Finding A Bed Mattress

I'm currently looking into buying a new mattress. I often have trouble falling asleep at night and waking up feeling well-rested. Does anyone have any suggestions of which brand or type of mattress they would recommend? I put a lot of importance on getting quality sleep each night, so I really want to invest in a good mattress to improve my sleep quality especially now that I have a Zeo to track everything (I'm hoping to go from sleeping 8 hours to at least 6.5). Thanks in advance!
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  • There can be only one. Tempur-pedic.
  • edited May 2012
    http://www.mulliganmattress.com/

    Chemical free natural latex mattress



    We have this and love it!


  • http://www.mulliganmattress.com/

    Chemical free natural latex mattress



    We have this and love it!




    Looks like a very nice bed. However, I'm on the east coast (Washington DC area) so it doesn't look like I would be able to test out that brand. After doing a bit of research, I think I'm going to try out a Simmons Beautyrest Comforpedic (http://www.beautyrest.com/beds/comforpedic). It's gotten very good reviews from many different websites. However, I'm not sure if it has chemicals or anything that could have health concerns. I guess what I'm looking for is the most "bulletproof" bed I can find, if such a thing exists!
  • 'bdm4' wrote:


    Looks like a very nice bed. However, I'm on the east coast (Washington DC area) so it doesn't look like I would be able to test out that brand. After doing a bit of research, I think I'm going to try out a Simmons Beautyrest Comforpedic (http://www.beautyres...eds/comforpedic). It's gotten very good reviews from many different websites. However, I'm not sure if it has chemicals or anything that could have health concerns. I guess what I'm looking for is the most "bulletproof" bed I can find, if such a thing exists!




    Just a caveat - we ended up getting something like that Simmons after finding out that the Tempur-pedics were on back-order for a few months. We've regretted not waiting ever since.



    I do not know a bunch about relative toxin levels in mattresses, but I do know that everyone I know with a Tempur-pedic sleeps better and LESS.



    Your mileage may vary.
  • See if you can find a mattress manufacturer in your area. If you can, you may be able to get them to build you one without using the toxic fire-retardant chemicals for much less than you'd pay for a fully organic mattress on line. We bought ours from "Seattle Mattress" (google them) and had it build to low-toxin specs with no pillow-top in the extra firm version using organic materials on top. It was around $600 total; so really not much more than your standard offering.



    I've actually heard bad things about tempurpedics in that they break down over time and are not so good for spine health. They also likely have toxins in the latex.



    There are a couple companies that make natural latex mattresses and futons though. But you're looking at a $2K+ solution. If it's in your budget, go for it...



    I sleep best on a very firm mattress...I'd sleep on the floor if my wife would let me...or join me.
  • I don't think it's hard finding a chemical free mattress w/a Google search in your area. We tried Savvyrest and really liked them. They are actually from Virginia. We decided to go with Mulligan because of cost. We bought one for our borderline asperger's kid too. Since changing his mattress and eating a Paleo diet, he has improved signifcantly. When he was younger, we had heavy metal testing done. He had high levels of antimony among other things. Antimony is used in fire retartant chemicals. I've always been suspicious of our mattresses, the new carpet we had installed when he was really young, and fire retardants that are required on all baby things, including PJ's. If you are planning on kids or more kids, I would seriously consider weighing the chemical/non chemical choices. That is just me-just to be safe. Good luck!



    http://www.savvyrest.com/
  • edited June 2012
    Hello,

    After all, each brand comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses and so far, the market hasn't produced that one mattress that can address all types of concerns under one company.



    Thanks
  • Whatever you get, make sure it's free of flame-retardants.
  • Highly recommend DUX. Or you could try an earthing mattress - but I think they are tempur, which I personally is not a fan of. Sleep well! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • I bought a kapok futon from here about 6 monts ago:



    http://zafu.net/futon.html



    No flame retardants, all organic. It's nice. The only drawback is it requires occasional fluffing.
  • Bdm4! Which mattress did you end up buying? I am looking for one too. Live in NYC. Thanks :)
  • I am very intrigued by this heating/cooling mattress http://www.chilitechnology.com/shop/chilibed-cooling-heating-mattress/ not sure about flame retardants though and it sure is expensive.


     


    I'm leaning more towards the organic futon route myself.


  • RodRod The Rodfather
    edited March 2013

    Have anyone tried ShikiBed?

    https://www.tuftandneedle.com/shikibed?gclid=CJiJk6LA4bUCFY6e4AodiEwAeA


     


     


    Funny you bring this up, I'm going to oder one soon. They are nice but if you can afford it, you can go all organic cotton/wool blend. Shiki bed still has some boric acid in it. 


     


     


    Update: I think I may pass because of the Boric Acid...


    Everything I learned about "biohacking" has been baby steps to "circadian biology", that's where the real biohacking comes in. You can buy a bunch of cool shit to "hack" but if you don't have context, you're not winning. Paleo is just a brand now and too many have opinions, it's on you to read and reread the material to not only find truth but to connect the dots. Much love to everyone who has helped me on my journey for restoring my health, please keep in touch. Feel free to message me with health questions [email protected] 

  • Funny you bring this up, I'm going to oder one soon. They are nice but if you can afford it, you can go all organic cotton/wool blend. Shiki bed still has some boron in it. 


    I found some research articles on PubMed regarding boron (boric acid) toxicity.  Boron doesn't seem to cause endocrine problems in humans.  At least it's not as harmful of a chemical as many "green" blogs make it out to be.  Here is the latest occupational study from Turkey...although, if you are into conspiracy theories, you could argue that Turks manipulated the sample set or data to show that those workers are not poisoned by boron :)


     


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23422246


     


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22686310

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