The internet is definitely a blessing when it comes to finding the most comfortable mattresses on the market, according to Consumer Reports. After all, it might just be the most expensive purchase you make this year, and your face will be shoved right up against your decision every night for the next several years. It's a good idea to do your research, but one problem in particular stands in your way: How do you know which reviews are honest and unbiased, and which ones are mere advertisements?
Consumer Reports to the rescue. When you don't have time to do extensive amounts of research and the reviews section looks just a tad bit sponsored, this is the place to go. Consumer Reports is an American magazine that's dedicated to giving you the most honest product feedback possible. They have an in-house testing laboratory and survey research center that provides you with unbiased, genuine reviews, and in case you're a little bit skeptical, the magazine accepts no advertising and has no shareholders.
Basically, if you're looking for a foolproof guide for buying the best mattress, their ratings are the ratings to trust. Whether you're a side, back, or stomach sleeper, or whether you prefer springs or foam, these are the highest rated mattresses out there.
1. Cradles Side Sleepers Without Sinking In
If you're a side sleeper, then the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Elite Kelburn mattress is an awesome option for you. It's one of Consumer Reports' highest rated for innerspring mattresses because it maximizes contact with the sleeper and seriously limits the amount of vibration transport for partners. "We absolutely love this mattress!" says one reviewer. "It's firm but not hard. The top foam layer has just enough give to cradle a side sleeper without sinking in like a full memory foam mattress."
2. Number One Highest Rated Memory Foam Mattress
The Casper is the number one highest rated memory foam mattress on Consumer Reports, and that's because it's super durable, great for any kind of sleeper (back, side, or stomach), and it's both stable and body-conforming. On top of all that, it's an extremely affordable mattress that reviewers are seriously loving: "The bed is incredibly comfortable and provides a great sleep. It provides the isolation of a quality memory foam mattress with the cool surface of a latex sleeper."
3. Durability, Comfort, And Temperature Control
The Signature Firm Mattress performed very well on Consumer Reports' back support tests. It's also really durable, breathable, and easily conforms to the shape of your spine both for side and back sleepers. It has a combination of innersprings and gel-infused foam for the utmost comfort, and it also has cooling gel and air flow channels for temperature control while you sleep.
4. Gel Beads That Support Your Spinal Curve
Infused with gel beads that do wonders as far as supporting your spinal curve, the Novaform Serafina Pearl Gel Queen memory foam mattress is the second highest rated memory foam mattress on Consumer Reports. It performed particularly well on the back support tests, and the reviews are really impressive: "My husband and I both have sleep trackers and were surprised to see the difference this mattress has made to our sleep. We fall asleep faster and have fewer restless minutes," says one happy customer.
5. Great For Back Sleepers Because It Conforms To Your Curves
The Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Flex Prima mattress uses hybrid construction — precision coil layers combined with tempur material — for support that instantly responds to the curves of your body. It's especially great for back sleepers, says Consumer Reports, and it's a great mattress for people of any size. "This is the bed worth every penny for the best sleep every time, all the time," says one thrilled reviewer. "Feeling well rested and ready for the day!"
6. If You're Looking For Personalized Support And Temperature Control
Sleep Number i8 Bed, (Twin Long-Flex Top Cal King), $2,200-$4,000, Sleep Number
Highest rated in the category of adjustable air mattresses, you've got the Sleep Number i8 bed. The support comes from a careful combination of foam and adjustable air, provides immense comfort for both back and side sleepers, and is significantly more breathable than most other mattresses. "It's like sleeping on a cloud," says one reviewer. "Each side can be adjusted for firmness, soft on one side, firmer on the other side at the same time. It has a temperature balancing fabric made of outlast material then helps me cool down, or keeps me warm but not hot."
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