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Birch Living is an organic mattress brand by Helix, which is one of the most popular mattress in a box companies. Their Birch mattresses feature all-natural and organic comfort layers with pocketed coil support systems. With a focus on back support and 'ergonomic pressure relief,' there is a lot to love about these mattresses.
Sleep On Latex is an all-natural and eco-conscious choice if you want all of the benefits of memory foam, but don't want synthetic foams in your house. Latex is harvested from the rubber tree vs other foams that are made with petrolium or harsh chemicals. With three different firmness profiles, most customers can find what they are looking for initial feel. But, there were some that had issues with long term comfort.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Birch Living in this match up!
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Birch Living: 9.2/10
Sleep On Latex: 8/10
Birch Living: 9.2/10
Sleep On Latex: 7.8/10
Birch Living: 9.5/10
Sleep On Latex: 8.3/10
No Back Pain:
Birch Living: 9.1/10
Sleep On Latex: 7/10
Birch Living: $1049-$1799
Sleep On Latex: $799-$1549
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Sleepers give these mattresses solid scores for overall satisfaction, which means when we analyzed the current customer data, these mattresses had great percentages of high ratings. This is a good place to start to find out if one of these mattresses is a good pick for you -- read on for more specifics.
These mattresses support well. Sleepers report feeling that their hips and shoulders are supported while their spine is aligned properly.
These mattresses also are competitive with their edge support, which is how a mattress keeps even support along its sides. For those that like to relax close to the sides of the mattress, these mattresses won't contour too much under your weight.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
A bowling ball is good at providing an indication of firmness, and it can also be used to show how the firmness changes throughout the mattress. In this way, it can show if there is an even or uneven surface. These mattresses are even and should do well supporting the spine of most sleepers.
Durability is the single most important criteria for buying a new mattress next to initial comfort. Being able to get up to a decade of continual use out of a mattress is good in terms of durability. That said, some factors that affect durability are sleeper size and material quality. These mattresses do a great job with durability overall. However, some that are heavier may see a slight decrease in durability.
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Some customers felt very comfortable with their new mattress, but others couldn't get comfy. Even though some folks appreciate these mattresses, they have lower customer satisfaction that average overall. Look on below for more information if this mattress will work for you.
Support is a bit different than firmness. Great support is when a mattress cradles the hips and shoulders to align the spine. Overall, these mattresses have some negative reviews when it comes to support. Most are satisfied with the supportiveness of the mattress right after purchase, but some folks didn't feel like they were adequately supported over time.
For folks that sit or lay on the edge of their mattress, edge support is essential. Overall, these mattresses do a good job at first with support at the edge, but some had complaints that edge support wasn't all it could be long term.
We all want a mattress that is going to last over a decade, and when our mattress is something that instead gives us pain over a short term, this is terrible. That said, nowadays, it is getting harder and harder to find lasting comfort. With more products available than ever, some brands are sacrificing quality. With these mattresses specifically, some sleepers report problems with lasting comfort. Longevity issues aren't a guarantee, but make sure sure that you read up on the specifications to make sure your choice works for you.
It's only been a few weeks, but I love the mattress so far. I had some questions and customer service was a great resource.View More Reviews
This our first time ordering a mattress that comes in a box - but we are pleasantly surprised!!
to be determined!
I knew I wanted an organic mattress because I get worried about the smell from a lot of the foam beds out there. We stumbled on Birch and wanted to give it a try. So far it's been really good - zero smell. Feel is medium / medium firm.
It's my new favorite thing in my apartment.
A lot more affordable than some of the other natural mattresses we saw in stores and just as comfortable.
I spoke with an agent who was very helpful. Steered me towards adding the pillwo top to help make the bed more plush.
OMG...this mattress is awesome
My girlfriend and I both really like the mattress so far. And I must admit I like the social cause too.
I've had back pain for a long time and finding the right mattress has always been a big struggle for me. When the bed is too soft, I get pain in my lower back every monring. When it's too firm, I get pain in my upper back. Feels like a no win situation. I wanted to try the Birch mattress because I hadn't tried a bed with these materials yet. So fa...Read Morer it's been fairly good, but I'm holding on judgmenent for a few more weeks. Read Less
I like the pressure relief on my shoulders
We got this mattress to replace our old dingy bed we had for years. It has a good amount of support on my back, and my wife enjoys it as well.
Feels like a mattress you'd find in a fancy hotel with the topper. Really like it so far.
It started off a little firm.
Can I never leave bed again? Like, seriously?
Great mattress, but also great company. Love the 1% donation policy. I've been sleeping on the mattress for a few weeks and it has the right amount of bounce, but also plushness.
I like it so far, but need to give it a bit longer.
Just the right amount of support for my back
Transparency is key for me - it's not just about the mattress, but also the supply chain. I love that they are Rain Forest Alliance approved.
