There are many different types of mattresses in the world, but not all of them provide an equal experience. Innerspring mattresses are some of the oldest ones out there, and they sometimes get a bad rap as being too firm and potentially linked to back pain and uncomfortable sleep. But lately, mattress companies have gone to a lot of effort to redesign modern innerspring mattresses to make them more comfortable and provide a cooler sleep.
Finding the best innerspring mattress can be difficult, since there are many options and not all of them have been upgraded with newer technology. After looking at some of the top-rated options, we’ve selected the best innerspring mattresses on the market today. Check out our picks and consider your needs, sleeping preferences, and your budget to see which one is the perfect fit for your bedroom. Or, if you’re not attached to this style specifically, check out our ranking of the best mattresses overall.
1. SAATVA CLASSIC MATTRESS
The original Saatva Mattress is our pick for the best innerspring mattress. Each mattress is handcrafted in order to deliver high-end quality but at a fraction of what you would expect to pay. The product is highly rated among current users, and finds a happy balance between durability and comfort.
The Saatva Mattress has five different layers that work in combination to help elevate your sleeping experience. The topmost layer is a luxurious 3-inch Euro pillowtop that offers supportive cushioning without being too hard or too soft, aside from being breathable and hypoallergenic. While it isn’t 100% stain-repellent, it cleans up quite well, too, if you get right to it.
The second layer consists of high-density foam rails that prevents sagging at the edges, a feature vital for making it easier to get in and out of bed. You have less risk of suddenly falling down your side of the bed if you find yourself at the edge, too. Less sagging also means better durability, too!
Then there’s the support layer consisting of 884 individually-encased coils made from 14.5-gauge recycled steel. These coils are strategically placed to ensure three results: provide optimum support for your body; respond to changes in your body’s contour as you change position; and minimize motion transfer in the process. Plus, these allow better airflow so you sleep cooler.
The comfort layer consists of high-density memory foam, a material used for its excellent pressure relief and back support. The foam appears to be thicker in the middle, too, where most people tend to sleep.
The base layer also has steel coils that absorb the weight of the persons resting on the top of the bed and the layers above it, too. These coils give the mattress a quite bouncy feel but its most important function is as a durable foundation.
We love it that the mattress comes in three different firmness levels – soft, medium and firm. The soft level provides an in-the-bed sleeping experience while the firm level has an on-the-bed feeling. The medium, or luxury firm, level is a happy balance that suits all sleeping styles.
Even though this mattress provides superior comfort and durability compared to some of the alternative options, its price is much lower than some of its competitors. The company also offers financing options to make the mattress even more affordable. A 15-year manufacturer’s warranty comes with your purchase, along with a 180-day trial offer during which you can get a full refund.
Strengths We Love:
- Recommended by chiropractors for its optimum comfort and support
- Provides excellent spine support with its strategic use and placement of comfort and support layers
- Most users say that their lower and upper back issues were gone after a few nights of use, aside from more restful sleep
- Mattress can be used with most foundations including adjustable bases and box springs
- White glove delivery resulting in no-hassle setup
Things to Consider:
- Motion transfer may not be as outstanding as expected but it’s usually a personal preference
- Memory foam layer isn’t thick so it doesn’t conform to body shape as well as expected, too
OMR ADVANTAGE SCORE: 9.5/10
2. DREAMCLOUD LUXURY HYBRID MATTRESS
While technically not a 100% innerspring mattress, the DreamCloud Luxury hybrid mattress has a layer of innerspring coils with vital functions in its exceptional performance. Hybrid mattresses are also considered as the best of both worlds since it provides the right balance between support and comfort through foam layers. In short, you’re more likely to fall asleep faster, sleep longer and wake up feeling better!
While it offers a similar experience to high-end mattresses, it’s sold at a reasonable price. Its luxurious support system gives you just the right level of firmness under your body to help prevent unpleasant aches and pains, combined with comfortable cushioning.
The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress consists of five layers with each layer performing a specific function that contributes to an exceptional whole. The soft cover made of cashmere and quilted foam isn’t just elegant – it also aids in keeping your sleeping experience cooler.
Below it, the comfort layer of gel memory foam provides significant relief for your pressure points from your neck to your knees. Gel memory foam not only conforms to your body shape but it’s also cooler on the skin than traditional memory foam.
Then there’s the foam layer that complements the gel memory foam layer. While the latter provides an in-the-bed feel, the former reduces it so you sink in without feeling swallowed by foam. The result is a medium-firm feel with just a touch of plush softness.
