Best Mattresses of 2022

Take your pick of the top adjustable air, innerspring, and foam mattresses from Consumer Report's exhaustive lab tests

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CR test engineer Chris Regan inspects new mattresses before testing begins.
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Most of us will spend roughly one-third of our lives in bed—assuming, at least, that we’re getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night. That’s a very good reason the mattress you’re logging those hours on should be the most comfortable, supportive one you can afford.

But it’s easy to get bogged down in technicalities and market-speak when you’re searching for a new mattress. That’s where Consumer Reports testing and surveys can clear the way. Our mattress testing team gauges firmness and calculates precisely how much support each model provides to people of different sizes, whether they sleep on their back or on their side. These are key measures of comfort.

This nuts-and-bolts information, combined with assessments of reliability and satisfaction from surveyed mattress owners (more on this below), will help you see through any hype you encounter and narrow down your choices. That way your mattress shopping can be one and done.

Below, CR members can read ratings and reviews of top-rated picks from each of the three types of mattresses we test: adjustable air, innerspring, and foam. In our most recent round of tests, the top performers held strong. Among the models you’ll see reviewed below, prices range from $750 up to $3,600. But spending more won’t necessarily get you better support or a more comfortable night’s sleep.

More on Mattresses

At CR we buy and test queen-size mattresses from such well-known brands as Beautyrest, Sealy, Serta, Stearns & Foster, and Tempur-Pedic, and from relatively new players including Avocado, Casper, Leesa, Reverie, and Tuft & Needle.

Using lab equipment and human test subjects, we evaluate how well a mattress supports the body for both back and side sleepers, how easily sleepers can shift their weight without disturbing a partner, and how well the mattress keeps its shape over time. For that last test we pass a nearly 310-pound roller over each mattress 30,000 times to simulate the typical life span of eight to 10 years. You’ll see our test results reflected in each model’s scores for support, stabilization, and durability, respectively.

And while our scientific ratings for support are a good proxy for how well you might sleep on a mattress, we also provide ratings for comfort and satisfaction that come from people who’ve actually lived with these mattresses—for up to 10 years in some cases. Our comfort and owner satisfaction ratings are based on data from recent surveys on CR members’ experiences with nearly 70,000 mattresses purchased within the past decade. We asked them to rate the comfort of their mattress, and used the data to generate ratings by brand and type of mattress. Owner satisfaction is based on a member’s overall judgment of such factors as firmness/softness, value, quality of sleep, and more.

CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of 10 top-rated mattresses. For even more options, check out our mattress buying guide and comprehensive mattress ratings.

Best Adjustable Air Mattresses

You can inflate these mattresses to your desired firmness using a remote control or smartphone app. If you’re sleeping with a partner, each of you can select a preferred firmness for your side of the bed.

Best Innerspring Mattresses

The most widely sold, these traditional mattresses are composed of steel coils in various configurations.

Best Foam Mattresses

The most innovation is in the foam mattress category, and new mattresses-in-a-box continue to hit the market.

Tips for Buying a Mattress

Tossing and turning all night? Maybe it’s time for a new mattress. On the “Consumer 101” TV show, CR expert Chris Regan shares tips on what to look for when shopping.