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Best Mattresses 2016 from The Sleep Sherpa

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The Best Mattresses of 2016 in each category are listed below. These selections are based on my personal experience with these mattresses and testing that I have done. There’s no perfect mattress for everyone and so I have created categories to help you find the mattress the will most likely be the best fit for you.

Best Memory foam mattress 2016

alexander signature select

This past year many new mattress brands have come online. The increased competition has created incentive for existing brands to up their game. This year, Nest Bedding revamped their mattress lines and made significant improvements to the already great Alexander Signature Select. The 2016 model has improved edge support and even more breathablility making it the standout memory foam mattress for 2016.

Read the Alexander Signature Select Review

Best Inner Spring Mattress 2016

WinkBed

The best inner spring mattress for 2016 goes to the WinkBed. WinkBed also made improvements over their 2015 model by creating an excellent spring/foam hybrid mattress that has just the right amount of support and pressure relief. People who enjoy the bounce and quick recovery of springs but also want the conforming comfort that memory foam provides will absolutely love this mattress. Because it has springs, it is also much more breathable than a traditional foam mattress. This mattress does not come in a box either so you can enjoy it immediately and there’s not major off gassing.

Read the full WinkBed Review

Best Performance Mattress 2016

luxi

The Luxi mattress is the most versatile mattress I have slept on. You can configure each side (queen size and above) to three different levels of firmness. What really sets it apart is the proprietary SBT layer that helps you sleep cool while providing superior pressure relief and contouring. Couples that have different firmness preferences will love the Luxi.

Check out the full Luxi Mattress Review

Best Natural Mattress 2016

Natural Escape Mattress

My Green Mattress is a company that provides great mattresses that incorporate natural materials and an very good value. Their Natural Escape mattress is a hybrid latex/coil design that has really nice bounce. It is constructed with individually wrapped spring coils, a layer of natural latex, natural wool for a fire barrier and a GOTS certified organic cotton cover. Their mattresses are Made in the USA.

Read the Natural Escape Review

Best Luxury Mattress

oceano mattress

I recently toured the Brentwood Home mattress factory and showroom. I was blown away with their attention to quality and detail. Their mattresses could easily command 3-4 times the price in a traditional retail setting. Instead of relying on marketing to differentiate their product, they simply make a superior product. Brentwood Home launched a 2016 line of mattresses that has set the bar higher for affordable luxury. I recently reviewed the Oceano mattress which is a spring on spring with foam mattress. It just doesn’t get better than this.

Read the Oceano Mattress Review

Best Budget Mattress

zinus mattress

The Zinus Green Tea mattress is a shockingly affordable mattress. At around $280 for a queen size, you would be hard pressed to find a better value. Although made in China, it is CertiPUR-US certified. With a depth of 12 inches, you won’t be bottoming out on this either. This mattress is on the softer side so recommended for side sleepers.

Shop Zinus

All of the mattresses listed here come with very generous trial periods so you really can’t go wrong choosing any of them. If not satisfied you have the option to return, hassle free. As you can see, there’s something for everyone at every price point. The best mattress 2016 list may change if newer, or better models come out later this year but as of this writing, these are my top picks for 2016

If you have any questions about these or any products on the site, please reach out to me direct at [email protected]

Disclosure: We aim to highlight products and services you might find interesting, and if you buy them, we may get a small share of the revenue. I have an affiliate relationship with all of the companies listed in this post.

Ben • July 11, 2016


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  1. [email protected] December 27, 2016 - 7:53 am Reply

    We are considering Habitat all natural latex and the Zenhaven by Saatva mattresses in King. Do you have these in your show room?
    Millie Auksel

    • Ben December 28, 2016 - 9:24 am Reply

      Unfortunately we don’t but most latex mattresses will feel similar. What’s great about the Zen Haven is that they have a really good return policy.

  2. Mary Paguaga January 9, 2017 - 11:27 am Reply

    Your Oceano Mattress Review isn’t available in the link above. I’d love to know why you like it so much. How is it better than the Luxi? I’m concerned the Luxi might not be soft enough. I find memory foam too firm, the recovery time challenging, & the firmness increases in cold weather. Otherwise, the Luxi sounds great.

    • Ben January 9, 2017 - 7:42 pm Reply

      Both are great mattresses. The Oceano will have more of a high end feel and is much thicker as well. If you and your partner have different firmness preferences though, you should consider the Luxi.

  3. Zach P February 24, 2017 - 1:01 pm Reply

    What would you say about the Purple Mattress?

    • Ben February 26, 2017 - 10:38 am Reply

      The Purple is a unique mattress with a unique feel so it’s not for everyone. I recommend it to people that have problems sleeping hot. I don’t consider it a cozy mattress because it doesn’t necessarily hug you, instead you sort of float on it while the polymer grid pushes back.

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