Obasan's 8" Essential mattress delivers an ideal sleep experience especially for slim side sleepers and back and stomach sleepers. The 8" Essential mattress is a beautifully handcrafted mattress that incorporates the highest quality, breathable, 100% certified organic materials. It provides an incredibly comfortable, dry, cool sleep for one or two sleep partners, based on individual tailoring for individual sleepers.
The Obasan Adjustable Core System provides highly flexible support layers. Cores can be purchased separately, which ensures the mattress can be altered at any given time. The 8" Essential mattress is available with a soft, medium or firm middle layer. Queen and king mattresses feature a middle layer that is split, allowing each individual sleeper to choose their own firmness.
The 8" Essential mattress is Obasan's firmest adult mattress and includes a built-in topper that provides body contouring and pressure relief. It also comes with a removable cover that can be easily spot cleaned and aired out. Obasan does not use harmful, fire retardant chemicals. Instead, Obasan uses organic wool that is quilted into the cover and is an all-natural fire barrier.
The 8" Essential mattress is an excellent choice for parents as a one-time investment in their child's sleep. Out-of-town guests will sleep well on an 8" Essential mattress in your guest room.
Recommended maximum weight per sleeper of approximately 225lbs (100 kg).
Availability: In-Store Only (On Display in Calgary, Edmonton & Sherwood Park)
- Cover details:
- 100% organic cotton knit top & sides (sleeping surface)
- 100% organic cotton canvas bottom
- 100% certified organic sheep's wool from Argentina, quilted to outer covering, on all sides
- Wool acts as a natural fire barrier without the use of potentially risky alternatives
- The cover is removable to allow flipping and rotating of individual rubber layers
- 8" total of organic rubber tree latex, consisting of three layers:
- 2" organic rubber tree latex topper in soft
- 3" organic rubber tree latex middle layer
- Choice of soft, medium or firm
- Choice of individual firmness for each sleeper (queen and king beds only)
- 3" organic rubber tree latex base layer in firm
- Zero styrene-butadiene (synthetic latex) content
- Extremely durable, flexible and resilient
- Naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, mould and dust mite resistant
- Available as a mattress only, with a matching foundation and also compatible with an electric adjustable bed
- Total mattress height of approximately 9" | 23 cm
- 10 year, non-prorated warranty
- Made in Ottawa, Canada
Firmness & Elasticity At a Glance
(Soft Essential 8)
(Medium Essential 8)
(Firm Essential 8)
(All Firmness Choices)
Obasan Certificates & Testing
- Latex (GOLS)
- Latex - General Overview from Arpico (Obasan's latex supplier)
- Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 - Class 1
- LGA - Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern (evaluates the durability and resilience characteristics of the natural latex. Score: 99/100
- ABC Labs USA (evaluates the antibacterial efficacy of the natural latex)
- Stork - Twin City Corp., USA (evaluates the body interface pressure of the natural latex)
- Cotton (GOTS)
- Wool (GOTS)
Recommended Support for Obasan Mattresses
A firm, flat, level surface or electric adjustable bed. All platform beds from The Mattress & Sleep Company work well with Obasan mattresses. For a traditional boxspring/foundation, choose from the Berkeley Ergonomics standard or suspension slat foundation or the Obasan foundation.
If you are planning on placing your Obasan mattress on a foundation or platform bed purchased elswhere please check with us first to ensure that it is suitable.
Dimensions for our most popular boxspring types. Visit us in-store for custom sizes and additional selection.
Simply add the mattress height to any of the heights listed below for a total bed height. If you're placing one of these foundations on an existing bed frame, be sure to include the height from the floor to the support structure of your existing bed to determine the total bed height.
|Foundation Heights (Imperial)||Foundation Heights (Metric)||Leg Height||Total Height w/ Legs|
|Berkeley Standard Slat Foundation||2 ½"
|Not available||Not available|
|Berkeley Suspension Slat Foundation (our best-selling boxspring)||2 ⅜"
|Not available||Not available|
|Harrison Spinks Premium Foundation||8"||20 cm||4" | 10 cm||12" | 30 cm|
|6"||10" | 25 cm
14" | 35.5 cm
|Beaudoin Breeze Platform Bed||13"
w/ legs installed
w/ legs installed
|14 ⅝" (height to top of upholstered side rails)|
|Ergomotion 330 Adjustable Bed||8"||20 cm||3"
|Varies from 11 to 16"|
|Ergomotion 390 Adjustable Bed (our best-selling electric base)||8"||20 cm||3"
|Varies from 11 to 16"|
Platform Bed & Boxspring Guide (opens in new tab)
Estimated Delivery, Shipping Costs & Availability
This item is not regularly stocked and is Made to Order.
Lead Times for Out-of-Stock & Special Orders
All Obasan products which are not regularly stocked are typically delivered within 3-5 weeks to most locations across Canada. Please Send Us a Message should your needs be time sensitive and we will do our best to help.
Obasan mattresses that are normally in stock are made available to our local customers for pick up and delivery. If you're located elsewhere in Canada, we will have your new Obasan mattress produced and sent directly from the factory in Ottawa.
Delivery Costs & Available Services
In-home delivery and setup of your new Obasan mattress is included at no extra cost in the Calgary and Edmonton areas, in addition to the Ottawa area as Obasan's factory is located there. In addition, our professional delivery teams are able to travel to most locations in Alberta for a reasonable cost.
Removal of your existing mattress, bed frame and furniture is also available upon request.
Located elsewhere in Canada? Obasan mattresses qualify for free shipping to most locations across Canada.
Obasan courier-eligible bedding and pillow orders qualify for free shipping to most locations across Canada on orders of $100 or more.
Organic Bed in a Box
All Obasan mattresses are modular and delivered in multiple courier-eligible cartons, which means that even if you're not near one of our stores in Alberta or the Obasan factory in Ottawa, receiving delivery of your new Obasan mattress is simple! The modular design makes it easy to carry your new mattress into your home in several pieces. All that is required is to place the organic rubber layers inside of the organic cotton and wool cover, zip the cover closed and you're all set. Even a king Obasan mattress can easily be a one-person job if necessary!
General Availability Advice
The Mattress & Sleep Company is a family owned and operated Canadian retailer. We specialize in high-quality bedding, bath and mattresses from Canada, Europe and the USA. Our vast selection makes it impossible to stock everything. For this reason, our website does not offer real-time inventory availability as many of our products are made to order.
Please read the availability details above as we do make an effort to draw attention to products which are typically in stock in our Calgary, Edmonton and Sherwood Park stores and warehouses.