Need a new mattress - where do I start?
I am far from comfortable with the suggestion of buying an "old, used" mattress that has "already off-gassed". I don't trust that due to risks of bug bugs, mites, bad personal hygiene of the former owner(s), etc.
What should I do? I've looked up "natural/safe" mattresses and a lot of them are AWFUL in price (aka like $3,000). I cannot afford that for a MATTRESS! I did come across one that was about $700ish which is more reasonable than the former price I mentioned, but still not quite in my budget at the moment.
I know I need a mattress. Mine is old and it has started really squeaking as well. Speaking of which, are there any solid ways to have minimal-no noise with movement?
Is it true if you buy a "regular" mattress, you'll be exposed to a lot of nasty stuff that can harm you and your ability to have children and stuff? Would using a mattress cover help at all?