Wildcat Mattress of Nicholasville, KY (just outside Lexington) offers one of the area’s largest selections of organic mattress options. Our inventory includes popular organic mattresses which may suit your preferences when it comes to buying a better night’s sleep. Stop by our store at 2040 Lexington Rd in zip code 40356 to speak with a mattress expert.
There are no regulations regarding the use of “natural” or “eco-friendly” mattresses. If you want the healthiest mattress possible, you’ll need to shop “certified organic,” which can meet the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) or the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Organic mattresses are typically made from natural latex foam wrapped in soft organic wool and organic cotton. You will occasionally find innerspring mattresses made with organic materials, but purists argue that these mattresses can still harbor dust mites; so if you are worried about allergens in your mattress, then 100% natural latex is the way to go.
Many of our organic mattress shoppers are Earth-conscious individuals who want to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce their environmental impact. Conventional cotton production can contribute to soil and water contamination from pesticide’s nitrogen runoff. Conventional wool production often uses insecticides and antibiotics. Furthermore, chemical flame retardants can wind up inhaled as dust in our homes or consumed through our water supply.
Our organic mattress customers tend to be parents shopping for the healthiest possible mattresses for babies and children. They may be allergy sufferers or people with weakened immune systems due to chemotherapy treatments or diseases they’re battling. Wildcat Mattress has several experts on hand to help health-conscious shoppers find the best mattress for their needs.
What’s the difference from one piece of foam to another? For starters, the materials in latex foam vs. memory foam are totally different. Organic latex is made from the sap of rubber trees. Memory foam is derived from man-made polyurethane, a synthetic resin. The EPA says that polyurethane foam is widely used for insulation and most people suffer no harmful effects. However, hypersensitive individuals may suffer eye, skin and lung irritation from exposure.
Both types of foam are considered “soft but supportive”, contouring to the body to provide above-average pressure point reduction and back pain relief. There are a few differences in sensation, however. Memory foam tends to be more “spongy”. Buyers say it feels like they’re “floating on a cloud.” It tends to be softer in summer and firmer in winter. Latex feels more solid with an almost “springy” characteristic, but remains more consistent throughout all seasons.
From one latex mattress to another, the sensation you experience can be further influenced by the mattress density and the manufacturing process used. For instance, latex mattresses made using the Talalay process tend to be a bit softer feeling compared to latex mattresses made using the Dunlop process. Organic latex mattresses range from ultra-firm to ultra-plush. It’s all in what you like. We have many different mattresses for you to try in store.
Customer reviews find organic latex generally rates higher than memory foam in terms of:
According to consumer reviews, latex mattresses rate lower than memory foam for:
Organic latex mattresses are one of the more expensive mattress types, but we offer choices for every budget. You needn’t pay luxury prices to sleep well, of course. We’re all about finding the right mattress to meet your individual needs at a price you can afford.
Wildcat Mattress is a local organic mattress store that carries top brands and models that have the highest customer ratings. The benefit of shopping with a local, family-owned mattress specialty store is access to great selection and industry expertise at competitive prices. Our mattress experts are happy to help you comparison shop among the various organic mattresses on the market, or introduce you to lower-cost alternatives that offer the same excellent comfort and durability you desire. Be sure to check out our deals page to see how you can get more bang for your buck any time of year.