With two comfort layers above it comes the support layer, which consists of numerous individually-wrapped innerspring coils. These give the mattress a bouncier feel while also giving it a firmer feel so your body doesn’t sink too much. Your spine alignment will be on point, too, which means reduced back pain in the morning.
The mattress comes with a 15-year limited warranty. A full replacement warranty applies during the first two years following your purchase. In addition to the warranty, the 365-night trial offer means you can request a full refund on your purchase anytime during the first year of use if you’re not happy with the mattress.
Strengths We Love:
- Outstanding in-the-bed experience without compromising on body support
- Less motion transfer even for individuals who move more in their sleep
- Less overheating of the body with gel memory foam
- Easy to setup with box spring or basic frame
- Luxurious look all-around
Things to Consider:
- More responsive feel means less hug for some people
- Lightweight individuals who sleep on their sides may not experience optimum pressure relief
OMR ADVANTAGE SCORE: 9/10
3. THE WINKBED
The Winkbed is among the more expensive options in the market but it’s still considered reasonably-priced for a luxury hybrid mattress. In our books, it’s an exceptional mattress that comes with proprietary technology for maximum support no matter what position you sleep in.
While it’s available in six standard sizes, we highly recommend the queen-sized mattress for its just-right dimensions for both singles and couples. The manufacturer also offers four different firmness versions – soft, luxury firm and firmer, which have the same prices, as well as a Plus option with extra cost.
Each firmness option should be carefully considered depending on your sleeping style and preferences, even your weight. The soft mattress, for example, is a great option for side sleepers while the Plus mattress suits heavy people, thanks to its heavy-duty construction. The luxury firm mattress is the most popular since it suits most people and it offers a hotel-like experience, while the firm mattress offers extra support.
No matter your choice in firmness, the Winkbed focuses on three specific functions to help improve your sleep. First, it relieves pressure on your muscles and helps reduce muscle tension. It also helps encourage better alignment in your hips and lower back, and finally, a specially designed spring system offers adaptive support for your back. This helps to reduce the risk of getting up in the morning with stiff and painful joints, or with lower back pain.
The Winkbed also uses a special type of gel foam that helps to reduce your sleeping temperature, reducing the risk of night sweats. This is thanks to its triple-layer heat dispersing system, which includes a cover, a euro-pillow quilted top, and the first layer of gel-infused foam.
The mattress also comes with a 120-night trial, giving you adequate time to try it out and see if it is really worth the price for you.
Strengths We Love:
- Mattress provides an extremely fluffy feeling but it still offers great motion isolation and edge support, even for the soft option
- Most people find it fits their sleeping position preference well
- Sleeping cooler is possible even in hot and humid weather
- Balance between pressure relief and bounce is among the best we’ve seen
- Lifetime warranty combined with fast and free shipping
Things to Consider:
- Some individuals may find that it doesn’t give a closer hug
- Slightly higher price may turn off customers
OMR ADVANTAGE SCORE: 8.5/10
4. HELIX MIDNIGHT
The Helix Midnight is one of the most popular mattresses from Helix, a brand that has gained quite a lot of recognition in the last couple of years. The mattress comes in a standard model as well as a Luxe alternative, which costs more but offers additional comfort layers on top.
The Helix Midnight mattress offers a couple of unique features, including the Helix Two Touch Design cover. This is a dual cover system with a soft upper layer and a bottom layer designed for improved airflow. The mattress’ top comfort layer was designed to help reduce the pressure that some mattresses tend to have, resulting in a more comfortable sleep and a lower risk of experiencing joint and back pain.
The medium-firmness mattress is its most popular option since it addresses different needs, especially among couples. The not too soft yet not too firm feel results in awesome pressure point relief where it matters most – the shoulders and hips. While the significant pain relief won’t come overnight, it’s possible over a few weeks, if not days.
The level of comfort and support experienced will also vary depending on your preferred sleeping position. If you’re a side sleeper, then the Helix Midnight is a great choice. But it’s also suitable for stomach and back sleepers, albeit with some adjustments.
People who tend to sleep hot even in a cool environment will find the Helix Midnight as a perfect solution, too. As mentioned above, this is possible due to the breathable cover and the airflow-conducive design.
This is as easy as 1,2,3 to unbox and set up, too. Unlike traditional mattresses that come in their inflated sizes, it comes in a deflated design inside a box. Just place the box on its side, open its lid and pull on the plastic tab to unroll it and voila! In just 45 minutes, you have a luxurious mattress.
The Helix mattress comes with a 100-night trial, as well as a 10-year limited warranty. You can choose to buy the product in cash or pay monthly installments by applying for a financing option during the purchasing process.
