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2018 is shaping up to be a very good year for mattresses. If you’re looking for the best mattress of 2018 check out our list below. We break these down into categories for every type of sleeper and all types of mattresses. This list of 2018 mattress models will be updated throughout the year as new mattresses come out so check back regularly.
Finding the Right Mattress
Before deciding on a mattress you first need to know what’s best for you. Sleepers can be broken down into 3 broad categories, side sleepers, stomach sleepers and back sleepers. Once you place yourself in one of those categories you can hone in on a mattress with a particular firmness. Another sometimes overlooked consideration is weight. A mattress can feel completely different between a heavy and light person. This can make things difficult for partners with a big weight disparity. To remedy that there are options like the Luxi which allow you to configure the firmness of each side of the mattress.
Springs or Foam?
There are literally hundreds of new online brands and over the course of 2018 you can expect dozens more to come in 2018. That means the more you can place yourself into a particular bucket, the easier your decision will be. An easy way to cut your choices in half is to decide if spring or foam are right for you
Most of the online spring options have some foam in them as well. These are also known as “hybrid mattresses” Spring and foam is a great combination in that the mattress recovers quicker and you get that bounce that can’t be replicated with foam or latex. A tradeoff is that there is more motion transfer and your mattress may not contour as well as an all foam mattress.
Foam is the perfect choice for couples with a restless partner. They isolation motion which is a leading cause of sleep problems. Foam contours much better than spring and offers better pressure relief. The major drawbacks of foam are slower recovery, no bounce and heat retention.
Aside from spring and foam mattresses, the third major category is the natural mattress. These mattresses are usually made of all natural latex or a combination of latex, springs and organic cotton batting. If you are at all concerned about VOCs from memory foam or are looking for something made with renewable materials that is environmentally friendly, then a natural mattress is the way to go.
An emerging category is the performance mattress with is reserved for mattresses that bring a unique technology to market. A prime example is the Purple mattress which had a breakout year in 2016 and continues to have big success.
Here are our top 2018 mattresses for 2018 in each category
Best Memory Foam Mattress 2018: Nectar
Nectar continues its reign as one of the best foam mattresses overall and that continues into 2018. The Nectar is a dense memory foam mattress with a quilted foam cover that makes for great transitioning. Coming in at $670 after the Sleep Sherpa discount code: sherpa100. Shop Nectar
Best Spring Hybrid Mattress 2018: Brooklyn Bedding Signature
The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid is the perfect blend of soft and supportive. This is mattress is made with a coil system for base support. What sets it apart is the Titanflex foam which mimics latex in terms of responsiveness but is more conforming than latex. This mattress comes in 3 different firmness options but the vast majority of sleepers will prefer the medium firm version.
Best Natural Mattress 2018: Brentwood Home Cedar
The Brentwood Home Cedar mattress is a plush feeling all natural mattress springs, two layers of latex, organic cotton batting and an organic cotton cover. It is also hand tufted which not only makes it look luxurious but also holds all the layers together. As a Sleep Sherpa exclusive, get 15% off your entire Brentwood Home purchase with coupon code: SleepSherpa15. Activate Here.
Best Performance Mattress 2018: Purple
2018 promises to be a year of innovation in the mattress industry. I expect this category to have the most new entrants. So far my favorite performance mattress for 2018 is the Purple 4 mattress. This is the latest offering from Purple which has pocket coils and 4 inches of their proprietary grid system that is ultra breathable and perfect for hot sleepers and contours extremely well which is great for side sleepers.
Best Luxury Mattress 2018: Dreamcloud
If you want a luxury mattress feel without breaking the bank, check out the Dreamcloud Mattress. This mattress has it all, cashmere blended cover, gel infused memory foam, natural latex, 5 zoned coil system and a 365-night trial! On top of all this is hand tufted which gives you a more uniform feel throughout the mattress and reduces motion transfer. Read more about Dreamcloud