What is a CertiPUR Mattress?

Shopping for a new memory foam mattress and don't know where to start? If you're searching for a mattress for you, your child, or an aging parent that is free from potentially harmful chemicals, consider looking for a bed that is made in the USA and made from CertiPUR-US® Certified Foam.   

What Does the CertiPUR-US® Certification Guarantee?   

Look for the CertiPUR-US® seal on the mattress website or search through CertiPUR's® list of participating companies to find a brand that meets the program's rigorous standards. By buying from a brand on their list, you can ensure that your new mattress is:   

  • Free from ozone depleters  

  • Free from PBDE flame retardants  

  • Free from mercury, lead, and other heavy metals  

  • Free from formaldehyde 

  • Free from phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission   

  • Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions for indoor air quality    

How Does a Foam Mattress Become CertiPUR-US® Certified?  

The CertiPUR-US® program launched in 2008. It was developed to help regulate foam manufacturing standards to protect consumers from dangerous chemicals. Scientists, environmentalists as well as bedding and furniture experts designed the process to identify safe, flexible polyurethane foam.  

Independent and accredited labs have tested all the memory foam mattresses that have received this certification. The laboratories test the foam two times in the first year and then once annually. Beyond the scheduled testing, the program also organizes random on-site checks.   

Why is it Important to Buy a Safely Made Memory Foam Mattress?  

Most of us spend about six to eight hours a night sleeping on a mattress that has a shelf life of seven to ten years. If you do the math, that's a lot of quality time in bed, so you want to make sure that you reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals by buying the safest memory foam mattress for your home.   

Still have questions? Read more about whether memory foam mattresses are safe on our blog and look at Muse, an American-made mattress that is CertiPUR-US® Certified.  

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