Top 10 Best Mattress Reviews of 2017/2018
What is the best memory foam, hybrid, or latex mattress on the market today? As we head into the beginning of 2018, that is a great question. With so many mattresses these days to choose from, it can be hard to make a decision on which mattress is the right one to purchase.
Here at Memory Foam Talk, we have reviewed over 75 of the most popular mattresses that have come out in the last few years and feel like we have a pretty good idea of which ones are the best out of all those we have slept on. There isn’t one that suits everyone, but there is one that is right for each person.
There are so many choices on the market these days to choose from, from in-store mattress brands like Sealy, Simmons, Tempur Pedic, and more, to popular online mattresses like Casper, Loom and Leaf, Nectar, Brentwood Home, Leesa, and many others.
In this guide, we’re focusing on what we feel are the leading beds on the market today, after sleeping on all of these and based on what customers tell us as well.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of all the companies out there, it is our pick of the Top 10 that are our favorite as we head into the beginning of the new year.
These are mattresses we have slept on personally and reviewed this year, and out of all the ones we have slept on (see our complete list of Mattress Reviews for all the ones we have tested), these are the best-rated and the ones we feel are the best on the market today.
Who makes the Top 10 Best Mattress Reviews list of 2018?
There are many factors that go into making the decision on what is best for someone. In many ways, this is pretty subjective and can involve a lot of different criteria.
We don’t feel there is one perfect choice for all types of sleepers, so this list for 2018 has all different types depending on your needs or preference. The best on the market isn’t necessarily the one that costs the most, it is the one that helps you get quality sleep.
How Do We Decide Our Mattress ratings?
Here at Memory Foam Talk, we evaluate on quite a few criteria, such as firmness/support, comfort, value, sleeping hot, motion transfer, and other factors.
We test as a couple, so we know how things feel in the real world with two people sharing a bed, moving around at night, etc.. Each of these below we feel are the best out of the over 75 mattresses we have tested.
They are from established (relatively established, given the online industry is new) and new companies.
We Picked the Best That are the Top Rated Mattresses in our Reviews
These mattresses are the best in their given category and represent many different mattress types: memory foam, latex, latex hybrids, innerspring hybrids, and customizable mattresses for the best individual comfort.
We present a summary table below, then detailed descriptions of each to follow.. with links to reviews, mattress discount codes if available, and more. Updated March 4, 2018
Here are our Top 10 Bed Mattresses, Our Highest Rated Summary:
This 11″ thick mattress is made up of 4 different layers of high quality foams and other materials including medical grade cooling gel and very luxurious materials in the top cover including Tencel.
The mattress comes in a Medium Firm universal comfort model, which provides the firmness and support in the lower layers with a very soft and luxurious top comfort layer that uses very premium materials. The Nectar quickly became one of our best rated mattresses and is very popular, and what we personally sleep on in between reviewing mattresses.
Nectar has been on the market for over a year, and has gotten quite a bit of press in major publications for its very high quality mattress that rivals much more expensive brands at a fraction of the cost.
The Nectar provides excellent support in all sleeping positions, and as stated – the level of craftsmanship and quality make for a very comfortable sleeping environment especially given the price.
One of the great differences with Nectar Sleep is their commitment to their product and customer. They offer a 365-night sleep trial and “Forever Warranty” for the life of the bed. Something other competing companies just can’t beat, and which makes them one of the best online mattress companies that has emerged as of late.
At $795 ($670 with our $125 MFT125 coupon), the level of quality and comfort are extremely hard to top for a mattress of this quality.
The DreamCloud has the combination of the classic memory foam feel with great body hug and sinkage the support of innerspring pocketed coils. In addition, their use of super luxurious materials including gel foam and a hand tufted cashmere cover do an excellent job at preventing heat buildup during the night which is especially important for couples sharing a mattress.
The DreamCloud is a 15″ luxury hybrid mattress with 8 layers of foam, latex, and pocketed springs and is one of the best hybrid mattresses on the market with features that are normally found on mattresses costing much more. It is also one of our favorite mattresses for couples, as it isolates motion between sleeping partners as well as reduces heat retention between sleepers.
The DreamCloud has a a super plush top layer, made up of hand-tufted cashmere cover with layers of gel memory foam, latex, and other layers (8 in all!) and feels around a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, but provides excellent support without causing sinkage and ensuring great support for all sleeper weights and sleeping styles.
At $1195 for a queen it is an excellent mattress for the money and due to the premium materials and design for such a good cost already made our Top 10 list for 2018.
Layla recently made some changes to their mattress, including improving edge support and the internal layer design. These changes helped Layla jump to the #3 spot on our Best Mattress of 2018 list, and is known for being one of the highest rated mattresses.
The Layla is a very comfortable mattress which sleeps cool due to the copper infused cover and ThermoGel technology.
A unique feature of the Layla is its ability to be flipped over and offer two different firmness options, a Medium (5-6 out of 10 on firmness scale), and a Firm (7-8 on firmness scale).
The Layla is a very quality mattress that is good for couples and those wanting a choice of firmness options. At $799 for a queen size (after applying our exclusive Memory Foam $100 off coupon), this mattress is one of our highest rated mattresses we have reviewed with features that others costing much more simply don’t have.
