Buying a mattress is a huge commitment, as most people tend to hang onto their mattresses for ten years or more before replacing them. Since adequate rest is vital to your health and overall well-being, it’s important to purchase a mattress that provides excellent support and amazing comfort. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, there are several important factors to consider that can affect which mattress would be best suited to your needs.
Below are some of the most important features to take into account when choosing a mattress:
- Your sleeping position
Some mattresses are better suited to stomach sleepers versus side or back sleepers.
- The type of material the mattress is made of
Mattresses come in various materials, including memory foam and pillow top models.
- The cost of the mattress
Most mattresses range in cost from $900 to $4,000 or more. Your budget will play an important role in your choice. Since most adults are going to choose either a Queen or King-size, our review focuses on the cost of these two sizes.
- The average lifespan of the mattress
Most manufacturers suggest replacing a mattress every ten years, but mattresses made from specific materials may last a longer or shorter period of time.
- The warranty offered by the manufacturer
Mattress warranties vary greatly by brand and model, so it’s important to research each manufacturer’s warranty details carefully.
- Distribution of motion across the mattress
This is referring to how much movement can be detected while lying on the mattress, and can be an important factor if you share a bed with someone who moves a lot.
- The softness/firmness of the mattress
Everyone has a personal preference for how firm or soft they like their sleeping surface to be. Testing out a variety of mattresses can be helpful.
Mattresses can be purchased from a variety of retailers, including online stores. Most home furnishing stores will also sell various brands and models of mattresses, and there are select stores that deal specifically with the distribution of mattresses only.
Lastly, it’s become common for many people to choose to purchase their mattress online. If you do decide to go this route, we recommend you try out different in-store models first so that you can get a firsthand feel of each one to assist in making your final choice. Then narrowing down your search online and looking for websites offering discounts or other deals can help you save some money in the process.
So, let’s get down to our list of the top mattresses of 2017. We will list each brand and model and break down the specifics of each that make it a good choice. This is the best way to be equipped to choose the right mattress for your specific needs.
The Casper Mattress by Casper
The Casper is a deluxe memory foam and latex mattress that’s perfectly suited for all types of sleepers. The solid layer of foam and latex create a comfortable, yet firm surface that provides great distribution of movement and resists excessive bouncing. The surface of the mattress is a breathable material designed to allow for maximum air circulation. The latex in the memory foam provides additional support and allows for even distribution of body weight to prevent putting too much pressure on certain parts of the body that results in pain or discomfort.
The price of a Queen-size Casper mattress is approximately $1000 and a King-size mattress is roughly $1200. The Casper mattress is warrantied for ten years, making it a wise investment for your sleep needs for years to come. Owner satisfaction ratings are at a ten out of ten on this mattress, meaning nearly all owners are highly satisfied with their purchase decision and feel they made a wise investment.
The Premier Luxury Saatva Mattress
The Saatva mattress company prides themselves on delivering the best luxury mattress at the most affordable prices available. Saatva mattresses feature coil-on-coil construction which provides a greater degree of support. Almost all motion transfer is eliminated, making this a perfect choice for those who sleep beside people who move around a lot during the night.
The luxurious euro pillowtop provides maximum comfort that is normally only found in mattresses that cost twice as much. Premium Saatva mattresses are designed to hold up to wear and tear for ten to fifteen years or more, making them a huge value for your money and a wise investment. Saatva mattresses are equipped with a ten-year warranty and have a customer satisfaction rating of well over 95%. Worth noting is the fact that Saatva mattresses are completely customizable, and prices can vary depending on your choice of material, size, and frame type.
The Leesa Mattress
The Leesa mattress is best suited for average sized individuals and for back or stomach sleepers. The excellent and firm support may be too much for people who prefer sleeping on their side. This mattress consists of three foam layers, a memory foam, regular foam, and base foam. Together they provide amazing support and protect against being able to feel a lot of motion across the surface of the mattress. The edge support with this mattress is a little less than with some other brands and models, but the back and spine support is excellent.
You can expect to pay around $800 for a Queen-size mattress and approximately $1000 for a King-size mattress. The Leesa mattress is warrantied for ten years and customer satisfaction ratings remain at approximately 78%, making it an affordable and wise mattress choice.
