The 10 Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online

April 24, 2023
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The 10 Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online

If you haven't already noticed, we are living in an age of options. While consumers were once limited to the goods available at the local big box store, e-commerce startups have arrived to change the game for the average American in almost every industry imaginable.

The plethora of new companies looking to challenge the old, stodgy standards of their respective industries is hard to ignore. Perhaps the most obvious instance of this marketplace shakeup is seen in the case of the mattress startup.

They're hip. They have clever slogans, trendy designs, and clearly spent a lot of money branding themselves.

But are they comfortable?

In an effort to answer that question for you, the mattress prospector, we've gathered up a list of ten of the best mattresses that you can have delivered to your front door. Each of these mattresses offers a unique proposition in terms of features, price and material.

Without any further ado, below is a list of the 10 best mattresses you can buy online.

1. Saatva

Saatva is one of the oldest online mattress pioneers -- it's been around for about a decade. It's a traditional spring mattress with a focus on quality. That quality comes in the form of a "hotel-style" bed (a pillow top layer) on top of a layer of memory foam. Underneath the foam sits two layers of springs and a poly foam base underneath.

The mattresses come in three levels of firmness: Soft, luxury firm, and firm.

Their firmest option is super firm, which is a great option for people who want a bit of extra back support. A major draw of the company is its eco-friendly materials, which are better for the environment and your body.

2. The Nolah Mattress

Nolah makes all-foam mattresses using their own proprietary AirFoam. It's a foam made without the chemicals that can cause traditional memory foam to trap heat. If you run hot or constantly struggle with sweating through the night, the Nolah mattress was made with you in mind. Their original mattress come with two inches of AirFoam on top beneath a one-inch layer of "high-resilience" foam. The company claims that this foam makes it 300% more durable than the average memory foam mattress.(1) The company claims that its mattresses are particularly comfortable for side sleepers because of its unique combination of a plush but supportive material.

3. Leesa

Foam mattresses can be a turn-off for people because of how soft and plush they often are. They have a reputation for being plushy without much support. Leesa aims to change that with their all-foam mattresses made to offer a superior level of support and "pushback" to sleepers. Leesa mattresses are made to fill the gaps around your body while sleeping, which helps relieve pressure on areas like the hips and back. It's a great all-around option for side and back sleepers, and offers enough options to suit most people.

4. Aviya

This mattress is a great option for sleepers who prefer a traditional spring mattress with the added plush support of foam. It's got three layers of high-density foam over its coiled spring system and offers a plush, luxury firm, and firm options. It's supportive and soft at the same time and overall features great build quality.

5. Casper

Casper is probably the most well-known online mattress company around. Its sleek branding and deals with stores like Target pushed it to the from of public attention as a perfect "mattress store" alternative. The original Casper mattress is made of four layers of foam. It doesn't make the same promises as companies like Nolah; people who run hot might find the memory foam traps heat a bit too much. It's also a bit on the softer side. If neither of those things bother you, it's a great and relatively affordable option.

6. Tuft & Needle

This mattress company offers a foam mattress and a foam-spring hybrid model. The original foam model has seven-inch deep layer of foam on the base and a three-inch layer on top that's infused with a cooling gel. It offers most of the same features as other popular companies -- superior comfort, body contouring, and the comfort of foam without the heat-trapping. It's also far less expensive than most options on the list. If you don't like it after 100 days, the company will refund you, pick up the mattress for free, and donate it to a charity of your choice.

7. Avocado

Avocado markets itself as the greenest mattress around. It's made with all-natural and organic materials, and its whole production process is eco friendly as well. It does in two models, the Green and the Vegan. The Green includes wool, while the Vegan doesn't. They're both foam-coil hybrids that offer the familiar support-plus-plush mix that other mattress offer. If you prefer a lot of support and some extra cushion, this mattress will do the job. While it's made with eco-conscious buyers in mind, it's a great option for anyone in terms of comfort.

8. Allswell

Allswell is Walmart's mattress competitor, which helps explain its affordable price tag. Although its affordable, it's certainly not cheap. It offers a luxe hybrid model, a cheaper model which has no model name, and the Supreme, which features a temperature-regulated foam. It's a very firm comfortable mattress, and its low price point and variety of models make it an attractive option. (1)

9. Helix

While other mattress companies offer different models for different sleepers, Helix focuses on customizing every mattress to the individual. Helix makes it easy to figure out which mattress is best for your body and sleeping habits; it offers six base models of mattresses (12 total if you include the "Luxe" models of each.) The sleep quiz available on the company's website helps you find out which model is best for you. It offers options for side sleepers, stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and takes into account things like body contouring, pressure relief points, and firmness. (2)

10. Purple

Purple's main draw is its Grid: a two-inch thick layer of breathable, reactive gel material. The Grid promises to flex and react to your body's movements throughout the night, creating the perfect amount of support for your hips, spine and limbs. Layers of foam underneath provide extra padding. The gel grid on top is made with over 1800 air channels that promises to provide extra air flow during the night.

If you're over what the mattress store has to offer, one of these mattress-in-a-box companies is here to help you out. They're innovative, customer-focused, and often less expensive than comparable options at mattress stores.



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