The term “organic” has been a buzzword for years, popping up on everything from canned goods to dog food. Now, the sleep market features countless “all-natural” and organic mattresses. But what is an organic mattress, and are organic mattresses worth the investment? Find out more about these eco-friendly, chemical-free mattress options.
What Is an Organic Mattress?
Organic mattresses are chemical-free.
So, what is an organic mattress? To qualify as “organic,” mattresses have to contain all-natural materials with reputable certifications as outlined by the Sleep Foundation. That means zero synthetic chemicals or pesticides and, in the case of wool mattresses, safe conditions for the sheep that produce the wool. Organic mattresses are also never coated in carcinogenic flame-retardant chemicals. Instead, organic mattress manufacturers opt for naturally flame-retardant materials like organic wool. Ultimately, organic mattresses are a great choice if you want to keep synthetic chemicals out of your home.
Organic mattresses are durable.
A mattress is a major investment – an investment that you want to last for years. Fortunately, organic mattresses tend to break down much more slowly than synthetic mattresses. This is because organic mattresses are made of durable, flexible natural textiles. Take organic wool, for example. Wool’s natural elasticity makes it highly stretchable and moldable; in fact, a wool fiber can be bent more than 20,000 times without breaking. Organic cotton mattresses are also highly durable, lasting for 20 years or more. Of course, organic mattresses come with a higher price tag – but many consumers find that’s a small price to pay for the mattress’s longevity.
Organic mattresses are great for allergies.
Do you find yourself constantly apologizing for a runny nose? Maybe you wake up from a good night’s rest with breathing problems or struggle with regular cold and flu symptoms. The harsh chemicals in some mattresses can spell disaster for people with asthma or allergies. Manufacturers never utilize these harmful chemicals in organic mattresses, making them a better choice for customers with asthma or allergies. Organic mattresses are also designed to resist bacteria and dust mites, utilizing materials like wool, which is naturally hypoallergenic (and also naturally moisture-resistant). Other organic mattress materials, like latex, are also hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial, so they may lead to better respiratory health.
Organic mattresses are eco-friendly.
If you’d like to reduce your carbon footprint, your home is a great place to start. Investing in an organic mattress means investing in renewable energy, non-toxic manufacturing, and low-impact farming practices on an ongoing basis. The Organic Trade Association reports that organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers, and contribute to biologically diverse agriculture. All of this adds up to a purchase that leaves a lasting impact on the Earth long after you’ve left the mattress store.
If you’d like to decrease your carbon footprint, invest in a long-lasting product, and potentially reduce asthma and allergy symptoms, an organic mattress could be the right choice for you. Not sure where to start? Our mattress experts can help you find an organic mattress that matches your sleep style and your budget.
Are you looking for an organic mattress? Visit Beautyrest Sleep Gallery. At our locations in Springfield and Branson, Missouri, we provide an extensive selection of top-quality mattresses, including Beautyrest®, Serta iComfort®, Tempur-Pedic®, and Scandinavian Sleep Systems. A family-owned and -operated business that supports local charities, Beautyrest Sleep Gallery offers free local delivery and setup as well as a Best Price Guarantee. Shopping for a new mattress can be overwhelming, but with our wide variety of mattresses and expert sales staff, we can put your worries to rest. To get started, please visit us in store or explore our mattress selection online.