Amerisleep is known for making great memory foam mattresses in a range of firmness levels. But they also offer a great natural mattress called the Organica. This latex hybrid mattress is cooling, bouncy, and eco-friendly, making it a great fit for all kinds of shoppers.
But is it right for you? To help you decide, I personally tested this mattress out for a variety of features. Below, I’ll describe how it feels, what it’s made of, and who I’d recommend it to. Read on to get all the details, or skip over to my review summary to save time.
Is the Organica a Good Mattress for You?
Before we get into all the details, I want to give you a quick overview of who this mattress may and may not work for. Hopefully this will speed up your mattress research!
Who I recommend the Organica mattress for
- Organic shoppers on the hunt for a natural mattress should really like the Organica, which is made of high-quality eco-friendly materials.
- Combination sleepers should really appreciate the bouncy feel of this bed, which makes it easy to move around and change positions at night.
- Hot sleepers will like that this mattress sleeps super cool.
Who I don’t recommend the Organica mattress for
- Budget shoppers will likely find this mattress a bit too expensive. Most natural latex beds are very pricey. These folks could find some better options on our best cheap mattresses page.
- Side sleepers might find the Organica a little too firm for their needs. Personally, I felt some pressure building up around my hips when I tested out this bed. One of our best mattresses for side sleepers might be a better fit for these folks.
- If you’re easily disturbed by a restless partner and share a bed, you might want to consider one of our best memory foam mattresses instead. It’s fairly easy to feel a partner moving around on the opposite side of this mattress.
How Firm is the Organica Mattress?
Next, let’s get into how this mattress feels! Firmness is fairly subjective, so I always poll a range of folks in the office before deciding on a bed’s firmness level.
My coworkers and I decided to give the Organica a 7 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale. For reference, the industry standard for medium firmness is a 6.5 out of 10. This means that the Organica is a slightly firm mattress. Personally, I thought the Organica was a softer 7, and had more of a medium-firm feel.
You’re going to feel much more “on top of” than “hugged by” this mattress. It has a super taut, bouncy feel thanks to a latex and pocketed coil layer. This is great news for combination sleepers, who should find it really easy to roll around and change positions on this bed.
Organica Mattress Performance
Now that you have a general idea of this bed’s firmness level and who it might be best for, let’s get more specific about its performance. Below, I’ll dive into how this bed performs in different sleeping positions, how well it relieves pain and pressure, and whether or not it’s a good fit for couples.
Testing the Organica Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions
A mattress will feel different depending on your body type and preferred sleeping position. So, I like to break down how a mattress will perform for sleepers of various weights in different sleep positions in each of my reviews. Read on below to see how the Organica stacks up.
Is the Organica a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?
- Light Back Sleepers – These sleepers will most likely enjoy the Organica. It should feel firm and supportive to these folks, and will do a nice job keeping their spines in a healthy straight line.
- Light Side Sleepers – Light side sleepers may be okay on this bed if they alternate between their side and another position at night. They’ll rest more on this bed’s wool top layer, which will provide a little pressure relief in the side sleeping position.
- Light Stomach Sleepers – These sleepers should really like this bed. Though its wool top layer provides some pressure relief, this bed’s firm, buoyant feel should keep stomach sleepers’ hips lifted up in line with their shoulders and prevent back pain.
Is the Organica a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)?
- Average Weight Back Sleepers – I really like this mattress for average weight back sleepers. I think they’ll get just the right balance of pressure relief and support on this bed.
- Average Weight Side Sleepers – This bed will feel too firm to these sleepers, who will rest closer to its pocketed coil layer. I recommend they opt for something softer instead.
- Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – I don’t think this bed will be quite supportive enough for these sleepers. They need a little more lift at the lower back to stay properly supported.
Is the Organica a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)?
- Heavy Back Sleepers – Heavy back sleepers could like the Organica, which is durable and pretty supportive. It may feel more like a true medium-firm mattress to these folks.
- Heavy Side Sleepers – These sleepers will likely sink too close to the pocketed coil layer and find the Organica a bit uncomfortable. I’d recommend they opt for one of our best mattresses for heavy people instead.
- Heavy Stomach Sleepers – I don’t think these folks will get the support they need from the Organica. I’d recommend they opt for a slightly firmer mattress instead.
