The Best Innerspring Mattresses
Updated Dec 12, 2022
If foam mattresses leave you feeling hot and bothered or simply stuck, a traditional innerspring mattress—inherently more breathable and resilient—may be your dream bed. Today’s innerspring options are worlds beyond the austere, creaky, or overly springy kind you likely slept on growing up. And nowadays you can order one online, often at a price similar to that of a foam mattress. The key is to know what you’re getting. That’s why, over the past two years, we’ve visited more than a dozen mattress showrooms and stores, interviewed experts, and pored over spec sheets to zero in on 20 contenders. We then evaluated those mattresses in our office with testers of different shapes, sizes, and sleep preferences. We’ve also slept on each of the finalists at home. Here’s what we recommend.