Best Mattress Reviews https://bestmattress.reviews Sleep Education And Product Reviews Fri, 26 Apr 2019 03:05:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 https://bestmattress.reviews/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-android-chrome-192x192-32x32.png Best Mattress Reviews https://bestmattress.reviews 32 32 127763152 Mattress Stores (Best and Worst Mattress Stores 2019) https://bestmattress.reviews/mattress-stores/ https://bestmattress.reviews/mattress-stores/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:14:21 +0000 https://bestmattress.reviews/?p=6575 I’m going to break down the things you should watch out for when shopping for a mattress at a furniture store. Most furniture stores are nothing more than middle-men who add a layer of cost to the process and provide a barrier between the customer and the manufacturer. When you deal with a furniture store, you don’t have direct contact with the manufacturer of your mattress before you buy it. In this article, I share what you need to know […]

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I’m going to break down the things you should watch out for when shopping for a mattress at a furniture store. Most furniture stores are nothing more than middle-men who add a layer of cost to the process and provide a barrier between the customer and the manufacturer. When you deal with a furniture store, you don’t have direct contact with the manufacturer of your mattress before you buy it.

In this article, I share what you need to know so you don’t get caught in the finger pointing trap many mattress customers who buy a bad mattress from a middle man endure. We also provide a downloadable worksheet you can use to make the buying process less confusing. Use it whether you’re shopping online or at a furniture store. It helps keep all the factors that should be considered organized.

Ethical and not legal

After reading thousands of reviews, complaints, and the responses to the complaints from furniture stores, we know their tricks. This article will help you avoid being tricked. We all spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping. You shouldn’t have to spend that time on a mattress you don’t like because you weren’t able to return it. If you choose well, you’ll spend between 20,000 and 30,000 hours on your mattress. If you don’t choose well, you’ll want to buy a new mattress sooner—maybe in just a few months. Buying without a sleep trial can mean you’re out the price of a mattress and you still don’t have a comfortable bed.

This was not an enjoyable article to research because so many of the policies and practices at bricks and mortar mattress stores don’t treat customers ethically. “Legal” and “ethical” draw two different lines. Most mattress stores design their policies to be legal but don’t bother with ethics. That’s why I can only recommend two of the 27 mattress stores I reviewed. Compared to the policies at direct to the consumer mattress manufacturer sites where most work hard to be trustworthy, it is very disappointing that stores in our own communities don’t treat customers better. The policies at most mattress stores suggest they don’t believe in the products they sell. If they don’t believe in their mattresses, why should you take the risk?

Reading the reviews often made me angry on behalf of people who were treated poorly. Providing you with information that will help you avoid those problems feels good.

Sleep is so important to our health and there were many stories where the customer’s well-being seemed to be callously disregarded. The first thing I am going to do is provide a quick summary of cautions you should read before you buy a mattress. If you do anything else, be sure you read this list of things to be careful of and download the chart we made to help you compare mattresses. More information about why each factor is important is provided after the reviews of 27 mattress stores.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This synopsis summarizes how customers are treated at most brick and mortar mattress stores.

 

Furniture store is just a middle man

If you don’t read anything else, you need to know this:

  1. There is no warranty for floor models, clearance sales, and open boxes.
  2. If your mattress is stained, they will deny warranty coverage even if the mattress has a manufacturer’s defect.
  3. Many stores charge a restocking fee that can add up to hundreds of dollars on returns and exchanges.
  4. Most stores charge a new delivery charge on an exchange even when the mattress they sold you is defective.
  5. Many stores require you to pay an independent inspector to evaluate whether your mattress has a defect.
  6. Even if you get lucky and get a refund, it can take weeks after it is approved to receive it.
  7. Deliveries of multiple items are often scheduled on different days, requiring you to be at home for four-hour windows that the store chooses.
  8. The independent inspectors you are required to hire if you want to report a defect that is covered under the warranty may require you to be home the entire day.
  9. Communication about deliveries is poor at many companies.
  10. If the set-up of the bed (frame, etc.) appears unsafe do not use it. At least one bed assembled by the delivery crew collapsed while a pregnant woman was sleeping on it.
  11. Do not ever accept delivery on broken, damaged, stained, or substandard products. Once you accept delivery many stores resist exchanges and deem your acceptance of the delivery as acceptance of the item AS IS unless there is a manufacturer’s defect.
  12. If you can keep your old mattress for a while, do so. The availability of a fallback bed can be invaluable if the new mattress is uncomfortable. Many sleep trials require you to sleep on the new mattress for 30 days. If you’re unable to sleep or waking up in pain it is not in your best interest to continue sleeping on the offending mattress.
  13. Many bricks and mortar mattress stores do not offer a comfort guarantee. Those that do offer one:
    • May require you to sleep on an uncomfortable mattress for 30 – 120 days
    • May charge a fee for the exchange (most do)
    • May charge a new delivery fee (usually do)
    • May charge a restocking fee (most do)
    • Will refuse the exchange if there are any stains or soiling on the mattress
    • Will not refund your money—most will only allow you to exchange for a bed that costs the same or more
    • Some will not allow you to exchange for mattresses that are offered at a sale price
    • Most (All?) limit the sleep comfort exchange to one per mattress purchased
    • If the Law Tag (Do not remove under penalty of law) is removed it voids your warranty
    • Keep your receipt; some won’t honor an exchange or warranty without your receipt
  14. Customers at Bricks and Mortar furniture stores whose trucks also pick up old mattresses when they deliver new mattresses report higher incidents of bed bug infestations following delivery of their new mattress. Think twice about whether you want your new mattress from a truck hauling someone else’s old mattress.
  15. Before you buy, search “Store Name Mattress return nightmare stories
  16. Photograph the mattress you are buying in the store including the codes on the Law Tag. Compare it to the mattress delivered to you. There are many claims of the mattress being delivered being different from the one purchased. A photograph can be useful in proving that the mattress you received is different from the one you bought.
  17. If you have any special requests that are agreed to in the store, write them on the receipt and have the sales person or the store manager sign agreeing to them.
  18. If you reside in a state where it is legal to record a conversation as long as one party knows it is being recorded, you may want to use your smart phone to record the promises being made to you by the commissioned salesperson. A good way to do this is to make a note about anything that seems too good to be true and before you buy ask to go over your notes and record the process. If your state requires both parties to know they are being recorded and you ask to record the conversation, if they refuse, you’ll know that they didn’t intend to honor what they were telling you. I know it sounds like I’m saying mattress sales people are dishonest. I’m sure there are many honest ones but there are some bad eggs who are charming before they earn your business.
  19. Some stores that offer a sleep guarantee only offer it on mattresses above a certain price. Other stores only provide a sleep guarantee if you pay extra for the assurance.
  20. Sleep guarantees almost always apply only to the mattress. Frames and adjustable beds are excluded from sleep guarantees and they are often not returnable. Sleep guarantees only apply to your original purchase. Being able to return a mattress instead of being limited to an exchange gives you more opportunities to get the perfect mattress for you.

Buying a mattress may not seem like a risky activity. Many of the mattress stores are household names. The store you trust to treat you well when you buy a blouse might treat you very differently when you buy a mattress. Many of us are familiar with price match guarantees. If I buy something at Kohl’s and it goes on sale, getting a credit for the difference is easy and fast. A price match guarantee on mattresses is trickery designed to make you feel comfortable making a purchase decision; it doesn’t provide any real protection. Details about why a price match isn’t useful are provided below, after the individual store reviews. The following chart summarizes the amount of risk you take when you buy a mattress from each store. The risks I considered include problems thousands of people have experienced including the risk that:

  • This can be because no returns or exchanges are available, or
  • Because you can only exchange one time and you’re stuck with the second mattress whether or not you like it.You won’t be able to return or exchange a mattress that is uncomfortable, damaged, defective, or causes you pain.
  • You won’t be able to get service under the warranty at all. (Your claim will be rejected for a bogus reason.)
  • If you need warranty service or replacement, exercising your rights will cost you more money.
  • Returns and exchanges cost you more money out of pocket. The higher the potential increased cost, the greater the risk you’re assuming.
  • You will miss work waiting for deliveries that don’t show up on time.

The more you understand about the factors that are important when you buy a mattress, the less risk you’ll take.

You do not want to roll the dice on your ability to have a comfortable night’s sleep.

Star ratings in the following chart are based on these explanations:

Items Ratings
I wouldn’t buy. Too Risky 1 star
Be aware that you’re buying at your own risk. Might be worth the risk under some circumstances. Only an educated buyer will know for sure. 2 star
You assume some risk (non-refundable deposits or re-stock fees on returns or exchanges). This can be hundreds of dollars. 3 star
You’re probably okay; the risk of a problem you can’t get fixed is small or the potential cost is very small (such as delivery charges for a return). 4 star
Safe (if you know and follow the rules at the store). If you don’t know the store’s rules you might make a costly mistake. 5 star

Brick and Mortar Mattress Stores

Store Stars Full Sleep Trial Exchange Only Sleep Trial Restock Fee Extra Delivery Charges on Exchanges Require Mattress Protector Minimum Sleep Nights Before Exchange
Example: Best Answers 5 star Yes

At least 90 nights or a liberal return policy

NO NO NO NO N/A

or

No

America’s Mattress 3 star No 120 No Yes Recommended 30
American Freight Furniture and Mattress 1 star No No Not Applicable (no trial, return or exchange) N/A N/A N/A
American Mattress 3 star No 30, 60, or 90 No Mention Yes No Mention  15 – 30
Ashley Furniture HomeStore 2.5 star No 120 No Yes Yes 30
Bernie & Phyls 2.5 star No 90 No Mention Yes Yes 30
Big Lots 2 star No No 20% No No No
Bob’s Discount Furniture 2.5 star No 90 No Mention No Mention Recommended 30
Costco 5 star No

Liberal return policy

No No Not if you transport yourself No No
Denver Mattress Company 4 star 120 121 – 365 Yes

(after 120 days)

Yes Yes

(Can use yours)

No
Havertys 2 star No No Yes No Mention N/A N/A
IKEA 3 star No 90 No Yes Recommended 30
JC Penny 1 star No       No Yes Yes N/A N/A
Macy’s 3 star No Yes Yes Yes Recommended 120
Mattress 1 One 1 star No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Mention
Mattress Land 2.5 star Unknown 180 Yes Yes Yes No Mention
Mattress Firm 3 star 120 No Yes Yes Yes 30
Mattress Warehouse 2 star No 100 – 120 Yes Yes Yes 30
Nebraska Furniture Mart 1 star No 120 Yes Yes Yes 30
Pottery Barn 1 star No No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pottery Barn Direct from Manufacturer 4.5 star 100 No No No No No Mention
Raymour & Flanigan 1 star No No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Raymour & Flanigan if you buy Comfort Protection 2.5 star No 45 No Yes Yes 30
Rooms-to-go 1 star No No N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sam’s Club 5 star No

Liberal return policy

No No No No N/A
Sears 3 star 180 180 Yes Yes Recommended 30
Sears HomeStore 2.5 star 30 30 Yes Yes Recommended N/A
Sit ‘n Sleep 2.5 star 60 Yes  

(Maximum $500)

Yes

 

Recommended 30
Sleep Number 3.5 star 100 No Yes Yes Recommended 30
The Original Mattress Factory 2.5 star No 365 Yes Yes Yes No Mention
Walmart 2 star No No N/A N/A N/A N/A

Online Sales direct from the Manufacturer

Mattress Stars Full Sleep Trial Exchange Only Sleep Trial Restock Fee Extra Delivery Charges on Exchanges Require Mattress Protector Minimum Sleep Nights Before Exchange
AmeriSleep 5 star 100 No No No Recommended 30

 

Bear 5 star 100 No No No Recommended N/A

 

Bed-In-a-Box 5 star 120 No No No Recommended N/A

 

Casper 5 star 100 No No No Recommended N/A
Dream Cloud 5 star 365 No No No Recommended N/A
Ecosa 5 star 100 No No No <Recommended N/A
eLuxury 5 star 120 No No No Recommended 30
Ghostbed 5 star 101 No No No Recommended 30
Helix 5 star 100 No No No Recommended 30
Layla 5 star 120 No No No Recommended 14
Latex for Less 5 star 120 No No No Recommended N/A
Leesa Sleep 5 star 100 No No No Recommended 30
Level Sleep 5 star 365 No No No Recommended N/A
Live and Sleep Mattress 4.5 star 30 No No No Recommended N/A
Loom and Leaf 4 star 120 No No Yes ($99) Recommended N/A
Nectar 5 star 365 No No No Recommended N/A
Nolah 5 star 120 No No No Recommended 30
Plush Beds 5 star 100 No No No Yes 30
Puffy 5 star 101 No No No Recommended N/A
Saatva 5 star 120 No No Yes ($99) Recommended N/A
Signature Sleep 1 star No No N/A N/A Recommended for warranty N/A
Solay 5 star 101 No No No Recommended 30
Tomorrow Sleep 5 star 100 No No No Recommended N/A
Zenhaven 5 star 120 No No Yes ($99) Recommended N/A
Zinus Memory Foam 5 star 100 No No No Recommended N/A

I’ve reviewed dozens of companies that sell mattresses online. Their regular policies are more customer friendly than what I found at mattress and furniture stores where you interact with the staff in person. There were multiple reports of customers in actual stores who became so angry there were raised voices involved in the exchange by customers and store staff alike. I don’t think it is worth the hassle. Buying from a company with customer friendly policies and strong guarantees that ensure I will be able to sleep on a mattress that is comfortable and safe makes more sense.

You’ll notice that almost all the stores that allow returns or exchanges require the returned mattress to be in pristine condition (no stains, marks, and the Law Tag still attached). They require this even when the mattress has a manufacturer defect that a sleep inspector determined was a valid reason to return the mattress. None of the stores said what they do with returned or exchanged mattresses. Almost all the manufacturers donate returns to charity. What happens to mattresses returned to furniture and mattress stores? Why do they care so much if they are look new?

Even though a mattress protector is recommended and sometimes required by online retailers, they don’t require their customers to buy their version at an inflated price. They just want you to protect the mattress. Mattress protectors are available at very reasonable prices on Amazon. Plush Beds will allow you to return the mattress sooner if you pay a $99 fee for an early return.

If you still feel buying your mattress from a furniture or mattress store is better for you, I’ve reviewed 27 furniture and mattress stores to help you avoid the ones that are most likely to result in a frustrating experience.

Detailed Reviews of Brick and Mortar Mattress Stores

Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

America’s Mattress

three star

120-night sleep guarantee. Exchange Only. Minimum 30-night trial. Must be pristine to exchange. Exchange is a one-time offer. There is no sleep guarantee on the new mattress after the first exchange.

Read the warranty and return information immediately (before the mattress is delivered). If the salesperson tells you something different from what is written, they will go by what is written. If they are different, their stance is that you had the opportunity to read the warranty when you purchased the mattress. The warranty may change due to 1) clearance prices, 2) price matches, and 3) discontinued items, and 4) whether you’ve previously exchanged an item.

If they send you an email linking to the manufacture’s refund, cancellation, or exchange policies be aware that those policies refer to mattresses purchased online directly from the manufacturer; the store’s policies may be different.

Multiple customers report that they were advised to jump up and down on a mattress to soften it but jumping on the mattress voids the warranty. Some stores have good reviews while others have been accused of bait and switch (selling one mattress, delivering a different mattress), delivering a stained mattress and not being responsive to correct the situation, and dishonest tactics.

Some stores require you to purchase the mattress pad in order to use the sleep night guarantee.

Each store is independently owned. Many stores have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau but at least one store has an F. Check with the BBB about the specific store you are considering doing business with before you buy. Be sure to read the Customer Reviews on the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, and Yelp.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Locations
• Memory Foam

• Innerspring

• Hybrid

• Serti

• iComfort

• Perfect Sleeper

• Sertapedic

• Americas Mattress

Varies by location. (Approximately $80.) May be free with purchases over a specific price and on in-stock mattresses if you’re within 30 miles of the store. Not refunded if mattress returned.
Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

American Freight Furniture and Mattress

one star

No Sleep Trial. You can do better elsewhere.

More than one customer reported that they substituted merchandise when what they ordered wasn’t available without advising the customer that they made a change. There are frequent reports of the wrong item being delivered and of damaged deliveries as well as poor communication on deliveries and delivery dates frequently changing.

They cater to lower income individuals. They offer layaway and encourage people to sign-up to guarantee the price of the item being put on layaway but it’s unlikely that the item will still be available by the time it is fully paid which means you’ll have to chose another item or wait four weeks to get a full refund. If your account goes delinquent, they will charge you $10 a month to administer the program. You would be better off opening a savings account and buying a mattress after you save enough money.

American Freight does not provide a warranty. Their merchandise is warranted by the manufacturer’s warranty.

Check online reviews before you buy. Read the Customer Reviews on the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, and Yelp or save yourself the time and hassle and go where they offer a sleep trial without restocking fees.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Euro-Top

• Pillow Top

• Simmons

• NordicRest

• Jamison

• Corsicana

• Richland

Varies by location
Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

American Mattress

three star

30, 90, or 120 Night Comfort Guarantee provides an exchange (no refunds; no credit issued) for a mattress of equal or greater value. This may be done once. Requires 15 – 30-day minimum trial. Sales receipt required. Excludes special orders, out of state deliveries, floor models, bunk beds, close outs, and accessories. Free local delivery on initial purchase. Delivery is not free on the exchange. No credits or refunds.

You can purchase an extended sleep easy guarantee for an additional fee.

60-Day Best Price Guarantee (Since each store names the same mattress a different name this won’t do you much good. Shop before you buy.)

They advertise a hassle-free buying experience (note that this doesn’t say anything about service after the sale or exchanges). They have more good reviews than some of their competitors, but they also have some bad reviews. Some stores have great reviews and some don’t.

Check online reviews about the specific store you are considering doing business with before you buy. Be sure to read the Customer Reviews on the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, and Yelp.

Family owned, established in 1988.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Locations
• Memory Foam

• Inner Spring

• Hybrid

• Pillow Top

• Mattress-in-a-box

• Beautyrest

• TEMPUR-PEDIC

• Restonic

• Sealy

• Serta

• Therapedic

• Perfect Sleeper

• iComfort• BeautySleep

Free local mattress delivery you pay to ship returns and for re-delivery if you use the comfort guarantee. No out-of-state returns.
Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

Ashley Furniture HomeStore

If something is damaged when it is delivered, they may opt to repair it rather than replace it. If you want to cancel the order due to the damage, they charge a 10% re-stocking fee.

You can use “threshold delivery” where they deliver your unassembled item just inside your doorway or garage.

They also offer a white glove delivery that will set the mattress up in the room of your choosing for an additional fee.

The reviews are all over the place. There are many where the customer literally writes a warning to stay away and there are others that gush over how well they were treated. The most common themes are issues with re-scheduled deliveries, delivering pieces at different times (each necessitating a 4-hour windows during which someone has to be home to accept the delivery), and difficulty with replacing or exchanging mattresses that are not as expected or damaged.

Store policies and online policies may vary. Each store is independently owned and operated. There isn’t a standard return policy; each store sets their own policies. Read the policy before you buy. Some stores offer a 120-night sleep guarantee that allows the exchange of a mattress. The 2½ star rating is for stores with the sleep night guarantee. If the store you use doesn’t have a sleep night guarantee we would rate it 1-star.

Check online reviews of physical stores before you buy. Some of the stores reschedule the delivery repeatedly and someone is required to be home for delivery. At a minimum, read Customer Reviews for the specific store you plan to shop on the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, and Yelp before you shop.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Locations
• Memory Foam

• Innerspring

• Hybrid

•  Ashley-Sleep

• Sterns and Foster

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Sealy

•SertaBeautyrest

Delivery dates are estimates and may change without notice. They tell you this at the time of purchase. If you need it by a certain date, order way ahead of time All except maine
Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

Bernie & PhylsBernie & Phyls

There are a fair number of reviews that warn you away from doing business with this furniture store as well as some reviews that report receiving poor service when they wanted to purchase items because they were a bi-racial couple.

Inspect your purchase carefully before you accept delivery. Do not sign for delivery of the item if there is any damage, missing parts, or it is not as expected. Refuse delivery. The delivery people are not employees. Their promises that missing parts will be delivered later are not binding and will not be honored by the store.

Warning: Once you give them your money you have 72 hours to get it back.

During the first 72-hours you can cancel if you haven’t accepted delivery. They will transfer your deposit to other merchandise, hold the funds to be applied to a future purchase, or refund it using the credit card you used or a company check. After 72-hours, they will allow you to use your deposit toward other merchandise or keep it on account for use later.

Mattresses have a 90-day Sleep Comfort exchange that allows you to exchange the mattress for one of equal or greater value. (Serta iComfort and Serta Hybrids allow 120 days.) You must wait 30 days before exercising your right to exchange. Only one comfort exchange is allowed per customer. The delivery charge for the original delivery will be subtracted from the amount applied toward the exchange. You will be charged $99 for removal of the mattress that didn’t work and delivery of the mattress you exchange it for.

If the new mattress is a different brand, you can exchange the foundation (excluding adjustable bases). It will be removed and the new one delivered for $50. plus any price difference.

Protect your mattress with a cover. If there are any stains on the mattress, they will not exchange the mattress.

The Comfort Guarantee only applies if your purchase exceeds the following minimum purchase prices:

Mattress Size Price
King $849.99
Queen $549.99
Full $539.99
Twin XL $569.99
Twin $469.99
Any defects in materials or workmanship will be addressed under the manufacturer’s warranty.
Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Locations
• Memory Foam

• Innerspring

• Hybrid

• Sealy

• Stearns & Foster

• Serta

• TEMPUR-Pedic

Removal $49.99Set-up and removal of the old mattress is free with purchase over $499
Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

Big Lots

Big Lots is primarily a discount store that purchases seconds, merchandise that hasn’t sold elsewhere, and products from factories that went out of business which can affect the warranty.  Their mattresses can be helpful for the shopper on a tight budget.

Returns must be “in their original packaging and condition.” Any mattress that is delivered in a box cannot be put back in the box once it expands and will not meet this definition. Innerspring mattresses are delivered wrapped in plastic which is generally removed before use.

Contact their customer service department before returning a mattress that was delivered to you.

If your item was damaged or defective, the 20% re-stocking fee does not apply and they will cover return shipping.

Be sure to sign up for Big Rewards before you buy to earn in-store credit for your purchase.

20% restocking fee is charged on returns.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Hybrid

• Innerspring

•  Serta

• Zeopedic

• iCollection

$149 Flat Rate White Glove Delivery

Pick up in the store for free

figure big lost locations
Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Warranty varies by which mattress you buy: Between 1 – 20 years. Read the warranty before you buy.

Warranty covers manufactures defects (loose stitching, sagging as long as the base meets recommendations, and body impressions deeper than 1½ inches.

Sleep Comfort, Between the 30th and 90th day, you may exchange it for a one-time only replacement. It does not apply to bedding height, stains, soiling, or burns, abuse, or sheet fit.

There are more short (2-line) reviews “I enjoyed shopping at Bob’s; Person A was helpful and not pushy.” than most other companies. But interspersed between the fluff are reviews that speak of shoddy products with the basic premise that if your time is worth money, you’ll spend more in time than you’ll save in dollars shopping here. 1 – 3 hour waits when someone calls customer service to address a problem appear common.

If you buy, watch your delivery people, especially during assembly. There are reports of frames, including bunk beds, falling apart because they were not assembled properly.

Check your order for damage before you sign for delivery. Once you sign you lose rights to object if you find damage. Check first and save yourself from hassles and headaches.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Locations
Bob-O-PedicAll Private Label • Memory Foam

• Hybrid

• Innerspring

• Latex

3 delivery options

Bobtastic Delivery

$49.99 – 329.99

Value Delivery

$9.99 – $29.99(via mail)

Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

Costco

Costco is a membership warehouse. In order to shop at Costco, you must first purchase a membership which will cost between $60 – $120.

As far as mattress sales, Costco is a hybrid between a mattress store and a direct from the manufacturer online purchase. In fact, many of the mattresses brands available from Costco are also available directly from the manufacturer. We can’t think of a good reason to buy from a middleman when you can buy directly from the manufacturer.

They do not have a Sleep Night guarantee but they do have a liberal return policy so you can return the mattress to the store if you are not satisfied with your purchase within a reasonable time. That’s one reason customers tend to trust Costco.

One down side of buying a mattress at Costco is that they normally do not have the mattresses set-up so you can try them. The mattresses in the store are stood upright are on their side. You can feel them but not lay down on them. They have a brand, NovaForm, that is only available at Costco but the manufacturer, Sleep Innovations, also manufacturers brands sold exclusively at Walmart, Kohl’s, and Home Depot.

Like other stores (as opposed to manufacturers), it can be difficult to obtain comparison information about coil gauge, foam density, and the exact materials used in constructing the mattress when you shop at Costco. Ask questions and be persistent about getting this information before you buy. The durability of your mattress purchase requires quality materials. Use our check list. Also, you’ll want to know what the mattress is made of and whether there will be significant off-gassing.

The warranty from the manufacturer would cover defects in materials or workmanship.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
Costco sells Memory Foam, Latex, Hybrid, and Innerspring mattresses Pick up at the warehouse or have delivered by UPS.
 • Ghostbed by Nature’s Sleep

• Simmons Beautyrest

• Brentwood Home

• Blackstone

• Comfort Tech

• Stearns & Foster

• Tempur-Pedic

• Sleep Science

• Eight Sleep

• Sealy

• Spring Air

• Thomasville

• Novaform

• Broyhill

• Casper

Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

Denver Mattress Co.,Furniture Row

Denver mattress company is another type of hybrid. Denver Mattress is a manufacturer that also has physical, bricks and mortar stores. This model makes more sense to us because it allows potential customers to touch, feel, and lay down on mattresses. Although with some of the brands they sell, they are a middleman just like most furniture stores.

See the in-depth review of their mattresses on Best Mattress Reviews. We really like that they list important information that allows you to compare mattresses including (ILD) foam density, gauge of the steel used in their coils, and how many coils are used in the bed. This sets Denver Mattress Company apart from the brick and mortar Mattress Stores we’ve reviewed so far.

We also like that they are more than upfront about the importance of using the right type of foundation to avoid voiding your mattress warranty. We find it refreshing.

Read reviews. Many problems reported by customer reviews including charging restocking fees when an order is cancelled after it takes weeks longer to deliver than promised and failures to honor warranties.

They offer a 365-Day Better Sleep Guarantee that allows for a refund or exchange during the first 120 days. 120 – 240 days out, you’re eligible for a 75% credit toward a different mattress (no refunds after 120 days). During the final four months of the first year, a 50% credit toward a different mattress is available.

Some mattresses do not qualify for the comfort guarantee including any type of split king and Full XL.

Mattress Types and brands Carried Delivery Locations
• Memory Foam

• Innerspring

• Hybrid

• Latex

• Air bed

Delivery for the mattress I tested was $79

Removal of the old mattress may be available.

Not available if the old mattress has bed bugs.

• Denver Mattress

• Sterns & Foster

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• American National

• Green Choice

• Vispring

• Aireloom

• Purple

• Magniflex

Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial
Havertystwo satr Customers who report being unhappy with their new mattress immediately report that they are advised they have to sleep on the mattress for 30 days and later advised that they had to return the mattress during the first 3 days. During that 3-day window the customer is allowed to exchange or cancel the order. There is a restocking fee.

The website states there are absolutely no returns after 3 days.

The delivery fee will not be refunded if the mattress is returned. A 15% restocking fee will be charged for orders delivered by Fed Ex. Special orders require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Floor samples and clearance items do not get the benefit of the warranty.

Price matching policy does not apply to internet pricing.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Innerspring

• Hybrid

• Foam

• Pillow Top

• Gel

• Memory Foam

Skye by Havertys

• Sealy

• Serta

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Stearns & Foster

• Beautyrest

Delivery can be up to $199 for a single mattress
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IKEAthree star

IKEA’s regular 365-day return policy does not apply to mattress purchases. IKEA provides a 90-night sleep trial for an exchange only. Ikea is another hybrid because they also manufacture their own mattresses. If the mattress is dirty, stained, damaged or abused or you do not have your receipt, it may not be exchanged. The sleep trial is a one-time deal. You cannot exchange more than one mattress, so you only have two chances to get a mattress that is right for you.

If you cannot transport a mattress you want to return to the store yourself, IKEA can provide pick-up service for a fee.

Each IKEA mattress comes with a limited 25-year warranty. The warranty only covers specific aspects of the mattress. Springs are covered in innerspring mattresses, and the core foam is covered in foam and latex mattresses. That means that the upper level of the mattress, such as memory foam, aren’t covered under the warranty. There are additional limitations in the warranty that you may wish to read before you decide which mattress to purchase.

Expect it to take 3 – 4 days for your mattress to achieve its expected shape. Off-gassing is to be expected. Even though the warranty is for 25 years, the warranty document recommends replacing the mattress every eight years.

IKEA’s mattresses are their own brand manufactured in their own factories. Their prices range from $120 – $800 so they’re at the lower end of the mattress prices.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
•  Memory Foam

•  Latex

•  Innerspring

•  Hybrid

• HASVÅG

• ORGEDAL

• HAUGESUN

• HAUGSVÄR

• MATRAND

• HESSTUN

• MYRBACKA

• KNAPSTAD

• MEISTERVI

• HOLMSBU

• HUSVIKA

Delivery begins at $39; the price depends on the size and distance involved.

They will bring the items into your home. Assembly can be ordered through TaskRabbit.

Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial
JC Pennyone star There is no sleep trial and mattresses must be returned within 48 hours of delivery. Refunds require a receipt. Delivery fees are not refundable. There is a 15% restocking fee and an $85 pickup fee on mattress returns. You cannot return mattresses to a store yourself to avoid the $85 fee.

Unlike some furniture stores that require you to begin making payments on your credit account based on when the items are ordered, not when they are received, JC Penny doesn’t charge you until your order ships.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Innerspring

• Pillow Top

• Latex

• Hybrid

•  Sealy

• Serta

• Stearns & Foster

• Beautyrest

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Lucid

• Linenspa

• Wellsville

• Simmons

If you have the mattress delivered to the store and pick it up, shipping is free.

Shipping to your home varies from $24.99 to $150.

Free on purchases over $599.

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Mattress 1 Oneone star

Mattress 1 One advertises a sleep trial but the mattress cannot be returned, only exchanged for a mattress of equal or greater value. There is also a $129 charge to exchange and a $79.99 delivery fee on the new mattress.

Florida’s Attorney General investigated Mattress1One resulting in refunds to customers of over $94,000.

Mohanad Salem, the owner of Mattress 1 One according to the records in Florida disputed that his stores were responsible for all the complaints because some of the stores are owned by other family members under separate LLCs but the Attorney General combined the four LLCs in the settlement agreement. The settlement agreement included stores in Florida, USVI, and Texas. The 2015 agreement also required Mattress 1 One to establish an escrow account with an additional $100,000 to address future claims. A local law firm in Miami asks Mattress 1 One customers to let them know if they have encountered the same illegal practices. Complaints on trusted review sites indicate the practices are continuing.

If you cancel your order on the day it is to be delivered, you are charged a 20% fee for cancellation. If you do a special order, you cannot cancel it.

