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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

The gold medal goes to the Biopedic-10 inch full size memory foam mattress. This mattresses patented design incorporates the temperature sensitive qualities that are popular in other brands, with 10 inches of memory foam thickness for added comfort and support. The mattress is made from hypoallergenic materials, and built to last years of wear and tear. And, unlike most memory foam mattresses this Biopedic mattress is under $500.

Cottonwood 9 Foam Bed

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.

12" Sleep Aid Dream Memory Foam Mattress

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.

10" Green 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.

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.

Stearns & Foster Estate Sleeper

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.

Simmons Beautyrest Black

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.

Sealy Posturepedic Preferred Series

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.

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.

Bassett Dream Maker Firm 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.

 Serta 11" Sure Temp Memory Foam Mattress

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.

Bodipedic 10" Memory Foam Mattress

The gold medal goes to the Biopedic-10 inch full size memory foam mattress. This mattresses patented design incorporates the temperature sensitive qualities that are popular in other brands, with 10 inches of memory foam thickness for added comfort and support. The mattress is made from hypoallergenic materials, and built to last years of wear and tear. And, unlike most memory foam mattresses this Biopedic mattress is under $500.

Spa Sensations 12" Theratouch 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.

Sarah Peyton 10" Cool Sensations Memory Foam Mattress

The top or “Cool Wave” layer incorporates air flow ducts that will allow air to circulate. While, the air flow channels inside the core directs cool air throughout the mattress. The base layer provides the support needed for joints and muscles. Maintenance for this mattress is ideal, since it has a non-flip design. Plus, the cover is removable, and machine washable and dryable. Since the base of this mattress is only 4 inches thick, some feel that they sink in heavier areas, such as the mid section. However, firmness is subjective to any memory foam on a case-by-case basis.

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.

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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.

NovaForm Pure Comfort Deluxe Memory Foam Mattress

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Royal-Pedic Organic Cotton Mattress with Wool Wrap

Created with a French Wool wrap, this mattress has a natural fire barrier that’s tough enough to stand up to federal standards.  The Royal-Flex innerspring system provides support with the flexibility to give way to the contours of the body.  Plus, the T-Spring coil design ensures that support is consistent along the edges of the mattress.  Layers of organic cotton give plush softness while maintaining durability.  And, the French Wool helps maintain a comfortable temperature.  Plus, the wool goes further to resist dust and dust mites.  Yet what really sets this mattress apart is the orthopedic support.  Royal-Pedic uses a system of tufting that compresses the cotton to reduce the impressions left by the body and provide additional support.

Mountain View Plush Natural Mattress

Mountain View Plush Natural Mattress

The Mountain View Plush uses a pocketed coil system that provides exceptional support to your body.  Mid body support coils help maintain support in the area where mattresses often lose their form.  While support is important to any good mattress, without comfort it doesn’t matter.  So, the Mountain View Plush or MVP took 100% pure wool and wrapped it inside a 100% pure cotton cover.  Plus, natural BreatheFresh Latex offers an additional layer of comfort.  But, that’s not all. The natural latex also prevents the MVP from collecting dust mites, dead skin, pollen and dust.  Fire resistance is probably the most notable feature that other mattresses have and most organic mattresses do not retain.  However, this mattress uses wicks made of organic wool fill, for natural fire resistance.  Plus, this system pulls moisture away from the body acting like a natural thermostat.  Since it helps keep you cool during the summer and warm in the winter.  The MVP will not be the cheapest mattress on the market, but this mattress has a 10 year life span.

Lifekind: The Trio

Lifekind: The Trio

Five “sleep zones” combine to relieve the body’s key pressure points.  Due to the 3 layers of 100% natural rubber, the design of this mattress can be customized to personal preferences.  Lifekind, maker of the Trio, will allow you to customize this mattress by changing the order of the layers in order to get the perfect firmness.  The Trio wards off mold, mildew, and dust mites.  The top layer of the Trio facilitates air flow. Plus natural rubber is covered with natural wool and certified organic cotton to give you luxurious comfort. This amazing mattress will not be cheap, but it will be well worth it.

The Serenity Pillowtop

The Serenity Pillowtop

Made of all natural latex, the Serenity Pillowtop also features natural cotton and wool.  Like other organic mattresses on list, the Serenity Pillowtop uses wool fill to help regulate temperature.  This helps you stay cool when it gets cold and warm when the weather turns cold.  The pillowtop portion is created with a Harmony layer of natural latex for added comfort.  Similar to the Trio, you can customize your firmness levels of each layer, for support and comfort that is perfect for you.  The Serenity Pillowtop is a very expensive mattress with the twin size costing well over $2500.  Yet, this organic mattress will not disappoint you. 

Naturepedic Organic Cotton 2-in-1 Ultra Crib Mattress

The greatest selling point of this mattress is its 2 in 1 design.  In one organic mattress you get a waterproof mattress that’s perfect for infants and toddlers that are not yet potty trained.  But, you can flip it over to find a quilted mattress that is perfect for older toddlers and small children.  The waterproof side is a firm, flat surface that’s perfect for infants.  Yet, the quilted side is much softer for a comfortable night’s sleep for small children. A coil system provides firm support while the organic cotton gives good comfort.  It has a natural fire barrier system that meets and exceeds federal standards. 

Camilla B
I have written extensively in topics such as health and nutrition, travel, and food, and have degrees in Literature and Education. I have traveled the world, from the Americas, Asia and Australia to Europe and the Middle East, and I spent three years in China studying Chinese and teaching English. As a result of my travels, I've developed a passion for ethnic foods, unique and rare ingredients, and can be found puttering about in the kitchen at all hours of the day. I also own an online shop where I sell vintage fashion, home decor and housewares. Design and decor trends are an important part of my business, and I keep myself knowledgeable in the interior decor industry.
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