Right out of the bat, there is no such thing as the “best mattress” because everyone has different preferences and no single mattress can satisfy each and everyone’s needs and wants. Having said that, there certainly are mattresses that can be considered the best in different categories. We choose the best mattresses in each category based on how they perform in different areas.
The Best Mattresses
We’ve categorized the different mattresses based on the materials used, for different types of sleepers, for health concerns and other categories. Here at MRHQ, we try to be as impartial as possible so the mattresses that we have reviewed have gone through testing and we also gathered reviews from verified owners to help us in the process. Here they are.
Types of Mattress Materials
When you are looking for a mattress, one of the factors that you need to consider is the material of the mattress that you will be purchasing. The materials of the mattress can greatly affect its performance in different areas so you need to choose the one that fits your needs.
Memory foam, otherwise known as visco-elastic foam, is without a doubt, the most popular type of mattress in the market today. Memory foam is a technology that was invented by NASA and it was to be used as padding for space shuttles due to its ability to conform to the body. When NASA released the technology to the public, Tempurpedic developed it to be used for mattresses. Ever since then, many other companies utilized this technology and that’s how memory foam became popular. Memory foams can contour to the body perfectly and this alleviates pressure points that result in a good night’s sleep.
Latex mattresses can be considered the most balanced out of all the different types of mattresses with regards to features and performance. It is very similar to memory foams but there are significant differences that can ultimately influence which one of the two types you will choose. A latex mattress is also the most “green” mattress because it is derived from the sap of a Rubber Tree so if you are very particular with having organic household items, this is a very good option for you. One major drawback with a latex mattress is the price as it can be very expensive.
Innerspring mattresses utilize a core of springs or coils to provide support. There are different types of coil designs and each of them has their pros and cons. The comfort layer of an innerspring mattress is usually made up of different types of foams. It is one of the most popular and the most widely available type of mattress in retail stores and online. It has been used for decades and even today, there are still consumers that prefer this type for the simple fact that it provides the needed comfort and support.
Air mattresses, as the name suggests, use air for support. There are different types of air mattresses and they are categorized according to usage. There are air beds that can be used as permanent or main mattresses, there are those that are best for guest rooms and there are air beds that are only useful as an outdoor sleeping solution. If you are looking for an air mattress, the first thing that you should do is determine where and how you will be using it so that you won’t be disappointed once you purchase one.
We also have a page for mattress reviews for specific brands.