These are the 10 best mattresses you can buy online

Some of the best mattresses are available online — and come in a box. (Photo: Getty Images)

A good night’s sleep is the ultimate luxury, and the right mattress can make or break those blissful hours of peace.

If it’s time to replace your mattress, consider finding your perfect match online. Whether you’re looking for plush or firm, foam or coils, you can find some of the highest-quality mattresses online for a fraction of the price of a typical in-store option. The best part of online mattress shopping? Most brands offer free delivery and a generous trial period. And if it doesn’t ship to your doorstep in a convenient box, your mattress arrives via complimentary white-glove delivery. Either way, online mattress shopping is a total game-changer.

We did the legwork to find some of the best options available to suit your mattress needs. Below, shop some of the best mattresses available online, right now.

Best universally-loved mattress: Leesa

Leesa mattress, from $595 (Photo: Leesa)

Leesa gives shoppers the option between its popular multilayer foam mattress and a luxury hybrid. Both get high praise from around the web and the brand donates one mattress for every 10 sold. If you’re on the fence about buying a mattress online, you can check out both models at your local West Elm store.

Both beds adapt to all body types and sleeping styles, and feature a cooling top layer. With over 13,000 5-star reviews, it’s easy to see why Leesa is a bestseller. “Set up was extremely easy, just unroll and walk away. I was hesitant the first night to try this new mattress as I have a very severe back complaint,” said a 5-star reviewer. “My seized back is what wakes me in the morning. I have to literally crawl sideways out of bed. Imagine how surprised I was when I woke the next morning with no pain. I quite literally jumped out of bed, much to the shock of my husband. I have yet to be awakened because of a sore back … For me, it has saved my back.”

The craftsmanship: Leesa mattresses are made in the U.S. and both styles feature a top cooling foam layer and 2-inch contouring memory foam layer right underneath. With the foam mattress, you’ll get a 6-inch foam base and with the Sapira, a spring core of over 1,000 individually wrapped coils.

Delivery: Shipping is free via UPS ground service to all 50 states. In-home white-glove service is available for $100 (for an additional $50, the same service will remove your old mattress too).

Return policy: Leesa offers a 100-night, risk-free trial. So if the mattress isn’t for you, they’ll pick it up and refund the full purchase price (there’s a $100 fee for the Alaska and Hawaii returns).

Price: The foam mattress ranges from $595 to $1,195. The Sapira hybrid starts at $995 and goes up to $1,795. Leesa includes a 10-year limited warranty on its products.

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Best innerspring mattress: Parachute

Parachute mattress, from $1,299 (Photo: Parachute)

Whether you’re a side, back or stomach sleeper, the Parachute mattress is made with ergonomic coil zones for optimal spinal alignment. Translation? The medium-firm bed will give you a comfortable night’s sleep no matter what.

It has five times the coils of a standard mattress: The top and bottom third of the mattress have soft coils that allow shoulders and feet to sink in while providing pressure-point relief. The firmer, midsection coils reinforce the hip and back, and the microcoils line the top for ultimate comfort. “Love the Parachute springs. Never going back to foam,” wrote one reviewer. “Just upgraded from a foam mattress to the Parachute spring mattress and am beyond happy,” wrote another.

The craftsmanship: The foam-free mattresses are made to order domestically by fourth-generation manufacturers using sustainable materials. New Zealand wool insulator pads make up the bottom and midlayers; the outermost cover is made from 100 percent organic cotton; and the coils are made of tempered steel.

Delivery: Parachute offers complimentary white-glove delivery within 7 to 10 business days. It’ll not only set up your new mattress, but it will also remove and safely dispose of your old one at no cost.

Return policy: If you don’t love it within the 90-day trial period, Parachute will pick up the mattress for free and provide a full refund.

Price: The mattress starts at $1,299 for a twin or twin XL and goes up to $2,199 for king or California king. Each mattress also comes with a 10-year warranty.

