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10 Best Mattresses of 2018 (Ultimate Buyer’s Guide)

By Alesandra Woolley

With so many brands that claim to have the “best mattress,” it can feel impossible to know where to start your search for a new bed. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you find the perfect mattress without having to compromise. So take a deep breath and close all those other browser tabs that are taking your mattress-buying anxiety to the next level.

In this guide, you’ll learn about all the things you should consider when shopping for your next mattress. Then we’ll reveal the top 10 best-rated mattresses for every type of sleeper. This guide will save you time, money and frustration – but most importantly, it will help you get your best sleep ever!

If you want to skip ahead to the top rated mattress, simply click on the link below.

**We’ve updated this guide to include the best Holiday mattress deals to save you even more money!**

Why do you need a new mattress?

The general rule is that you should change your mattress every 7-10 years. Unfortunately, there’s not an alarm that goes off letting you know it’s time for an upgrade, but if you’re not sleeping well and haven’t hit that limit, it’s time to start shopping.

If you’ve had your mattress for more than 5 years, it’s a good idea to pay closer attention to its overall condition. Take note of how well you’re sleeping, if you’re waking up feeling groggy or achy or if you feel like you’re sinking into the mattress too much. These could be indications that your mattress is losing its shape.

Here’s some information to help you decide if it’s time for a new mattress depending on the type of mattress you have.

The Average Lifespan of a Mattress by Type
Mattress Type Average Lifespan Notes
Innerspring 7-8 years

Even if you’ve flipped and rotated your innerspring mattress regularly, the core is still made of metal wire, which tends to sag and lose its form over time.

Foam / Memory Foam Up to 10 years

While this material is generally better at holding its shape, it still doesn’t last forever. It can last up to 10 years if you’re diligent about rotating it and keeping it clean.

Latex Up to 15 years

Latex mattresses tend to have the most longevity. A good quality latex mattress can last up to 15 years because of its durable makeup.

Of course, the average lifespan of a mattress depends on factors beyond just the type of mattress you have – like how often you use it, the kind of sleeper you are, your body weight, if you have children jumping around on it often and if you share your bed with your pets.

And we hate to break it to you, but if you’ve had your mattress for more than 5 years, there are most definitely dust mites, bacteria, and other microorganisms that have crept their way into your mattress layers – no matter how clean you think you are. (Fun fact: the average person sweats out half a pint of perspiration every night. Gross, we know.)

Here are some other signs that it might be time for a new mattress:

  • You’re in pain when you wake up
  • You regularly wake up feeling groggy or achy
  • You tend to sleep better in a hotel room or somewhere other than your own bed
  • Your mattress is feeling a little saggy or lumpy
  • You feel like you’re sinking too deeply into your mattress
  • You wake up with numbness in your limbs
  • You find yourself tossing and turning in the middle of the night
  • You can feel when your sleeping partner makes even the slightest movement on the other side of the bed

Even though a new mattress might seem like a significant investment, getting quality, restorative sleep is critical to your health. And in some cases, you’ve simply outgrown your bed. David Brummett, VP of Merchandising for Mattress Firm puts it like this:

“Over the course of 8 years, a lot of life moments can happen. Just because your bed was perfect at the start of college does not mean it will still be the right bed for you 8 years later. While a mattress can be a lofty investment, your sleep and health are definitely worth the spend in the long run.”

What are the different types of mattresses available?

Now that you’ve decided it’s time for a new, upgraded, less lumpy, better smelling mattress, the next step is figuring out what type of mattress you should get.

There’s endless research out there to help you decide, but we’ve simplified what you really need to know about the most popular types of mattresses available.

Foam / Memory Foam

  • Overall customer satisfaction: 80%
  • Average price range: $675 – $1,000

Foam and memory foam mattresses make up the majority of online mattresses available. These are typically a medium on the firmness scale and tend to be better for people with back pain as it helps with lumbar support, pressure relief and body contouring. It’s also great for motion transfer (if your partner moves around a lot, you won’t feel it).

Memory foam will be more contouring, meaning it will hug your body more than other mattresses will and won’t provide as much bounce or freedom of movement. So if don’t typically move around a lot throughout the night, memory foam might be a good option for you. It’s also worth noting that many of “foam” mattresses you see today are not purely memory foam but a foam blend made with other materials.

Because of the “hug” that memory foam provides, this type of mattress has been known to sleep hot. However, Helen Sullivan, spokesperson for CertiPUR-US, advises that this issue has largely been alleviated with new foam technology:

“When these foams first became popular, some said they were warmer to sleep on. However, technological advances in foam production have largely eliminated these problems by using different foam formulations, and in some cases, special cool foams, cooling gel foam, etc.”

If you’re shopping for a foam mattress, you’ll want to pay close attention to what the foams are made of. Look for mattresses that use CertiPUR-US® certified foams. This means that the foam is made without formaldehyde, PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris’) flame retardants, ozone depleters, and other harmful chemicals. It also means there is low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emission for indoor air quality. Essentially, CertiPUR-US® certified foams are better for you and the environment.

You can find brands that offer CertiPUR-US® certified foams here.

Pros and cons of memory foam
Pros Cons
  • Affordable
  • Good at keeping motion transfer at a minimum (you won’t feel your sleeping partner moving)
  • Good for alleviating back pain
  • Good for pressure relief
  • Contours and conforms to your body
  • Won’t provide as much freedom of movement
  • Certain models can trap body heat causing you to sleep hot
  • Tend to be thinner than traditional innerspring mattresses
  • If foams are not labeled as CertiPUR-US certified, they could be harmful to the environment and air quality in your bedroom
  • Not always ideal for stomach sleepers, as this can cause misalignment in the spine which can lead to back pain


  • Overall customer satisfaction: 64%
  • Average price range: $2,000-$5,000

When you think of the “traditional” type of mattress, innerspring (or coil) is probably what comes to mind. This is one of the most widely used types of mattresses and is made with at least one layer of spring metal coils. Innerspring mattresses have great bounce, strong edge support, and are usually pretty good about keeping you cool.

Because of the metal coils inside, innerspring beds are pretty heavy and may ship full size (if that’s a factor that will impact your decision). If you’re looking for something that can contour your body well, then an innerspring mattress is probably not for you. Since there’s a decent amount of empty space in an innerspring mattress, you won’t get as much pressure relief as you would with other types of mattresses, but you will have more freedom of movement, which is beneficial if you tend to move around a lot at night.

Russell Whatcott, Director of Innovation at Purple explains it like this:

“The standard springs [in an innerspring mattress] have what is called a spring constant. This means that the harder you push against a spring the harder it pushes back against you. The difficulty with a spring constant is that it can be difficult to get the pressure relief that many people crave while also getting the support (like in the lower back) that most of us need. Usually, you have to make a bit of a compromise in order to get the rest you need.”

Pros and cons of innerspring
Pros Cons
  • Responsive (good if you tend to change positions throughout the night)
  • Strong edge support
  • Good airflow (helps keep you cool)
  • Can be expensive
  • Heavy/difficult to maneuver
  • Will not contour your body or provide as much pressure relief


  • Overall customer satisfaction: 75%
  • Average price range: $900-$2,000

Latex mattresses are great for people who want many of the benefits of a foam mattress but don’t want to feel as hugged or “contoured.” These mattresses tend to have great cooling properties, bounce and are still responsive – meaning it will adjust to your body as you move around. Ron Rudzin, CEO of Saatva, says, “Latex is great because it has the resiliency of a spring mattress, but locks you in like memory foam.” As we mentioned earlier, latex mattresses also tend to have the longest lifespan of all mattress types.

The downsides? Latex mattresses tend to be more expensive. They are also very dense, meaning they’re going to be on the heavier side. Depending on the type of latex you get, you may notice some of that synthetic, chemically smell for the first few days. But if you opt for a natural latex mattress, you won’t need to worry about that. Natural latex mattresses will come at a higher price tag, but you really are getting the best of the best when it comes to mattresses.

Pros and cons of latex
Pros Cons
  • Provides pressure relief + freedom of movement
  • Durable and will last a long time (up to 15 years)
  • Sleeps cool
  • Expensive
  • Very heavy/difficult to maneuver
  • Can contain harmful chemicals if not organic


  • Overall customer satisfaction: 81%
  • Average price range: $1,000-$1,800

A hybrid mattress usually refers to a mattress that’s made with a combination of memory foam and springs, but it can include other materials and combinations as well (like latex and memory foam). Hybrids tend to offer a good balance of support and pressure relief while providing a cooler sleeping surface that pure memory foam. Motion transfer will also be better on a hybrid than innerspring alone with the help of more motion-absorbing layers.

If you and your significant other want different things in a mattress, then a hybrid might be the best option for you. However, getting the best of both worlds can sometimes mean a higher price point. Hybrid mattresses can also be extremely heavy, making transporting and handling challenging in some cases.

Benefits of a hybrid mattress

Adam Tishman, co-founder of Helix Sleep, specializes in custom hybrid mattresses. He says:

“A hybrid mattress offers the best of both worlds. You get the bounce and cradling effect of springs balanced with the contouring and cushioning of foam. Traditional all innerspring beds can feel stiff and don’t isolate motion well, while all memory foam beds sleep extremely hot and can feel too dense. It’s all about the right balance!”


In a recent Mattress Advisor study, we found that 45% of respondents are currently sleeping on an innerspring mattress, but only 12.6% prefer this type of mattress. Memory foam was the most preferred choice at 34.5%.

Preferred mattress types (Survey of 2,000 people)

What are the most important things to look for in a new mattress?

If you’ve done any research on mattresses already, you’ve probably noticed that the mattress industry has its very own lingo – with words like “responsiveness” and “motion transfer.” While they might seem like “fluff” words, they’re actually important factors to consider when choosing a mattress that’s going to best meet your needs.

Here’s a breakdown of these key mattress features – in plain old English – to help you understand why these are so critical when finding the best mattress. It’s important to note that sometimes you won’t be able to realize how well a mattress performs on these factors until you try it out for a few nights. So if you’re not sure what mattress is best for you, make sure to invest in a mattress with a risk-free trial period.

