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Best Spring Mattress:

In the days of memory foam technology, the benefits of having an innerspring mattress are often forgotten. And, with a number of mattress shops offering unprecedented discounts on innerspring mattress, the ability to find a quality innerspring mattress can be difficult. Comfort and durability are the most important features to consider when looking for a new innerspring mattress. However, price and size are usually considered before and actual purchase is made. Preferred comfort levels are subjective and vary by mattress types, such as pillow-top, plush, and firm. So, this list is compiled with the best mattress brands with respect to quality and perceived comfort based on features. You should also note that the price of any mattress will depend on the size you need and the mattress type (i.e. firm, plush, etc.) you choose.

Stearns & Foster Estate Sleeper

Despite the lack of mass appeal that other mattresses may have, the Estate Sleeper Innerspring mattress is one of the best mattresses by a trusted brand. The InteliCoil? design takes the innerspring mattress to the next level. The patented coil-inside-a-coil design lets the outer coil comfort your body, and the inner coil affords support to your back and joints. The Estate Sleeper is created with viscose yarns and infused with cashmere. Plus, the cushion is created with Variable Response Technology?, which relieves pressure in key areas such as your shoulders, knees, and hips. You will feel as though you are sleeping on a cloud. And, you can get Estate Sleeper mattress in the comfort level of your choice, in a variety of heights. Still, the Estate Sleeper, starts at $1,500 for a queen size. So, if you are looking for a cheap mattress, then move on. Read Full Review

Stearns & Foster Estate Sleeper

Simmons Beautyrest Black

The Beautyrest Black collection is created with the Variform Advanced Pocketed Coil system. Infusing their select Pocketed Coil? spring rows that are designed to be either firmer or softer throughout their regular individually woven Pocketed Coil? spring rows, a superior level of comfort and support is achieved. Transflexion? Comfort Technology takes comfort to the next level, by releasing unnecessary firmness or loft in the mattress. The fabrics combine cashmere and modal yarn, is available in a variety of mattress types. The 10 year warranty ensures the durability of the mattress; and the no flip design decreases the maintenance required to keep the mattress performing at its best. Still, be aware the comfort, style, and durability come at a price; so, finding this mattress for less that $1000 in the queen size is unlikely. Read Full Review

Simmons Beautyrest Black

Sealy Posturepedic Preferred Series

Sealy Posturepedic is a brand the most people are familiar with. The Preferred Series is created with coil and 3 zone pressure release system that incorporates foam technology to give you a sleeping experience like no other. Like the others, the preferred series mattresses can be purchased in the comfort type of your choice. Mattress heights start at 10 inches; and the unicased design that gives added comfort when sitting at the edge of the bed. This is a quality mattress at an affordable price. And, great for young couples or anyone who wants to sleep like a king, but pay like a pauper. Read Full Review

Sealy Posturepedic Preferred Series

Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress Set

The perfect sleeper is one of the most popular mattresses today. The head to toe coil, interlocking coils system provides stability and durability. Not to mention, reduces motion transfer while maintaining support through the length of the mattress. Foam technology is incorporated for added comfort. The preferred series comes in a variety of sizes and comfort level. Yet, the price and makes this one of the best selling mattresses available today. Read Full Review

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    Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress Set

    Bassett Dream Maker Firm Mattress Set

    Although, many believe that this mattress is bit overpriced, it is a quality mattress. With a motion control innerspring design, that incorporates individually wrapped coils, the Dream Maker offers support to the muscle and joints that need it most. Backed by a 10 year warranty, you can sleep easy knowing this bed will last. Plus it comes in a multiple comfort levels and sizes. Read Full Review

    Bassett Dream Maker Firm Mattress Set

    Best Mattress For Back Pain:

    If you suffer from chronic back pain, then you know that a great mattress can make a world of difference.  Most experts agree that the best types of mattress for back pain are those that are medium firm to firm levels of comfort.  However, types of back pain and personal preference will play a key role in overall satisfaction.  The best mattresses for back pain will be a perfect blend of comfort and support.  It should allow your body to rest in a natural position while you sleep.

    The mattresses that were chosen for this list offer support to muscles without compromising comfort.  So, important things to consider will be the materials used to create the mattress, the firmness level that your body needs, and overall durability.   Today, you can get a standard mattress for under $300.  However, when searching for the best, realize that you get what you pay for.  So, be prepared, because the best mattresses for back pain are not cheap, even on sale.

