[This article originally appeared on TheGoodTrade.com, a community of ethically-minded consumers.]

Studies show that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals and flame retardants that can lead to long-term diseases, skin irritations and respiratory problems.

Comfort and quality are key to restful sleep, and natural materials are key to your long-term health.We’ve created this guide to mattress companies that are doing good for the earth and your health by using natural and eco-friendly materials.

As we curated this list, it was also important to us that we include the companies that are not only focused on minimal environmental impact, but also offer customers awesome options at affordable prices. Many of the companies we’ve listed have offset costs by cutting out the middleman, keeping production in house and selling directly to the consumer online or through their own showrooms. These companies are innovating ways to offer incredible products so you can have a healthy night’s sleep regardless of your budget.


1. SAATVA

Mattress Type | Luxury Innerspring
Features | Eco friendly, Made In America, Give Back, 75 Day Trial
Price | Starting at $699

Saatva is a leading disruptor in a worn out industry. Saatva creates luxury innerspring mattresses with an organic cotton cover and Euro Pillow top and their model solidly cuts out the middle-man, meaning their mattresses are sold at a fraction of the cost of traditional luxury mattresses. Their disruptive model goes further than distribution, each of their mattresses is made with plant-based, eco-friendly materials and is crafted here in America. Their product performs with the best traditional mattress companies across every category, but integrates more ethics and is sold for half the price.

Saatva

Reviews | Saatva gets 5 stars in online reviews for sleeping cooler than competing models, competitive pricing for a luxury design, their 75 day risk free trial and great customer service.

 


2. TUFT AND NEEDLE

Mattress Type | Custom Foam
Features | Eco-friendly, Made in America, 100 Night Trial, Highest Rated on Amazon
Price | Starting at $350

Tuft and Needle was founded by John-Thomas Marino & Daehee Park in 2013. At the time, the two were engineers in Silicon Valley and both become fed up with the confusion, high prices and general lack of consumer focus that was the standard in the mattress industry. We are glad they made the leap, because we’ve been sleeping on one of their mattresses for over a year now and couldn’t be happier. Their American Made mattresses are shipped to your door in a box and after you give them a few hours to expand they are ready to go. We’ve loved the product and consistently recommend it to friends.

Tuft and Needle

Reviews | Tuft and needle claims the top rating on Amazon and has over 1,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews. The mattress gets top marks for firmness, customer service, lack of odor, easy set-up and affordability.

 


3. LOOM & LEAF

Mattress Type | Memory Foam
Features | Natural, Eco-Friendly, Made In America, Give Back, 75 Day Trial, In Home Delivery & Set Up
Price | Starting at $699

Loom and Leaf is Saavta’s memory foam line. Their mattresses compare to higher end memory foam options like iComfort and Tempur-Pedic, but their mattresses are sold at a fraction of the cost. Like Saavta, their mattresses are made with plant-based, eco-friendly materials and crafted here in America. The prices come in slightly higher than in-box models but their traditional delivery gives them more flexibility to prioritize luxury materials. The company also gives back by donating hundreds of mattresses to high-need organizations around the country.

Loom and Leaf

Reviews | Customers give top marks for customer experience and product delivery, and often mention the luxury of the fabric and structure of the mattress.

 


4. LIVE AND SLEEP

Mattress Type | Memory Foam
Features | Eco-friendly, Made in the USA, Free Shipping, 100 Day Trial
Price | Starting at $499

Live and Sleep mattresses are developed, crafted and 100% made in the USA. The company makes super-comfortable hypoallergenic, antibacterial and dust mite resistant mattresses that are eco-friendly & CertiPUR-US certified. They believe chemicals, gasses, and toxins should be left out of your mattress and your sleep. Live and Sleep uses an open cell memory foam technology that allows air flow, keeping the mattress cool and comfortable for a great night’s sleep. The company offers free shipping and a 100 day trail so you try for yourself.

Live and Sleep

Reviews | Live and Sleep receives happy customer ratings for comfort, ease of purchase process, delivery and smooth setup.

 


5. ESSENTIA

Mattress Type | Latex
Features | Natural, Eco-Friendly, 20 Year Warranty, Free Shipping, 60 Day Trial
Price | Starting at $1275

Essentia mattresses are created from a mix of Hevea milk, the milky white sap of the rubber tree, with essential oils like grapefruit seed, cone flower essence and jasmine essence. Plant extracts and water are added to help achieve the outrageous comfort and support that the brand is known for. The result is a next generation, latex-based foam that sleeps cools and feels absolutely amazing. You’ll find them recommended by pro athletes, celebrities and health gurus alike.

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Reviews | The company gets great reviews for product comfort and for courteous and helpful customer service.

