8 Top-Rated Mattresses For Every Sleep Position and Preference
Like searching for a comfortable sofa, investing in a quality mattress is a huge commitment since it's something you'll use every day. Most mattresses are typically used for seven to 10 years, so aside from the frequency it will be used, you'll also want to consider longevity. If it's something you're going to have for nearly a decade, you want to make sure it's the best option for you. Shopping online can make it even harder to choose, since you're not actually trying it out. To help narrow down our top choices, we've rounded up the best editor-rated mattresses along with mattresses that have stellar customer reviews to make it easier to shop. It's always helpful to consider what people are saying and buying so you can feel like you made a good purchase before it even arrives.
If you already love your bed frame or finally found an amazing set of bed sheets, it's time to make sure your mattress follows suit. We've curated the best mattresses, organizing them by category while showcasing queen-size pricing throughout. Whether you're looking for something to keep you cool or an organic choice, it's all here. Keep reading to shop our eight top picks.
— Additional reporting by Angela Elias
Best Mattress For Side Sleepers
Leesa Original Foam 10" Mattress ($1,079, originally 1,199)
If you're looking to relieve pressure as a side sleeper, this mattress was made for you. Its aerated foam allows for plenty of airflow while a memory foam recovery layer offers extra pressure relief. If you're looking for a mattress with a bit of bounce that also provides minimal motion transfer, this is a great premium option for a reasonable price.
Best Firm Mattress
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress ($699, originally $899)
This mattress is made with CertiPUR-US® certified foams and comes with a 1-year sleep trial and a forever warranty, so it's a low risk purchase, right off the bat. The Sleep Foundation awarded it as the best mattress for stomach sleepers in 2023, Mattress Clarity awarded it as the best mattress for side sleepers in 2023, and Sleepopolis awarded it as the best mattress for back sleepers in 2023, so it's clearly great for any sleep position. Our contributing editor tested it out and loved that it was on the firmer side for a memory foam mattress, yet still cushioned enough to work for her as a side sleeper. Read her review of the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress for more details.
Best Affordable Mattress
Wayfair Sleep™ 8" Medium Memory Foam Mattress ($162, originally $300)
This memory foam mattress is one of Wayfair's most popular picks. From Wayfair's in-house line, it currently has over 52,000 reviews and a 4.7 rating, so you know it's a solid choice. Customers rave that the price and quality are both impressive. It has medium pressure and low motion transfer, so you won't be bothered by your partner tossing and turning. It's even backed by a 10 year warranty.
Best Organic Mattress
Avocado Green Mattress ($2,879, originally $3,199)
This mattress features 100 percent GOLS-certified organic latex, GOTS-certified organic wool, GOTS-certified organic cotton, and up to 1,438 pocketed support coils laid out in five key zones for ultimate support. It doesn't have any polyurethane foams or toxic fire retardants. The mattress is needle-tufted by hand instead of glued. Aside from its impressive use of non-toxic materials, the mattress doesn't skimp on comfort. Our former editor tested it out and fell in love with its cloud-like European-style pillow-top. For more details, read her in-depth review of the Avocado Green Mattress.
Best Memory Foam Mattress
Casper Sleep Element Mattress ($506, originally $595)
If you've always dreamed of owning a plush Casper mattress, you might want to try this comfy option. It's one of the brand's more affordable versions to shop. It doesn't lack in quality, though, as it's one of the highest-rated picks. This mattress is Casper's full foam mattress option and is made with its Airscape technology, which allows air to circulate to keep you cool. It has over 5,000 reviews and a 4.5 rating.
Best Cooling Mattress
Zinus 12 Inch Ultra Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress ($561, originally $619)
If you're looking for a mattress that straddles the line between being cooling and cozy, then this is a great option. Made with a top level of gel-infused memory foam layered on top of their patented airflow foam, it's cooling but still hugs your body to offer plenty of pressure relief and support. It's even wrapped in a breathable, cool-to-the touch cover. It has over 1,400 reviews with a 4.5 rating, so it's a popular choice.
Best Hybrid Mattress
Tuft & Needle Mint Hybrid Mattress ($1,456, originally $1,995)
This mattress combines Tuft & Needle's Adaptive® foam, Micro Diamond memory foam, and springs to deliver amazing motion control, pressure relief support, and softness from a washable top cover. It's made for all sleep positions, so it's ideal if you share a bed. Our editor tested it out and found it to be the perfect mixture of comfortable cushioning and medium firm support. For more details, read this Tuft & Needle Mint Hybrid Mattress review.
Best Mattress For Back Pain
Saatva Classic Mattress ($1,695, originally $1,995)
This innerspring mattress has a three inch Euro pillow top that cushions your body while relieving pressure points. It has a patented Lumbar Zone Technology that supports spine alignment, so it's especially great for anyone looking for relief from back pain. It also doesn't contain any fiberglass or toxic flame retardants, and instead uses plant-based thistle pulp as a protective barrier. Our editor tested this mattress out and said it helped alleviate her back pain. "It has a cloud-like and cushiony feel at first, but then you experience the firmness and support along your back," she says. For more details, read her review of the Saatva Classic Mattress.