Organica Mattress Pain Relief Performance
A good way to measure how well a mattress might relieve certain types of pain is to measure its pressure relief capabilities. A mattress that offers good pressure relief can often relieve pain and tension at the shoulders, hips, and lower back.
To measure the Organica’s ability to relieve pain in those areas, I used a pressure mat. I rolled the mat out onto the mattress and hopped on top. The mat created a “map” of the pressure my body exerted on the mattress, which you’ll see below. The map will range from blue and green in low pressure areas to yellow and red in high pressure areas.
Back Pain – Based on the blue around my back on this pressure map, I’d say the Organica is a good option for sleepers with back pain. It should help you keep your spine neutrally aligned, which can relieve pressure and tension in the lower and upper back areas.
Shoulder Pain – The green in this pressure map when I’m on my side tells me this mattress is probably not the best fit for side sleepers with shoulder pain. Back sleepers with shoulder pain might also need a bit more pressure relief. I’d recommend one of our best mattresses for shoulder pain instead.
Hip Pain – Similarly, this mattress is a little too firm for sleepers with hip pain. I’d recommend they also opt for something softer.
Organica Mattress Performance for Couples
The best mattress for couples will feature low motion transfer, be responsive enough for sex, have strong edge support, and feel cooling. Read on below to learn more about why these factors are important for couples, and to see how the Organica performs in these areas.
Motion transfer is a measure of how much motion a bed absorbs. A mattress with low motion transfer is great for couples because it makes it harder for a partner to disturb you when they’re tossing and turning on the other side of the bed.
To measure motion transfer, I dropped a steel ball down onto the bed from various heights and measured the disturbance it caused. Each drop is meant to symbolize a different movement you’re likely to experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4 inches) to getting out of bed (8 inches) all the way to full on jumping (12 inches).
Based on these results, I’d say the Organica has a pretty high level of motion transfer, which means you may be easily disturbed by a partner on this mattress. However, most latex hybrids don’t feature good motion isolation, and I do think that the Organica performed slightly better than other latex hybrid beds on this test. So if you’re not willing to sacrifice responsiveness for motion isolation, you might want to consider the Organica.
The best mattress for sex is bouncy and responsive, which makes it easy to move around and change positions. While the Organica’s bouncy layers mean this bed doesn’t feature great motion isolation, they do mean that it’s a great option for sex! It should be easy to move around without feeling stuck in the surface of this bed.
Two people overheat much more quickly than one, so couples often do best on breathable beds. Luckily, the natural latex and breathable steel coils in this bed make it one of the best cooling mattresses available right now.
Edge support is another important feature for couples because strong edges can make a bed feel larger. They can also add additional durability to a mattress, which is a nice perk. I thought the Organica had good edge support, especially for a bed-in-a-box, but I’ve also tested beds with stronger edges.
What is the Organica Mattress Made Of?
The Organica is a latex hybrid mattress made of eco-friendly materials. This 13-inch mattress is a great option for organic shoppers, and should really stand the test of time. Take a look below to learn more about each layer of this bed.
Cover – The Organic uses an organic cotton cover that has a soft, pleasant feel. This mattress cover is also quite breathable, which is a perk for hot sleepers.
Comfort Layer – Next up is a cushioning layer of New Zealand Joma wool. This layer adds some springy softness to the bed and is naturally moisture wicking. Wool is naturally thermoregulating, which means it will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Wool is also a natural flame retardant, and Amerisleep uses a wool (rather than fiberglass) fire sock in this bed to avoid adding harsh chemicals to the mattress.
Transition Layer – Below that is a natural Talalay latex layer. This layer is bouncy and cooling, and gives the mattress its unique, buoyant feel. Talalay latex feels softer and less dense than Dunlop latex, which allows this bed to offer some nice pressure relief.
Support Layer – A pocketed coil layer provides strong support to the mattress overall. Plus, these innerspring coils create plenty of airflow throughout the mattress, really ensuring that it sleeps cool.
Organica Mattress Unboxing and Off-Gassing
The Organica mattress will arrive in a box, so you’ll need to give it 24-48 hours to decompress after opening it. Latex foam can be quite heavy, so I’d recommend having a friend handy to help you unbox your new bed. Luckily, this bed does not release much of an off-gassing scent because it was made with high-quality organic materials.