Spine Alignment

When comparing mattresses, you want to look for something that will support your body so that your spine can remain in its natural position. A healthy spine position allows your muscles to rest, meaning you’ll wake up feeling more refreshed in the morning.

If you’re a side sleeper, the line from your tailbone to your neck should be straight. If you’re a back sleeper, your spine should retain its natural curve when you’re lying down on a mattress that provides good support. Stomach sleepers will have a bit more trouble maintaining the natural curve just by nature of the position.

As a rule of thumb, you’ll want a mattress that takes the shape of your spine (providing pressure relief), while simultaneously supporting your weight so your back is aligned properly, according to Vik Singh, founder of Spine & Vigor.

Chiropractor Dr. Michael McGovern, D.C. of Chiro One Wellness Centers explains:

“The impact your bed has on spinal alignment is dependent on the individual’s anatomy. Does a pear-shaped side sleeper need a softer mattress to accommodate the curviness of their anatomy? Does a back sleeper with a hyper- or hypo-lordotic lumbar curve also require a softer mattress to support their lumbar region?

The answer is not straightforward and as always the best advice I can recommend is to spend hours on the bed you’re considering buying before making your final decision. We all have different sizes and shapes and will respond better to certain mattress types.”

Mattress spine alignment test

Mattress Advisor spine alignment test

Pressure Relief

Your body will be best supported by a mattress that evenly distributes your body weight so the heavier parts of your body, like your hips and shoulders, don’t sink in too deeply. If they do, your mattress could be causing strain on your pressure points.

You’ll want to look for a mattress that pushes back when you apply pressure (but not too much). Different mattresses will offer better pressure relief for different body types – so if you’re smaller, you won’t need as much pushback, but if you’re larger, you’ll want to make sure the mattress is proving proper support and you’re not sinking in too much.

Mattress Advisor pressure relief test

Mattress Advisor pressure relief test


Responsiveness just means how well a mattress reacts and adjusts to your body movements while you sleep. We all move while we sleep, but this is especially important for people who are restless sleepers or tend to change positions often throughout the night.

Motion transfer

Motion transfer refers to how well a mattress absorbs movement. For example, if your sleeping partner is tossing, turning or getting up throughout the night and you’d rather not be bothered by it, you’ll want to look for a mattress that isolates motion well. This also helps if your pets share a bed with you. Memory foam and foam blend mattresses tend to be best for motion transfer.


Firmness just means how firm or soft a mattress feels. While all humans are different, the type of sleeper you are usually helps dictate the level of firmness you should look for. Firmness is measured on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being the firmest. (But honestly, unless you find comfort in sleeping on a pile of cotton balls or wood floor, we wouldn’t recommend a 1 or 10 – that’s extreme).

  • Side sleepers tend to prefer softer mattresses (3-6) that contour their body well and provides pressure relief around the hips and shoulders. Typically foam mattresses are better for side sleepers although adding a pillow top to your mattress can also help make this position more comfortable.
  • Stomach sleepers usually prefer a slightly firmer mattress (4-7) for better support since they tend to put more stress on the spine when sleeping in this position. Medium firmness foam mattresses are usually a preferred choice for stomach sleepers but you can also find middle-ground firmness on innerspring and hybrid.
  • Back sleepers need good support on their lower back especially and tend to prefer firmer mattresses (6-8). Most types of mattresses (even memory foam) offer some degree of higher firmness, but you probably want to stay away from mattresses that are on the softer side.

Dr. McGovern, D.C., will usually recommend a mattress on the firmer side to his patients as mattresses tend to get softer over time.

Contrary to popular belief, firmness and support are two different things. Vik from Spine & Vigor explains it like this: “Firmness is the pushback you feel from your mattress at certain pressure points. Support [on the other hand], is the weight your mattress foundation can hold to support your body properly.”

36% of people who sleep with a partner claim that they prefer a different firmness level than their partner does.

Temperature control / heat transfer

While you’re sleeping, you want to make sure your mattress is helping to transfer heat away from your body, not keep it trapped within its layers. (No one wants to wake up in a pile of sweat.)

Mattresses that offer a cool sleeping surface include: breathable, or aerated, layers that promote airflow, materials that help wick heat away (like wool covers), air channels, or materials designed specifically to react to your body’s temperature, like Celliant.

“The reason temperature impacts sleep so much is that we have to have a decrease in our core body temperature in order to fall asleep. If you have ever had a fever, you know what that feels like – you don’t sleep very well! We have very fragmented sleep when we have a fever and that’s because our core body temp can’t decrease. The ideal temp for sleeping is 65 – 68 degrees. If that’s too cold for you, just pile on more blankets. As long as your head is exposed to that cold air, you will decrease your core body temp.”

– Dr. Robert Oexman, Director of the Sleep to Live Institute


When looking for your perfect mattress, you want quality, premium material that will last (preferably without tons of nasty chemicals). The strength of the material is important – you don’t want sagging or lumps and want your mattress to maintain its elasticity and support for years to come.

Edge support

Edge support is what prevents you from rolling off the mattress in the middle of the night. Innerspring mattresses usually have a separate support layer around the edges that help keep you on it, while foam mattresses typically don’t have a separate edge layer. However, it’s also harder to “roll off” of a foam mattress.

This factor is important if you’re a particularly restless sleeper (or have a history of falling off beds…), or if you use the end of your bed to put your socks and shoes on in the morning.

Trial, warranty and return policy

Even if a thousand people love a mattress, it doesn’t mean you will too. Everyone’s body is different therefore you’re going to respond to your mattress differently. Before you buy your mattress, make sure you pay attention to the trial period you have, what’s covered under your warranty, and return policy (most of our favorites have a very generous trial period, warranty policy and hassle-free returns).

You should also try to give your mattress at least 30 days to “break it in” and see if it’s right for you before you kick it to the curb. (Although we don’t recommend actually kicking it to the curb if you want a refund.)

“You have to give your body time to adjust. Maybe you have a “wow” moment the first time you try out a new mattress, but your body is in a different state when you’re sleeping. You have got to give yourself time. That’s why we say 30 days. You have to give your body a chance to adjust and adapt. It doesn’t matter whose product it is, you can’t make a judgment really quickly.”

– Jamie Diamonstein, Co-founder of Leesa

For reference, most online mattress companies offer a trial period of 100 nights or more.


Most of our favorite mattresses ship free and fast, but you should also pay attention to how it ships. If you live in a small or walk-up apartment, then mattresses that ship condensed in a box might be more convenient than mattresses that ship full size.

We know it can be hard to picture something as big as a mattress being shipped in a box that’s a fraction of the size, but it really is possible. Here’s proof!

If you can’t visualize lugging a full-size mattress up a flight of stairs going smoothly, it probably won’t go smoothly. There are also some companies who will come take your old mattress for a small fee (~$40) and set up your new mattress for you.


When it comes to size, the best mattress for you can be determined by considering two important factors: who will be sleeping on it and where will it go?

Who will be sleeping on it?

While this certainly has to do with the size of the people who will be sleeping on it, it also has to do with personal preference.

If you’re single or shopping for children/teens then a twin or full size mattress will probably be suitable. The most common size for couples is a queen size mattress because it fits well into most bedrooms and is large enough to give both people the space they need to sleep without disturbing each other. Sheets and other accessories are also cheaper and more available for queen beds than larger sizes.

King size mattresses have crept up in the popularity polls recently because they essentially offer couples as much space in bed with their partner as if they were alone in a twin. If you’re a restless sleeper who needs lots of room, then a king mattress is the way to go. It’s also a popular choice among couples with pets or children who sneak into bed every now and then.

For taller or larger folks, California king might seem attractive. Buyers of both king sizes should be aware of increased costs for the bed itself and accessories, and more challenging set-up due to the size and weight of the mattress.

In a recent Mattress Advisor study among couples who share a bed, 46% sleep on a queen, 44% sleep on a king and 9% sleep on a California king.

Here are the dimensions* for standard bed sizes so you know what to expect: 

Size Dimensions
Twin 38” x 75”
Twin XL 38” x 80”
Full 54” x 75”
Queen 60” x 80”
King 76” x 80”
California King 72” x 84”


*Note: mattresses differ in their height, which is why we are only providing width and length as standard dimensions.

Where will it go?

If you’re moving into a new space or looking to change the size of your mattress, be sure to plan ahead by measuring how your new mattress will fit into your sleeping area. Knowing that your new mattress will fit in your room (along with any other furniture) ahead of time can save you a major headache later on. One member of our team had to cut a custom-made “extra long” double bed back down to standard size so that the bedroom door of his tiny 400 square foot Boston apartment would actually open and close.

If you are planning to change things up, there are a number of free room planning tools available that will allow you to see what your new setup might look like before you pull the trigger. We like Roomstyler 3D Home Planner which allows you to customize your room layout and already has different bed sizes and standard furniture pieces pre-loaded.


While we’re focusing on high-quality mattresses in this article (that are also affordable) we feel like we need to warn you about prices that are too low and too high. If you find a mattress under $500 (for a queen), it typically means they’re cutting corners or using cheaper materials. Which means you’ll likely end up getting low quality sleep.

Many of the online-only brands that cut out the middleman fees can offer a great quality mattress for under $1,000 for a queen size mattress. Certainly, there are mattresses that are more expensive than that, but you’re likely paying for bells and whistles, or hidden markups at that point.

A mattress can feel like a big investment, but you can also think about price this way: If you buy a $1,000 mattress, only sleep on it for 300 days out of the year, and own it for 7 years, you’re essentially paying $0.48 a day to get a great night’s sleep. (Your latte costs 10x more than that.)


Mattress Advisor surveyed 2,000 people to see which factors were most important to them when shopping for a mattress. The factors they considered “very important” were comfort (91.41%), support (81.37%), durability (77.06%) and price (76.58%).

