10 Best Mattress Reviews Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

There are so many different mattresses available and that can make it hard to choose the one that will work best for you. There are several things to consider when choosing the best mattress to help you sleep well throughout the night and wake up rested.

By comparing the different brands and different models available you can choose a mattress that will work best for your sleep needs.

Mattresses come in many different styles with varying firmness levels. Some are designed to be extra firm while others are softer for those who need a less firm surface to sleep comfortably.

Top 10 Mattress Reviews

Bestseller No. 1
Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress, Bed in a Box, T&N Adaptive Foam, Sleeps Cooler with More Pressure...
7296 Reviews
Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress, Bed in a Box, T&N Adaptive Foam, Sleeps Cooler with More Pressure...
  • ADAPTIVE FOAM: Constructed with freshly poured T&N Adaptive foam, this mattress provides a bouncy yet...
  • HIGH QUALITY: Our high grade foam is more advanced than outdated materials such as latex and memory foam which...
Bestseller No. 2
Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattresses - Medium Feel - Cal King
7933 Reviews
Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattresses - Medium Feel - Cal King
  • 8-Inch hybrid mattress combines memory foam with the traditional support of an innerspring mattress for a...
  • A plush layer of memory foam helps align the spine to minimize pressure points for increased comfort
Bestseller No. 3
Nod by Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress, Amazon-Exclusive Bed in a Box, Responsive Foam, Sleeps Cooler &...
380 Reviews
Nod by Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress, Amazon-Exclusive Bed in a Box, Responsive Foam, Sleeps Cooler &...
  • ✅ HIGH-QUALITY-Our innovative foam has all the benefits of outdated materials such as latex and memory foam...
  • ✅ AFFORDABLE PRICE-We cut costs-not corners. By focusing in on the main components of great sleep-comfort...
Bestseller No. 4
Nectar Queen Mattress + 2 Free Pillows - Gel Memory Foam - CertiPUR- US Certified - 180 Night Home...
789 Reviews
Nectar Queen Mattress + 2 Free Pillows - Gel Memory Foam - CertiPUR- US Certified - 180 Night Home...
  • Two free premium Nectar pillows ($150 value) are included with the mattress
  • Optimal level of firmness, coolness, breathability, and comfort. Nectar molds to your body, relieving all your...
Bestseller No. 5
Casper Sleep MTNE1E00QU02 Casper Mattress, Queen
869 Reviews
Casper Sleep MTNE1E00QU02 Casper Mattress, Queen
  • 4-layer foam construction for support, breathability, and bounce
  • Open-cell hypoallergenic latex keeps you cool all night. Airflow regulation
Bestseller No. 6
Snuggle-Pedic Mattress That Breathes - Patented Airflow Transfer System, Kool-Flow Ultra-Luxury...
309 Reviews
Snuggle-Pedic Mattress That Breathes - Patented Airflow Transfer System, Kool-Flow Ultra-Luxury...
  • The PATENTED AIRFLOW TRANSFER SYSTEM works by creating 100 TIMES THE BREATHABILITY of other mattresses that...
  • Our Flex-Support Technology Gives The PRESSURE RELIEF of a Memory Foam/Gel Mattress, Only it is EASIER TO MOVE...
Bestseller No. 7
Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper Hypoallergenic Alternative to Memory Foam Bed Topper | Breathable |...
44 Reviews
Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper Hypoallergenic Alternative to Memory Foam Bed Topper | Breathable |...
  • COZY COVER: Feeling similar to our mattress, our luxe cover keeps your sheets from bunching and has a...
  • RESPONSIVE FOAM: Soft without the sink, our responsive foam keeps you at the surface so you sleep cool all...
Bestseller No. 8
Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8 Inch Mattress, Full
1522 Reviews
Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8 Inch Mattress, Full
  • Conforming memory foam comfort and support for a refreshing night's sleep. Dimensions - Full- 54 X 75 X 8...
  • Mattress layers include: 2 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam, and 4 inches...
Bestseller No. 9
Tuft & Needle Metal Base Bed Frame for Queen Mattress by Simple Tool-Less Assembly | Powder-Coated...
16 Reviews
Tuft & Needle Metal Base Bed Frame for Queen Mattress by Simple Tool-Less Assembly | Powder-Coated...
  • BUILT FOR COMFORT: This base comes with side panels that prevent the box spring from sliding around the top...
  • TOOL-LESS ASSEMBLY: Super simple to assemble, our metal base doesn't require any tools, frustration or...
Bestseller No. 10
Purple Queen Mattress | Hyper-Elastic Polymer Bed Supports Your Back Like A Firm Mattress and...
934 Reviews
Purple Queen Mattress | Hyper-Elastic Polymer Bed Supports Your Back Like A Firm Mattress and...
  • ULTIMATE QUEEN BED - Our queen mattress distributes equalized pressure and supports proper spine alignment....
  • MOTION ISOLATION - Purple Innovations designed this queen sized mattress using sleep science and leading...

