Best Mattresses of 2021
If 2021 is the year you finally replace your old mattress, then this is a great place to start your
I’ll take you through the 10 best mattresses on the internet. Tell you why they made the list and tell you what type of sleeper will benefit the most from each of them.
I’ll be giving you the highlights on each mattress.
Let’s talk about the best mattress of 2021.
Let’s start with the Saatva Classic, which makes the list as the best affordable luxury mattress.
Whenever you’re looking to buy a new mattress, you not only want comfort, support and quality, but you also want to know you’re getting good value.
Affordable luxury basically means you’re getting an awesome mattress at a good price.
The Saatva Classic is an inner spring mattress that uses a sturdy structure to provide the support you need to keep your spine in good alignment, which is the first step to avoiding back pain.
It also comes in three different firmness levels, so you can find the right level of comfort for your specific sleep style.
I’d recommend a Saatva mattress to a wide range of sleepers. Whether you’re a back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper or somewhere in between, the Saatva Classic is worth a look.
Helix is up next as the best hybrid mattress and they have you covered with an entire line of options.
Helix makes six different models in their mattress line, that range from the Soft Helix Sunset to the Firm Helix Dawn.
Helix does a great job of offering a variety of support and comfort levels so you can zero in on the perfect feel for your sleep style,
Most people will be best suited with the medium firm Midnight or Dusk models, while side sleepers, for those that want a soft feel can check out the Helix Sunset or Moonlight. There are also the Helix Twilight and Dawn mattresses for the back or stomach sleepers that need firmer support.
Regardless of which Helix mattress you go with, they provide great bounce and mobility, so you won’t feel stuck when trying to change positions and they all use the same breathable cover to help you sleep cool at night.
When looking for a new mattress, you may not be interested in breaking the bank and going for a super luxurious model. For those looking for something a bit less expensive, I present to you the Nectar, my choice for the best cheap mattress of 2021.
The Nectar is an all-foam mattress that uses thick layers of memory foam for comfort. Memory foam is really popular in a lot of mattresses because it lets people sink deep into bed, alleviating pressure at trouble areas, like the shoulders, which is a huge plus for a lot of side sleepers that often deal with joint pain.
Along with the classic memory foam feel, the Nectar is a great value not only because of the inexpensive price, but also because it comes with a full year trial and a lifetime warranty.
So if you’re looking for a great deal, check out the Nectar mattress.
One of the main reasons people look for a new mattress is because the one they’re currently sleeping on is starting to sag and cause them to wake up with aches and pains in their back.
If that’s why you’re in the market then I would recommend the Leesa Hybrid, the best mattress for back pain.
The Leesa Hybrid uses a combination of polyfoam, memory foam and pocketed coils for a nice medium feel for comfort and support across a wide array of sleep positions. That great blended feel really helps the spine alignment to help avoid back pain.
Along with being great for back pain, the medium feel and ability to tamp down on disturbance transfer across the mattress, makes this a great mattress for couples.
Overall the Leesa Hybrid is a great choice.
While many people think of the perfect mattress as a giant cloud you can sink deep into the layers of, others will feel more comfortable on something with firmer support.
For those that want a bit of a stronger structure to their mattress I present to you the WinkBed, the best firm mattress of 2021.
The WingBed is a bed in a box hybrid that uses a pillow top structure, meaning it has a section of gentle foam layers on top, but is supported by strong coils to give the mattress a little lift.
The WingBed comes in three different firmness levels and of course if you’re looking for a firmer mattress I would recommend you go with the firm version.
WinkBed is a mattress with a more of a sturdy inner spring feel to it. It’s a great pick if you want to feel more on top of the mattress than in it.
Its stencil cover allows it to be pretty breathable to make it a great cooling mattress. So if you want a firm mattress, take a look at the WinkBed.
One of the biggest things people notice when they get a new mattress is the relief they feel in trouble areas like the neck, shoulders or hips.
The Idle Hybrid is our best mattress for pressure relief, doing a great job of letting you sink in, while still supporting your weight for proper spinal alignment.
The Idle Hybrid combines foam and coil layers for a nice blend feel that provides comfort in multiple positions.
The medium firm version is good for back and side sleepers. I was also pretty impressed with its edge support, making it a nice choice for couples.
I should note that the Idle Hybrid mattresses are designed to be flippable, helping to improve durability and extend the life of the mattress.
We’ve been covering quite a few hybrid mattresses, but I want to take a moment to give some credit to an all foam option.
The Bear mattress uses three layers of foam for a surprisingly firm feel that I like for back sleepers.
Along with the nice support, the Bear uses a graphite infusion into their memory foam comfort layer to help draw heat away from the sleeper at night to help them sleep a bit cooler.
That’s paired with a celliant cover, a breathable material. There is some evidence to suggest it can actually help speed up athletic recovery.
The original Bear is an awesome pick for those looking for a firm feel, but I do want to note that there is also the Bear pro, another all foam mattress with a much softer feel that I recommend for side sleepers.
So if you’re looking for a foam mattress in 2021, take a look at the Bear.
Memory foam is super popular in a lot of bedding products because it lets sleepers sink deep into bed for pressure relief.
It’s known for its kind of glove-like hug around your body and the feeling that you’re more in the bed than on top of it.
The Layla is our choice as best memory foam mattress, because it offers the classic memory foam feel without some of the drawbacks.
The memory foam can be very comfortable. The biggest problem people have with it is that it tends to trap body heat, causing people to overheat at night.
The Layla uses a copper infusion into their memory foam, which helps draw heat away at night to help people avoid night sweats.
I should also note that the Layla has a flippable design with one side being really soft, better for side sleepers. The other has a firmer feel, that back sleepers will enjoy.
Regardless of the support level, if you’re looking for a memory foam mattress, the Layla should be on your list.
One of the biggest complaints we hear from people that are looking for a new mattress is that their current bed is trapping body heat, causing them to kick off the covers to cool down and get back to sleep.
To handle cases like that, I recommend people take a look at the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora, which makes our list as the best cooling mattress.
Brooklyn Aurora was designed to be the coolest sleeping mattress on the market. From the phase change material in the cover, which gives it a cool to the touch feel, to the copper infusion in the comfort layer, to help draw heat away from the sleeper.
Along with the great cooling benefits, the Brooklyn Aurora is great for side sleepers because of its soft pressure relieving comfort.
I would also say the Aurora is great for couples because of its ability to isolate disturbance transfer across the mattress.
So if you’re looking to sleep comfortably cool throughout the night, start your search with the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora.
Last but certainly not least we have the Nolah signature, our pick as the best mattress for side sleepers in 2021.
I mentioned it a few times but I like to recommend soft mattresses for side sleepers because they allow you to sink deep into bed, giving you more space to alleviate pressure build up at the shoulders.
The Nolah Signature is an all-foam mattress that uses a thick layer of Nolah’s proprietary AirFoam as a comfort layer.
AirFoam is a memory foam substitute that provides the great comfort people like from memory foam.
It’s a bit more breathable, which helps it sleep much cooler than traditional memory foam.
Overall I recommend the Nolah’s Signature to side sleepers, memory foam lovers looking to sleep cool and couples looking for good motion isolation.
That’s it for the best mattresses of 2021.