CR members rated their mattresses for two new criteria—comfort and owner satisfaction. We asked them to rate the comfort of the mattress they bought between 2017 and 2020, then 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 and softness, value, quality of sleep, and more.
At CR we buy and test queen-size mattresses from well-known brands such 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 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.
To simulate the typical eight- to 10-year useful life span of a mattress, we conduct a test in which a 308-pound roller is pushed over each model 30,000 times.
Below, CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of top foam mattresses in our tests from brands that our members rated the most comfortable. You can also browse our full list of ratings of more than 150 adjustable air, foam, and innerspring mattresses.