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Best memory foam mattress: Nectar

Nectar mattress, from $524 (Photo: Nectar)

Nectar is so confident you’ll love its mattress, the brand offers a crazy-good 365-night trial (more on that, below). With a top layer of quilted memory foam to stimulate airflow and medium firmness, this mattress is ideal for any sleeper. “Bye bye back pain!” wrote a reviewer who claims her husband has had back pain for 10 years. “I have never slept this comfortably while pregnant!” she added.

The craftsmanship: The five-layer mattress is made with a breathable base layer and dense memory foam layer that provides a stable foundation. The top-three tiers are made up of cooling and contouring gel memory foam, quilted gel memory foam for increased air circulation, and a Tencel cooling cover that wicks away heat while you sleep.

Delivery: Your Nectar mattress comes straight to your door in a protective carrier with handles for easy maneuvering and unrolling.

Return policy: Nectar offers an unprecedented 365-night trial. If you’re not 100 percent happy within a year, you can get a full refund and Nectar will pick up the mattress for free.

Price: From $524 for twin to $1,024 for a king or California king, your mattress will come with a “forever” warranty.

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Best mattress for athletes: Bear

Bear mattress, from $540 (Photo: Bear)

If you want to wake up recovered, energized and ready for a workout, consider a mattress from Bear. The popular 10-inch foam version is engineered with four layers to cool, contour and provide all-night comfort and pressure relief. The 14-inch hybrid boasts five layers, one of which is made up of coils. The main selling point for both is the Celliant smart yarn technology, which is clinically proven to give you a better night’s sleep (more on that, below).

“My wife and I love our new mattress,” wrote a verified foam mattress buyer. “We are both gym junkies and we feel much more well rested and less sore when we wake up versus our old spring style mattress.” Another, who opted for the hybrid, wrote, “I’m a law enforcement officer and spine fusion patient with multiple surgeries on my lumbar spine. This bed is perfect, I’m so blessed to have found Bear!”

The craftsmanship: Bear uses graphite-gel infused foams and a proprietary quick-response foam to cool and align your body. The surface of the mattress is made of clinically proven Celliant fabric, which activates the body’s natural heat and reflects it as infrared energy to reduce inflammation. Celliant has also been proven to enhance tissue oxygen levels and athletic performance, making it perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle. All Bear products are made in America.

Delivery: Shipping is free for the lower 48 states via FedEx within four to seven business days.

Return policy: Bear offers a 100-night trial period and free pick up along with a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied.

Price: Twin foam mattresses start at $540 and go up to $940. Hybrids begin at $1,090 for a twin and reach $1,690 for a king or California king.

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Best customized mattress: Helix

Helix mattress, from $600 (Photo: Helix)

After extensive research, the folks at Helix developed a mattress-matching algorithm to give shoppers a customized shopping experience. Using a sleep quiz, Helix determines your support and pressure relief needs and combines that data with comfort preferences to match you with one of nine mattresses. There’s also a plus-size mattress and dual-sided options for couples. The result is less back pain, more deep sleep.

My wife thought I was crazy ordering a new mattress online, without trying it out first. We did the ‘mattress profile’ quiz and purchased the recommended one from Helix,” wrote a happy buyer of the popular Helix Midnight version. “Guess what? We love it, and my morning back pain is no longer!”

The craftsmanship: All Helix mattresses are handmade in the U.S. Using a combination of memory foam, individually wrapped coils and Helix Dynamic Foam (a special latex-foam hybrid alternative), each model is designed to suit your needs. The Luxe collection offers premium materials, including a quilted pillow top cover and zoned coils.

Delivery: Shipping is free for all U.S. orders and can take up to 10 business days, depending on the model you choose.

Return policy: Helix offers a 100-night sleep trial — so, if you’re unhappy with your mattress, they’ll provide you with a full refund.

Price: Mattresses range from $600 to $2,145 depending on the model and include a five-year warranty.

