This year's best organic mattresses are naturally cooling, hypoallergenic and made with GOTS certified organic materials such as cotton, wool and Talalay latex. While they're more expensive than other types of mattress, they typically last longer due to the use of hard-wearing natural materials, so long-term they're better value. Organic and all natural mattresses are also free from harsh chemicals, making them the best mattress choice for cleaner, eco-friendly sleep.
Our sleep experts regularly review the latest organic and all natural mattresses, and our process begins with checking GOTS and GOLS material certifications on the beds we review. We test each organic mattress across five key areas, including pressure relief, comfort and temperature control, then analyze all user reviews on that mattress. With use our test data and research to award the mattress a score out of 5 and to inform our best organic mattress rankings.
While all natural beds are pricey, we're seeing significant discounts today, ahead of the Cyber Monday sales. There's $400 off every size of the Saatva Latex Hybrid, plus 25% off the Birch Natural Mattress, with a queen reduced to $1,592 (was $2,132). There are also monthly mattress sales to lower the price on top-rated natural beds from the likes of Saatva, Awara and Birch Living.
Read on for our top-recommend organic and all natural mattresses, as ranked by our panel of expert reviewers…
Scour our quick list if you only have time to read the highlights. If you're interested in learning more about a particular model, jump down the page for our in-depth analysis.
Price: From $1,498
Trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 25 years
The Birch Natural offers firm, buoyant support that'll suit most back, stomach, and combi sleepers. Its cooling blend of Talalay latex, organic wool and cotton, and individually-wrapped coils will benefit hot sleepers, too. It sits at the lower end of the premium price bracket, (rivalling more expensive brands such as Avocado (#3) as a cheaper alternative) but is now 25% off in Birch's Cyber Week mattress sale.
Price: From $1,099
Trial: 365 nights
The mid-range Awara punches well above its weight when it comes to quality. The one-year trial and lifetime warranty are nice perks, too, as is Awara's Cyber Week deal which knocks up to $765 off, reducing a queen to $949 (was $1,699). It's highly responsive and sleeps quite cool, but it's also among the firmest options on here so for more profound pressure relief, consider the PlushBeds (#7).
Price: From $1,895
Trial: 365 nights
The Zenhaven is a dual-sided all natural mattress. There's the Gentle Firm side (good for back pain and stomach sleeping) and the Luxury Plush side (ideal for side sleepers). However, latex is a heavy material so hauling it will be a challenge. (Fortunately, white glove delivery is included.) Alternatively, go for the PlushBeds Bliss (#7) to customize the height and firmness. You can save up to $500 on the Natural latex Zenhaven thanks to Saatva's Cyber Week sale.
Best for couples
Price: From $1,399
Trial: 365 nights
Warranty: 25 years
The Avocado Green is among the sturdiest mattresses we've slept on, with a 2" Dunlop latex and over 1,400 support coils placed in seven ergonomic zones for tailored full-body support. It'll suit back and stomach sleepers, as well as heavier bodies and those with back pain. If you're a side sleeper, the Amerisleep Organica (#4) will be a better fit. With code TG10, you can save 10% on this fiberglass-free bed for Cyber Week.
Best for hot sleepers
Price: From $1,499
Trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 20 years
The Amerisleep Organica will appeal to side sleepers who want contoured relief without feeling as though they're sinking down into their mattress. It includes both natural Talalay and Dunlop latex for a super-supportive feel. Ahead of Cyber Week a queen size Organica is reduced to $1,299 (was $1,799). Only the Awara (#2) and Nolah (#5) cost less when on sale. You get a 20-year warranty with this latex mattress, plus a 100-night trial.
Best for back pain support
Price: From $1,499
Trial: 120 nights
Sleepers with back pain or sore joints should consider the Nolah Natural 11, backed by a lifetime warranty. This all natural mattress is made with recycled steel coils and Talalay latex for buoyant support, with a medium-firm feel relieving all pressure points. Along with the firmer Awara (#2), the Nolah Natural 11 is the most affordable organic mattress on our list. And ahead of Cyber Week you can save 35% on any size, with a queen down to $1,364 (was $2,099) with free bedding worth $259.