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
The Sleep Number mattress is unique in that it allows the user to select varying degrees of firmness or softness. Your preference in mattress firmness level can also change over time or depending on certain aspects of your current situation. For example, some women may require a firmer or softer mattress surface while they’re pregnant as opposed to when they are not. The use of a Sleep Number mattress will allow you to select the level of firmness that feels best to you no matter what your current situation is like. Best of all, the level of support can be adjusted on each half of the mattress. If you prefer your side a little softer or a little firmer than your partner’s preferences, this is entirely possible with the Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed.
The Sleep Number is equipped with a 25-year limited warranty, one of the longest warranties in the mattress world. A Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed will cost approximately $1500 to $3000 depending on the size you choose.
The Ameriasleep Revere is a medium firm mattress that is ideally suited for both stomach and back sleepers. The proprietary blend of foam layers help provide plenty of even motion-distribution while still remaining comfortable. Additionally, the cover is made with a thermo-reactive material designed to help control and evenly distribute body temperature.
The core of the mattress is designed to last for years without any sagging, and as it’s made from plant sourced materials, it is also more economically friendly for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Finally, the type of foam used in this mattress is designed to bounce back in just four seconds when you change positions, as opposed to the traditional 60 seconds it takes many other foam mattresses to regain their previous shape following movement.
The price of a Queen-size Amerisleep Revere mattress is approximately $1,100, and a King-size mattress is about $1,600. Amerisleep mattresses are warrantied for twenty years, making them a prime choice for your mattress investment. Owner satisfaction ratings are at a whopping 93%, making this mattress a premium choice.
Sealy Optimum Elation Gold
The Sealy Optimum Elation Gold mattress is a soft to medium firmness mattress, making it a good choice for side, stomach, and back sleepers. This mattress provides excellent temperature control, as it contains a layer of cooling gel memory foam just underneath the quilted top.
This memory foam layer also provides additional support, which reduces the amount of weight placed on various pressure points within the body and ensures healthier blood flow. Perfect for light sleepers, it also distributes motion very well across the surface of the mattress.
The cost of a Queen-size Sealy Optimum Elation Gold is approximately $1,800, and the cost of a King-size mattress is about $2,300. This mattress comes with a ten-year limited warranty, and owner satisfaction ratings are at a 76%, making it a nice choice in terms of quality and comfort.
Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze
The Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze gets its name in part due to the fact that it features innovative cooling technology to help you maintain a proper body temperature. The lightweight cover of the mattress is infused with PureCool, which is a powerful material that draws body heat away from you, helping you stay cool while you sleep. The support layer not only provides excellent weight and movement distribution, but also helps direct excess body heat out of the mattress.
The cost of a Queen-size Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze is approximately $3,299, and the cost of about $3,900. This mattress comes with a ten-year limited warranty and owner satisfaction ratings are at an 81%, making it an excellent choice.
Serta iComfort Prodigy III
The Serta iComfort Prodigy III is designed with ultimate support in mind. Perfect for all sleeping positions, it provides maximum support to help keep the spine aligned properly and reduce the occurrence of waking up with aches and pains.
Additionally, the specially designed memory foam promotes air flow through the entire mattress, not just the top layer. As such, it contains three different layers of memory foams, including a thick gel layer. All the layers combine to disperse heat away from your body, helping keep you cool as you sleep. The Triple Effects foam layer provides a soft cushion for comfort, while still fully supporting your body, allowing you to get the most relaxing sleep possible.
The cost of a Queen-size Serta iComfort III is approximately $2,000 and a King-size mattress is about $2,600. This mattress comes with a ten-year limited warranty and owner satisfaction ratings are at an 75% overall.
Because the quality of your sleep is so important to your overall health and wellbeing, we know that you put a lot of thought and planning into committing yourself to the right mattress. Since a mattress can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years if properly cared for, we understand the significance this decision can make for the foreseeable future. And ultimately because this choice is dependent on so many different factors, this can make choosing a mattress time consuming, overwhelming, confusing.
We hope that this overview of some of the top selling mattresses of 2017, along with their various features, will help you narrow down your search for the best mattress to suit your needs.