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At Our Sleep Guide, we want to help take the headache out of the search for the holy grail of mattresses. We want to ensure you find what is best for you with as little of your precious time wasted as possible. Our Sleep Guide do this by providing easy to read mattress reviews. Each includes in-depth information, as well as our honest opinion.
We have slept on, researched and compared several online mattresses. And after our first hand research we have created comprehensive and honest reviews of each one. We have tried memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses and hybrid mattresses. Each having their own unique characteristics that will appeal to various sleepers. We have rated every mattress in several categories of what we believe are the most important factors when buying a mattress. Our goal is to help you find what bed will be best for you.
We want to make sure that you are finding what you need as soon as possible. So before jumping to a lengthy list of every mattress we have reviewed we have our recommendations for specific sleepers. After personally trying dozens of online, bed-in-a-box mattresses Justin and I have scrutinized each brand in several key categories. This has helped us determine how each mattress performs while sleeping. As well as assessing the benefits each brand has to offer. We can honestly say that while conducting our unbiased mattress reviews we have narrowed down some of the best.
Below we have quick access to our best of pages as well as a brief description of what you can expect to find on each one. We are hoping to save you time, money and get you sleeping better faster! Keep in mind that our recommendations take both an objective as well as subjective approach. Giving you our honest insight with the cold hard facts too.
Also, during your mattress search remember Our Sleep Guide is here to help you. If you have any questions along the way feel free to contact us. We will be delighted to answer any questions and guide you to any personal mattress recommendations.
*We also offer pages that are dedicated to the Best Hybrid Mattresses, Best Memory Foam Mattresses as well as the Best Natural Mattresses. So make sure that if any of these appeal to you that you follow the links to those pages below…
Below you will find every mattress review available on our site. This list is in order of the overall rating. It also offers a brief look into materials, firmness or feel of the beds and pricing. Along with links to each review to get an in-depth look at all of these beds and how they may work for you. However, if you want
Not sure where to start? No problem! Just head over to Our Mattress Guide for the step by step guide on finding the best mattress for you. If you want to skip the detailed reviews and take a quick look at our condensed reviews side by side, check out our Mattress Comparison Tool. This allows you to select your favorite mattresses and see how they compare next to each other.
We also offer several in depth mattress comparison reviews too. Featuring many of the most popular brands head to head in our one of a kind mattress reviews. Some of our most popular side by side bed reviews include Puffy vs the Top 4 Brands (Purple, Casper, Tuft & Needle and Nectar). As well as Puffy vs Puffy Lux, and Nectar vs Tuft and Needle, and Brentwood Home’s Oceano vs Crystal Cove Mattress. For our full list, just click HERE!
*Also, please note, the below pricing references the cost of a queen size mattress. And does NOT reflect any coupons or promotions. However, almost every brand we represent in our reviews does offer mattress discounts and coupons, so take advantage of our exclusive offers.
OurSleepGuide.com came to be to help you make the mattress purchasing process a little easier. We decided to do this by providing valuable information as well as an unbiased, honest opinion from not just one, but two people, on each mattress we review. When creating our mattress rating guide we wanted to make sure that there was a consistency and well-planned structure. This way we are sure to provide clear, concise information that would make it easy for you to compare several mattresses at once. We use this structure for both our written reviews as well as our video reviews.
When going through these you will notice that we use a five-star rating system to rank several aspects of the mattresses. These ratings are good way to give you a quick glance at what we think of specific areas of the mattress. The mattress review itself breaks down each of these sections and gives you more in-depth informationfor that topic. We wanted to create this mattress rating guide to make sure that you understand what we are looking at and rating during each review.
Below we explain our review process for each category we rank. These include off-gassing, comfort, motion transfer, edge support, sleeps cool, materials, value, trial period and warranty. Each of these areas is critical to a thorough review and will help you narrow down which mattress will work best for you.
To start out the first thing we typically notice and review is OFF GASSING. This is something that you may notice during the unboxing and set-up process when you get your new mattress. Off-gassing refers to any noxious odors that are emitted from the mattress. They typically will be at their strongest when the mattress is taken out of the box and plastic for the first time. Like most new items, there is a bit of a “new” scent associated with it, some stronger than others. We rank the off-gassing based on how strong the odor is as well as how long is takes to fully dissipate.
Next, we focus on COMFORT. Comfort is a topic that is very subjective and tends to be unique for everyone. However, there are certain aspects of a mattress that will help determine if it will be comfortable for you. A key way to decipher if a mattress will be comfortable for you is by how firm it is.
Most times the optimal firmness of a mattress coincides with what sleeping position you prefer. Side sleepers tend to prefer a slightly softer mattress, or at least a soft top. This will allow your shoulder and your hip to sink into the mattress and be supported yet cradled. If you are a back sleeper you tend to like a medium to a medium firm feeling mattress. This allows for plenty of lumbar support but still has a little bit of softness for optimal comfort. A stomach sleeper is going to benefit most from a firm mattress. Having a firmer mattress will give you the support necessary to keep you back from bowing. This is why including comfort in our mattress reviews is so important.
