Happy New Year! While most New Year’s resolutions focus on losing weight, quitting smoking or other lifestyle changes, few include better sleeping habits. One of the most impactful things you do on a daily basis to make yourself better this year is something you probably don’t think too much about: your sleep. Sleep can make us happier, improve heart health, boost memory, even reduce the risk of dementia. Did you know that even minor changes in our sleeping habits like your choice of mattress can make a big difference on the quality and quantity of your sleep?
WHAT’S HIDING IN YOUR MATTRESS?
You spend about one-third of your life sleeping; that's a lot of time spent with your body snuggled up against your mattress. This sanctuary should not only allow you to get proper rest, but should do so in a pure fashion without exposing you to unnecessary risk. One of the most frustrating things about buying mattresses is the lengths that mattress companies go to, hiding the toxic-chemicals from you. One common toxic chemical that can be found in conventional mattresses are the flame retardants—that have been linked to serious health risks like infertility, cancer, obesity, allergies, and neurodevelopmental delays, to name a few. There are hundreds of studies that prove their dangerous impacts on health. Dust mites, mold and bacteria that can be found in coil or spring mattresses can also pose a danger to anyone especially those who are allergic to them.
Let’s face it: We are surrounded by threats, some of them unseen, that are putting us at risk of ill health. But no need to worry because not all mattresses are created equal. There is one company that Dr. Rex recommends, after having checked at and every chemical used in its production. Magniflex mattresses are organic and are carefully produced by an Italian family that chooses to go above and beyond to make certain their products meet high standards.
WHY CHOOSE MAGNIFLEX?
Only the most excellent raw materials are used in the creation of Magniflex mattresses—organic, with no trace of toxic chemicals! Magniflex always searches for solutions to improve the quality of sleep and waking-ups -- That’s why they came up with fabrics that are made from natural fibers that offer real health benefits. Along with the production of each Magniflex mattress is a highly innovative procedure that complies with environmental regulations that ensures a completely sterilized and hygienic fabric which is completely free of molds, bacteria and moths – helping reduce and prevent morning allergies.
Present worldwide with more than 4000 retailers in 98 international markets, and supplier of more than 500 great hotels, Magniflex is one of the few companies completely dedicated to environmental responsibility. Their entire production is designed to support sustainability, along with its ecological commitment which is recognized through two certifications:
- OEKO-TEX, which guarantees the absence of substances that are toxic and noxious for man and nature inside each component of the final product; and,
- GOTS, issued by the Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification, which guarantees that the fabrics used in the Tuscany line are made of 100% organic materials, with maximum protection for man
How old is your current mattress? If your mattress is over 10 years old, you may want to consider replacing it to maintain an acceptable level of safety, support, and comfort. Does your mattress contain any of these toxic flame retardants like PBDE, Boric Acid, Antimony Trioxide, Decabromodiphenyl Oxide, and Tris Phosphate? Do you exhibit physical or emotional symptoms which cannot seem to be traced to any particular trigger?
If upgrading your sleeping habits is one of your New Year’s resolutions, this is the perfect gift you can give yourself (and your family)!
Talk to Dr. Rex about your mattress on your next appointment
or go ahead and call Magniflex to see what your options are.
c/o Grant Lim, Magniflex, 63 Connecticut St., Greenhills
T - +632 721 9832 / +63 917 537 1111
1. Dr. Mercola, “Toxic Chemicals in Your Mattress”, Accessed on Dec 19, 2018
2. Magniflex Philippines: Italian Mattresses and Pillows, Accessed on Jan 7, 2019