The time has come, and you need a new mattress – a pretty easy endeavor or so you thought until you were hit with numerous different types, models, features, and even brands. Suddenly that easy endeavor just got a tad bit more complicated. If you are feeling overwhelmed or completely lost when navigating all the different types of mattresses that are available on the market today, you are not alone.
There are actual forums, blogs and websites all over the Internet to inform people of what exactly they are going to spend their money on. Existing sleep conditions or injuries of either yourself or your partner can also affect the type of mattress that you chose for your home. It is important to choose a mattress that will suit your preferred sleep position (and theirs) while contouring and supporting the body in a proper position.
What kind of mattresses fit these requirements? Well, one is a modern take on the innerspring coil mattress, a trusted favorite for generations, and this can be found in both the Avocado Mattress and the My Green Mattress brands.
Let’s take a deeper look at each, shall we?
A Breakdown of the Avocado Mattress
Construction of the Avocado Mattress
There is a reason that the Avocado Mattress is becoming a trusted and recommended brand – it is a unique hybrid of a mattress. This mattress combines an innerspring coil system mattress with multiple layers of latex to increase comfort and support for the sleeper and tops it all off with an organic cotton cover that is an inch in thickness. The best part of this mattress? It is available in two different firmness levels to truly suit your needs.
Top Layer – Cover
The very top layer of the Avocado Mattress is not actually a mattress layer, but a pre-attached organic cotton cover that will increase the lifespan of the mattress as it acts as a barrier against rips or stains. It is also a barrier against mites or bacteria that can cause health problems later in life due to cotton’s natural hypoallergenic properties.
This organic and tufted cotton cover will be a conduit for airflow, as cotton is naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, allowing for your mattress to stay cool and dry throughout the night.
Having tufts of material will add to the quilted texture and provide a cozy atmosphere that is felt from the minute you lay down.
First Layer – Dunlap Latex
Directly below the cotton covering is a full inch of Dunlap Latex. Latex also has natural hypoallergenic properties and is resistant to mites or bacteria. Allergy sufferers will find relief using a mattress that is breathable and hypoallergenic so that is definitely a bonus.
Latex is guaranteed flexible as well, as natural latex harvested from latex trees (such as the type used in the construction of this mattress) will have a natural bounce and give to support the body weight of the sleeper.
Second Layer – Pocketed Coil System
The secondary layer of the Avocado Mattress is where all the comfort, support and contouring happen. This layer is eight inches of pocketed coils to add a comforting bounce the body, with the coils distributing body weight evenly to add support. Using this layer and surrounding it by latex adds a contouring ability, so the body is encouraged to relax into the proper position for spinal alignment.
The term pocketed, in this case, refers to how each one of the thousand-plus coils is individually wrapped in a protective coating for a better air flow rate and noise reduction as the coils inevitably stretch over time.
Using over a thousand coils in the Avocado Mattress ensures that it will be supportive and provide excellent contouring as soon as the weight comes into contact with them.
Third Layer – Dunlap Latex
Following the eight inches of pocketed coils is another layer of Dunlap Latex that offers another layer of support for the sleeper from the contouring abilities. This third layer of Dunlap Latex is thicker than the one found above the coils but whether there are two inches or four depends on the model purchased.
The non-pillowed top model of the Avocado Mattress (also known as the firm) will have four inches of Dunlap Latex whereas the pillowed-top model will feature two inches due to the added comfort and support of the pillow top below the organic cotton cover.
A thicker layer of latex is used as a support for the mattress itself and will encourage the mattress to return to its original shape, coils included, once weight is removed.
The Firmness of an Avocado Mattress
The firmness rating of mattresses that scale from one through 10 is generic regardless of brand, with one being soft as a feather (think lots of giving) and 10 being hard as a rock (think no give).
Where there are two different types of Avocado Mattresses available, we will touch on each.
