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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 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
The Nest Hybrid Luxury Contour is the perfect blend of soft and supportive. This is mostly a foam mattress but they do have a layer of “mini coils” which provide faster recovery, more breathability and just a bit of bounce without taking away from the contouring benefits of foam. Add in a generous amount of phase change fabric on the cover and you get a nice cool to the touch feel.
Best Natural Mattress 2018
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
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 Layla Mattress. It has been a solid performer at the Sleep Sherpa store as it is versatile with two different firmness levels. The copper infused foam is antimicrobial and the convoluted foam on the top layer makes the mattress even more breathable. Learn more about the Layla Mattress.
Best Luxury Mattress 2018
The verdict is still out on the Best Mattress of 2018 and so that honor will default to the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress. Which is pure luxury for an attainable price. Get 15% off your Oceano with coupon code: SleepSherpa15 Learn more about the Brentwood HomeOceano.