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Birch Living Mattress Topper Review

Birch Living Mattress Topper Review

[music] Sarah Riccio: Hey guys, it’s Sarah from Sleepopolis
and today we are taking a look at the Plush Pillow Top from Birch Living. I don’t want to give anything away yet, but
if you’ve been looking for an eco-friendly way to add some plush comfort to your mattress,
I suggest you stay tuned. Before I get into my first impressions of
this Plush Pillow Top, I want to say, if throughout the course of this video, any questions or
comments come up, please feel free to give me a shout in the comments section below. I will be happy to help. I’ve reviewed a lot of memory foam mattress
toppers lately. The first thing I’m feeling is how unlike
memory foam this topper feels. It’s got a very quick response to pressure,
kind of this really springy level of support as opposed to that deep sink into the material,
that really slow response to pressure that you often get from memory foam. Right off the bat, I’m getting a sense that
folks who like to rest on top of the topper, rather than deeply sink into it, are probably
going to be more compatible with this one. Another thing I’m loving is how really soft
and breathable the cover fabric is. When I press into it, I can actually feel
air flowing though the fabric which gives me a good sense it’s going to be breathable. Which is, of course, a nice perk for us hot
sleepers. Let’s go ahead and take a closer examination
of what exactly this topper is made of. Like I said, this is a very eco-friendly Plush
Pillow Top. Let’s take the materials piece by piece. Starting from the cover fabric, it’s made
from 100-percent organic cotton and that’s what’s giving it this soft and breathable
feel. The fact that it’s certified organic guarantees
that no genetically modified cotton seeds were used to make this product. It’s also been tested for harsh chemicals
and synthetic pesticides, and things like that. Beneath the cotton layer is one-half inch
of Birch wool, and then below that is one-half inch of Talalay latex. All together, the topper is three-inches thick,
and as the name suggests, offers a plush, soft level of support. Why choose wool and Talalay latex? First, let’s talk about wool. When I first got into the bedding game, I’ll
admit I was under the impression that wool is strictly for keeping people warm. While it’s true that wool does serve as an
excellent insulator, it’s actually thermoregulating, meaning it adapts to your body’s temperature. Essentially, the wool fibers are serving to
draw heat away from your body when your body’s temperature rises, and then keep that heat
in when your body temperature cools down. Additionally, wool is sustainably sourced. It’s biodegradable, so, like I said, it’s
a good eco-friendly option for you sleepers looking to sleep green. Also, the folks at Birch Living exclusively
source their wool from New Zealand farms that guarantee that its sheep are pasture-fed and
free-range. I don’t know about you, but I do like knowing
that no animals were bothered in the process of making the bedding that I’m sleeping on. Meanwhile, the Talalay latex that sits beneath
the wool is also a sustainably-sourced material derived from the rubber tree, in this case,
rubber trees from Southeast Asia. Talalay latex is also known for being really
breathable, naturally anti-microbial, hypoallergenic. Folks with sensitive skin or need a little
bit of help keeping their mattress free from allergens, again, might be particularly compatible
with this. The thing that I like about Talalay latex
is it offers this really light, buoyant, springy support. Like I said, instead of getting that deep
sink into the material, you’re really getting a much quicker, more bouncy feel in response
to pressure. Again as a hot sleeper something that really
stands out about this topper for me is you’ve got the very breathable cotton cover that’s
really letting that air flow through the fabric. You’ve got the thermoregulating wool that’s
adapting to your body’s temperature. You got the Talalay latex on the bottom which
again is naturally a very breathable material. Really, all in all, you’re looking at not
only a very eco-friendly topper but also a very breathable and thermoregulating one. Now the topper that I’m testing is a queen
size and it weighs about 30 pounds. While that’s not super heavy it might not
be a bad idea to enlist the help of a friend when you’re situating it on top of your mattress
just to make sure you get the right fit. Now that we know exactly what this topper
is made off, Let’s take a closer look at the perks and potential pitfalls so you can get
a better sense about if this is the right one for you. Who’s going to be most compatible with the
Plush Pillow Top? Well, first of all, eco-friendly sleepers
like I said I strongly suggest you look into this topper. It’s made from natural organic, ethically
and sustainably source materials. If you’re looking for a way to sleep green,
this is a good way to go. Hot sleepers, I’m recommending this topper
to you too. We got the latex that’s really nice and breathable. The cotton cover that’s also really nice and
breathable. So you’re getting this nice air flow through
the fabric. The wool, in my opinion, is the star of the
show because it’s thermoregulating, meaning it adapts to your body’s temperature which
makes it great for year round use. Something that’s great about Birch living
is it offers you a very generous trial period of 100 nights. Basically, you can take 100 full nights to
get the sense of this topper, see how it fits into your lifestyle and into your bedroom. If within that time you decide that it’s not
the right one for you, just send it on back for a full refund. As far as the feel goes, folks who prefer
more of a bouncy level of support, sort of the springy support and quick response to
pressure they’d be more compatible with this topper than say a Foam or a Memory Foam Topper
for example. Folks who kind of feel trapped when you get
that deep sink into the material, this really might be a good alternative for you. It really lets you rest on top of the topper. Now, of course, there are a few things to
consider about this topper before you make up your mind. First of all, something that I tend to prioritize
when it comes to bedding, is easy wash care. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t exactly qualify. It is totally from the cover fabric to the
internal feel, a spot clean only situation. So spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent,
but again even then you should really do your best to avoid getting it wet at all cost. Another thing is some folks really do prefer
that really deep sink into the material and the kind of pressure relief that you get from
foam. To those folks, I definitely suggest trying
before you buy. Like I said this doesn’t at all feel like
foam. It offers a really springy level of support. Of course, another thing to consider is the
price. Ranging from $250 to about $500 depending
on the size that you choose, the truth is this topper just isn’t going to be in everyone’s
budget. Of course, in my opinion, a nice long trial
period, a one-year warranty and free shipping does sweeten the deal a bit. [music] Well, that’s it for me but for every last
detail on the Plush Pillow Top from Birch Living. Be sure to check out my full written review
which is a link below. Some of you may have noticed that I’m on the
Birch mattress. If you want to know more about Birch products,
just Google Sleepopolis Birch and will all pop right up. I do hope you find this review to be helpful. If you did, be sure to like and subscribe
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one main thing in mind, to get you some better sleep. Thanks for watching guys and I’ll see you
next time.

