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Mar272010

Are Organic Mattresses Worth It?

If you're looking at purchasing an organic mattress there are a few things you should know before hand.  When you're looking for an organic mattress be advised that there isn't a 100% organic mattress on the market.  Only two components in mattresses can truly be organic:  cotton and wool. 

Organic cotton is free of chemicals and is grown without any kind of modification. 

Organic wool is good at whisking moisture away from your skin, keeping your body naturally cool. 

Organic mattresses are generally quite firm, to make them more comfortable to sleep upon you may want to look for one made with natural memory foam. 

The natural memory foam used as a support layer is non-organic, but be sure it is 100% natural latex.  This is especially important if you are buying an organic crib or organic toddler mattress.

Memory foam is known to be more comfortable than latex, however that comfort comes at a cost.  They are made with chemicals and can produce outgas and fumes for years. 

Natural memory foam creates a healthy sleeping environment, and has all the comfort of memory foam while providing other benefits.  Some of those include that it's 80% more breathable than traditional memory foam and that it is biodegradable. 

Purchasing organic products, including mattresses, and living a chemical free life is good for you and the planet.

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Reader Comments (9)

I would like to know what the cost difference is.

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March 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

When it comes to mattresses the better it is the more expensive it's going to be. Because of the cost to manufacture natural latex, it's not possible for any mattress under $1500 to be made completely of 100% natural latex.

I think it's worth it if you pay for the best there is especially since it's something you'll use everyday for many years but if it's not as organic as they say why bother?

March 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDG

I think it's just important to note that if a company claims that the mattresses they are selling are 100% organic, you might want to dig deeper or pass it by. Companies that are forthright will say that only parts of the mattress are truly organic, and some is better than none.

Organic Mattresses have come about as the desire to "go green" catches on. These mattresses are not only safer for the environment but also for your health, lacking the harsh chemicals that are present in an ordinary mattress. Choosing an organic mattress is a choice that anyone can feel good about.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCLD

Having an organic mattress is obviously the greenest, most environmentally friendly way to sleep, but is it the comfiest? Would you still prefer an organic mattress after trying out a memory foam one?

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
There are so many ways these days to go "green" and help protect our environment for future generations. Organic mattresses are a great way to jump on the "green" bandwagon. Most of these mattresses are made from natural materials that help to promote a healthier environment. Something to think about when you go to purchase your next new mattress.
March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah
We're considering an organic mattress for our baby's crib and looking at the many options in Yahoo! Shopping. Some are waterproof, some don't have wool, etc. Looking for a personal recommendation from someone who has purchased one or more organic crib mattresses.
April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeirloom
Go with Naturepedic crib mattress! My boys love it.
May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdmp

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