Nothing’s better than climbing into a dreamy bed at the end of the day, but with so many options on the market, picking the perfect sleep products can be a baffling experience.
To find the bedding and sleep products that are actually worth it, the home experts at Good Housekeeping and the textiles pros in the Good Housekeeping Institute evaluated hundreds of bedding items in the GH Lab. We also sent these products to more than 500 home testers to get real-world feedback. We’ve combined our expert assessments with this consumer feedback to pick the items that’ll help you build your best bed ever.
Meet the GH Experts
How We Tested
The fiber scientists, engineers and home experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab combine textile industry standards and proprietary test methods to regularly evaluate all types of bedding — including mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows, sheets, comforters and much more.
We used specialized Lab equipment to evaluate attributes dependent upon each category. For instance, our Instron machine pulls apart sheet swatches to measure fabric strength, while our Martindale machine rubs the fabric together to mimic tossing and turning so that we can assess pilling resistance. We also repeatedly launder products using standard washers and dryers to measure shrinkage, and our analysts visually assess construction to make sure products meet our strict standards.
Beyond the Lab, each product is thoroughly reviewed by sleep testers in their own homes. Users score the bedding on qualities like comfort, support, temperature regulation, ease of use, appearance and more. They also have the opportunity to share open-ended responses so we get a comprehensive view of their experience with the tested product. After tallying up all the data, we narrowed it down to these 60 winners that will have you counting down the minutes ’til bedtime.
Allswell Luxe Hybrid
$699 for Queen
Allswell delivers a premium feel at a price under $1,000. Its hybrid model combines the cradling comfort of memory foam with the resiliency of coils, and it ships quickly (compressed in a box for you to set up).
LAB RESULTS: This model is a consistent favorite among our testers, who rave that it’s both supportive and plush. One user told us it “feels like a fancy hotel bed,” while another said, “I love that it arrived in a box; it made setup much simpler!”
Puffy Lux Hybrid
$2,249 for Queen
This plush mattress-in-a-box from Puffy is designed with several layers of pressure-relieving foam over coils that adapt to your shape, making it suitable for side sleepers and anyone who suffers from back pain.
LAB RESULTS: Users noticed how it conformed to their bodies — and several woke up without their usual aches and pains. One tester said, “I feel like I’m sleeping on a cloud, but I still feel supported.” And despite its softness, it didn’t sink in or sag.
Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress
$3,199 for Queen
Innovative and certified organic, this Naturepedic bed has interchangeable latex and coil layers in five firmness options you can swap out over time. The modular design arrives in multiple boxes for assembly.
LAB RESULTS: Our testers loved the personalization and motion isolation it offered because of the separate fills on each side. Also, one told us, “I love that it’s organic and I’m not sleeping on a bed of chemicals.”
Avocado Eco Organic Mattress
$999 for Queen
Most organic mattresses cost several thousand dollars, but this model from Avocado is a fraction of that price. It uses certified organic materials like latex, cotton and wool with recycled aluminum coils for a firmer feel.
LAB RESULTS: It’s a new introduction, but testers gave this mattress immediate praise. One noted, “There’s a good amount of bounce and no sinking” and also described having improved sleep quality and less back pain.
Bear Elite Hybrid
$2,398 for Queen
This newly released model from Bear uses several layers of foam and coils with five separate zoned areas to give more support where you need it and help keep your spine aligned. It’s available in three firmness levels.
LAB RESULTS: Testers gave it perfect scores across the board, and one said, “This is undoubtedly the best mattress we have ever owned.” They noted improved sleep quality and also highlighted the height, edge support and pressure relief.
Helix Dusk Luxe
$2,049 for Queen
With a just-right medium feel, Helix’s hybrid mattress is an ideal balance for couples with different preferences. Its layers include a quilted pillow top, several layers of foam and a coil system for support.
LAB RESULTS: Our reviewers loved how it wasn’t too soft or too firm and said it felt comfortable and contouring in every sleep position. They also appreciated the edge support, and one told us, “It’s a good mix for me (a side sleeper) and my partner (a back sleeper).”
Casper Wave Hybrid Snow
$3,395 for Queen
Casper‘s top-of-the-line model has zoned foam areas with unique gel pods for cradling support plus a layer of springs that adds airflow. Its signature Snow Technology pulls heat away from the body and has a cool-to-the-touch cover.
