Searching for the right bed is cumbersome. There are options aplenty and tons of variables to consider. Instead of sifting through a wide swath of mattresses, we have highlighted the models that out perform the rest in their category.
Below, you’ll find the top mattresses for every budget, build, sleep position, preference, and need. Don’t worry if you just want to see our top recommendations; we have that, too. And when you really want to get into the finer details, take a look to our Mattress Reviews Database for in-depth reviews on every bed we’ve ever tested.
Your sleeping position is one of the biggest considerations you should take into account when shopping for a mattress. While most mattresses are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of sleepers, we’ve identified those that are particularly well-suited for each of the three sleeper types below. If you are combination sleeper, we suggest using the position you find yourself waking up in most frequently.
Side sleeping is the most common sleeping position and most side sleepers like a bed with a bit more give around the shoulders and hips while still keeping your spine aligned. Memory foam and all-foam mattresses can be a great option for side sleepers. Check out all of our recommendations below.
For those sleepers that find sleeping on their stomach most comfortable, we tend to recommend firmer mattresses to ensure your hips don’t sink in too deeply, keeping your spine aligned. Check out all of our recommendations as well as helpful information about stomach sleeping below.
Back sleepers tend to prefer at least a medium firm mattress if not something slightly firmer to insure their lower back and hips are a bit higher, keeping their spines aligned.Check out all of our recommendations as well as helpful information about sleeping on your back below.
For many shoppers, price is an most important factor in deciding which mattress to purchase. We’ve identified great options for every type of shopper whether you’re on a budget or feel like you can’t possibly put a price on sleep.
Feel is just as important as firmness to some shoppers. If you love the “bounce” of an innerspring mattress or the conforming “hug” of a memory foam mattress, we’ll help you find something that meets your specific needs. Below you’ll find information about the four main mattress types as well as well as performance differences and recommendations based on our internal testing process.
Every sleeper has a unique set of preferences and needs when it comes to a mattress. Maybe you heat up like a furnace at night or prefer a bed make exclusively of natural or organic materials. Perhaps you prefer a rock hard sleeping surface with absolutely no sink or the opposite. Whatever your needs are, we’ve got you covered. See some of the best mattresses for the most common sleep preferences via the links below.
SleepFoundation.org is run by a dedicated team of mattress experts with years of experience in the industry. Our ratings and recommendations are determined by a combination of in-house-testing, customer experiences, and insider knowledge — resulting in accurate and comprehensive reviews. By utilizing all of the resources and expertise at our disposal, we hope to help you find the perfect mattress for your specific needs. To learn more about our testing process and methodologies, check out our full process.
We use the following performance categories to rate mattresses:
Motion isolation refers to how much of the sleep surface moves when a sleeper switches positions or moves while on the mattress. A mattress with good motion isolation will isolate movement to just the immediate area around the moving sleeper. With poor motion isolation, the entire sleep surface will move in response to one sleeper’s movements.
This is particularly relevant to co-sleepers, as soon lighter sleepers are easily disturbed by the movement of their sleeping partner.
One important factor is a mattress’s ability to minimize pressure among common pressure points such as the shoulders, lower back and hips. A bed with good pressure relief can ease the chronic pain of the user, while a bed with bad pressure relief can actually cause pain during waking hours.
Softer mattresses that conform closely to the body tend to better pressure relief. Nonetheless it’s important to get a mattress firm and supportive enough to keep your spine aligned.
Many sleepers have a tendency to sleep hot at night, often waking up in the middle of the night sweating and uncomfortably warm. For these people, it’s important to sleep on a mattress that doesn’t trap too much body heat and provides sufficient airflow throughout the mattress.
Edge support refers to how sturdy the edges of a mattress are. If you’re sitting on the edge of the bed, sleeping with a partner, or trying to get on and off of the mattress with ease, edge support will play a huge factor.
Ease of Movement
Depending on the type of mattress you’re on, moving around or switching sleeping positions can range in difficulty and effort. Closely-conforming foam mattresses tend to produce a feeling of getting ‘stuck’, making you expend energy in order to move.
The biggest determining factor in whether a mattress is good for sex is the responsiveness, or ‘bounce’ of a mattress. This allows for ease of movement without the feeling of working against the surface of a mattress. Edge support is also a relevant factor, as it allows you to use the entire surface of the mattress.
Mattresses that are constructed of synthetic foams such as memory foam and polyfoam have a tendency to temporarily emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs produce an odor that some find unpleasant. These compounds are generally considered harmless. A good off-gassing rating refers to a lack of VOC odors.