Factor Very important Not at all important Moderately important
Comfort 91.41% 1.23% 7.37%
Support 81.37% 1.58% 17.05%
Durability 77.06% 1.94% 21%
Price 76.58% 2.09% 21.33%
Firmness 56.17% 4.23% 39.60%
Pressure relief 53.31% 5.91% 40.77%
Return policy 35.26% 17.24% 47.50%
Responsiveness 34.80% 13.32%  51.89%
Motion transfer  30.26%  25.52%  44.22%
Edge support  29.83%  25.85%  44.31%

The Best Mattresses of 2018

At Mattress Advisor, we’ve tested and compared hundreds of different mattresses and gathered thousands of consumer reviews to determine the best mattresses for every type of sleeper. Here you’ll see the top product in each category.

Best mattresses overview:
  1. Best Overall: Sapira
  2. Best Budget Mattress: Nectar
  3. Best Luxury Mattress: Saatva
  4. Best for Side Sleepers: Leesa
  5. Best for Back Pain: Level Sleep
  6. Best for Stomach Sleepers: Puffy Lux
  7. Best for Couples: Helix
  8. Best for Hot Sleepers: Brooklyn Aurora
  9. Best for Heavy People: Big Fig
  10. Best Organic Mattress: ZenHaven

For more information on our top-rated mattress and why we think they’re great, keep reading.

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1. Best Mattress Overall


Best Overall
  • Luxury hybrid mattress made with pocket springs and foam
  • Responsive sleep surface that reacts to your body as you move and change positions
  • Superior motion isolation and edge support

This mattress is amazing!"

Jenny H.
Customer Rating
4.5 / 5
MA Score
9.4 / 10

Medium-firm - firm: 7/10

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

It’s hard to fit the Sapira into any one particular category because it’s good at a lot of things. As one of our highest-rated mattress, we find ourselves recommending the Sapira to all types of sleepers. The main reason is because of its impeccable responsiveness and pressure relief. So no matter what position you sleep in, Sapira will adjust your body’s position and provide the right amount of support and pressure relief in the areas you need it most. This is the perfect recipe for deep, restorative sleep that many people only dream about.

Inside the Sapira

Sapira’s surface is hard to explain, but Goldilocks was onto something when she said, “not to firm, not too soft, just right.” The top layer of the Sapira is a cooling, high-density foam that contours your body, but doesn’t cause you to sink or feel stuck. Then you have memory foam, which helps with pressure relief. Think of it as a cushion that pushes back on areas of high pressure, like your hips and shoulders.

What really sets Sapira apart is the way that the top foam layers and the bottom pocket springs work together. The individual pocket springs inside the Sapira provide additional support, freedom of movement, and durability. But with the spring and foam combination, you’re really getting the best of both worlds – a comfortable and supportive sleep surface, with the bounce and resiliency that many foam-only mattresses are lacking.

Other benefits

The Sapira also provides exceptional motion isolation – so if you share your bed with a partner or pets, you won’t be disturbed by them moving around in the middle of the night. Different from many other foam-only mattresses, the Sapira also has great edge support – so no matter where you find yourself sleeping on the mattress, you’ll have sufficient support all around.

When you buy a Sapira mattress, you can also sleep better knowing you’re supporting a company that is making the world a better place. Leesa (the company that makes Sapira) donates one mattress for every 10 sold to non-profit organizations that serve homeless and at-risk individuals. They plant one tree for every purchase made and donate a portion of their profits for sheets to 42nd Street, an organization that supports mental and emotional well-being in young people.

Who it’s good for

While Sapira wins the award for “best overall” mattress, it’s particularly good for:

  • Couples: Sapira does a good job of keeping motion transfer at a minimum so you won’t be disturbed by your partner.
  • People with back pain: Sapira’s high performance in pressure relief and spine alignment make it ideal for relieving back and joint pain while you sleep.
  • People who sleep hot: Sapira is designed to promote airflow so your body heat doesn’t get trapped inside its layers.

You’re getting a whole lot of mattress for the price of the Sapira. The standard price for a queen mattress is $1,595, but you can click the link below to get an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount.

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Read our full Sapira review here

2. Best Budget Mattress


Best Budget Mattress
  • The Nectar mattress sleeps cool, provides great pressure relief and won’t put a dent in your wallet
  • For the price, you’re still getting a good quality mattress that’s designed to last
  • Nectar also offers one of the industry’s best return policy and “Forever Warranty”

This mattress has made a difference in the way I sleep."

Paul H.
Customer Rating
4.8 / 5
MA Score
8.6 / 10

Medium firm: 5.5-6/10

Trial Period

365 days

Why we love it

On the surface, there are a few immediate things that set Nectar apart from other mattresses: It has one of the longest trial periods in the industry (a full year!), its warranty is valid for as long as you own the mattress, and it won’t put a dent in your budget either.

Nectar’s gel memory foam surface provides great pressure relief and motion isolation. It will give you more of a “hugging” feel, which is ideal for people who don’t tend to move around a ton throughout the night. As an added bonus, Nectar’s proprietary cover is specifically designed to keep out dust mites!

The standard price for a queen Nectar mattress is $699, but you can click the link below to get an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount.

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Read our full Nectar review here

Best Budget Mattress Runners-Up

3. Best Luxury Mattress


Best Luxury Mattress
  • Customizable mattress made with quality materials and eco-friendly
  • Provides great edge support, lumbar support and pressure relief
  • Exceptional customer service and free white-glove delivery

Believe me, this mattress is as good or better than they advertise it to be."

N Malenke
Customer Rating
4.8 / 5
MA Score
8.7 / 10

Available in plush soft: 3/10; luxury firm: 5.5-6.5/10; and firm: 8/10

Trial Period

120 days

Why we love it

The Saatva mattress will make you feel like you’re sleeping in a 5-star hotel. It’s made with layers of coil-on-coil construction that sit below memory foam and a plush euro pillow-top. The Saatva mattress is handcrafted in independent, American factories using high-quality materials like organic cotton, eco-friendly foams and recycled steel rod coil units.

Saatva’s superior customer service will also make you feel like royalty. The company offers free in-home set-up for your new mattress and free removal of your old mattress to help make the transition to your new mattress easier. You also won’t have to lift a finger!

In addition to the luxury feel, Saatva also offers exceptional spine alignment to promote healthy and restorative sleep. If you tend to move around throughout the night, Saatva will support your movements no matter what position you sleep in. The best part is that a Saatva mattress is built to last. It’s one of the most durable mattresses on the market, meaning you’ll reap these benefits for years to come.

Click the link below to see the best price on a Saatva mattress.

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Read our full Saatva review here

Best Luxury Mattress Runners-Up

Alexander Hybrid

Allswell Luxe (Firmer)

Allswell firm mattress

The Solay Hybrid

4. Best Mattress for Side Sleepers


Best Mattress for Side Sleepers
  • An excellent choice for side sleepers due to its pressure relieving properties and spine support
  • Responsive mattress that adjusts to your body movements throughout the night
  • Contours your body in the areas that need it most, without trapping heat

My only regret is not buying this bed earlier."

Erin S.
Customer Rating
4.8 / 5
MA Score
9.3 / 10

Medium firm: 6/10

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

If you’re a side sleeper, it’s important to look for a mattress that will evenly distribute your body weight and support your pressure points – particularly in areas of high pressure like your hips, shoulders and knees. The Leesa mattress is our top pick for side sleepers because of its excellent contouring properties that help relieve this type of pressure.

The Leesa also scored very well in our spine alignment test – meaning this mattress will help keep your spine in a straight line while sleeping on your side.

Another area that Leesa scored highly in during our testing is responsiveness. This means that no matter what position you sleep in, Leesa will provide the support you need. Since side sleepers tend to change positions throughout the night more than other positions, this is a favorable trait when looking for the best mattress for side sleepers.

The standard price for a queen Leesa mattress is $995, but you can click the link below to get an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount.

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Read our full Leesa review here

Best Mattress for Side Sleepers Runners-Up

5. Best Mattress for Back Pain

Level Sleep

Best Mattress for Back Pain
  • Recommended by doctors and chiropractors for people who suffer from back pain.
  • Participants in Level Sleep’s clinical trial reported a 54% reduction in morning stiffness.
  • Its patented TriSupport™ technology offers optimal lumbar support and pressure relief on shoulder and hip zones.

The varied support in the mattress lends itself to a pain-free, relaxed sleep."

Barbara G.
Customer Rating
4.5 / 5
MA Score
8.4 / 10

TriZone Firmness

Trial Period

365 days

Why we love it

The Level Sleep TriSupport mattress is our top pick for mattresses that help with back pain. This foam mattress was designed to provide different levels of support in the places that need it most. For example, your shoulders and hips require a different level of pressure relief than your torso does, and Level Sleep’s foam system supports that. This level of customized support helps to keep your body weight evenly distributed and your spine appropriately aligned. These factors play a big role in helping to alleviate back pain while you sleep.

We also appreciate and admire Level Sleep’s dedication to offering restorative, healthy sleep. The company has been active in sleep research for more than 15 years and has even conducted its own Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved sleep study which found that subjects who slept on the Level Sleep mattress experienced a 54% reduction in morning stiffness and a 56% reduction of pain. It’s also been recommended by doctors and chiropractors.

The standard price for a queen Level Sleep mattress is $1,599. Click the link below to see the best offer for this mattress.

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Read our full Level Sleep review here

Best Mattress for Back Pain Runners-Up

6. Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers

Puffy Lux

Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers
  • Puffy Lux is Puffy’s premier mattress model made with patent-pending Cooling Cloud Foam and the Puffy Cloud Cover.
  • The Puffy Lux’s Cooling Cloud & Plush Cloud Foam work in tandem to melt the stress and strain from your body’s pressure points.
  • It’s the ideal firmness for stomach sleepers.

Waking up in the morning is an overall soothing experience.

Customer Rating
5 / 5
MA Score
8.8 / 10

Medium-soft to medium: 5.5 - 7

Trial Period

101 days

Why we love it

If you’re a stomach sleeper, you’ll want to find a mattress that’s slightly soft on the top, but firm enough to provide spine alignment and pressure relief. The Puffy Lux offers exactly what stomach sleepers will want in a mattress.

Puffy’s gel-infused memory foam uses convection and conduction technology to disperse heat away from your body, increasing airflow 8x more than standard foam mattresses.

The standard price for a queen Puffy Lux mattress is $1,795, but you can click the link below to get an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount.

