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Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why an Organic Mattress is So Important for Your Health

Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why an Organic Mattress is So Important for Your Health

On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about. — When a person talks about living an organic lifestyle, the immediate things that come to mind are food, […]

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On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about.

When a person talks about living an organic lifestyle, the immediate things that come to mind are food, body care products, and home cleaning products.

Yet, the mattresses that we spend 1/3rd of our life on do not get nearly enough attention as they should.

So, I paid a visit to my friend Amy Chender, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Social Responsibility at ABC Home in New York City, who gave me the lowdown on the importance of buying an organic mattress and the health risks that conventional mattresses pose.

Needless to say, this video was a real eye-opener for me and I am hoping that people will develop a much greater appreciation for the environment in which they sleep.

If you’re ever in New York City, stopping by ABC Home is a must.

ABC Home is an iconic destination using beauty and commerce as a tool for change, and it features carpets, furniture, accessories, beauty & bath, jewelry & apparel, beauty & wellness, food, baby items, and two phenomenal restaurants, ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina. It is a true favorite among all of us in the organic community.

To learn more about the wide selection of organic mattresses that ABC Home offers, click HERE.

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17 Comments

  • Mary says:

    I know if we go close to the nature then we can live a happy life. I would like to try organic mattress, where can I buy it online?

  • Kim Hagi says:

    Hey Max are ABC home mattresses available on Amazon or any other online retailer? Live in Colorado and like to order.

  • stephen says:

    Hi Max, thanks for sharing this blog! Very informative!

  • chris says:

    Thanks Max, I’ve never heard of ABC mattress before, there are so many so called ECO-friendly mattress on the market, it’s very hard to separate them from each other, but I think organic is not as durable as synthetic latex, how can they make sure their mattress can last for 10 years or even 25 years?

  • James says:

    You are absolutely correct about organic mattresses. The trouble right now is that they are hard to find and they are definitely more expensive than most mattresses given the cost of materials. I think it’s certainly worth the extra cost though given the benefits you’ve laid out.

  • Joe says:

    Organic latex mattresses are where it’s at! Some people assume that latex means all-natural, but actually most latex mattresses are synthetic, so it’s important to make sure you know exactly how the mattress is made before believing it’s organic.

  • Max
    What fortuitous timing! A new mattress is on my fall shopping list and I will head directly to ABC and think organic…it had never occurred to me and and the 10% dust mite tidbit was alarming .
    Thank you as ever for educating me . And thanks to the other comments with regional sources.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Caroline,

      My pleasure and enjoy your organic mattress!! Yes, the dust mite issue is not a pretty site.

      I hope you had a great summer.

      All the best,
      Max

  • Bob says:

    Thanks Max for the info. Keep up the great work!

  • Hey Max – I never even considered an organic mattress! And you’re right – that’s 1/3 of our lives.. I have a king size Sealy mattress and I have absolutely no idea what is in it! I purchased it well before I began my organic journey.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      @Luke — Yes, 1/3rd of our lives!! Super-important and not something that we think about often. All the best, Max

  • Max Goldberg says:

    @Marra – Thanks for that!! Hope all is well in Miami!!

    @Barbie — Appreciate the info!

    @Karen — Great to hear you are sleeping better with an organic mattress!!

    @Bob — I don’t have an answer to that my guess is that there is some residual gassing, even after many years.

  • Bob says:

    Can a conventional mattress be okay after outgassing- after 10 years I would think the toxic chemicals have all out-gassed?

    Thanks

  • Karen says:

    For many years We had been reluctant to purchase an organic mattress. We had heard the claims of increase comfort and sleep but were were skeptical as to how true the claims actually are. However we were surprised at how much rest we have experienced since buying our new mattress. As our four year old says it’s like sleeping on a cloud. Thank you Joyce at Mountain Air Organics for giving us a great night sleep. Check her out at Mountainairorganicbeds.com

  • Barbra says:

    I’ve learned SO much about organic mattresses from MountainAirOrganicBeds.com. Joyce is a fount of knowledge. They are so professional. Shipping is free in the US! And it’s ALL USA made! The quality is great and it’s keeping Americans working. They stand by their name and I trust them.
    Great Beds, great pillows, great service! What’s not to love!
    Barbie Lou

  • Hi, Max! Thank you for sharing the importance of living a well-rounded organic lifestyle. I also wanted to mention another fantastic organic mattress, especially for those in South Florida. Sleep On Green’s mattresses are phenomenal. The family-owned business operates out of South Beach and they deliver nationwide. I just thought I’d throw them out there because they are terrific and they also give back a portion of every sold mattress to The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. sleepongreen.com Best to you:)

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