Our Favorite Mattress companies of 2022

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When selecting a Mattress, the most important items to consider are cost and quality to determine how many years you might get out of the investment. Delivery and return fees are a few other factors to review as well when finding the best option to fit your needs.

Saatva Mattress

Saatva Mattress

Offers multiple firmness options designed for optimal back support. Includes at least a 15-year warranty and a 180-night trial on all mattresses. Prices start at $935 for a twin mattress.

  • Made in the U.S. with eco-friendly materials
  • Three different firmness levels
  • Back-relieving Support
  • 180 night sleep trial
Nectar Sleep

Nectar

Sells two models of memory foam mattresses. Prices start at $798. Offers a 365-night in-home trial and a lifetime warranty. Available online only. Bedding, frames and furniture also available.

  • 365-night in-home trial
  • Forever warranty
  • Cooling Cover with Tencel™
  • Free shipping & returns in the U.S.
Tuft & Needle Mattress

Tuft & Needle

Specializes in polyfoam mattresses. Queen-size mattresses start at $895. Offers a 10-year warranty and a 100-night trial. Provides same-day shipping. Sells mattresses online and in select stores.

  • 7-inch foundation and plush cover
  • Affordable pricing
  • Cooling polyfoam & pressure relief
  • 100 night trial
DreamCloud Mattresses

DreamCloud

Sells hybrid mattresses starting at $1,198. Includes a 365-night, risk-free in-home trial period with free shipping and returns. Provides a lifetime warranty. Financing available through third parties.

  • Plush Euro top for soft support
  • Memory foam and coil hybrid mattress
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 365-Night Trial
Serta Mattress

Serta Mattress

Offers memory foam and hybrid mattresses online and through many retailers. Queen mattresses start at $449. Online purchases include a 120-night trial and free delivery, setup and mattress removal. Provides 10-year warranties.

  • Variety of options
  • 10 year limited warranty
  • Innerspring, Hybrid, & Foam option
  • 120-Day in-home trial

Choose the type of mattress for your sleeping position

While beds are not built with just one sleeping position in mind, and many people take on multiple positions throughout their sleep cycle, there are types of mattresses that suit certain sleeping positions better than others.

Side Sleeper

If you're a side sleeper, you'll want to look for a softer mattress that will allow your hips and shoulder to sink in a bit to ensure proper spinal alignment. Memory foam mattresses can be good for this. A soft to medium innerspring mattress can also work for a side sleeper.

Back Sleeper

Back sleepers have a slight advantage, as they can sleep comfortably on most mattress types. A medium-firm to firm mattress is recommended to provide the best support to those who sleep on their back.

Stomach Sleeper

Sleeping on your stomach can put extra strain on your body, so you'll want to look for a firm, supportive mattress to ensure proper alignment and pressure relief.

Partners

If you sleep with a partner, you'll want to pay careful attention to mattresses that talk about motion transfer (that is, how much the mattress moves—or doesn't—if your partner gets up or moves often in their sleep). Memory foam mattresses have been shown to be a good choice for couples due to their superior motion isolation.

Compare the different types of mattresses

Mattresses come in a multitude of builds, styles and materials. One of the first major decisions you'll need to make before you can begin shopping is which type of mattress you want.

Innerspring Mattresses

The traditional mattress. Spring mattresses use coils, typically made of metal, to support your weight. While spring mattresses are usually more affordable, the metal coils can cause irritation to pressure points and can weaken over time.

Memory Foam Mattresses

The trendy choice. Memory foam gets its name because after being compressed it “remembers” its former shape. In mattresses, this is ideal, because the areas where your body exerts pressure are cushioned, while other areas are supported.

Hybrid Mattresses

A little bit of everything. True to the name, hybrid mattresses are a combination of two or more mattress types. The most common is a spring-foam hybrid (innerspring and memory foam mattress), where traditional coils provide support but are surrounded by layers of foam for comfort.

How long does a mattress last?

The lifespan of your mattress will depend greatly on how you use it, your body type and the environment you live in. The Better Sleep Council recommends replacing your mattress every seven to 10 years, on average. Higher quality mattresses may last longer due to their superior materials and construction, but even expensive mattresses have an expiration date.

How do you know it's time to replace your mattress?

  • You wake up with neck or back pain, stiff limbs or feeling tired even after a good night's sleep.
  • You frequently toss and turn or wake up throughout the night.
  • There are low spots or visible sagging in your mattress.
  • Your mattress has suddenly begun creaking.
  • Your allergies are worsening, especially when it isn't your typical allergy season.
  • You've found a mattress firmness or style you like better.