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Best Mattress for 2022

Finding the best mattress is no easy task, especially online. So I did it for you. Here are the best mattresses that you can buy right now.

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Considering that you spend roughly one third of your life sleeping, it's important to have a comfortable and supportive mattress to help make the eight hours a night as restful as possible. There are a few factors you need to consider when choosing the right mattress, including your body shape and preferred sleeping position. And fortunately, with so many online options to choose from, shopping for a new mattress has never been easier, too. Many retailers will deliver right to your doorstep, and almost all will offer offer some kind of a home trial, and they've made returning the not-quite-right mattress as easy as pie.  

Whatever kind of sleeper you are -- whether you're a back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper or combination -- there's a mattress that's the right fit for you. Maybe you already know whether you need pressure relief, a focus on spine alignment or motion isolation. Maybe you already know you want a foam mattress, an adjustable mattress or more comfort. In any case, you're certain to find what you're looking for on this list. 

I've pored over mattress brand reviews from all corners of the internet, considered several distinct mattress material options and what they bring to the table, and tested top brands, all in order to help guide you to your best mattress and best night's sleep. Here's my best mattress review of the top 10 beds you can buy online and have delivered to your home right now. Pricing is shown below is full price for a queen mattress, but I list the full range of available sizes and prices within each entry. I update this list periodically.

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Mattresses require an adjustment period to get used to, and that's true of the Layla Hybrid, too, but as soon as I plopped down on this mattress, I knew it was going to be a favorite and top contender for the best mattress. It's made of a layered combination of gel memory foam, airflow support foam and individually wrapped pocketed coils that provide plenty of firmness level support for side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers or combination sleepers. They also allow enough give to make the mattress feel plush and comfortable right away. 

The middle layer is made from copper-infused foam, which is great for a hot sleeper because it is designed to pull heat away from your body so you stay cool while you sleep, and the technology worked impressively well. I stayed cool throughout the night, even in the middle of summer in a house without central AC. The copper is also antimicrobial, so it helps prevent a buildup of bacteria that can cause breakdown and odors over time. I haven't had the mattress long enough to speak to that, but the thought of sleeping on a cleaner mattress, especially since the goal is to keep them for a decade or so, adds another layer of appeal.

The Layla is the only mattress on this list that you can flip. And not only can you flip this foam bed mattress, one side is soft and one is firm, so you can customize your hybrid mattress sleeping experience based on how your body feels at any given time. Read more in our Layla Hybrid mattress review

The Layla Hybrid comes in twin to California king sizes and prices range from $1,299 to $1,899.

Layla Hybrid

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If you're looking for the best mattress with an all-foam design, the Casper Original is a popular, well-received bed that I am a big fan of. While I'm more of a soft mattress kind of gal, medium-firmness beds like the Casper mattress are designed to align your spine and offer pressure relief in all of the right places so you can have a pain-free night and a stiffness-free morning. And this Casper mattress did just that.

When I first got into bed, I didn't have that "ahhh" moment that comes from a plush, softer mattress, but as I settled in, the mattress started to slowly form to my body. The longer I lay there, the more comfortable I felt. When I woke up in the morning, I didn't have any throbbing neck or back pain, something that I have been struggling with since my last spring mattress started caving in. I attribute that to the Zoned Support technology of the Casper.

The mattress is separated into three zones that are designed to provide the ideal spinal alignment. The foam near the shoulders and upper body is softer to give you relief in those areas, while the firmer foam under the hips, waist and lower back keeps your spine properly aligned. Because of this zoned system, you may have to experiment to find the right sleeping position on the mattress, but once you do, you'll likely notice a reduction in pain over time. And as an added bonus, the mattress cover is made from recycled bottles -- 57 of them, to be exact -- so you can help save your back and the planet at the same time. Now you can see why I had to include it in my best mattress review. 

The Casper Original comes in twin to California king, and prices range from $895 to $1,695.

Read our Casper Original review.

 

Casper Original

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The Saatva Classic is everything a firm mattress lover could want: The hybrid mattress is thick and supportive and provides just the right amount of contouring. While this innerspring mattress hybrid doesn't have that cloud-like feeling of traditional pillow-top mattresses, it has enough give to alleviate pressure on your hips and shoulders, but not so much that your spine gets thrown out of alignment.

