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Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon.com – also known simply as Amazon – is an online marketplace for buying and selling goods. Today, it is the world’s most profitable company in terms of revenue. Amazon offers a wide range of products, including hundreds of individual mattress models from different online and brick-and-mortar brands.

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 five 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.

This guide also includes tips for choosing a bed based on its material composition and a brief tutorial for buying a mattress off of Amazon.

The Best Mattresses on Amazon

Product Details

Nectar

Nectar
Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Firm (6)
Nectar
Highlights:

The Nectar delivers a traditional memory foam feel thanks to three adaptive layers that contour closely to the body for excellent pressure relief. The mattress is backed by a 180-night sleep trial and lifetime warranty.

Who it's best for:
  • Sleepers who enjoy the deep contouring of memory foam
  • Those who weigh 130 pounds or more
  • People who awaken easily due to their sleep partner’s movements

Our first model, the Nectar, is one of our best mattress on Amazon picks for a few reasons. The bed is constructed with two memory foam comfort layers, followed by a memory foam transitional layer. The top two layers conform very closely to the body to cushion your shoulders and hips, align the spine, and reduce pressure in sensitive areas. The third memory foam layer is a bit denser, and prevents you from sinking too deeply into the mattress.

The Nectar offers a medium firm (6) feel, making it ideal for people who weigh at least 130 pounds. The Nectar is a great option for couples, as well. The foam layers absorb movement to prevent motion from transferring across the surface. This can prevent you from waking up if your co-sleeper shifts positions or gets in and out of bed during the night. The mattress is completely silent, as well.

We highly recommend this mattress for anyone who finds their partner’s movements disruptive to sleep. Thanks to its low-density comfort layers, the Nectar also sleeps fairly cool. Other beds with denser memory foam tend to retain and trap body heat, resulting in an excessively warm surface.

The Nectar’s price-point is very reasonable compared to other memory foam mattresses. Although you won’t receive Nectar’s standard 365-night sleep trial when you purchase through Amazon, you’ll qualify for a 180-night trial that is still quite long. The mattress also comes with a lifetime warranty for added peace of mind. Shipping is free throughout the U.S. for standard deliveries.

Read Our Full Nectar Mattress Review

Layla

Layla
Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Soft (4), Firm (7-8)
Layla
Highlights:

Constructed from copper-infused memory foam that contours evenly and resists heat absorption, the reversible Layla features a medium soft feel on one side and a firm feel on the other. Buyers receive a lifetime warranty for the mattress.

Who it's best for:
  • Sleepers who prefer the versatility of a flippable mattress with two firmness levels
  • Those who normally sleep hot on all-foam beds
  • Couples and co-sleepers

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 (7-8) 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 queen size Layla is more affordable than the average memory foam 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.

Read Our Full Layla Mattress Review

Casper

Casper
Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium (5)
Casper
Highlights:

Casper’s classic mixed-foam mattress combines the conforming of memory foam with the responsiveness of polyfoam. The result is a balanced, comfortable feel with a zoned transitional layer for targeted support.

Who it's best for:
  • Sleepers who prefer the conforming yet responsive feel of a mixed foam mattress
  • Side and back sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less
  • People looking for a bed with more enhanced support for their heavier areas

The Casper Original, like the Nectar, is another mattress in a box Amazon currently sells. This model underwent major design changes in 2020, so you can choose between the 2019 and 2020 versions.

The most recent incarnation is constructed with a top layer of AirScape polyfoam, which is ventilated with small holes to promote airflow near the surface to keep you cool. The transitional memory foam layer is divided into three firmness zones to ensure stronger support for your lower back and hips, moderate conforming for your shoulders, and gentle cradling for your head, neck, and legs. The Casper Original’s support core consists of high-density polyfoam.

The mixed-foam construction creates a very balanced feel for the Casper Original. The polyfoam layer gives the mattress a bit of responsiveness on the surface, while the memory foam layer contours closely to your body. The mattress has a medium (5) feel, making it best suited to side and back sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds. The Casper Original also excels at motion isolation and does not make any noise when bearing weight, so the mattress should be a good fit for couples hoping for fewer nighttime disruptions.

