What is the best memory foam mattress of 2018?
“The best memory foam mattress brands are Perfect Cloud Elegance Gel-Pro, Ultimate Dreams Supreme Gel, Brentwood Home, Sleep Innovations and Classic Brands. These top rated mattresses have many high-end specs like gel-infused memory foam and CertiPUR-US certification. Most of them are also made in the USA. Detailed reviews of these top rated mattresses have been provided below”
An Exceptionally Popular Mattress
If you have spent a few hours researching on the topic of mattresses, the chances are you have come across the brand “Tuft & Needle“. The internet is full of praise for Tuft & Needle.
Here are some interesting facts about the popular mattress.
- It is NOT made of memory foam. It is made of something known as ‘adaptive foam’, which according to the manufacturer is superior to memory foam and latex. Some people don’t like the ‘sinking’ like sensation of memory foam; some people find memory foam, a tad bit too warm. Adaptive foam of the Tuft and Needle mattress doesn’t have either ‘sinking’ or ‘sleeping hot’ issues!
- It has a medium firmness; according to the manufacturer,
it has is just the right mix of “not too soft, and not too hard”
- The manufacturer claims to have sold 500,000+ mattresses. That’s a BIG number.
- Amazon.com alone has as many as 11,000+ Customer reviews of which nearly 90% are 5 Star Reviews. This is VERY RARE. If you find any other product with 90% five star reviews on Amazon, please let us know in the comments.
- It comes with a 100 Night Sleep Trial with a full refund guarantee
- It comes with a 10-Year, No-gimmick warranty
- It has (1) Certi-PUR US certification, (2) Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, and (3) Greenguard Gold certification. Can you really ask for more from a mattress?
We’ll Say No More… You Be The Judge
Memory Foam Mattress Reviews
|1||Medium-Firm||3||10"||2″ + 1.5″ = 3.5″|
|2||Medium-Firm||3||12"||1.5″ + 2.5″ = 4″|
|6||Medium-Soft||3||13"||3″ + 2″ = 5″|
Now that you have a brief idea of what to look for, feel free to go through our detailed reviews of the best rated memory foam mattress of 2017 based on the following 3 categories:
#1 Recommended Budget-Friendly, Medium-Firm Gel Memory Foam Mattress
|Perfect Cloud UltraPlush Gel-Max 10 Inch Memory Foam Mattress – 25 Year Warranty||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Medium-Firm to Firm||Yes, 2″||3||10″||2″ + 1.5″ = 3.5″||6.5″||Foam only||No||25 years||Yes|
|This is our #1 recommended memory foam mattress for the “10-inch budget-friendly, medium-firm” category. Below we list the major pros and cons of this mattress.|
Check out these other Perfect Cloud mattresses with Great Reviews as well
Other Top Rated Budget-Friendly, Medium-Firm Memory Foam Mattresses
|Ultimate Dreams Supreme Gel Memory Foam Mattress||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Medium-Firm to Firm||Yes, 1.5″||3||12″||1.5″ + 2.5″ = 4″||8″||Foam only||Yes||20 years||Yes|
|This is our #1 recommended 12-inch gel memory foam mattress for the “budget-friendly, medium-firm” category.|
The manufacturer compares this Ultimate Dreams Supreme mattress to the $2500 Temper-Pedic Cloud Supreme. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that many independent users have no doubt that the Ultimate Dreams is as good a mattress, if not a better memory foam mattress, than the expensive Tempur-Pedic.