The Saatva Classic mattress combines two layers of coils, one innerspring layer and one pocketed coil layer, with memory foam and a pillow top. It's one of the only mattresses I've tested with this kind of innerspring mattress hybrid construction, and a primary reason why this bed is so supportive. 

The mattress also has special lumbar technology and additional support in the center of the mattress, specifically designed to keep your spine aligned while also allowing your shoulders and hips to sink in just a little bit. It almost felt like there was a slight elevation in the center of the mattress that filled in the curves of my body.

There are three firmness levels -- plush soft, luxury firm and firm. Its luxury firm and firm mattresses both lean towards the firm side of the spectrum, with firm being a 9-10 on the firmness scale (10 being the firmest). There are also two different mattress heights -- 11.5 inches and 14.5 inches. I went with a 14.5-inch plush soft, and while it was the perfect firmness level for me, I wish I had gone with the shorter Saatva mattress. Just a heads up if you do go for the 14.5-inch model: You'll need sheets specifically designed for thicker mattresses or they'll pop off in the corners. Check out our full Saatva mattress review or the best firm mattresses to see more options.

The Saatva Classic comes in sizes twin XL to split California king and prices range from $887 to $2,296.

Saatva Classic

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Many mattresses are sprayed with chemicals and flame retardants and made from potentially toxic foams that have been linked to some health problems. Because of this, the Environmental Working Group recommends choosing a mattress that's made from at least 95% cotton, wool or natural latex. And that's where the Avocado Green mattress comes in. 

The Avocado Green bed is the best mattress made from a combination of organic cotton, New Zealand wool, organic latex foam and recycled pocketed steel coils. But while that's all great, ultimately it has to be comfortable or it won't do you much good in the long run. The good news is it is.

When I first lay down on this latex mattress, it felt a little too firm for my personal taste, but as soon as I settled in, it started to form to my body, hugging me in all the right places. I felt comfortable sleeping on my back and on my stomach and the bed adjusted quickly as I transitioned from each sleep position, unlike other memory foam mattress styles that can lag when you move. Mine came with the optional (and $300 to $600 extra depending on the size) permanently affixed pillow top, so I can't judge the mattress without it, but I think it definitely adds a comfort layer of plushness that's worth the additional cost. Check out our list of the best organic mattresses to see more options.

The Avocado Green comes in sizes twin to California king and prices range from $1,199 to $2,299, without the added pillow top. If you want the pillow top attached, prices go up to $1,599 to $2,899.

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Amerisleep

The AS2 Hybrid mattress was designed with back pain relief in mind. It's constructed of a proprietary memory foam called Bio-Pur that contours to your body, alleviating pressure points in your back, hips and shoulders. The Bio-Pur foam is also more responsive than traditional memory foam, so when you change positions, it bounces back more quickly, ensuring you never feel "stuck." 

This improved response time was one of my favorite things about the Amerisleep AS2. Even when I changed positions throughout the night, the mattress adjusted quickly, cradling my body and giving it the weightless feel that really takes the edge of the day off. The medium-firm feel also properly supported my spine without any of the sinking or sagging that can come with softer memory foam. After an initial adjustment period of a couple weeks, I slept -- and woke up -- pain-free and feeling refreshed and rested, rather than tight and sore. As such, I thought it was the perfect addition in my best mattress review as an option for back pain sufferers. 

The Bio-Pur foam is also more airy and breathable than traditional foam, so I stayed comfortably cool all night, even when I was cuddled up under a heavy down comforter. Read more in our full Amerisleep mattress review or peruse our list of the best mattresses for back pain to see more options.

The AS2 Hybrid comes in sizes twin to split king, and prices usually range from $1,049 to $1,898.

Amerisleep AS2 Hybrid

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The Leesa Legend was designed with all types of sleepers in mind, but while it was comfortable no matter what my sleeping position, I thought it shone when I was sleeping on my side. Throughout the night, I frequently shift from sleeping on my side to sleeping on my back. Typically, I start as a back sleeper; once I'm only partly conscious and about to fall asleep, I switch to my side. And with the plush Leesa Legend, I found it was most comfortable when I was in this position. 