Once you accept delivery, you’re stuck and the driver has a vested interest in your accepting the delivery fast. Per Indeed, drivers are scheduled to work 12-hour shifts without overtime and must pay for problems out of their wages unless they can prove they didn’t cause it.

If you use the credit available in-store through renovate, the interest rate is $29.99%. If you can wait, don’t finance.

Mattress 1 One doesn’t provide a warranty on their products. They refer you to the manufacturer’s warranty.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Hybrid

• Individual Coils

• Innerspring

• Gel Memory Foam

•  Sealy

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Sleep Inc

.• Stearns & Foster

• Sleepalo

Free delivery on Mattresses that cost $799 or more.
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Mattress Land Sleep Fit™

Color me impressed. If you live near a Mattress Land Sleep Fit™ store, the potential to buy a mattress from a bricks and mortar location whose customers rave about the service (before and after the sale) and about the product. This is the first mattress store I’ve reviewed that didn’t make me want to take a shower when I finished reading the reviews. They apparently have a business model that eliminated the sleaze-factor. Upper management responds to reviews on sites they don’t control such as Yelp. They clearly want to make sure their customers are satisfied, as if they find it personally satisfying to please their customers. Most bricks and mortar mattress companies have horrible reviews with brief (2-line) positive reviews that always seem suspect to me. Mattress Land reviews seem authentic and they are overwhelmingly positive. Even many of the Glassdoor reviews from employees are more positive than usual employee reviews.

Their BedFIT™ diagnostic system evaluates your particular body on a test mattress that is scientifically designed to determine their unique pressure points and how to best support the sleeper’s muscular skeletal system. You are then provided with recommendations for beds that will provide the best scientifically determined mattress. The system was designed by nationally recognized sleep expert, Dr. Robert D. Oexman, who invented the bedFIT™ diagnostic process. The system must be used to qualify for the sleep night guarantee.

They will customize a mattress for couples with different sleep needs in order to provide each person with the right support.

There appear to be unaffiliated stores in other states with this name. We looked at Mattress Land in California, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington.

They provide a six-month comfort guarantee on beds over $699 but the website doesn’t state whether the guarantee allows returns or only allows an exchange.

If they didn’t charge $60 for inspections to determine if there is a manufacturer defect and a 20% restocking fee their rating would be higher.

14-models of private-label SleepFit manufactured in Mebane, NC

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Latex

• Memory Foam

• Hybrid

• Innerspring

• Eurotop

•Tempur-Pedic

• Kingsdown

• Stearns and Foster

• Sealy

• Sleep Fit™

• Technogel®

• Reverie

• Leggett & Platt

• Bed Gear

Free for mattresses over $999 in their local delivery area. Mattress Land
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Mattress Firm Sleepy’s

three star

Mattress Firm filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018 and re-emerged at the end of the year. Do not accept delivery if there is damage to the mattress, stains, or marks on it.

They provide a 120-night sleep trial. They ask you to sleep on the mattress for a minimum of 30 nights to adjust to the bed and will allow one return or exchange per purchase during the 120-day period. There is a delivery fee of at least $79.99 on exchanges. It may be higher in some markets. A restocking fee equal to 10% of the original mattress price (up to $250) will be charged except in Hawaii and on Tulo and Purple mattresses.

It is important to protect your mattress with a mattress cover because stained, unsanitary, or damaged mattresses will not be accepted for returns which is one reason not to ever accept delivery of a mattress that is stained or has marks on it. You’ll have to buy their expensive mattress protector to protect your warranty. Leave the tags on the mattress as removal can void the sleep trial. Mattresses that are on clearance, exchanges, or floor models are not included in the sleep trial.

Like many furniture companies I reviewed, Mattress Firm customers have to pay a third party to inspect the mattress if they want to use their warranty. Third party reviewers, like Mattress Marshals in Florida, use a process that will not detect defects in certain types of mattresses, such as pillow top mattresses because the test is done without exerting any pressure on the mattress.

Then there is the odor issue. There’s off gassing and then there is toxic mold. An Illinois woman who purchased a Beautyrest mattress ended up in the hospital with breathing difficulties that were linked to toxic mold in the new mattress she purchased from Mattress Firm that smelled moldy when it was delivered.

Many of the complaints and reviews about mattress stores, including but not limited to Mattress Firm, have a pattern of rejecting warranty claims, being unresponsive to customer complaints, being difficult to reach (phone systems that take hours to get through, have loops, or repeatedly hang up after long waits). There is a class action lawsuit against both Mattress Firm and Sealy for this practice in Kansas. The BBB in Texas has warning that they’ve noticed a pattern of complaints from Mattress Firm customers.

On occasion, but not often, public complaints were responded to by staff and encouraged to email SocialCare@mattressfirm.com for assistance. If you’re having a problem, perhaps they can help. Provide them with your name, order number, phone number, email address, and the best time for them to reach out to you.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Innerspring

• Encased Coil

• Hybrid

• Gel Memory foam

• Pillow Top

• Pocketed Coil

 • Beautyrest

• Dreambed Lux

• Eclipse

• Hampton & Rhodes

• Purple

• Serta

• Sleepy’s

• Tulo

• Chattam & Wells

• Intellibed

• 5 Little Monkeys

Next Day $$79.99

Delivery on some products is free

White Glove and Red Carpet service include set up

 

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Mattress Warehouse

two satr

Sleep Outfitters

Mattress Kingtwo satr

Mattress Warehouse filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2019.

Mattress Warehouse is only a 2-star rating because you’re out a lot of money if the mattress doesn’t work for you. If you have a problem that is covered by the warranty, there is a $100 charge to exchange for a new mattress.

I wouldn’t trust the reviews as at least one customer stated in their review that they were offered a discount on their purchase if they left a 5-star review. I’ve suspected several of the mattress companies of doing something like this because some of them have an unusual number of gushy 2-line reviews. This is the only one where someone posted this in their review.

If you change your mind, you only have 24 hours to cancel without penalty. Your 24-hours begins at the time of purchase—not when you receive the mattress. They allow you to cancel your order for a full refund or credit if they don’t provide an actual or estimated delivery date within two weeks except in situations when the manufacturer or supplier will not allow Mattress Warehouse to cancel the order. If you decide to do business with them, ask for assurance in writing that the mattress you order can be cancelled or you’ll be stuck even if there are unreasonable delays involved in delivering your mattress.

If you are not home to accept delivery when it is scheduled, you may be charged a second delivery fee. They are not obligated to provide a delivery window, so you may need to be available at home the entire day when delivery is scheduled.

If you exchange a mattress for a less expensive one, they will not refund the difference.

The delivery fee does not include removal of your old mattress or set-up of your new bed.

If an order is cancelled after it is shipped, the customer must pay for both shipping and a 20% handling fee.

There are bad reviews from warehouse employees and some sales employees on Indeed

Refunds on cancelations can take time (weeks) to process based on multiple complaints. Refunds can take up to 30 days to process (per their website).

The warranty does not cover stitching on the cover. Check it before you accept delivery!

On occasion, but not often, public complaints were responded to by staff and encouraged to email mw_cares@sleephappens.com for assistance.

A mattress protector is required to preserve your warranty. In one case they sold a mattress protector for a much deeper mattress that was more expensive than what the customer needed and wouldn’t exchange it after the customer discovered it. The dimensions of the mattress weren’t noted on the receipt, so the customer didn’t know the dimensions of the mattress they were purchasing until the mattress was delivered.

You are required to buy a mattress protector from Mattress Warehouse or one of their affiliates, Sleep Outfitters or Mattress King at the same time you purchase your mattress. A mattress protector for a California King mattress purchased from Sleep Outfitters runs $79.99 – 219.99 compared to $24.99 for a Utopia Bedding Waterproof Bamboo Mattress Protector – Hypoallergenic Fitted Mattress Cover with breathable Cool Flow Technology. If you do not buy a mattress protector from Mattress Warehouse, you are not entitled to the 120-night comfort promise.

Clearance sales are final.

They direct you to a sales associate for information about Comfort Exchanges. The policies are not posted for comparison or review.

Check online pricing. In one case a customer checked the online pricing after purchasing a mattress in the store for $1,399 and found the same mattress and box spring on their website for $999. When she complained, Mattress Warehouse responded that they sometimes offer online discounts online that are not available in the store.

When I tried to review their online prices and mattresses their website redirected me to sleepoutfitters.com

Note that elsewhere on their website, they state the Comfort Exchange timeframe is 100 days. Get it in writing if you buy a mattress from Mattress Warehouse.

If you buy the mattress protector and want to exercise your one-time opportunity to exchange the mattress you purchase during the first 120-days, after sleeping on the mattress for a minimum of 30 nights, you’ll pay a $249 exchange fee for the privilege.

If you received any free gifts with your purchase of the original mattress (i.e. pillows, base, foundation, etc.), you will be required to pay the store the full retail amount for those items.

The re-delivery fee for the exchanged mattress is $79.99. If there is a price difference, you will have to pay the difference.

The mattress protector is not returnable. The comfort guarantee is not valid on floor models and specialty sizes such as California King and Split California King are not eligible for the comfort night promise.

Special orders require a 50% nonrefundable deposit.

Mattress Warehouse will help customers who can’t use credit by allowing them to layaway a mattress with a 10% nonrefundable deposit and their agreement to a monthly payment schedule that will pay the mattress in full within six months. There are no refunds on cancelled layaways and if no payments are paid for a 60-day period, the layaway will be cancelled, and the customer will receive a credit on their account that must be used within 1-year. If the item on layaway is discontinued, it would no longer be eligible for the warranty and the store can substitute a different product of equal value.

The store does not warrant the products it sells. You have the right to see the warranty from the manufacturer before you purchase and we strongly suggest you read it thoroughly.

The online documentation for the 100-night comfort guarantee differs from the documentation for the 120-night comfort guarantee. They state you will receive a credit of 100% of the purchase price toward a new mattress, pay a standard delivery fee plus an additional $14.99 per item removal fee. So, for example, if you originally purchased a bed, two pillows and a frame, you would have to pay $59.96 ($14.99 x 4) removal fee. Additionally, the Law Tag must be attached to the original mattress. The mattress must be in pristine condition, free of tears, burns, stains, and clean.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Innerspring

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Stearns & Foster

• Sealy

In area $99

Expanded area – purchase over $500

$199

Expanded area Under $500 purchase

$299

TEMPUR-Pedic FREE                   Online orders FREE

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Nebraska Furniture Martone star

During the economic downturn, NFM aggressively sued people who were behind on their payments and then emptied the customer’s bank account without notice. If you are notified of a suit, hire an attorney. If you can’t hire an attorney, at least show up for the hearing. They also aggressively pursued wage garnishments of up to 25%. During the same time, they used a legal maneuver that allowed the company to hire people to enter customer’s homes and confiscate furniture including crib mattresses, even when the items were partially paid for. Excuse me while I toss my cookies.

To me, this seems aggressive and punitive because the cost/benefit of pursuing this strategy doesn’t work from a business perspective.

“As a practical matter, I have rarely if ever, seen a furniture store repossess their collateral. It is of very limited value and not worth the expense to them.” – Attorney Gary Alan Carnal

In 2013, a court case in Nebraska brings to light a Nebraska Furniture Mart policy to include in its purchase contract the following statement:

“Pricing or mathematical errors are subject to revision by NFM upon written notice to Buyer.” This means they can quote the wrong price and, after the customer places the order, modify the price. The price modification is not subject to the customer’s agreement and the customer is not given an opportunity to reject the change. In that case, NFM made an error in calculating the price of over $3,000. When the customer didn’t agree to the increased price, NFM refunded their money despite there being a valid contract to sell the customer the furniture at the previously agreed on price. The Appeals court overturned the lower court ruling, deeming that the customer had a contract that NFM was contractually bound to honor.

In another case, a Kansas customer who filed bankruptcy after her business failed was accused of fraud by NFM because $109.99 of her purchases on an account balance of over $5,000 were for her business. The court found in the customer’s favor. This simply points out how aggressive NFM is in using the courts to punish debtors who fall upon hard times.

120-night comfort guarantee. Use a mattress pad and leave the law tag on. You must sleep on the mattress for 30 nights before you can exchange it. If you exchange the mattress, you will be charged a $69.99 restock fee. You’ll be responsible for transporting the mattress you are returning and delivery of the new mattress yourself or paying for the service. If your mattress is a box spring, you will be charged a 25% restock fee on the price of the box and shipping charges. If delivery on the original mattress was free, you will be charged the fee if you exchange the mattress and you are not eligible for free delivery on the exchange.

If you do not buy the mattress protection pad from NFM at the same time you buy the mattress, the mattress sale will be final, and you will not have a comfort guarantee. Their mattress toppers sell for $149.99 – $279.99 compared to $52.99 for a Safe Rest Premium Zippered Mattress Encasement – Lab Tested Bed Bug Proof, Dust Mite and Waterproof – Breathable, Noiseless and Vinyl Free on Amazon. NFM’s mattress pads are not refundable. If you change your mind about the mattress before delivery, you still cannot return the mattress protector.

You must leave the Law Label (the one that says “Do not remove under penalty of law”) on the mattress.

Special orders are assessed at least 25% of the fee as a nonrefundable deposit.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Gel Foam

• Innerspring

• Beautyrest

• Serta

• Sealy

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Obedco (bed-in-a-box)

Varies
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Pottery Barn

one starPottery Barn from online Manufacturers

West ElmWilliams and Sonoma

Pottery Barn sells Leesa and Sapira, both of which are available directly from the manufacturer’s online website for the same price. Pottery Barn’s website is more restrictive than Leesa’s site. Pottery Barn’s site states “Sapira Mattreses require the use of the Leesa Foundation for any non-platform bed base.” Sapira’s website indicates you can use “The Leesa Foundation or a solid platform, a solid box spring/foundation, a Bunkie board on a traditional box spring, or a slatted base.” I was able to order the Leesa mattress for the same price that was on Pottery Barn’s site on the manufacturer’s site and get a free pillow ($75 value).

Both Leesa and Sapira come with the easy return policies the manufacturer offers including a 100-night free trial (including free shipping and free returns).

However, the Westin Heavenly® and Robin mattresses doesn’t offer a sleep trial and fall under the list of items that may not be returned at Pottery Barn. If you think you’ve already tried the Westin Heavenly® when you slept at a Westin, check the online reviews. There are many customers who bought one thinking they would enjoy it as much as the mattresses they were familiar with from their stays at Westin who were disappointed. Without a sleep trial, I wouldn’t risk it.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Innerspring

• Gel Foam

• Hybrid

• Leesa

• Sapira

• Robin

• Beautyrest

•Naturepedic®

• Westin Heavenly

Varies based on which mattress you purchase.
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Raymour & Flaniganone star

Raymour & Flanigan if you Buy a Comfort Guarantee

If you exchange your mattress, your exchange will be based on the regular price (not the sales price) of the mattress you are exchanging to. If there is a price difference, you will have to pay the difference. If the new mattress is less than the old, you will not receive a refund of the difference.

If you have a manufacturers warranty and the model you purchased has been discontinued or improved, you cannot do an even exchange.

They offer a 45-day comfort guarantee if you purchase the additional Platinum Protection Plan and you keep the mattress for at least 30 days. You may only exchange the mattress one time. The Law Tag must remain on the mattress and the mattress must be kept in sanitary condition, free of dirt, tears, burns, and stains.

If you decide to exchange your mattress, you will have to pay the delivery fee for the original delivery of the mattress even if you originally enjoyed free delivery and you will have to pay for delivery of the new mattress.

Purchase of the Platinum Protection plan includes a mattress protector which must be used to keep the comfort exchange guarantee active. If the mattress protector is stained, you must wash it immediately. If the stain goes through to the mattress, they will replace the mattress one time only. You will not be able to purchase platinum protection for the new mattress.

They keep a significant investment in their in-stock inventory which helps them deliver without as many delays as other manufacturers.

Check online reviews before you buy. There are many similar reports relating to the delivered items being different from the one selected in the show room, bed bugs in new furniture, and difficulties with the warranty coverage. At a minimum, read Customer Reviews for the specific store you plan to shop on the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, and Yelp before you shop.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Pillowtop

• Innerspring

• Hybrid

• Beautyrest

• Serta

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Stearns & Foster

• Sealy

• Bellanest

• Aireloom

• King Koil

• Restonic

Free delivery on purchases over $500.
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Rooms-to-goone star

Read their policies carefully. Buy at your own risk.

You will not have an opportunity to examine the mattress. Your sale may not be cancelled after the mattress is loaded on the truck for delivery. At that point, if you refuse delivery, it will be treated as a return and you will only be able to recoup 80% of the purchase price.

Returns of internet orders are only permitted within 48 hours of delivery and only if the merchandise is not as expected. The delivery charge will not be refunded and a restocking fee equal to the delivery fee will be charged. Once the merchandise has been returned, the refund can take up to ten days to process.

Returns of items purchased in the showroom are not allowed. You may not cancel the sale after delivery. You may cancel the order within 48 hours of the time you purchase it for a full refund. If you cancel more than 48 hours after you order the items, it will be treated as a return even if it was never delivered to you. Your refund will be limited to 80% of the purchase price.

They do not offer a comfort period. They do “accommodate” customers who complain to Better Business Bureau if they pay a $99 fee to dispose of the mattress they want to return.

Check online reviews before you buy. At a minimum, read Customer Reviews for the specific store you plan to shop on the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, Complaints Board, and Yelp before you shop.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Gel Foam

• Latex

• Memory Foam

• Innerspring

• Beautyrest

• Beds-To-Go

• Kingsdown

• Sealy

• Serta

• Stearns & Foster

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Therapedic

• BeautySleep

• Nature’s Spa

Varies by location and size of order
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Sam’s Club

Although Sam’s Club doesn’t promote a sleep trial, they do offer a 100% member merchandise satisfaction guarantee that doesn’t list mattresses as an exception or limit the ability to return mattresses to a set period of time.

To buy a mattress at Sam’s Club you have to buy a membership which will cost you between $45 – $100 depending on the type of membership you choose.

If you pay for delivery, you will not be reimbursed for those charges if you return your mattress unless the mattress was damaged during shipping or the wrong item was sent.

Sam’s Club encourages the use of GoShare for delivery of large items. The minimum charge is $39.99 and the cost is .99¢ per minute so just under $60. an hour. GoShare is like an Uber for delivering large items.

Sam’s Club sells the Purple Mattress. I checked out the deal directly from the manufacturer. Today, you could order the Queen Purple Mattress and a free pillow for $999 with free shipping and a 100-night sleep trial with free returns on the Purple website. At Sam’s Club you could order the same mattress with a free pillow and mattress protector for $1,019 (on sale from $1,156). Shipping was free but there is no indication that return shipping is free.

They also sell the Zinus Green Tea mattress, another bed-in-a-box available directly from the manufacturer. Although you should check both Sam’s Club and the manufacturer website for the best deal, when I checked the Sam’s Club deal was better because it included the base and mattress for just slightly more than the mattress by itself was on the manufacturer’s website but you have to pay for delivery which evens it out.

Sam’s Refund policy states you must return the product with all the contents including boxes, manuals, warranty cards, etc. and any promotional gifts so hang onto the packaging until you’re sure you’re going to keep the mattress.

Sam’s club does state that some products have different policies but doesn’t specify any for mattresses.

Unlike every other bricks and mortar store I’ve reviewed, I just wasn’t finding any bad reviews about mattresses from Sam’s. There were a few delivery issues but no nightmares where someone is stuck with a mattress that hurts to sleep on. In some cases, their deals were better than the manufacturer website. I would be willing to give Sam’s a try, especially if I was ordering a Purple or a Zinus mattress.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Innerspring

• Memory Foam

• Hybrids

• Air beds

• Gel Foam

• Beautyrest

• Serta

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Zinus

• Purple

Based on time, .99¢ per minute;

can pick up yourself at the store;

some mattresses ship free from the manufacturer.

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Searsthree starSears HomeTown StoreAshley Furniture HomeStore

Sears is currently in bankruptcy. During the past 24 hours, Lampert’s hedge fund, ESL, won a bid that may allow Sears to survive a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but it will be months before we know the final decision. That means purchases from Sears will have an uncertain status on returns for a while.

Sears sells mattresses through both its regular and Sears Home Town stores. There are many complaints from people who exchanged their first mattress and found the new mattress even worse than the first one. You are only allowed one exchange.

Many of those complaints are from before Sears changed their return policy for mattresses to a 180-night comfort period. The return policy at their HomeTown stores remains 30-days. The policy allows for a one-time return or exchange. If the second mattress doesn’t meet your expectations, you may not return it. You will be out the 15% restocking fee if you return or exchange your original mattress if it is legal in your state. If the mattress is soiled, infested, damaged, stained, or missing the law tags it may not be returned or exchanged.

If your mattress purchase is a special order, be aware that canceling more than 24-hours after you make the purchase will require a 15% order cancellation fee.

Store Sleep Comfort Period Restocking Fee
Sears 180 Nights Must wait 30 days to return 15%
Sears HomeTown Store 30 Nights 15%
Sears may charge you a pick-up fee to pick up the mattress you are returning or exchanging. If you exchange the mattress for a new one that is more expensive, you must pay the price difference and your new mattress will not have a comfort guarantee.

If the mattress is damaged or stained when they are delivered, you have three days to notify Sears.

Delivery costs will not be refunded if you return a mattress.

If you purchase an item that is damaged when you receive it, Sears may, at their discretion, choose to repair it instead of replacing it.

Like other furniture stores that discount floor models and clearance sales, mattresses purchased at Sears that were display mattresses are sold AS IS. They are not covered by a warranty and may not be returned or exchanged, they do not include a comfort guarantee. The purchase is final so you assume all risks.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Air Mattress

• Hybrid

• Innerspring

• Memory Foam

• Waterbed

• Sealy

• Serta

• Beautyrest

• Stearns & Foster

• TEMPUR-Pedic

• Serta iComfort

• Brittany Organic

• Spectra

• Fortnight

Varies
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Sit ‘n SleepAshley Furniture HomeStore

Although Sit ‘n Sleep is only located in Southern California, they have a profusion of stores that blanket that densely populated area.

They offer a 60-night sleep trial which is better than many brick and mortar stores but not better than most mattress manufactures who sell direct to the public through their websites. Their website amuses me because they say wrote “it generally takes 8 – 10 weeks to properly break in a new mattress” yet their sleep guarantee is only 8½ weeks. I’m not sure if they think customers can’t do math or if they can’t see the contradiction in offering an 8½ week sleep trial while stating it generally takes 8 – 10 weeks to properly break in a new mattress.

You must wait 30 days to return a mattress even if you hate it the first night and wake up in pain. They did allow one customer to return it sooner if they got a doctor’s note about their back pain.

They won’t charge you more than $500 for their 20% restocking fee even if your mattress was more than $2,500.

If you buy a mattress that is discounted because it was a closeout, clearance, or floor sample, you don’t get a sleep trial or warranty protection.

This is another company that refuses to honor the warranty on defective mattresses if there are smudges, stains, or other marks on the mattress even if they have nothing to do with the defect.

In one case, they refused to accept the return of a mattress that was approved as defective because the delivery person who picked it up to load it on the truck had dirty hands that put a smudge on the mattress.

The pattern of the online reviews makes me believe customers receive some type of benefit for posting 5-star reviews that mention their salesperson by name.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Memory Foam

• Foam Mattress

• Innerspring

• Hybrid

• Euro Top

• Aireloom

• Beauty Sleep

• Beautyrest

• Corsicana

• FiveStar

• King Koil

• Primo Intl.

• Sealy

• Serta

• Sherwood

• Sit ‘n Sleep

• Technogel

• TEMPUR-Pedic

FREE delivery if the mattress is $399 or more

The old mattress is removed free (see bed bug warning later in this article)

Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

Sleep Number/Select Comfort

Sleep Number beds have technology that allows you to increase or decrease the firmness and both sides of the mattress can be increased or decreased separately so sleep partners who prefer different types of beds can adjust their firmness levels independently. This is a great idea, but a high-tech bed can come with high-tech problems with remotes not working and air chambers that deflate for no reason. Service calls can be expensive ($200).

It used to be that Sleep Number was the only option other than two twin mattresses used to form a King bed that would allow sleepers to enjoy different firmness levels. That’s no longer true. Several of the mattress manufacturers who sell online have options that allow you to customize each side of the bed without going high-tech.

The 25-year warranty is pro-rated after the first two years.

A 100-night in-home trial period is offered for most of the Sleep Number beds. The it™ bed has a 30 night in-home trial. If you decide to return the bed, the delivery cost will not be refunded and there is a cost to return the mattress. Returns must be authorized before they are returned. All gifts with purchase must also be returned or their full retail value will be deducted from the refund.

If you chose to purchase a Sleep Number® bed that is a final sale it will not have a sleep trial and the sale is final.

Sleep Number requires the customer to sign an Alternative Dispute Resolution agreement in which they give up their rights to a jury trial, bench trial, or class action trial to settle disputes.

While most of their beds have a 25-year limited warranty, some have a 2-year limited warranty so make sure you understand the warranty for your specific bed.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
Air Mattress • Sleep Number

• FlexFit™

• Sleep IQ

$99 – $229 (varies by type)

Returns $200

Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

The Original Mattress Company

The Original Mattress Factory

The Original Mattress Company is a hybrid between a mattress manufacturer and a furniture store. The store is the same company that manufacturers the mattress so there is no middle man but there are the increased costs of stores. The benefit is that you can try the mattress in the store but trying a mattress in a store is not a good way to identify the right mattress for you.

That’s why they offer a one-year period where you can exchange if the new mattress isn’t comfortable. If you exercise this right, you will be charged 25% of the price of the lower cost mattress to exchange. Plus new delivery fee for the new mattress and a delivery fee to pick up the exchanged mattress.

When compared to the absolutely free exchanges offered by manufacturers who only sell online, this isn’t a very good deal.

Waterproof mattress protector required for exchanges.

They do not accept returns on any mattress. Only exchanges.

All mattresses have a warranty. The warranty may be pro-rated. If you are granted a new mattress under the warranty because your mattress is defective, you may be required to pay a new delivery fee.

They have a large number of positive reviews, probably because they have an ongoing Sweepstakes on their website that requires customers and visitors to their store to complete it in the hope of winning a $500 certificate.

Check online reviews before you buy. At a minimum, read Customer Reviews for the specific store you plan to shop on the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, Complaints Board, and Yelp before you shop.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Delivery Notes
• Innerspring

• Foam

• Two-sided

• Pillow Top

Original Mattress Factory $49 – $89
Store Customer Relations, Return Policy, Warranty, and Sleep Trial

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Walmart has a 90-day customer satisfaction policy; mattresses are not listed as excluded products (except airbeds). However, this is a misleading policy because hidden in a FAQ deeper in the website I found this statement:

“Mattresses – return within 90 days in the original, unopened packaging may be returned to a store or you may contact Customer Care to discuss your return request.”

After getting on a chat with a Walmart employee who kept telling me that if the mattress package was opened “I could keep it” I finally got him to say, “You can’t return a mattress once it is removed from the package.”

That means there is no sleep trial if you buy from Walmart. In other words, buy at your own risk.

The only reason I gave Walmart two stars instead of one is they are a good place to go if you need a cheap mattress quickly, such as when you have a temporary issue. For example, some people have been stranded without a mattress temporarily because their new mattress was damaged but the delivery crew drug their old mattress through the mud, or they gave away their old mattress to make room for the new one and when it arrived, or, if you have a new mattress you plan to exchange that you have to wait 30 days or longer to exchange because it hurts your back, or there was a problem and they refused delivery.

If you have a temporary need, the low-priced mattresses at Walmart may help you get through until you resolve the issue. Since sleep is so important, I’d be happy to spend $100 to have a bed if there was an unexpected situation that left me without a mattress.

Since no returns or exchanges are allowed, the higher the price, the lower the rating for a specific mattress from Walmart.

I compared one of the beds-in-a-box offered by Walmart to the same mattress at the manufacturer’s website and on Amazon. Amazon had the least expensive price. For the Lucid 12” Memory Foam, the mattress manufacturer offers a 30-day sleep trial when you purchase from the manufacturer. Although Amazon and Walmart offer the mattress for a slightly lower price, I wouldn’t give up the opportunity to try it in my home for the small difference.

Most of Walmart’s mattresses are inexpensive. I didn’t find any that were $1,000 and many of them were in the $100 – $300 range. I wouldn’t expect them to last a long time.

Airbeds may only be returned for another airbed if they are opened, even if the product is defective. Returns are only allowed during the first 15 days on airbeds.

There were some bad reviews but it’s difficult to find mattress reviews because reviews on all the products Walmart sells are jumbled together.

If I was looking for an inexpensive mattress for a temporary period of time I might consider a Walmart mattress but I would be inclined to look elsewhere simply because there’s no recourse if I hate it.

Mattress Types Brands Carried Notes
• Gel Foam

• Hybrid

• Innerspring

• Memory Foam

• Specialty

• Latex Foam

• Pillow Top

• EuroTop

• Futon

• Air Beds

• Water Beds

• Sealy

• Spa Sensations

• Zinus

• LUCID

• Beautyrest

• Mainstays

• Signature Sleep

• Simmons

• Slumber 1

• Hotel Style

• Better Homes & Gardens

• Linenspa

• Alwyn Home

• Modern Sleep

• GranRest

• BioPEDIC®

• Signature Design by Ashley

• Living and More

• Dorel

Pick-up at the store is often free shipping.

Spend time educating yourself before you shop for a mattress

Remember: mattress sales in stores pay the sales person a commission. Their income is dependent upon you buying a mattress. They are not unbiased. If you don’t buy a mattress, they don’t make a living. The pressure experienced while buying a mattress from a commissioned salesperson can feel a lot like buying a used car. It’s not comfortable. Researchers have found that laying on a mattress in a store doesn’t result in a good mattress purchase.

Caution: Things to watch out for in Brick and Mortar Mattress Stores

I’ve read thousands of stories written by people who bought a mattress at a furniture, department, or mattress store who were unhappy and even some who were distraught about the way they were treated after the sale. I don’t want you to experience what those people went through—all they wanted was a comfortable mattress.

Caution: Trying a Mattress in a Store doesn’t Replicate the experience of Sleeping on the Mattress

Sleep researchers found that mattresses that lead to less movement during the night improve sleep quality. They then had study participants choose a mattress in a mattress showroom. They found that:

“When allowed to test mattresses in a typical showroom experience, individuals choose a mattress that does not minimize overnight motion and maximize perceived sleep quality.”[1]

In other words, laying on the mattress in a store did not optimize the choices people made about which mattress to purchase.

The researchers used an actigraphy to track the actual sleep quality individuals experienced on their chosen mattress versus other mattresses. They also compared the results of actigraphy (a device that studies movement during the time someone is in bed) and the sleepers own reported sleep results. They found that the sleepers’ reports about their quality of sleep and the results of actigraphy were consistent.

Less nighttime movement led to reporting better sleep quality. If you have a home trial, you can use actigraphy that is available for home use on a number of devices including the Apple Watch, FitBit, Garmin vívofit 2 Activity Tracker, Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Fitness Tracker, and even the inexpensive Mi Band to scientifically measure the quality of sleep you experience on the mattress. You miss this opportunity if you don’t have a free sleep trial. With the liberal return policies and free shipping options, provided by direct manufacturer sites you’ll be able to identify a mattress that you know is good for your health.

