- The mattresses are not "organic mattresses".
- The exterior cover is not an "organic cover".
- The coil model contains Polypropylene.
-The latex is not organic.
-Its HOT to sleep on wool, and so much more.

Turns out Berkeley Ergonomics coil mattresses contain a lot of synthetic Polypropylene. The Polypropylene covers all the springs in the mattress. It is not a small amount that could be missed.

The latex in my Berkeley Ergo coil mattress also contains 23 chemicals. 22 of the chemicals deemed "moderately problematic, but acceptable for use" ​and one chemical deemed "unknown". You can see the 2-page Material Health Certificate for the latex used in my bed below or by clicking here.

If anyone is thinking of buying a Berkeley Ergonomics mattress it is just my recommendation that they ask to see the CURRENT 2-page Material Health Certificate, like shown below, so you can see how many chemicals you will be sleeping on. An option that was not afforded to me.

When I found out that my Berkeley Ergo coil mattress contained Polypropylene and that it was not "all organic" like the salesman said, I checked the web sites of all the Berkeley Ergo mattress dealers and saw that none of them list the synthetic Polypropylene along with the other components even though they list, describe, and praise all the other components in great detail. I thought it was very alarming that none of the dealers were disclosing this synthetic component, yet they were referring to the mattress as "all natural", "organic mattress", "chemical free" & alike.
I brought this dealer-wide "undisclosed Polypropylene matter" to the attention of Berkeley Ergonomics assuming they would mandate their contracted dealers to include the Polypropylene component when ever the components are being listed (so consumers can have all the information), however I don't believe this will ever occur hence the reason and necessity for this notice.

I'm stunned that Berkeley Ergonomics wouldn't rather have their synthetic Polypropylene listed along with the other components in a professional setting, instead of having me alerting consumers to it on the internet.

For clarity, I'm not asking Berkeley Ergonomics dealers to list something that is NOT in their mattress. I am asking them to list what IS in their mattress. ​Is this so unreasonable?

I find it contrary that Berkeley Ergonomics claims that they "Believe in Openness-Nothing to hide, No secrets" yet there is such GREAT resistance to list the synthetic Polypropylene component when the other components are being listed.

It is also absurd to me that Berkeley Ergo claims they "strive to operate a business successfully with no compromises on truth, ethics, integrity, & fairness" yet they have my reviews & my mattress photos removed from public view and their dealers make false "All natural mattress", "Organic mattress",and "chemical free" type claims. See some of the false organic claims below.                                                                            
Because of all the aggressive "all natural mattress", "organic mattress", and "natural mattress" type claims, I believe most consumers have the expectation that the Berkeley coil mattresses are "free of synthetics", like what happened to me. Then additionally when the synthetic Polypropylene material is not listed along with the other materials, this further feeds into the [false] expectation. I do not understand why the synthetic Polypropylene component cannot be included when the other components are listed. Why is there such resistance to list it?




I wonder if the reason Berkeley Ergonomics dealers do not include the synthetic Polypropylene along with the other components in the mattress descriptions, and why Berkeley Ergonomics does not mandate their contracted dealers to include it when ever they are listing the other components, is because the synthetic material ​does not fit in their "natural" narrative? 

Berkeley Ergonomics bad the below false "organic mattress" claim on the home page of their web site so I am not surprised the dealers are allowed to make claims as such.  It seems to be the culture around Berkeley Ergonomics.






And then there's False Organic Claims like these:





Scroll down to see; 
False organic claims by Berkeley Ergonomics dealers,the Material Health Certificate that displays the 23 chemicals in the latex in my Berkeley Ergo bed, the behavior of Berkeley Ergonomics owners and more. 

Important; I am not nor have I ever been in the mattress industry. I do not have an allegiance to any mattress firm, nor am I paid for my views.   My opinions and views are based on my own consumer experience with my Berkeley Ergonomics mattress, the Berkeley Ergonomics dealers, and Berkeley Ergonomics themselves in Ontario Calif.Berkeley Ergonomics repeatedly claims that I am a competitor or paid by a competitor but this is just another misrepresentation.

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How many chemicals are in the latex in my Berkeley Ergonomics Mattress?