Loom & Leaf
The mattress comes in a Relaxed Firm mattress model as well as a Firm version which both provide comfort and excellent support for the spine and body.
The Loom & Leaf is one of the best mattresses out there today due to the exceptional comfort and support, as well as the classic memory foam feel of hugging and contouring the body during sleep.
The Loom and Leaf doesn’t make you feel like you are sinking into foam like other mattresses, however, which is something that other lower quality mattresses in this price range can’t promise.
One big difference of the Loom and Leaf is that it doesn’t ship compressed in a box like most online mattresses on the market these days. This allows for the use of premium materials that don’t need to be compressed down. This is part of what makes it our best rated mattress overall, and our best rated memory foam mattress as well.
At $1099 for a Queen, the quality and comfort rival much more expensive mattress brands such as Tempur Pedic which can now no longer hold the title of ‘best foam mattress on the market”.
The Tomorrow Sleep is the company’s entry into the online mattress space, and offers a 10″ high hybrid mattress made up of multiple layers of memory foam, gel infused foam, and pocketed innerspring coils. It is one of our top rated hybrid foam/coils mattresses and is quite comfortable and supportive.
The Tomorrow Sleep comes in 2 firmness options, Medium Soft and Medium firm, and is suitable for all sleeping preferences and very supportive for all sleeping styles.
The materials and quality design of the Tomorrow Sleep mattress, as well as the support and overall comfort, all contribute to this bed being one of the best mattresses on the market today and one of our favorite hybrid mattresses. Even though it is only 10″ in depth, it provides excellent support for heavier sleepers and is quite comfortable as well.
Not only does Tomorrow Sleep offer a quality mattress, but they have a complete sleep suite which includes bedding, pillows, mattress protector, a sleep tracker, and more! We personally love their bedding which sleeps very cool and is what we sleep on nightly. Tomorrow Sleep really does a great job at providing an excellent mattress at a very good price as well – only $865 for a queen with our $125 off coupon
Brentwood Home Cedar
Brentwood Home is known for their excellent craftsmanship and use of high quality materials, so they know a thing or two about making a comfortable mattress. The Brentwood Home Cedar uses the same high quality materials and craftsman ship as their other high quality mattresses such as the Oceano, but using all natural materials in this bed- latex and innerspring coils, along with organic cotton and wool.
The Cedar meets the needs of those wanting a comfortable yet all organic and natural mattress without the use of harmful chemicals found in many memory foam and other hybrid mattresses.
The Brentwood Home Cedar is a very comfortable and quality mattress especially given the very high-end materials and craftsmanship. At $1799 for a queen size, this luxury mattress is a fraction of what similar high end latex hybrid mattresses go for but you can get it for 15% cheaper by using our link and code below.
Avocado Green Mattress
The Avocado is one of the best natural latex hybrid mattresses that appeals to all sleepers. It provides exceptional comfort and support, with bounce and responsiveness from the latex and innerspring hybrid construction. It is our highest rated hybrid mattress for good reason.
The Avocado is an 11″ mattress which comes in at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, more on the soft/medium side but very comfortable and supportive for all sleeper types. The bounce and responsiveness makes the mattress great for couples without causing too much movement.
At $1399 the Avocado is a little more expensive than most bed in a box mattresses, but this is due to the high quality, organic materials and construction used in the mattress. The Avocado is clearly one of the best mattresses on the market and one of the best hybrid mattresses as well.
The Tempur Pedic Cloud Luxe Breeze is Tempur Pedic’s flagship memory foam mattress that uses layers of memory foam that helps provide cooling for the mattress as well as comfort and combined with the transitional memory foam layer below, provides good body contour and hug. The underlying super dense foundation layer provides the support for the mattress which does a good job at supporting heavier sleepers as well as the combined weight of couples.
The Cloud Luxe Breeze is a universal comfort mattress that comes in at a 4/5 out of 10 (10 being firmest) on the comfort scale depending on sleeper weight. This mattress is super plush and comfortable, and if you can afford it, one of the best mattresses on the market.
Although Tempur Pedic is pricey, if you have the money they are definitely worth it. The company is working on selling online these days not just in stores, and if you click our link below can save 40% on certain sizes of the Cloud Luxe Breeze.
The mattress comes in a universal comfort model which we rate as a 6-7 on the firmness scale (10 being firmest), and it provides good support as well as great comfort for all sleeping styles.
The Nolah is an excellent mattress and one of our favorites due to it having the comfort and feel of memory foam without the heat and sinkage traditional memory foam often has.
At $749 for a Queen (after applying our $100 off MFTALK coupon) , the Nolah is a great alternative to memory foam with all the benefits and none of the problems often associated with memory foam.
We usually aren’t big fans of 2 layer 10″ mattresses with all the recent mattresses that offer thicker, multi-layer construction, but the Puffy does a good job at creating a soft, comfortable sleeping surface that sleeps cool as mentioned above.
The Puffy feels like around a 5/6 or so on the firmness spectrum (10 being firmest), with the top comfort layer providing comfort and cooling while the underlying foam foundation layer provides overall support.
The Puffy is a newer company and offers the standard 101 night sleep trial but a lifetime warranty, with a queen selling for $950 after saving $200 clicking on our link below.