What’s the Best Organic Mattress for Side Sleepers?


In this article, we’ll look at the best mattresses for side sleepers. If you’re a side sleeper, the most important things you need to look at when choosing your mattress are:

  • How firm should a mattress be for a side sleeper? Make sure that your mattress is on the softer side (either medium or soft firmness level). A firm mattress may not contour your body well enough, which may cause hip pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and discomfort. A softer mattress will contour to your body, providing a much more comfortable and relaxed experience. You can also make your firm mattress softer by putting a mattress topper on top of it. We recommend using an organic mattress topper made from 100% natural materials.

What's the Best Organic Mattress for Side Sleepers?

  • The second thing you need to pay attention to are the materials the mattress is made of. We strongly recommend choosing an organic mattress with one of the following certificates: Greenguard GOLD, GOTS, OEKO-Tex or CertiPLUS. These certificates are given to mattresses that don’t use any harsh chemicals and don’t off-gas. An off-gassing mattress releases harmful and toxic chemicals into the air months after you unpack it. These chemicals can cause many health issues, affecting your sleep quality, causing headaches, allergies, and respiratory health problems.


  • Pay attention to the warranty length and sleep trial length offered by manufacturers. The longer the warranty time the more confidence you can have that you’re buying a quality product. Sleep trial will let you decide if the mattress offers the level of comfort you’re looking for. Withing your sleep trial period the manufacturer will be able to adjust the level of firmness for you and you’ll be able to return the mattress should you decide it’s not right for you.

What's the Best Organic Mattress for Side Sleepers?

Take e a look at our list of the best organic mattresses for side sleepers:


Natural Escape Mattress By My Green Mattress


Natural Escape Mattress has got just the right firmness level for side sleepers. This hybrid mattress is medium-firm, so it will allow your hip and shoulder to sink in just a bit giving a cradling, floating feeling at the same time. This handmade mattress is made from 100% natural materials: GOLS certified Dunlop latex, GOTS certified organic wool and cotton. 

This mattress will not off-gas as it contains no toxic chemicals (wool is a natural fire retardant!), so you can be sure it’s a healthy choice for you and your family. It comes with a 20-year warranty and a 120-night sleep trial.

Certificates: GOLS and GOTS

Material: Dunlop Latex

Queen Price: $1,299

What's the Best Organic Mattress for Side Sleepers?


Avocado Green Mattress


Avocado Green Mattress is an organic certified mattress that comes in two versions: the Pillow-Top and the Standard. Their Pillow-Top version is recommended for side sleepers, as it contours more to your body. This luxury mattress is on the firmer end of the spectrum, it is a 6 out of 10, while the standard is a 7 out of 10 on their comfort scale. This green mattress offers an uplifting or floating feel compared to the sinking you may experience with memory foam.

This handmade mattress is completely safe, as it contains no harmful chemicals, such as adhesives and flame retardants, that could have a negative impact on your health. You can be sure that Avocado Green Mattress will not release any toxic chemicals, so you’ll always wake up feeling energetic and well-rested.

This non toxic mattress comes with a 25-year warranty and a 1-year sleep trial.

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Certificates: GOTS, GOLS, Greenguard GOLD

Material: Latex

Queen Price: $1,799


Sleep EZ Select Sleep Organic Mattress


Select Sleep Organic Mattress by Sleep EZ has three 3″ layers of different firmnesses – normally the softest layer (or the cushion and contour layer) is on top and the supportive layers are on the bottom. This helps ensure you get the right balance of contour for your hips and shoulders but also support for your lower back.

The top layer is Talalay and the bottom two layers are normally Dunlop. The top 3” Talalay layer will allow your hips and shoulders to sink in enough to avoid any pressure point issues, and the bottom two Dunlop layers will ensure you get enough support to maintain proper spinal alignment and avoid back pain.

If you sleep on a setup like this and find that you’re not getting enough contour and pressure relief as a side sleeper, you call Sleep EZ within the first 90 days and they’ll send you another Talalay layer to replace your second Dunlop layer to help increase the contour and pressure relief even further.

If your partner is a back sleeper, you can choose a firm top layer for his/her part of the mattress and a soft top layer for your side as this green mattress is completely customizable to make sure you get the best level of support when you sleep.

What’s the Best Organic Mattress for Side Sleepers?

Certificates: OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Eco Wool

Material: Latex

Queen Price (10″): $1,749



PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress


Botanical Bliss Mattress is recommended for side sleepers by orthopedic specialists and chiropractors. This super comfortable mattress is completely free from any potentially toxic chemicals, which is certified by an impressive number of certificates such as GOLS, GOTS, and Greenguard GOLD. This is one of the best mattresses for back pain as it’s able to ensure the correct spinal alignment, by relieving pressure and providing support where it’s needed.