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Read our full Puffy Lux review here

Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers Runners-Up

7. Best Mattress for Couples


Best Mattress for Couples
  • The Helix mattress is a bed that’s made just for you…literally. With the Helix Color-MATCH system, you’ll be paired with one of nine new mattress models based on your personal sleeping preferences.
  • Helix is ideal for couples who have different sleeping preferences – you can actually customize each side of the bed.

The support is perfect for both of us.

Customer Rating
4.6 / 5
MA Score
8.9 / 10

Customizable: Varies based on selection

Trial Period

100 days

Why we love it

The thing that makes Helix the best mattress for couples is that no matter how different your sleeping styles are, you can both find comfort on the Helix.

Simply complete the Helix Sleeping Quiz, answer questions about your individual sleep style and comfort preferences, and get matched with your perfect mattress. You’ll have the option to blend the mattress based on both of your answers or customize each side of the bed. There’s literally no compromise needed when it comes to the Helix.

The standard price for a queen Helix mattress is $995, but you can click the link below to get an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount.

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Read our full Helix review here

Best Mattress for Couples Runners-Up

8. Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers

Brooklyn Aurora

Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers
  • Brooklyn Bedding’s patented Energex™ foam marries the bounce of latex with the pressure relief of memory foam – all in an open cell construction foam that promotes superior breathability and contouring properties.
  • The top layer is also made with TitanCool™, a water-based surface infusion that draws excess heat away from your body.

The surface is cool to the touch."

Brian N.
Customer Rating
4.4 / 5
MA Score
8.9 / 10

Available in soft (3/10), medium (5/10) or firm (7/10)

Trial Period

120 days

Why we love it

The Brooklyn Aurora mattress is one of the coolest mattresses we have ever had in the Mattress Lab – temperature wise, and otherwise. Even weeks after unboxing this mattress, it was still cool to the touch.

Its hybrid construction of cooling foams and coil allows for superior airflow and breathability. The top layer even works to actively draw heat away from your body while you sleep.

The standard price for a queen Brooklyn Aurora mattress is $1,699, but you can click the link below to get an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount.

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Read our full Brooklyn Aurora review here

Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers Runners-Up

9. Best Mattress for Heavy People

Big Fig

Best Mattress for Heavy People
  • Big Fig is designed to meet the needs of sleepers with a bigger figure. It can support up to 1000 lbs. of weight for couples or up to 500 lbs. for a single sleeper.
  • You will receive a custom-made foundation with the purchase of any Big Fig mattress that is designed to support larger amounts of weight.
  • The top layer of the Big Fig is treated with an innovative ThermoGel which converts moisture from perspiration into a refrigerant, immediately cooling the surface.

This is truly the best mattress I’ve come across."

Customer Rating
4.5 / 5
MA Score
8.8 / 10

Medium firm

Trial Period

101 days

Why we love it

The Big Fig was carefully designed to support people with bigger figures. It does a great job of providing pressure relief and supporting heavier parts of the body where it’s needed most.

Heavier sleepers claim that they don’t sink into this mattress like they do with others. The hybrid construction, durable materials and sturdy foundation help with this. The top layer of the Big Fig will also promote a cooler night’s sleep.

The standard price for a queen Big Fig mattress is $1,699, but you can click the link below to get an exclusive Mattress Advisor discount.

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Read our full Big Fig review here

Best Mattress for Heavy People Runners-Up

10. Best Organic Mattress


Best Organic Mattress
  • The ZenHaven mattress is “as green as modern manufacturing will allow.”
  • All the latex layers in the mattress are made from 100% natural latex, the flame-retardant is made from natural 100% organic New Zealand wool, and the cover from organic cotton.
  • ZenHaven naturally resists mold and microbes and is built to last 20 years with normal usage.

Zenhaven is the most comfortable and aesthetically beautiful mattress I've ever experienced."

Ben T.
Customer Rating
4.9 / 5
MA Score
8.6 / 10

Soft side: 4-5/10; Firm side: 7-8/10

Trial Period

120 days

Why we love it

The ZenHaven mattress is just about as green as they come. The natural materials used to make the mattress meet some of the most rigorous health and environmental standards in the world. Natural latex is also great for motion isolation, pressure relief and responsiveness.

ZenHaven is flippable so you can actually sleep on either side of the mattress: softer (Luxury Plush) or firmer (Gentle Firm).

See best price for the ZenHaven

Read our full ZenHaven review here

Best Organic Mattress Runners-Up

Why Trust Mattress Advisor?

  • Our team conducted over 1,000 hours of product testing on hundreds of different mattress brands to select the best brands for our readers
  • We used the same 6-point testing procedure and 8-point evaluation in our Mattress Lab for every single mattress
  • Our scores incorporate human performance tests, material evaluation, ease of purchase/return, customer service and brand integrity, making it the most comprehensive scoring system in the industry

Where should you buy your mattress?

Pros and cons of buying a new mattress online vs. in-store

One question you might be asking yourself is: “Can I really buy a mattress online without trying it out first?” Fair question. But then consider this: You can’t really tell if a mattress is right for you without testing it out for a while. We’re talking like 30 days. So while you can feel a mattress and wiggle around on it for a few minutes in a mattress store, you’re not really getting the full experience anyway.

Here are some other reasons why buying a mattress online might benefit you:

Lower cost 

Buying from online-only mattress companies cuts out most of those “middleman” fees that retail stores rack on, so you can get a great quality mattress for a fraction of the cost. A premium mattress in a store can cost anywhere from $3,000 – $5,000 – which includes retail markups, wholesale markups, showroom fees, commission-based sales representatives, multiple delivery patterns, and somewhere in there, the mattress itself. The price is inflated at every step so all the players can make cash money off the deal. Online retailers ship directly to their customers so they’re cutting all the “extra” stuff out and therefore can offer a quality mattress for under $1,000.

Easy delivery and setup 

Typically, buying a mattress online means it will be shipped in a box or package that’s much smaller than the actual mattress. This means the entire delivery and setup process is easier. It can be left right at your doorstep or mailroom and carrying it to your bedroom is way less of a hassle – especially if you live on a 5th-floor walkup. Most online mattress companies will ship your mattress at no cost and some will even remove of your old mattress for a small fee of around $40 or so.

Generous trial period

Online mattress companies offer a generous trial period (usually 100+ days) for you to determine if this mattress is a keeper or if your search for the perfect mattress will go on. These are typically risk-free trials so you should take advantage of them and be sure not to settle if it doesn’t end up working for you. Most online companies also offer free returns where they’ll pick up the mattress right from your home at no extra charge. Many of them will donate your unwanted mattress to local charities. So you don’t need to feel guilty for returning your mattress.

“People buy a mattress based on comfort. No one buys a mattress that sucks. But there is something that happens at home after a period of time that causes customers to call and say I can’t sleep on this thing. So it’s not a comfort thing. It’s a support thing.”

– Dr. Robert Oexman, Director of the Sleep to Live Institute

Time savings

There’s also the obvious fact that buying online saves you a trip to the mattress store. You can do your research in the comfort of your own home and with the click of a button, it’s on its way to your doorstep. You can avoid the awkward interaction with salespeople in the mattress store who are working on commission and might make you feel pressured to buy.

Buying a mattress that comes compressed in a box that’s a fraction of the size might seem like a strange idea, but believe it or not, it can actually improve the performance of your mattress. A study conducted by Leesa showed that compressed beds performed better than an uncompressed bed. Why? A technical reason is that compressed beds are built with very high-quality foams.

“It’s like wearing a pair of washed jeans,” Jamie Diamonstein, Co-founder of Leesa told us. “You get a brand new pair of jeans, but if you wash them they kind of get broken in. They feel better.” Turns out compressing can help break in a mattress just the same!

That being said, if you’re old school and feel like you need to see/feel/touch your mattress before you buy it, there are certainly great mattress options available at retail stores, you should just be prepared to pay top dollar (and not necessarily because you’re getting a better mattress). Some online mattress brands like Casper, Leesa and Purple also have their mattresses available at select retail locations.

When is the best time to buy a mattress?

Buying a new mattress is a big investment, and in some cases, it pays to hold off your mattress purchase until the prices are discounted. Luckily, those times come at fairly predictable and frequent times throughout the year for many mattress brands and retail stores.

While not every company will always participate in these major sales, there’s a good chance you can find a great mattress deal around these holidays:

  • Black Friday
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • New Years

Keep in mind that most mattress sales start up to a week before the holiday and can extend up to a week after the holiday.

You can also expect to save on mattresses around different company events, like grand opening sales, liquidation sales, moving sales and anniversary sales. These aren’t as predictable so it’s something to keep an eye out for. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you might want to sign up for a few company newsletters to get alerts about sales and discounts. (You can always unsubscribe later!)

Hint: We always consolidate the best mattress sales for our readers on our coupons page.


If you’re buying a mattress online, you can expect to always pay less than in-store. You can save as much as 40% on some mattresses if you are willing and able to wait for a sale online. The other benefit of buying a mattress online is that you don’t have to go mattress shopping on your day off!

At bricks & mortar stores, you can expect to save up to 60% on mattresses during sale periods, but remember that the overall price is going to be higher since you’re also paying for many of the mark-up fees.

What to avoid when shopping for a new mattress

We’ve walked you through the important things that you want to see in a mattress, but keep in mind that there are a number of things you should avoid when mattress shopping. In general, you’ll want to stay away from the extremes.

Take a look at some of the warning signs we’ve outlined below.

Too soft or too firm

Even if you know you prefer something very soft or very firm, it’s a good idea to stay away from the extremes on the firmness scale (1s or 10s). There’s less of a chance you’ll find comfort on an extremely soft or extremely firm mattress over time.