According to the Material Health Certificate there are 23 Chemicals
in the latex in my Berkeley Ergonomics mattress.


22 Chemicals deemed "moderately problematic but acceptable for use". 
1 Chemical deemed "unknown".

(page 1)


(page 2)


If the above is not legible, here is a link to read it on another platform;

Berkeley Ergonomics Behavior

Look at the posts that Berkeley Ergonomics left on my blog.  

This is how they treat their paying customers



 Also, in a mattress forum where people are cordial and sharing their experience with Berkeley Ergonomics mattresses, that another consumer originated, Berkeley Ergo chooses to attack me
  
Below are the two posts by Berkeley Ergonomics and the link to read the whole thread.

Note how Berkeley Ergonomics totally avoids the issue of the 
non-disclosure of the synthetic Polypropylene that I raise. 

 

It appears no one at Berkeley Ergo is capable of conflict resolution. 

1.  Why don't Berkeley Ergonomic dealers include the synthetic Polypropylene component when they are 
listing the other components? 
2.  Why doesn't Berkeley Ergonomics mandate their dealers to include the Polypropylene when they are listing the other components, so consumers can have ALL the information?   

​​3. Why doesn't Berkeley Ergonomics mandate their dealers to stop all false claims?


This is the formula for Polypropylene;


Why I Hate My Berkeley Ergonomics Mattress

For me it's a failure in comfort, durability, & design. 

1. It's HOT even though the salesman told me it would not be. I think the very thick quilting and large amount of wool are the cause.

2. When I sit on the edge, I sink. Maybe because there is little to no support on the sides or because there are no layers of material under tension providing strength and durability, (like in most mattresses)?

3. It does not seem durable at all. For example, I could never let a child jump up and down on it like when we were kids. It is far too fragile. Maybe because it is just 2" of latex laying loosely on the coils. I feel like I have to 'baby it' this bed.

4. Because there is no 'tension' in the mattress layers like most beds, this bed seems very "loosy-goosy".  It seems mushy, worn out, and 'sad' after having it only a short time.

5. I don't think 2" of latex is enough to just lay loosely over springs. It reminds me of something you would get at Ikea. Very simple and minimal with no frills. I think the lack of "tension" [that would normally be present in a mattress] bothers me about this bed. It just feels mushy.

6. The very thick quilted cover totally diminishes the feel of the latex. I can't feel the bouncy, rubbery, supportive sensation that latex provides. My next bed I want a thin very stretchy cover with no quilting

7. The thick wool filled quilting matted down very quickly. Other beds usually have a little foam in their quilting so it remains voluminous and puffy for years, but my Berkeley Ergonomics quilting does not contain any foam so it does not spring back like other mattresses I have had and liked.

8. For some reason the sides sag. I have wondered if they accidentally made the exterior too large because its seems to large for the contents. It seems so loosy-goosy. Maybe if I were to add another slab of latex, it might give the mattress the strength and stability it appears to be lacking. 

9.The Talalay Latex broke down real fast.  I found cracks in it within a few months of having it.  If I try and handle it, it cracks easily. If I am not very careful & mindful of supporting it every few inches I think it will crack in two pieces.  If I grab it too firmly, my fingers will go right through it. I am now told this is typical with Talalay Latex.  Next time I want Dunlap. 

10. The mattresses exterior cover isn't even an "organic cover" even though the salesman said the mattress was "all organic".

11. There are 23 chemicals in the latex. 22 deemed "moderately problematic, but acceptable for  use" and one chemical deemed 'unknown'. See the two page Material Health Certificate below or by clicking here.

12. The salesman advised that due to the zipper, "its the last mattress you will have to buy" and years later still makes this claim on his web site even though Berkeley Ergonomics recommends replacement in 10 years.  

Important; I am not nor have I ever been in the mattress industry. I do not have an allegiance to any mattress firm, nor am I paid for my views. My opinions and views are based on my own consumer experience with my Berkeley Ergonomics mattress, the Berkeley Ergonomics dealers, and Berkeley Ergonomics themselves in Ontario Calif.