The soft-firm model has an approximate rating of 5.0 and will feature the pillowed-top below the organic cotton cover. This is the model that measures 11 inches in height, as the third layer of Dunlap Latex is two inches thick.
The firm model has an approximate rating of 6.5 and will not feature the pillowed-top but instead have a blend of organic wool and latex for additional comfort directly below the organic cotton cover. This model measures 13 inches in height and features a four-inch-thick layer of Dunlap Latex as the final layer.
Feel of an Avocado Mattress
The feel of the Avocado Mattress overall is very smooth and crisp, due to the organic cotton cover. Pressing into the mattress, it is easy to feel the give and bounce of the pocketed coil system. Before you feel these pocketed coils, however, you can feel the contouring of the latex layers as they wrap around your hand.
Unique Features – Avocado Mattress
Two Firmness & Height Levels
Most latex mattresses or innerspring coil mattresses, especially those that feature pure natural latex are only available in one firmness level, but the Avocado Mattress is actually available in two!
You can choose between a soft-firm mattress and a firm mattress to better suit your individual needs. The soft-firm mattress would feature a pillowed-top below the cotton cover but can cost up to $400.00 more, depending on the size selected. This mattress would suit sleepers of mostly stomach positions.
The firm mattress does not feature a pillowed-top, but it does have a blend of organic wool and latex directly below the cotton cover for additional comfort.
A Breakdown of the My Green Mattress – Natural Escape
The Natural Escape mattress is an 11-inch hybrid bed that brings together organic materials such as cotton, wool, and latex, into a product that’s designed to provide zone support for people who want an eco-friendly option. Since the comfort layer is made of latex, the Natural Escape mattress is a durable bed that’s designed for people looking to get good value for their money.
Construction of the My Green Mattress
The Natural Escape mattress is a hybrid bed that’s designed with a medium firmness rating that combines a series of organic materials into a well-crafted and highly supportive bed.
Top Layer – Organic Cotton Cover
You will begin to see the masterpiece of the Natural Escape mattress from the minute you lay your hands on the cover. Made from organic cotton, the cover is impeccably soft and smooth to the touch. The cover features quilted organic wool that makes the bed a little bit softer, but also grants the cover moisture-wicking capabilities.
Second Layer – Organic Dunlop Latex
The comfort layer of the Natural Escape mattresses is made from three inches of Dunlop latex, with an IDL of 22 to 24. This shows how firm this latex layer can really be. As expected, this layer gives the mattress more bounce and makes it more responsive, which makes it easier for sleepers to switch from one position to another, while also making getting out of bed easier. Overall, this comfort layer feels quite soft, but now soft enough to serve side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.
Third Layer – Pocketed Coil System
The support core of the mattress measures eight inches in height and it’s made from pocketed coils. The number of coils will, of course, vary depending on the size of the mattress chosen, starting off at 690 and going all the way up to 1330 coils. Because the coils are individually-wrapped, which helps facilitate airflow inside the bed, but also does a better job at motion isolation when compared to a bed based on coils which aren’t individually wrapped.
This particular layer offers zoned support, which means that there are certain regions of the mattress with different coil gauges. The perimeter is reinforced with coils that are thicker, meaning that the Natural Escape mattress does a good job as far as edge support is concerned.
The Firmness of a My Green Mattress
On a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the value that represents a really hard surface, the Natural Escape mattress is a solid 6, which makes it about the average type of bed that most people prefer. While the firmness level of the mattress is really close to the industry average, there are certain types of sleepers that would feel more comfortable laying on this bed compared to others.
Feel of a My Green Mattress
The firmness of the bed gives you the feeling that you’re sleeping on top of the mattress instead of sinking into it, which makes it a much more suitable choice for average weight and heavyweight sleepers. Of course, the way in which we all feel the same mattress depends on factors such as weight or favorite sleeping position, but there are some objective conclusions that we can draw.
