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Best Online Mattress: Top Picks in 10 Categories
- Saatva Classic
- Puffy LUX
- Leesa Original
- Nest Alexander Hybrid
- PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
- Big Fig
Here are my current #1 mattress picks in each of 10 categories – click a price to see the latest deal.
Mattress Buying Guides
Click a link below to see my top picks in a category, along with reviews of each mattress plus a custom buying guide for that type of bed.
Online Mattress Comparison Tables: Best Mattresses by Type
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All of these tables are sorted by my 5-star rating, so the best mattresses are at the top. (To rate a mattress, we look at the 16 criteria explained at the bottom of this page.)
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All The Mattresses We've Reviewed – Ranked From Best To Worst
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Our Take||Comfort Choices||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Avoid If||Great Choice If||Shop Now
|4.9||$995-$2,304||Luxury innerspring mattress.||A luxury innerspring mattress that compares with the finest retail products.||Firm,|
|15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||you don't like the feel of a spring mattress||you're considering a Simmons Beautyrest, Kingsdown Ashley, Sterns & Foster Ashley or Serta iSeries||Saatva Classic Mattress
|Plushbeds Botanical Bliss|
|4.8||$1,549 – $2,548||Luxury organic latex mattress||The best-sleeping, highest-quality 100% latex mattress sold online. All-natural materials, lots of options, and a super-long warranty.||Med. Firm,|
|25 years||100 nights||2 weeks||you're bargain-shopping. Not cheap! Still costs far less than a comparable store-bought brand, though.||you are a no-compromise, environmentally-sensitive shopper. This one has it all.||Plushbeds
|4.8||$999 – $1,699|| luxurious memory foam mattress ||A luxurious memory foam mattress that comes with a lifetime warranty.||Med Firm||Lifetime||101 nights||1-3 days||You are looking for a firmer and more responsive mattress. It’s also not ideal for heavy sleepers (230lbs+).||Anyone who loves the conforming feel of memory foam mattresses.||Puffy Lux
|Nest Alexander Hybrid|
|4.8||$1,103.40 – $2,206.80||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||A super-comfy, cool-sleeping hybrid mattress that's just about perfect for loving couples. ||Soft,|
|Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||you're bargain shopping||you or you partner are amorous or fidgety; great mattress for sex 😉||NestBedding
|4.7||$1,199-$1,899||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||A luxury hybrid mattress with a great bounce & excellent support - at a great price.||Med Firm||10 years||100 nights||4-10 days||you need a firmer or softer comfort level; Sapira doesn't offer a choice||you want the comfort of foam and the support & durability of pocketed coils||Sapira
|Nest Organic Hybrid Latex|
|4.7||$1,342.80- $2,399.40||Organic Latex or Natural Latex mattress.||A 13-inch GOLS-certified organic hybrid latex mattress that’s also available in a natural Oeko-Tex certified latex version. Provides a luxury sleeping experience at half the price of store-bought organic latex mattresses.||Plus, |
|Lifetime||100-Night ||4-5 business days||You are allergic to latex.|| Anyone who prefers eco-friendly products and loves the feel of latex and innerspring mattresses.||Nest Bedding Organic Hybrid Latex
|4.7|| $535-1,004||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||A 15-inch luxury hotel-quality mattress that costs half of store-bought equivalents.||Med Firm||Lifetime||365 nights||1-5 days||you need a Twin size (n/a) or prefer your mattress plush||you want a truly luxurious, slightly firmer mattress; or if you are heavier than avg.||Dreamcloud
|Nest Alexander Signature Series|
|4.7||$1,103.40 – $2,206.80||Luxury memory foam mattress||A premium, multi-layered foam mattress that sleeps cool and can be customized to your comfort level. As good as Tempurpedic - for far less coin.||Firm,|
|Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||you're all about the lowest price||you're shopping for Tempurpedic - you'll save at least $1,000||NestBedding
|4.7||$1,399-$2,599||Luxury organic latex hybrid mattress||The best luxury organic hybrid mattress sold online. 100% natural materials, latex + pocketed coil construction, 25 year warranty.||Firm,|
|25 years||365 nights||2 weeks||you need something softer||you are a no-compromise environmentally-sensitive shopper who likes a firmer mattress.||Avocado
|4.7||$699 - $1,399||High-quality hybrid mattress. Custom-fit to sleep style & body.||An excellent memory foam mattress that is custom-fit to your unique sleeping habits, body and preferences.||Custom-fit||10 years||100 nights||6-13 days||a cheap foam mattress will do||you want or need a custom-fit mattress; and couples who need different comfort levels||HelixSleep
|4.7||$799-$1,998||Luxury elastic polymer + foam mattress||An incredibly comfortable and affordable foam mattress that adapts itself to your body like no other.||Soft+Firm Combination||10 years||100 nights||7-14 days||you need a Twin or Full size mattress (they don't sell them)||you're OK trying something new - their technology is truly unique||Purple
|Purple (2-3-4) |
|4.7||$2,199-$6,098||Luxury hybrid elastic polymer + foam + coil mattress||The new Purple adds comfort choices + a more supportive, thicker hybrid design.||Purple 2 - Firm|
Purple 3 - Med. Firm
Purple 4 - Soft
|10 years||100 nights||7-14 days||you need a Twin or Full size mattress (they don't sell them)||you're OK trying something new - their technology is truly unique||PurpleNew
|Nest Love & Sleep|
|4.7||$764.10-$1,349.10||High-quality foam mattress.||With a recently-updated design, The Love & Sleep remains one of the best foam mattresses you can buy for sex.||Firm,|
|10 years + lifetime comfort guarantee||100 nights||7 days||you don't like a lot of bounce||you plan to give your bed a workout, and don't want to pay too much||NestBedding
|4.7||$574 to $1,099||High quality latex-memory foam mattress||If you're considering Casper, Leesa or Endy, then Dr̦omma should be on your short list. Arguably the best value in its class.||Med Soft.,|
|12 years||200 nights||3-5 days||you don't like a lot of bounce or you're allergic to latex||you care about the environment, love a great deal and want a choice of firmness||Dr̦ommaBed
|Loom and Leaf|
|4.7||$1,016-$2,334||Luxury memory foam mattress||A luxury organic memory foam mattress that easily matches the sleep experience of premium store brands, for far less money.||Firm,|
|15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||you need a soft mattress - this one's a bit firm||you want a luxurious organic foam mattress - without the high price||LoomAndLeaf
|4.7||$599- $1,099||Quality 2-in-1 memory foam mattress||An affordable all-foam mattress with great support, cooling and a unique 2-in-1 comfort choice.||Med. Soft,|