5. AVOCADO GREEN MATTRESS
What makes the Avocado brand different is the fact that they focus on producing quality furniture products that aim to reduce the impact on the planet. The Avocado Green Mattress is made from 100% organic and natural ingredients — and the innerspring system only uses recycled metal. Choosing this comfortable eco-friendly mattress could help you sleep better at night.
The Avocado Green Mattress is manufactured from 100% organic latex that has been GOLS certified, as well as organic wool that holds the same certification. The organic cotton is also GOTS certified for being 100% natural and organic, and the mattress is handmade in the United States. Additionally, the mattress has up to 1,414 coils, each individually pocketed in order to provide support and comfort during the night. The mattress does not contain any harsh chemicals like polyurethane foam or polyester.
Since the Avocado mattress doesn’t contain VOCs that cause off-gassing, there are no unpleasant chemical smells once it’s opened. But there may be a hay-like, earthy smell that will go away on its own in 24 hours. Once opened from its plastic wrap, it will take a few hours to expand and then be ready to lie on in 30 minutes.
Take note that there may be wrinkles here and there after it’s fully inflated but these should smooth out in 24 hours or so. You may want to lift the corners of the mattress by its edges and shake it to allow even decompression between the center and edges.
While a box spring can be used as foundation, a platform bed or other types of solid foundation is a better choice. Also, a coconut pad underneath the mattress is recommended for better airflow.
In terms of firmness, it’s a 7 out of 10 (1 being softest and 10 being firmest) according to its manufacturer. But while it’s a medium-firm mattress, it may be firmer than expected for other people. You may or may not add a Euro-style pillowtop for extra cushioning or softness.
With individually-pocketed steel coils and a five-zone coil system, it’s a great bed for people looking for excellent pressure relief and reduced motion transfer. Plus, it doesn’t retain as much heat as foam mattresses and also has higher natural resistance against dust mites, mildew, and molds.
6. GHOSTBED FLEX HYBRID
The GhostBed Flex Hybrid is on the softer side in terms of firmness – 6.5 on a scale of 10 – but it’s still considered a medium-firm mattress. The softer comfort layer is offset by the firmer layer of supportive coils that make it a great option for side and back sleepers. But stomach sleepers may not benefit as much from sleeping on it since they typically need more support for their pressure points.
Take note that due to its hybrid design, there may be compromises on responsiveness and bounce. With gel memory foam, the comfort is 100% present but there’s less responsiveness and little bounce. But if you’re into comfort, then the GhostBed comes highly recommended.
Like all hybrid mattresses, it has several layers that contribute to its 13-inch height. Its plush quilted cover isn’t just luxurious to the touch but it feels cool, too, which means sleeping cooler is in your future. Plus, the gel memory foam doesn’t retain heat and the coils promote airflow.
There are a few comfort layers that ensure better comfort while sleeping than your previous mattresses. The 1-inch cooling fiber brings pressure relief while the two 1-inch layers of gel memory foam brings body contouring benefits. The last 1-inch soft transition foam layer acts as a barrier between the foam layers and the coils so you don’t have a princess-and-the-pea experience.
The support layer consists of 8-inch individually-wrapped coils for support, and we must say that these are highly supportive. These coils rest on a 1-inch layer of high-density foam so there’s a barrier between the mattress and its foundation.
As for motion transfer, it’s a good mattress for co-sleepers who don’t want to be disturbed by the movements of their partners. The reinforced edge also minimizes rollouts and sagging, which is particularly important to durability.
There’s a 20-year warranty and 101-night sleep trial that comes with a GhostBed mattress purchase.
7. BROOKLYN BEDDING SIGNATURE
Brooklyn Bedding has become a popular brand because of its quality — and the Brooklyn Signature is considered one of its best mattresses. It comes in a multi-layered design for that perfect level of comfort, and you can choose from three firmness options: soft, medium, and firm.
The layers are well-thought out to provide the right balance of comfort and support depending on your chosen level of firmness. The top layer is a CopperFlex foam with a combination of antimicrobial property and pressure relief, which is followed by TitanCool fabric, TitanFlex foam and memory foam. The 8-inch base consists of over a thousand steel coils while the 1-inch high-density foam wraps everything up.
The medium-firm version is arguably the most comfortable, the kind of mattress that makes you say, “Aahh!” when you lie down on it. The pocketed coils make a huge difference in its support level, too, while also letting the multiple foam layers do their work. We recommend it for side sleepers for its optimum support and pressure relief, although back and stomach sleepers may also find it a great choice.
The soft version, nonetheless, is also a great option for stomach sleepers since it gives an in-the-bed, being-hugged sensation. The firm version is suitable for persons who want more support than comfort for their body.