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Best for side sleepers
Price: From $1,399
Trial: 120 nights
The Amerisleep Organica (#4) is a great natural mattress for a contouring feel, but lighter sleepers might need something even softer. The WinkBeds EcoCloud is comfortably plush at 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. You'll be lulled to sleep by 4" of pressure-relieving Talalay latex, recycled steel coils, and a top cover made of a blend of organic cotton and New Zealand wool. With the code SLEEP300, you can knock $300 off your order this Cyber Week, reducing a queen to $1,699 (was $1,999).
Best pressure relief
Price: From $2,449
Trial: 100 nights
The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss comes in three height profiles (9, 10, or 12") plus two firmness levels (medium or medium-firm) so you can tailor it to your comfort. Like the Zenhaven (#8), you won't find any springs here but multiple layers of Talalay and Dunlop latex. This bodes well for pressure relief but hot sleepers may prefer a hybrid for better airflow. Plus, you can now save an impressive $1,250 on any size mattress in PlushBeds' early access Cyber Week sale.
Best organic mattress overall for 2023
The Birch Natural mattress is well-priced for the premium certified materials it features. This model is made up of a breathable Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certified cotton cover with organic fire retardant wool directly underneath. Following that are an organic birch wool comfort layer, a Talalay latex pressure relief layer, 1,000 individually-wrapped coils, and one more (base) layer of fire-retardant wool.
All of that translates to a medium-firm feel (we rated this mattress around a 6.5-7 out of 10 in terms of firmness, although some of our testing panel felt it was firmer) with some subtle cradling. The sleep surface is taut and lightly cushioned, giving a lifting feeling rather than the sink-in sensation you'll find with a memory foam mattress, and the edge support is some of the best we've come across. However, this mattress is quite bouncy so if you sleep with a restless partner you'll want something that does a better job of isolating movement (like the Avocado #3).
We found the Birch Natural mattress superbly supportive and comfortable in a back or stomach sleeping position, and the responsive surface means it's also very easy to change position on, making it a good choice for combi-sleepers. We'd also recommend it to those who suffer from back pain. Most of today's best mattresses for side sleepers are on the softer side, to prevent pressure from building up around the shoulders and hips. Although our testers found the Birch comfortable enough in a side-sleeping position, others (and especially petite or lightweight individuals) might prefer something more cushioned, like the WinkBeds (#6) or Zenhaven (#8).
It's also one of the most cooling mattresses in this guide, so if you regularly wake up in the night because you feel too warm to sleep, this is the best organic mattress for you. We didn't wake up in a sweat once. Wool is naturally breathable available, and the ventilated latex and coil layers inside the Birch also help boost airflow.
You can ignore MSRP, because there's almost always a 20% of deal running at Birch. When we tested this mattress, you could typically pick up a queen bed size for $1,500, but since then there has been an increase in prices, so now it's more like $1,700. It's now one of the pricier options in our guide – if you need something a little cheaper, check out the Awara at #2, which is significantly cheaper and offers outstanding value for money.
- Read more: Birch Natural mattress review
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$1,498.80 $1,199 plus 2 free pillows at Birch
The new Birch sale cuts 20% off its Natural mattress, reducing the price of a queen size to $1,699. This isn't the cheapest we've seen this mattress go for — we often see a 25% discount during big sale events, so holding on for Black Friday could see you rewarded with a bigger discount. However, 20% off is still a solid deal for such a highly rated organic mattress. You'll also get a free pair of Eco-Rest Pillows worth $150.
Best affordable organic mattress
The Awara Natural Luxury Hybrid Mattress is our best budget organic mattress pick, and it offers incredible value for its mid-range price. You'll always pay a slight premium for a natural mattress, but the Awara is currently under $1,000 for a queen size, making it the cheapest option featured here, by a decent margin (it's not eligible for our cheap mattress list, but it is one of the best affordable mattresses around). The extras are outstanding, too – this mattress comes with a full year's sleep trial, forever warranty and free shipping and returns. That's the most comprehensive package on this list.