    Serta Perfect Day Sirius Visco Super Pillow Top Firm Mattresses

    Aside from getting a mattress sent from the gods, the Serta? Perfect Day mattress collection is the closest thing you will find to mattress perfection, if you have chronic or even occasional back pain. Although memory foam mattresses are popular, for some people with chronic back pain the sinking or extreme softness of memory foam mattresses can be uncomfortable. If this sounds like you, then the Serta? Perfect Day mattress collection is what you need.

    The Free Flex? Innerspring with 5 Zoned Support has single and double coils that provides support to key muscles and joints. And, if that weren’t enough, the Serta? Smart Support technology goes the extra mile. The technology allows the mattress to sense when to maintain firmness and went to release comfortably. Now, if you are a fan of the softness of memory foam, then you should still consider the Perfect Day by Serta?, which you can get with KoolComfort memory foam cushions. Plus, you can get the Perfect Day mattress in 1 of 5 different comfort levels.

    When you add the superior support with the additional features such as the surface temperature regulation, 20-year limited warranty, and the Position Perfect handle system, this mattress was a clear front runner. Even the price is nice, this mattress will usually cost at least $1,000 - $2,500 depending on the size and the features you request. But, you should know that the mattress described is the Serta? Perfect day with all of the additional features. It may cost a little more with the extra features, but the Perfect Day will give you an amazing night of sleep. Read Full Review

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      Serta Perfect Day Sirius Visco Super Pillow Top Firm Mattresses

      Tempur-Pedic GrandBed

      While most feel that that the firmer beds are best, everyone is different. If firmer beds seem to worsen your back pain, then you need the Grandbed? by Tempur-Pedic. The patented Tempur-Pedic material cradles your body for perfect alignment and natural body positioning. Unlike traditional mattresses, the Tempur-Pedic material eliminates the resistance created by spring and coil systems. It gives you a pressure free sleeping experience that sore muscles will appreciate, and it’s hard to describe the benefits of a Tempur-Pedic mattress without mentioning the superior motion isolation.

      Still, when most people think of Tempur-Pedic and similar mattresses, there is the overly plush or too soft idea. However, you can get the Grandbed? in a variety of comfort levels. So, you should be able to find the perfect Grandbed? mattress for you. The AirFlow System helps displace heat and keeps you cool and comfortable. Plus, Tempur-Pedic is known for quality, so you can be assured that this mattress is durable and will hold up well over the years. Now, the catch is that the Grandbed? mattress is expensive and will cost well over $5,000. But an amazing night’s sleep is definitely worth it. Read Full Review

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        Tempur-Pedic GrandBed

        Simmons Beautyrest Exceptionale Whitecliff Plush Firm Pocketed Coil Spring Mattress

        If you need the comfort of a memory foam mattress and the coil support of a traditional mattress, then the Exceptionale? by Beautyrest is your best bet. Created with a 360 degree foam encasement, the Exceptionale? will provide the plush comfort that is associated with memory foam mattresses. However, the two story coil construction offers a conforming layer of coils that rest on a pocketing supportive layer of coils. High performance foams and no flip design ensure durability and easy maintenance. Like the other mattresses that made our list, you can get the Exceptionale? by Beautyrest in a variety of different comfort levels. If these features were not enough to sway you, then the price should. The Execeptionale? can easily be found for little over $1,000 which is a great deal for this style and caliber of mattress. So, what’s the catch? For personal satisfaction, you will probably need to upgrade to one of the premium foams, and, even then, choose your premium foam carefully. The different foams provide different levels of comfort and level of conformity. Read Full Review

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          Simmons Beautyrest Exceptionale Whitecliff Plush Firm Pocketed Coil Spring Mattress

          Comfort Dreams Lumbar Back Support Memory Foam Mattress

          If your back pain worsens with firm mattresses, but you can not afford to spend thousands on a Tempur-pedic Grandbed, then consider the Comfort Dreams Lumbar Back Support mattress. Designed with a 2 pound back support pattern and a high density support base, the Comfort Dreams mattress offers targeted support to the lower back, which is a common source of back pain. When added to the 3 inch thick memory foam you get the back support with amazing softness.