LAB RESULTS: The cooling effect was evident for hot sleepers, who said it helped prevent overheating throughout the night. One called the medium firmness level “perfection,” saying it felt cushioning without too much sinking.
Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid
$1405.50 for Queen
A temperature-regulating mattress that costs a fraction of what other models do, this Brooklyn Bedding hybrid uses copper-infused foam and phase-change materials. It offers three firmness options with variations in the foam layers.
LAB RESULTS: Users told us they noticed the mattress’s cooling capabilities and gave it perfect scores for keeping them at a comfortable body temperature. They also found that it felt particularly plush: “I love that it has a nice, soft cushion to it,” raved one.
Parachute Home Eco Comfort Mattress
$2,399 for Queen
Made entirely of steel and natural fibers, Parachute Home‘s mattress uses coils with varying firmness levels to provide proper alignment. There are also layers of wool throughout for stability and temperature regulation.
LAB RESULTS: This pick earned high scores for support, with one tester noting that it was less firm and more contouring than other innerspring mattresses she’d tried. She also noted, “I used to toss and turn a lot, but I’m comfortable in any position on this one.”
White Glove Deliveries
Saatva Classic Mattress
$1,695 for Queen
Saatva’s crowd-pleasing mattress is a traditional luxury bed with several layers of coils and a pillow-top surface. Its excellent variety includes eight sizes, two heights and three firmness levels, while its free delivery includes setup and removal of your old mattress.
LAB RESULTS: This is consistently a top performer among our tester panel, and users commonly tell us, “It’s the best mattress I’ve ever owned.” They especially like that it’s firmer than foam mattresses and offers optimal edge support, and some say it relieves back pain.
Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid
$1,799 for Queen
Ideal for those who prefer a solid surface, Beautyrest’s bed has unique double coils to increase support. Still, it doesn’t feel too hard; there are layers of foam on top. The price includes in-home setup and removal of your old mattress.
LAB RESULTS: Testers who liked a firm feel gave it high ratings across the board, from comfort to overall satisfaction. One noted that it helped her stay cool and added, “I like how it returns to its original shape rather quickly.”
Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell Mattress
$2,199 for Queen
This Stearns & Foster model is hand-crafted and made to order using premium features like a coil-within-coil design and high-end upholstery fabrics. Choose firm or plush as well as whether to add the optional pillow top.
LAB RESULTS: It felt like a big upgrade to our testers, who said they slept well from the very first night. “It’s very solid, but also so comfortable and supportive,” noted one. Testers were also wowed by the professionalism of the delivery team.
Stearns and Foster
Sleep Number p6 360 Smart Bed
$3,099 for Queen
Sleep Number’s air chambers let you set your own firmness level, and sensors make sure it stays at the perfect firmness all night. It also has built-in tracking capabilities to give you feedback on your sleep.
LAB RESULTS: Hundreds of Sleep Number owners told us the comfort was beyond compare. They also noted that it felt like a true bed: “I have never felt like I am sleeping on air,” one user told us.
Purple Plus Mattress
$1,899 for Queen
The inside of Purple’s newest mattress combines its well-known elastic grid on top with three layers of foam for substantial pressure relief. Choose in-home setup for an extra $200 or free shipping with DIY setup.
LAB RESULTS: Our reviewers like how the flexible grid material offers the perfect combination of soft and firm, with one describing it by saying, “It molds to and stretches with my body and movement.” They also noted less soreness and stiffness upon waking.
My Green Mattress Organic Cotton Protector
$99 for Queen
This My Green Mattress cover prevents spills, dust and other allergens from settling into your bed, and it’s certified organic. It is made of cotton throughout, with a thin layer of waterproof material to block moisture.
LAB RESULTS: It was easy to put on a bed in our tests, and reviewers said it was undetectable when they lay on it. “No noise, and no sweaty feeling like you’re lying on a piece of plastic,” said a tester.
My Green Mattress
SlumberCloud Performance Mattress Pad
$209 for Queen
Add soft comfort and cooling capabilities to your bed with Slumber Cloud’s lightweight down-alternative layer. It uses phase-change materials to help regulate body temperature throughout the night.
