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Sleeping Better Naturally: Business Spotlight

Mar 29, 2018 09:29PM ● By Wendy Fachon

Chemical flame retardants can be found in mattresses and upholstered furniture, especially those containing polyurethane foam, and chemical flame retardants can come with potential health risks. Exposure to some retardants has been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, cardiovascular disease, cognitive delays and decreased fertility. Babies and children are especially at risk due to their still developing bodies. The good news is that several mattress manufacturers have figured out how to meet federal flammability standards without the need for toxic flame retardant chemicals or chemical flame barriers. They use materials that are naturally flame resistant, such as wool.

At The Organic Mattress, a family-owned specialty sleep store, people will find mattresses made from natural and organic ingredients, including organic cotton, wool and natural latex made from the sap of rubber trees. The Organic Mattress sells more than 12 mattresses from top natural and organic brands, including Naturepedic, Sleeptek, Vispring, Savvy Rest and Green Sleep.

Recently, the store began exclusively retailing the Sage Sleep Collection, which is manufactured in Michigan, made with organic cotton, wool from the U.S. and natural latex, with a hand-tufted spring option for a more traditional feel. The Organic Mattress makes its own pillows, from cotton, wool, shredded latex and kapok, a plant-based fiber that looks like wool, feels like silk and has the familiarity of a down pillow. The company also sells wool and latex mattress toppers and organic cotton sateen sheets and duvets from South Carolina. It makes a point of sourcing as much U.S. made product as possible.

Customers are assisted by showroom staff members that understand the mechanics of sleep. Staff will help couples identify a mattress set-up that best suits each individual for his or her half of the bed, to promote comfortable, natural and healthy sleep for both. All bedding, Naturepedic EOS mattresses, Savvy Rest mattresses and Sage Sleep mattresses ship for free to addresses in the continental U.S. The company offers complimentary White Glove delivery and set-up, as well as old mattress removal and recycling for deliveries within 50 miles of the store, and for purchases over $995 before tax. The Organic Mattress delivers mattresses throughout New England, as well as to New York City, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

The showroom is located at 348 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury. Learn more online at