Common claims that haven’t held up in our tests:

The More Coils, the Better
The better innerspring models we test have 600 to 1,000 coils. But even if one mattress has more coils than another, the coils could be made of thinner-gauge metal. You’ll also hear about coil variations such as Bonnell (hourglass type), continuous wire, and individually pocketed springs. None of those is inherently superior.

Gel Provides a Cooler Sleep
More than half our innerspring mattresses (noted in our mattress ratings) have a layer of gel-infused foam that’s claimed to provide a cooling effect, though it’s worth noting that 10 percent of the mattresses with a gel-infused layer still retain warmth. Overall, our tests have shown that innerspring mattresses containing gel did tend to sleep slightly cooler, but the reverse was true with gel-infused foam beds.

Extra Lumbar Support Helps Back Sleepers
A special lumbar-support zone is one of many ways manufacturers try to differentiate their product lines. But there’s no guarantee that it makes any real difference, and it hasn’t shown significant benefits in our tests.

Shopping Tips

Lie Down
If possible, lie on any mattress that you’re considering. Wear loose clothes, and shoes you can slip off. Make yourself comfortable, and shoo away the salesperson if you’re feeling pressured. Salespeople should expect you to take your time. Spend at least 5 or 10 minutes on each side and on your back (your stomach, too, if that’s a preferred sleeping position). Panelists who took beds home for a month-long trial rarely changed the opinion they formed after the first night. Shopping online or at a warehouse club? Tryouts aren’t usually an option, so checking return policies before you buy is extra-important.

Check Return Policies
Make sure the store offers a full refund or credit toward another mattress. Return periods often called “comfort guarantees,” range from a couple of weeks to 120 days. Some retailers, including Macy’s and Sears, charge a 15 percent restocking fee. Some sellers provide free pickup if you want a refund or an exchange, but otherwise, you’ll have to pay for it—or cart the mattress to the store. Macy’s, for example, charges an $85 pickup fee. And you’ll be responsible for any damage.

Try to Haggle
Once you’ve settled on a model, try to bring the price down. Many businesses, such as warehouse clubs, have fixed prices and won’t budge. But for retailers that do negotiate—particularly specialty chains—huge markups allow them to lower prices by 50 percent or more during their frequent sales. Our recommendation: Any time of year, insist on a sale price you’ve seen for the mattress you know you want and don’t be afraid to walk out if you feel you’re getting a raw deal. While it’s a little tougher to negotiate online, there are still ways to save.

Don’t Be Bullied Into Buying a Box Spring
You might not need it. If your box spring isn’t broken and is still structurally sound, consider keeping it and saving money (roughly $150 to $300 for a queen-size). One caveat: Some brands require you to buy their box spring to receive full warranty coverage. Many foam manufacturers recommend a platform base or strong slatted wood foundations.

Understand the Warranty
It can range from 10 to 25 years and covers only manufacturing defects such as sagging and loose or broken coil wires. Coverage is frequently prorated, meaning that it decreases over time.

On Delivery Day
Never accept delivery without inspecting the mattress (and the box spring, if you buy one) for stains and other damage. Also, be sure that the mattress has a label that states “all-new material” before you send the driver on his way. If it’s not there, refuse delivery. And keep it on afterward in case you have to file a warranty claim in the future. If you bought a bed-in-a-box, inspect the mattress as soon as you unroll it. Call customer service immediately if something appears to be wrong with the mattress or if it’s dirty. Take a few photos with your smartphone in case the customer service representative asks for proof of the damage.

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