BEST OF FOAM MATTRESSES 2019
Gaining more and more popularity in recent years, foam mattresses have begun to surpass the tradition innerspring/coil mattress construction in being a top choice for the bedroom. So, what makes them so great? Foam beds are an amazing choice for those looking for great pressure relief and support! They are also simplistic, for those not interested in messing with technology before you go to sleep.
Foam beds have a history of running a bit hot during the night. Many companies have attempted to counteract this effect by inserting cooling gel into the foam. This does help, to some extent. Snugglepedic has conquered this issue, compared to the other mattresses reviewed, by creating a patented air flow transfer system. This allows for cooling comfort and complete breathability all night long.
The many benefits of foam:
- They are lightweight and pliable, allowing them to be rolled up and delivered straight to your doorstep, in a box, without incurring massive shipping fees. This also makes them a great choice if you move around frequently, as airbeds and innerspring mattresses are often quite heavy and cumbersome to move.
- They are budget friendly! Compared to the competition (adjustable air and coil-on-coil mattresses) they are generally offered at a more competitive price point, making them an overall winner for affordability.
- They offer little to no motion transfer making them an excellent choice for couples, especially if your partner tosses and turns at night.
Choosing the right mattress for you:
Winner Best Memory Foam 2019
Memory foam beds have a history of running hot during the night. Many companies have attempted to counteract this effect by inserting cooling gel into the foam. This does help, to some extent. Snugglepedic has conquered this issue, compared to the other mattresses reviewed, by creating a patented air flow transfer system. This allows for cooling comfort and complete breathability all night long.
Winner Best Side Sleeper 2019
The Puffy Lux truly is like a sleeping on a cloud. It has all the pressure relief needed for side sleeping but doesn’t lack the support needed to keep the spine neutral. It’s the perfect balance between sleeping “on” your mattress vs “in” your mattress. Plenty of body-contouring plush softness but without that “stuck in the mud” feel. It also comes with a patent-pending Cooling Cloud technology designed to help you sleep cooler.
Winner Best Budget Mattress 2019
What we loved most about Nectar was the plush contouring feel, with enough support to hug all of your curves. When you first lay on the Nectar mattress, you will begin to slowly sink into the conforming layers of the mattress. They all work together to provide an effect that will make you feel as if you are weightless, with relief for all of your pressure points, without sacrificing support. In addition to pressure relief, Nectar’s mattress also has great temperature balancing benefits. Each layer, including the base layer, has special channels that allow air to flow into the cooling layers above.
Winner Best Combo Sleeper 2019
The Casper mattress was designed with your curves in mind. When you first lay on the mattress you will feel immediate pressure relief and at the same time support in the lumbar region. They achieve this by having the zoned support in their 3rd layer. We were truly impressed with this added benefit. With the softer zone, you are able to sink in a little more in your shoulders and still have support in your hips where you tend to need more support. The top layer has a quick responsive feel and the layer underneath is slower to allow you to sink into the mattress even more. This will provide great pressure relief, without making you feel stuck in the mattress.
Winner Best STOMACH SLEEPER 2019
The Lull Mattress is an all-foam mattress designed for optimal comfort and support. Designed with 3 different types of foam, Lull claims that it provides “great rest for all” regardless of your sleep position. With a queen mattress priced at $800 (after $150 discount is applied) this could make it an excellent budget option for back, stomach and side sleepers alike.
Winner Best for back pain 2019
The Level Sleep mattress is the first one we have tested with 10 years of development including clinical trials. Their research shows a 55.5% reduction in time needed to fall asleep, a 34.5% reduction in tossing and turning, and a 57.1% reduction in pain. What we found with Level was a mattress that was firm but in all the right places, the shoulders had enough support but with the gentle relief side sleepers need to sink into the mattress.
Winner Best Soft feel 2019
Nolah Signature 12"
Nolah is one of the softest mattresses we have tested so far, this makes it another great choice for side sleepers who typically require a softer mattress. With Nolah you’re sure to get the pressure relief you need through the hips and shoulders. Stomach and back sleepers however will find themselves requiring a bit of a firmer mattress to prevent pelvic sagging and maintain proper spinal alignment.
Winner Best Back Sleeper 2019
The GhostBed, measuring between 6-7 on the firmness scale, is a true medium-firm mattress. This makes it a great option for back sleepers. Ghostbed also has great temperature regulating properties that include the aerated latex layer and the cooling gel infused memory foam. Ghostbed allows you to sink into the bed just enough without getting that “stuck in the mud” feel.
Winner Best Recovery 2019
Designed for athletes, by athletes to focus on sleep recovery. Molecule has a medium-firm feel and makes an excellent choice for stomach and back sleepers. Avoid that stuck in the mud feeling and get the rest you need! The Bed is made here in the US, and features 100% polyurethane foam. The cover of the Bed is antimicrobial and cooling to the touch. The top layer, or comfort layer, uses open cell technology, which allows your body to breath during the night, keeping your core temperature balanced and assisting with heat dissipation.