You may have heard of Kevlar - the high-strength material used in bullet-proof vests and helmets, but did you know that this material has gained prominence in the mattress industry? 

Some of today’s best mattresses contain Kevlar, providing sleepers with superior safety, comfort, and durability. In this blog post, we explore the advantages of Kevlar mattresses and explain how the material can help make your sleep experience safer.

What Is Kevlar and How Is it Used?

Kevlar is a highly durable synthetic material known for its incredible strength and resistance to cuts and impacts. Originally known for its use in bulletproof vests and helmets, Kevlar has now found its way into the mattress industry. 

It is generally used in mattress covers to provide sleepers with extra layers of fire protection and overall durability. This innovative and lightweight material ensures that the mattress is resistant to tears, punctures, and weathering, making it ideal for anyone seeking a mattress that can withstand the test of time. 

Kevlar mattresses are hypoallergenic, perfect for those dealing with chronic allergic reactions. They also provide full support and excellent temperature regulation so that you can sleep comfortably and safely.

Common Kevlar Mattress Misconceptions

One common misconception about Kevlar mattresses is that the entire bed and mattress would be made of Kevlar. However, the Kevlar part of the mattress is actually the outer layer - typically a sort of sock exterior pulled over a memory foam mattress - providing an additional layer of protection. 

Kevlar fiber provides exceptional durability, making it a smart choice for those wanting to purchase a long-lasting bed that resists fire, punctures, or daily wear and tear.

Another misconception is that Kevlar mattresses are bulletproof. While Kevlar is indeed used in bulletproof vests and helmets, its application in mattresses is quite different. 

Kevlar in mattresses isn’t meant to stop bullets or other high-impact projectiles, but it is instead used to provide a non-toxic fire-retardant layer along with enhanced strength and protection against everyday use, ensuring you own a lastingly comfortable mattress. 

Why Kevlar is Used for Mattresses?

Kevlar is a synthetic material made of soft, durable, fire-resistant fibers. This innovative material is not treated with any harmful chemicals, making it non-toxic and safe for human contact. 

While Kevlar mattress covers are not the cheapest way to make a mattress conform to US fire laws, they offer a unique combination of benefits over the typical harsh chemical treatments. In addition to being highly durable, Kevlar is also chemically inert, meaning it does not introduce any harmful chemical compounds or particles into the air or your sleep environment.

It's worth noting that US law requires a flame retardant on mattresses sold in America, which sometimes results in the use of potentially harmful chemicals. 

However, we fulfill this requirement by using an outer “sock” of Kevlar fabric over our Essentia organic latex memory foam mattress - meeting this requirement without exposing you to harmful chemicals. 

We at Essentia use Kevlar fabrics to cover our mattresses because it aligns with our brand's Beyond Organic values, as it is non-toxic and provides extra strength in our mattresses and protection for you. Our Kevlar mattress cover is simply placed around our quality organic mattresses and sewn up on the open end in our manufacturing centers.

However, the National Flameproof Mattress regulation in the US allows physicians, including chiropractors, to prescribe fire retardant-free mattresses. So if you don’t want a Kevlar cover on your mattress and provide us a doctor’s note, we will be happy to assist you in getting an Essentia mattress without an outer Kevlar layer

Benefits of Kevlar Mattresses

Our Kevlar mattress covers offer a number of unique benefits and features, making them a fantastic choice for anyone seeking a durable and safe sleeping surface. Here are some key advantages:

  • Exceptional strength: Kevlar mattress covers help foam mattresses and latex mattresses withstand the test of time. Their high-strength fabric makes them resistant to tears, punctures, and wear, ensuring your mattress remains in excellent condition for years.
  • Added protection: The Kevlar fabric cover provides extra protection for your mattress, guarding against spills, stains, and other mishaps.
  • Flame resistance: Kevlar fabric meets the fire retardant requirements in the US without the need for harmful chemicals. You'll sleep soundly knowing that your Kevlar mattress offers an added level of safety.
  • Non-toxic material: Kevlar is a non-toxic material, aligning with the growing demand for eco-friendly and health-conscious sleep products. Choosing a Kevlar mattress means prioritizing your well-being while also enjoying superior quality and protection.

How long does a Kevlar mattress last?

Despite Kevlar’s reputation, the long-term durability of a mattress is determined primarily by the materials and processes used to create the mattress inside of the Kevlar sock. A top-quality latex foam mattress from Essentia can last decades and is backed by a 20-year warranty.

About Essentia Mattresses

Experience an optimal sleep experience that will improve your health and wellness with Essentia mattresses crafted to create a tranquil sleep environment. 

With Essentia mattresses, you can experience greater frequencies of deep sleep and REM sleep, which are crucial for daily mental and physical recovery. These mattresses feature Essentia's Beyond LatexTM slow-response organic latex foam, providing unparalleled comfort and support. 

Handmade in Essentia's GOLS and GOTS-certified organic factory in Canada, these mattresses are free from springs and fiber batting that can harbor dust mites. Furthermore, Essentia mattresses are also protein-free, reducing the risk of latex allergies, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

Browse our full selection of organic latex and non-toxic mattresses, pillows, toppers, and more. Experience the pinnacle of sleep luxury.

How much does a non-toxic mattress cost?

Essentia's non-toxic mattresses start at around $2,400. While the price may seem higher than the cost of traditional mattresses, it's important to remember a comfortable, reliable, non-toxic mattress is an investment in your immediate and long-term health and well-being. 

Essentia mattresses are made with organic materials and free from harmful chemicals, providing a safe and healthy sleep environment. The superior quality and durability of these mattresses make them well worth the cost of the investment, ensuring a good night's sleep for years to come.

Are memory foam mattresses safe for babies?

Parents often wonder if memory foam mattresses are safe for their babies. The answer is it depends. While foam mattresses are generally considered safe, the mattress meets safety standards. Look for a foam mattress that is firm and supportive, as a soft foam mattress increases the risk of suffocation

Essentia's LaLa natural memory foam crib mattress is crafted with the utmost care and features the highest quality natural and organic materials to provide your baby with the safest and purest sleep surface. No need to fret over small spills or accidents - the mattress cover boasts food-grade waterproofing for added peace of mind. The LaLa memory foam mattress also meets firm crib mattress standards and provides unique pressure-relieving and breathable support that cradles and comfortably protects your baby.