The Environmental (and Health) Benefits of an Organic Mattress

We spend one-third of our daily lives in bed without knowing that what we sleep on affects us. Therefore, saying that your mattress is a lifelong investment in your health and comfort isn't an understatement. 

Many people, on hearing the word 'organic' think of food grown without using harmful pesticides. Not only food can be organic, a mattress can be organic too. The same way you are inspired to consume healthy foods should apply to choosing a mattress. 

Like organic foods which are grown without the use of dangerous pesticides, organic mattresses are made with natural materials like wool, latex and cotton that are not grown with the use of harmful chemicals. These natural materials are equally cultivated without using pesticides and their manufacturing processes are chemical free. 

Now, what are the benefits of organic mattresses? 

Why should we choose organic mattresses over the non-organic (or the synthetic) ones?  

Organic mattresses have a very high sustainability rate. Not only that, they have environmental benefits that ultimately impact on our wellbeing health because of the materials they are made of.

Durability is important benefit of organic mattress as they have a long life span. The materials used in making organic mattresses are flexible, durable and above all, long-lasting. 

Organic mattresses are not only durable, they are sustainable and biodegradable. The components―organic cotton, organic wool and organic latex―can be renewed and have low significance on the planet.        

One reason why organic mattresses are beneficial and thus sustainable is their strong resistance to flame. They do not need the use of harmful flame retardants because of the presence of organic wool. Wool is the only fiber that is naturally flame persistence. 

Organic wools are durable and elastic thereby preventing wool fibres from compressing and helping them to go back to their original structure. 

Organic Mattresses have health benefits too!

Organic latex is comfortable because it helps to put the body's natural outline in shape. 

Interestingly, organic mattresses are also hypo-allergenic nature. When something is hypoallergenic, it causes few or no allergic reactions. Because organic mattresses are chemical-free, pesticide-free and hypoallergenic, they are one non-toxic-mattress especially useful for people with allergies and respiratory problems.      

Another benefit of organic mattresses is their ability to regulate body temperature. They tend to stay cool in summer and warm in winter because of the presence of organic wool, organic cotton or organic latex which wick away body moisture thereby regulating body temperature.     

Are you wondering whether organic beds are suitable for infants? They are not only suitable, they are endorsed! Organic wool contains naturally inconsistent wool fibres that makes a cushion which helps soothe and cradle the baby. To add to this, they have the ability to regulate body temperature which helps in keeping your baby relaxed and comfortable. 

Organic mattresses must either be global organic textile standards (GOTS) or global organic latex standards (GOLS) certified. What this implies is that both the materials and the processing of either organic latex or organic cotton mattresses must have a minimum of 95% of either the organic cotton or organic latex.

And what if you’re not ready to invest in a new mattress? You can also invest in an organic mattress topper instead.

Posted in Sustainability on Dec 14, 2019