Did you know that an average person sleeps for 229,961 hours during their lifetime?
Once I found out we spend a third of our life in bed, it got me thinking. If I am spending that much time sleeping, shouldn’t I be more careful about what I’m sleeping on?
Naturally, as a green citizen, I decided to go green. The best organic mattress will provide healthy sleep and be good for the environment.
To find the one, I spent countless hours researching everything I should know about an organic mattress. I consulted my friends and family, read other people’s reviews, and generously used return policies until I found the right organic mattress.
To be frank, I now feel like a "mattress guru" — and, I must share my experience and knowledge with you guys!
Let's get started then, shall we?
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Mattress Type: Organic Hybrid Latex Mattress | Firmness Level: Medium, Med-firm| Trial Period: 100 Nights | Warranty Period: 25 Years
Plushbeds The Luxury Bliss caught my eye with 12 certifications and two awards. I had to see for myself if it was really worth the hype. The answer — absolutely.
The cover is made of GOTS certified organic cotton. This means the cotton has been grown sustainably, without pesticides or herbicides.
Most importantly, cotton makes for a soft, breathable cover. It’ll help with moisture absorption, as it won’t restrict airflow as other synthetic materials do.
This mattress also has GOTS certified organic wool, which functions as a fire barrier. It provides good support and helps your body maintain a comfortable temperature. You won’t wake up sweaty in the middle of the night.
Typical mattresses are made of interlocking coils that can cause painful pressure points and have you tossing and turning all night. Luxury Bliss uses fabric-encased coils. Each of these coils individually responds to pressure that different parts of the body create. Because of this, there’s minimal motion transfer and peaceful sleep.
Why Do I Like It?
I like how there are two firmness levels you can choose from. Medium — best for side and all sleepers, and medium-firm — best for 275 lbs and stomach or back sleepers.
Mattress Type: Hybrid | Firmness Level: Five firmness options | Trial Period: 90 Nights | Warranty Period: 20 years
Naturepedic is the most customizable on this list. It has a split design to choose between five firmness options: plush, medium, cushion firm, firm, and extra firm.
The EOS Classic organic mattress has a quilted cover made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, organic wool batting, and plant-based fiber. The cover has moisture-wicking properties, so you’ll wake up feeling fresh.
Beneath the top layer, there’s a 3-inch organic latex layer, which aids the temperature control and comforts to the body.
The final part of the EOS mattress is 8-inch pocketed coils. Each of the coils is individually wrapped in organic cotton. Naturepedic says no glues or adhesives were used, so the mattress is chemical-free. The coils add a bounce and support proper spinal alignment.
Why Do I Like It?
I like that you can swap out layers until you find the one that's right for you. If your needs change years down the road, it’s easy to swap out a layer and get a new firmness level.
Mattress Type: Natural Latex | Firmness Level: Medium and firm | Trial Period: 120 Nights | Warranty Period: 20 years
Latex for Less gives EcoSleep and Naturepedic a run for their money. It also has two firmness levels in one mattress. There’s a firm and a medium side. This mattress is made of 100% natural latex, organic cotton, and natural wool.
Latex for Less mattress is made of two different latexes — Arpico (firm, dense latex) and Talalay Global (soft, plush latex). The medium latex is more responsive and has more give, while the firm latex gives firmer support. Both of these are 100% natural. The latex is sustainably harvested, and it’s used without any chemicals.
The cotton is GOTS certified, and it’s stretched and not woven. This is done to provide a softer sleep surface.
The wool used comes from a wool farm in California. It’s made without any toxic chemicals and is a 100% natural fire barrier. Also, the wool is breathable and helps regulate the body temperature.
Why Do I Like It?
I liked how cool and comfortable I felt due to the tin holes in latex which aid airflow. I've tried out a fair number of "budget" latex mattresses, and among the cheaper ones, this is certainly the BEST OPTION available.
Mattress Type: Latex Hybrid | Firmness Level: Medium-firm | Trial Period: 365 Nights | Warranty Period: Lifetime
Awara has four layers. Let’s start with Rainforest Alliance certified Dunlop latex. The Rainforest Alliance promotes sustainable forestry and agricultural practices, so you know the latex has been obtained in an environmentally friendly way. Also, the latex is GOLS certified as organic, and it’s made to conform to the body and relieve the pressure points.