 


6. BEAR MATTRESS

Mattress Type | Hybrid Foam & Celiant Gel
Features | Certi-Pur Certified, Celliant™ Technology, 100 Night Trial
Price | Starting at $650

The Bear Mattress is targeted for athletes and people living a healthy, active lifestyle. The bed is designed with Celliant™ gel responsive textile technology which naturally boosts your oxygen and circulation levels. The result is a bed that helps people sleep better and recover faster, with all sizes under $1000.

Bear Mattress

Reviews | Great reviews for comfort and cooling technology, easy shipping and delivery.

 


7. HÄSTENS

Mattress Type | All Natural Flax, Wool & Cotton
Features | Natural, Eco-Friendly, 25 Year Warranty
Price | Starting at $5000

In a world of mass-produced beds, Hästens stands by its belief that the only way to create a true masterpiece is by hand. For over 150 years, every Hästens bed has been handmade by a team of skilled craftsmen in their historic facility in Köping, Sweden. They believe that real luxury is created by working with renewable resources and with all-natural materials. Hastens uses pure flax, wool and cotton, and high-quality pine from northern Sweden, and genuine, hypoallergenic horsehair to create their beds which range in price from $6,000 to $60,000 and have won numerous awards throughout the last 100 years.

Hastens Mattress

Reviews | Reviewers rave about the quality of Hästens, its design and the customization of each mattress.


8. WINKBEDS

Mattress Type | Hybrid
Features | Eco-Friendly, Made In America, 101 Night Trial
Price | Starting at $499

WinkBeds is a luxury mattress company merging a unique hybrid design of eco-friendly materials for the most comfortable and healthy sleep. The company believes itself to be in the wellness industry, not the mattress industry and you’ll immediately see their passion for quality, health and comfort. Every material used in their handcrafted beds are CertiPUR-certified, and made without ozone-depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead or anything that sounds even slightly evil. All beds are hand-crafted to-order, in the U.S.A., using only high-quality, American-sourced materials. By building everything under one roof in their Wisconsin factory, and selling direct to customer, they offer a premium mattress at a competitive price.

Wink Beds

Reviews | Reviewers comment positively of comfort, quality, and style of Winkbeds mattresses.

 


9. MIGHTY NEST

Mattress Type | Naturepedic
Features | Organic, Eco-friendly
Price | Starting at $649

Mighty Nest was founded when Chris and Kristen Conn had their first child and began to pay close attention to the materials that their every day products were created from. Mighty Nest carries a wide selection of organic products that are worth exploring in their own right, but their mattress collection is what places them on this list. Their online shop carries a range of naturepedic mattresses which lead the way in organic and eco-friendly construction.

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Reviews | Mighty Nest gets solid reviews for it’s mattress collection online with customers most often mentioning the peace of mind they get knowing that their child or family member isn’t breathing in non-organic, toxic substances. Customers mention the affordable price for an organic option.

 


10. NATURE’S SLEEP

Mattress Type | Memory Foam
Features | Natural, Eco-Friendly
Price | Starting at $999

Nature’s Sleep has a mission to provide everyone the opportunity to enjoy a better night’s sleep at affordable prices, while maintaining a concern for our environment. Their line of memory foam mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are created without phthalates, ozone depleters, mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde or PBDE flame retardants. In addition, the mattresses produce zero emissions for better indoor air quality, keeping you and your family healthier. Nature’s Sleep is constantly redesigning and re-engineering products to reduce the dependency of fossil fuels and minimize their carbon footprint.

Nature's Sleep

Reviews | High marks for the comfort of their memory foam gel mattresses, for excellent customer service in their shop and through the online process.

 


11. NOVOSBED

Mattress Type | Foam
Features | Eco-Friendly, 25 Year Warranty, 120 Night Trial
Price | Starting at $799

Novosbed’s mission is to build the highest quality, most comfortable mattresses while beating leading competitor’s prices by at least 50%. They keep their overhead low by eliminating a storefront, large sales force and instead focus on product quality and low prices.

Reviews | Reviewers note that Novosbed mattresses are reasonably priced, extremely comfortable, and the company has a fast and easy shipping and purchasing process.

 


12. NEST

Mattress Type | Natural Latex
Features | Organic, Eco-Friendly, American Made, 101 Day Trial
Price | Starting at $599

Nest is serious about bringing organic, non-toxic, USA made mattresses at affordable prices. The CA based company is committed to a low-overhead business model that combines quality and comfort with affordability. Nest mattresses are made of organic cotton and organic wool, and your choice of certified organic latex or Oeko Tex certified blended latex, for those who have latex allergies but prefer not to have a memory foam mattress. Their all-natural mattresses are handmade and can be made in custom sizes with no extra charge. The family owned company ships all over the world.

Nest Bedding

Reviews | Customers give top ratings for prompt and friendly customer service, affordability for the quality, and mattress support and comfort.

