After two and a half years of research, development, and testing, Vancouver’s Horizontal Sleep is introducing a new, patented sleeping system that exceeds all other bed environmental and health standards.

While almost beds are made with petroleum, polymers, plastics, chemicals, coils and carbon, Horizontal Sleep beds are 99.8% biodegradable, made with replaceable parts, and designed to last a human lifetime.

The bed and mattress industry is a major source of toxic pollution caused by near total reliance petroleum ingredients. From 2010 to 2015 bed/mattress waste increased by 66% and it is accelerating.

In recent years, bed waste has exploded due to shorter product replacement cycles largely due to bed-in-a-box marketing gimmicks. Beds are now intended to last less time than ever before and product warranties are shorter and product returns have quadrupled.

Horizontal Sleep’s breakthrough bed design directly addresses the alarming increase in toxic mattress and bed waste. If toxic beds can be eliminated, illness and environmental harm can be vastly reduced. Horizontal’s positive impact will be felt well beyond the bedroom.

Following Horizontal’s lead, it will become possible to significantly reduce exposure to the petroleum based plastic products and the shadowy fire retardants that fill our homes and characterize our petroleum-soaked lifestyles.

Horizontal Sleep was founded by Len Laycock, a former marketing manager at IKEA, and early prototype frames were developed with UBC Wood Sciences.