|Brentwood Home 13-Inch Gel HD Memory Foam Mattress||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Medium-Firm||Yes, 3″||4||13″||3″||1″+2″+7″=10″||Foam only||Yes||25 years||Yes|
|Sleep Innovations SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Medium-Firm||No||2||12″||2.5″||9.5″||Foam only||Yes||20 years|
|The Sleep Innovations SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress is an extremely popular model among budget-friendly mattress shoppers. Part of the reason for its immense popularity is its competitive price-point. Part of the reason for its competitive price-point is because it doesn’t have many bells and whistles. For example, it doesn’t have a layer of gel-infused memory foam. Also, it has only 2 layers of foam, while higher-quality models have 3 or more layers of foam. Nevertheless, the Sleep Innovations SureTemp memory foam mattress is very high value for the price and can be recommended for anyone looking for a no-frills, wallet-friendly foam mattress. You will see that most online memory foam mattress reviews have this mattress rated very high.|
|Tuft and Needle Mattress – More Supportive Than Memory Foam||Density/Feel||Gel infused?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of adaptive foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Firmer than Medium-Firm||This is a proprietary gel and graphite infused ‘adaptive foam’||2||10″||3″||7″||Foam only||Yes||10 years|
As previously mentioned, “Medium-Soft” mattresses are best suited for side-sleepers and those who wish to use them for napping for a couple of hours in a guest room etc. We don’t generally recommend them for back sleepers or stomach sleepers because their hips will ‘sink’ a tad bit too much in these ‘soft/plush’ mattresses giving them spine troubles. If you’re a stomach sleeper, back sleeper or you switch between stomach, back and side sleeping positions (combination sleeper), a medium-firm mattress is best. However, like mentioned earlier, if you’re a hard-core side sleeper and/or looking for a mattress for sleeping for short periods of time, a “Medium-soft” (or soft) viscoelastic mattress will work just fine. We have reviewed below two of the best memory foam mattress brands in the wallet-friendly, medium-soft category.
#1 Recommended Budget-Friendly, Medium-Soft Memory Foam Mattress
|DreamFoam Ultimate Dreams Gel Mattress||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Medium-Soft||Yes, 3″||3||13″||3″ + 2″ = 5″||8″||Foam only||Yes||20 years||Yes|
|This is our #1 recommended memory foam mattress for the “Budget-friendly, medium-soft” category. Below we list the major pros and cons of the 13″ Ultimate Dreams Gel Memory Foam Mattress|
Pros and Cons of the DreamFoam Ultimate Dreams Memory Foam Mattress
The DreamFoam 13″ Ultimate Dreams Gel Memory Foam Mattress is one of the few high-quality memory foam mattresses in the budget-friendly, medium-SOFT category. This mattress has many high-end features like a total of 5″ of visco-elastic memory foam, out of which 3″ are gel-infused memory foam. The gel helps you “sleep cool”. Memory foam mattresses are notorious for “sleeping hot”, and that’s where the millions of infused gel particles come in to play. The manufacturer compares it to the $3500 Tempur-Pedic Cloud Lux which is the softest mattress produced by Temper-Pedic. This is where you need to be careful in buying this mattress. You have to really make sure you need a soft mattress. Is it soft and comfy? Sure it is, and it’s perfect for relieving discomfort on pressure points. However, especially if you’re on the heavy side, and you’re predominantly a back or stomach sleeper, this may not be the right choice for you. We recommend this for individuals who are predominantly side sleepers. If you’re a back sleeper, stomach sleeper, or a combination sleeper, we recommend a medium-firm mattress instead of one on the softer side.
In addition, the Ultimate Dreams is made in the USA. Another advantage of USA products is that they would be compressed and packed only for a short period minimizing off-gassing. In contrast, memory foam mattresses made in China would be packed for a longer period and thus off gassing would be stronger. The fact that this is CertiPUR-US certified and it comes with a 20 year warranty are also reasons for its high popularity.
|Classic Brands Gramercy Gel Hybrid Mattress||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Medium-Soft to Medium-Firm(initially firmer, softens up later)||Yes, 2 X 1″ layers = 2″||7||14″||2″||12″||2″ Memory Foam + 3.5″ Comfort Foam + 8″ of individually wrapped inner springs/coils||No||10 years||Yes|
|This is our #2 recommended memory foam mattress for the “Budget-friendly, medium-soft” category. Below we list the major pros and cons of this 14″ Classic Brands Gramercy Hybrid Mattress|
First things First!
The 14 inch Classic Brands Gramercy is a hybrid mattress, meaning it is made out of not only foam, but a combination of foam + inner springs. Yes, it has memory foam (2″ cool gel memory foam), it has another type of foam (3.5″ of comfort foam) and it has inner springs (8″ of individually wrapped springs). If you check the specs we’ve given on this page for different mattresses, you’ll realize that all so called ‘memory foam mattresses’ are made up of a combination of memory foam + a support/base foam. From a practical standpoint, it’s NOT possible to make a mattress entirely out of memory foam (visco-elastic foam), because such a mattress will completely ‘melt’ as a response to your body temperature and you’ll sink all the way to the bottom. This is why ALL memory foam mattresses are a combination of memory foam and support foam. In case of hybrid mattresses, in addition to the memory foam and support foam, you also get a layer of inner springs. This Classic Brands budget-friendly mattress as well as many luxury memory foam mattresses (e.g. from Simmons, Serta etc.) are manufactured as hybrid mattresses. They bring the best of both worlds!
