When buying a mattress online, the most important part of the process is in doing in-depth research. In most cases, your search will eventually be narrowed down to two choices. In these cases you want to see your two top choices compared side to side, with personalized advice on which one is right for you.
That’s why we’re striving to create a comprehensive repertoire of mattress comparisons — so that no matter which two mattresses you’re deciding between, we’ll have an article that covers them. Look below for our current list of mattress comparison articles, and check back often for more, as we’re adding new ones every week.
If we haven’t added the comparison you’re looking for yet, try checking out our individual mattress reviews — we may have a review that will help you make a choice.
At SleepFoundation.org, we utilize in-house testing, insider knowledge, and customer experiences to give the most accurate and unbiased information possible. Our team consists of mattress experts who have tested these beds in person. Further, we have a tried and true review process that includes gathering hands-on data to rate mattresses across a variety of performance categories.
More often than not, a mattress isn’t necessarily better than a competing model, but is simply better for specific sleepers. For example, one mattress may be better for side sleepers over 230 pounds, but a competing mattress might be better for back sleepers that tend to sleep hot at night.
In most cases, the three most important personal attributes that factor into which type of mattress is best for you are your weight, your preferred sleeping position, and whether you tend to sleep hot at night. Additionally, there are other factors such as whether you sleep with a partner or are sensitive to chemical odors.
Side and back sleepers tend to prefer the conforming that come with soft and medium firmnesses, whereas stomach sleepers often need a little more firmness to keep their hips from sagging. Similarly, lighter sleepers tend to prefer softer mattresses because they relieve pressure, while heavier sleepers need firmer mattresses so they don’t sink too far down.
If you often wake up in the middle of the night sweating or uncomfortably hot, you’re going to need a bed that traps less body heat and allows for a lot of airflow. If you sleep with a partner and are easily awoken in the middle of the night, you’re going to want a mattress that isolates mention effectively and doesn’t make a lot of noise.
For more information on which mattresses are right for you, check out the comparison pages above.