          Similar to other memory foam mattresses, the Comfort Dreams mattress eliminates motion transfer. And, since memory foam mattresses conform to the body, natural alignment is guaranteed. Like others on our list, this mattress has a no flip design. However, what really sets the Comfort Dreams mattress apart from the pack is its price. Unlike our other picks, this mattress can be found for under $500. Comfort and support at a price that will help you sleep a little easier. Read Full Review

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            Comfort Dreams Lumbar Back Support Memory Foam Mattress

            Sealy Embody Insightful Latex Mattress

            Created with foam exclusively, the Embody? Foam Mattress by Latex gives you the feeling of sleeping on the mattress instead of in the mattress. Although, you can get the Embody as a memory foam mattress, for back pain, the latex is a better choice. Unique fabrics by Polartec not only help to reduce moisture, but also regulate temperature for a comfortable sleeping environment. The no flip design makes it easy to clean and maintain. Plus, the Embody by Sealy offers amazing motion isolation. Now, if you do not suffer from back pain, then the Latex version of the Embody may be a bit too firm for you. However, the level of support afford by the Latex Embody mattress is perfect for back pain sufferers. It’s priced fairly, while not at the cheaper end of the spectrum. The Embody will not cost as much as others on our list. Read Full Review

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              Sealy Embody Insightful Latex Mattress

              Best Memory Foam Mattress:

              The advantages of memory foam mattresses combined with their increased availability have made finding the best memory foam mattress no easy task. Unlike traditional mattresses, memory foam mattresses are designed to mold to the contours of your body. So, you are able to sleep in a natural position, reducing the stress placed on the back, neck, joints, and other muscles. If you are tired of searching, then read on to find the best memory foam mattresses.

              Bodipedic 10" Memory Foam Mattress

              This mattress features a patented design that uses temperature sensitive qualities and 10 inches of memory foam to deliver supreme comfort and support. This mattress is hypoallergenic and has been crafted to outlast more poorly made competitors. Read Full Review

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                Bodipedic 10" Memory Foam Mattress

                Cottonwood 9 Foam Bed

                Second place belongs to the Cottonwood 9 inch full size memory foam mattress available at Rocky Mountain Mattress. Like the first place winner, the Cottonwood mattress is also temperature sensitive. Although this mattress is only 9 inches thick, the layers are broken down methodically, with 3 inches being the memory foam material and 6 inches of support foam. Still, for less than $550 this is still a great deal and an even better night’s sleep. Read Full Review

                Cottonwood 9 Foam Bed

                12" Sleep Aid Dream Memory Foam Mattress

                Our bronze medal winner is 12 inch SleepAid Dream mattress from the Healing Company. Unlike the other memory foam mattresses chosen, the Dream mattress has Heat Reduction Channels or HRC that adjust to the temperature of your body. The Dream series mattresses have a 3 layer design, with the top layer being created with aloe-infused bamboo. The second layer is the HRC and the final layer is the breathable anti-vibration core, which allows one person to thrash around while the other sleeps peacefully. For around $650 this bed is a sleeper’s dream. Read Full Review

                12" Sleep Aid Dream Memory Foam Mattress

                10" Green Memory Foam Mattress

                The next mattress on our list is the 10 inch Green Memory Foam from Padco. This is a great simple memory foam mattress. Although it does not have the temperature sensitive qualities of the other mattresses on the list; it does have a bamboo cover. Not to mention, that there is 4 inches of memory foam with 6 inches of Reflex bio green foam. If you are a little leery of a temperature sensitive mattresses, this is a great alternative and under $650. Read Full Review

                10" Green Memory Foam Mattress

                Sealy Sapphire Bay Cushion Firm Memory Foam Mattress

                The final mattress is the Sealy Sapphire Bay Cushion Firm Full Memory Foam Mattress. Similar to the majority of the mattresses on the list, this mattress is also temperature sensitive. Even though you are guaranteed an excellent night’s sleep, you will be missing out on the softness gained by the mattresses with more patented layers. But, keep in mind that the Sealy brand is known for quality and this mattress should last a lifetime. Read Full Review

                Sealy Sapphire Bay Cushion Firm Memory Foam Mattress

                Best Budget Mattress:

                Buying a mattress is a big investment, with many mattresses costing the thousands of dollars. However, if you are on a tight budget, there are a variety of budget mattresses out there for you. Here we've gathered a number of cheaper mattresses that have a good reputation among consumers. We've tried to find price points at around $500-$600 for a queen-size mattress, as most mattresses cheaper than $200-300 are poor quality and not worth buying. As always when buying a mattress, it's best to try it out before you buy and be sure to read the fine print about the warranty.

