Best mattress 2023: tested beds for better sleep

We tried and tested the best mattresses to see if they actually live up to the hype.

Nectar Premier Hybrid in a bedroom.
(Image credit: Nectar)
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A Sweetnight Prime Memory Foam Mattress in a modern farmhouse-style bedroom

(Image credit: Sweetnight)

1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Saatva Classic
3. Best for back pain: Nectar
4. Best value: Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid
5. Best hybrid: Tempur ProAdapt
6. Best box: Emma Original
7. Best luxury: Plushbeds Botanical Bliss
8. Best cooling: Casper Wave Hybrid Snow
9. Best for guest beds: Sweetnight Prime
10. Best mattress for couples: Helix Midnight
11. Best organic mattress: Avocado Green
12. Best budget: Siena
13. Best firm: NaturePedic Chorus
14: Best soft: Nectar Premier Hybrid
14. Other options
15. How we test
16. How to choose
17. FAQs

A good mattress is the bedrock of a great night's sleep. But with so many mattress types, models, and choices, finding the bed of your dreams isn't as easy it seems. 

That's where we come in. Here at Homes & Gardens, we have a dedicated team of sleep experts who spend their nights testing some of the best mattresses on the market. We sleep on each mattress for months, if not years, to monitor their performance over time. We evaluate each mattress on the basis of comfort, cooling properties, and the all-important price.

The best mattress will strike a balance between quality and cost. Everyone deserves to sleep well, and you shouldn't have to drop a few thousand dollars to rest easy. That's why it pays to shop the sales. We've been keeping track of all the best Black Friday mattress deals, and we've seen many of the best mattresses selling at deep discounts. 

Below, you'll find a whole host of mattresses to suit every sleep style and size of budget. For our money, the world's best mattress is the Saatva Classic, which offers premium features for a reasonable price. If you're keen to upgrade your sleep, but you're on a budget, I'd recommend the Siena: it's the best you'll get for less than $500. 

Cyber Monday mattress deals

If you need a quality bed ASAP, these are the best early deals on tested beds. There are other discounts out there, but not all of them represent real value; these are the biggest sales. 

Emma Memory Foam Mattress was $1399

Emma Memory Foam Mattress |was $1399, now $469 (for a queen size) at Emma
Prices were slightly lower over the last Amazon Prime Day but right now Emma is running an amazing 45% off. It might be cheaper over Black Friday, but I predict it won't be by more than $100. If you need an good bed on a budget ASAP, I'd buy this now. 

Our Emma mattress review has more details.

Sweetnight Prime | was $1119

Sweetnight Prime | was $1119, now $615 at Sweetnight
This is our favorite mattress for guest beds, because if your flip it around you have four different firmnesses to suit a variety of sleepers. This $500 discount is one of the best we've seen in the runup to Black Friday. 

Plushbeds Botanical Bliss was $2,949

Plushbeds Botanical Bliss | was $2,949, now $1,699 at Plushbeds
Our favorite luxury mattress, this is a remarkably good deal. Sure, $1699 is still pretty expensive, but if you have the money, a saving of $1250 is always worth considering. 

Our PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress review goes into more detail.

The quick list