The 12 Best Mattresses for 2019

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August 2019 Update:

The SleepBro team is excited to announce our updated mattress picks for 2019!

With so many great mattresses to choose from, it can often be difficult to find your perfect mattress. The market is flooded with different options.

Navigating the sea of brands can be difficult. Everybody has an opinion, and until now, there hasn’t been a collated, easily-digestible overview. Over the last little while, we’ve been researching, purchasing and returning dozens of different mattresses to find out how they fare.

By doing this, we came up with a list. The top rated mattresses of 2019. You don’t need a degree in manufacturing to understand our results. With our guide, you’ll probably be able to find the right mattress for you within 15 minutes.

Ready? Let's dive in.

The 12 Top Rated Mattresses (Updated – August 2019)

puffy small imagePUFFY
  • Mattress Type: Memory Foam
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NECTAR
  • Mattress Type: Memory Foam
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Brooklyn Aurora small product imagePLUSHBEDS
  • Mattress Type: Latex
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layla small product imageLAYLA
  • Mattress Type: Memory Foam
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casper small product imageCASPER
  • Mattress Type: Memory Foam
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dreamcloud mobile imageDREAMCLOUD
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
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zenhaven small product imageZENHAVEN
  • Mattress Type: All-natural Latex
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Saatva small product imageSAATVA
  • Mattress Type: Pocketed Coil (Pillow Top)
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Brooklyn Aurora small product imagePLUSHBEDS
  • Type: Latex
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small product image of NolahNOLAH
  • Mattress Type: All Foam
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helix sleep small imageHELIX
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
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the winkbeds small product imageWINKBEDS PLUS
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
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Sojourn bed small imageIPEDIC SOJOURN 12" GEL MEMORY FOAM
  • Mattress Type: Gel Memory Foam
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The Puffy Mattress ($300 Discount)

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The Puffy provides a traditional memory foam feel and upgraded pressure relief that appeals to most sleepers.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified
  • 101-Night Trial
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA

If you're a back or a side sleeper, you'll love the Puffy. There's good mobility and a little bounce. Most memory foam mattresses sleep warm, however the Puffy sleeps cool. It's very breathable too. The Puffy is designed to alleviate pressure aches and pains.

What makes it so special? Out of all of the bed-in-a-box mattresses that we’ve reviewed, The Puffy is one of the best memory foam options.

The Puffy is made up of three layers. On top is two inches of cooling foam, followed by another two inches of breathable Climatecomfort™ foam. Below this, is six inches of Firm Core Support Foam, which provides a medium firm base to minimize sinkage.

The Puffy comes in at a 5.5/10 on our firmness scale. This makes the Puffy a strong choice for the majority of sleepers.

The Puffy is a great standard alternative for most people who are looking for a new bed. With our link, there is a $300 discount. Puffy runs a charitable program, where they donate a mattress to a child in need for every ten Puffy-tagged social media posts.

Nectar (Best Overall Value)

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If you prefer feeling like you’re slowly melting into the bed and experiencing a deeper-cradling hug, this mattress has classic features you will enjoy.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • OEKO-TEX®
  • 365-Night Trial
  • Forever Warranty

Nectar takes the cake for the “best overall value” mattress this year. Although they’re a relatively young company (founded in 2017), consumers are in love. Despite not reporting sales figures, Nectar is likely to be 2019’s top seller. It's an all around winner.

The Nectar Mattress is made up of multiple foam layers. There are 11 inches of foam total. In addition, there is a further 1 inch of cooling foam, combined with Tencel covers. This ensures that you should have a cool sleeping experience. The Nectar Mattress provides good overall support for all sleep positions, and especially excels for side sleepers. Contouring and pressure relief is excellent.

Nectar’s flagship product has a medium firmness (6.5/10), which is the most common preference. Nectar’s medium firmness is perfect for all common sleeping positions. There is very little motion transfer and considering this is an all-foam product, the edge support is fantastic.