If you have a tendency to sleep in several positions or share a mattress with a person who has a different sleeping position preference then a medium to medium firm mattress is probably going to be the best compromise. We rank the comfort of each mattress on how well it works and how comfortable it is for each of these sleeping positions. When reviewing mattresses if there is more than one comfort option available we review the most popular option. This is usually a medium to medium firm option and this helps create a more controlled way of ranking the comfort of each one.
Another thing we try to make note of is how comfortable the mattress will be for a heavier person as well. Typically more weight on a mattress will change the feel to be softer. Sometimes it can even make the mattress too soft and not have the longevity necessary.
MOTION TRANSFER is another crucial topic because it can vary depending on the quality of the bed and the materials used. Motion transfer is basically the number of vibrations that transfer through the bed when there is movement on the surface.
Many people tend to think of the old commercial where a full wine glass is put on the bed and then someone jumps on it to show that you won’t disturb another person if you are getting in and out of the bed. When we rate the motion transfer on a mattress we are looking at two variations of movement. The more abrupt strong bouncing and moving feelings. As well as the more subtle, and typical in and out, rolling from side to side movements.
Whether a not a mattress SLEEPS COOL can be a deciding factor if a mattress will be the right fit for you too. Many people can overheat while sleeping and having a mattress that doesn’t contribute to retaining heat is important. Many aspects of a mattress can work for or against the temperature comfort of a mattress. The foams and quality of the foams, the firmness that allows you to be comfortable, but not sink in too much and the materials in the cover. When conducting our mattress reviews we observe how well the mattress retains as well as dissipates heat to make an educated rating on how well it sleeps cool. If you are a warmer sleeper make sure to check out our best mattresses for warm sleepers.
EDGE SUPPORT is a topic that some people may tend to overlook but really shouldn’t. Edge support is a good indication of the quality of the bed as well as the probability of its longevity. This also ensures that you will be able to comfortably use the full surface of the bed. As well as have the same support you feel lying in the middle that you will if you sleep on the edge.
You don’t want to feel like you are rolling out of the bed or you can’t fully use the edge to edge surface. Edge support is also key for anyone who tends to sit on the edge of their bed as well. If the edge doesn’t have enough support it can break down quickly around the edges even faster when you sit on it more regularly. When reviewing mattresses we look at the edge support from both of these aspects, sleeping and sitting and rate it accordingly.
VALUE, value isn’t just about the price tag. Value is taking the price and comparing to the quality of the mattress and what you are actually getting for what you’re paying. Many people look solely at the price and wanting to stay within a budget, which is very important. However, you want to get the best mattress in your budget. For rating value we look at the price, but we look at what you are getting for that price.
One main factor that will typically dictate all the other sections is the MATERIALS. It goes without saying that the higher quality the materials are the overall better ratings should be. Having durable, reliable materials is going to make a big difference for how well a mattress will perform initially as well as over time. When reviewing the materials we try to review each layer individually and give a breakdown of the benefits and functionality to each. We also like to look at the materials used in the cover and the benefits of that as well. Knowing what you are sleeping, on as well as what you are paying for is important in thoroughly evaluating each mattress.
Trial Period & Warranty:
The last thing we like to look at is the TRIAL PERIODS & WARRANTIES each company implements. With most online mattresses they offer a trial period, mostly because you don’t get the opportunity to “test drive” the mattress before buying it. However, a few companies don’t offer trial periods or have modified options to try and get your mattress to work without returning it. Knowing what your options are as a consumer could save you both time and money and something we feel should be rated up front. We also look at the warranty in place for each mattress. Again this is something that is better to know on the front side instead of having issues down the road.
We hope that our mattress rating guide has helped give you more insight into what we do to make sure you are informed. The more knowledge you have about a product the better choice you can make.
Thanks for reading and please feel free to contact us with any questions during your mattress research and purchase process!
Our family is reviewing some of the tried and true sleeping products out there as well as the up and coming items in the bedding industry to help you find what mattresses, pillows, sheets and other accessories will help you and your entire family get the best night’s sleep. We want to help answer your questions with our mattress reviews as well as give you our honest and unbiased feedback of what’s on the market and will work best specifically for you. Whether it is helping you understand the benefits and differences between memory foam, latex, hybrid and innerspring mattresses or what mattress will be best for you if you’re a side sleeper, back sleeper or stomach sleeper.
Maybe you are questioning if the organic latex pillow or cool gel memory foam pillow would complement your new mattress better. Or even what sheets are going to be the warmest in the winter and coolest in the summer. We also understand that everyone has a budget and finding the best-valued mattress and accessories is very important. And let’s not forget about our little ones. Making sure you have the perfect nursery items to bring your baby home to or the best items to transition your children from their crib to their “big bed” is invaluable. Regardless of what bedding items you’re on the hunt for Our Sleep Guide’s mattress reviews are here to help you with all things sleep.