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Best Mattress 2018

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Nicole Bradford

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Looking for the best mattress? Getting the right mattress can make a huge difference for your health and quality of life so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. If you're like most people, you want the very best bed available that's within your shopping budget.

But with all of the options out there, it can take a bit of research to find out which will be a good fit for you. So we’ve reviewed the best beds on the market to help you make the right choice.

Top 10 Mattresses Overall 2018

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The best mattress in 2018 that customers praise for comfort, pain relief and sleeping cool See Layla Review
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Luxury mattress at a great value price - highly rated by customers for comfort, value and quality See Nest Alexander Review
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Nectar is a great value for the money mattress that comes with a 365-night risk-free trial and forever warranty See Nectar Review
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Most popular choice for our readers who are looking for an all natural mattress that is also very comfortable See Avocado Green Review
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Made by online mattress market leader Nest Bedding - excellent comfort, support and sleep quality See Nest Hybrid Review
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Popular luxury mattress that offers premium luxury comfort and risk-free 365 night sleep trial (all at a great value price) See DreamCloud Review
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Made using unique foam that sleeps cooler and more comfortably than traditional memory foams See Nolah Review
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Unbeatable value for money mattress that offers superior comfort and quality construction without breaking the bank See Love & Sleep Review
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Praised by customers for helping to relieve aches and pains - best mattress for sports people and athletes See Bear Review

Top 10 Mattresses 2018

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Layla Mattress

Rated #1 Mattress for 2018

Layla Mattress

Customers praise Layla for comfort, pain relief and sleeping cool

The Layla is one of the coolest-sleeping foam mattresses available on the market, with a premium, copper-infused top layer. This layer of copper not only helps to keep you from sweating, but it may also help improve circulation. With their unique Airflow breathable foam, you can sleep comfortably all night without getting overheated.

The feel of the mattress is very balanced, with just the right amount of support and pressure relief. The Layla mattress comes in two firmness levels that you can choose simply by flipping the mattress over, making it a customizable bed that can appeal to all kinds of sleepers. It's widely praised by all types of sleepers for comfort, relieving pain and sleeping cool.

With great responsiveness and superior motion isolation, it also makes a good mattress for couples. Edge support is also better than what you would find with a traditional memory foam bed.

Trying it out is easy with their 120-night risk-free guarantee. If you don’t love it, you can just return it and get all of your money back. Even better, the Layla comes with a lifetime warranty, something very rare in the industry.

The bed is built to last, certified to be toxin-free with environmentally safe materials, and comes at a remarkably affordable price. Overall, the Layla is a luxury mattress for a great value.

Nest Alexander Signature Series Mattress

Luxury mattress at a great value price

The Nest Alexander Signature Series is an all-foam mattress that takes temperature regulation to the next level. It sleeps much cooler than traditional memory foam, thanks to its thermic phase-change cooling cover, its cooling-gel infused foam layer, and breathable SmartFlow AirFlow layer.

All of these layers also offer a nice feel, soft enough to deliver a zero-pressure experience, but firm enough to keep your back straight. Though the Signature Series mattress comes in three available firmness levels, all of them do a great job of keeping your bones in healthy alignment. Firmness ranges from a 3.5 out of 10 on the soft end, to a hard 8.5 on the firmer end. The medium version would probably appeal to most sleepers, and it falls at a comfortable 5.5.

The Signature Series bed is a great choice if you want back pain relief, and lots of customers have found that their aches disappear on this mattress. With superior responsiveness compared to typical foam, and with good motion isolation, it’s also a good bed for active couples.

Since you can sleep on the bed risk-free for 100 nights, there’s no reason not to give it a try if you’re looking for a luxury foam mattress for a reasonable price.

Nectar Mattress

A great value mattress with 365 night risk-free trial

The Nectar mattress is a great bed for anyone looking for some extra pressure relief. It is made of ultra-comfortable memory foam layered to give you a weightless experience. As soon as you lie down, you can feel the various layers adapting to your body and contouring around you. At the same time, there’s no feeling of being “stuck,” and thanks to its breathability and thermo-gel infusions, you won’t find yourself sweating at night.

With a firmness that hovers very close to average—a 5.5 to a 7.5 out of 10, according to Nectar itself—most people will find the feel of the mattress appealing. It is soft enough to give you that cozy texture that you would expect from memory foam, but supportive enough to keep your back aligned. As a result, it can relieve pain better than many traditional mattresses.

One of the best features of the Nectar, though, are its guarantees. The company really stands behind their product with a year-long trial period. If the bed isn’t for you after you’ve tried it for a year, it’s easy to just send it back and get a full refund. Nectar also offers and lifetime warranty, so you’ll always be protected. All in all, this makes it one of the best all-foam mattresses that you can buy.

Avocado Green Mattress

Popular choice for our readers who are looking for an all natural mattress

For those who want a more natural option, the Avocado Green delivers as a mattress that is both environmentally-friendly and safe from harmful toxins. It is a hybrid bed, built from high quality foam and sturdy coils underneath.

The Avocado Green is a highly responsive mattress, that leaves you floating on the top layer of the bed. It doesn’t have any of the sinking or sagging problems that you might find in a traditional foam bed, all thanks to the quality materials and the bouncy innerspring core.

It does a great job aligning the spine and easing aches and pains. Customers find that it soothes back pain and it’s a great option for people with chemical sensitivities.

As a natural mattress, it is CertiPur-US certified and doesn’t contain any noxious cooling agents or fire retardants. It sleeps reasonably cool by design, with porous latex foam and a breathable coil layer. Avocado backs this quality with a 100-night trial.

