You’ve either clicked on this review because you are looking into buying an Avocado Mattress or are intrigued by the combo of words; Avocado, Vegan AND Mattress.
I certainly was when their advertisement came through my Facebook feed a little over 2 months ago.
Update: We’ve now been sleeping on our Avocado Mattress for over a year now. See how it’s been holding up.
Is This A Vegan Mattress Made From Avocados?
Hmmm…. one of these doesn’t sound right so I had to investigate. After all, I received the advertisement because I had been looking at buying a new mattress and as usual Facebook flipping knows everything which will never cease to freak me out.
Having been over 11 years since we bought a new mattress, I had no idea what I was looking for except that it needed to be on the firmer side and NOT be hot. There are so many new technologies; cooling gels, folding beds, number beds, remotes, springs on the top, springs on the bottom, etc., etc.
And after soaking all of this information in, we’re not getting any younger so we do need to invest in a quality mattress for our almost 40 year old bodies. ha!
Who remembers being 20 years old and honestly not caring what you slept on? I could sleep on anything… I’ve spent many years being so un-adult that my mattress was on the floor. And I loved it!
I Am The Researcher In This Marriage
I am not going to lie, Mr. VeggL and I went rounds about which mattress to purchase. He was convinced we could save money by buying one of these new “bed-in-a-box,” mattresses. I had my doubts but did my research.
When I say I do my research, I cost compare, warranty compare, product compare; I read other peoples reviews & watched videos.
I’m about to put a lot of money in to something I need to keep for the next 10 years–I do my research.
Even when the words Vegan and Mattress came in to the picture, I still remained open to another mattress being the one we buy.
What We Bought
The standard King Avocado Vegan Mattress.
We did not purchase the Avocado Mattress Topper, the Mattress Protector and did not utilize their financing.
With having dogs, I do; however, ALWAYS have a mattress protector and suggest everyone use them. (I have a dog and mouse story I could go into but I will save you all from the visuals) I chose a cheaper protector for now.
The Utopia Waterproof Bamboo Mattress Protector is Hypoallergenic and Waterproof. It fits the standard king mattress perfectly.
It’s Been Over 30 Days Since We’ve Been Sleeping On Our Vegan Avocado Mattress
So, let’s get to our Review
- What kind of sleeper are we? Side, Stomach, Back?
- Jen: Half Side/Stomach or Back. Ideally I would like to be a back sleeper and I feel like this mattress has made it more comfortable to do this.
- Ryan: Predominately on my side.
- Firmness. How firm do we think this mattress is…1(Super Soft) – 10(Super Firm)
- Jen: 8
- Ryan: 8. One of the firmest mattresses I’ve personally slept on.
- Motion. Do you feel motion transfer when I shift in bed?
- Jen: First bed I have ever slept on where I did not feel any motion transfer.
- Ryan: None. Although in all fairness, I’m a pretty deep sleeper and I’m not sure I would notice regardless.
- Smell. Did we notice a smell when first opening the box, unrolling the mattress or 30 days later?
- Jen: No, No and No!
- Ryan: No
- Conforming. Do we feel like the mattress conforms closely to our body? Does it alleviate pressure on target pressure points & help align the spine?
- Jen: Surprisingly yes. I will say it is NOT MUCH, as we did not get the pillow topper, but it is just enough to make it comfortable. I also wanted to get a firmer mattress this time to allow my spine to straighten out better and it does!
- Ryan: I wouldn’t think of this mattress as conforming. It’s more firm than conforming.
- Temperature. Does the mattress sleep hot, cold or neutral?
- Jen: This mattress is incredible when it comes to temperature. I have always slept hot. I do not feel any heat coming from the mattress and in fact think it sleeps slightly cool. This is HUGE for me!
- Ryan: It’s definitely a cool mattress. It doesn’t heat up throughout the night while laying on it either.
- Edge Support. When getting out of bed, do we feel like we can stand up easily or fall back in?
- Jen: Very easy to get out of bed or to sit on the edge. This was something I didn’t even know made a difference in a bed until we had this one. It does
- Ryan: Great edge support. It holds it’s firmness from edge to edge
- Noise. Does the mattress make any noise when lying down or moving on it?
- Jen: Nope!
- Ryan: No
Knowing this mattress is eco-friendly and vegan is only a bonus at this point. Honestly, I have never slept better or sounder. I even wake up with more energy!
I keep trying to find other reasons for my energy levels but the mattress is really the biggest change that’s been made.
I no longer wake up having to kick the blankets off in the middle of the night because I’m SO hot or feel like I need to stretch my body out when getting up in the morning. I also no longer wake up EVERY SINGLE TIME my husband moves.
I have enjoyed the mattress so far. I was a bit skeptical because I wasn’t sure I’d like how firm the mattress is, but I’ve slept great on it so far.
The cooling of the mattress is probably the best feature I’ve liked so far. Our previous mattress was a pillow top and held heat. I wasn’t really aware of how much until we got the Avocado.
I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys a firm or even a neutral mattress.
If ALL Of This Sounds Good To You, Here’s Some Vegan Avocado Mattress Highlights
- It’s Vegan! Instead of using wool, Avocado uses Organic Cotton
- It’s Organic! The Avocado features 100% GOLS(global organic latex standard) Organic Certified Latex and GOTS(global organic textile standard) Organic Certified Cotton
- NO polyurethane foams, polyester foam or toxic fire retardants
- Certified for low emissions
- For those that educate, save & protect, Avocado gives a $50 mattress discount
- 25 Year Warranty! Read the fine print of this to make sure you take proper care of your mattress–this is the only way your warranty holds up
- 1% of all revenues are given back to environmental nonprofits
- 100 Night-Risk Free Mattress Trial. No restocking fee or return shipment costs for you.
- Mattresses are handmade in California after order is placed
- Financing Available
If you would like to purchase an Avocado Mattress, you’re in luck! After loving our own Avocado Mattress we looked into becoming an Avocado affiliate and were approved!
So, if you click on the banner below and head over to their website, you’ll get a great mattress and you’ll help support VeggL!
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