Yes, they are better for the environment. They don’t contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. This also means that they are better for sleepers with allergies. See below for more information.
I’m not sure if the previous answerer read the website that they linked to. Tempurpedic beds are not green. The link they provided specifically says, ” They are anything but non toxic or chemical free.” The memory foam in tempurpedic beds is made of petroleum based chemicals.
“The toxicity of memory foam mattresses have real health implications. Chemical memory foam mattress tested emitted up to 61 toxic chemicals, including the carcinogens benzene and naphthalene. Headaches, feeling sick, difficulty breathing is common a result of inhaling the chemical offagssing from these toxic mattresses. read more about foam mattress toxicity here.” (1st link)
Check out the 2nd link for health complaints about the TempurPedic beds.
Do you have an unbroken link to the 61 chemicals found in Tempurpedic ™ mattresses?
I believe this is the updated link:
Here is another article about it.
I’ve attached a link to an environmentally friendly memory foam mattress that is similar to a tempur pedic. It has a sustainable plant based filling, has a zero emissions production process and is made in the USA which reduces the overall carbon footprint.
I would like to see the law label for this eco memory foam mattress. If it say’s polyurethane than it is green washed. It says it uses “minimal petroleum oil” This means it is synthetic. Anything made synthetic will require chemical flame retardants. Their web-site is very unclear as to exactly how the mattress is made. You can’t put more than 20% soy in a mattress and it hold up, the same is probably true for this product. They sell primarily to the urethane mattress resellers such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons. Birds of a feather flock together.
A true organic mattress will come from the organic industry. A green mattress will not. This means it will not be organic and it will be mostly synthetic.
Maybe it is better for the environment than say Tempurpedic memory foam, but not nearly as good as an all organic mattress. Savvy Rest makes a great organic mattress without the use of petroleum products or off gassing chemicals. Available at http;//www.MountainAirOrganicBeds.com
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