The Organix Luxury mattress has a support core with 9-inch pocketed coils. The coils are individually wrapped to help with breathability and reduce motion transfer. Even if your partner is a restless sleeper, you won’t feel a thing.
The mattress cover is made from a mix of cotton and New Zealand wool and helps regulate temperature.
Temperature control is one of Awara’s main strengths. The coils aid airflow, latex is breathable, and the cover helps wick away moisture at night. They work together to regulate the temperature as you sleep.
Why Do I Like It?
Compared to coils in other hybrid mattresses, coils in Awara are thick, so there’s little sink even when sleeping near the bed edge. And, Awara is offering lifetime warranty on this mattress — talk about confidence!
Mattress Type: Hybrid | Firmness Level: Firm and Cushion Firm | Trial Period: 90 Nights | Warranty Period: 20 years
Naturepedic’s Serenade has five handcrafted layers.
A quilt at the top is made of the purest form of organic cotton, wool batting, and PLA layer. Naturepedic uses US-grown cotton certified by the USDA. The cotton is stretched knit and conforms to the body. Organic wool batting has a natural crimp that gives the bounce.
PLA is a high-performance synthetic fiber made from non-GMO sugarcane. It’s used in many industries and doesn't have any chemicals. PLA aids moisture wicking in mattresses and resists body impressions.
The next layer is organic latex that’s made from the sap of a rubber tree. Naturepedic uses GOLS-certified latex, which means it’s sourced from trustworthy suppliers. This helps fair labor practices and supports the rubber tree forests. Organic latex helps relieve pressure and adds breathability.
Plus, final layer is the glueless encased coils. Naturepedic makes these in-house without using glues or adhesives. The individually wrapped coils add bounce to the mattress.
Why Do I Like It?
I like that coils give a full perimeter edge support. This makes Serenade feel safe and more supportive than the average mattress. Also, I hate the smell of mattress glue. The fact that Naturepedic uses glueless encased coils makes me happy.
Mattress Type: Hybrid (Cotton, wool, and latex) | Firmness Level: Medium hard | Trial Period: 120 Nights | Warranty Period: 20 years
The Natural Escape mattress is made by hand. It has a pocketed coil innerspring that offers enhanced lumbar and side support. This aids pressure point relief and limits motion transfer. The zoned pocketed coils are located throughout the mattress. Moreover, the higher-gauge are located along the edges to provide firm and stable sitting.
The mattress has a spring system that’s covered with GOLS-certified Dunlop latex. The latex makes sure the mattress is breathable and allows conforming comfort.
There’s also a GOTS certified organic cotton and an organic wool quilted cover. The cover gives additional comfort, and as a plus, it works as a natural flame barrier.
My Green Mattress also offers recycling of their mattresses and other mattresses you’re replacing with one of theirs. Some states, such as California, have mattress recycling programs where even metal springs can be recycled. Just make sure to check the recycling option on the website before you checkout.
Why Do I Like It?
I like that it’s button tufted. This is a traditional technique in which the layers of the mattress are secured without using any adhesives. Another great choice if you hate that weird odor coming from new mattresses.
Mattress Type: Cotton and wool foam | Firmness Level: Very firm | Trial Period: 120 Nights | Warranty Period: 10+ Years
If you’re looking for a firm mattress, this could be the one for you. Boulder is the firmest mattress White Lotus manufactures. It has a 100% organic cotton core and one layer of pure wool. So essentially, this mattress is almost all cotton.
White Lotus calls the cotton they use green because it’s raised sustainably. This cotton consumes 91% less water during growth. Also, no dyes, perfumes, or formaldehyde are added to it after the harvest.
The wool it’s made of is Flame Retardant Pure Wool. It has insulation properties, so it helps wick away moisture during summer and keeps you warm during winter.
The Boulder Dreamton mattress doesn't have springs, which means there isn’t motion transfer between sleepers.
Why Do I Like It?
It’s customizable. You can choose the thickness you like, from three to eight inches. Also, this is one of the best mattresses in the market made of only cotton and wool.
