Dr Oz Shares on Better Sleep

by Ryan Gallagher

Choose a Mattress Made With Certified Foam 

Nearly all mattresses —whether memory foam, innerspring or adjustable air— contain foam. In the early 2000s, substandard mattress foams were coming into the U.S. from overseas, some even containing banned substances.

To address the situation, the CertiPUR-US foam certification program was created in 2008. This is a non-profit,  independent foam certifying body that has set rigorous standards for mattress and upholstered furniture foams. Certification requires testing at accredited labs to make sure foam used in mattresses is made without chemicals of concern such as formaldehyde, heavy metals, and Tris flame retardants. If your mattress is more than 10 years old, it didn’t benefit from this strict certification standard and may contain things you would rather not sleep on. Plus, a decade-old mattress isn’t providing the support your body needs and it may be time for a new one. You can verify that any new mattress you are considering contains certified foam by checking the list of participating manufacturers on the CertiPUR-US website, which is updated constantly. In fact, I was so impressed by all the folks at this tiny non-profit have accomplished that I volunteered to partner with them to help get the word out.

All Haven materials are 100% Ceritpur certified. Breathe easy.