July 31, 2014

The Best Organic And Non-Toxic Pillows?

There are lots of mattress stores in the Berkeley, San Francisco and Mountain View area, organic mattresses and memory foam mattresses, but there are not a lot of stores that focus and specialize in pillows, both non-toxic and organic pillows. Nest Bedding is one of the few stores in California that really focus on helping you choose the right pillow for your situation, body type and mattress type, with many choices. 

Pillows can make or break a great night's sleep as a pillow can support your head and neck or lead to upper back and neck stiffness. And when you purchase a new mattress, you should not neglect purchasing a supportive pillow as your new supportive mattress will position your body in new ways.

What kind of pillows will you find at the Nest Bedding stores in Berkeley, San Francisco, Mountain View and now in Los Angeles?

  1. The Easy Breather Pillow - The Easy Breather is not an organic pillow, although it is non-toxic and covered in organic cotton. The Easy Breather is our best selling pillow and due to its patented technology exclusively available at Nest Bedding. The patented fill material locks together to provide consistent support throughout the night regardless of what position you move into. Most pillows shift when you move in your sleep, leaving you out of alignment which leads to discomfort and pain.
  2. The Nature's Perfect Pillow - The Nature's Perfect Pillow is filled with shredded latex and kapok and is a pillow you will exclusively find at Nest Bedding stores. This organic pillow is made up of shredded natural latex, natural kapok and covered in organic cotton. These pillows provide a soft, supportive pillow that is a great replacement for down and feather pillows.
  3. BuckWool Pillows - Made for our Nest Bedding stores, the BuckWool pillow combines the breathability of Buckwheat Hulls and the loft and supportive of wool to make for a great all-natural pillow. 
  4. Machine Washable AND dryable Oeko Tex Certified Memory Foam Pillows - These new pillows are on the way and we should have them at all the Nest Bedding stores. They are a great pillow for support and for allergy sufferers as you are able to throw the pillow in the washing machine and the dryer to keep the core clean. Available in 3 styles.
  5. Bed In A Box Contour and Side Sleeper Pillow - These Gel Foam pillows from our friends at Bed In A Box are made with Gel foam and are cool to sleep on and soft and supportive. Unlike most memory foam pillows, these sleep cool and do not hurt your face. The foam is the perfect combination of supportive and soft.
  6. Kapok Pillows - We have a nice assortment of kapok pillows to fit everyone from kids to side sleepers.
  7. Gemma BioSoy Pillows -  These certified non-toxic pillows are make from the same 60% natural plant oil formula you find in the Gemma beds and they are Oeko Tex certified for safety and no toxic VOC's.

Nest Bedding employs passionate and well-informed, well-trained staff to help our customer's get the best night's sleep they can get. Come on in and try our great mattresses and pillows. We have stores in Berkeley, San Francisco and Mountain View, and just opened up a great new location in the Los Angeles area.

July 20, 2014

Is Your Natural Mattress Store Really Natural?

You shop at Whole Foods and are conscientious about what you allow into your body and your home, but are the labels really revealing everything you need to know? Just because a company uses the word "Natural" doesn't mean it is organic. What makes our organic mattresses natural as compared to others in the market?

First, we are careful to use Certified Organic Cotton, Certified Organic Wool and Certified Organic Latex. We don't leave anything to chance. Then, we ensure we do not cross-contaminate our organic materials by segregating them in our factory to ensure they are not contaminated by other materials such as memory foam and polyester materials used to make conventional mattresses. 

Another key factor is we do not have our covers made miles away then shipped to our factory. They are made in the same factory to ensure a chain of custody. Many of the other natural mattress stores have their covers made and then trucked in a common carrier truck, potentially exposing them to the harmful chemicals in the common carrier truck box. Our covers are made by the same artisans making your mattress, to order, by hand, especially for you.

Then, to ensure again that your product is not contaminated by other non-organic materials, our mattresses are compress-packed and vacuum sealed to prevent contamination, and moved via FedEX ground. FedEX ground doesn't handle caustic chemicals on their small package vehicles, ensuring your mattress is less likely to be exposed to contaminants as our competitors.

Nest Bedding is currently in the process of having our factory and our finished products certified organic to give our customer's the peace of mind you can draw from valid third party testing and oversight. We are careful to use only valid third party certified organic materials to make our natural mattresses, making us one of the best priced and most organic natural mattress stores in town, and throughout California. 

Can your natural mattress store stand the scrutiny of your questions of how their beds are made, shipped and delivered to your home?

July 17, 2014

Transform Your Bedroom and Nightime Habits For Better Sleep

If you frequently have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. An estimated 50 to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it’s likely that countless others experience many sleepless nights that go unreported. Getting sufficient sleep is essential for mental and physical health, but there are a number of fairly simple changes you can make to create a soothing, peaceful environment that can help promote a solid night’s rest.

