Birch Mattress Review

Elana Kutscher‏

In a Nutshell

The Birch Natural Mattress by Helix is an eco-friendly mattress that has multiple certifications, including GOTS and Greenguard Gold. The mattress is made up of 6 layers that include organic wool, natural latex, and individually pocketed steel coils. The combination results in a supportive, breathable, and non-toxic mattress. The Birch Natural Mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial, a 25-year warranty, and free delivery.

pros

  • Made from organic, certified materials
  • Comes with a 25-year warranty
  • 100-night trial

cons

  • Only one mattress model
  • Only one level of firmness
Price for a queen size: 
$1,499
Trail
100 nights
Warranty
25 years
Shipping
Free
Firmness
Medium firm
Dimensions (queen)
60" x 80" 

What Type of Sleeper Is It Best For?

The natural materials and specific densities that make up the Birch Natural Mattress create the right amount of pressure relief and support for every individual. Therefore, the mattress is ideal for all kinds of sleepers, including:

  • Side sleepers
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Back sleepers
  • Combination sleepers

Additionally, because the materials used to make the Birch Natural Mattress are organic, sustainably sourced, and non-toxic, it is an especially good option for consumers who are environmentally-friendly.

How it Works

Ordering a Birch mattress is as easy as placing an order on Amazon. Just choose the size you want—California King, King, Queen, Full, Twin XL, or Twin—and check off if you would like any extras. Extras include:

  • Plush Organic Mattress Topper - Adds a layer of softness for people who prefer mattresses that are slightly softer than medium-firm. 
  • Organic Pillow - Made from premium natural materials to offer support and breathability
  • 10-Year Accident Protection Warranty - Protects against accidental stains and damages.

When you check out, type in any promo codes that you have—some promos give at least $200 off the mattress—significant savings! You’ll also be given the option of financing through Zibby and Klarna, though these options are not offered in all states. Express payments can be made via GPay, ShopPay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay, or you can do a standard checkout with a regular credit card.

After you play your order, Birch guarantees that you’ll receive your items within 7 business days. Items are shipped separately by FedEx Ground. For shipping, the mattress is compressed, rolled up, and boxed, so that all you need to do when you receive it is unbox it and place it on a frame or base. 

Mattresses come with a 25-year limited warranty and Birch offers a free trial of 100 nights for all products. If you aren’t satisfied, you can return your mattress for a full refund as long as it’s within 100 nights after you receive your order (and after 30 days, since all new mattresses require a break-in period).

Mattress Makeup

Birch mattresses are made from 3 main components: 

  • Organic wool, sourced sustainably from farms in New Zealand
  • 100% natural Talalay latex, sourced sustainably from tropical rubber trees in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Brazil
  • American-made high-quality steel coils 

The materials used to create the Birch Natural Mattress make the mattress comfortable, supportive, breathable, and more. 

Wool
Latex
Steel Coils
The makeup of the wool allows for the curl in the wool fibers to act as a spring, which helps retain mattress shape and durability for a longer period of time.
The Talalay latex used in Birch mattresses is independently certified and maintains strict requirements for quality and production. It is also laboratory tested to certify that no emissions or VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are present.
The steel coils that run along the outer edge of the mattress are firmer than those in the center, which reduces the feeling of falling off the bed when lying down or sitting on the edge.
The wool’s versatile nature allows it to be bent 20,000+ times before breaking, which is what creates the flexible, elastic nature of the mattress.
Natural latex is not susceptible to mold, hard microbes, or dust mites.
There are hundreds of individually pocketed coils inside the mattress, which minimizes the feeling of motion on other parts of the mattress.
The wool is hygroscopic and has a multi-layer cell structure, which acts as a natural temperature regulator. The wool is also naturally fire-resistant.
Talalay latex is up to 7x more breathable than other types of latex, creating a breathable mattress structure.
The steel coils are highly durable and extend both the lifetime and performance of the mattress.

The materials used to make the Birch mattress are designed in 6 layers to provide all-around support and comfort:

  1. Cover - Organic Cotton
  2. FR cover - Wool fibers with rayon that are naturally fire-retardant
  3. Comfort layer - 100% all-natural Birch wool
  4. Pressure relief layer - Natural Talalay latex
  5. Support layer - Individually wrapped steel coils
  6. Base layer - Wool batting, made from 100% all-natural organic wool

In the Birch mattress cover, organic GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified cotton is used, making the cover cool to the touch and breathable. The cotton also absorbs moisture, adding an additional level of temperature control. 

It’s not only the cotton that is GOTS Certified—the entire mattress is. GOTS certification means that products are independently verified to be free from harmful chemicals and are ethically produced.

Mattress Models

Birch Natural Mattress

Best for: All types of sleepers

The Birch Natural Mattress is designed to be medium-firm, but for sleepers who prefer a softer surface, there is the Plush Organic Mattress Topper. The topper adds an additional layer of plushness to create a softer sleeping surface.

Pricing Table

Mattress size
Price
Twin
$1,049
Twin XL
$1,099
Full
$1,299
Queen
$1,499
King
$1,799
Califonia King
$1,799

Delivery

Birch guarantees to deliver mattresses within 5-7 business days after the order has been placed. For shipping, the mattress is compressed gently, rolled up, and boxed. The box dimensions are 42” x 19.5” x 19.5” and it is delivered via FedEx Ground. 

While it’s not a strict requirement for you to be home at the time of delivery, the FedEx delivery person reserves the right to hold the package until they get your signature.

Birch items ship separately (i.e., mattress, pillow, topper), and you will receive a FedEx tracking number via email after each item ships. 

To unbox your Birch mattress, open the lid of the box and place it on its side. Pull the bed out of the box—you will see a plastic tab that you can pull on, which will unroll the mattress from the packaging. Then place the mattress on the surface or base that you will be sleeping on. (Birch recommends using a bunkie board with a box spring as a foundation, or any support system with firm, flat slats that are no wider than 5 inches apart.) 

Then, carefully cut off the final layer of plastic with scissors. It takes about 1-2 hours for the mattress to unwind and expand to its full size. 

Testimonials

This is the most comfortable mattress I've ever been on. - Erik B.

Love it! Mattress and topper are super comfortable. Mattress shapes to your body with the perfect amount of comfort and support. - Jessalyn D. 

Why did we wait so long? We’d been on an average mattress for about 10 years and it showed. We’re sleeping better, to the point of actually dreaming! It really is a dream mattress. - William H. 

Bottom Line

The Birch Natural Mattress is made from organic, natural, and high-quality materials to create a completely comfortable and non-toxic sleeping experience. Whether you sleep on your back, side, stomach, or a combination of them all, the Birch Natural Mattress is designed to provide ergonomic support and breathability. Plus, buying it is risk-free since the company offers a 100-night sleep trial, with a full refund if you’re not satisfied. 

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About Helix

Helix has a catalog of multiple mattresses that are designed to suit all kinds of sleepers. This includes people who sleep in different positions, who prefer different levels of firmness, and who need specific support. If you’re not sure which Helix mattress is right for you, you can take the company’s 2-3 minute sleep quiz, designed to help you find which mattress suits your needs. Unlike other online mattress companies, Helix boasts a showroom in New York City, where customers can make an appointment and consult with Helix Sleep specialists before making a purchase.

Elana is a creature of the digital age, and has been working in social media marketing and content for the better part of the past decade. She has experience with software and online platforms from multiple projects with high tech firms.

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