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Investing in the right mattress can vastly improve your sleep. But one person’s Goldilocks, just-right bed may give another person back pain. That’s why our team of experts has spent hundreds of hours interviewing experts, scouring specs, and testing mattresses to find durable, high-quality models to suit back-, side-, and stomach-sleepers (as well as those who switch positions). Whether you’re shopping by mattress type, brand, or your sleep position, we have recommendations for you.
  • An individual sleeping on their stomach, from our guide to best mattresses for stomach sleepers.

    The Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

    by Joanne Chen

    We like these six medium-firm mattresses best for stomach-sleepers because they’ll support and cushion your midsection while still aligning your spine.

  • A person sleeping on their side while using two white pillows and a comforter.

    The Best Mattresses for Back Pain

    by Joanne Chen

    There is no actual “best” mattress for back-pain sufferers, though one that feels medium-firm to you is likely to be the best choice. We have six to recommend.

  • One of the mattresses that we tested to find the best innerspring mattress options for most people.

    The Best Innerspring Mattresses

    by Joanne Chen

    Shopping for mattresses can be a nightmare, and searching specifically for an innerspring model is its own special hell. Let us help.

  • A person sleeping on their side while resting on one of our picks for the best mattresses for side sleepers.

    The Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

    by Joanne Chen

    If you regularly sleep on your side, you’ll likely want a cushy mattress that aligns your spine and offers good support. These are our favorites.

  • A person wearing black boots, shirt, and leggings sits at the edge of the WinkBed innerspring mattress. A light wood nightstand and bookshelf are visible at the edges of the image.

    The Best Mattresses for 2023

    by Joanne Chen

    The perfect mattress is highly individual. We’ve researched and tested dozens of mattresses, in a range of prices, to help you find your best night’s sleep.

  • The author touches a mattress during testing.

    How to Choose a Mattress

    by Joanne Chen

    We’ve collected all our big-picture mattress-buying advice to help you find a bed you’ll happily sleep on for years.

  • A mattresses we tested to find the best cheap mattress, shown in a bedroom with storage baskets, nightstand, and a bookshelf.

    The Best Cheap Mattresses (Under $500)

    by Caira Blackwell

    It takes some effort, but you can find a decent, comfortable mattress that won’t break the bank. Here are four we recommend.

  • The Leesa Hybrid in a bed room.

    The Best Hybrid Mattresses

    by Joanne Chen

    Part coil, part foam, hybrid mattresses have a range of feels. Here are our favorites, plus what you need to know to find one that’s right for you.

  • The Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed Performance Series

    Sleep Number Mattresses: An Honest Assessment

    by Joanne Chen

    We take a real-world look at the advantages and disadvantages of owning a Sleep Number adjustable mattress, plus note our own experience sleeping on one.

  • A person sitting cross legged on top of a mattress with our pick for best mattress topper on it.

    The Best Mattress Toppers

    by Alex Arpaia and Daniela Gorny

    After 300 hours sleeping on 17 models, we’ve chosen four memory-foam, latex, and fiber-filled mattress toppers that we think will work for most sleepers.

  • A person sitting on an airmattress and typing on a laptop. They are leaning against a pillow and covered in a cream colored blanket.

    The Best Air Mattress

    by Courtney Schley and Alex Arpaia

    Don’t settle for a leaky air mattress. After testing dozens, we think the SoundAsleep Dream Series is the most comfortable and durable bed for your guests.

  • The Loom & Leaf by Saatva mattress, shown on a bed frame.

    Saatva Mattress Reviews: An Honest Assessment

    by Joanne Chen

    Saatva offers innerspring, memory-foam, hybrid, latex, adjustable air, and children’s mattresses. We recommend the Saatva Classic, Loom & Leaf, and Zenhaven.

  • A person sleeping on their back from our review of the best mattresses for back sleepers.

    The Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers

    by Joanne Chen

    If you prefer to sleep on your back, you’ll probably want a medium-firm mattress to align your spine and keep your shoulders, hips, and lower back comfortable.

  • A leesa hybrid mattress set up on a wooden bedframe in a spare bedroom.

    Leesa Mattress Review: An Honest Assessment

    by Joanne Chen

    Leesa offers four mattresses: the foam-on-coil Leesa Legend and Leesa Hybrid, and the all-foam Leesa and Leesa Studio. After testing, we like the Hybrid.

  • The Casper Original mattress featured on an upholstered bed with two pillows.

    Casper Mattress Review: An Honest Assessment

    by Joanne Chen

    Casper now offers eight beds, which range in price, comfort, and construction. Here’s what you should know if you’re considering a Casper mattress.

  • What to Know About Mattress Types

    by Joanne Chen

    Here’s what you need to know about spring, foam, and hybrid mattresses—and which type will work best for you.

  • An illustration of several different mattresses stacked on one another.

    8 Ways to Avoid Buying a Bad Mattress

    by Joanne Chen

    If you want to take advantage of Presidents’ Day mattress sales, here are eight pitfalls to avoid so you can buy a mattress you’ll happily sleep on for years.