This article was written in collaboration with Avocado Green Mattress .
Somewhere between midnight and 1 o'clock in the morning, I feel in this all too familiar, awake, but silent, sleep state. There is a lot at stake: if I concentrate enough on how tired I am, I can fall asleep again and peacefully mark the precious hours of rest. But if I want to give in to the urge to stretch my aching backs or check my phone or push my partner (cautiously) for his lumberjack, it's over. I'm awake and I have to do nothing but stare at the ceiling.
Usually I'm not someone who can hardly sleep ̵
I could carry on, as the cheap foam and the shock-like springs of my old bed led to aching muscles and sleeping limbs. I often lay on my side and awakened countless nights with prickling arms that were limp like a dead fish. And after only a few years, my mattress had two hollow, body-shaped dents from which my partner and I slept.
Then there were the problems you can not see: sketchy materials and chemical flame retardants sourced from polluting factories. According to the EPA, the fumes of adhesives and flame retardants that hide in furniture, in combination with household cleaners, perfume and other smelly things, can pollute indoor air quality two to five times more than outdoor air. For people with allergies and chemical sensitivities, this can lead to discomfort. And you know, nobody wants to roll up their mattress every night while they sleep. Now, looking at the sad pile of a mattress in the corner of my basement, I wonder how I let my relationship go on for so long.
I did not look for avocado, but it found me.
Fate is funny sometimes, and our meeting was long overdue. The words of course organic and sustainable feel so important in relation to our food, but should not they also apply to the place where we live third of our lives?
The couple husband and wife behind Avocado Green Mattress believe it. To cut a long story short: When they bought a bed for their son, the couple discovered all of the coarse material hiding in traditional foam mattresses and decided to take things into their own hands. Your goal? Create beds that are good for people and the planet, using only organic, natural and sustainable materials.
Did you succeed?
You've set up a shop in sunny California where all the avocado mattresses and pillows at Greenguard Gold certified factories use materials such as 100% natural, sustainably-derived latex and Global Organic Textile certified organic cotton and organic cotton Wool to be made. Avocado also supports 1% for Planet, a business group that contributes 1% of all environmental group profits. And because buying a bed is one of the big buys, such as renting a car or apartment, the mattresses are guaranteed for 25 years and free shipping. In addition, with Avocado you can test each bed for 100 days. If you do not love it, send it back for a full refund.
But listen, you will be there .
Sleeping on an avocado every night is not like sleeping on a pallet of low supporting fluff or a stiff brick of memory foam – that's nice, which feels to be correct is without artificial nonsense that other brands use. It's just Mother Earth in mattress shape that weighs you in her soft, soft arms (I should know, I'm writing this in bed now).
But because sleeping believes, Avocado gives $ 175 to each of the 175+ dollars of every mattress (including green and vegan options!). Just use the code GREATIST175 at checkout. It's the type of purchase that makes you sleep like a baby – because it's comfortable (obv) and because your money does not disappear in the black hole of the wallet of a polluting company. It has never been so easy to save the planet.