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Finding Your Mattress

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.

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Sleep Position

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.

The Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

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.

Layla Hybrid

Mattress Type:
Hybrid
Firmness:
Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)
Layla Hybrid
$1,699
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Winkbeds GravityLux

Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Soft (4), Medium (5), Firm (7)
Winkbeds GravityLux
$1,599
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Cocoon Chill

Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6)
Cocoon Chill
$850
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The Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

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.

PlushBeds Natural Bliss

Mattress Type:
Latex
Firmness:
Soft (3), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7-8)
PlushBeds Natural Bliss
$1,199
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Nectar

Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Firm (6)
Nectar
$799
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Helix Dawn

Mattress Type:
Hybrid
Firmness:
Firm (7)
Helix Dawn
$899
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The Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers

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.

Saatva

Mattress Type:
Innerspring
Firmness:
Soft (2-3), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7-8)
Saatva
$1,399
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WinkBed

Mattress Type:
Innerspring
Firmness:
Soft (4), Medium (6), Firm (7), Plus (8)
WinkBed
$1,599
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Cocoon Chill

Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6)
Cocoon Chill
$850
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Mattress Type

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.

Review Methodology – How We Rate Mattresses

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.

Our Performance Ratings

We use the following performance categories to rate mattresses:

Motion Isolation
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.

Pressure Relief
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.

Temperature Control
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
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.

Sex
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.

Off-Gassing
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.

Mattress Reviews Database

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
GoodMorning.com Apollo Foam 5 Read Our Review $1,249 (CAD)
Aviya Aviya Mattress Innerspring 4 / 6 / 7 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 $2,399
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 $850
Diamond Mattress Intention Hybrid Hybrid 5 Read Our Review $1,399
DreamCloud DreamCloud Mattress Hybrid 6 Read Our Review $1,099
DreamCloud DreamCloud Premier Hybrid 6 Read Our Review $1,399
DreamFoam Arctic Dreams Foam 5 Read Our Review $499
Eco Terra Eco Terra Mattress Hybrid 5 / 6 Read Our Review $1,149
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 $1,250
Haven Haven Premier Mattress Foam 6 Read Our Review 949
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 $1,499
Idle Sleep Idle Latex Hybrid 6 Read Our Review $1,899
Joybed Joybed LX Hybrid 7 Read Our Review $990
GoodMorning.com Juno Mattress Foam Read Our Review 399
Layla Layla Mattress Foam 4 / 7.5 Read Our Review $999
Layla Layla Hybrid Hybrid 5 / 7 Read Our Review $1,699
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 Logan & Cove by Novosbed Hybrid 4.5 / 6 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 $1,049
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
Novosbed Novosbed Foam 4 / 6 / 7 Read Our Review $999
OkiOki OkiEasy Hybrid 6 Read Our Review $550
Parachute Parachute Mattress Hybrid 7 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
Polysleep Polysleep Mattress Foam 5.5 Read Our Review $950
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
ReST ReST Bed with Purple Grid Airbed Read Our Review 5799
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
Silk + Snow Silk + Snow S&S Mattress Foam 6 Read Our Review $800
Silk + Snow S&S Organic Hybrid 6 Read Our Review 1200
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
Leesa Studio by Leesa Foam 6 Read Our Review $799
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 GravityLux 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 Hybrid Hybrid 5 Read Our Review $1,149
Zoma Zoma Sports Mattress Foam 5 Read Our Review $850
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