Even if you don’t use a fitness tracker to scientifically test the quality of your sleep, the researchers found that keeping a journal about the perceived quality of sleep was accurate when compared to the results of the actigraphy data.

None of these methods are available when you lay on a mattress in a store. Because many stores charge for delivery and make returns difficult, trying a mattress bought online provides your best opportunity to test the mattress under real sleeping conditions without a hassle. We’ve already researched most of the mattresses for you and the chart at the beginning of this article describes the current sleep trial for dozens of mattresses. Choosing a great mattress, the first time, is less of a hassle than going through several sleep trials.

Make sure you have a sleep comfort guarantee. Ideally, you’ll be able to get a refund, not just an exchange.

Read the warranty before you buy

Read the warranty before you buy

Some mattress and furniture stores do not offer refunds or exchanges. No refunds or exchanges at all!

Most mattress and furniture stores only allow you to do an exchange and won’t give you a refund. Once you give them money, don’t expect a refund. Only two of the 27 companies I reviewed would give you a full refund.

Some stores that only allow an exchange:

Only allow you to exchange for a mattress that costs as much or more than the one you don’t like ;

Only allow you to exchange one time. If the second one doesn’t work well for you, too bad.

Some stores change the terms of the warranty or void the warranty if you buy:

A mattress that is on sale

A mattress that is on clearance

A discontinued mattress

A floor model mattress

Dishonor the warranty because the customer’s base or bed frame wasn’t a recommended type. The customers who were upset about this mentioned that the sales person knew the way their bed would be set-up and didn’t tell them the warranty would be void if they used the type of frame or box springs they were planning to use. Online purchasers can see right on the website what types of support the mattress needs. I understand that customers who shop in brick and mortar stores expect to be told things that will help them. Isn’t that one of the points of shopping in person?

If there is a return privilege, it may not include the base. The mattress and frame may have different rules. Read the contract for each one.

In one case, the customer bought one of the more expensive brands when it was on clearance. She was advised her warranty would only be 10 years; not 25. Three years later she was told she had to pay the difference between the regular and clearance price, or the warranty wouldn’t be honored. Who would pay more than $1,000 more to exercise a warranty on a 3-year old bed that is failing?

At least one company asks you to have an independent photographer come to your house to take photographs for just $80 instead of accepting pictures taken by the owner of the mattress.

In another complaint the customer reported that the store manager agreed the mattress should be returned but the mattress store had no control over the warranty. Remember, the furniture store is a middle man.

If you exchange your mattress you may have to pay delivery charges again.

In one case, the discount price increased if the mattress wasn’t paid in full within 90 days.

Restocking fees up to 25% are charged when you exercise an exchange or return a mattress.

Ask if they require you to pay for a mattress inspector if you need to file a claim under the warranty.

  • The cost can be almost $100
  • Some of them require you to be home the entire day waiting for them because they do not provide a window when they will arrive
  • Some attorneys are looking for claimants for a class action suit as a result of this practice. If they are successful, the practice may change, or it may be disclosed in the original contract.

Don’t rely on a price match guarantee!

Photograph the Mattress You Purchase in the Store

Complaints are full of customers who believe they received a different bed than the one in the showroom. The typical response is that it feels different because so many people have laid on it. Protect yourself against bait and switch with pictures of the mattress and the Law Tag.

Clearance Mattresses, Floor Models, and Discontinued Mattresses

All sales are final! Check all sides of the mattress in the store before you sign the contract. Take photographs to ensure the mattress is delivered in the same condition it is in when you purchase it.

Sleep Trials and Warranties are VOID on clearance mattresses, floor models, and discontinued mattresses. If the sales person tells you otherwise, get it in writing signed by the store manager (not just the sales person). Sales people do not have the authority to approve changes to the warranty. Get the manager’s business card. If possible, record the conversation and keep the recording.

Apples to Apples Comparisons

If you want to compare mattresses the right way, you have to compare the features that matter the most. You can download our checklist to help you compare various mattresses. Insert link to printable chart to record important aspects of mattresses compared It’s a useful checklist whether you’re shopping at a mattress store or online. It includes:

Sleep Comfort Guarantee (Sleep Trial)

  • Returns allowed
  • Exchanges allowed
  • Duration
  • Restocking fees
  • Delivery fees and increases
  • Require mattress protector
  • Required wait time

Quality of coils

  • Coil count
  • Coil gauge
  • Material coils are made from
  • Type of coil
Core Foam

  • ILD Weight (important for durability)
  • Depth of Core Foam

 Weight of other foam layers

 Depth of other foam layers

 Warranty

  • Length
  • Pro-rated?
  • Limited?
  • Mattress Inspectors?
  •  Cost of Mattress Inspectors?
  • Fee to exchange defective mattress?
Air Flow – Sleep Coolness

  • Gel infused
  • Convoluted
  • Copper

 Delivery

  • Cost
  • Set-up?
  • How big are delivery windows?
  • Saturday deliveries?
  • On time delivery stats for store
  • Are delivery driver’s paid per delivery or by the hour?

You’ll also want to ask the mattress or furniture store to explain the following:

  1. Does the store charge restocking fees on exchanges or returns?
  2. How long do you have to cancel without penalty?
  3. Are there fees associated with deliveries if the mattress is defective?
  4. If you exchange for a less expensive mattress, can you be refunded the difference?
  5. Will you be allowed to exchange based on a sale price of the new mattress or only full retail price?
  6. Will your full order be delivered at the same time or will you have to take off work to wait for the delivery driver multiple times?

Don’t Trust Better Business Bureau Ratings – Dig Deeper

Why you won’t find BBB Ratings in this article 

There are several reasons you won’t find BBB ratings in this article.

BBB rates individual stores. Some mattress stores have over 300 separate stores. I began researching the ratings with the intention of providing you with the range for the store. But after digging deeper and reading hundreds of customer complaints and the way they were resolved, my view of the usefulness of a BBB rating changed. Many stores were rated A+ but that seems to mean the store responded to every complaint. It doesn’t mean they responded by doing the right thing. We saw stores with an A+ BBB rating that:bbb rating

  • Seemed to have a lot of complaints. Some stores with an A+ BBB rating had a lot of complaints.
  • Didn’t resolve complaints in a way that seemed satisfactory to us (meaning the way I would want to be treated. Some stores didn’t seem to try to help the customer even when it appeared the store had made a mistake or that their salesperson misrepresented the product.
  • Stores rated 1-starone star by customers could have an A+ BBB rating. Look at the example with an A+ and a 1.25 out of 5 on customer reviews. After repeatedly seeing mattress and furniture stores with good BBB ratings and poor customer reviews, I felt that just showing the BBB Rating was misleading.

The only way for a potential customer to get an accurate idea of how a specific store treats its customers after the sale is for them to go to the BBB website before they make a purchase. Honestly, after reading so many complaints about the lack of service after the sale, harsh return policies, and rude delivery arrangements, I don’t think I’ll ever buy another mattress from a store. Mattresses sold by the manufacturer save money by not having a building and employees who work for commission, so they can afford to sell for less and stand behind their product.

Looking a store up on the Better Business Bureau is easy. All you need is the store name and location. https://www.bbb.org/

At a minimum, look at the customer reviews on the BBB site as well as the consumer affairs site and Yelp before you shop at a mattress or furniture store.

After the Sale–Take Precautions

  1. Do not get rid of your existing mattress until you know you like your new mattress.
  2. Do not allow them to remove your old mattress until your new mattress is in place and satisfactory.
  3. Don’t trust the delivery date they give you. Some people ended up without a bed because they got rid of their mattress the day their new one was supposed to be delivered and then delivery was:
    • Delayed
    • The wrong item
    • Damaged
    • Never showed
    • Told at the last minute that the item is out of stock
  4. Sometimes they change the delivery date and show up without notice because no one calls to let the customer know the date changed.
  5. The mattress stores blame the manufacturer when delivery dates are delayed. When you buy online, you are dealing directly with the manufacturer. Most online mattress companies deliver anywhere in the continental United States within a week. Many people receive their new mattress within two days.
  6. In one case, the new bed was made wrong and didn’t fit on the frame, but the delivery crew had drug the old mattress in the mud when they crossed the yard so they couldn’t use it either.

During Delivery

Have a back-up plan

Things can and do go wrong with delivery. Don’t back yourself into a corner by having nowhere else to sleep if you want to refuse delivery for any reason.

This is also important for off-gassing. People who are sensitive to off-gassing can’t sleep on some new mattresses for up to a week. Some mattresses suggest waiting 48-hours to use them after they are unwrapped.

There are many ways to make a mistake during delivery. These tips will save you from frustration and hassles.

  • Put your valuables away. Reports of theft are not uncommon.
  • Protect your floors (reports of damaged hardwoods are common) especially if you’re also buying a frame or an adjustable bed.
  • Protect your wall hangings by removing them. A mattress can easily knock a picture off the wall.
  • If the delivery drivers are hauling your old mattress away, do not allow them to remove it from your home until after you are positive you will accept delivery of the new mattress.
  • Do not accept delivery if the mattress is stained, soiled, or the Law Tag is not on the mattress as these will void your warranty
  • Check the stitching (tug on it)
  • Check any straps as they are usually not covered by the warranty
  • Do not allow the delivery people to remove the packaging before the mattress is in the room where you will use it. Carrying it through doorways can soil the mattress which voids the warranty.
  • Verify the mattress size. Some mattresses are made incorrectly, and their size doesn’t fit the frame.
  • Lay down on the mattress before you sign for delivery.
  • Inspect all sides of the mattress. Look for stains, loose threads, or other damage.
  • One customer had the same item delivered four times. Every single time the piece they delivered was damaged. When he wanted to cancel in frustration, they told him it would be a 10% re-stocking fee even though they couldn’t seem to deliver the product without damage.
  • Look for a label that says “All-new materials.” Do not accept the mattress if this label is missing. Do not remove the label.
  • If you refuse delivery, take photos of your reason(s).

Being nice and polite is fine but this is a bad time to be a pushover. Stand firm. If you don’t think you can stand firm and refuse delivery if something seems wrong, have a friend with you who will be willing to refuse delivery if there is a problem.

In the hundreds of delivery-related complaints I read, it was common to see the delivery company pointing at the mattress company and the mattress company pointing at the delivery company. No one wanted to be responsible for damage by the delivery drivers even though the driver admitted he caused the damage.

You should know that the delivery drivers are often not employed by the furniture store. You have every right to ask them for information about their employer before they bring furniture into your home including verification that they have workmen’s compensation insurance.

It’s best if you do this ahead of time. When you sign the delivery receipt you are signing that everythi

ng is okay. It is legally binding.

If something is wrong do not sign it. Your ability to fix the situation decreases as soon as you sign for delivery.

Delivery Issues – Partial Shipments

Some of the complaints involved situations where a partial shipment was delivered (i.e. bed without the frame, frame without the mattress, or mattress cover without the mattress). Once all the parts were present, if the customer didn’t like it, they would deny their right to return parts that were delivered first because they had them too long even though they were unusable without all the parts.

Things to watch out for

Bed Bugs in New Furniture

Several of the stores had a series of customer complaints about bed bug infestations arriving with new furniture. None of the stores accepted responsibility for the infestations. The complaints seemed to be clustered around the same dates with gaps in between where there weren’t any reports of infestations which is what you’d expect to see if they had a problem with bed bugs.

While having my old mattress picked up when my new one is delivered sounds convenient, I wouldn’t buy a mattress from a company that picks up old mattresses and puts them on the same truck they use to deliver new mattresses. The potential that bed bugs could travel from an old mattress to my new mattress is too much of a risk. Bed bug infestations are expensive and difficult to eradicate. The bug could travel from an old mattress to a delivery person’s clothing to your mattress. It’s not worth the risk.

Taking Time Off to Wait for Delivery

Although an adult always has to be home for white glove delivery service, most online mattress purchases can be left on your porch. You aren’t inconvenienced by having to be home to accept the delivery. Every brick and mortar store wants you to be home even if you are buying a foam mattress.

One customer took the day off to wait for delivery and all they delivered was the mattress protector; not the mattress. Another day off was required for a second delivery. Downloadable mattress Review Check ListSplitting deliveries into more than one delivery date is a common problem based on the reviews. If you lose pay waiting for deliveries, this adds to the cost of your mattress. There were a lot of complaints about deliveries not being made as scheduled and no communication from the company which meant the customer took the day off to wait for a delivery that never arrived.

Last Resorts

If you buy from a Brick and Mortar store and end up in a mattress nightmare, you can file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, Consumer Affairs, the attorney general in your state, or write a review on Yelp. I read tons of Yelp reviews and the stores seem to monitor and respond to people who write bad reviews so that might help you get resolution when nothing else is working.

Budget-Friendly Tips

Buy cheap and save money to buy a better-quality mattress when you can pay cash. Financing a $1,000 mattress at 29.99% interest means you’ll pay almost $2,000 for a mattress that won’t last as long as it should for the money you’re spending. You would be better off buying a cheap mattress to get you by while you save money to pay cash for a quality mattress.

Best Deals

Clearance, Close-Out, and Discontinued Mattress Deals

Industry practice is that price matching policies exclude online sales and clearance, close out, and discontinued mattress prices. Manufacturers may, and often do, contract with online mattress to sell their closeout and clearance inventories. The online sites may offer the same mattress at drastically reduced prices that you’ll never find in a brick and mortar store. While online stores may also have more restrictive policies on discontinued mattresses, you’ll pay less than you will at a brick and mortar store if you shop online. They may have better exchange policies since online stores have a greater need to maintain a stellar reputation. People trust more easily when they can touch and feel the product before they buy it. Because of this, online stores work harder to build and maintain a good reputation. The result is better customer service after the sale.

Layaway

Don’t use layaway. Use a savings account instead. There is no advantage to you when you use layaway. If another store has a better deal your money will be tied up where you have your layaway account. The terms of the layaway can cost you money and the opportunity for a better deal.

On-Time Delivery

In the reviews we read, complaints about delivery not being on time were common. It makes sense that someone having a sleepless night because they don’t have a bed to sleep in would complain. The typical response from the mattress stores was that it was the manufacturer’s fault and out of their control. Some of the furniture and mattress stores will even charge a re-stocking fee if you cancel when the delivery date is changed. In reading thousands of reviews for mattresses sold online, only one mattress had a consistent problem with online delivery and that was not long after it was introduced when demand exceeded their expectations, an issue that has since been resolved. Another online brand doesn’t build the mattress until the customer orders, but their website makes it clear that it will take about three weeks to receive the mattress.

The bottom line is that if you need a mattress by a specific date, your options are limited:

  1. Buy a mattress that is currently in stock at the store and pick it up yourself. If you choose this option and buy a floor model, be sure you understand how that limits your warranty.
  2. Buy a mattress online on a site where the mattresses are consistently delivered within a stated window (usually 7 days or less unless the mattress isn’t manufactured until it is ordered).

Price Match Guarantees are Useless

Mattress Stores deliberately make Apples-to-Apples comparisons nearly Impossible

Many stores promote the fact that they will price match. Consumers have an expectation of what price matching means from our experiences with less expensive items. Price matching ads are useless. Although the stores carry the same mattresses, they uniquely brand them with names that means no one else carries the same mattress. They also fail to provide sufficient detail about number of coils, coil gauge, ILD of the foam (weight), and the exact materials used to identify the mattress when it is being sold under a different name.

  • Slumber Well at store #1 might be named Good Slumber at store #2. They will also change the pattern or color of the mattress cover to further confuse buyers into believing the important aspects of the mattress are different.

Here are some of the way’s mattress stores ensure you won’t find a lower price:

  • Each store brands their mattresses differently. The same Serta mattress can have many different names depending on which store offers it for sale.
  • Individually branded mattresses may look different because the design of the mattress cover is changed even though everything inside is identical.
  • When free gifts are offered, the price match has to be for an identical offer. If one store is giving away a free pillow while the other gives away a free mattress protector, it is not identical; and a price match will not be honored.
  • If one store offers free delivery and the together offers a free gift, it is not identical

Although you might be able to do a lot of research and identify an identical mattress using the specs of the mattress, they will resist honoring the price match. It is easier to resign yourself to the fact that price matches are worthless and just don’t let the assurance of a price match prod you into buying before you have done all your research. That’s the point of offering it—they want you to buy when you are in the store. They know the chance of getting your money is much lower once you walk out the door.

Brick and Mortar Mattress Stores Make Comparisons Difficult

Mattress and furniture stores are not forthcoming with the specifications for each mattress. Compare the two mattress descriptions below. The one on the left is typical of descriptions on mattress store websites. It is full of undefined words and while it gives you the sense you’ve read something complicated, it leaves you without any information you could use to compare what you read to any other description. Their goal is for you to buy the mattress, not to compare it to other mattresses so you can choose the best mattress for you. The typical store doesn’t have any skin in the game when it comes to your satisfaction. The sales person is working on a commission. They aren’t worried about whether you will come back and buy a mattress from them in 8 – 10 years. The store carries multiple brands so they can blame problems on the mattress rather than accept responsibility for the products they sell.

Manufacturers that offer generous sleep trials when they sell direct to the public via their websites have skin in the game. If the customer isn’t satisfied, most of them provide a full refund including shipping.

Unlike mattress stores that limit the customer to exchanging for another mattress the store sells so they still get the sale. Because they want to help you chose a mattress that will work well for your sleep needs, they provide information that helps you compare their mattress to other available mattresses.

Mattress Store “Specifications” Details Online Store “Specifications” Details
Read through the following description. After reading it, what, specifically, do you know about the mattress?

• Do you know the ILD of the Core Foam?

 

The ILD of the core foam plays a major role in how durable the mattress will be. When you know the ILD, you know something about how the mattress will perform over time.

 

• Do you know the thickness of the core layer or any other layer?

That will tell you something about how firm the mattress is—another important factor for comparison.

This description leaves you in the dark with feel good words designed to elicit an emotional decision.

Read through the following description from an online store. After reading it, what specifically, do you know about the mattress?

• Do you know the ILD of the Core Foam?

Yes, you know the core foam has an ILD of 2.5 which is very good for a core layer.

 

• Do you know the thickness of the other core layer or any other layer?

Yes, you know the core foam is 5” thick and there are two other layers, 3” of gel memory foam to help dissipate body heat and a 2” air flow layer that will further help you sleep cool.

You also know that the total height of the mattress is 10”.

Typical Store Description of a mattress:

 -TEMPUR-Breeze Cooling -TEMPUR material -Pure Cool Comfort -Premium Fabric Cover -Antimicrobial Treatment -Provides a cooler sleeping invironment -Cooling Cover -Ultra-Breathable Cover

PureCool: State of the art technology fused to top TEMPUR comfort layer delivers significant improvement in initial and long-term cooling.EXCLUSIVE TO TEMPUR-PEDIC:

Ultra-Breathable Design: Improved design – allows humidity and heat to migrate away from sleeper

Maintains exclusive TEMPUR-Climate Material (TCM) as support layer

Cooling Cover: Lighter weight fabrics maintain highly demonstrable “cool to touch” sensation

New designs signal “cool,” “breathable,” “premium,” and “comfortable” to target consumers

TEMPUR-Breeze™ works via core-layer and cover cooling technology to deliver the ultimate in cool comfort & all night support

Typical Online Description from a Manufacturer who sells directly:

10" Pacific Breeze            GEL Memory Foam Mattress

Luxurious 4-Way Stretch Cover with Advanced Cooling Properties

• Optimum Wicking and Capillary Effects

3" Cool Bliss GEL 4.0lb Memory Foam

•  Patented gel technology dissipates body heat much faster than competitor's foam

• Greater pressure relief promoting reduced tossing and turning for deeper, sound sleep

• Highly breathable - rapidly channels heat away from the body

•  Greater compression brings greater support resulting in superior comfort without the traditional memory foam "bottom-out" under heavy loads.

• Great pressure relief and comfort through a wide range of temperatures resulting in uniform comfort in both cool and warm environments.

•  Hypoallergenic& emits no chemical odors

• Longer lifespan than average memory foam

2" High Density 2.5lb Air Flow Layer

•  Built-in internal ventilation for channeling heat away from the body

5" High Density 2.5lb Supportive Mattress Core

• Higher density polyurethane than the industry average; prevents sagging

$3,799.99 Queen They were sold out of the Queen, $1,149 for the California King (1/13/19)
https://www.bernieandphyls.com/tempur-pedic-supreme-breeze-flex-hybrid-mattress-tempur-pedic-brzfl0000.html https://www.plushbeds.com/pacific-breeze-gel-memory-foam-mattress.html

You cannot compare apples-to-apples when you don’t have the ILD (weight) of the layers of the mattress. Fancy, made-up words describing each layer don’t tell you anything meaningful.

The above mattresses are foam. The descriptions of innerspring and hybrid mattresses at the stores are equally vague. They might mention how many coils a mattress has but coil count is meaningless if you do not also know the type and gauge of the metal used to manufacture the coils and the type of coil (i.e. Bonnell (hourglass), continuous wire, or individually pocked spring coils.

Which mattress you’ll spend over 20,000 hours on during the next decade is an important decision. You deserve complete information, so you can make an informed decision.

Insurance Company

They all seem to use the same insurance company. Guardsman insurance seems to be the same company all the furniture stores use.

Online Stores Offer Financing

Some people may feel they have to buy at a store because they need to finance the purchase. Online stores offer to finance with easy terms.

We recommend online Manufacturers

After reading thousands of reviews and complaints about the quality, service, and lack of customer friendliness after the sale at brick and mortar mattress and furniture stores, I am more convinced than ever that, for most people, buying directly from the manufacturer will have a better outcome at a lower price. I’ve read thousands of customer reviews from satisfied customers who purchased their mattress online and haven’t seen any of the problems I saw while reading reviews for mattresses purchased in brick and mortar mattress, furniture, and department stores.

Mattress stores have put a lot of time and effort into putting the entire risk of buying a mattress on the customer. The new entrants to the market, the manufacturers who sell direct to the customer, are working harder to earn their customer’s trust and build a reputation for being a reliable source of quality mattresses that keep their word. They can sell higher quality at a lower price because they aren’t paying for real estate or employees who work on commission.

We’ve reviewed the policies of many online mattress companies as well as the mattresses they sell. You can read detailed reviews that make comparing mattresses from the comfort of your home easy. Their generous sleep night guarantees give you the opportunity to try the mattress in your home at no risk.

  1. No restocking fees!
  2. Free Shipping – even if you return the mattress!
  3. Money back—not just an exchange!
  4. Most do not require you to take time off work to meet delivery driver’s.
  5. There are mattresses for every type of sleep need including:
    • Eco friendly mattresses
    • Side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers
    • Individuals who are dealing with back, shoulder, or hip pain
    • People who want or need an adjustable bed
    • People who need a different firmness level on each side of the bed
    • People who need a very low-priced mattress
    • People who want the best mattress money can buy
    • People who need financing
    • Foam, innerspring, latex, hybrid, and air mattresses
    • Long warranties
    • Socially conscious companies that give back

Online stores to consider

We recommend purchasing directly from the manufacturer because:

  • You won’t get into a situation where the manufacturer points to the store as the party responsible for a problem and the store points to the manufacturer. Having a problem with a large purchase is bad enough. Having a problem with a large purchase when no one will accept responsibility is a nightmare.
  • Generally, it will cost less to purchase directly from the manufacturer. No one is involved in the process without an expectation of earning a profit. If you buy directly from the manufacturer, they are the only ones earning a profit. If you buy from a store, both the store and the manufacturer earn a profit so they probably charge more for the same product so that both can be paid.
  • Manufacturers tend to have better sleep trials and easier return policies (there are some exceptions so read our reviews before you buy).

Mattress stores that want to survive will have to begin offering free sleep trials and no hassle returns. It’s no surprise that three of the mattress stores on our list have been in bankruptcy during the past year. People are waking up to the fact that they don’t have to bear the risk of choosing the wrong mattress.

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Are you sleeping healthy? Do you manage to sleep 8 hours per night? If not, then you need to find out what the problem is and fix it. Most people fail to sleep properly because they are disturbed by external noises, including: a snoring partner, loud neighbors, and traffic.

There is no better way of protecting your ears from external noises during sleep than using the best earplugs for sleeping. Earplugs are not only the simplest solutions, but the most effective ones.

The choice of sleeping earplugs is huge, and not everyone can make the best buying decision. Therefore, we have created this guide to help you choose the most ideal products. Our top five choices offer you an immediate and effective solution.

Before Buying Earplugs for Sleeping Consider the Following Factors

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

An important property of earplugs is the noise reduction rating (NRR). This value rates the effectiveness of earplugs at decreasing the amount of sound that enters the ear. Most typical values range from 12 to 33 decibels.

The noise reduction rating represents the amount of decrease in the intensity level of sound reaching the eardrum. It is actually an average value obtained at specific frequencies of the audible spectrum.

For examples, if the noise reduction rating of the stoppers you choose is 33 dB, then wearing the plugs in a 90 dB noise environment would reduce the exposure to 57 dB, assuming that the earplugs fit properly.

The US EPA needs manufacturers to print a noise reduction rating on all non-custom plugs. The required formula used to determine NRR should include an adjustment for personal variability and for those people who do not wear ear protection as instructed.

Active and Passive Earplugs

Active Earplugs

These plugs work in a similar way to the headset ANR and provide similar active acoustic attenuation. An active plug allows a communication signal to be fed to the ear through the noise canceling transducer.

Basically, they use a tiny built-in microphone to recollect sound quality. It achieves this by evaluating the environment so as to reduce specific frequencies. They operate in a similar manner as noise canceling headphones.

Passive Earplugs

They depend on special structures to absorb as well as filter sound by applying noise reduction at particular frequencies. They achieve this in any environment. Passive plugs provide uniform attenuation of external sounds.

They usually have a noise reduction rating averaging about 25 decibels. They are inexpensive and lightweight. You can find them in a limited range of sizes or one size fits all. They can be reusable, such as silicon triple flange or disposable, such as expanding foam.

Single Use or Molded Earplugs

Single Use

These plugs are normally made of fiberglass wool, silicone, foam, or waxed cotton. They are compressed before insertion into the ear canal and expand to their maximum volume once inserted.

Obtaining the advertised NRR values of single-use plugs depends heavily on correct insertion into the ear canal. This usually requires training, since incorrect installation is likely to reduce the overall noise reduction rating of the stoppers.

Molded

These earplugs are normally made of acrylic or flexible silicon materials molded to the ear canal of an individual by a professional. These types of earplugs provide increased effectiveness over single-use plugs.

They conform to the unique features of a person, providing increased resistance to sound propagation through the ear canal. Also, achieving the advertised noise reduction rating values is more reliable since installation is much easier.

Type of Material

Foam Earplugs

These types of stoppers are made from foam material. The used foam is usually lightweight, soft memory foam. Once popped into the ear, the compressed foam expands until it completely plugs the ear canal.

When inserting a foam earplug, you are advised to start the insertion by rolling the plug into a tightly compressed rod. Then pull back in your ear and hold the stopper with your finger in the ear canal. Give the foam plug a few seconds to expand for superior sound isolation.

You should also know that disposable foam earplugs reduce noise by 15 decibels, conform to the ear, and are washable.

Silicone Earplugs

Another prevalent materials used in the production of sleeping earpieces is silicone. These plugs tend to have lower noise reduction rating values compared to foam plugs. However, they are more practical and available in two types: flanged and custom molded.

The custom molded plugs are made of hypoallergenic, soft, molded silicone material which is rolled into a sizeable ball and positioned into the outer section of the ear canal. This way, they develop an airtight seal. They are also waterproof.

The flanged plugs are usually used for hearing protection in loud noise environments. They help to safeguard your ears from high volume levels for prolonged durations. They consist of triple or double flange design, and they are remarkably comfortable to use.

Waxed Cotton Earplugs

Some of the best earplugs for sleeping are engineered from moldable, soft wax as well as cotton. These stopples are normally hypoallergenic and suitable for allergy sufferers and people with sensitive skin.

The main advantage of using this type of stopples is that they are user-friendly and comfy. The wax is softened by the skin, then it gently molds into the shape of the ear canal. If you are looking for versatile plugs, then wax stoppers are the best.

You should use wax earplugs because they are cheap to replace if lost or dirty. However, you should learn in advance how to warm and mold the wax in your fingers before inserting it into your ear.

Is Sleeping with Ear Plugs Dangerous?

According to research, external decibels can actually affect your sleeping pattern. This may include outside traffic, barking dogs, and a snoring partner to mention a few. The most appropriate solution is wearing earplugs. But, are they safe.

According to research and user satisfaction, sleeping stopples are safe, but there are a few risk factors that may emerge with prolonged usage. Here are the most significant ones that you need to know:

  • Muffled Hearing

While they will help dampen the noise and allow you to sleep soundly, you must still be able to hear the carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarms. Therefore, you must test your hearing while the plugs are on to ensure that you can hear the emergency alarms.

  • Impacted Ear Wax

Wearing stopples for prolonged durations can lead to impacted earwax (the inability of the ear to drain wax naturally). This can cause discomfort and decreased hearing. The earwax may become dense and drier.

  • Ear Infections

Poor drainage of earwax may lead to impacted earwax, which may increase the risk of ear infection. The dirty sleeping earpiece can accumulate bacteria with continued use and lead to ear infection. So, practice proper hygiene and usage to avoid problems.

  • Improper Installation

Pushing the stopples too far into your ear canal without care can be dangerous. You might unwillingly damage your eardrum. Removing the plugs too fast can also affect the eardrum. Therefore, learn how to properly use earplugs before you start using them.

5 Best Earplugs for Sleeping

Short Reviews NRR / SNR in dB Material No. of Pairs Price
Ear Joy 20 Silicone 1 $
3 Pack of Ohropax 23 Wax/Cotton 6 $
Howard Leight 30 Foam 200 $
Mpow 34 Foam 60 $
Mack’s Ultra Soft 32 Foam 50 $

Ear Joy Noise Cancelling Earplugs – Best Overall

Ear Joy Noise Cancelling Earplugs – Best Overall

Are you fed up with the short lifespan of foam plugs? If yes, then you need to buy the Ear Joy Noise Cancelling Earplugs. They are uniquely made to provide you with the best performance.

With a flexible silicone base, they fit perfectly into the ear canal. They are low pressure. Therefore, they do not cause irritation or pain, even during long-term use.

With a sound reduction rating of 20 decibels, this Ear Joy stopples are carefully engineered to safeguard your ears from harmful noise levels during sleeping and at loud events.

Unlike ordinary earplugs that come with a single hearing protection, the Ear Joy pieces are fitted with triple hearing protection. This makes them suitable for sleeping, ambient noise, and swimming.

  • Silicone plugs designed to adapt to the shape of your ear canal
  • The threefold structure offers triple hearing protection during sleeping and other events
  • Low pressure does not cause irritation or pain during long-term use
  • The sound reduction ratio of 20 decibels blocks medium and high-level noise
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed with lifetime money back guarantee

  • The universal size may not be suitable for everyone

3Pack of Ohropax Wax Cotton Ear Plugs – Best Value for Money

3Pack of Ohropax Wax Cotton Ear Plugs – Best Value for Money

The 3Pack of Ohropax Wax Cotton Ear Plugs are among the best fitting wax stopples in the market. The wax cotton is easily supple. You just have to work them in the palm of your hand for a few minutes.