The Awara uses GOLS-certified latex along with GOTS-certified New Zealand wool, and we rate it one of the best hybrid mattresses made with natural materials. Rated an 8 out of 10 in terms of firmness, this is a firm, supportive mattress that'll suit back and stomach sleepers, as well as being a great choice for anyone struggling with back pain. We found the latex delivered enough shoulder and hip cushioning to make this mattress comfortable for side sleeping, although some side sleepers will prefer something softer. It'll work for people between 130 and 230lbs. If you want an organic mattress for heavier bodies, take a look at the Avocado Green Mattress (at #3), as this can support a combined weight of up to 700lbs.
We were impressed with this mattress' temperature regulation: the latex is breathable and the coils boost airflow further, while the cotton cover is particularly good at wicking away moisture, making this mattress a decent choice for those who sleep warm. A potential downside is that the bouncy, responsive surface creates more motion transfer – something to keep in mind if you’re a restless sleeper or if you share your bed with a partner. Unlike some other models here, there’s only one level of firmness. The Saatva Zenhaven Latex (at #8) is a better choice if you aren’t sure what firmness you need, as that model offers two different types in one organic mattress.
It was a very close-run battle between the Awara vs Birch mattress (#1). In the end, the Birch won out for its more universally appealing firmness (a 6.5-7 out of 10, compared to the Awara's 8). The pros and cons of the two mattresses are similar, and the Awara arguably offers better value for money, although the Birch does use pricier Talalay latex for its comfort layer, whereas the Awara uses Dunlop.
- Read more: Awara Natural Hybrid Mattress review
Awara Natural Hybrid mattress: from
$1,299 $599 + discounted bedding bundle at Awara
Right now there's up to $750 off the Awara Natural Hybrid, which takes a queen size down to $999 – the cheapest we've ever seen this mattress for. If you need bedding, you can also pick up a bundle at a heavily discounted price with your mattress purchase.
Best luxury organic mattress
The Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress is a dual-sided mattress, meaning there's a different firmness rating on each side so that sleepers can alternate between their preferred feel, depending on their needs. The Zenhaven is therefore able to cater to a wider range of sleeping styles and body types, making it the best organic mattress for anyone who is unsure what type of firmness they need.
For example, the Zenhaven's Gentle Firm side is particularly well suited to those experiencing back pain. Why? Because it’s supportive and offers good pressure relief to the lower back. Likewise, the Gentle Firm side is a good fit for stomach sleepers because it keeps them on top of the mattress (as opposed to them sinking in) and provides support at the hips to keep your spine in alignment.
The Luxury Plush side of the Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress works well for side sleepers as it provides enough sinkage for pressure relief. And because the mattress is made using all-natural latex, it’s extremely durable and should last much longer than something like a memory foam mattress. All that latex does make it one of the heaviest mattresses in this guide; fortunately, white-glove delivery is included so you'll already have help in setting it up.
The Saatva Zenhaven is also hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and, like all other models in our best organic mattress guide, it's free from harmful chemicals. All of that healthy support and comfort comes at a price though, so check out our guide to the best Saatva mattress sales and discounts for the latest savings. However, Saatva now offers a full year to trial its Zenhaven mattress – up from 180 nights, although you'll need to pay $99 to return it if you're not satisfied.
- Read more: Which is the best Saatva mattress?
Saatva Zenhaven Latex: from
$1,895 $1,545 at Saatva
Head direct for Saatva for 15% off the Zenhaven. This offer knocks the price of a queen down to $2,945. Partly thanks to rising MSRP, it's not quite the cheapest we've seen this mattress go for, but it is a strong offer in the context of current prices, and a deal worth taking advantage of.
Best organic mattress for couples
The 100% certified organic Avocado Green Mattress is solidly made. It contains a 2-inch Dunlop latex comfort layer that lies over the top of a zone support core. This delivers different levels of support to different parts of your body, so you won’t feel the same level of firmness across the entire mattress – it will be firmer or softer in specific areas. It’s the coils that give it a firmer feel, which also makes it one of the best mattresses for heavier bodies. (The mattress can support up to 700lbs. of combined weight.)
