Mattress Guides

Mattress Reviews

Mattress shopping is increasingly moving away from overpriced specialty and department stores and onto the internet. Buying a bed online is faster, easier, and far more affordable. You can get a higher quality mattress at a lower cost online versus in-store if you know where and how to shop.

When you go into a mattress store, you’ll get a hard sell from a salesperson who will push you towards the bed that gets them the highest commission, not one that’s best for you. When you shop online, you’re in control, can get the answers you need, and buy from home with no pressure.

Our team is here to help you find the best mattress for your unique preferences. Below is a glimpse of how we rate mattresses, the criteria we use for our mattress reviews, a quick 10-step guide to buying a mattress, and reviews of some of the best-rated beds we’ve found.

How We Rate Mattresses

Construction/Durability

Buyers need to know how the design and construction of a bed deliver sleep experience and how long the mattress will last. Our mattress experts evaluate all components of a bed to verify comfort and support of each bed we review from top to bottom while ranking durability and construction. We investigate density and resiliency of foams and latex plus wire gauge and design of coils. Our team scrutinizes the performance of mattress cover fabrics, and any high-tech and advanced features.

Temperature Neutrality

For people that run hot when they sleep, finding a mattress with cooling components is critical. Many beds promise to wick and dissipate heat, but not all deliver on that promise. Our reviewers look at the manufacturing process of foams, density, and infusions including gel, charcoal, and copper that may improve cooling. We consider the design of a bed to see whether it encourages airflow. Finally, we assess mattress covers and accessories that wick moisture and cool.

Edge Support

For those that sleep at the side of the bed or often sit on the border of the mattress, proper edge support is vital. Edge support is how well the bed holds its shape at the sides when pressure is applied. When you sit to put on your shoes, sleep at the very side of the mattress, or move around at the edge during sex, you want to know the mattress will hold up for you. Our team considers the design of the bed and stability of materials when rating this factor.

Support

A critical concern of best mattress reviews for you is support. The support core of a bed is what keeps your spine aligned in its natural “s” curve. We examine the materials and design in the support core to rate how well it supports. We consider how it performs for different body weight and types, sleep positions, and other factors. Our reviews touch on features and performance so that you know what to expect from the support structure of a mattress you’re considering.

Motion Transfer

When you shift on the bed, energy is released, and this is called motion transfer. How well a mattress isolates motion is an important consideration. Even if you sleep alone, motion transfer can wake you if you move a lot in your sleep and your mattress doesn’t contain the energy well. If you sleep with a partner, motion isolation is even more important to get a good night’s sleep. Our mattress experts evaluate materials and construction to rate motion isolation.

Consumer Reviews

Our team investigates technical aspects of the mattresses, but we also consider what verified buyers think about the beds. Consulting consumer reviews is imperative because many features of a mattress are subjective to individual sleepers. By examining the specifications of mattresses as well as consumer experience, we can objectively test the mattress maker’s claims and provide the most comprehensive reviews, so you know what to expect when you buy a specific bed model.

Affordability

Mattress shoppers all have a budget whether it’s modest or generous, so affordability is a top concern. Factors that we consider include not just the price point of a bed, but also what you get for the money. That’s the concept of “value” where you examine more than just the dollars you pay. Often, the cheaper a bed, the less durable and lower quality you get. However, higher price doesn’t guarantee a bed that will perform well for you. We consider all these factors to help you make the best decision.

Bounce

Responsiveness and bounce are important aspects of mattress performance. Responsiveness is how quickly a bed returns to shape after put pressure on it. Bounce is a related concept. When a mattress has good bounce, it rebounds rapidly after compression rather than absorbing impact. Mattresses with no sensation of bounce can result in a “stuck in the bed” feeling. We look closely at how beds perform and whether they offer enough bounce which is important for sexual activity.

Company Reputation

Some mattress manufacturers have great customer service, but problematic products. Others make excellent beds but have less than stellar customer relations. Ideally, you want to buy from a brand that makes a great bed and treats its buyers right. When we rate mattresses, we look at the company’s reputation in the market, complaints from the Better Business Bureau, and their track record for dealing with customer issues to ensure you get a great bed from a reputable company.