                Beautyrest Classic Reece Plush Euro-top Queen-size Mattress Set

                Available for a very reasonable price at Overstock.com, the BeautyRest Classic mattress has layers of plush padding and over 800 spring coils to keep you supported as you sleep. The high number of springs means that there will be greater motion separation between you and your sleeping partner, as well as greater comfort and durability. The edge of the mattress is supported with reinforced coils, and the plush top is made up of many layers of premium foam. We've seen this mattress elsewhere for higher prices, and the value is made even greater by the fact that this mattress also comes with a foundation, so it's ready to use as soon as it's delivered. This BeautyRest mattress also comes with a 10-year limited warranty. Read Full Review

                Beautyrest Classic Reece Plush Euro-top Queen-size Mattress Set

                NovaForm Pure Comfort Deluxe Memory Foam Mattress

                If you like the softness and support of a memory foam mattress but can't afford the high prices of the top-of-the-line brands, the Costco NovaForm Memory Foam Mattress offers tremendous value for the price. At under $600, you can get a queen-size memory foam mattress that offers longevity and support for your back. This 12 mattress features a top layer of temperature-neutral memory foam, a plus for those concerned about memory foam mattresses feeling too warm. It is hypoallergenic and comes with a 20-year limited warranty in case it doesn't meet your standards. It comes rolled up and compacted down, so you'll need to let it re-inflate for a couple of days before using it. Read Full Review

                NovaForm Pure Comfort Deluxe Memory Foam Mattress

                Serta Mattress Queen Sagebrush Pillowtop

                The Serta Sagebrush Mattress is part of Serta's value brand, Serta Pedic, which offers good mattresses at affordable prices. A nice thick mattress at 13, it has a plush pillowtop with multiple layers of foam and fiber to help you feel cushioned and comfortable. A zoned foam layer helps to support different parts of your body so that you don't need to toss and turn. This Serta mattress boasts an innerspring system that provides greater surface support than most other budget innersprings, preventing you from feeling any lumps under the foam as you sleep. It comes with a five-year non-prorated warranty for your peace of mind. Read Full Review

                Serta Mattress Queen Sagebrush Pillowtop

                Serta Bristol Way Pillowtop Mattress

                Another great value from Overstock.com, the Serta Bristol Way is a firm and supportive mattress with the comfort of a pillow top. Customers looking for a firmer mattress were happy with the support of the Serta Bristol, which cushioned without sinking or sagging. However, customers who were expecting the plushness of a Euro-top mattress were sometimes disappointed with the pillow top, which was not as soft as they expected. You could add a soft foam mattress topper if this is a concern. It does have zoned foam to help support different parts of your body. This mattress comes with a box spring and a 5-year warranty. Read Full Review

                Serta Bristol Way Pillowtop Mattress

                Sealy Union Select Plush Faux Euro-top Mattress

                At just over $300, the Sealy Union mattress is one of the most affordable mattresses available. Given its cost, it delivers pretty good performance with 378 coil springs and a good layer of foam in the faux Euro-top (we assume that this means it is not as plushy as a true Euro-top and doesn't have multiple layers of foam and fiber). However, the lower spring count might allow it to sag for some people, and it may be unsuitable for people concerned about feeling movement while they are sleeping from their partner tossing and turning. Read Full Review

                Sealy Union Select Plush Faux Euro-top Mattress

                Best Budget Memory Foam Mattress:

                There are lots of benefits to memory foam mattresses. These mattresses provide both support and comfort by conforming to the contours of your body. They also eliminate the disturbances caused by the tossing and turning of others. And, most now have temperature sensitive technology that will allow the mattress to react to your body temperature and/or the temperature of the room. Yet, if there is one thing that most can agree on, it’s the hefty price tag that comes with memory foam mattresses. So, this list will identify the best queen-sized memory foam mattresses by evaluating quality and features for those of us on a budget.

                Serta 11" Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress

                This 3" Sure Temp memory foam layer, make this mattress our number 1 pick. Sure Temp memory foam adjusts to your sleeping style to keep this mattress at a comfortable temperature for you. The main complaint of the temperature sensitive memory foam is that it gets too warm for some owners. The remaining 8 inches are to increase support and stability. Plus, the bedding accessories and European styling give this mattress the look and feel of a much more expensive mattress. This is the perfect memory foam mattress for couples, since the Sure Temp feature will ensure a comfortable temperature for both partners. Read Full Review

