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Dr Oz Shares on Better Sleep

Dr Oz Shares on Better Sleep

Choose a Mattress Made With Certified Foam 

Nearly all mattresses —whether memory foam, innerspring or adjustable air— contain foam. In the early 2000s, substandard mattress foams were coming into the U.S. from overseas, some even containing banned substances.

To address the situation, the CertiPUR-US foam certification program was created in 2008. This is a non-profit,  independent foam certifying body that has set rigorous standards for mattress and upholstered furniture foams. Certification requires testing at accredited labs to make sure foam used in mattresses is made without chemicals of concern such as formaldehyde, heavy metals, and Tris flame retardants. If your mattress is more than 10 years old, it didn’t benefit from this strict certification standard and may contain things you would rather not sleep on. Plus, a decade-old mattress isn’t providing the support your body needs and it may be time for a new one. You can verify that any new mattress you are considering contains certified foam by checking the list of participating manufacturers on the CertiPUR-US website, which is updated constantly. In fact, I was so impressed by all the folks at this tiny non-profit have accomplished that I volunteered to partner with them to help get the word out.

All Haven materials are 100% Ceritpur certified. Breathe easy.

 

Patriots, Tom Brady. The secret of performance... is in the recovery

Patriots, Tom Brady.  The secret of performance... is in the recovery

Tom Brady and Under Armour produce a $400 pair of PJ's that features the same body recovery tech found woven into every Haven mattress.  The recovery technology is delivered through a bioceramic print lining the inside of the fabric; it absorbs body heat, stores it, and reflects far-infrared energy back to you while you sleep.

I know, I know, it sounds like wacky sci-fi stuff, so I spoke with some experts. That energy conversion is key, says Jordan Russ, senior product line manager for Athlete Recovery at Under Armour. It’s not the same as just wearing more layers and staying hot. “One of the biggest detractors to a sound and restful sleep is overheating,” Russ says, “Far-infrared is, for the most part, a heatless energy. It is not reflecting heat back to you, but it reflects that far-infrared energy that results in better sleep and faster recovery.”

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