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What is a Natural Mattress Really?

Family lounging together worry-free because they bought a natural mattress.

What is a Natural Mattress Really?

Sleeping on a natural mattress can make a big difference in your overall health. It also affects your impact on the environment, so it’s important to know what to look for when you’re ready to shop for a non-toxic mattress.

Mark Hisle, the owner of Mark’s Mattress Outlet, developed his line of Sleep Natural mattresses after customers began asking for a more affordable memory foam mattress alternative. Hisle responded to their requests by making a mattress that would relieve joint pressure, but also provide a non-toxic sleep surface. Sleep Natural mattresses are everything a customer could want, and they’re definitely worth considering as you search for a healthier bed.

How a Natural Mattress is Different From Conventional Beds

Many traditional mattresses are made of petroleum-based polyester, nylon and polyurethane foam — all of which emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air in your room. Conventional mattresses may also be treated with flame-retardant (FR) chemicals including boric acid, phosphates and silicone, and can even be wrapped in flame-resistant fibers consisting of chemicals you can’t even pronounce.

With increased consumer awareness about the harmful elements in mattresses, many manufacturers are making beds and labeling them as “natural” or “green.” These mattresses are likely to be marketed to provide healthier sleep because they’re made with:

  • Natural latex from rubber trees rather than petroleum-based polyurethane
  • Foams that don’t emit VOCs
  • No harmful flame retardant chemicals, and instead are wrapped in non-flammable untreated wool

A family playing on their nautral mattress since it doesn't off-gas like other foam beds.

Why a Natural Mattress is Better for Your Health

Years ago we didn’t know that smoking and saturated fats are bad for you, but with research we’re now aware of their ill effects. The same thing about the chemicals in traditional mattresses. According to New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola, a non toxic mattress is key to combating a number of health problems.

  • If your mattress contains boric acid, a toxic respiratory irritant to kill roaches, or antimony, a metal as toxic as formaldehyde, your risk of cancer increases.
  • Polyurethane foam in your mattress may contain PBDEs. These disrupt the natural processes responsible for releasing hormones.  They also alter calcium signaling in your brain, which is critical for learning.
  • Flame-retardant chemicals found in some mattresses can lead to birth defects, infertility, behavioral problems in children and reduced IQ scores.

And when it comes to respiratory problems, sleeping on a natural mattress can provide big improvements.

  • Natural latex is resistant to mold and dust mites. It even deters bed bugs — a cause of allergies in millions of Americans.
  • Wool is resistant to mold and bacteria for a cleaner sleep surface that promotes better breathing.

Parents don't have to worry about harmful chemicals being injested by their kids on a natural mattress.

What Makes Sleep Natural the Best Non-Toxic Mattress

While some mattress manufacturers only claim to have a natural product, Sleep Natural delivers on our promise.  And finally, we only use locally sourced natural American-made materials. As a result, here’s what you’ll find in a Sleep Natural mattress:

  • Natural latexes made from local sustainable rubber trees with no pesticides
  • Organic Cotton grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers
  • Wild-harvested bamboo fabrics that are chemical-free
  • Non-toxic foams that are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they:
    • Are formaldehyde free
    • Contain no ozone depleters, no CFC’s
    • Emit low emissions for indoor air quality
    • Contain no mercury, lead, or other heavy materials

The important question is: Is a Sleep Natural mattress comfortable? Absolutely!  You won’t find a more natural mattress that improves your health, helps you sleep better, AND is affordable.

Try the Best Natural Mattress in the Industry

Instead of trying to decide which “green mattress” in retail stores is actually natural, trust Sleep Natural. No matter what your sleep preferences are, there’s a non-toxic Sleep Natural mattress that’s sure to help you rest better, improve your health AND fit your budget. Find Sleep Natural at a Mark’s Mattress Outlet near you, or shop our selection online today.

Try a Sleep Natural Mattress For Yourself

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly memory foam mattress that relieves joint pressure, keeps your spine in alignment, and also improves circulation, it’s worth the savings to check out a Sleep Natural bed. You can explore the features online or see how a Sleep Natural Mattress feels at any store location.

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