Best Mattress in a Box You Can Buy Online iMore 2020

The Mattress-in-a-Box craze looks like it's here to stay, and luckily, it's a fad we can all get behind. While it may seem strange not heading to a brick and mortar store to buy a new mattress, thousands of such items are sold online every single day. 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

Staff 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.

From $368 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 a 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.

From $377 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. Four layers of foam are designed for comfort and support, and you can get sizes from twin to king.

From $80 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 pillows 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.

From $500 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 cradle 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.

From $649 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.

From $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.

From $1,050 at Amazon

Sleep easy

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 and in the case of the Nectar Foam Mattress, comes with a "Forever" warranty.

If you're buying your first mattress in a Box, the Brooklyn Signature is probably your best option. 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.

Anyone who can afford it and wants to make a difference as they buy a new mattress should consider the Leesa Sapira Mattress, for every ten beds the company sells, it donates one to charity.

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