shopping to buy The best mattress online is a nightmare, and choosing the wrong mattress can literally cause bad dreams or kill your back. It doesn’t help that the online market is flooded with options or that there are more sites dedicated to reviewing mattresses than there are stars in the sky. This is a mess.
WIRED is not a website dedicated to sleeping, but we are I did Fill a room with 25 models of the best mattresses in a box and have spent several days opening the box, checking, lying down, and even jumping on each of them last year. Since then, we’ve tested about a dozen others. Here are my favorite (and least favorite) mattresses right now. All prices shown are for queen size models.
Updated November 2021: We’ve added Awara, Keetsa, Avocado Green and MyGreenMattress for kids, and upgraded Casper to second place.
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Matt Ganser, Lauren Stram, and Scott Gilbertson contributed to this guide.