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The most important feng shui furniture is your bed and your mattress
The most important interior design feature in feng shui is your bed. Sleep it the key to health, wealth and success. In feng shui, energy is the primary concept and the best way to ensure that you have good energy during sleep and then as a result during the day is to sleep in a safe place without geopathic stress and with low electro-smog. Metal spring mattresses can amplify electro-smog and geopathic stress so the ideal mattress is latex or foam. After years of research and testing different mattresses, as a feng shui consultant and environmental psychologist I can recommend Abaca mattresses as the best mattresses for feng shui purposes.
Top key considerations when choosing a mattress
- No metal. Any metal or metal, steel springs can amplify electro-smog and geopathic stress. And it will change the polarity of the compass directions (you can check that by dragging a compass alongside a mattress with metal springs – you’ll see that the compass needle changes the direction significantly).
- Organic. Any chemicals can affect your health.
- Proper support. Some latex or foam mattress won’t give your body proper support which can affect the quality of your sleep.
- No reflective heat. Some foam mattresses reflect heat, making sleep very uncomfortable, especially during hot weather. A cool environment is essential for good quality sleep.
- Firm. The mattress shouldn’t mould into your body too much. Research suggests that mattresses that mould or shape around the body too much restrict natural body micro-movements that release stress and tension during sleep.
Why Abaca latex mattresses are the best mattresses for feng shui purposes and healthy
Abaca latex mattresses fulfil the above five-point health and feng shui criteria.
History of Abaca mattresses
As early as 500 BC, Mayans and Aztecs used latex for waterproofing purposes and also heated it to make toy balls. So why is this material such a great component in a mattress? Derived from the rubber tree, latex is the most naturally durable cushioning material available. It is made from a milky substance that drips from the rubber tree when the bark is slashed. The process does no harm to the tree and latex is an entirely sustainable product. During the production process which converts the latex from a liquid, the resin is whipped and baked. The finished product is naturally biodegradable.
The main ingredient in the manufacture of a natural latex pad is simply natural rubber, at 90 to 95%. Some other ingredients are necessary for the vulcanisation, foaming and curing process, but these are largely ‘cooked out’ leaving a final product which is 99% natural rubber. To ensure that the product is as clean as possible it is washed a minimum of three times before the manufacturing process is complete.
Natural latex may cost more but is non-toxic. When buying a latex mattress it is wise to follow the principle of ‘ buyer beware ’as there are so-called ‘organic’ latex mattresses being sold which are actually made from styrene-butadiene which is an entirely man-made material. The foam in these mattresses is grey as opposed to the cream of natural latex. If you are in any doubt, ask for a sample!
Natural latex is anti-microbial, dust-mite resistant, and hypo-allergenic. It dynamically conforms to you, providing excellent support. By gently conforming to your every contour, latex provides superior back support and outstanding pressure relief. Relieving pressure reduces the tossing and turning that interrupts sleep.
Abaca latex mattresses are certified as organic by the Soil Association.
“Why Abaca organic mattresses are tufted and not quilted? Difference between tufted and quilted mattresses?”
Mattresses are made in layers, like sandwiches, and there are only two ways of keeping those internal layers in place. The first is with adhesives … glue is sprayed on each layer to attach it to the next. All mattresses made with flat tops or quilted tops are made in this way. The more traditional way is to tuft. Tufts do two things, they hold the layers securely together and they act as bulkheads within the mattress which strengthens its construction. As an organic company, Abaca doesn’t use glues of any type, and have made mattresses for customers who want a flatter top to their mattress by using a longer tuft than normal and using fewer of them. There are some foam mattresses that are made just with the piece of foam and a zip on cover, but that’s about the only exception to the rule.
“Abaca organic mattresses are the best mattresses, fully feng shui compliant and healthy.”
Jan Cisek, MSc, FSSA, Feng Shui Expert and Environmental Psychologist
Abaca organic mattresses with a 10% discount
To purchase your organic mattress visit Abaca organic mattresses website. If you quote my name JAN CISEK when ordering a mattress you’ll receive 10% discount.
Sleep like royalty – to the tune of £100k
Hastens, a Swedish company which supplies to the Swedish royal family, breeds horses to fill its mattresses with horsehair (as horsehair is hollow, unlike human hair) which acts as a tiny tube to wick moisture from the body naturally. The 2000T king size mattress has 38 layers. Its trademark blue-and-white check mattresses are quilted in a diamond pattern to cushion the body’s movements in bed. Hastens’ built-to-order Vividus bed, with a slow-grown pine frame, box spring base and steel springs (NOT recommended! – read above about steel springs and the electro-smog) — will cost you £100,000.