Mattress Buying Guide

Mattress Buying Guide

Our pick

Novaform ComfortGrande

Novaform ComfortGrande

Best foam mattress under $1,000

This Costco best seller is made from layers of foam that are as dense (and probably as durable) as those in foam mattresses that cost twice as much. Testers loved its cuddly yet supportive feel, but some found it too firm.

Buying Options

$500 from Costco
Zenhaven

Zenhaven

Best latex-foam mattress

The all-latex Zenhaven is $1,000 more than similar online options, but it should prove more durable and breathable (and thus feel cooler) than many foam mattresses. Great latex mattresses are expensive, but we think this one is a good value.

Buying Options

$2,400* from Saatva
(queen)

*At the time of publishing, the price was $1,900.

Saatva Classic

Saatva Classic

A plush innerspring, with bounce

The Saatva, which pairs a classic innerspring bounce with a cushy but understated Euro top, appeals to those who want to nestle in as opposed to feeling engulfed. But it doesn’t have the best motion isolation.

Buying Options

$1,400* from Saatva
(queen)

*At the time of publishing, the price was $1,200.

Leesa Hybrid

Leesa Hybrid

A foam-on-coil combo with mellow bounce

The Leesa Hybrid combines the best parts of memory-foam and spring mattresses. It offers better cooling and a thicker cover than the competition, all at a great price.

Buying Options

$1,444* from Leesa
(queen)

*At the time of publishing, the price was $1,400.

When shopping, you can choose from three primary mattress types: foam (memory foam, polyfoam, latex foam, or a combination), innerspring, or hybrid (a mix of foam and springs). We recommend the memory-foam Novaform Comfort Grande, the latex-foam Zenhaven, the innerspring Saatva, and the Leesa Hybrid mattresses for their comfort, price, and generous trial periods, but consider them only starting points. Given that comfort is highly subjective, and no single mattress will work for everyone, we also have tips for figuring out what type of mattress you might like best, as well as more recommendations, in our guides to the best foam and hybrid mattresses and the best innerspring mattresses.

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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