|Unlimited, non-prorated||120 nights||3-5 days||you need a split/custom mattress. ||you are looking for a high quality memory foam mattress, but you’re not sure what firmness you need||Laylasleep
|4.6||see on Amazon||Luxury adjustable foam mattress||A unique 3-in-1 foam mattress that can be adjusted by you to match anyone's comfort level. ||Adjustable (soft, medium & firm)||10-Year||1,000 nights||1-5 days||you don't like foam mattresses.||Anyone who isn't sure what comfort level they need right now, couples with different needs, guest rooms.||LuxiSleep
|4.6|| $749-$1,399||High-quality foam mattress||The best one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress sold online. Sleeps noticeably better than Casper, for the same price.||Medium||10 years||100 nights||7-10 days||you prefer a softer or firmer feel than normal.||you want the best high quality memory foam mattress you can buy, at a bargain price||Leesa
|4.6||$399-$1,099||High-quality foam mattress||Great mattress; best warranty in the biz.||Med. Firm||Lifetime||365 nights||3-5 days||you prefer a softer or firmer feel than normal.||you want to protect your investment.||Nectar
|Eight Sleep Smart Bed|
|4.6||$2,595 – $3,295||Memory foam||A smart mattress with a special cover that warms your bed & monitors your sleep.||Med. Firm||10 years||100 nights||5-7 days||you aren't interested in new sleep technology||you & your partner have different temperature needs||EightSleep
|4.6||$799-$1,199||High-quality foam mattress.||Novosbed mattress stays incredibly cool, provides really good back support and lasts longer than you would expect from a memory foam mattress.||Firm|
|15 years||120 nights||1-3 days||you hate memory foam mattresses and wants your mattress to be bouncy.||you want a mattress that stays cool, comfortable||Novosbed
|4.6||$295-$545||64-way adjustable split foam mattress||Morphiis is the most customizable foam mattress you can buy. There are 64 different firmness configurations.||Adjustable (64 options)||25 years||100 nights||5-7 days||you prefer latex, hybrid or innerspring mattresses.||you need a mattress you can adjust to fit very specific comfort needs. Back pain sufferers.||Morphiis
|4.6|| $799- $1,399||High-quality foam mattress||More durable than most other foam mattresses in this price range.||Med. Firm||15 years||120 nights||3-5 days||you prefer a softer or firmer feel than normal.||you are on the heavy side and sleep on your side||Nolahmattress
|4.6|| $487 - $812||High-quality memory foam mattress made for athletes||Designed for active athletes, this may be the coolest-sleeping memory foam mattress sold online||Med. Firm||10 years||100 nights||4-7 days||you prefer a comfort level other than medium-firm. This mattress is one-size-fits-all.||you need a memory foam mattress that sleeps exceptionally dry and cool.||BearMattress
|4.6||$1,998 – $3,845||Luxury hybrid 2-sided mattress||A thick hybrid 2-sided mattress that is guaranteed to last a really long time.||Med. Firm,|
|Lifetime||120 nights||7 days||you are looking for a budget mattress||you want a thick and durable hybrid mattress; or, you weigh more than most||IDLE Sleep
|4.6||$549 – $1,099||High-quality foam w/ SBT||A unique foam mattress that can be configured for 3 comfort levels.||Soft,|
|10 years||1,000 nights||1-5 days||you know what comfort level you need - there are less expensive options||you want maximum choice of comfort, or want to change it later||Amazon
|4.6||$675-$995||High quality memory foam mattress made in Canada||An excellent Canadian-made memory foam mattress that's better, cheaper and a bit softer than Casper.||Med. Soft||10 years||100 nights||3-7 days||you prefer a firm mattress or need a less-common size (they only offer 4).||you like your foam mattress a little on the soft side.||EndySleep
|4.6||$495-$895||Budget foam mattress||A hybrid foam mattress that you can buy for less than $700.||Med. Firm||10 years||120 nights||2-3 days||you are fond of softer mattresses or if you are plus-sized.||you are looking for a good quality budget mattress for $700 or less (Queen).||Casper.com
|4.6||- on Amazon||High-quality hybrid foam mattress||Awesome deal, slightly firm, great support||Med. Firm||20 years (first 10 non-prorated)||101 nights||3-5 days||you like a memory foam feel||you like a little bounce in your life ||GhostBed
|4.6||$500 to $1025||High-quality hybrid mattress||Outstanding value for a hybrid latex + coils design||Soft,|
|20 years||100 nights||4-7 days||you like that Tempurpedic soft feel||you like the feel of latex or innersprings - without the cost||Amore
|4.5||$760.75-$1,440.75 ||High-quality foam mattress with special zone support for your spine. ||The original one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress updated w/ better support for your spine.||Med. Firm||10 years||100 nights||2-5 days||you don't like all-synthetic foam or need choice in comfort level.||you want a simple medium-firm mattress - from a company that's been around more than a few months.||Casper
|4.5||$1,049.99 – $1,899.99||Natural latex mattress (adjustable)||A surprisingly affordable all-natural latex mattress that can be adjusted at home.||Adjustable (soft, medium, firm & extra firm)||10 years||365 nights||7 days||you are sensitive to latex; or, if you need a Cal King or a split configuration. ||you want an all-natural latex mattress you can adjust at home.||Spindle
|4.5||$1,099-$1,699||High-quality hybrid foam + coils||A durable, super-supportive mattress design for plus-sized sleepers.||Med. Firm||20 years||101 nights||7-14 days||you aren't a plus-sized person||you or your partner weighs >220 lbs & needs better support||BigFig
|4.5||$849 to $1,999||Hybrid mattresses||The Helix Nightfall is a 12” hybrid mattresses designed specifically for tall and plus-sized sleepers. It has five layers to boost support and a unique 2-layer cover to keep the mattress cool and fresh. ||universal medium-firm mattress||10 years||100 nights|| 5-7 days|| You weigh less than 200lbs. The mattress will feel too firm for you.||Any plus sized individual looking for an affordable mattress that has good support and is guaranteed to last long. ||Helix Nightfall
|4.5||$649-$2,998||Eco-friendly memory foam mattresses||Great support, a choice of 5 comfort levels, the latest bio-friendly foams and a cool+dry night's sleep. What more could you want from a memory foam mattress?||Soft,|
|20 years||100 nights||5-10 days||you're shopping for a medium-firm foam mattress; Leesa is the better/cheaper choice||you're an eco-minded buyer who needs a firmer or softer mattress than most.||Amazon.com
|Tuft & Needle|
|4.5|| - on Amazon||Budget foam mattress||The cheapest memory foam mattress sold online - that doesn't sacrifice on quality or comfort. Excellent customer service, too.||Med. Firm||10 years|
|100 nights||1-5 days||you need a firmer or softer mattress; everyone gets the same (medium firm).||you are looking for a bargain memory foam mattress.||Amazon.com
|4.5||$850-$1,395||High-quality proprietary foam mattress||Sleeps cool, with excellent edge support.||Med Firm||10 years||100 nights||1-6 days||you are heavier than average. This is a 10” mattress.||you need to sleep cool and save money||Zotto Sleep
|4.5|| $849 - $1,749|| luxury foam + spring hybrid mattress||Winkbeds is a luxury foam and spring hybrid mattress that is available in 3 comfort levels. There is also a plus version that offers enhanced contouring and support for heavier sleepers.||Med. Firm||10 years|
|101-Night|| 7-14 days||you are looking for a budget mattress.||you want a premium luxury mattress at half the price of store-bought equivalents||Wnkbeds
|Keetsa Pillow Plus|
|4.5|| $690- $1,290||Quality organic hybrid mattress||Top-quality organic luxury for a discount price. You'll have a hard time finding a better organic mattress at this price anywhere.||Med. Firm||12 years||90 nights|
10% restock fee
|5-7 days||you aren't sure what you need (Keetsa's return policy isn't the best)||you want a real organic mattress, but also a good deal||Keetsa
|4.5||$1,169.10 -$1,889.10||Affordable natural latex mattress||The least expensive 100% natural latex mattress sold onine.||Plush,|
|20 years||120 nights||7-10 days||You are plus-sized. This mattress is just 7” thick.||you want an organic latex mattress but didn't think you could afford it.||Metta Bed
|4.5||$999 – $1,699||Budget gel memory foam||A less expensive alternative to Casper or Leesa - with a lifetime warranty.||Med. Firm||Lifetime||101-Night||2-5 days||you prefer a softer mattress.||you sleep on your back or prefer a firmer sleeping surface.||Puffy.com
|4.5||$475-$745||Proprietary foam||A soft-topped, supportive foam mattress that's great for side sleepers.||Med Firm||10 years||100-Night|| 3-5 days||you are plus-sized or like your mattress firm||you sleep on your side and want to save $$||Blello.com
|4.5||$2,699 - $6,399||Luxury memory foam mattress||A series of 3 luxury mattresses with a unique material that provides customized comfort and support to each sleeper.||Med. Firm||20 years||60-Night||14 days||you are looking for a budget mattress.||you are looking for a uniquely adaptive luxury mattress that will last a long time||Intellibed
|Cocoon by Sealy|
|4.4||$399-$999 on Amazon||Budget foam mattress||A surprisingly affordable memory foam mattress from Sealy. ||Med. Soft,|
|10 years||100 nights||4-7 days||you want a soft mattress, or you're looking for special features.||you want a firmer or softer affordable memory foam mattress.||Amazon.com
|Solay Luxury |
|4.4||$499-$899||Semi-luxury hybrid||Solay is a semi-luxury hybrid mattress with six layers of foam and springs providing cooling, motion control, support, and comfort. It comes with a 15-year warranty and a 101-night sleep trial.||Med Firm||15 years||101-Night||3-7 days||your mattress budget is under $1,000. ||you want a luxury innerspring mattress with an affordable price tag.||Solaysleep
|4.4||- ||Affordable Memory Foam Mattress||Yogabed is good at keeping the heat away. Also, it is really comfortable, has adequate support and not too expensive.||Med. Firm||10 years||101-Night ||2-6 days||you are heavier than average (esp. over 300 lbs)||you want a cool, supportive and long lasting memory foam mattress||Yogabed
|4.4||$575-$1,675||High-quality foam mattress.||An all-foam mattress that focuses on cooling and longevity.||Med. Firm||Lifetime||365 nights||8 days||you want more bounce in your bed||you want an affordable mattress that sleeps cool with an awesome warranty||Sleepnoomi
|4.3||$524.30-$1,199.30||Hybrid Pocketed Coil Mattress||The #Bestmattressever has been updated from an all-foam to a hybrid pocketed coil mattress. It’s more supportive, just as comfortable and the still as affordable.||Soft,|
|10 years||120-Night||5-8 days||you prefer memory foam mattresses||you are looking for an affordable hybrid mattress with pocket coils.||Brooklynbedding
|4.3||$649 - $1,249||Natural latex + spring hybrid mattress||A natural latex hybrid mattress at a surprisingly affordable price.||Med. Firm,|
|15 years||90-Night||Few days||you prefer an all-foam mattress or are allergic to latex.||you are looking for a natural latex or hybrid mattress & are on a budget||Ecoterrabeds
|4.3||- ||Memory foam mattress||One of the best memory foam mattresses you can buy for $500 or less. ||Med. Firm||25 years||None||1-2 days||you prefer a bouncier innerspring or latex feel ||you are on a budget and need a good quality memory foam bed.||Lucid.com
Best Memory Foam Mattresses
Best Memory Foam Mattresses
The mattresses listed below use memory foam in their upper comfort and support layers.
Higher-priced mattresses are comparable to a Tempur-Pedic. On the lower end, you'll find the best bargains.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Comfort Choices||Construction||Heat Transfer||Motion Transfer||Sinkage||Off-Gassing?||Trial Period||Warranty||Eco-friendliness||Delivery||Customer Service
|Plushbeds Botanical Bliss||4.8||$1,199 – $2,198||Med. Firm,|
|Latex, memory foam||Excellent||Very Low||Moderate||No||100 nights||25 years||GreenGuard Gold certified||2 weeks||Excellent
|Nest Alexander Hybrid||4.8||$919.50 – $1,839||Soft|
|Gel-infused memory foam + pocket coils||Excellent||Very Low||Minimal||No||100 nights||Lifetime||CertiPUR-US foam||7 days||Excellent
|Puffy Lux||4.8||$999 – $1,699||Med. Firm||Memory foam + poly foam base||Excellent||Very Low||Minimal||No||101 nights||Lifetime||CertiPUR-US foam||7-10 days||Good
|Loom and Leaf||4.7||$1,016-$2,334,||Firm,|
|Gel + memory foam||Excellent||Low||Minimal||No||120 nights||15 years||CertiPUR-US foam||7-15 days||White-glove
|Purple Mattress||4.7||$599-$1798||Soft+Firm Combination||Hyper-Elastic Polymer top + polyester foam base||Excellent||Low||Moderate||Yes||100 nights||10 years||CertiPUR-US foam||7-14 days||Excellent
|Layla||4.7||$599- $1,099||Med. Soft|
|Copper-infused memory foam + gel-infused foam in cover||Excellent||Low||Moderate||No||120 nights||Unlimited, non-prorated||CertiPUR-US foam||3-5 days||Good
|Casper Wave||4.7||1,525.75-2,460.75||Med. Firm||Latex + memory foam with zoned support layer||Excellent||Low||Moderate||Yes||100 nights||10 years||CertiPUR-US foam||2-5 days||Good
|Luxi||4.6|| $799 – $1,499||Adjustable (soft, medium & firm)||High-quality foams w/ proprietary SBT layer||Excellent (Soft, Med)|
|Low||Adjustable||Yes||1,000 nights||10 years||CertiPUR-US foam||1-5 days||Excellent
|Nectar||4.6||$359-$899||Med. Firm||Gel-infused memory foam||Excellent||Low||Moderate||Yes||365 nights||Lifetime||CertiPUR-US foam||3-5 days||Good
White glove option
|Leesa||4.6||$749-$1,399||Medium||Latex + memory foam||Good||Low-Medium||Moderate||Yes||100 nights||10 years||CertiPUR-US foam||7-10 days||Good
|Casper Original Foam||4.5||$695-$1,295 ||Med. Firm||Memory foam||Good||Medium||Moderate||Yes||100 nights||10 years||Synthetic latex, synthetic foam||2-5 days||Good
|Tuft & Needle||4.5|| - Check Price on Amazon||Med. Firm||Latex-like polyfoam||Good||Medium||Minimal||Yes||100 nights||10 years |
|CertiPUR-US foam||1-5 days||Good
Best Innerspring Mattresses
Best Innerspring Mattresses
The online mattresses listed below use a full innerspring, coil-on-coil or hybrid (coil+foam) construction.
Innerspring mattresses typically last longer than foam mattresses and carry longer warranties.
Shipping charges may apply because innerspring mattresses can't be compressed for shipment.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Warranty||Construction||Comfort Choices||Motion Transfer||Heat Transfer||Sinkage||Off-Gassing?||Trial Period||Eco-friendliness||Delivery||Customer Service
|Saatva Classic||4.9||$995 -$2,304||Luxury hybrid foam + innerspring mattress||15 years||Innerpring + foam||Firm,|
|Medium||Excellent||Minimal||No||180 nights||organic top|
|Helix||4.7||$749 to $1,399||High-quality hybrid mattress. Custom-fit to sleep style & body.||10 years||Proprietary foam + pocketed coils||Custom-fit||Low||Good||Minimal||Yes||100 nights||CertiPUR-US foam||6-13 days||Excellent
|Leesa Hybrid(Sapira)||4.7||$1199-$1,899||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||10 years||Memory foam + pocketed coils||Med Firm||Very Low||Excellent||Minimal||No||100 nights||CertiPUR-US foam||4-10 days||White glove (+$99)
|DreamCloud||4.7||$535-1,004||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||Lifetime ||5 layers (foam + pocketed coils)||Med Firm||Very Low||Excellent||Minimal||Yes||120 days||CertiPUR-US foam||5 days||White glove
|Amore ||4.6||$500 to $1025||High-quality hybrid mattress (latex + pocketed coils)||20 years||Memory foam + Poly foam + Pocketed coils||Soft,|
|Low||Excellent||Minimal||Yes||100 nights||CertiPUR-US foam||4-7 business days.||Excellent
|Keetsa Pillow Plus||4.5||$690 to $1,290||Quality organic hybrid mattress||12 years||Memory foam + innerspring||Med. Firm||Low||Good||Moderate||Yes||90 nights, 10% restocking fee||CertiPUR-US foam||5-7 days||Good
|Big Fig||4.5|| $1,099-$1,699||High-quality hybrid for heavier people (foam + coils)||20 years||Latex foam + Pocketed coils||Med. Firm||Low||Good||Minimal||Yes||120 nights||CertiPUR-US foam||2-5 days||White glove (+$99)
|Purple Hybrid Premier||4.9||$2,199-$6,098||Luxury hybrid hyper-elastic grid + pocket coil mattress||10 years||Hyper-elastic grid + pocket coil||Soft||Medium||Excellent||Moderate||No||100 nights||Non-toxic fire retardant||A week or longer||Excellent
|Idle Hybrid ||4.8||$1,958-$3,845||An affordable foam and coils hybrid mattress||Lifetime||Foam + Pocket coils||Medium/firm||Minimal||Excellent||Minimal/Moderate||Yes||18 months||CERTIPUR-US certified foam||4-10 business days||Excellent
|Avocado Green ||4.9||$1,399-$2,599||A luxury organic latex hybrid mattress||25 years||Organic Dunlop latex + Pocket coils ||Soft/medium-firm||Moderate||Excellent||Minimal/Moderate||No||1 year||Certified organic||A few weeks||Excellent
Best Organic Mattresses
Best Organic / Latex Mattresses
Organic materials are used in the construction of the online mattresses listed below. Most are certified for low VOC emissions.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Eco-friendliness||Construction||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Heat Transfer||Motion Transfer||Sinkage||Off-Gassing?||Comfort Choices||Delivery||Customer Service
|Plushbeds Botanical Bliss||4.8||$1,549 – $2,548||Luxury organic latex mattress||GreenGuard Gold certified||Latex, memory foam||25 years||100 nights||Excellent||Very Low||Moderate||No||Med. Firm,|
|Avocado Green||4.7||$1,399-$2,599||Luxury organic hybrid (latex + coil)||GreenGuard Gold & GOTS certified||Natural latex + pocketed coils||25 years||365 nights||Excellent||Very Low||Moderate||No||Firm,|
|Nest Hybrid Organic Latex *NEW*||4.7|| $1,193.60- $2,132.80||Luxury organic latex hybrid mattress||GOLS latex|
|Latex + innerspring||Lifetime||100 nights||Excellent||Low||Moderate||No||Firm|
|7 days||FREE White Glove delivery
|Nest Love & Sleep||4.7||$679.20-$1,199.20||High-quality organic latex mattress.||Oeko Tex latex, CertiPUR-US foam||Organic latex + foam||10 years||100 nights||Good||Medium||Moderate||Yes||Firm|
|Keetsa Pillow Plus||4.5||$690- $1,290||Quality organic hybrid mattress||CertiPUR-US foam||Memory foam + innerspring||12 years||90 nights, 10% restocking fee||Good||Low||Moderate||Yes||Med. Firm||5-7 days||Good
|Amerisleep||4.5||$649-$2,998||Eco-friendly memory foam mattresses||CertiPUR-US foam|
|Bio-Pur memory foam||20 years||100 nights||Good||Low||Minimal||Yes||Soft|
Best for Side-Sleepers
Best Mattress For Side-Sleepers
A soft or medium firmness and moderate sinkage reduce pressure points on shoulders and hips.
Memory foam better cradles a side sleeper's body during sleep.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Sinkage||Comfort Choices||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Construction||Heat Transfer||Motion Transfer||Off-Gassing?||Eco-friendliness||Customer Service
|Nest Alexander Hybrid||4.8||$1,103.40 – $2,206.80||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress.||Minimal||Soft|
|Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||Gel-infused memory foam, pocket coils||Excellent||Very Low||No||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Helix||4.7||$699 to $1,399||High-quality hybrid mattress. Custom-fit to sleep style & body.||Minimal||Custom-fit||10 years||100 nights||6-13 days||Proprietary foam + pocketed coils||Good||Low||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Luxi||4.6|| $549 -$1,099||Luxury adjustable foam mattress||Adjustable||Adjustable (soft, medium & firm)||10 years||1,000 nights||1-5 days||High-quality foams w/ proprietary SBT layer||Excellent (Soft, Med)|
|Endy Beds||4.6||$675-$995||High quality memory foam mattress made in Canada||Moderate||Med. Soft||10 years||100 nights||3-7 days||Gel-infused memory foam||Excellent||Low||Yes||CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane foams||Good
|Leesa||4.6||$749-$1,399||High-quality foam mattress||Moderate||Medium||10 years||100 nights||7-10 days||Latex + memory foam||Good||Low-Medium||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
|Lull||4.5||$499-$1,099||High-quality memory foam mattress||Moderate||Med. Firm||10 years||100 nights||5-7 days||Memory foam (VE)||Good||Low||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
Best for Back Sleepers
Best Mattress For Back-Sleepers
A firm or medium-firm mattress with minimal sinkage allows a freer range of motion.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Comfort Choices||Sinkage||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Construction||Heat Transfer||Motion Transfer||Off-Gassing?||Eco-friendliness||Customer Service
|Saatva Classic||4.9||$995-$2,304||Luxury hybrid |
(foam and innerspring) mattress
|Minimal||15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Innerpring + foam||Excellent||Medium||No||organic top|
|Nest Alexander Hybrid||4.8||$980.80 – $1,961.60||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress.||Soft|
|Minimal||Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||Gel-infused memory foam, pocket coils||Excellent||Very Low||No||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Plushbeds Botanical Bliss||4.8|| $1,549 – $2,548||Luxury organic latex mattress||Med. Firm,|
|Moderate||25 years||100 nights||2 weeks||Latex, memory foam||Excellent||Very Low||No||GreenGuard Gold certified||Excellent
|Helix||4.7||$799 - $1,399||High-quality hybrid mattress. Custom-fit to sleep style & body.||Custom-fit||Minimal||10 years||100 nights||6-13 days||Proprietary foam + pocketed coils||Good||Low||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|4Sleep||4.5||$549-$999 on Amazon||Quality memory foam mattress||Med. Firm||Minimal||10 years||100 nights||7 days||Gel-infused memory foam||Excellent||Low||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
Best for Stomach Sleepers
Best Mattress For Stomach-Sleepers
A firm or medium-firm mattress will better support a stomach sleeper.
Heavy or big-breasted stomach-sleepers may also prefer a memory foam mattress because it conforms and cradles the body more.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Comfort Choices||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Construction||Heat Transfer||Motion Transfer||Sinkage||Off-Gassing?||Eco-friendliness||Customer Service
|Sparrow Signature Hybrid||4.8||$1,103.40 – $2,206.80||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress.||Soft,|
|Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||Gel-infused memory foam, pocket coils||Excellent||Very Low||Minimal||No||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Loom and Leaf||4.7||$1,016-$2,334||Luxury memory foam mattress||Firm,|
|15 years||180 nights||7-15 days||Gel + memory foam||Excellent||Low||Minimal||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Saatva Classic||4.9|| $995-$2,304||Luxury hybrid |
(foam and innerspring) mattress
|15 years||180 nights||7-15 days||Innerpring + foam||Excellent||Medium||Minimal||No||organic top|
|Plushbeds Botanical Bliss|
|4.8||$1,199 – $2,198||Luxury organic latex mattress||Med. Firm,|
|25 years||100 nights||2 weeks||Latex, memory foam||Excellent||Very Low||Moderate||No||GreenGuard Gold certified||Excellent
|Idle Sleep Hybrid (Split King)||4.8||$1,298-$2,748||Hybrid foam and pocket coils||Luxury firm, firm, flippable||Lifetime||18 months||4-10 business days||Foam and pocket coils||Excellent||Minimal||Minimal/Moderate depending on firmness||A little||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|4.7||$535-$1,004||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||Med Firm||Lifetime||365 nights||1-5 days||6 layers of foam + pocketed coils||Excellent||Very Low||Minimal||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove optional
|4.7|| $1,399-$2,599||Luxury organic latex hybrid mattress||Firm,|
|25 years||100 nights||2 weeks||Latex + pocketed coils||Excellent||Very Low||Minimal||No||GreenGuard Gold certified||Excellent
|Eight Sleep Smart Bed|
|4.6||$2,595-$3,295||Smart/climate-controlled memory foam mattress||Med. Firm||10 years||100-Night||5-7 days||Memory foam||Excellent||Low||Minimal||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
|Nectar||4.6||$359-$870||High-quality memory foam mattress||Med. Firm||Lifetime||365 nights||3-5 days||Gel-infused memory foam||Excellent||Low||Moderate||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
|4.5||$1,099-$1,699||High-quality hybrid for heavier people (foam + coils)||Med. Firm||20 years||101 nights||7-14 days||Hybrid foam + enclosed coils||Excellent||Low||Minimal||No||CertiPUR-US certified ||White glove $99
|Purple Hybrid Premier ||4.9||$2,899-$6,098||Hyper-elastic polymer and pocket springs||Medium||10 years||100 nights||A week or longer||Hyper-elastic polymer and pocket springs||Excellent||Moderate||Moderate||None||Non-toxic polymer and CertiPUR-US certified foam||Excellent
Best for Couples
Best Mattress For Couples
Minimizing motion transfer means there will be fewer interruptions at night from a fidgety partner. Mattresses that use insulated coils & latex foam in their top layer do the best job of insulating against motion transfer.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Motion Transfer||Comfort Choices||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Construction||Heat Transfer||Sinkage||Off-Gassing?||Eco-friendliness||Customer Service
|Nest Alexander Hybrid||4.8|| $980.80 – $1,961.60 ||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||Very Low||Soft|
|Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||Gel-infused memory foam, pocket coils||Excellent||Minimal||No||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Plushbeds Botanical Bliss||4.8|| $1,549 - $2,548||Luxury organic latex mattress||Very Low||Med. Firm,|
|25 years||100 nights||2 weeks||Latex, memory foam||Excellent||Moderate||No||GreenGuard Gold certified||Excellent
|Helix||4.7||$799 to $1,399||High-quality hybrid mattress. Custom-fit to sleep style & body.||Low||Custom-fit||10 years||100 nights||6-13 days||Proprietary foam + pocketed coils||Good||Minimal||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Nest Love & Sleep||4.7||$679.20-$1,199.20||High-quality foam mattress.||Medium||Firm,|
|10 years + lifetime comfort guarantee||100 nights||7 days||Energex foam||Good||Moderate||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Loom and Leaf||4.7|| $870-$2,245||Luxury memory foam mattress||Low||Firm|
|15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Gel + memory foam||Excellent||Limited||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Luxi||4.6||see on Amazon||Luxury adjustable foam mattress||Low||Adjustable (soft, medium & firm)||10 years||1,000 nights||1-5 days||High-quality foams w/ proprietary SBT layer||Excellent (Soft, Med)|
|Keetsa Pillow Plus||4.5||$690- $1,290||Quality organic hybrid mattress||Low||Med. Firm||12 years||90 nights, 10% restocking fee||5-7 days||Memory foam + innerspring||Good||Moderate||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
Best Mattresses for Sex 😉
Best Mattress For Sex
A good bounce and minimal sinkage are important for lovemaking, as they aid in motion. A durable foundation is also important.
