Tim Masters | Healing From Hidden Toxins In Your Bedroom: Organic Mattress Benefits For Humans & Mother Nature

Heal your bedroom from hidden toxins with this essential switch.

“With traditional, non-organic mattresses, many people don't realize how the materials actually negatively impact their health. They think that there is no harm; they go to bed for a couple of hours, they wake up, they wash their sheets and they think that's not going to do anything but it's the accumulative effect. Every night you are breathing in and your skin is soaking up all these chemicals. At night is when our body is detoxing and it's trying to recover from the day but if you're on sleeping on a mattress with chemicals in it night after night, it's counterintuitive.” – Tim Masters

Wellness + Wisdom Episode 445

Founder of My Green Mattress, Tim Masters, shares his 30+ years of organic mattress creation experience and wisdom, how his daughter's eczema inspired him to build her an organic crib mattress, the dark ties that led to petrochemicals and other toxins being sprayed on traditional mattresses since 2006, the specific toxins in non-organic mattresses that we're breathing in every night, and the organic latex, rubber, and wool that Tim uses to build each My Green Mattress product.

How can you make a massive impact and help heal Mother Earth just by changing how you sleep?

It all starts with what you're sleeping on: your mattress, sheets, and pillows. Especially if you have a compromised immune system, an organic mattress is a must for your health to avoid toxins in the bedroom.

If you sleep on a non-organic mattress, night after night you're breathing in and your skin is soaking up all these toxins when your body is trying to recover and detox. It's counterintuitive to your health. - @mygreenmattressClick To Tweet

My Green Mattress Giveaway!

Tim Masters | Healing From Hidden Toxins In Your Bedroom: Organic Mattress Benefits For Humans & Mother NatureWe're teaming up with My Green Mattress for Earth Day to give a lucky Wellness + Wisdom podcast listener a free Organic Queen Natural Escape Mattress!

*All you have to do is enter here!

*Hurry! Giveaway ends at 11:59pm CST on 4/26

The Natural Escape Mattress is My Green Mattress' most luxurious mattress and is the perfect choice for adults. Layers of breathable organic latex and an upgraded innerspring offer added lumbar support, proper spinal alignment, and pressure point relief.

Save up to $120 on your My Green Mattress order!

Tim and his team were also so kind to offer our listeners an amazing discount with the code ‘JOSH' at checkout to save $125 off on a twin or larger mattress and $20 off the crib mattress.

If you are ready to try an organic mattress, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so! They have a wonderful line of different certified organic mattresses including their Hybrid, Spring-Free, and Latex-Free models.


Listen To Episode 445 As Tim Masters Uncovers:

[1:30] Serving Mother Nature & Ourselves in 2022

  • Win an Organic Queen Natural Escape Mattress ($1,499 value)!
  • My Green Mattress – Save up to $120 with code ‘JOSH'
  • Tim Masters
  • Taking a deep look at how we can tangibly serve the earth and Mother Nature while at the same time giving ourselves greater health.
  • How the mattress we sleep on and how we sleep impact our wellbeing.
  • My Green Mattress' origin story and what compelled Tim and his wife to begin this company.
  • How his daughter's skin sensitivities prompted him to make their first organic crib mattress for her.
  • What Tim went through emotionally as a father witnessing his daughter, Emily, experience so many skin sensitivities including eczema as well as food sensitivities.

[11:45] What Toxins are in Your Mattress?

  • The most important chemicals that you should look out for when purchasing a mattress.
  • How the skin absorbs the toxins in your mattress.
  • Warning signs to look for in a mattress including how your new mattress smells plus off-gassing and its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
  • FDA orders R.J. Reynolds to stop selling some of its cigarette brands
  • Final Rule: Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets
  • The government's call for new fire retardent chemicals in 2006 with the 1633 burn test and the problem with it.
  • Past burn test 1632 which called for strategically placing 36 cigarettes on a mattress.
  • The fact that the fire retardant chemicals in mattresses today are the same ones that cause cancer.
  • History of these toxins and how they were sold from RJ Reynolds to the mattress and bedding industry to be used in their products.
  • Why we should always follow the money when looking at what is happening around us with different rules and regulations.

