Beds and mattresses were expensive. However, top mattresses can now be purchased for just $315.
How do we test mattresses?
Queen-sized mattresses are most common. They are 60 inches wide and 80 inch long. California King mattresses measure 72×84 inches. Full or double mattresses measure 53×75 inches. Twin mattresses are 38×75 inches. Every mattress has been tested with various tests in the lab. We also use both large and small human subjects to assess the mattress’s support for different body kinds.
Our research-based ratings of support will aid you in determining how comfortable a mattress is. We also provide comfort and satisfaction ratings from those who have been using our mattresses for at least 10 years.
According to recent surveys the comfort ratings and satisfaction ratings of owners are based upon data gathered from CR members that have used more than 74,000 mattresses in the past decade. The data came from CR members’ overall assessments of factors such as quality, firmness/softness, value, and quality.
Compare the Types
There are many options available and you could be overwhelmed by all of the prices. The good thing is that prices can be outrageously expensive or even low. We have found that the most supportive and comfortable mattresses are priced at just $1000. Based on the years of testing we’ve conducted.
While many mattress manufacturers use foam layers made from polyurethane, there are some that utilize latex. Latex may be used by some mattress makers.
These traditional mattresses are made from metal coils that come in a variety of configurations.
The mattress’s air pressure can be adjusted to the desired firmness using an electric pump.
The Myths of the Mattress
Our tests did not back commonly held claims.
The Most Effective Innerspring Models have 600-1000 coils.
Gel offers cooler sleep. More than half the innerspring mattresses we test (referenced here in our mattress ratings), contain an infusion of gel-infused foam. Although this layer is claimed to be cooling but it’s important to know that 10% of the mattresses are still retaining heat. Our tests revealed that innerspring mattresses with gel were able to sleep slightly cooler than mattresses with foam that is gel-infused.
There are two types: hybrid and innerspring mattresses. There can be multiple layers of foam and springs within hybrid innerspring mattresses.
Do not be concerned about comparing Shopping
If you’re looking for an identical mattress to the one you have you’ll be sent to a different one if not available at the local store.
Follow our suggestions and insist that you get the exact make/model that performed well in our tests.
You can also review our rating of mattress stores based upon the Consumer Reports 2020 Winter Survey where 4,405 CR members gave feedback regarding their mattress purchases during 2019.
Tips For Mattress Shopping
Try to lie on the mattress that you are attracted by.
Check the Return Policy. The Return Policy should be read. The customer must pay the all the cost for the pickup or bring the mattress to Macy’s.
Haggle Once you’ve settled on the model you want to purchase and you’ve negotiated to lower the price. You are able to walk away when the model you’re interested in is not satisfactory.
Do not be enticed to purchase a spring. Don’t be pressured into purchasing a box spring. This can save you between $150 and $300 on a queen mattress.
The Warranty can last for as long as 10 years. It covers manufacturing defects , such as loose coils and sagging wires.
Don’t sign for delivery until you have examined the mattress and box spring for stains or other damage. Before handing the driver the keys, make sure the mattress’s label states that it is “all-new product“. Refuse delivery if it isn’t there. Keep it with you in case of an issue with your warranty. It is recommended to check the mattress as soon as it has been unrolled in the event that you bought a mattress-in box. If the mattress is filthy or has a defect, call customer service immediately. If the representative from customer service needs evidence of damage, snap a few pictures with your smartphone.
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Brands of Mattresses
A quick overview of some of the famous and widely-available mattress brands.
Casper Denver Mattress Novaform original Mattress Factory SealySeta Mattress Number Tempurpedic Tufts & Needle
Beautyrest (formerly Simmons) lines include Beautyrest Black, Beautyrest Silver and Beautyrest Hybrid. Beautyrest Platinum, Beautyrest Platinum, Beautyrest Silver, and Beautyrest Silver. Prices begin at $500 for a queen-sized mattress , and increase to $6,000 for a super-pillowtop queen-sized latex mattress. Simmons can be purchased nationwide at mass-market chains like Sears and sleep specialist chains as well as furniture stores.
Casper mattresses can also be purchased online and shipped for free shipping Casper mattresses are available on the internet with free shipping. However, there are showrooms in New York City as well as Los Angeles. The company does offer an unlimited trial of 100 nights, and a the policy of no-hassle returns. Another plus is that this mattress was highly rated in satisfaction surveys from more than 49,000 Consumer Reports members.
Denver Mattress is a regional retailer that owns its own manufacturing facility. The company was founded to make waterbeds. Today, it manufactures adjustable innerspring, air, and specialty mattresses. They are available for purchase on the internet and in over 100 retail locations throughout the country.
Novaform is an memory mattress, mattress topper and pillow made of Innocor Comfort (formerly Sleep Innovations) and can be purchased exclusively at Costco.
Original Mattress Factory makes its own foam and innerspring mattresses, and distributes them to nine states of the US. The firm will not allow returns. However, you can exchange your mattress for a less expensive model within one year. However, it will allow you to return the mattress for 25 percent less than the cost of the higher priced one. One plus: The Original Mattress Factory was rated very highly by our 49,000 Consumer Reports members. It’s also as one of our top sellers.
Sealy is among the most prominent mattress manufacturers. It makes the Bassett and Sealy brands as in addition to the Stearns & Foster brand. Sealy is also known for its Posturepedic collection of orthopedic and back-friendly mattresses. Sears and other sleep specialty stores as well as furniture retailers carry the national brand. Sealy models are available at a variety of prices. Prices range from $500 per queen to over $4,000 for a foam mattress. Queen-only plush pillowstops can go for anywhere from $800 to $3,000
Serta is the most sought-after mattress and is available at major retailers such as Sears and sleep specialty chains , in addition to furniture shops. The prices can range from $200 for a queen-sized basic mattress, to $3000 for an Cool Action model with memory-foam.
Sleep Number is a well-known brand by Select Comfort. adjustable air beds are equipped with DualAir technology. This allows the user to adjust the sides of the mattress’s firmness.
Tempur-Pedic is the most renowned producer of specialty sleepers, was highly rated in our most recent survey of over 49,000 Consumer Reports members.
Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night trial. If you purchase through Amazon, the trial is 30 nights. If you’d like to return your mattress Tuft & Needle will collaborate with you in donating the mattress locally, and then reimburse the full amount. The company scored high in satisfaction surveys conducted by more than 49,000 Consumer Reports members.