As much as I try to buy non-toxic products, it makes me cringe to purposefully buy a product that is full of chemicals. I mean, I know I bought toxic products for years, but I've been making a conscious choice in the past two years to look for natural alternatives.
Last week, I fell down our deck stairs and really banged myself up. Hardwood is really slick when wet and I skidded down six steps on my tailbone and forearms. Ouch... It was a really bad fall, which totally threw my neck and back out. I had my very first experience with a chiropractor, which has helped tremendously but I'm still in a lot of pain. I absolutely cannot sleep at night and wake up in sheer pain every hour or so. Ugh... Luckily my wonderful husband has been working from home and helping me take it easy. The lack of sleep is so exhausting that I went out and bought a Tempur Pedic pillow.
OMG, it's sooooooooooo smelly from the manufacturing process! It even has a sticker on it that reads, "Tempur material may have a slight odor remaining from our unique manufacturing process. It is completely harmless and will dissipate over a short time with regular use." Gross! So what is this wonderful product made from? 100% Polyurethane Foam. And I knew it when I bought it, but it IS amazingly comfortable for side sleepers. I absolutely cannot fall asleep on my back. :-( So I'm using it at night and then bringing it outside to air out all day on our deck. I'm tellin' ya, the smell almost knocked me over when I went in for a good sniff. I'm still not even sure if I'm going to keep it...