Life is full of choices. Since industrialization, these choices have become more complex with the number of manufacturing chemicals used in the production of everything from food and household cleaners, to beauty products and beds. While there have been no proven health risks from the substances in mattresses, environmental chemist Heather Stapleton from Duke University says that’s because it’s virtually impossible to track the long-term effects of exposure.
“There are plenty of lab studies that show that these compounds are harmful. It's just a question of what levels people are exposed to,” she explained.
There is a silver lining, though. People who choose to limit their exposure to potential toxins as a lifestyle choice can choose from a number of organic mattress brands for a sounder night’s sleep.
The many advantages of organic mattresses include:
There are many organic mattress brands on the market, but a few of our favorites include:
Other top brands are committed to manufacturing healthier mattresses, but are not certified organic. For instance, all Simmons BeautyRest mattresses have a CertiPUR-US seal, which means:
Similarly, Englander offers eco-friendly, soy-based visco and/or natural latex derived from environmentally responsible sources. Their Nature’s Finest® mattresses:
Mattress World Northwest is a great place to begin your eco-friendly and organic mattress search. We offer several of the leading brands and a full staff of highly trained, knowledgeable Sleep Specialists who are happy to answer the most complex questions regarding organic labeling and manufacturing. We’re happy to let you test out multiple floor models that match your high standards for firmness and cushioning, while also meeting discerning criteria for health and environmental friendliness. Stop by one of our 11 mattress stores in Portland Oregon to learn more and feel the difference an organic mattress can make.