If you’re shopping for a new bed, learning about the best mattresses of 2016 is a good way to be sure to choose a good one. It’s also helpful to know which ones don’t fare so well in order to avoid the duds.
New mattress models come out every year from a growing number of retailers and manufacturers. For those who are not familiar with the terminology, materials and sales tactics, we’re often told that buying a mattress can be very confusing. There are many different beds out there and it can be difficult to cut through the marketing and identify the best mattress for your money. If you’re feeling unsure about your next bed, don’t worry: The Sleep Junkie is here to help!
The most popular types currently are innerspring and memory foam mattresses. These are the two types you’ll see most often in the market, whether you shop in stores or online. Memory foam tends to receive higher ratings in customer reviews than their spring-filled counterparts, though innersprings are more commonly available. In terms of pricing, the two categories a fairly similar, making it a matter of personal preference above all. But as a customer, you may find the ever increasing options a bit overwhelming and we believe that having a handy guide of the top-rated mattresses available today can be pretty helpful and time saving.
Although there’s no particular mattress type that will be suitable for all, it is nonetheless helpful to know how previous users have rated the major kinds of mattresses in terms of durability, comfort, satisfaction and value.
So in this review, we display the differences between 5 main kinds of mattresses using data gathered from various specialized review sites and our own experience. Then we compare some major brands of each type of mattress to reveal those which have been judged as the best rated mattress for the money for this year.
In this review we ’ve taken much of the work out of the process for you. Using data from consumer reviews and independent reviewers we examine five of the best rated memory foam mattresses and the top five innerspring beds of the year and ranked them accordingly. To summarize our findings, for many years specialty mattresses have been ranked above the traditional innerspring beds based on average user satisfaction. In the specialty mattress category, the best memory foam mattress has remained on top of the chart for several years and it is becoming more popular each year.
After memory foam, innerspring, latex, air mattresses and water beds are next, but these last two kinds of mattresses are usually in short supply and so they are more difficult to buy and review.
Each kind of mattress has its pros and cons that make various customers recommend or disapprove of them. In same way, certain brands can perform better or worse than the average, so the term “average satisfaction” may give you an idea of what users feel about a particular product, but it is not sufficient to determine the most suitable mattress for you.
In subsequent sections, we will provide a more detailed description of various kinds of mattresses and compare some major brands in each group.