Dec 142019
All Natural Mattresess – Everything You Need To Know

Many consumers these days choose to buy merchandise that can be crafted from organic substances, have a pretty minimal environmental footprint, and consists of fewer chemical substances.

The same is the case when it comes to buying a mattress according to comfort. The advanced market of mattresses seems to bring a sleek variety of items that meet customer’s satisfaction. The built is kept so comfortable that no person would ever have any problem regarding the quality.

The all-natural mattress has natural comforting materials in its covering, layers, and in the core as well. Some of the materials used in the manufacturing of mattresses are:

  • Fire socks manufactured using wool, cotton, thistle, or Kevlar
  • Cotton and wool fibers in the concealment
  • Natural latex

 

 

Choosing a mattress according to your comfort

Your preferred sleep position can also affect the suitability of a mattress firmness rating for you. For instance, side sleepers require more “give” from their mattresses, to relieve pressure in the shoulders and hips and enable a straight spine from hips to head.

On the flip side, back sleepers and stomach sleepers may need a firmer mattress to ensure spinal alignment.

It is normally observed that sleepers have exclusive firmness preferences based on their sleep position and body weight.

 

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For a person of average weight which is somewhere between 130 and 230 pounds, a mattress with a firmness rating of ‘Medium’ or ‘Medium Firm’ (around a 5 or 6 on a 1-to-10 scale) feels the most secure option.

People who weigh less than 130 pounds may need a comparatively softer mattress and heavier sleepers may require a firmer mattress to enjoy appropriate support.

Naturally, preferences vary by individual. As long as your mattress provides you with a goodnight’s sleep and you don’t wake up with any discomfort or pains you don’t have to worry about your firmness rating.

 

 

Pros of all-natural mattresses

Many major all-natural mattress companies have enlisted the benefits you get from these mattresses. We narrowed down some of them and have explained as follows.

 

1. Reduced Environmental Impact

Nowadays customers are considerate about climate change as well as the relationship between industrialization and environmental decay.

 

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All-natural mattresses are a better option in terms of industrial processing and raw materials production. Also, it leaves a smaller environmental footprint.

 

2. Potential Health Benefits

All-natural mattresses are less likely to contain substances that can pose a threat to human health such as dyes, adhesives, flame retardants, petrochemicals which are involved in the manufacture of most mattresses these days.

This tells that the companies make sure to manufacture a product that is less problematic for them in any way.

 


3. Breathable Sleep Surface

Organic mattresses are crafted from moisture-wicking wool, aerated natural latex and cotton airflow-promoting pocketed coils which are organic breathable materials.

 

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Put together, these materials form one of a kind mattress that maintains optimal temperature and keeps sweaty sleepers cool.

 

4. Above-Average Lifespan:

All-natural mattresses long last than any other competing mattresses brand around the globe. The average lifespan of a mattress is six to seven years.

All-natural mattresses seem to maintain their quality for at least eight years as latex is exceptionally durable.

Cons of all-natural mattresses

However, All-natural comes with some of the bad aspects as well that seem to harm its reputation. Some of them are as follows.

1. High Price-Point

Organic substances used in mattresses are more expansive than synthetic ones. This raises the overall price of all-natural mattresses.

 

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Moreover, models that have received such certifications may be priced even higher as getting any product certified doesn’t come at a low price.

 

 

2. Limited Company History

If we talk about the market history of organic and green materials we will find it to be quite limited. On the other hand, mattresses that consist of other usual materials have a comparatively briefer consistency.

If we look at the online presence of mattress producers it can be observed that they have been in manufacturing for over five years. This means that the estimate of their products’ durability isn’t calculated in the right way.

 

3. Narrow Selection

One of the downsides of all-natural mattresses is the fewer amount of options to choose from as they are less famous than other mattress brands.

People who prefer firmness or thickness and have latex allergies look for non-latex models.

 

Green certifications for mattresses

The basic and important certifications related to human health risk factors are the following:

 

 

1. OEKO-TEX certification

It is a certification from the Research of International Association, or OEKO-TEX. It comprises of Europe and Japan’s 18 research and testing institutes.

 

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This certification makes sure that the product is not posing a threat to human health in terms of emissions of certain chemicals such as formaldehyde, PBDEs, flame retardants and dyes.

2. CertiPUR-US

This certification is a test for harmful materials like PBDEs and leads as well. It also helps test for the chemical emissions from polyfoam used in mattress layers.

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3. Global Organic Textile

Its an evaluation of raw materials and the products driven from them.

 

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For a mattress to be certified by GOTS, it must consist of 70% materials that are organic. However, the rest 30% should contain materials like polyfoam or formaldehyde.

