Here at Apartmentpicks.com, we pride ourselves on not just helping you find a great apartment to rent, but we also love to provide you with guidance on how to best furnish your new place. If you're looking to replace the mattress for your apartment anytime soon, it's good to know there are more choices than ever before, and not all of them have to be confusing. Remember that a mattress is one of the most important pieces of furniture you can buy, especially when you keep in mind that you spend about a third of your life sleeping. When it comes to a great mattress for ideal sleep comfort, you don't have to go to a department store to pay tons of money for something you laid on for five minutes.
These days, some of the best mattresses are available online for far less than the big three S's (Serta, Sealy, Simmons). In fact, we dare say that some of the new mattress companies offer better products for much less. Here's our list of the five best online mattress shops that also happen to deliver for free and provide a guarantee if you don't love their products.
Casper is one of the biggest online mattress retailers and for good reason. Not only are they affordable, but their Original mattress has also upped the comfort and support level, as well as the thickness. The mattress offers high levels of support and pressure relief. Foam is divided into 3 ergonomic zones for ideal spinal alignment, and the foam has numerous perforations for excellent breathability. Pricing starts at $595. There's also a washable zip cover. You can try it for 100-nights, and there's free delivery and returns. The warranty is a full 10 years.
We fell in love with Tuft & Needle years ago when they were first starting out. We bought their original mattress and still love it several years later. Now, they have a line of three different types of mattresses, and each one is top-notch. Their mid-grade Mint mattress might just be the best one for the widest range of sleepers. Not only is it one of the best cooling mattresses around, but it's also one of the best for spine alignment and for those with bad backs. The Adaptive Foam in the Mint mattress is made with 30% more heat-wicking graphite than their original Tuft & Needle mattress, and it provides ideal support. All mattresses ship free in an easy-to-move compressed wrapper and box. You can sleep on it for a whopping 100 nights in order to see if it's right for you and send it back for free if it doesn't meet your needs. If you decide to keep it, the warranty is 10 full years. Prices start at $645 for the Original Mattress.
The folks at Saatva know a thing or two about comfort. It's the one mattress that caters to those who experience back and joint pain. You can choose between three levels of firmness, and each mattress utilizes coils and high-grade foam, and you can also select one of two mattress thicknesses (11.5 or 14.5 inches). Pain-relieving qualities make Saatva a great option for people with back and joint pain, and the foam layers provide excellent support. To ease your conscience, their mattresses are all made in America and built from eco-friendly materials. Saatva will let you sleep on it for 180 days (almost half a year) in order to decide if it's right for you. Every mattress comes with a 15-year warranty, free delivery, and in-home setup, as well as free removal of your old mattress. That's a deal that's hard to pass up. Prices start at $887.
Helix mattresses are about as customized as online mattresses can get. There are seven different models that fulfill different sleep needs. They range in firmness and are based on the buyer's weight in order to experience ideal support. You'll actually take an online quiz in order to point you to the best mattress for you (assessing weight, sleep position, and other preferences). You can even upgrade to a Luxe version in six of the seven models. It adds zoned lumbar support for improved spinal alignment, as well as a quilted pillow top, a highly breathable Tencel cover, and a 15-year warranty upgrade (as opposed to Helix's usual 10 years). You can sleep on it risk-free for 100 days, and they provide free shipping and returns.
Bear might not be the biggest name in online mattresses, but they're worth a serious look due to the levels of comfort and technology infused in their products. Their three levels of mattresses are medium-firm, so they're actually quite good for side, back, and side sleepers. The cover is highly breathable, the cooling graphite-gel memory foam helps dissipate heat, and there are even three layers of foam for ideal support. All materials are environmentally friendly, so you can rest easy. Prices start at $695, and there's 100-night risk-free trial, free shipping, free returns, and a 10-year warranty.