Why is it special? ctar’s mattress provides a very unique sleeping experience. While it’s a memory foam product, the overall feel of the mattress is different to typical memory foam products. Despite this, with a Nectar, you’ll feel well-supported and cozy, just like any other memory foam product.

If you’re not convinced, Nectar offers the best return policy in the industry. They have a risk free 365 night return policy with a lifetime warranty.

 

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss (Eco-friendly)

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PlushBed's Botanical Bless is stuffed top to bottom with the highest-quality latex on the market. With it's excellent comfort and strong support, the Botanical Bliss is fantastic value.
Highlights
  • Multiple Firmness and Thickness Options
  • 100-Night Trial
  • 25-Year Warranty
  • eco-INSTITUT, CertiPUR-US and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified

If you're a hot sleeper, the Botanical Bliss is the mattress for you. Built up of naturally breathable latex, it's aerated for additional cooling and comfort. If you toss at night, the bounce and support of the mattress make repositioning no problem. To top it off, PlushBed uses only organic cotton and wool, for an eco-friendly sleeping experience.

The Botanical Bliss boasts the following certifications:
                                                                                                                                                                                2x GOTS organic certifications for it's cotton and wool.
1x GOTS organic certification for it's natural latex.
1x GreenGuard Gold certified.
1x eco-INSTITUT certified.
1x Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.

It's the most eco-friendly mattress that we've come across. As additional benefits, there are:
                                                                                                                                                                                Multiple firmness options.
Multiple thickness options.
Free UPS shipping in the continental US.
Adjustable base compatible.

PlushBed's Botanical Bliss is an almost revolutionary product for hot sleepers. It’s an uber-premium bed that comes with a 100 night trial. What are you waiting for?

Layla (True Memory Foam Feel)

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Layla is double-sided, with Soft and Firm sides. You can discover the type of support and pressure relief that suits your body best.
Highlights
  • Double-Sided
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • 120-Night Trial
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Made in the USA

Despite getting off of the ground in 2017, Layla has proved themselves to be one of the most innovative memory foam based beds. As their foam is copped-infused, and covered with ThermaGel, Layla has some of the best cooling properties on the market. Layla beds are smart in the sense that the cooling only activates when heat or moisture are detected, so it won’t keep you cool during winter nights. Some studies indicate that copper has been known to aid inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis), and improve blood flow.

Layla has four layers. It’s 10 inches thick, made up of 3 inches of copper-infused memory foam on the Soft side, 2 inches of convoluted support foam, 4.5 inches of the base support foam and 1 inch of copper-infused memory foam for the firm side. Of all of the bed-in-a-box companies, Layla was the first to offer a lifetime guarantee on their beds.

Many people aren't sure if they prefer a firm or soft feel. Layla has thought of this, and allows you to flip the mattress over for a completely different feel. With their build quality, comfort and cooling properties, Layla has solidified itself as one of the top mattresses of 2019.

Casper (Most Versatile)

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The specially-designed foams are accommodative for all sleeping positions, making this bed a good choice for couples.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • 100-Night Trial
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Designed and Assembled in the USA

Out of all of the bed-in-a-box companies, Casper is probably the most well known. Casper makes a very comfortable product.

Casper’s mattress is 12 inches thick and made up of four layers. Firstly, 1.5 inches of Casper’s in-house cooling foam. The second layer is made up of traditional memory foam. This helps with pressure relief. The third layer is a transient layer that blends in with the 6 inch base layer.

Casper is the most versatile mattress of 2019 for one simple reason. Almost any sleeper will love it. Side, stomach, and back sleepers are catered for with Casper’s special zoning. A number of Casper customers have reported that Casper makes the most comfortable mattress of all time.

Another reason for Casper’s versatility award is that it works for all weights. Light, medium and heavy people are catered to. Most mattresses are designed for a certain sleeper, which can get messy if couples have different sleeping styles. This isn’t a problem with Casper.

Try out a Casper. You won’t be disappointed. Casper offers a 100 night trial period.