The Leesa Legend is made from two layers of springs, a feature that you don't see too often and offers added support and durability. It also has two layers of comfortable foam topped with a wool and 100% cotton cover that provides an additional comfort layer. This Leesa mattress immediately felt soft and inviting (with just the right amount of bounce) and had the best body contouring when I was lying on my side. It also had edge-to-edge support with minimal motion transfer.

And like the Casper, the mattress cover is made partly from recycled water bottles, so you can feel good about the planet while you sleep. Acquaint yourself with our Leesa Legend mattress review or check out the list of the best mattresses for back pain to see more options.

The Leesa Legend comes in sizes twin XL to California king, and prices range from $1,899 to $2,699.

Leesa Legend

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* Pricing based on Queen model
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If you've ever gone mattress shopping with a significant other, you already know how big a disaster that can be. Unless you opt for a customizable Sleep Number luxury mattress, which has a hefty price tag and average reviews, you're pretty much forced to find a mattress that will make you both happy -- a task that isn't always easy, especially if your tastes and sleeping styles fall on different ends of the spectrum. I've been down this road before and I wish that I had found the Helix Midnight Luxe sooner.

There were things my boyfriend and I liked about all of the mattresses, but after settling into the Helix Midnight Luxe for the first night, we both looked at each other and simultaneously said, "Oh, this is nice." The mattress is made from a combination of high-density memory foam, gel visco and support pocketed coils wrapped up in a breathable, quilted pillow-top cover. Out of all the mattresses, the Helix Midnight Luxe had the most lumbar support, which really provided some relief for my boyfriend's chronic lower-back pain.

Although this particular mattress is marketed toward the side sleeper, it's beyond comfortable when you're on your back or stomach, too. There's hardly any motion transfer and this Helix mattress falls directly in the middle of the mattress firmness scale -- Helix rates it a 4-7 out of 10 -- so it really is designed to please almost everybody, or at least serve as a really great compromise if you can't agree on firmness level. Read more in our full Helix mattress reviews.

The Helix Midnight Luxe comes in sizes twin to California king, and prices range from $1,199 to $2,499.

Helix Midnight Luxe

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The Helix Plus mattress, which is marketed toward people who wear plus-size clothing or anyone who's "big and tall," is designed to offer extra support for those with a higher body mass index. It's 13 inches tall and has an extra comfort layer of high-density foam that helps provide adequate support and comfort all in one. But while I've named this Helix mattress the best mattress for plus-size sleepers for the purposes of this roundup, it's actually a great mattress for everyone, no matter your size or sleeping style.

This mattress was one of the few on the list that I felt like I sank into in all the right ways. The mattress was supportive, while also providing the right amount of "give" to relieve pressure where I needed it the most. It was comfortable in any position and adequately absorbed movement, even when my sleeping partner was tossing and turning. One night while sleeping on this mattress, my boyfriend actually got up twice to go to the bathroom and I didn't feel him get up or get back into bed -- something I can't say for many other mattresses I've tried.

The only knock I would give is that it's a medium to firm mattress feel -- Helix rates it a 7-8 out of 10 on the firmness level scale -- and I wish it were a little bit more plush. That being said, this mattress was designed to support more weight, so the extra firmness makes sense. Also, mattresses tend to break in and soften over time, so I imagine the mattress firmness would be perfect for me after several months. Check out our list of the best mattresses for heavy sleepers to see more options.

The Helix Plus comes in mattress size options for twin to California king, and prices range from $949 to $2,199.

Helix Plus

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GhostBed's major claim to fame is its cooling technology, and it really did deliver. I tested this mattress company's hybrid mattress in the middle of July with temperatures in the high 80s F to low 90s. While I could definitely tell we were in the middle of a heat wave -- I mean, the mattress isn't magic -- I felt surprisingly cool considering how warm and sticky the room started to get as soon as the sun came through the windows.

The bed itself was comfortable, too. While it didn't feel as lush and inviting as some of the others on this list, the GhostBed was second most bouncy (right behind the Purple mattress), so it didn't have that slow sinking memory foam feel that's typical of these types of mattresses. If you're someone who isn't totally sure about memory foam and likes a traditional spring mattress, this is a good middle ground. 

The GhostBed Flex Hybrid comes in sizes twin to split king, and prices range from $1,795 to $3,900.

Read more about their original mattress in our full GhostBed Flex Hybrid or check out our list of the best cooling mattresses to see more options.