We tested the Avocado Green Mattress and can recommend it to anyone who is prone to sleeping hot. That’s because its breathable organic cotton cover is naturally able to wick away sweat, so you’ll feel cooler and drier, even during the warmer months. (It's also cool to the touch.) The 100% natural latex is cooling too and is combined with tall pocketed coils for a slightly bouncy yet firm feel. For as much bounce as it has, we found the Avocado Green's motion isolation impressive so couples will fare well with this one. Edge support is also excellent.
If you're a back or stomach sleeper, the medium-firm feel of the Avocado Green, combined with its ergonomic zones, will be a blessing. If you're not used to a firm mattress, allow yourself some time to break it in. However, if you're a side sleeper, you're unlikely to get as much pressure relief along the shoulders and hips as you'd like, even after a week or two of sleeping on it. (Alternatively, you can add a pillowtop for a plusher feel for another $400.)
You’ll get a one-year trial, which is market-leading, and it comes with a 25-year warranty. For the latest savings, see our guide to the best Avocado mattress sales and deals as well as our Avocado Mattress promo codes. Discounts range from 10% off to $200 off after coupon – but note that like most brands in the industry, Avocado has raised the retail prices of its beds in response to the current cost of living crisis. Also, beware that unlike most mattresses on this list, delivery is not free – it costs between $99 and $249.
- Read more: Avocado Green mattress review
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$1,399 $1,259 at Avocado
You can't always bank on there being any kind of Avocado mattress sale, so it's worth snapping up deals like this when they do appear. A queen Avocado Green mattress is now down to $1,799 (was $1,999), which is a small saving but it does make the mattress more competitively priced.
Best organic mattress for hot sleepers
The Amerisleep Organica mattress is our second budget-friendly pick. This mattress slightly pricier than the Awara at #2, but still affordable in the context of organic mattress prices. The Organica is made in the USA and has an almost pillow top feel thanks to its one-inch layer of New Zealand Joma wool (placed beneath the organic cotton cover). That’s one of the reasons why it’s so good for side sleepers, as it offers responsiveness and gentle contouring, alongside a buoyancy that prevents you from feeling ‘stuck’ in the mattress. That buoyancy (and support) comes from a three-inch layer of natural Talalay latex, coupled with a one-inch layer of Dunlop latex and eight-inch coils.
The Joma wool is ethically sourced and the latex in the Amerisleep Organica is certified by the Rainforest Alliance and Eco-Institut, meaning the rubber trees used to produce the latex are sustainably farmed without the use of harmful pesticides. The wool is naturally sweat-wicking, meaning this is a good organic mattress for people dealing with night sweats and hot flashes.
While latex mattresses are renowned for their bounce, the Organica’s wool layer and the pocketed construction of the coils reduces motion transfer better than many other similar latex mattresses. The mattress offers gentle cradling for pressure points such as shoulders, hips and lower back, while the coils are designed to offer targeted support to the areas needing pressure relief (hips, back, neck).
The Amerisleep Organica comes on a 100-night trial, but you’ll have to sleep it on for at least 30 nights before asking for a refund if you change your mind during the trial. There’s a 20-year warranty too, and you’ll regularly find this one on sale for as low as $1,049, which is a competitive price for an organic mattress. For more top picks for side sleeping, see our guide to the best mattress for side sleepers.
Amerisleep Organica: from
$1,499 $1,049 at Amerisleep
The current Amerisleep mattress sale is just the regular sale we see all the time, but it still represents good value for this excellent natural mattress. With $450 off, with a queen size Organica drops to $1,299 (was $1,749). That's competitive for a natural mattress of this quality.
Best organic mattress for back pain
Nolah Sleep makes a wide range of highly rated boxed mattresses, and the Nolah Natural 11 is the brand’s eco-friendly hybrid. It's a smidge more expensive than the Amerisleep Organica at #4, but still affordable in the context of the organic mattress market. This model is made from natural Talalay latex, a durable material that offers 33% more pressure relief than synthetic and Dunlop latex. That makes it the best organic mattress for sleepers with back pain and sore joints, and for those who need higher levels of pressure point relief (think shoulders, hips and back).
