When shopping for a mattress, it’s essential to keep in mind your sleeping position, temperature preferences and firmness preferences. Many sleepers find that 10-inch mattresses work best for them.
Mattress thickness isn’t regulated, allowing manufacturers to offer mattresses of different heights and construction types; some feature more foam while others contain springs or coils inside.
1. Allswell Hybrid Mattress
With an affordable price point and hybrid design, this mattress provides both comfort and support. Featuring two inches of gel memory foam infused with charcoal and copper for cooling effects while individually wrapped pocket coils help both support and stability, as well as allow air circulation throughout.
The Allswell Hybrid Mattress arrives compressed in a box, so once unboxed it may require time to fully expand and take its desired shape back. This is normal and should take approximately 24 hours. There may also be an initial plastic-y smell that dissipates within hours.
This mattress is best suited to back and front sleepers of average weight, since its memory foam layers will offer sufficient sinkage to lift hips and promote proper spine alignment. Heavy back sleepers or stomach sleepers, on the other hand, will require a thicker mattress in order to fully feel supported when lying in this position. While performing adequately for side sleepers of all sizes (although heavy people might experience pressure in this position), allswell Hybrid Mattress may cause too much shoulder and hip pressure in this position.
Allswell mattresses offer excellent initial comfort and responsiveness that make them highly desirable to many consumers. Their performance in terms of motion isolation is adequate but may not be quietest beds available due to individual coils moving as you move about on them.
2. Novilla Bliss Mattress
Novilla Bliss Mattress is an economical all-foam mattress designed to offer maximum comfort and support to the body. Featuring four distinct layers for cooling, comfort, and balanced support that address common sleep issues such as tossing and turning, back pain, sagging, sleeping hot etc. Additionally, this mattress is CertiPUR-US certified as free from ozone depleters, heavy metals, formaldehyde etc.
The top layer is comprised of quick-reacting gel memory foam that quickly responds to your movements for maximum comfort while sleeping on any part of the mattress. This layer is then covered by a convoluted layer for extra plushness at the top. Overall, this medium firm mattress should offer sufficient support to most sleepers.
Mattresses that feature all-foam construction can provide great motion transfer reduction and edge support – two impressive characteristics for sharing beds.
This mattress is ideal for back, stomach and light side sleeping positions; however it may feel too soft for heavier users who require proper spinal alignment.
As with many all-foam mattresses, this bed may initially emit a slight “new mattress smell.” This is perfectly normal and should dissipate within 24 hours or so. Furthermore, the mattress needs time to fully expand and firm up after being shipped and transported; all foam mattresses will experience some loss of shape when unboxed.
3. Tempur-Pedic Bliss 12-Inch Mattress
This mattress, available in both firm and soft options from Tempur-Pedic, is one of their least costly all-foam options. Using adaptive TEMPUR-ES foam as its comfort layer, followed by transitional denser layers of transitional foam and convoluted high density polyfoam for the inner core, it offers close body-contouring with exceptional pressure relief. Foam layers are treated with an antimicrobial microbe shield while its cover uses soft, stretchy TENCEL fabric treated with heat dissipating knit layers to keep sleepers cool through their nightly restful sleep experience.
This mattress comes conveniently packed in a box for quick and simple setup, designed to work with most bed frames. Plus, its 25-year warranty gives peace of mind!
This mattress from the makers of Purple pillows is an excellent solution for combination sleepers who tend to run hot. Constructed with medium-firm memory foam and featuring top layers made of temperature neutral Nolah AirFoam that the company claims can disperse heat 300 percent better than traditional foam and lessen odor than most memory-foam mattresses, as well as CertiPUR-US certified foam with no chemical flame retardants – as well as loose, breathable knit layers – that help prevent overheating.
4. Sleep Innovations Bliss 12-Inch Mattress
This mattress offers an economical memory foam option. With five comfort layers designed to promote cool sleep and reduce sagging – such as a gel layer that disperses heat, an airflow layer to circulate air for ventilation throughout the night, and natural latex layers to provide support and avoid sagging – this mattress provides ideal conditions for an excellent night’s rest.
This all-foam mattress from budget brand Sleep Innovations is another top seller, and comes in multiple sizes. While thinner than some options on this list, it still provides good comfort and support. Made in the United States and backed by CertiPUR-US certification. Additionally, its warranty ensures it remains free from harmful substances like formaldehyde and mercury.
This hybrid mattress features an innovative flippable design that allows you to easily switch the firmness from side to side for optimal restful nights of restful slumber. Perfect for sharing beds, its 5-zone independent pocket internal spring design provides targeted support while its memory foam and individually wrapped coil layers cushion and contour sleepers alike for restful restful slumber. Ideal for stomach, back and side sleeping positions!
5. Sleep Innovations Bliss 10-Inch Mattress
Sleep Innovations Bliss Mattress is a cost-effective memory foam option available in several sizes, including twin. The top layer features cooling gel for breathability while its base contains air channels to distribute hot air through ventilation channels. In addition, its cover provides protection from pet dander and allergens found within a mattress cover.
This memory foam mattress is constructed using CertiPUR-US certified materials and free from chemical flame retardants, offering soft to medium firm firm options to meet your personal preferences. Plus, its pocketed coil system helps reduce motion transfer while offering extra support to heavier individuals.
Shiloh mattress offers another budget option with medium firmness and is suitable for most sleeping positions, made of three layers of foam (cooling gel, air channel foam and knit cover). While reports of quick sagging and heat retention exist for this model, making it suitable for lighter, average-sized individuals looking for temporary solutions without spending over $200.
Tuft & Needle also offers the Mint Mattress as a premium version of its Original Mattress, featuring denser foam base layers, two extra layers of proprietary Adaptive Foam developed specifically for it, and a zip-off, machine-washable cover that’s easily removed and machine washed for cleaning purposes. Strategist deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff tested this mattress in her home and found it luxuriously thick while remaining firm enough for most sleepers; in particular she appreciated its cooling features such as its GlacioTex cover which features special weave to enhance airflow for optimal airflow during sleep.