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7 Benefits Of Organic Mattresses

Benefits Of Organic Mattresses

These days, it can feel nearly impossible to avoid toxic chemicals. That’s because many unsuspecting household products contain them, from processed foods to perfumes. 

While you can’t avoid toxins entirely, you can take steps to mitigate your exposure to them. As a health-conscious consumer, you may already buy organic produce and review your cosmetics’ ingredient lists with care. 

In addition to that, you should consider investing in an organic mattress.

Organic mattresses are made of certified organic cotton, certified organic latex, and other similar natural mattress materials. Below, we’ll break down the many benefits of the best organic mattress and highlight some affordable options.

#1 No Harmful Toxins or Chemicals

Conventional mattress types are typically treated with a slew of chemicals. These chemicals are used to make the mattress resistant to:

  • Fire
  • Mold
  • Fungus
  • Moisture

Over time, chemically-treated mattresses can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air while you sleep. When exposed to VOCs, some people may experience headaches, nausea, dizziness, asthma, allergies, or nasal irritation. VOCs have also been linked to infertility, developmental issues, and neurological problems.

If you want to limit your exposure to VOCs and other toxic chemicals, organic mattresses are an excellent option. That’s because these mattresses are made of all-natural, non-toxic materials, such as organic latex, cotton, and wool. Subsequently, the best organic mattress type is free of harmful dyes, flame retardants, adhesives, and pesticides.

#2 Superior Temperature Regulation

Maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the night can make or break your sleep quality. After all, nothing disturbs a night of sleep like waking up in a hot sweat.

With an organic mattress, you’re much less likely to wake up from temperature-related issues. That’s because organic materials, such as natural latex, cotton and wool, are naturally breathable. As a result, the organic material composition can help keep you cool in the hotter months and warm and cozy when winter rolls around.

#3 Naturally Hypoallergenic

Over time, mattresses can attract mold, fungus, dust mites, and other debris. These components can trigger allergies in some individuals, resulting in itchiness, headaches, and respiratory issues.

If you suffer from these conditions, you’ll be happy to know that many organic mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic. Wool and natural latex (two common organic mattress materials) are also naturally resistant to the following common allergens:

  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Mildew

#4 Naturally Fire-Resistant

Most mattresses are treated with flame retardants to ensure they don’t catch on fire when exposed to open flames. While flame retardants are meant to keep you safe, some have been shown to have carcinogenic effects.

With an organic mattress or natural mattress type, you don’t have to choose between fire safety and cancer prevention—these mattresses’ materials are naturally flame-resistant.

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#5 Enhanced Durability

Organic mattresses typically last longer than their non-organic counterparts. 

In fact, while standard mattresses can stay in decent condition for seven to 15 years, organic mattresses boast a lifespan of up to 25. This extended lifespan is a testament to their quality and durability.

#6 Exceptional Comfort and Support

When your mattress provides sufficient support, you’re much less likely to wake up with aches and pains. But the ideal mattress firmness depends on your weight and sleeping position as a sleeper.

Fortunately, organic mattresses are available in a wide range of firmnesses. What’s more, they’re often better at distributing your body’s weight and molding to the shape of your frame than their conventional counterparts. For this reason, it’s helpful to try out an organic mattress or latex mattress in person at a store so that you can feel the difference compared to other, non-organic mattresses. 

In a side-by-side comparison, you’ll discover that organic mattresses are some of the most comfortable on the market.

#7 Eco-Friendliness

An increasing number of consumers want to be conscious of their environmental impact. If you’re one of them, you can make a noteworthy difference by opting for an organic mattress or latex mattress.

Organic mattresses are made of biodegradable materials, so you don’t need to worry about them sitting in landfills for decades after you’re done using them. Better yet, you can rest assured that no pesticides were used in their production.

How to Find an Affordable Organic Mattress?

Like organic food, organic mattresses can cost more than those that don’t have an organic certification. Even so, there are still plenty of affordable options on the market.

For instance, the Avocado Eco Organic Medium Mattress is available for just $699. This Avocado Green mattress is made of the following components:

  • GOLS-certified organic latex
  • GOTS-certified organic cotton
  • Temperature-regulating wool
  • Body-contouring coils

Since this Avocado Green mattress is free of toxic flame retardants, fiberglass, and polyurethane foam, it’s earned itself the coveted MADE SAFE non-toxic seal.

Invest in Your Health With an Organic Mattress From Mancini’s Sleepworld

Are you ready to enhance your sleep quality with an organic mattress? If so, explore our selection of organic mattresses at Mancini's Sleepworld today.

As a premier mattress retailer in the San Francisco Bay Area, we pride ourselves on carrying the highest-quality bed products, including Avocado organic mattresses and bed sheets

When you shop with us, we’ll act as your mattress matchmaker and make sure you receive the best mattress for your sleep needs. 


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