Mattress Type: Hybrid | Firmness Level: Soft and firm | Trial Period: 120 Nights | Warranty Period: 10 years
EcoSleep’s Luxe Hybrid has a core of two latex foam layers. One layer is made of natural latex, ideal for side sleepers. The other layer has a firm natural latex, ideal for stomach and back sleepers.
You can easily switch between the layers. Just unzip the cover and flip the latex core, so the soft or firm side is on top. Rezip and you’re all set for a night of peaceful sleep.
If you prefer soft mattresses, but your partner is more of a fan of the firm ones, you’ll love this organic mattress. It comes in King and California King options, and both have a split mattress option, so each person can choose which firmness they prefer.
The materials used are sustainably sourced Joma™ Wool and 100% organic cotton. These are breathable and help with moisture wicking.
The 8-inch core has 1,032 coils. Each coil is individually encased and gives exceptional support while providing sound motion isolation.
Why Do I Like It?
I loved that it came in a box, which made it easy to transfer from the door to my bedroom. Not only the mattress is made of cotton and wool but also it's moisture wicking.
Mattress Type: Hybrid | Firmness Level: Medium and medium-firm | Trial Period: 90 Nights | Warranty Period: 15 years
Eco Terra’s Hybrid Latex mattress stands out because it’s made with natural latex and pressure-relieving coils.
The latex is Talalay single-source, so there aren’t any chemical adhesives. This means there’s total control over latex texture. Eco Sleep claims they can calibrate each latex mattress with the right amount of support you’ll need to reach deep REM sleep. Now, the best part is — the latex comes from sustainable farms, and it’s OEKO-TEX Standard 100% certified.
The core consists of pocketed coils made of upcycled steel. Each coil is encased in fabric which helps reduce motion transfer. There are 15-gauge coils in the center and 16-gauge coils around mattress edges to provide edge support when sitting.
The cover is made of organic cotton, without any chemicals, polyurethane, or toxins. Organic cotton gives a soft and plush texture to the cover. It’s moisture-wicking and fights dust mites and mildew.
Why Do I Like It?
I like that there’s no need to “break-in” this mattress, and it can be safely stored in a basement, as it’s mold resistant. Eco Terra mattresses are properly calibrated to offer the right amount of support.
Mattress Type: Latex foam | Firmness Level: Medium and firm | Trial Period: 100 Nights | Warranty Period: 10 years
Sleep on Latex Pure Green Organic Latex Mattress is made of natural latex foam from organically grown rubber trees in Sri Lanka. It’s made to last a long time and be safe and comfortable. It’s GOLS, Oeko-Tex and ecoInstitut certified.
Six inches of Dunlop latex provides durable support and prevents sagging and body impressions from forming over time.
There’s a slightly stretchy GOTS-certified organic cotton cover. The cotton used is grown without any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, and it’s processed in organic factories without the use of chemicals. The cotton is GOTS and Oeko-Tex certified.
The one-inch wool used in this mattress comes from Wools, New Zealand, a farmer-owned collective that produces wool only through sustainable processes.
The mattress doesn’t have any coils but uniform latex foam without any lumps. However, because it can be uncomfortable for some people, consider getting an organic mattress topper.
Why Do I Like It?
I love the Sleep on Latex customer service. I found the medium was too soft for me and had no issues enhancing for the firm. Also, it's GOLS-certified, meaning more than 90% of the material is organic.
Plushbeds - The Luxury Bliss
Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress
Plush, medium, cushion firm, firm, and extra firm
Latex for Less - Latex Mattress
Medium and firm
Awara - Organic Luxury Hybrid Mattress
Naturepedic Serenade Organic Mattress
Firm and Cushion Firm
My Green Mattress - Natural Escape
Hybrid (cotton, wool, and latex)
White Lotus Home - Boulder Dreamton Mattress
Cotton and wool foam
EcoSleep - Luxe Hybrid
Soft and firm
Eco Terra - Hybrid Latex Mattress
Medium and medium-firm
Pure Green - Organic Latex Mattress
Medium and firm
Here’s everything you should know about why organic matters, such as why you should buy an organic crib mattress for your baby and where to buy an organic mattress.
An organic mattress is a mattress made with naturally sourced materials without the use of harmful chemicals.
