Best Mattresses

Mattress shopping is overwhelming. There are so many choices in retail stores and online, and every person has different preferences for how they like to sleep. We set out to find the best mattresses made in the U.S.A. to help ease that decision making process. Our top picks, additional product details, and research methodology are all below. Happy shopping!

Our Findings

We evaluated 53 mattress brands made in the U.S., and narrowed our top choices down to seven brands that we think are producing the highest quality mattresses for the best price. We evaluated each brand on several criteria, everything from price, to support, to motion isolation, and aeration for cooling purposes. Check out our top picks below. Also be sure to read our guide on the best bed frames made in the USA.

Top Recommendations

Best MattressesBest for:
Amerisleep AS3Most Supportive
Molecule 1 MattressHot Sleepers
Saatva Innerspring MattressInnerspring
CasperSoft Memory Foam
Tuft & NeedleFirmer Memory Foam
Bear MattressMuscle Recovery
CRāVE Spring Hybrid MattressEco-Friendly
Zenhaven Latex MattressLatex

Recommendations: Going Deeper

Check out additional details about each of our top picks, what we liked, what we didn’t like, and the types of sleepers that will enjoy each of our recommendations.

Most Supportive Memory Foam Mattress

Amerisleep AS3

Amerisleep makes and sells five different mattresses designed to fit different types of sleepers. Do you sleep mostly on your back or stomach? You’ll love the firmness of the Amerisleep AS1 or the Amerisleep AS2. Are you predominantly a side sleeper? Consider the soft and contouring AS4 or the bouncy AS5. However, for our money, the Amerisleep AS3, their medium mattress, is their best mattress.

Like all of their mattresses, the Amerisleep AS3 starts with a Celliant® cover. Celliant® is an FDA-determined textile technology that helps increase local blood flow, leading to you falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer. After the advanced cover, Amerisleep puts its three inches of its pressure-relieving plant-based memory foam. More responsive and cooler than traditional memory foam, this is one of our favorite things about Amerisleep. Beneath that layer, you’ll find zoned back-support that has been clinically shown to reduce pressure points by almost 50%.

Overall, this is a great mattress for all types of sleepers, being a medium on the firmness scale, and perfectly blending comfort and support.

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Things we like:

  • 100-night trial
  • 20-year warranty
  • Free shipping
  • Technologically advanced materials

Things we don’t like:

  • Doesn’t come with free white glove delivery

 

Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers

Molecule 1 Mattress


We were really impressed by the comfort level and breathability of the Molecule 1 mattress – it is incredible for hot sleepers. Starting on top, the mattress cover gets rid of heat and moisture very well that helps regulate your body temperature throughout the night. Below the cover are 3 layers: RestoreFLO (memory foam for pressure relief), RecoveryFLO (dynamic support layer), and ContourFLO (the foundation that helps with spine alignment), all of which are very breathable, allowing heat to exit the mattress and keep you cool. In terms of firmness, the Molecule 1 is right in the middle, consistently rated a 5 out of 10, which is slightly softer than the industry average of around 6 out of 10. If you’re a side sleeper, this softer mattress will be a good option for you.

We also looked at motion transfer, which helps determine whether or not you’re going to feel your partner rumbling around on the other side of the bed. The Molecule 1 mattress was slightly above average, so you will feel some of that movement on the other side of the bed. Overall, we really liked this mattress for it’s cooling properties and it was super comfortable.

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Things we like:

  • Incredibly breathable
  • Good for side sleepers
  • 100 nights risk free
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Things we don’t like:

  • Not great for stomach sleepers

 

Best Innerspring Mattress

Saatva Innerspring Mattress


Saatva has roots all across the US, with factory operations in 12 states and fulfillment centers in even more. We think their innerspring mattresses are second to none, and also a phenomenal value at their current price. Saatva offers multiple firmness levels to appeal to a variety of different sleepers. The cover is made of 100% organic cotton, which is very breathable and soft. They do the small things too to help your sleeping experience, like a small extra strip of memory foam around the lumbar region to help with additional pressure relief. Coils inside the mattress are individually wrapped, which helps isolate motion on the bed so you don’t disturb your partner. The medium firmness of their base model is comfortable for a wide variety of sleepers, whether you like to sleep on your back or side. The Saatva also has incredible edge support, which makes sense given its innerspring construction. If you like a coil-based mattress with some good spring and support, the Saatva is a great option.

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Things we like:

  • 120 night trial period
  • 15 year warranty
  • Variety of models to choose from based on your firmness preferences

Things we don’t like:

  • Shipping isn’t free

 

Best Plush Memory Foam Mattress

Casper


Casper is a relatively new mattress manufacturer that was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York City. Their out of the box mattress was the best memory foam option we found that had a great plush comfort level. Foam for their mattresses are poured in facilities in Georgia and Pennsylvania. They also sew their covers and panels at factories in South Carolina and Illinois. The Casper mattress sleeps relatively cool, which is surprising for a memory foam mattress – the cover material is pretty breathable. The mattress has a lot of give to it, meaning if you like to sink into your mattress, this will be a good fit for you. Edge support is pretty good, so if you like sleeping at the edge of your bed, you likely won’t have the feeling that you’re going to fall off because the surface sinks so much. Overall, this is a great choice for anyone who wants a mattress with a good amount of give and wants to sleep cool.

