Best Mattress in a Box You Can Buy Online iMore 2019

The Mattress in a Box craze looks like it's here to stay and, luckily, it's a fad we can all get behind. Some of these mattresses are incredibly comfortable and offer a wonderful night's sleep, and they're actually quite affordable. These are the absolute best mattresses in boxes that you can buy online!

Top pick: Brooklyn Bedding Signature hybrid mattress

Our Pick

Brooklyn's affordable Signature mattress is a hybrid of both foam and individually encased coils, offering excellent motion isolation, more support than all-foam mattresses, and a ton of breathability to help keep you cool while you sleep. There are three firmness levels to suit your comfort, and some folks may be pleased to know these are made in the U.S.

$479+ at Amazon

The OG: Casper foam mattress

Ask anyone about buying mattresses online and the first name you'll likely hear is Casper. That's for good reason: Not only is it the Mattress in a Box that started it all, but the hype is real. These super comfy mattresses comprise four layers of foam, as well as latex, which helps to keep you cool while you sleep. Sizes range from twin up to California king, with pricing around $995 for a queen.

$595+ at Amazon

Budget pick: Zinus Green Tea mattress

This inexpensive mattress has a lot of naturally great aspects, including infused natural green tea that helps keep your mattress fresh, natural plant oil to replace petroleum in the foam, active charcoal to help absorb moisture and odor, and more. Plus, you can get a 12-inch queen mattress for under $300. Four layers of foam are designed for comfort and support, and you can get sizes from twin to king.

$157+ at Amazon

Value pick: Nectar foam mattress

Nectar gets the "best value" designation because not only are its mattresses incredibly comfortable, breathable, and affordable — you get two free pillows, a $150 value, free with your order. Nectar also offers a "Forever" warranty, which does indeed cover you for as long as you own the mattress. If you want a mattress that hugs you and keeps you cool, try Nectar, which you can test for 180 nights if you buy through Amazon.

$399+ at Amazon

Upgrade pick: Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress

In order to keep you cool and to disperse heat, this mattress has a layer of foam infused with copper, as well as a layer of foam called "TitanChill," which is designed to be breathable and essentially "wicks" away heat. This hybrid mattress has the comfort of memory foam with the added support of coils, giving it a medium firmness. You get a 100-night trial, as well as a lifetime "comfort guarantee" and a lifetime warranty.

$649+ at Amazon

Unique approach: Purple mattress

Purple's main attraction isn't memory foam or pocket coils — it's a layer of what the company calls "hyper-elastic polymer." It's basically rubber in a grid formation that Purple claims cradles the pressure points of your body to then evenly distribute the weight throughout the whole bed. The rubber is then bolstered by a layer of softer foam and another layer of firmer foam for support and total comfort.

$699+ at Amazon

Fan favorite: Tuft & Needle adaptive foam mattress

Tuft & Needle created its own type of foam, based on customer feedback, which is meant to relieve as much pressure as possible without feeling too soft, and based on reviews, it nailed it. Tuft & Needle gives you a 100-night trial period, as well as a 10-year warranty, and its mattresses are quite affordable, at roughly $600 for a queen.

$350+ at Amazon

Socially conscious manufacturer: Leesa Sapira mattress

If helping the world get a little better is just as important to you as a good night's sleep, then check out Leesa's Sapira mattress. This hybrid mattress has layers of foam combined with individually wrapped pocket springs for comfort and excellent support. The best part is that Leesa donates one bed for every 10 it sells and plants one tree for every mattress it sells. If social responsibility is a big reason you choose certain companies, Leesa is the one you want.

$1,075+ at Amazon

Customize your sleep: Helix mattress

Helix doesn't have a one-size-fits-all approach to its Mattress in a Box; you instead take a sleep quiz on its site and find the mattress that's right for you and your sleep needs. These mattresses are 100 percent American-made, and you get a 100-night sleep trial to see if Helix works for you. Helix offers interest-free financing and your mattress usually ships in under a week.

$600+ at Helix

All natural: Avocado natural mattress

If having a mattress made of natural materials is important to you, then Avocado's mattress is the one you want. It comprises 100 percent natural latex, natural wool, certified organic cotton, and up to 1,414 coils for extra support. You won't find any polyurethane foams or toxic flame retardants at all. Plus, Avocado even has vegan options, which are wool-free.

$959+ at Avocado

Also great: Tomorrow hybrid mattress

With pressure-relieving memory foam and supportive coils, the Tomorrow mattress delivers the best of both worlds, offering excellent motion isolation (perfect if your partner moves a lot in their sleep) and helping to keep you cool thanks to temperature-regulating foam. Tomorrow mattresses are toxin-free, hypoallergenic, and handmade in the U.S.

$595+ at Amazon

Buying a Mattress in a Box is, in most cases, an affordable way to get yourself an excellent, well-made, super comfortable mattress. Memory foam has come a long way over the years to offer temperature regulation and pressure relief, with great support. If you're buying your first Mattress in a Box, the Brooklyn Signature is probably your best option, since it still has the coils you're used to in a regular mattress, but also has the memory foam top and cooling technology that these mattresses are known for.

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