Yesterday we received our brand new memory foam mattress. I duly unwrapped and aired it for the afternoon before making up the bed to sleep.
It REEKS of chemicals! Whilst trying to ignore the fumes I sat up in bed and started researching the health risks (and scared myself silly). I eventually dragged the old mattress into the living room and got a few hours sleep on the floor. I read that exposure to the flame retardant treatments and synthetic materials can affect hormones and unbalance the thryoid; amongst other symptoms. Alarm bells started ringing deafeningly!
We had been sleeping on memory foam since 2009. Could this have contributed to my Hashimoto's and Fibromyalgia diagnosis? Eeeek.