Organic Mattresses

What is the best organic mattress that is compatible with an adjustable bed? Found one dealer in Phoenix but they couldn’t guarantee that their product was 100% ORGANIC

Hi Harley,

I think the first thing I would suggest is to define what you mean by organic and why an “organic” mattress is important to you because it can have many different meanings to different people and is used in many ways in the industry either as a factual description of the materials in a mattress or as a marketing tool. Many people that are looking for an “organic” mattress are really looking for a “safe” mattress which can be two different things. Of course some people are also concerned with the farming methods used to produce the raw materials in the mattress but even here there are materials used in the industry (such as wool) that use organic farming methods where the producer didn’t wish to go through the cost of an organic certification and pass these costs on to their customers. There is more about the different levels of organic certifications in post #2 here and the posts it links to.

If you are looking for a mattress where the mattress itself is certified organic “as a whole” rather than a mattress that just uses organic materials then the only two manufacturers that have a factory that is certified organic are Organicpedic by OMI/Lifekind and Naturepedic and both of these manufacture some mattresses that are certified organic “as a whole” but are in higher budget ranges.

If you are looking for a mattress where all the materials are certified organic but the mattress itself isn’t then you would have a much wider range of choices in lower budget ranges and if you are OK with a mattress that uses natural materials that are “safe” but don’t have an organic certification or even synthetic materials that are “safe” then your options would be much wider yet.

The most important part of a mattress purchase is how well a mattress matches your specific needs and preferences in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) and a mattress that works perfectly for one person may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on regardless of whether it is organic or the quality of the materials in the mattress so there is no single “best” mattress or manufacturer … only a mattress that is “best for you”.

Mattresses that use pocket coils or foam (polyfoam, latex foam, or memory foam) in their support layers are all generally suitable for use on an adjustable bed as long as they are not so thick that they don’t bend and conform easily on the adjustable bed. Most mattresses that use an innerspring with a border wire and helical wires to join the springs together aren’t generally suitable for an adjustable bed unless they are specially customized so they can bend without damaging the mattress.

The first place I would start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you find the “best mattress for you” regardless of whether it would be the best choice for someone else.