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My Green Mattress Review

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I received the Natural Escape mattress from the company My Green Mattress for free this past December. According to the website, this mattress uses all natural materials hence the “green” in My Green Mattress. This is the first hybrid latex mattress I have reviewed and I have come to appreciate how the springs assist in giving proper cushioning and support in conjunction with the latex.

Overview

My Green mattress is located in LaGrange, IL which is a suburb of Chicago. They have their own showroom and factory to make their own beds. The owner is a true craftsperson who is always striving for improvement. I had a chance to visit the store unannounced while on a trip to visit family. Below is a picture of me and the owner, Tim Masters. He is an all around great guy who really cares about quality and making sure people sleep their best.

green mattress

Ordering

You can purchase the Natural Escape mattress direct from the My Green Mattress website. Shipping is free and my mattress arrived in about a week. Similar to many of the online mattress startups, this mattress also comes roll packed in a box. This is the first natural mattress that came with a generous trial period. You get a 90 day trial where if you aren’t satisfied you can return the mattress for an exchange or a refund less the cost of shipping. You still need to pay for return shipping and no, you can’t get it back in the box but it’s nice to know that you aren’t completely stuck with the mattress if you don’t like it.

My Green Mattress Box

Unboxing

Below is a video of me unboxing the mattress. Please note, I made an error in describing the latex. it is actually Dunlop, not Talalay latex.

Specifications

This mattress has three layers to it.

The first layer is the quilted cover that is made of all natural Joma wool and organic cotton.

Below that is a 3 inch 100% natural latex layer which is the comfort layer.

Below that is a 968 pocketed coil spring system with great edge support.

In total this mattress measures 11 inches in height.

Some big positives to this mattress is that there are no flame retardant chemicals used. Instead, the all natural wool cover acts as a natural flame retardant. This is typical on many natural latex mattresses. Instead of memory foam you have natural latex so no artificial chemicals there either and consequently you won’t have to worry about any off gassing. Our son said it smelled like Cheerios, whatever that means.

Findings

I have reviewed a few other latex mattresses, the Savvy Rest and the Spindle. However neither of these included springs. An all latex mattress will have some bounce to it since it’s basically rubber but not as much as a spring will give you. Here’s a video illustrating the amount of bounce you will get with the Natural Escape mattress:

The mattress itself will have some sink to it but unlike memory foam it will bounce back into shape immediately:

My Green Mattress Depth

Here’s how well the mattress dissipates heat. I used my FLIR camera to make an infrared video showing showing the heat my hand generated.

Conclusion

What I like about this mattress is that it just feels like a solid, quality inner spring mattress. You get great bounce with the pocket coils without as much motion transfer as a cheaper mattress. The Latex layer is also just right. This mattress will have broad appeal to many different types of sleepers and the fact that it uses all natural materials is a huge plus. In terms of firmness, this is more of a medium firm. You aren’t going to sink into this mattress like a soft memory foam. However in my opinion the springs work well with the latex to offer better support than an all latex mattress will.

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My Green Mattress

My Green Mattress
9.04

Motion Transfer

9/10

    Affordability

    9/10

      Softness

      9/10

        Off Gassing

        10/10

          Trial Period

          9/10

            Pros

            • Great edge support
            • Spring plus foam
            • Good pressure relief
            • Does not sleep hot

            Cons

              Ben • March 2, 2016


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              1. Tracy September 1, 2016 - 5:29 pm Reply

                Thank you for the Natural Escape review. You mentioned it being a medium firm level of firmness. Do you think this mattress would be too firm for a side sleeper?

                • Ben September 2, 2016 - 8:10 am Reply

                  I don’t think so. The reason being, because it has a coils system so you will get some sink into the mattress as well as the benefit of the latex.

              2. yasminvaldes@yahoo.com December 5, 2016 - 11:39 am Reply

                Motion Transfer

                10

                Affordability

                10

                Softness

                7

                Off Gassing

                10

                Trial Period

                10

                My wife is a Naturopathic Doctor and understands the importance of a natural mattress and insisted we buy one for my daughter when we moved her out of her crib. I was hesitant since these are so expensive, but she explained that sleeping on a mattress that is not natural means that her face is pressed up against chemicals and toxic off-gassing for an entire night. This was a huge concern so we searched high and low for a high quality natural mattress that would also provide her with a good night’s sleep. We went to a local store that specialized in organic mattresses and could not find anything that felt good (they felt flimsy) and they were all so expensive. I decided to search online to see if I could find something and luckily I found the Echo Mattress.

                We purchased the single sided Echo Mattress for my little girl and we absolutely LOVE it. It is super clean, no smells at all, and very comfortable. It came packaged rolled up and was super easy to bring upstairs and unroll onto her bed.

                Now when I read my little girl bedtime stories I end up staying in bed with her a bit longer than I need to so I can enjoy her comfortable bed. I was actually enjoying my little girl’s mattress better than my own so we decided to buy a King Size double sided version of this mattress for my own bed.

                This is an incredible bed an a wonderful price and the customer service in this place is amazing too!

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