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Read This Before You Buy Your Next Mattress

Photo: Parachute

Sure, we’ve shared the best sheets, pillows, comforters, and all sorts of sleep aids. But there’s no denying one big purchase can have the biggest impact on your night’s rest. The right mattress can be the difference between tossing and turning or waking up feeling your best (for years to come). So before you buy your next mattress, let us guide you to the best options for sound sleep at any budget. 

Looking for something super supportive? Temperature regulating? Adaptable to your unique sleep style? We’ve found them all. In fact, the Bobby Berk team has been sleeping on the job – to bring you the inside scoop on 6 of the most popular mattresses in a box. And we’re sharing our honest opinions (including all the pros and cons) to help you find the perfect mattress for a better night’s sleep.



For even more smart sleep tips, check out 7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Sleep, Getting The Best Rest: 6 Highly Rated Bed Pillows (For Every Sleep Position), and The Best Reviewed Comforters.

Photo: Casper


Casper Original Mattress


PROS: You can try out this mattress for 100 nights to really decide if you love it. It’s also super supportive and actually helps keep you cool thanks to a perforated foam top (a big bonus if you’re a hot sleeper).


CONS: Can feel a bit firm for those who prefer a softer feel, and some reviews note that the mattress can start to be less comfortable after a few years.



“I’ve been sleeping better than I ever have since switching this mattress. It’s super supportive, but not too firm or soft.”



Photo: Purple


Purple NewDay Mattress


PROS: With its trademark 2″ GelFlex Grid, this mattress is great at keeping hips and shoulders perfectly aligned and adapting to your movements. Also offers a 10-year warranty.


CONS: A bit on the firmer side, and slightly heavier than other comparable mattresses.


WHAT OUR TEAM SAYS: AMOR | Design Assistant

” I really, really love the gel top. It’s a little different to get used to but I now love that my entire body is being supported no matter what position I’m sleeping in.”

Photo: Nectar


Nectar Memory Foam Mattress


PROS: An ideal balance of softness and firmness, it also has a 365-day at-home trial and a forever warranty (yes, forever) that protects against defects in construction, materials, or quality.


CONS: Not as affective as keeping you cool as some other options.



“I like a soft mattress and my boyfriend prefers firm. After testing out a couple of options, we both agreed that this was the ideal balance for both of us.”

Photo: Allswell


Allswell Luxe Hybrid Mattress


PROS: This hybrid option has memory foam and individually wrapped springs for increased support and less motion transfer (something your sleeping partner will appreciate if you move around a lot).


CONS: Does not ship in a smaller box, and at only 10″ deep, it’s one of the less thick options.


WHAT OUR TEAM SAYS: LOGAN | Creative Content Lead

“I’m a hot sleeper, and this mattress really has kept me cool. It’s also a pretty amazing deal at under $500 for a queen size!”

Photo: Saatva


Saatva Classic Mattress


PROS: You can select both the height and comfort level (plush soft, luxury firm, firm) of this mattress. The 3″ euro pillow top is also treated with an antimicrobial to prevent any mold or bacteria.


CONS: The most expensive option, and does not ship in a box due to steel coil construction.



“By far the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. I choose the luxury firm top and getting into bed every night is so nice now.”


Tuft & Needle Mint Hybrid Mattress


PROS: The mattress is composed of both springs and cooling memory foam so you get the best of both worlds, it also comes with a washable cover that is easy to remove (and it’s currently on sale).


CONS: It is a medium to firm mattress so for some side sleepers it might not be the right fit.


WHAT OUR TEAM SAYS: BRADY | Creative Director

“I tried out all of T&N mattresses in the store before deciding on this one and both my boyfriend and I agree that it’s the best mattress we’ve ever had.”


  1. Couldn’t have written this at a better time. I am needing to replace a guest room mattress. BTW- I am at the Purple site right now and providing an email address for a first time buyer saves an additional $50, too. Thanks, Booby and team.

    1. Thanks for reading and sharing the tip with us! Wishing you the best quality sleep with your new mattress. xx -B

  2. Question ❓❓❓ My 23 yr old son is moving into his first studio apartment outside of Chicago, all 400sq ft. He has as queen bed. Can you recommend a small sofa or perhaps he’s better off with two swivel chairs & ottoman. All recommendations welcome! Please help – frantic Mom