Classic Mattress

Height: 11.5" or 14.5"

• Firmness levels: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm 

• Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King 

While many "online mattress" brands might have you picturing the foam styles that are compressed in a box, Saatva is different: It's like the innerspring and pillowtop mattresses you find in stores, but with an online, direct-to-consumer platform to give it a competitive price. You also get other shopping perks, like free delivery and set up, old mattress removal, and a 180-night trial to make sure you love it. (Just not that there's a $99 pick-up fee if you return it.)

Allswell Luxe Hybrid Mattress

• Height: 12"

• Firmness levels: Medium 

• Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King


Buying an affordable mattress doesn't mean it has to be cheap. This one from Allswell is a fraction of the cost of others, but it still has excellent features and high ratings from our panel to make it stand out. The hybrid style has both memory foam and coils inside for a mix of comfort and support. The feedback from our survey respondents and testers was that it was absolutely worth the price, and some even said it got rid of neck and back pain. 

Tempur Luxe Breeze Mattress

• Height: 13"

• Firmness levels: Soft, Firm

• Sizes: Twin Long, Double, Queen, King, Split King, California King, Split California King

Ideal for hot sleepers, this mattress helps keep you cooler when you fall asleep and throughout the night. Most cooling mattresses have materials that feel cool to the touch or marginal temperature-regulating properties, but this one uses unique phase change technology that's been tested to keep you feeling up to eight degrees cooler all night long.

Green Mattress

• Height: 11" (or 13" with pillowtop)

• Firmness level: Gentle Firm

• Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King 

If you prefer to skip foam and synthetic fabrics, this mattress is made of natural and organic materials like wool, cotton and latex (a natural foam from the rubber tree). It's also certified by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) so you know the entire manufacturing process follows strict guidelines on the materials and ingredients used. It also has coils for support that are ergonomically laid out for proper alignment and added edge support so it won't sink at the sides. And if you prefer an option without wool, the brand also sells a vegan version

Original Mattress

<p>• Height: 12"</p><p>• Firmness level: Medium Firm</p><p>• Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King </p><p>It's one of the most popular mattresses among our panel and in the bedding industry, and the name Casper is practically synonymous with "mattress-in-a-box." Most people told us they love this all-foam bed and especially highlighted the price, ease of ordering, and overall comfort. It's more well-liked by a younger crowd and there were some who didn't find it comfortable, but the brand lets you get a refund during the 100-night trial if it's not a good fit.</p>