Shop for a Helix mattress.

Best bang for your buck: Tulo

Tulo mattress, $299 (Photo: Tulo)

Tulo makes shopping for a mattress simple and straightforward with a selection of four mattresses. The entry-level Liv is a 9-inch, three-layer mattress made to be a crowd pleaser. “I was not sleeping well on my $1,700 name brand mattress and took the leap of fate,” said one reviewer. “I have never slept better! This Liv mattress exceeds all my expectations. I am very impressed with it.”

If you’re looking for a more customized experience, Tulo has a comfort series designed for three different sleeping styles: A soft, medium and firm mattress. If you’re a first-time bed-in-a-box buyer, there’s good news: You can try out the Tulo at your local Mattress Firm.

I am a 60-year-old female with bad arthritis. I was waking up every morning with terrible hip pain,” wrote a now-happy Tulo comfort series buyer. “Since I have been sleeping on this mattress, I have had no pain. It is just amazing!”

The craftsmanship: Tulo mattresses are made in the U.S. The Liv version is made with a 5-inch base, 2.5-inch center support, and 1.5-inch top gel layer that regulates temperature and provides pressure-point relief. The five-layer comfort series feature a 4-inch base, 1.5-inch reinforced foam, 1.5 responsive firm foam and 2-inch ventilated memory foam.

Delivery: All mattresses ship for free via FedEx or Red Carpet Delivery, your pick. If you opt for the latter, it’ll also remove your old mattress free of charge.

Return policy: Tulo offers a 120-night trial so if you aren’t satisfied, it picks it up and gives you a refund.

Price: Tulo Liv mattresses start at $299 and go up to $499. Tulo comfort series mattresses range from $349 to $649.

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Best 2-sided mattress: Layla

Layla mattress, from $599 (Photo: Layla)

With a Layla mattress, you’re getting a 2-for-1 deal: One side is plush and cradling, and the other is firm to offer more support. The dual-sided mattress is infused with copper gel for a cool sleep experience (more on that, below).

Over 2,200 reviewers have given the mattress a perfect 5-star rating. “Layla is like sleeping on a cloud,” wrote one verified buyer. Another customer wrote: “I was a little worried about getting a new mattress, and it has been difficult to pick one out of what seems like an endless selection of perfectly suited memory foam mattresses for side sleepers with back pain… this mattress was the right choice. It is cushy and supportive and doesn’t make me hot or let me sink.

The craftsmanship: Layla mattresses are all made in the U.S. A 4.5-inch base foam support is topped with 2 inches of an airflow-friendly convoluted foam. Sandwiching those two layers is 4 inches of copper-infused memory foam. Copper is heat-conductive and has antimicrobial properties, which means it will pull away excess body heat and kill bacteria.

Delivery: Shipping is free for the lower 48 states (for Alaska and Hawaii, the charge is $125). Each mattress is made to order so you can expect two to three business days to manufacture. Once it ships, you’ll receive a compressed and rolled up mattress in a box within two to five business days from Phoenix.

Return policy: If after 120 nights you still don’t like your mattress, Layla will arrange for a pickup and donate it. Once it receives a donation receipt, it’ll refund 100 percent of your money. The only downside is shipping fees to Canada, Hawaii or Alaska are nonrefundable.

Price: Twin mattresses start at $599 and go up to $1,099 for a king or California king. Every mattress comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Best hybrid mattress: Allswell

Allswell mattress, from $245 (Photo: Allswell)

Allswell offers two mattresses, both of which are hybrids made with foam and individually wrapped coils. Although the more affordable version is a bestseller, the brand’s signature higher-end model is well worth it. The Allswell Luxe Hybrid boats a built-in plush topper that’s cool to the touch and feels like a fancy hotel bed.