Innerspring mattresses generally get the best ratings here.
|Mattress||Rating||Price w/ discount||Description||Sinkage||Comfort Choices||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Construction||Heat Transfer||Motion Transfer||Off-Gassing?||Eco-friendliness||Customer Service
|Purple ||4.9|| $799-$1,998||Foam (Hyper-Elastic Polymer + Poly foam)||Minimal||Med. Firm|
|10 years||100 nights||7-15 days||Gel Grid + dual layer foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|TEMPUR-Adapt||4.8||$1,699-$2,899||Hybrid memory foam (memory foam + springs)||Minimal||Med. Firm|
|10 years||90 nights||7-15 days||premium memory foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Nectar||4.7||$359-$899||Memory foam||Moderate||Med. Firm|
|10 years||365 nights||7-15 days||5-Layer Gel memory foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Zenhaven||4.8||$1,495 -$3,245||Natural latex||Minimal||Med. Firm|
|20 years||180 nights||7-15 days||Natural Latex + Organic Wool Layer||Excellent||Medium||No||GOTS certified foam||White-glove
|WinkBed Plus||4.7||$849 – $1,749||Hybrid gel foam (gel foam + pocket coils)||Minimal||Firm|
|Lifetime||120 nights||7-15 days||Euro-pillow top+Gel Infused Foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Saatva Classic||4.9||$995-$2,304||Luxury hybrid |
(foam and innerspring) mattress
|15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Innerpring + foam||Excellent||Medium||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Sparrow Signature Hybrid||4.8||$1,103.40 – $2,206.80||Luxury hybrid foam + pocket coil mattress||Minimal||Soft|
|Lifetime||100 nights||7 days||Gel-infused memory foam, pocket coils||Excellent||Very Low||No||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|Nest Love & Sleep||4.7||$764.10 -$1,349.10||High-quality foam mattress.||Moderate||Firm,|
|10 years + lifetime comfort guarantee||100 nights||7 days||Energex foam||Excellent||Medium||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Excellent
|DreamCloud||4.7||$534-1,004||15-inch luxury hybrid mattress||Minimal||Med Firm||Lifetime ||365-night||5 days via FedEx ||6 layers of foam|
+ pocketed coils
|Loom and Leaf||4.7||$1,016-$2,334||Luxury memory foam mattress||Limited||Firm|
|15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Gel + memory foam||Excellent||Low||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Pure Green||4.8||$699-$1,499||Organic latex||Minimal||Med. Firm||10 years||100 days||Ships free and arrives to your door in 3-10 business days||natural latex foam layers, organic cotton, and organic wool||Excellent||-||Yes||Mattress is Greenguard Gold certified and our foam is Oeko-Tex and ecoInstitute certified||Good
|Avocado Green||4.7||$1,399-$2,599||Organic latex & pocket coils||Minimal||Med firm, medium||Years 1 - 10: Full coverage, Non-Prorated | Years 11-25: Limited Coverage, Prorated ||365 nights||Ships free and arrives to your door in 3-10 business days||Construction of the build layers is as follows: Organic Cotton Ticking, Organic Wool, Organic Certified Dunlop Latex, Pocketed Innerspring Unit, Organic Certified Dunlop Latex, Organic Cotton Canvas||-||-||-|| GREENGUARD Gold Certified®||Optional White Glove in-home delivery
Best Mattresses for Athletes
Best Mattress For Athletes
Excellent heat transfer is important for active people, due to their higher metabolism. Features that help include gel tops, gel-infused foam, and breathable, wickable fabric on the cover and on the top.
Athletic people tend to prefer a firmer mattress, as well.
|Mattress||Rating||Price||Description||Heat Transfer||Comfort Choices||Construction||Warranty||In-Home Trial||Delivery||Motion Transfer||Sinkage||Off-Gassing?||Eco-friendliness||Customer Service
|Saatva Classic||4.9||$710-$2,200||Luxury hybrid |
(foam and innerspring) mattress
|Innerpring + foam||15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Medium||Minimal||No||organic top|
|Loom and Leaf||4.7||$870-$2,245||Luxury memory foam mattress||Excellent||Firm|
|Gel + memory foam||15 years||120 nights||7-15 days||Low||Limited||No||CertiPUR-US foam||White-glove
|Bear Mattress||4.6|| $487 – $812||High-quality memory foam mattress made for athletes||Excellent||Med. Firm||Gel-infused memory foam + Celliant cover||10 years||100 nights||4-7 days||Low||Moderate||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
|Amore Mattress||4.5||$500-$1025||Quality 2-in-1 memory foam mattress||Excellent||Med. Soft|
|Copper-infused memory foam + gel-infused foam in cover||Unlimited, non-prorated||120 nights||3-5 days||Low||Moderate||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
|YogaBed||4.6||$599-$949 on Amazon||Quality memory foam mattress||Excellent||Med. Firm||Gel + memory foam||10 years||101 nights||7-10 days||Medium||Moderate||Yes||CertiPUR-US foam||Good
Head-to-Head Mattress Comparisons
Have you short-listed a couple of mattresses and need help deciding between them?
Then check out my head-to-head mattress comparisons below.
I get asked all the time to compare mattresses head-to-head. After reviewing dozens of mattresses, I have a lot of experience to pull from.
Here are the mattresses I've compared so far – each is about a 5-minute read:
If you have a pair of mattresses you'd like to see me compare, leave me a message on the contact page.
Understanding Mattress Types
One of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a mattress is the type of mattress you want: memory foam, latex foam, innerspring or hybrid.
Each type of mattress has unique characteristics in regards to comfort, support, cooling and durability.
How We Review A Mattress
My team and I have reviewed more than 50 online mattresses.
We know the other mattress review sites – and we are different in several ways.
Review sites often get a bad reputation because many promote products for a fee.
Some sites receive free mattresses in exchange for a positive review.
This effectively turns the website into a pay-for-review business.
We are not one of those.