Transform Your Bedroom Environment

You don’t have to do a complete overhaul to your bedroom decor, but to sleep better, it’s important to have a peaceful atmosphere to retreat to. Your sleeping environment should be cool, quiet, and dark. Even the tiny light emitted from a laptop, DVD player, or digital clock can be enough to keep you awake. Keep electronics powered off, or at least cover the readout so that the room is pitch-black when it’s bedtime. If it’s impossible to block out all light, consider wearing an eye mask, and if loud noises tend to intrude your sleep, earplugs can be a great help.

A cluttered bedroom is not conducive to calm. Try to keep your room clean and well-organized, and get rid of any objects that you don’t need or use. You might also consider adding scents that promote sleep and well-being, such as lavender. Bringing fresh flowers and plants in regularly can help add new, positive energy and remove toxins from the air. It should go without saying that your mattress, bedding, and pillow are important factors in a good night’s sleep. Be sure to choose items that are the most comfortable to you, as this is generally subjective.

Best Foods and Drinks For Sleep

What you eat and drink can impact sleep either negatively or positively. It's obvious that drinking coffee before bed is not a good idea, but even less obvious sources of caffeine such as soda, tea, chocolate, and even decaf coffee can keep you awake. Ideally, you should eliminate all caffeine from your diet four to six hours before going to bed.

Certain foods and beverages are also thought to help improve sleep. Drinking warm milk at bedtime can help. It contains tryptophan, the same substance in turkey that is known to promote sleep. Snack on foods that promote sleep like nuts and seeds, eggs, honey, and cheese which also contain tryptophan. Drinking a cup of herbal tea, like chamomile tea just before hitting the sack may also aid in improving sleep as researchers have found that it offers a mild sedative effect.

Maintain a Regular Sleep Routine

Getting up and going to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends or other days off, is important for reinforcing your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Creating a regular routine just before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to calming music, or meditating, can help you sleep better by easing the transition between being alert and becoming drowsy.

Exercise Regularly

People who get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week, sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day, according to a study published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity. Keep in mind that exercising too close to bedtime can keep you awake as it tends to flood the body with more energy, rather than deplete it. If this happens to you, try to schedule your workout routine earlier in the day.

July 12, 2014

The Best Memory Foam In The World!

"I don't like memory foam."

It is a statement of fact we hear all the time in the Nest Bedding stores from customers when talking about the kind of mattress they are seeking. And let's face it, most memory foam is not something you would want in your home: it smells heavily of toxic chemicals, it sleeps hot, you get that "stuck in the mud" feeling every time you try to move and the stuff is way over-priced. So why on earth would we be talking about memory foam? You can go anywhere in San Francisco or Los Angeles and find a memory foam mattress, so why another memory foam mattress post?

Memory foam is a marketing term for a type of foam that retains its shape. It is not a brand or a very specific type of foam, rather, it is a general term for foam that conforms and supports. Memory foam doesn't remember your body and it doesn't remember your birthday, but it does one thing better than any other sleep surface; it holds your spine in alignment without causing pressure from springs.

The reason this post is titled The Best Memory Foam In The World is because at Nest Bedding, we strive to find the best products in the world and bring them to market. We sincerely believe we have found the best memory foam product available with the Gemma Memory Foam Mattress. 

 

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The Gemma Memory Foam Mattress

 

What separates the Gemma Memory Foam Mattress from any other memory foam mattress? The foam. Gemma utilizes a revolutionary process that takes foam to a whole new level. Most memory foams need a substantial amount of petroleum based material to create. Not the Gemma. The Gemma foams are created using 60% soy and sunflower seed oils to create the most eco-friendly memory foam on the planet. And what is even more remarkable is that the completed product is certified non-toxic by Oeko Tex, the most well-respected product testing process in the world. The Gemma Memory Foam mattresses are certified Baby Product safe, meaning there are no detected levels of toxicity from the completed product.

Now that we have established it's safety, let's talk comfort. After all, if the mattress is not comfortable, what is the point? The Gemma Memory Foam Mattresses are available in firm, plush and they have a topper available to create a super plush sleeping environment. The foams are dense enough to cradle the spine and provide ample support while giving enough to allow for proper air flow. That major complaint about memory foam mattresses sleeping hot? Not an issue with the Gemma. The Gemma have gem-shaped pores, much larger than most foams, allowing for more airflow. Coupled with the organic cotton cover that feels like a comfortable and cool t-shirt, the Gemma Memory Foam mattresses really are the best memory foam mattresses in the world.

Don't take my word for it, come in to one of the four Nest Bedding stores in California. Our stores are located in Mountain View, Berkeley/Albany, San Francisco and now Los Angeles.

July 04, 2014

What Is The Best Crib Mattress?

