If You’re Prone to Back Pain, Check Out These Eco-Friendly Mattresses

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Aug. 29 2022, Published 4:06 p.m. ET

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As you get older, having a comfortable mattress is absolutely crucial — unless you're prepared to deal with neck and back pain on the regular.

But because mattresses are comprised of quite a bit of fabric, stuffing, and more, it's important to pick out one that won't do a number on the planet. So if you're in the process of switching out your bedding, take a look at these eco mattresses for back pain.

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Birch Natural Mattress

For a cooling, comfortable mattress that's made from organic, breathable materials, look no further than Birch Natural Mattress.

Made from natural latex and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organic cotton, it's super ventilated, soft, and stretchy. The sustainably-sourced wool from New Zealand adds extra comfort, and the comfort layer and pressure relief layers cushion your back and hips, applying firm yet comfortable pressure.

The interior springs and latex lift and support your spine — especially for back and stomach sleepers. It's taut yet springy, and the company offers a 100-night risk-free trial, as well as a 25-year warranty, to make sure you're satisfied with your purchase.

It also comes in several sizes, to ensure your guest room beds are just as comfy.

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Avocado Green Mattress' vegan mattress

If medium-firm mattresses are more your speed, we would strongly suggest considering Avocado Green Mattress' vegan mattress. On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the firmest), each of the brand's mattresses are rated as a gentle-yet-firm 7. They provide back support pressure-point relief, and pain relief, while offering a seriously luxurious sleep — and many deem it as the most eco-friendly mattress on the market.

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Made from GOLS organic certified latex, GOTS organic certified cotton, the plant-based varieties are vegan certified and PETA-approved. They're also handmade in the U.S., featuring sustainably-sourced materials from around the world.

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Nolah Sleep's Natural mattress

If you're seeking out convenience, Nolah Natural Mattress is an organic boxed mattresses. The natural Talalay latex helps with pressure point relief in your shoulders, hips and back, and is fit for anyone with chronic back pain. It also cushions your joints, while the tri-zone steel coils also add some bounce, to provide support to those high-pressure areas, as well.

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The Nolah Natural mattress is made in the U.S., is heat-regulating, and is made from GOTS-certified organic wool and cotton. For something that feels a little more plush, this is definitely ideal.

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EcoSleep's Hybrid Mattress

EcoSleep's Hybrid has a firm side and a medium-firm side, so you can switch it if the current level isn't tickling your fancy. Customers get a 15-year warranty and a 90-day trial, to ensure it's the right mattress for them.

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The mattress is made from all natural and sustainable materials. With GOTS certified organic wool, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified latex, GOTS-certified organic cotton, and recycled quantum coils with food-grade polypropylene, you won't feel bad about its impact on the planet, either.

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EcoTerra Beds

Eco Terra Beds offers breathable and supportive organic mattresses. Providing a feeling of weightlessness, it's perfect for spinal alignment, helping even someone with intense back pain deep levels of REM Sleep. You can also choose from two firmness levels: medium, and medium firm, which both claim to have impeccable airflow.

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Eco Terra beds are made from nontoxic from GOTS and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, 100 percent natural latex, organic wool, and cotton. They're also made in the U.S. and only deliver to U.S. customers, so you don't have to worry about the brand emitting exorbitant amounts of transportation emissions.

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Bear Original Mattress

Bear Original Mattress is considered to be a high value mattress at an affordable price. It's woven with a special type of yarn that is not only cooling, but it also supposedly emits energy into bodily tissues and muscles, which is optimal for recovery. And that 10-year warranty, and 100-day trial period, lets you decide if you want medium or medium-firm.

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The brand's products are free of heavy metals and ozone disruptors, and they're made with environmentally-friendly materials, too.

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