab of wood. As Ben explains, he wanted to create visual tension between a minimal and floating bed with a heavy, earthy, anchored looking headboard. It’s both a cool design and a work of art.
Ben admits his floating bed is not the easiest DIY project make although he takes you through the build step by step. It requires metal, acrylic, and woodworking skills. But the result is unusual and super cool. This floating bed definitely has a designed quality. See if you feel up to the challenge or find other, perhaps more conventional bed building projects.
Non-toxic Mattress – A Healthy Must Have
When it comes to the second aspect of a bed, the mattress, people usually ponder if the mattress should be soft or firm, how high it should be, should it have a topper, or not? This contemplation is driven largely by how you feel your body will fare on it. Does a firmer mattress make your back feel good or bad, for example? In other words, health is essentially driving this decision point. So here is perhaps the most important health detail – a nontoxic mattress.
Healthy Mattress – An Important Part Of A Healthy Home
“Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs come mainly from the polyurethane used in the mattress, but also from other chemicals used in flame retardants and plastics.” WebMD
Research shows that our body heat may trigger the release of potentially harmful chemicals into the air. Just when your body should be resting and restoring itself these VOCs are assaulting your body. Over time, headaches and other breathing-related illnesses may develop.
There are many studies on the effects of VOCs, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates VOC emissions in products. You should know, that regulation standards are minimal and vary from state to state. California’s allowed VOC standards are more stringent than those in New England and Midwestern states. Of course, young children and babies, as well as the elderly are most negatively affected by VOC off-gassing.
It is also well understood in the medical community that environmentally caused conditions are “bio-accumulative”. Once our bodies exceed certain tolerance levels, the body will continue to be triggered and is difficult to ever overcome these trigger levels. Think about it – this is pretty scary!
Therefore, if you are in the market for a new mattress check out mattresses made with natural, healthy materials. Make it a nontoxic mattress. Do it for your body! Make it your next step toward your healthy home and give yourself a fun overall look for your bed. Then build a floating bed for added style.