Most of the online mattress companies are targeting low-mid tier customers (~$800), though a few are targeting the luxury market. What’s great about the business model is that you can have all of the bells and whistles in the mattress and still not exceed $2000 (even for a queen or king size).
All of these recommended mattresses are very high quality, but even a high quality mattress is not a one-option-fits-all product. I’ve broken down the options to four categories to help with the selection: memory foam, spring, and natural.
These mattresses also rank top amongst my mattress reviews overall.
Though Loom & Leaf tops the memory foam option for less than $2k, it is actually significantly less (priced at $1399 for a King), though shipping is not include in the price (most online-only companies include shipping).
This memory foam mattress is the closest that you’ll come to Tempurpedic, but at a fraction of the cost. They have multiple firmness options, and have used gel-infused foam so that the mattress does not sleep hot. Loom and Leaf also ranks amongst top memory foam and side sleeper picks.
You’ll also have the feeling of sleeping “in” the mattress, not “on” the mattress, and will have the slow response foam experience that memory foam lovers adore. Learn more about my experience with this mattress in my Loom & Leaf review.
Though technically a hybrid, WinkBeds feels more like an innerspring mattress. The extra layer of foam on top makes it a good option for side sleepers.
The company also has a great reputation and very personable customer support. To learn more about this mattress visit my WinkBeds review.
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss is personally one of my favorite options, a high quality latex mattress that is actually 100% natural.
They import the latex themselves from Sri Lanka, and ensure every part of the mattress high quality and organic. Learn about their process in my PlushBeds review.
Latex is also a great sleeping option because it has the comfort/support tradeoff similar to memory foam, but has more “spring”. This makes it better for sex and easier to move around when sleeping.
When purchasing a mattress, there are a number of bells and whistles that you can definitely spend money on, but (in my opinion) won’t improve your sleep experience whatsoever.
Yes, you can pay an extra $1k for diamond infused gel foam, but this isn’t going to sleep noticeably cooler than other gel options.
The options I chose above of course aren’t the most expensive mattresses available, but I do think that they have all the features that are worth paying for. That is, I don’t have any mattresses that I strongly recommend that are priced higher than $2000. See our best mattresses overall article and all mattress reviews too.
The mattresses are, in my opinion, some of the best for the money, but also the best available. Let me know if you have any questions on these brands or others listed on the site!
This post was last updated on May 11th, 2017 at 12:44 pm
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.