What does it even mean to have a dog-friendly mattress? Is there such a thing?? Well, have you ever experienced unwanted sweating in bed because Fido has to be touching you at all times? Have you been woken up due to Fido jumping on or off of your bed? Yep! Then there is, in fact, a dog-friendly mattress for you! Let us introduce you to Saatva, where you can rest well with your fur baby and live better together.
We are going to dive deep into why we love Saatva! This will be a series of blog posts as we test out their best dog-mom approved mattresses so you can find the perfect one for you and your fur baby! We are going to start these posts off by talking about their carbon footprint (or lack thereof) in the world and how they’re so eco-friendly. They are doing everything in their power to offer an organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and super luxurious mattress for everyone in the world. We chose Saatva because, like us gals, our readers have such a big heart for animals and the world, and we wanted to find you a mattress company that feels the same way. So, let us begin!
Did you know that improving your life’s overall wellness starts with a quality night’s sleep? Think about it! If you tossed and turned all night or woke up multiple times, you feel groggy and grouchy the next day! Experts say it is impossible to actually catch up on a night’s sleep. That’s where Saatva comes in to save the day! And do you know what’s even better? They are an earth-loving company! Their values go hand-in-hand with what we gals believe in. And I bet their values go hand-in-hand with yours too.
We’ll jump in to our first choice in mattress – the Zenhaven.
SAATVA’S ZENHAVEN MATTRESS IS CERTIFIED PURE
There is no higher measure of textile purity and safety than the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. It is the internationally accepted standard for certifying textiles and home furnishings. And guess who holds this standard? That’s right! Zenhaven. This proves that the latex in Zenhaven contains no formaldehyde, pesticides, chlorinated phenols, heavy metals, or phthalates. This is exactly what I want to be sleeping on! This is what I trust my boys and my dogs to sleep on. (Saatva, will you please create some dog beds next?!!)
SAATVA IS A LEADING SUPPORTER OF THE SUSTAINABLE FURNISHINGS COUNCIL (SFC)
Saatva is part of the growing number of companies committed to healthy, pro-planet furnishings. SFC members take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, unrecyclable content, and primary materials from unsustainable sources in any product platform under its control. EARTH-LOVERS, WE TELL YOU!
SAATVA DOES THEIR PART
Saatva is one of the few Luxury mattress companies to take on a Green Initiative. They believe that doing so is not only important to their customers but also to themselves, their children, and the many generations to come. This green initiative doesn’t just help the human population, but it also helps the doggo population as well (along with all other species, obvi).
SAATVA USES 100% NATURAL LATEX
Some manufacturers combine a thin top layer of natural latex with layers of synthetic latex or petroleum-based foams. (Yeah, no thanks!) Zenhaven is the real deal, y’all! Through and through they use the good stuff.
SAATVA USES CERTIFIED ORGANIC WOOL
By law, all mattresses must have a flame-retardant barrier but many can be infused with potentially toxic chemicals. Saatva’s flame-retardant contains a pure blend of 100% organic New Zealand wool and non-toxic materials, which enhances breathability and comfort of the mattress, wicking away moisture for a cooler, drier sleep. Remember when we mentioned unwanted sweaty nights? Yep! The Zenhaven mattress is like the unicorn of mattresses. Breathable. Comfortable. Plush but firm. Cooling. Drying. Suuuuch a great night’s sleep, y’all.
Okay, so the Zenhaven is pretty amazing right?! Well, what about the others? Let’s touch on the other mattress lines of Saatva.
SAATVA PROVIDES AN ORGANIC COTTON COVER
The Saatva innerspring, the Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress, and the Zenhaven all-natural latex mattress are all finished with a cover of rich organic cotton. It’s healthy, breathable, supremely comfortable, and has their exclusive Guardin® botanical antimicrobial fabric treatment that inhibits bacterial growth to prolong the life of the organic cotton fabric. So when your dog gets into bed after stepping in or eating who knows what, you can be reassured that the cover on their mattress has your back (literally).
SAATVA IS TOXIN FREE
That’s right! Saatva contains no Ozone Depleters, PBDE Flame Retardants, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Mercury, Lead, or Other Heavy Metals, and no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
SAATVA IS NURTURING THE PLANET AS IT NURTURES YOUR SLEEP
Saatva approaches manufacturing and distribution in eco-responsible ways that are designed to leave the planet and their/our communities healthier than they found them. They truly care about mother earth, and that is always something we gals can get behind.
SAATVA PRACTICES SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING
The natural latex used in the Zenhaven mattress is tapped from the Hevea brasiliensis rubber tree in much the way maple trees are tapped for syrup. The trees are not harmed in the process, and a single tree can produce latex for up to 25 years. TWENTY FIIIIVE! Which is about the life of your Saatva mattress! Pretty cool if you ask us!
