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Best Mattresses of 2018

If you’ve ever walked into a mattress store, you know how it feels to be overwhelmed with options. With so many mattresses to choose from, how do you know which type is right for you?

Fortunately, we’re here to help narrow your search. We’ve reviewed mattresses across the web to find the best mattresses of 2018.

Below you’ll find a quick list of our winners. Keep reading to learn more about the best mattresses of 2018, which we’ve organized by mattress type.

Best Mattresses of 2018

Mattress Type Firmness Layers Price (Queen)
Saatva

saatva

Innerspring Soft, Medium, Firm 2” foam Eurotop, .3” memory foam, 4” pocket coils, 4-7” Bonnell coils $999
Winkbed

winkbed

Innerspring Soft, Medium Firm, Firm 2” foam and gel foam, 2.5” pocketed microcoils, 4” pocket coils, 2” foam $1,299
Loom & Leaf

loom and leaf

Memory Foam Medium Firm, Firm 2” cooling gel foam, 2.5” visco-elastic memory foam, 2” foam, 5.5” high-density foam $1,099
Luxi

luxi

Memory Foam Soft, Medium, Firm ¾” quilt foam, 3.5” SBT foam, 1” visco elastic memory foam, 1.5” Dunlop latex foam, 3.5” high-density foam $1,299
Leesa

leesa

Foam Medium 2” Avena foam, 2” memory foam, 6” support foam $940
Sleep on Latex

sleep on latex

Latex Soft, Medium, Firm 1” quilted wool, 2” latex foam, 6” latex foam $899 to $1,199
Spindle

spindle

Latex Soft, Medium, Firm, Extra Firm 1” natural wool batting and organic cotton, 3” latex foam, 3” latex foam, 3” latex foam $1,349
Sapira

sapira

Hybrid Medium Firm 1.5” Avena foam, 1.5” memory foam, 1” polyfoam, 6” pocket coils, 1” polyfoam $1,475

Best Innerspring Mattresses of 2018

Due to their coil construction, innerspring mattresses have a characteristic bouncy feel. Most innerspring beds today feature a coil support core with comfort layers made of foam or fabric. They’re widely available and are one of the more affordable mattress options. However, they can sag within a few years so their lifespan tends to be shorter than that of other mattresses.

Innerspring mattresses provide support for a variety of sleeping positions, but they’re often preferred by those who like a traditional, bouncy feel for their mattress or anyone who tends to sleep hot.

Pros of Innerspring Mattresses Cons of Innerspring Mattresses
Affordable

Widely available

Great for sex

Cool sleeping surface

Shorter lifespan

Prone to sagging

Poor motion isolation

Ready to buy an innerspring mattress? Here are our top picks for 2018.

Saatva

saatvaFavorite Features:

  • Multiple Firmness Levels
  • Cool Sleep Surface
  • Luxury Innerspring Option Made Affordable
  • 120-Day Sleep Trial
  • Full Service In-Home Delivery

In a world where foam beds dominate the online mattress market, Saatva created a luxury innerspring option at an affordable price, and made it available online.

The Saatva bed is available in three firmness levels. The Plush Soft is best for side and back sleepers who require more of a contour, while the Firm level is best for back and stomach sleepers who prefer a firm mattress. The Luxury Firm level offers a nice middle ground suitable for the average sleeper, and is the most popular option.

In order to offer a superior contour to traditional innerspring beds, the Saatva mattress uses a coil-on-coil construction. The bottom support core of hourglass Bonnell coils provides support, while the middle layer of individually wrapped coils provides contour and comfort. All of this is topped with a Eurotop made of foam for a nice aesthetic look and long-term comfort.

The mattress is available in two different heights, and works with an adjustable bed frame.

Saatva’s 120-day risk-free home trial is about 20 days longer than the standard sleep trial found online. During the in-home delivery, the Saatva team will fully set up your mattress for a $99 fee, and remove your old mattress for an additional fee of $39.

Where possible, the brand attempts to use eco-friendly materials in the construction of the mattress, such as recycled steel for the coils in the support core, and an organic cotton cover. The mattress is made in the USA.

Winkbed

winkbedFavorite Features:

  • Temperature Control System
  • Multiple Firmness Levels
  • Special Support for Heavier Sleepers
  • Free Shipping and In-Home Delivery
  • Made in the USA

The WinkBed includes two layers of pocketed coils, sandwiched between other layers of foam to provide superior contouring, a cool sleep temperature, and pressure relief. Pocketed coils offer the most contour of all the coil types, while still keeping the mattress cool and bouncy. The Tencel fiber used in the cover is made from Eucalyptus trees, making it a breathable, eco-friendly option.

