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What Makes Sleep Sherpa’s Mattress Reviews Different?

Since starting this site, I have been able to conduct literally, hundreds of mattress reviews from online mattress start-ups to big-name retail brands  like Tempurpedic and Serta. This site started as a way for me to learn more about what makes a quality mattress and share my personal findings in hopes you will find the right mattress for your needs the first time.

But don’t just take my word for it. Over the years, I have worked with top-notch engineers to develop some proprietary tests and tools to give you even more information about how these mattresses work. But don’t take their word for it either. I also opened a showroom for people to try out some of these brands first hand and let me know what they think.

All of this feedback helps me make better recommendations for you. Instead of buying 20 mattresses that you think may work and returning 19, I want you to get it right the first time. An unwanted outcome of free trials that these companies offer is excessive returns that creates an environmental hazard.

In addition to personally reviewing all these mattresses and getting to know the owners of each company, I have also opened showrooms where you can try out these mattresses in person. Despite all our technology, nothing beats how you actually feel while laying down on the mattress yourself. 

Below are mattresses that I have personally tested. This is an overwhelming list. Although choice is a good thing, too much choice leads to decision fatigue. I want to serve as your guide through the mattress buying journey.

There are a few brands that really stand out in terms of quality, construction and trial period. An example is  Brentwood Home. They make all their mattresses in their own factory in California. Others have outstanding trial periods and warranties.  Make sure to check out my Best Mattresses 2020 list to see which mattress brands are making some noise in the industry.

Just about all of these mattresses are compatible with an adjustable bed. This means you can get the most out of your mattress.  Check out my Adjustable Bed reviews here.

 

MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES

This is the largest category of mattresses. Many of the new startups created a mattress in a box made of layers of glued foam with the advent of roll packing machines that could compress the foam into boxes that can be shipped via UPS, FedEx or a similar carrier.

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Nest Signature

nest logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
90
Softness
95
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
95
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2

Nectar Mattress Ratings

nectar 1
Read review
Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
96
Softness
90
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
97
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3

Puffy Lux

puffy logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
85
Softness
98
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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4

Tuft & Needle Mint

tuft and needle logo
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
89
Softness
97
Off Gassing
87
Trial Period
90
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5

Amerisleep

amerisleep logo
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
90
Softness
90
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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6

Lull

lull logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
91
Softness
90
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
90
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7

Acesleep

Acesleep
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Motion Transfer
92
Affordability
90
Softness
94
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
90
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8

Novosbed

Novosbed Logo
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Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
86
Softness
89
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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9

Leesa

leesa logo
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
89
Softness
97
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
90
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10

Tuft and Needle

tuft and needle logo
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
94
Softness
86
Trial Period
90
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11

Puffy

puffy logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
92
Affordability
83
Softness
93
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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12

Nuvanna

Nuvanna
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
88
Softness
90
Off Gassing
90
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13

GhostBed

GhostBed
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
93
Softness
83
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
90
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14

Loom & Leaf

Loom & Leaf
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
81
Softness
88
Off Gassing
92
Trial Period
90
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15

Ecosa

Ecosa
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Motion Transfer
92
Affordability
89
Softness
75
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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16

Nolah Mattress

Nolah Mattress
Read review
Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
82
Softness
85
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
90
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17

Zotto

Zotto
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
85
Softness
85
Off Gassing
82
Trial Period
90
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18

Live and Sleep

Live and Sleep
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
90
Softness
84
Off Gassing
78
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MADE IN AMERICA MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES

Below are some memory foam reviews that are made in America and are a great value. One that particularly stands out is the Cocoon Mattress. This is a dense foam mattress with the option for a phase change cover and two different firmness options. It is an excellent value for the price.

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Snuggle Pedic

snuggle pedic logo
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
93
Off Gassing
92
Trial Period
92
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2

Cocoon by Sealy

Cocoon Logo
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
89
Softness
90
Off Gassing
80
Trial Period
91
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LUXURY MATTRESSES

The Luxury category includes mattresses at a higher price point. They may be more labor intensive to make such as hand tufting or incorporate more expensive materials.

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Brentwood Home Oceano

Brentwood Logo
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
90
Softness
93
Off Gassing
96
Trial Period
94
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2

Dreamcloud

Dreamcloud
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
95
Softness
88
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
95
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3

Puffy Royal

puffy logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
99
Affordability
88
Softness
95
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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4

Lytton

Lytton
Read review
Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
91
Softness
93
Off Gassing
90
Sleeps Cool
92
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5

Wright

Wright
Read review
Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
90
Softness
93
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
92
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6

Leesa Hybrid

leesa logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
80
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
92
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INNER SPRING MATTRESSES

These mattresses have inner springs in typically in the form of pocket coils. Some are delivered by a freight carrier since they are not roll packed but you can purchase them online. A growing trend is hybrid mattresses that include both memory foam and coils so that you get contouring and a little bit of bounce too.

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Lytton

Lytton
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
91
Softness
93
Off Gassing
90
Sleeps Cool
92
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2

WinkBeds

WinkBeds
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
85
Softness
92
Off Gassing
97
Sleeps Cool
91
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3

Luuf

Luuf
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
91
Softness
92
Off Gassing
91
Sleeps Cool
90
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4

Brooklyn Bedding

Brooklyn Bedding Logo
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
93
Softness
89
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
90
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5

Alexander Hybrid

nest logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
85
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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6

Yaasa

yaasa final
Read review
Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
88
Softness
95
Off Gassing
87
Trial Period
93
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7

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

Brooklyn Bedding Logo
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Motion Transfer
86
Affordability
83
Softness
94
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
95
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8

Aviya

Aviya
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Motion Transfer
81
Affordability
87
Softness
85
Off Gassing
90
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9

Saatva Luxury Firm

saatva logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
81
Affordability
87
Softness
82
Off Gassing
91
Sleeps Cool
83
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MICROCOIL & FOAM MATTRESSES

Microcoils help with contouring and support in a very subtle way. They are becoming more common in foam mattresses as they help the mattress breath and make it a little easier to move around in. Below are mattresses that are primarily foam but have microcoil technology.

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Bear Hybrid

Bear Hybrid
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
88
Softness
92
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
92
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2

Agility Bed

agility bed logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
97
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
85
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3

Amore

Amore
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
92
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
90
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4

eLuxury Supply

eLuxury Supply
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
90
Softness
90
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
90
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INNOVATIVE MATTRESSES

I’m notsure how to classify these mattresses as they use either completely different material than traditional spring and foam mattresses or they are a very new take on them. Definitely check these out as they may be just what you need after a long quest for the best mattress.

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airweave

airweave logo
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Motion Transfer
93
Affordability
90
Softness
60
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
89
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PERFORMANCE MATTRESSES

Performance mattresses are the next generation of mattresses. They can often be customized to particular sleep preferences or offer a new technology beyond just memory foam. This category includes some really innovative products.

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Eight Pod

8 sleep pod
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Motion Transfer
93
Affordability
90
Unique Features
98
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
91
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2

Molecule

molecule logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
90
Softness
92
Off Gassing
92
Trial Period
90
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3

Sleepovation

Sleepovation
Read review
Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
87
Unique Features
93
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
90
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4

Eight Sleep Pod Pro

eight sleep logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
80
Unique Features
99
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
91
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5

Helix Sleep

helix
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
87
Unique Features
95
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
90
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6

Muse Mattress

Muse Mattress
Read review
Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Unique Features
87
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
95
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7

Level Sleep

Level Sleep Logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
89
Unique Features
91
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
91
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8

Purple

Purple
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Motion Transfer
92
Affordability
83
Softness
87
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
95
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9

Bear Mattress

Bear Mattress
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Unique Features
85
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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ALL NATURAL MATTRESSES

All Natural mattresses are those that use primarily natural materials such as natural latex, organic cotton covers and wool fire barriers. This category of mattresses includes spring mattresses that use as many natural materials as possible to make the mattress as green as possible.

