We’re so excited to announce we’ve added Happsy mattresses to the MADE SAFE® certified bedding category! Happsy is a revolutionary new company that offers affordable nontoxic bedding options for the whole family – delivered right to your door.
Safe bedding is incredibly important. The body does important rejuvenation, repair and detoxification work when resting. But if the environment you sleep in is toxic, you’re adding unnecessary work to the load limiting the body’s innate ability to preserve our health and prepare us for the new day ahead.
Mattresses are made with lots of different materials, and many of them can contain toxic chemicals that off-gas while we sleep:
- Core: Polyurethane foam, also appearing as “memory foam” or “soy foam,” is made with a potentially cancer-causing chemical, and may emit VOCs. VOCs can also be found in synthetic latex foam, which can irritate eyes, nose and throat, cause headaches and are linked to cancer.
- Padding: Polyester is often used for padding, which is a petroleum product that may contain hidden additives and contaminants.
- Flame retardant material and chemicals: Studies show that these toxic chemicals appear immediately in the bloodstream and urine, and have linked flame retardants to long-term impacts like endocrine disruption, lower IQ, ADD, fertility issues, thyroid disease and cancer. They are heavy polymers and wind up in common household dust; they’re inhaled and consumed and then stored in our fat, and they bio-accumulate and increase through the food chain.
- Cover or “ticking” (crib mattresses): This layer is often made of vinyl, used as a waterproof cover. Vinyl relies on many toxic chemicals throughout its production, including cancer-causing chemicals, asthma triggers, and developmental toxins.
Learn more about toxic chemicals in bedding and safer alternatives.
In comparison, Happsy mattresses are made with organic cotton, organic wool and organic latex. Their MADE SAFE certification means no flame retardants, VOCs, toxic vinyl, or other chemicals known or suspected to harm human health.
We sleep on mattresses for several hours at a time on a nightly basis. So sleeping on a MADE SAFE certified one like Happsy means cutting down significantly on a host of toxic chemicals that are linked to serious health problems.
Babies sleep more than adults, and their systems are still developing, making them extra vulnerable to the harmful chemicals that are common in baby bedding. The good news is that all Happsy bedding is MADE SAFE certified, including their crib mattress and protector pad.