For the past 6 months, I’ve been sleeping on a non-toxic mattress that revolutionized my family’s sleep. It’s an IntelliBED. The non-toxic mattress is now the only bed I recommend to friends and loved ones.
With a name like IntelliBED, I initially expected some kind of gizmo or gadgetry. I expected the bed to somehow be “smart” the way a “smart TV” is. Maybe the mattress would come with sleep apps pre-installed.
Instead, I discovered a non-toxic mattress that, hands down, offers the most restorative sleep compared to any other brand of mattress I’ve ever used.
My Non-Toxic Mattress Journey
More than a decade ago, my husband and I invested in what promised to be a healthy, organic mattress. Made from compressed wool and organic cotton, the non-toxic mattress was as comfortable as any bed I’d ever slept on.
Then I got pregnant.
The newer, heavier me fit the bed differently, and within three years of purchase my non-toxic mattress was uncomfortable and almost useless. I’d worn pregnant-mother sized depressions into the all-natural materials, and every morning I’d wake up with sore hips and shoulders.
Around that time, someone generously gave us a top of the line memory foam mattress.
But so toxic.
I’d decided to sacrifice non-toxicity for comfort, and I’d come to believe that a comfortable, durable non-toxic mattress was a thing of myth.
So for nearly a decade, I slept on a toxic mattress. While I don’t believe I suffered any adverse health effects from sleeping on a mattress laden with various chemical flame retardants, I know many people who obviously do.
I think of them like canaries in coal mines.
Last year, after more than a year of trying to figure out how to get a good night’s sleep again, I knew it was time to address my biggest blindspot: my mattress.
Besides, my memory-foam mattress was nearing 10 years old. Time to replace it anyway. But this time, I wanted to make a wiser choice, one that might actually improve my sleep. And I knew I wanted to at least see what my current non-toxic mattress options were.
Maybe, just maybe, someone had brought a bed to the market that was:
- comfortable, AND
IntelliBED to the rescue!
IntelliBED met all three of my dream non-toxic mattress’s criteria. Here’s how.
IntelliBED is Non-Toxic
Most mattresses contain toxic chemicals that off-gas when you sleep. The most commonly used fire-retardants are antimony (studies show inhalation of antimony causes respiratory problems in humans and rats), boric acid (a pesticide that causes skin irritation), and melamine resin (which contains formaldehyde).
IntelliBED avoids these and other chemical toxins.
I had a lengthy phone call with IntelliBED’s representative and learned all kinds of nifty info about how they opt for the non-toxic choices at every step of their manufacturing process.
Here’s what’s inside an Intellibed mattress:
The bottom layer is steel springs, which provide the support of the mattress.
This is topped with a layer of non-offgassing polyurethane foam, an inert foam that is considered non-toxic so long as it’s not treated with fire-retardants or chemicals to transform it into memory foam. IntelliBED foam meets strict CertiPUR-US standards. Free of toxins like phthalates, formaldehyde, and heavy metals, CertiPUR-US foams are also low VOC.
Above this is the patented intelliGEL – a layer of pressure-relieving intelliGEL that’s so effective it’s used in hospitals for bed-ridden and burn patients to prevent bedsores and promote healing. IntelliGEL is made from mineral oil and is so non-toxic that it’s approved for use in baby-bottle nipples.
The IntelliBED is topped with layers of organic cotton and treated with natural silica, a fire-retardant mineral that’s arguably the safest option available that meets federal fire-retardant standards for mattresses.
IntelliBED is comfortable.
The key to restorative sleep is simple: you have to stay in the deep sleep parts of your sleep cycle long enough for your body to heal itself!
If your mattress distributes your body’s pressure in a way that cuts off circulation to certain tissues, you’re hard-wired to leave deep, restorative sleep just long enough to shift your body weight.
These “micro-arousals” may prevent or stop the release of human growth hormone during sleep, which can not only cause us to wake up feeling unrefreshed, but also cause the rest of our hormones to fall out of whack.
IntelliBED is made with the patented hypo-allergenic IntelliGEL (used by hospitals in the beds of trauma victims to prevent bed sores). They mapped the pressure points of the same person resting on 4 different mattresses. Anything over blue signifies enough pressure to cause an individual to need to move within five minutes.
As someone who’s slept on an IntelliBED for half a year, I can tell you that this kind of pressure distribution feels unreal.
It’s like sleeping on a firm cloud. Those of you who think you like firm mattresses will like IntelliBED because it’s so supportive, while those of you who think you like soft mattresses will like IntelliBED because it distributes your weight so evenly there’s no discomfort.
I can also attest to the fact that both my husband and I toss and turn far less than we used to, and our sleep is radically improved. In fact, my husband’s been known to fall asleep in one position then wake up 9 hours later in the same position — having felt no need to move at all throughout the night.
Watch this video to see how IntelliBED’s patented IntelliGEL works:
IntelliBED is durable.
Unlike my organic cotton and wool mattress, IntelliBED won’t wear out after a few years.
It won’t even wear out after thirty.
Not only does IntelliBED come with a thirty year guarantee (the longest permitted by federal law), but it’s wildly better than other mattresses that claim long-life.
For example, your Tempurpedic will soften with time, becoming less supportive as the years pass.
After a decade of use, IntelliBED mattresses have almost no measurable deterioration. For all intents and purposes, they perform just as well according to every measure as they did new.
Here’s a chart comparing the most popular mattress materials. Notice that the materials IntelliBED uses show less than 5% deterioration after a decade’s worth of load-testing, that’s anywhere from 3-4 times longer lasting than the nearest competitor.
Finally, Intellibed comes highly recommended.
Over 900 doctors, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons recommend the IntelliBED for their patients. They actually prescribe the bed as part of their patient’s recovery and therapy.
In the two minute video below, Dr. Robert Troell describes why he recommends IntelliBED for his patients who complain of back pain, arthritis, or have trouble sleeping:
You guys. Nothing else compares. Nothing.
How to Try Intellibed Risk Free
Unlike a mattress store where you get to try your bed for 10 minutes before committing to a purchase, IntelliBED lets you try out their non-toxic mattress for 60 days!
When I got my bed, their customer service was top-notch. Not only did they “white-glove” deliver and set up the bed in my bed frame, but they also called me afterwards to make sure delivery had gone smoothly.
And then they called me AGAIN two weeks later to get feedback and answer my questions.
And finally they called me one last time as I neared the end of my 60 day trial just to make sure I was 100% satisfied. If I had said that I didn’t want the bed, they would have paid to ship it back to their warehouse for me.
I’m sharing all this to let you know that they take this 60 day trial period seriously. It’s not just marketing spin!
Save 10% on your IntelliBED order with the coupon code RenegadeSleep.
When I spoke with IntelliBED while researching the mattress, they offered a coupon all of you to save an extra 10% on your order.
That 10% is good on everything in their store — from non-toxic mattresses to IntelliGEL mattress toppers. They have some of the best cooling mattress pad comparisons I’ve seen – and I’ve shopped around before writing this.
Plus because May is National Sleep Month, they’re also giving you a FREE Sleep Genius Sleep Phones Set worth $275 with your purchase of an IntelliBED mattress.
Sleep Genius is a pretty awesome sleep program developed to help NASA astronauts get good rest (since the lack of sun and daily rhythms messes with their sleep cycles). The Sleep Genius SleepPhones Set comes with the hi-fi Sleep Genius audio recordings pre-loaded onto an iPod Shuffle and the SleepPhones Sleep Headband.