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Best Mattresses

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Mattresses

Best Mattresses

We tested 49 mattresses to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each mattress based on the following criteria:

  • Stabilization
  • Claimed firmness
  • Side sleeping
  • Measured firmness
  • Durability
  • Back sleeping

Below lists the Mattresses that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which mattress is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Mattresses

Best mattress for Stabilization

A measure of how much vibration is transmitted across the mattress; for memory- and latex-foam mattresses, higher scores indicate ease of changing sleep position.


This mattress which tested best for Stabilization has the following features: .

Best mattress for Claimed firmness

The manufacturer's claimed firmness level.


This mattress which tested best for Claimed firmness has the following features: Type, Dimensions (LxWxH), Gel-infused foam, Resists bounciness, Eases movement and Grips.

Best mattress for Side sleeping

A measure of how well a mattress supports and maintains the horizontal alignment of the spine while you're lying on your side.


This mattress which tested best for Side sleeping has the following features: Type, Dimensions (LxWxH), Gel-infused foam, Resists bounciness, Eases movement, Maintains warmth and Grips.

Best mattress for Measured firmness

Our own judgment, based on testing, of a mattress's firmness level.


This mattress which tested best for Measured firmness has the following features: Type, Dimensions (LxWxH), Resists bounciness, Eases movement, Maintains warmth and Grips.

Best mattress for Durability

Our analysis of how well a mattress maintains its original shape, height, firmness, and side/back sleeping support after 8 years of simulated use.


This mattress which tested best for Durability has the following features: .

Best mattress for Back sleeping

A measure of how well a mattress supports and maintains the spine's natural curve while you're lying on your back.


This mattress which tested best for Back sleeping has the following features: Type, Dimensions (LxWxH), Resists bounciness, Eases movement, Maintains warmth and Grips.