These plugs are very economical. You get three boxes for less than $20. Each box contains 6 pairs, meaning that you have more than enough for sleeping and other events.

The soft wax of the stopples creates a tight attachment over the ear canal. This helps to effectively block sound and water. The plugs use low pressure when attaching to your ear. Therefore, low pressure on your ear provides more comfort.

They come with a noise reduction rating value of 23 decibels. This NRR value reduces a sufficient amount of noise, allowing you to sleep deeply.

Unlike foam plugs, these wax stopples can be worn more than once. All you have to do is wash them with soapy warm water. Also, make sure your fingers are clean before you insert the stopples.

  • The NRR reduces the noise level by 23 decibels
  • Wax/cotton stopples are of highest quality and reusable
  • Comes with three packages containing 6 pairs each for diversified use
  • Suitable for reducing noise during sleeping and at concerts

  • If not properly cleaned may cause infection during reuse

Howard Leight Low Pressure Disposable Foam Earplugs – Luxury High End Plugs

Howard Leight Low Pressure Disposable Foam Earplugs – Luxury High End Plugs

The alternatives to sleeping pills are the Howard Leight Low-Pressure Disposable Foam Earplugs. You will have a special liking of these stopples because of the amazing design they come with.

They are made of low-pressure polyurethane foam, which is easy to compress and insert. The foam then expands softly to cover the entire ear canal. This makes them very useful for different applications.

The plugs have a contoured T-shape design that will fit expediently in smaller ear canals. They are easy to insert and remove when compared to traditional plugs. The fit is snug and comfortable, providing superb noise reduction.

They have a noise reduction rating of 30 decibels. This NRR value is suitable for different applications, including: sleeping, welding, utilities, transportation, steel and metals, manufacturing, forestry, and construction.

  • Made of low-pressure foam that expands softly for comfy long-term wear
  • Contoured T-shape design offers easy insertion, removal, secure fit, and excellent noise reduction
  • Engineered to fit snugly in small ear canals and offer excellent noise reduction
  • Noise reduction rating of 30 decibels is convenient for sleeping and other loud noise activities
  • Soil resistant, smooth structure prevents dirt buildup in the ear

  • The plugs may fail to expand fully after insertion

Mpow Foam Earplugs –Best Plugs with High NRR

Mpow Foam Earplugs –Best Plugs with High NRR

The Mpow Foam Earplugs are among the best earplugs for sleeping, noise blocking, and hearing protection. They are made of premium PU foam material, which is easy to compress and expand.

With a remarkably high noise reduction rating value of 34 decibels, the stoppers will effectually protect your hearing from a snoring partner and in loud noise events and environments.

They are very portable and hygienic. The plugs are contained in a clean aluminum casing that keeps them safe from damage and super clean. In fact, you have to wash your hands before you hold them.

When compared to competing products, the Mpow Foam Earplugs are tender and gentler. They provide you with at least forty-five seconds before they rebound. This is more than enough time for you to properly insert the stopples into the ears.

They are affordable and economical. For less than $20, you get 60 pairs of stopples for use. This provides you with enough pieces for regular replacement in every five days of use.

The Mpow Foam Earplugs are multipurpose. They can be used for different loud noise applications apart from setting up a quiet sleeping environment. These applications include: motorcycling, relaxation, concerts, travel, target shooting, work, and studying.

  • Premium PU foam is ultra-soft and low pressure, causing no pain during insert
  • High noise reduction rating value of 34 decibels is very effective at hearing protection
  • Very tender and gentle, has a slow rebound of 45 seconds that provides enough time for insertion
  • Comes  with an aluminum casing that keeps the plugs portable and clean
  • Affordable and economical, you have 60 pairs of regular replacements

  • They may keep popping out regardless of how you insert them

Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs –Best for a Tight Budget

Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs –Best for a Tight Budget

The Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs are ultra-comfortable and designed with slow release, low pressure, and comfort foam. They come with an amazing color that is attractive to the eye as they are effective in your ears.

These plugs come with a remarkable noise reduction rating value of 32 decibels. This is a very resourceful value against loud noises that may disrupt your sleep or even cause hearing loss.

This Mack’s stopples feature an ergonomic shape that is easy to install into your ear canal. This makes them ideal for different applications apart from sleeping, including: loud music concerts, noise from power tools, and outside traffic during traveling.

Unlike conventional designs, these plugs offer reliable performance in a train or in a plane. They are designed for all round use. There is no limit to where you can use them. And you have fifty pairs at your disposal.

They have an ultra-soft by design. Therefore, they are easy to compress and insert. You will not feel them forcefully pushing against your ear canal the moment they expand. This makes them very effective at dampening noise, especially from a snoring partner.

  • Ultra-soft design compresses and inserts easily, you will not feel them pushing your ear canal
  • You get 50 pairs at a very reasonable price
  • NRR of 32 dB is suitable for sleeping, work, studying, loud events, relaxation, and concerts
  • It is a top of the line product used and recommended by doctors
  • Plastic jar is well-secured and comes with a flip-open cover for effortless dispensing

  • The NRR value of 32 dB may be insufficient for some users

The Wrap Up

Are you suffering from annoying neighbor syndrome? Do you have problems going to sleep? Is the late night traffic too noisy? If yes, then you should buy one of the best earplugs for sleeping.

If you are new to these devices, you have nothing to worry about. Just go through our buying information, and you will learn the basics.

However, if you want to buy some urgently for sleeping or attending loud noise events, then you should consider one of the reviewed products.

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Buying a pillow is never an easy decision. You could be looking for a quality pillow for the first time or for a replacement one. In either case, you will often have to do much research on the various types of pillows that may be available and on many other aspects as well.

It is possible that your existing pillow is physically hurting you as it has worn out or it is leaving you tired when you get up from the bed every morning.

So, you are looking for a pillow on which you can sleep comfortably for say, 8 hours every night. Well, you must spend enough time to find out of hundreds, if not thousands available in the market, suits your needs the best.

Every minute spent researching before selecting the right pillow for you will be well worth it. If your pillow gives you a comfortable sleep the whole night for say, 8 hours every night, your day will also be a pleasant and joyous one as there will be no fatigue due to a disturbed sleep.

This should give you an idea of the massive impact a good pillow has on your everyday life for around 10 to 15 years, the average life span of a new pillow.

If you take the time to read on further in the article, you will find out all the important factors that go into your decision as to which one to buy and why, as we proceed with this review. So here’s what we have prepared for you:

Key characteristics of a good pillow

While the materials used, thickness, actual manufacturing process, durability and the comfort that a pillow provides count as key characteristics , the pillow must also keep your body in proper alignment while you sleep for a recommended 8 hours every night and you should not feel any pressure on any parts of your body when you get up in the morning.

If the pillow causes pressure to your neck and head, you are not comfortable and you spend the night tossing and turning in your bed. Consequently, you wake up tired instead of feeling fresh and energetic after a sound sleep.

Support is a key factor in determining the suitability. A good pillow will hold your body in proper alignment while you are sleeping or lying down on a mattress. An improper support to your neck and body will lead to a back ache and stiff neck when you get up.

The pillow that you use is required to push up your neck and keep it in an upright position so as it does not lead to spine misalignment. Your body is not a straight line. It has curves which need to be supported. Further, you do not sleep on your side, back or stomach the whole night. The various curves and arches of your body need rest and support even while you change positions when sleeping. Without the right support, there is no deep sleep and that can really leave you in a bad shape when you wake up.

A good pillow must provide easy motion transferor turning on your sides while sleeping, in addition to providing adequate edge support.

Which pillow is better for my sleeping style?

There are two primary sections in a ‘conventional’ pillow. There is a core ‘support layer’ and a ‘comfort layer’ or upholstery. The upholstery or comfort layer provides the cushioning and comfort.

Most modern pillows are designed to be customizable to suit an individual’s needs. This means it can accommodate for a person’s sleeping style. When searching for a pillow nowadays, you will most likely come across the following dimensions:

  • Thin – Thin pillows are perfect if you sleep on your back. They don’t allow your head to drop forwards as much.
  • Thick and firm – These pillows are ideal for side sleepers as they fill the gap between the ear and the shoulder of the user.
  • Thin flat – These pillows are the best recommended for stomach sleepers. These do not need a pillow under their head but instead prefer a thin under their stomach to prevent lower back pain.

If you suffer from a chronic condition such as snoring or cervical pain, then specially designed anti-snore and cervical pillows could be ideal for you.

So, here is the moment you were waiting for. We took substantial time to research and find the best pillows in the market for 2017, based on consumers’ reviews on Amazon, features, materials, and comfort and company reputation among others.

Our impression is that whichever pillow you choose from this list, there is little chance you will be disappointed. Instead, these pillows will provide the most enjoying sleep and neck-free experience so you are well rested every night.

Best pillows overall

If you are looking for memory foam pillows, we recommend the Coop Home Goods Queen Memory Foam PillowBased on our verdict, this is thought to be a winner in the most categories, including the best memory foam pillows, best pillows for side and back sleepersbest bamboo pillows and best pillows for neck pain.

Closely to the Coops is the Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow considered as one of the best memory foam pillows, cooling pillows, also among the best bamboo pillows, and best pillows for neck pain.

Another exceptional pillow for general purposes is the Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic Pillow – Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam PillowThis eco-friendly pillow is evaluated as belonging among the best pillow for neck pain and as among the best cooling pillows, whereas its slim version is also included in our best pillows for back sleepers and stomach sleepers list.

Now, let’s take a closer look each of the best pillows based on different categories.

Our suggestions for the best pillows by sleeping position are:

Best pillow for side sleepers

Coop Home Goods

 Coop is definitely among the top pillows nowadays, being rated as a Best seller on Amazon thanks to its luxurious and soft comforting surface, while it is also eco-friendly with its shredded memory foam filling which is CertiPUR-US approved, hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant. In addition, it features a breathable blend of polyester and bamboo derived viscose rayon. The Coop is a fully adjustable pillow, which can accommodate side sleepers as it provides sufficient support and does not go flat.

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

This product is an amazing product with certain attributes that make it stand out from the rest. For instance, it comes with a CertiPUR-US approved shredded memory foam and a luxury bamboo cover which is machine washable. You can adjust the loft to suit your preference and provides substantial support to your neck and head if you are a side sleeper. Plus, it is a lightweight and portable pillow.

Z 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow

This product is a great option for side sleepers as it features an extra thick and breathable structure which will leave satisfied even the most demanding. It is made of premium eco-friendly materials such as natural Talalay latex which is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant. You can adjust this pillow to suit your personal needs so it is great for side sleepers. Its Zoned Technology with tubes makes for a breathable and cool result. This is a 100% machine washable pillow which is quite durable.

Down Alternative Pillow Five Star

This product is a reliable choice for a side sleeper which promises both comfort and substantial support. It is made of microfiber filling, soft yet hypoallergenic and the cover is also hypoallergenic and made of cotton. The pillow provides substantial support for side sleepers and is 100% machine washable.

Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow

This product is a great solution for a most supportive pillow for side sleepers with its unique firm support system. We particularly like its beautiful gusseted side stitching for extra edge support whilst its highlight is the Phase Changing Material which regulates temperature and keeps you cool.

Latex Foam Pillow by Simmons Beautyrest

This product is one of the best eco-friendly pillows for side sleepers as well as back sleepers. It is made of natural latex which is hypoallergenic and has a good bounce, whereas it is odorless. This pillow is quite comfortable and supportive of side sleepers while it sleeps cool thanks to its ventilation tubes system in the filling for enhanced airflow and its cotton cover.

Classic Brands Conforma

This product is ideal if you need a medium-firm supportive pillow from a well-respected company. It comes with a hypoallergenic memory foam filling which is hypoallergenic and also features a hypoallergenic cotton cover. This pillow can conform perfectly to the shape of your head and neck, whereas its ventilation tubes enable better airflow.

Mediflow Original Waterbase Pillowc

This product is a great pick if you ask us, due to the premium and innovative waterbase system inside. It is made of a hypoallergenic cotton cover and the inside is filled with water according to your preferences. This pillow is quite comfortable and supportive as it conforms perfectly to the shape of your head and neck.

Best pillow for back sleepers

Classic Brands Cool Sleep Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Gusseted Pillow

This pillow, no doubt, provides great value for the price. The combination of its firmness and malleability is likeable as well as comfortable for back sleepers. It is made of a cool gel-infused memory foam which supports your head, neck and shoulders appropriately. You will notice it has just the right density for optimum support, whereas the cover deals well with heat. It has a medium plush feel and it is naturally anti-microbial, allergen and dust mite repellant thanks to the gel memory foam.

Sahara Nights Pillow

This may well be one of the most popular pillows on this price range. Indeed, it’s a smart choice for any back sleeper looking to buy pillows that combines quality with brand acceptability. It features a 100% Polyester gel fiber fill with 100% cotton shell and is soft yet firm enough to support your neck and body. It comes at a great price and is machine washable.

Coop Home Goods – Adjustable loft

This pillow has already been mentioned here and is the choice of many discerning buyers who are not very particular about the price that they would be paying. High end customers like the many exceptional qualities of this pillow. Overall, it is an amazing eco-friendly solution and supportive for back sleepers as it is fully adjustable.

Xtreme Comforts Slim Hypoallergenic

An extremely likeable pillow in the mid-price segment, the product offers many user-friendly benefits. Being safe for pregnant women makes this product stand out amongst its peers whereas back sleepers will also appreciate its many qualities. It is made of CertiPUR-US Certified memory foam and is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant. The soft bamboo cover allows for better airflow and breathability.

Best Cervical Orthopedic FULLY Adjustable Neck Support (ANS)

This pillow is ideal for users who might be having neck pain and also like to sleep on their back. The ease with which you can shape the pillow to your exact liking makes it truly unique, particularly at this price. You can add or remove part of the CertiPUR-US Certified shredded gel foam to customize the pillow to your needs. Its cervical design supports the neck adequately and cradles the head, keeps your spine in a neutral position.

Best pillow for stomach sleepers

Elite Rest Ultra Slim

This is an extremely thin pillow which is both soft and dense, making it the first choice of many stomach sleepers. It is possibly the thinnest pillow in the market and it is flat on one side, and normal on the other. It is made of memory foam and is hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite resistant.

Xtreme Comforts Slim Hypoallergenic

This is a thin pillow which does not go lumpy or flat because of the good quality shredded CertiPUR-US memory foam used for it make-up. It provides adequate support to your spine, back and neck and can quickly return to its original shape after use. Both the bamboo cover and memory foam are hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant whereas it provides improved airflow and breathability.

The Pancake Pillow

This pillow is different from others available in the market as it has six layers of ultra-soft puff microfiber-fill with an option to adjust the number of layers using the zippered pillow case. If you desire, you can make two pillows of three layers each. This makes it a great pillow for stomach sleepers and it comes with a hypoallergenic cotton cover apart from the hypoallergenic filling.

Coop Home Goods – PREMIUM Adjustable loft

This pillow comes with many exceptional qualities. The manufacturers claim that their intention is to improve the quality of your everyday living with better quality products. This product is definitely worth considering as it is made with interlock for a tight knit and smooth surface, whereas its memory foam filling is CertuPUR-US approved. It is a hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant pillow which is extremely comfortable and supportive.

Extra Soft Down Filled Pillow

This mildly filled pillow is ideal for providing support to your neck as you sleep and also provide the much needed cooling all through the night. The product is designed specifically for stomach sleepers and has a filling that is especially designed for stomach sleepers, in particular its low loft. It features a special cotton case which prevents poking yet is breathable and hypoallergenic.

Best pillows for neck pain

Sleep Yoga Dual Position Neck Pillow

The Sleep Yoga Dual Position Neck Pillow is designed to cater specifically for side sleepers and back sleepers and its orthopedic support will ensure you get no neck pain whatsoever. It is made of a soft, durable and breathable cover, which is also hypoallergenic and the stitching is especially made to distinguish the contoured design, different for every kind of sleeper, especially back sleepers and side sleepers.

Mediflow Original Waterbase® Pillow

The Mediflow Original Waterbase® pillow is a great pillow for neck pain whether you sleep on your side or your back as it conforms sufficiently to your head and neck. Its innovative Waterbase® system is designed to allow customizing your pillow by adding as much water as you like in the filling. In addition, it features a hypoallergenic 100% cotton cover.

Coop Home Goods PREMIUM Adjustable loft

The Coop Home Goods as you may have realized by now is among the top pillows you will ever come across and can easily handle any neck pain by supporting each individual through adjusting to their needs. Its premium CertiPUR-US Certified foam and breathable blend of polyester and bamboo derived viscose rayon, are hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant.

Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic Pillow – Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic Pillow is ideal for any type of sleeper as it can be adjusted to your needs and provide sufficient head and neck support and alignment. It features a very soft and comfortable touch, while it sleeps quite cool with its combination of Kool-flow bamboo cover and shredded memory foam. The pillow is specifically designed to alleviate migraines, insomnia, and neck pain among other symptoms. It is Hypoallergenic, dust mite and bacteria resistant.

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow comes with a couple of unique aspects which make it stand out from the rest, one of which is its adjustable loft, allowing you to add or remove the shredded CertiPUR-US approved memory foam filling according to your needs. It adequately supports your neck and head, whereas it features a micro-vented pillow cover. Overall, this pillow ensures a restful and relaxing deep sleep and comfort.

Sleep Innovations Contour Memory Foam Pillow

The Sleep Innovations Contour Memory Foam pillow is ideally suited to relieve your neck, shoulder and back. Trust it and you won’t lose as it is quite soft and comfortable, whereas it provides exceptional pressure relief from any neck pain and stiffness. It helps promote better sleeping postures and proper neck and head alignment, while it also supports any type of sleeper.

Movann Memory Foam Neck Pillow

Movann Memory Foam Neck Pillow is an eco-friendly solution which excels in back, neck and shoulder support thanks to its contour design. If you can afford it, do give it a try since it’s made of CertiPUR-US approved high grade memory foam and Kool-flow bamboo and polyester blend, both of which are hypoallergenic, dust-mite resistant and sleep really cool.

Best bamboo pillow

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

The Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow comes with many exceptional qualities. It is made of CertiPUR-US approved foam, Low in VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality. Its bamboo cover is breathable and hypoallergenic, while it can be removed to machine wash. This is a great bamboo pillow with an adjustable shape to support the neck, head and shoulders.

Coop Home Goods – PREMIUM Adjustable Loft

The Coop Home premium adjustable loft memory foam pillow sets a standard for its quality and eco-friendly status. It features a soft bamboo cover which enables superior air circulation and breathability. Furthermore, it is hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, similar to the CertiPUR-US Certified memory foam filling.

Brentwood Home Zuma Therapeutic Foam Bed Wedge Pillow

The Brentwood Home Zuma Therapeutic Foam is definitely a cool option which provides a healthy and more comfortable nights’ sleep. It is the perfect solution for an eco-friendly pillow which is Hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant, thanks to its CertiPUR-US Certified Foam. This is a pillow which helps digestion by conditioning the torso correctly to produce a positive anti-reflux position. It can also be used to elevate your feet or legs for proper air circulation.

CozyCloud Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

The CozyCloud Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow is a unique and favorable solution which comes with air-vent ™ heat reducing cover fabric that is soft and breathable. It is made of eco-friendly CertiPur-US Certified Foam and a bamboo covering which are hypoallergenic. This pillow is extremely durable.

My Stunning Abode Memory Foam Neck Pillow

The My Stunning Abode Memory Foam Neck Pillow is one of the best memory foam pillows for its price. It features a medium-firm density level and is made of memory foam and features a biodegradable bamboo cover, so it is definitely an eco-friendly solution. This is a hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant affordable and durable pillow.

Clara Clark Rayon made from Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

The Clara Clark is a durable and affordable solution for a bamboo and memory foam combination that will deliver a restful sleep while contours for your neck and head. It is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and dust mite resistant, whereas it allows your muscles to relax properly offering natural support alignment to your body. This pillow is an exceptional option for a breathable, supportive and eco-friendly solution that is extremely affordable.

Best latex pillow

When it comes down to the best latex pillows, we suggest buying one of the following:

Latex Foam Pillow by Simmons Beautyrest

This is an ideal pillow that helps to gently cradle your head and neck all night long given you a renewed energy and fresh cool feelings in the morning. The natural latex and 100% cotton cover combination are hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and breathable. You can conveniently sleep restfully on this pillow as it can adapt to your shape thanks to the elastic cell structure inside. However, it springs back to the original shape quite quickly. This is an affordable and great quality choice overall.

Z 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow

The Z Talalay Latex pillow offers superior pressure relieving features through a unique foam consistency and zoned technology. It features a 100% natural latex foam rubber and a bamboo blend of 75% polyester and 25% rayon. These materials are naturally mildew-proof and dust-mite resistant. The structure is such that makes for a very breathable pillow which can accommodate any kind of sleepers. It quickly returns to its original shape following use.

Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Queen Firm Pillow

The Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex pillow provides supportive comfort with the softness to cradle your head and neck continuously. It retains its original shape and springs back to original size quickly, thanks to the Talalay latex used for the filling. In addition, it features a washable removable Bamboo Charcoal cover (not a pillowcase) and is quite breathable and hypoallergenic.

Essence of Bamboo Pillow with Shredded Latex / Poly Fill Blend and Bamboo Derived Rayon / Poly Cover

Deluxe Home’s Essence of Bamboo Pillow with Shredded Latex is a pillow which comes with shredded latex filling so it supports back and side sleepers conveniently. It features a mix of 15% Rayon made from Bamboo and 85% Polyester which is breathable and machine washable. The pillow is naturally antimicrobial, dust mite resistant and mildew proof.

Slim Sleeper – Natural Latex Foam Pillow, Thin, Ventilated, Low Profile

The Slim Sleeper – Natural Latex Foam Pillow is the ideal pillow for stomach sleepers but can also be comfortable for other sleepers. Thanks to the natural latex used in the filling, it quickly bounces back to its original shape and is naturally mildew-proof and dust-mite resistant. The cover is also hypoallergenic as it is made of cotton. The combination makes for a breathable pillow which is perfect for homes, hotels, and relaxation centers.

Best down pillow

Our impression is that the best down pillows are:

Royal Hotel’s Down Pillow

This luxurious down pillow will make your sleeping experience more comforting and relaxing. It comes with 75% down feather and 25% small feathers in the filling and it is firm enough to support back and side sleepers. The 100% cotton cover is hypoallergenic, whereas it is lightweight and comes with a beautiful zippered package.

Premium 100% White Goose Down Medium Firm Pillow

The Premium 100% White Goose Down Medium Firm Pillow offers a huge support for both side and stomach sleepers due to its large size and softness. It comes with 55% down feather and 45% of other feathers in the filling, whereas its 100% cotton cover is hypoallergenic and machine washable.

Pinzon Hypoallergenic White Duck Down Pillow

Pinzon Hypoallergenic White Duck Down Pillow is a true classic medium density pillow designed for back sleepers and restless sleepers who turn around on the bed without getting enough rest. It is made of 75% down feather and 25% of other feathers, while the cover is 100% cotton. Downs are hypoallergenic and sanitized to be allergic free. The pillow offers Firm Support with its Single-Chamber Design and provides superior air circulation and sleeps cool.

Extra Soft Down Filled Pillow for Stomach Sleepers w/ Cotton Casing

Arguably, one of the most popular pillows for side and stomach sleepers, this Extra Soft Down Filled Pillow offers unparalleled value for your money. The pillow consists of 80% down feather and 20% of small feathers in the filling as well as a 100% cotton cover which is hypoallergenic and machine washable. This pillow is quite breathable and sleeps cool.

Best cooling pillow

Based on our testing and research, the best cooling pillows you can get are:

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

The Snuggle-Pedic pillow is a perfect product with certain attributes that make it one of the best cooling pillows in the market. This pillow features a combination of Biogreen® and CertiPUR-US® Certified foam tested and a bamboo cover which together make for an extra breathable pillow.

Sleep Innovations Cool Contour Memory Foam Pillow

The Sleep Innovations Cool Contour Memory Foam Pillow is the improved version of the classic, also exceptional pillow offered by the brand. This features an exclusive blue cool flow memory foam structure which alongside other great attributes make it worthy to be considered as among the best pillows in the market. The Sure Temp Memory Foam for even temperature and airflow, keeps you really cool, while also provides excellent support for relief from neck, back and shoulder pain. It is a great pillow for side and back sleepers with medium firm support and comfort.

Classic Brands Reversible Cool Gel and Memory Foam Pillow

The Classic Brands Reversible Cool Gel and Memory Foam Pillow is a unique product that helps to regulate temperature, disperses heat, and promotes airflow keeping you pleasantly comfortable all night long. These great features are the result of the CertiPUR-US Certified foam used and the mesh knit cover. In addition, this pillow has a unique capacity to respond to temperature by absorbing the heat. It is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant.

Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic Pillow – Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

A product of Xtreme Comforts already featured in a number of categories, the Hypoallergenic Pillow – Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Kool-Flow Micro-Vented Bamboo cover is one of the best cooling pillows your money can buy. The cooling shredded memory foam is sufficient to support your head and neck, whereas its bamboo cover makes it quite breathable.

Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow, Contour

Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow comes in plush design meant to maximize comfort for all sleepers and add a layer of luxury in your space. The contour version features a Removable and machine washable cover with microscopic PCM beads, a phase changing material which regulates temperature accordingly. In this sense you always sleep comfortably cool in this contoured pillow which adapts perfectly to the shape of your body and neck.

Best travel pillow

Our opinion is that the best travel pillows include the below:

Trtl Pillow

The Trtl pillow is a great choice for a soft alternative pillow that clings around your neck to conform to your shape and support you adequately. Is perfect for long-haul flights and keeps your neck in an ergonomic position. Plus, this travel pillow is super lightweight and easy to carry while it is conveniently machine washable

Comfortable Travel Pillow

This comfortable Travel pillow by Crafty World is a great solution if you suffer from chronic shoulder, neck and upper back pain. It fits perfectly on your neck thanks to the thermo-sensitive memory foam and it is scientifically proven to relieve from chronic shoulder, neck, and upper back pain. The versatile design is appropriate for all places. It comes in a super soft washable cover and can be carried with ease.

Aeris Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow

Τhe Aeris is a very comfortable travel pillow which offers a great balance of softness and neck support. It’s made of memory foam filling which contours to the neck and is very responsive. Inaddition, it features ventilation holes for heat retention and improved airflow. The versatile design makes it appropriate for use in a variety of places white it comes with cool accessories: earplugs, sleeping mask, carry bag, velour cover, and adjustable toggles.

Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Pillow

The Cabeau Evolution Travel pillow is a must-have pillow if you are a music lover who happens to travel a lot. You will love the earplugs and water-repellent bag, as well as the super soft and washable cover. This travel pillow is made of memory foam which is dust-mite resistant and hypoallergenic, while it can compress up to a quarter (1/4) of its size so you can easily carry it around. It conveniently features a pocket for your phone and is very comfortable due to the 360 degree wrap-around design and a flat rear cushion and raised sides for supreme comfort and neck support

Travelmate Memory Foam Neck Pillow

The TravelMate is another high quality offering in terms of a travel pillow that delivers big when it comes to solid support and comfort of your neck and head while you sleep. Its adjustable thickness thanks to a built-in insert can help customize this travel pillow to suit your needs. In addition, it is made of supreme memory foam which is hypoallergenic and comforting. The versatile design is great for all sorts of travel places and it is super-lightweight. It is made of soft to touch removable and washable cover.

J-pillow Travel Pillow

The J-Pillow is an award winning invention design by a flight attendant which is exceptionally effective for long haul travels. Its special design is great for supporting your chin, neck, and head, whereas it replaces the need to place your head on the window to rest. The whole pillow is washable and it is portable as you can attach it on your luggage using its strap. A versatile design ideal for variant places.

Travelrest – Ultimate Travel Pillow

The Travelrest is a great choice for a travel airplane pillow which will not disappoint even the most demanding, at a reasonable cost. It features full lateral support on the upper body and sufficiently promotes proper neck and head alignment through its patented ergonomic design. The pillow is inflatable and compresses really easy, while it is super light-weight and versatile so it is ideal for use in different places.

Best nursing pillow

We think the best nursing pillows of this season are:

My Brest Friend Original Nursing Pillow

The My Brest Friend Original Nursing Pillow is probably the leader in this category of pillows as it is designed to deliver exceptional breastfeeding support. It features a wrap-around design which secures the pillow in place and a convenient front pocket for water bottles, or anything else required during feeding times. The firm surface ensures your baby is stable constantly while the back rest is ideal for proper posture. The arm and elbow rests are designed to minimize shoulder stress.

Leachco Cuddle-U Basic Nursing Pillow and More

The Leachco Cuddle-U Basic is a nursing pillow that is a favourable option for many new moms at a very affordable price. The seat wrap comes handy as it helps the baby stay in place, while its bigger size can accommodate an older baby and can be convenient also for tummy time and practicing sitting up as the baby gets older.

My Brest Friend Inflatable Travel Nursing Pillow

The My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing pillow is the travel version of the original well-received and favorable nursing pillow of the same brand. It comes packed with the same cool features such as the wrap-around design and the firm surface which ensures the baby is stable. It also features a front pocket for storing water bottles or anything else needed. The back rest ensures the mom maintains good postures while the arm and elbow rests minimize shoulder stress. This version comes with a double Velcro strap and silent buckle and extra soft baby plush fabric for the slipcover which doesn’t fade as it is quite resilient.

Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner

The Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner is a very likeable pillow with many years in the market and is thought as a reputable product and brand. It features a middle “stretch panel” which fits most waists and can be used also as a positioner for tummy time and practicing sitting up. It has lots of cool designs and patterns for a Slipcover, which however is not included in the standard version and you must get separately.

Dr. Brown’s Gia Nursing Pillow

Although Dr Brown’s is famous for its bottles, it also has created an affordable crescent shaped nursing pillow which you will fancy as it succeeds to keep the baby in a higher position so you don’t have to bend. The thicker to thinner design ensures the baby is supported well enough and the patented design is fluffier and retains its shape longer. You can wash the entire pillow, which is always convenient when it comes to babies prone to stains and reflux.

Leachco Natural Boost – Adjustable Nursing Pillow

The Leachco Natural Boost – Adjustable Nursing Pillow comes as a great addition in this category as it can provide great support and convenience during feeding times. It is an adjustable booster pillow which elevates the baby and deal with reflux. Elevation is enough to keep the baby’s head cool and dry while it nurtures for better digestion. Overall a good product at a great price.

Comfortable Bamboo Nursing Pillow for Mom and Baby

The Comfortable Bamboo Nursing Pillow for Mom and Baby is an eco-friendly “C” shaped solution made of bamboo and polyester, which will cater for your breastfeeding needs quite easily. It is a multipurpose pillow good for Breastfeeding, Bottle Feeding, and Propping. The breathable cover prevents heat retention and is hypoallergenic, while it feels smooth.

Best pregnant pillow

Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow

The Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow is a number one choice when it comes to a full body pregnancy pillow which can deliver maximum comfort and support at a modest price point. The Special C shape design allows extra room for your growing belly while it provides adequate support to your neck, stomach, hips, and back. The chemical-free polyester construction is safe for you and the fetus, while it prevents excessive heat strokes and night sweats.

