Natural mattresses can be pricey, no doubt about it. But people who buy them feel they are well worth the money.
What would motivate some people to shell out their hard-earned cash to buy such beds when so many good, comfortable mattresses are available for much less? Well, there are a number of reasons:
- Health reasons — you may have allergies or chemical sensitivities to synthetic materials and pesticides that make buying a natural mattress a necessary expense for medical reasons.
- Environmental reasons — you may have concerns about planetary health that cause you to place a higher priority on reducing your carbon footprint, avoiding petroleum-based foam, avoiding chemical pesticides and herbicides, and using materials that are sustainable for the planet.
- Emotional reasons — you just feel better knowing that your mattress is made from natural materials. It’s not just a decision based on reason or statistics — it has an emotional component that makes the purchase a no-brainer for you while others are shaking their heads at the extra cost.
What is the difference between natural mattresses and organic mattresses? Organic mattresses go one step further by using certified organic materials for the padding and fabric. In addition, the ultimate organic mattress would contain the following environmentally friendly and sustainable materials: