by theorganicbunny on
September 9, 2016

Why I Switched to an Organic Mattress

Let’s talk Fire Retardants ???? Did you know that most mattresses and couches are coated with toxic fire retardants that we are exposed to every time we rest on them? ???? According to the EWG, Scientists have now found that exposure to toxic fire retardant chemicals, at critical points in development, can damage the reproductive system and cause deficits in motor skills, learning, memory, and behavior. Some being carcinogenic!

It sounds crazy, but when mothers and children were tested, fire retardants like PBDEs and TDCIPPs were found more so in the children, as they are always putting objects treated with these chemicals, directly into their mouth and hands. Fire retardants can even migrate out of products and contaminate house dust which is, of course, where kids and pets play ????????????

How To Reduce Exposure?

Because these toxins can hide in crib mattresses, pillows, couches, bedding, car seats, carpet padding and our own mattresses, one of the first changes I made was removing my old Tempurpedic bed as it was full of toxins. Because I sleep for at least 8 hours a day, I had to start there first as I was subjecting myself to long term, repeated exposure more so than my couch I never sit on. I researched various Organic Mattress brands and decided to go with Savvy Rest as they had a local store that carried them for me to test out before deciding.

After about 3 months of sleeping on my new Savvy Rest Organic Mattress, I can finally say that I absolutely love it! I wanted to give it a fair shot before working on a review but so far, Kyle and I both are so happy with it. I was worried it would be less comfortable but honestly, it’s comfier than our old bed and I have way less aches and pains, all while no longer breathing in those toxic fumes ????

Stay tuned for a full review with pictures but for now, check out what the mattress looks like! If you have any questions about this process, just let me know!

6 thoughts on “Why I Switched to an Organic Mattress”

  1. Hi Amanda,

    I have a tempurpedic as well. Does this bed have a similar feel/memory foam? Do you have recomendations for pillows and sheets?

  2. Monica, Latex feels very different than memory foam. Rather than the feeling of melting in or feeling stuck with memory foam, latex is more buoyant and gives more push back in areas that need it, I.e. lower back. I’ve slept on a Sleep Number for years and latex is hands down the most comfortable mattress that I’ve ever slept on.

    Thanks for your review Amanda!

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