The natural and organic materials continue apace, starting with an organic cotton cover that’s breathable and moisture-wicking. You’ll still need to use a mattress protector, but it’s good to know that the Nolah Natural 11 prevents any moisture from building up within. Handcrafted in the USA, this eco-friendly mattress also packs in layers of GOTS certified organic wool that’s naturally breathable and temperature-regulating. This helps the Nolah to feel warm and cozy in cold weather, yet breathable and cool to the touch when the temperature rises. The hole-punched latex foam also increases airflow.
Tri-zone coils, made from recycled steel, deliver targeted support in high pressure areas for a range of sleeping positions, whether you’re snoozing alone or you share your bed. The natural Talalay latex is very responsive too, offering a nice amount of bounce while cushioning your joints. You won’t sink in like you would on a memory foam mattress, but you will feel well-supported and rested. And because the Nolah Natural mattress is rated as a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, it will best suit back and side sleepers who enjoy something just a little softer than medium-firm.
You’ll have 120 nights to trial it at home (you have to trial it for a minimum of 30 nights), and the mattress comes with a market-leading Lifetime Warranty. If you change your mind during the trial period, Nolah will issue a refund but you will have to pay a $99 fee to cover collection and removal of the mattress. The award-winning Nolah Natural 11 is normally on sale for hundreds of dollars off and we have rounded up the best Nolah mattress sales and deals to save you money.
Nolah Natural 11: from
$1,499 $974 at Nolah Sleep
Nolah is offering up to $700 off the Natural 11 organic mattress. With a discount, you can buy a queen size for $1,364 (was $2,099). Fluctuating MSRPs means this isn't quite the cheapest this mattress has ever been, but it's an excellent discount in the context of current prices. You'll get two free pillows with your purchase too.
Best organic mattress for side sleepers
The award-winning WinkBeds EcoCloud Hybrid Mattress is one of the best eco-friendly mattresses you can buy in the US right now. This medium firmness hybrid organic option is made with 100% natural materials, including natural Talalay latex, organic New Zealand wool and GOTS-certified organic cotton. This not only makes it safe to sleep on, it’s luxurious and cozy too.
The hybrid design features a layer of recycled-steel coils that are zoned across five sections to support your shoulders and hips, while also aligning the spine. On top of the coils sits 4" of Talalay latex for superior pressure relief, conforming to the body to keep you feeling held. The latex is also naturally hypoallergenic, durable and provides impressive bounceback keeping motion transfer to a minimum.
The WinkBeds EcoCloud organic mattress provides cooling without using synthetics or additives, with the natural ventilation of latex and New Zealand wool regulating your body temperature so that you don’t overheat or feel too cold in bed. The mattress also has a certified organic cotton cover for a fresh feel that remains cool to the touch.
The EcoCloud Hybrid Mattress is made in America and comes with a 120-night risk-free trial, so if you’re not sure whether it’s right for you, then you’ll have nearly four months to put it to the test. There is also free delivery and returns, plus a forever warranty.
WinkBeds EcoCloud Hybrid: was
$1,399 now from $1,099 at WinkBeds
There's basically always $300 off at WinkBeds, so even though the current offer is billed as a Veterans' Day deal, it's the same WinkBeds mattress sale we see all the time. A queen size Eco Cloud Hybrid will set you back $1,699. While it's not a particularly special deal, you won't be paying over the odds if you buy now, either.
Best organic mattress for pressure relief
If you’re looking for a versatile option, the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss could be the best organic mattress for you. This latex mattress is available in three different height profiles of 9, 10 and 12" and you can pick your firmness preference, too: medium or medium-firm. If you pick a split model, you can choose to have different sleep feels on different sides of the bed.
In the reviews section, there is a mention of being able to buy layers to swap in and out, but we reached out to PlushBeds to confirm and this is no longer the case. You can, however, request to swap for a different comfort layer within 100 days of purchase, at no charge and with free shipping.
