It’s 2020, and more people than ever are buying organic beds. Mattress manufacturers have heard the clamor, and have responded with a wide range of mattresses with eco-friendly designs, sustainable construction, and natural materials. In this new market, organic mattresses offer features and price-points that can rival the standard models.

Of course, trying to choose among so many options — each claiming to be the perfect choice — is hardly the stuff sweet dreams are made of.

Buying a mattress shouldn’t be this hard, and it doesn’t have to be. We know buying an organic mattress can be confusing, which is why we’ve put together a list of our favorite models on the market. Afterward, we’ll break down everything you need to know before your purchase, including what to look for, how much to budget for, and a guide to the most common organic certifications.

No matter your budget or sleep preferences, there’s an organic mattress for you. Check out our six favorites below.

Our Top Picks

Brooklyn Bedding Bloom – Personalized Firmness
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness Level: Medium-soft (4), Medium-firm (6), Firm (7-8)
  • Certifications: Oeko-Tex Standard 100% certified latex
  • Price: $1,799
Birch – Best for Back Sleepers
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness Level: Medium Firm (6)
  • Certifications: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified latex, Rainforest Alliance certified latex, PGG Wrightson Wool Integrity Program certified wool, Eco-INSTITUT certified
  • Price: $1,499
Awara – Best for Stomach Sleepers
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness Level: Medium Firm (6)
  • Certifications: Rainforest Alliance certified latex, GOLS certified latex, Certipur-US certified
  • Price: $1,199
Zenhaven – Best Flippable
  • Mattress Type: Latex
  • Firmness Level: Side 1: Medium-soft (4), Side 2: Firm (7-8)
  • Certifications: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified latex, GOLS certified latex, GOTS certified textiles
  • Price: $1,899
Plushbeds Botanical Bliss – Best for Side Sleepers
  • Mattress Type: Latex
  • Firmness Level: Medium (5), Firm (7-8)
  • Certifications: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified latex, GOLS certified latex, GOTS certified textiles, GreenGuard Gold certified, Eco-INSTITUT certified, Control Union certified, Forest Stewardship Council certified
  • Price: 9": $1,499, 10": $1,799, 12": $2,199
Latex for Less – Best Affordable Organic
  • Mattress Type: Latex
  • Firmness Level: Side 1: Medium-firm (6), Side 2: Firm (7-8)
  • Certifications: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified latex, GOTS certified textiles, Eco-INSTITUT certified
  • Price: 7": $899, 9": $999

Brooklyn Bedding Bloom – Personalized Firmness

Price: $1,799

Height: 13.5"

Firmness: Medium-soft (4), Medium-firm (6), Firm (7-8)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool: 3/5

Motion Isolation: 4/5

Edge Support: 3/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement: 4/5

Sex: 4/5

Off-Gassing: 4/5

 

Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid

Highlights:

  • Breathable Joma wool and organic cotton cover provides good airflow
  • Thick Talalay latex comfort layer relieves pressure with good responsiveness
  • Three firmness options allow for broad suitability

Ideal For:

  • Sleepers of all body shapes and position preferences
  • Couples and co-sleepers
  • People with mobility concerns

American sleep brand Brooklyn Bedding is well known for the solid construction and below-average price-points of their range of mattresses. Their eco-conscious offering, the high-performing Brooklyn Bedding Bloom, is no different.

Featuring three inches of natural, Oeko-Tex class 1 certified Talalay latex and a soft and breathable cover made from organic cotton and Joma wool, the Bloom is available in three firmness models.

As firmness is a critical factor in mattress suitability, being able to personalize the Bloom makes it appealing to almost all sleepers, regardless of body shape or how they like to sleep. Its extra-high profile and minimal contouring also make it a solid choice for people with mobility concerns.

Latex tends to sleep cool, and Brooklyn Bedding accentuates this by ventilating the comfort layer for better airflow. Beneath, the support core includes eight inches of pocketed steel coils and a 1-inch layer of high-density polyfoam. The polyfoam adds significant stability to the bed, though it may also make the Bloom less appealing to those looking for a bed with no synthetic materials.