Berkeley Ergonomics repeatedly claims that I am a competitor or paid by a competitor but this is just another misrepresentation.

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In case the review images above are not legible, here they are typed out; Berkeley Ergonomics mattress reviews NON-REFUNDABLE $2000+ mistake. Company unable to provide proof that mattresses meet any of their claims: Oeko-100 certifications or meet any organic certificates. I received the brush off when I called Design Sleep requesting Oeko certifications, USDA organic certificates, or anything really. I was nervously directed (before being hung up on) to the manufacturer, Berkeley Ergonomics, which as you can see in the provided link, (debralynndadd.com/q-a/be…) others as well as myself have been unsuccessful in obtaining any verification that these mattresses live up to their claims. It is not possible to locate Berkeley on the Oeko website and Berkeley/Design Sleep will not disclose the manufacturers of their products. Go to Savvy Rest, Naturpedic, etc. and those companies provide all information about their manufacturers and actual proof of lab and organic certifications (GOTS, USDA, Oeko, etc). Furthermore, the mattress itself has been extremely uncomfortable from day 1. The only solution I was given was to keep trying more and more ridiculous insert options. The bed sags, it's mushy, feels as though the sides will collapse and dump you on the floor if you get anywhere close. All-in-all it feels cheaply made and who knows where the material came from or what it's potentially off gassing. 2.Believe the bad customer service reviews. Same problem. If you're lucky enough to get a call back they are short, disinterested and rude. Our Silhouette mattress made by Berkeley Ergonomics was sold to us as a top of the line "European" all natural organic mattress.  The pitch was great and we liked the bed in the store but what arrive has never felt remotely like the one in the showroom.  2 years of sore backs later we just bought a new mattress and the $4000 mistake is now sitting in the garage. Urge you greatly to find a different store.3.We purchased a Berkeley Ergonomic bed here and paid top dollar for it. After waiting 2 months for delivery(I understand they are made by Berkeley Ergonomics in Ontario, California) we finally got our bed. After two absolutely sleepless and painful nights atop it, we couldn't take it anymore and asked for a return/refund. The owner asked for $1,000 for a "restocking fee", which is exorbitant. In the future, we will purchase our beds from a retailer who will swap out beds until the customer is satisfied. Overall, the Sovn bed is a fairly inexpensively made product with a rather flimsy construction. Moral of the story is try before you buy and always have a backup plan. I would not recommend this Berkeley Ergonomic bed at all. 4.I purchased the bed and it is the most uncomfortable  bed I have ever had. The bed has no box spring and a series of boards below.  I was hesitant at first but I was convinced that they could make the bed comfortable.  Seems that the bed I have is significantly harder than the one in the store.  They came out and moved the boards around but ti didn't make any difference.  I was given the wrong impression they would accept a return if this strange bed didn't work out. I could not sleep on the bed and wanted to return it.   They refused to accept return.  All my future purchases will be at Macys where they accept returns. 5.Berkeley Ergonomic Mattress reviews are hard to find but glad to see them here.  Seeing that a 5 star rating was given by two people who haven't even purchased I felt the need to chime in.  We purchased.  Very sorry we did.  Very expensive and now we're stuck.  We tried everything to rectify the situation but I'm at a point now where I look forward to sleeping on a hotel mattress when I travel!!!  The bed doesn't work for either my husband or me.  I'm sure there are people out there who love their bed...kind of hard not to when your into a bed for 3k, but we would get rid of ours today if we had the money to buy something new. Wish we had first found these Berkeley Ergonomic mattress reviews first. 6.We purchased a Berkeley Ergonomic bed here and paid top dollar for it. After waiting 2 months for delivery(I understand they are made by Berkeley Ergonomics in Ontario, California) we finally got our bed. After two absolutely sleepless and painful nights atop it, we couldn't take it anymore and asked for a return/refund. The owner asked for $1,000 for a "restocking fee", which is exorbitant. In the future, we will purchase our beds from a retailer who will swap out beds until the customer is satisfied. Overall, the Sovn bed is a fairly inexpensively made product with a rather flimsy construction. Moral of the story is try before you buy and always have a backup plan. I would not recommend this Berkeley Ergonomic bed.all.