[21:15] Healing Compromised Immune Systems

  • Unpacking the allostatic load that we can experience due to the cumulative burden of stress and life events; whether emotional or environmental like with furniture.
  • How people have healed compromised immune systems by changing what is in their environment including their mattress.
  • Why it's so important to help our bodies naturally detox at night by providing them with a healthy environment including our mattress, sheets, and pillows

[23:30] Benefits of Organic Mattresses

  • What My Green Mattress uses in their products to meet the fire retardant regulations including certified organic wool and cotton.
  • Our history of using organic wool as a natural fire barrier including in firemen's jackets.
  • The many advantages of using certified organic cool which include its ability to breathe so much better and it doesn't cost much more than the toxins in other mattresses.
  • Tim's mission to help get the message out about the benefits and importance of organic mattresses.
  • Other components of naturally made mattresses including organic latex which is sap from a rubber tree.
  • Why organic latex is not the same as the latex we normally think of and why it's safe for you because it has the same proteins as a banana or a kiwi fruit.
  • How organic latex is produced and why it has a carbon footprint of next to nothing.
  • The organic toppers that are available from My Green Mattress if you like the cushion feel of a memory foam mattress.
  • Why it was so hard for people to go from a water bed mattress to a traditional one when they had been sleeping on it for years.
  • The transition your body might go through when you switch to an organic mattress but they're so pressure-relieving like water beds once you get used to them.

[29:00] How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress?

  • How Tim knew that Josh is a side sleeper just by looking at his body when he stood up for him.
  • The pride Tim has for the work they do with My Green Mattress and helping people live healthier lives.
  • His mission to always keep developing better mattresses and accessories for people.
  • How to build mattresses that fit the people and their sleeping needs.
  • The sad reality that millions of mattresses of toxins are just dumped at landfills and buried in the earth every year but 70-80% can actually be recycled.
  • Going Zero Waste
  • How the materials in My Green Mattress products last longer than other mattresses with chemicals and petroleum.
  • Why mattresses in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s were made with natural dunlop latex from rubber trees and they were so durable that they lasted for up to 40 years sometimes.
  • The important fact that if you're replacing your mattress every 5-10 years, that is way too soon and you should look at more durable options like organic mattresses.

[37:50] Co-Sleeping with Babies & Young Children

  • How My Green Mattress' products vary from one to the next.
  • Which mattress you should consider if you co-sleep with a baby or young child.
  • Why firmer is better than softer for young children and babies.
  • How My Green Mattress is celebrating Earth Day this year with savings to you, our listener.
  • Our special giveaway with My Green Mattress and one lucky winner will get a Queen Natural Escape.
  • What wellness means to Time plus how he lives his life well.

Power Quotes From The Show

The chemicals that are in non-organic, traditional mattresses today are not only thought to be but actually proven to be cancer-causing. The chemicals that they put in to make them fireproof are the same chemicals put in cigarettes. - @mygreenmattressClick To Tweet

How Traditional, Non-Organic Mattresses Cause Cancer

“The chemicals that are in non-organic, traditional mattresses today are not only thought to be but actually proven to be cancer-causing. The chemicals that they put in to make them fireproof are the same chemicals put in cigarettes. How it works is with a cigarette, if you don't keep puffing on it, it will extinguish itself and the chemicals work similarly with these mattresses. RJ Reynolds sold most of these chemicals to the bedding and furniture industry to put in fire barrier products like the blanket that goes inside the top layer of the mattress.” – Tim Masters

What Kind of Sleeper Are You?

“I can tell by looking at people and their physique what kind of bed they need. Every time a person comes into the showroom, based on the way that they carry themselves, I know what kind of bed is for them. I can tell a side sleeper from a back sleeper from a stomach sleeper. Many people who meet with me want the most expensive mattress but that one might not be what your body needs to heal and feel rested night after night. I build mattresses that fit the individual person and I love helping people that way.” – Tim Masters

Switch Your Mattress to Heal From Bedroom Toxins

“People want to take care of their body and so they feed it something like organic food but your skin is your largest organ. So, when you're sleeping, your body is soaking up all those chemicals in a non-organic, traditional mattress. Many people don't make the connection that since they've purchased their traditional mattress, they haven't felt well in a year. Once they realize it and they switch to an organic mattress, they start to feel better because their body doesn't have to put up the fight all night long.” – Tim Masters


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About Tim Masters

Tim Masters | Healing From Hidden Toxins In Your Bedroom: Organic Mattress Benefits For Humans & Mother NatureFounded by meticulous mattress craftsman, Tim Masters, My Green Mattress was born from necessity: a need to help his daughter, Emily, who suffered from eczema and environmental allergies.

Tim was inspired to develop an organic crib mattress for her made from only the healthiest and most honest materials.

Emily is a happy, healthy little girl who loves to play hard and sleep sound on a mattress made from her father’s motivation, fortitude, and best of all, love.

Tim and his wife Cindy, and their five children: Rylee, Kyle, Emily, Madelyn, and Megan have a mission—to make their family’s sleeping environment, and yours, the healthiest it can possibly be.


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Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, and a cat named Cleo. He is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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