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Avocado Mattress

Avocado Mattress
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
93
Softness
89
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
95
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2

Awara

Awara Logo
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
96
Softness
87
Off Gassing
98
Trial Period
95
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3

Happsy

Happsy
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
92
Softness
88
Off Gassing
99
Trial Period
92
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4

Birch

birch logo
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
88
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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5

My Green Mattress

My Green Mattress
Read review
Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
90
Softness
85
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
90
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6

EcoCloud

EcoCloud
Read review
Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
87
Softness
92
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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7

Nest Hybrid Latex

nest logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
85
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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8

Naturepedic EOS

Naturepedic EOS
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
89
Softness
89
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
90
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LUXURY NATURAL MATTRESSES

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Cedar

Brentwood Logo
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
95
Trial Period
95
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FLIPPABLE NATURAL MATTRESSES

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Idle Sleep Natural Latex

Idle Sleep Natural Latex
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Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
90
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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Zen Haven

Zen Haven
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
90
Softness
95
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
85
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NATURAL LATEX MATTRESSES

These mattresses are made with natural latex. Either dunlop and/or talalay. Latex is a very resilient material and a quality latex mattress should last 15 years or more.

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Luma

luma sleep
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Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
85
Softness
88
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
92
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2

Q3 from Nest

nest logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
85
Softness
92
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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3

PlushBeds

Plushbeds
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
86
Softness
79
Off Gassing
92
Trial Period
92
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4

Spindle

Spindle
Read review
Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
85
Softness
80
Off Gassing
92
Trial Period
90
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5

Metta Bed

Metta Bed
Read review
Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
90
Softness
85
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
60
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6

Savvy Rest

Savvy Rest
Read review
Motion Transfer
80
Affordability
55
Softness
84
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
40
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DUAL FIRMNESS MATTRESSES

Dual firmness mattresses had diffrent firmness levels on each side. This increases the chances that you will like at leas one side and makes them more versatile. They are grreat for guest bedrooms where you can quickly change out firmness by flipping the mattress keeping your guests happy and comfortable.

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Crystal Cove

Brentwood Logo
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
92
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
95
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2

Layla

layla mattress
Read review
Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
92
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
93
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3

Idle Sleep

Idle Sleep
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
88
Softness
87
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
93
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STORE BRANDS MATTRESSES

These mattresses can be found online and in stores such as Mattress Firm.

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Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze

Tempurpedic Luxe Breeze
Read review
Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
85
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
89
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2

Serta iComfort Blue 100

iComfort Logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
93
Value
90
Softness
75
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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3

BeautyRest Black Calistsa

beautyrest black calista
Read review
Motion Transfer
90
Value
80
Softness
60
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
85
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4

TEMPUR-Cloud Elite

TEMPUR-Cloud Elite
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Motion Transfer
97
Value
80
Softness
96
Off Gassing
40
Trial Period
75
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5

Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze

Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze
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Motion Transfer
95
Value
75
Softness
80
Off Gassing
40
Trial Period
75
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6

Simmons BeautyRest Recharge

beautyrest recharge logo
Read review
Motion Transfer
80
Value
70
Softness
50
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
40
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MATTRESSES UNDER $600

If you are looking for a mattress and are on a budget, consider these brands below. These mattresses retail for under $600 for a queen. The quality of these mattresses is good but they may not have all the features as some of the higher priced models.

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OkiOki

okioki
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
96
Softness
92
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
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Zinus Green Tea

Zinus Green Tea
Read review
Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
96
Softness
92
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
92
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3

Cypress Bamboo Gel 13

Cypress Bamboo Gel 13
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
98
Softness
88
Off Gassing
87
Trial Period
89
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4

Love and Sleep Mattress

Love and Sleep Mattress
Read review
Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
89
Softness
93
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
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5

Amazon Basics

Amazon Basics
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Motion Transfer
93
Affordability
99
Softness
95
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
85
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6

Zinus Cooling Gel

Zinus Cooling Gel
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
98
Softness
85
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
90
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7

Allswell

Allswell
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
93
Off Gassing
87
Trial Period
90
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8

Aveline

Aveline
Read review
Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
96
Softness
90
Off Gassing
84
Trial Period
93
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9

Lucid 12″ Hybrid

Lucid 12" Hybrid
Read review
Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
95
Softness
87
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
85
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10

eLuxury Supply

eLuxury Supply
Read review
Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
92
Softness
80
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
93
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11

Elysse Mattress

Elysse Mattress
Read review
Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
95
Softness
85
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
75
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12

Zinus Pocket Spring iCoil

Zinus Pocket Spring iCoil
Read review
Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
98
Softness
85
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
75
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13

Lucid Mattress

Lucid Mattress
Read review
Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
97
Softness
50
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
30
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