LAB RESULTS: Our pros were impressed by the technology that stores and releases body heat, while a tester commented, “It really does help with temperature, and it’s held up well too.”
Pressure Relieving Foam
Nolah Mattress Topper
$399 for Queen
Instantly upgrade your bed with Nolah’s cushioning layer. It takes weight off shoulders and hips, and bands keep it secure on your mattress. Choose firm if you need more support or plush to add softness.
LAB RESULTS: Testers raved that this topper made their mattress feel new again, and one noted that it “added a level of comfort that is lacking in my mattress.” They also liked that it didn’t shift around during use.
Standard Textile Home Down Featherbed
$300 for Queen
Standard Textile Home’s featherbed adds cloud-like softness, and its construction prevents fill shifting. It has gusseted edges for substantial height, and the down is RDS-certified to ensure that it’s responsibly sourced.
LAB RESULTS: Several users told us it felt “like sleeping on a cloud,” and one added, “It was so cozy and made the bed feel luxurious.” They also appreciated that it was easy to set up on their beds and that there was no odor from the down and feathers.
Turmerry Latex Mattress Topper
From $189 for Queen
Choose from two heights and three firmness levels from Turmerry to soften or firm up your existing bed. The latex fill and the cotton cover are both certified organic, offering an alternative to memory foam that still provides pressure relief.
LAB RESULTS: Our reviewers unanimously liked the change in feel on their beds, especially given how it catered to their specific needs. One said, “It gave me more support without being too hard,” while another noted, “It made my bed more soft and comfortable.”
Tuft & Needle Original Foam Pillow
This Tuft & Needle pillow is designed to conform to your head regardless of sleep position. Its solid foam offers good support, yet it still feels squishy — not hard — for exceptional comfort.
LAB RESULTS: It aced our shape-retention tests, and its cover washed well without shrinkage. All testers gave this pillow perfect comfort scores and said it was better than other pillows they’d used. Several described it as “a great balance between firm and soft.”
TUFT & NEEDLE
Allswell Gel Cooling Pillow
Allswell’s pillow has a sturdy memory foam core with a layer of gel on top to pull heat away from the body. It’s covered by lightweight knit fabric that’s removable and washable.
LAB RESULTS: At-home users appreciated the firm feel and told us it led to better sleep. One neck-pain sufferer even said, “After using this pillow, no pain whatsoever!” It also held up well to our Textiles Lab’s durability tests.
Ergonomic Side Sleeper
Pillow Cube Ice Cube Cooling Pillow Pro
Breaking away from a typical pillow shape, Pillow Cube fills the gap between the neck and the shoulders to offer side sleepers optimal alignment. It comes with a cool-to-the-touch cover and is available in three heights to match your body frame.
LAB RESULTS: Side sleepers were blown away by its aligning capabilities. “It doesn’t taper off, so my neck is totally supported,” explained one. Also, the foam fill kept its shape in Lab tests.
Contoured Back Sleeper
Dosaze Contoured Orthopedic Pillow
The Dosaze pillow has a unique curved shape to cradle your neck and help keep you aligned. It’s made of solid memory foam and is designed for all sleep positions, though testers found it most helpful when sleeping on their backs.
LAB RESULTS: Our reviewers liked how it kept them in an ideal position. As one summarized, “This pillow limits my neck’s range of motion and prevents me from sleeping in positions that lead to neck strain in the morning.”
Sijo CLIMA Adaptive Latex Pillow
With a Talalay latex core and a moisture-wicking cover, this Sijo pillow has a unique feel that’s an ideal mix of bouncy, supportive and cool. It feels soft overall, but doesn’t sink too much.
LAB RESULTS: Multiple testers said this pick felt comfortable in every position and appreciated the temperature regulation on warm nights. It bounced back to shape in both Lab and consumer tests, with one user adding, “It even retained its shape after extended use.”
Riley White Down Pillow
Riley uses responsibly sourced down in its incredibly fluffy and luxe pillow. It has a soft, comfy cover and comes in two firmness levels for multiple positions: Plush is for back and stomach sleepers, while firm is for side sleepers.
LAB RESULTS: Testers were impressed by how it kept its shape and remained soft after use. “I didn’t realize pillows could be so nice,” raved one. It also proved durable in Lab tests and held up to repeated launderings.
Superb Value Set
StyleWell Every Position Down Alternative Pillow Set
Home Depot’s StyleWell pair cost less than other single pillows, yet don’t skimp on quality. They have cotton covers with a medium-density down-alternative fill to suit most sleep positions.
LAB RESULTS: A top performer in Lab tests, these laundered well and bounced back into shape after pressure was applied. Testers liked how they felt lightweight, and one noted allergy relief: “I breathe better and am less congested with this pillow.”
FluffCo Down & Feather Pillow
FluffCo uses a two-layer design with down on the outer layer for softness and feathers in the core for support. The responsibly sourced fill is available in both soft and firm options.
LAB RESULTS: Users enjoyed its fluffiness, and one told us, “Night after night it maintained the same comfort level as the first day I slept on it.” It didn’t shrink after washing, and our pros liked how nicely it fit inside a pillowcase.
Slumber Cloud UltraCool Pillow
This down alternative pillow from Slumber Cloud stands out for two key reasons: Its soft and lofty poly-fill feels like real down, and its Outlast fabric offers outstanding temperature-regulation capabilities.
LAB RESULTS: It earned perfect scores for keeping users at a comfortable body temperature throughout the night, with one saying, “It kept my head cool while sleeping.” It also fully maintained its shape in our Lab’s pressure evaluations.
Relaxed-Organic-Cotton Sateen Bedding
$184 for Queen 4-piece set
Designed for a lived-in look and feel, these Garnet Hill sheets combine organic cotton with a soft sateen weave and a casual matte finish. Pieces are sold separately so you can mix and match colors and build your perfect set.
LAB RESULTS: A tester favorite, these earned perfect softness and comfort scores. One said, “These sheets have a broken-in feel that seemed to get better every day.” They barely shrank in the wash.
Crisp & Cool Percale
Crane & Canopy Bright White 400-TC Percale Set
$280 for Queen
Light, airy and breathable, Crane & Canopy’s basic yet luxurious set uses long-staple cotton for a soft, durable fabric. It has a bright white color that looks clean and fresh and a deep-pocketed fitted sheet to fit tall mattresses.
LAB RESULTS: The fabric didn’t pill in Lab tests. Plus, users agreed that these sheets felt cool and were better than their past sheets. “They feel far softer and smoother while having a crisp design,” said one.
Crane and Canopy
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
$179 for Queen
Brooklinen’s leading set is made of smooth cotton sateen with smart features, like a fitted sheet that’s labeled with “long” and “short” sides. There’s an aesthetic assortment of colors and prints, plus a year-long any-reason return period.
LAB RESULTS: This set is consistently a top performer in our tests because it’s strong and pill-resistant while feeling soft and smooth. One user told us, “I’ve been using this on my bed for years, and it’s still my go-to.”
One Bed Luxe & Lazy Sheet Set
$179 for Queen
The time-saving tricks from One Bed include a fitted sheet with stay-put straps, labels for long and short sides and a split-corner flat sheet that is simple to tuck in without leaving excess fabric. You also have the option to forgo the flat sheet.
LAB RESULTS: The cotton sateen was smooth, and testers appreciated how quick it was to make their beds in the morning. The sheets “stayed on the bed with no slipping or movement,” one noted.
The One Bed
Mix & Match: Linen Bedtime Bundle
From $443 for Queen
This mix-and-match set from Piglet in Bed includes a duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases, each available in 15 prints and colors. The website makes it easy to build your own bundle, and the linen is prewashed for softness.
LAB RESULTS: Testers liked the feel but especially loved the textured appearance. “The fabric looked amazing on my bed,” raved one. Also, they washed well and resisted pilling in our Lab tests.
Piglet in Bed
Silky Smooth Set
Silky Tencel Sheet Set
$175 for Queen
West Elm’s sleek set is made entirely of Tencel, a sustainable fiber that’s responsibly processed using wood pulp. It’s lightweight and moisture-wicking, and it has a cooling feel that’s ideal for hot sleepers and warm climates.
LAB RESULTS: The fabric was strong and pill-resistant in our tests, and our panel noticed how cool it kept them through the night. They enjoyed its comfiness, with one noting, “It’s very soft, but not so soft as to slip off my bed.”
Buttery Budget Buy
Mellanni 1800 Collection Sheet Set
$35 for Queen
Don’t be fooled by the price: This best-selling set from Mellanni is a total steal that delivers incredible coziness thanks to brushed polyester microfiber fabric. It’s available in 15 sizes and 42 colors to match any bedroom.
LAB RESULTS: Dozens of testers gave this set top softness scores and described the fabric as “buttery,” “luxurious” and “smooth.” Because it’s a synthetic material, it proved shrink- and pill-resistant in Lab durability tests.
Avocado Organic Hemp Sheets
$399 for Queen
This hemp set from Avocado is certified organic and similar to linen in terms of its texture, getting softer over time and offering temperature-regulating benefits. The fabric is thick yet still breathable, making it suitable for year-round use.
LAB RESULTS: The fabric was strong and shrink-resistant in our Lab’s durability tests. At-home users were impressed by how the sheets still felt cool even with their substantial weight, and one mentioned that the sheets felt “luxurious” and looked “beautiful.”
Slumber Cloud Performance Sheet Set
$229 for Queen
Not only is this Tencel lyocell and viscose blend fabric from Slumber Cloud incredibly soft and smooth, but also it has temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool and dry all night.
LAB RESULTS: Testers said these sheets felt both “silkier and cooler” than the ones they typically used and gave them perfect scores for keeping them at a comfortable temperature. They also proved smooth in our Lab’s evaluations, without any pilling.
Soft & Stunning Texture
The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Sheet Set
$250 for Queen
Linen sheets can sometimes feel rough, but this set from The Citizenry uses a special stonewash process that creates a softness you need to feel to believe. It has a relaxed look and feel and comes in 14 elegant colors for an upscale bed.
LAB RESULTS: At-home users told us they were blown away by the comfort of these sheets. One raved, “I like these way more than any other linen sheet sets I’ve tried in the past.” They also washed well in our evaluations and got softer over time.
Snug & Stretchy Knit
Calvin Klein Harrison Modern Sheets
$175 for Queen 4-piece set
Most sheets are woven, but this Calvin Klein set is made of jersey fabric that feels like a T-shirt. It’s a blend of cotton and modal, a supersoft rayon fiber often used in underwear and pajamas.
LAB RESULTS: Our reviewers liked the softness and stretch for easy bed-making. One even said, “I fall asleep faster with these.” Jersey sheets aren’t as durable as others, but this set had excellent wrinkle resistance in our tests.
Authenticity50 Heritage Blanket
$169 for Queen
This layer from Authenticity50 has a stylish herringbone weave and a medium weight that makes it versatile for use as a cover on your bed or a throw on your sofa. It’s 100% cotton and entirely made in the U.S.
LAB RESULTS: Our pros appreciated the quality construction, and testers all loved the colors and the pattern. One said, “It has a nice weight to it. It’s not too light and not too heavy.”
Bedsure Flannel Fleece Blanket
Bedsure’s blanket costs less than $20, yet feels delightfully soft and substantial. Synthetic microfiber keeps the price low, but it has a thick velvet-like feel that’s not too heavy. Plus, there are four sizes and 26 colors to pick from.
LAB RESULTS: Testers gave it perfect comfort scores and didn’t include a single complaint in their reviews. One noted, “It is a thin blanket, but it kept me very warm.” It looked as good as new after washing too.
Textured Cotton Quilt
Garnet Hill Dream Quilt
$179 for Queen
The hand-stitched design from Garnet Hill creates a stunning appearance. It’s light and made entirely of cotton with a rippled texture throughout. Available in 14 colors, it also has matching throws and pillow covers.
LAB RESULTS: GH’s design experts loved the decorative element it added to beds, while our testers said it looked great, felt amazing and held up well to use. They also liked its versatility, and one said, “The pattern is very simple, but elegant.”
Crisp Linen Coverlet
Linoto Linen Coverlet
$529 for Queen
This splurge-worthy pick from Linoto is chic yet functional, with a luxury linen cover and a soft cotton filling. Its quilting is done by hand in the U.S., allowing for customized fills and more than 20 colors to choose from.
LAB RESULTS: Sleep testers loved its substantial weight, and they all highlighted the quality of the stitching. One told us, “I felt very special and fancy having this linen bedspread and couldn’t wait to share pictures of it with my friends.”
