Serene wall colors certainly evoke calm, but the true pillar of a healthy bedroom is the mattress—one that encourages quality sleep and well-being. In our Zuma Beach House, I looked to Avocado Green Mattress to anchor the bedrooms in our renovation with mattresses that support restorative rest and, ultimately, better health.
As someone who has struggled with insomnia, I take my sleep very seriously. Sleep is a true pillar of health—so much depends on it! Between shutting down my phone hours before bedtime to wearing breathable pajamas, I’ve gotten my wind-down routine on lock. But one of the most critical parts of inducing calm sleep is to reduce the harmful toxins that come into the bedroom.
Made of certified organic materials, including GOLS-certified organic latex and GOTS-certified organic wool and cotton, Avocado’s mattresses are more durable, breathable, and supportive than those made with synthetic materials, says Jessica Hann, Avocado’s Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing and Sustainability. “Polyurethane foams can emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, harmful chemicals that can cause respiratory irritation or other health problems,” she adds, pointing out that Avocado avoids chemical flame retardants and adhesives.
While I’ve also been a long-time lover of Avocado’s certified organic pillows and mattress toppers, I’ve really noticed the difference in my sleep quality since switching to an Avocado Green Mattress in my Austin home. We sleep better at night and wake up feeling great, knowing we’ve spent the last eight hours in a bed free of VOCs, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
In addition to its certified organic materials, Avocado makes body support paramount. According to Hann, there are up to 1,438 pocketed support coils made of recycled steel throughout five strategic zones in each mattress, offering pressure-point relief, improved weight distribution, and spinal alignment. Additionally, Avocado’s team members needle-tuft each one by hand at the company’s Los Angeles factory. Such attention to detail proves that comfort and sustainability can co-exist.
Today, countless companies claim to deliver a product aligned with nature and wellness. But how can you know? I highly encourage consulting with the GOTS Public Database. If a company is truly organic, the brand and its products will be listed here. Avocado obtained a GREENGUARD Gold certification, which focuses on indoor air quality and low chemical emissions, and the Formaldehyde-Free Claim Verification, “which confirms that our products do not contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing substances,” says Hann.
Because of its integrity and purity, Avocado is an ideal complement to our coastal beach house. Choosing incredibly comfortable beds that support our health and earth is a no-brainer. That’s my kind of luxury.