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ABC''s for a SAFER SLEEP!

Now that our children are going back to school, it may be a good time for the rest of us to learn more about Safer Sleep 😴.

Whether you are starting on your green living journey or have a Green MBA already, it is never too late to increase your awareness on the many factors traditional mattressespillows and bedding can cause our children’s health.

For this reason, we are giving away 2 FREE mattresses soon!

After 38 years, White Lotus Home has heard almost everything on issues humans worldwide are faced with, by using the wrong mattress and sleeping on unsafe bedrooms and environments. Every once in a while we do learn new cases where traditional or even worse, pretentious products affect human’s health.

Your bedding could be the main reason you are not resting, recovering or healing as best as possible. Please read this link for over 100 reasons why some of our own customers feel they need or needed to replace their mattresses and why we decided to give away 10 mattress absolutely free last year. 

We do not mean to frighten you, but over and over we are asked to expand on what we have learned from all the many clients we have helped find a Safer Sleep, in close to 4 decades. The best time to change is now, please do not wait until something goes wrong, there are dozens of chemicals that unfortunately are legally allowed to be included in traditional mattresses, pillows, and bedding. It would be best to start from scratch, but we understand that is not always easily accessible.

However, know that changing the frequency you air out your bedding and how much sunlight you allow it to be exposed to, could help reduce or dissipate the odors and reactions these chemicals in standard bedding can be causing you.

Replacing your topper or pillow top with a new Organic or Green Topper and some new organic sheets can also help dramatically.

Here is how we are going to help you meet the ABCs of a Safer Sleep! 

A. Code SaferSleep will give you 30% off all Organic MattressesPillowsToppersSheets, and Stows until the end of the month, this Saturday. Need it Now

B. For those that need a little more legroom: You can use our 50/50 program during this offer. Pay 50% now and the other 50% when its ready to ship (or until the end of November). 

C. How to win one of the 2 FREE mattresses? All orders (no minimum) received from TODAY until the end of September will automatically be entered in this giveaway.

Please add a comment here, explaining why we should choose you.

  • The 1st winner will be chosen on September 30th, they will win a Twin Size Mattress of choice (Over a $1,300 Value).
  • The 2nd winner will be chosen on October 15th, and that family will win a Queen Size Mattress of choice (Over a $2,100 Value).
  • Do not need a mattress and you win? You will get a White Lotus Home Coupon of the VALUE instead :)  
   
 

FREE Organic Consultation is an email info@whitelotushome.com or call away 732-828-2111!

10 Ways to Improve Sleep!

10 Ways to Improve Sleep!

10 Ways You Can Get Better Sleep  

It's 7:00 AM and your alarm goes off. It went off ten minutes ago, but you couldn't pull yourself out of bed. You still feel like you can't, so you hit the snooze button one more time, roll over, and pray your coffee maker was set correctly the night before so you can get some caffeine in your system ASAP. 

Sound familiar? When it comes to modern day living, sleep can feel like a scarce commodity. We often go through our days already exhausted right off the starting line.

Sometimes improving the quality of your sleep means making a few lifestyle adjustments and taking a good look at what you're sleeping on every night. Here are 10 ways you can get back to giving your body and mind the rest they need to wake up feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to go in the morning.   

  1. Exercise 
    While exercise is a great way to help relieve any tension, stress, and anxiety that may be keeping you up at night, getting a good work out in can physiologically improve your sleep too. Exercise can trigger longer periods of slow-wave sleep which is the deepest and most restorative phase of sleep you can get each night. Still not enough to get you to the gym? Polls have found that people who exercise regularly, even if they don’t get any more sleep than those who don’t, actually report better quality of sleep which means they wake up feeling better than their non-exercising counterparts. Go break a sweat!

  2. Find the Perfect Pillow 
    Do you wake up feeling like your neck is stiff in the middle of the night? Maybe your shoulder hurts from laying on it, and you toss and turn frequently. These problems can be solved by finding the perfect pillow. It may take a little experimentation before you find the right fit, but once you do, your body will thank you.  

  3. Clean Up Your Diet 
    It's probably not much of a surprise that the pizza you ate yesterday wasn't sitting well by the time you brushed your teeth before bed. Ditch inflammatory foods, sugar, and anything else that could be causing sleep disturbances like acid reflux and indigestion for a better rest. 

  4. Reduce Stress
    Feeling a little worried about that project that's due early next week? From work to relationships to difficulties with finances, reducing stress is often easier said than done. You might have to think outside the box a little, but coming up with ways you can change your lifestyle to reduce stress can help rest your mind and relax your body when it's time for sleep. 

  5. Cut The Caffeine 
    No one wants to hear that they should give up their morning java, especially if they're already feeling like they need a jump start. But if you're having sleep trouble, it's important to consider reducing your caffeine consumption, particularly within 6 hours of bedtime. You might not notice a difference right away, but if you dodge caffeine for a few days, you'll probably find you're sleeping better. 

