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The Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online – Reviewed and Compared


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Of the 60+ beds I've reviewed, these are my current favorites:
My Top PickType of MattressPrice
1. Saatva ClassicInnerspring$799 - $1,599
Save $200!
2. Puffy LUX
Luxury Foam$1,145 – $1,695
Save $300!
3. Leesa Original
Budget Foam$624-$1,049
Save Up to $150!
4. Nest Alexander HybridLuxury Hybrid$949-$1,699
Save 20%!
5. PlushBeds Botanical BlissLuxury Organic Latex$999 – $1,998
Save $1,200+!
6. EcoterraBudget Latex$749 - $1,249
Save $175!
7. DreamcloudLuxury PillowTop$599-$1,099
Save $200!
8. LaylaFlippable/2-Sided$499 - $999
Save $200!
9. Big FigFor Plus-Sized People$1,299 - $1,999
Save $300!
10. HelixCustom-Fit$500 - $1,149
Save $200!
Mattress toppers & pads are a great way to cool your bed and extend its life.
Topper SizeMaterialFirmnessWarr.
LINENSPA
LINENSPA 2 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Twin
Best Value2"Gel memory foamMedium3 years
MOLECULE AIRTEC
MOLECULE AIRTEC
Best Comfort3"Memory foamMedium-firm5 years
MyPillow
MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin)
Best pressure point relief3"FoamMedium-firm10 years
LUCID
LUCID 2-Inch Ventilated Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper - Full
Best cooling2"Gel memory foamSoft3 years
Milemont
Milemont Mattress Topper Twin, 2-Inch Cool Swirl Gel Mattress Topper for Twin Size Bed, Blue
Best for back pain2"Gel memory foamMedium10 years
Pure Green
Pure Green 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper - Firm - 2 Inch - Queen Size
Best for stomach sleepers2"Natural latexExtra-firm5 years
Sleep Innovations
Sleep Innovations 4-inch Dual Layer Gel Memory Foam Enhanced Support, King, Made in the US Mattress Topper
Best for side sleepers4"Gel memory foamSoft10 years
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Best temperature regulation-Forced Air-1 year
TEMPUR ProForm
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR Supreme 3-Inch Mattress Topper Medium Firm, Full, White
Best memory foam3"Memory foamMedium-firm10 years
Avocado Green
Avocado Green
Best organic2"Organic latexSoft/firm10 years
Bed cooling/heating systems have come a long way – especially the BedJet, my favorite.
SystemTypeBest For...Temp. RangeControl
BedJet V3
BedJet V3
Air cooledBest Overall (esp. for night sweats)66°F-104°FWireless remote control/smartphone app
ChiliPad Cube 3.0
Chili Technology chiliPAD Cube 3.0 - ME and WE Zones - Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad - Individual Temperature Control, Great Sleep Enhancement, Wireless Remote Integration (Queen (80" L x 60" W))
Water cooledBest water cooling system55°F-115°FWireless remote control
Ooler Sleep System
Ooler Sleep System
Water cooledBest temperature control55°F-115°FSmartphone app via Bluetooth
The Pod by Eight Sleep
The Pod by Eight Sleep
Water cooledBest smart cooling system55°F-115°FSmartphone app/smart voice assistant
Mattress Cooler "Classic"
2020 Mattress Cooler "Classic" Chilled Water Sleep Cooling System (Now with a Spare "27x63" Cooling Pad)
Water cooledBest budget cooling systemN/AWireless remote control
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
Air cooledN/ARemote control
bFan Cooling System
bFan Cooling System
FanBest bed fanN/AWired remote control
Brookstone bed fan
Brookstone Bed Fan with Wireless Remote
FanN/AWireless remote control
These pillows excel at relieving neck and shoulder pain:
PillowWhy I Like It
PlushBeds Shredded Natural Latex Pillow
Best Cooling Mattress Pads

