Adults spend between a quarter and a third of their time sleeping, so it’s important that your bedroom is as comfortable, warm, properly aired and as free from chemical irritants as possible. Choose your bedding carefully to ensure the right temperature – make sure you have the correct tog duvet for the time of year and organic cotton sheets. If you are too warm in bed it can lead to a disrupted night’s sleep.

While you sleep your body works hard to regulate your temperature so by using cool, breathable organic cotton bed linen which is effective in absorbing moisture and perspiration, it becomes much easier. This high level of absorption helps to eliminate the excess sweating that some people can experience when sleeping in non-organic cotton or synthetic bed linens. Synthetic fabrics like polyester do not breathe well and do not aid heat regulation during sleep.

Organic cotton bed linen is breathable and pure, soft and gentle on the skin and is grown without nasty chemicals or pesticides. So when you buy organic cotton bedding you know it is of the highest quality and you can sleep without being exposed to any harmful chemicals or toxins thus providing a most comfortable sleeping environment. Organic bed linen gives your body’s defence mechanisms a chance to recuperate so it is a great idea for anyone who is at all sensitive to chemicals and toxins. Many chemicals such as fire retardants and formaldehyde are constantly seeping out of your non-organic sheets, duvet covers, and pillow cases. Formaldehyde is regularly used on non-organic cotton sheets to make them ‘non-iron’ and free from wrinkles.

Organic cotton bed linen can be very affordable and is also very durable and long lasting. Because they have been grown naturally, the organic cotton fibres reach their full growth and they are stronger than commercially grown cotton fibres. When you care for your organic cotton bed linens properly they last longer than commercially grown cotton or synthetic bedding.

So by buying organic bed linen you are not only ensuring that you have a long and comfortable night’s sleep; you are protecting your health and helping to ensure the long term health of our planet as producing organic cotton utilises sustainable farming practices.

“The best night’s sleep, since I was last in in a five star hotel. Please let me know what other beautiful bed linen you have” Cecilia

NOTES ABOUT ORGANIC COTTON

Commercially grown cotton is sprayed with pesticides and doused in chemical fertilisers. These harmful chemicals and toxins work their way into the cotton fibres and can remain in commercially grown cotton bedding even after frequent washing. However, organic cotton is grown in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. Organic cotton is grown using materials and methods that have as low an impact on the environment as possible. The way that organic cotton is grown also replenishes and maintains soil fertility, and it also reduces the use of toxic and harmful pesticides and helps to develop biologically diverse agriculture. Soil erosion, which is a large problem in many parts of the world, is also reduced when cotton is farmed organically. Did you know that it takes around 500 grams of pesticides and chemical fertilisers to farm enough non-organic cotton to make just one bed sheet?

Organic cotton farming is a lot more ethical than commercial cotton farming, toxins and chemicals do not get into the local water supplies and it offers better working conditions and fairer remuneration for the farmers. Organic cotton picking is also safer for the farmer’s health, as they do not get exposed to harmful pesticides and fertilisers while working in the fields. Buying organic cotton is also great for recycling as organic materials decompose naturally into the soil without leaving harmful chemicals and toxins behind them.

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