Mattress manufacturers introduce new beds every year, so you might not be aware of the technologies available if it’s been a long time since you last purchased a mattress. Learning about the top-selling types of beds and the best options in those categories can help you narrow down your search.
Most Popular Beds
Innerspring mattresses were the top-selling in 2016, making an average of 63 percent of owners happy with their purchases. These were followed in popularity by memory foam mattresses, and about 80 percent of owners were satisfied with them. Although these types of beds account for the majority of mattress purchases, specialty types such as latex beds are growing in popularity and sales. While this information is helpful when you’re choosing a new mattress, what’s more helpful with your purchase is knowing the leading brands and models.
Best Innerspring Beds
Saatva is a leading luxury mattress brand that produces beds in the United States and sells them at affordable prices. Only sold online, the Luxury Firm model features a coil-on-coil design with a pillow top. The mattress is eco-friendly because it’s made with bio-based foams, an organic cotton covering and recycled tempered steel. Additionally, Saatva never processes its beds with formaldehyde or other toxins. This is a great mattress option for luxury, health-conscious shoppers and parents.
Although Saatva is the top-of-the-line for innerspring mattresses, the Hybrid Cushion Firm bed from Sealy Posturepedic earns higher-than-average ratings among owners. As part of the Hybrid series, this mattress features 825 wrapped titanium coils and a thin layer of regular and memory foams to provide good support. Compared to other innerspring mattresses, it also delivers better-than-average comfort and motion isolation. Along with being a decent choice for either sleeping on your back or side, this Sealy model has low heat retention.
Best Memory Foam Beds
The Revere Bed from Amerisleep gets the best owner reviews among memory foam mattresses. As one of the most popular plant-based models, its materials are derived from soybean oils and formed through an eco-friendly process that doesn’t emit contaminants. The high-density memory foam also emits fewer volatile organic compounds. The Celliant-infused cover on the Revere Bed is clinically proven to improve blood flow. Many owners also praise its comfort, durability, low heat retention and support.
Tempurpedic is one of the most well-known brands in the bedding industry, and its Cloud Supreme Breeze mattress is one of its luxury models in terms of price. It’s sold with medium- and high-density foams that contour to the body, isolate motion and reduce pain. Compared to other memory foam beds from this manufacturer, the Cloud Supreme Breeze has less heat retention and feels softer. Many owners also rate its durability high.
Best Latex Beds
The HarmonyBed from Astrabeds is a luxury mattress with three layers of latex, each 3 inches thick. As a customizable bed, you can arrange the layers to fit your comfort and firmness needs. It’s even customizable on each side to accommodate the needs of you and a partner. Made with 100-percent organic cotton, latex and wool, the mattress emits fewer volatile organic compounds compared to other beds. The HarmonyBed feels soft, holds its shape and provides good support. It’s also known for its superior longevity and durability.
A great latex mattress option if you have a lower budget is one from Ikea. Like a majority of latex beds, this line of mattresses is environmentally friendly. Many owners praise how comfortable they are and note that they are easy to move around on yet quiet at the same time. Out of the Ikea line of latex beds, you will experience the best performance with higher-priced models. Additionally, the beds are durable and come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty, which is longer than most.
Just because these are the top-selling and best-rated beds of 2016 doesn’t mean that they are the perfect fit for your sleep habits. It’s important that you research and compare multiple models to determine the best mattress for you. Also, don’t hesitate to ask the manufacturer representatives questions about the materials out of which the beds are made. However, don’t allow the representatives to pressure you into buying a mattress that you aren’t sure will give you the rest that you deserve.