In 2005, we splurged on a popular "memory foam" mattress that
was quite expensive. The scent from our new mattress was
absolutely horrible, and even with our knowledge of chemical
off-gassing, we made the best of it and waited for the smell to
dissipate. It never really did, and I grew increasingly fearful
of exactly what we were breathing in every night (as well as
absorbing into our bodies). There has been a lot of speculation
on the internet about this brand of mattress and others like it,
but the truth is, all mattresses off-gas: New mattresses off-gas
chemicals, and old mattresses off-gas chemicals and additional
toxins. We are under the impression that once we can't smell the
mattress anymore, we are safe, but that is just not so! We are
also under the impression that what doesn't kill us right away
must be safe, and that is incorrect as well.
We have had a mattress wrap on our mattress for about eight
months now. Before we wrapped it, we would have said that it no
longer smells. One day I accidentally ripped the plastic, and
the smell that came out was a horrible, new mattress smell. So
even if you think your mattress is done off-gassing, you are
wrong! We wrapped our mattress when it was over two years old.
You must know these things about the mattress wrap before you
- No matter what you put over the mattress wrap, you will
feel like you are sleeping on plastic
- The plastic is noisy when you move yet not unbearable.
- Can't bear the thought of sleeping on plastic?
Get a Non-Toxic Bed here
- The 5.5 mil food grade polyethylene sheeting is the thickness required to
prevent gases from permeating it
- Gases coming from your mattress will be kept from
your skin and from your breathing space
- The cover does not make the mattress any hotter than it
would be without it (as tested on our "memory foam" mattress
which is known for its heat production)
- The wraps do not negate any of the positive effects from
your expensive mattress (the memory foam still performs as
- Your mattress will be protected from common childhood
mishaps such as vomiting in the middle of the night, or
someone wetting the bed
- The cover also functions as a dust mite barrier for
allergy prone family members, and can be used to prevent
(and kill) bed bugs.
So while it might be a little irritating, the benefits (for
us) make it worth the noises we put up with when we move in the
bed. We are proud to provide this product so that you can have
a safe sleeping environment as well!
Purchase a No-Chem Mattress Wrap
wraps are made from 5.5 mil (139.7 microns) food grade polyethylene
sheeting. It slips over your mattress like a large
Although we once carried two sizes, one for twin/full
and one for queen/king, we came to realize that the twin
and full size mattresses actually fit better inside a
queen/king cover when rotated the "wrong way" into the
See what we mean here. As you can see, if you plan
ahead, the same cover can be used on a queen/king in the
future if you change mattress sizes.
The Mattress Wrap will accommodate all sizes of
mattresses up to 15" thick.
(Please choose the shipping location closest to you
if you are outside the U.S. )
If your sheets are old, or barely fit your mattress, you
may experience them slipping off the corners once you
put on your mattress wrap. You might be interested in
this product as well: