Have you managed to shortlist some mattresses that you like, but can’t decide which one to buy? With all the different online mattress companies on the market, it’s often hard to take the plunge and choose. To make things harder, many mattress brands may offer the same if not similar warranties, trials, and other perks, leaving very little left to compare.
In this section, you’ll find our compilation of mattress comparisons and “versus” breakdowns which we have put together for people who want to simplify the process of buying a new mattress. We compare mattresses side by side, offering the most vital information for consumers like yourself.
How We Compare Mattresses
When you begin to compare mattress brands, you’ll be surprised at the number of similarities that can exist. For example, mattress thickness, number of layers and material composition are just some of the common likenesses we’ll compare.
Additionally, many online mattress companies will offer warranties and in-home trial periods which can often be identical in length, if not slightly different.
Whether it’s a budget replacement for the kids, or a lifelong luxury mattress for the master bedroom, you’ll learn all the details here.
Although many of the mattress comparison articles feature products that have many similarities, the products will of course have their differences, which is why need need arises for side by side comparisons.
For example, when you compare mattress sizes, although a Full size may generally be 54″ x 75″ some brands will offer a Full in a 53″ x 75″.
Additionally, certain mattresses may offer zoned support, while others address pressure-point relief with a different design tactic.
The mattress layers and material composition is fundamental in the comfort and durability of a mattress.
Many companies will use the same materials such as pocketed coils (spring), memory foam and latex, but might arrange them in different design and layout to achieve varying results from one another. For example, to offer a cool sleep experience, some might use gel infused foam, while others use copper or graphite.
Our years of experience and research have come to know what works best for the different types of sleeper out there.
The firmness and feel of a mattress is what determines whether the sleeper experiences a comfortable sleep or not. Some people prefer a luxurious soft mattress, compared to others who may like the feeling of a firm mattress.
When comparing mattresses, we rate the feel out of 10, 1 being extremely soft and 10 being too hard to sleep on. As firmness is subjective and unique to the individual, it’s worth noting that this is our personal opinion and offered as a guide. However, more often than not, most manufacturers use the same mattress firmness scale to rate their product. But again, their figure might sometimes differ from our own considering not all firmness ratings and feel are the same.
The “performance” of a mattress discusses the comparison between factors such as body temperature regulation while sleeping (cooling ability), edge support (whether or not it can provide maximum surface usage), and motion isolation (if your partner can feel you moving around or getting in and out of bed). Manufacturers pay a lot of attention to these factors when designing and marketing mattresses, because aside from construction and comfort, these are often considered the next most important deal-maker or deal-breaker.
Here we discuss things like warranty, in-home sleep trial, and other aspects like white glove delivery or free shipping. Some companies charge for in-home setup, while others offer it for free. Likewise, some companies will offer 5-10 year warranty, while surprisingly others may provide a lifetime warranty, for almost the same cost.
Not all companies offer these perks with their mattresses, and it’s also worth noting that although some brands may offer certain features, when buying from a reseller you may not receive the same terms/incentives.
Value for money looks at all the previous things we have already discussed, such as construction, materials used, warranties and sleep trials and evaluate each of the performance categories. Once these are all weighed up, it’s time to decide in our opinion which one offers the best bang for your buck.
The price tag is usually the single most important and deciding factor that will ultimately sway a customer from one mattress onto the other, especially when everything else seems more or less the same. It’s rare that we’d battle out and compare mattresses from two completely different budget scales. Usually they are similar in prices, or at least come from the same category (low, mid, premium).
Once we compare, evaluate and review all of the above factors, we’ll conclude the comparison and let you know our final verdict and personal opinion on the mattress.