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10 fun things to do on an Organic Mattress

Besides what you might be thinking, we’re proponents of maximizing the health benefits of an organic mattress in lots of other ways. Here are 10 of our favorite suggestions…

Stephy on a bed

1. Have a toxin free sleep. You breathe enough chemicals throughout the day. Sleep is one of the few controlled exposures where you can really protect yourself.
2. Take a siesta! Studies have shown that a 20 minute power nap can lower stress, improve heart and overall health, and increase productivity. That’s why we’re scheduling siestas (for our team in the afternoon) at our Heights store, and inviting anyone and everyone over for “Free Naps” any other time! Please see extended store hours for Heights below.
3. Eat an organic frozen breakfast popsicle– A B POP!– made by some of our closest friends in Houston!
4. Share your bed with your pet. We are proud to say that our shop dog Tilly is going strong at 15+ years old, we call her the Benjamin Button of Dogs because of how healthy she is. She has slept organic for over six years now, and we would never dream of letting her sleep on a normal mattress.
5. Practice Nidra Yoga! This can be one of the most restorative things you can do, in bed, before going to sleep. Look for an announcement about a monthly Nidra Yoga class at our Heights location starting this fall with our friend Lauren Tennant from Yoga Collective. 
6. Cuddle. Studies have shown that when we cuddle with a partner it literally releases serotonin and dopamine, meaning we’re happier when we cuddle. Cuddle therapy is all the rage in the Northwest right now with professional cuddles and cuddle studios. Seriously. We might not have this in Houston, but we have Tilly and she’s an incredible cuddlier. We are always happy to rent her, for free by the hour.. Please let us know if you ever want to schedule a cuddle session on an organic mattress with our shop dog and we’ll make it happen. 
7. Sleep cooler! Because our mattresses aren’t made with a bed of poly-based oil, they sleep cooler.
8. Read your favorite book, or a Zine from Thirty Magazines at NLB, 30 minutes before you go to sleep. 
9. Dream– by practicing many of these healthy habits, it should make it easier to have better dreams. Dreams allow us as humans to be as honest and authentic as we can possibly be with ourselves. 
10. Do what’s natural! The other benefit to sleeping on pure botanical foam, as opposed to memory foam, is that you don’t sink into your bed. There’s nothing natural about sinking into your bed during intimacy. Everything is better on an organic mattress;)

As mentioned above we have just started a siesta hour at our Heights location Monday-Friday from 2-3 pm. Our new store hours during the week (for Heights location only) are Monday-Friday 10-7 pm with a siesta hour for our employees from 2-3 pm.

 

10 Ways to sleep healthy, safe and better today

Last week we heard from local holistic health guide and yoga instructor, Lauren Tennet on ways to improve your sleep.  Here are 10 helpful tips that we learned…

1. Try inverted poses or light Yoga to help calm you before bed.
2. Senses

  • Sight – make sure that your room is dark.  Turn off your phone and all electronics 30 minutes before bed.
  • Sounds – have either silence or soothing music. Silence is the ultimate way to turn off the busy mind and unwind.
  • Touch – massages are a great way to wind down before bed! Also make sure that your bed is nice and comfortable.  Lush pillows and a cushy comforter will put you at ease.
  • Smell – lavender, vetiver, chamomile, and marjoram are all great scents to help you unwind.
  • Taste – Things such as almonds, cherries and dark chocolate make a good bedtime snack. Also try a glass of raw, warm milk with a pinch of nutmeg or ginger.

3. Drink Chamomile tea before bed
4. Keep your bedroom cool while sleeping
5. Make sure you get enough exercise
6. Air filtration – Clean air can help you sleep better!
7. Try not to eat more than two hours before going to bed.
8. Try to have a consistent routine.
9. Avoid eating a lot of meat or fried food before bed.
10. And of course…sleep on an organic mattress!

Upcoming Events and Sales…
  • Health Talk with Doctor Landrigan on October 8th– We still have room available – email or call us to secure your spot!
  • OMI 20% off flash sale until September 27th! (on select mattresses only)
  • We have one of our biggest mattress sales ever coming up in October at our Heights store! We will be offering up to 25% off of one of our most affordable healthy mattresses, stay tuned for details.

Dear friends,
We are so excited to host this very special breakfast on October 8th. Dr. Landrigan is one of the leading experts in the country advocating for healthier, safer chemistry to protect American families. Truly the who, what and why behind our mission. This dialogue is geared towards medical professionals and public health leaders but we have room to accommodate up to 20 friends and supporters of our community. Please RSVP by next week if you are interested in joining.

Other upcoming Events and Sales…
  • Movie Night! On September 24, we will be hosting a movie night at New Living Bedroom in the Heights.  For more information, follow the link below. We hope to see you there, all are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/430617480463333/
  • OMI 20% off sale starting October 16th on select mattresses and accessories
  • We have one of our biggest mattress sales ever coming up in October at our Heights store! We will be offering up to 25% off of one of our most affordable healthy mattresses, stay tuned for details.

