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Thank you Winnie Hamilton, a passionate Houston environmental health expert, for your wonderful review of the OMI Terra Mattress and your purchase and delivery experience with one of our OMI retailers, New Living in Houston, TX.

“I recently bought an OMI Terra mattress from New Living in Houston. I love it. The delivery guys not only came right on time (the beginning of a tiny two-hour window) and set up everything, but they also took (for a small fee) my old mattress to be recycled (i.e., not to a landfill).

But the mattress itself is amazing…incredibly comfortable and beautifully constructed. I mean, it’s actually beautiful to behold; and you can flip the pillowtop for variable plushness. I have hip problems and the wrong mattress literally destroys my life as the hip pain will wake me up every 30 minutes or so. So I need a mattress for pressure points.

A lot of people would recommend Tempur-pedic or another memory foam for me and even knowing how toxic they are I’d probably consider one if it gave me glorious sleep (even as a staunch environmentalist and health proponent, when you’re up all night…every night…in pain, your principles begin to slip), but the truth is that I tried a memory foam topper and it made me sick. I put it outside for nearly a month and still the outgassing and chemicals gave me bad headaches, tremors, bone-aching fatigue and a kind-of mental fog. Did my hips like it? Yes, a lot, but my brain and the rest of my body apparently didn’t.

Which is what led me to OMI and the Terra, which is I think probably the best organic mattress for people with hip or pressure point problems…although I’d be the first to say that finding the right mattress is intensely personal and everyone is different. I did ‘test drive’ the Terra at the Modern B&B in Houston and it felt pretty good, but one night–although better than a 10-minute ‘sleep’ in a store–isn’t sufficient.

The Terra has no smell, no toxic ‘ingredients’ and is strangely firm while also being one of the softer mattresses (people with pressure point issues generally need a mattress to support and give in the right places). In any event, I’m a fan…and New Living was super (I researched and debated for months and months.  They didn’t pressure me or badmouth other companies). Last, I really do like supporting Houston companies when possible. If we want more environmentally responsible companies here, we need to support them.

Cheers!

Winnie Hamilton

Houston, TX”

To learn more about the Terra Mattress or to find a retail location near you, visit the OMI homepage, HERE, for more information.

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  1. I just ordered this mattress today, and happened to see your post. I was in the ER last week 3 times due to my other brand new mattress I bought a week and a half ago. I spent almost as much from Beautyrest as I am for this new Terra model from OMI minus the side effects (mental confusion, hives, swelling, itching, vision problems, etc).
    I really researched the organic mattresses and only OMI has the real deal, and it’s comfortable, which is equally important to me because I have had a hip surgery and 2 lumbar surgeries due to an accident. I am so excited to get the mattresses, and only had to pay $75 for a rush order. After trying it in the showroom, I was amazed that having a king in the latex-wool Terra will resolve any problem of motion transfer between my husband and I when we roll over in bed at night. Before we always had 2 twin XL’s to solve that issue, but after trying the king Terra there was no motion transfer at all! That saved a lot of extra $$$ as well. Thanks for sharing your experience, and hopefully more folks will choose to spend the other 1/3 of of their lives in a chemical-free bed from OMI.

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