With its reasonable price point, wide appeal, and excellent performance, the Bloom is likely to suit almost anybody looking for an eco-friendly bed. If you’re still not sure, take comfort in its 120-night sleep trial and 10-year, non-prorated warranty.


Birch – Best for Back Sleepers

Price: $1,449

Height: 11"

Firmness: Medium-firm (6)

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Pressure Point Relief: 3/5

Sleeps Cool: 4/5

Motion Isolation: 3/5

Edge Support: 4/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement: 4/5

Sex: 4/5

Off-Gassing: 4/5

Highlights:

  • Uses no synthetic materials and has multiple certifications for its sustainable construction
  • Budget-friendly price point and broad suitability make eco-friendliness accessible
  • Breathable natural fibers and ventilated Talalay latex mean the Birch sleeps very cool

Ideal For:

  • Sleepers of all body shapes and position preferences
  • People who sleep hot
  • Couples and co-sleepers

The Birch mattress is a latex hybrid and the most eco-friendly option in Helix Sleep’s six-mattress line-up. It offers both luxury touches and environmental credentials, all for a lower price-point than most other latex hybrids on the market.

To the touch, the Birch’s 100 percent organic cotton cover is soft and slightly plush. Directly beneath, a wood and rayon layer acts as a natural fire barrier, while a half-inch layer of organic New Zealand wool provides pillowy comfort and improved breathability.

Two inches of bouncy organic Talalay latex make for an excellent comfort system, with a comfortably “floating” feel, little heat retention, and enough pressure relief to suit most people. The pocketed coil core is ergonomically zoned, offering better support both overall and around the bed’s edges.

A balanced, medium-firm feel makes the Birch appropriate for almost all sleepers, though people who sleep on their backs are most likely to find it offers the right blend of support and comfort. Customers focused on sustainable design will be glad to hear that the Birch backs up its eco-qualifications with a number of organic certifications, as well as detailed sourcing information for its materials.

The Birch has a generous warranty of 25 years, partially pro-rated, and customers have a 100-night trial to sleep on their new mattress and decide whether it works for them.


Awara – Best for Stomach Sleepers

Price: $1,199

Height: 13"

Firmness: Medium-firm (6)

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Pressure Point Relief: 3/5

Sleeps Cool: 4/5

Motion Isolation: 3/5

Edge Support: 4/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement: 4/5

Sex: 4/5

Off-Gassing: 3/5

awara mattress

Highlights:

  • One of the lowest price-points available for a latex hybrid of its quality
  • Balanced blend of motion isolation, pressure relief, and bounce
  • Manufacturer works with ClimatePartner to plant trees in an effort to offset its carbon footprint

Ideal For:

  • Sleepers of all body shapes and position preferences
  • Shoppers on a budget
  • People who want a long sleep trial

Awara Sleep’s flagship bed, the Awara mattress, is a latex hybrid that proves the cost of an eco-friendly mattress need not keep you awake at night. And while its budget-friendly price-point may be one of its biggest draws, the Awara’s excellent performance and high-quality construction ensure few customers will have second thoughts about their decision.

The Awara’s soft, breathable, and fire-resistant cover is made from a blend of 100 percent organic cotton and organic New Zealand wool. Four inches of natural Dunlop latex — denser than Talalay, with a signature bouncy feel — provides the comfort system.The support core is made from 9 inches of ergonomically-zoned, multi-gauge pocketed coils.

While all mattresses on this list offer environmentally-friendly certifications, Awara Sleep stands out for its interest in managing its carbon footprint. In addition to certifying its latex through GOLS and the Rainforest Alliance, the company also works with carbon-neutral group ClimatePartner to plant trees for every mattress sold.

Sleepers of all body shapes and sleep position preferences are likely to enjoy the Awara, but it’s especially well-suited for stomach sleepers.