best shredded latex pillow for side sleepers
Coop Home Goods Memory Foam
Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow - Hypoallergenic Cross-Cut Memory Foam Fill - Lulltra Washable Cover from Bamboo Derived Rayon - CertiPUR-US/GREENGUARD Gold Certified - Queen
perennial, proven Amazon Choice with over 16,000 reviews
MARNUR Contour Pillow
MARNUR Cervical Memory Foam Pillow Orthopedic Contour Pillows for Neck Pain Ergonomic Pillow with RoHS Certification and Pillowcase Covers, White(23.5×14.5×5.5 Inch)
perfect spine support using a groove down the middle
SleepRightSplintek Side
SleepRight Splintek Side Sleeping Pillow Memory Foam Pillow – Best Pillow for Sleeping On Your Side – 24" x 5" Standard Size
full facial cradle plus a perfectly-angled shoulder cradle
Xtreme Comforts Adjustable Pillow
Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic, Adjustable Thickness, Kool-Flow Micro Vented Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Bed Pillow for Sleeping, Back, Stomach & Side Sleepers, Queen Size, Made in USA
thinner and softer than most, so your head will not bend back
UTTU Sandwich Pillow
UTTU Sandwich Pillow, Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow, Bamboo Pillow for Sleeping, Cervical Pillow for Neck Pain, Neck Support for Back, Stomach, Side Sleepers, Orthopedic Contour Pillow, CertiPUR-US
designed specifically for neck support and alignment.
Mediflow Water Pillow
Mediflow Fiber: The First & Original Water Pillow, clinically Proven to Reduce Neck Pain & Improve Sleep. Therapeutic, Ideal for People Looking for Proper Neck Support
clinical tests prove it reduces neck pain
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow - Orthopedic Contour Memory Foam Pillow for Back and Side Sleepers with Neck and Spine Support - Helps Reduce Back and Neck Pain
best overall design with lots of position choices
KaUa Neck Roll
K Ka Ua Neck Roll Pillow Cervical Bolster with Bamboo Cover – Memory Foam Spine Lumbar Traction Spondylosis Support 4” Diameter x 17 “Length (4 Inch)
1,000s of satisfied customers & rave reviews
J-Pillow Travel Pillow
J-Pillow Chin Supporting Travel Pillow - 2020 Version - British Invention of The Year Winner - Supports Your Head, Neck & Chin (Blue)
added chin support prevents your head from falling forward.
Nursal Contour
NURSAL Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers - Wedge Contour Support Pillow for Leg, Orthopedic Knee Pillow for Sciatica Relief, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Pregnancy, Hip and Joint Pain
great reviews, washable cover - and half the price
These are my favorite luxury sheet sets sold online:
Best Luxury SheetsIncludesSizesColours
Parachute
Parachute
Fitted sheet + two pillowcasesTwin to Cal KingSand, Slate, White, Light Grey, Blue
Brooklinen
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set – Includes 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet + 2 Pillowcases – 480 Thread Count Sateen Sheet Set – 100 Percent Long-Staple Cotton – Oeko-TEX Certified – Smoke – Twin
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Cream, Steel, Smoke, Smoke Stripe
Saatva
Saatva
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Ivory, Grey
Boll and Branch
Boll & Branch Luxury Fair Trade Long Staple Organic Cotton Sheet Set - Full, Natural
one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases.Full, Queen, King, Cal King onlyWhite, Solid Natural, Striped White, Pewter
Best For Specific Needs Soft and Warm: Parachute’s Sateen sheets Most Luxurious: Brooklinen’s Linen sheets Organic Luxury Sheets:  Saatva Lofton Organic sheets Breathable/Cool: Percale sheets from Parachute or Brooklinen
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The Best Mattress Reviews, Comparisons and Coupons

Over the past few years, my husband and I have reviewed over 60 of the leading mattresses sold online and shipped to your home. These are sometimes called a ‘bed-in-a-box' or an ‘online mattress'.

Along the way, we learned a lot about the differences between brands like Casper, Saatva, Nectar, Puffy, Leesa, Purple, PlushBeds and Nest.

Everything we've learned is documented in our in-depth mattress reviews and mattress comparisons on this site.

We score & rate every mattress we review on the 13 features you should care about most.  Our review process is explained at the end of this page.

My goal with this website is to help you make a rational, fact-based decision when buying a bed online – in 10 minutes or less.

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The Benefits Of Buying a Mattress Online

The #1 benefit is that you'll save a LOT of money.

I'm talking 30-50% less than a comparable store-bought brand.

Tuft And Needle put together the following comparison chart explaining why online mattresses cost so much less.

As you can see, selling mattresses direct from the factory eliminates a lot of markup and middle men, which cuts a lot of cost out of a mattress:

mattress cost comparison online vs traditional by Tuft and Needle
Courtesy: Tuft and Needle

This is why mattresses sold online typically sell for 30-50% less than comparable store-bought mattresses.

Other benefits of buying a mattress online include:

The online mattress movement is also having a huge impact on the traditional mattress industry, driving prices down and quality up across the board.

Even Sealy and Tempurpedic now sell mattresses online.

The Downside (Kinda)

The main downside to buying a mattress online is that you can't sit on it before placing your order.

To eliminate this concern, almost every online mattress company offers a 100-night no-risk free trial. If you decide you don't want the mattress, most companies will pick the mattress up from your home – and you pay nothing.

Think about it: 100 nights is more than enough time to decide if a mattress works for you.  It's also 99.8 days longer than you'll spend on a mattress before you buy it from a store… just sayin'.

Buying A Mattress Online Isn't As Easy As It Used To Be

Four years ago, buying an online mattress was an easy choice because there were only a few brands to choose from.  But those days are long gone.

Today, more than 140 manufacturers sell mattresses onlineMost offer several products. That's a lot of beds to compare!

This is why shopping for a mattress online is a time-consuming process.

The goal of my website is to help you find the right mattress and other sleep/bedding products for your unique needs and budget – in 10 minutes or less.

And, of course, I want to save you beaucoup bucks.


What's On This Site – Details

You'll find three useful kinds of information on this site:

1. Mattress Comparisons

On this site, you'll find Mattress Comparison Tables for different sleeping styles, special needs & types of mattress.

In each table, I rate and compare the best mattresses on the 13 features to consider before buying a mattress online.