 

4. Global Organic Latex

Kind of similar to GOTS, this is an evaluation of latex products. For a GOLS certification, the amount of organically produced latex must be at least 95%.

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As of now, there are no limitations for materials that make up the rest of 5%.

5. The Global Recycled

This one was introduced by an independent firm i.e. Textile Exchange.

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This standard makes sure that the material being used has been processed earlier. The processing needs to be through sustainable practices to ensure safety.

 

 

Conclusion

Upon analyzing the pros and cons of all-natural mattresses it is pretty clear that even though it may cost a bit more than your usual mattresses.

Everything you need to consider before buying a mattress according to your comfort is enlisted in this article.

It is very environment-friendly and has a minimal carbon footprint.

Therefore, seems like the right choice keeping in mind the greater good of this planet and our future generations as well.

 

A Few Final Thoughts

Click here to read my review on the best all natural mattress.

If you ever need a helping hand or have any questions on this product or want to leave a comment or a review of your own, please do so in the space provided below.

I will be more than happy to answer them as best to my knowledge and would enjoy hearing from you.

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All the best,

Eco_Catherine

ecocatherine@about-going-green.com

 

 

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Reader Comments

  1. I love the article. I work as a sales consultant for a furniture company and I have a lot of people who come in asking about environmentally friendly mattress options. Because we don’t carry any of those options I rarely know where to recommend someone to go. I want to be as helpful as I can and the information you’ve posted and has given me good info on what to tell certain customers who I can’t help on where to purchase and what is a good recommendation!

    1. Oh, that is fantastic to hear Justin. I am pleased that you will able to provide people with more accurate information on environmentally friendly mattresses. Feel free to redirect them to this post too. If you have any further questions, please just ask. All the best.

  2. This was a great article to find. I have been looking for a mattress but really didn’t know what to get with all the competition. While reading your article though, I found out two things that I needed to:

    1. I would like to always have some contribution to going green
    2. Now I know what type of mattress I need – Medium

    Thanks again, I hope you have more articles like this.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, I am thrilled that it was useful to you. I agree that there are so many different types out there, making the right decision can seem daunting. This is especially true because you need to spend quite a bit of money too which adds to the pressure. You are more than welcome Brian, stop by and reach out any time.

  3. Your post was enjoyable to read. I’ve been involved and interested in a green lifestyle for years now. I try to be conscious of things I buy and use. A mattress like this would be wonderful to have.

    1. Well, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much. I am just trying to provide the best and most helpful information I can so that people can make the best decisions for themselves. You know where to find this information when you are next ready to buy a mattress. All the very best.

  4. This may sound crazy but I am looking at making a change to all natural but know very little. I could only imagine an all natural mattress as being very hard and very uncomfortable. Is there a place where I can try an all natural mattress out?

    1. Many of these companies have returns policies that allow you to try the mattress for yourself. If you are not happy then you can return it before a certain amount of time. I hope this helps. Also, I have a natural mattress and it is the best I have ever had.

  5. Before I researched organic mattresses I never knew this, but I’ve read in quite a few places that some of the toxic chemicals in our regular mattresses can be attributed to SIDS. I’ve also heard that a lot of parents will wrap the mattress to keep whatever chemicals are there from reaching their baby. Sad that we need to do things like this.

    1. I completely agree with you. It upsets me that stricter regulations are not put in place by policymakers. I grew up trusting the people around me and later realized how important it is to do your research. We are exposed to so many harmful chemicals on a daily basis.

  6. That’s a very insightful piece of content.
    I was surprised to learn that eco mattresses have health benefits but that sounds logical indeed.
    I’ve even heard that the fabrics used are suitable for people with allergies.

    Thanks for the great info all around.

  7. Thank you for this useful topic. Recently, my wife asked me to buy a new mattress for her friend as a gift. Luckily I landed on your site. The timing is amazing. You wrote everything I need to know and it’s easy to read so I can understand easily.

    Your post is useful to me and my wife. I will discuss it with her. It saves us a lot of time. At least, I don’t need to do further research online. I will bookmark your site and share it with all my friends. I believe your post can help many people. Please keep sharing with us.

  8. Hey,

    This review is amazing and it is needed for me. I am looking for a new mattress. However, I want a good and healthy one for my back. I am working as a physician and sometimes I have pain due to my stressful job. After reading your review about this all-natural mattress, I found a good choice since I love buying natural stuff. However, I have a question. Do you think this mattress will be a good choice for people with potential back pain or different problems?

    When it comes to mattresses and pillows it is always good to find special ones for such cases. What do you think?

    1. You ask a good question. A soft mattress will feel better for a painful back but the truth is that a harder mattress provides more support and this can be better for your back in the long run. Every person is different so therefore I would always recommending choosing a mattress that best suits your comfort.

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