Customers who are uncertain whether the Awara will work for them may want to take advantage of the extra-long 365-night sleep trial. After purchase, the lifetime warranty will ensure your new mattress stays comfortable for the whole of its lifespan.


Zenhaven – Best Flippable

Price: $1,899

Height: 10"

Firmness: Side 1: Medium-soft (4)
Side 2: Firm (7-8)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool: 4/5

Motion Isolation: 3/5

Edge Support: 4/5

Durability: 5/5

Ease of Movement: 4/5

Sex: 4/5

Off-Gassing: 2/5

Zenhaven-Mattress

Highlights:

  • Flippable mattress with a separate firmness level for each side
  • Free White Glove Delivery and home set up
  • 1.5 inches of responsive, high-end Talalay latex in each side’s comfort system

Ideal For:

  • All back sleepers and side sleepers under 130 pounds
  • People who sleep hot
  • Sleepers with variable firmness needs

Launched in 2016, the Zenhaven mattress is the most eco-friendly of American sleep brand Saatva’s stable of six mattress lines. It features a flippable design with different firmness levels on each side — medium-soft and firm — as well as excellent performance in a range of important judging categories.

Although the Zenhaven’s tufted, 100 percent organic cotton cover may look ordinary, its New Zealand wool fire barrier and natural antimicrobial treatment eliminate the need for chemical sprays. Both of the mattress’s sides have 1.5 inches of aerated Talalay latex for their comfort layers, while the mattress’s support core (shared by each side) is a further 6 inches of Talalay latex.

While almost all sleepers will find the Zenhaven offers them a good sleep, it’s most appropriate for back sleepers (of any weight) and side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. Both sides offer sleepers a weightless, floating sensation, though the softer side has slightly better pressure relief and is more appropriate for lighter people. In contrast, the firmer side’s sturdier build is better for those who weigh more.

Flippable beds like the Zenhaven are also popular as guest beds, as well as among people whose firmness needs change over time. In both cases, a more comfortable bed is just a quick flip away.

Customers have a 120-night sleep trial to decide whether the Zenhaven is right for them. The mattress also has a 20-year, non-prorated warranty.


Plushbeds Botanical Bliss – Best for Side Sleepers

Price: 9": $1,499, 10": $1,799, 12": $2,199

Height: 9", 10", or 12"

Firmness: Medium (5), Firm (7-8)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool: 4/5

Motion Isolation: 3/5

Edge Support: 4/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement: 4/5

Sex: 5/5

Off-Gassing: 4/5

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Highlights:

  • Unzip the organic cotton cover and switch comfort layers to change the firmness level
  • Top-tier material quality and eco-credentials
  • Thick, bouncy Dunlop latex relieves pressure and sleeps very cool

Ideal For:

  • Sleepers of all body shapes and position preferences
  • Sleepers with variable firmness needs
  • Couples and co-sleepers

PlushBeds has been selling mattresses since 2007, and their luxury latex Botanical Bliss mattress is a reflection of everything they’ve learned since then. Top-of-the-line materials, multiple certifications, and high performance put the Botanical Bliss ahead of even other luxury competitors. Its thoughtful design — including an innovative firmness system — makes it one of the best eco-friendly beds on the market.

The Botanical Bliss’s cover is made from 100 percent organic cotton, which is ultra-soft to the touch and very breathable. Under the cover, a 1-inch thick layer of 100 percent organic New Zealand wool provides a firm but cushioned feel, as well as fire protection, good airflow, and superior moisture-wicking capabilities.

When buying a Botanical Bliss, customers can choose between heights of 9 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches. Each is similar in construction and uses only 100 percent organic Dunlop latex, including high-density latex in the support core. However, the exact thickness of each layer varies depending on the overall mattress height.

In every model, regardless of thickness, the comfort system layers can be rearranged to change the firmness level between medium (5) and firm (7-8). While the latex layers are heavy, this process is fairly easy and makes the Botanical Bliss an appealing choice for customers whose firmness needs vary.

The Botanical Bliss is suitable for the majority of people, though sleepers over 200 pounds may want to consider the 10- or 12-inch options. Customers have a 100-night sleep trial, and the warranty is limited and lasts for 25 years.


