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Of the 60+ beds I've reviewed, these are my current favorites:
MattressMy Top Pick ForPrice
Leesa OriginalBudget Foam$599 – $999
Saatva ClassicInnerspring$799-$1,899
Nest Alexander HybridHybrid Luxury$949-$1,699
PlushBeds Botanical BlissOrganic Latex$949 - $1,998
EcoterraBudget Latex$749 - $1,249
Big FigPlus-Sized People$1,299-$1,999
LuxiAdjustable$1,049 – $1,699
Eight SleepSmart Bed$995-$1, 295
Mattress toppers & pads are a great way to cool your bed and extend its life.
My Top PickBest ForType
BedJet V3
Best Cooling Mattress Pads

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Best Heating/Cooling System For Your BedForced Air System
Equinox All Season
Equinox All-Season White Quilted Comforter - 88 x 88 Inches - Goose Down Alternative Queen Comforter - Duvet Insert Set - Machine Washable - Plush Microfiber Fill (350 GSM)

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Best Lightweight Cooling ComforterComforter
ChiliPad™ Cube
Split Cal King ChiliPad Cube - Single Zone - Heating and Cooling Pad - Fits Your Existing Mattress, Delivers Precise Temperature Control, and Creates the Perfect Sleep Environment

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Best Climate-Controlled Mattress PadWater-Cooled Mattress Pad
Cool Buddy Classic
Mattress Cooler (Replacement Tubing (1.5 Meter)

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Best Priced Air-Conditioned PadAir-Cooled Mattress Pad
SlumberCloud Nacreous
Best Cooling Mattress Pads
Best-Cooling Mattress PadMattress Pad
ExceptionalSheets Bamboo Extra Plush
ExceptionalSheets Queen Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt - Cooling Mattress Pad with Extra Plush Rayon from Bamboo Topper - Hypoallergenic Bamboo Mattress Pad - Made in The USA, Queen

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Best Natural Bamboo Cooling PadMattress Pad
Zen Bamboo Fitted Mattress Pad
Zen Bamboo Ultra Soft Fitted Bamboo Mattress Pad - Premium Hypoallergenic Bamboo Mattress Topper with Honeycomb Cooling Technology - Queen

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Best Budget Bamboo Cooling PadMattress Pad
Nature’s Sleep AirCool IQ
Natures Sleep Thick AirCool IQ King Size 3 Inch Thick 3.25lb Density Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper with Microfiber Fitted Cover and 18 Inch Skirt

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Best Gel Foam Mattress TopperFoam Mattress Topper
SleepBetter Iso-Cool
SleepBetter Iso-Cool Memory Foam Mattress Topper with Outlast Cover, Queen

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Best Memory Foam Mattress TopperFoam Mattress Topper
Therm-A-Sleep Snow Cooling
Best Cooling Mattress Pads
Best-Cooling Mattress ProtectorMattress Protector
Cocoon CoolMax
Cocoon Coolmax Travel Blanket (Black)

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Best-Cooling Travel BlanketBlanket
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
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
Fitted sheet + two pillowcasesTwin to Cal KingSand, Slate, White, Light Grey, Blue
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
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 is supported by our readers. When you buy through links on this page we may earn a commission. Learn more.


Welcome to my mobile-friendly guide to buying a mattress online.

A Little About Mois

My name is Trish.

Well, actually, Trish is my nom de guerre (pen name). For practical reasons, my real name will remain a secret… read why, below.

I am a native of New Orleans, LA, a city that has incredible culture, awesome food and is a lot of fun to live in.

New Orleans image courtesy New York Times
Typical day in New Orleans, LA (c/0 New York Times)

NOLA, as we call it, is also a very warm and humid place to live for half the year, which makes it a great place to test mattresses for hot spots.

About My Sleeping Style

I'm married to a wonderful guy.

But my husband and I have very different needs when it comes to sleeping on a mattress:

  • My husband, Eric (also a pen name), is a big, athletic guy (210 lbs, 6'2″) who sleeps on his back and moves around a lot at night. He hates beds that are too hot.
  • I am 5'9 and 125 lbs. I like to sleep on my side and my stomach. I don't work out a lot, to be honest. And, I tend to get chilly way to easily.

These differences make finding one mattress for the two of us a real challenge.

My Online Mattress Journey

About 2 years ago, my husband and I started looking at buying a mattress online, mainly to save money.

We purchased a Casper and loved the simplicity of buying online and the low price. It's a great mattress for the money.

Soon after we bought our Casper, however, more companies started selling mattresses direct-to-consumer (or at least we became aware of more).

Every time a new announcement came out, we liked the new features. And they all promised 75-100 night free trials.

Let's just say, we were intrigued.

So, kind of on a lark, I decided to return the Casper and embark on an online mattress binge, to find the single mattress that fit us best.

Over the past couple of years, we've bought, tried and returned quite a few mattresses.

And, no, I won't name the mattress we're sleeping on right now. That's got nothing to do with finding the right mattress for you.


I designed this mobile-friendly website to help you select the right mattress to try at home, in just a few minutes. 

That said, I will not tell you which mattress is best for you, because I can't possibly know that.

Besides, that's exactly why most online mattress companies give you 100 nights, risk-free: to find out for yourself!

My advice to anyone shopping online is simple: use this site or one of the other reputable mattress review sites to find a mattress that best matches your needs & budget, then sleep on it.

If the mattress you order doesn't work out, then order another one and return the one you didn't like – after the new one arrives.

Most companies will pick it up the return, at no charge to you.

When you think about it, this process is a heck of a lot smarter way to buy a mattress than sitting on one in a store for 10 minutes.

How To Use This Site

To find a mattress that best matches your needs & budget, start with the comparison tables on the home page.

Each table lists my top picks for a different sleeping style, need or type of mattress. For each table, I explain the criteria I used to select & rate the mattresses.

Here's an example of one table, for Memory Foam mattresses:

mattress comparison table - how to use example

You can do 3 things with each comparison table:

  • To view more details about a mattress, touch the green plus sign.
  • To read my 10-minute mattress review, touch the name.
  • To jump to the manufacturer's website, touch the price.

All tables are 100% mobile-friendly and responsive, so you can view them on any device and text them to friends, etc.

Every mattress is rated on a scale of 1 (horrible) to 5 (best in class) – but this is just my opinion, based on my experience and/or based on reviews by people & websites I trust.  Don't take my rating as gospel or anything.

In case you're wondering: yes, I wrote every word on this site.

If you have a comment, question, correction or clarification, please don't hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of the page you're reading – or send me a private message using our contact form.

Why I Use a Pen Name

You may be asking yourself: why don't we use our real names, on this site?

Simple – two reasons:

  1. This isn't our full time gig. My husband and I have day jobs we'd like to keep. He works in online marketing, and I work in insurance.
  2. We don't like the unsolicited emails, unwanted public attention and sometimes threatening emails that putting your real name online generates, these days.

Final point: this website is a hobby – not a full time business.

So please be patient with my replies!

Thank you for visiting.

I hope this site helps you save time and money – and helps you and your S.O. sleep better!

– Trish

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