It is challenging to find an organic, natural, and non-toxic crib mattress in today's bedding market. Nest Bedding is proud to offer Naturepedic baby products that outshine the competition. Naturepedic crib mattresses are made with safe and durable materials such as certified organic cotton, high-quality steel innersprings, and food-grade polyethylene. These materials are known for their hypoallergenic properties and are long-lasting. Naturepedic avoids the use of allergenic materials such as wool and latex in order to provide you with a crib mattress that is completely free of hazardous materials. 
While there may be several affordable crib mattresses on the market, don't take a chance on a product that lacks reputable certification and is manufactured with questionable materials. Naturepedic crib mattresses are certified under Global Textile Standard (GOTS), Greenguard, and Oregon Tilth to be completely free of PBDEs, PVCs, and biocides. These certification bodies are among the most stringent in the world and provide peace of mind for you and your family.
Nest Bedding proudly serves the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas in order to offer you durable, long-lasting, and non-toxic bedding and mattresses. You can count on Nest Bedding to provide you with affordable, natural, and non-toxic products for you and your family. When you are seeking an organic crib mattress in Los Angeles or a natural crib mattress in San Francisco, we have them in stock in our stores, ready to carry out.
June 28, 2014

Organic Mattress Los Angeles

Nest Bedding has taken great pride in providing supportive, affordable and local sleep solutions to our customer based in the Bay Area of Northern California, and that reputation is why we have so many customers flocking from the Los Angeles area. Frankly, I can see why. I have always felt you don't need to spend more than $3,000 for a high quality, non-toxic or organic mattress that delivers a great night's sleep. In other words, there is no such things as a "high end" mattress, only stores selling over-priced and really expensive mattresses View full article →
June 24, 2014

Nest Bedding Organic Mattress and Bedding Opening in Los Angeles NOW OPEN

Our Los Angeles location will bring our unique and affordable organic, natural and non-toxic mattresses and bedding to the Southern California market. We have had a crush of interest from the Los Angeles market and several times a month we have customers come up from L.A. to shop in our San Francisco store. View full article →
June 18, 2014

Why Choose Nest Bedding For Organic Bedding

 There is a reason we are called "Nest Bedding" and not "Nest Mattress": we do sell mattresses, of course, but we want to let the world know that our focus and passion is bedding. 

Bedding stores are not something you see much of these days, so most people just head to Bed Bath and Beyond, Target or IKEA to pick up their sheets, pillows, blankets and comforters. However, most of the products at those stores are from China and are made with plastics and chemicals. 

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The BAD Blankies from Nest Bedding, hemp and cotton blankets

Nest Bedding focuses on organic, natural and non-toxic bedding from sources around the country, local and family-owned shops who specialize in bedding. While these items may not be as inexpensive as their China-made equivalents, they are natural, long lasting and a great value. Let's take a look at some of the bedding values at Nest Bedding:

  • Organic Sheet Sets Nest Bedding has some of the best prices in the country for USA grown and USA made sheet sets. Due to our excellent relationship with our manufacturer, we are able to buy in quantity at excellent discounts and pass that savings on to our customers. We offer duvet covers, sheet sets and blankets, all made with USDA certified organic cotton here in the USA.
  • Organic, Natural and Non-Toxic Pillows Just as important as a supportive mattress is a supportive, correctly sized pillow. Nest Bedding has created some unique pillows, such as the Easy Breather Pillow and the Nature's Perfect Pillow. Both these pillows offer a great value because they are supportive, breathable and durable. Made in the USA.
  • Hemp And Cotton Blankets  Hemp is one of the most durable materials in the world. One of our competitors here in San Francisco actually states that hemp is not durable and mixes it with polyester. That just isn't correct. In fact, our wonderful hemp and cotton blankets are very breathable, durable and comfortable and do not need polyester or any other petroleum-based fabrics to make it durable.

Nest Bedding has a great selection of affordable and locally manufactured pillows, sheets, blankets, comforters, duvet covers and protectors. Proper bedding can make a crucial impact on the quality of sleep you get each night. Nest Bedding prides itself on delivering great bedding at a competitive price.

June 16, 2014

Why Did We Name The Company "Nest Bedding"?

You won't find balloons, fake sales, suits and ties or any of the typical mattress store brands in our Nest Bedding stores. Our owner believes in carrying the best products on the market, regardless of profit margin or name. If there is a better product on the market, chances are you will find it on the floor at a Nest Bedding store. Our mattresses are some of the most innovative and highest rated in the country. Our pillows and sheets and bedding are also not typical fare at stores like Bed Bath and Beyond or your local mass market mattress chain. View full article →
June 07, 2014

Green And Eco-Friendly Claims, The FTC And The Mattress Industry

There are many companies in our industry who play fast and loose with their marketing claims, and the FTC was stepping up their enforcement of companies whose claims are unsubstantiated. Companies such as Essentia were recently publicly called out on their exaggerated environmental claims and I wanted to be sure Nest Bedding was in full compliance View full article →
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