Latex for Less – Best Affordable Organic

Price: 7": $899 9": $999

Height: 7" or 9"

Firmness: Side 1: Medium-firm (6), Side 2: Firm (7-8)

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Pressure Point Relief: 3/5 (7"), 4/5 (9")

Sleeps Cool: 4/5

Motion Isolation: 3/5 (7"), 4/5 (9")

Edge Support: 4/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement: 4/5

Sex: 4/5

Off-Gassing: 4/5

Highlights:

  • Flippable design offers both medium-firm and firm options for broad suitability
  • One of the best-performing latex beds at its price-point
  • Offers far better support and stability than the thickness of either model would initially suggest

Ideal For:

  • Those seeking an affordable all-latex option
  • Sleepers of all body shapes and position preferences
  • Couples and sleepers with variable firmness needs

Latex for Less was founded in 2014 with a mission statement for a name , and their flagship Latex for Less mattress does, in fact, offer extraordinarily high performance for its price-point. It is available in two models with different thicknesses, both flippable to switch between medium-firm (6) and firm (7-8). With two points of personalization, these features make the Latex for Less appealing to a wide range of sleepers.

Because the Latex for Less is flippable, it has two layers of latex — one on each side — which function as either a comfort or support layer depending on which is facing up. The medium-firm side uses Talalay latex, while the firm side uses the denser, bouncier Dunlop latex. Both sides have a layer of breathable, moisture-wicking California wool as a fire barrier between the latex and the bed’s 100 percent organic stretched-cotton cover.

The thickness of each latex layer depends on the bed’s overall height, as does its performance in some testing categories. While both models are similar, the thicker bed performed better in both pressure relief and motion isolation, and is more supportive for sleepers over 200 pounds.

The 9-inch model is likely to appeal to couples due to its superior motion isolation, but both models share high scores in other relevant categories, such as edge support, temperature regulation, and suitability for sex.

Latex for Less offers a 100-night sleep trial, as well as a 20-year limited warranty.


Who Should Consider an Organic Mattress?

Organic beds have exploded in popularity partially because people have so many reasons for wanting one. While many customers initially look into eco-friendly mattresses for their environmental benefits, these beds also have other substantial upsides.

The benefits of organic mattresses may include:

  • Sustainable Construction: Different mattress manufacturers focus on different areas, but many organic mattresses feature a wide range of eco-friendly features. These usually include the use of natural or organic materials, but may also include sustainable manufacturing, fair trade sourcing, carbon offset tree-planting, certifications with ecological groups, and other green initiatives.
  • Limited use of Chemicals: Standard mattresses are usually treated with a number of antimicrobial and fire-resistant chemical solutions. While safe for most people, these chemicals can be a concern for those with allergies or sensitivities. Organic beds usually replace chemicals with the use of plant-derived solutions, or the use of wool or plant fiber fire barriers.
  • Limited Off-Gassing: While almost all beds have a distinctive smell when first manufactured, mattresses that use synthetic foams “off-gas” due to the presence of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These are mostly harmless but can smell unpleasant and delay the use of your new bed.
  • High-Quality Materials and Overall Longevity: There’s no question that there are less than durable organic beds on the market. However, natural materials — such as wood, latex, steel, cotton, and wool — tend to last longer, and be of higher quality, than synthetic options.
  • Vegan-Friendly Options. Many organic mattresses use wool, either as a component of its cover or its comfort system. Vegan customers need not despair, though, as some organic mattresses replace wool and other animal products with plant-derived alternatives.

What Types of Beds are Organic?

Not every type of mattress is available in an organic model. Many mattress variations common on the market today feature synthetic materials like polyfoam and memory foam, either primarily or as a component.