The Casper Original’s price-point on Amazon matches its sticker price when you buy directly from the manufacturer, and you’ll also qualify for Casper’s 100-night sleep trial. The 2019 Casper Original costs a bit less; however, this model does not feature a ventilated top layer or zoned transitional layer. Both versions of the mattress are backed by a 10-year warranty.

Read Our Full Casper Mattress Review

Rivet Mattress

Rivet Mattress
Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Firm (6.5)
Rivet Mattress
Highlights:

Amazon’s own Rivet Mattress boasts a cooling cover made of Celliant fabric, an adaptive polyfoam comfort layer with latex-like responsiveness, and a strong support system. It’s very affordable compared to competing models.

Who it's best for:
  • Sleepers who prefer the balanced feel of a mixed-foam mattress
  • Those who weigh at least 130 pounds
  • People who tend to feel too hot on all-foam mattresses

Our next selection, the Rivet Mattress, is a bit different from our other top picks. The Rivet Mattress is one of the models exclusively manufactured and sold by Amazon. It is constructed with a top layer of LURAcor foam, which offers a contouring yet responsive feel that is very similar to latex. The transitional layer is made from memory foam for extra contouring. These two components promote a good balance of pressure relief and responsiveness. The bed’s support core is made from high-density polyfoam. Due to its medium firm (6) feel, the Rivet Mattress is best suited to people who weigh at least 130 pounds.

The mixed-foam feel of this mattress offers several different benefits for sleepers. The foam layers absorb motion very well, resulting in less transfer for couples, and the mattress is completely silent when bearing weight. Its responsive surface is also optimal for couples who prefer bouncier beds for sex; by comparison, many competing mixed-foam beds are a bit too soft and prone to sinkage during amorous activities.

The Rivet Mattress sleeps fairly cool, as well. The cover, made from Celliant fabric, is designed to absorb body heat, convert it into infrared energy, and transmit it back into your body. This process is intended not only to regulate body temperature, but also to increase blood flow and help muscles recover.

Compared to other mixed-foam models, the Rivet Mattress is very affordable. Unlike most beds sold on Amazon, the mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial (Amazon’s standard trial period is 30 nights). All U.S. orders qualify for free shipping and the mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty.

DreamFoam Chill Memory Foam

DreamFoam Chill Memory Foam
Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Soft (4), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7), Firm (8)
DreamFoam Chill Memory Foam
Highlights:

The Dreamfoam Chill Memory Foam is a highly affordable mattress available in five different heights and firmnesses.

Who it's best for:
  • Shoppers on a budget
  • Side and back sleepers
  • Couples

The Dreamfoam Chill Memory Foam is a low-priced all foam mattress available in five different heights. Each height of this memory foam bed provides a different firmness level, allowing you to customize your mattress to your specifications.

The 6,8, and 10-inch iterations of the Chill are constructed with just two layers of foam, while the 12 and 14-inch models have three. The two-layer models include a layer of gel-infused memory foam atop a high-density polyfoam base, while the three-layer versions include this with an additional layer of transition polyfoam in between. Layer size depends on the height selected. The gel infusion in the memory foam layer prevents the foam from trapping too much body heat, which is a common problem with memory foam mattresses.

Since the Chill is available in five different firmness levels, it should be able to suit most sleepers regardless of position or weight. Side sleepers tend to prefer softer beds, while back and stomach sleepers to enjoy somewhat firm, and very firm beds respectively. The heavier you are, the more firm you want your mattress to be.

One of the biggest advantages of the Dreamfoam Chill is it’s low price, which is way below average. Dreamfoam offers a 120-night sleep trial 10 year warranty on the Chill.

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.

  1. Log into your Amazon or Amazon Prime account.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Click the yellow ‘Place Your Order’ button to complete the purchase. Your credit card will be charged at this point.
  11. 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.