Updated Dec 11, 2022
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Weeding through the endless foam-mattress options online can feel as exhausting as suffering through a bad night’s sleep. But we’ve tested dozens of mattresses since 2016 so you don’t have to.
Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress
Cradling memory foam with great bounceThe Leesa Sapira Hybrid combines the best elements of memory-foam and spring mattresses. It has better cooling and a thicker cover than the competition, all at a great price for a hybrid.
Tempur-Adapt (Medium Hybrid)
Super-comfortable, but priceyWith a luxurious slow-sinking foam and sturdy edge support, the Tempur-Adapt (Medium Hybrid) feels leagues ahead of most mattresses we tried. But it’s also at the higher end of the beds we recommend.
Loom & Leaf (Relaxed Firm)
A foam mattress with a luxe feel, no bounceWith a thick quilted top and some of the highest foam densities we’ve seen in an online mattress, the Loom & Leaf feels more substantial (and will likely last longer) than mattresses that cost less than $1,000. It arrives unboxed, so it’s also less likely to off-gas in your home.
Best foam mattress under $1,000This Costco favorite is a great value, made from layers of foam that are as dense (and probably as durable) as the foam in many of the mattresses that cost twice as much. Testers loved its cuddly yet supportive feel, but some found it to be too firm.
Tuft & Needle Original
Best no-memory-foam foam mattressThe Tuft & Needle Original isn’t made with memory foam, so it doesn’t hug every contour. It has a soft top but a firm under layer, so you should feel supported yet cushioned at the same time.
Best latex-foam mattressThe 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. Good latex mattresses are expensive, but we think this one is a decent value.