Mattress facts and resources for the conscious consumer.
HealTH & TOXICITY
What’s inside? We dug deep to find out that some mattress materials may be hurting your health more than just a poor night's sleep.
Even though 90% of a foam mattress can be recycled, majority of them end up in landfills, taking up huge amounts of space for over a decade.
green mattress brands
We've rated some of the greenest mattress brands and pulled the covers off those who suck.
Finding your "perfect mattress" may include things like being comfortable, good support, and a cheap delivery option. But what about its health and earth-friendliness? The market industry is moving away from traditional spring mattresses and towards memory foam, but many will brush over how that foam is made, especially the materials they put into it, like VOC chemicals, flame retardants, and even heavy metals.
- Foam mattresses must be treated with chemical flame retardants to meet industry standards, but they can be hazardous to your health
- Most foam mattresses can "off-gas" meaning it can give off chemicals, like formaldehyde, in a gaseous form
- Foam Mattresses may contain adhesives that carry Heavy Metals such as Mercury, Indium, and even Lead
Learn more about the indoor air quality and Volatile Organic Compounds
Find out what happens to a mattress when it lands in a landfill, and how the industry is planning on changing it.