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I want to start by saying that I'm not a stomach sleeper, but the Purple Hybrid Premier 4 (almost) made me want to become one. When I was lying on my stomach, the Purple Grid, which is a hyper-elastic polymer grid formation that's meant to absorb and relieve pressure and takes the place of memory foam, magically gave way to all my lady lumps and bumps like it was designed just for me. I know that sounds dramatic, but the ability of the Purple mattress GelFlex grid to perfectly form around my body was really impressive. 

It was equally comfortable when sleeping on my back and even side. In fact it was so comfortable that, when I was lying on my back, I was able to snooze sans pillow and still feel like my spine was perfectly aligned. Coming from someone who typically needs two pillows to hold up her oversize head and wakes up with serious neck pain because of it, this was another impressive feature.

The Purple also had the most bounce out of all of the mattresses. Pure memory foam tends to feel a little stiff to me, no matter how plush the mattress claims to be, but the grid bends and moves in ways that make the mattress feel bouncy and plush, while also still providing ample support for your back and spine.

The Purple mattress grid did take a little while to get used to. For the first several nights, I could feel gridlines whenever I shifted or moved. I wouldn't call it an uncomfortable feeling, but it was definitely different. This mattress is also really heavy. Not like normal king-size mattress heavy, but more like "what the heck do they make this thing out of?" heavy. I assume you're not planning to lug your mattress around too often, but it's worth noting just in case. 

The Purple Hybrid Premier 4 comes in sizes twin XL to split king, and prices range from $3,199 to $6,398.

Read our Purple Hybrid Premier 4 review.

 

Purple Hybrid Premier 4

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Puffy Lux

The Puffy Lux mattress is the brand's best-selling bed, and I can understand why. If you love a soft, plush feel (maybe you're a side sleeper or maybe you weigh under 145 pounds) Puffy Lux delivers. Side sleepers need something that cradles and contours around your hips and shoulders, and the Puffy Lux has a perfectly plush firmness level around medium to medium-soft, or a 3 to 4 on the firmness scale. 

Opposed to their Original Puffy mattress, the Puffy Lux has a noticeable memory foam feel that slowly nestles around your body and gently pulls you into the comfort layers. However, the Puffy Lux hybrid is more of an airy memory foam feel than the dense memory foam feel that you get from beds such as the TempurPedic or Nectar mattress. I think this makes it a little easier for combination sleepers who favor their side to switch positions on.

The Puffy Lux mattress is a solid 12 inches thick, and is made with a pocketed coil bottom layer. This means it's supportive enough for all body types including people who weigh over the 230 pound range. Another plus about its construction is its removable and machine-washable mattress cover. A lot of beds don't even come with removable covers, so I love that I can zip this one off and throw it in the washing machine if there's a spill or accident in bed. Read more in our full Puffy Lux mattress review

Prices start at $1,449 for a twin and go up to $1,999 for a Cal king. 

Puffy Lux

Allswell

Allswell is a mattress brought to you by Walmart, which defies the rule of the mattress industry by selling a hybrid mattress for a seriously low cost. Hybrid mattresses have pocketed coils in them to make them more long-lasting, durable and supportive, which usually comes with a cost. Allswell, on the other hand, is cheaper than most foam beds, and it fits the bill for price-conscious shoppers who want a simple foam bed at a low cost.

Allswell has a standard three layer construction with comfort layers that provide a neutral and balanced soft foam feel. It's not syrupy or slow-responding to pressure like memory foam is, nor is it as springy and bouncy as latex foam. It's more of a standard classic foam, like the stuff inside a comfy couch. It also has an accommodating firmness level around a 6 out of 10. 

I think it's going to be most ideal for people who want a middle-of-the-road firmness level. It suits most sleeping positions because it has ample pressure relief to contour around the curves of your body, but it's also supportive to keep your spine in neutral alignment. The only type of people I wouldn't recommend it to are strict side sleepers who want a soft mattress, especially those under 145 pounds. Read more in our full Allswell mattress review

Prices for Allswell start at $339 for a twin and go up to $539 for a California King.