It has really good support and sink for a bigger guy like me. Heavy to carry up the stairs.
Holy wool - this mattress is insanely comfortable. You can really feel the wool as compared to other mattresses I've tried.
Thick enough to relieve nerve pain in my leg.
The mattress did not work for me. Thanks for trying.
Full, disclosure, my prior mattress had a built in pillow top, so that’s what I’m used to. I do like this mattress a lot, but as a relatively small person (about 130 lbs) I don’t sink in as much as I’d like. It does seem to be getting better with time though.
Noticeable improvement in my comfort level at night after getting this. Minimal odor which quickly dissipates. Very happy with purchase and would recommend to others.
The mattress did not smell at all when I opened the package! It's comfy, supportive, and breathable. Every time I have friends over I show it off to them and have them lay on it. The responses are always the same. "Wow!"
This is very comfortable with the added topper. Would buy again
In these first couple weeks of sleeping on the Birch mattress I am waking up refreshed, not sore and tired as with my old mattress. We feel great about the sourcing and material of the mattress and the ease of the process and glad we purchased from Birch.
I was skeptical after some initial issues with customer service (wrong item sent initially & then delay in the shipment of correct item), but this mattress is incredible. I'm a chronic insomniac and this is the only mattress I've ever slept in that gives me a halfway decent night's sleep. I can't even begin to imagine what this does for folks Read more aboutwithout chronic sleep issues. One thing I want to note is that it is a lot softer than I expected. Maybe for people that are used to sleeping on super soft memory foam it will feel firm, but if you've been sleeping on a pretty firm mattress, this might feel too soft. The wrong item they initially sent was the mattress topper, which made it way too soft for my liking.
We had a very firm serta icomfort that hurt my hips. I'm a side sleeper. Last year we added one of the latex toppers. That helped, but not enough. We recently got a medium mattress and are using it with the topper. It has been great!View More Reviews
The firm is fit for us. I am pregnant, this one helps a lot
It’s a great mattress though mine only is about 8” since the wool and cotton has not yet full expanded. I have great sleep at night, no aches or pains.
We have ordered 3 queen size beds for our new home. Not only do we love the mattresses or guests do too! We also ordered 4 deluxe pillows, which we are not as happy with. They are too thick which make them uncomfortable.
We purchased the firm latex mattress. It is very firm, but we are comfortable on it. As has been mentioned in other reviews, there is a smell to the mattress. It is going away over time, but some people might find it objectionable. It is also a heavy mattress. We purchased it for our boat and there are storage lockers in the platform on which the ...Read Moremattress lays. It is a bit difficult to lift the mattress when we want to access those storage lockers. The mattress was delivered in record time! Read Less
Stands up to all the claims made by it's inventor ! Better more relaxing sleep than on any other mattress, hands down. Also, the price is reasonable and the Customer Service is fantastic. !!
In an attempt to remedy chronic back discomfort & having more preference towards firmer sleeping surfaces... I initially purchased a medium 3" topper to firm up a pillow top mattress. When I received it, found that I would've preferred the firm topper as the medium didnt do much. With plans of returning the topper, I decided to go ahead and pu...Read Morerchase a latex mattress, choosing the 7" firm. Interium I slept on the topper placed on a carpeted floor. Those few nights were THE BEST sleeps I had in a long while. Firm enough for me to feel the support of the floor, yet cradled enough by the topper that it wasnt too hard. Also noticed that I didnt wake up with my normal morning stiffness from the pillow top mattress. Shipping for mattress was just as quick as the topper. Upon opening there was a farm animal smell mixed with latex, which was strong enough to be off putting to me. I also noticed sagging in the middle of the mattress once it was laid onto my platform bed. I phoned the company & the customer rep assured me that it would take a few days to a week for the mattress to full expand to its capacity; and if it didn't, they would ship a new mattress. I found the firm to be TOO firm(I'm a side sleeper) & bouncy, so I put medium topper over it. I felt like Goldilocks, it was just right!! Even masking the zoo smell from the mattress. Now having slept on the mattress & topper for nearly 2 weeks, I have to say that I am getting some of the best nights sleeps ever!! Even my housemate commented how comfortable it is to lay on. So I wont be returning the topper, happy to know that if I go thru a phase of needing more firmness, I can always remove it. Oh, I also noticed that the animal smell as calmed down a lot, needing to place my nose close to mattress to detect. I do wish the mattress had handles. I am very happy with my investment, 3 stars for now, will return after 6 months with an update; as only time will tell how well they both hold up from use. Read Less
Solid, way to firm. Will probably return.
Best mattress my wife and I slept on in years. Everyone needs one!