Today’s Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow

Another top model in the maternity pillow market, the Today’s Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow is your ideal companion during difficult nights. It comes with a smooth contoured design in a U shape for exceptional lumbar support. This pillow also reduces pain and tension or uneven weight distribution succeeding in an excellent comfort support system.

PharMeDoc Full Body Pregnancy Pillow

The PharMeDoc Full Body Pregnancy Pillow is an affordable option for a model not as chunky as others in this list, yet one that fulfils your needs. It is still very comfortable to sleep on and maneuverable with its wrap around design competent to support the neck, head, back and hips effectively. This pregnancy pillow has the perfect size for any body type and its added advantage is the 100% cotton cover which is hypoallergenic and does not allow excessive sweat. In addition, it is easily removable and washable.

Comfort U Total Body Support Pillow

High end customers like the many exceptional qualities of this pillow so if you belong in this category, don’t hesitate to try the Comfort U Total Body Support Pillow. Made of Fusion Fiber, this material prevents heat and is durable as well as comfortable. It can cater for any body type and the “U” shape cradles the tummy and supports all sensitive areas adequately.

Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow

The Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow is a great option by the famous brand which delivers high quality results in terms of comfort and support. It adequately supports the pregnant woman’s back and comes with Inner contours for better posture and comfort. It is quite comfortable really regardless of the sleeping position you choose.

Boppy Pregnancy Wedge, Petite Trellis Grey

The Boppy Petite Trellis Grey is a very affordable and exceptionally quality pregnancy pillow which comes in a compact design which is easy to carry. Its versatile design can accommodate for a number of uses and it comes with a removable and washable cover. You can actually choose among different cool designs for your Boppy Wedge.

Best value for money overall

Based on a review of the above pillows, the best value for money pillows are:

Sahara Nights Pillow

This may well be one of the most popular pillows on this price range and a great choice for any back sleeper looking to buy pillows that combines quality with brand acceptability.

My Stunning Abode Memory Foam Neck Pillow

The My Stunning Abode Memory Foam Neck Pillow is one of the best memory foam pillows for its price.

Clara Clark Rayon made from Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

The Clara Clark is a durable and affordable solution for a bamboo and memory foam combination which supports your neck and head exceptionally well.

Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Queen Firm Pillow

The Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex pillow provides the sort of comfort you wish for combined with the softness and support to cradle your head and neck continuously. All at great value for money.

Travelmate Memory Foam Neck Pillow

The TravelMate is another high quality offering in terms of a travel pillow that comes in an extremely affordable price and still succeeds to provide solid support and comfort of your neck and head while you sleep when in an airplane, train or car.

Boppy Pregnancy Wedge, Petite Trellis Grey

The Boppy Petite Trellis Grey is the perfect wedge pillow for your pregnancy as it performs exceptionally well as a fraction of the price compared to its competitors.

My Brest Friend Inflatable Travel Nursing Pillow

The My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing pillow is a very affordable solution which comes enriched with an array of exceptional qualities. It is the travel version of the original well-accepted My Brest Friend nursing pillow and will definitely please you.

Key takeaway

Picking the right pillow is not a matter you should take lightly. It is of course a subjective process which depends on how you weight different factors, all of which come down to individual taste and needs really. It is virtually impossible to find a product that will please everyone in the same way. Each pillow has its benefits and downsides, and this leads to varying consumer feedback.

That said, there are certain brands which lead the market in terms of performance and features they have to offer. These leading manufacturers produce high quality pillows which perform better in aspects like durability, comfort, support, eco-friendliness, customer service, warranty and cooling effect. Of course, it is also important to consider value for money in regards to what you get.

Despite quality comes with a price, it is still possible to get a high quality pillow at a reasonable cost. You can therefore rest assure that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good pillow that will provide the sort of support and comfort you need so that you don’t wake up with any discomfort caused by the wrong or low quality pillow.

In this post, we chose among hundreds of candidates the best pillowsof 2019 that could respond to the individual’s needs and preferences in the optimum way with specific reference to one key feature such as their material, value for money, how they cater for your sleeping position, neck pain, sleeping cool, etc. In our view, each pillow mentioned here is worth to be considered as a top choice for a high quality pillow and we think you will enjoy their cool features, premium and durable materials and added support and comfort.

Hopefully, you can use this buying guide as a reference before you embark on your next pillow purchase. Our intention is to save you time and effort by providing our expert advice and suggestions. From that point on, it is up to you to decide which product suits you best.

All that is left to say is, enjoy your pillow!

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Are you the one who face problem in falling asleep faster, no matter how much tired you are? Then, don’t worry many people around us are also facing this difficulty. It is becoming one of the biggest and most irritating problems these days.

It becomes even more annoying when you are already facing a shortage of sleeping hours. Above that, your half, full or even multiple hours simply go wasted in efforts of falling asleep.

There could be many reasons behind this sleeping disorder. The topmost of them is anxiety and worriedness. The instability of emotions may make you awake for longer. This in return, even makes you more anxious and resulting in restless you, waiting badly for sleep to show its mercy to you.

So, here we are writing this piece with the aim of helping those people facing this annoying problem. Read below to know more about this problem and its effective solutions.   

How to fall asleep fast(summary level)

The problem we are addressing here is termed as Sleep Onset Insomnia. According to the medical point of view, the term that is used to measure the time of falling asleep is known as sleep latency.

According to experts, a healthy individual should fall asleep around a time period of ten to twenty minutes. If the time period is shorter than this time, it indicates the sleep deprivations.

On the other hand, if it is more than twenty minutes, it indicates that a person is having a Sleep Onset Insomnia. This condition is referring to the problem of facing difficulty in initiating sleep.

Behavior difficulty Priority
Make your surroundings comfortable C A
Practicing Yoga Method A C
Relaxing your body C A
Check your sleeping position C A
Play a trick to your mind B C
4-7-8 Breathing Technique A B
Perform any activity B B
Regulate your room temperature C A
Getting a treatment of freezing water C C
Taking warm water bath C B
Follow the same routine C B
Give some time to reading B C
Avoid eating heavy foods B A
Avoid taking caffeine C A
Avoid taking liquid C B
Avoid using your bed before sleeping C B
Avoid looking at time C B
Avoid overthinking B C
Avoid light C A

Tips and tricks to fall asleep faster

As this problem is arising swiftly, different solutions are inventing as well. From different gadgets to different tricks and natural remedies, there are many ways to make you asleep faster. Let’s discuss few most effective ways here:

Make your surroundings comfortable

The most important thing that can affect your sleeping habit is your surroundings. Make sure to have a comfortable bed, mattress, and pillow. Choose these things wisely. Sometimes, we don’t feel it, but the actual thing that is preventing us from falling asleep faster is our excessively stiff pillow or too soft mattress.

Also, there should not be any type of noise or bright lights around you. These things will also keep your mind awake for long resulting in you facing difficulty in sleeping.

Practising Yoga Method

Different yoga methods can seriously help in falling asleep faster. One such technique is taking a breath through your left nostril only. This method is supposed to make you calm and to lower your blood pressure.

In this yoga technique, you need to lie on your left side while pressing your right nostril through finger for blocking it. Now take slow and deep breaths through your left nostril only. This technique particularly assists those having overheating problems.

Relaxing your body

This method involves kind of easy exercise for making you sleep faster. During this process, you would need to relax all your body muscles from head to toe.

Firstly, you would need to sleep on your back, and take a slow and deep breath from nose only. Now, start squeezing your toes slowly towards backside and then release them. In the next step, curl your toes up towards your knees and relax them.

Continue this squeezing and relaxing process. After you are done with your feet, squeeze or contract other muscles like belly, chest, thighs, calf, and others. All these muscles should be contracted one after the other.

After completing muscle exercise for the whole body, you are relaxed and ready to have a sound sleep.

Check your sleeping position

Sleeping positions are usually ignored by many people, but it is also a fact that they put a great impact on your sleeping time.

you need to check your sleeping position to see if it fits your requirement to fall asleep fast

According to experts, the best position to sleep is on your sides rather than sleeping on your back. People who tend to sleep on their backs usually face more sleeping problems and lower back issue.

Sleeping on your side would not only let any air passage blockage to destroy your sleep. Also, it would keep your heart healthy.

Play a trick to your mind

This method is also known as sleep paradox. This method involves forcing your mind to stay awake. It will act opposite to it.

For this, you would need to keep your eyes properly open and say to yourself repeatedly that I will not sleep. It is a fact that your mind is not able to process negatives accurately. In the result, it would interpret it as an instruction to sleep faster.

4-7-8 Breathing Technique

This is one of the most effective techniques for falling asleep faster. This method basically involves breathing and relaxing through breathing in a specific pattern. Though this process can be performed anytime and anywhere, it is preferable to perform it when trying to sleep faster.

This method involves different steps. In the first step, you are required to inhale your breath gradually for exactly four seconds through your mouth. Also, don’t forget to compress your tongue against the top side of your mouth.

The next step involves keeping your breath seized for exactly seven seconds. The last step involves exhaling the breath gradually for eight seconds. Repeat the method.

This method is quite easy. But, it will make your body relaxed and will let you sleep faster.

Perform any activity

When you try actually hard to get asleep faster, your brain starts taking it as a task. In the result, it cannot get relaxed and makes you stay awake for long.

Therefore, in a case you face any difficulty in sleeping, simply stop trying to sleep. Rather get up and perform any relaxing activity of your choice. Do it for good twenty minutes. It would end up in making your mind relax and getting you asleep faster.

Remember that the activity you choose should not make you overexcited or engage your mind completely like playing any challenging and interesting game.

Regulate your room temperature

When a person went into a deep sleep, its body temperature is reduced to a much lower value. This trick can be applied constructively in making you fall asleep faster.

temperature is very important for the quality of your sleeping

You can regulate your room temperature according to your body. The temperature of your room should not be too warm or too cold. Rather make it moderate to being slightly on a cold side. In this way, your body will get assistance for the process of going into lower temperature, and it would trigger your sleep.

You should not make your room too cold. Otherwise, it would make you uncomfortable to even sleep for an hour.

Getting a treatment of freezing water

Though it may sound scary in cold weather, this trick can do magic in making you asleep faster. This trick involves dipping your face in cold water.

This process will make your body relax while controlling your nerves. In the other words, it simply reset your nervous system by making it relaxed. This thing can also assist in making you asleep faster.

Taking warm water bath

It is one of the most tried remedies for falling asleep faster. Many of us have heard about it many times. So, this trick involves taking warm water bath right before going to sleep.

In this way, all your body muscles get relaxed. Also, your nervous system gets reset and you start feeling asleep earlier.

Follow the same routine

It is one of the most effective tricks that should be followed by everyone. Besides, making you sleep faster, it can also regulate many other things in your life.

You should make a schedule for your sleeping routine and should follow it strictly. Once you start going to bed at one specific time, your brain will make you sleep faster. It is because your mind will become habitual of following the same routine.

Give some time to reading

Take some good reading stuff, and read it right before going to sleep. This thing can really make you tired earlier and would make you sleep faster. Reading for an hour or even half an hour is enough for making you feel tired to sleep.

Things to avoid before sleeping

Besides applying above mentioned and other tricks for falling asleep faster, there are few things that should be avoided before going to sleep. Otherwise, they would make you awake longer and would cause many other sleeping disorders.

Avoid eating heavy foods

It is a very important factor that contributes to sleeping problems of many people. Taking any kind of heavy meal before going to sleep can reduce the greater chances of you sleeping faster. It is because your body will concentrate more on digesting it. It can also cause heartburn and another discomfort while you lie down to sleep.

These types of food basically involve high protein amounts like meat or eggs. Consuming them before going to sleep will make your body to try hard to digest them first. You should prefer food items that can be digested easily.

Avoid taking caffeine

Coffee is normally loved by every other person. It is considered as a great source of keeping your fresh. But few people have a very bad habit of taking coffee at night or with dinner.

Avoid taking caffeine can help you sleep better

Caffeine intake greatly reduces the chances of having proper sleep. Therefore, you should avoid taking coffee pretty enough hours before going to sleep.

Avoid taking liquid

Taking any liquid or water right before going to sleep can seriously disturb your sleep. It makes you awake urgently when you are finally becoming successful in getting a good sleep.

Therefore, it is advisable to stop taking liquids few hours before going to sleep.

Avoid using your bed before sleeping

Many people have habits of using their beds for a different type of activities. They play video games, read books, watch TV, and even do their work while sitting on their bed.

This habit can also adversely affect their sleeping pattern. One should avoid using its bed for any type of activity besides sleeping. In this way, the mind makes a connection of the bed with sleeping only. So whenever, you go to your bed, your mind perceives it as a time to sleep. This thing actually makes you sleep faster.

Avoid looking at time

This problem happens with many of use especially when we actually have very short time for sleep and the very important task is due right after waking up.Avoid looking at time can keep you away from anxiety

In this situation, a person keeps watching the clock again and again in anxiety. This thing makes your mind worried and restless resulting in you facing the sleeping problem. Therefore, it is important to stop looking at a time again and again while you are trying to sleep.

Avoid overthinking

This problem is again faced by most people having a sleeping disorder. In case of having any problem, as most people have them being a part of everyone’s life, they keep thinking about them.overthinking is the why you can't fall asleep quickly and easily

Even when going to sleep, they could not stop themselves from thinking about different issues again and again. This think makes their mind more anxious and they could not sleep at all.

In order to have a peaceful sleep, you should throw all worries out of your mind and just make yourself relax. Only then, you would be able to sleep properly.

Avoid light

Using excessive lights especially blue lights before going to sleep has become inevitable these days. People keep using their electronic gadgets and keep their rooms’ lights bright right before going to sleep.

This habit makes your mind feel that it is too earlier to fall asleep. In this way, it keeps you stay awake for longer even after going to bed.

Therefore, one should necessarily avoid using lights at least one to two hours before going to sleep. Or it is preferable to dim all lights after 8 PM.

Also read:Best sleep mask (to avoid light and better sleep)

Harmful effects of Sleep Deprivation

Peaceful sleep is one of the biggest blessings for us. It is very much important to keep us functioning properly. Many people just overlook this important thing in their daily hectic routine and don’t get adequate sleep.

Having any kind of sleeping disorder or poor sleeping habits can have long-lasting side effects on your health. Few of these harmful effects include:

  • Being less productive as compared to those having appropriate sleep.
  • Annoying mood swings.
  • Obesity
  • Poor brain health
  • Lack of concentrating power

If the sleep deprivation continues for the prolonged time period, then it can even cause more hazardous health problems for the person.

Final Thoughts To Sleep Faster

In this write-up, we have discussed the problem that is faced by many of the adults and teenagers these days. It is the problem of having difficulty in initiating a sleep.

After reading above sections, you now must have realized about the importance of having a proper sleeping pattern, along with many easy and effective tricks for making you asleep faster.

Following these tricks only involve bringing few changing in your lifestyle and performing few relaxing techniques. Once, you get used to these tips, you will observe a great change in your sleeping pattern that would in return make your overall health better.

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Approximately 45% of the healthy adults have a habit of snoring occasionally. You might be one of them, or you might know someone who has a snoring problem. People joke about snoring, but it is a severe condition. As noted by Dr. Daniel P. Slaughter of Sinus & Snoring Specialists of Texas, it can lead to real problems in the marriage life.

A snoring spouse might lead to relationship problems causing an individual to change bedrooms.

About 75% of the people who suffer from a snoring habit have underlying obstructive sleep apnea due to the disruption of breathing for short periods while asleep. This leads to the increased risk of developing heart disease.

Be cautious before self-treating sleep apnea with over-the-counter available sprays or pills. Consult your doctor or physician for a prescription. This is because there are different snoring aids available in the market without any scientific studies proving those claims.

What causes snoring and how to stop it?

Snoring occurs when the tissues of the throat are relaxed and vibrating as you breathe in while rushing air passing through them. Several conditions can contribute such as weight gain, lifestyle changes, mouth shapes, nasal shapes, and many other conditions.

Why Do You Have A Snoring Habit

There are various reasons for snoring which include:

Category Activity
Device My Snoring Solution
Bedtime Changes Change in sleep positions
Bedtime Changes Opening of the nasal airway passage
Bedtime Changes Keep your sleeping space filled with moist air
Lifestyle Changes Weight loss
Lifestyle Changes Avoid drinking alcohol
Lifestyle Changes Start practicing proper sleep hygiene
Lifestyle Changes Try changing your pillows
Lifestyle Changes Stay well-hydrated
Lifestyle Changes Exercises

STUFFY NOSE

The clogged nose prevents you from breathing leading you to snore. It happens either due to the flu, a cold, or allergies. Nasal strips or over-the-counter medicines can help you open up the nasal passage, but you need to consult your physician or doctor before you take such medications.

SLEEPING ON YOUR BACK

Resting on your back results in snoring or making can make it worse. Sleeping on your sides makes you feel better while asleep. Instead of sleeping flat on the bed, you can try stacking 2-3 pillows to have a good night’s sleep.

NOSE SHAPE

The thin wall between the nostrils can result in one side being smaller leading to a deviated septum. It makes it complicated for an individual to sleep by making it difficult to breathe causing one to snore. The same condition might occur when you have an accident. Consult your doctor as you might need surgery to fix this issue.

MOUTH SHAPE

The upper part of the mouth is directed towards the throat. This is the soft palate which is thick and low leading to the narrowing of the airway, making you snore. The same happens if a small tissue from the soft palate, the uvula, is hanging longer than the usual. These anatomical issues might get severe if you are overweight. In this condition, surgery is the ultimate fix.

MEDICATIONS

Drugs such as sedatives, antidepressants, or muscle relaxers can result in relaxation of the tongue and throat muscles. Consult your doctor if you snore to change your medications.

SLEEP APNEA

When you have a habit of severe snoring leading to breathing difficulties while asleep, that indicates sleep apnea. Signs of sleep apnea include a headache, dry mouth, or a sore throat while awake in the morning. The condition sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke. You need to consult your doctor about your snoring issue if you are suffering from sleep apnea.sleep apnea symptoms

PREGNANCY

Pregnancy can also make you snore at night because the nasal airway passage swells up making it hard for you to breathe. If you gain weight during the pregnancy, it results in pushing up of the diaphragm allowing the air to move in and out. However, when you have started snoring due to pregnancy, then you need to consult your doctor because you might be suffering from high blood pressure.

There are multiple reasons behind snoring. Your doctor or physician needs to find out the exact cause. These are some possible causes:

  • Middle-aged or older
  • Overweight leading to poor muscle tone along with fatty tissue formation
  • Sinus or nasal problems, such as a stuffy or blocked nose
  • Medications such as tranquilizers, such as Diazepam and Lorazepam
  • Smoking and/or Alcohol
  • Sleeping posture, such as lying down on your back.

Stop snoring devices like My Snoring Solution

Devices which work as Anti-snoring are readily available over the counter with new variations added on in time. Finding out the perfect solution for snoring seems a demanding task for many individuals. Unfortunately, many anti-snoring appliances are available without any research or scientific claims, and they work by keeping you conscious during bedtime.

There are various proven techniques for stopping you from snoring, but it requires patience, willingness, and lifestyle changes if you plan to try with the solutions.

Bedtime Changes Which Prevent You from Snoring

Change in sleep positions

If you lie down on your back while asleep, it results in the collapse of the soft palate and the base of your tongue with the back wall of the throat. This leads to a vibrating sound while asleep. However, if you are sleeping on your side, it might help in the prevention of snoring.

According to Slaughter, the full-length or body pillow aids in supporting the entire body, providing you with an easy fix. It also allows you to maintain your sleeping position on the side resulting in dramatic differences.

According to Dr. Sudhansu Chokroverty, a world-recognized expert in sleep medicine, if you recline your bed with the head position extended and upwards, it results in the opening of the nasal air passageway, resulting in snoring-free sleep. However, extended position of the bed results in neck pain. If you still have a habit of snoring regardless of the changed sleeping position, then you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Consult a doctor in such case.

Sleeping on the side instead of sleeping on your back can prevent snoring. To avoid sleeping on your back, you can sew a tennis ball in the rear of your pajamas or a t-shirt which prevents you from sleeping on the back.

Opening of the nasal airway passage

Snoring begins with the nose. If you maintain your nasal passageway open, it will prevent you away from. The open airway allows the air to move slowly and thoroughly. The narrower the nasal passage, the greater the difficulty for air to pass through it.

Clogging or narrowing down of the nose, either due to blockage or cold, results in the fast-moving air leading to snoring. If you take a hot shower before hitting the bed, it will aid in opening the nasal passage. You can practice rinsing your nose with salt water making your nasal passage more open for perfect breathing without any chances of snoring.

Nasal strips also work well for lifting the nasal passages resulting in opening them. The nasal strips are useful if the problem exists within your nose rather than the soft palate.

Keep your sleeping space filled with moist air

Dry air in the bedroom might lead to irritation of the nasal and oral membranes. If the nasal muscles are swollen, you might need a humidifier.

Stop Snoring by Lifestyle Changes and Natural Solutions

Weight loss

Weight loss aids in the prevention of snoring for some people. However, underweight individuals also suffer from these issues.

Snoring due to excessive weight can be prevented by losing weight. The weight gain around the neck results in squeezing effects of the internal diameter of your throat making you feel collapsed while asleep triggering the impact.

Avoid drinking alcohol

Sedatives and alcohol consumption results in the reduction of the resting tone of your muscles within the rear of the throat, making you prone to snoring. If you drink alcohol 4-5 hours before going to bed, you will make it worse.

According to Chokroverty, people who drink alcohol are more likely prone to snoring than the ones who do not snore.

Start practicing proper sleep hygiene

Poor sleep hygiene or sleeping habits have a similar effect of drinking alcohol. According to Slaughter, if you keep working for extended periods, not sleeping for many hours, and then finally hitting the bed you will sleep deeper and harder with floppier muscles leading to snoring.

Try changing your pillows

The allergens in your pillows or bedroom can also serve as a causative factor.

If you are perfectly fine during the day, yet suffering from breathing and snoring issues, then allergens might be the cause. Dust mites get accumulated in your pillows resulting in allergic reactions leading to this problem. If you sleep with pets on the bed that might also lead to breathing issues serving as an irritant.

If you are willing to save yourself from allergens, then you need to put the pillows in the air fluff cycle once or twice every other week, and you need to change them after every six months. This aids in keeping the dust mites and allergens away from your bedroom. Avoid maintaining pets in the bedroom which might also result in allergens leading to breathing difficulties and snoring problem.

Stay well-hydrated

The secretions from the soft palate and nose become stickier if you do not drink plenty of water, so drinking fluids regularly prevent snoring. According to the Institute of Medicine, it concludes that women should consume around 11 cups of water from foods and drinks each day, while a man requires approximately 16 cups.

Exercises

Exercises can help you reduce snoring along with weight loss. The toning of the various body muscles such as legs, arms, abs, and others can lead to the toning of the throat muscles resulting in less snoring.

  • Pronounce certain vowels which result in the strengthening of the muscles associated with the upper breathing tract resulting in less snoring. Repeat vowels for three times each, at least 4-5 times daily.
  • Place your tongue’s tip behind the top of your front teeth, sliding the tongue backward for around 3 minutes each day.
  • Purse your lips as soon as you close your jaw and hold this position for around 30 seconds.
  • Open your mouth and move the jaw towards the left, holding this position for around 30 seconds then repeat it on the right side.
  • Open your mouth and contract the muscles present at the rear of the throat for around 30 seconds repeatedly. You can look in a mirror while performing this task and moving the uvula down and up.
  • You can also spend your time singing as it leads to increased muscle control of your soft palate and throat, reducing the snoring effect by relaxing the muscle.

try mouth exercises

Conclusion

To conclude, you need to get enough sleep for around 8 hours. If you are overweight, then try reducing weight by exercises and proper diet plan. Start sleeping on your side, avoid drinking alcohol at night before going to bed, and make a habit of taking a hot shower before hitting the bed if you are suffering from clogged nasal passages.

According to Slaughter, if you follow simple practices in your life, it will make a huge difference and aid in reducing the snoring issues.

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Sleep is one of the most important aspects of a working person’s life. It helps them refresh their mind and body. Imagine getting home after working late on a confusing project and looking forward to a good night’s sleep to get your peace of mind. Just as you are about to drift off, you are hit with an itching sensation on your skin.

As it turns out, you now have bedbugs. These insects make it downright frustrating to sleep or even lie on your bed or couch. So naturally, you will want to get rid of them. However, it is necessary that you should know a few facts about them first.

How to check for bed bugs

Bedbugs can be characterized by their oval, red, body usually measuring about 4-5 mm long. You will most likely find them to be blood-red after feeding. These insects prefer to be active at night when the host is asleep. They only feed on blood. However, they can live up to a year without any meals at all.

They reside in cracks and crevices such as the seam of a mattress, behind baseboards, or any such corners. The usually travel from one location or another through a person or their belongings.

Signs of a Bedbug Infestation

A bedbug infestation can be easily identified through:

  • Seeing the bugs.
  • The shells they shed as they grow.
  • The droppings they leave behind. These are black or brown stains or mounds.
  • The red bites they leave on the skin.

Bed bugs Inspection Checklist

When inspecting for bedbugs, it is important to check in the following areas, which have been proven to be harbor these insects:

  • The Mattress and Box Spring
  • Bed Frame and Foot/Head Boards
  • Walls and Carpet
  • Electronic Appliances
  • Other furniture

Inspect the mattress closely checking in the seams and turning it over as well. Shine a flashlight in the box spring to ensure no bugs reside there. Remove them after careful inspection of the bed frame. Be sure to check all crevices.

Remove all wall hangings and carefully inspect the wall and carpet. Shine light into any crack on your electronic appliances. Remove all drawers or cushions and check other furniture. Remember that bedbugs, due to their flat bodies, can fit inside any crevice that a business card can fit into.

Pre-Treatment Procedures

Once you have identified that bedbugs do exist in your room or house, the next step is to treat them. However, before you start going hay-wire with an aerosol, it is important to follow a pre-treatment procedure that ensures effective treatment of the insects. Otherwise, you will likely miss some of them, and all your hard work would be in vain.

  1. Reduce Clutter: The first step is to remove all personal items like toys, blankets, gadgets or any stuff that does not stay in the room permanently. Store them in plastic bags.
  2. Launder Garments and Bed Clothes: Since infested garments, sheets, or blankets cannot be treated with an insecticide due to health risks, it is important you launder them in hot water to get rid of the infestation.
  3. Dismantle Bed Frames: As mentioned above, these bugs can hide inside the smallest of cracks. Thus it is important to dismantle your bed frame to expose these hiding places. Check the mattress or box spring thoroughly. You can either treat them or cover them with a plastic case that ensures no bedbugs enter or exit.
  4. Remove Drawers: It is important to toss and turn all furniture to ensure no spot has missed your eye. Drawers can be a popular hiding site for the insects. Remove them to expose the bugs.
  5. Clean the Area: Bedbugs lay miniature eggs which might not catch your eye. It is important to properly scrub all infested areas with a stiff brush to remove any eggs. Dispose of the brush in a plastic bag immediately to prevent further transfer. Vacuum the area extensively with a hose attachment to get to the tightest of places. This will not only ensure that any potential bedbugs are removed, but that any dirt that might block the path of insecticide is removed as well.
  6. Seal: Seal all pipes and wires as well as any cracks in the wall with plaster. This ensures no hiding spot is left for these insects.

Bed bugs on mattress

Mattresses can be the hub of all bedbug activity. They provide enough warmth and chances of feeding for all bugs that is why they are where the most intense infestation occurs. You do not necessarily have to throw your mattresses out. There are a few ways you can protect your mattresses without using insecticides.

Plastic Encasements can be used to encase and protect your box spring or mattress. These cases block any potential entry or exit sites for bedbugs. This ensures no bedbugs can escape the mattress and feed you. This is incredibly clever when you find out that bedbugs can live up to a year without a meal. So, encase your mattress for up to a year to ensure the insects do not get their meal.

If you wish to use an insecticide to rest your mind, you can choose a variety that is suitable for mattresses. These insecticides are available in the forms of dust and aerosols. Dust lasts longer than aerosols. It is also best to use the thin tips designed for reaching cracks and crevices when treating these bugs. The best recommendation is to use a combination of both the sprays and dust for proper treatment. Vacuum the area and careful spray or dust all over potential hiding spots.

Active Guards perform the same function as the encasements. The difference is they kill the bugs almost immediately. Within 72 hours, all dust mites or insects are actively treated. They function as a preventative measure against an infestation as well. They are available in the form of fitted sheets in all sizes.

Kill bed bugs with Liquid or Aerosol Insecticides

When treating with a liquid or aerosol insecticide, it is important to cover all sites of the infestation.

  • Spray under and around the bed, as well as along the baseboards.
  • Remove all drawers and spray.
  • Remember not to spray inside the drawer
  • Remove all the furniture from the wall and spray behind it.
  • Spray on the door, door hinges, and the windows.
  • Spray behind bed frames and head/foot boards.
  • Do not use on a mattress unless it is specifically mattress-friendly.

There are several kinds of liquid insecticides available on the market. Some of these are odorless and cannot be detected by the bedbugs. You can adjust the nozzle to turn it into a mist or a fine stream depending on your treatment area.

Aerosols can be used with a thin plastic nozzle that makes it easier to reach into fine cracks and crevices.

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs with Dust Insecticides

Dust is longer lasting than aerosols. It is odorless and does not stain the surface. You can use specialized devices to dust the material all over the affected area. Other tools can include a small makeup or paint brush. Apply a small amount on the tip of the brush and start brushing it onto the surfaces. If using it for very tight spots, use a small paintbrush to dust in seams or cracks. As mentioned before, be sure to disassemble all furniture to treat all places carefully. Many specks of dust are available on the market, choose the one that best suits your needs.

PRO TIP: Do all the treatments as described above three times, 10 days apart. These bugs can come out to feed after a few weeks, so retreatment is necessary. Otherwise, their ranks will swell.

  • Natural and Homeopathic Remedies

Since insecticides are harmful to humans as well as the environment, most folks turn to natural remedies. The most popular choice is cedar oil. However, most of these remedies are largely ineffective in treating an infestation. The problem with home remedies is that they are designed only to cover a specific area.

However, bedbugs may occupy a larger area than expected. When sprayed using a mask and in a properly ventilated area after the treatment period, aerosol sprays will not impose any such health risks.

  • Preventative Measures

After treating your house according to the above procedures, you must ensure no bedbugs return to your abode. You must take some cautionary steps. These steps include:

  • Check any signs of a bedbug infestation on used beds, furniture, mattresses, or box springs.
  • Use an encasement to cover your mattress to prevent any bedbug infestation. Check them regularly for holes.
  • Reduce clutter to eliminate any potential hiding spots for these insects.
  • Vacuum frequently.
  • Use public laundry services carefully.
  • When coming home from traveling, inspect all your belonging carefully for any signs of infestation you might have picked up from a hotel room. Immediately wash your clothes with hot water.
  • Seal all cracks around the walls, carpets, or electric switchboards.
  • Use a heating chamber to eliminate any doubts about bedbugs in your belongings.

Conclusion

Bedbugs are pesky insects that can wreak havoc in your house. Your sleep cycles will be disturbed, and you will be ashamed to invite anyone to your home. The treatments described above are effective against these infestations.

Aerosol sprays and dust insecticides are extremely effective against the insects. You should follow the proper pre-treatment protocol to ensure your treatment works. You can hire professional services to control these pests. It is necessary that you follow precautionary steps to ensure no re-infestation occurs.