 


13. WHITE LOTUS

Mattress Type | Organic, Natural Latex
Features | All Natural, Eco-Friendly
Price | Starting at $600

Over the years, White Lotus Home has maintained a simple, two-fold objective: to offer products that are non-threatening to the planet and its inhabitants, and to educate consumers about the benefits of natural and organic bedding. White Lotus’ production line includes all American raw materials whenever possible.White Lotus aims to cut down on waste during every aspect of our products’ life cycle. The company is a proud member of Green America, the Organic Trade Association, and the Made in America Movement.

Reviews | Reviewers appreciate White Lotus emphasis on being a conscious business, focused on creating an extremely high-quality bed, and treating both their employees and customers well.


14. SAVVY REST

Mattress Type | Natural Latex & Organic Wool, Organic Cotton
Features | Natural, Organic, Eco-Friendly, B Corporation, Baby Beds
Price | Starting at $2,000

Savvy Rest was founded by Michael Penny after time spent working in a traditional mattress company. The materials and service that customers were receiving just didn’t sit right with him and as someone with insomnia he had a personal passion to do something about it. In response he founded Savvy which provides a range of quality mattresses made from natural and organic materials. The company is an employee owned certified B Corp and has worked to steadily decrease it’s emissions across its company and works with customer to recycle used mattresses. Their passion for customers, the planet and better sleep shows through across the company and makes them a great addition to this list.

Reviews | The company receives great reviews for hands on customer service without sales pressure, both remotely and in store, customers also consistently give top marks for comfort and peace of mind related to health and quality.

 


15. URBAN GREEN

Mattress Type | Latex
Features | Eco-friendly, Handmade In USA, 30 Year Warranty, 90 Night Trial
Price | Starting at $989

Urban Green is a forward thinking, Brooklyn based company that specializes in handcrafted furniture of all kinds. Their value for the care that goes into every detail comes through in their hand crafted mattresses. Each order is made custom to the specifications of the customer and uses American grown cotton and eco-friendly practices to create a one of a kind mattress that fits your preferences and sleep needs.

Urban Green

Reviews | High marks from reviewers for the ability to customize firmness, long-lasting comfort.

 


16. CASPER

Mattress Type | Latex foam
Features | Eco-Friendly, Made and Manufactured in the USA, 100 Night Trial
Price | Starting at $500

Casper is a market innovator dripping in urban chic. Their mattresses are delivered in trendy pinstriped box that make perfect instagram photo opps (Kylie Jenner recently unboxed her Casper). Beyond the aesthetic though, the mattress gets top marks for its construction and design. The product is focuses on cooling and a sleep surface that keeps you from sinking, while still giving the feeling of softness. For all these reasons and more, Casper’s managed to build an army of advocates online.

Casper Mattress

Reviews | Casper gets top marks for easy unboxing, peace of mind with free returns, cooler sleep temp and USA made.

 


17. LIFEKIND

Mattress Type |  Rubber, Latex, Innerspring, Crib
Features | Organic, Eco-Friendly,  Made In USA, 20 Year Warranty
Price | Starting at $1676

Lifekind certified organic mattresses are made with 100% certified organic cotton guaranteed to be grown without the use of pesticides and other processing chemicals and certified organic wool. Mattress cores are made with steel springs or GOLS-certified organic natural rubber. All materials are from renewable resources that support sustainable agriculture and all stages of certified organic mattress production are completed in one place — their organic mattress eco-factory devoted solely to organic production.

Life Kind Mattress

Reviews | Reviewers comment on the order and cleanliness of the facility and the comfort of the mattresses.

 


18. SPINDLE

Mattress Type | Latex
Features | Natural, Organic, Eco-Friendly, Made In America, 25 Year Warranty
Price | Starting at $899

Spindle’s natural latex mattresses are about as simple as you can get. The latex gets inserted into an organic cotton case topped with wool padding. Pretty simple. No weird sounding chemicals, unidentified gels or foams, just an American Made mattress crafted with high-end materials that are simple and good for you.

Spindle

Reviews | Spindle gets love from its reviewers for its durable, all-natural mattresses and affordability.

 


19. COZY PURE

Mattress Type | Natural & Organic Latex
Features | Natural, Organic, Eco-Friendly, Made In America, Green Facility
Price | Starting at $699

Cheryl Hahn, founder of Cozy Pure, believes that, “Choosing chemical-free organic and eco-smart materials just makes perfect sense in the bedroom since that’s where we revitalize for the day ahead.” The Cozy Pure facility utilizes a trio-system of Wind, Solar and Geothermal on-site in their factory, harnessing green power to make green mattresses. They have multiple collections, all made with natural latex, wool and GOTS-Certified organic cotton. They include no foams, formaldehydes, PBDEs, or other toxic chemicals, as certified by third-party safety tests.

Cozy Pure

Reviews | The company receives great reviews for amazing quality and comfort, peace of mind knowing the quality materials and lack of toxic chemicals. 

 

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