Best Foam Mattresses From the Most Comfortable Brands

We asked nearly 70,000 CR members how comfy their mattresses are, then used that data to zero in on the mattress makers that rate best. Here, we highlight the top-scoring models.

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From latex to memory foam to silicone, today’s foam mattresses run the gamut. Some include just one type of foam; others offer a combination of layers. And the marketing for different foam types doesn’t make it easy to figure out which is likely to be comfortable for you.

Our most recent mattress survey might at least provide some insight as to where to start browsing, however. We asked 69,718 CR members to rate the comfort of mattresses bought between 2011 and 2021. With this data, we were able to discover which brands most consistently provided a comfortable bed for our members.

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It turns out that less than a handful of brands earn the top score of Excellent for comfort among our members, though many brands receive the next best rating of Very Good. For this article, we feature six foam mattresses that not only score extremely well in our lab tests but are also sold by companies that rate well in terms of providing a comfortable product. These include models from popular brands such as Casper and Tuft & Needle, as well as lesser-known but quality names such as Essentia and Reverie.

Not sure if a foam mattress is right for you? Take a look at our mattress buying guide, which explains how foam varieties differ from innersprings and adjustable air mattresses. It will also provide strategies on how to shop for a mattress in a store, so you can figure out if a particular model is, in fact, comfortable for your size and preferred sleep position. (Hint: You will need to spend at least 10 minutes lying on it.)

CR members who’d like to explore more options can check out our comprehensive mattress ratings. There you’ll find plenty more foam mattresses from brands that earn a comfort rating of at least Very Good, according to our member survey. You can also filter the mattresses to zero in on the best innerspring mattresses from brands with stellar comfort ratings. To receive customized recommendations based on such factors as sleep position and body size, try CR’s Mattress Selector.

How Consumer Reports Tests Mattresses

Comfort is a highly individual matter. The best mattress for you in terms of comfort may not be for someone else. But with laboratory testing on a range of sleepers, we can at least separate the better quality mattresses from the poorer ones.

Using lab equipment and human subjects, we evaluate how well a mattress supports the body for both back and side sleepers of different sizes. We also test how easily sleepers can shift their weight without disturbing a partner, and how well a mattress keeps its shape over time. To simulate the typical eight- to 10-year useful life span of a mattress, we push a 309-pound roller over each model 30,000 times.

As for our member surveys, we focus not only on comfort but also on owner satisfaction. The latter captures a member’s overall judgment of such factors as firmness and softness, value, quality of sleep, and more. As with the feedback on comfort, we use the data to generate ratings by brand and type of mattress.

So far, we’ve tested more than 250 mattresses—foam, innerspring, and adjustable air. CR members can see how they compare in our full list of ratings.

7 Comfortable Foam Mattresses

These top-rated mattresses come from brands that earn a comfort rating of Very Good or Excellent, according to the CR members we surveyed. All of the mattresses here also receive an Excellent rating in terms of durability, and offer enough resilience so you’re less likely to feel stuck (a common complaint about foam mattresses).

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Tanya A. Christian

I've spent more than a decade covering lifestyle, news, and policy. At Consumer Reports, I'm happy to sit at the intersection of these specialties, writing about appliances, product safety and advocacy, consumer fairness, and the best tools and products to help you spruce up your home. When I'm not putting pen to paper, I'm exploring new cultures through travel and taking on home makeover projects, one room at a time.