It’s been over a year since I got my first Intellibed mattress when we moved into our first home! Holy crap, I can’t believe it’s already been a year!! Anyhoo, the more I sleep on it, the more I love it! At first, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get use to it since I was so comfortable with my sinking, old spring mattress. But the more I sleep on it, the better my sleep gets and the more comfortable I get with this different kind of mattress!
In case you missed my post last year about this non-toxic mattress, I’ll give you a little recap about this mattress and why a non-toxic mattress is so important!
Let’s talk about sleep. Because even though it may be the most boring thing on earth to talk about (unless you’re talking about your weird ass dreams…those are the best) it’s super important to know more about it so you can make an informed decision when choosing a new mattress. Let’s get to some facts: why spring and foam mattresses aren’t the best choice (and I’m not even talking about how they break down over time and begin to sag – ew, nobody wants a saggy anything, let alone a mattress):
- Toxic Sleep: Honestly, I never knew any mattress could be toxic. I didn’t know toxic was a word that would even be used in the same sentence as mattress. But after doing research and finding out some of the chemicals that are used in making a mattress flame retardant, I was astounded with what I found out. Most mattresses are sprayed with a flame retardant cocktail that can include a mixture of:
But you know why this is all so gross? Because over time, the mattress can off-gas these chemicals which you either breathe in or absorb through your skin. That means that you’re literally breathing in formaldehyde. WHAT? That’s some crazy sh*t right there.
- What Toxic Sleep Means for Pregnant Women: “Research has proven that significant exposure to toxins during pregnancy can be harmful to both the woman and the fetus. Another study found that toxic chemicals actually pass from a woman’s bloodstream, through the placenta and to the fetus. Toxins were also identified in breast milk. (Harvard School of Health/Centers for Disease Control)” Via.
- What Toxic Sleep Means for Infants: You ready for a crazy freaking fact about a link to off-gassing and SIDS? “Recent studies examine an infant’s sleep environment as a possible contributor in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, cases. Two doctors in the United Kingdom and New Zealand concluded a decade-long study that linked toxic crib environments to infant health issues, including possibly SIDS. The resulting awareness campaign caused the number of SIDS cases in both areas to drop dramatically.” Via. Learn more about the evidence here. Read it, it’s insane.
- What Toxic Sleep Means for Adults: 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. But what is even worse is that the toxins in normal mattresses can be correlated to asthma, allergies, and even cancer. Find more information about toxins and cancer here.
Ok, I have to stop saying the word toxic. Because it’s a sad word. And it’s sad that the place we rest our heads at night, the place we stuff our slobbery face onto for around 8 hours, is the place that we are continuously breathing in toxins without the right mattress. It’s just crazy. Crap, I said it again. Man, that word sucks.
Why Intellibed is Different:
When I found out about intellibed, I was more shocked about all the crap-bed statistics out there that I didn’t totally concentrate on all the benefits of an intellibed. They concentrate on four pillars to help their bed stand above the rest:
- Pressure Relief
- Back Support
- Safe Materials
- Superior Durability
Intellibed’s gel technology uses a patented gel-matrix that keeps the body balanced and comfortable while sleeping. This reduces pressure points on the shoulders and hips so they don’t get irritated and tell the body to move, which wakes us up from a deep sleep. Because their beds have a firm foundation under the intelli-gel, the hips and shoulders are able to stay in proper alignment with the rest of the body, therefore staying in a comfortable sleep longer.
Intellibed’s gel technology is a co-polymer made from food grade material. I won’t even act like I know what the word co-polymer means, but I know that it is proven to be non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and doesn’t generate heat. Because of this, intelli-Gel is used in hospitals to help with bed sores and even burn victims!
Paying a Little More to Keep You Healthy:
Ok so I know you’re totally asking yourself right now, why the hell is JB telling us about a mattress? She blogs about food. Oh, and workouts. Oh, and fashion finds. But that’s pretty much exactly why I’m telling you about a mattress. After beginning paleo about 5 years ago, I really only concentrated on the food side of things. I thought that food was all I needed to make myself a better and happier person. But over time, I figured out that not only did I need clean and delicious food, but I also needed my workouts for a happier mind and body, outfits that made me feel good in my skin to keep a happier spirit, and a better night sleep to keep me kicking ass every.single.day. Paleo began all about food, but it’s now become all about a better way of life. Keeping our bodies as well as our minds, as healthy as possible.
But I know what you’re thinking right now… so what is this intellibed going to run me, Juli? I get it, I’m a thrifty spender and I’m always looking for deals. When looking at intellibed’s different bed choices, they have king size mattresses that run on average about $3,500. But what’s so cool about Intellibed is that they promise you and warranty their beds to last for 30 years, meaning you’re paying about $116 per year for your mattress. PER YEAR! For me, not having to think about buying a mattress for another 30 years is quite a relief and completely worth $116 per year. Our last spring mattress was bought about 10 years ago, for around $3,000 and has completely sunken in in the middle. And I can’t imagine what kind of gases it was releasing.
And since Intellibed is so awesome and has agreed to work with me, I get to bring you a deal today! For the next month, until May 31st, when you purchase a therapeutic bed with Intellibed, you’ll be getting 10% off your order when you use the discount code PaleOMG. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL *in a game show host announcer voice*. When you purchase a bed using my discount code, you’ll also get 2 intelliPILLOWs, a mattress protector, and a Set of Bamboo Sheets! (call intelliBED for full details and be sure to tell them about the PaleOMG discount code!)
And if a bed isn’t in your price range right now, they also have mattress toppers that have the gel matrix inside and you’ll still receive the 10% off discount with the PaleOMG discount code! If you’re nervous about getting a bed you still haven’t tried out, know that you have a 60 day in-home trial to test out the bed the bed to make sure you absolutely love it! If you have any questions, feeling free to leave a comment below and I’ll make sure to answer all of them as quick as possible!