Are you taking your mattress back for a refund again? If you’re struggling to find the mattress that is perfect for you, don’t get discouraged and don’t just settle. Finding the right one that works best for you and your sleeping preferences can involve some trial-and-error.
There are so many brands out there, so how do you know which one is right for you? It takes a good deal of research as well as knowing a lot about your sleep preferences. In this article, I have gathered the top 10 best mattresses under $1000 and put them in this guide to make it easier for you to find your ideal fit.
Table of Contents
- Our Top 10 Reviews 2017
- Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam – Good for Couples
- Zotto Sleep – Good for Those Who Like Firm Beds
- Leesa – Good for the Average Sleeper
- Lull 10-inch Gel Memory Foam – Good for Overweight and Pregnant Sleepers
- Cocoon by Sealy Chill Firm Foam – Good for Those Who Want a Firm Feel
- Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam – Good for Those Who Sleep Wild
- Tuft & Needle – Good for Those Who are on a Budget
- Latex for Less 9″ Natural Latex, 2-sided – Good for Any Sleeper
- Brentwood Home Bamboo – Good for Thrifty People
- LUCID 16 Inch Plush Memory Foam and Latex – Good for People with Allergies
Our Top 10 Reviews 2017
|Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam Mattress||89 lbs.||medium-firm||25 year limited|
|Zotto Sleep Mattress||105 lbs.||firm||10 year|
Editor's Great Price Choice
|76 lbs.||medium||10 year limited|
|Lull 10-inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress||69 lbs.||firm||10 year|
|Cocoon by Sealy Chill Firm Foam Mattress||83 lbs.||firm||10 year|
|Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress||108 lbs.||medium||20 year limited|
|Tuft & Needle Mattress||70 lbs.||medium||10 year|
|Latex for Less 9" Natural Latex Mattress|
Editor's Overall Choice
|132 lbs.||medium/medium-firm||20 year|
|Brentwood Home Bamboo Mattress||53 lbs.||medium||25 year limited|
|LUCID 16 Inch Plush Memory Foam and Latex Mattress|
Editor's Allergy-Friendly Choice
|147 lbs.||firm||25 year|
Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam – Good for Couples
The Brentwood Home Sierra offers you an organic mattress that is certified by CertiPUR-US to be free of toxic chemicals such as fire retardants and phthalic acids, making it safe for your health and your home.
Hand-stitched edges and a soft, four-way stretch knit on top of the mattress support your weight, so the mattress doesn’t bow, and they don’t offer the same resistance as traditional weave-topped mattresses. Underneath the four-way stretch knit are four additional layers.
- New Zealand Wool: Moisture wicking, sustainable material that keeps you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold
- Gel Memory Foam: Absorbs motion and distributes weight evenly across the whole mattress, making it a great pressure-point reliever
- Airlux Foam: Provides airflow through the mattress so your mattress can breathe and you can stay cool
- Base Foam: A therapeutic support base that absorbs your weight and reduces motion transfer
Zotto Sleep – Good for Those Who Like Firm Beds
The Zotto Sleep mattress has a unique, patent-pending mixture of memory foam, memory foam gel, and hybrid materials that the manufacturers call Z3. Z3 has several different pressure ratings that are designed to become engaged only when it’s necessary, which allows the mattress to provide the right support for you, no matter what size you are. Some of the things that the Z3 design does are:
- Provides continuous temperature regulation
- Maintains proper spine alignment
- Provides pressure relief
- Utilizes localized bounce
It features a durable polyester and rayon cover that is removable and machine washable. Underneath the cover are the three layers of the Z3.
- The hybrid transition layer: it combines the bounce of latex with the pressure point relieving power of memory foam.
- ThermaPhase comfort layer: ThermaPhase technology uses two different phase-change gels to regulate body temperature while you sleep
- Solid, high-quality foam: gives the mattress proper structure and durability
Leesa – Good for the Average Sleeper
The Leesa mattress combines the best of both worlds: comfort and affordability. It could be the best mattress under $1000 that you are looking for. It was designed to “one-up” the other memory foam mattresses, but Leesa’s goal was to do it at one-third the cost of other memory foam mattresses. Leesa is manufactured in the United States, and all mattresses are shipped directly to your door, cutting out the middle man and keeping prices reasonable.
The mattress has the iconic Leesa four-stripe cover followed by three layers of foam. These foams all work together to adapt to your body weight and sleeping style.