Very cheap, very expensive 

Mattresses under $500 (for a queen size) usually mean that you’re getting a lower quality mattress. That could be fine for a guest bedroom or temporary sleeping space, but be aware that cheaper mattresses won’t last you as long. And while you can certainly buy a quality mattress around $1,000, there are always going to be options that cost more and promise more. We’ve actually seen mattresses that cost upwards of $20,000 – and while yes, it’s likely a great mattress, it’s definitely not worth that much. Dr. Travis Russell of Chiro One Wellness said it the best:

“Don’t be cheap. Pay for quality, it will serve you in the long run. Life is too short to get a poor night’s sleep. For easy math, let’s assume you spend 8 hours a night sleeping. That’s 1/3 or your life you spend sleeping. Over the course of your life, there is nothing else you’ll do more than that. Sleep is when your body does the vast majority of its healing. Make an investment in your health and pony up for a high-quality mattress that supports you properly. Your body will thank you for it.”

No trial period or return policy

If you buy a mattress that doesn’t offer a trial period or return policy, you’re essentially stuck with that mattress or will lose some or all of your money if you decide it’s not the right for you. This is especially important when purchasing a mattress online, but just because you tested a mattress in a store doesn’t mean it’s going to feel the same when you sleep on it for a while. Your body also needs different amounts of support in your wake state vs. your sleeping state – so it’s almost impossible to know if a mattress is going to work for you until you sleep on it for a few weeks.

No warranty

When investing in a product as significant as a mattress, it’s important to make sure you’re purchase is protected. There’s always a chance for a manufacturing flaw or error with the way the mattress was made. Warranties allow you the opportunity to send back your mattress and get a new one within a certain time period (usually 10-20 years). A warranty is also a good sign that a mattress company can stand by their quality and in the off-chance that your mattress wasn’t properly made, they’ll promise to fix it.

Poor customer reviews

While it’s usually a good idea to disregard the most extreme reviews, if you come across a mattress that has a significant number of poor reviews (or an overall lower customer satisfaction score) it’s usually a good idea to stay away from those. It’s a good idea to get a sense of the total number of customer reviews and see how many of them are not favorable. If you’re looking for a particular feature in a mattress (i.e. cooling), and you find that a decent amount of customers are complaining about sleeping too hot, then it’s probably time to move on.

Too thin

Typically mattresses will range from 9-12” depending on the brand and model. Mattresses thinner than this likely won’t provide the level of cushion and support that you need for quality sleep.

Expert tips on finding the best mattress

Dr. Scott Bautch, President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health, told us: “I’ve practiced for 30 years and have had 25,000 patients. I’d say at least 50% of patients have not matched their mattress to their body type or have received advice on how to do that best.”

That’s pretty sad news if you ask us. So we’ve gathered the best advice for finding the perfect mattress from the experts themselves.

Joe Alexander – Founder of Nest Bedding

“Research, research, research! Don’t think you’re crazy because you’ve searched a bunch of sites and reviews. Don’t pull the trigger until you’re confident. Choosing a bed online isn’t as hard as some think, but get to know the policies and see what other people have experienced with the companies you’re considering.

And always toss out the bottom and top reviews from customers, see what the majority of consumers are saying.”

Ron Rudzin - CEO of Saatva

“Once you know the type of mattress you want [memory foam, innerspring, latex], I would always make sure that the foams are American foams. Foams that come from overseas have less health and safety standards. America by far has the highest levels of health and safety standards in the world.

You also want to make sure that the bed breathes and has airflow, and is made with natural fabrics. No matter what, even if it’s really cold in the winter, you don’t want a warm bed.”


Adam Tishman – Co-Founder of Helix

“Finding the perfect mattress takes time. Lying on a mattress for 2 minutes in a store has no statistical correlation with whether or not you’ll actually like that mattress. Similarly, it can take weeks to get used to your new mattress. It’s important to know that going in otherwise it will be hard to match your expectation to reality.”

Carly Griffin - Co-Founder of Zonkd

“Really think about what your personal preferences and budget are. There’s still some skepticism around shopping for a mattress online but it’s so easy to compare different products and do research in the comfort of your own home. Plus, the trial periods allow you to see for yourself if you like the mattress, or you get your money back – it’s a win-win!”

Russell Whatcott - Director of Innovation at Purple

“You should look for something that attempts to address either the largest majority of your health concerns the best or that addresses the highest priority on your list of ailments. If you don’t worry as much about constant pain or discomfort and you just want to have a better night’s sleep, think of those things that cross your mind as you first get up in the morning or those things that come to mind when you visit a hotel or sleep in a different bed than you are used to. What is it that stands out to you – good or bad – from that?

Your body can go through some adjustments as you get used to a new mattress. That process can take more than one night so it can’t be taken entirely at face value, but those impressions can be considered as you contemplate a mattress purchase.”

Martin Rawls-Meehan - CEO of Reverie

“Eco-friendly mattress materials are many, but here are some you’ll want to keep an eye out for: plant-based oils, bamboo, aloe vera, soy, organic cotton, and natural latex, which comes from the sap of a rubber tree plant like the one shown above. Organic wool is also a smart option, as it contains natural fire retardant properties that allow manufacturers to avoid treating their mattresses with toxic chemicals (mattresses are required by law to be fire-retardant).

If you want to go fully green, you’ll need to make a few concessions. Your mattress may have some wrinkles, as chemical treatments are used to make materials wrinkle-free. You also may need to opt for a lower thread count, since the thin threads required for high-thread-count sheets are often strengthened with chemicals.”

Terry Pearce – Co-Founder of Purple

“Look at the ingredients. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find quality products when you’re shopping for a mattress, but that can be the difference between a mattress that lasts for one year or 20 years.”

John Merwin – Co-Founder of Brooklyn Bedding

“You spend a third of your life on your mattress. Make sure you invest in a quality mattress that meets your sleep needs.”

JT Marino – Co-Founder of Tuft & Needle

Skip the mattress stores and go with an online company where you can return it if you don’t like it.”

Daniel Galle – Founder of Nolah

“My advice would be to choose your mattress based on your preference for firmness. Incorrect firmness is typically the common cause for a poor sleep experience.”

How to get rid of your old mattress

If you’ve decided it’s finally time for a new mattress, you might be wondering what to do with your old mattress. Here’s a hint: Do not leave it on the side of the road! In many cities, you can actually be fined for leaving your mattress on the curb.

There are better (and more environmentally friendly) ways to make room for your new bed. Take a look at our guide on getting rid of your old mattress for tips on how to properly get rid of it based on the condition of your mattress.

Getting rid of your old mattress?

Use this as a resource to help you properly dispose of or donate your old mattress, depending on the condition that it's in

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We get that choosing your mattress is a big deal – it’s where you dream, love, recharge, binge watch your favorite Netflix shows and nurse yourself back to sleep during flu season. By this point, we hope we’ve helped you select the mattress that’s going to be best for you. At the very least, we hope you have a better understanding of what’s out there and what to look for in a mattress.

If you still have unanswered questions, leave us a comment below and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Sweet dreams!

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  29. How long does it roughly take for a mattress to off-gas, on average? Are there mattresses specifically designed or preferable for those with allergy/immune sensitivities? Thanks!

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  31. This was very thorough and helpful. We need a new mattress currently, and this was definitely informative. Thank you.

    • Sure! Bed-in-a-box simply means that the mattress is compressed, rolled and vacuum sealed so that it can easily be delivered in a box that’s a fraction of the size. You can see what it looks like to “unbox” one of these mattresses in the video on this page. Hope that helps!

  32. Definitely some extremely useful information that I needed so thank you!! I need a new mattress so bad I hope to get one soon!!!

  33. Well, by the looks of it I am not the only one that need a New Mattress. Yes and I know I do.. And the Firmer the Better.. I had both Hips replaced, and 3 Different Back Spinal Fusion.. I do not mean to give you a Big Begging
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  34. I really appreciate the advice, especially the “what to avoid”. I definitely feel better equipped to shop for a new mattress soon.

  35. This is a lot of good information! I haven’t been waking up refreshed…usually just want to crawl back into bed. But, I’m starting to think it may be my old, worthless mattress that’s doing me in.

  36. Very informative article with great ideas that surpass my just lay on the mattress to see how it feels test.

    • Hi Lori! We get it – it might sounds crazy to buy a mattress online without trying it out first, but we’ve actually gone through the process of buying and returning mattresses ourselves and can tell you that it is, in fact, a simple process. Most companies arrange for a charity to pick up your unwanted mattress right from your home. So all you need to do is reach out to the mattress company, schedule a time that works for you, and send in the donation receipt once it’s been picked up. Refunds can take anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks. Hope that helps!

  37. Even with all the research for so many mattresses how can you buy online without ever trying them out? They are all so new so how do we know what the life of that mattress will be? I would love to have a new one but so skeptical because even if you don’t like, returns must be difficult.

  38. The article was very interesting. It was extremely informative and educational. I found myself invested in every sentence. It enhanced my mattress knowledge. I enjoyed reading the article. The factors were prioritized by importance making it enjoyable.

  39. I learned a lot especially about the 5 best days for purchasing a mattress. I also learned what kind works for seniour although being age 63 might not be a senior. I would not have thought memory foam.

  40. Great information! We are in desperate need of new mattresses throughout our home. This guide will come in handy when we buy!

  41. Great article! Never realized how much stuff to think about when buying a mattress! Makes sense to get the best one to suit you!

  42. This is all great information! I recently went shopping with a friend who kept saying that if it’s expensive, then it’s a good mattress. Thankfully I was there because I knew tip #7 and led her in the right direction.

  43. This guide was very beneficial and I learned several different new things with this guide. I am now a well informed consumer about mattresses. I am a Veteran that has back pain and now know more about various mattress types. Thanks so much for this guide.

  44. Wow thanks for the great info and making this easier to chose what is best for us.
    Thank you for the giveaway also!

  45. With all these mattresses by mail anymore having a reliable reviewer is essential. I still get a little confused on which is best for my sleep patterns and body type, but without a guide I would be completely lost and possibly losing money or stuck with something I absolutely would hate. Thank you.

  46. Thanks for the info…we purchased a Purple bed a couple years ago & love it. One con…it is so heavy to manipulate when it comes time to change sheets. My husband is disabled and in a wheelchair, so he cannot help me. I’m only 53 and in good shape & I get quite the workout!

  47. i know we definately a new mattress. We need a new bed peelriod but its not easy to come up with that much money just for one item in your home. It looks very comfortable and durable.

