The 15 best mattresses of 2023, ranked by quality and sleeping position

The 15 best mattresses of 2023, ranked by quality and sleeping position

Other mattresses we tested

Five of the mattresses Insider tested for the best hybrid mattress guide, stacked in two stacks.

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We’ve tested dozens of mattresses over the years, and there aren’t any that we absolutely don’t recommend. Every mattress we tested could potentially be a good fit for the right person. However, here are a few that missed the cut for our guide but are worth considering.

Other mattresses we recommend and why

Mattresses under $1,000

Nest bedding Robin Flippable Hybrid: Formerly known as the “Flip Double-Sided Hybrid,” this affordable bed is unique in that you can flip it. One side is medium firm, the other is firmer. The middle side is the best budget option for side sleepers, as our budget picks work best for back and stomach sleepers. I was impressed with the excellent edge support, how easy it is to move and that it is made of CertiPUR-US foam. The main downside was the poor motion isolation.

Bear original: Cooling well, the Bear Original is made in the USA from CertiPUR-US certified foams, has excellent edge support, and is easy to set up and move. It’s on the firmer side though, so it was uncomfortable when sleeping on its side. Also, motion isolation was poor, so it might not be the ideal option for couples.

Bear Pro: Despite feeling a bit softer than average, I felt comfortable on my stomach and side when sleeping on the Bear Pro, and I think its all-foam construction will appeal to all sleep types. The copper-enriched foam, gel-enriched foam and breathable Celliant cover give the bed impressive heat dissipation. The main disadvantages are that it offers poor edge support and is a bit pricey for a full foam mattress. Read our full review.

Nectar memory foam: There’s a lot to like about Nectar’s flagship mattress. It just wasn’t the best in any particular category. I like that you can try it risk-free with a 365-night trial, and if you keep it, it’s backed by a lifetime guarantee. I found it to be softer than average which was comfortable for my side while sleeping. It also has great heat dissipation, great motion isolation, and average edge support. However, I would be reluctant to recommend it for back and stomach sleepers as it is so soft.

Allswell Supreme Hybrid: This is one of the best mattresses you will find under $1,000. It features a combination of gel-infused copper and graphite memory foam and pocket coils, giving it a medium firmness that will appeal to many different types of sleepers. Edge support is great, but it sleeps hot and is quite heavy. Also, it’s only available online and not in showrooms.

Mattresses under $2,000

Nolah Natural Hybrid: Also called Natural 11-Inch because of its thickness, this Nolah mattress is made of various eco-friendly materials, including Talalay latex, GOTS-certified cotton and organic world. It also features a layer of pocket coils. I appreciated how soft it felt which made it great for side sleeping. However, stomach sleepers may not find it supportive enough. Motion isolation was also poor. This is a very springy bed.

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: This was once our best choice. We love how comfortable it feels when sleeping on your side, and it comes with an impressive 365-night sleep test and lifetime guarantee. Plus, it performed well in all the tests we ran, including coolness. However, it may be too soft for stomach and back sleepers.

Avocado Green: Every environmental organization that certifies mattresses appears to have certified the Avocado Green mattress. It’s made from organic cotton, wool and latex and has pocket springs for durability and support. In our tests, it dissipated heat very well. However, the edge support was only so-so. Still, this is a worthy latex substitute when the cheaper birch wood isn’t available.

Kasper Original: The Casper Original was our previous pick for best all-foam mattress, and we still recommend it. We like the Casper Original because it works well for a variety of sleep styles, is made of eco-friendly materials, has excellent heat dissipation, and has great cushioning during movement. However, it doesn’t have good edge support. Read our full review.

Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Hybrid: The Sedona Hybrid is a luxury mattress made of CertiPUR-US certified foams and up to 1,000 coils. You can try it risk-free for 120 nights. I liked how easy it was to unpack and how the mattress has handles for easy movement. The average hardness should appeal to a wide audience, but I just couldn’t feel comfortable no matter what position I was in. While heat dissipation and edge support are average, the mattress failed my motion transfer tests every time.

Mattresses over $2,000

Amerisleep AS5 Hybrid: Amerisleep offers five mattresses, AS1 through AS5, each with specific benefits. I tested the AS3, the company’s best-selling bed, but I prefer its softer, more luxurious mattress, the AS5. Its soft feel makes it an excellent solution for those who like softer bedding. Because it sleeps hot, people who get too cold at night may prefer this mattress. Also, it has poor edge support and failed my motion isolation tests, making it more suitable for people who sleep alone. Overall though, I like how it cradles my body.

Duxiana Dux 6006: At $15,000 for a king, the Dux 6006 is the most expensive bed I’ve tested. The luxury is clear from the delivery with white gloves to the beautifully crafted base. The bed has three layers of spring cores, including six removable cartridges of different firmness that you can swap out for a customized feel. It was incredibly comfortable to sleep on alone, but the horrible motion isolation made it difficult to sleep with my partner as she jostled me every time I moved at night.

Beauty Rest Black Hybrid KX: This is Beautyrest’s most luxurious mattress, featuring two layers of coils with targeted zone support to keep your spine aligned. It is available in two firmness levels: firm and plush. I slept on the plush and found it worked well for my side sleeping. This is a thick mattress (15 inches) so you will need deep pocketed sheets. I tested the bed in the summer and often woke up sweating, so it might not be ideal for hot sleepers. At this price I would buy the Sleep Number 360 i8 instead.

Purple Hybrid Premier 3: I tested the original Purple mattress and the three Hybrid models, and the Hybrid Premier 3 offered the best cushioning, pressure relief, and support for side sleeping. It stayed cool too. Purple’s unique grid system responds to your body instantly, which takes some getting used to.

Serta Arctic Mattress: The Serta Arctic is a luxury mattress designed to keep you cool with multiple layers of gel memory foam and individually wrapped coils, but the heat-dissipation properties were only average in my testing. I tested the medium hybrid model, but it also comes in plush. The middle hybrid was solid: I would give it a 7. I would not recommend it for side sleepers. But with its good movement isolation and edge support, I think it would be a great option for couples who sleep on their stomachs or backs.

Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress: The Saatva Solaire has a built-in air pump controlled by a wired controller that lets you choose from 50 firmness options for your ideal comfort level. I thought it was great, but the motion isolation left a lot to be desired. Also, you cannot find the mattress in showrooms to try before you buy. Luckily there is a 120 night trial period at home. Read our full review.

Intelligentbed Matrix Grand: The pinnacle of luxury, the Intellibed Matrix Grand is constructed with seven layers of premium materials, including two layers of gel that flex to provide localized pressure relief and aid in spinal alignment. However, at 196 pounds, it’s the heaviest mattress I’ve tested, and at 17 inches thick, it’s difficult to find fitted sheets deep enough to stay on the bed. I didn’t find it particularly comfortable no matter what position I was in, motion isolation is poor, and the return policy has questionable provisions.

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