Stuck between two models? Check out our mattress comparison pages.
|Brand||Model||Mattress Type||Firmness||Full Review||Price|
|Amerisleep||AS1||Foam||7.5||Read Our Review||$1,199|
|Amerisleep||AS2||Foam||6.5||Read Our Review||$1,099|
|Amerisleep||AS3||Foam||5.5||Read Our Review||$1,399|
|Amerisleep||AS3 Hybrid||Hybrid||5.5||Read Our Review||$1,399|
|Amerisleep||AS4||Foam||4.5||Read Our Review||$1,699|
|Amerisleep||AS5||Foam||4||Read Our Review||$2,099|
|Aviya||Aviya Mattress||Innerspring||4 / 6 / 7-8||Read Our Review||$1,099|
|Avocado||Avocado Green||Hybrid||6 / 7-8||Read Our Review||$1399-$1499|
|Awara||Awara Mattress||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,499|
|Bear||Bear Hybrid||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,390|
|Bear||Bear Mattress||Foam||7||Read Our Review||$840|
|Bear||Bear Pro||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$1,090|
|Birch||Birch Mattress||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,499|
|Boll & Branch||The Mattress||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$2,500|
|Brentwood Home||Oceano||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,495|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Brooklyn Aurora||Hybrid||4 / 6 / 7-8||Read Our Review||$1,699|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Brooklyn Bloom Hybrid||Hybrid||5||Read Our Review||$1,799|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Brooklyn Bowery||Foam||5.5||Read Our Review||$699|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Sedona Hybrid||Hybrid||5||Read Our Review||2399|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Brooklyn Signature||Hybrid||4 / 6 / 7-8||Read Our Review||$999|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Brooklyn Spartan||Hybrid||4 / 5 / 7-8||Read Our Review||$1,999|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid||Hybrid||6.5||Read Our Review||$799|
|Casper||Casper||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$995|
|Casper||Casper Element||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$595|
|Casper||Casper Hybrid||Hybrid||5||Read Our Review||$1,295|
|Casper||Casper Nova Hybrid||Hybrid||4||Read Our Review||$1,995|
|Casper||Casper Wave||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$2,295|
|Casper||Casper Wave Hybrid||Hybrid||4.5||Read Our Review||$2,695|
|Cocoon by Sealy||Cocoon Chill||Foam||4 / 6||Read Our Review||$930|
|Diamond Mattress||Intention Hybrid||Hybrid||5||Read Our Review||$1,399|
|DreamCloud||DreamCloud Mattress||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,099|
|DreamFoam||Arctic Dreams||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$499|
|Eco Terra||Eco Terra Mattress||Hybrid||5 / 6||Read Our Review||$1,049|
|WinkBeds||EcoCloud||Hybrid||5||Read Our Review||$1,799|
|Eight Sleep||The Pod||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$2,595|
|Endy||Endy Mattress||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$850|
|GhostBed||GhostBed||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$1,095|
|GhostBed||GhostBed Flex||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,645|
|GhostBed||GhostBed Luxe||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$1,745|
|Gravity||Ice Hybrid||Hybrid||5||Read Our Review||1250|
|Helix||Helix Dawn||Hybrid||7||Read Our Review||$899|
|Helix||Helix Dawn Luxe||Hybrid||7||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Helix||Helix Dusk||Hybrid||5.5||Read Our Review||$899|
|Helix||Helix Dusk Luxe||Hybrid||5.5||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Helix||Helix LUXE||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,799|
|Helix||Helix Mattress||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$999|
|Helix||Helix Midnight||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$999|
|Helix||Helix Midnight Luxe||Hybrid||5.5||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Helix||Helix Moonlight||Hybrid||3.5||Read Our Review||$899|
|Helix||Helix Moonlight Luxe||Hybrid||4||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Helix||Helix Plus||Hybrid||Read Our Review||$1,199|
|Helix||Helix Sunset||Hybrid||3.5||Read Our Review||$899|
|Helix||Helix Sunset Luxe||Hybrid||4||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Helix||Helix Twilight||Hybrid||7||Read Our Review||$999|
|Helix||Helix Twilight Luxe||Hybrid||7||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Idle Sleep||Idle Hybrid||Hybrid||6 / 8||Read Our Review||$1,420|
|Idle Sleep||Gel Plush||Foam||5||Read Our Review||1,249|
|Idle Sleep||Idle Latex||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||2141|
|Idle Sleep||The Idle (Idle Gel Foam)||Foam||6||Read Our Review||749|
|Joybed||Joybed LX||Hybrid||7||Read Our Review||$960|
|Layla||Layla Mattress||Foam||4 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$999|