Bedbugs are hard to control, however, follow these steps and you are sure to get rid of them in no time!

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Many of us think of our beds as a safe haven, a refuge from the cares of the world. We feel safe and protected when we are in bed, but the truth is that many beds contain chemicals that can harm us or the environment. I don’t want to scare you. In many cases, the potential harm is to vulnerable individuals more than to healthy people.

We want you to be aware of what might be in your mattress so you can make informed decisions. Especially because there are healthy alternatives and we want people to have the information they need to make healthy choices.

We looked at almost fifty mattresses that are advertised as being eco-friendly to create our recommendations. Following the review of those mattresses, you’ll find additional information in our Eco-Friendly Buyer’s Guide including the types of materials used in mattresses, which ones are known safe, probably safe, and may be problematic along with a lot of other information you’ll find useful when choosing a safe mattress for your family.

12 Best Eco-Friendly Mattresses

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, our review focuses on three key features:

  • Environmental friendliness
  • How healthy the mattress is for the sleeper
  • Is it non-toxic?
  • Are all the ingredients disclosed?
  • What method is used to meet fire safety standards?
  • Whether the organization gives back to the Earth, humankind, or their communities

Information relative to other features, benefits, or drawbacks of each mattress can be found in our detailed reviews or on the manufacturer’s website. In the table below, Sleep Guarantees include free return shipping unless otherwise indicated.

We are confident that each mattress on our list is one of the healthiest mattresses you could choose based on the absence of potential toxins and the eco-friendliness of its ingredients.

Brand Organic Materials Warranty Sleep Guarantee Fire Retardant
Avocado Wool and Cotton Latex, Wool, Cotton, and spring coils 25-year full 1st 10; pro-rated years 11 – 25 100-nights Safe Hydrated Silica
Avocado Vegan Cotton Latex, Cotton, and spring coils 25-year full 1st 10; pro-rated years 11 – 25 100- nights Flame resistant plant fibers and hydrated silica
AWARA Latex (grown), and Cotton Latex, Wool, Cotton, and steel coils Lifetime 365-night Safe Hydrated Silica
PlushBeds – Natural Bliss (Vegan) Latex Latex, plant fibers, and cotton 25-year 100-night Plant fibers and hydrated silica
PlushBeds – Luxury Bliss Latex Hybrid latex with spring coils, latex, and Joma Wool 25-year 100-night Wool
PlushBeds – Botanical Bliss

 

Latex, cotton, and wool Latex and Wool 25-year 100-night Wool
Plush Beds -RV Mattress Custom Latex can be ordered Your choice 25-year 100-night Wool; maybe plant fibers
Sleep on Latex Cotton and Wool Latex, cotton, and wool 10-year 100-night No chemicals; undisclosed
Essentia Varies Varies Varies by mattress 120-night

(9% return shipping fee)

No Chemicals; undisclosed
Naturepedic Varies

Includes a Vegan Option

Varies Varies by mattress 30- 120 night

Varies by product

You pay to ship

 

No Chemicals; undisclosed
Sweet ZZZ No Latex, Wool, and Cotton Lifetime 100-night Wool
Zenhaven Cotton, Latex (grown), and Wool Cotton, Latex, and Wool 20-year 120-night Wool

Avocado Green by Legget & Platt

Avocado makes two mattresses that made our eco-friendly and healthy list; one is vegan. The first one is a hybrid latex mattress that is available with 3-inches or 5-inches of latex combined with zoned 8-inches of spring coils.

Avocado supports two charities. Carbon Fund focuses on the health of the planet by allowing them to offset emissions they cannot eliminate from their manufacturing process and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), which is a science-based advocacy organization focused on eliminating exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

Avocado Vegan by Leggett & Platt

Vegans finally have a mattress choice they will feel good about. The Avocado Vegan mattress is made just for vegans without any animal products. It is built vegans who don’t want any animal products in their mattress. In place of wool, they use cotton in the Avocado Vegan mattress®. Otherwise, the mattress is the same as the Avocado Green.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

AWARA

AWARA is a hybrid latex mattress made with 100% natural Dunlop latex, 100% organic cotton, wool, and a 9” zoned spring coil system. GOLS-Certified Dunlop latex and organic cotton make this an affordable hybrid eco-friendly option. We really like this mattress because it uses wool and cotton to meet the fire-retardant standards. Organic cotton and latex are healthy materials. The mattress’s 5-zone comfort coils are designed to make the mattress comfortable for side, back, and stomach sleepers.

With a lifetime warranty and a 365-night sleep trial, AWARA allows you to try the mattress at no risk, which is very appropriate in a mattress that doesn’t put your family at risk from chemical fire retardants.

AWARA gives back by donating to Climate Partner.

If AWARA sounds interesting, read our full review.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

PlushBeds – Natural Bliss (Vegan)

PlushBeds offers three mattress styles that made our eco-friendly list plus an RV mattress that doesn’t quite make it but is an interesting option. The Natural Bliss is 100% all-natural latex that is Wool-free.

To meet fire safety standards, flame resistant plant fibers are used; no toxic chemicals are used.

There is a cotton cover over two inches of buoyant Talalay Latex resting on six inches of Dunlop latex to provide a support level. Supporting all of it is an orthopedic foundation made from chemical-free spruce wood. The total height is 8-inches of eco-friendly latex comfort.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

PlushBeds – Luxury Bliss

Luxury Bliss is a combination of natural latex and innerspring coils that uses Joma wool as a natural fire barrier. Because the wool has a high keratin protein and moisture content, no chemicals are needed to meet fire safety standards.

The springs and latex provide bounce.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

PlushBeds – Botanical Bliss

Choose between three thicknesses and two firmness options to create an organic latex and wool mattress you can customize to suit your preferences because it has adjustable firmness levels and the ability to split the comfort level for each side if your sleeping partner enjoys a different level of firmness. This is our top choice for couples who need different firmness levels in a safe, eco-friendly mattress.  The price is high but when you consider the 25-year guarantee on a mattress that should last that long, the cost per day ends up being very affordable.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

PlushBeds MobilePlush Eco Green 8” RV Mattress

This mattress is mentioned even though it doesn’t meet our criteria because CertiPUR-US Plushfoam is used with the natural latex, however, PlushBeds may be willing to make a completely natural eco-friendly RV mattress for you. You can contact them at 1-888-Plushbeds. The cover is 100% organic cotton.

Plushbeds ticks all the eco-friendly and healthy boxes you could desire. They also give back through a $1,000 scholarship program to students who are pursuing a green major.

You can read more about PlushBeds in our Best Mattresses for Couples article or go directly to the PlushBeds website to learn more or order.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

Sleep on Latex

Sleep on Latex offers one of the more affordable latex mattresses in two styles including a low-profile version. Their impressive certifications include OEKO-Tex, eco-Institut, and GOTS certified organic cotton and organic wool.  They use Dunlop latex but import the wool from New Zealand.

Our full review of typical mattress features provides more information about this mattress if you’re looking for an eco-friendly mattress for a smaller budget.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

Essentia Mattress

Essentia offers a wide assortment of mattresses including a memory foam eco-friendly mattress. They seem very committed to creating healthy, eco-friendly products. Essentia had the production process for their memory foam mattress tested by worker safety officials who determined that making the mattress did not pose a risk to the employees’ health and they were not required to wear safety gear during the production process because the product posed no risk to their health.

They also make latex mattresses for baby’s crib.

However, we can’t give them credit for disclosing all the ingredients. Although they disclose no toxic chemicals are used as a fire retardant, they don’t tell us how they meet fire safety standards. They do offer to provide additional information upon request.

You can find more information Canadian made Essentia mattresses in our Best Luxury Mattresses review.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

Naturepedic

Naturepedic is an active member of the green community with memberships in many organizations that are working to create healthier homes and a sustainable planet. They generously donate to organizations that share this mission. They provide an assortment of eco-friendly and healthy mattresses that vary from 100% latex, vegan, hybrid versions with encased coils, and latex free eco-friendly mattresses. Naturepedic is a mission-focused company that wants you to have a healthy mattress that doesn’t harm the environment.

Naturepedic creates healthy mattresses for the entire family, including mattresses for your baby’s crib.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

Sweet ZZZ

As a member of 1% For The Planet, Sweet ZZZ gives back environmentally. Additionally, to improve human health, they give to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the highest rated charity supporting research to cure and prevent breast cancer. They also contribute to a local food bank.

All Sweet ZZZ’s mattresses are OKEO-Tex certified as class 1 which meets the requirements for crib mattresses which are stricter than the requirements for adult mattresses. If you plan to co-sleep with an infant, you want the healthiest possible environment for yourself, this certification ensures you’ll have it.

Order their mattress directly from the Sweet ZZZ website.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

Zenhaven

Zenhaven offers their organic mattress in two firmness levels, each has a 5-zone system that makes it more comfortable for every sleeping position. The mattress is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.

Zenhaven is a leading supporter of SFC—the Sustainable Furnishings Council that is working to improve the health and ecological impact of furniture and the manufacturing processes used to build them. Their latex is grown organically but they do not claim it is organic because of a small amount of non-organic materials added during the process used to create Talalay latex.

Our full review provides additional information on other aspects of the Zenhaven mattress.

  • Eco-friendly
  • All healthy ingredients
  • All ingredients disclosed
  • Give back program

Healthy, Eco-Friendly Mattress Recommendations

Healthy Mattress Recommendations

Zenhaven and Sweet ZZZ are OKEO-TEX® Standard 100, Class 1 certified which makes them our top picks for a healthy mattress for the whole family. Mattress certifications are stricter for infants and toddlers. These two mattresses meet that safety level which means that co-sleeping with your infant or toddler, or story time cuddled up in your bed doesn’t expose your child to toxic chemicals from your mattress. We recommend them for anyone who is looking for the healthiest possible mattress.

Healthy Mattress RecommendationsHealthiest Choices for the Environment

The entire lifecycle of the product must be considered when deciding which mattresses are best for the environment. This includes where the materials are sourced and the impact of transportation on the environment as well as what happens after the product’s useful life ends. Although innerspring coils can be recycled, it isn’t often done because many mattresses contain ingredients that are not healthy which makes pulling the springs out of a mattress unhealthy for humans. With eco-friendly mattresses, this won’t be a problem although it requires effort to separate the parts for recycling at the end of the mattresses’ useful life. For example, Sleep on Latex and PlushBeds Botanical Bliss check all the ingredient boxes, but they import their wool from New Zealand which adds transportation impacts to the environments. Latex mattresses last much longer, several decades can be expected if they are taken care of and they are biodegradable, but latex must be imported because the rubber trees won’t grow in our climate.

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss split version is our top choice because it is flexible. If you need a firmer or softer mattress, you can rearrange the latex to change the firmness level. This means the mattress can continue meeting your needs across time. The split version also allows you to change the firmness level on one side of the mattress which is important in a mattress that will outlast many marriages.

Choices for Vegans

If you’ve been searching for a vegan mattress, you can rest easy because we’ve identified two excellent choices: Avocado Vegan and Natural Bliss. You know how difficult it can be to find a mattress that meets your strict criteria. Both mattresses use plant fibers and safe hydrated silica as a fire retardant. Avocado Vegan is a hybrid latex mattress that combines organic latex with the zoned support of innerspring coils. This is the most budget-friendly of the two. Natural Bliss contains several layers of latex which makes it pricier than the Avocado Vegan. If you want more bounce or have a tighter budget, go with Avocado Vegan.

RV Choices

Plushbeds will custom make an RV mattress to suit your eco-friendly needs including a vegan RV mattress which is extremely difficult to find.

Crib Mattresses

When you put your baby in the crib, you’re trusting that they will be safe there. Essentia and Naturepedic provide healthy, eco-friendly crib mattresses. We recommend the lower priced Naturpedic because the most important factor in a crib mattress is your baby’s health and safety. A crib mattress doesn’t need to be built to last for decades. We just don’t see any reason to pay more than twice as much for a mattress that isn’t any safer or healthier than Naturepedic’s crib mattress.

Crib MattressesEco-Friendly Buying Guide

When it comes to mattresses, we think it is important to think about both the environmental impact on our beautiful planet and the impact on indoor air pollution in your home and to your health. We cover these factors in the buying guide, separating the scare tactics from scientific evidence to help you make a knowledgeable and savvy decision about which mattresses you want to trust with your health and the health of the planet.

The safety of your mattress is at least as important for your long-term health as the safety features in your car.

Eco-Friendly Buying GuideThe rules for adult mattresses aren’t as restrictive as those for crib mattresses. If your children cuddle with you in your bed or you co-sleep with an infant, you want to be sure your bed is safe for your child.

Because part of being a good steward of the environment is giving back, we will also look at whether the mattresses we recommend give back to the environment or other charities.

Our reviews will focus on three aspects: eco-friendliness, health friendliness, and give back programs. Detailed reviews that go into other aspects of the mattresses are elsewhere on our site.

The number of organic, eco-conscious, health-conscious, and vegan mattresses on the market has improved significantly. Unlike most mattress stores, online mattress retailers provide detailed information about the ingredients used in their mattresses.

Terms

One of the first things to know is that the government hasn’t mandated specific definitions for all the terms you might run into in your search for a healthy eco-friendly mattress. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published Green Guidelines in an attempt to define and eliminate deceptive advertising relating to green and eco-friendly advertising claims.

TermsThe FTC Green Guidelines state that a claim that a product is non-toxic implies that the product, package, or service is non-toxic both for humans and for the environment generally.

What is Organic?

Many people may know that the USDA certifies organic foods. What they may not know is that the organic certification standards do not apply to non-food items yet.

The lack of specific regulations for organic labeling for non-food products means that you have to trust the manufacturer and the non-governmental certifying organizations. You can find details about the certifying organizations elsewhere on our site.

Organic products should be free of chemicals, pesticide residue, and not harm the environment. Ideally, the production of organic products will be good for the environment.

What is OrganicProducts can be labeled with different degrees of organic including certain parts that are organic, such as the cotton used in the cover for a mattress, 100% organic which means at least 95% organic, or a more generic “organic” label that could mean a lot of different things and unless its meaning is disclosed, tells you very little.

What is Eco-friendly?

Eco-friendly refers to products that are Earth-friendly because they do not harm the environment. The term is not well-defined and could refer to a product that has less impact on the environment than comparable products.

What is Eco-friendly?Because the term is not legally defined, having just one aspect that is better than similar products could be enough for the marketing team to use this term. Those benefits can be to the air, water, or land, or involve using less energy and water during production or delivery.

Eco-friendly covers the entire lifespan of a product including seeds that are not genetically engineered or treated with fungicide to the use of packaging materials that are eco-friendly and biodegradable. The product itself, such as a latex mattress, should also be biodegradable or recyclable.

Eco-friendly can be part of the process, such as a latex mattress being biodegradable, even if the latex didn’t meet the definition for being produced organically.

ButterflyAlthough Earth-friendly is generally healthier for the Earth’s inhabitants, it doesn’t refer specifically to being healthy for humans who come in contact with the product.

You could say Eco-friendly means the impact on the environment is reduced.

Products that are generally eco-friendly include latex, bio-foam, soy-foam, and natural fibers used as fire retardants. Thistle, wool, polylactic acid (PLA), leather, or hydrated silica can be used to create a fire sock or barrier for mattresses that don’t have adverse health effects. They can also use tight weaves and blends of fibers to improve its resistance to fire.

Eco-friendly does not mean that the product doesn’t create a carbon footprint at all, that it is recycled or recyclable, that it is healthy for humans, that it is biodegradable, or that the shipping process has the lowest possible impact on the environment. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t contribute to indoor or outdoor air pollution, or that it is made from renewable resources.

Because the term is not legally defined, it is often used when a product reduces these impacts, sometimes as little as a 10% reduction in one area. Eco-friendly is good but it doesn’t mean its perfect.

What is Green?

Green refers primarily to the product’s impact on the environment. Many people perceive green products as healthier for humans and in the long run, environmentally speaking, they are. But green doesn’t encompass all aspects of human health. You could have a green mattress that provides awful support for the body and doesn’t allow you to relax as you sleep, thereby damaging your own health. The environment is important, but your own health should be of as much concern to you.

What is GreenGreen loosely refers to products that are eco-friendly. The term is not legally defined so it really means anything the manufacturer or marketing department believes they can get away with making it mean. By itself, labeling a product green doesn’t provide any assurance that the product is environmentally safe or healthy for humans.

What is Healthy?

Healthy generally means that it won’t harm you. In some cases, it means it will improve your health. It’s not easy to define something as healthy because a mattress can be both healthy and potentially unhealthy. A mattress that helps you sleep better is healthy in that respect. If it also contains a flame retardant that poses a potential risk to your health, it has the potential to be unhealthy for you in that respect.

This is a complex issue. The only way to make an informed decision is to understand the potential health benefits as well as the potential risks to your health. Many types of glue, chemicals, and synthetic fabrics can pose health risks and add to indoor air pollution.

Quality of Sleep

Unless a mattress is known to be unhealthy rather than just posing a potential health risk, this is the most important overall aspect of a mattress. The ability to sleep well is critically important because poor quality and inadequate sleep damage physical and mental health much faster than negligible amounts of toxins. Sleep deprivation increases the risk of accidents which can be deadly to you or others.

Quality of SleepThe health effects of inadequate sleep are significant. Read more about the effects

of sleep deprivation.

How are Mattress Manufacturers “Going Green”?

The old way was ecologically innocent because manufacturers and consumers didn’t know that the materials they used could harm people or the environment. We are no longer environmentally innocent.

Consumers are demanding the right response from manufacturers, voting with their pocketbooks, and their blog articles. Manufacturers are responding by creating products that use more natural, organic, and safe materials.

Charitable (Giving Back)

One way many mattress manufacturers are upping their green game is by giving back to communities and supporting ecologically friendly non-profit organizations.

elephantMaintaining the Health of Your Mattress

In addition to buying a healthy mattress, there are things you can do to maintain the health of your mattress. The entire outer layer of your skin sheds every 2 – 4 weeks. We shed tens of thousands of cells every hour.

In the circle of life, our dead skin cells become food for dust mites who can inhabit our mattress and dine on our shed skin cells. That all sounds very symbiotic until you realize that the mites defecate in our mattresses. They also reproduce rapidly. That’s where the symbiotic relationship ends because the fecal material from dust mites can cause health problems in humans.

Vacuuming your mattress regularly and, if the cover is removable, washing it, will help minimize the dust mites living in your bed.

A full mattress encasement cover that can be removed and washed will protect your mattress from spills, mites, and bed bugs. Healthy mattress encasements help you keep your mattress fresh and are affordable enough to replace if they become too worn. You want to be sure the mattress encasement doesn’t contain phthalates or other unhealthy ingredients. I prefer ones made from bamboo.

Pay careful attention to how mattresses you consider purchasing are described. Mattress manufacturers may use wording designed to increase your comfort such as “this mattress meets or exceeds all the standards of Federal and State fire regulations.” That statement can lead an uninformed buyer to feel reassured about the safety of the mattress because they don’t know they should ask what method the manufacturer used to satisfy the fire safety requirements. Many mattresses use chemical flame retardants with unknown potential health implications to humans. Others use plant-based fibers or wool, which are safe for humans.

Do Some Mattresses Contain Unhealthy Materials?

Most mattresses are probably healthy enough for most people. We provide background information for individuals who want a deeper understanding of chemicals that may be used in a new mattress. Old mattresses may contain chemicals that are now banned.

Mattress ingredients fall into three general categories:

  • Do not pose a risk to the sleeper
  • Are probably safe for the sleeper
  • Pose a potential health risk to the sleeper

cheepUnknown Risks

For mattresses used with newly invented substances, the best we can do is tell you that no one knows for sure.

This is how it works. A mattress designer develops a mattress that has no known unhealthy materials. The key here is “No known.” If they’ve developed a new material, there is no way to know the health implications associated with the mattress. Generally, it has taken about twenty years for banned mattress materials to be banned after they were introduced. Unless and until the material is proven to be a health hazard, they can use it in their products.

How is it proven that the materials are hazardous? People get sick. Sometimes people become very ill.

Now, new materials are created for use in mattresses all the time. You can choose to avoid all of them, or you can choose to accept a very minimal risk by paying attention to the ingredients and processes used when they are developed and avoiding those that are more likely to become problematic. There are reliable, safe and healthy options if you want to avoid unproven ingredients.

  • Pesticides can be on cotton, wool, or other natural materials if they are not grown organically.

cottonWhich Types of Mattresses have Known but Low Risks?

Mattresses can contain volatile organic compounds and toxic flame retardants. The risks to adults are considered minimal.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises us that the health effects from exposure to VOCs can include:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation
  • Headaches, loss of coordination, and nausea
  • Damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system
  • Some organics can cause cancer in animals, some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.

However, serious effects can occur soon after exposure. For example, Mercedes Lackey, a New York Times best-selling author had to be hospitalized as the result of indoor air pollution after she stayed in a newly renovated hotel room. Common symptoms that can occur quickly include:

  • Eye and respiratory tract irritation
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • visual disorders and memory impairment

Additional information is available on the EPA’s website. Most scents and smells indicate the presence of VOCs.

Plant-based memory foam contains less petroleum, but the amount of plant-based material may not be disclosed by the mattress manufacturer. Watch for language that indicates how much petroleum was replaced with plant-based oils. Generally, less petroleum will mean less off-gassing and less heat retention.

Generally, the more off-gassing there is, the more VOCs there are. Whether the specific VOCs are potentially harmful is unknown.

Toxic Flame Retardants

One of the main problems is created by federal regulations that are at cross purposes with the use of dangerous chemicals. Those are the fire safety standards imposed on mattress manufacturers. The manufactures add potentially toxic ingredients to their mattresses to satisfy fire safety regulations. Chemicals cost less than more natural methods of increasing fire safety such as wool, hydrated silica, and thistle fire barriers.

Toxic Flame Retardants Pesticides

We may feel safe from toxins designed to ward off or kill tiny life forms like dust mites, but we should remember that our bodies are systems composed of tiny parts. Each of our cells is a living biological organism that can be affected by toxins. If enough of our cells become damaged, our health can suffer.

Types of Mattresses

In general, compared to natural latex mattresses, polyurethane, viscoelastic polyurethane, and polyethylene foam will not last as long. So, in addition to not being as eco-friendly because they are made with a nonrenewable resource and emit more VOCs, they contribute more to landfills.

Polyethylene foam

Polyethylene foam may be healthier than Polyurethane foam. Check the ingredients to know for sure.

Polyurethane foam

Polyurethane foams are made with petroleum chemicals that emit VOCs.  Some certifications certify that VOC emissions are low.

Memory foam (Viscoelastic polyurethane)

Memory foam is essentially polyurethane foam with added chemicals to make it conform.  Look for certifications to ensure VOC emissions are low.

VOCs from memory foam can cause breathing issues or irritate the skin. The mattresses are not biodegradable. Essentia offers an eco-friendly memory foam but it is expensive.

Plant-based foam

The amount of plant oil varies significantly. Products with only 10% plant oils and 90% petroleum have been seen marked eco-friendly. Look for certifications related to VOC emissions.

An eco-friendly alternative is a natural latex.

Plant-based foamNatural Latex

Latex is made from the sap of rubber trees (Hevea Brasiliensis). It is natural and when it is not combined with other materials, it is considered healthy. Natural latex resists mold and dust mites naturally. It is antimicrobial without added chemicals.

Latex is the most common eco-friendly mattress material. The sap is a renewable resource whose production has a positive impact on the environment.

Latex mattresses can last two decades or longer.

Natural LatexSynthetic latex

Some manufacturers add synthetics to the latex to save money. Synthetic latex can emit VOCs like a polyurethane mattress.

Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses have a system of metal springs or coils inside the mattress and a relatively thin layer of padding between the sleeper and the top of the mattress. The springs can be made from recycled materials.

Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses are a combination of two or more mattress types.

  • Latex and foam
  • Latex and innerspring coils
  • Memory foam and latex
  • Memory foam and innerspring coils
  • Coconut fiber and latex

To understand the health and environmental impact of a hybrid mattress, look at the parts individually. The difference between a hybrid with coils and an innerspring is the thickness of the padding between the coils and the sleeper. Hybrids generally have three or more inches of another type of mattress between the coils and the sleeper.

Which Types of Mattresses are Safe vs. Unsafe?

Foams, synthetic fibers, and innerspring may not be biodegradable, manufacturing processes can adversely affect the environment, and some have a larger carbon footprint from the shipping process.

Beds that are shipped once, from manufacturer to the consumer won’t have as large of a transportation carbon footprint. This aspect varies significantly and companies whose mattresses aren’t marketed as eco-friendly rarely share these details.

Are Any Mattresses Known to be Safe?

Natural Latex

Natural Latex

Natural latex is a proven eco-friendly and healthy mattress material.

However, if a pure latex mattress was manufactured with chemical fire retardants, it would move to a potentially unhealthy and not eco-friendly category. It is important to pay attention to each material used in the production of the mattress.

Coconut husk fibers

There is a mattress made with a combination of coconut husk fibers and latex that looks interesting. I haven’t slept on it and the price is high, so I can’t comment on how it sleeps or performs.

CoconutOrganic bamboo

A friend mentioned organic bamboo as a healthy alternative, but the only bamboo mattresses I was able to identify were combined with memory foam which takes them out of the eco-friendly and moves them into the same category as memory foam as far as whether or not they are healthy. They may be healthy, but I wouldn’t feel right making a blanket statement about the level of healthiness they provide.

Organic bambooWhich Mattresses are Probably Safe but too New to Know?

First, I want to clarify that natural does not always equate to healthy. Opioids are natural but they wreak havoc on lives every day. Arsenic and mercury are also natural but deadly as are hemlock and Oleanders.

That being said, memory foam created using plant-based ingredients is probably healthier than petroleum-based memory foam. Manufacturers are experimenting with a wide variety of ingredients, especially ingredients we associate with good health, such as green tea.

Are there Factors that Make Finding a Safe Mattress More Confusing?

Greenwashing

Greenwashing is the process of implying that a mattress is more eco-friendly than it is. Since consumers want greener products, companies want consumers to perceive their products as being as eco-friendly and safe as possible.

GreenwashingHow Can We Be Sure a Mattress is Safe?

Understand the Certifications

You can get a good idea of how safe a mattress is by looking at its certifications. We explain many of the certifications used in the industry on our post dedicated to describing these details. A certification can refer to a part of the mattress, so it is important to understand what each certification guarantees. We’ve seen quite a few mattress reviews that add to the confusion by asserting that a specific certification implies something that isn’t included in the certification. It requires caution to understand each certification but for a mattress that you may spend 30,000 – 60,000 hours sleeping on, it makes sense to take time to understand what you’re buying.

Understand the CertificationsOnce in a while, something goes wrong. Some cog in the system of checks and balances doesn’t work and a usually good mattress can be bad. Consumers have reported, for example, receiving a mattress that was moldy. Under the wrong conditions, moisture could get into a new mattress that isn’t antimicrobial and cause it to mold.

When your new mattress arrives, if it smells off, it probably is off. Completely organic mattresses (latex, cotton, and wool) won’t off-gas. Manufacturers of bio-foams say their mattresses don’t off-gas either. If it smells musty, there’s probably something wrong.

How to make a Mattress Safer?

Cover it with a full mattress encasement

Encasing your mattress in a full mattress encasement can protect you and your mattress. I encourage you to spend a little bit to buy a mattress protector.

Let it breathe before you sleep on it.

Don’t plan to sleep on your new mattress immediately. Even with a latex mattress without fire retardants, I let the mattress air out a day or two before putting the mattress encasement on it, which always goes on before we sleep on a new mattress.

If you suspect your mattress or furniture contains toxic chemicals, you can participate in a research trial Duke University is conducting. Send them a sample of the foam and they will test it for you. Use protective gear when you obtain the sample of foam (guard your eyes, ears, nose, and skin) and cover any rips or tears in the upholstery.

Clean

Clean the cover and vacuum your mattress periodically to reduce dust mites and their waste products.waterGet a Prescription

The fire safety law allows mattress manufacturers to custom make a mattress without chemical or other fire retardants if you have a prescription from your doctor.

How to Decide Between Budget, Health, and the Environment

First, you won’t want to put your health at risk. That immediately eliminates any mattress where:

  • The manufacturer doesn’t disclose all the ingredients.
  • Mattresses that advertise no toxic chemicals or no chemicals but do not name all the ingredients are okay if they follow the law.
  • Includes materials known to be toxic or likely to be toxic.
  • Doesn’t contain Phthalates.
  • Look for transparency. If the company doesn’t provide the information you need, you can ask them for it or move on to a different manufacturer who provides more transparency.

Our intention is not to frighten you away from other types of mattresses. None of the non-latex mattresses use chemicals that will harm you quickly unless you are especially susceptible to their effects. The government does ban specific chemicals once they are proven harmful. But there are small risks associated with VOCs, chemical fire retardants, adhesives, and with newly developed chemical-based mattresses because their effect on human health may be unknown. We want you to be able to make an informed decision.

See our recommendations if you want to save time evaluating all the possible choices.

Additional Reading:

For information on Phthalates

For information on Mattress Certifications

For information about specific chemicals and fire retardants

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This synopsis of in-depth reviews of mattresses helps you quickly identify mattresses you may be interested in without having to spend days researching the options because we’ve already done that for you. We continually watch the mattress market, identify the highest rated, most popular, and newest products for testing. We read reviews written by other customers because enjoying a mattress is a very subjective experience. Manufacturers often reach out to us and send us a sample that we test, and several different people try each mattress before we write our review.

We also keep up with the latest sleep research to understand the newest innovations, as well as topics related to solving sleep problems and safety. Depending on the topic of the article, we research around 5 – 50 research reports. For example, while writing our most recent article on eco-friendly mattresses we read research so we could write a second article on chemicals that might be used in mattresses, as well as whether organic is defined by governmental agencies when the product is not edible, and other research on health and safety related to textiles and the mattress industry. We look for research published in peer-reviewed journals and consider any conflicts of interest the authors may have before considering a source as credible.

We also reach out to the founders and other employees at mattress manufacturers to get additional information, such as which materials they use to meet the fire safety requirements in each of their products.

Although we receive a small commission when you use one of our coupons or links to purchase a mattress, it doesn’t cost you more. Our main goal is to provide you with accurate and useful information. Sleep is important for your health and we want you to get a mattress that gives you everything you need to sleep well every night. Your trust is important to us.

We keep ourselves and our reviews honest by focusing on earning our followers trust and refusing to accept any samples that are conditioned on whether we like the product or not. We won’t agree to give a mattress a specific rating for any reason. Our ratings are based on the qualities of the mattress including comfort, support, price, firmness, pressure relief, responsiveness, materials, motion transfer, edge support, temperature, warranty, return policy and the reputation of the company.

TOP 3 BEST OVERALL FOR MOST PEOPLE

Although we think it is important to take your time choosing a mattress, we realized that some people simply don’t have the time and just want someone else to tell them what they should do. For that reason, we begin by telling you about three mattresses that meet the needs of most people who are focused on the area where the mattress performs the best.