For the most part, the Natural Escape bed does a really good job in supporting side and back sleepers that weigh more than 230 pounds, but it’s also decent for average weight sleepers, regardless of the position they like to sleep in. However, since the Dunlop latex in the comfort layer isn’t the best contouring option out there, sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds and like to sleep on the side are much better off choosing a different kind of bed.
Unique Features – My Green Mattress
One of the greatest advantages of buying the Natural Escape mattress is the durability factor. Because of the density of the comfort layer, and the fact that latex is one of the most durable materials that you’ll find in the bed, this mattress is bound to withstand the test of time.
Another feature of this bed that’s absolutely worth mentioning is the temperature neutrality. The latex comfort layer is naturally cooling, and the pocketed coils can really facilitate airflow inside the bed because of the space between them. And speaking of pocketed coils, the reinforced perimeter that’s made with thicker coils makes the Natural Escape a mattress with really strong edge support.
Which One To Get
The Avocado Mattress is a great alternative for those who prefer to sleep on a bed with inner springs and coils for motion transfer. There is a reason that people chose to purchase innerspring coil mattresses for generations now, and that is because they give in the mattress cannot truly be matched by a pure memory foam or pure latex mattress.
The use of multiple latex layers offers more support and contouring abilities than your typical innerspring coil mattress, allowing you to wake in the morning without residual aches and pains. Using all-natural materials, such as latex and organic cotton, ensures that the mattress you are sleeping on is safe from harsh chemicals for you and your family.
While the Avocado Mattress is only available as an online purchase, there is a showroom located in the continental United States, by the way of New Jersey. If you do not live in this general area, the Avocado Mattress comes with a full 100-night trial period, so you have ample time to test and break in your mattress to determine if it is the right one for you.
My Green Mattress
My Green Mattress is another solid choice when it comes to updated innerspring coil mattresses. The mattresses we are used to sleeping on would be levels of springs covered by some sort of material, usually, cotton that provided incredible bounce and gives but minimal to fair support.
My Green Mattress has layers of natural wool, organic cotton, and cotton batting to fully form a supportive and contouring mattress for pain relief. Having a mattress that is naturally breathable and cooling, thanks to the wool and cotton materials, allows the sleeper to have a peaceful and indulgent rest.
My Green Mattress is currently available as an online purchase only, but they also offer a full 100 nights of the trial to fully determine if My Green Mattress is the right product for you. A full 100 nights allows you to change seasons and this will show the true temperature regulation found within the mattress.
Some consumers have noted that the “break-in” period for this mattress can last up to 30 days, so don’t be discouraged if the mattress does not feel right as soon you start to use it.
Avocado VS My Green Mattress Comparison
|Layers Used|| 3 to 4 layers
||3 layers: organic cotton cover with quilted wool, 3” of Dunlop latex, 8” of pocketed coils|
|Height||11 to 13 inches *||11 inches|
|Firmness||Soft Firm to Firm*||Medium-firm|
|Trial Period||100 nights||120 nights|
|Warranty||25 years (limited)||20 years (limited)|
|Pricing (Queen)||$1399 to $1799 US with
financing and monthly payments available
|$1,299.00 with financing for only $77 per month|
|Shipping||Free within the US||Free in the contiguous US, paid shipment to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada|
A new mattress is not the same type of purchase as curtains or other household items. This is a product that will be used nightly and possibly by more than one person. This means it is essential to purchase the right product for your needs, especially when it is going to cost a significant amount of money regardless if you finance the cost or not.
Even with trial periods and warranties, it can still be a bother to have to return the mattress and potentially pay the return shipping costs or schedule a pick-up date and time. Take your time and make sure that the mattress you want is the mattress you get.
Speak to your healthcare provider for further information if you currently live with a sleep condition or if you suffer from residual aches and pains on a daily basis. Visit outside sources of information, such as your local mattress store or online forums that run comprehensive testing on the top mattresses hitting the market today.