  6. Use a High-Quality, All-Natural Mattress 
    Cheaping out on your mattress purchase means you could be cheating yourself out of some invaluable, high-quality sleep time. When shopping for a mattress, it's important to find one that's made from all-natural materials so that you can avoid any off-gassing from petroleum-based foams that can smell harsh and reduce your sleep quality. To top it off, synthetic fibers like memory foam and polyester make it harder for our bodies to regulate their temperatures. Shoot for mattresses and toppers made out of natural fibers like ecofoam, natural latex, cotton and wool so you can sleep easier and more comfortably.

  7. Consider a Weighted Blanket for Anxiety
    If anxious thoughts are keeping you up at night, a weighted blanket might be the perfect fit for you. Weighted blankets work by providing deep pressure touch stimulation without uncomfortable restriction. The deep pressure from the weight of the blanket causes the body to produce serotonin and endorphins all night long while you sleep. Serotonin and endorphins are necessary to help us feel relaxed and calm.

  8. Say Goodbye to Screen Time Before Bed
    Studies have found that people who use phones, iPads, light-emitting eReaders and other similar devices at bedtime take longer to fall asleep and have disrupted circadian rhythms. If you're going to read before bed to relax, stick to books and ditch the screen. 

  9. Keep Your Bedroom Cool 
    Don't make it so cold that you're uncomfortable, but research suggests sleeping in cooler environments as low as 66 degrees can help you sleep better. 

  10. Reduce Clutter in Your Bedroom  
    Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, says "A messy room equals a messy mind". If your sleeping space is cluttered and full of distractions, you might have trouble relaxing and getting to sleep. Clear the clutter and see what happens! 

Sleep is something that directly impacts your life every day. Keep up to date on all the latest and greatest tips for getting the best sleep by subscribing to our newsletter here!

Find the Perfect Pillow

Find the Perfect Pillow

Find the perfect pillow

Whether you're preparing for the new school year or replacing your tried-and-true favorites, now is the perfect time to stock up on handcrafted pillows by White Lotus Home!

How to Choose a Natural Pillow...

The best inner fill for your needs would depend on your comfort level. Do you enjoy a firm, dense pillow, or something fluffy and giving? Do you look for a pillow with a low profile? Do you like the feel of a traditional pillow, or are you open to organic buckwheat? Each fiber has its own "personality", and our Organic Bedding Professionals are here to help you find your best match.

Let's find a match...

Kapok

Our Kapok pillows are our number-one best-seller! Due to the luxurious feel of the fiber, these universally beloved pillows work well for a wide range of individuals, from those who prefer something soft and giving to those who need some support from their sleep surface.

Kapok is a vegan, sustainable fiber from the ceiba tree that offers a similar feel to down. Unlike feathers and down, however, Kapok has many hypoallergenic properties and ethically sourced. In our experience, many individuals with chemical sensitivities, as well as those with physical challenges, do well with Kapok pillows.


Organic Cotton

Our Organic Cotton pillows offer a dense, even surface. Cotton pillows are breathable and work well for those who prefer a firm-yet-supportive feel.


Wool

Our Wool Pillows are wonderful for those who want an even surface like cotton but the fluffiness of kapok. Those with allergies are quick to pick wool, as the fiber itself is naturally dust-mite resistant. Our pure, virgin wool is soft, resilient, and naturally regulates body temperature.

Do note that due to the nature of the fiber, wool may compress with time. Therefore, we strongly encourage our customers to add a zipper to their wool pillow, as this can extend the lifespan of the product.


Buckwheat & BuckWool

Our Buckwheat and Buckwool pillows utilize the three-cornered hull of the buckwheat seed in a pillow that is firm yet supportive. The hulls allow air to flow through the pillow, keeping your head cool and dry.

The beanbag-like fill contours to the head and neck, providing excellent support. While certainly a different "feel" from conventionally fluffy pillows, many of our customers with neck and back issues have found success with our Buckwheat and Buckwool pillows!


Shredded Latex

Our Shredded Latex pillows are temperature-neutral, dust mite resistant, and naturally antimicrobial. Our natural Dunlop latex provides ample neck and head support without causing overheating. Unlike many other fibers, the latex holds its shape for many years without harboring allergens.


Change it up!

All of our pillows are offered with or without a zipper. If you are unsure of which firmness to purchase, we recommend you select pillow with a zipper. The zipper allows you to adjust the inner fibers to reach your own personal comfort level, as you can add or remove filling to your liking.

Many pillows, such as cotton and wool, may compress over time: purchasing a pillow with a zipper allows you to add fibers back over time to maintain your preferred level of comfort. Others, such as kapok, may absorb the healthy oils from your face and hair and may benefit from the occasional manual readjustment. Consider it insurance for your bedding!

Shop Our Natural & Organic Pillows...

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We believe that we can make a difference in the green and organic bedding industry by setting an example for others. We believe that quality and fair value are more important than low prices and a quick profit. We are opposed to the exploitation of the planet and all its inhabitants. Above all, our people, products and business practices are socially, politically and environmentally responsible.