Plushbeds offer this latex mattress in different levels of thickness depending on the feel you need. The taller the mattress, the more soft latex is used in the top comfort layer. The thicker Talalay on the 10- and 12-inch models gives the mattresses a softer, plush feel, preferable if you’re a side sleeper or prefer a softer mattress. The 9-inch model, on the other hand, is ideal for side sleepers who need a little more support without sacrificing comfort.

When you buy the mattress, you choose the initial firmness level. If you’re not happy with it, you can unzip the cover at home and rotate the layers until you find the comfort you’re looking for. If you order a King or Cal Kind mattress, you can choose different levels of firmness for you and your partner.

This organic mattress comes with a 25-year warranty and a 100-day sleep trial.

What’s the Best Organic Mattress for Side Sleepers?

Certificates: GOTS, GOLS, Greenguard GOLD, OEKO-Tex, eco-INSTITUT®, FSC Certified

Material: Latex

Queen Price (10”): $1,799


Cedar Luxe Mattress by Brentwood Home


The Cedar Luxe Mattress is a 100% all-natural latex mattress. The comfort rating of this item with the topper on is a 2 out of 10 on their comfort scale, and without the topper it has a medium feel and rates a 4 out of 10 (1 being the plushest), making this their softest mattress yet! It’s been specially engineered to provide pressure relief in crucial zones, helping to keep your spine aligned and easing hip and shoulder pain.

This organic mattress can accommodate a variety of sleeping positions comfortably, but it’s especially recommended for side sleepers, and the topper can be added or removed to adjust the comfort level to your preference. This luxury mattress provides an uplifting buoyant feel due to the all-natural l0atex versus the cradling effect that Oceano mattress provides.

What’s the Best Organic Mattress for Side Sleepers?

Certificates: GOTS, GOLS, Greenguard GOLD

Material: Latex

Queen Price: $2,899


If you prefer a memory foam mattress, we’ve picked two nontoxic memory foam mattresses for side sleepers. They are more economical than organic mattresses and they are certified as nontoxic by either CertiPur-US or Greenguard GOLD certificate:

Crystal Cove Mattress by Brentwood Home


The Crystal Cove Mattress is an innovative dual-sided hybrid mattress specifically designed to promote therapeutic recovery and deep, restorative sleep. Hybrid mattresses have better motion isolation than innerspring mattresses, they’re less noisy and usually last longer.

Thanks to their comfort layers with different levels of thickness, they’ve got pressure points that can relieve discomfort and pain in side sleepers. This non toxic memory foam and latex mattress features a unique dual-sided design for a customizable, ultra-luxurious sleeping experience. To change your preference, simply flip the mattress!

Temperature regulating activated charcoal-infused memory foam on one side and ventilated all-natural latex on the other side, plus individually wrapped coils make this non toxic mattress cool and breathable, perfect for hot sleepers. The plush side is a 3 out of 10 on their comfort scale (1 being the softest) and is great for side sleeping. The firm side is a 7 out of 10 and is best for back/stomach sleeping or those who prefer firmer support.

Like all Brentwood Home mattresses, this super comfortable mattress comes with a 25-year warranty and 1-year sleep trial.


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Certificates: Greenguard GOLD, CertiPUR-US, eco-INSTITUT®, Certified Vegan

Material: Latex and Memory Foam

Queen Price: $1,295


Oceano Mattress by Brentwood Home


The Oceano Mattress is a gel memory foam mattress with a medium-plush feel and is rated a 3 out of 10 on their comfort scale (10 being the firmest). This feel is best for side-sleepers but can accommodate a variety of sleeping positions. This memory foam mattress provides a comforting cradling effect due to the gel memory foam.

Foam mattresses are usually cheaper than latex and hybrid mattresses, however, some users complain of the sinking feeling they create. So if you can afford a more expensive option, try an organic latex mattress instead.


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Certificates: GOTS and CertiPUR-US

Material: Memory Foam

Queen Price: $1,495


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A good organic mattress for side sleepers is able to relieve pressure and relieve shoulder pain, hip pain, and lower back pain. A firm mattress might be too firm to ensure the correct spine alignment so you should be looking for mattresses that are on the softer side of the comfort spectrum. If the manufacturer offers a sleep trial period, you’ll be able to adjust the level of firmness anytime within the sleep trial period or return the mattress without any problems.

Another important thing you should pay attention to are the certificates that prove your mattress is free from any toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, VOCs and dyes. These chemicals will be released into the air for a long time causing health problems, such as headaches, allergies, and respiratory issues.

If you want to create a non toxic sleeping environment, don’t forget to buy an organic comforter, organic mattress protector and organic bed linen. It’s also advisable to buy Greenguard GOLD certified furniture for your bedroom to cut the amount of VOCs in your bedroom to a minimum.

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