According to PlushBeds, most people will get on best with the Medium sleep feel, and definitely side sleepers and combi-sleepers who change position in the night. Back and stomach sleepers should consider the Medium Firm option, as these positions require a little extra support in order to keep the spine properly aligned. (Those on a bigger budget should also check out the Saatva Zenhaven at #8, which is flippable to give two firmness profiles).
The main part of the mattress is made from different layer of latex (two on the 10" and 11" models, three on the 12" version). The upper tier is Talalay latex, which is softer and more cushioning, while the lower tier is made from the sturdier, more durable Dunlop type of latex. Topping it all off is a layer of cushioning wool sandwiched between organic cotton. The cover has been woven in a circular knit to allow flexibility around the hips and shoulders.
This is one of two organic mattresses that don't feature springs (the other is the aforementioned Zenhaven). The result is less bounce, and potentially weaker temperature regulation, because the overall design is denser with less space for air to circulate. It will be heavier than most innerspring designs, too. Note that there is a hybrid natural mattress available in the PlushBeds lineup – the Luxury Bliss.
The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss has an average of 4.9/5 stars over ~4,450 reviews. This falls into the 'suspiciously positive' camp for us, and it's difficult to discern potential down-sides from customer experiences. However, there is plenty of enthusiastic praise for the comfort and support on offer here, with a number calling out the lack of off-gassing smell in particular.
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress: from
$2,449 $1,199 at PlushBeds
The current PlushBeds sale knocks $1,250 off ticket price, which sounds incredible but is actually a pretty standard offer from this brand. That means a queen size currently costs from $1,699. You will get free bedding, worth up to $599, with your purchase too.
How we test organic mattresses
The Tom’s Guide mattress review process is editorially independent and not influenced by any third parties. Our expert mattress testers sleep on each mattress for at least three weeks - that's roughly how long it takes for your body to get used to a new mattress - and spend hours scientifically testing the performance of each product.
Mattress firmness is subjective, so each lead reviewer also forms a trusted and experienced testing panel made up of people with different sleep needs and body types. We have side sleepers, back sleepers and stomach sleepers, with lighter, average and heavier bodies, who rate each mattress using a specific set of performance criteria.
Together, these processes enable us to produce accurate, well-balanced and data-backed mattress reviews, to help you easily decide whether the mattress you’re interested in really is the best choice for you. Read our full mattress methodology for more.
Organic mattress FAQs
What is an organic mattress?
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Organic mattresses are made using non-toxic, certified organic materials including wool, cotton and natural latex. In most cases these materials are sustainably sourced, with many organic mattress brands working to keep their supply chain as short as possible (this is especially true for beds handmade in the same country).
Not only do organic mattresses minimize the chance of allergic and asthmatic reactions, they are cooler to sleep on and they're durable too, so they last longer. So while they seem expensive in the beginning, long-term they will actually save you money. Not all organic mattress materials are suitable for all people though – if you are allergic to latex or wool, then you'll need to consider another type of mattress, such as a hybrid mattress in a box that's made of synthetic materials.
The best organic mattress brands to look out for include Birch by Helix, Avocado Green, Saatva and PlushBeds. All of them offer trial periods of at least 100 nights (some offer a year's trial), with warranties ranging from 10 years to a Forever Warranty.
When is the best time to buy an organic mattress?
While all natural beds are pricey, November is the best time to buy an organic mattress thanks to the arrival of the Black Friday mattress deals in late November, which are followed by Cyber Monday mattress deals too.
This year, for example, we had an exclusive Saatva offer that saved you $400 off every size of the Saatva Latex Hybrid, plus we saw a 25% discount on the Birch Natural Mattress, with a queen reduced to $1,592 (was $2,132), plus you could have bagged a free bedding set worth $333.
Are organic mattresses worth it?
This depends on why you're thinking of buying an organic mattress in the first place. If it's because you are taking steps towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle, then yes, organic mattresses are worth the higher cost. That's because they have a smaller carbon footprint and focus on using natural and sustainable materials, such as Talalay latex.
