Whether you’re looking for the best mattress for side-sleepers, vegans, seniors, or other specific sleep need, the LeafScore Guide to Mattresses has you covered.
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A new mattress can make a world of difference to how you sleep, your sex life, recovery from illness, and even the air quality in your home. With so many mattresses on the market, though, it can be confusing to know which is right for you. Leaf Score’s Head of Research, Leigh Matthews guides you through the process of choosing a new mattress that is more sustainable, supportive, and sleep-friendly.
What you’ll find in the Leaf Score Guide to Mattresses
The LeafScore Mattress Guide is divided into three core sections:
- Mattresses 101 (what to watch out for and which materials are better for people and planet)
- Mattress brand reviews
- Mattress recommendations based on your sleep style and needs.
Below, you’ll find links to our Best Of lists, where we recommend eco-friendly, non-toxic mattresses to suit your budget, sleep-style, body-type, and needs.
Unlike most Best Of mattress lists you’ll find online or in print, our picks are all genuinely eco-friendly, organic, and non-toxic. There’s no greenwashing here, and all reviews and picks are unbiased and impartial.
LeafScore top picks for eco-friendly, organic, non-toxic mattresses
Many of the best eco-friendly, non-toxic mattresses appear several times on our Best Of lists and our main list of the best organic mattresses. This is because they can be customized to suit different sleepers’ needs. Some mattresses can’t be customized, though, and because no two individuals sleep the same way, what makes one mattress a perfect choice for some makes it a nightmare for others.
Making sure you get a new mattress that suits your body type, sleep-style and other preferences is key to a good night’s sleep. To help guide that process, here are our top picks for:
- Heavier adults
- Lighter adults
- Back pain.
And if you’re mostly interested in a quick and easy set-up, here are our top picks for an eco-friendly, non-toxic mattress in a box.
We also offer recommendations of the best sustainable:
Already have a mattress in mind? Check out our Mattress Reviews. If it’s sustainable and safe, we’ve probably reviewed it!
What’s in your mattress?
There’s a lot to learn about mattresses, and plenty to consider when choosing a new place to rest your head. A mattress is also a big purchase and can carry a big environmental footprint. As such, it pays to do your research up front and find something that will work for you for years to come.
This guide also covers important certifications to look for when choosing a new mattress, and why some mattress certifications don’t mean much!
With so much greenwashing and hyperbole in the mattress industry it’s hard to know which brands are doing it right.
The Leaf Score Guide to Mattresses can help you make smart choices about where you sleep. If you’re looking for a new mattress for you or your kids, rest easy, we’ve got you covered.
Unlike synthetic foam mattresses, organic mattresses tend to remain comfortable for sleep for at least a decade, if not much longer. Natural materials like latex don’t break down as quickly and are more resistant to indentation, though this depends on firmness and manufacturing quality. It’s actually quite common these days to see lifetime warranties, or at least a 25-year warranty, on eco-friendly organic mattresses!
Given the durability and longevity of a quality organic mattress, it’s even more important to choose your new mattress wisely. After all, it could last the rest of your life! This is one reason why we love layered, home-assembly mattresses that let you switch out layers even years after your initial purchase. That way, you can keep refreshing your mattress and reconfigure your sleep space if your needs change down the line.