Buying a mattress is a big deal. You spend a third of your life laying down, so it’s a decision you should mull over. With the absolute deluge of models, mattress shopping is a lot harder than it should be. Compounding things is that mattresses look like…. mattresses, so how are you supposed to know which one is a good buy without laying on it?
Getting the best deals usually means you have to shop online. That means if you’re buying a mattress on the internet, you’re going to want to know the best brands you can trust. We’ve gathered three below that we think provide products that you just can’t go wrong with.
Sealy has been around in one form or another since 1881 and has been a top name in mattresses for decades. Their Posturepedic line is synonymous with memory-foam mattresses, and their Kelburn model allows you to enjoy the comfort of cooling memory foam along with a pillowtop for much cheaper than what a full memory foam mattress costs.
Adding value to the purchase, Sealy offers a 10-year warranty against defects, so even if issues crop up long after purchase, you’ll be protected. With the Sealy name, you get a quality mattress, and you can be sure that the company will still be in business to honor its warranty; which is security you don’t get when you go with generic, no-name mattresses.
Purple is a relative newcomer to the mattress game, but they’re making waves with their unique and innovative designs. Instead of a solid surface, Purple’s mattress top is in a grid pattern. The material is strong enough to support you, but the open channels in the grid allow air to flow freely, which keeps you cool all night and prevents heat from getting trapped.
Purple’s grid pattern also helps with pressure and weight distribution and helps support proper spine alignment. The mattress also isolates movement, which is a huge plus if you sleep with someone else. This can be a divisive mattress, however. Some people love it, and some hate it, so if possible, try before you buy and make sure it’s right for you.
The Mattress by Tulo is on the cheaper side of the mattress world but is still very comfortable. The big draw here is there are three different options for firmness. You can choose from soft, medium, or firm, and no matter whether you sleep on your stomach, back, or side, one of these should be just right for you.
There’s also a lot of convenience with the Mattress by Tulo. It’s a bed in a box, which makes it easy to set up. You just take it out of the box. Leave it for about 24 hours, and when you come back, there’s a mattress. This makes it perfect if you’ve just moved into a new house, or need a second mattress for a guest room and don’t want to deal with the pain of moving a full-size mattress in.