You’re invited to a party!
We hope you can join us in celebrating the launch of two beautiful, healthy lines made in Houston, only available at New Living Bedroom.

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NL KIDS is a furniture line that is made up of beautiful, pure and natural pieces for you and your children to enjoy.  Each piece is designed by Cris Marusiak and built by our team of artisans. NL KIDS is completely toxin-free and invites the beauty of nature into your home using reclaimed materials and organic fillers such as natural rubber, wool, and cotton.

EVENS’ textiles are sourced responsibly and largely dyed and printed in Kate DePara’s studio here in Houston, Texas.  Every piece reflects the excellence and simplicity of nature and is handmade using natural silk, linen and cotton.

Come celebrate the alliance of good health and design with us  at our Launch Party!
When: September 5th, 4:00 – 7:00
Where: New Living Bedroom, 321 A W. 19th St. Houston, TX 77008
There will be live music, refreshments, and good conversation.
Hope to see you- bring your friends!

Here are some of our favorite new pieces we’ve been creating,
come in and see for yourself, and see what we can do for you!

We recently delivered this live edge table to a customer’s home, it pairs great with these modern chairs.
Our live edge bed is a favorite of ours to make, and our community seems to like it just as much.
We made the beautiful stool for a beer garden opening this fall in Houston’s inner-city. It’s now a catalog piece available at both of our shops.
Our Made @ team is hard at work developing a natural, non-toxic sofa; stay tuned for updates.
Take a stand for health with our locally made standing desk.
Nature can always be at your side with this side table.
This live edge bar stool is one of our newest products to come out of Made @ New Living.
As always, we are proud to adhere to the purest standards in furniture production anywhere.

Come in to New Living Bedroom in the Heights any day this summer for a quote and grab a free organic breakfast popsicle made by our close friends at B POP who have just launched their Indiegogo campaign!

Do nutritious organic breakfast Popsicles sound like a yummy way to get through Houston’s summer? Learn more about what B Pop is up to by clicking here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/b-pop/x/10502266#/story

Last Thursday here at New Living we had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Angela Mosley on how indoor toxins can affect our health.

You can find some of her advice on what to avoid and how to create a healthy home on our blog.

We are having a big Independence Day Sale starting Saturday and going through July 4th weekend. Most OMI Mattresses are 20% off. Cisco Furniture will be 20-50% off (*see store for details). 

Last Thursday here at New Living we had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Angela Mosley on how indoor toxins can affect our health.  Below are a few highlights that we know you will find helpful!

Volatile Organic Compounds, known for off gassing, are around in several commonly used household products such as paints, upholstery fabrics, air fresheners and cleaners.  According to recent studies VOC levels can be up to 2-5 times higher indoors than outdoors!

Being exposed to high levels of VOC’s can cause many different health issues.  Short term side effects can include eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Even worse, long term side effects can lead to cancer, liver and kidney damage.  The issue today is that many people do not associate disease and illness with the mattress they are sleeping on or the fabric on their furniture.  The fact is, often times we are surrounded by VOC’s without even being aware!

Knowing all of this information leads to two big questions, how do we know if toxins are effecting our health, and how do we rid our homes of toxins??

One method for observing environmental damage is testing the health of your thyroid. A person has four iodides circling their thyroid at all times. When exposed to environmental toxins, the iodide will literally be replaced by toxins such as benzine. This leads to auto-immune diseases and literally causes your cells to resist fighting off diseases, such as cancer. The first is determining the probable sources of VOC’s in our homes.  The easiest way to determine if a product is toxic is off gassing.  Inspect your home for anything that has a harsh chemical smell. There are also professional indoor air quality investigators or industrial hygienists who can assist you in this process.

Once you have determined the source, the next step is to eliminate it.  Things such as sealants, air filters, water filters, and non toxic mattresses are all a great way to help diminish toxins in your home.

Another great way to help decrease the number of toxins in your home is ventilation and climate control.  It is important to increase ventilation by opening windows and doors, using fans, and making sure to get fresh air into your home whenever possible.


Our motto at Made @ New Living is “Let’s Build Together,” and our mission is to work with the community to create healthy, locally made furniture. We were very excited to work with our favorite bookstore in the city, Brazos Bookstore, to create the Book Nook. We used all non-toxic finishes and the foam is made with natural latex from the sap of a rubber tree. Order one this month and we will give you a $100 gift certificate to Brazos, so you can put some new books in your Book Nook.

We are having a big Independence Day Sale starting Saturday and going through July 4th weekend. Most OMI Mattresses are 20% off. Cisco Furniture will be 20-50% off (*see store for details). 

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