Best mattress 2022: 9 top picks for a dreamy night's sleep

We've reviewed the best mattresses to bring you a definitive list of the most supportive and comfy foam, latex, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses

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Considering how much time we spend (or wish we spent) in bed, getting the best mattress to help you clock enough high-quality hours is important. However, it's a big investment, and quite literally one of the most important buys you can make for your home, it's really important to figure out which one is right for you. 

Not sure where to start? Well, that's where we come in. We know that investing in a new mattress to suit your sleep style and circumstances can be a very personal process, which is why we've personally reviewed or rigorously researched every mattress featured in this buyer's guide.

We've considered all mattress types — memory foam, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses (the best of both worlds) — from a selection of price points to put together this list of the best mattresses for a range of sleepers. You'll see some recognizable brand names such as Casper, Saatva, and Avocado,  which have all been put through their paces to see if they deliver on their promises for a number of weeks — sometimes months. We've then based our reviews on how we found them in terms of comfort, support, and quality, plus what they're like to move around and unwrap.

It sounds like a lot to consider but it's so worth putting in the time to find your next mattress, especially when you're going to be sleeping on it for years to come. You'll find our top choice below, but it's also worth knowing that most mattress brands offer a trial so you can try before you buy, so to speak — which means that you could have up to one entire year until you commit to anything more long-term.

Once you've chosen the one, don't forget to pick up the best mattress protector to shield your new mattress from allergy triggers and accidental spills.

What is the best mattress to buy?

In short, the best mattress you can buy is the Saatva Classic Luxury Hybrid Mattress (opens in new tab). Beyond free White Glove Delivery, this made-to-order mattress offers the perfect mix of comfort and support, while also including eco-friendly characteristics. Plus a newly expanded year-long trial and lifetime warranty make this luxury mattress even more appealing.

We do, however, also love the Casper Original mattress, (opens in new tab) which is available as either memory foam or a hybrid, both at an incredible value, to suit the need you're looking to fill. 

If neither of those takes your fancy then you'll see that we have several more alternatives to explore. Our automatic price widgets will always show you the best prices which each mattress is available to buy for, too, so no more scouting around for the best deals either.

More about the best mattress 2022 

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1. Saatva Classic mattress

The best mattress you can buy right now

Specifications

Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King, Split Cal King
Depth: 11.5" or 14"
Type: Hybrid Innerspring
Comfort grade: Plush-soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm
Trial: One year
Warranty: Lifetime

Reasons to buy

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Choose from three firmness levels and 2 depths
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Hybrid combines memory foam and coils
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Stays cooler than an all-foam mattress
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Made to order of eco-friendly materials
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Free White Glove Delivery and Mattress removal

Reasons to avoid

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$99 return fee to cover the labor and transport fee for pickup
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11.5" doesn't have side handles
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14" not suitable with adjustable base

Looking for a mattress that has captured the love of the internet and our team? The Saatva Classic is truly the best of both worlds for anyone between a traditional innerspring and memory foam mattress. Plus three comfort levels and two depths to maximize your experience. 

Who will the Saatva Classic Mattress suit?
We think it's built to suit all types of sleepers. It's also wonderful for curbing back pain, with an endorsement from the Congress of Chiropractic State, and it's also a great pick for anyone looking to make more eco-friendly choices. 

What is the Saatva Classic Mattress like to sleep on?
For our tester, it did take some time for her to adjust but has been enjoying sleeping in it ever since. We tested it in the Luxury-Firm feel, which over 82% of buyers choose, according to Saatva, for the perfect mix of comfort and support. The experience is most akin to sleeping on a hotel mattress, and for us, it's plush where we want, supportive where we need it. 

Special features?
A special call out to the sturdy edge support, but the Saatva Classic also incorporates its Patented Lumbar Zone Technology into a layer of its Certipur-US memory foam for healthy spinal alignment no matter how you sleep. The dual-coil construction also offers great airflow to promote breathability.

Construction?
The mattress features a plush 3" Euro pillow top for comfort and pressure point relief, covered in organic cotton. Underneath, a responsive dual-coil design made of recycled carbon steel promotes better airflow to disperse body heat and responds to your body's curves and movements to relieve pressure points.

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2. Casper Original Mattress

This is our best mattress runner-up, which is suitable for all sleepers

Specifications

Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 11"
Type: Memory-foam or Hybrid
Comfort grade: Medium
Trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 10 years

Reasons to buy

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Memory foam or hybrid option
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Sleeps cool and offers minimal motion transfer
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Good for all sleep positions
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Made with recycled polyester

Reasons to avoid

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Slight off-gassing odor after unboxing

OK, you twisted our arm, our (close) runner-up for the best mattress is the Original Casper mattress. The company that brought the bed-in-a-box concept mainstream with the right blend of cooling, comfort, and support. Oh, and it's available as both memory foam or a hybrid. 

