Traditional mattresses are created using a wide range of chemicals and glues which are bad for both your health and the environment. There are a couple of different types of eco-friendly mattresses, such as a mattress with a latex core (entirely made from the sap of rubber trees) which is a renewable energy source. It is hard to find an eco-friendly mattresses you can try out before buying, so your best bet is calling your local mattress stores and asking if they carry any brands of eco-friendly mattresses (and if not, ask if they can point you in the right direction). Before buying an eco-friendly mattress make sure to do plenty of research beforehand.
Here are 4 important benefits to keep in mind when deciding to purchase an eco-friendly mattress.
When it comes to your health, everything is a factor from what you eat, to how you move, and how you sleep. Your sleep is actually a vital factor in your health. And if you don’t get good quality sleep, you won’t be able to function properly. With an eco-friendly mattress, you can sleep soundly knowing not only that you’re on a bed that is full of support and comfort for a good night’s sleep, but it also anti-microbial and made of biodegradable materials and a mattress that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals.
You will spend about one third of your life in bed, so why go for anything less than comfortable? Unlike others, eco-friendly mattresses have many comfort pros, but no cons. Their main comfort features though are their ability to regulate body temperature more freely and easily than other mattresses, and they match themselves to the shape of your body, allowing you to have a more natural sleep.
Latex mattresses are made out of the sap from rubber trees, (which attributes to their comfort and health benefits), and allows them fully bio-degradable. With the use of these materials to make the beds, this means that they are the most eco-friendly mattresses available, unlike other mattresses that are filled with synthetic chemicals and fumes.
Durability is an important factor when making such a large purchase. On average, most mattresses will show signs of sagging within 2 years and need to be replaced between 7-10 years of use. But with a latex mattress, they will last up to 20 years before a replacement is needed. And since they’re eco-friendly, this not only saves you money but it saves on the environment too
Keep in mind
Purchasing a queen-size mattress made with all certified organic fabrics and an all-natural latex core starts around $1,400 and can travel upwards of $6,000. Green mattresses tend to last much longer – some come with 20-year guarantees – but that’s still a major investment over a conventional product that costs a third as much.
Sources: treehugger.com, ( http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/how-to-buy-mattress.html ), sleepjunkie.com, ( http://www.sleepjunkie.org/all-about-eco-friendly-mattress-options/)