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The Best Mattress 2020

The Best Mattress 2020

Our team hand selected the best mattresses of 2020.

Last Updated: August 13, 2020

There are more mattresses than ever from which you can choose. In this extensive guide, our team tested them all and handpicked only the best mattresses of the year. We've compiled nearly everything there is to know about shopping for a mattress; we will discuss price, value, comfort, firmness, materials and temperature.

More About This List

By now you have a general sense of what each mattress is like, but we understand that this is a large purchase and that you may need even more information. As such, we’ve included mini reviews of each mattress in the sections below.

Why Saatva Is So Awesome — This is the Internet’s favorite innerspring mattress. It’s the closest thing to a traditional mattress that you can find online, but it still has many of the advantages of these mail order mattresses (even though Saatva does not ship in a box). The first of which is free shipping and a 180-night trial period.

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Saatva is an innerspring mattress with a Euro top cover

Saatva has two layers of coils and a fluffy Euro top cover. It even comes in three comfort profiles, as they like to say: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. The “Luxury Firm” is the most popular model, and it’s about a 7/10 on our firmness scale, which is a “medium-firm.”

Saatva just has a luxurious aesthetic and is a really supportive, comfortable mattress. It’s great for those that want a mattress that feels familiar, but has several modern advantages.

Why We Love WinkBed — You will be hard pressed to find many things that you don’t love with WinkBed. Yes, the price tag is more expensive than the average online mattress, but WinkBed is certainly not your average online mattress.

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WinkBed is a comfortable pillow top mattress

WinkBed measures 15” thick and has two layers of coils, not to mention a fluffy/airy pillow top. It’s even available in four models (Softer, Luxury Firm, Firmer, and WinkBed Plus).

The “Softer” model is designed for those that want a lot of pressure relief, namely side sleepers and individuals with neck or shoulder pain, upper back pain, etc. The “Luxury Firm” option is the most popular given that it can work for all sleeping styles. The “Firmer” model is just for back and stomach sleepers, and we think they will indeed love the mattress.

WinkBed Plus is an extra-reinforced version of WinkBed with even more durable coils. This is made specifically for heavy people and is one of our favorite beds for those weighing over 250 lbs.

Why Brooklyn Signature Is Great — It is a tremendous value. Sure, it’s a really nice mattress, but the #1 reason to get Brooklyn Signature is the combination of price and quality. The bed has a lot to offer and yet the price is lower than most of the beds on this list.

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Brooklyn Signature is affordable and comfortable

Brooklyn Signature is about 10” thick and has pocket coils for support. And for comfort, it has various proprietary foams.

The bed comes in three firmness options (Soft, Medium, and Firm), allowing it to work for all sleeping positions, including side sleepers.

Why You Might Love Purple — If you’re looking for a traditional/familiar mattress, you might want to look elsewhere because Purple is totally unique (in a good way) and definitely not your average mattress. But what makes Purple so “unique?” It all has to do with Hyper-Elastic Polymer, a gel-like material that’s the main comfort layer on all of their beds.

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A look at the Hyper-Elastic Polymer grid in the Purple mattress

If you can envision a 6’ x 7’ Dr. Scholl’s insole, that’s essentially what Hyper-Elastic Polymer is. It’s not something you’d immediately think would work on a mattress, but we’re huge fans for a few reasons.

First off, it’s comfortable, albeit new. Secondly, it’s responsive so you never really get a “stuck” feeling in the mattress—you can free rotate positions at night. Thirdly, it’s fantastic for hot sleepers. It helps to circulate airflow and does not seem to retain heat.

Purple makes a number of different mattresses. The most popular is Purple Original, though our favorite is Purple Hybrid Premier, which costs a pretty penny, that’s for sure. All of the beds come with free returns.

Why You’ll Like The Nectar Mattress — 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 those that want a comfortable mattress.

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Nectar has a traditional memory foam feel

Nectar is about 11” thick and has poly foam for support and memory foam for comfort—even the cover has gel memory foam infused. Naturally then, Nectar has a viscous, traditional memory foam feel.

It’s firmer to start, but softens as pressure and heat are applied (i.e. you lay on the mattress). We rate it at around a 6/10 or between a “medium” and “medium-firm.” As such, we think it’s about the right firmness level for all sleeping positions, so long as you like memory foam and want a slightly firmer feel.

FAQs

What is the best type of mattress?

That depends on the sleeper. Some people will prefer a traditional innerspring feel, while others will want something new and innovative like Purple. It just depends on your personal preferences and body type.

What are the policies for an online mattress?

Most online brands will offer you free shipping, a risk-free trial period, free returns, and a 10-year warranty.

How much is a new mattress?

This depends on the size of mattress you want. The most popular is the queen mattress and the average price for a queen is around $1,200.

Are bed-in-a-box mattresses good?

They certainly can be. In fact, most of the mattresses you see in a store can also be found as a bed-in-a-box mattress. At this point, there’s very little difference between a legacy in-store mattress and an online mail order mattress.

How long is the warranty for a mattress?

Most mattresses have a warranty that last for 10 years, if not longer.