13 Best Mattresses of 2022

Judith Zeng
  • Firmer than most foam mattresses
  • Available to try in stores
  • Many options to choose from
  • Expensive
  • No any-reason return period

Height: Ranges from 13.5″-16″
Firmness levels: Plush, Firm, Ultra Firm, Ultra Plush Pillowtop, Plush Pillowtop, Firm Pillowtop
Sizes: Twin Long, Full, Queen, King, split King, California King, split California King
Trial period: n/a

If you sleep on your stomach or back and want a firm surface, this mattress from Stearns & Foster is made with a complex coil system that’s unique to the brand and uses dense memory foam from its sister company, Tempur-Pedic, for even more support. This model has six different firmness levels, including variations with pillowtops for those who prefer a plush surface. Just note that unlike some of the newer online mattress companies, this traditional brand doesn’t offer a free trial period for you to get a refund if you don’t love it. On the other hand, it’s available in many mattress stores to try it out in person.

What it’s made of: A knit Tencel top layer that has moisture-wicking capabilities, several layers of Tempur-Pedic memory foam for pressure relief, aone-inch layer of micro coils, which gives the conforming feel of foam yet has the durability and breathability of an innerspring and the brand’s proprietary Intellicoil system, meaning there are two coils in one for increased support.

Tester notes: The brand has a luxury price point, but over 100 users on our tester panel agreed that they sleep well on their Stearns & Foster mattresses. Most raved it was worth the cost and love the overall quality and support. When comparing the mattress to previous ones they own, users specifically highlighted the firmness and support as the main upgrades. One noted that the mattress feels “thicker and firmer, and seems to have more support,” while another told us, “I like how firm this mattress is as well as the quality of the outer material.”

Pro tip: If you’re indecisive with all of the varieties, skip the pillowtop. You can always layer on a mattress topper later on.

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