All three versions, however, work best with a foundation with little to no flex. Sla, platform and box spring foundations are recommended. Just place the deflated bed on the foundation before opening its box and plastic wrap, and then allow it to fully inflate.
Don’t flip or invert the mattress! This is because doing otherwise will place the support layer – the coils – on top and the comfort foam layers at the bottom. The mattress isn’t designed to be used in this manner. Instead, just rotate it once every six to eight months.
This comes with a 10-year warranty and 120-night risk-free trial period.
8. NEST BEDDING ALEXANDER SIGNATURE HYBRID
The Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid is a high-quality mattress that comes to you directly from the manufacturer’s factory, cutting out any commissions and other fees that may increase the cost. It features multiple layers, starting with an eight-inch-high Quantum Edge Pocketed Support Coil layer in which every coil is individually wrapped in a pocket.
On top, there is a one-inch layer of SmartFlow support foam, a three-inch layer of TitanChill Endurance Foam, and a small layer of Thermic Phase Change Fabric. While these sound like Greek to the average customer, these multiple layers simply mean that you’re getting topnotch materials. You can even unzip the mattress and check out these layers for yourself.
We love that the manufacturer allows for changing the firmness level of the mattress! You can order and place a new comfort layer inside the mattress and, thus, make it softer without being too soft.
You can also change the comfort layer, which means an extended lifespan for the mattress. This means more value for your money and less carbon footprint with one less mattress to throw away – at least, not for a few more years.
There are three firmness options to choose from – plus, medium and luxury firm – with each one having different levels of pressure relief, temperature control and motion transfer. All three versions, however, have exceptional motion isolation.
This is due to the combination of thin memory foam and thick high-density polyfoam, which also increase comfort levels. The coil layer contributes to bounce but the coils also minimize motion transfer since these are encased individually and move independently.
As for pressure relief, the medium-firm version is the best option for most people due to its high-density polyfoam construction. But your weight will also have an impact on the best mattress for your needs so be sure to consider it when choosing from among the three versions.
9. PURPLE HYBRID
The New Purple Mattress is a significant improvement over a previous model. The mattress has a series of unique features that set it apart from a lot of its competitors, such as the unique Smart Comfort Grid.
The Smart Comfort Grid is Purple’s alternative to a standard memory foam material. It is made from a Hyper-Elastic Polymer material that is manufactured in the United States. This Grid is durable and helps keep you comfortable, while also minimizing movement transfer so that you and your partner can roll over without waking one another up.
The Hyper-Elastic Polymer has a bouncy yet supportive feel that provides consistent pressure relief. You may move around the mattress while asleep but your body will still enjoy pressure relief. Think of a waterbed experience but with more comfort and support, and less up-and-down movements.
The transitional layer of poly-foam acts as a buffer between the foam and coil layers while also adding more comfort. The pocketed coils are extremely bouncy and, thus, give an on-the-mattress sleeping experience instead of feeling like being swallowed by foam.
With these qualities in mind, the mattress is great for hot sleepers looking for a cooling mattress, back sleepers with a need for a balance of comfort and support, and heavier side sleepers. But if you’re the type who prefer an in-the-mattress experience, this medium-firm mattress isn’t for you.
The mattress comes with a full 10-year warranty, as well as a 100-night trial offer to give you an opportunity to test it before making a final decision.
10. THE ALLSWELL HYBRID MATTRESS
Our final option is the Allswell Hybrid Mattress, the perfect option if you’re looking for an affordable innerspring mattress. This is considered an entry-level hybrid mattress partly because of its price but it doesn’t feel so entry-level because of its luxurious design and durable construction.
This is an improvement over the last version with its thicker memory foam although a few design aspects still remain. The individually-wrapped coils, for example, are still present to not only provide optimum support but also reduce motion transfer. The combination of comfortable memory foam and supportive coils means that it has a medium-firm feel that provides more of an on-the-bed experience.
Keep in mind that the mattress doesn’t have an active cooling technology but it does allow for sleeping cool. This is because of the layer of cooling gel memory foam layer with graphite and copper infusions. The gel foam doesn’t absorb as much heat as traditional latex foam while also dissipating heat away from the body.
The edge support has also been strengthened so there’s less sagging at the edges and more support for the person who likes to sleep at the edge. This complements the medium-firm feel of the mattress, too.
But it must also be noted that it isn’t a recommended mattress for heavier sleepers since they require a thicker and stronger mattress. But for average sleepers, this is a great mattress because of its significant pain relief and back support benefits.
This comes with a 100-night sleep trial period.
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