With the explosion of online mattress brands, deciding on a mattress that’s right for you is daunting. I chose the name Sleep Sherpa for the site because a Sherpa is a guide. My mission is to lead people to the best sleep products for their needs. The following guides cut through the clutter and will help you decide which mattress is best for you. I have slept on hundreds of mattresses and each of them offers something a little different.

Nothing beats trying a mattress out in person but with the proliferation of online mattress brands, that’s next to impossible. You also don’t want to constantly purchase and return mattresses even if they offer a free trial. Mattresses are heavy and cumbersome. The guides below will help you narrow down your decision depending on the most pressing issues you have with your sleep, whether it’s sleeping too hot, your sleeping position, firmness, etc.

I am constantly updating these lists as new mattresses come into the market. While there is some innovation, what I am seeing more of is competition which means better prices, better value and longer trials.