Shopping for The best mattress online is a waking nightmare, and picking the wrong one can literally show bad dreams or kill your back. It doesn’t help that the online market is flooded with options or there are more dedicated mattress review sites than stars in the sky. This is a mess.
Wired is not a dedicated sleep site, but we are Did Fill a room with 25 top mattress-in-a-box models and spent several days last year unboxing, testing, leaning and even jumping in each of them. Since then we have done a dozen more tests. Below is my favorite (and less favorite) mattress right now. Prices shown for all queen-size models.
Updated November 2021: We’ve added Awara, Keetsa, Avocado Green, and MyGreenMattress for kids and upgraded Casper to runner-up.
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Matt Janser, Lauren Stramp and Scott Gilbertson have contributed to this guide.