Well folks, we’ve reached the end of my review! Before you click “buy” I want to leave you with a few final thoughts on this mattress.
My favorite things about the Organica mattress
The Organica is a high-quality organic mattress made with great natural materials. I’d highly recommend it to folks looking for an eco-friendly mattress option. I also really appreciate the wool comfort layer in this mattress. It gives the bed an almost pillow top like feel, which is great for folks who like a little cushioning around their pressure points, even on a firm bed.
And finally, my favorite thing about this mattress is how cooling it is! All the materials in this bed are naturally breathable (not to mention naturally durable), so you’re getting a great cooling bed when you choose the Organica.
My Organica mattress complaints
As a side sleeper myself, I prefer a mattress that offers a little more body-contouring. Latex is not a body-contouring material, so no latex hybrid is going to offer this feature. If you’re looking for a mattress that does a better job of conforming to your body shape, I’d recommend checking out a memory foam bed instead.
I’ll also note that this bed contains less latex than some other natural latex mattress options. I think you still get the classic latex feel from the Organica, but if you’re looking for tons of the material, you might want to look into other options.
How Much Does the Organica Cost?
Price is an important consideration when buying a new mattress. The Organica is competitively priced for a latex bed, and you can save even more on your purchase with our exclusive Amerisleep coupons. Take a look at the chart below to see pricing and sizing info.
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
|Twin||38″ x 74″ x 13″||$1,399|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 13″||$1,599|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 13″||$2,099|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 13″||$2,299|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 13″||$2,999|
|California King||72″ x 84″ x 13″||$2,999|
|Split King||38″ x 80″ x 13″||$3,198|
Organica Mattress Policies and FAQs
How will the Organica mattress ship?
The Organica ships for free and will arrive compressed in a box.
Does the Organica come with a mattress warranty?
Yes, this mattress comes with a lengthy 20-year warranty.
Does the Organica come with a sleep trial?
Yes, this bed comes with a 100-night sleep trial period.
Where is the Organica mattress made?
The Organica mattress is made in the USA and sources its materials from Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and India. The Organica’s materials have been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Oeko-Tex, the Rainforest Alliance, and eco-INSTITUT. This means the bed has met rigorous certification standards and is built with organic, non-toxic materials. Plus, Organica purchases support sustainable farming and local manufacturing. All in all, this bed is a great pick for shoppers on the hunt for a natural mattress.
How long will the Organica mattress last?
Organic latex mattresses like the Organica are typically very durable. I would estimate that this mattress should last you about 10-12 years.
Organica Mattress Vs
It’s always a good idea to compare a mattress you’re considering to beds from a few other mattress brands. Below, I’ll compare the Organica to two other popular organic mattresses, the Avocado Green mattress and the Birch Living bed.
Organica Mattress vs Birch Mattress
- Like the Organica, the Birch is a natural latex mattress.
- Both beds are bouncy and naturally cooling.
- The Birch feels a little firmer than the Organica.
- Learn more in my Birch Living Bed review.
Organica Mattress vs Avocado Green Mattress
- The Avocado is another natural latex mattress.
- It has a softer feel than the Organica, thanks to a soft latex top layer.
- The Avocado mattress is less expensive than the Organica.
- Learn more in my Avocado Green mattress review.
Other Models from Amerisleep
Amerisleep offers a line of all-foam and a line of hybrid mattresses in addition to the Organica. Below, I’ll compare the Organica to the all-foam and hybrid AS3 models.
Organica Mattress vs Amerisleep AS3 Mattress
- The AS3 is a medium-soft memory foam mattress, so offers more pressure relief than the Organica.
- The AS3 is a better fit for couples, who should appreciate its great motion isolation.
- Side sleepers will likely prefer the softer AS3.
- Learn more about this bed in my full Amerisleep AS3 mattress review.
Organica Mattress vs Amerisleep AS3 Hybrid Mattress
- The AS3 Hybrid feels similar to the all-foam AS3, but includes a steel coil support layer.
- The AS3 Hybrid feels softer than the Organica and the original AS3.
- The AS3 Hybrid feels bouncier than the AS3, but less bouncy than the Organica.
- Learn more about the AS3 hybrid, and Amerisleep’s other offerings, on my Amerisleep mattress reviews page.
Take a look at the chart below to see how we rated the Organica mattress.