“Better than a 5-star hotel,” raved one reviewer of the Luxe Hybrid. “Truly amazing. I have been looking for a new bed for quite a while now and this is it. Great product for the price. Top quality that conforms to your body.” Another well-rested fan with the original Allswell wrote: “It is so comfy and stays rather cool which is a major plus for me. I am considering updating all our mattresses to the Allswell mattresses because I slept like a baby the first night and now after a few months it is amazing!”

The craftsmanship: Both Allswell mattresses are made in the U.S. and utilize foam and coil technology. Each one also has a top layer of Coolflow foam to improve breathability, and the Luxe hybrid has an extra plush topper.

Delivery: Allswell delivery is free and takes from two to seven business days to arrive. There is an expedited two-day shipping option for an additional $50.

Return policy: Try either mattress for 100 nights and qualify for a refund within that time frame if you’re still not convinced.

Price: The original twin hybrid starts at $245 and goes up to $420 for a king. Luxe hybrids range from $585 to $745.

There is a mattress recycling fee at checkout for buyers in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. For each brand, fees fund the recycling initiatives in respective states and are nonrefundable in the event of a return. Either way, all mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty.

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Best luxury mattress: Saatva

Saatva mattress, from $599 (Photo: Saatva)

Saatva is about as high-end as it gets for online mattress shopping. The luxe bed is handcrafted, American-made and build for comfort using sustainable materials. Saatva make its mattresses by using the top-five features found in premium bedding to create affordable luxury with options.

Customers can choose between the premier 14.5-inch mattress or a slimmer 11.5-inch model. You can also pick from plush soft, luxury firm or firm comfort levels to suit your needs. With an average 4.9-star rating, it’s easy to see why the upscale brand is so popular.

“True American quality,” wrote one 5-star reviewer. “Being a part of the U.S. Military Special Operations community is probably one of the most rigorous and physically demanding careers out there and to come home after a long and grueling night and sleep on this system has me completely refreshed and recharged to do it all over again the next day. So my hat is off to you Saatva, thanks for producing such a great sleep system.”

The craftsmanship: The Saatva mattress is made in the U.S. with a “coil on coil” construction, which means the lower, hourglass-shaped coils provide a supportive base while the top unit features individually wrapped coils that contour the body and eliminate most motion transfer. Above the coil systems is a lumbar support memory foam layer and an organic cotton cover and euro pillow top.

Delivery: Customers receive free white-glove delivery service within nine to 18 days of buying the mattress. The service includes set up and removal of your old mattress too.

Return policy: If you decide to return it, you have 120 days to do and it’ll pick it up and give you a refund excluding a $99 transportation cost.

Price: The Saatva ranges from $599 for a twin bed to $1,499 for a king.

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Best no-frills mattress: Tuft & Needle

Tuft & Needle mattress, from $350 (Photo: Amazon)

With a 95 percent rate of satisfied buyers and starting price of $350, Tuft & Needle is all about affordability without skimping on quality. The brand’s two-layer mattress features a supportive base layer underneath the proprietary T&N Adaptive foam.

The bouncy-yet-supportive mattress was designed to be a versatile option that supports every kind of sleeper, regardless of shape or size. “This bed is wonderful. I’m 6’2″ and 270 pounds … It kinda feels like memory foam but it’s way more supportive,” wrote a verified Amazon reviewer. “Memory foam beds used to burn me up but I’m perfectly cool in this bed … It’s the best bed I’ve ever purchased and oddly also the least expensive.”

The craftsmanship: The 10-inch mattress is made with T&N Adaptive foam, which brings together the benefits of memory foam and latex without the downside of chemicals. It also boasts heat-wicking graphite and cooling gel.

Delivery: All Tuft & Needle mattresses are delivered for free in a 44-inch tall box that’s easy to unpack.

Return policy: Tuft & Needle has a money-back guarantee, so if you don’t completely love your new mattress after 100 nights, it’ll help you donate it and give you a full refund.

Price: Twin mattresses go for $350 while a king and California king are the most expensive at $750. All mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty.

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