The WinkBed is available in three firmness levels: Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. The Soft bed includes an extra layer of foam for additional contour, and is best for side and back sleepers who prefer a soft mattress they can sink into. The Luxury Firm mattress is a medium firm mattress that provides some contour without a feeling of sinking into the mattress, making it suitable for all sleeping positions. The Firm mattress contains a firmer coil unit to provide better hip and lumbar support for heavier sleepers. There is also a WinkBed Plus mattress that’s specifically designed for heavy sleepers over 300 pounds.

The WinkBed’s outstanding feature is its Cool Control base. Available for an additional $2,200 in the Queen and King-size beds, this base uses the same technology that cools and heats car seats, so couples can adjust the bed’s temperature for either side of the bed.

Each WinkBed is made to order within the USA and comes with a 101-night sleep trial.

Best Memory Foam Mattresses of 2018

Memory foam mattresses are noted for their superior ability to provide pressure point relief. These all-foam beds conform to your body, so sleepers sink into and feel “hugged” by the mattress. However, that signature “hug” feeling can trap body heat and make it more difficult to change positions during sex.

They’re often constructed of a high-density base foam on the bottom, with softer memory foam or gel foam comfort layers on top. Memory foam mattresses are best suited for side sleepers, although they provide good support for back and stomach sleepers if they are adequately firm.

Pros of Memory Foam Mattresses Cons of Memory Foam Mattresses
Ultimate contour ability

Pressure point relief

Affordable

Excellent motion transfer

Heat retention

Restrict body movement

Initial off gassing odor

Ready to buy a memory foam mattress? Here are our top picks for 2018.

Loom and Leaf

loom and leafFavorite Features:

  • Two Firmness Levels
  • 12-inch Height
  • Supports Heavy Sleepers
  • Full Service In-Home Delivery
  • Made in the USA

The Loom and Leaf mattress is made by the same people as the Saatva mattress, and continues the company’s mission to delivery high-quality luxury mattresses at an affordable price. The company advertises the Loom and Leaf bed as comparable to a Tempur-Pedic but at half the price.

The Loom and Leaf bed is available in two firmness levels: Relaxed Firm, which is a medium firm mattress suitable for most sleepers who sleep in any position, and the Firm, which is a firm mattress best suited for back and stomach sleepers.

The Loom and Leaf bed’s standout feature is its use of eco-friendly foams throughout the comfort and support layers. These plant-based foams keep the bed cool and don’t present any offgassing odor.  As a result, the best is able to deliver the superior contour memory beds are known for, without trapping quite as much body heat. The support foam layer provides dense, substantive support for heavier sleepers, while the top 5-pound memory foam layer provides contour and comfort. Above that is an additional cooling gel layer, featuring a convoluted gel-swirl construction. The Loom and Leaf bed works with an adjustable base.

Loom and Leaf offers a 120-day sleep trial, which is longer than most online mattress retailers. The bed is made and assembled from eco-friendly foams sourced from the USA.

Luxi

luxiFavorite Features:

  • Multiple Firmness Levels
  • Customizable Split-Side Design for Couples
  • 11-inch Height
  • 1,000 night Sleep Pledge
  • Free Shipping

The Luxi bed was made with couples in mind. The layers in the queen and king-size beds can be totally custom designed on both sides to provide varying degrees of firmness. Plus, once the mattress arrives, sleepers can easily unzip and flip the layers out themselves to adjust the firmness. The bed is originally shipped in the medium firmness level.

All five layers of foam in the Luxi mattress use an open cell structure, allowing for more breathability. One notable feature is the support balancing technology (SBT) foam layer. Too-soft memory foam beds can feel “mushy” and retain heat. The SBT foam in the Luxi bed avoids this problem, creating an extremely soft feel without losing any of the support.

In addition to the 100-night risk-free sleep trial, Luxi offers a 1,000 night pledge. Sleepers can call their team to consult on the best way to configure the layers.

The Luxi mattress is made in the USA. The bed arrives compressed in a box at your door via free shipping.

Leesa

leesaFavorite Features:

  • Cool Sleeping Surface
  • 100-night Sleep Trial
  • Free Shipping
  • Made in the USA
  • Philanthropic Mission

Leesa aimed to fix the heat problems many memory foam beds have. The Leesa bed uses Avena foam in the top layer, which is a perforated latex foam alternative that promotes airflow and keeps the surface cool. The other layers are less dense than those found in typical memory foam beds, which also helps to keep the bed cool.

The Leesa bed is great for those who like the contour of a memory foam bed but without the heat. It only comes in a single medium firmness level, which is most comfortable for sleepers of average weight. The mattress works with an adjustable base.

Some consumers may appreciate Leesa’s commitment to give back. For every mattress sold, they plant a tree. For every ten mattresses sold, they donate one. Their Dream Gallery in New York City features the art of homeless and disabled artists for sale, along with the Leesa mattress.