Standard materials can contain heavy metals and chemical flame retardants. Materials used in organic mattresses are organic cotton, wool, and natural latex from rubber trees.
Organic mattresses, such as an organic cotton mattress, wool mattress, latex free mattress, have several advantages over standard materials.
Organic mattresses come with a steep price tag. But, they’ll pay off because of their durability.
A standard spring mattress will last for 6 to 8 years before you start noticing wear and tear and loss of support.
However, organic mattresses last much longer. On average, an organic mattress can last between 15 to 20 years. That’s double the duration a standard mattress has.
When you unbox a standard mattress and settle it on your bed, it’ll release off-gassing particles or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.
Note: Don’t let the word organic here confuse you. There’s nothing organic in VOCs, but it’s a purely synthetic material.
VOCs can cause several side effects, such as headaches, nausea, and of course, the unpleasant smell that lasts for a long time after you unpack the mattress.
Compared to a standard mattress, an organic mattress will have a short or none off-gassing period at all. This means when you open up the box and settle the mattress on the bed, there’ll be little or no odor at all.
This is because latex hybrid mattresses can have a smell at first. However, this smell is the natural smell of the material and isn’t harmful like VOC off-gassing is.
What’s more, latex and organic wool smell will last for more than a few days.
Equally as important, organic mattresses are much better for the environment than the standard ones.
Check the mattress certifications for natural and organic materials, ethical treatment of animals (for wool sourcing), and sustainable farming.
All of these reduce the mattress footprint. Moreover, organic mattresses can be more easily recycled.
There are several organic mattress types you can choose from.
Latex comes from the sap of rubber trees. Latex mattresses are hypoallergenic, breathable, and resistant to mildew and dust mites. How latex is processed and if there are any chemicals used determines if it’ll be certified as organic or not.
Latex can be processed in two methods:
Pro Tip: Be careful if you see a mattress that says it’s natural latex. There’s no official certification for natural latex, so always ask the seller for the composition. Some natural latex mattresses aren’t all that natural and can contain synthetic fillers.
A hybrid mattress combines two or more mattress types. A hybrid mattress usually has a coil support core, and then there's a latex comfort system.
Many hybrid mattresses have pocketed coils encased in fabric.
These mattresses are more on the expensive side because they essentially combine two or more mattress types.
Pro Tip: Hybrid mattresses are made of various materials, so make sure to check the composition in detail to make sure it’s eco-friendly.
Innerspring is the traditional mattress. It has a support core made of coils. The standard mattress uses coils topped with a layer of padding, while organic mattress uses recycled steel coils encased in organic wool or cotton.
The innerspring mattress also has a comfort layer of foam. If the foam layer is more than two inches thick, the mattress is considered a hybrid.
While a foam mattress can never be 100% organic, you can find foam mattresses that are greener than others.
Foam mattresses are made of two materials:
There are several organic mattress certifications you should look for when shopping for a natural mattress:
Plushbeds - The Luxury Bliss is the best for side sleepers.
Yes, a memory foam mattress can be bad for your health. These mattresses contain heavy industrial chemicals which can irritate the eyes, nose, skin and lead to serious health problems, such as asthma.
Yes, your mattress could be making you sick. A mattress is loaded with hidden chemicals such as polyurethane which cause health issues. A mattress also sags over time, which leads to back and neck pain.
If you don’t change your mattress, you'll suffer from various health issues, such as muscle stiffness, allergies, or asthma.
A standard mattress lasts between 6 to 10 years, while an organic mattress can last up to 20 years.
Any of the mattresses on this list would be an excellent choice.
However, I do have a couple of favorites.
My choice #1 is Plushbeds, The Luxury Bliss. The name says it all. You‘ll have a blissfully relaxing sleep on this mattress. It comes with 12 certifications, which means it’s unbeatable in terms of quality.
But don’t disregard Naturepedic EOS and Latex for Less - Latex Mattress.
If you’re always struggling with finding the right firmness level, check out Naturepedic EOS. It has five firmness levels to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find one that works for you.
And, Latex for Less is the finest offering this price class. It's hard to believe that you can find such a gem at such low price.
Have you already tried using organic mattresses? I’d love to hear what your experience has been in the comments below.
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