On average, you spend 8 hours of your day sleeping. Over the recommended 8 years that you should keep a mattress, that adds up to 23,360 hours spent in your bed. Wouldn’t you prefer a comfortable, non-toxic, and organic mattress during all of those hours spent sleeping?
Quick Facts About Mattresses
- Traditional mattresses are made with materials that contain and off-gas VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
- “Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs come mainly from the polyurethane used in the mattress, but also from other chemicals used in flame retardants and plastics, the researchers said. Unfortunately, your body heat appears to increase VOC emissions from your mattress, according to tests conducted on eight different types of polyurethane mattresses.” – WebMD via HealthDay
- “Health effects associated with VOCs range from eye, nose and throat irritation to headaches and organ damage, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some VOCs, including benzene, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, have been associated with increased cancer risk.” – WebMD via HealthDay
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Why Invest in an Organic Mattress?
Sleeping With Toxins
Beds that aren’t truly organic are toxic. That’s just a fact, and there’s no way around it. Sleeping with toxins every night is not healthy. The thing I’ve learned about being constantly exposed to toxins is that you get used to them. You become noseblind to the strong, synthetic scents, and the toxins may not show an immediate impact on you if you are accustomed to being exposed to them. Likewise, if you eliminate a lot of toxins from your everyday life, when you come into contact with them, they seem very strong and cause more immediate reactions such as lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches, nausea, itching and rashes, etc. Thus, sleeping on a toxic mattress exposes you to harmful chemicals in ways that you can’t immediately realize or see the impacts.
The Benefits of Naturepedic – A Truly Organic Mattress
Simple “Ingredients” for a Safer Sleep with an Organic Mattress
Yes, we’re talking about a mattress, and “ingredients” really do matter. When an ingredient like formaldehyde is used to create an adhesive in a mattress, it definitely is something you should know. That one alone is linked to causing health issues such as asthma and cancers.
Simplicity in ingredients usually (but not always) means that a product has less chances of containing toxins. Always read the ingredients and products used, though, so that you can know for sure. If you can’t find an ingredients list, you might never know what was used in the process of making a product. Some laws make it possible for manufacturers to hide what their products are made of.
Naturepedic flaunts the products, ingredients, and processes they use because of how safe they are. They use these simple ingredients and materials to create their organic, natural, and eco-friendly mattresses:
- Organic latex foam – made from natural rubber tree sap.
- Organic cotton fabric & filling – made in the USA and USDA certified organic.
- PLA fiber batting – fiber from non-GMO sugarcane. It is a moisture-wicking fabric that does not off-gas toxic or harmful chemicals.
- Organic wool batting – wool is naturally moisture wicking and provides natural fire protection.
- Glueless enclosed coils – these provide maximum support by being individually enclosed, and the lack of adhesives is one of the many ways Naturepedic avoids using toxic chemicals.
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Naturepedic Organic Certifications
Naturepedic organic mattresses have been tested and their organic status is supported by independent studies and several certifications.
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
- Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
- The Organic Exchange OCS100 Certification Program
- UL/GREENGUARD Gold Certification
- MADE SAFE Certified Non-Toxic
- and more!
“Mattress in a Box” – What’s the Hype?
A mattress shipped to your house without a lot of hassle – sounds like a thing of the future, right? There are a lot of mattress companies that ship the mattress to your door using the same method of squishing and rolling the mattress up. Not many, however, can boast that they are any less toxic than mattresses that you buy at a box store instead of in a box. So what’s the hype about a mattress in a box?
- Trial period – you can return or exchange within 90 days of purchasing it.
- You don’t have to visit several stores and lay on a bunch of mattresses if you don’t want to.
- If you DO want to visit a store to test out the mattress, you are able to do so if you live near a Naturepedic showroom
- You can’t test different variations of the mattress all in one trip.
Review of my Naturepedic Organic Mattress
Naturepedic Organic Mattress Comfort
An immediate positive result is comfort. I sleep soooo much better at night on a new mattress. Granted, my last mattress was older than the recommended age of a mattress. I recently visited a different nationally known mattress chain and tested out their sophisticated system which tells you which mattress fits best. It pales in comparison to visiting my local Naturepedic store. The employee in the store truly connected with me and helped me find the customization that works best for me – no machines involved.
Naturepedic Organic Mattress Customizations
Each of the organic mattresses from Naturepedic have customizable comfort levels. With the EOS mattress, there are two support coil firmnesses (plush or firm) and three latex options (soft, medium, or firm). Read up on how to determine the best customization option for you on the Naturepedic website.
Naturepedic Organic Mattress Pricing
Buying an organic mattress is an investment. The prices can be very affordable and comparable to a “typical” mattress, or they can get really expensive with more intricate designs. Luckily, Naturepedic offers financing through Affirm.
Naturepedic Organic Mattress Warranty
Naturepedic mattresses have 20 year warranties. Despite the fact that the recommendation for the use of a mattress is 8 years, Naturepedic designs a mattress that last more than double that. Since the mattress comes in separate pieces, I can upgrade or update it at a later time. So when 8 years pass, instead of buying a completely new mattress, I can purchase new latex layers instead. That saves me money and resources while still under the 20 year warranty!
Overall, I know that investing in a sustainable and organic mattress will benefit my health and my quality of life. Naturepedic takes such care in the design of their mattresses and being a responsible business that sources it’s fabric components in the USA and uses all organic parts to create the mattresses. While our son loves our mattress and believes that it is his, too, I’m excited for him to have his own since Naturepedic makes mattresses for kids. In fact, Naturepedic was started as a baby mattress company. That fact alone let’s me know that great care was taken in the design of the their organic mattresses.
Have you considered investing in an organic mattress? What are the key factors that will help you to make a better decision? Let’s chat about it in the comments! Hopefully this post and review of the Naturepedic organic mattress will help you get closer to owning an organic mattress of your own!