  48. This is a great guide!!! I know I definitely need a new mattress. I’m definitely keeping this bookmarked so it can help me find the right mattress for me!

  49. I am definitely thinking I need a new mattress due to poor spine alignment when I sleep. Morning pain is something I do experience.

  50. I learned a lot I didn’t know about when and what kind of mattress to buy. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and ‎Osteoarthritis. I have a very hard time finding a comfortable position to sleep and when I do it doesn’t stay that way, I have to reposition myself throughout the night.

  51. I remember the old days shopping for a mattress. I would go into a store and test them out by sitting on them. lol – everything is changed now, and we can learn so much online. Thank you for the mattress guide, very useful. Nice mattress.

  52. It’s nice to have all the comparisons and brands and reviews all in one place. Sure makes it easier to shop for a mattress!! I hope I win!!

  53. Thank you for such thorough information. I learned some things that I didn’t know about picking out a mattress.

  54. I heard about this mattress on Your mom’s house podcast. If it’s good enough for my mommies, them maybe I should try it out…

  55. This bed looks so plush and comfy, I really would love to just stay in it all day, I am pregnant and on bed rest, it would be awesome to spend it in this lush bed.

  56. If you could see the old mattress I’m sleeping on now… tisk, tisk… I have been searching for a new one and this brand looks GREAT !

  57. With SO many mattresses on the market now I really appreciate this post! I like how it’s broken down into info I understand and I’m forwarding this to my Mom. I’ve been trying to help her make an educated decision before she buys and I need a new one as well.

  58. I need a new mattress, had mine for a long time. Would love to win a cooling mattress with lots of support. Your list of information was very helpful – thanks!

  59. these are some great tips for choosing the right mattress not every mattress is suited foe every individual I myself sleep on my side and enjoy a firm mattress while my husband sleeps on his back and wants a softer mattress

  60. this mattress looks wonderful” this would be great for my back a new one is way over due. thank you so much at this chance to win one. blessed day.

  61. This is some wonderful information. We sure need a new mattress because ours is so hot it makes it difficult to get a good nights sleep.

    • Hey Courtney! Depending on the type of mattress you have, it can last you anywhere from 7 to 15 years. You can take a look at our chart on this page that outlines average lifespan of a mattress by type. Hope that helps!

  62. I have severe fibromyalgia and two kinds of arthritis…………my problem is I can find the right mattress it is just that my body doesn’t like it after a couple of weeks…………….still haven’t found the one that outlasts the last one I had…………..

  63. Wow.. I never knew there were so many steps in buying a mattress! Thank you for some amazing guidelines!!

  64. As a side sleeper it seems to me that the best type of mattress for me is a foam one, but I am concerned that it may not have the edge support that an inner spring provides.

  65. Oh my goodness, I need a new mattress for ALL OF THE ABOVE reasons layed out in this wonderful, informative blog! I am almost 52 years old, became disabled almost 5 years ago, also have fibromyalgia, and I am sleeping on a hand-me-down, 15+ yr old TWIN bed. I never get a good nights sleep, toss and turn all night, and wake in quite a bit of pain. Being on disability does not afford me the luxury of a new, bigger mattress/bed. I’m thankful that I’m not sleeping on the floor. Winning this contest would be amazing! Good luck to everyone!

  66. I have learned alot by reading this and I do need a new mattress; that’s why I am entering your sweeps.
    Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity.

  67. Well, after reading this, it explains a lot. We could really use a new mattress! Thanks for the chance.

  68. My husband and I are always in pain when we wake up. I know it’s our mattress. We would love a new one some day.

  69. My very picky daughter just got one of these mattresses and she is overjoyed. That is the best recommendation for me.

  70. Love reading all of your wonderful mattress info. Very informative helpful.I am very happy that I had this chance to enter your giveaway! Thank you!

  71. Thank you for this informative article. I still have some confusion about what would be best for me. I am a side-sleeper, as I read, I prefer a softer mattress. BUT…I am also a fat side-sleeper with a extreme pear-shaped body ( hips are more than 25” wider than my smaller waist. When on my current mattress, I experience hip pain that wakes me up at night, as well as shoulder, neck and back pain. To make things even more challenging, I am the full-time caretaker for my mom and make only $100.00 a week. I feel like I understand a lot more about mattress shopping, but fear that I’m not going to be able to find or pay for a mattress that I might actually sleep on without pain and insomnia. Any ideas would be very welcome. Thank you.

  72. You have covered almost every aspect in this best mattress guide. I am about to get married in a couple of months and really needed advice on what should I do with my mattress and here I go, got the best mattress guide on the internet. Thank you for taking your time and sharing this post for us.

  73. Thank you for the nice break down of the different mattresses and cost too. Very informative.

  74. I didn’t realize there was a different ‘replace’ time for different types of mattresses! Thank you!

  75. Absolutely phenomenal and very informative guide – so much so that I bookmarked it to my “household” folder. Thank you, thank you!

  76. Great guide! It’s a huge help! We are currently looking for a new mattress in a bad way so thank you!

  77. I’m in the market for not not one but two new mattresses. Everything I’ve read in this article is very impressive so this may very well being our new purchases.

  78. Love this site so much it explains alot about matteress an how well they work for ur comfurrth an sleep

  79. This is a great place to start when searching for a new mattress. This site provides all the information needed about all types of matteress that are perfect for anyone! Thank you for the chance to win a new mattress!

  80. Thanks for the informative. In the past I had no idea of what to shop for in a mattress. I usually bought one of the name brands.

  81. I would love to win this mattress.My mattress hurts my back so much I finally just started sleeping in my recliner! I would love to win and get back in my bed and get a good nights sleep! Thank you for the chance.

  82. This is such a good page and read! So much usefull information here!! Thanks for all the time you guys put in to bring us all this information!!

  83. Excellent info. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any time to understand the different choices I had in regard to a mattress, I just chose one based on price, and now… my back hurts every morning! Thanks for providing helpful information!

  84. You offer so much info on how to select a mattress and great tips, Thank You. Your blog is great and your giveaway is something I really need.

  85. I need a bed, its so hard to figure out what to buy. I have a bulging disc and a herniated disc so needless to say I’m not sure what type of bed to buy. But with this article it will help me so thank you!

  86. We are both older and winning a new mattress would be awesome. Thank you for the chance.

  87. Wow. These look amazingly comfortable. Think I’ve found the perfect one for my son’s new bed!!

  88. I would choose “Latex mattresses” – from everything I read on your post, this one would suit me perfectly!

  89. This was such a helpful article. I know what firmness I prefer but that’s pretty much it for buying a mattress. My partner likes a different firmness so it makes it that much harder to choose a mattress that works for us both. Thank you for the awesome information!

  90. I need to get a new mattress for my parents there’s is over 14 years old and they don’t like to get rid of anything but the mattress has got to go it dips in the middle

  91. Wonderful mattress guide. Very well detailed and informative! Thank you for the information, I found it very helpful.

  92. I appreciate the nice review on a quality mattress. I thank you for sharing the information.

  93. I was surprised to learn that foam mattresses actually last longer than spring mattresses…thanks for sharing all of this important information!

  94. Thank you for so much info on all of the choices out there. It really can be overwhelming. After reading the reviews, when we have the opportunity to replace our 24 year-old mattress, I can do so with more confidence,

  95. Oh wow, i think it is time to change my mattress. Your points seem to hit all the areas. And yes, I do sleep better on hotel mattresses.

  96. After reading your post I’m still confused on buying a mattress. Mine is 10 years old and too firm. I have fiber and arthritis. I wake in the mornings with backaches and hips hurting. I think I want a memory foam mattress.

  97. So much great information! This is resource I’ll come back to before I buy my next bed.

  98. Thanks for the mattress information. I’m looking for a more comfortable mattress than my old memory foam mattress that gets kinda hot.

  99. That was incredibly thorough.. after I had my son 4 yrs ago, his dad accidentally rid the wrong mattres and threw out my brand new, a fr gave us theirs which is rock hard and have not slept a night since.. it’s misery.. I dream about the Nectar memory foam mattress… lol. That’s for the info!

  100. We are continually in search of a mattress that suits my husband and I. If he likes it, I don’t, if I like it, he doesn’t. Thanks for the guide. Maybe we’ll make a better choice next time!

  101. What a great guide for someone who knows nothing about purchasing a mattress like me or someone with more experience. Thanks for all the information.

  102. Love this guide.I am a side sleeper,have back and neck pain,have migraines and need something that stays cool.My mattress that I have now I can not get a good night sleep on and always wake up in pain and hot.

  103. Stand at work 10 hours – longing for relief ! I can empathize with the ladies standing on their feet to make a buck and help their families.

  104. This is wonderful my husband has 5 had disk in his back and we could use a good mattress

  105. I am so excited to buy my first mattress! These guides have really helped me narrow my search. Thank you so much!!!

  106. Choosing a mattress is such a hard decision. This guide will be a great help. My current mattress felt wonderful in the store but ended up being the worst purchase I have ever made.

  107. I have been searching and saving for a new mattress for years. I am a single mom so about the time I get the ball rolling and enough to really get serious about it something happens. I know that that is life and I never give up!

  108. I’m on a temperpedic mattress now and I love it. This info really explains how a good mattress makes a difference.

  109. I have heard amazing things about the Purple and Leesa! I love how much detail you guys provide!

  110. Informative. Great information. I have shared some of this with my daughter and we discussed quite a few different types.

  111. I must really need a mattress!! I wake up achy and tired all the time! Love how this is broken down to types and talks about each! Thanks!

  112. What a great guide and tips for choosing the right mattress.After looking at all of the mattress’,I really love the Nolah and it seems like it would suit my needs the best.

  113. This is really great info. Wish I had seen something like this for the last mattress we bought. It is 2 years old and horrible:(

  114. Wow…thanks for all of the great info! We are currently in need of a new mattress–I’ve really been “eyeballing” the Nectar mattresses. I’ve read so many great things about them!

  115. This is great info. I need a new mattress and have been researching to find a type that will be best for my back issues.

  116. This is really useful. I once read a statistic that your mattress weight doubles after x amount of time because of all the dust mites, etc.