Allswell

Other mattresses we've tested

The CNET Sleep editors have been laying on mattresses for a living for years, and have hundreds of mattress testing hours under the covers. There are a few beds that we love that didn't quite make it onto this list, but they still deserve an honorary mention. Here are a few other options to consider:

  • WinkBed mattress: If you want hotel luxury without paying a fortune, the WinkBed mattress is a great choice. It's a hybrid bed with a bouncy, innerspring mattress feel and a lush pillow top to make it feel more cozy. It's also offered in three firmness levels, making it appeal to all sleeping positions.  
  • Loom & Leaf mattress: Memory foam is known to retain heat, but the Loom & Leaf from Saatva incorporates a layer of special cooling gel that helps you sleep more cool and comfortable. It comes in two firmness levels, both of which are on the firm side. That makes this foam mattress ideal for back pain sufferers or people who sleep primarily on their back or stomach. 
  • Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress: Hybrid mattresses tend to be more expensive than your average foam mattress, but you can get a Brooklyn Bedding Signature hybrid for cheaper than many of the most popular bed-in-a-box mattresses. It has a lot to offer for such an affordable bed, including a quality construction and three firmness level options to accommodate any sleeper. 
  • Tuft & Needle mattress: It's one of the most popular budget beds on the internet -- so much so that it broke through the straight-to-consumer model and is now in popular stores like Target or Crate and Barrel. It has a simple, two-layer construction with a comfortable neutral-foam feel that many people seem to love. 
  • Nectar mattress: If you like the feel of memory foam (like the stuff found in a TempurPedic mattress) but don't want to pay the premium TempurPedic mattress price, the Nectar is an ideal option. It's great for people under 230 pounds and has a slow-responding, but pressure-relieving memory foam feel. It's slightly on the firmer side, and is best for side, back and stomach sleepers. 

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What to look for in a mattress

Not every mattress is perfect for every person. To help you find your new mattress, consider these key points: your primary sleeping position, body type, health conditions, ideal mattress materials and your budget. Your primary sleeping position will help you determine your ideal firmness level. Your weight should help you determine whether you need the additional support of a hybrid mattress or a foam mattress. Your budget will help you narrow down beds. Lastly, there are ways you can accommodate your health conditions and materials help you decide whether or not you think your bed is comfy. 

Sleeping position

  • For side sleepers, soft to medium mattresses tend to be the most comfortable because they cradle the pressure points and provide relief, rather than pressing into them causing pressure.
  • Back and stomach sleepers are usually better of on medium to firm beds because they promote a neutral alignment in the spine, preventing back pain.
  • Combination sleepers can either choose a firmness level that caters to their main sleeping position, or get a mattress with a medium firmness that suits any sleeping position. 

Body type

  • People under 230 pounds have the option to choose between foam and hybrid mattresses, depending on the amount of support you're looking for. 
  • For those over 230 pounds, the best options are hybrid mattresses because they offer additional durability, support and comfort. 

Health conditions

  • A cooling mattress can bring relief to anyone who sleeps hot, whether it's a regular day-to-day occurrence or you're suffering from hot flashes. 
  • Those with arthritis or joint pain may want a soft, pressure-reliving mattress on the medium to soft side that cradles the hips and shoulders for maximum comfort. 
  • Medium-firm mattresses are beneficial for people with back pain because they support your spine and prevents it from sagging into the mattress, but it's not too firm where there's no pressure relief. 

Materials

  • Memory foam is known for its motion-isolating and pressure-reliving abilities. Some people also love the hugging feel. However, people who switch positions often can sometimes run into resistance since it's so slow to respond to pressure. 
  • Latex foam can be synthetic or natural/organic. Either way, it offers airflow, is more durable and supportive than most foam mattresses. On the other side of the token, natural latex can get expensive and they tend to be on the firm side. 
  • Poly foam is a synthetic foam that bounces more than memory foam but is more soft than latex foam. Most comfy couch cushions are made with this foam. it's breathable and affordable, but may not be as durable as other foams. 
  • Coils or innersprings are made from steel and provide extra support and durability for mattresses. 

Budget

  • Budget shoppers can find a mattress that costs $300 or less. 
  • The average mattress, especially in the online market, costs in between $850 to $1,200. 
  • Hotel luxury and premium mattresses typically cost over the $1,200 range. 

