In this review, I’ll tell you what are the best organic mattresses for back sleepers. If you’re a back sleeper you should be looking for a mattress that is in the medium-firm to firm range. While your mattress should not be rock solid, it should be pretty firm to prevent your hips from sagging down, which could cause back pain.
If you’re a lightweight back sleeper, a medium-firm mattress may be firm enough for you, but if you’re heavyweight, a firm mattress may be a better choice. It’s worth trying different mattresses and different firmness levels to find a perfect mattress that will keep your spine aligned when you’re sleeping on your back.
In this review, we’ve included mattresses that allow you to adjust their firmness levels to your needs (by switching different layers of latex or by flipping your mattress). Other mattresses come with a fixed firmness level, but as they all offer a sleep trial period and free returns, it will be easy for you to try out different organic mattresses to find your perfect fit.
An organic mattress is made from certified organic materials such as wool, cotton, and latex. Natural latex mattresses are becoming increasingly popular due to the fantastic bouncy and floating feeling that this natural material offers (we’ve also included a latex-free organic mattress in our list).
Many people choose organic mattresses because they don’t contain any toxic chemicals and they won’t off-gas. Organic mattresses are a healthier choice for you and your family, helping you reduce your exposure to harmful substances at home.
Organic mattresses come with different types of certifications that show that the materials have been organically grown and they have not been treated with any toxic chemicals including formaldehyde, phthalates, flame retardants and VOCs. The most common certificates are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard), Greenguard GOLD, Oeko-Tex and Made Safe. We’ve made sure that all organic mattresses in our review have at least some of these certificates.
Take a look at our picks:
Avocado Green Mattress is a hybrid latex mattress, made from GOLS certified organic latex, organic cotton, wool, and steel coils arranged into 5 ergonomic zones to provide plenty of support. This Greenguard GOLD certified mattress is quite firm (7 out of 10) which makes it a great choice for heavier back sleepers. If you buy it together with a pillow-top, the mattress will be medium-firm, more appropriate for lightweight back sleepers.
This mattress uses only organic certified materials and it’s got all necessary certifications that show that this eco-conscious company is committed to sustainability, and making mattresses free from any toxic chemicals, using only high-quality natural organic materials.
This organic mattress can also be bought in its vegan version, without wool. It comes with a 25-year warranty and a 1-year sleep trial.
Natural Escape Organic Hybrid Mattress perfect for lightweight back sleepers. It’s in the medium-firm range and it provides plenty of support for your back and hips, without the sinking feeling. This natural latex mattress got a spring core arranged into three zones, a layer of GOLS certified natural latex foam, GOTS certified organic wool batting and an organic cotton cover.
As every latex mattress, it’s very breathable, cooling and provides a floating feeling, so it’s the right choice if you don’t like the sinking feeling that a memory mattress provides. It comes with a 20-year warranty and a 120-night sleep trial.
Latex for Less offers an affordable natural latex mattress with two levels of firmness. The top is medium and the bottom is firm which allows you to adjust the firmness level to your needs by flipping the mattress. This organic latex mattress is available in two heights (7″ and 9″) and it’s got two latex layers: Talalay latex at the top and Dunlop latex at the bottom.
The mattress can also be purchased with two firmness levels on each side, making it a perfect natural mattress for couples. This affordable organic mattress is best for lightweight users. If you weigh over 250 pounds, the company recommends that you buy the mattress along with their mattress topper to make it feel more firm.
The mattress is made from organic materials with an organic cotton cover and it comes with a 20-year warranty and a 120-night sleep trial period.
Spindle Mattress is a 100% organic latex mattress which allows you to change its firmness level by configuring three layers of the mattress with different firmness levels. When you lie on your back, it provides good support and the top layers conform to the shape of your body creating a floating feeling.
Additionally, Spindle offers a comfort calculator that takes into consideration your weight, height, sleeping position preference and more to help you configure the right firmness once you receive your mattress.
This organic mattress comprises only organic certified materials, including its organic cotton cover, and the latex is Rainforest Alliance Certified. It comes with a 1-year sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
Botanical Bliss Mattress is also a 100% organic latex mattress with three Organic Dunlop latex layers that comes in three heights: 9″, 10″ and 12″. You can choose between two levels of comfort: medium and medium-firm, the latter being a good choice for lightweight back sleepers, while the first is better for heavyweight back sleepers.
This natural mattress is made of organic latex and organic New Zealand wool encased in GOTS certified organic cotton. Botanical Bliss Mattress comes with a 100-day sleep trial and a 25-year warranty.
Pure Echo by My Green Mattress is a latex-free organic mattress with a firm comfort level. This affordable organic mattress is made from natural organic materials (organic wool and organic cotton) with a coil spring system. As this mattress is pretty firm, it’s a good choice for heavyweight back sleepers.
This handcrafted mattress is hypoallergenic and it’s a good choice for people who suffer from latex allergy. It’s also got better motion transfer than latex mattresses which means it won’t bounce or move when your partner moves at night.
Like all mattresses in our review, this mattress doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals or flame retardants. The mattress comes with a 120-night trial and a 20-year warranty.
If you’re a back sleeper, the best mattress comfort level for you is medium-firm, if you’re lightweight, while firm mattresses are more appropriate for heavyweight back sleepers. A good mattress for a back sleeper is a mattress that provides plenty of support for your back and hips and is firm enough to not allow your hips sink into the mattress, which could cause back pain.
Choosing a mattress made from natural materials will help you limit your exposure to dangerous chemicals, such as phthalates, VOCs and formaldehyde, providing a healthy sleeping environment and helping you wake up feeling well-rested and refreshed.