Mattresses

My Mattress Quest

I feel like I’m in the store buying a new mattress every other year. Sometimes we have back pain from restless nights. Sometimes we just spend too much time falling into the valley and having to crawl back on to the mountain. We aren’t big people so why do we always have these issues? Well we are on a quest to find the best mattress for us, and we are going to take you along for the ride. Hopefully, along the way you will be able to learn with us and choose the mattress that is right for you. So here are our unbiased, or rather non-biased opinions on the mattresses that we are testing out.  The Price column is for a Queen Size Mattress BEFORE THE DISCOUNT CODES!

Finding the Best Mattress

Let me tell you about my first experience shopping for mattresses over a decade ago. I enter the store and the salesman asks me: “What kind of a mattress are you looking for?”

He continues: “Innerspring, latex, memory foam, pillow top, hybrid, firm, plush, tight?”

I answered with: “I’m looking for something rectangular to sleep on…”

If you want to be more prepared for buying one lets go over the basics.

If you want to read about the history of mattresses go to our evolution of mattresses page

Bed Size

  • Twin: A twin will measure 39″X 75″. Your basic set up for children and a spare bedroom with limited space
  • Full: 54″ X 75″, which is a good size for teenagers as long as you don’t expect them to grow to six feet tall.
  • Queen: 60″ X 80″. It fits two adults, but you had really better like each other as you will be very close.
  • King: 76″ X 80″. This gives two adults more space, but has the same amount of leg room (height) as a queen.
  • California King: 72″ X 84″. This will give plenty of room to two adults and allow people in the 6’6″ range the ability to sleep on a bed without dangling their feet off the end.

The Top Layer

There are typically four types of tops on Mattresses:

Pillowtop: As the name implies there is a comfy layer, between an inch and 3 inches thick, that “sits” on top of the mattress. This material will be soft enough to let your body sink in a bit.

2 inches of exposed pillow top mattress

This photo shows about 2 inches of pillow top foam.

Plush: This will have some give in it to allow your body to sink in a bit and relieve some of the stress on your body.

Firm: This is for back and stomach sleepers

Tight: A flat surface with a very tight upholstery.

What’s inside?

So here is where it gets tricky. For those of you familiar with the Brad Pitt line from the movie Seven. “What’s in the box?”

There are three main categories:

Innerspring Coils: Imagine having a bunch of coils as the support system for the mattress. In some cases they will be linked together and in others they will be independent or “Pocket” coils.

6 inch innerspring coils on a mattress

The coils in this pillow top mattress were about 6″ tall.

Dual Comfort Helix Mattress Exposed

Pocketed Microcoils, as shown in this Helix Mattress picture, are only about 2″.

Foam: This has a few different categories (Latex, Memory, and High Density), but they all use the same concept. Each type of memory foam serves to conform to the weight of your body and allows for a bit of sinking in. In some cases you will sink in too much and will have trouble climbing out of the hole. We will help you steer clear of those mattresses.

Hybrid: Generally these will have pocket coils at the bottom, or middle, of the mattress and several inches of foam at the top.

What kind of a mattress works on an adjustable frame?

Check out this video to see how your favorite mattress type preforms:

Thinking about buying the items we have reviewed? Help Non-Biased Reviews out if you do. Just click on any of the seller links above and the seller will contribute a portion of the sale to help support this site. It won’t cost you anything extra and is a simple way to help us fund more items to review. Thank You!

Here is a comparison tool that you can use to see how the different mattresses I have sleep tested rate.  Just drag and drop the ones that you want to compare:

PhotoCompanyMattressTypeFeaturesHeightSleep Test RatingQueen PriceCoupon CodeCurrent DiscountPurchase