SAATVA PRACTICES CO2 REDUCTION
Luckily, the process that transforms natural liquid latex into Talalay latex does not produce greenhouse gases—it actually absorbs them. In addition, rubber trees scrub millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the environment each year. I’ll speak on behalf of Saatva real quick… *clears throat* “You’re welcome, world.”
SAATVA USES NO HARMFUL BYPRODUCTS
You thought you just had to worry about byproducts in your dog’s food?! Think again! Talalay production is a completely water-based process and generates no byproducts that are harmful to the environment. Some other big name companies use processes that are harmful to the environment and we’re not okay with that!! Of course, Saatva’s finished product is also free of toxins of any kind, including the volatile compounds “outgassed” by synthetic foams.
SAATVA MATTRESSES ARE BUILT ECO-RESPONSIBLY IN AMERICA
Zenhaven is built in American factories using American Talalay latex. They don’t ship the processed latex from overseas as many other manufacturers do. Those other companies who are trying to save money by doing this have a much larger carbon footprint in the world! Our goal, as a species, is to have the smallest carbon footprint as possible. Saatva understands this! You can be sure that they use the most ecologically responsible manufacturing practices.
SAATVA HAS THE CHIROPRACTIC SEAL OF APPROVAL
Saatva mattresses contain the patented “Spinal Zone” sleep technology that will help reduce back pain and stiffness through an active wire support in the center third of the mattress. I thought it might be difficult to get used to, but it really wasn’t. But if you like to cuddle with your significant other on the reg… it might get in the way as it’s right down the middle of the mattress. This ‘zone’ helps provide correct spinal alignment resulting in increased sleep quality though! Working in conjunction with Saatva’s individually wrapped coil system, the Spinal Zone can react to any body type to provide a wide range of support, improve weight distribution, and lessen pressure points. That means your body will be feeling better in no time and you can go on more adventures with your pup!
SAATVA MATTRESSES MAKE LUXURY SLEEP AFFORDABLE
Did you know that Saatva is the largest seller of American Made 100% Talalay Latex Mattresses in the United States & Canada?! The Zenhaven can be yours for as little as $1,899 for a Queen mattress.
IS ZENHAVEN 100% ORGANIC?
No. All the latex layers in Zenhaven are made from 100% natural latex, which is organic. However, once the latex is harvested, a small amount of nontoxic, inorganic material must be added in order to convert natural latex from its liquid, tree-tapped form to its solid form. Every support layer is made from 100% natural latex. While their flame-retardant layer contains natural, 100% New Zealand wool, and the cover is made of organic cotton, they must use a small amount of non-toxic, dermatological tested adhesive and synthetic reinforcement material to keep top layers from shifting. This is why they don’t try to claim a 100% organic mattress. And we totally appreciate that!
WHY CAN’T I FIND SAATVA IN STORES?
Because without stores, their carbon footprint is minimal as compared to their competitors. Saatva’s business model is not only healthier for the environment, it eliminates all the costs that drive up prices in retail stores. Seriously… if the Zenhaven mattress was sold in stores, you’d see it marked up to about $4,000+! No thanks, retail stores! I’ll stick to shopping online for my mattress. This allows Saatva to sell their eco chic luxury mattresses at incredibly low prices. Additionally, they are virtually a paperless company. #savethetrees #savetheplanet
“I’M NERVOUS TO PURCHASE A MATTRESS I CAN’T TEST OUT”
Do not fret my friend! Saatva offers a 120-day in-home trial for all of their mattresses! Best part about it (besides receiving your mattress and sleeping comfortably for years to come)? Okay so there are quite a few things that are the “best part” about it. First, they offer qhite glove delivery and will take your old mattress out for you!!! Sooo convenient! Also, you get to customize your Saatva sleep experience!! So, you start out by selecting the size of your mattress, if you want to upgrade your foundation, and you also choose your comfort level. I chose luxury plush side and am loving it more than the gentle firm side.
SAATVA IS THE OFFICIAL MATTRESS OF HEALTHBRIDGE SLEEP
Just a really cool fact that we want to throw in here is that Saatva mattresses have been chosen as the official mattress of the Healthbridge Sleep Medicine. Healthbridge is one of the Northeast’s premier sleep clinics, and is a clinical affiliate of Northwell Health and St. Francis Hospitals. Winner of “Best of Long Island” Sleep Center, they have been helping people with sleep disorders for over 15 years.
“Saatva mattresses have been shown to dramatically improve the quality of our patient’s sleep. Additionally, I have personally chosen Saatva to replace my $2,800 Tempurpedic. It is such a comfortable, healthy, and luxurious mattress”
– Dr. David Edelson MD, FACP
Founder / Director of Healthbridge.
BOOM! We don’t need to say anything else, I’m sure. So, you’re heading to their website already, right? Don’t let us stop you! Don’t keep them waiting! You will never look back from this moment forward. Cuddle up with your fur baby and get a great night’s sleep. Rest well with your fur baby, puppy baby mamas, and live better together.