                 Serta 11" Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress

                Bodipedic 10" Memory Foam Mattress

                The fact that this memory foam mattress has temperature sensitive properties; is made from 100% hypoallergenic materials; and, comes with a removable makes this memory foam mattress one of the best bargains you will find for under $400.00. Three inches of NASA grade memory foam, sitting on top of a seven inch supportive base layer of traditional memory foam, makes up ten inches of the best night’s sleep you have ever had. Durable and easy to maintain, the Biopedic memory foam mattress is resistant to dust mites, antimicrobial, and comes with a limited 5 year warranty. This mattress is perfect for young couples, people with allergies, and anyone interested in trying memory foam with investing thousands of dollars. Read Full Review

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                  Bodipedic 10" Memory Foam Mattress

                  Spa Sensations 12" Theratouch Memory Foam Mattress

                  For the price and features, this is a very popular budget memory foam mattress. The temperature sensitive visco-elastic memory foam mattress will respond to your body temperature, by providing soothing warmth that provides additional comfort for soreness. Allergy sufferers will be pleased to know that this mattress is made of all natural hypo-allergic materials. Still, for some the warming effect is unnecessary; so be sure heat sensitive suits you. This is a great first memory foam mattress for young women, those with chronic soreness, or seniors that prefer a warmer temperature at night. Read Full Review

                  Spa Sensations 12" Theratouch Memory Foam Mattress

                  Sarah Peyton 10" Cool Sensations Memory Foam Mattress

                  This memory foam mattress features better air flow than competing designs, thanks to the 'Cool Wave' layer at the top and the channels embedded within the mattress. Anybody who has slept on a cheaper mattress will appreciate this design, as it allows better sleep quality since you won't become a sweaty mess. Read Full Review

                  Sarah Peyton 10" Cool Sensations Memory Foam Mattress

                  Queen Deluxe 10" Memory Foam Mattress

                  The best feature of this mattress would have to be the warranty. Finding a 10 warranty on a budget memory foam mattress can be difficult. The washable cover helps ease the burden of maintenance. This mattress is designed to respond to your body’s temperature, thanks to the visco elastic memory foam layer. The 7 inch base provides the support needed. Read Full Review

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                    Queen Deluxe 10" Memory Foam Mattress

                    Best Organic Mattress:

                    The push toward organic foods and products has sparked a trend in organic mattresses.  Organic mattresses provide a comfortable and healthy sleeping experience without toxins or other chemicals that are common in both traditional and memory foam mattresses.  Aside from being comfortable, a good organic mattress should be durable, breathable, and truly organic.  There are eco friendly mattresses that have entered the marketplace, that, while reduce the carbon footprint, are not truly organic. Organic mattresses are usually made from cotton, natural latex, natural rubber, and wool.  You should know before you start your search, that just like other organic products, organic mattresses will not be the cheapest.  But they are healthier for yourself and your family.   

                    Royal-Pedic Organic Cotton Mattress with Wool Wrap

                    The Organic Cotton Mattress with Wool Wrap by Royal-Pedic combines organic comfort with superior orthopedic support. When you add that to the natural fire resistance of this mattress, you get our obvious number one pick. Read Full Review

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                      Royal-Pedic Organic Cotton Mattress with Wool Wrap

                      Mountain View Plush Natural Mattress

                      The Mountain View Plush organic mattress fuses structured support with all natural comfort. Plus, this mattress is fire retardant without the chemicals and toxins of non organic mattresses, allowing this mattress to grab a spot on our list. Read Full Review

                      Mountain View Plush Natural Mattress

                      Lifekind: The Trio

                      The Trio uses a five-zone system to combine support and comfort. The all natural rubber, pure wool, and organic cotton provide a sleeping experience like no other, with luxurious comfort and targeted support, giving this mattress a solid position on our list. Read Full Review

                      Lifekind: The Trio

                      The Serenity Pillowtop

                      If you are looking for an organic mattress and you are a huge fan of the pillowtop design, then the Serenity Pillowtop mattress by Savvy Rest will be your mattress of choice. This ridiculously comfortable mattress also relieves pressure distributed to joints and muscles. Read Full Review

                      The Serenity Pillowtop

                      Naturepedic Organic Cotton 2-in-1 Ultra Crib Mattress

                      While our other organic mattresses are fit for a king or queen, this 2 in 1 organic mattress is specifically designed for a prince or princess. The hypoallergenic mattress has a unique design that will let it grow with your child. Read Full Review

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                        Naturepedic Organic Cotton 2-in-1 Ultra Crib Mattress
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