  117. Thank you for the super useful information. I’m so overwhelmed when I think of buying a mattress online.

  118. I have a situation that is above normal. I have access to a good memory foam King Sized mattress, AND I have access to a Tempurpedic King Sized mattress. Which would be better for me with my back injury that has me 100% disabled?

  119. Thanks for the helpful mattress guide. I really appreciate it. You guys definitely did your research!

  120. Thank you for all the great information. I have a lot of back and neck problems, and it’s so hard to pick/find a mattress I can actually sleep comfortably on.

  121. This is great information. I’m not sure which I’d choose because they all sound great. Anything would be better then what we have. Our mattress is horrible.

  122. We have got to go find us a new mattress, ours is 14+ years old and very uncomfortable. I will definitely be keeping these tips in mind when shopping, thank you!

  123. I need a new mattress for my back the mattress I have is a cheaper mattress and it very uncomfortable.

  124. Getting older means it takes more for a comfortable sleep. I am a side sleeper, hot sleeper and pain in all kinds of places. I have been looking for a super soft mattress to snuggle down in so maybe there is still hope.

  125. I have to say! This article was extremely helpful! Actually much better than even going in store. I like how everything was simply explained and learned and understood about motion transfer. Very important!

  126. Great post and never stop looking for the perfect mattress. I have chronic pain and depend on the right mattress. I spend 12-18hrs in bed and the right mattress is a must for me.

  127. This was so informative! Praying to be a lucky one in the giveaway because my mattress is bad!

  128. This sounds like great mattress. Ours is pretty old & I wake up with a stiff back or neck quite often, I would love a new one.

  129. The latex mattress sounds amazing. I had no idea the life expectancy of one is 15 years. That’s amazing and it sure sounds comfortable and perfect for me!

  130. Honestly can’t wait to receive my mattress ! This new technology is exactly what I need ! Thanks Matress Advisors !

  131. I need a new mattress badly! I have insomnia and barely sleep at night 🙁 All of this information is great to help me choose the correct mattress!

  132. I would love to try one these mattresses soon…my current mattress is in bad shape.

  133. Such great information! Our mattress is ready to be replaced and armed with this information it will be so much easier to find what we need.

  134. This is really an amazing post about mattresses. So useful! I would love to win this for my daughter her mattress is so old!! Thank you for the chance!!

  135. Wow great info. This is a very long and in-depth post! Id lve to win for my daughter. Shes turning 4 and i would love to get her in a big girl bed!

  136. Great information here, it is so confusing to know which one is best for both of us!

  137. Online shopping can be SO hard, especially when it comes to mattresses. So many to choose from! Thanks for your thorough review. So helpful!

  138. This taught me so much about buying a mattress. I sure need one so this truly helped. THANK YOU!!

  139. I would love to win this for my daughter her mattress is so old Thank you for the chance

  140. Thanks for all of the great tips. My husband and I bout one that we really don’t care for as much as we thought we did. These tips will really help us find something we will still love later.

  141. Went mattress shopping several years ago, bought a $1300 mattress, when the delivery guys installed it, they trashed my rails on my previously great shape bed frame, and ended up giving us the wrong mattress, the store where we purchased, would not remedy the situation, (we just wanted our bed frame fixed and the mattress that we purchased) NEVER AGAIN FURNITURE AND APPLIANCE MART!

  142. So in need of a bed. My babies and myself have been sleeping on either the floor or the couch .This would be such a blessing.

  143. Awsome tips on how to find the right mattress! I suffer from lower back pain and this guide has been very helpful and informal. Thank you!

  144. Definitely in need of a new mattress. Ours is about 15 years old and I’m having bad back pain. We’ve been looking but it’s so hard to pick a mattress. Ya they may seem ok at the store, but then could be different at home and I don’t have time for all the return hassle.

  145. Thank you-very helpful article. Definitely high maintenance sleepers here: one back sleeper with chronic pain and one light sleeper/side sleeper.

  146. Wow this site is fantastic u gave reviews for everything and everyone and every budget! I am way overdue for a mattress like im sinking into the floor mattress but i never knew what mattress was for me with alm the sales every store has im so glad i found your page thanks for the chance

  147. Thank you for the chance to win. You have so many selections that there has to be something that will work for me. I’ve had 3 spinal surgeries through the years and it affects my sleep (even though I don’t sleep on my back). My current mattress is about 5 years old and has my indentation in it.

  148. Wow, there’s so much info here. So many options it’s difficult to decide. But I really need a new mattress!

  149. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in over 12 years so would need some real help in picking out a mattress. There is so much information here and so many options.

  150. Thank you so much for this comprehensive overview. Now I know what the heck I want. I followed all of the mattress manufacturers on Instagram to learn more. Before this article I only knew of Purple and Casper. So many more choices now. Thanks again.

  151. Wow you really cover all of the online mattresses offered Thanks for the info and offering this giveaway Now I just need to narrow my choices to hopefully win or buy

  152. That was very informative, thank you. One of these days I will have to get a new bed.

  153. This is very informative! We are in the process of looking for a mattress now and this is helpful.

  154. My husband and I are expecting our first child in September. We are still sleeping on my mattress from college and, as much as we want to make the big purchase before baby arrives, we find it difficult to justify that big of a purchase with all the financial stress associated with bringing a new baby into our home. We would love to have one less big purchase to worry about 😊.

  155. It would be a miracle to get a new mattress. I’m ashamed to admit how I’d mine is.

  156. My husband had a stroke in november and his having a hard time sleeping and this health issue is hard on us and our mattress is 23 years old.

  157. I love all the feedback on all the different brands of mattresses. I actually printed it off to give to my parents as there looking for a new bed to help with there backs.

  158. We need a new mattress, a depression in the middle is no fun, a hybrid would be nice 🙂

  159. Never seen such Mattress depth mattress comparison. Thank you. it would be so helpful.

  160. When purchasing a new mattress, you take into consideration comfort, fabric of the mattress,and form of the mattress. I have spinal arthritis;so it is especially important for me to choose the right mattress.

  161. Some great tips. The last time my husband and I went into a brick and mortar store to shop for a bed, we got one we thought we both would like, but after a week, I hated it. So shopping like that is no guarantee that you’ve got the ultimate right mattress for you. I like the companies that offer the sleeping trials, it’s the only way to be sure you’ve got one that works for you.

  162. Wow lots of helpful information! we need new mattress very soon, my husband says it is more comfortable to sleep on couch with his back problems.

  163. Thanks for the great information. This will definitely help in deciding which mattress is perfect for us.

  164. Thanks for all the good information! Now I know what to look for when shopping for our next mattress.

  165. Thank you for this amazing giveaway opportunity! I need a California King to fit inside our old waterbed frame. I have no idea which mattress to pick! I would truly need help. Thanks again for the chance to win this awesome opportunity! The mattress looks amazing!

  166. Very informative article I have been thinking about getting a new mattress, winning would most definitely help with the cost

  167. Wish I would have found this site a long time ago. I have been thru 4 new mattresses in four years and ran out of money.😥Now I am stuck with the worst mattress. It is so uncomfortable and I have a horrible back with chronic pain. I can’t sleep more then 2 hours before I have to flee the bed and set in a chair for a few hours before trying for a little more sleep. It is not a fun life. This is a very well put together site with sooo much information. If I ever am able to save up enough money to try again, I will definitely keep this website in mind!

  168. Due to Fibromyalgia and other issues I have to have a memory foam, soft mattress. Thank you for all the information you provide us with. If I don’t win, I can reread the information before buying. That would be a while. The “Cocoon” by Sealy sounds good, but I will continue to come back and read the information. I’m grateful there are so many choices now!

  169. Thank you for the blog review, both my husband experience back and shoulder pain and need to find a comfortable mattress

  170. There are so many things you have to think about when choosing a mattress. Thanks for breaking it down!

  171. I can’t complain because I always sleep like a log, but my boyfriend has a really hard time sleeping. Our mattress is very old and worn down. He suffers from MS and battling cancer so it really bothers him at night. He could really use a good nights sleep. I hope that we win a new mattress because we can’t afford one right now!

  172. This is excellent information about how to choose the best mattress for you. Need one that doesn’t sink in the middle!

  173. This sounds so very good. mine is 10 yrs + to tell you the truth i have been looking for 3 yrs just really picky. lol

  174. This guide is great. You did an excellent job. Trying a mattres is important also.

  175. Wow. So many choices out there. The Helix has sparked my interest though. I’ll have to do some more reading.

  176. Lots of great information here. It’s helped me decide what I need and want to buy. I learned more here than I have in the last couple of weeks doing some mattress research.

  177. I’m actually thinking of getting a new mattress but am overwhelmed by all the the options. this guide should help!

  178. I so love this. I don’t really have a mattress. The floor might be better. Mine has all the springs (I guess) poking at me all night. I have MS so it’s not too much fun. Thanks for the chance.

  179. I spent a lot of money on an organic latex mattress, but I think it’s making my back and fibromyalgia pain worse.

  180. After really your article/page I found it very informative and looking forward to trying one of your mattresses .

  181. These are some really great mattress is that I’ve been looking at it going through. I’m 69 years old, and really could use a great mattress. I think I’d like one of your hybrid mattress

  182. Realllllllyyyyyy wish I’d done my homework before I bought my bed! Sure could’ve used this info 5 years ago!

  183. Wow!! With all this information I would be able to choose a mattress tat suits me for a good night’s sleep.

  184. I was completely in awe to read the wealth of information you offer. I def need a new mattress; and, yes, between my husband & me we are for sure “special”: bad backs, arthritis, insomniac issues … not to mention all the lumps in our current mattress. Help us out, please!

  185. I really need this information. There are many mattresses and companies out here and this information really helps me to find out which mattress will be right for me. Thank you.

  186. Wow!! Such great information you have written on this post!! I have been shopping for a new mattress this past month and have been overwhelmed to say the least. My 1st pick would be a Purple mattress though if I had to choose right now.

  187. Wow! I love all the options and the info well written! I definitely need a new mattress we have had ours way past 10 yrs. plus it’s lumpy and I’m constantly tossing and turning all night long.