Drag
Here

Drag
Here

Drag
Here

  • Leesa MattressLeesa Mattress
  • Nectar MattressNectar Mattress
  • Layla Sleep MattressLayla Sleep Mattress
  • Big Kid's BedBig Kid's Bed
  • Alexander Signature SeriesAlexander Signature Series
  • Alexander Signature HybridAlexander Signature Hybrid
  • Bear MattressBear Mattress
  • Purple MattressPurple Mattress
  • Traditional CasperTraditional Casper
  • Eve MattressEve Mattress
  • Tuft & NeedleTuft & Needle
  • Aloha Sleep MattressAloha Sleep Mattress
  • Casper WaveCasper Wave
  • Casper EssentialCasper Essential
  • MatsleepMatsleep
  • PangeabedPangeabed
  • Love & SleepLove & Sleep
  • #Bestmattressever#Bestmattressever
  • Tomorrow Sleep HybridTomorrow Sleep Hybrid
  • Sapira by LeesaSapira by Leesa
  • Helix MattressHelix Mattress
  • Tuck MattressTuck Mattress
  • Live & SleepLive & Sleep
  • Aurora HybridAurora Hybrid
  • Kaya SleepKaya Sleep
  • TuloTulo
Leesa MattressFoam100 Day Trial, Made in the USA, Removeable Cover104.5 Star Rating$940None Required$100Shop LeesaNectar MattressFoam365 Night Trial, Free shipping, Comes in a large bag114.5 Star Rating$795None Required$125 & 2 Free PillowsShop NectarLayla Sleep MattressFoam120 Night Trial, Copper Infused, Flippable10.54.6 Star Rating$899Nonbiased60$60 OffShop LaylaBig Kid's BedFoamLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA74.2 Star Rating$299Dreambed55% OffShop Nest Bedding Big Kid's BedAlexander Signature SeriesFoamLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA, Handles12.54.6 Star Rating$1,199nonbiased200$200 OffShop Nest Bedding Alexander Signature SeriesAlexander Signature HybridHybrid Foam & CoilsLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA, Handles144.5 Star Rating$1,199nonbiased200$200 OffShop Nest Bedding Alexander Signature HybridBear MattressFoam100 Day Trial, Infused Graphite Gel, Made in the USA103.9 Star Rating$850nonbiased50$50 OffShop Bear MattressPurple MattressFoam & Polymer Section for Egg Catching100 Day Trial, Made in the USA, Removeable Cover104.2 Star Rating$999None RequiredBest PriceShop Purple MattressTraditional CasperFoam100 Night Trial, Free Shipping104.3 Star Rating$950None RequiredVariesShop CasperEve MattressFoam100 Day Trial, Made in the UK, Removable Cover9.54.2 Star Rating$749None Required$200Shop EveTuft & NeedleFoam100 Night Trial, Free Shipping104 Star Rating$575None RequiredBest PriceShop Tuft & NeedleAloha Sleep MattressFoam500 Night Trial, Made in the USA114.2 Star Rating$799alohalife$50 OffShop Aloha SleepCasper WaveFoam100 Night Trial, Removeable cover, Free Shipping11.53.3 Star Rating$1,850None RequiredBest PriceGet a CasperCasper EssentialFoam100 Night Trial, Removeable Cover, Free Shipping8.53.9 Star Rating$600None RequiredBest PriceGo to CasperMatsleepFoam365 Night Trial, Free shipping, Cool Cover104.2 Star Rating$795None Required$250 OffShop MatsleepPangeabedFoam & 100% Pure Talalay Latex100 Day Trial, Copper Infused, Talalay latex104.3 Star Rating$895None Required$75 OffShop PangeabedLove & SleepFoamLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA114 Star Rating$599Dreambed55% OffShop Nest Bedding Love & Sleep#BestmattresseverFoam120 Night Trial, titanium gel, made in the USA104.4 Star Rating$750nonbiased1010% Off & Free Pillows and SheetsShop Brooklyn Bedding Best Mattress EverTomorrow Sleep HybridHybrid Foam & Coils100 Day Trial, Backed by Serta, add a sleeptracker104.7 Star Rating$990nonbiased125$125 OffShop Tomorrow SleepSapira by LeesaHybrid Foam & Coils100 Night Trial, Made in the USA, 1 in 10 Program114.7 Star Rating$1,475None Required$200 OffShop Sapira by LeesaHelix MattressHybrid Foam & CoilsCustomizeable mattress104.4 Star Rating$995None RequiredBest PriceCustomize your HelixTuck MattressHybrid Foam & CoilsCustomizeable mattress, Made in the USA, 145 Day trial104.1 Star Rating$990None RequiredBest PriceShop TuckLive & SleepFoam100 Night Trial, 3 Levels of Comfort124 Star Rating$799None Required$100 OffShop Live & SleepAurora HybridHybrid Foam & Coils120 Night Trial, titanium gel, made in the USA13.54.6 Star Rating$1,699nonbiased1010% Off & Free Pillows and SheetsShop Brooklyn BeddingKaya SleepHybrid Foam & Coils120 Night Trial, made in the USA114.5 Star Rating$1,185None Required$200 OffShop Kaya SleepTuloFoamTry it at Mattress Firm, 120 night trial, free shipping, free returns10No Ratings YetNo Ratings Yet$650None RequiredFree ShippingShop Tulo

