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What Makes Sleep Sherpa’s Mattress Reviews Different?

Since starting this site, I have been able to conduct dozens of mattress reviews from online mattress start-ups to big-name retail brands. 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.

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 Mattress 2018 list to see which mattress brands are making some noise in the industry.

Also, 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 Bedding Alexander

Nest Bedding Alexander
94.40
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Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
90
Softness
95
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
95
Nest Bedding Alexander
2

Nectar Mattress Ratings

Nectar Mattress Ratings
93.60
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Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
96
Softness
90
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
97
Nectar
3

Puffy Lux

Puffy Lux
91.80
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
85
Softness
98
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
Puffy Lux
4

Novosbed

Novosbed
91.40
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Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
85
Softness
92
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
93
Novosbed
5

Allswell

Allswell
91.25
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
93
Off Gassing
87
Trial Period
90
Allswell
6

Lull

Lull
91.00
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
91
Softness
90
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
90
Lull
7

Snuggle Pedic

Snuggle Pedic
90.75
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
93
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
90
Snuggle-Pedic Mattress
8

Brooklyn Bedding

Brooklyn Bedding
90.40
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
93
Softness
89
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
90
Brooklyn Bedding
9

Leesa

Leesa
90.00
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
89
Softness
97
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
90
Leesa
10

Ojai Mattress

Ojai Mattress
90.00
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
96
Softness
74
Off Gassing
97
Trial Period
95
Ojai
11

2920 Mattress

2920 Mattress
89.00
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
89
Softness
88
Off Gassing
90
2920
12

4Sleep

4Sleep
88.80
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
92
Softness
88
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
89
4Sleep
13

Tulo

Tulo
88.80
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
92
Softness
91
Off Gassing
84
Trial Period
89
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14

Doze

Doze
88.60
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Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
92
Softness
93
Off Gassing
83
Trial Period
88
Doze
15

GhostBed

GhostBed
88.60
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
93
Softness
83
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
90
GhostBed
16

Loom & Leaf

Loom & Leaf
88.20
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
81
Softness
88
Off Gassing
92
Trial Period
90
Loom & Leaf
17

Puffy

Puffy
88.20
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Motion Transfer
92
Affordability
76
Softness
93
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
Puffy
18

Eve Mattress

Eve Mattress
87.80
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
93
Softness
90
Off Gassing
80
Trial Period
88
Eve
19

Hyphen

Hyphen
87.60
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
87
Softness
88
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
90
Hyphen
20

HIBR

HIBR
86.40
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Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
85
Softness
85
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
90
HIBR
21

Nolah Mattress

Nolah Mattress
86.40
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
82
Softness
85
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
90
Nolah
22

Zotto

Zotto
86.00
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
85
Softness
85
Off Gassing
82
Trial Period
90
Zotto
23

Dromma

Dromma
85.80
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Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
88
Softness
93
Off Gassing
75
Trial Period
86
Dromma
24

Live and Sleep

Live and Sleep
85.25
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
90
Softness
84
Off Gassing
78
Live and Sleep
25

Endy

Endy
85.00
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Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
93
Softness
95
Off Gassing
65
ENDY
26

Danican

Danican
71.00
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
40
Softness
95
Off Gassing
30
Sleeps Cool
100
Danican

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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Cocoon by Sealy

Cocoon Logo
89.00
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
89
Softness
90
Off Gassing
80
Trial Period
91
Cocoon by Sealy
2

Tomorrow Sleep

Tomorrow Sleep
88.80
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Motion Transfer
86
Affordability
86
Softness
92
Off Gassing
84
Trial Period
96
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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 Home Oceano
93.60
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
90
Softness
93
Off Gassing
96
Trial Period
94
Oceano
2

Dreamcloud

Dreamcloud
92.60
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
95
Softness
88
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
95
Dreamcloud
3

Wright

Wright
92.00
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
90
Softness
93
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
92
Wright
4

Sapira

Sapira
89.40
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
80
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
92
Sapira

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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WinkBeds

WinkBeds
91.20
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
85
Softness
92
Off Gassing
97
Sleeps Cool
91
WinkBeds
2

Luft

Luft
90.40
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
89
Softness
93
Off Gassing
91
Sleeps Cool
90
Luft
3

Alexander Hybrid

Alexander Hybrid
89.60
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
85
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
Alexander Hybrid
4

Yaasa

yaasa final
89.60
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
88
Softness
95
Off Gassing
87
Trial Period
93
Yaasa
5

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora
89.40
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Motion Transfer
86
Affordability
83
Softness
94
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
95
Aurora
6

Aviya

Aviya
85.75
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Motion Transfer
81
Affordability
87
Softness
85
Off Gassing
90
Aviya
7

Saatva Luxury Firm

saatva logo
84.80
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Motion Transfer
81
Affordability
87
Softness
82
Off Gassing
91
Sleeps Cool
83
Saatva Mattress

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
90.80
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
88
Softness
92
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
92
Bear Hybrid
2

Nest Luxury Contour

Nest Luxury Contour
90.80
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
85
Softness
91
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
95
Nest Luxury Contour
3

Agility Bed

agility bed logo
90.40
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
97
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
85
Agility Bed
4

Amore

Amore
90.25
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
92
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
90
Amore
5

eLuxury Supply

eLuxury Supply
89.80
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
90
Softness
90
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
90
eLuxury Supply

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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91.40
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Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
90
Softness
87
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
95
Morphiis
2

airweave

airweave
85.40
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Motion Transfer
93
Affordability
90
Softness
60
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
89
airweave

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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Molecule

Molecule
92.60
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Motion Transfer
97
Affordability
90
Softness
93
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
90
Molecule
2

Sleepovation

Sleepovation
91.60
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
87
Unique Features
93
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
90
Sleepovation
3

