Beyond any specific requirements, anyone’s search for a mattress is ultimately a quest to find the most comfortable mattress. While companies have created mattresses that suit a large number of the population, there is no mattress that suits everyone. At the end of the day, finding the most comfortable mattress comes down to personal preference. Of course, there has to be a starting point for every search, so we’ve gone through mattress reviews 2018 to put together this list of top 10 most comfortable mattresses for your use.
Is Your Mattress Comfortable?
If you have been using your mattress for a while, chances are you’ve become so well acquainted… so used to its form that you may not consciously recognize if it is comfortable anymore. Obviously, this does not include cases where the mattress has sagged or deteriorated enough to be clearly considered uncomfortable. If you are waking up tired or are feeling pains as you wake up, it may be time to consider a change. Take a look at these quick pointers from our mattress buying guide to see if it is time to replace your mattress.
What Are The Mattress Reviews 2018 For A Comfortable Mattress?
You can take a look at our selection of the best mattresses of 2018 that topped mattress reviews 2018. Our list of the most comfortable mattresses is going to be slightly different because the criteria here are comfort and this year’s mattress reviews. So we’ll let the mattress ratings on comfort be our sole guide and focus for this list.
What Factors Influence Mattress Comfort?
Materials/components used in building a mattress are chief concerns in deciding mattress behavior and comfort. Commonly used materials are generally different types of foam (latex foam, memory foam, polyurethane), innerspring mattresses, and finally, hybrid mattresses that usually combine innersprings with foam. Other materials like air mattresses or the old-fashioned cotton comfort layer mattresses are far lower on the comfort scale than the previously mentioned mattresses.
According to mattress reviews in 2018, foam mattresses continue to be the most satisfactory type of mattress for consumers, outstripping innersprings by a fair deal. Modern foam mattresses usually employ memory foam or latex foam (or a combination of the two) in the comfort layer, while polyurethane foam is used for the support layer. While this is the most common configuration, it is by no means the only configuration, and you can find mattresses made from each different type of foam used individually.
Clever use of mattress covers can have a remarkable effect on mattress performance. Some mattresses prefer thin covers that wick away moisture and keep good ventilation, others have taken the route of quilted covers that work as a comfort layer and may even perform important functions like keeping the mattress temperature neutral, or giving the mattress a relatively softer surface. Materials like Celliant that claim to improve blood circulation and induce better sleep are in use as well.
Mattress firmness is usually measured on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being super soft and 10 being very firm. Most mattresses are available in the range of 4 to 8, with medium-firm near 6 being the most popular. Firmness and comfort depend on the sleeping position and weight of the person. For example, an average weight side sleeper may prefer a plush mattress, but an overweight back sleeper will generally be more comfortable on a firm mattress.
Top 10 Most Comfortable Mattresses
Here are the top 10 most comfortable mattresses, in no particular order.
Tempur-Pedic is a heavyweight in the world of memory foam mattresses, so much so that memory foam mattresses are often called tempurpedic mattresses. The Tempur-Legacy soft mattress is an amazingly comfortable mattress for most people, but especially for side sleepers. Tempur-Pedic says the mattress was designed to provide “Legendary comfort and support”.
Tempur-Legacy plush mattress has a height profile of 10-inches, and has Tempur-Pedics proprietary Tempur-ES foam as the comfort layer. The comfort layer is designed to present excellent support and pressure relief. The foam also includes cooling materials that will ensure that the mattress sleeps temperature neutral. Helping the comfort layer in this endeavor are the cover with moisture-wicking fibers, and the base layer designed to help disperse heat.
|Sleeps temperature neutral||Expensive|
|Excellent pressure relief and support||May not be suitable for stomach sleepers or those who weigh above average|
The leader in our best mattress reviews, Amerisleep AS3 also scores high on being one of the most comfortable mattresses. Amerisleep AS3 is a versatile mattress built with comfort in mind. The mattress caters to people who change positions often at night, which also makes it suitable for couples with different sleep preferences. Additionally, its adequate height profile and medium-firm setup make the AS3 an easy choice for most people.
The mattress also has impressive green credentials. Its support/base is made from Bio-Core foam, while the cooling layer and transition layer are made from Bio-Pur memory foam. Both these foams at least in part are derived from plants, reducing the foam’s dependence on petroleum as a raw material, and thus helping the environment. Amerisleep AS3 mattress has a cover made from Celliant, which supposedly helps a person get a better, deeper, and quicker sleep.
|Extremely comfortable||Poor edge support|
|Foam sourced is eco-conscious||Some off-gassing problems with the mattress|
One of the most comfortable latex mattresses, the Spindle Natural Latex mattress is made with three layers of natural Dunlop latex placed one over the other. Each layer is roughly three-inches in height, and the layers can be adjusted, moved, or replaced to create a mattress firmness option most suitable for the sleeper.
