When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, every advantage helps. That’s why we’ve looked at a variety of mattresses to find the most comfortable. With difficulty sleeping and the consequences of sleeplessness being a common problem, finding the most comfortable mattress is as much a necessity as a luxury. Whether you’re a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, back sleeper, or combo sleeper, the attributes of your mattress matter. The same goes for lighter and heavier people. Some positions and weights sleep better with different types and firmnesses of mattresses.

The 5 Most Comfortable Mattresses

  • Best Memory Foam: Nectar Queen Mattress
  • Best for Combo Sleepers: Tuft & Needle Original Queen Adaptive Foam
  • Best for Heavier People: Lucid 10 Inch Twin XL Hybrid Mattress
  • Most Affordable: Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress
  • Best Plush Mattress: Classic Brands Cool Gel Chill Memory Foam 14-Inch Mattress

Nectar Queen Mattress

Why Nectar wins as best memory foam mattress

Nectar is a popular memory foam mattress in the online mattress industry. We like to compare it to the TempurPedic mattresses as far as feel goes, but it’s much more affordable. As long as you’re a petite to average-weighted sleeper, we think it’s a great memory foam bed.

Nectar’s most notable features

It’s about 11” thick, has a thick poly foam layer for support and memory foam for comfort with a gel-infused cover. This gives Nectar a viscous, traditional dense foam feel. It’s firmer to start but softens as you lay down on it. It’s firmer to start but softens as you lay down on it. We rate it at around a 6/10 or between a “medium” and “medium-firm.” 

Why we picked this mattress

Nectar is truly the best memory foam mattress we have reviewed. The biggest reason to get Nectar is that you want an affordable memory foam mattress. It doesn’t come with all of the features of more expensive beds, but it’s not supposed to. Nectar is designed to be a good value for memory foam lovers who want a slow-responding, conforming mattress feel.

Tuft & Needle Original Queen Adaptive Foam

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Why Tuft & Needle wins as best for combo sleepers

Tuft & Needle is an incredibly popular budget mattress, as it has a simple yet accommodating construction. This all-foam mattress comprises only two layers: a dense support foam layer and a proprietary foam in the top layer. The top layer is where combo sleepers will get most of their comfort from, and it has a very neutral, classic kind of feel.

Tuft & Needle’s most notable features

Tuft & Needle is perfect for anyone on a budget who wants one of the best mattresses you can buy. It provides ample support and pressure relief for combo sleepers and is an all-around comfortable mattress that most people will enjoy when they try it.

Why we picked this mattress

For the price, we think it’s a comfortable and quality bed for combo sleepers under ~240 lbs. It has a neutral firmness level to offer both pressure relief and support, but it doesn’t give you a “sinking” type feel like memory foam does, so it’s very easy to switch positions during the night.

Lucid 10 Inch Twin XL Hybrid Mattress

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Why Lucid wins as best for heavier people

Thanks to the hybrid design, the Lucid mattress implements both foam and springs in its design. The addition of springs provides more support, making this budget mattress a good fit for heavier people.

Lucid’s most notable features

The Lucid hybrid mattress uses layers of support foam underneath memory foam, which rests upon the encased coils that provide the bed with its structure and support.

Why we picked this mattress

When it comes to comfortable mattresses on a budget, it’s hard to beat the Lucid hybrid. When the cost is combined with its ability to deliver both support and comfort, this mattress is an easy pick.

Zinus 12 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

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Why Zinus wins as most affordable

The Zinus memory foam mattress is one of the least expensive mattresses available for memory foam beds. Despite its low cost, it offers ample pressure relief for side sleepers.

Zinus’ most notable features

Zinus is a good bed for people who like that soft memory foam feel where you sort of sink in and the mattress hugs you. It’s also a great option for side sleepers because it provides a ton of pressure relief for your hips and shoulders, but it’s on the softer side in terms of firmness, so it might not provide enough support for back and stomach sleepers (especially heavier folks).

Why we picked this mattress

It’s hard to argue with the price of this bed, especially considering it has the contouring dense foam feeling that many people enjoy. It’s also ideal for side sleepers, which we’ve found is the most popular sleeping position.

Classic Brands Cool Gel Chill Memory Foam 14-Inch Mattress

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Why Classic Brands wins as best plush mattress

The aerated cool gel memory foam provides a plush feel with the added support from high-density memory foam in its base. It perfectly combines adequate pressure relief without sacrificing support.

Classic Brands most notable features

The mattress brings the classic body-hugging memory foam feel, with the added benefit of cooling gel to keep you cool even on warm nights.

Why we picked this mattress

Sleepers who prefer plush mattresses (side sleepers and lighter individuals) need comfort and support, and the Classic Brands Cool Gel Mattress provides just that. It’s also on the affordable side, so budget shoppers won’t have to pick between quality and price.

How We Test Mattresses

The Slumber Yard team personally tests and assesses each sleep product we review through a series of practical, hands-on inspections and assessments, with utmost commitment to honesty and authenticity. We have personally hand-tested over 175 mattresses. Our reviews, comparisons, and buyer guides go beyond product descriptions so you can get a real-person perspective of each bed’s feel, look, and value. From our sleep science certified editors and writers to our production and business teams, everyone’s committed to helping you find the mattress of your dreams and (hopefully) the best sleep of your life.