As people seek to live healthier, more environmentally-friendly lifestyles, more mattress shoppers are considering organic. But you might be asking yourself, is an organic mattress really worth the extra cost? In this blog post, we’re breaking down the top 10 reasons to sleep organic (and how Happsy is helping to make it more affordable).
1. No scary chemicals (or chemical smell)
Have you ever opened a new mattress, only to notice a funny, synthetic smell? That odor could actually be caused from the off gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in many non-organic mattresses. These chemicals help mattress companies keep prices low, but they can be absorbed into your body as you sleep. You might want to consider paying a little more for a healthier, safer mattress.
2. Naturally flame resistant
Most traditional mattresses are made from extremely flammable foams, and in order to pass the industry's mandatory fire safety tests, they treat their mattresses with chemical flame retardants. This is less expensive than using naturally flame-resistant materials, but wouldn't you rather have a mattress that wasn't flammable to start with?
3. Breathable fabrics mean you sleep cool
You're cooler when you wear a cotton t-shirt than you are wearing synthetic fabrics, and the same principle applies to your mattress. Nearly every mattress brand out there claims to have sleep-cool properties, but in reality, no matter what fancy engineering is at play, manufactured materials will simply never be as breathable as their natural, organic counterparts.
4. Durable materials last longer
While memory foam mattresses start breaking down and sinking almost instantly, mattresses using organic wool, organic cotton and organic latex have been shown to hold their shape for years and years. So, although they might be slightly more expensive, organic mattresses are built to last.
5. Better for you and the planet
Traditional mattresses contain adhesives and flame retardants that can contaminate our bedrooms and the world around us. Organic mattresses are made up of renewable, biodegradable materials that are processed without the use of pesticides, bleaches and dyes. By purchasing an organic mattress, you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint and promote a more sustainable planet.
6. Ethical sourcing you can feel good about
We can't speak for all organic mattress companies, but when you buy an organic mattress from Happsy, you can rest easy knowing the materials were sourced responsibly. Our latex is tapped from rubber trees, while keeping the health and structure of the trees intact. Our organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, toxic fertilizers and GMOs. And our wool is shorn from free-roaming sheep, without causing stress to the animals or the environment.
7. Cradles your body for comfortable sleep
While foam mattresses can cause you to sink in and get hot, organic mattresses combine materials such as organic latex, organic wool and organic cotton to offer the ideal balance of cool and comfortable. Latex is buoyant and bouncy, wool is soft and resilient and cotton offers breathable, luxurious comfort.
8. Support where you need it most
Many of today's mattress brands are simply a rectangle of foam without an internal support system. Sure, these mattresses are less expensive to produce, but they also don’t offer the same level of support. We recommend opting for an organic mattress with a foundation of pocketed springs, especially if you're looking for back support and pressure-point relief.
9. Perfect for sleepers with allergies or sensitivities
While traditional mattresses are prone to dust mites, mold and other allergens, organic mattresses use antimicrobial materials that could help prevent these unwanted pests. However, organic mattresses do contain cotton, wool and latex, so if you have a sensitivity to one or more of these items, you should consult with a health professional before purchasing.
10. Better for kids and babies
The littlest sleepers have the most to gain from organic mattresses. They spend the most time in bed, and many have not yet built up immunities to traditional mattress adhesives, VOCs and fire-retardants. Not to mention kids' mattresses are smaller, so the investment is much more manageable.
If the higher price tags have made you shy away from organic mattresses in the past, now is the time to reconsider. With our innovative design and direct-to-consumer model, Happsy has made organic sleep more accessible than ever.
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