Best mattresses for 2022 compared

Mattress Buying info Mattress type Price (queen) Sleep trial period Warranty
Layla Hybrid See at Layla Hybrid $1,699 120 nights 10-year limited
Casper Original See at Casper Foam $1,295 100 nights 10-year limited
Saatva Classic See at Saatva Hybrid $1,770 365 nights Lifetime
Avocado Green See at Avocado Hybrid $1,699 365 nights 25-year limited
Amerisleep AS2 See at Amerisleep Hybrid $1,299 100 nights 20-year prorated
Leesa Legend See at Leesa Hybrid $2,399 100 nights 10-year limited
Helix Midnight Luxe See at Helix Hybrid $2,049 100 nights 15-year limited
Helix Plus See at Helix Hybrid $1,749 100 nights 15-year limited
Ghostbed Flex Hybrid See at Ghostbed Hybrid $2,280 101 nights 25-year limited
Purple Hybrid Premier 4 See at Purple Hybrid $3,700 100 nights 10-year limited
Puffy Lux See at Puffy Hybrid $1,799 101 nights Lifetime
Allswell See at Allswell Hybrid $449 100 nights 10-year limited

FAQs

What's the best mattress to buy?

While the best mattress for you will depend on your height, weight and comfort needs, I can say that the Layla Hybrid is the best mattress for most people. It's supportive for most body types, it has very little motion transfer and the hybrid mattress has several features that help keep you cool while you sleep.

What is a foam vs. hybrid mattress?

The mattresses on the list above fall into two categories: hybrid and all foam. Both types have their own benefits.

Foam mattresses are made entirely of layers of foam, including memory foam mattress options, latex foam or gel foam. Typically each foam layer is a different density, with high-density foam on the bottom for support and a top layer of softer foam for comfort.

Hybrid mattresses use both foam and metal coils to provide support. They are closer in design to the innerspring mattress most of us grew up sleeping on, but with added foam for comfort and additional support.

How do you try before you buy?

All of the brands on this list allow you to try these mattresses out risk-free. Once it's delivered, you have a trial period to test it out in, which is typically 100 days. If at any point during that time you're unhappy with your mattress, you can contact the company to return it. The company will then arrange for someone to come pick up the mattress, either to be donated or disposed of. Once the company confirms the pickup has happened, you'll get your refund. 

What mattress types are most comfortable?

Memory foam conforms to your body and keeps your spine and neck aligned. A memory foam mattress is a great option if you have back pain or like to feel like you're "sinking" into your mattress. Memory foam tends to trap heat though, so it's not always the best for hot sleepers.

Traditional spring mattresses don't alleviate pressure as well as memory foam mattresses, but they're supportive and breathable. Hybrid mattresses combine the best of both worlds -- foam and springs. The foam provides pressure relief and a contouring effect, while the springs add some extra bounce and increase air flow.

What is the best-rated mattress on the market?

Some of the best-rated mattresses include Casper, Purple, Layla, Nectar, Saatva and Avocado. However, there are plenty of other quality mattresses included on CNET's best list that should be considered in the hunt for the best bed. 

What are the best mattresses for side sleepers?

The best mattresses for side sleepers are those that fall on the soft to middle of the firmness scale -- medium-soft to medium. You need a mattress that has enough give to alleviate pressure on your shoulders and hips, but not so much that you sink into it. It's important to keep your spine aligned when you're sleeping on your side, since that's what ensures that you'll sleep comfortably and wake up pain-free.

What are the best mattresses for back pain?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but the best mattresses for back pain generally include memory foam and have some additional features, like added lumbar support. According to some studies, a medium-firm mattress is best for alleviating chronic lower back pain in most people. If you're waking up in pain, it's likely because your mattress is too soft.

What's the most comfortable mattress for the money?

Depending on your budget, Allswell offers great low-priced mattresses. Tuft & Needle is also a great wallet-friendly brand to consider when you're looking to maximize savings. Brooklyn Bedding Signature is a great bang for your buck because it's such an affordable hybrid mattress. 

How often should you replace your mattress?

Most mattresses are designed to last several years, but there are a few telltale signs that let you know it's time to replace yours. If your mattress is sagging or making it hard for you to get a good night's sleep, then it's probably time to start shopping.

How often you need to replace your mattress depends largely on what materials it's made of -- innerspring mattresses are going to last longer than an all-foam mattress. This guide on when to replace your mattress explains everything you need to know.

More mattress and sleep advice

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.