#2 Recommended Budget-Friendly, Medium-Soft Memory Foam Mattress
What about the popular Amerisleep Liberty Memory Foam Mattress?
|Amerisleep Liberty Mattress||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Medium-Soft||No||2||12″||3″||9″||Foam only||Yes||20 years||No|
|We don’t want to either “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” Amerisleep Mattresses. On Amazon.com, Amerisleep mattresses have pretty good reviews, but the good majority comes from reviewers that are NOT “Verified Purchases”. Same goes for Amerisleep Revere, Amerisleep Americana, Amerisleep Columbus and Amerisleep Colonial memory foam mattress reviews as well. In other words, these reviewers have purchased the mattress from a different source than Amazon.com, yet the buyer has left a reviewer on Amazon.com. They’re not “verified purchases” in Amazon’s eyes because Amazon has no way of knowing whether the mattresses were actually bought and tested or not!|
Companies of the caliber of Amerisleep won’t do this kind of thing, but smaller companies do leave fake reviews to get their ratings up. We like to EMPHASIZE that we’re pretty sure Amerisleep wouldn’t go there. However, we do like and respect reviews on independent sites like amazon.com and walmart.com. Walmart doesn’t market Amerisleep mattresses, so our only option is to go with Amazon.com. With amazon, the majority of reviews are NOT from verified purchasers, and that’s exactly why we’re reluctant to rate Amerisleep mattresses. UPDATE: We found some reviews on Yelp and you’re welcome to check them out!
Firm memory foam mattresses are best suited for those who predominantly sleep on their stomachs. They may suit certain light weight back sleepers as well. However, firm mattresses are NOT suitable for side-sleepers. Below, we provide memory foam mattress reviews for two of the best in the “firm” category.
#1 Recommended Firm Memory Foam Mattress
|Sleep Master 6-Inch Therapeutic Memory Foam Mattress||Density/Feel||Gel infused memory foam?||No. of layers||Total thickness||Thickness of memory foam||Thickness of support layers||Hybrid or foam only?||Made in the USA||Warranty||CertiPUR-US® certified|
|Firm||No||2||6″||1.5″||4.5″||Foam only||No||5 years||Yes|
|The 6-inch Sleep Master Memory Foam Mattress gets its firmness from the 4.5″ support foam at the base. The relatively thin 1.5″ memory foam makes the mattress comfortable to sleep on, yet lets you enjoy that firmness underneath it. A queen mattress is unbelievably priced at less than $200. For a $200 memory foam mattress, the only drawback is its knitted cover that cannot be removed for cleaning.|
#2 Recommended Budget-Friendly, Firm Memory Foam Mattress
|LUCID 6 Inch Mattress||Firm||No||2||6″||2″||4″ high-density foam||Foam only||No||25 years|
|Here’s another sub-$200 firm-feeling memory foam mattress. Although we’ve rated this below the Sleep Master Therapeutic Mattress for this category, this LUCID 6″ Mattress has a couple of advantages over the former. The LUCID (1) has a quilted, bamboo cover which is easily removable for cleaning (the cover on the Sleep Master is non-removable) and (2) comes with a 25 year warranty (the Sleep Master has a 5 year warranty). However, as far as user reviews go, the Sleep Master is definitely rated above the LUCID mattress. However, if you need a high-quality firm mattress, there are better options than memory foam. Memory foam is great for medium-firm and medium-soft categories. But, if you’re looking for a firm mattress, we recommend a latex mattress. If you really want memory foam in it, you can always add a memory foam mattress topper on it!|
In conclusion, the very first thing a consumer needs to consider before purchasing a mattress is his or her sleeping position. He/she needs to select a medium firm, soft, or firm mattress based on the sleeping position. We have given details of multiple mattress brands for each of the sleeping positions. We hope our memory foam mattress reviews will help you to pick the mattress that suits you best.