DreamCloud – Affordable Luxury

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It offers pressure relief and support for side and back sleepers, with the firmness necessary for most stomach sleepers.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • 365-Day Trial
  • Everlong Warranty

DreamCloud makes this list because it offers a truly high end sleeping experience for a very reasonable price. DreamCloud’s materials are high end, providing extremely high value for the price. In addition to their customer satisfaction ratings and quality construction, DreamCloud offers a year long, risk free trial. This means that you can try out a DreamCloud mattress for a year to ensure it suits your sleeping style. DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress and it is built to impress. It’s 15 inches high and has eight layers of premium coils and foam.

As it’s a Euro style mattress, the bed begins with a tufted cashmere cover. Most mattress companies with tufted covers only sew together the initial layers, but DreamCloud attaches all of it’s eight layers together. This means that a DreamCloud mattress is engineered to be more durable than other mattresses that primarily use glues. In the DreamCloud, latex and memory foam is blended together to create a firm support system. There are five support zones, made up of pocketed coils and high density memory foam.

DreamCloud has low overheads by only selling online, and using minimal (but robust) packaging. This allows them to pass the savings onto their customers. DreamCloud customers are able to purchase big brand/hotel quality mattresses at a fraction of the retail pricing.

Zenhaven (Top Latex Pick)

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Its Talalay latex is resistant to mold, microbes, and dust mites, making it a healthier option than many other brands.
Highlights
  • Dual-Sided
  • Organic Cotton Cover
  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • 120-Day Trial
  • 20-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

If you’re in the market for a natural latex mattress, then you should take a look at this bed. Zenhaven is manufactured by an Saatva, a well respected player in the mattress industry.

The Zenhaven is ten inches thick and flippable. Making up the mattress is 1.5 inches of Talalay latex. This provides the mattress with comfort and bounce. The following two layers are three inches each, and depending on which way the mattress is flipped, are either a support or transitional layer. The final layer is another 1.5 inches of Talalay latex, which when flipped, makes the mattress rather firm.

The soft side of the Zenhaven is a 5/10 in regards to firmness. The firm side is a 7/10. Most sleepers will prefer the firm side of the Zenhaven.

Why choose this bed? If you’re not a fan of memory foam, but you like a bed with fantastic cooling, bounce and support, then the Zenhaven is a great option. Despite being slightly more pricey than some of its competitors, it has terrific consumer ratings.

Saatva (Innerspring)

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With more bounce and airflow than other online brands, you will enjoy a traditional feel that is enhanced with lumbar support.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • 120-Day Trial
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Charity Initiatives
  • Made in the USA

Instead of making a move into the foam mattress market, Saatva took a different route. People are hesitant to consider innerspring mattresses when compared with foam mattresses, as foam mattresses offer fantastic contouring and support. However, Saatva combines the best properties from foam and innerspring beds, resulting in their pillow-top hybrid. Excellent cooling and edge support is provided by a coil-on-coil system, while memory foam and a European-style pillow top provide unmatched comfort.

Saatva offers three different firmness levels (plush, medium and firm), and two variations of thickness (11.5 inches and 14.5 inches). A thicker option doesn’t really provide any difference in the way the mattress sleeps, it’s mostly an aesthetic change. The shorter version is compatible with adjustable bases.

All things considered, Saatva is one of the best beds you can buy. If you’re looking for a luxury mattress with excellent cooling, support and durability, Saatva is a fantastic choice.

Nolah (Socially Conscious)

Nolah product image
It excels in providing the pressure relief you need, and its proprietary foam is designed to sleep cool.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • 120-Night Trial
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Wildlife Protection Initiative
  • Made in the USA

It’s important to note that the Nolah team support animal conservation. When you purchase a Nolah mattress, you get to choose a threatened animal to help protect. Nolah donates 7% of their profits to wildlife protection each year. They’re a great company supporting a great cause, and they’re very socially conscious.

The Nolah founders have 20 years of experience in the mattress industry. Their aim was to switch up the industry by providing a new feel. This lead them to creating Nolah’s proprietary Nolah AirFoam. This foam helps to reduce pressure in the hip, shoulder and back regions.