See My Mattress Comparison Tables 

 

2. In-Depth Reviews

Each mattress review on this site is a 10-minute deep-dive into one best-selling mattress.

In each review, I cover the following points in some depth:

  • sleep experience
  • firmness
  • sinkage and motion transfer
  • technology, materials and construction
  • social impact
  • organic & VOC certifications
  • off-gassing
  • shipping options
  • delivery, unboxing and setup
  • platform suggestions
  • return policy
  • warranty
  • price
  • coupons
  • and more

If you have a question about a mattress or how it compares to another, please leave me a comment at the bottom of its review.

In addition to mattresses, we review sheets, pillows, mattress pads and other bedroom products.

Read My Mattress Reviews 

 

3. Mattress Coupons

Finally, we provide exclusive mattress coupons on this site for many of the products we've reviewed.  

Use them.  They'll save you an extra $50-$1,000 on your next purchase.

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What Is an Online Mattress?

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An “online mattress” is a memory foam mattress, hybrid mattress, latex mattress or innerspring mattress that is:

  1. sold mostly or exclusively online
  2. shipped direct from the manufacturer to your home, and
  3. not usually available in stores.

Millions of people buy mattresses direct from manufacturers today. Over $8 billion were sold online in 2018.

As a result, there are many more direct-to-consumer mattress companies today than only a few years ago: more than 140 mattress companies sell online today.

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Buying Tips

Now that you have a short list of mattresses, let's talk about some of the things to you should consider before you place that order.

First Tip: Don't Worry About Buying A Bed Sight Unseen

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Trust me: you have nothing to fear when buying a mattress online.

In fact, I've learned that shopping online is the smartest way to buy a mattress – because you will probably save a lot of money and be happier with your final purchase, in the end.

I mean let's face it: you can't learn much about a mattress by sitting on it for 10 minutes in a busy store, with some high-pressure sales guy pushing you to buy.

In contrast, when you sleep on a mattress in your own bedroom for 100 nights, you learn everything you need to know. Enough to write a mattress review, even 😉

 

The Company Behind The Mattress

This is one of those important but silent choices you may end up kicking yourself over, a few years down the line.

The reality of the online mattress market today is that most of the companies that sell them are startups, with a very short history.  Some of them have failed already, and more will fail.  Often, their products have only been on the market for 5 years.

That's not enough time to know whether a mattress will stand the test of time – or if the company that makes it will survive.

I'm NOT saying startups can't make a high-quality, durable mattress.  They most certainly DO.

Just that until more time passes, you really can't know.

So if you're down to a choice between two companies, go with the more established one. Just to be safe.

Return Policies: The Finer Details

In general, all of the companies selling mattresses online DO stand behind their return policies.

There are very few complaints online about people getting a bait-and-switch from any of the companies profiled on this site.

That said, manufacturer return policies differ in ways that might be important to you. The most important differences include:

  • minimum trial period: several manufacturers require you to test their mattress for a minimum of 30 days before attempting to return it.
  • mattress return pickup: if you decide to return your mattress, some companies offer white glove service where one of their employees will remove the mattress from your home without you lifting a finger; others ask that you do some of the work.
  • return of accessories: be careful when ordering mattress platforms, bedding and accessories with your mattress, because these items may not be returnable with your mattress under the same generous 100-night policy.

Warranties

In general, most online mattress companies offer at least a 10-year workmanship/defect warranty. Some offer lifetime policies.

That said, mattress warranties differ in terms of the financial protection they provide you over the life of your mattress.

For example, make sure you understand where your manufacturer stands on the following key warranty features:

  • transferable warranty: is the warranty transferrable to a new owner?
  • pro-rated replacement cost:  does the value of the warranty decline over time? what % of the replacement cost does the manufacturer require you to pay after 3, 5 or 7 years?
  • sinkage: some mattress manufacturers warranty that their mattress will not permanently deform or sink more than 1″ or 2″, or you get a replacement or your money back.  Others are silent on this issue.  You know which one to choose.
  • stains and damage: some warranties only cover you if the mattress is returned undamaged or even unstained.  This is especially true on low-cost budget foam mattresses.

Shipping Charges

Be aware that a mattress delivered to your home can incur three (3) potential shipping charges:

  1.  the original shipment to your home.  This charge is usually very clear. Most companies don't charge for shipping to your home, and the ones that do tell you what that charge is before you place your order.
  2. the return shipment: Make sure you understand whether or not the company will charge you for shipping a returned mattress back to the factory
  3. the replacement: If you decide to replace your mattress due to a defect or the wrong comfort level, then the replacement mattress has to be shipped to your home, too.  This also costs money.

Shipping costs are typically $40-100 each way, depending on the size and construction of your mattress.

It makes sense to understand where you stand on all of the above before placing that order. Read the terms to understand who pays.

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Get Another Opinion

Hopefully, you'll find enough information on this site to make a confident mattress selection.

But in case you don't, check out these other excellent mattress review sites for more opinions:

  • Tuft
  • SleepLikeTheDead
  • Sleepopolis
  • Mattress Nerd
  • Sleep Sherpa
  • Mattress Clarity

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