- We spend a third of our lives sleeping, or trying to sleep. That is 25 years on average.
- Two-thirds of us don’t get adequate sleep. The CDC calls it a national health crisis.
- Sleep deprivation is linked to health issues ranging from ADD to depression, weight gain to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, even early death.
- We get 30% less sleep than our parents did.
- Our mattresses are chemical cocktails, full of carcinogens such as flame-retardants.
I don’t know about all of you, but sleep is very important to me. And let me tell you, with two children running around and waking my wife and I up every night, quality sleep has become even more of a rare delicacy in my household.I would have to say that I really started digging into the topic of sleep after my interview with Shawn Stevenson last spring. He made me aware of how terrible my sleep actually was. I started to hack my sleep with all these little things such as:
- Not looking at blue computer screens at night
- Using a white noise machine
- Blackout curtains
- Covering all LED’s in my bedroom
- Disconnecting power of electronics in the bedroom
- Switching my phone to “Night mode”, and then to “Airplane Mode” at night
The list goes on. I would say that, with all the help he gave to me, my sleep was dramatically better, but there was one piece to this puzzle of better sleep that I did not solve. I noticed that I was waking up a little bit sore. Then, I asked my wife if she had the same experience and she replied, “I wake up sore every day.” EVERY DAY?!
Is that you?
After our conversation I started looking for the best organic mattress, and if you know me at all by now, you know that I look for the ABSOLUTE BEST in regards to healthy products. This doesn’t mean the “most expensive”, not even the “highest end”, but rather the best for your health.
Are you sleeping on a chemical cocktail?
Most mattresses (like the one I was sleeping on) are chemical cocktails of immense proportions. Because of this, some people find that after getting a new mattress that their immune disorder got worse, or that they developed rashes and were sick more often. In the 90’s, there was a landmark study in New Zealand that found about 1100 children died of SIDS. They investigated it and wondered if the mattress could have anything to do with it. So they covered the mattresses with a plastic so that no chemicals could leach out. During the last 20 years, there has not been a single SIDS death reported among the over 200,000 New Zealand babies who have slept on mattresses wrapped in a specially formulated polyethylene cover.
What about organic?
I started my search with looking for the best organic mattress. But what I found was that many organic mattresses don’t hold up. They are pricey because they are organic but then fall apart easily. Even though they are organic and do not contain toxic chemicals, they will still develop that “sink-hole” in the middle that all of us fear seeing shortly after buying a new mattress. Additionally, there is a lot of green-washing and mis-labeling in the mattress industry.
Why I chose intelliBED
All my research led to one bed: the intelliBED.
Safety – Check! It is non-toxic and therefore will not off-gas chemicals like traditional mattresses do. IntelliBED uses hypoallergenic, nontoxic Intelli-GEL® instead of toxic foam or fire retardant treated organic wool to cushion your hips and shoulders.
Support & Comfort – Check Finding a non-toxic, organic mattress was a priority for us, but comfort was also very important to us. The intelliBED made of this really unique gel that offers support like nothing I have seen before. It helps maintain proper spinal alignment and sleeping posture, which is good for all the reasons that Brendan Ridings talked about it Episode 30.
The patented gel technology reduces pressure points by as much as 80% compared to even expensive memory foam or latex foam (see pressure mapping images belo).Because it’s gel, it maintains a perfect sleeping temperature (unlike a Tempur-Pedic that’s sleeps hot). Even my 3 year old daughter said, “It’s the coziest.Durability – Check! One of the biggest factors that led me to intelliBED (beyond its unique appearance and purity standards) is that it has a 30 year warranty. My wife and I have bought two mattresses since being married and they are both shot. So I thought to myself, if this has a 30 year warranty and it is as good as they say it is, an intelliBED may be the best investment I have made into my health in a while.
It’s been amazing!
I have been sleeping on my new king-size intelliBED mattress for over a month now. The biggest thing I notice is that I wake up with much less aches and pains. It sleeps much cooler than the Tempur-Pedic. I also have the comfort of knowing that my wife and I (and one of the kids around 3:00 a.m) are not exposed to toxins all night long.
How to get one
As you know, I am here as a health advocate for my people who read my blog, listen to my podcasts and follow my work. So, when I find something I like I beg, demand and beg some more for my viewers to receive a deal on the healthiest products I like. (BTW, I typically pay full price when I get mine.) So I negotiated a 10% off coupon for you to use on an intelliBED mattress. That can be upwards $500 depending on the mattress you chose! Who treats you the best? 🙂
I hope a intelliBED mattress is in your near future. I personally believe it’s an investment in your health. I feel comfortable recommending it because even though a mattress is a big purchase, they also have a 60-day full money-back guarantee so you can try it risk free.
We saved up for one and you should too. I looked at it this way: it’s the safest and best mattress on the market, it has a 30 year warranty, and it have a 60 day return policy. What do you have to lose on that deal?
If I’m going to be laying on something for a third of my life, I want it to be safe, comfortable, supportive, and long-lasting. Having some quandaries with your current sleeping situation? intelliBED is the answer!
How to Get an Intellibed Mattress at a Discount: