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By Logan Foley
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Each mattress sold on Amazon features a dedicated product page that includes construction details and specs, prices for each size, images, shipping options, warranty information, and customer reviews. In some cases, Amazon customers qualify for the original brand’s sleep trial, which will generally span at least 90 nights in length. Otherwise, the mattress will be backed by Amazon’s standard sleep trial of 30 nights.

Below, you’ll find our top picks among mattresses sold on Amazon today. Each selection is based on reviews from verified owners, as well as our own product research and testing. We’ve included links to shop for these beds on Amazon at the bottom of the review for each mattress, while also linking directly to the manufacturers for these beds when applicable. Shopping on Amazon can be convenient, however, purchasing directly from the manufacturer often provides shoppers with better deals on prices, return policies, and warranties.

Want to learn more about our top mattress picks? Our best mattresses of 2024 have earned strong performance ratings across different testing categories.

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The pillow-top hybrid design of the DreamCloud Mattress strikes a perfect balance of cushioning and support. A wide range of testers on our team found this bed comfortable, regardless of how much they weigh or what position they sleep in.

  • Pros

    1. Luxury pillow-top hybrid balances cushioning foam layers with a supportive coil system

    2. Excellent cooling thanks to steady airflow and a breathable, cashmere-blend cover

    3. All orders include a year-long trial period

  • Cons

    1. Side sleepers under 130 pounds may prefer a bed with more cushioning

    2. Foam might off-gas upon unboxing

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Trial Period

365 nights (30-night requirement)

The DreamCloud Mattress is a hybrid with a high-end design and an affordable price-point. The mattress features a pillow-top surface cushioned with adaptive foam, creating a luxuriously plush feel when you get into bed. Additional memory foam and polyfoam layers make up the comfort system. While the DreamCloud is medium firm (6) and offers excellent overall support, these initial layers provide deep cushioning and contouring to reduce pressure along the spine. These qualities make the mattress particularly well-suited to side sleepers.

The support core contains pocketed coils over a base layer of high-density foam. A foam encasement around the coils reinforces the perimeter, ensuring great stability when you sleep close to the edges of the mattress or get out of bed in the morning. The coils are engineered to move independently from one another, so excessive motion transfer shouldn’t be an issue, but the support core generates enough responsiveness to help you move across the surface without feeling trapped or stuck.

Temperature control is another major strength of the DreamCloud. The coils promote enough airflow to maintain a comfortable core temperature, while the cover is a breathable cashmere-blend fabric with moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry on hot or humid nights. During our tests, we found the DreamCloud most comfortable for side and back sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds.

In addition to its affordable sticker price, the DreamCloud qualifies for free ground shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Each purchase is backed by a 365-night sleep trial – one of the longest trial periods in the online mattress industry – and those who choose to keep their DreamCloud also receive a lifetime warranty against structural defects.

The Brooklyn Bedding Standard Hybrid pulls off an even balance of contouring and support, with a wallet-friendly price to boot. You can pick from three firmness levels to ensure the best fit possible for your sleep preferences.

  • Pros

    1. Thick foam layers cushion the body without sinking too much beneath your weight

    2. Available in three firmness levels

    3. Below-average pricing for a hybrid model

  • Cons

    1. $99 fee for all mattress returns

    2. May emit some off-gassing odors initially

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)

Trial Period

30 nights

Brooklyn Bedding’s Standard Hybrid is a prime example of an affordable mattress that doesn’t sacrifice quality or performance. Constructed with two adaptive foam layers over sturdy pocketed coils, the mattress is available in three profiles, each with a different firmness level to accommodate different sleep positions and body types.

The 10-inch Standard Hybrid is firm (7) and very supportive, so you’ll notice minimal cushioning and strong pushback from the coil system. Our hands-on tests show this model is best suited to back and stomach sleepers over 230 pounds. Those seeking a close contour should consider the 14-inch medium (5) design, which is a good match for side sleepers up to 230 pounds and back sleepers under 130 pounds. The 12-inch model is medium firm (6) and the most balanced of the three — we found this design is ideal for most people between 130 and 230 pounds across all three positions.

The Standard Hybrid includes a cooling panel sewn into the cover. This is intended to capture and release body heat on contact, keeping you cool in the process. Steady airflow through the coils also helps the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature. The two firmer designs are most suitable if edge support and ease of movement are your top priorities, whereas the medium model provides the best pressure relief and motion isolation.

In addition to its below-average pricing, the Standard Hybrid qualifies for free ground shipping. The mattress comes with a standard 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, and you can purchase an additional two years of coverage against structural defects.

The Leesa Sapira Hybrid has a luxuriously plush foam surface that cushions your body in all the right spots. Coils form the base and also line the perimeter, so this bed does not skimp on support.

  • Pros

    1. Aerated surface foam contours to the body without trapping too much heat

    2. Reinforced perimeter coils prevent excessive sinkage along the edges

    3. Balanced combo of adaptive cushioning and strong support

  • Cons

    1. Foam is prone to some heat retention

    2. Couples may notice motion transfer across the surface

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Trial Period

100 nights (30 night requirement)

Many people associate Amazon.com with budget-friendly mattresses, but the website also offers a wide range of luxury models for high-end shoppers. The Leesa Sapira Hybrid is a great example of the latter. Three foam layers create a soft, cloud-like sleep surface with deep cushioning and contouring, but these materials shouldn’t absorb too much heat and the coil system provides great overall reinforcement.

The Sapira Hybrid begins with a top layer of aerated polyfoam. This material’s open-cell composition prevents heat from building up as it conforms to your body’s unique curves. Underlying memory foam and transitional polyfoam layers add extra cushioning while creating a buffer between your body and the support core, which contains pocketed coils over dense base foam. The coils along the perimeter are reinforced to push back against your weight when you lie close to the edges or get on and off the mattress.

Based on our tests, we’ve rated the Sapira Hybrid as a medium firm (6) model. The mattress was especially popular among our side sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds, and our back and stomach sleepers up to 230 pounds. Temperature control tests show the mattress resists heat buildup well — we’ve attributed this to the aerated top layer and steady airflow through the support coils.

Amazon Prime members enjoy free expedited delivery with their Sapira Hybrid purchase. Leesa backs each purchase with a 10-year warranty against structural and material defects.

The Layla Memory Foam Mattress earned high marks for its flippable design, which is great for sleepers who aren’t sure of their ideal firmness. It’s made entirely of foam, so no matter which side you choose, you’ll get that signature deep hug.

  • Pros

    1. Flippable design with two firmness options: medium soft and firm

    2. Memory foam comfort layers mold to the body to relieve pressure

    3. Copper infusions designed to limit microbial growth, bacterial growth, and heat buildup

  • Cons

    1. Hot sleepers may notice heat retention

    2. Foam inhibits movement somewhat

Mattress Type

Foam

Firmness Options

Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)

Trial Period

120 nights

Next up is the Layla, a flippable memory foam mattress. One side of the Layla has a medium soft (4) feel and will conform very closely to your body. This surface is best suited to side sleepers, people who weigh less than 130 pounds, and anyone else who benefits from a deep body contour that cushions the shoulders and hips, improves spinal alignment, and reduces pressure points.

The Layla’s other side has a firm (7) feel. You won’t feel much conforming on this surface but it feels highly supportive and won’t sag beneath areas where you carry more weight. Back and stomach sleepers will probably prefer the firm side, as will people who weigh more than 230 pounds. Those who fall between 130 and 230 pounds may find one side more comfortable than the other based on their personal preferences.

The Layla’s memory foam comfort layers are infused with copper, which has natural cooling properties and can minimize heat buildup on the surface. The medium soft side is also constructed with a convoluted polyfoam transitional layer to promote extra airflow. The Layla also contains a shared support core of high-density polyfoam. This layer keeps your body on an even plane. A breathable and stretchy cover made from a blend of polyester, rayon, viscose, and poly-lycra.

A queen size Layla is more affordable than the average memory foam queen mattress. This model also costs less than many of its competing flippable models. Layla’s 120-night sleep trial is available to Amazon customers, as is the bed’s non-prorated lifetime warranty.

Foam beds are usually on the plusher side, but the Plank Firm is the bed to get if you’re a foam fan who requires extra firmness. Thanks to the flippable design, you even have two firmness levels to choose from — both of them offering excellent support.

  • Pros

    1. Flippable design with an exceptionally firm and supportive feel on each side

    2. Above-average edge support and ease of movement for an all-foam mattress

    3. Optional cooling panel dissipates body heat on contact

  • Cons

    1. Customers must pay a $99 fee for returns

    2. Foam design is prone to heat retention

Mattress Type

Foam

Firmness Options

Firm (7), Extra Firm (9)

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

For many people, back pain is a constant hindrance to high-quality sleep. A mattress that sags or sinks beneath your weight can compound this problem, but that shouldn’t be an issue with the ultra-supportive Plank Firm. This flippable mattress features a firm (7) feel on one side and an extra firm (9) feel on the other, making it ideal for people who have not received adequate reinforcement from other all-foam models.

The firm surface contains soft quilting material over a layer of adaptive foam, resulting in a light, even cushion for your body. On the extra firm side, the comfort system does not contain any foam. Even the heaviest testers on our team reported little to no sinkage while lying on this surface. A shared support core of high-density polyfoam is sandwiched between the two comfort systems.

Since the mattress is so firm, our tests show it’s best suited to back and stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds. Most of these testers preferred the firm side, but some felt most comfortable on the extra firm surface. Those who use these positions and weigh less than 230 pounds may want to seek out a softer, more adaptive mattress. The same is true of side sleepers across all weight groups.

The Plank Firm excelled during our temperature control tests. For an extra fee, you can add a cooling panel to each side of the mattress that dissipates body heat on contact. Amazon.com includes free ground shipping with your purchase. The mattress comes with a 120-night trial, and those who keep the mattress after the return period ends also receive a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Nectar Premier caters to people who need a lot of pressure relief. The all-foam design really cradles your body, especially thanks to the adaptive memory foam layer on top.

  • Pros

    1. Memory foam top layer adapts to the body to relieve pressure

    2. Phase change material intended to help regulate temperature

    3. 365-night sleep trial

  • Cons

    1. Limited edge support

    2. Stomach sleepers over 230 pounds may prefer a firmer bed

Mattress Type

Foam

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Trial Period

365 nights

Most memory foam mattresses are known to trap heat because of how closely they conform to the body. The Nectar Premier uses proprietary cooling technology and phase change material to help combat heat and keep you cool throughout the night.

The comfort system begins with a layer of adaptive memory foam that contours to your body to relieve pressure. This layer is infused with cooling gel and phase change material meant to enhance cooling. A polyfoam transitional layer ensures your weight is evenly distributed across the mattress’ surface. This layer also acts as a buffer between your body and the support core. High-density polyfoam makes up the support core, preventing you from sinking too deeply into the mattress. A cover made from a polyester-nylon blend encases the mattress.

A medium firm (6) feel and all-foam composition make the Premier well-suited for side sleepers, who prefer extra cushioning for their sore shoulders and hips. The mid-range feel was exceptionally supportive for our side sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds, as well as back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.

Temperature control was one of the Premier’s standout strengths, but the mattress also performed well in other testing categories, namely motion isolation. The foam layers absorbed most movement transfer and noise when we moved across the mattress. This makes it a great choice if you share the bed with a restless sleep partner.

The Premier is available in all six standard sizes. Nectar offers Amazon customers a 365-night sleep trial, one of the longest in the industry. If you decide to keep the mattress after the trial, it is backed by a generous lifetime warranty against structural defects.

Many foam beds retain too much heat for sleepers who run hot, but the Sealy Adaptive Memory Foam Mattress has a copper gel infusion and a breathable cover to help with this issue. The firmer-than-average surface also hugs you less closely, which in turn traps less heat.

  • Pros

    1. Firm, dual-layer design cushions the body while pushing back against your weight

    2. Cooling gel infusion helps the surface maintain a comfortable temperature

    3. Good motion isolation and no noise

  • Cons

    1. Foam may produce off-gassing odors at first

    2. Edges prone to sagging over time

Mattress Type

Foam

Firmness Options

Firm (7)

Trial Period

Varies by Seller

If you’re a hot sleeper, the right mattress can mean the difference between comfortable sleep and a night of tossing and turning. Sealy’s Adaptive Memory Foam Mattress sleeps noticeably cooler than most competing all-foam models on the market today. Copper gel infused into the top layer and a breathable cover both help ensure above-average temperature control.

For maximum cooling, we recommend the 8-inch profile. This model has a firm (7) feel and resists excessive sinkage, so you should receive optimal surface airflow as a result. Our tests show this design is ideal for back and stomach sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds, and side sleepers over 230 pounds.

The all-foam construction is also a good match for couples. Both foam layers absorb movement well, and this can cut down on motion transfer across the surface — a common source of sleep disruptions for people who share a bed. The mattress is also completely silent when bearing weight. If you need a slightly softer feel, we recommend the 10-inch design.

Amazon Prime members enjoy free expedited shipping with their Sealy Adaptive Memory Foam Mattress purchase. All orders include 100-night sleep trials, and buyers who keep their mattress after the trial ends also receive 10-year warranties against structural defects.

The Titan Plus is known best for its superior support, but the foam surface also helps relieve pressure buildup — particularly for sleepers in heavier weight categories. Responsive coils adapt to your body to boost pressure relief.

  • Pros

    1. Exceptionally robust hybrid design caters to people who need extra support

    2. Responsive coils help you move across the surface

    3. Optional cooling panel reduces heat retention and helps you stay cool

  • Cons

    1. $99 return shipping fee

    2. Side sleepers under 130 pounds will find this bed too firm

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Firm (8)

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

Many mattresses are well suited to people who weigh more than 230 pounds, but the Titan Plus from Brooklyn Bedding is one of the few models available that’s specifically designed for this demographic. Dense foam layers and sturdy pocketed coils create an exceptionally strong hybrid design that shouldn’t sink or buckle beneath your body. Our tests show the Titan Plus is particularly popular among back and stomach sleepers.

A memory foam comfort layer and polyfoam transitional layer create some cushioning, but these materials are dense enough to push back against your weight as they contour to your body. The polyfoam layer is especially responsive, so you’ll notice a light bounce when getting in and out of bed. This helps you move across the surface without feeling stuck.

Pocketed coils and dense base foam make up the support core. A breathable cotton-polyester cover encases the mattress. For an additional charge, you can add a panel of phase change cooling material that captures and releases body heat on contact. Standard Titan Plus models measure 11 inches thick. If you want a slightly more adaptive feel, you can upgrade to the Titan Plus Luxe — this model includes an extra foam layer encased in a Euro-top cover and measures 13 inches thick.

If you order the Titan Plus through Amazon.com, your order includes free ground shipping. Brooklyn Bedding also backs your purchase with a 10-year warrant against manufacturing defects.

Dive Deeper – In-Depth Mattress Guides

If you’d like to refine your search for a bed beyond the options that are available on Amazon, take a look at our other suggestions broken down by mattress type.

How to Buy a Mattress on Amazon

The process for purchasing an item on Amazon.com is fairly straightforward and user-friendly. The site also features a dedicated mattress buying guide that allows you to search for different beds using different criteria, such as your sleep position, firmness preferences, materials used in the mattress, available sizes, and price. If you’re having a tough time picking a mattress on Amazon, this guide can be quite handy.

When you’re ready to buy your mattress, follow this sequence to complete your purchase on Amazon.

  • Log into your Amazon or Amazon Prime account.
  • Visit the Amazon product page for the mattress you’d like to buy. Review the product information, user questions, reviews, and price one last time to ensure this is the right bed for you. Click the correct size, as well as your desired profile if the mattress is available with more than one thickness option.
  • Double-check the seller to ensure you are buying your mattress from the manufacturer, and not a third-party reseller. The seller’s information will be linked next to the name of the mattress at the top of the page. To see whether or not the model is in stock, refer to the top right corner of the page. ‘In Stock’ will appear in green letters, and ‘Out of Stock’ will appear in red letters.
  • Check the shipping options, which will be listed next to the price. Amazon offers free standard ground shipping on eligible items that cost $25 or more, and most mattress models are considered eligible. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you may qualify for expedited shipping and other perks.
  • If you have other items to buy, click the yellow ‘Add to Cart’ button near the top of the page on the right-hand side; you can access your cart at any time by clicking the shopping cart icon in the top right corner. If the mattress is your only purchase, click the orange ‘Buy Now’ button in the same location.
  • If you have not done so already, you’ll be asked to enter your address and phone number, along with any specific delivery instructions, such as a keycode number or if you’d rather have the package left on your back doorstep. If your residential address differs from your debit or credit card’s billing address, you’ll also be asked to enter the latter.
  • You’ll be directed to a page with shipping options for your mattress. Standard ground shipping typically takes five to eight business days. This option will most likely be free. You may also select expedited shipping for an added fee; if you are an Amazon Prime member, expedited shipping may also be free.
  • If you have not done so already, you’ll enter your credit card number and expiration date on the next page. This will not finalize the purchase, but instead store your card information for later purchases.
  • The final page allows you to review your purchase. The total price, tax and shipping included, will be displayed on the right side of the page. You can also double-check your address and phone number, shipping method, and delivery instructions. Since Amazon deliveries are coordinated through third-party couriers such as FedEx and UPS, it’s very important to ensure all of these details are accurate. You may not be able to change them once the mattress ships.
  • Click the yellow ‘Place Your Order’ button to complete the purchase. Your credit card will be charged at this point.
  • You’ll receive an email from Amazon confirming your purchase. This email contains your unique order number, which you can use to track delivery progress. You’ll receive another email when the mattress ships; this second email also lists the courier service that will deliver the mattress.

If you encounter trouble during any point of your purchase, reach out to Amazon’s customer service department. Wait times on the phone can be quite long, and you may receive a faster response if you contact Amazon via email.

Once the mattress ships, keep in mind that Amazon may not be your primary point of contact regarding the delivery. You should reach out to the courier if you experience long wait times, or if your mattress is damaged when it arrives.

What Types of Mattresses Are Available on Amazon?

A search for the term “mattress” on Amazon yields more than 2,000 results, so rest assured you’ll be able to find at least one suitable model on the site. Amazon’s mattress selection includes beds that encompass a wide range of materials, firmness levels, profiles, and prices.

The vast majority of mattresses sold on Amazon fall into one of the following categories based on their construction and composition.

Hybrid

Definition: A hybrid is a specialized type of innerspring mattress. These beds are constructed with thick comfort layers of memory foam, adaptive polyfoam, latex, and other conforming materials, along with pocketed coils and support foam in their base layers. This design promotes close body-contouring and pressure relief while maintaining the springiness and responsiveness of a traditional coil mattress. The average queen size hybrid costs between $1,600 and $2,200.
Highlight: Hybrids check a lot of boxes for sleepers. Their comfort layers provide a comfortable contour in order to support your body and reduce pressure along the spine. Hybrids with exceptionally thick comfort layers also offer very good motion isolation compared to innersprings, but you’ll feel a light bounce on the surface and probably won’t sink too much. The coil support cores circulate air currents to keep the entire mattress cool, as well.

Innerspring

Definition: Innersprings are the oldest among the five most common mattress types, as well as the most popular with today’s consumers. These beds typically feature 1 to 2 inches of polyfoam in their comfort layer, followed by a support core with steel coils (and possibly base foam). The average queen size innerspring costs between $900 and $1,100.
Highlight: If you prefer the feel of a very responsive mattress, then you’re a good candidate for an innerspring. These mattresses feel very bouncy on their surface, making them easy to move across and – according to most couples – comfortable for sex. Innersprings with thick coils also provide strong edge support, and shouldn’t sink too deeply when you get in and out of bed.

Latex

Definition: Latex is a natural substance derived from the sappy extract of rubber trees. Mixing latex with synthetic chemicals yields a foamy material that offers reasonable contouring but also feels quite responsive. In an all-latex mattress, you’ll find fluffier latex in the comfort layer and a denser, firmer material in the support core. The average queen size all-latex mattress costs between $1,600 and $2,200.
Highlight: Latex conforms to the body and alleviates pressure much like memory foam, but it will not absorb and trap as much heat. Many latex mattresses have ventilated layers to promote extra airflow. The gentle contour and minimal sinkage of latex is also suitable for people with lower back and hip pain. Latex is very durable, as well. The average all-latex mattress has an expected lifespan of at least eight years.

Foam

Definition: An all-foam mattress features comfort layers made of memory foam and/or polyfoam; models with both comfort layers are known as “mixed-foam” mattresses. You’ll experience closer conforming and deeper sinking on all-foam beds compared to the other mattress categories. The average queen size all-foam mattress costs between $900 and $1,200.
Highlight: The deep contour of memory foam is ideal for many side sleepers and people with pressure points along the spine. Polyfoam is a bit more responsive, so all-foam beds with this comfort layer material are better suited to sleepers who like a bit of conforming without a deep sink. Mixed-foam mattresses provide a balance of contouring and responsiveness. For many sleepers, these models are the “best of both worlds.”

Tips for Buying a Mattress on Amazon

When you purchase a mattress on Amazon, there are a few special considerations to make before completing your order. Be sure to check the following details before buying your bed.

  • Brand vs. Private Seller: You’ll find some mattresses are available through private sellers, rather than the original manufacturing brand. You may find that private sellers offer mattresses at lower prices. However, we generally discourage buying beds from these sellers because you probably won’t qualify for the company’s original sleep trial, and if the seller is not an authorized retailer, then you won’t receive warranty coverage, either. Purchasing your mattress from the original brand or an authorized retailer is always the safest bet.
  • Reviews: You’ll find customer and owner reviews at the bottom of the bed’s Amazon product page, along with answers to common questions about the mattress. Reviews can be helpful in determining the model’s specific pros and cons, but take them with a grain of salt – your experience with the mattress may differ from a reviewer who has given the bed a positive or negative rating.
  • Warranty and Sleep Trial: Assuming you purchase the mattress directly from the original brand or an authorized retailer, you’ll receive the full manufacturer’s warranty. The sleep trial may be a little trickier. In some cases, Amazon customers qualify for the original brand’s sleep trial. If not, you’ll receive Amazon’s standard 30-night sleep trial. You may find that buying from the original brand is more cost-effective.
  • Amazon Prime: Amazon Prime is a subscription service that includes free expedited shipping on eligible items, including same-day and two-hour shipping for select zip codes. Amazon Prime members also gain access to Amazon’s streaming movie, television, and music channels. Other incentives include coupons and discounts at brick-and-mortar locations owned by Amazon.
  • Pricing and Availability: If you’ve selected a mattress for purchase and haven’t visited its product page in a few days, be sure to check the pricing and availability details before completing your order. These details can shift rather unexpectedly.

What Else to Look for in a Mattress

If you’ve never purchased a new mattress before, there are a few factors to look for when comparing brands and models. Always choose a mattress based on your personal needs and preferences, as well as those of your sleep partner. Below, we’ve outlined the most important mattress characteristics to take into account.

  • Price: For many shoppers, price will be the most important consideration. On average, all-foam and innerspring mattresses cost less than all-latex and hybrid models. Size and thickness can also drive up the cost, as can expedited shipping. Additionally, the price-points for some brands will simply be higher than others.
  • Quality Materials: Certain mattress materials are associated with better durability, more comfort, and stronger performance across different categories. Examples include high-density memory foam, certified organic latex, and coil systems arranged into thickness zones to provide more enhanced support. Expect to pay a bit more for mattresses with high-quality materials.
  • Firmness Level: In terms of firmness, mattresses are evaluated using a 1-10 scale with 1 being the softest and 10 the firmest. Most mattresses sold today fall between 2 and 8. A soft (2-3) mattress will conform more closely, and may sink more depending on your sleep position. A firm (7-8) mattress won’t conform as much but you’ll feel more even support. For many sleepers, a mid-level firmness (4-6) offers the most comfortable balance of contouring and reinforcement. We suggest visiting a mattress store and testing out beds with different firmness levels to determine which feel is most comfortable for you.
  • Pressure Relief: To alleviate pressure, a mattress should support and conform to your body in order to align your head, neck, shoulders, spine, and hips. Proper alignment reduces pressure in these areas. Memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses typically offer the best pressure relief because they offer the closest contouring, but firmness level is also important.
  • Edge Support: All-foam and all-latex beds usually lack strong edge support. As a result, they sink deeply when you get in and out of bed, and you may not feel secure sleeping close to the perimeter. Hybrids and innersprings offer stronger edge support thanks to their steel coils, which reinforce the bed very well and withstand compression better than foam or latex.
  • Contouring: The comfort layer should conform evenly to the body in order to distribute your weight and provide even support. Some people enjoy a deep body contour akin to sleeping “in” the mattress. Others find firmer beds that conform very little promote a comfortable, floating feel best described as sleeping “on” the bed. A combination of sleeping “in” and sleeping “on” the mattress may be best if you want a balance of contouring and support.
  • Temperature Regulation: Some mattress materials – polyfoam and memory foam, in particular – absorb heat from your body and trap it at the surface, causing the bed to feel excessively warm. Latex sleeps much cooler as a comfort layer material, especially when ventilated. Support core construction is also important for temperature regulation because coil systems promote more airflow than solid foam or latex. For many sleepers, latex hybrids offer the best temperature control.
  • Ease of Movement: If you sink deeply into your mattress, then it may be somewhat difficult to move across the surface when getting in and out of bed. Firmer, more responsive mattresses offer easier movement, particularly for people who weigh more than 230 pounds.
  • Mattress Type: Every mattress type has a distinct feel. All-foam beds conform closely to alleviate pressure and isolate motion. Latex mattresses also offer some contouring, but they feel more responsive and generally sleep cooler than all-foam models. Hybrids and innersprings provide stronger support, and most have a noticeable bounce on the surface. If you’d rather have a mattress with adjustable firmness controls, then an airbed might be most suitable – though these mattresses are quite rare and you won’t find high-quality models sold on Amazon.

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