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Good, Better, Best: Green Mattresses

While green home products are often more expensive than regular products, they're also better for you. There's a lot of offgassing that happens with regular mattresses, which can cause respiratory problems and illness. Considering that your face is breathing in those fumes for seven or eight hours a night, you might want to pony up a few more benjamins for a greener variety in your next mattress purchase.

Good: My sister's been sleeping on an Ikea Sultan Erfjord ($999, queen) for the past few months, and says the bed is "resiliant, but conforms to my body. It didn't have that new mattress smell, either, so I knew it wasn't offgassing much." This green mattress can be found in an easily accessible box store, and it's constructed from natural and synthetic latex, silk, eco-cotton and wool wadding.

Two even nicer green mattresses follow, so

Better : Even though the Keetsa Green Tea Supreme ($999.99, queen) is less than a dollar more than the Ikea mattress, it packs a ton of quality into that tiny price differential. The core and top of th Green Tea Supreme are made of recyclable high density memory foam, which cradles you in pressure-free sleep, and even if you have a sleeping partner who tosses and turns, you won't be jostled. The foam itself is embedded with—yeah, that's right—green tea, which helps the mattress smell super sweet, and flecks of silver embedded in the fibers keep the whole thing germ-free.

When I went to Keetsa's showroom in downtown San Francisco, I was surprised by the small size of the store. But because Keetsa keeps its business small and efficient, it's able to keep prices super-low as well. Keetsa also offers free shipping on all of the mattresses.

Best: Made in Sonoma County in Northern California, the EcoChoices Organic Cotton & Wool European Tufted Mattress ($1,138, queen)
blends organic cotton with natural wool to create what the company claims to be "the best mattress for a good night's rest." The natural fibers, which are from Sonoma County wool and organic cotton, allow air circulation and breathability for a healthier sleeping environment.

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BeverlyGer BeverlyGer 4 years
This is a nice list for the more basic and lower-cost latex mattresses; however, I found that it really is hard to find a mattress that really lives up to its promises and is not greenwashed at these pricing points. I researched Savvyrest, Plushbeds, TheNaturalSleepStore, SleepEZ and Habitatfurnishings and finally went with Plushbeds - their 8" Botanical Bliss - Just to be on the safe side, I decided to pay the premium and have the assurance of natural materials.
spirity spirity 7 years
We recently had a green closet built in our home and we're very pleased with the company that had built it. Our real struggle came when we were looking for a green mattress. The confusion was with so many choices and what is a green mattress defined by the company that manufactures it. After a lot of research we decided to purchase from a small family owned company outside of Chicago My Green We felt that this company explained the most on why their mattress line is considered green and that buying green also has to do with the company footprint itself. My Green Mattress makes a grand effort to do what it can to be green today and be greener tomorrow. Think about it if a huge company makes a green mattress but wastes a lot of energy and produces a lot of waste in the process then is that mattress really green? Did I mention that if you buy from them locally they deliver with moving blankets so there is no plastic to throw in the garbage. Sleeping Green! Spirit
spacykc24 spacykc24 8 years
I need one!
spacykc24 spacykc24 8 years
I need one!
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Mmm, I want!
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 9 years
i have a savvyrest all natural latex mattress that is just about the best purchase i have ever made. seriously.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
these are all good choices Casa! I have a problem with all of them, though - I wouldn't use any of them because of the silk or wool in them (i'm vegan), so i am trying to find a good alternative (maybe just natural latex and organic cotton or something) for my roommate who needs a new bed when we get home.Its so cool that 2 of the mattresses you chose are made relatively locally - how extra green!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
This is a fantastic post! I have been sleeping on a Tempurpedic mattress for a couple of years, and I wrap it in a Organic Cotton Dust Mite Encasing to keep the dust mites away, but that green tea mattress intrigues me!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mmmm I need a new matress soon...mine is good but I need somehting better. I just need to keep saving...
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