This durable mattress is wrapped in an organic cotton fabric, with the quilted top adding another inch to the height of the mattress. Quilted cover of the Spindle Natural Latex Mattress is packed with organic cotton.
|Naturally sourced materials||Below average edge support|
|Customizable firmness (and to some extent) height profile||The mattress can be quite heavy|
The Muse mattress is big on choices and comfort. Muse mattress is available in three firmness options viz. soft, medium, and firm, along with most standard mattress sizes. The 12-inch high mattress uses gel memory foam in its comfort layer to keep the mattress temperature neutral. Its cover employs phase change fabrics to aid with cooling, employing diamond breeze yarns to conduct and spread the heat, drawing it away from the sleeper and giving them a cooler sleep surface.
|Excellent support and pressure relief||Poor edge support|
|Several size and firmness options available||Some customers complain that their chosen firmness level turned out to be firmer than expected|
One of the most popular choices for latex mattresses, the Zenhaven mattress manages to successfully match comfort with a luxury that is usually available at a more expensive range. That’s not to say that the Zenhaven is cheap, but the mattress sure does offer great value for money.
Zenhaven mattress is made from 100% natural Talalay latex and is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, dust mites, and similar insects/pests. The 10-inch high mattress has a 1-inch quilted cover made from organic cotton and filled with New Zealand wool. Natural latex keeps the mattress well-ventilated, and should it be needed, the wool filled cover quickly wicks away sweat, ensuring that the sleeper is not disturbed.
|Made from natural, eco-conscious materials||The mattress can be heavy and difficult to move|
|Comfortable for sleep, hypoallergenic, and temperature neutral||Lacks edge support|
One of the most comfortable choices for innerspring mattresses, the Saatva mattress brings in some high-level premium features to a more affordable mattress. It has superb construction and materials, and skillfully brings the benefits of innersprings while avoiding the disadvantages.
Saatva uses a coil-on-coil system for innersprings, with the lower layer being continuous coils, while the upper layer is pocketed coils. Together, these give the mattress excellent bounce and ventilation, with significantly reduced motion transfer. The cover and pillowtop comfort layer are both made using organic cotton, and the springs are made from recycled steel.
|Use of eco-conscious materials||Can get noisy with age|
|Comfortable with low motion transfer, and a good comfort layer||Cotton comfort layer lacks the pressure relief afforded by foam comfort layers|
Voila hybrid combines innersprings with latex foam as well as memory foam. The mattress is available in most standard sizes and three firmness options; mattress height profile being dependent on firmness preference.
Innersprings on the hybrid mattress are covered with a robust and thick comfort layer of memory foam and latex foam, adding excellent pressure relief and response to the mattress. Plus, it manages to sleep temperature neutral.
|Excellent comfort, support, and pressure relief||High price point|
|Good edge support||Some off-gassing issues|
The New Purple Mattress combines Purple’s well-known hyperelastic polymer smart grid with the response and bounce afforded by individually pocketed coils. Three variants are available for the new Purple Mattress, with the number at each variant responding to the height of the polymer smart grid layer, and thus the plushness of the mattress. For example, Purple Mattress.2 represents 2-inches of polymer.
Purple smart grid is followed by a layer of transition support foam that eventually leads to the innerspring base layer.
|Purple smart grid provides great response and bounce||High price point|
|Purple smart grid and coils combination is very comfortable and provides excellent support||Purple hyperelastic polymer and innersprings are an unlikely combination, and may take time to adjust|
Zinus is a bestselling budget mattress that has created quite a buzz. The mattress uses memory foam as the comfort layer, with 3-inches of memory foam at the top, followed by layers of foam for airflow and support. The foam has been treated with green tea extract, so that it can stay antimicrobial and hypoallergenic, while the extract also fights off the chemical, off-gassing smell. We can say it does not fare too well on putting off the smell, though the Zinus mattress overall provides excellent value and comfort.
|Great value for money||Off-gassing problems can last for days, even weeks|
|Very comfortable with fair support and pressure relief||Suspect longevity|
The mattress is built from T&N’s proprietary adaptive foam, which they claim is better than latex and memory foam. Tuft & Needle mattress is a popular choice, mostly because it brings the comfort available in the premium segment into a very affordable range.
The mattress skips various bells and whistles, instead choosing to be economical. Adaptive foam does a fairly good job as well, presenting good pressure relief, support, and utilizing its open-cell technology to keep the mattress well-ventilated, and thus sleeping temperature neutral.
|Great value for money||Below average edge support|
|Excellent comfort, support, and pressure relief||Some off-gassing issue|
Top 10 Most Comfortable Mattresses — Conclusion
Here’s our roundup of the top 10 most comfortable mattresses. Each of these selections went through a process of review as well as a check on customer opinions using mattress reviews 2018. If comfort is your primary concern, this list has plenty of options that fit your requirements – and your budget.