Plush Tufted Bedspread
Pottery Barn Tencel Tufted Quilt
$249 for Queen
Pottery Barn uses a fluffy down-alternative fill in an ultrasoft Tencel cover that looks and feels amazing. It’s reversible so you can use both sides; it comes in eight colors, with matching shams available.
LAB RESULTS: With perfect scores for comfort and appearance, this cover earned rave reviews such as “It adds a fancy-hotel texture to the bedroom.” It laundered well, and one tester noticed that pet hair didn’t stick to it.
Comforters & Duvet Inserts
The Company Store Alberta Down Comforter
From $409 for Queen
The Company Store’s cover is incredibly indulgent, with genuine down fill in a smooth cotton cover that’s available in five colors. Its down is responsibly sourced, and it comes in three warmth levels.
LAB RESULTS: Our experts were impressed by the quality construction, and testers loved how comfortable it felt to sleep under. They also said it held up exceptionally well over time: “The fill doesn’t shift or poke out,” noted one.
The Company Store
Upscale Down Alternative
Crane & Canopy Ultimate Luxe Down Alternative Comforter
From $209 for Queen
The microfiber fill in this Crane & Canopy comforter is super-fluffy and comes in three weights to match your warmth preference. Its cover is made with soft long-staple cotton.
LAB RESULTS: Testers loved the warmth and the smooth feel, with one pointing out, “It’s light enough that it doesn’t make me sweat, but I still feel warm.” Lab analysts appreciated the baffle-box construction, which keeps the fill evenly distributed.
Crane and Canopy
Leading Lightweight Layer
Buffy Cloud Comforter
$169 for Queen
This popular style from Buffy is made of a silky Tencel fabric and a fluffy down-alternative fill that’s recycled from plastic water bottles. It’s lightweight yet not too thin, ideal for hot sleepers and warmer months.
LAB RESULTS: A favorite among both Lab experts and testers, it earned praise for its smooth cover that doesn’t crinkle with movement. One tester noted, “I didn’t overheat, but it still felt substantial,” and several said they used it year-round.
Ingenious Blend Insert
Birch Natural Down Duvet Insert
$349 for Queen
With a unique mix of down and wool in its fill, this Birch duvet is both sustainable and responsibly sourced. The wool component helps regulate body temperature, and the outer cover is 100% cotton.
LAB RESULTS: It earned perfect scores for comfort, temperature and overall satisfaction, with testers saying they were surprised at how it never got too hot: “The perfect weight,” raved one. They also appreciated how easy it was to launder.
Warm & Fluffy Fill
Riley Home White Goose Down Comforter
From $400 for Queen
Riley‘s down comforter is thoughtfully designed with a baffle-box construction to keep the fill in place, a cotton sateen cover and responsibly sourced down with a high fill power. It comes in two warmth levels: All Season and Extra Warm.
LAB RESULTS: Testers loved the various comfort aspects, from the “super fluffy” feel of the fill to the soft outer fabric. It was warm and cozy but not too heavy, and our pros were impressed by the quality construction.
Pretty Print Cover
Mildly Able Duvet Cover Set
$89 for Queen
Unlike most solid-color duvet covers, Mildly offers a ton of floral, abstract and modern designs to match any style preference. Available as a three-piece set with matching shams, it’s 100% cotton sateen and a great value for under $100.
LAB RESULTS: Bedding pros loved the time-saving zipper that stayed hidden underneath. Its fabric held up to pilling tests, and users liked the soft feel. One said, “The material was smooth, the colors were vibrant and the design was beautiful.”
Lush Linen Cover
Cultiver Linen Duvet Cover Set
$325 for Queen
Cultiver combines the airy and luxurious texture of linen with a prewashing process to enhance the softness. The set is available in 18 colors and includes a duvet cover and two shams. You can request a swatch to feel the fabric before you buy.
LAB RESULTS: This set stood out for both comfort and appearance; our panel praised it with comments like “The texture feels smooth and cooling, and I love the relaxed linen look.” Plus, the fabric hardly shrank in our Lab’s wash tests.
GhostBed Adjustable Base
$1699 for Queen
GhostBed’s base helps turn your bedroom into a retreat with head and foot elevation, built-in massage capabilities, under-bed lighting and more. Also, it’s more affordable than other models without skimping on features.
