If you want to take your sleep to the next level, a performance mattress may be able to get you there. In order for a mattress to qualify as a performance mattress, they need to incorporate a new technology or construction. I have found the mattresses listed below to push the needle forward. Eventually I think some of the features found in these mattresses will become standard over time. Just as memory foam was considered a fad a decade ago, these mattresses will become more commonplace over time.
Many of these mattresses were marketed towards athletes that emphasized recovery. For athletes with intense training regimens, quality sleep is critical for proper recovery and peak performance. However the technology in some of these mattresses can benefit all sleepers.