- Cooling Avena foam: maximizes airflow and bounce to keep you cool and limit motion transfer
- Contouring memory foam: the primary support layer, ideal for pressure point relief
- Supportive, high-density foam: the base layer that provides a foundation for the mattress
It is great for the average sleeper, meaning you don’t want a bed that is too firm but also don’t want one that is too soft. It also accommodates any sleeping position, so even if you’re a wild sleeper, you will still sleep in comfort on this bed.
Lull 10-inch Gel Memory Foam – Good for Overweight and Pregnant Sleepers
It has three layers with advanced sleep technology. The first layer is the comfort layer, which is 1.5 inches of gel-infused memory foam. It draws heat away from your body to keep you cool throughout the night. It also contours to your body and provides pressure point relief.
The second layer is another 1.5 inches, this time of latex-like foam. It works to give the mattress bounce. The second layer is what is the most different about the Lull mattress as compared to other mattresses: it has memory foam over latex-like foam. It still has some bounce to it, but the fact that the memory foam is on top of the latex instead of beneath it makes it feel like memory foam instead of latex.
The third layer is seven thick inches of polyurethane foam, to give the mattress plenty of support to address pain, making it an excellent choice for overweight or pregnant sleepers.
The gel-infused memory foam of the first layer provides maximum comfort for all sleeping positions, and the 7 inches of polyurethane foam of the last layer provides support for all body types. Lull’s blend of foam also provides spine alignment and even weight distribution.
Cocoon by Sealy Chill Firm Foam – Good for Those Who Want a Firm Feel
The Cocoon Chill Firm Foam Mattress has a stretch-knit cover, infused with “Phase Change Material.” This phase change material is designed to absorb and store body heat and acts as a temperature regulator for both the mattress and the sleeper.
The cover will provide either a cooler sleeping surface or a warmer sleeping surface, depending on the temperature of the sleeper, and it is cool to the touch. It is soft, stretchy, and breathable.
Under the cover are two layers of foam. The top layer is the comfort layer, comprised of 2 inches of memory foam. The top layer provides comfort, and pressure point relief and the thin 2 inches of memory foam give firm and durable support, for those who prefer to sleep on the bed rather than in the bed. The high-quality memory foam adapts to your particular body size, body shape, and sleep position.
The bottom layer is the support and foundation layer. It is 8 inches of base foam and is designed to be a support for the sleeper as well as a foundational base for the mattress itself. It is engineered from heavier foam for added durability and resilience.
Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam – Good for Those Who Sleep Wild
The Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress by Sleep Innovations has a polyester cotton cover that is easy to clean. It also has DuoComfort design, with two layers that work together to provide the perfect sleeping temperature for you, while at the same time maintaining the therapeutic standards that Sleep Innovations is widely known for.
The first layer consists of 2-and-a-half-inch Shiloh Memory Foam. It provides pressure point relief, while at the same time does not trap heat. It has an open memory cell design, which promotes better air circulation by pushing high-pressure air to areas of the mattress that have cooler, low-pressure air. The second layer is 9-and-a-half-inch high-density support foam that is ideal for average or bigger bodies.
The design of this mattress and the medium firmness rating can help reduce body pains and promotes better spine alignment while you sleep, which can lead to a better night’s sleep and you could wake up feeling more refreshed. Its design is also ideal for side sleepers because of the support the bed provides.
The memory foam of the first layer absorbs movement and eliminates motion transfer, so you or your partner will not disturb each other while getting in and out of bed. The mattress itself is Hypo-allergenic and protected from dust mites, making it ideal for you if you have sensitive skin or if you are a parent who co-sleeps with your children.
Tuft & Needle – Good for Those Who are on a Budget
The Tuft and Needle Mattress has a medium firmness and is designed to distribute your weight evenly. It has unique Tuft and Needle adaptive foam that relieves pressure as good as memory foam does and allows you to sleep cooler than you would with memory foam and latex foam.
Tuft and Needle adaptive foam is a proprietary foam made from scratch in-factory by world-leading scientists and offers great bounce and support while using gel and graphite to keep you cool during the night.
The proprietary foam feels more like latex than memory foam and has a good balance between comfort and support, but you don’t get stuck or sink in like you would in other, more traditional foam mattress, either.
The supportive base layer of the Tuft and Needle mattress provides a firm foundation for the mattress. It also provides excellent support for sleepers of varying weight, because the more pressure that is put on it, the more it reacts to support that pressure.
The Tuft and Needle adaptive foam works to keep you cool during the night in three different ways.