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Things we like:

  • 100 night trial period
  • 10 year warranty
  • Free shipping straight to your home

Things we don’t like:

  • Only one model to choose from

 

Best Firm Memory Foam Mattress

Tuft & Needle


Tuft & Needle is another up and coming mattress company founded in the last few years (2012). They are based in Phoenix, Arizona. They source their mattress fabrics from mills in the Carolinas, assemble mattresses in California, and also pour all their foam right here in the USA. The Tuft & Needle mattress was the best we found for memory foam mattresses that are on the firmer side. The cover is made with a Polyester/Tactel blend, which is super stretchy and thin, helping air flow freely through the mattress and keep you cool at night. The construction of this bed is a little different than the similar Casper memory foam mattress – it has no transition foam layer between the top comfort level and base layer, which results in a firmer feel. The Tuft & Needle mattress performs really well in many motion transfer tests, which means there isn’t a ton of disturbance across the mattress when your partner gets up in the middle of the night. Edge support is good with this mattress, so you can comfortably sleep at the end of the mattress without worrying about falling off. Overall, this is a great mattress for folks that like memory foam, but want a firmer surface with more support.

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Things we like:

  • 100 night trial period
  • 10 year product warranty
  • Free shipping
  • Sleeps cool
  • Lower price than similar competitors

Things we don’t like:

  • Doesn’t come with a box spring

 

Best Mattress for Muscle Recovery

Bear Mattress


The Bear Mattress is specifically designed for people with an active lifestyle. It’s made with some unique materials that help with blood flow and muscle recovery, like the use of Celliant in its cover. Celliant is often found in sporting apparel and helps with muscle recovery by turning body heat into infrared light, which improves blood flow helping with oxygen circulation and keeping you cool throughout the night. If you sleep hot, this mattress is a great option to help reduce those fitful nights of tossing and turning. Just below the cover is a 1.5″ thick graphite infused memory foam layer, which is a material that isn’t used very often in other mattress companies, but helps with pressure relief and temperature control. The Bear Mattress does a good job or distributing weight for a variety of sleeper types. So, whether you’re on your back, side, or stomach, no areas of your body will likely experience high pressure. If you’re very active and want a mattress that helps you recover while you sleep, this is the mattress for you.

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Things we like:

  • Unique materials that are uncommon among today’s mattresses
  • 100 night risk-free trial period
  • 10 year warranty
  • Free shipping within the continental U.S.
  • 1% of each sale is donated to the Good Sports Charity

Things we don’t like:

  • None

 

Best Eco-Friendly Mattress

CRāVE Spring Hybrid Mattress


CRāVE stood out among other mattresses when it comes to a blend of comfort and environmental friendliness. CRāVE mattresses are all made in North Carolina, and every single material that goes into them is sourced within a 220 mile radius of the factory, which reduces their carbon footprint. All soy-based foams for each mattress are CertiPur-US® certified, which means they are made without ozone depleters, flame retardants, heavy metals (like mercury and lead), formaldehyde, and phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. CRāVE has four mattress types to choose from, two of which are spring hybrid mattresses. The poly nylon blend in the mattress cover is very breathable, and the layers underneath also help with temperature control. The CRāVE mattress has good support at various points across the mattress, including the edges. Coils in the mattress are also individually wrapped, which helps minimize motion transfer, although it still experiences some.

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Things we like:

  • Locally sourced and made without harmful materials
  • 100 night trial
  • Free shipping
  • Low cost

Things we don’t like:

  • Some motion transfer

 

Best Latex Mattress

Zenhaven


Zenhaven is a fantastic all-natural latex mattress made by the online mattress company Saatva. Their mattresses are made with 100% natural American Talalay latex, and wrapped in organic wool and cotton that is super soft and breathable. The Zenhaven mattress is flippable, with 1.5″ thick comfort layers on both sides, and one side is a little bit firmer than the other, so you can have the ideal firmness according to your preferences. The contour of a latex mattress is a lot different than a popular memory foam or innerspring mattress – it doesn’t mold exactly to the contour of your body, however zones around the bed provide more support where you need it and less where you need more pressure relief. Cooling on latex mattresses is very good as latex doesn’t retain heat, so this is a great option for hot sleepers. The latex material also has a higher degree of bounce than other typical mattress materials. Overall, the Zenhaven is the best latex option we found and a great choice for anyone who wants a natural mattress with good bounce and great support.

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Things we like:

  • Full service delivery
  • 20 year warranty
  • 120 night trial period
  • Organic materials
  • Great support

Things we don’t like:

  • Delivery costs $99

Recap: Best Mattresses Made in the USA


Factors We Considered

Comfort

First and foremost, your mattress has to be comfortable. We looked for mattresses that are made with soft materials that appeal to a wide variety of sleepers. A good mattress has a sizeable comfort layer (at least 1.5 inches) at the top of the mattress to separate the sleeper from the base foam layers or inner springs.

Firmness

We looked for mattresses that had a wide variety of firmness options that appeal to everyone from the super plush to the super firm sleepers.

Breathable

Especially for hot sleepers, your mattress has to be very breathable. This concerns everything from the top cover to the base layers of foam underneath. Celliant and cotton are two popular cover materials that breathe very well. Underneath, the proper foam has to be installed to help with proper air flow.

Support

It’s one thing to select a certain firmness level, but proper support entails much more. Certain spots on the mattress require more support than others, which helps provide pressure relief at the right spots along your body. The good mattress manufacturers know these spots and add some extra foam support where needed. Edge support is also important for sleepers who need every inch of space on the mattress, and when you’re sitting at the edge of it in the mornings.

Bounce

Some sleepers like more bounce than others. Most of our choices have a middle of the road bounce level that appeals to most types of sleepers.

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is super important to make sure that when you get up in the middle of the night, you don’t wake your partner. All of our top choices passed several consumer tests to make sure movement at certain points in the mattress don’t affect others.

Value

As always, we looked for the best mattresses for your money. We eliminated all mattresses where we felt the quality of the product didn’t live up to the price.