Apartment Earth: Organic Bedding

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Don't lose sleep over the potential toxicity of your apartment, particularly in the bedroom. Put chemical sensitivities and allergies to bed by investing in organic bedding. It is a small step with great impact when you consider you spend an average of 6-8 hours every night counting sheep or sawing logs.

Here are some reasons why organic bedding is a smart, and stylish, choice.

Are You Sleeping with Petrochemicals?
Consider this: most bedsheets are made of a 50/50 blend of cotton and polyester. The latter is a synthetic fabric derived from oil and petrochemicals.

Are You Sleeping with Dangerous Chemicals?
Commercial cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops including insecticides, herbicides or fungicides. Do you want that next to you all night? Also, these chemicals deplete the soil's fertility.

Some Stylish Organic Bedding Alternatives

A growing number of retailers now carry organic bedsheets or other bedding. Gaiam has a full range of chemical-free bed sheets, blankets and throws, and duvets. Specialty site No Feathers Please offers a range of natural and organic, bedding. Prices start at $60 for organic bedding sets.

To read more eco-friendly apartment tips, see other Apartment Earth posts.
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