The majority of organic beds fall into two categories:

  • Innerspring or Hybrid Beds: While innerspring or pocketed coils are made out of natural steel, most mattresses in these categories use synthetic foam in their comfort systems. Organic varieties, on the other hand, usually feature latex comfort layers, and may also include a wool or cotton-filled pillow top.
  • All-Latex: As a natural foam, latex can replace synthetic materials in all-foam beds. These usually have a significantly different feel than synthetic all-foam models, as latex’s pressure relief is bouncy and responsive, rather than memory foam’s highly-contouring sink.

All-natural materials usually indicate that a bed is organic, but not always. If sustainable construction and a lack of chemicals matter to you, make sure to double-check your choice for these qualities before purchase.

Are Organic Mattresses Expensive?

Just as organic fruits and vegetables tend to be more expensive than standard varieties, organic mattresses are often pricier than other beds.

However, the recent spike of interest in eco-friendly models has allowed some value-priced options to enter the market, and most people can find an organic bed that fits both their budget and their needs.

Almost all of the hybrid beds on this list cost less than an average, non-organic hybrid, with or without latex. The all-latex models are pricier than beds made entirely from synthetic foam, but given that latex is significantly more expensive than polyfoam or memory foam, this cost difference is understandable. Plus, natural latex tends to be more durable than other foams.

By reading reviews and tailoring your mattress to your needs, you can avoid spending more money than you need to, since a higher price doesn’t always reflect higher overall quality. A mattress’s price-point can reflect how well it’s made, or the durability and quality of its materials, but it might also be due to expensive marketing campaigns, or features you’re less interested in.

How Can I Tell if a Mattress is Organic?

Not all natural mattresses are organic, and not all organic mattresses are created equal. To ensure you and the mattress manufacturer are on the same page about what “organic” means, look for certifications from the appropriate agencies.

Some of the most common and well-regarded certifications include:

  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100: Certifies that all textiles in the product have been tested as being free from harmful or toxic substances.
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): Certifies that textiles and natural fibers (such as cotton and wool) are organic, as defined by GOTS.
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS): Certifies that latex products are organic, as defined by GOLS.
  • CertiPUR-US: Certifies synthetic polyurethane foam as being free from harmful, toxic, or ecologically unfriendly substances, as well as being low in VOCs.

Other certifications are available, ranging from local sustainability certifications, to programs run by not-for-profit environmental agencies, to alternative organic qualifications. These vary widely, with some offering genuine oversight, while others are far less rigorous. If you’re unfamiliar with a certification or its governing body, that information can usually be found through a quick search online.

The concept of “organic” mattresses is often quite broad, but usually indicates mattresses made from natural materials, some organic, with care taken to remain as ecologically-friendly as possible during construction. However, some beds in this category do take liberties, with some synthetic materials or other variations.

Because of this, it’s critical not to take important features for granted. If there’s an aspect of organic beds that is critical for you, double-check that it also applies to the mattress of your choice.

Are Organic Mattresses Ethically Sourced?

Sustainability and ethical sourcing are essential to many customers, but two different companies advertising their commitments to these principles may mean two very different things. This may mean anything from fair trade sourcing, to sourcing from co-owned collectives, to simply using natural materials rather than synthetic ones.

To find out whether an organic mattress is ethically sourced, consider these factors:

  • What materials are used, and where are they from? Natural materials are generally thought of as more eco-friendly than synthetics, but some natural materials are more sustainable than others. Similarly, a material may be sustainably and fairly sourced in one area, while the same material sourced from other places might be more prone to less green, and less fair, practices.
  • Does the manufacturer share sourcing details? Companies that put a great deal of effort into ethical, eco-friendly sourcing tend to share more details than their competitors. While the reality may not be as rosy as it first appears, sharing makes it far easier to corroborate their claims and look closer at the manufacturing process.
  • Where is the mattress manufactured? A bed made in the USA isn’t necessarily subject to stricter guidelines than one made in China, but knowing where a mattress is made allows you to have a better understanding of how it’s made, given the local laws, governing bodies, and regional certifications.

For some people, ethical sourcing also includes avoiding animal products. While most organic mattresses use wool in either the cover or the comfort layers, vegan options that rely entirely on plant fibers are also available.