Mattresses are expensive purchases, and as such, a lot of thought must go into them. Not only are you looking for a comfortable place to spend about a third of your day, you will also be searching for the safest mattress that fits your budget and comfort level. Searching for the lowest possible price for Cheap mattresses is not always the best option.
The first thing you will need to find out concerning the safety of the mattress is whether the mattress is certified to conform to British fire and safety regulations. Even though all reputable dealers sell mattresses that adhere to these standards, it is important to keep an eye out for this if you are shopping online or having a mattress shipped from another country.
Another major concern that has gained widespread attention in recent years is the presence of carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents, in some mattress materials. Considering that most people spend about a third of their day sleeping, the thought of inhaling carcinogens directly from a mattress can be a disconcerting one.
What’s even more disconcerting is the fact that the two above scenarios sometimes compromise one for the other; many flame-retardant materials contain carcinogens. Some mattresses are advertised as having an odd smell when they are brand-new, and the companies often do not go into detail about why that is – in some cases, this can actually be due to a carcinogen that can be absorbed by the skin. Because of the risks associated with these flame-retardant chemicals, many mattress companies are going organic. However, these mattresses are still required to adhere to British fire and safety standards, so when you buy an organic mattress from a trustworthy dealer you can rest assured that it is not only safer in fire, but that it will also be a healthier choice for you in the long run.
Overall, the safety of your mattress should take priority over the cost. The saying “you get what you pay for” applies to most cases, and it certainly does here. Even though all reputable mattress dealers in the UK carry mattresses that meet British fire and safety regulations, you still need to worry about whether or not your mattress is safe enough to sleep on.
Originally posted 2011-11-14 05:09:10.