Two main types of organic twin mattresses are available in the market. These are natural rubber mattresses and coil, or bonnell style inner spring mattresses. The first type has a rubber core that is made out of the sap of the rubber tree—a completely renewable resource. This layer resembles the qualities of memory foam mattresses, providing excellent support for the body and keeping bodily movements of other people using the bed subtle. The rubber core is often surrounded by another layer of organic wool, which works to regulate moisture, while acting as a natural fire retardant. The outer layer is always organic cotton fabric. Coil inner spring mattresses, on the other hand, utilize metal coils, which are then surrounded by natural wool. The surrounding wool not only acts as a fire retardant, but also regulates the user’s body temperature. A layer of organic cotton padding is added to make the mattress even softer and more comfortable. This mattress is also surrounded by organic cotton fabric.
An organic mattress is a healthier choice if you want better sleep and reduced environmental damage. Conventional mattresses may contain toxic chemicals, which not only leaches out to the air in your bedroom in a process known as off-gassing, but also comes in contact with the skin, causing bioaccumulation, which can have adverse effects on your health. When polyurethane foam in a traditional mattress breaks down, the chemicals it off gasses are known carcinogens, which are very bad for the health. Organic mattresses eliminates the risk of health problems from off-gassed chemicals as these products are virtually free from such toxicities.
Hypoallergenic properties are also among the greatest advantages of organic twin mattresses. While conventional mattresses serve as a free haven for dust mites, organic mattresses resist them and are less prone to becoming thriving nests for other kinds of allergens. This makes organic mattresses the best choice, especially for people suffering from asthma and allergies.