Buying guides

Buying Guides

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Shopping for a new mattress?

Our mattress buying guides are the best place to start your search for the right mattress. In each buying guide, we review the top mattresses in that category and discuss the best tips for choosing the best mattress.

Our buying guides are handy if you know what general type of mattress you want (e.g., memory foam) but need some advice to drill down to a specific brand such as Casper, Nectar, or Leesa.

They will also help you compare among popular mattresses in a specific category and find out how they differ in feel, comfort, construction, and price.

For a round-up of our most favorite mattresses (across all categories), see our list of top 10 mattresses.

If you already have an idea which type of mattress you want, take a look at our category-specific buying guides below.

In addition to mattress buying guides, we also have buying guides for other bedding and bedroom furniture, including sheets, bed frames, weighted blankets, pillows, and toppers.

By Sleeping Position

Buying Guides- Best Hybrid Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Best Hybrid Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers with Shoulder Pain

Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

By Type

pull out bed couch

Best Innerspring Mattress

Best Hybrid Mattress

Best Latex Mattress

Best Adjustable-Comfort Beds

Best Flippable 2-Sided Mattresses

Best Pillow Top Mattresses

Best Sofa Beds

Best Futon Mattresses

Specialty Mattresses

Buying Guides- Best Mattresses for Pregnancy

Best Mattresses for Sex

Best Mattresses for Back Pain

Best Mattresses for Heavy People

Best Mattresses for Pregnancy

Best Soft & Plush Mattresses

Best Cooling Mattresses


Buying Guides- Bedding


Best Luxury Sheets

Beds and Bed Frames

Style Guide: 50 Kinds of Beds

Best Bed Frames Under $200

Best Luxury Bed Frames

Best Modern Bed Frames

Best Minimalist Bed Frames

Weighted Blankets

Best Weighted Blankets


Best Pillows for Stomach Sleepers

Best Pillows for Neck Pain Relief

Best Pillows for Side Sleepers

Best Pillows for Back Sleepers


Best Cooling Pads and Comforters

Best Mattress Toppers for Back Pain


Best Cooling Systems for Your Bed

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