- Heat wicking: it absorbs heat, where gel and graphite then disperse the heat away from you
- Breathability: the fabric the mattress is made from allows airflow to travel through the foam cells, boosting the speed at which heat transfers through the mattress
- Support: the support that it gives prevents the “oven effect” that occurs when you sink too far into the mattress.
Latex for Less 9″ Natural Latex, 2-sided – Good for Any Sleeper
The Latex for Less Natural Latex Mattress is almost like getting two mattresses for the price of one because it is double sided. It is medium on one side, perfect for you if you are a side-sleeper looking for a soft mattress with more sink, and medium-firm on the other, ideal for you if you want a crisper bounce in your mattress.
The Latex for Less uses two layers of 100% organic latex, sustainably harvested from Hevea Brasiliensis trees, that is certified by Certi-PUR to be completely free of harsh chemicals. The 1-inch-thick cotton cover is also 100% organic, providing the ultimate softness.
It contains New Zealand Wool that is all-natural and allows better breathability than mattresses with synthetic substitutes. It also helps keep your body temperature regulated while you sleep and creates a fire-resistant barrier without the use of human-made chemicals that could be harmful.
Latex mattresses like the Latex for Less are popular among those who have allergies or sensitive skin because the organic materials that make up the latex are often hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, making them more healthy and eco-friendly than others.
Brentwood Home Bamboo – Good for Thrifty People
The Brentwood Home Bamboo Mattress comes in at a medium on the firmness scale. It is great for you if you sleep on your side or your back; if you prefer to sleep on your stomach, whether it is great or not it is open to your discretion, but several reviewers have said that it is not ideal for stomach sleepers.
The word “bamboo” in the mattress name comes from the fact that it has a bamboo cover. The bamboo is a natural material that is durable, soft, and toxin-free. It is also removable, making it easy for you to wash the cover or change it.
It also features a layer of New Zealand Wool, which is an organic, sustainable material. It helps regulate body temperature to keep you cool, keeps the mattress dry by locking away moisture, and acts as a natural barrier to fires.
Under the New Zealand Wool comes 3.5 inches of toxin-free memory foam gel. This layer provides the most comfort to the person sleeping on the mattress and relieves pressure points by evenly distributing the person’s weight across the mattress and contouring to his or her body.
The wool layer also supports the spine for proper alignment and reduces the amount of time you spend tossing and turning each night. Like all memory foam, it isolates motion, making it easy to get in and out of bed without disturbing your partner.
The next layer is 2 inches of ventilated support foam. It acts as a transitional barrier between the comfort and support layers. The airflow foam allows the mattress to breathe, which makes it possible for you to stay cool and comfortable all night.
The last layer is the 7.5 inches of base foam. It supports the mattress and absorbs your weight to increase the effects of motion transfer and to prevent noise.
LUCID 16 Inch Plush Memory Foam and Latex – Good for People with Allergies
The LUCID Plush Memory Foam Latex Mattress has four layers that work together to bring you maximum comfort and support while you sleep. The mattress is encased in a zippered Tencel/polyester blend cover that is constructed with 1-inch-thick bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam that creates a breathable layer on the mattress’ surface.
The bamboo charcoal makes the cover hypoallergenic and antimicrobial so that you will be protected from pathogens and allergens. It also has moisture-wicking capabilities and is soft, smooth, and body-contouring. It can be removed for cleaning and washing.
It is made up of three additional layers. Beneath the bamboo charcoal-infused cover is a 3-inch-thick layer made from softer and lighter memory foam. The softer and lighter foam has a natural cooling effect which allows for more breathability and comfort.
The next layer is a 2-inch-thick layer made of natural latex. The latex provides your body with great support because of its bounce gives the mattress the amount of firmness necessary to support your body weight, so you are not sinking into it.
The combination of the natural latex and memory foam provides proper orthopedic support and pressure relief to help correct and prevent the aches and pains that come from sleeping on a mattress that is not firm enough to provide good spinal alignment and support.
The LUCID mattress uses open-cell technology, which increases the life of the memory foam by making it more resilient. It prevents the prolonged body impressions that are left on the mattress when you get out of bed.
There are so many out there to choose from, and all of them are begging for your attention. But if you stick to what you know about yourself and your sleeping habits, and what you now know about various kinds of mattresses, your decision-making should be significantly easier in choosing the best mattress under $1000 that fits your budget. After all, you spend a third of your life sleeping, so you may as well invest in one that you love.