Determining what makes a mattress “natural” or “organic” is something that is left to manufacturers to decide, so it can be hard to find one that lives up to the claims. We looked for those with a certification such as the well-respected CertiPUR-US, which means that the foam in a mattress has been tested to meet certain standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability.

The 5 Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: 

  • Most Affordable: Nod by Tuft & Needle
  • Best Support: Oliver Smith Organic Cotton
  • Best for Combo Sleepers: Lucid 10 inch Queen Hybrid
  • Best Foam Mattress: Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress
  • Best Hybrid Mattress: Linen Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress

Compare the Best Natural & Organic Mattresses

Nod by Tuft & Needle

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Why Nod by Tuft & Needle wins as most affordable 

Nod by Tuft & Needle retails at a low price for a mattress of this quality. With two joined layers of poly foam providing solid support, you may get years of service out of this mattress for a minimum investment. A ten-year warranty and 100 night trial period add to the benefits you’ll gain with this affordable option.

Nod by Tuft & Needle’s most notable features

Nod by Tuft & Needle features a 2.5-inch layer of soft yet responsive poly foam over a 5.5-inch dense poly foam support layer. It’s wrapped in a standard removable polyester cover that is best spot cleaned rather than machine washed. The top layer is designed to cradle pressure points and adapt to your own body shape, while the support layer features open-cell foam that allows air to circulate freely, keeping you cool and comfortable while you sleep.

Why we picked this mattress

The mattress has a Greenguard Gold certification, meaning it is acceptable for use in schools and healthcare facilities and is qualified for CertiPur-US standards, which indicates that the materials used are free of harmful chemicals. Both layers together make for a soft, neutral-foam feel that is a great value for people like college students, young professionals, or penny pinchers looking to save money.

Oliver Smith Organic Cotton

Why Oliver Smith Organic Cotton wins as best support 

This 12-inch mattress features a multi-layer design that was created to provide a solid night’s sleep for anyone looking for firm support and cooling comfort. The independently-encased 15-gauge tempered steel coils offer a higher-than-usual level of support for your back and are ideal for those with pre-existing back conditions. 

Oliver Smith Organic Cotton’s most notable features

The coils and organic cotton ventilated cooling cover both help release heat, keeping you free from sweat on warm nights. Under the ventilated cover is 6 inches of cooling memory foam for comfort, and beneath that are the steel coils, which give this mattress its support and provide a firm, comfortable surface for sleepers.

Why we picked this mattress

There are lots to like about the Oliver Smith organic cotton mattress. Neither super-firm nor squishy and soft, it hits a golden spot between the two. Its breathable cotton cover offers a cool sleep that makes it ideal for hot sleepers. Those who sleep cooler may want to add a mattress topper. All of this comes at a price point that won’t break the bank.

Lucid 10 inch Queen Hybrid

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Why Lucid 10 Inch Queen Hybrid wins as best for combo sleepers 

With both steel coils and memory foam, this hybrid mattress is neither overwhelmingly firm nor uncomfortably soft. Because of this, it makes a good foundation for those who rotate between two or more positions at night. Back and stomach sleepers tend to prefer firm mattresses, while side sleepers like softer options, but this mattress should please either type.

Lucid 10 Inch Queen Hybrid’s most notable features

The top layer of the Lucid hybrid is a 2.5-inch layer of bamboo-charcoal-infused memory foam that minimizes the odors often associated with foam. Under the first layer of memory foam is aloe-infused support memory foam and transition foam layers to provide further support and ensure that you won’t be able to feel the 5.5-inch individually encased steel coils, which improve the flow of air throughout the mattress and localize support.

Why we picked this mattress

This reasonably-priced offering from Lucid offers consistently solid support that feels more like a neutral soft foam mattress than a true memory foam bed. It features good edge support and better-than-average motion isolation, which makes it an excellent choice for couples. Although it’s not a top-of-the-line mattress, it gives great value for the money, with comfort and stability as key features.

Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

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Why Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam wins as best foam mattress 

A full 12 inches of support comes between you and your bed frame with this Zinus mattress. It’s a great value with four layers of foam: 3 inches of memory foam on top, 2 inches of transition foam, followed by two base layers of egg crate foam. All the foam layers are CertiPUR-US certified, which means that the mattress is made with the environment and you and your family in mind.

Zinus’s most notable features

As is true of all memory foam mattresses, you will sink into the top layer a bit as it conforms around you, and we rate it as medium-soft on the firmness scale. If you move around a lot at night, that might not appeal to you, but it does a great job of absorbing movement, which is great if your partner is active in their sleep. It holds in the heat, as well, which makes it a good choice for cold sleepers.

Why we picked this mattress

We think this is a great choice for side sleepers and anyone who likes the comfort and pressure-free feel of a memory foam mattress. We also like it as a mattress for kids, college students, and guest bedrooms, as well as for Airbnb and vacation rental properties. Throw in a 100-night trial period and a 10-year warranty, and you’ve got a winning product.

Linen Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress

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Why Linenspa wins as best hybrid

Linenspa combines the best of both worlds in this medium-firm 8-inch mattress. Quilted memory foam forms the top layer and makes for a plush and comfortable surface. Under that, there’s a layer of comfort foam, which tops 6 inches of tempered steel coils that provide the mattress’s foundation and support. All together, it makes for a bed that should please sleepers who prefer a moderately firm sleeping surface.

Linenspa’s most notable features

The innerspring system on this hybrid mattress makes the bed very bouncy and responsive. The innersprings make for great airflow, which means this is a good bed for those who sleep hot. Like all Linenspa foam mattresses, this one is CertiPUR-US certified. The non-removable cover is quilted, with blue piping on the edges — it stays in place nicely and offers okay, if not great, edge support.

Why we picked this mattress

We like this bed best for kids, guest rooms, and college student apartments — there’s a lot of value for your dollar here, and it’s an especially good option for stomach and back sleepers who will find the firm support that they need for their spine and body alignment. You sleep on top, rather than down in, this mattress, and it has none of the stuck-in-the-mud feeling you get with some memory foam mattresses. 

How We Test Mattresses

The Slumber Yard team personally tests and assesses each sleep product we review through a series of practical, hands-on inspections and assessments, with utmost commitment to honesty and authenticity. We have personally hand-tested over 175 mattresses. Our reviews, comparisons, and buyer guides go beyond product descriptions so you can get a real-person perspective of each bed’s feel, look, and value. From our sleep science certified editors and writers to our production and business teams, everyone’s committed to helping you find the mattress of your dreams and (hopefully) the best sleep of your life.