Best Overall

Nectar is the best mattress overall due to the combination of an affordable price, great warranty and sleep trial, and the benefits the mattress provides at this price level. A good sleep trial allows you to try the mattress in your home for months before you are required to make a final decision about whether or not to keep the mattress. Nectar provides high value for the price and most people who have a Nectar mattress are very happy with it.

Best Affordable Luxury

Dreamcloud is the best affordable luxury mattress because it has a reasonable price (less than half the price of many luxury mattresses) while delivering on their promise to bring luxury into your bedroom. Add their Everlong warranty to the equation and Dreamcloud delivers more than you would expect at an affordable price. Use Coupon code BMR200 to save on a Dreamcloud mattress.

Best Eco-friendly

It is finally easier to find a mattress that is safe, eco-friendly, and reasonably priced. Plushbeds offers three latex options, including a vegan mattress, at much lower prices than many eco-friendly options. They even let you take eco-friendly mattresses on the road with their RV versions.

BEST MATTRESSES BY CATEGORY (Quick Guide)

Thousands of hours of research went into the articles we extracted the winners in each category in this guide from. Use this chart to help you quickly identify mattresses that are the best in the categories you care about the most.

Best Mattress Based on Materials
Best Memory Foam Nectar
Best Latex Mattress Plushbeds Botanical Bliss
Best Hybrid (Memory Foam and Coils) Dreamcloud
Best Hybrid (Memory Foam and Latex) Dreamcloud
Best Affordable Luxury Latex Hybrid (latex and coils) AWARA
Best Bamboo Mattress Cariloha Luxury Bamboo Mattress
Best Pillow Top Mattress Avocado Green
Best Euro Top Mattress Saavta
Best Innerspring Mattress Wink Beds (dual coils)
Best Air Mattress for Daily Use
Best Air Mattress for Camping

Sound Asleep Dream Series

Sound Asleep Camping Series

Best Affordable Waterbed Mattress InnoMax Sanctuary
Best Reduced Motion Waterbed Mattress InnoMax Genesis

Best Affordable Mattress
Best Value for A Low Price (Universal Firmness) Nectar
Best Value for a Low Price (Softer Mattress) Polysleep BMR50 in the USA; BMR70 in Canada
Best Cheap Pillow Top Mattress Signature Sleep
Best Cheap Mattress for Heavier Bodies Sleep Innovations Shiloh Memory Mattress
Best Affordable Hybrid Tomorrow Sleep
Lowest Priced Eco-Friendly Mattress Latex for Less
Best Cheap Mattress Lucid
Best Cheap Hybrid Grammacy Euro-top
Best Mattress for the Money Nectar

Best Double-Sided
Best Double-Sided Mattress Layla

Best Mattress for Each Sleeping Positions
Best Memory Foam for Side Sleepers Dreamcloud
Best Mattress for Back and Stomach Sleepers Level Sleep

Best Mattresses for Pain Relief
Science-Backed Pain Relief Level Sleep
Affordable Back Pain Relief Nectar
Best Mattress for Hip and Shoulder Pain

Layla

Best Mattress for Athletic Pains

Bear Mattress

Best Luxury Mattress
Best Affordable Luxury Hybrid Mattress Dreamcloud
Best eco-friendly Luxury Mattress Plushbeds Latex
Best with Diamond Dust in the Mattress Simmons Beauty Rest Black
Best Canadian Brand Essentia Dormeuse

Best Mattresses for Couples and Sex
Best Bouncy Mattress for Side Sleepers Helix
Best Mattress for Sex Saavta
Best Luxury for Couples Dreamcloud
Best Mattress for Couples Depends on your priorities and budget
Most Affordable Split Firmness Mattress Morphiis
Best Organic Latex for Couples Plushbeds
Best Eco-friendly Split Firmness Botanical Bliss
Best Couples mattress for the money Nectar
Best for heavy couples Wink Beds
Best for Tossing and turning Loom & Leaf
Best for Sleeping Cool Brooklyn Bedding

Best Eco-friendly Mattresses
Certified Organic Mattress Botanical Bliss
Healthiest Mattress based on Certifications Zenhaven
Best for the Environment PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
Best Vegan Mattresses Avocado Vegan
Most Affordable Eco-friendly hybrid AWARA
Double Sided eco-friendly hybrid Sleep EZ’s Roma Mattress

Mattress for Babies and Children
Most Affordable Crib Mattress Milliard Crib and Toddler Mattress
Best Organic Crib Mattress Newton
Most Affordable Eco-friendly Crib Mattress Colgate Eco Classica III
Best Mattress for Kids Nest Bedding BKB (Big Kids Bed)
Best Dual Sided Crib Mattress Moonlight Slumber
Best Cheap Crib Mattress Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams
Best Eco-friendly Mattress for Kids Naturepedic

Best Mattress for Overall Comfort
Best Mattress for Heavy People Wink Beds
Best Mattress for Cool Sleep Dynasty Mattress Breeze

Best Mattress Based on Use
Best Mattress for an Adjustable Bed Nectar
Best RV Mattress Plushbeds Gel Foam RV Mattress
Best Eco-friendly RV Mattress Plushbeds Natural Latex RV Mattress
Best RV Mattress for Bunk Beds for Children  Serenia
Best RV Mattress for Bunk Beds for Adults Plushbeds
Best Futon Mattress DHP 8-inch futon mattress
Best for Purchase using HSA or FSA account Level Sleep

BEST MATTRESSES BASED ON MATERIALS

Mattress innovations have exploded during the past decade. If you’re shopping for a new mattress, most of the options that are available now didn’t exist when you bought your last mattress 8 – 10 years ago. The type of mattress you choose will depend on your priorities.

Memory Foam

Memory Foam

If you want a comfortable and affordable mattress, you’ll go with a memory foam. Memory foam contours to your body’s curves to provide support so your muscles can relax while you sleep. It can alleviate aches and pains many people feel when they wake up in the morning. You used to have to avoid memory foam if you didn’t want to sleep hot. Now, newer models add cooling gel layers, graphite, copper, silver, and even diamond dust to reduce the amount of heat the mattress retains. Today, you can find memory foam mattresses that sleep cool in any style today.

If price is your primary consideration, memory foam will give you the best mattress at the lowest prices. You might be able to find an innerspring mattress for a similar price at a discount store, but it won’t be comfortable—not even in the beginning.

Latex

If you’re willing to do your best for the planet regardless of the cost, you’ll go with a latex mattress. Latex is the most durable mattress material. Because latex is made from the sap from rubber trees, it is sustainable and eco-friendly. Organic and vegan versions of latex are available.

Latexlatex

Innerspring Mattresses

Innerspring mattresses have coils topped by a thin layer of latex, foam, or other padding. The springs give the bounciness that made beds fun to jump on when you were a child. This type of mattress is also available in Euro Top and Pillow Top versions that provide additional padding between your body and the springs. Most people grew up sleeping on an innerspring mattress. If you want what you’ve always had, you’ll go with an innerspring mattress.

Innerspring Mattresses

Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses come in every style you can imagine. The newest type of mattress is created by combining two or more types of mattresses in one. The varieties are endless. Common versions combine latex and innerspring coils, memory foam and coils, and latex with memory foam.

You can get a more affordable latex mattress with many of the health and eco-benefits of latex by going the hybrid route. If you want the contouring and hug of memory foam but also want bounce during intimate moments, a combination of coils and memory foam will give you the best of both those worlds.

You’ll be drawn to the hybrid mattresses if you prefer the qualities of more than one type of mattress.

Hybrid Mattresses

Air Mattresses

Air mattresses have come a long way since their early designs. While they are still frequently used as guest beds because they can be packed away when they are not in use, many people use air mattresses for their own bed. Some air mattresses offer dual-sided controls that allow couples who prefer different firmness levels to choose their own comfort level and automatic pumps, so you don’t have to blow it up or physically pump it up.

Air MattressesWater Beds

The popularity of water beds has declined since they reached their pinnacle in the 1980’s, but they still have die-hard fans who love the feel of sleeping on water. With firm-sided designs, a waterbed can look just like a traditional bed. The ability to heat the water makes getting into a waterbed something you’ll look forward to on a cold winter night. Low motion designs don’t feel as if you are drifting on water.

Water BedsIf the firmness level is most important to you, it won’t narrow things down for you because you can find any type of mattress in any firmness feel. We have selected the mattress we feel is the best in each category. Our favorite mattresses from those that made the final cut on the Best Mattress Lists on our site are shown below.

Best Hybrid (latex and coils)

Best Hybrid (Memory Foam and Coils)

Best Hybrid (Memory Foam and Latex)

Best Memory Foam

Best Latex Mattress

Best Pillow Top Mattress

Best Innerspring Mattress

Best Air Mattress for daily use

Best Air Mattress for Camping

Best Affordable Waterbed Mattress

Best Reduced Wave Waterbed Mattress

Best Bamboo Mattress

BEST AFFORDABLE MATTRESSES

BEST AFFORDABLE MATTRESSESOur Best Affordable and Best Value Mattresses consider price, durability, and comfort as well as other personal preferences such as sleeping cool, firmness level, and motion isolation. We consider the expected life of the mattress when we determine affordability. There are less expensive mattresses that may be as good during the first six months or year, but they won’t last as long or provide the support and comfort you need as long as the most affordable mattresses do. The best affordable mattress won’t be the best mattress, but for the money, it is the best value.

We don’t recommend buying a cheap mattress if you have other options because sleep is so important for your health, but we understand that sometimes you don’t have another choice. We’ve read thousands of reviews to help you quickly identify the best cheap mattress because we know that time is often tight when money is limited and you have more important things to do.

Mattresses in the Best Cheap Mattress category won’t last as long as other mattresses. For that reason, they aren’t the best value. However, if you need a mattress and a cheap mattress is what you’re able to afford, our best cheap mattress list will help you avoid a lemon. If you need a cheap mattress quickly, check out our list of mattresses in the $200 – $400 range for a queen.

Another option when money is tight is buying a more durable mattress on credit. Many mattress companies offer financing, some with interest rates as low as zero percent. Be wary of layaway plans at mattress stores; they are not a good option and mattress store and department store financing is usually high.

Best Value for A Low Price

Best Value for a Low Price (Softer Mattress)

Best Affordable Hybrid

Lowest Priced Eco-Friendly Mattress

Best Cheap Mattress

Best Cheap Pillow Top Mattress

Best Cheap Mattress for Heavier Bodies

Best Mattress for the Money

BEST MATTRESSES FOR EACH SLEEPING POSITION

The firmness of a mattress is very subjective. You will experience the mattress as firmer or softer depending on how much you weigh. Mattresses feel softer to people with heavier bodies and firmer to people with lighter bodies.

In general, back and stomach sleepers prefer (and need) a firmer mattress to support their body while they sleep. Side sleepers need a softer mattress that fits the curves of their body to keep their spine aligned when they are on their side.

If your mattress doesn’t allow good alignment of your spine while you sleep, you won’t sleep as well and you are more likely to wake up with aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, back, or hips. The illustration shows you the correct sleeping position for side and back sleepers.

BEST MATTRESSES FOR EACH SLEEPING POSITION

Best Memory Foam for Side Sleepers

Best Mattress for Back Sleepers

BEST DOUBLE-SIDED MATTRESSES

A double-sided mattress is designed so that you can sleep on either side of the mattress. We like them for guest rooms because most of the current designs have two different firmness levels. One side is usually firm while the other side is a medium-firm feel. This allows you to provide a comfortable bed for your guests in multiple firmness options. It is also an economical mattress if you’re comfortable on both firmness levels because it will last longer if you flip it about every six months.

There are other times when someone who usually sleeps on a firm mattress will want a softer mattress. For example, during pregnancy, women are encouraged not to sleep on their back. Sleeping on your side on a firm mattress adds to the discomfort of pregnancy. Being able to switch to the medium firm side of a flippable mattress during pregnancy could save you the expense of buying a new mattress.

Best Double-Sided Mattress

BEST MATTRESSES FOR PAIN RELIEF

Aches and pains can come from a variety of sources. It is not uncommon for someone who begins waking up sore to blame their pain on aging only to realize when they finally buy a new mattress that their morning aches and pains disappear. During sleep, your muscles need to be able to relax. If your muscles have to work to keep your body in a particular position while you’re sleeping, they’re getting a workout that can lead to sore muscles. When this is happening to you, you won’t be sleeping as deeply as you should to optimize your ability to function.

It is also not unusual for someone who finds it difficult to stay in bed for more than six hours to find they can sleep deeper and longer on a new mattress.

Individuals who have pain from an illness, disease, or injury will get the best relief from their pain on a mattress that provides the support they need where they need it. Side sleepers often develop shoulder and hip pain without realizing it is the result of pressure on their joints while they sleep. Stomach and back sleepers can develop back problems if their mattress is too soft.

BEST MATTRESSES FOR PAIN RELIEFMattress companies and scientists have been working hard to find solutions that reduce pain. The pain-relieving benefits of at least one mattress are so well documented that you can use your HSA (Health Spending Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) to purchase it as a medical device if you have a prescription from your doctor.

Before deciding you’ll have to take pain pills for the rest of your life or that your pain is just a sign that you’re getting old, you may want to see if a new mattress provides relief. With no-risk sleep trials, you can try a mattress and if it doesn’t help, you can send it back. There are several pain-relieving mattresses on our Best Mattress for Pain list.

Best for Back Pain

Science-Backed Pain Relief

Best Mattress for Hip and Shoulder Pain

Best Mattress for Athletic Pains

BEST LUXURY MATTRESSES

BEST LUXURY MATTRESSESLuxury mattresses are for those who want everything from their mattress—not just what they need. Luxury mattresses come with features like cashmere covers, extra height, and premium materials so they can deliver a comfortable oasis for you to dream in every night.

Although you can spend more than most people do on a car or even a house to buy the world’s most expensive luxury beds, there are affordable luxury mattresses that provide their owners with a fantastic place to sleep every night. There are a number of luxury beds in the $4,000 – $6,000 range, but most of our picks come in at about half that which means affordable luxury is available at a reasonable price.

Best Luxury Mattress

Best Eco-friendly Luxury Mattress

BEST MATTRESSES FOR COUPLES AND SEX

The features that make a mattress great for sex may not be the same features that make it the best bed for a couple to sleep in together. The best beds for couples provide each person with a comfortable sleeping platform even if they don’t enjoy the same firmness level as the person they sleep with. The best beds for sex are responsive and provide bounce, won’t bottom out when the weight of two people is concentrated in one area, and include great edge support because there is nothing sexy about worrying if you’re going to slide out of bed onto your head.

Couples usually want a mattress that controls motion transfer, so they don’t feel their partner move when they’re trying to sleep. If they are different sizes, they don’t want a mattress that depresses where the heavier person is and makes the lighter person feel like they have to fight rolling downhill toward their heavier partner. A split firmness mattress allows each person to choose the firmness level they prefer for their side of the mattress without resorting to trying to keep two twin mattresses together with a sheet.

BEST MATTRESSES FOR COUPLES AND SEX

We don’t name an overall best mattress for couples because the best mattress for any specific couple will vary based on the individual preferences of two people. With so much potential variety, you’ll have to choose based on the features that are most important to you. We do encourage you to consider split firmness options.

Best Bouncy Mattress for Side Sleepers

Best Mattress for Sex

Best Eco-friendly Split Firmness Mattress for Couples

Most Affordable Split Firmness Mattress

Best for Heavy Couples

Best Couples Mattress for the Money

Best for Motion Isolation

BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MATTRESSES

Eco-friendly mattresses consider the entire life cycle of the mattress beginning with the impact on the environment during production and transportation, the use of toxic chemicals, the durability of the mattress, organic or vegan materials, and whether the mattress can be recycled at the end of its life.

Although eco-friendly mattresses can be made with other materials, for the most part, eco-friendly mattresses will have latex as the primary material because latex is made from the sap of rubber trees that clean carbon from the atmosphere. Each tree produces sap for about thirty years, and, at the end of the tree’s life cycle, the wood is used to create furniture and new trees are planted.

There are memory foams that use plant-based oils instead of some or all of the petroleum that was used in early memory foam models. Latex can also be synthetic, which means it won’t be as eco-friendly as natural latex. Manufacturers of latex mattresses tend to use natural materials like wool or plant fiber as a fire retardant so they don’t need to add toxic chemicals that can cause health problems.

BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MATTRESSES

An increased demand for eco-friendly and healthy mattress alternatives has expanded the supply of mattresses in this category. You can easily find a vegan and/or organic mattress to satisfy your demands. Just a few years ago, that was a very difficult task.

Healthiest Mattress based on Certifications

Certified Organic Mattress

Most Affordable Eco-friendly hybrid

Best Vegan Mattress

BEST MATTRESSES FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN

Other than your arms, your baby’s bed should be the safest place for them to be. This means a non-toxic environment with a mattress that will help their growing spine and bones develop so they’ll have a healthy body to live in throughout their life. The government recognizes that babies are vulnerable when they are exposed to certain chemicals and places higher restrictions on mattresses designed for babies and children under age three.

In our line up of three crib mattresses, we’ve included one for those whose budget is tight as it so often is when a baby is on the way as well as eco-friendly options. You want your crib mattress to fit snuggly so there aren’t any crevasses where the baby could get stuck between the crib and the mattress. You’ll also want some protection against wetness because babies sometimes make messes no matter how attentive the parents are to the child’s needs.

BEST MATTRESSES FOR BABIES AND CHILDRENBabies should have a fairly firm mattress. A pillow top mattress can put them at risk for SIDS so make sure you follow your pediatricians’ recommendations to keep your little one safe.

When your baby is a toddler, they will be safe on a larger variety of mattresses although a mattress with springs makes using it like a trampoline a significant temptation. Latex and memory foam won’t spring like a trampoline, so they aren’t as likely to fall off the bed because it doesn’t tempt them to jump on the mattress.

Most Affordable Crib Mattress

Best Mattress for Kids

Best Eco-friendly Mattress for Kids

Most Affordable Eco-friendly Crib Mattress

Best Organic Crib Mattress

BEST MATTRESSES FOR OVERALL COMFORT

If your mattress doesn’t allow you to rest well during the night, you won’t be ready for your day. You’ll struggle to accomplish the things you want to do. Most people sleep better when they are cool, which makes a mattress that doesn’t sleep hot important. The firmness feel someone prefers is largely determined by their weight and sleeping position. The amount the mattress hugs your body makes a big difference. Some people prefer a snuggly feeling almost as if they are being hugged while others find that level of contouring uncomfortable.

One of the most difficult problems to overcome is a body that just isn’t that comfortable—whether it is due to pain or carrying extra weight. When someone is carrying more weight than their frame can comfortably carry, it can be difficult to find a comfortable mattress and position. The body can’t rest well if the muscles are working to support the body’s weight. A mattress designed to support a larger person is one of the most important considerations for someone living in a large body. Many mattresses will degrade quickly if the people sleeping in them weigh more than they are designed to support. Buying a mattress that is designed to support heavier bodies can greatly improve the quality of sleep you achieve and provide you with a mattress that lasts much longer.

Heavy bodies are considered those over 230 pounds. Even a lean person who weighs 230 should consider a mattress designed to support more weight. It is the amount of weight, not whether the person is overweight, that determines a heavy body for the purpose of deciding which type of mattress to purchase.BEST MATTRESSES FOR OVERALL COMFORTBest Mattress for Heavy People

Best Mattress for Cool Sleep

BEST MATTRESSES BASED ON USE

Standard mattress sizes don’t work for every situation. RVs, campers, and travel trailers often require sizes that don’t line up with the standard King, Queen, Full, and Twin-size mattresses that are readily available from any mattress retailer. Some RVs use sizes that are so unusual they have to be replaced with custom made mattresses.

The mattresses RVs come with as original equipment are notorious for being uncomfortable. What is the point of traveling to the great outdoors if you’re sleepy all day because the mattress in your RV is uncomfortable? Many RV owners replace the original mattresses within two years of purchasing their rig. I wouldn’t suffer with a bad mattress that long—I’d consider new mattresses part of the price of the RV and get comfortable ones as soon as I knew what sizes I needed. Why suffer on an uncomfortable mattress?

Custom sized mattresses can be expensive. Some people take a do-it-yourself approach and cut down a regular size mattress to fit the dimensions they need for their RV. While their ingenuity is commendable, they need to be sure the mattress they choose to cut won’t expose them to harmful chemicals. Many mattresses aren’t designed to be opened. The fire protection can contain fiberglass or toxic chemicals that are not too dangerous as long as they are sealed within the mattress but can quickly cause issues, especially lung issues, if they are exposed.

BEST MATTRESSES BASED ON USEAdjustable beds are another situation that can require a specialty mattress although many of the new mattresses are compatible with adjustable beds. If your mattress will be used on an adjustable bed, it is important to verify that the mattress will hold up to that type of use. For instance, there is one mattress that would work on an adjustable bed frame, but the warranty becomes void if you use the mattress for sitting rather than laying down. Even though the mattress would work, it wouldn’t be a good choice if you plan to sit up in bed.

Best Mattress for an Adjustable Bed

Best RV Mattress

Best Eco-friendly RV Mattress

Best RV Mattress for Bunk Beds used by Children

Best RV Mattress for Bunk Beds used by Adults

Best Futon Mattress

CONCLUSION

Many factors need to be considered when evaluating a mattress purchase. You’ll spend thousands of hours on your mattress and the quality of your life while you are awake is affected by the quality of the rest you get at night. As a result, this is an important decision. We also know that many people are busy and don’t have a spare twenty hours to research which mattress would be best for themselves. Our list is designed to assist you by directing you to mattresses that are the best in each category. Because individual preferences vary, we can’t guarantee that you will be happy with a choice from this list, but the mattress wouldn’t be on our list if we didn’t think most people would be happy if they used this list to select their next mattress. Also, with the exception of mattresses purchased from Amazon where return policies vary, the mattresses on this list have no-risk sleep trials that allow you to try them and return them for a refund if the mattress doesn’t work well for you.

What to Avoid

There are some things you absolutely should not do when you buy a mattress. The biggest mistake many people make is buying a mattress in a mattress store. We have nothing against mattress stores, it is mattress store policies we find abhorrent. Most mattress stores do not allow returns. Some allow exchanges but they heavily penalize customers who exercise their right to exchange a mattress that isn’t working for them by charging re-stocking fees and charging the full retail price of the mattress they exchange for, even if it is on sale at the time. Most of them don’t provide a warranty on the mattress the customer chooses when they exchange. Once a mattress store has your money, you’re not getting it back. We tried to find a mattress store that treated customers with the respect they deserve and gave up after spending over 100 hours reading complaints and reviews. The result of that work is summarized in this article.

Most people who go to a mattress store are either unaware of the variety of mattresses available online or they think they need to try the mattress before they buy. If they read all the reviews where dissatisfied customers complain that the mattress that was delivered doesn’t feel like the mattress they tried in the store, they’d see how futile that approach is if your goal is to be sure your mattress will be comfortable. The second thing they don’t realize is that online retailers almost all have a no-risk sleep trial that allows you to try a mattress in your home on your bed for months before deciding if it is right for you.

You’ll notice that the three overall winners we mentioned at the beginning of the article deserve their titles because they show up as best in class again and again. Nectar, Plushbeds brand, and Dreamcloud provide excellent choices. If the rest of the mattress industry disappeared tomorrow, most people would still be able to get a mattress they really like out of those choices. We’re not suggesting that the rest of the companies don’t offer value, they do. Competition is good. Maybe, in time, increased competition will make mattress stores come around and adopt less punitive policies for customers who don’t get a comfortable mattress on their first try. In the meantime, use our coupon codes to save on your next mattress.

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There is no denying that a mobile home or an RV should have a comfortable bed because for most people, it is a second home while some folks use an RV as their primary home as well. The mattress in your RV will define how comfortable you are sleeping in your camper. Your mattress should provide you with a relaxing bed in in all seasons.

There is a huge variety of RV mattresses available on the market and choosing one that suits your requirements can be a daunting task. Therefore, we have developed this post to provide you with guidance on how to select the best RV mattress to provide you with the long-lasting comfort that you seek on your journey.

What is RV mattress?

It is a mattress with dimensions of 60-inch x 74.5-inch and is mostly found in recreational vehicles like motor homes, travel trailers, and 5th wheels. It is also known as short-queen size. You might be thinking that RV king might also be available, and the answer to this question is yes, there are RV king mattresses available, and it is called the regular queen because RV king has a similar size to standard queen size, and you can use both the terms interchangeably. There are some other size variations available, but it depends upon the space available in your vehicle.

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Are RV Mattresses Different from Conventional Mattresses?

Yes, RV foams are entirely different from the traditional ones. They are six inches shorter than the standard pieces so they will fit into the tiny frames that come pre-fitted in RVs. They are shaped to fit the rounded edged of the bed frame in an RV. Therefore, they don’t come cheap. Some of them are very expensive while others deliver exceptional value.

Manufacturers choose furniture in an RV based on heaviness not on comfort because less weight improves your gas mileage. If you follow RV blogs, you’ll see brand new mattresses described as “crummy,” “crappy,” “cheap,” and “painful” on a regular basis. The mattresses that came in your RV might be good enough for a couple of nights, but if you are planning to spend a few days on the road then you will develop back pains and might be unable to enjoy your vacation because you don’t sleep well. To prevent this, you can opt for a customized RV mattress or, if your RV has a common RV mattress size, buy mattresses made especially for RVs.

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Top 9 best RV Mattresses (2019 Updated)

Products Density Thickness Materials Highlight Best for
Cool Bliss Gel 8″ RV Mattress 4.0 lbs. 8-inch Gel Memory Foam Gel-foam Best Overall
MobilePlush Eco Green 8″ RV Mattress 4.0 lbs. 8-inch Latex and Plushfoam Latex and Plushform Best Eco-Friendly
MobilePlush 6″ Original RV Mattress 4.0 lbs. 6-inch Memory Foam Plushfoam Best for bunks in narrow spaces
MobilePlush 8″ Deluxe RV Mattress 4.0 lbs. 8-inch Memory Foam Plushfoam with Bamboo cover Best for heavy bodies
Denver 1.8 lbs. 11-inch All Foam Reduced motion transfer Best for couples
Serenia 2.5 lbs. 8.5-inch Memory foam Highly Breathable Best for overall comfort
Live and Sleep Resort 3.0 lbs. 12-inch Memory foam Gel-infused foam Best for Cool Sleep
Zinus Ultima 2.5 lbs. 10-inch Memory foam Bio-foam Best Value for Money
Best Price Mattress 1.4 lbs. 4-inch Memory foam Thin layers of memory foam Best for Price

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Cool Bliss Gel 8″ RV Mattress – Best Luxury RV Mattresses

Plushbeds RV Mattresses – Best Luxury RV Mattresses

Plushbeds offers four different mattresses specifically designed for use in RVs including a latex mattress. They will also custom make RV mattresses to fit your space if it is not a standard size. If you’re looking for an organic or vegan RV mattress, they may be able to help you because they offer both options in their line of mattresses for use in your home.

Cool Bliss Gel 8″ RV Mattress, Gel-Infused Memory Foam RV Mattress

This gel-infused memory foam mattress sleeps 30% cooler than traditional memory foam because its design draws heat away from the body using open cell visco elastic structure channels. It sleeps so cool, they put cool in the name.

Fresh Foam Technology

Fresh Foam is created using a C02 blowing agent and soy-based polyols instead of petroleum-based oils which means it is healthier for you and for the environment.

It has a dense knit cell structure that ensures it will return to its original shape while sleeping cooler than many mattresses.

CertiPUR-US

Cool Bliss is CertiPUR-US certified which means it is safe and non-toxic and won’t emit harmful gases. Cool Bliss is non-allergenic because we make it with an environmentally friendly technology.

  • A mattress that sleeps cool means you won’t need to run your air conditioner at night, which might not be possible if you’re camping in a remote site.
  • There is a 100-night sleep trial, so you have plenty of time to try sleeping on it and the opportunity to return it if it doesn’t work well for you.
  • Made in the United States
  • Non-toxic and environmentally friendly construction
  • The 8” thickness will provide more support than the mattress that comes with most RVs when they are new

  • It is more expensive than some options that are available although those don’t offer a sleep trial.
  • It will weigh more than the cheaper options, which is why it will last longer.
  • If you return the mattress, you are responsible for return shipping.
 If you want to be as comfortable sleeping in your RV as you are at home, Cool Bliss would be a good choice for your new RV mattress. 

MobilePlush Eco Green 8″ RV Mattress

MobilePlush Eco Green 8" RV

Latex is the most durable mattress material as well as the most eco-friendly as it is made from the sap from rubber trees. The mattress will provide superior support for your body

Latex Hybrid

This hybrid latex mattress is designed to provide the benefits of eco-friendly latex in a supportive RV mattress designed with a core of Plushfoam to keep the weight of the mattress appropriate for use in an RV.

CertiPUR-US

The 2” latex layer doesn’t require CertiPUR-US certification because latex is naturally healthy and anti-microbial. The 6” Plushfoam core is CertiPUR-us certified which means it meets all the safety and non-toxic requirements that are required to achieve the certification. It won’t emit harmful toxins or gasses.

  • With the 2” deep latex, the mattress will be more durable and supportive than straight memory or gel foam.
  • The underlying PlushFoam is made with soy-based polyols.
  • It provides plenty of pressure relief for side sleepers.
  • Your back, shoulders, hips, and knees will rest easy on this mattress.

  • There are less expensive options if you don’t care about buying an eco-friendly mattress.
  • If you choose to return the mattress, you are responsible for the return shipping charges.
 If you want an eco-friendly mattress for your adventures in the great outdoors, MobilePlush Eco Green, with its organic cotton cover, fits your needs 

MobilePlush 6″ Original RV Mattress, Supportive RV Mattress

MobilePlush 6

Plushbeds firmest RV mattress is just 6” deep but it works well for children and light weight adults. As you sleep, the memory foam molds to and supports your body. It will be a definite improvement over the mattress the manufacturer provided with your RV.

Plushfoam

Plushfoam is eco-friendly because they replaced the typical petroleum with soy-based polyols which makes it safer and eliminates the off-gassing mattresses that use petroleum are known to produce.

CertiPUR-US

The CertiPUR-US certification means the mattress won’t give off toxic VOCs and that it is free from PBDE Flame Retardants, Prohibited Phthalates, Mercury, Lead & Heavy Metals, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), 2-Methoxyethanol, Formaldehyde, Chloroform, Methylene Chloride, and 10,000 other harmful chemicals!

It is ideal for bunks where there simply isn’t room for a taller mattress.

  • The memory foam will conform to your body and provide support so you can rest well.
  • The 6” height won’t be too tall for bunks where children will sleep.
  • It won’t increase the payload as much as a thicker mattress.
  • 100-night sleep trial.

  • The 6-inch depth isn’t deep enough for people who have heavier bodies.
  • If the mattress doesn’t work well for you, you have to pay the return shipping cost.
 If you want to make sure your children sleep comfortably in their bunks and aren’t crabapples who make your family vacation seem more like trials and tribulations than a fun experience, you need a comfortable mattress for them to sleep on. Plushbeds provides one that will fit their space 

MobilePlush 8″ Deluxe RV Mattress, Memory Foam RV Mattress

MobilePlush 8

This is Plushbeds softest RV mattress, which makes it perfect for side sleepers who want to curl up and feel cozy in their travel home. The Bamboo cover is soft and eco-friendly.