Who will the Casper Original Mattress suit?
The Casper mattress is built for every type of sleeper. We found it the most comfortable on our backs and sides, it'll keep hot sleepers cooler with minimum motion transfer between you and your sleeping partner. 

What is the Casper Original Mattress like to sleep on?
It's that great mix of comfort and support. The mattress rates as medium-firm. The foam cushions your body curves to promote good alignment and offer pressure relief, but you won't have that sunk-in feeling.  The Original mattress sleeps pretty cool, and if you choose the hybrid, you'll find increased breathability and edge support.  

Special features?
The Casper Original is Casper's flagship model, with the option to choose the memory foam for a sink-in feel or to try a hybrid design for a bouncier experience. Its special zone support holds hips up in the middle for a firmer center zone, while the layers around the shoulders will sink more, to promote good alignment. Casper's unique AirScape™ layer of perforated, breathable foam also increases airflow and circulates air to help you sleep cooler. 

Construction
The Original Memory Foam design uses three layers of memory foam, including the Airscape layer for comfort and pressure relief, a zoned support layer, and a thick base layer. The hybrid edition swaps the foam base for a spring base, for extra breathability and support. 

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3. Birch Luxe Natural Mattress

Best hybrid mattress made from responsibly sourced, natural materials

Specifications

Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 11.5"
Type: Latex Hybrid
Comfort grade: Medium
Trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 25 years

Reasons to buy

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3 organic cashmere and wool comfort layers
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Zoned lumbar support for enhanced contouring
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Great edge support
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Sleeps cool and moisture-wicking

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy to unbox

The Birch Luxe Natural Mattress seems to tick off everything you could want in a mattress: comfort, support, cooling, careful attention to detail, a lengthy list of environmental certifications and only the highest quality materials. 

Who will the Birch Luxe Natural Mattress mattress suit?
Beyond the eco-conscious sleeper looking to indulge in luxury, we think it'll suit hot sleepers, couples, and those who toss and turn throughout the night. 

What's the Birch Luxe Natural Mattress like to sleep on?
Dreamy, and in the words of our tester, "indulgent," and "the type of mattress that makes you look forward to crawling into bed each night. It's plush without sacrificing support, while the use of cotton, cashmere, and wool makes it naturally breathable. Regardless of your sleeping position,  you will find comfort and pressure relief. 

Special features?
Simply due to the materials of this mattress, it sleeps cool with all-natural materials including cotton cover, ultra-fine cashmere, naturally hygroscopic wool (reduces humidity), and latex. From a support standpoint, the hybrid has targeted zoned lumbar support and excellent edge support.

Construction?
The Birch Luxe Natural Mattress features a whopping 10 layers, starting with a breathable organic cotton matelassé cover, followed by a naturally fire-retardant wool layer just beneath it. Next, three comfort layers, including a layer of cashmere and wool, continue to promote airflow and temperature regulation. Keeping things sustainable, the mattress utilizes a layer of latex to relieve pressure points and offer support, and the coil layer features more than 1,000 individually wrapped coils. Finally, the base layer is another sheet of moisture-wicking wool.

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4. Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress

Best mattress for those who are after luxury, on a budget

Specifications

Size: Twin-Cal King /Single-Super King
Depth: 14"/ 28cm
Type: Memory foam + pocket spring
Comfort grade: Medium-firm
Trial: 1 year
Warranty: Lifetime

Reasons to buy

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Luxuriously thick
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Available in both US and UK
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Memory foam cradles body
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Coils provide support and airflow
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Won’t be disturbed when your partner rolls out of bed
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Often comes with free gifts

Reasons to avoid

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May require deep-pocket sheets
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The Dreamcloud comes with superior edge support that you may not see from other mattresses at this price point. Another plus, DreamCloud also frequently runs promotions too that include freebies like a mattress protector, sheet set, and pillows. 

Who will the Dreamcloud mattress suit? 
This mattress offers the most support for back sleepers, as side sleepers may find themselves sinking in too much. It's also great for hot sleepers and couples for its breathable design and minimal motion transfer. The Dreamcloud also has the feeling of a luxury mattress, but at a budget-friendly price.

What is the Dreamcloud mattress like to sleep on?
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It cradles you like a cloud and is so comfortable that you’ll enjoy a night full of sweet, uninterrupted dreams," enthused our mattress tester. In fact, she claimed it " among the top three mattresses that" she's slept on — and she's logged a lot of nights in luxury hotels too.  