37 thoughts on “Birch Living Mattress Topper Review”

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  2. I haven't been huge on the eco-friendly boat- mainly because I'm broke haha!
    I like that it's not typical memory foam though! It really does look responsive compared to mushy typical memory foam!

  3. I would have assumed the wool would make it sleep hot too! Thank you for the info. Sounds like this would be an excellent choice for someone looking for an eco-friendly option.

  4. Like that it's breathable. The Eco friendly is awesome as well. I like the plush feeling. The wool pulling the heat away is a great choice for me. I definitely give it a try. Love the bouncy feel. The spot cleaning might be a problem.

  5. Never heard of this mattress but glad to know the pros and cons. Never knew that about wool either.

  6. Eco-friendly us not a selling point for me. I just care about how it feels to sleep on it. I think I'd rather save my money and use it towards the right bed.

  7. Love that it is Eco-friendly, plush, and breathable. Good to know that the wool is thermal regulating and the Talalay latex is hypoallergenic and anti-microbial.

  8. Doesn't the pure green latex topper offer a lot more options for thickness and firmness compared to the Birch?

  9. I appreciate that it is eco- and sheep- friendly. I do like that it is not like typical memory foam which makes me feel warm/hot while sleeping. Plush but not too soft is also appealing.

  10. Idc much about my mattress topper being eco friendly, it's something I'm only going to buy one of, so besides the green factor, I'm seeing that it's breathable (thermo-regulating) thanks to the eco friendly components. If I have a topper, I'm wanting smth that can be easy to wash, and spot clean sucks!! And I'm also looking for pressure relief that this doesn't offer. The price point is also expensive & a one yr warranty isn't very much!!

  11. It seems like a nice topper to keep me cool since I sleep hot, but it is too expensive for me and I prefer the type of memory foam that you sink in.

  12. I really like this topper. I wish it wasnt so expensive. I prefer some a little firmness without it stabbing my pressure points..thanks for the info. Maybe I can save up and get this..

  13. Like the features of this topper with the good materials and cooling nature, but you could practically just buy a new mattress for near the same price. Why use a cover if it can't be machine washable?

  14. It's really difficult to find a quality latex topper. Beds are typically too soft for me, so I I'm usually looking for a firmer one, not plush. Birch's seems nice for the right person though.

  15. My mother was looking for a pillow top mattress, but maybe this will work on a regular mattress instead. She hates that memory foam sink and sleeps hot, so maybe this can be an option for her (once she gets over that price point). Maybe I can get one also!

  16. I don't like the mattress too soft have a bad back so i would need a mattress that's good for the back

  17. In the past, alot of the most comfortable beds ive slept on were pillowtops, so i'm interested in maybe trying this topper our

  18. I love the idea that you get 100 nights to try it out before you make a decision. It looks like a beautiful topper for those of us who hate to sink into the mattress. Great info

  19. I like the Birch Living Topper has Latex & Wool rather than memory foam. It will def help to keep you cooler. 🙂

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