Nolah is a 10 inch mattress, with three foam layers. Up top we have 2 inches of Nolah’s AirFoam. This is fantastic for side sleepers. Following this, we have a single inch of transitional foam, which has very similar properties to latex. The base layer is 7 inches thick, and is made up of mega-density polyurethane, designed for continuous support.

What makes it special? Nolah is advertised as havingfour times less peak pressure than similar memory foam products. If you’re a side sleeper that has too much pressure, the Nolah is for you.

Nolah offers a 15 year warranty and a comparable 120-night-trial. There’s nothing to lose by trying them out.

Helix (Customizable)

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By taking the guesswork out of bed shopping, Helix helps to better ensure a good fit for their customers.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • 100-Night Trial
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Out of all of the mattress brands, Helix has the most exciting manufacturing method. You’re able to fully customize the firmness, cooling, feel and elasticity of your mattress by completing a short questionnaire on their site. Put simply, Helix is a hybrid, made from coils and polyfoam. The springs add a great cooling effect, and the foam offers more pressure relief and contouring.

Helix offers more than nine different “feels”, with each feel having different names and colors. By filling out their quiz, you’ll know which feel is right for you. Sleeping with a partner? You’re able to choose a split solution. Each side of the Helix can have a different feel.

If you’re worried about sleeping hot, but your partner is worried about sleeping cold, or you don’t know which type of feel you’re after, Helix offers a great way to select a custom made mattress, according to your needs. This is done at a very competitive price. We recommend.

WinkBeds  Plus (Heavy Folks)

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This mattress is tailor-made for heavier type of sleeper, from the foam densities to supportive construction.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
  • 120-Night Trial
  • “Any Reason” Guarantee
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA

In the US market, WinkBeds was the first mattress company to offer a bed specifically designed for heavier people. Although WinkBeds has other models (soft, luxury firm, firmer), the Plus is ideal for larger people.

The WinkBeds Plus is a hybrid, and is 14.5 inches thick. The comfort layer is made up of gel foam for support, and a latex layer to maintain bounce. The majority of the construction uses pocketed coils, for deep support. This is fantastic for heavy people.

WinkBeds sets itself apart from the competition with their optional active cooling base, which utilizes coolControl technology.

Who should buy the WinkBeds Plus? If you’re over 250 pounds, then the WinkBeds Plus is for you. If you’re unsure, they offer a 120-night trial period to test it out. One night with it will satisfy.

iPedic Sojourn 12″ Gel Memory Foam (Best Budget Option)

Sojourn bed image
It provides an affordable alternative to high-end brands while maintaining the same benefits.
Highlights
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified
  • OEKO-TEX® Certified
  • 120-Night Trial
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA

We’re strong believers that a good mattress doesn’t need to be very expensive. The Sojurn proves this. It’s twelve inches thick, and is made up of three layers. With Sojurn, you’ll get the typical memory foam hug feeling. The gel is on the top layer to distribute heat. The Sojurn sleeps slightly hotter when compared with coil or latex competitors. There isn’t a huge amount of bounce, although some sleepers prefer little bounce.

The Soujurn is the best budget option currently on the market. It ticks all of the right boxes. Good quality, and the traditional memory foam feel for a price that undercuts almost every other brand.

Conclusion


As you’ve probably gathered, there isn’t a “perfect mattress” that works for everyone. Factors such as age, sleeping positions, weight and personal preferences means that each sleeper will have a different “right mattress”.

We hope that this buying guide included enough information to help you make your mattress choice. The information on our sites is a “cliff notes” version, so research a bit more if you need to.

We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to send us an email. Recently bought a mattress? Let us know! 🙂

Author: SleepBro Team

Our team members aren’t sleep experts. But, we’re very well researched. We’ve spent countless hours on breaking down complicated reviews to give you an easy to digest overview of the best mattresses.

Sleep research is changing all the time, and so is the mattress landscape. We’re dedicated to staying in tune with the industry. As such, our guide will be periodically updated. Good sleep = good life.

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