Best Mattresses 2020 (Top 10 Beds!) - What's the Best Mattress for You?


Logan: What's up, everybody?

I'm Logan from Sleepopolis.

Today, I'll be counting down the top 10 mattresses of 2020.

During the video, I'm going to go over why each of these mattresses made the list, but

if you're interested in finding out more and want to read the full reviews, you can head

over at

You'll find them under the Mattress Reviews drop-down in the navbar at the top of the


While there, you'll also be able to find up-to-date pricing information as well as the latest

coupons and deals to save some money.

For right now, let's jump into the list.


Logan: First up on the list is the Casper, my choice as the best mattress for back pain.

One of the most common reasons people are looking for a new mattress is that they are

experiencing back pain when they wake up in the morning.

The most important aspect for combating aches and pains in the lower back is proper spinal


The Casper uses a zone-support system.

That means it's going to be firmer at the hips and softer at the shoulders.

That's going to allow you to sink into the mattress where you need it the most and promote

side-sleeping spinal alignment.

Along with zone-support system, the Casper has a medium-firm feel that I like for those

that switch from their back to their side throughout the middle of the night.

I should mention that the all-foam version is the most popular Casper and probably the

one that you've heard of before.

They also have a hybrid version that uses pocketed coils for support, gives the mattress

a little bit more bounce.

Regardless of whether you go with the all-foam or the hybrid version, if you're suffering

from back pain, the Casper should be top of your list.


Logan: Next up is the Layla, my choice as the best memory foam mattress.

Memory foam has been around for a while.

It's one of the most common materials used in bedding today, known for providing a body

contouring feel as sleepers sink into bed.

Memory foam mattresses can be great for relieving pressure.

The Layla is actually a flippable mattress.

One side facing up is going to give you a firmer feel, and the other side, softer comfort.

Regardless of which side of the Layla you choose, it's going to use memory foam for


The firmer side has about an inch of memory foam, giving it a medium feel in my opinion.

The soft side of the Layla has three inches of memory foam on top for comfort, giving

you a much pleasure feel.

Along with great pressure relief, memory foam can also do a great job of isolating motion


However, one common complaint with the material is that it does trap a bit of body heat.

To combat that, Layla has included a copper infusion to help draw heat away from the sleeper.

Positionally, if you're a back sleeper, I would recommend you go with the firmer side

of the Layla, and the side sleepers go with the soft side of the Layla mattress.

However, regardless of which side of mattress you choose, if you love the feel of memory

foam, you're going to love the Layla mattress.


Logan: Next up, Helix is my choice as the best hybrid mattress.

For those of you looking at bed-in-a-box mattresses that are a little concerned about all-foam

beds, a hybrid mattress could be a great choice.

Using a mixture of foam and coil layers, hybrid mattresses provide the comfort, support, and

bounce you might be used to out of a traditional inner spring.

Helix makes a wide range of hybrid mattresses with different firmnesses and feels, so you're

going to find the right mattress for your specific sleep style.

The Helix standard line has different feels, such as the soft, Sunset and Moonlight; the

medium firmness, Midnight and Dusk; and the firmer versions which are the Twilight and

Dawn mattresses.

They also have the Helix Plus, which is built with stronger support with the specific needs

of heavier folks in mind.

Finally, they also offer the Helix Luxe line, which has a bit more of a solid build to it

and extra comfort.

Regardless of what kind of mattress you're looking for, if you're looking at hybrid beds,

Helix definitely has something for you.


Logan: The WinkBed is my choice as the best pillow-top mattress.

If you're someone who's looking for a nice mix of support and pressure relief, a pillow-top

bed could be a good choice for you.

Using a mixture of gel-infused, hyper-soft foams, micro-coils, all-over pocketed-coil

support, the WinkBed is a great example of a well-built pillow-top bed.

The WinkBed is a bed-in-a-box hybrid mattress that comes in three different firmness levels.

You'll be able to find the right support for your specific sleep preferences.

While you will sink into those soft foams on top, the coil-on-coil structure below provides

great balance and mobility.

Along with all that, the WinkBed uses a Tencel cover.

Tencel is a natural material that's breathable.

It pairs nicely with the gel infusion and the foams to provide some nice cooling to

the mattress.

It also has a great zone-support system, which is important for side-sleeping spinal alignment,

something we talked about before as being really important for avoiding back pain.

All in all, I think the WinkBed is the best pillow-top mattress you can buy online.


Logan: Next on the list is the Bear mattress, my choice as the best mattress for athletes.

If you lead an active lifestyle, you know that recovery is just as important as exercise.

While stretching and healthy eating can help with that, a good night of sleep is the best

way to get your energy levels back up.

The Bear mattress is an all-foam, bed-in-a-box option that has a firmer feel to keep your

hips from sinking in and promote spinal alignment.

It also uses graphite-infused memory foam for a bit of contouring comfort.

The thing that sets the Bear apart from other all-foam mattresses is the Celliant cover.

Celliant is a really interesting material, because there is some evidence that suggests

that it helps with athletic recovery.

Along with that, it's a breathable material.

It pairs nicely with the graphite infusion in the memory foam to help the mattress sleep

a bit cooler.

If you are looking for an edge in recovery, check out the Bear mattress.


Logan: Next up, the Nolah Signature is my choice as the best mattress for side sleepers.

Some of the most common complaints I hear from side sleepers is that if a mattress is

too firm, it can cause shoulder and hip pain.

If the mattress doesn't provide enough relief, it can cause a jammed-up feeling because all

the weight is focused on one side.

