I’ve been obsessed with researching how to create the perfect bed for the past two months. Weird statement, right? Let me explain. I’ve been “building” our master bed (and bedroom) from scratch. We bought a new home with a gaggle of empty guest rooms, and needed furniture to fill them, so our former master bedroom now lives upstairs. This means I’m getting the opportunity to find new and exciting pieces – starting with the bed!
I’m putting together a series on everything I’ve learned about how to create the perfect bed – made especially for warm weather – because I swear even the winters in Atlanta are HOT. UGH. Let’s begin!
For many people, making the bed is a chore. And if we’re being honest, it’s at the bottom of the chore food chain, reserved for the last 5 minutes before flying out the door. For others, making the bed is a reoccurring line item on a New Year’s resolution checklist that quickly catches dust.
However, it seems those walking among us who not only take the time out of their schedules to complete this task, but also enjoy it, benefit from lofty personality accolades including being happier, having a greater sense of self, and even being generally more successful than their unmade bed counterparts. With all of this at stake, can we afford to neglect our beds? I think not!
The perfect bed starts with the perfect mattress. Neglecting your mattress is like offering your fancy friend Margaret a mint julep (winning)…in anything BUT a metal vessel (FAIL.) It simply won’t work and you’ll suffer long for not getting this critical sleep ingredient right the first time.
If you’re in Atlanta, I recommend Natural Sleep. They are located in the heart of Buckhead (3129 Piedmont Rd NE), in an amazing location, so do yourself the favor of making an investment in a natural mattress, and then immediately celebrate your epic decision: walk across the street to Bones and enjoy a with a dirty martini and burger at the bar. HEAVEN.
Why You Need a Natural Mattress:
Atlanta gets a little toasty in the summer. If you aren’t sleeping hot then your air-conditioning bill must be a scary thing. Did you know your mattress can help you out here? Certified organic mattresses, like those sold at Natural Sleep Mattress, help you sleep cooler. Combine that with their anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and dust mite resistant properties and, well, it’s hard to think of your old mattress the same way.
Even more importantly (and I don’t say that lightly) mattresses purchased from Natural Sleep are hand crafted and will last a generation. No, seriously. You don’t need to replace them every 7-8 years. These mattresses can last 20-30 years and still maintain all of the qualities that make them the best possible choice for your nightlife (a close second to meeting your future husband late night at Hand in Hand). Latex foam supports the spine, releases pressure and provides a life changing experience. After 30 days you are experiencing better health. Period.
By purchasing an organic mattress you sleep cooler, deeper, longer and healthier. It really is that simple… with one catch. Don’t be fooled by impostor organic. This industry, like many, is impacted by greenwashing. Also, like a questionable Tinder date that seemed too good to be true, I don’t recommend going the online route here. For example, The only way to be certain about the quality of your mattress is to check its certifications.
With a mattress from a manufacturer such as Naturepedic, you will never have to worry about questionable labels and claims. They are more certified and awarded than any other organic mattress manufacturer and 100% stand behind the materials they put into their products. Another bonus is that they are made in the USA, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio – close to my hometown! They also offer the best warranty in the industry, and certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard. Not sure exactly what this means? Yea, me neither – but this is the kind of guarantee you need to look for – and an expert like Vincent, the owner of Natural Sleep in Buckhead, can help you navigate these green waters.
My Naturepedic bed from Natural Sleep arrives next week – I’m literally counting down the days to my first step in a process to create the perfect bed!
Naturepedic gave us product in return for an honest review. All views and opinions, and the benefits from better sleep, will be enjoyed by me, my husband and my 90lb rescue mutt who is especially excited about his new natural mattress.