Today’s world is an extremely busy one for most of us, and sometimes we take our bodies for granted, pushing them to the limit with stress and long hours, feeding them unhealthy caffeine and energy drinks, and spending too little time sleeping. The precious time you spend in bed should be restful. But an increasing number of people believe that your mattress has a lot to do with how well you sleep at night, and for a very different reason than you might think—magnetic fields.
Most of the UK population sleeps on traditional sprung mattresses, but natural latex mattresses are filling a gap in the market for those people who believe that using a sprung mattress subjects you to strong static magnetic fields at night. They believe that the springs inside mattresses become magnetized with the normal movements of sleep, and that once they become magnetized, they are likely to stay that way.
The theory is that if the body is exposed to strong magnetic fields, cellular communication can be interrupted or interfered with, much like a magnetic field can cause static on a video feed or unexpected program crashes on a computer. The belief is that chronic exposure to elevated static magnetic fields can lead to poor quality sleep, impaired metabolic function, and a host of other illnesses because your body isn’t able to repair itself effectively at night.
It’s very difficult for those of us that don’t have a scientific background to know whether this is something that we really need to be worrying about, but there are plenty of people out there who believe that this is a problem which should concern us all. A search on the internet will bring up lots of American forums where this issue is discussed at some length, but the best British site is one run by Roy Riggs.