No One Pays Us For a Review
To maintain our objectivity, we don't work with retailers and manufacturers the way other review sites do. For example:
- We often don't contact a manufacturer until after we’ve published their review. After we go to the press, we ask them to check our facts but not our opinions.
- We don't sell access to you. We don't accept payment for ad space, guest posts, paid email promotions or any other form of preferred influencer marketing.
To pay the bills, we use affiliate links. See our disclosure to learn more.
How Affiliate Links Work
Some of the links on this site contain a special code that tells a manufacturer when a reader jumps from our site to theirs.
If you click on an affiliate link and buy a mattress within a few days, then we may get a small portion of the sale – but usually only after your trial period ends and only if you don't return the mattress.
That said, our decision to review a particular mattress has nothing to do with whether or not a manufacturer offers affiliate links.
Many of the products we review on this site have no affiliate program.
How I Select A Mattress To Review
Like you, I only want to sleep on the best.
But there are dozens and dozens of mattresses sold online, and I have but one husband to donate to science.
So, I only review the mattresses that interest me the most.
I look at existing reviews and ratings – especially verified owner reviews – before selecting a mattress to review.
It has to look like a winner before I'll waste my time reviewing it.
I Work On A Team
Like every good website, I rely on team members, experts and partners to help me.
I work with fact-checkers, researchers, draft writers, web designers and graphics experts to make this site do what it does.
My Mattress Review Process
See My 5-Step Mattress Review Process
Here’s the 5-step process I follow to review a mattress on SleepDelivered.com:
- First, I select a mattress to review. To do this, I monitor Google, major retailers and lots of websites. I look for new mattresses that seem interesting to me and have lots of happy customers.
- I ask my researcher to research existing customer reviews for the mattress and to draft a research review summarizing the facts about the mattress and the experiences of customers. This gives me a starting point to educate me on what to expect & what to focus on in my review.
- Based on my experience and research, I write my review & I rate the mattress.
- I publish the review on SleepDelivered.com
- I send our review to the manufacturer to fact-check it.
On my team, I focus on writing and editing our reviews.
I like to think that my reviews are the most thorough and most accurate mattress reviews online. I write my 10-minute mattress reviews like I’m writing a letter to my best friend, to tell them everything they could ever want to know about that mattress.
In each review I try to cover everything you could want to know about each mattress: the company, the sleeping experience, how it compares with its closest alternatives – plus the features that matter most when buying a mattress online.
To keep things fair and balanced, I also scrub the internet for other people’s impressions.
On top of this, I hire a fact-checker (yes, a real job) to check my reviews periodically against the manufacturer websites, to make sure we don’t miss any important changes. For example, Nest recently updated its Love Bed, and other mattresses change their materials & construction from time to time.
But to be honest, all I can share with you is what I've learned and experienced.
Your experience WILL differ.
I Consider Other Reviewer Opinions, Too
To give you the best overall picture of how a mattress performs for most people, I rely on more than my experience when assigning an overall score.
In fact, I have to do this if I want to be ‘fair and balanced’, to you.
That’s because most mattresses are sold in a variety of firmness levels, configurations and versions.
Like most mattress reviewers, I only test one comfort level and one version of a mattress, in my home.
I don’t test every possible combination. No review site does that, to my knowledge.
So, we research and factor-in what other reviewers have said about the mattress.
I sometimes adjust my overall rating of a mattress based on the general consensus of other reviewers.
Finally, the ratings and reviews on this site are updated periodically, whenever new information comes in from the manufacturer or we receive important input from other reviewers and our readers.
Scores may change. But never due to the influence or outrage from any manufacturer.
The Qualities of a Great Mattress
In order for a mattress to be considered “great”, it first and foremost needs to provide me with the proper support.
For example, the mattress cannot sag under my 130 lbs, nor my husband's 210 lbs.
It also doesn't develop permanent impressions that force us together.
A great mattress can't be too soft, either – it has to allow for enough movement to let me & my fidgety husband move around through the night.
Proper edge support is important, too. This ensures that the edges of my mattress keep me planted during the night, and not fall out of bed.
While every person prefers a different comfort level on top, it is always important that there is a strong, durable, and firm foundation layer underneath.
Additionally, a great mattress provides a nice bounce, meaning it returns to its original shape quickly when compressed.
Finally, a great mattress will breathe and keep me cool at night.
Proper ventilation, whether from ventilated foam, gel-infused foam or pocketed coils, keeps synthetic materials from reflecting too much heat, a common issue with memory foam mattresses.
Proper ventilation also prevents the buildup of unnecessary moisture, which traps heat and can feed mildew and other bugs you don't want in your mattress.
Finally, a great mattress doesn't cost too much. Like you, I'm always looking for the lowest price in a certain category.
How to Pick the Best Mattress Online?
My team and I assign every mattress an overall 5-star rating, from 1 star (unusable) to 5 stars (perfect every night).
To assign an overall rating, we consider the following features and criteria:
- The Company Behind the Mattress
- Social Commitment
- Online Order Process
- Shipping, Delivery & Setup
- Firmness & Comfort Choices
- Technology & Materials
- Mattress Construction
- Cooling Performance
- Motion Transfer
- Edge Support
- In-Home Trial
- Returns & Refund Policy
Continue reading to learn more about each of these criteria, and how it contributes to my overall 5-star quality rating. Consider these factors when you compare mattresses online.
1. The Company Behind the Mattress
All things equal, we’ll score an established brand higher than a new startup, because:
- Their products have been tested in the real world, longer
- Their warranties have been tested, too
- They likely have more cash on hand to weather market downturns, which will matter to you a lot if you ever need that warranty!
We also take into account the reputation of the company with its current customers.
2. Social Commitment
Another thing we look at is the company’s commitment to its community and to the environment.
Most mattress-in-a-box companies today have some sort of social program or work with charities to donate returned mattresses and/or provide new mattresses to their community. Some go beyond that, however, to donate a portion of their revenues to people in need.
In addition, we consider the company’s commitment to maintaining a safe and clean environment. We look at whether they use clean manufacturing processes, we look at the materials they use in their mattresses, and we look at whether they adhere to the latest environmental standards.
3. Online Order Process
It’s important to us that the company is easy to do business with. If their order process or related customer service isn’t top-notch, then we will take points off.
This is rarely the case with online mattress companies, today, except in a few instances where the website was down, prices/discounts didn’t match their marketing, and people were hard to get hold of when we needed them.
We really haven’t seen that many issues, so far.
We believe our readers care as much about value-for-money as anything else, so this criteria carries a very heavy weighting in our 5-star scoring system.
We try to be as fair as possible by comparing a mattress against its closest rivals to determine “relative value”.
But the straight-up price is the biggest factor.
5. Shipping, Delivery & Setup
This category carries a moderate weighting, but it can be important for some mattresses due to their weight/difficulty in setting up – and if shipping costs are extra.