LAB RESULTS: It was easy to assemble, and users called it a “game changer” for making it comfortable to sit up in bed. “I like the range of motion the base has and the different adjustable settings that are on the remote,” said one.
Huggable Body Pillow
This oversize pillow from Pluto keeps your body aligned, and it gives the calming comfort of a hug — it’s like a stuffed animal for grown-ups. The fill is a cushy down alternative, and the cover has a cool-to-the-touch feel.
LAB RESULTS: Our testers liked the extended length that fit between their knees (even for those who were taller). They said it felt cool, and one noted, “I like its just-right softness, yet it is supportive and retains its shape.”
Heavy Functional Throw
Brooklinen Weighted Throw Blanket
Brooklinen’s layer combines the decorative texture of a throw blanket with the calming capabilities of a weighted blanket. The outer fabric is cotton, and it’s filled with glass beads, which are ideal for providing dense and even pressure.
LAB RESULTS: Our pros liked that it looked more elevated than a typical weighted blanket, and testers said it led to much better rest. “It induced sleep, and I slept straight through the night,” said one of our reviewers.
Calming Cut-Rate Cover
Tranquility Temperature Balancing Weighted Blanket
It’s hard to find a weighted blanket under $100, but this one from Tranquility is a total steal. The outer cover is removable for easy washing, and the inside is filled with glass beads. Choose from 15- or 20-pound options based on roughly 8% to 12% of your body weight.
LAB RESULTS: Testers agreed it helped them sleep better, with one adding, “It helped alleviate my anxiety.” They also said it kept them warm but not too hot and provided an ideal amount of pressure.
Soothing Knit Blanket
Nuzzie Knit Weighted Blanket
$269 for Queen
Nuzzie offers the relaxing benefit of a weighted blanket in a trendy knit. It comes in eight colors and four sizes to fit any bed. The outer fabric is a soft polyester jersey knit, while the inside is a down alternative instead of beads or pellets.
LAB RESULTS: Users liked layering it over their regular covers and said it fit well on their beds. It also applied even pressure, with one telling us, “The weight of the blanket did not shift, and it remained evenly distributed.”
Eberjey Gisele Long PJ Set
Eberjey’s sleepwear is a classic silhouette with Tencel modal fabric that feels light, soft and drapey. It comes in a wide range of colors and sizes XS to XXL. You can also opt to monogram these PJ’s for an added touch or as a gift.
LAB RESULTS: The fabric held up to laundering, and testers liked its versatility for year-round use. “I didn’t overheat like I do with other pajamas,” said one. Users also noted how soft and gentle the material felt against skin.
Sleekest Silk Set
Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Bundle
The Brooklinen pillowcase and sleep mask use top-quality silk and can help keep skin and hair smooth. The silk also creates a refreshing cooling effect. You can purchase each item separately or mix and match the colors when you bundle them.
LAB RESULTS: Our pros and testers noticed that the fabric was thicker and more substantial than some other silk pillowcases they’d tried. One said the fabric “felt smoother and was cool to the touch, making it easy to fall asleep.”
Glossy Satin Pillowcase
Bedsure Satin Pillowcase
From $9 for two
Bedsure’s affordable pillow cover uses synthetic satin fabric to prevent creases while you sleep. It’s a best seller on Amazon for its ability to offer some of the key benefits of a silk pillowcase at less than $5 per case.
LAB RESULTS: Testers unanimously rated the fabric smooth, yet not too slippery. One user told us, “It is soft, and my hair was not messy after sleeping on it.” It also held up well to laundering and didn’t wrinkle as easily as silk.
Zinus Taylor Velvet Platform Bed
$549 for Queen
With a soft velvet fabric, button tuftings and sleek metal legs, this Zinus bed base creates a sophisticated look at an affordable price. All the pieces are stored in the headboard during shipment for easy DIY setup.
LAB RESULTS: It was easy to set up, especially with the handy tool Zinus includes that handles everything you need. Testers liked how stylish it looked and the Velcro-like material that keeps the slats in place.
Executive Director, Textiles, Paper & Apparel Lab
With over 15 years of experience in the textiles industry and a degree in fiber science from Cornell University, Lexie Sachs researches, tests and reports on all fabric-based products ranging from sheets, mattresses and towels to bras, fitness apparel and other clothing.