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Organic Cotton Sheets for Comfort & Health | Haiku Designs Blog

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

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Here at Haiku Designs we are big fans of Organic Bedding of all types, organic sheets, mattresses, comforters and more. All of the manufacturers we offer are companies committed and dedicated to serving the small but constantly growing “Organ Sleep Product” market. Our Organic Cotton Sheets set are a great example of the type of healthy sleeping products we offer.  These sheets are made from 100% organic cotton sateen for a soft, yet durable feel. With a 400-thread count, these sheets have the highest thread count of all that we carry here at Haiku Designs.  The fitted sheet has an 18-pocket depth to fit some of the thickest mattresses, and reinforced elastic around the edge for a good fit on thinner mattresses. The flat sheet is stylish with a clean 1.5” hem along the top, and ½” hem along the sides and bottom. We are excited to feature the Sweet Dreams catalogue of bed-clothes, toppers, and silk comforters along with our broad array of mattresses and bedroom furniture. 

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Latex Mattress Vs. Memory Foam Mattress | Haiku Designs Blog

Posted on Jun 25, 2014

latexLatex mattresses were once sold at Sears, and they've been around since the 1950's. Although they are one of the healthiest and most eco-friendly mattresses available, their comfort is relative since the more natural they are the firmer they tend to be. A memory-foam mattress offers your body a different style of sleep surface, with contouring support as a significant benefit. Most memory foam, however is made using harsh chemicals, and petrochemical compounds.  Petroleum-based memory foams are made with carcinogens and have been linked to itchy eyes, respiratory issues, and headaches, along with other negative reactions. So, making the healthy choice (natural latex) or comfortable choice (memory foam) is often a dilemma for consumers. 

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Platform Beds | Haiku Designs Blog

Posted on Jun 09, 2014

tentaiBamboo Timber Furniture for the Bedroom

Bamboo is suddenly over the last few years making a huge appearance on the home décor and home interior products scene.  From textiles to construction materials, bamboo is declaring its Strength, Versatility, and Earth Friendly qualities.  A wide range of furniture products including platform beds, bedroom furniture, and dining room furniture is now being made from bamboo timber.  Bamboo timber is stronger and more sturdy than solid oak wood, and is resistant to cracking, chipping or warping. In addition, bamboo timber can shrink or expand slightly in moist or dry conditions, meaning that furniture from solid bamboo timber is equally suited for environments that are moist and humid, such as Florida, but is also great for places such as Arizona, where the humidity is much less. 

Bamboo grows like a weed, and after it is cut, the root system stays in tack so new trees can grow. Unlike pine and oak forests, which take decades to recover, bamboo is a sustainable resource with the resilience to grow back quickly. Wood is a natural substance, although it doesn’t grow at the same rate as bamboo, which can grow up to five inches every day. While bamboo can be harvested within the first year, pine, oak and mahogany take decades to be replenished. The root systems of bamboo also create an underground trap for water, preventing mudslides. Behaving more like a weed than a tree, bamboo is considered to be among the most quickly developing plants on earth.

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Latex Mattresses & Sleeping Soundly | HaikuDesigns Blog

Posted on May 28, 2014

The Latex Mattress Today

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Latex mattresses represent the cutting-edge in orthopedic sleep technology. Latex is the one bedding material that combines softness and support with a unique material that relieves pressure points at the hip and shoulder while providing the necessary support for alignment of the spine.

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Two advancements set today's latex apart from historical orthopedic mattresses and other kinds of mattresses:

1)   Advances in foam production produce a product that is consistent from top to bottom and left to right. Latex bedding is available in a wide range of firmness preferences, from super-soft to extremely firm. Talalay latex uses freezing, aeration, and vulcanization technologies to create mattresses with unparalleled cushion and comfort. 

2)   Layering represents the most exceptional characteristic, since layered latex beds combine firmness options for a tailored-made sleep experience. Layering allows a latex comfort layer to be superimposed on either a firmer latex layer for comfort or on a polyurethane layer for a more budget-friendly experience.

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The Zen of Sleep | HaikuDesigns Blog

Posted on May 12, 2014

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De-clutter, unplug, turn your bedroom into a sanctuary and - finally! - get a good night sleep.

You’ve just spent another restless night tossing and turning. Maybe you’re stressed, or it might just be that your bedroom is cluttered with so many stimuli that a good night’s sleep is next to impossible. You’re not alone. Nearly one-third of all Americans (40 million) are sleep-deprived and get less than six hours of sleep each night, according to a recent report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what are some steps one might take to help get a better nights rest. 

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