Eight Sleep

Eight Sleep
91.40
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Unique Features
96
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
92
Eight Sleep
4

Helix Sleep

Helix Sleep
91.00
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
87
Unique Features
95
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
90
Helix
5

Muse Mattress

Muse Mattress
91.00
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Unique Features
87
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
95
Muse Mattress
6

Kutson

Kutson
90.40
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
95
Softness
84
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
89
Kutson
7

Level Sleep

Level Sleep Logo
90.40
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
89
Unique Features
91
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
91
Level Sleep
8

Purple

Purple
90.40
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Motion Transfer
92
Affordability
83
Softness
87
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
95
Purple
9

Pangea Bed

pangea logo
90.00
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Unique Features
90
Trial Period
90
Pangea Bed
10

Bear Mattress

Bear Mattress
89.00
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Unique Features
85
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
90
Bear Mattress
11

Amerisleep Revere

Amerisleep Revere
88.80
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Motion Transfer
92
Affordability
86
Softness
88
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
90
Amerisleep

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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Cedar

Cedar
92.50
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
95
Trial Period
95
Cedar
2

Avocado Mattress

Avocado Mattress
90.60
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Motion Transfer
80
Affordability
93
Softness
85
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
95
Avocado
3

My Green Mattress

My Green Mattress
90.40
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Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
90
Softness
85
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
90
Natural Escape
4

Happsy

Happsy
89.60
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Motion Transfer
83
Affordability
90
Softness
88
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
92
Happsy
5

Nest Hybrid Latex

Nest Hybrid Latex
89.00
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
85
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
Hybrid Latex
6

Naturepedic EOS

Naturepedic EOS
88.80
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
89
Softness
89
Off Gassing
91
Trial Period
90
Naturepedic

FLIPPABLE NATURAL MATTRESSES

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Idle Sleep Natural Latex

Idle Sleep Natural Latex
90.40
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Motion Transfer
87
Affordability
90
Softness
90
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
Idle Sleep
2

Zen Haven

Zen Haven
90.00
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
90
Softness
95
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
85
Zen Haven

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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Spindle Mattress

Spindle Mattress
91.00
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
90
Softness
85
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
95
Spindle
2

Q3 from Nest

Q3 from Nest
90.00
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
85
Softness
92
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
Q3
3

Metta Bed

Metta Bed
84.00
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
90
Softness
85
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
60
Metta Bed
4

Savvy Rest

Savvy Rest
71.80
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Motion Transfer
80
Affordability
55
Softness
84
Off Gassing
100
Trial Period
40
Savvy Rest

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

Crystal Cove
92.40
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
90
Softness
92
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
95
Crystal Cove
2

Layla

Layla
90.50
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
92
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
93
Layla
3

Idle Sleep

Idle Sleep
89.80
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
88
Softness
87
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
93
Idle Sleep

STORE BRANDS MATTRESSES

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

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Serta iComfort Blue 100

iComfort Logo
88.60
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Motion Transfer
93
Value
90
Softness
75
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
iComfort Blue 100
2

BeautyRest Black Calistsa

beautyrest black calista
82.00
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Motion Transfer
90
Value
80
Softness
60
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
85
BeautyRest Black Calista
3

TEMPUR-Cloud Elite

TEMPUR-Cloud Elite
77.60
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Motion Transfer
97
Value
80
Softness
96
Off Gassing
40
Trial Period
75
Tempurpedic Cloud Elite
4

Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze

Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze
73.00
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Motion Transfer
95
Value
75
Softness
80
Off Gassing
40
Trial Period
75
Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme Breeze
5

Simmons BeautyRest Recharge

Simmons BeautyRest Recharge
66.00
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Motion Transfer
80
Value
70
Softness
50
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
40
Recharge

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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Zinus Green Tea

Zinus Green Tea
94.60
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
98
Softness
98
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
92
Zinus Green Tea
2

Love and Sleep Mattress

Love and Sleep Mattress
92.20
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
90
Softness
95
Off Gassing
95
Trial Period
90
Love and Sleep
3

Cypress Bamboo Gel 13

Cypress Bamboo Gel 13
91.60
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
98
Softness
88
Off Gassing
87
Trial Period
89
Cypress Bamboo Gel
4

Amazon Basics

Amazon Basics
91.40
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Motion Transfer
93
Affordability
99
Softness
95
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
85
Amazon Basics
5

Zinus Cooling Gel

Zinus Cooling Gel
91.40
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
98
Softness
85
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
90
Zinus Cooling Gel
6

Aveline

Aveline
90.20
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Motion Transfer
88
Affordability
96
Softness
90
Off Gassing
84
Trial Period
93
Aveline
7

Lucid 12" Hybrid

Lucid 12" Hybrid
89.80
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Motion Transfer
89
Affordability
95
Softness
87
Off Gassing
93
Trial Period
85
Lucid Hybrid
8

GelFoamBed

GelFoamBed
89.00
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Motion Transfer
96
Affordability
90
Softness
85
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
85
Gelfoam Bed
9

eLuxury Supply

eLuxury Supply
88.20
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Motion Transfer
91
Affordability
92
Softness
80
Off Gassing
85
Trial Period
93
eLuxury Supply
10

Elysse Mattress

Elysse Mattress
86.60
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Motion Transfer
90
Affordability
95
Softness
85
Off Gassing
88
Trial Period
75
Elysse
11

Zinus Pocket Spring iCoil

Zinus Pocket Spring iCoil
86.40
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Motion Transfer
85
Affordability
98
Softness
85
Off Gassing
89
Trial Period
75
Pocketed Spring
12

Lucid Mattress

Lucid Mattress
72.40
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Motion Transfer
95
Affordability
97
Softness
50
Off Gassing
90
Trial Period
30
Lucid