Plushfoam

The same eco-friendly Plushfoam used in the 6” mattress but deep enough to support a 250-pound man comfortably, even if he needs a mattress that won’t bother his allergies. This mattress is odor free and non-toxic.

CertiPUR-US

The factory is inspected every three months to ensure the mattress is non-toxic and free of over 10,000 toxic chemicals.

  • 100-night trial to make sure you can sleep comfortably on this 8” memory foam mattress.
  • The mattress will conform to your curves to support your back, shoulders, torso, hips, and knees so you can rest deeply.
  • Plushfoam is eco-friendly and non-toxic.
  • It has features that will help it sleep cool such as its open cell structure.

  • If you decide to return it, you are responsible for the return shipping.
  • It is more expensive than some of the mattress options you’ll see.
  • It may be too high for some double bunks or upper bunks.
 If you want a comfortable mattress for your home away from home, this 8” deep memory foam RV mattress will provide it. 

Denver 326389 – Best for Couples 

Denver 326389 – Best for Couples 

Denver is the best RV mattress for couples because it is equipped with a high-density core that provides you with excellent comfort and support while lowering motion transferability as much as possible.

Euro Top Design

This mattress comes with a euro top design that guarantees maximum support to your spine. In addition to that, the mattress can handle various pressure points to prevent numbness in the morning. It enables you to sleep on a cloudlike surface so that you can wake up blissfully.

All foam construction

The RV mattress from Denver comes is an all foam construction that reduces motion transfer which means that it is best suited for couples. If anyone moves a lot during their sleep, then this mattress will allow the other partner to sleep without being disturbed.

  • Highly density core ensures proper support.
  • The euro top design provides you with an excellent surface for sleeping.
  • All foam construction ensures limited motion transfer.
  • The luxury knit cover offers exceptional breathability.
  • The high-density foam is plant based and doesn’t contain any harmful substances.

  • Not a budget-friendly option.
If you are do not have a small budget and are traveling with your partner, then this model will serve you well. Due to the reduced motion transferability and excellent support, the Denver mattress is best suited for couples.

Serenia Sleep – Best for Overall comfort

Serenia Sleep – Best for Overall comfort 

This RV mattress from Serenia is best for people who are looking for overall comfort. It has highquality materials and it also comes at a very reasonable price.

Sleeps cool

The RV mattress sleeps cooler as compared to numerous other options that are in the same price range. You won’t experience any sticky, sweaty feeling and will sleep more relaxed.

Open cell construction

It has an open cell construction that keeps the mattress cool and it also absorbs any movements so that you can peacefully sleep with your significant other. In addition to that, this design feature improves the breathability of the mattress and keeps you cool while you sleep

  • The six-inch support layer provides a solid base to the mattress.
  • The two-inch top layer enables you to have a relaxed sleep with a cloudlike feeling.
  • Extremely breathable due to open cell construction so it doesn’t make you sleep hot.
  • Certified under CertiPUR-US.

  • Some of you might not like the soft firmness of this foam.
  • It tends to sink in the middle with the passage of time.
If you are looking for overall comfort in an RV mattress for your next trip, then you should choose Serenia because it provides outstanding edge-to-edge support and is extremely breathable and doesn’t retain heat

Live and Sleep – Best for Cool Sleep

Live and Sleep – Best for Cool Sleep

The gel infused memory foam of this RV mattress ensures that you don’t sleep sticky or sweaty at night and lets you wake up fresh in the morning. The gel microbeads absorb the heat from your body and release it away from your body.

Super flex cover

The mattress comes with a super flex linen cover that is machine washable. You can use the bedding pad to prevent your mattress from damaging spills. In addition to that, the soft touch of this cover calms your senses and you instantly feel relaxed.

Ideal Contouring

With ideal contouring, this mattress works well with the pressure points of your body as it envelops your body and prevents you from experiencing a sinking feeling. The mattress works well to keep your spine aligned at all times.

  • Gel infusion allows you to sleep cool.
  • Works well for the people with back issues.
  • Comes with a soft flex cover.
  • Certified under CertiPUR-US.
  • Comes with a 30-day trial and twenty-year warranty.

  • The mattress might not fit in some RV bed frames due to thickness.
  • It might smell strange for a few days due to gas-offing.
If you want to have a cool night’s sleep, then you should try a gel infused memory foam mattresses. It is a good option at a very competitive price.

Zinus Ultima – Best value for money

Zinus Ultima – Best value for money

Zinus Ultima features conforming memory foam that provides support throughout the night with the help of its three different layers that work to provide you with a relaxing sleep.

Biofoam

Biofoam is the latest type of memory foam that doesn’t have petroleum in its construction. Instead, the manufacturers have replaced it with plant extracts to keep the mattress odorless and breathable.

CertiPUR-US

The mattress is certified under CertiPUR-US and is not made with any harmful chemicals. It is perfectly safe for adults, kids, and pets. In addition to that, there are no hazardous substances used in the making of this mattress.

  • It is available in different thickness levels ranging from 8-inch to 12-inch.
  • It has conforming memory foam that contours to your body and provides better support to your back.
  • It features Biofoam, the latest version of memory foam that uses natural plant oil.

  • The edges tend to flattenout with the passage of time.
  • It is not an ideal long-term investment.
If you are looking to enjoy the benefits of memory foam but don’t want to invest in a luxury RV mattress, then this option is best for you.

Similar afforable product for home use:

Best Price Mattress – Best price

Best Price Mattress – Best price

Best Price Mattress is the least expensive entry on our list, and it lives up to its name. It is made of four-inch memory foam, which allows you to use it also as a mattress topper.

Motion Isolation

If you sleep with your partner, then the motion isolation is the feature that you should be looking for. This mattress is equipped with this motion isolation feature with its four-inch memory foam.

Import Quality

The primary reason why it is the cheapest option on our list is that this mattress topper only features two layers of memory foam and a base layer. However, it doesn’t compromise on quality because all the layers are highly dense that also improves its longevity.

  • It has a motion isolation feature that makes it a budget-friendly option for couples.
  • Price is a major advantage of this RV mattress.
  • Covered by five-year warranty.

  • Quality is low in comparison to the price.
  • It is not durable in comparison to other entries on our list.
If you don’t camp a lot, then this is the best product for you. It won’t cost you much but does come with some beneficial features such as a CertiPUR-US certification, motion isolation, and a five-year warranty.

Tips for Buying RV Mattresses

There is a considerable number of RV mattresses available in the market but not all of them will meet your specific needs and requirements, therefore; you need to know the basics about what to consider and what to ignore. Following are some tips to assist you in buying an RV mattress that should meet your needs and requirements, and you won’t have to spend a lot either.

What type of RV do you have?

Some RVs can accommodate any mattress while others might only accommodate bunk beds small enough to fit in an RV twin or RV bunk mattress. The bedding features of the most familiar RVs are listed below.

Motorhomes

Motorhomes refer to RVs that you can drive from one place to another as opposed to towing. However, you don’t need to have a commercial driving license to drive them. These are high-end RVs and are the largest that you can find. They are further categorized into three subgroups.

  1. Class A, which is the largest of all motorhome categories and some of the models can measure up to fifty feet lengthwise. These motorhomes have plenty of room to offer and are fully loaded with features. These motorhomes can fit any size mattress.
  2. Class B motorhomes are less expensive than Class A and are 30 to 40 feet long. The RVs in this category come with plenty of storage space but small interiors. Most of these come with small beds that work well with toppers. Some of the models can accommodate any size of the mattress.
  3. Class C motorhomes are made on the chassis of trucks and they have doors that link the cabin directly to the interior of the motorhome. These can be 20 to 30 feet long and don’t have enough room for a full bed. These might come with pull out beds, sofa beds, or bunk beds above the driving compartment. In this case, a topper is an ideal option for such a motorhome.

5th Wheel Trailer

5th Wheels are the largest towable RVs. They are attached to the vehicle with a coupling and provide excellent maneuverability and flexibility. Most of these are big enough to fit any sized bed but some of them also come with bunk beds.

Travel Trailer

These trailers are very long and come with a plethora of features, but they don’t offer much in terms of maneuverability like 5th wheel coupling. In addition to that, these trailers are narrow and most of them feature a fold out bed. Some of the larger trailers have a bedroom at one end that can fit a Queen RV mattress on a platform.

Pop Up Trailers

Pop-ups are the smallest among the towable trailers that have sleeping quarters. These trailers are ideal for short road tours or trips and occasional campouts. They are fairly short hence; you won’t need a thick mattress. Therefore, you should opt for a topper.

Choosing the right size

The size of the mattress needs to be accurate if you want to sleep comfortably in your camper. There are different sizes available for you to use in your RV, and are listed as follows:

  • Twin – Twin sized RV mattresses come in different dimensions ranging from 28-inch x 75-inch to 40-inch x 80-inch. Choosing the right size depends on the type of bed in your camper. You can arrange them as bunk beds or side by side. This size is equivalent to a twin bed at home and the standard size is 38-inch x 75-inch. A twin size is suitable for small sized campers, in particular, pop-ups.
  • Bunk – bunk mattresses for RVs work well with twin sizes but they come with different dimensions based on your camper’s layout. Bunk mattresses can range in size from 28-inch x 75-inch to 35-inch x 75-inch. These mattresses are suitable for family-friendly RVs. There is a variety of combinations for these bunks. Your camper might have a twin on full, twin on twin or twin on a queen or even a twin on a full fold out couch. If you can’t find the right size then you might require one of a size of truck bed mattresses that can range from 35-inch x 79-inch to 42-inch x 80-inch.
  • Full – An RV full mattress is just like a double bed and measures 54-inch x 70-inch. An RV full mattress is one inch wider as compared to the model you have at home. Most of these come with a fold out couch and most of the RVs are equipped with it depending on the model.
  • Three Quarter – this mattress is three-quarters of the size of the standard queen bed and measures 48-inch x 75-inch. The RVs with longer than wider rooms or uncommon dimensions come with such mattresses. Three quarters are best suited for guest rooms with more than one person.
  • Queen – Queen sized RV mattresses are the same in size as compared to domestic beds with dimensions 60-inch x 80-inch. This size is available in most campers. Many of the popup RVs have queen sized beds on either side. It is an ideal option if you want some space between yourself and your camping partner.
  • Short Queen – This RV mattress has dimensions of 60-inch x 75-inch which means that it is 5 inches shorter than the standard size. These are better suited in campers with wider than longer rooms or motorhomes with limited space.
  • Olympic Queen – The dimensions of this RV mattress are 66-inch x 80-inch which means that it is 6 inches wider than a regular queen. This size is suitable for RVs that are wider than longer. You get plenty of moving space but can also be cozy in cold nights.
  • King – You might think that a king size is not very common in RVs, but it is. Depending on your RVs width, a king size can range from 72-inch x 75-inch to 72-inch x 80-inch. Some pop-ups come with king-sized beds on each side and it can comfortably house three adults or four kids.
  • Eastern King – This size is more recent invention and is found in some of the latest campers. The mattresses measure 76-inch x 80-inch, which means you get four more inches in width without compromising on length. It is best suited for couples who prefer plenty of space. You can also accommodate kids who end up sleeping alongside you and don’t want to sleep in their own bed.
  • California King – This size is common in homes but not very common in RVs because it has more length and less width and has dimensions of 72-inch x 84-inch. This size is ideal for tall people who need foot room and don’t mind cuddling up. You can place it in RVs that have longer than wider space.
SIZE DIMENSIONS
RV Bunk 28-inch x 75-inch
30-inch x 75-inch
30-inch x 80-inch
34-inch x 75-inch
RV Twin 38-inch x 75-inch
38-inch x 80-inch
40-inch x 80-inch
RV Full 53-inch x 75-inch
55-inch x 75-inch
RV Three-Quarter 48-inch x 75-inch
48-inch x 80-inch
RV Short Queen 60-inch x 75-inch
RV Queen 60-inch x 80-inch
RV Olympic Queen 66-inch x 80-inch
RV King 72-inch x 75-inch
72-inch x 80-inch
RV Eastern King 76-inch x 80-inch
RV California King 72-inch x 80-inch
72-inch x 84-inch

Choose the right material

MATERIAL PROS CONS Editor Rating and review
RV Foam Slim profile (lightweight) wear and tear GOOD

RV foam mattresses don’t take much space but are more uncomfortable because of their slim profile

Not very expensive Very firm
RV Latex Durable Expensive GOOD

RV latex mattresses are anti-microbial, but these mattresses are too big to fit in a camper.

Comfortable and responsive Very thick and  heavy
RV Innerspring Not very expensive Prone to rust GOOD

RV innerspring mattresses can fit in most sleeping quarters; however, their springs wear out quickly due to rust.

Slim profile Heavy
RV Gel Memory Foam Durable Not readily available FAIR

Gel infused memory foam is comfortable and expensive but RV models are hard to find because of their thick construction.

Responsive and comfortable Heavy and thick
RV Airbed Thickness level adjustability Not compatible with RVs FAIR

It is not an ideal option for RVs because of their leakage issues; however, top quality models are very comfortable.

Responsive and comfortable Expensive

FAQs before buying an RV mattress

How much will an RV mattress cost?

RV mattresses are less expensive as compared to their standard counterparts and most of them are under $500 while some of them are even available under $150. The customized versions will cost a bit more.

What RV type should I get?

If you have a Class A or Class B homes, or a 5th Wheel trailer then you should go for a larger bed. On the other hand, anything smaller than these categories with easily accommodates a smaller bed or topper.

How are sleeping quarters built in my RV?

Sofas and beds that are built-in don’t have much space in them to accommodate thick mattress, large motorhomes can accommodate such mattresses.

What should be the dimensions for my RV mattress?

Apart from the customized option, you can opt from over two dozen different dimensions and eleven different sizes. Therefore, you have to measure the dimensions of the quarters and the bed in your RV for the best fit. If you have bunk beds in your RV, then you are limited to some size options.

What should be the thickness of my RV mattress?

Normally, RV mattress thickness range between five and six inches and no more than ten inches. Anything over ten inches will make it tough for you to fit your mattress in the sleeping quarters.

What firmness level should I opt for?

The firmness level depends upon your own preferences. Usually, RV mattresses do come with high firmness, but you can also choose soft foam or innerspring if you prefer a softer surface.

What type of RV mattress is best for camping?

Innerspring RV mattresses don’t last too long because they have metal springs which are rust-susceptible and are also affected by temperature variations. Nevertheless, for camping purposes, you can opt for foam mattresses because they have a long lifespan even in rugged conditions.

Wrap up

So there you go, now you have all the information that you might need to buy an RV mattress. Just make a list of your requirements, match them against each mattress and just buy the one with the highest checks. If you’re not running out of budget then go for the luxury feel.

In case of any suggestions or query, you can get in contact with us by dropping a comment in the section given below.

Enjoy Your Camp!

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If your travel journey is uncomfortable, you won’t be ready to embrace the experiences you hoped to have during your trip. Your memories of the trip may fade quickly if you arrive in a sleep deprived state because lack of sleep interferes with your mind’s ability to retain memories.

If you’re planning to go on a long journey in the upcoming days, you want to be sure you’ll arrive refreshed and well-rested so you can make the most of your adventure. If your shopping is done but you still feel something is missing, it may be the perfect travel to ensure you have a comfortable journey. We’re here to remind you to carry a travel pillow with you because it will make a big difference in how you feel when you arrive.

Travel pillows are compact pillows available in different shapes. The basic but important purpose of a travel pillow is to increase your comfort and ability to sleep or rest, even in a very tight space. These pillows come in handy during all types of travel, even if you are going by road, train, bus, or air.

There are different aspects that define the value and comfort level of your pillow. Here, you will get to read a few reviews of the best travel pillows along with a short buying guide to help you select the right travel pillow.

Don’t worry that airline baggage restrictions will prevent you from having space for a travel pillow. If you’re short on space, simply carry the pillow onboard or slip it around your neck when you board as you’ll see many other travelers doing.

These pillows will help you arrive fresh and ready to embrace your adventure and your life.

Top 8 Best Travel Pillows(2019 Version)

Short Reviews Material Type Shape Mode of Cleaning Color Price
Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Collar Washable Cover Different $$
AirComfy Daydreamer Micro-velvet, inflatable U-Shaped Washable Cover Gray $
BCOZZY Polyester & Polyester blend Scarf-like Machine Washable Different $$
PUREFLY Velvet, Inflatable U-Shaped Washable Cover Gray $
J-Pillow Polyester Fiber J-Shaped Machine Washable Black $
Trtl Pillow Fleece Scarf-like Machine Washable Different $$
Travelrest Synthetic Elongated Comma Washable Different $
Travelmate Memory Foam U-Shaped Machine Washable Cover Dark Blue $
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Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel PillowCabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Pillow

This Evolution Memory Foam Travel Pillow is manufactured by Cabeau, a renowned industry name for creating travel accessories. With a number of award-winning products, it aims to make traveling easy for people.

With its U-shaped style and memory foam filling, this cushion is a highly supportive travel pillow. This product comes with a money-back guarantee for any material or workmanship defects.

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  • Features

This Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillow is manufactured with the filling of good quality memory foam. In this way, it offers greater support and comfort as compared to other travel pillows. Another significant feature is its shape that covers your head from all directions. For the right, left, side, back or all types of sleepers, it is going to provide support at 360 degrees.

This item also comes with a removable cover that is made from good quality soft velour. You can simply take its cover off and wash it to give it a new look every time. It also comes equipped with a small storage bag to carry this pillow with your luggage.

Moreover, you can compact this pillow down to reduce its size almost to ¼ of its original size. it also contains earplugs made up of memory foam, in case you are annoyed by snoring seatmates or screaming babies.

  • Due to having memory foam filling, it can offer great comfort.
  • With removable and washable cover, you will need to put little effort in its maintenance.
  • Storage bag makes storing and carrying this pillow easier.
  • Because of its U-shape, it supports your head in all directions.
  • Few people might feel size problem with this pillow.
  • It is only suitable for adults.
  • Why is this style best for you?

Unlike other products, this one offers solid support to your head due to its memory foam filling. Also, its shape further adds to its value that left no directing unsupported for your neck and head. With its additional features and convenience, it is one of the best travel pillow options for you

AirComfy Daydreamer Neck Pillow

AirComfy Daydreamer Neck Pillow

This Daydreamer Neck Pillow is a product of AirComfy that is one renowned name for providing top quality products. This one of the economical neck pillows offer supports of inflatable cushion along with remarkable features of easy inflating. You don’t need to blow this up by making embarrassing noise. Rather, its built-in pump will perform this work for you.

  • Features

This neck pillow comes with a built-in inflation pump. In order to inflate it, you will simply need to press the button multiple times.  Simply press air valve to take all air out, when you want to deflate it. Moreover, you can adjust its thickness by inflating it to the preferred level.

The unique neck supporting the design of this cushion gives contoured support to the back of your neck and prevents neck pain during long flights. Moreover, it comes with zippered velvet cover that is removable as well. Simply take the cover off and wash it to get a new looking pillow.

  • Because of its packsack with carabiner clip, you can easily compress it down and carry it with your luggage.
  • Its removable pillowcase makes cleaning it an easier task for you.
  • Due to its ergonomic design, you can get maximum back support.
  • It might not be suitable for kids.
  • Few people with varying heights might have an adjustment problem with it.
  • If you have long hair, the velvet may cause your hair to tangle.
  • Why is this style best for you?

This neck rest can give you great support, ease of cleaning, and transportation. For added convenience, its built-in inflating button makes using it super convenient.

BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow

BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow

This Chin Supporting Travel Pillow is a product of BCOZZY brand that creates travel pillow in order to give travelers maximum comfort and customized setting in any of their sitting position. With its spiral-like shape, this cushion wraps around your neck like a scarf. It offers immense support, particularly to your chin and neck. Due to its unique shape, it gives maximum comfort in whatever position you choose to sit.

  • Features

BCOZZY through its shape that wraps around your neck stops your head from falling forward. Due to its super comfy cushioning, it gives comfort and support at the same time.

Its incredible structure makes it possible for you to twist it according to your desired position. Moreover, you can also choose its tightness level according to your comfort preferences. Hence, these features make you capable of adjusting this cushion according to your customized requirements.

BCOZZY made the back of this cushion flat to prevent it from pushing your head in a forward direction. It can be washed easily in the machine. Also, its snap strap allows you to attach it to your luggage or easily hand carry it after compressing it. In this way, it gives an easy-peasy relaxing experience.

  • Due to its ability to fully wrap your neck, it prevents your head from falling forwards.
  • As its back is made up of a flat surface, it won’t push your head in a forward direction.
  • With its snap-strap, you can attach it to your luggage easily.
  • Because of its booster side cushions, it sustains your ideal sleeping position.
  • As it wraps around your throat, you might feel uncomfortable at the start.
  • Because of its multiple wrapping, you might feel hot especially in the summertime.
  • Why is this style best for you?

This BCOZZY product makes sure to give you maximum support and comfort along with easy to manage features. With its great customizable options, it can be one of the best travel pillow options for you.

PUREFLY Soft Velvet Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow

PUREFLY Soft Velvet Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow

This Soft Velvet Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow is manufactured by PUREFLY brand that aims to offer enormous traveling comfort through ergonomic designs of their accessories. It is an inflatable type of cushion along with velvet top cover that gives the cozy and soft feel.

PUREFLY manufactures this product, and in case of having any issue regarding this accessory, you can contact their customer services for help.

  • Features

PUREFLY Soft Travel Neck Pillow is an inflatable type that gives support through blowing air inside it. Not only it offers benefits of inflatable pillow, but you can also blow it up easily through its button. Simply press the button repeatedly unless you get required thickness. For deflating, push the black air valve again.

With its scientific design, it makes sure to give huge support to your head and neck. It keeps them straight in upright direction with accurate alignment. This cushion is made additionally cozy through its lightweight velvet cover that is removable and washable as well. Have great traveling experience with this pillow, and after you are done wash its cover to get rid of possible germs and dirt.

  • Due to its inflatable feature and top lightweight cover, it can be easy carrying this cushion.
  • With its inflating button, you can conveniently blow it up and compress it down.
  • It can give great cozy feelings due to its velvet cover.
  • Its thickness can be tailored according to your body requirements.
  • As it is inflatable, it might not offer solid support
  • It might not fix properly and fall off easily from skinny people’s neck.
  • Why is this style best for you?

With its inflatable features, it gives great comfort, lightweight features, and ease of cleaning. Providing great comfort and support along with easy handling are its other boons.

J-Pillow Travel Pillow

J-Pillow Travel Pillow

This J shaped Travel Pillow offers comfort for your head, chin, and neck area. It is manufactured by J Pillow who aims to provide comfort and support to the travelers through providing perfectly developed travel pillows. With its amazing construction, it has become the winner of British Invention of the Year 2013. This neck and travel cushion is suitable for use in cars, trains, and airplanes.

  • Features

This J-Pillow is a made in a J shape to completely contour your chin and side face area and prevents your head from falling forward. It further supports the neck portion by filling the gap area between head and shoulders.

Not only you can use it while traveling, but its amazing construction makes it suitable to be used even while sleeping on the couch, during reading, or even for sleeping at your home. In order to make carrying it easy during your journey, it comes equipped with a snap-loop fastener. This handy loop attaches your cushion to your luggage.

Additionally, you can store it anywhere during your journey by pressing it hard and transforming it into a ball shape, as it is made of highly flexible materials. It comes equipped with machine washable fabric that makes it greatly easy to clean.

  • It is easy to keep it clean because of its machine washable properties.
  • Its snap-loop fastener makes attaching it to your luggage possible to keep it safe.
  • Because of its ability to convert into a compact ball, it is easy to store.
  • With the help of its exclusive chin support, it keeps your head straight.
  • Its J shape makes it highly comfortable for side sleepers.
  • Because of its large and bulky size, it might take a large space around you.
  • It won’t fit in its place properly if you are using noise-canceling or other bulky headphones.
  • Why is this style best for you?

It contains all basic features that can take your comfort to the next level. Comfort, support, easy storage, and convenient carrying  in one pillow  make this item one of the best options for you.

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Trtl Pillow

Trtl Pillow

It is quite a unique option among our collection of best travel pillows. It is manufactured by Trtl. They created this amazing sleeping supporter particularly for busy frequent travelers, who spend their journey sleeping. This secret supporter is scientifically proven for being super soft support for your neck. It is available in a variety of vibrant colors and offers great comfort in order to make your journey more relaxing.

  • Features

This Trtl Pillow is scientifically proven to be one of the best supporting options during long flights. The most eminent feature is its compact size. Not only does it weigh only 148 grams, but it is almost half the size of other traditional memory foams.

Due to its unique feature, it holds your neck better in ergonomic position than others. It also contains Strengthened ribs inside this pillow not visible from outside. In this way, it offers incredible head and neck support.

The material used in its construction is super-soft Fleece. Its foam is stretched in order to create a comforting hammock effects. It is additionally made convenient for users through its machine washable features.

  • Due to its lightweight, you will feel great convenience in carrying it with you.
  • As its size is quite small as compared to others, it can be an easy-going option for you.
  • With its machine washable feature, you can stay worry-free about using it anywhere.
  • Due to its strengthened ribs, it can give remarkable support to your head and neck.
  • Because of the lower flexibility of its bracket, you would need to take extra care while storing it in other luggage.
  • It might cause the neck of tall people to lean more towards one direction.
  • Why is this style best for you?

This uniquely shaped Trtl Pillow is not only handy for storing and carrying it around, but it also gives great support through its hidden structure. Moreover, its super-soft material ensures you will experience an unbeatable comfy feeling.  With an affordable price range, it could be one of the best travel pillow options for you.

Travelrest- Ultimate Travel Pillow

Travelrest- Ultimate Travel Pillow

This Ultimate Travel Pillow is manufactured by Travelrest. It comes in a travelrest shape that is kind of a lengthened comma shape. The curved part of this cushion holds back of the seat, and its remaining part starts offering support from shoulders towards its whole front body.

It is considered suitable for not only for traveling, but you can use it anywhere including your office. It comes with the warranty of two years.

  • Features

This Travelrest-Ultimate Travel Pillow is an incredible option that not only supports your head or shoulder but also gives full lateral support to your upper body parts with its unique shape. In this way, it makes sleeping while traveling more comfortable.

It further comes with an ergonomic design that reduces the amount of strain your neck might face due to sleeping at this position. You can also inflate or deflate this cushion easily. In this way, you can store it easily in the smallest possible size. Its long shape makes it suitable to be used in different positions depending on your personal choice. Moreover, it comes with an option of conveniently curving this pillow over seat’s headrests.

  • Because of its extended support, it can be a suitable option for chronic pain sufferers.
  • With its easy inflating and deflating, you can store it easily anywhere.
  • Due to its unique shape, you can use it at different sleeping positions according to your preferences.
  • As its button for inflating cushion fall off easily, you need to be extra careful with this model.
  • As it is inflatable cushion type, you would need to blow it up every time you plan to use it.
  • Why is this style best for you?

This Travelrest pillow is unique in its design with the ability to serve travelers in different positions and directions. With its compact size and ease of use, it offers great support to the majority of your body.

Travelmate Memory Foam Neck Pillow

Travelmate Memory Foam Neck Pillow

This Memory Foam Neck Pillow is a product of Travelmate, a company that aims to offer high-quality travel accessories in the affordable price range. This Travelmate product is made up of memory foam that gives extensive comfort and support to the sleeper while contouring to your natural curves.

It comes in U-shape. In this way, it supports your head from almost all directions. It is available in dark blue color.

  • Features

This Travelmate Memory Foam Neck Pillow is a unique traveling accessory, as unlike others, it comes with adjustable thickness. It possesses built-in removable inserts that you can use to set its thickness according to your customized requirements. In this way, it assists in giving peaceful sleeping experience during long flights.

It comes with the memory foam as its filling material. In this way, it gives excellent comfort and support for your head and neck. Additionally, it comes with zippered plush velour cover that can be removed and washed in a machine easily. This feature assists in keeping your pillow clean and germ-free.

For making it easier to carry this cushion with you, Travelmate has attached built-in elastic strap with it that you can attach to your luggage.

  • Because of its removable and washable cover, you can clean it easily.
  • As its thickness can be adjusted, it can accommodate your different sleeping positions.
  • Because of its elastic strap, you can attach it with your luggage effortlessly.
  • As it contains thermo-sensitive memory foam, it completely contours your body for maximum comfort.
  • It is not breathable because of its memory foam material. It might make you feel hot while sleeping
  • The foam of pillow might divide into pieces during long flights.
  • Why is this style best for you?

With the memory foam filling, this pillow not only offers customized cushioning but also supports your head from all directions due to its U-shaped body. With easy cleaning and carrying feature, it can make your traveling experience the most wonderful one.

Things you need to know before buying

Read this section for getting basic know-how of features that you should look for while choosing the best travel pillow for yourself.

  • Which travel pillow material is suitable for me?

The material of your pillow actually defines the amount of comfort and support it is going to offer. Following are the materials that you can get:

Foam: this one is one of the most popular materials stuffing used in these cushions. But, here too, you will get huge varieties of foam type that will affect its performance. Memory foam is one of the commonly used foam types that gives maximum support and cushioning effects to your head and neck.

Beads: such types are filled with small beads or pellets that give support and cushioning for your body. However, they can be heavier in weight.

Polyester: this material is one of the most affordable materials and made by mixing blend of polyester and cotton fiber together. They are soft and easy to clean. However, they may not offer required support.

Wool: such material offers maximum support, comfort, and ease of cleaning. However, it might feel heavy on your budget.  

Inflatable: such types are required to be inflated/deflated for every use. They are easy to carry but offer comparatively less support.

Velvet Covers: While velvet covers are very soft to the touch, individuals with long hair may find that their hair catches on the velvet and becomes tangled. A smooth cover might suit you better, especially if you wear your long hair loose.

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  • Which shape should I choose for travel pillows?

These are the different types of shapes that are available; each provides different support features and appearance to your travel pillows.

U-Shaped

It is the most commonly used shape for travel pillows. Not only does it look good aesthetically, it also offers support to your head from three sides. In this way, it offers amazing support and keeps your head in an upright position.

J-Shaped

This unique shape looks exactly like the letter ‘J.’   The ending part of this style covers the chin area and the upper part goes along the head. They look quite unique and amazing in their appearance. It offers support to the chin, head, and one side of your face.

Cylinder-Shaped

Such pillows more or less look like common pillows with the ability to support your back and neck. You can use it to give support to different parts of your body.

Collar Shaped

This shape provides 360 degree support to all sides of your neck. They cover your neck like your collar does and with the strap, it holds the side of these collars together. This shape prevents your head from falling in any direction.

Cushions

It is a traditional cushion type pillow that looks conventional. You can use them for multiple functions

Travelrest

This shape is greatly unique among all other shapes. It resembles extended comma shape. They not only offer extended support covering your head down below your chest area, it also gives great aesthetic value.

Conclusion

Travelling can make you extremely tired. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling by road, train, or air. In this situation, it is very important to have accessories with you to make your travels comfortable.

Among all the other stuff you take with you, a travel pillow is an important accessory that can give you the support you need to arrive rested without pains from being uncomfortable during the journey. With the huge variety of traveling cushions available in the market, you can get one that suits your needs perfectly.

All of our above-recommended products come with unique features and attributes that can make traveling an easier job for different types of sleepers.

Also Read: Best Pillows Based On Your Requirement (2019 Version)

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