As we explain in our feature answering what is an organic mattress, manufacturers also tend to partner with fairtrade material companies and those that ensure excellent animal welfare. An innovative few, such as the climate neutral-certified Avocado Green, even have their own rubber farm and own a herd of sheep to produce organic wool.
If your reason for choosing an organic mattress is better sleep hygiene and health, then a natural or organic bed is also an excellent choice because they are free from toxins and use naturally breathable and moisture-wicking materials (such as cotton and wool) that are hypoallergenic.
The other benefit of organic mattresses is that they are built to last longer than a standard mattress in a box, with warranties ranging from 15 years to lifetime warranties. The use of durable natural materials such as latex helps them last longer, which saves you money in the long-term and it means you won't have to dispose of a mattress for a long time to come.
However, if you just want a good mattress made from CertiPUR memory foam and that will last you a good seven to eight years, then there are plenty of cheaper models to save you a lot of money and still help you sleep comfortably at night.
What's better, Talalay or Dunlop latex?
Our Talalay vs Dunlop latex explainer goes through it in more detail, but here's the short version. Both types are made from the same raw material, but manufactured in slightly different ways. Talalay latex is typically softer, less dense and more expensive. It's better for comfort layers. Dunlop latex is typically firmer, denser, and cheaper. It's ideal for support layers, but is also sometimes found in comfort layers. Because of the way it's produced, Talalay latex cannot be GOLS certified organic.
When is the best time to buy an organic mattress?
As with standard mattresses, there are specific periods throughout the calendar year when you can get a top-rated organic mattress for a lot less than normal. The best time to buy is in late November when all the Black Friday mattress deals arrive. We have been covering this sale period for years and now that organic mattresses drop to their lowest prices at this time thanks to large discounts from competing manufacturers.
These offers always roll over to the Cyber Monday mattress deals too, which lands on the Monday directly following Black Friday. You may find that some brands throw in free gifts to help sweeten the deal, and it isn't unusual to see savings made up of money off and free bedding or other sleep gifts. Obviously with an organic mattress, the free bedding will always be made from natural or fully certified organic materials, further boosting your value for money.
Other shopping events to look out for include the Memorial Day mattress sales towards the end of May, and this is a good chance to save on an organic mattress before the prices are generally increased over the summer period.
All of that said, we have noticed a continuing trend among the best organic mattress brands to offer similar price cuts each month, as a way to make these normally more expensive beds a little more accessible to buy. Brands such as Plush Beds, Saatva and Awara offer evergreen discounts, and these normally comprise money off and free bedding.
How to choose the best organic mattress this Black Friday
Before investing in a new organic mattress this Black Friday, carefully consider your current sleeping habits. Think about what you enjoy about your current mattress and what you would like to see improved. For example, waking in the night because you’ve overheated could be rectified with a mattress with cooling properties, like the Amerisleep Organica mattress. Or perhaps you’ve recently started waking up with back pain, in which case you might benefit from a mattress that specifically delivers targeted spinal support, such as the Nolah Natural 11 mattress. Whatever your sleep needs, make sure you opt for a mattress that meets them.
Of course, you can’t really know how comfortable a mattress is until you start sleeping on it. Choosing a mattress with a long trial period, such as the Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex, which comes with a 365 night trial, will allow you to purchase your mattress with peace of mind.
How much does a good organic mattress cost?
Organic mattresses command a slightly higher price tag, and the most affordable options in our list start from around $1,100 for a queen size. However, a queen size Awara Natural Hybrid mattress, America’s most affordable organic mattress, is currently on sale for $999, which is the cheapest we’ve ever seen it. On the other end of the spectrum, a queen size Saatva Zenhaven Latex — which is crafted by New Zealand wool, natural latex and organic cotton — is currently on sale for $2,945. so prices really vary. Just like the best non-organic mattresses, prices vary in line with different features and specifications.
Meet our organic mattress expert
Jo Plumridge is an experienced mattress reviewer and sleep writer, as well as a freelance photographer. Jo has tested mattresses from a range of major bed brands including Nectar, DreamCloud and Emma Sleep, and prefers a firmer mattress with plenty of support and pressure relief.