More about Health
THE EXPERT ADVICE
At TLC we are all about good health and wellbeing. In ALL our pillows we only use pure, natural latex. Our pillows have been tested and certified by SGS as being over 95% pure latex. No chemicals, no oil derivatives, no antimicrobial finishing treatments. Natural latex contains 2 – 5% of other natural materials including proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids and resins. While in themselves these are classed as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), they are quite harmless. Natural latex does NOT contain any toxic substances or nasty VOC’s, such as formaldehyde.
SGS is well recognised as the global benchmark for quality testing, verification and certification. Head office is in Geneva, with 1650 offices and laboratories around the world.
Our pillows have also been tested and certified by Oeko-Tex
Oeko-Tex is an International association for research and testing in the field of textile ecology, based in Zurich. Certification is only given if no harmful substances are detected in the tested product.
GOOD SLEEP = GOOD HEALTH
Consistent good, deep, sound sleep is integral to the health of your body and mind. A good night’s sleep keeps you alert and functioning at peak performance. Here are a few tips to help you achieve and sustain good sleep.
- Exercise regularly (yes – we know you already know that!).
- Reduce caffeine intake before bed (alcohol is also a stimulant).
- Make your environment restful – nice quiet room, curtains shut.
- Create a habit of going to bed regularly at the same time each night.
- Try to relax and unwind for an hour or two before going to bed. TV is okay, but yoga or meditation is better.
- Body temperature is important. Too hot and you can toss and turn for hours.
- It is better to be on the cool side and adjust your bedding accordingly if not quite warm enough.
- An open window allowing fresh air to circulate during the night is highly recommended.
- A good, supportive, comfortable pillow makes all the difference. Tendre est la nuit
HOW DO TLC PILLOWS STACK UP?
Harvested from the Hevea Brasiliensis, or rubber tree, natural latex is a jewel in mother-nature’s crown. It has all the properties one could possibly wish for in a pillow.
- Naturally hypoallergenic – TLC latex pillows help asthma and allergy sufferers to achieve a good night’s deep, sound, sleep.
- Naturally antimicrobial –TLC latex pillows resist bacteria, mould and house dust-mites ensuring you enjoy a healthier, more comfortable sleep.
- Naturally elastic – for the ultimate in luxurious comfort, and support. TLC latex pillows. La crème de la crème.
- Naturally durable – With proper care TLC latex pillows will last for at least 10 years.
Take natural latex and turn it into pillows via the Talalay manufacturing process and you truly do have the perfect pillow with still more health benefits.
- Only Talalay latex has an open cell structure that makes the pillow completely breathable. Air can travel through it. It helps keep your head cool in summer and warm in winter. This helps our pillows to stay nice and FRESH!
- Gently cushions and supports the head and neck during sleep, naturally providing pressure relief and helping to align the entire spine.
Around 60% of latex produced in the world is synthetic. MOST latex pillows contain a mixture of synthetic (up to 70%) and natural latex.
AT TLC WE ONLY USE PURE, FRESH, NATURAL LATEX. No synthetic latex is added.
Synthetic latex is a chemical combination of styrene and butadiene, known as SBR. Styrene, also known as vinyl benzene is produced in industrial quantities from Ethel benzene. It is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5CH=CH2. On 10 June 2011, the US National Toxicology Program described styrene as ‘reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen’. Butadiene is a derivative from oil produced as a byproduct of the steam cracking petrochemical process used to produce ethylene and other olefins. It is an important industrial chemical (C4H6) used as a monomer in the production of synthetic latex. Butadiene is listed as a known carcinogen by the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry and the US EPA.