Berkeley Ergonomics Mattresses – USA Made & Free of Harmful Chemicals

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The idea began over 30 years ago, with the opening of a small mattress shop in the Bay Area.  A few years later Berkeley Ergonomics was born through the co-operation of Colin Hunter and Mike Lavin - experienced professionals who now each have 35 years experience in the design and sales of innovative sleep systems. Together they developed the fundamental concepts of natural mattresses, free from harmful chemicals, which continues today. The cornerstone of Berkeley Ergonomics designs and … [Read more...]

Stockholm – Luxury with Support, Natural & Free of Harmful Chemicals

Alpine Two Mattress

~ Two layers of high-grade German coils ~ A total of 1,500 micro coils over 1,370 base coils ~ Natural latex foam for a soft and flexible surface feel ~ Breathable wool-lined cotton cover for cool, dry sleep ~ Two firmnesses to choose from ~ dual-sided for couples ~ Ecologically healthy components, built to last Some people prefer a supportive, luxuriant feel in a mattress.  That’s why we created the Stockholm.  It still offers all the support of our other mattresses, but … [Read more...]

Oslo – Deep Contour, Reliable Support, True Comfort

Alpine 1 natural mattress

~ 1,172 interactive coils provide cushioned support ~ Natural latex foam for a soft and flexible surface feel ~ Breathable wool-lined cotton cover for cool, dry sleep ~ Two firmness choices: firm or soft ~ dual-sided for couples ~ Ecologically healthy components, built to last A new level of conforming comfort and active support The Oslo mattress begins with a base layer of individually encased interactive coils for exceptional, independent body support.  Made in Germany, these high carbon … [Read more...]

Healthy Kids Mattress – Freedom From Harmful Chemicals

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Berkeley Ergonomics believes it is important for the whole family to enjoy the benefits of a healthy, well-made mattress.  That’s why they offer a simple, affordable, twin-sized mattress for children.  The Healthy Kids Mattress feature all of the same high-quality, eco-certified materials used in our adult mattresses—natural latex, pocketed German coils, organic cotton, and Merino wool. Starting at just $550, the Healthy Kids Inner Spring children’s mattresses provide value and the peace of … [Read more...]

All Latex Mattress – Durable, Stable, and Eco-Healthy

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The All Latex Mattress from Berkeley Ergonomics is an organic,  all natural mattress, free of harmful chemicals. Berkeley Ergonomics uses only Natural latex harvested from the sap of the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis)— originated in Brazil. This raw material is made into latex through a process of whipping the rubber together with air. Just as important as the quality of the raw material is state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, know-how, experience and quality control use to make the … [Read more...]

Oxygen Pillows Personalized for Deep Sleep

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Ever wake up and not feel rested? The problem could be your pillow. Finding yourself bunching or folding your pillow, or sleeping with your arm underneath it? Not enough neck elevation, too much bulk, too little loft — most pillows don’t function well. A pillow that doesn’t keep your spine in alignment is not only a pain in the neck. It might be constricting your throat, causing breathing difficulties that affect your quality of sleep. The Oxygen Pillow was designed to provide proper alignment … [Read more...]

Oraganic Latex Pillow Top – Another layer of Coziness…

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If you love an added luxurious, soft, cozy-feel to your mattress you’ll want to add our Pillow Top - Organic, free from harmful chemicals, and  Oeko-Tex certified. Many consumers have had negative experiences with expensive “pillow top mattresses” that sag well before expected. Those mattresses use poor quality polyurethane foam, effectively degrading the durability of the mattress.  Our Pillow Top features durable natural Talalay latex cushioning that wears well over time—and independently … [Read more...]