I recently bought a 9 inch Pure Green Natural Latex Mattress and am very happy with it. I wanted to avoid the off-gassing of memory foam so I was specifically looking for a latex mattress. I researched most of the other latex mattresses available online and decided on Sleep On Latex because of price and the positive reviews. I purchased the medium...Read More firmness and have found it very comfortable even though I sleep primarily on my side and a soft mattress is generally recommended for side sleepers. I have slept on latex for several years and before buying a new mattress I checked with the place where I had bought my first latex mattress for comparison. Their 7 inch mattress was almost twice as much as the 9 inch one that I bought from Sleep On Latex. I feel that there is no better value than Sleep On Latex. Read Less
Queen medium, back and side sleeper. I have back pain after 6-7 hours every time, despite trying all sorts of positions, a soft latex topper, a soft memory foam topper, and pillows under parts of me. But I spent three nights on a cheap cool mattress at my father's house and I slept like a baby without pain all night. I want to like these latex and...Read More foam mattresses but they just haven't worked. Read Less
Great customer service and the mattress seems like really high quality
I was looking at a Metta and another higher end mattress, but found this brand on Amazon which was at a lot better price than the Metta and the Pure Green brand had a lot of great reviews. I bought the firmest version which is perfect for me. It smelled quite a bit (off-gassing) for about a week, but it quickly dissipated. I bought a Twin XL (for ...Read Morean adult) so I can travel light when I move, but will buy a Queen size when I get to where I'm going. I will buy a Pure Green brand when I do get there as the price is great and it is a comfortable mattress. Read Less
Read a lot of reviews and did a lot of Reddit’ing and couldn’t be happier
This is the best mattress i have ever owned. Its supports my body well and is comfortable too! It is very heavy to move tho.
I got the firm version of this mattress, and it’s great for back sleepers (maybe a little too firm for side sleepers). I’m not giving it five stars because I don’t recall being warned anywhere that the queen size mattress weighs 150 lbs. I’ve since learned that latex is heavy, and I think it’s great for some people. If you’re not on the first floo...Read Morer, you may want to request “white glove” service. Even in the box it took two strong men and me to get it upstairs. I decided to return it, and I’d get the regular instead of the firm if I did it again. I’m opting for a lighter mattress. They offered to let me donate it, but since it’s so heavy I asked that they pick it up. They’re sending people who will carry it back downstairs for me, and they were extremely pleasant and understanding about the return. They’re definitely a quality operation, and I’m sorry it didn’t work out for me. Read Less
The Pure Green is really well constructed from materials that feel durable, especially the primary material, which is a huge slab of latex. I much prefer the feeling of the latex mattress to memory foam, and I like that it's cooler than foam mattresses. Highly recommended.
I bought the medium firmness king size mattress and it is the perfect firmness for me. I have been extremely pleased with my purchase. It arrived very fast from the time I ordered it and removing it from the box and unrolling it was pretty easy. I did have someone help me with that part of it. The quality is excellent and I'm sleeping very well on...Read More it. Read Less
I really, really loved this mattress for the first few weeks...it felt amazing compared to my old bed. Now that I've had it for about 8 months, I'm less sure. I bought the medium firm mattress, 9 inches thick. I waffled between firm and medium, and ultimately chose medium after talking to an employee, because I often sleep on my side and some...Read Moretimes sleep on my back and that was the recommendation. It seems like it has already lost a little bit of it's firmness, which I thought was not supposed to happen. After about 3-4 months I started really wishing I had chosen firm. Hopefully it doesn't soften further. Some Pros: The price! I could not have afforded most of the other brands of natural latex mattresses out there. Also, more comfortable than many other conventional matresses. Another issue is the mattress itself is a little (1-4 inches) narrower and shorter than advertised, than a typical full size bed. Maybe factor the thick wool cover into the advertised mattress dimensions, which seems misleading. I know it's just a few inches but it felt noticably narrower to me than my conventional full mattress. Overall, I'm still undecided. I'm happy to have been able to afford a more eco-friendly and healthy mattress. I wonder if I expected too much, comfort-wise. Since I did love it at first, I would kind of like to try the firmer mattress instead...but am worried I'll just be disappointed again. Read Less
Love the mattress, comfortable, safe, clean!
