Soft (and Safe) to the Touch
Only thinking about toxins in mattresses isn’t enough—we also need to be aware of all bedding products in general. Before joining Savvy Rest, I honestly didn’t think much about whether or not my sheets were organic. My mind immediately went to softness and thread count, since that’s what everyone seems to talk about. While this is, of course, important to Savvy Rest as well, we also care about how the cotton is grown and manufactured. We use certified organic cotton that is free of harmful pesticides. Your skin is coming into contact with your bedding products every night for hours at a time. You should only surround yourself with pure materials that are made with the intention of benefiting your health, not hurting it.
Once I started researching pesticides and the high presence of chemicals and synthetic materials in mainstream bedding products, I knew I needed to change my bedroom environment. I had all this new information at my fingertips, so I wanted to take it home with me and apply it to my evening routine.
I now don’t have to worry about what my skin is coming into contact with, or what I’m breathing in as I’m getting some zzz’s. My Savvy Rest oasis gives me total peace of mind.
Between the Sheets
So you want to hear more about my luxurious setup? Well, let’s start with my Savvy Rest organic mattress. I’m a petite side sleeper so my Serenity mattress has Soft Talalay as the top layer of latex because natural Talalay is known for its pressure-relieving qualities. We typically recommend Talalay on top for side sleepers for this very reason. The cradling softness of Talalay is so incredibly comfortable, and it allows me to wake up in the morning without any hip pain. The middle layer of my mattress is Soft Dunlop and the bottom layer is Firm Dunlop. This configuration gives me the support I need.
I’ve placed our Natural Savvy Woolsy on top of my mattress. The Savvy Woolsy is my very first topper! This topper adds a bit more cozy luxury to my mattress, but isn’t so soft that I’m not getting the right amount of support. It’s truly the perfect topper for my needs. I love that it’s made with domestically-sourced natural wool, and that it is covered with a certified organic cotton casing. If you’d prefer a completely organic version, we have that too!
As for what I lay my head on each night, I have my trusty organic kapok pillow. Kapok is a natural, plant-based fiber that is buoyant and super soft. Kapok grows in warm climates and is used as an alternative to down. This pillow is also customizable, so you can unzip the outer and inner organic cotton casings and remove as much of the kapok fill as you’d like. This unique feature allows you to control the height of your pillow. We overstuff the pillows so you can have plenty of kapok to work with. When I first got my pillow, I took about a third of the fill out, and then stored the rest for later. Kapok compresses a bit over time, so you may feel like you want to add a bit more as time goes on. When I travel, I take my kapok pillow with me—I’m that obsessed with it.