The Leesa mattress is made in the USA and comes with a 100-night risk-free sleep trial.

Best Latex Mattresses of 2018

Latex mattresses are made from either natural organic latex from rubber tree sap or synthetic latex foam. These premium mattresses tend to be on the more expensive end, but that higher price tag comes with a much longer lifespan. Latex beds offer a middle ground between traditional innerspring and memory foam beds: they contour to the body while remaining bouncy enough for sex.

Latex mattresses are best for side or back sleepers, or sleepers with allergies (since natural latex is hypoallergenic).

Pros of Latex Mattresses Cons of Latex Mattresses
Extremely durable

Organic and hypoallergenic

Good temperature regulation

Expensive

Mostly available online

Initial off gassing odor

Ready to buy a latex mattress? Here are our top picks for 2018.

Sleep on Latex

sleep on latexFavorite Features:

  • Three Firmness Levels
  • Two Heights
  • Fully Organic Mattress Option
  • Free Shipping
  • Assembled in the USA

The Sleep on Latex bed is a fully organic option, ideal for eco-minded consumers or sleepers with allergies, as the organic materials are naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and dust mites. The Pure Green® Latex Foam mattress uses 100% natural latex foam in the support and comfort layers, and organic cotton and wool in the cover.

The Sleep on Latex mattress can be ordered in two heights, 7 or 9 inches, and three different firmness levels. The Soft level is best for side sleepers, the most popular Medium level is best for back and side sleepers or couples, and the Firm level is best for stomach and back sleepers. Both the 7- and 9-inch beds features a 6-inch base layer of natural latex foam with a 1-inch quilted wool layer on top. The 9-inch mattress includes an additional 2-inch layer of softer latex foam.

The Sleep on Latex bed is assembled in the USA, using natural latex sourced from rubber trees in the Sri Lanka and organic wool from New Zealand. The latex is poured using the Dunlop process, resulting in a denser mattress that supports a variety of sleepers.

The Sleep on Latex mattress arrives compressed and rolled in a box, and works with an adjustable bed frame.

Spindle

spindleFavorite Features:

  • Multiple Firmness Levels
  • No Offgassing Odor
  • Extremely Dense and Durable
  • Fully Organic Mattress Option
  • Free Shipping

The Spindle mattress is composed of three 3-inch layers of 100% natural latex poured using the Dunlop process and encased in an organic cotton and wool cover.  The wool wicks away moisture while the cotton stays breathable, helping the mattress maintain a cool sleeping surface.

The Spindle bed is available in four different firmness levels, which can be rearranged for extra fine-tuning. The Dunlop process makes for an extremely dense and durable bed that will support even heavy sleepers for a long period of time.

While there is no sleep trial, the Spindle website has a sleep quiz so sleepers can order a bed customized to their weight, typical sleeping position, and preferred firmness level. Spindle also offers a 365 Day Comfort Adjustment where you can swap out a layer of latex for $200 during the first year. Beyond that, the 25 Year Comfort Life Program allows you to swap out different layers for a discounted fee.

The Spindle mattress sources many of its materials from the USA and manufactures and knits the bed in the USA. Unlike most bed-in-a-box deliveries, the Spindle bed arrives in three separate boxes so you can assemble the layers yourself.

Best Hybrid Mattresses of 2018

Hybrid mattresses, like their name, are a hybrid of two mattress types: innerspring and foam. These beds typically feature a pocketed coil support core with 3 inches or more of foam comfort layers on top. The hybrid mattress category also includes latex hybrid mattresses, which use natural or synthetic latex foam in either the support core or comfort layers.

This construction offers the contour ability and motion isolation similar to a memory foam bed, but without the heat retention. Hybrid beds are best for back and stomach sleepers.

Pros of Hybrid Mattresses Cons of Hybrid Mattresses
Good temperature regulation

Good motion transfer

Good edge support

Suitable for sex

Heavier, difficult to move

Shorter lifespan

Prone to sagging

Ready to buy a hybrid mattress? Here are our top picks for 2018.

Sapira

sapiraFavorite Features:

  • Cool Sleeping Surface
  • 100-Day Sleep Trial
  • Free Shipping
  • Made in the USA
  • Philanthropic Mission

The 11-inch Sapira mattress is made by Leesa. They use the same cooling Avena ® foam in the Leesa mattress, but combine it with a pocketed coil support core sandwiched between two thin layers of polyfoam for additional stability and an overall cooler sleeping surface. The bed is available in a single firmness level of medium firm that’s suitable for most sleepers of average weight.

The company has a good reputation among customers and within the community. They plant a tree for every mattress sold, and donates a mattress for every ten sold.

The Sapira mattress is made in the USA, then compressed and rolled into a box that arrives at your door. The company offers free shipping and returns. The Sapira bed comes with 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty.

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