Introduced in 2015, the Essentials Genesis by Naturepedic is a mattress in a series all its own. It was designed to fit in between kids' mattresses and luxury adult models. It is the entry level adult mattress, but is also listed by retailers of children's bedding as a high-end children and youth mattress.
Essentials Genesis is designed as a very breathable innerspring mattress, as well as an affordable and durable model. It features a continuous coil innerspring unit for primary support, and 3" high microcoil layer(s) for comfort. It also uses organic cotton in the padding, filling, and cover. There is no wool or latex in this mattress, a benefit for anyone with allergies to these materials. No foams are in Essentials Genesis to hinder airflow and build up heat. No polyurethane and no memory foam means no fumes from petroleum derivatives.
The innerspring support unit of the Essentials Genesis is made of continuous coils. This coil type, commonly found in Serta mattresses, is very durable. However, it has the least comformity of generally used innerspring configurations. Perimeter rods around the top and bottom hold the coils in place and also serve as edge support for the sleeping surface. Continuous coils are also ideal for two-sided mattresses, and there are indications that Essential Genesis mattresses may be in this category.
3" high microcoils make up the comfort layer(s). Descriptions variously refer to one or two layers. One retailer lists a no-flip mattress as an option, indicating that there may be one or two microcoil layers. A two-sided model would have a comfort layer (in this case, microcoils) on each side of the innerspring.
Micro-coils are very short and narrow pocket coils. Therefore they are conforming, providing pressure relief for the hips and shoulders. In a minor departure from organic and natural materials, these microcoils are wrapped in pockets made of polyester.
Essentials Genesis has an additional comfort layer. It is made of PLA fiber, a type of polyester made from potato starch. This fiber is configured to remove moisture for a dry sleeping surface.
The zippered removable and washable cover of the Essentials Genesis mattress is organic cotton fabric. It is quilted to other organic materials, which may be organic cotton filling as well as the PLA.
The standard comfort level for the Essentials Genesis is Cushion Firm (aka Medium Firm). The removable cover allows this level to be adjusted to be firmer or softer.
Essential Genesis mattresses are compatible with Naturepedic's wood-framed Organic Cotton Deluxe Foundation. This wood base is upholstered with organic cotton fabric and padding. It is available in three heights: 7" Standard, 4" Low Profile, and 2" Ultra Low Profile.
Essential Genesis is also compatible with adjustable beds. Naturepedic has two of these, the Conductor Organic Adjustable Bed Base and LITE Conductor Organic Adjustable Bed Base. These are 7S Adjustable Bases by Reverie upholstered with organic materials for or by Naturepedic. The Conductor is fully-featured, including wireless remote, bluetooth capability, and a dual massage. The LITE is the basic version with a wired remote and no massage.
Essential Genesis mattresses have a 20-year waranty from Naturepedic. They are available through many retailers across America.
Naturepedic Essentials Genesis
Naturepedic, 16925 Park Circle Dr., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, 1-800-917-3342, firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuous coil innerspring, micro coil comfort layer(s), PLA fiber comfort layer, organic cotton cover
organic cotton fabric
Platform or adjustable bed
20 year limited warranty
Keep in sanitary condition, and provide proper foundation