Compare Top Mattress Brands to Find The Right One For You
We’ve included a list of common mattresses, features & functionality, and even some terms below the table that you’ve probably heard but may not know why they matter.
|Sleep Number Sleep I10||Simmons ComforPedic IQ 200||Serta iComfort Savant||Casper||Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe||Stearns and Foster Luxe Estate||Simmons Beautyrest Black||ReST Bed™|
|Memory Foam Hybrid||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Ability to Manually Adjust Firmness||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Firmness Automatically Adjusts||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Zones (per sleeper)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||5|
|Records Sleep Data||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Warranty||25 year limited||10 year full||10 year full||10 year limited||10 year full||10 Year full||10 year full||10 year full|
Key Terms & Why You Should Care:
- Memory foam is a common and popular comfort layer found in a wide ranging selection of beds, and not all memory foam is created equal. Top name brands and manufacturers use higher densities and higher quality memory foams in their comfort layers which can give the bed a long lasting and very comfortable feel. Unfortunately, there are a lot of ‘cheap’ and ‘knock-off’ brands out there that give memory foam a bad name. Inexpensive memory foams are much less dense, creating body impressions early in the life cycle of the bed, and can have a tendency to have an unpleasant “off-gasing” odor. Our rule of thumb is any mattress that retails for 2K and above uses higher density memory foams, and any bed under 2K you are rolling the dice on quality and durability.If pressure relief, i.e. blood circulation, is an issue for you, a high quality bed with dense memory foam comfort layers could provide you with the pressure relief you need to get a good night’s sleep.
- Memory foam hybrid: Hybrid mattresses (half foam, half innerspring) are a great “best of both worlds” feel. Some people like the idea of an all memory foam bed, but when they try it find the feel to be a bit too “enveloping” or say it “feels like quicksand”. However, a regular innerspring mattress can have lots of counter pressure in the coils which can cause circulation issues during the night. Hybrid mattresses offer the pressure relieving qualities of an all memory foam bed, with a more traditional feel of an innerspring. Most of these true hybrids retail between $1,899-$3,999. Again, a top name brand will up your chances of getting high quality materials. Beware the “No-Name” brands that offer the best of both worlds at a fraction of the price. They’re skimping on costs somewhere, and since they love to advertise heavily online, odds are the cost of goods (overall quality) are where they find ways to save.
- Innersprings: Regular innerspring beds are traditional mattresses with traditional feels. There are literally HUNDREDS of types of coils found in beds, but the most popular and most commonly used types are the individually wrapped coils (also known as the marshall coil), continuous coils (one long piece of wound steel), and the open coils (also known as bonnell coils). The downside to innersprings always comes back to pressure. Coils are designed to push back onto whatever is pushing down onto it. If you’ve ever woken up with your arm asleep, or the “tingles” in your feet and toes, you probably were the victim of metal coils pushing back on you causing reduced circulation. Pressure builds over time, and innerspring beds can speed up that time throughout the night. We at ReST® are not huge fan of innerspring beds. Any technology that is over 100 years old is worth considering to be replaced!
- Latex: Latex beds use either organic (talalay) or synthetic (dunlap) latex. These materials offer a traditional or “bouncy” feel you find in most innerspring beds, but with increased pressure relief since they don’t use metal coils. Latex beds have a green story behind them which many consumers find attractive, and because it is a form of rubber, they can also be quite durable. Unfortunately, 100% latex beds are hard to find and can be quite expensive. Most of the time latex layers are used as comfort layers to traditional innerspring or hybrid beds to add a pressure relieving and more bounce. Many people are wary of having latex in their beds for fear of a latex allergy, however the actual latex used in beds is scrubbed and cleaned to where all of the proteins created by latex are removed.
- Adjustable air: Adjustable air technology puts the firmness and comfort levels in the control of the user. Air technology beds are very popular among couples, especially couples who have different definitions of “comfort”. The definition of comfort is incredibly subjective, and what’s more, a person’s definition of comfort changes as their body changes. What’s ideal for you today may not be ideal 10 years from now, or even 10 days from now. The most attractive element of adjustable comfort beds is that they don’t lock you into one feel forever.
- Modular mattresses: A modular bed allows you to replace components of a bed throughout the year as opposed to having to buy an entire new bed. Removable washable covers are popular for this reason. The other benefit to a modular bed is the sanitary aspect. Mattresses tend to double in weight every 10 years due to dead skin cells, dust, and other debris that collects in the foam and coil layers through the years. A modular bed on the other hand allows you to “pop the hood” and do an annual cleaning of your mattress. Perhaps the best part of a modular bed however is that they tend to be a bed for life. After your initial purchase you can replace foam layers down the road, or support (air) chambers, without having to buy an entirely new mattress. They say a regular mattress should be replaced every 8-10 years, but a modular designed bed is NOT a regular mattress. It gives you options regular beds can’t offer, and if taken care of properly can easily last you for decades.
- Ability to Manually adjust firmness: Firmness adjusts automatically: Zones per Sleeper: Almost all adjustable air beds allow you to manually adjust your comfort settings. And by manual that means you grab a remote (or access your settings through an app) and program the bed to your desired firmness level. The bed adjusts, then stops. If later you want the firmness level to change you once again manually input your desired changes and so on.There is only ONE bed that offers automatic adjustments! And you guessed it, it’s The ReST Bed™! When we say we are the world’s first Truly Smart Bed it’s our automatic adjustment capabilities that justify our claim. The ReST Bed™ has a medical grade sensor cloth sewn into the comfort layers that detects pressure and body movement. If too much pressure builds at one part of the body during the night, the ReST Bed™ will detect that and automatically make the necessary adjustment for them. And because the ReST Bed™ has five ergonomically designed comfort zones (head, shoulders, lumbar, hips, legs) we can target and isolate the adjustments to where the pressure relief is needed, as opposed to simply making the entire bed softer.