1. Most typical mattresses wear out in eight years. Consumer Reports said that. In fact, if you research organic mattress made from all-natural latex foam rubber it typically offers great long-lasting shape and supports 15 to 20 years.
2. All-natural latex rubber comes from a quick growth tree. Standard Polyurethane Foam (PU) foam in mattresses is a derivative from oil. Can’t grow that or replace it.
3. Standard PU foam in standard mattresses quickly gets body impressions or body indentations because companies opt to fill them with low-grade foam. Organic latex rubber does what rubber does best, bounces back and keeps its shape like a ball, tire, or rubber band.
4. PU foam is synthetic chemical coagulation or plastic. Latex rubber is virtually no toxic chemicals and very simple in its composition.
5. Organic mattresses do not off-gas and good ones have a minimal smell. Conventional mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and even waterbeds have a strong chemical smell when they are first unpackaged and chemical smells can linger for quite a long time.
6. Nearly every mattress made today brand name and non-brand name uses chemicals to comply with federally mandated laws for fire safety and fire retardancy. Most organic mattresses comply naturally using organically raised wool to limit mattress burn rates and comply with the CPSC law TB1633FR in a healthy manner.
7. Chemicals used as fire retardants have not been tested in a long term or short term sleep applications. The result for us is sales pitches from manufacturers claiming only trace chemical amounts. So we really do not know what or if we are breathing nauseous chemicals and dealing with absorption of chemicals through the skin that we don’t understand much less what their effect might be.
8. Mattress manufacturers are not required to disclose what chemicals are contained in mattresses to make them FR compliant. Do you know what is in organically raised wool? If it is certified wool like most organic mattresses, No chemicals.
9. Naturally grown thread made from organic cotton makes not only high quality and very durable cover but again limits the human body to no harmful chemical exposure. On the other hand, the typical mattress and boxspring fabric cover are comprised of mostly synthetics with very minimal amounts of natural material.
10. One strips and rapes the Earths land while giving back absolutely nothing. The other is built from renewable, sustainable, replenishable, and healthy resources and is almost 100 recyclable.
In summation, the reality is that regular mattresses have been built for years by an industry that hasn’t cared or done much to speak of environmentally for years. Compare that to an emerging environmentally friendly, long-lasting, comfortably supportive, and a virtually no toxic chemicals alternative at comparable prices. To me, organic mattresses have become a no brainer and may very well become a mainstream mattress choice out of necessity.