The first step
Why is a healthy mattress important? Because it is one of the first and largest steps in creating a healthier sleeping environment!
There are several reasons for this. First of all, we spend approximately one-third of our life sleeping. Because of this, your mattress has the largest contribution to a healthy sleeping environment. Secondly, having the best and even customized support helps us have the deepest and most restorative sleep. Finally, because your body and mind are being healed, restored, and recharged during sleep, it should be the healthiest choice possible so that your body can concentrate on these important functions.
What makes up a healthy mattress?
Let’s talk about what the healthiest mattresses do not contain: Flame retardant or stain-resistant chemicals. Foam cushioning. Phthalates, PBDE’s, petrochemicals. In our 17 years in business, we have sought out the best organic, luxury, and natural mattresses, holding to the standard that they will be chemical-free.
Conversely, the healthiest mattresses are made up of natural and organic materials – products found in nature. This includes organic latex, cotton, wool, cashmere, horsehair, mohair, and horsetail. These natural materials are breathable and comfortable. You can sleep cooler for a deeper sleep. They are also durable. Typically, they are hypoallergenic because they are resistant to dust mites. They also provide superior support, sometimes even allowing customization by the side or by zone. This brings us to our next point.
Finally, a healthy mattress is the healthiest mattress for you – in other words, it is tailored to your needs. Looking at, talking about, and trying out various mattresses will help you know what the most comfortable mattress is for you. Some people prefer firm mattresses, others plush. Some people need different support tailored by zone. Also, consider your sleep position and how that will impact the type of support you need. And of course, chemical sensitivities and allergies need to be taken into account. By finding the mattress that is best for you, you will contribute to a much deeper and more restorative night of sleep.
What are the various types of healthy mattresses?
There are several different types of mattresses, such as cotton, innerspring, pocketed coil, latex, or a hybrid combination. You can find our best picks as well as an explanation of the various types of mattresses in our blog post: Best Organic Mattresses 2021.
Here are a few questions to consider when buying your healthy mattress:
- Do you prefer a plush or firm mattress?
- Do some parts of your body require more support than others?
- Any allergies?
- Are you a side, back, or stomach sleeper – or do you change position?
- What is your price range?
- What mattress size are you looking for?
- Will you need a foundation?
We are always glad to walk through these questions with you and talk about your options. Choosing a mattress is a big decision, and we are happy to assist you in taking all the time you need to make this important choice for your health and comfort.
For more info, check out How the Best Quality Mattress Can Lead to Your Best Quality of Life.
For information on how to choose a healthy pillow, please read our companion blog titled A Healthy Pillow.
Your mattress should have a mattress protector to safeguard your investment and for your comfort. Here’s our Guide to Choosing a Mattress Protector.