  188. It is difficult to pick a mattress, I read everything and it still comes down to sleeping on it for several days/weeks.

  189. I want a new mattress because the seams on mine are coming undone. Also, your post just made me want a new one…

  190. Very informative . I definitely could use a new mattress and less pain and stiffness when I sleep.

  191. This is so wonderful, thank you!! I’d love a new mattress for my husband and I. We both have been having back pain from our current mattress.

  192. Thanks for all the info on mattresses. Some will work for me yet one important issue was not mentioned.That is that I,m a heavy man as is my wife and there was no info on that. I,m still confused.

  193. I sooo need a new mattress! Your article on how to choose is very enlightening. I am 51 and disabled and in pain 24/7 and I am, sadly, sleeping on a hand-me-down twin bed that I have had for 6 years and I have no idea how old the mattress is. It’s better than sleeping on the floor, of course, but I would greatly appreciate a new one.

  194. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this guide! There are sooooo many new mattress companies out there, that it’s very hard to figure out who has the perfect mattress for us. I have nothing against going to a store, but it’s nice to have other options. My husband was just diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, and our mattress is over 20 years old, so it’s time for something new to help him with his back issues. This guide will help us figure it all out!

  195. The article answers a lot of the questions that I had about how to choose a new mattress. There are so many choices now that it’s hard to know where to begin when shopping for a new mattress. It’s hard to know whether the more pricey mattresses would be worth the extra cost, or if some of the less expensive ones would be just as comfortable and durable.

  196. At this point in time ANY new mattress would be welcome! Our mattress was used when we got it from my dad & it has some memory gel or something & there is a HUGE hump in the middle! Thanks for all the great info & the giveaway!

  197. Wow! This guide is fantastic! Love that you made a chart to compare them side by side and go in depth on the specs of each brand.

  198. I know we need a new mattress but finding what we need has been hard. this site is really helpful in choosing what we truly need. We bought a mattress a year ago but it already has begun to sag where we lay, and we both wake up not rested and in pain.

  199. I really like the Lull matress. This is a great and very informative article. I love the matresses without springs or coils in them

  200. What a ton of great information. I tend to sleep warm while my husband sleeps cool. I also have restless legs and that is one of the reasons we want to get a new mattress.

  201. What a fantastic guide to picking out the perfect mattress! Will be sharing with hubby as we are currently looking.

  202. This site is great, so much information, great for comparison shopping. I have had my mattress for over 35 years and I really need to find a new/better one. All my questions can be answered here.

  203. We purchased our mattress over 10 years ago and have been very unhappy all this time. It is comfy but sooooo hot! I do wish it could have been returned! Your information will truly help me when it comes to purchasing our next mattress.

  204. Im a chronic pain patient and a restless sleeper would love to know what mattress you recommend for me.

  205. So many decisions when trying to purchase a new mattress! This list really helps to pick out the key factors of each one!

  206. So many decisions when trying to purchase a new mattress! This list really helps to pick out the key factors of each one!

  207. this is by far the most comprehensive article on how to buy the correct mattress for a great nights sleep! Had to bookmark so that I can refer back to it. Gives great information on what is inside and construction of each of the mattresses and even talks about the dreaded what if I have to return it question!

  208. This really helped thank you! I have to sleep on the couch because our bed hurts my back to the point I can barely move.

  209. Wow!!! I didn’t know how many different things to look for depending on firmness,side sleeping etc. Thanks so much for the valuable information

  210. Wow! So many great choices! I have a lot of back pain. I sure could use a new mattress!

  211. Wow! A lot of great tips on finding the perfect mattress. We have had two different ones in the past 5 years and still have issues.

  212. A lot of great information on here and will keep all this in mind when purchasing my next mattress.

  213. After this article, I’ve decided on a Hybrid mattress next. Thanks for so much great information all in one place!

  214. I need a new mattress so this has great information and tips. I was ready to call a family member but forget that.

  215. If you sleep on a mattress for 90 days, in most cases your body will adjust to it and it will be comfortable and relieve things like back pain. However, never get a hard mattress. You might think its a good idea, but in reality it really puts a lot of pressure on you joints.

  216. This is so helpful for someone like myself who has never purchased a mattress. Definitely using this as we start the shopping process!

  217. I like all the information you have provided. It is really helpful. I really need a comfortable mattress . as I broke my tail bone two years ago.

  218. We’ve just started shopping because my wife has started having hip pain with our current mattress. This is a lot of great info in one place. Thanks for the help.

  219. I have no idea why mattress are so expensive. How the heck are you gonna shell out $1,000 for something you can’t test out or returrn.

  220. My mattress is now 10 years ole and overdue for replacing. Its good to give a large amount of information about various possibilities. It will be a tough decision for me.

  221. I know my mattress is several years old,I feel like it hurts my back and I’d love to find a much softer one because I think my mattress contributes to me having a hard time sleeping.

  222. Wow! This post is very informative and explained exactly how to choose a mattress just right for me! Thanks! I never would have thought bout a lot of this stuff!

  223. This is so informative, thank you! My husband and I both suffer from back pain, now we know the best mattresses for us!

  224. I would love to win one of your mattresses. My mattress hurts my body in so many ways and yours sound so comfortable.

  225. This is so useful. Nice to have all this info in one place. Buying a mattress online is intimidating.

  226. GREAT information! I am usually lost as to where to even begin when shopping for a new mattress, and the last one we bought left us wishing we’d made a better choice.

  227. So excited about this company and the content you’re producing! Very informative and well made. Thank you!

  228. I love the information here. I love a good break down and this is more than enough to pick out my next mattress. I know I am tired of sinking into the bed and it is still indented when I get out of it.

  229. To be able to sleep and wake up refreshed is a dream almost for me. I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue so sleep is important. The mattress is the foundation of sleep and all the information that is put forth enables one to find one that would work for a particular issues.

  230. I agree it is so hard to pick out a mattress because after you have slept on it for awhile you want to change.

  231. I am so happy to have found this…and you! We live where there aren’t many stores and the one place *ahem WalMart* to buy a mattress isn’t trustworthy. We have dsicussed getting one but have been afraid to without “trying it” first. All this information is greatly appreciated!

  232. Great article, I have had my mattress for over 5 years, my grandparents had it for 15 years, I desperately NEED a new mattress, I don’t sleep and my body hurts on the am

  233. I love all these facts to help choose the best mattress for each person. Thanks for the chance to win.

  234. Thanks for all of the choices. I Have RA And need a new mattress so bad. I Sleep on the couch because of so much pain. This would be so great to win.. I Loved watching Everything on here. Love to have a King or cali king..

  235. I’m very sensitive to chemicals (off-gassing), so the natural mattresses are of great interest to me. Thank you for the thorough information.

  236. Awesome, my mattress is really old and making my neck hurts the whole day. You guys rock!

  237. Both me and my husband are side sleepers. We have a pillow top mattress but it almost time to replace ours since we have had it over 10 years. There is a lot to think about. Thinks for this article.

  238. I love reading all of the great choices and types of mattresses but I am one of those that I really have to try it out because of my Fibromyalgia.

  239. I really would love to be able to sleep well on a new mattress. This sounds awesome.

  240. More info than I thought I needed to pick out a mattress!

  241. This is great information! I didn’t realize there are so many choices. Thank you for the chance.

  242. Reading through, I see I have a lot more to consider than I knew. I have been hearing great things about the Memory Foam and Hybrid varieties.

  243. I have many chronic illnesses, one terminal, that cause so much pain, and fatigue. My Dr keeps telling me to get a new mattress, but being on disability doesn’t allow that 🙁 I would LOVE to win!! Thank you so much for the chance!!

  244. Wow! This was a great article. Lot’s of good information on picking out a mattress. Thanks!

  245. This really breaks down everything. I don’t think we considered very much when buying our current mattress.

  246. Wow, I never realized how much there is to know about a mattress. This is a share-worthy article!

  247. I am lucky because I have a new pillow top mattress I love however my boyfriends mattress is over 25 years old and I hope to win this for him thanks for sharing the great info

  248. I need a new mattress for my daughter and this guide is great help picking out what she needs

  249. Mattress shopping is so hard to do, yet you easily compare them all in one post. Thank you!

  250. Great information! I sleep really hot! Learning the differences between all foam, latex and hybrid mattresses is going to help me choose the right mattress for me!

  251. Thanks so much for the wonderful information. I never really thought about it that much when purchasing a mattress in the past!

  252. This info is great! We went to so many mattress stores when we bought our mattress 8 years ago, thought we loved it but it went to pot less than 5 years in. Will definitely be utilizing this awesome resource when we finally replace it!

  253. I have sciatica pain and sleep in my old mattress kills me every time. It’s hard to find a good position plus get a good rest. This information makes me wants one so bad. That’s why I enter this giveaway.

  254. I’ve never really taken the time to choose the perfect mattress for myself. This comprehensive guide is most helpful! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  255. So much to consider when purchasing a new mattress! I need something from but not rock hard and something that doesn’t make me hot. Decisions decisions decisions!

  256. I, too, am a super picky sleeper (I need to sleep on a cloud) and have back pain (sciatica). I’ve had the Purple for about a month and I agree that it’s a good choice for those with back issues.

  257. When I moved into my first apartment, I was overwhelmed when it came to mattress shopping. This guide made it super easy to figure out what type of mattress I needed. Was also excited to learn I didn’t have to pay thousands of dollars for a good mattress. Thanks!

  258. Thanks for the thorough mattress guide! I thought I had to resort to going to a mattress store for my new mattress because I didn’t even know where to start. Awesome tips on how to find the right mattress for my wife and me!

      • Conrad – moving to a new apartment can be overwhelming enough, so we’re glad we were able to make your mattress shopping experience easier. Best of luck with your new mattress and your new home and let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help!

  259. Hi there, Melissa. Nectar has one of the longest trial periods we’ve see – you get a full year to decide if you want to keep the mattress or not, as well as a lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress. In terms of other long warranty policies, Nest Bedding, Nolah and Layla all offer a limited lifetime warranty as well. You can check out our comparison tool to see how some of these mattresses compare on other factors as well. Hope that helps!

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