Special features
In addition to feeling absolutely luxurious, the Dreamcoud is designed to sleep cool in part to its cashmere-blend cover and gel-foam cooling layer help disperse body heat while the coils increase airflow. Additionally, a Heavy Duty Gauge Edge Shield offers reinforced edge support, so you won't get that rolling off the bed feel, and

Construction
Immediately get a sense of the luxury feel with the cashmere blend cover, followed by two foam layers: a pressure-relief foam infused with cooling gel and a comfort layer. Individually wrapped innerspring coils provide the support that adapts to your body while the foam base keeps everything in place. If you need additional pressure relief, consider upgrading to the DreamCloud Premier which integrates a two-inch Eurotop too.  

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5. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Best mattress for memory foam lovers

Specifications

Size: Twin - Cal king
Depth: 11 inches
Type: Memory foam
Firmness: Medium-firm
Trial: 365 days
Warranty: Lifetime

Reasons to buy

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Medium-firm for firmness
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Good motion transfer
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Good breathability
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365-night trial
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Forever guarantee

Reasons to avoid

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No handles
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Too hard for some side sleepers

If you are searching for a memory foam mattress that doesn't lose its firmness (even after a whole year's worth of use), then this Nectar mattress will be your perfect match! 

Who will the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress suit? 
It will reign supreme for those who are looking for a completely risk-free experience that includes a decent memory foam mattress and is available at a fair price. 

What's the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress like to sleep on? 
Thanks to its memory foam filling, the Nectar Mattress will make your joints feel cushioned from night one. With regards to motion transfer, the Nectar is as good as any memory foam — and if sliding into your other half during the night is a massive bug-bear? Then, this mattress is the best find for you.

On the firmness front, Nectar is rated 6.5 on the website, which the company claims is "just right." Users will find this option is not too soft, not too firm, and after all, what could be better than that? No one wants a mattress that is too firm, trust us. 

Special features
It has an Adaptive Cooling Cover designed to draw away heat from your body and circulate fresh air every time you move. 

Construction
There’s nothing especially unusual about the Nectar’s construction but, as mentioned, it is reassuringly heavy, which is always a sign of quality. It features a decent layer of proper memory foam which is nicely aerated, and then pressure-relieving foam that contours to your body shape. Finally, the seven-zone base foam provides additional contoured support plus depth. 

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6. Avocado Green mattress

Best organic mattress for those looking to lead a greener lifestyle

Specifications

Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 11 or 13 inches
Type: Hybrid
Comfort grade: Medium-Firm / Gentle-Firm with pillowtop
Trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 25 years

Reasons to buy

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Sustainably harvested latex rubber foam
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Medium to firm for firmness
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No fire retardants
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Handmade in Los Angeles
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Can purchase a mattress topper to make softer
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Sleeps cool
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Vegan option available too

Reasons to avoid

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May sleep too firm for some
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Some motion transfer

If you specifically want an organic mattress then our defacto go-to is Avocado Green. The hybrid is hand-tufted in Los Angeles, and the company owns and oversees the entire mattress production stages.

Who will the Avocado Green mattress suit?
In addition to the sustainability-minded, the Avocado Green mattress is most suited for stomach and back sleepers, while side sleepers might not find it gives enough cushion. Additionally, because of the super clean list of materials, those with chemical sensitivities or allergies will particularly benefit from this mattress as it's made without fire retardants, petroleum-based foams, or chemical adhesives. And vegans aren't excluded from a fully organic mattress either, with the chance to choose a PETA-approved version sans wool. 

What's the Avocado Green mattress like to sleep on?
We describe it as firm, but gentle. That said, side sleepers may prefer something a little softer and should opt for the pillowtop upgrade. It combines the natural cushioning materials with an internal, zoned, pressure-point support system for proper back support and extended durability.  The mattress molds to you without that sinking feeling associated with memory foam, nor is there that stuck sensation or difficulty getting in and out of bed, thanks to the coil's supportive reaction. 

Special features
Instead of chemical flame retardants, the Avocado green mattress uses an all-natural fire retardant: wool. It's also one of only three mattress brands in the world to be MADE SAFE Non-Toxic certified and is a carbon-negative company. It also has a host of other certifications including GREENGUARD Gold Certified, GOLS, GOTS and OEKO-TEX, FSC-certified, and Rainforest Alliance. 

Construction
Avocado offers some of the most insight into how its mattress is made than any other company we've seen. Underneath the hand-tufted organic cotton cover, is a two-inch layer of Dunlop latex, which is considered more sustainable than Talalay latex. Below the latex, up to 1,414 individually tuned, tempered steel coils, in three gauge sizes, are arranged in 5 distinct ergonomic zones. The bed also has a fully reinforced steel perimeter for solid edge support, finished with another one-inch layer of Dunlop latex at the base. The exterior has two handles to make moving and adjusting the mattress easier.