If, for whatever reasons, you find dissatisfacton over the many choices of mattress in the market today, Open Your Eyes Bedding should be a great alternative. This site encourages consumers to literally make their own mattress. They supply the materials, free of any chemicals, add-ons and what-nots…and then you do the construction.
According to their FAQs:
Can you sell a mattress already made?
Now what would be the fun in that? Really, we cannot as we are not a licensed bedding manufacturer. That does not mean you couldn’t hire someone handy you know to put one together for you! We sell “materials to make a mattress” which exempts us from having to chemically treat them. You should be aware though that your kit may not comply with fire retardant laws and may not pass Federal Fire regulations.
The site provides basic instruction on how you can create the mattress. And these are some of the materials you can choose to put inside.
It’s really very primitive. But for some people, this may actually improve their sleeping situation better especially since many civilizations have been using the same materials for centuries, long before memory foam and gel mattresses became the usual staples at mattress stores today.