One of the benefits of having sold our rental house earlier this year was that it freed up some cash that we could use on some “deferred” items we haven't been able to purchase. Buying a mattress was on the top of that list.
Ever since my wife quit her job due to some health-related issues, she has been on a quest to feel better. One of the more helpful paths she has taken was to change her diet. But she has always struggled with getting good sleep.
So, finding a mattress that met her needs and was able to give her a good nights rest, has taken some time.
Our first introduction to Naturepedic
In doing her research for mattresses that were highly rated and also health-conscience – my wife first heard about Naturepedic through their website. Naturepedic is one of the only manufacturers that produces an organic product, free of some of the chemicals found in most mattresses.
Their founder, Barry Cik – an environmental engineer – was looking for a baby crib mattress for his new grandchild. But, he couldn't find anything that didn't use many of the harmful chemicals and products in the manufacturing process.
“I knew all about vinyl/PVC, polyurethane foam, and the various chemicals contained in them, and there was no way I was going to put my grandchild to sleep within a few inches of these chemicals.” Cik stated on the company's website.
Cik soon set out to manufacture a mattress that was non-toxic / organic and founded Naturepedic. The company created the first and only waterproof organic baby crib mattress designed with a patented food-grade polyethylene cover, which is made without harmful chemicals and meets food-contact standards.
They soon after began creating adult mattresses with these same standards. Each one is individually manufactured by Amish craftsmen in Ohio.
About a year ago, one of my wife's good friends began working at a Naturepedic gallery store (which are few and far between – yet we happen to live close to one). She alerted us to a sale that was going on where you could get free bedding + pillows with the purchase of a mattress.
So, we set out to explore what they had to offer.
It was a quaint store that was inviting and (surprisingly) free of the usual scents that you find at other mattress stores. It had a welcoming atmosphere with a single aisle and mattresses laid out on each side.
Our friend greeted us and began talking a bit more about the company and their mattresses. We tried out several beds – all were very comfortable – and settled on a queen-sized, pillow-top mattress.
Having slept on a futon for many of my young-adult days and spongy mattresses from college dorm days, I could sleep on most anything that wasn't a hard floor. My wife's tastes were a bit more discerning.
Our mattress was on the higher end of Naturepedic's offering – but we knew this was another investment in our health and realized it would likely last us for years to come.
The EOS mattress we purchased has a 20-year limited warranty, with the first 10 years being a full component repair / replacement. The last 10 years are prorated based on a 50/5 percentage basis. Also, within 90 days of the purchase, we can swap out our pillow top for free (plus shipping).
So it has been over three months now since our purchase and use of the EOS queen mattress we purchased. And, so far, my wife loves it.
One of the first things we noticed when it was getting set-up in our bedroom was there were no smells. I'm accustomed to smelling some off-gassing from a mattress – but there was no hint of it.
I'm very pleased it is meeting her needs and I agree, that it is probably one of the best mattresses I've ever slept on. We did have some issues with getting a box spring set-up and the bed has been a little too high to get up on (my wife actually uses a foot-stool to jump on-board). We're probably going to get rid of the box spring at some point and opt for a board underneath instead.
I also think we could have gotten a king mattress instead because more room would be beneficial to both parties. I sometimes feel like the Mrs. has 3/4 of the bed (don't tell her I said that).
All-in-all, it has been a good purchase for us and would recommend Naturepedic to those who are chemically sensitive and want a top-of-the-line mattress.
- High quality
- Organic, toxic-free
- Excellent warranty
- Not many store locations yet
Have you had any experience with Naturepedic? What mattress do you have?
Update 5/31/18: Naturepedic announced a “Layer Swap” program whereby if you don't like your layers within 90 days of purchase, you can swap them out. See their website via link above for more details.
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|Mattress Company||Starting Price||Firmness||Availability|
|Naturepedic||$1,199||Various||In-store / online|
|Nectar||$399 (when on sale)||Medium-firm||Online|