When it’s time to buy a new mattress, you want to make sure you select the best option for your lifestyle, body, and sleep schedule. With more and more mattresses on the market and online mattress companies growing and constantly releasing new products, the options can be overwhelming.
A mattress is a big purchase and one that you will use daily. Since we spend about ⅓ of our lives sleeping, it’s important to do your research to get the best bang for your buck and the best night's sleep possible.
Whether you’re stuck between a hybrid or a memory foam, are unsure about what brand to go with, or have no clue where to start, SleePare can help!
Our mattress comparison tool gives you a side-by-side comparison of our top selling brands. This tool allows you to compare mattress type, size, and firmness. Use this tool to help find your dream mattress! Once you’ve decided on a mattress (or two), schedule an appointment to try it out at one of our locations.
When comparing mattresses, there are many things to consider. Understanding the basic components of the mattress you are comparing will help you make the best decision. Our team of experts and engineers developed a rating system for our top mattresses based on the five elements listed below.
These elements are the core of what makes each mattress unique and work for what you need. Read on to find out more about the elements of a mattress that SleePare uses to rate each mattress.
Like almost everything else we use on a daily basis, mattress technology has come a long way, especially when it comes to mattress type. No longer are mattress shoppers limited to models with out-dated materials innersprings, coils, and polyester.
When using our tool and shopping for a new mattress, here are some types you will come across:
This is probably the most popular mattress type due to the cushioning comfort offered by memory foam. Memory foam mattresses cradle pressure points for a painless sleep.
Similar to memory foam, foam mattresses are another polyurethane subtype of foam mattress made with modern technology for added comfort and features. Foam mattresses are made from polymer foams and often include infusions like gel and copper.
These mattresses are made from either natural or synthetic latex. Latex mattresses are not as common as foam and hybrid mattresses. Latex mattresses are hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for allergy sufferers. These mattresses are more expensive than foams and even hybrid mattresses.
These mattresses are constructed with multiple layers of different materials. Hybrid mattresses blend coils with supportive foam and other materials like wool, cotton, and infused gels.
These mattresses are made with layers of coils enclosed in a foam casing. Coils are either pocketed or continuous, depending on design. Innerspring mattresses are considered the “old-fashioned” mattress, but many models are still available.
Air mattresses combine a foam layer that can be both inflatable and non inflatable.
When it comes to mattresses, comfort is subjective; what you find comfortable, might not be what your partner finds comfortable. There are many different styles of mattresses and materials designed for specific comfort levels and pain relief. When purchasing a new mattress and considering new comfort levels, one of most important factors to consider is sleep position.
Most of us don’t think about our sleep position unless we wake up sore from sleeping in a different one. Your primary sleep position is the key in finding the perfect mattress for you.
The chart below shows the best mattress firmness for sleep position.
Thanks to improved mattress material technology, a quality mattress no longer costs as much as a quality mattress would have 10 years ago. When buying a mattress, the old adage “you get what you pay for” doesn’t always apply. Online mattress companies have much less overhead than companies that sell in retail stores or both and can charge a lower price for their products.
When selecting a mattress, especially one of the newer modern models, make sure to read reviews. Customers will generally write reviews if the product is especially good or bad. Along with our comparison tool, our website is a database of thousands of mattresses with expert and customer reviews to help you make the best decision. Visit our guides and blog to learn more about different types of mattresses, sleep tips, and more!
Figuring out your budget is one of the most important parts of buying a mattress. Once you know your budget, you can then narrow down your options. Whether your budget is strict or unlimited, there are mattresses available to fit your needs and not strain your wallet.
Mattresses are priced based on materials and features. There is no set price for or a one-size-fits-all-amount. On average, mattresses range from as little as $250 to over $3,500. Foam mattresses are the cheapest option while airbeds and latex are the priciest option. Organic mattresses of any variety and smart mattresses are the most expensive.
This table will help you decide the best mattress for your budget based on material.
If you’re using our comparison tool, you might be wondering what to pay attention to when reviewing the comparisons side by side. While there are many factors to consider, here are the most important.
The materials your mattress is made from is often the ultimate deciding factor in purchasing a new mattress. Each type of mattress provides different benefits and comfort. The type of mattress you choose depends on personal preference. There is no way to know for sure what mattress suits you best until you try, but we can recommend certain types of mattresses for specific needs. For example, latex and organic mattresses are recommended for those who suffer from allergies.
When selecting mattress materials, make sure to consider your primary sleep position as well. Every sleep position benefits from a different type of mattress. Check out our table above, or visit our blog to learn more about what mattress works best for certain sleep positions.
If you are unsure what type of mattress would work the best for you, one of the experts at SleePare can recommend your perfect mattress!
With so many brands available, it can be difficult to decide which ones are worth checking out. If you find a mattress that catches your eye, do some research on the brand before moving forward with a purchase. Make sure to purchase from a reputable brand and read credible reviews from customers and mattress review websites like SleePare.
Once you decide on a brand, additional information about the brand can help you decide on your purchase. Make sure to research important information like return policy, warranties, delivery, and trial periods before making a purchase.
Many people do not consider their body type when purchasing and comparing mattresses. Support and pressure distribution varies for different body types and builds. Visit our website to learn more about the best mattresses for heavier individuals.
Sleeping with a partner brings its own set of challenges. If you are sleeping with someone else, it is best to consider features that make sleeping with a partner more comfortable. Features that work the best for couples include edge support, motion isolation, and mattresses with adjustable or more than one comfortable level.
Setting a budget once you start shopping lets you narrow down your selections so you can pick the best option for your body and wallet. Often, higher-priced, luxury mattresses come with more features and fluff than value and functionality. Narrowing down your choices will help you find a quality mattress that will last and include the features you want without paying more for unneeded features.
There is no set answer for the best type of mattress. Most people tend to prefer memory foam or hybrid mattresses.
The best mattresses for back problems depend on the location of pain and your primary sleep position. According to chiropractors, the top mattress for back pain is the Saatva. Approved by the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations, the Saatva is a hybrid mattress designed for increased lumbar support and spinal alignment.
Make sure to talk to your doctor about your pain. To learn more about the best mattresses for back pain, check out our guide, Ask a Chiropractor: Mattress Recommendations.
Organic mattresses are made from organic and sustainable materials like organic cotton and wool. Organic mattresses also do not contain VOCS (volatile organic compounds). These harmful chemicals are in synthetic foam mattresses and can cause breathing problems, allergies, and skin irritation.
SleePare carries many of the newest organic mattresses. Check out our organic mattress guide to learn more.
Check out SleePare’s best mattresses of 2020 to learn more about our favorites.
Different cities and states have different regulations around how to and where to dispose of mattresses. Before throwing out your old mattress, make sure to check with local authorities on regulations in your area.
If you’re in the NYC area, read our guide for more information about mattress disposal in the area.
A “bed-in-a-box” is a mattress that easily collapses into a box and can be shipped to customers. Online mattress companies revolutionized this concept with new foam materials. SleePare carries both “bed-in-a-box” and traditional mattresses.
No one likes to sleep hot and SleePare has compiled a list of the best mattresses for hot sleepers with the Helix Birch as our number one pick. Check out our guide to learn more about the best mattresses for hot sleepers.