Best Mattress

1
Sapira Hybrid by Leesa
A sturdy luxury hybrid mattress. It pulls from many of the things that Leesa does well to form a high end mattress. This mattress is designed to cater to people who feel that the Leesa may have too much sink for them. So if you are an athlete, or on the heavier side, this is a must try!Read full review
Cons
You can feel the pocket springs when you sit on the edge
Pros
Cover has the same feel as the Leesa
Avena foam layer keeps it cool
Independent pocket springs work well with adjustable frames
Designed for heavier people & athletes, yet soft enough for a petite side sleeper like me
The first bed in a box I have tested without an odor upon opening
9.4
Exceptional
Coupons & Discount Codes
2
Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid Mattress
I'm still shocked that I couldn't find the coil part of the hybrid construction. I'm sleeping better than I have on just about every mattress I have tested this year. Read full review
Cons
The corners didn't fill out the cover for 2 days
Pros
Can't feel the wrapped coil system
backed by serta, warranty and trial period are solid
Conforms nicely with an adjustable frame
Top 2 layers of gel memory foam keep you cool, hug you, and most importantly hide the wrapped coils from you.
9.4
Exceptional
Take $125 off a purchase of $500 or more
3
Nest Bedding Alexander Signature
I had trouble coming up with cons for this mattress. I have tested more than 20 mattresses this year and this is the only one that had the ability to change me from a side sleeper into a side & back sleeper. With three levels of firmness, you should be able to find the one that is right for you, I highly recommend this mattress! Read full review
Cons
No zipper, I really didn't want to destroy the mattress by cutting it open
Pros
11" of Quality
Stays Cool
Soft Cover
Great Level of Support (3 Options)
Converted me from a side sleeper to a combo sleeper
9.3
Exceptional
Enter the code for $200 off your purchase
4
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Hybrid
After more than 2 weeks of sleep testing this, I love it! It's screams luxury, is perfect for an adjustable base, and will provide you with a great sleeping experience.Read full review
Cons
The standard brown box that it comes in doesn't scream luxury
Pros
13.5" of Luxury Feel
Cool, stretch cover
Great on an adjustable frame
9.3
Exceptional
5
Layla Sleep
The flip-able Layla Sleep offers 2 levels of firmness in one bed. It has copper infused memory foam and cooling gel for great sleep. Read full review
Cons
no handles on the mattress
Pros
Sleeps Cool
Firm side of soft side?
Copper infused memory foam
9.2
Exceptional
6
Nectar Sleep Mattress
If they can improve their shipping and customer service they would be a highly recommended company, as they make a great mattress.Read full review
Cons
Long shipping delays
Poor customer service
Pros
Sturdy Mattress
Exceptional Value
9
Exceptional
$125 off Nectar Sleep
7
Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid
They just redesigned the Alexander Signature, I wonder if they are going to add handles to the Hybrid?Read full review
Cons
The stitched cover makes it difficult to use on an adjustable frame.
Pros
Sturdy Hybrid
Added handles to the sides this year!
8.9
Great
$200 off Alexander Signature
8
Brooklyn Bedding Mattress (BME)
Amazing value! When you sit on this you can feel the value. This mattress should be much more expensive than it is. Fortunately, it is made in the USA and shipped directly to the consumer. Since they don't have a middleman, this allows Brooklyn Bedding to ship out a great mattress at an amazing price.Read full review
Cons
The cover is glued to the top layers so it doesn't work on an adjustable frame
Add some handles to the boxes to make it easier on the UPS/Fedex people
Pros
You can feel the value right away. I haven't found a better value at this price.
Handles on the sides of the mattress, none on the box though.
Built to support heavier people, no chance of bottoming out unless you are really large
8.9
Great
9
Leesa Mattress
Want to splash into a Leesa Like Michael Phelps? Give it a try.Read full review
Cons
When standing on it you feel a bit of sinkage
Pros
Air Flow Layer keeps it cool
Amazing Cover, so amazing they used the same materials for a blanket and pillow
1 in 10 program is unique to the industry
8.9
Great
Coupons & Discount Codes
10
Helix Mattress
I wish I would have ordered the blended version rather than the dual comfort one.Read full review
Cons
Dual Comfort is a problem if the sides are drastically different
Pros
Customizeable
8.8
Great
Coupons & Discount Codes

Summary
Mattresses
Article Name
Mattresses
Description
A table with the top rated mattresses, mattress reviews and coupons
Author
Publisher Name
Non Biased Reviews
Publisher Logo
Non Biased Reviews
Register New Account
Reset Password
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare