What to Look for When Choosing a Natural Mattress for Bunk Beds

by William Dawson Writer

When it comes to comfort, a mattress provides the foundation for sleeping. And choosing the right one for your bunk bed can make all the difference. Since a substantial part of our lives is spent in our beds you would want to make a wise investment and find a natural, non-toxic mattress that is comfortable and fits within your budget.

However, with the abundance of options over the internet and conflicting or unclear information about the natural mattress, first time shoppers can find it intimidating. To reduce your shopping stress and save you from an impulsive purchase, here is a guide to run you through the important information to help you choose the best mattress.

First, Let's Dive Into Conventional Mattresses! And Why They are Not Good for Your Health?

You might not be aware, but your standard mattress is often a source of exposure to flame retardants and millions of mites. Plus, most of these mattresses are made with synthetic, petroleum-based foam, treated with chemical-based flame retardants, and covered in PVC vinyl. Ultimately, this means that while you sleep, your mattress is releasing toxic fumes which can be associated with a whole host of health disorders.

These also contain harmful compounds like:

● Formaldehyde as an adhesive in mattress.

● Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs often found in glues used for mattresses.

● Flame Retardants and not to forget the mites.

Criteria for Selecting a Natural, Non-Toxic, and Organic Mattress for Your Bunk Bed

1. Important Components of a Natural Mattress: A natural bunk bed mattress is a combination of ingredients that are generally considered safe. Additionally, in the mattress industry, there is a lot of mislabelling, so it is important to choose a reliable brand with transparency as their top-most priority. Enlisted below are some of the important components, that can make your search easy:

  • Fabric: Whether you opt for 'organic' cotton, 'green' cotton, these are crafted by hand with organic fills that don't contain any dye, perfume, formaldehyde, or other harmful chemicals.
  • Natural Latex: It is a great alternative to synthetic latex because of its durability. Unlike, memory foam, the temperature of natural latex is neutral, making it comfortable for all seasons.
  • Innerspring or Coil Mattresses: Innerspring mattresses can be great for those who want uniform support, most reputable brands offer an option between firm and plush. On the other hand, a coil mattress is an excellent choice for anyone looking for top-quality material and individual support.

2. Cut Through the Hype and Look for the Following in a Non-Toxic Mattress!

Simply labeling the mattress and the materials as natural and organic doesn't necessarily mean it is so. It has to be certified by a third party, to cross-check you need to look for terms like:

  • GOTs (Global Organic Textile Standard) indicates that the mattress is made with certified organic fibers, including cotton, wool, or latex.
  • Greenguard certified is an independent certification that requires an environmental chamber test for chemicals. The certification specifies if the mattress complements a clean living environment, added negligible emissions of volatile organic compounds and other chemicals.

3. Firm or Plush? What option to choose? This is another major point of confusion among the buyers. This is largely due to difficulty comparing firmness between brand types and lack of standard categorization. With Maine Bunk Beds your journey to choose from material to firmness will be smooth, their experts can provide you with information to help you make the best decision for your new bedding.

4. Picking the right size: You might have a good grasp on the mattress size if you already own a bunk bed. However, if you are considering redesigning your bedroom, it is worth considering the dimensions and then go for the mattress size to end up with the right one. After all, you don't want to end up with too small or too large which will only lead to a waste of money and discomfort.

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