We've reached peak mattress fatigue. Blame the paradox of choice or the fact that most of us are completely exhausted in general, but choosing the best mattress — or even a mattress topper — is tiring (pun very much intended). Given the overwhelming number of mattress brands now available, we decided to actually try out the most popular options from the biggest zzz-inducing makers first-hand — by sleeping on them for a full 30 days to determine which were really the best of the snoozy bunch.
We all have unique bodies and quirks that contribute to our shut-eye preferences — but, ultimately, the best mattresses should allow us to sleep happily and soundly. Whether you’re a side, back, or stomach sleeper, there's one factor to look for when buying the right mattress: one that keeps your spine aligned while applying supportive pressure evenly to your body (kind of like a hug). The rest, like size and material preference, is pretty variable. Each of the R29 testers ahead used their own unique set of parameters to evaluate the individual mattress they tested — everything including foam models, hybrid innerspring and padded, sleep surfaces made with cooling materials, and sustainably made mattresses.
Scroll on for our reviews of the best mattresses you can buy online — hopefully, it'll help you feel a little less restless when buying the bed of your (sweet) dreams.
We often run into products that not only have to be seen to be believed but also put to the test. Tried & True is where we suss out these trending goods & services by taking them for an IRL spin to discover if they're up to snuff.
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