The good news is that with so many online-only ecommerce mattress companies (cutting out a lot of costs of the retail model), you can get some truly high quality mattresses for this price. And no, you won’t be missing out on the Tempurpedic or Beautyrest mattresses that cost thousands of dollars more.
The really difficult part about this price range is that so many companies are now creating mattresses at the $800-$1000 price range, I get a lot of questions from readers that don’t know how to begin to choose. Since you’re not laying on them in a store, it’s harder to choose between them for yourself. I’ll give a few of my top picks, but just know that there more and more quality mattresses available in this price range. I can’t list them all out, but there’s lots of good opportunities to get a great value in the marketing right now.
Below I put some of my top picks, but more importantly explain my experience and why I like them. Use this post as a starting guide to help you differentiate between the many mattress options out there!
No mattress is one-option-fits-all, so I broke the best mattresses under 1000 dollars into four categories:Hybrid, Innerspring, Memory Foam, and Personalized.
These mattresses also rank highly amongst other categories on the site, as well as holding top spots in my overall mattress reviews.
I believe that the Tomorrow Sleep mattress just might be the best value for a mattress under this price point. It combines the support of pocketed coils with the pressure relief of memory foam (all while not sleeping hot). Based on the specs, it should last longer than many of its competitors. It’s also a mattress that I personally really enjoyed. I encourage you to take a look at their website HERE. You can also read my full review Here.
Hybrids is the most popular option for online-only companies, and Lull is no exception. They have a memory foam over latex-like foam construction, giving the general support/comfort tradeoff of memory foam with a little more “spring” to it (learn more HERE).
You can read the specs in my full Lull mattress review, but the short of it is that I just happen to find the mattress incredibly comfortable (note – this is my subjective opinion). A unique aspect of the mattress is that it is comfortable in all sleeping positions, I like it for both side sleeping and stomach sleeping.
For this category, you can get a Lull King size for $900 – giving it plenty of cushion under $1k.
The company has been around for a number of years, having great reviews as well as good durability ratings.
Though memory foam mattresses are increasingly popular, some people still prefer the feel an bounce of an innerspring mattress (they are a certainly better mattress for sex). At this price point, I’m convinced that you can’t do better than Saatva.
Though I’m not an expert in Celliant technology, I recommend the Bear as a memory foam mattress due to its great comfort and support. It’s definitely a solid option for a sleeper with average preferences. Learn more in my full Bear Mattress review.
Layla is certainly a great choice for foam lovers, in fact it sits in my best memory foam mattress list.
The foam is very high quality, and in addition to a flippable option the memory foam is copper infused (learn more HERE), so the mattress sleeps cooler than most memory foam options.
Unlike Saatva, Layla is relatively new to mattress game, but has quickly built a strong reputation for quality and customer service. Learn more about my experience with the mattress and company in my full Layla mattress review.
Helix uses quality materials, but the real story is the ability to personalize. Before purchasing a Helix mattress, you take a quiz (see more HERE).
Based on the quiz results, Helix will customize your mattress to suit your preferences. You can even take the quiz for each size of a mattress, making them our top mattress for couples.
At under $1000, Helix is the only company I now to offer this level of customization. Learn more about my experience (and see my quiz results) in my Helix Sleep review.
The good news is that at this price point, you’re getting pretty much the best mattress money can buy. There are a few mattresses under $2k that have a few extra bells and whistles, but generally you’ll be very satisfied with the products at this price point.
This post was last updated on January 30th, 2018 at 5:37 pm
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.