How to Buy a Mattress

Try our recommended 10-step process for buying your next mattress:

  1. Consider your current bed. Think about the materials, firmness, and attributes of the bed you have now. Is it comfortable? Was it good once but the materials are worn out? If you had a good experience on that bed, you might want to look for one that’s similar.
  2. Understand your sleep position and preferences. Are you a side sleeper or do you snooze on your stomach or back? Side sleepers need a bed that’s less firm with richer comfort layers. Stomach and back sleepers need a firmer sleep surface. Decide whether you want a bed that lets you sink into it or not.
  3. Make a list of your special concerns. Be aware of special needs when shopping. Hot sleepers need a bed that cools. If you’re heavier, you’ll need more support. For those that sleep with a partner, you’ll want a mattress with good motion isolation. If you have back pain, take that into account.
  4. Decide on your budget. Your budget shouldn’t be a number set in stone. Instead, consider your preferred amount to spend. Also, set an absolute maximum, so if you find the perfect bed with advanced features you can’t do without, you’re comfortable spending a bit more.
  5. Try some beds in-store. We don’t recommend buying a bed at a mattress shop. Studies show that buying after a lie-down in a store doesn’t give best results. But this is a good way to test materials and see whether you like the feel of foam versus latex, innerspring, or hybrid.
  6. Look at mattresses online. After you have the information from steps 1-5, go online and start checking out mattress makers. Look for brands that make beds of the materials you want, the firmness, softness, and support you need, and that has a good reputation in the marketplace.
  7. Make a “top 5” list. Using your preferences and budgetary concerns, narrow down the list of the mattresses you’re considering to a top five. By culling the list, you’ll limit the effort required to investigate the mattresses thoroughly before you buy.
  8. Check detailed specifications and reviews. With your narrowed list, dig in and check out specifications on the materials of those five mattresses. Look at the options such as different firmness levels, and their sleep trial and warranty policies. Then, check out customer reviews to see how they treat buyers with problems.
  9. Buy your bed. Once you complete your homework, make your final choice and buy the bed. Some mattress brands offer financing or special discounts like for military, veterans, etc. Depending on when you plan to buy the mattress, you might be able to take advantage of a sale.
  10. Keep an eye on the sleep trial limit. Be sure you understand the sleep trial so that you can assess your bed risk-fee. Some sleep trials have a mandatory break-in period. Other makers offer comfort adjustment programs where they work with you to change up the bed and make it a perfect fit for you.

Best Mattress Reviews

 

Foam/Latex Mattresses

Amerisleep logo

Amerisleep AS1

Firmness:

8.5 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

20-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability85/100

Support90/100

Affordability85/100

Temperature Neutrality90/100

Motion Transfer95/10

Bounce95/100

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Essentia Tatami

Firmness:

7.5 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

60-night trial

Warranty:

20-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support95/100

Affordability – 80/100

Temperature Neutrality90/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce90/100

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Essentia Stratami

Firmness:

6.5 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

60-night trial

Warranty:

20-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support90/100

Affordability – 80/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce – 85/100

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Nolah

Firmness:

5.5 (medium)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

15-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability80/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 90/100

Temperature Neutrality – 70/100

Motion Transfer95/10

Bounce – 75/100

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PlushBeds Botanical Bliss

Firmness:

3.5 (soft), 5 (medium), 6.5 (medium firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

25-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 95/100

Support90/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality95/100

Motion Transfer90/10

Bounce – 85/100

Purple

Purple (Original)

Firmness:

6.5 (medium firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support90/100

Affordability – 85/100

Temperature Neutrality95/100

Motion Transfer95/10

Bounce – 80/100

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Pure Green

Firmness:

3 (soft), 6 (medium-firm), 9 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 100/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 85/10

Bounce – 80/100

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Spindle

Firmness:

3.5 (soft), 5 (medium), 6.5 (medium firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

25-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 95/100

Support90/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality95/100

Motion Transfer90/10

Bounce – 85/100

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Zenhaven

Firmness:

4.5 (medium soft), 7.5 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

20-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support90/100

Affordability – 70/100

Temperature Neutrality95/100

Motion Transfer90/10

Bounce – 85/100

Hybrid/Innerspring Mattresses

Aviya logo

Pure Green

Firmness:

5 (medium), 6 (medium-firm), 7.5 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 90/100

Temperature Neutrality – 95/100

Motion Transfer – 70/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Avocado Green

Firmness:

5.5 (medium), 6.5 (medium firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

25-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 80/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 75/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Brentwood Home Oceano

Firmness:

6.5 (medium firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

25-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 95/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 90/100

Motion Transfer – 75/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Brentwood Home Cedar

Firmness:

5 (medium)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

25-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 95/100

Affordability – 70/100

Temperature Neutrality – 95/100

Motion Transfer – 85/10

Bounce – 95/100

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Brooklyn Signature

Firmness:

4 (medium-soft), 6 (medium-firm), 8 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 80/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 95/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Brooklyn Aurora

Firmness:

3 (soft), 5 (medium), 7 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 90/100

Motion Transfer – 75/10

Bounce – 90/100

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DreamCloud

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

365-night trial

Warranty:

"Everlong" warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 80/100

Temperature Neutrality – 90/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Eight Sleep Mars+

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 80/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 95/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 85/100

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Helix

Firmness:

Customized

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 80/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 95/100

Temperature Neutrality – 80/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 85/100

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Tea Leaf Classic

Firmness:

8.5 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

No trial

Warranty:

12-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 80/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 85/100

Lucid-logo

10" Bamboo Charcoal & Aloe Vera

Firmness:

4.5 (medium-soft)

Sleep Trial:

30-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 75/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 100/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 70/10

Bounce – 80/100

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Alexander Hybrid

Firmness:

3 (soft), 5.5 (medium), 8 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

Lifetime warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 85/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Hybrid Latex

Firmness:

5.5 (medium)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

Lifetime warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 95/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 90/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce – 90/100

Purple

New Purple 2", 3", 4"

Firmness:

4.5 (medium-soft), 5.5 (medium), 6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 100/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 85/100

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Saatva

Firmness:

3 (soft), 6 (medium-firm), 8 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

15-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 80/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 95/100

Temperature Neutrality – 90/100

Motion Transfer – 65/10

Bounce – 95/100

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Sapira

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Signature Sleep 13"

Firmness:

5.5 (medium)

Sleep Trial:

No trial

Warranty:

1-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 70/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 100/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 70/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Tomorrow Hybrid

Firmness:

4 (medium-soft), 6 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

365-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 95/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 90/100

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Voila

Firmness:

3.5 (soft), 6 (medium-firm), 8.5 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 80/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 75/10

Bounce – 85/100

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WinkBed

Firmness:

4.5 (medium-soft), 6 (medium-firm), 7.5 (firm), and Plus (for heavy sleepers)

Sleep Trial:

101-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 80/100

Motion Transfer – 80/10

Bounce – 90/100

Memory Foam Mattresses

Amerisleep logo

Amerisleep AS5

Firmness:

5 (medium)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

20-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 75/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 80/100

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BearMattress

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 80/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 90/100

Temperature Neutrality – 75/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 70/100

Casper

Casper Wave

Firmness:

5.5 (medium)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 95/100

Affordability – 70/100

Temperature Neutrality – 85/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 70/100

Casper

The Casper

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 95/100

Temperature Neutrality – 80/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 65/100

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GhostBed Classic

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

101-night trial

Warranty:

20-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 95/100

Temperature Neutrality – 90/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 70/100

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Layla

Firmness:

5 (medium) and 7 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

Lifetime warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 75/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 95/100

Temperature Neutrality – 70/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 70/100

Leesa

Leesa

Firmness:

5.5 (medium)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 90/100

Temperature Neutrality – 75/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 75/100

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Loom & Leaf

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm), 8 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

15-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 75/100

Temperature Neutrality – 75/100

Motion Transfer – 95/10

Bounce – 75/100

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Luxi 3-in-1 Adjustable

Firmness:

Adjustable and customizable

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 85/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 90/100

Temperature Neutrality – 75/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce – 75/100

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Nectar

Firmness:

6 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

365-night trial

Warranty:

Forever warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 80/100

Support – 85/100

Affordability – 100/100

Temperature Neutrality – 75/100

Motion Transfer – 100/10

Bounce – 70/100

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Signature Series

Firmness:

5 (medium), 8 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

Lifetime warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 80/100

Temperature Neutrality – 70/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce – 75/100

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Novosbed

Firmness:

3 (soft), 5 (medium), 7 (firm)

Sleep Trial:

120-night trial

Warranty:

15-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 90/100

Support – 90/100

Affordability – 90/100

Temperature Neutrality – 75/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce – 80/100

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Tuft & Needle

Firmness:

6.5 (medium-firm)

Sleep Trial:

100-night trial

Warranty:

10-year warranty

Ratings:

Construction/Durability – 75/100

Support – 80/100

Affordability – 100/100

Temperature Neutrality – 65/100

Motion Transfer – 90/10

Bounce – 70/100