A couple years ago I did a bunch of research into the various options for a healthy mattress. I came to the conclusion that a latex mattress was likely the best option for what we wanted, but when looking at the various price tags I thought “there’s no way that we will find one that will even come close to our budget.” So I let go of the idea for the time being.
Within a year we were shopping for a new mattress at our local furniture store, expecting to invest around $500 in a conventional mattress. The Universe was looking out for us and the store actually had organic latex mattresses! And huge bonus, they were on sale because they simply weren’t selling in our poor rural community.
We did end up investing $1,000 in that mattress, which I believe was at least 50% off. That’s seriously one of the best $1,000 investments I’ve made in my life! It’s the best mattress I’ve ever slept on!!! One of my great joys in life is creating a cozy “nest” out of my bed, and this is the best nest I’ve ever created!
I believe our mattress is a Omi, but I so seldom get to see the mattress itself (it has a mattress cover on it to help keep it clean) that I forget what brand name is written on it. I will say that I absolutely do not find it easy to move. It’s one huge piece of latex, not several pieces with a removable cover. So it’s kind of like moving dead weight. But I would happily deal with that one short coming for the few times a mattress has to be moved in it’s life.
I would highly recommend a latex mattress to everyone. It’s such an amazing sleeping experience!!