Tips for Buying an Eco-Friendly Mattress

Posted By on Dec 11, 2014


Besides being comfortable, the mattress should also be Eco-friendly, especially if you want a durable one that will protect your health. Remember to look for certified organic mattresses made of natural fabrics that smell and feel good and try to keep your waste at a minimum level if you ant to protect the environment.
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Pay attention to the smell

Every time you buy something, you should ask for the opinion of your nose because it rarely fools you, which is also valid when buying a mattress. If you sense a strange plastic odor, it is likely that the materials are synthetic, based on chemicals that are harmful to the environment. The manufacturing process is very important and an unpleasant smell could mean that chemicals and pesticides were used along the process. A strong and unpleasant smell will also affect your sleep so you should pay attention to this aspect and only choose a mattress that has a natural and normal smell.
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Check out the fabric it is made of

  • Not every latex mattress is harmful because you can also find mattresses made of natural latex that is made of rubber tree while synthetic latex is made of petrochemicals. Also, cheaper latex is more likely to be made of chemicals, so you may want to invest a little more in a quality latex mattress that will be more durable and comfortable, while still being less expensive than other models. We advise you to read the reviews published on bestmattress.guru. Those reviews feature the pros and cons of each mattress and they also take into account the materials from which the mattresses are made of.
  • The memory foam mattresses are the most common available on the market but it is also the less eco-friendly since it is made of polyurethane, so you should try to avoid this type if you are looking for a green mattress. The latex mattress can provide the same properties and be a more environmentally friendly model than the memory foam one and it will retain less body heat.
  • Mattresses made of wool, cashmere, mohair and horsehair are becoming more and more present on the market as an eco-friendly option, although they are not as friendly as you may think, especially because they tend to shed very fast and the livestock is not an aspect to neglect.
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  • The cotton mattress can be considered as an eco-friendly one only if the cotton is organic, if not it contains a high level of pesticides and chemicals. You can look for a model that has cotton interior and a cotton cover, but it is not the most durable type of all.
  • The coconut mattress is often used as an option for baby mattresses because it is anti-allergic, comfortable, light and since it is made of coconut shell, it is natural and environmentally friendly.
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Recycle your old mattress when you decide to buy a new one

A good idea of being protective to the environment is to recycle your old mattress when you decide to buy a new one. Besides, some manufacturers even offer you a discount in the new mattress if you give them your old one, so this will bring you double benefits and you can take the opportunity to buy a model of higher quality.