It can eventually lead to back pain as well.

To ensure the proper pressure relief and side-sleeping alignment, I present you with the Nolah Signature.

It's an all-foam bed that uses a memory foam substitute so you can sink deep into the mattress.

Technically, the Nolah Signature is a flippable mattress, but I think the side sleepers should

just stick with the soft side.

I mentioned before that it uses a memory foam substitute.

It's called AirFoam.

It will provide the same soft feel and body contouring you might expect out of memory

foam, but it's a bit more open-sealed and breathable, so it sleeps a bit cooler.

Along with those properties, it also has great motion isolation just like memory foam, so

it's a good choice for the couples out there.

If you're a side sleeper looking for a softer feel, you should definitely check out the

Nolah Signature.


Logan: The Birch is my choice as the best latex mattress.

Most of the mattresses you're going to find online utilize memory or polyurethane foams.

Latex can be another great option for you.

If you've never slept on a latex mattress, it's a bouncy material that does a great job

of dissipating body heat and also tends to be a bit more durable than other foams out


The Birch is a hybrid mattress that utilizes Talalay latex and pocketed coils for strong

support and mobility.

Along with great bounce, cooling, and durability, latex has the added bonus of being a natural

material, pairing nicely with the cotton cover of the Birch to make it a great organic choice

for those looking to avoid chemicals in their mattress.

When I tested it, I found that the standard version of the Birch had the strong support

that I like for back and stomach sleepers.

However, they also offer a latex topper if you want to soften it up a little bit for

the side sleepers out there.

If you're looking for a latex mattress, your search should start with Birch.


Logan: Next up on the list is the Aurora mattress from Brooklyn Bedding, my choice as the best

cooling mattress.

One of the most common problems we hear from our customers is that they are overheating.

If you're someone who's kicking off the covers during the middle of the night, one issue

might be that the materials in your mattress are trapping body heat.

The Brooklyn Aurora was specifically designed with cooling in mind, using Brooklyn Bedding's

proprietary TitanFlex foam and cool-to-the-touch phase-change material cover to help dissipate

that body heat.

Along with its great cooling properties, I found that the Brooklyn Aurora has a softer

feel that I like for the side sleepers out there.

It also did a great job of isolating motion transfer.

I was impressed with its edge support, which are two great signs for the couples out there.

Finally, while you will sink into the mattress for pressure relief, it has great bounce and

mobility, so you don't have to worry about getting stuck in the layers.

If you're someone who is worried about overheating in the middle of the night, check out the

Brooklyn Aurora.


Logan: Next up, the Nectar is my choice as the best mattress for the money.

I've already counted down a number of great beds for different sleep styles and preferences.

If you're less concerned with materials and sleeping position and just want the best deal,

the Nectar is a great choice.

It's an all-foam, bed-in-a-box mattress that uses a total of five inches of memory foam

for comfort, providing deep sinkage and body contouring.

All of that memory foam is why I like the Nectar for the side sleepers out there.

If you're worried about pressure buildup, then this mattress can help.

All that memory foam also helps to tamp down on disturbance if you share your bed with

a restless sleeper.

If you're a memory-foam lover looking for a great deal, then check out the Nectar.


Logan: Last but not least is the Saatva, my choice as the best mattress for heavy people.

I've covered beds for different sleeping positions and made from different mattress materials.

I also want to give a great option for the heavy folks out there.

If you're a bit to the heavier side, you know that not all mattresses are built for you

to sleep comfortably, which brings me to the Saatva, which is a traditional innerspring

mattress with a solid build made from quality materials.

The Saatva's coil-on-coil structure provides great bounce and support.

You won't have to worry about feeling stuck in a mattress.

If you're not convinced that the standard Saatva is going to be firm enough for you,

they also offer the Saatva HD, which is a mattress that's specifically designed with

the needs of heavier folks in mind.

It's a solid durable mattress.

If you're someone who's a little bit on the heavier side looking for proper support, you

should head over to Saatva.

Along with information about the mattresses I've covered today, I also wanted to answer

a few frequently asked questions that we get here at Sleepopolis.

First up, when is the best time to buy a mattress?

There are a few standard weekends such as Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day,

and Black Friday that have a great sales from lot of different mattress companies.

However, if you want to buy one not during that time, you can head over to Sleepopolis

to check out great coupon information for a lot of top brands.

Next step, one of those common questions we're asked is, how often should I replace my mattress?

While there's not a set number of years, it's actually more about how worn in your mattress


If your mattress is sagging and it's not providing the same support you're used to, it's time

to update.

Finally and possibly the most important question is, how do I choose a mattress?

When someone ask me for a recommendation, the things that I ask is what position you

sleep in.

If you're a side-sleeper, I generally recommend a softer mattress, back or stomach sleepers,

something with a little bit firmer support.

After that, it's what kind of materials are you looking for?

Do you like sinking into bed?

Do you want that contouring feel of memory foam?

Do you want to feel more on top of the mattress like latex will provide?

Are you worried about heat trap?

In which case, you should go with a latex mattress or something with some kind of gel

infusion to help draw heat away from the sleeper.

Are you looking for natural or organic materials?

Then you're probably going to want to go with a latex mattress.

Finally, do you share your bed with a partner?

In which case, you have to worry about motion transfer and also possibly compromising on

the firmness of a mattress.

That's why I give a wide range of different mattresses on the Best Mattress of 2020 list.


Logan: That's it for my top 10 mattresses of 2020.

If there's anything I didn't cover, just leave a comment below.

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