Natural Latex Sleep Wedges – Tailor your sleep-experience

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For those who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and sleep apnea, positional therapy can mean the difference between no rest and deep, rejuvenating sleep.  To help provide relief from these conditions, Berkeley Ergonomics has designed our all-natural latex sleep wedge.   Elevated sleeping and side sleeping have been shown to alleviate symptoms of both GERD and apnea, as well as sleep-disrupting symptoms correlated to other nighttime disorders.  Our sleep wedge is a … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Mattress Does Not Have to be a Puzzling experience

Most people are looking for comfort and support but are unsure about other important factors that deserve consideration. How a mattress feels and performs is a function of its design and materials.  At Scott Jordan Furniture, we take a comprehensive approach to building a high quality, healthy, and comfortable mattress. From stability and durability to motion transfer and humidity, we look at all the pieces of the puzzle that affect sleep quality. And we examine many things that while not … [Read more...]

The science of a good night’s sleep

There are four common hindrances to quality sleep: backaches, sore shoulders or hips, temperature issues, and breathing troubles. Reading this will help you understand the ergonomic features that a mattress must have to resolve these hindrances and assure deep sleep. Mattress shopping is actually buying better sleep. By understanding the quality of sleep a mattress will produce for 10 to 15 years we can determine it's true value. Reducing movement while we rest allows deeper levels of sleep … [Read more...]

Correct Breathing and Mattress Design

Deeper breathing, deeper sleep It’s a little known fact that breathing is the most important factor for quality sleep. Adequate oxygen intake fully restores our bodies, enabling us to awaken refreshed. Shallow breathing and poor oxygen intake reduce the depth of sleep and negatively impact quality of life. Even a slightly reduced oxygen intake can cause daytime sleepiness and headaches, lack of focus, increased appetite, and other health risks. Dramatically reduced breathing due to snoring or … [Read more...]

Surface Pressure and Mattress Comfort

Surface Pressure Beyond simply causing discomfort, the pressure that most mattresses exert against your shoulders and hips can rob your body of much-needed rest and rejuvenation. Pressure-point stress at weight-bearing areas of the body can also impair circulation, disrupt cellular respiration, increase your heart rate, raise blood pressure, and cause restlessness that leads to shallow sleep. Additionally, most U.S. mattresses have pressure ratings at or above levels that can cause … [Read more...]

Factors affecting mattress comfort

Comfort is subjective We all want a comfortable mattress, but everyone defines comfort differently. Some of us choose a soft mattress that envelops the body, while others prefer a firmer bed. But softness and firmness aren’t the only defining factors when it comes to a comfortable mattress. Sleep temperature, support, motion transfer, and breath-ability are also important features that influence the comfort of a mattress. Finding the right mattress often requires balancing a number of personal … [Read more...]

Chemicals in Mattresses – Not from Berkeley Ergonomics…

Chemicals are common in U.S. mattresses - Not with Berkeley Ergonomics... The bedroom is our sanctuary, and we count on our bed to provide a safe place for relaxation, restful sleep, and rejuvenation. Unfortunately, many conventional mattresses harbor chemicals and allergens that can adversely affect our sleep and health. Chemical substances, which can remain in the mattress from the manufacturing process or be deliberately added, reduce sleep quality by impairing breathing, and synthetic … [Read more...]

Mattress Durability

Durability and use Like automobiles, mattresses are durable goods with a usable lifespan. Over the course of ten years, we use our mattress almost ten times as much as our car. In fact, we use our mattress more than any other durable good we own, and we’re less able to tolerate its wear. While we accept a decline in performance in our car, we expect our mattress to perform like new for years despite extensive use. The truth about mattress lifespan Mattresses don’t last fifteen years. Most … [Read more...]

Stability and Motion in Mattresses

A stable mattress is a comfortable mattress The surface of a mattress should contour accurately to allow the body’s curves to be fully supported, and if the mattress functions well, movement on the surface is absorbed rather than transferred from side-to-side. Most conventional mattresses are covered in a tightly woven fabric and contain an interconnected coil construction. This construction reduces flex and increases pressure on the joints while also causing surface movement to travel across … [Read more...]