I bought another mattress identical to one I purchased just over a year ago with SOL, this time for my guest room. My mom is the first to sleep on it and says she has been sleeping great but that it would be enhanced with a little extra cushion from a mattress topper, which I currently have on mine. Though I have not ever slept only on the mattres...Read Mores itself, I do notice a difference in the additional comfort that the topper adds vs the mattress alone. Still, knowing the quality of materials in the mattress provides great peace of mind. I will continue to support this company for their commitment to sustainability, making non-toxic products, US manufacturing, and affordability!! Read Less
It is nice to read reviews that actually are true. My experience has been great with this company and it's customer service. They helped me choose the correct Bed , topper and pillow. I couldn't be more pleased with the Sales Team and the product. Which by the way, is like sleeping on a cloud. The most comfortable bed I have ever had. Thank you
My wife and I loved our old tempurpedic, but started looking around when upgrading to a king size. We were initially attracted by the organic, natural nature of the mattress. It’s significantly less expensive than a tempurpedic or comparable organic option. And having slept on it, we’re done shopping for any other bed. Thank you so much for bringi...Read Moreng us this mattress. Read Less
We bought a 9 in medium density mattress, and added the 3in soft topper. This was not comfy enough for my husband's aches and pains, so we are going to add a 3 in down topper in search of a cloud nine rest for him. I like the mattess with the soft topper, and I like that it's natural, had minimal odor, and that it is not friendly to dust mites.
excellent quality and comfort just as I expected
I bought a queen size, 7" firm and so far it's been great. it is a little firmer than I'd like and I'm exploring options with the company. I may get a topper to soften the experience a little. the product came in the big box and it is heavy. i needed to get my son to help lift it upstairs. and it does have a mild scent from the new zealand sh...Read Moreeep wool cover but it didn't bother me at all. i actually kind of like it. but i actually look forward to going to bed again which was not true of the sleep number bed my wife and i bought 5 months ago. highly recommended. Read Less
Company was great to work with. Fast delivery. Great mattress. Wish we had purchased sooner! Firm support with give and healthy materials. No odor. Best way to understand is to try it! Low risk with their excellent return policy and great customer service.
First impression was very good on the overall quality and comfort of my firm mattress. Very supportive and comfortable. I wanted to wait and see if anything negative showed up, I was wary of the middle sinking in but nothing like that has happened at all. Would not hesitate to buy another one, hope this lasts for years. FYI the firm is just like i...Read Moret says "firm". I use an older 2" tempur pedic topper on it and it seems perfect. So glad I found this quality product. Happy to support a business that makes it's product in U.S.A. Read Less
This mattress is great, we got a medium firmness because so many people said the medium was really firm. I disagree, I think the medium is appropriately categorized and thus we are returning for a firm. It’s super comfy but we have an infant and need a firmer sleep surface. Company is quick to respond and great to work with!
Fantastic mattress! I was very apprehensive about purchasing a mattress online but so happy now that I went with SleepOnLatex. Delivery was straight forward, the unwrapping and installation process was uneventful. The even and comfortable support from the mattress was superb. I told my wife that I felt like I was floating!
Slept on a futon for 2 decades until I got my new latex mattress. Best decision I ever made.
I love my latex bed. I purchased the 9 inch firmer and 3 inch soft topper. Everything is high quality. I mage a V birth bed in our sailboat a decade ago from a king size 6 inch mattress. A local company cut it into 5 pieces that fit like puzzle pieces into more than a king size wide V s shape that was only 18 inches at the feet. I covered it with ...Read Moresilk/cotton blend upholstery. It is a great bed so we decided to get latex for home. It's like it is alive made of a chunk of meat, it's such a natural product. Just amazing stuff! Thank you! Read Less
We bought twin mattresses for our girls. They are super comfy and our daughters have gotten great sleep since they started using them.
We bought the 9” medium mattress with a soft 3” topper. It’s just dreamy! What was great was that the mattress was ready to sleep on soon after unpacking with no off gassing.
I have wanted a natural latex mattress for a few years now. I love the say I feel so refreshed after sleeping on this mattress. The firm mattress is Sooooo comfortable for my wife and I. I will buy another one in the future and will recommend them to my friends.
I am enjoying the new 9” king soft-firmness mattress. However, if you enjoy memory foam, this may not be for you. In fairness to Sleep On Latex, they made that point clear to me when considering my purchase. Latex pushes back more that memory foam, but you won’t sink, either. Adjusting to the mattress has taken time. I am not sure if adding a...Read More topper as others have would improve what I feel is a fairly firm “soft” mattress? I have considered getting a soft topper as I have noted many others have done. Read Less
Got a twin size mattress for my daughter and she has been sleeping very well on it! I got the soft version and feel that it is the perfect firmness for her! Only complaint would be that it is difficult to make the bed, but definately a worthy trade off considering the quality of the mattress. Knowing my daughter is sleeping on a safe mattress is w...Read Moreorth the extra 10 mins it takes to make her bed!! Thank you for making such a great product! Read Less
met my expectations completely at a reasonable price, now I wake up with no back pains. I tried another product with a sleep on for 100 days and return if not satisfied, I returned it after 11 days.
We were happy with the firm mattress, and I'm even happier with the addition of the 2" soft latex topper, which feels like the ideal combination of support and softness. Great products, excellent customer service; highly recommended!
I've only ever slept on one mattress my whole life, so I dont have much mattress wisdom to offer. The mattress was a little firmer than I thought, but I sleep like a baby on it.