Give it a try risk-free and if it’s not what you’re looking for, they will donate your bed to charity and give you all of your money back. This, along with the 25-year warranty, makes it one of the best natural hybrid mattresses available.

Nolah Mattress

Unique foam that sleeps cooler and more comfortably than traditional memory foams

The Nolah is a very responsive mattress that solves a lot of the problems that you might find in a typical memory foam offering. For one, the foam is extremely breathable, and the cell structure of the material doesn’t need to heat up to start conforming to your body.

This makes it much cooler than traditional foam, while creating less pressure than latex foam. Nolah achieves this by using a unique viscoelastic-free formula for their bed. As a result, it traps less heat and has a naturally fresh feeling, without the need for cooling chemicals.

The Nolah also incorporates Avena foam, which adds to its responsiveness. This helps keep you floating above the mattress with extra back alignment. At the same time, it’s soft enough to keep you comfortable all night. The Nolah offers a unique amount of pressure relief and is scientifically proven to cause less pressure than a typical foam bed.

In terms of firmness, it’s around a 6 out of 10. This is perfect for most sleepers, especially if you sleep on your back or your side.

Overall, it’s a great bed for people who want a natural option that cools and relieves pressure by the design of the materials, rather than with chemical infusions.

Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid Mattress

Excellent comfort, support and sleep quality

If you’re not sure whether to get an innerspring or a foam bed, the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid is the answer to this dilemma.

It has the sturdiness and responsiveness of an innerspring bed, while still providing the enhanced comfort and pressure relief of a foam bed. It does this by combining high quality memory foam with an array of small, pocketed coils at its core.

Besides that, the bed is very breathable and implements a number of technologies to keep you cool. It uses copper on its top layer to regulate the temperature of the bed, and features a punched foam SmartFlow inner layer that is super breathable. The pocketed coil layer itself is also rather airy, making it cooler than your typical mattress.

This bed comes in two firmness versions, though both are very comfortable. The Medium version suits most sleepers and has a firmness level of around a 6 out of 10, while Luxury firm version is around a 7.5. No matter what position you sleep in, you’ll probably find a feel that works for you.

The Nest Alexander Hybrid fuses the best of both worlds, with highly responsive coils and pressure relieving foam. It’s available for a 100 night, risk-free trial and is built by a company that has a history of really taking care of customers.

Bear Mattress

Praised by customers for helping to relieve aches and pains

The Bear mattress is built specifically for people who lead a busy and active life. While it’s perfect for recovery if you’re an athlete or work a labor-intensive job, this bed also works great for anyone who is looking for rejuvenating sleep. The layers of this foam bed offer great contouring, while also giving your back ample support.

The Bear does a great job at dissipating body heat, too. It features a graphite-infused top layer, allowing your body heat to radiate away from you as you sleep.

The cover is also quite comfortable and breathable, and contains one of the more unique features of the bed: Celliant fibers. According to Bear, this material may help with muscle recovery, which is part of the reason this bed works great for athletes in particular.

Whether or not you push your body to its limits during the day, though, this bed is a great value and offers a restful night’s sleep. With its average firmness and good responsiveness, most people will find that it has just the right feel. It keeps you cool naturally and helps soothe your tired bones. Many customers find that their sleep quality improves greatly when they switch to this bed.

With a risk-free, 100-night trial and a 10-year warranty, you can’t go wrong in giving it a try.

Nest Love & Sleep Mattress

Unbeatable value for money mattress that offers superior comfort and quality

The Love & Sleep mattress is a super comfortable foam bed that offers both superior contouring and great responsiveness. With layers of pressure-relieving foam combined with a dense supporting base that keeps your spine aligned, it gives you everything you need in a high quality foam mattress. You’ll love the nice bouncy latex layer as well as the way the upper memory foam layers conform to your body.

One of the nicest features is the phase-changing cover that helps to keep you cool. This, combined with the breathable SmartFlow layer, keeps the sweat from building up and spreads your body heat away from the mattress. The responsive latex also does its part to keep you hovering over the mattress instead of sinking into it, where you can more easily overheat.

The Love & Sleep comes in two firmness versions, Medium and Luxury firm, which are about a 6 and an 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale, respectively. While most people will tend to find the Medium most comfortable, both versions offer a supportive, yet comfortable experience.

Best of all, you can try the Love & Sleep for 100 nights risk-free. Give it a try if you’re looking for a high quality foam mattress for a great price.

Loom and Leaf Mattress

Luxury mattress that offers excellent value and comfort at a great price

If you’re looking for a luxury mattress with all of the best features, but aren’t looking to pay an arm and a leg, then the Loom and Leaf is the perfect choice. With a smart design and premium materials, the Loom and Leaf offers a great balance of contouring foam and firm spinal alignment.

It fuses memory foam, viscoelastic foam, and dense poly foam to create a unique feel. With two firmness levels to choose from—one that hovers at around a 5.5 out of 10, and another that is around an 8 to 8.5—most sleepers will be able to find exactly what they’re looking for. It is responsive and offers a touch of bounce without being unstable at all.

The Loom and Leaf uses high quality cooling gel and a breathable core to keep you from overheating. While it’s not the coolest mattress on the market, it’s certainly cooler than traditional memory foam, and the vast majority of sleepers will find it quite refreshing.

Anything that comes from Saatva is going to be high quality, but the Loom and Leaf is especially sturdy and durable. It’s backed by a 15-year warranty that covers manufacturer's defects and built in the USA. Besides that, you can try the mattress for 120 days and return it for a full refund if you’re not satisfied.