Some of the questions we ask here include:
- Did the company deliver on time, as promised?
- Is there an option to arrange for help when setting up / unpacking the mattress, especially if it is heavy?
- Do extra shipping charges apply? In what situations/geographies?
- Can we change the shipping location or date, after we order?
- Will the company remove our old mattress? For what fee?
6. Firmness & Comfort Choices
This is more of a characteristic of a particular mattress than a comparison feature. So we don’t give it too much weight in our scores.
That said, it does matter if the company offers comfort choices that meet everyone’s needs.
And, it matters a LOT to me if the comfort level I ordered feels like it should – or doesn’t.
7. Technology & Materials
The materials and technology of a mattress can’t be separated from how well the mattress performs. Performance always trumps technology.
That said, when we consider value-for-money, the choice of materials and technology does come into play.
In general, we assign higher scores for mattresses that incorporate new, high-performance technologies that actually make a difference in cooling, support, comfort, motion control, bounce, etc.
Re-marketing a memory foam under a fancy new name won’t get points from us.
8. Mattress Construction
How a mattress is constructed literally defines its support, comfort and sleeping experience – and its useful life.
This is important – but not as important as the sleeping experience it delivers – so, it carries a medium weighting in our scoring system.
We look at the materials used, the number and function of different layers, and any unique technologies used that actually make a difference in performance.
In general, we rate thicker mattresses (>12”) higher – for two reasons:
- a thicker mattress will usually last longer than a thin one; this is especially true for foam mattresses (because of physics)
- thicker mattresses can accommodate more layers and more complex support systems that can be tweaked/engineered with more precision. This is probably why thicker mattresses usually sleep better, in our experience.
We also give credit for more complex layering – when it’s done with a purpose.
9. Cooling Performance
We’ll ding a mattress if it sleeps too hot or too cold, at night.
Most online mattresses we test don’t have a cooling performance problem, but a few have been flagged.
Now, I live in the Deep South (US), where it’s brutally hot 6-7 months of the year. And, my husband hates a hot mattress. So if a mattress sleeps hot, we WILL find out.
10. Motion Transfer
Motion transfer is important for anyone who sleeps with another creature, whether that happens to be a husband, a wife… or a dog.
A mattress gets high marks if no little-to-no motion is transferred from one point on the mattress to another. It gets a low score if all it takes is a cough to wake my husband.
Sinkage is a measure of how deeply your body sinks into a mattress when you lie on it or press on it.
The amount of sinkage you want in your mattress depends on the type of sleeper you are. If you sleep on your side, then a little more sinkage is preferable. If you sleep on your back, then you probably want less.
On this criteria, we’ll remove points if the sinkage of a mattress is excessive, if it doesn’t give at least an inch, or doesn’t match the company’s claims.
12. Edge Support
Edge Support is how well the mattress holds its position under pressure, along its edges.
No one wants a soft, overly-compliant edge on their bed, so we deduct points if a mattress folds under pressure too easily.
13. Smell / Off-Gassing
Most all-foam mattresses and mattresses made with foam layers will emit volatile organic compound (VOC) vapors when new. This process is called off-gassing.
These days, the gases emitted by foam aren’t toxic or dangerous. But the smell annoys some people.
The two questions we ask here include:
- how noticeable and unpleasant is the “new mattress” smell? and,
- how long does the smell last?
14. In-Home Trial
Most online mattress companies offer a free, no-risk in-home trial lasting between 30 and 220 nights.
In truth, though, you shouldn’t ever need more than 30 to 60 days to try a mattress in your home.
For this reason, we don’t give this criterion that much weight.
If the return window falls within a 60-day window or if a company offers an extraordinarily long trial period that might change your mattress-owning strategy completely, then we’ll change its score.
15. Returns & Refunds
Related to the in-home trial is the mattress company’s refund and return policy. This category carries a heavy weighting in our scoring system, and for good reason.
Mattress return/refund policies differ in the conditions under which they will refund your purchase price and/or accept a returned mattress.
For example, some manufacturers will only provide a refund if the mattress isn’t abused or “used improperly”.
Others require that you provide the right sort of support/foundation under your mattress throughout your use of it.
Both of these situations can be hard to prove if you are challenged on them. Not that we’ve heard that many return horror stories – but a few of our readers have complained.
Finally, while most companies refund your entire purchase price, a few of them also charge a restocking and/or pickup fee.
So make sure you read their policy completely.
The quality of a company’s product warranty is the strongest sign a mattress company has faith in its own product, so we give it a lot of weight.
Most online mattress warranties last 10 years, but some companies offer 15, 20 or even 25-year warranties.
And, contrary to what you might think, the price of a mattress doesn’t necessarily correspond to its warranty length. Some inexpensive startups carry extremely long warranties.
So, shop carefully.
Of course, comparing warranties can be tricky. They usually differ in the types of damage they cover and whether the warranty is prorated (refund amount declines with time) or not (far better).
TL/DR: Read the fine print on the warranty before buying!
Benefits of Buying a Mattress Online
It appears that a lot of people are figuring out that taking advantage of a fully-refundable 100-night trial to sleep on a mattress in your home is a heck of a lot better way to buy a mattress… than sitting on it in a busy store.
In response to demand, the number of quality affordable mattresses sold online is growing quickly.
Today, even older store-bought brands like TempurPedic (expensive!) and Sealy are selling mattresses online.
And with Covid-19, many sellers and manufacturers have expanded their online operations, something that will continue even after things go back to normal.
Buying your next mattress online has several benefits. The biggest ones include:
- You are likely to get a better deal online. Because online sellers have lower overheads and most sell directly from the factory, prices for online mattresses are usually lower.
- Easy online mattress comparison. Brick and Mortar stores have a finite amount of space to store mattresses, thus you can only compare a limited number of brands. But when you go online, you can compare dozens of brands on prices, construction, comfort, and warranty to find the perfect mattress for you.
- Convenient. Why bother driving to a store when you could order a mattress from your couch and have it delivered right to your door? You can make an order at any time of the day or night without a salesperson pressuring you to pick an overpriced mattress. Some online sellers even offer in-home setup and old mattress removal, usually for an extra fee.
- Long trial period with free returns. The biggest concern people have about buying a mattress online is that they are buying an expensive item without testing it. But there's no need to worry; virtually all online mattresses come with an in-home trial period of at least 100 nights, and some companies will let you test the mattress for up to a year with free returns if you don't like the mattress. Certainly beats a 10-minute spot test at a store.
- Easy returns. Online mattress companies not only offer free returns but an easy return process as well. In most cases, you don't have to do anything. Once you notify customer support that you want to make a return, they'll arrange for the mattress to be picked up from your home and then send you a full refund.
We've also found that online mattress companies tend to offer longer warranties and better customer service. Don't forget free shipping, which is standard for most online mattresses.
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