|Layla||Layla Hybrid||Hybrid||5 / 7||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Leesa||Leesa Mattress||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$999|
|Leesa||Leesa Hybrid Mattress||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,699|
|Leesa||Leesa Legend||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$2,199|
|Level Sleep||Level Sleep Mattress||Foam||3 / 5 / 7||Read Our Review||$1,199|
|Linenspa||8-Inch Memory Foam Hybrid||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$245|
|Novosbed||Novosbed||Foam||3 / 5 / 7||Read Our Review||$999|
|Novosbed||Logan & Cove by Novosbed||Hybrid||4.5 / 6.5||Read Our Review||$999 (Canadian)|
|Saatva||Loom & Leaf Mattress||Foam||6 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$1,699|
|Lull||Lull Mattress||Foam||6.5||Read Our Review||$949|
|Luma Sleep||Luma Mattress||Hybrid||3.5 / 6 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$995|
|Molecule||Molecule 1||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$899|
|Muse Sleep||Muse Mattress||Foam||5 / 6 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$1,195|
|My Green Mattress||Natural Escape||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,399|
|Nectar||Nectar Mattress||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$799|
|Nectar||Nectar Lush||Foam||5.5||Read Our Review||$1,499|
|Nest Bedding||Alexander Hybrid||Hybrid||3 / 5.5 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$1,499|
|Nest Bedding||Alexander Signature Series Flippable||Foam||Side 1: 5.5 Side 2: 7.5||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Nest Bedding||Nest Bedding Natural All Latex Mattress||Latex||5 / 7||Read Our Review||$1,799|
|Nest Bedding||Nest Bedding Organic All Latex Mattress||Latex||5 / 7||Read Our Review||$4,099|
|Nighslee||Nighslee 10-Inch Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress||Foam||5.5||Read Our Review||$405|
|Nolah||Nolah Original||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$1,049|
|OkiOki||OkiEasy||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$550|
|Parachute||Parachute Mattress||Hybrid||7-8||Read Our Review||$1,899|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Plank||Foam||7 (Side 1) / 9 (Side 2)||Read Our Review||$999|
|PlushBeds||Botanical Bliss||Latex||5.5 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$1,499|
|PlushBeds||Natural Bliss||Latex||3.5 / 5.5 / 6 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$1,199-1,899|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Propel Mattress||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$999|
|Puffy||Puffy Lux Mattress||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$1,795|
|Puffy||Puffy||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$1,150|
|Puffy||Puffy Royal||Foam||5.5||Read Our Review||$2,695|
|Purple||Purple Mattress||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$1,099|
|Purple||Purple Hybrid||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Purple||Purple Hybrid Premier||Hybrid||5||Read Our Review||$2,999|
|ReST||Airbed||Airbed||3-7||Read Our Review||$4,999|
|Saatva||Saatva Mattress||Innerspring||2-3 / 6 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$1,399|
|Saatva||Saatva HD||Innerspring||7-8||Read Our Review||$2,599|
|Saatva||Saatva Latex Hybrid||Hybrid||6||Read Our Review||$1,799|
|Silk + Snow||S&S Hybrid Mattress||Hybrid||Read Our Review||$1,050|
|Sleep On Latex||Pure Green Low Profile||Latex||3.5 / 5.5 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$595|
|Sleep On Latex||Pure Green||Latex||3.5 / 5.5 / 7.5||Read Our Review||$795|
|Saatva||Solaire||Airbed||2-8||Read Our Review||$2,795|
|Spindle||Spindle Mattress||Latex||4 / 5 / 6||Read Our Review||$2,500|
|Tempur-Pedic||TEMPUR-Cloud||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$1,999|
|Tempur-Pedic||TEMPUR-Adapt||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$2,199|
|Tempur-Pedic||TEMPUR-ProAdapt||Foam||3 / 5 / 7||Read Our Review||$2,999|
|Allswell||The Allswell||Hybrid||7-8||Read Our Review||$375|
|Brooklyn Bedding||Titan||Hybrid||7-8||Read Our Review||$999|
|Tuft & Needle||Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress||Hybrid||Read Our Review||$1,495|
|Tuft & Needle||Mint Mattress||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$995|
|Tuft and Needle||T&N Mattress||Foam||6.5||Read Our Review||$595|
|Vaya||Vaya Mattress||Foam||5||Read Our Review||899|
|WinkBeds||WinkBed||Innerspring||4 / 6 / 7 / 8||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|WinkBeds||MemoryLux||Foam||4 / 5 / 7||Read Our Review||$1,599|
|Yogasleep||Yogabed Original||Foam||6||Read Our Review||$949|
|Zenhaven||Zenhaven Mattress||Latex||4 / 7-8||Read Our Review||$2,399|
|Zinus||12" Memory Foam||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$307 (avg)|
|Zoma||Zoma Sports Mattress||Foam||5||Read Our Review||$850|