Currently, a lot of attention is paid to quality mattresses and several companies have earned solid reputations for making excellent products. These include Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Spring Air, Kingsdown, Select Comfort, Englander, Stearns and Foster, and Duxiana. Some of these manufacturers have held the top places in ratings and consumer satisfaction for decades and others have just begun to appear on these same lists thanks to their innovative designs or unique features. Here is a list of the 10 mattresses brands and on the following pages, there is a brief description of each company along with some details about their products.
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|5.||Spring Air Mattress|
|7.||Select Comfort Mattress|
|9.||Stearns and Foster Mattress|
A good mattress does not only make a difference in your comfort as you sleep, but it can also make a positive difference in your health, energy level, and productivity. So what is the top-rated mattress on the market today? The answer depends on who is answering. The top-rated mattress varies depending on who is doing the report and what features or aspects of mattresses are important to them. However, there is a handful that is often mentioned as the best. Next is a short synopsis of the top-rated mattresses today.
1. Tempur-Pedic Mattress
In the late 1980s, the Tempur-Pedic mattresses began to appear in television commercials, and soon they seemed to just take off. Their innovative use of a special pressure-relieving foam is the reason for the incredible popularity of their mattresses. Today the company makes roughly a dozen different styles of this mattress available. They offer varying thicknesses and firmness, but all deliver the incredible relief that has made them so famous. In fact, the founder of the company was honored by NASA for his work in improving living conditions for all mankind when he created this mattress line.
All three of the Tempur collections work on the same basic principle – high-density foam that conforms to the shape of your body. The theory is that this provides equal support all along your body.
Some of the cons of the Tempur-Pedic mattress are:
- Cost – they are more expensive.
- Temperature – some people say the foam retains too much heat – acting as insulation.
- They are much heavier than regular mattresses.
- No pressure points.
- Those with back problems claim to get relief
- The 90 days try before you buy
- 20-year warranty
2. Sealy Mattress
The Sealy mattress company has been in business for more than one hundred years. They have perfected the science of bedding and can supply almost any consumer with the perfect match to their bedding needs. They have four separate lines of mattresses – the Sealy Posturepedic, True Form, Springfree, and PurEmbrace. Each delivers targeted relief or sleeping solutions and each is backed up by the long and enduring Sealy reputation for quality, comfort, and reliability. In addition to providing well-designed mattresses, the company is now also manufacturing pillows to match each line of bedding and provide even better sleep.
Sealy has a wide range of products from a mattress designed for a guest room – and a budget (VertiCoil Promotional Series)- to their own memory Sealy TrueFoam mattress that competes against the Tempurpedic mattress.
3. Serta Mattress
Serta is definitely one of the most trusted and recognized names in bedding. They were the first to offer a pillow top mattress – all the way back in the 70s, and throughout their history they have experimented and explored many approaches to manufacturing the best mattresses possible. Today their line of mattresses includes the Perfect Sleeper, Luxury Response, Perfect Day and Vera Wang lines. Each provides unique features and materials. For example, the Luxury Response line offers an alternative sleep collection which employs latex and memory foam in the construction of the mattress and box spring. The Perfect Day line, on the other hand, is considered the “top of the line” and is crafted to provide one of the best nights of sleep imaginable.
Serta has 2 main lines of Mattresses. The Vera Wang Collection and the Serta Perfect Sleeper.
The Vera Wang Collection combines the fashion sense of Vera Wang with Serta technology. The Vera Wang Collection of Mattresses features unique fabrics that give them an haute couture feel.
The Serta Perfect Sleeper has been the best selling line for Serta for over 75 years. It is the Consumer’s Digest Best Buy in Mattresses.
4. Simmons Mattresses
The Simmons Mattress Company is over 125 years old and has spent its entire history focused on crafting the best and most supportive sleeping surfaces possible. They created some of the most innovative designs in mattresses and much of their technology has been “borrowed” by fellow manufacturers. They currently offer six individual product lines including their famous Beautyrest, ComforPedic and DeepSleep mattresses. They too have put the special support foam materials to use in some of their designs, but have also continued to refine and improve upon customer favorites. This is how the Beautyrest Black line came into existence, and it employs the same features with additional luxury options.
5. Spring Air Mattresses
Though this may not be as instantly recognizable a brand name as other mattress companies, the Spring Air mattress is actually one of the most copied designs in the industry. It originated in 1926 when the company founder used his own offset coil design. Today that can still be seen in some of the Spring Air mattresses, but they too have advanced their technologies and are incorporating modern materials and designs into their products. They currently offer four separate lines – the Four Seasons, Nature’s Rest, Chatham and Wells and Back Supporter. Each is crafted with special results in mind including improved posture and relief of back pain, even weight distribution and lumbar support among others.
6. Kingsdown Mattresses
Kingsdown mattress company has been in operation for more than one hundred years and today they offer one of the most unique and innovative buying experiences in the entire bedding industry. They ask all potential customers to come in for a full-body diagnostic. This allows the manufacturer to identify the perfect mattress for a consumer’s needs. Additionally, they offer to bed ideally suited to two separate individuals but with all of the support each requires. They have six unique designs including the BodyMotion, BodyCaress, BodyDuet, BodyEssential, BodyBlend, and BodySystem and each will work to align the spine in the most comfortable and soothing manner possible.
7. Select Comfort Mattress
Known as the sleep number bed, the Select Comfort mattress is a patented and fully adjustable bedding solution. It is electronically controlled by the user to meet their needs, which is achieved through an attached controller that sets a mattresses firmness, or softness, at the ideal number. It may sound like this would make only a limited number of styles available, but in fact, the Select Comfort mattresses are available in more than ten styles and formats. The company has incorporated the popular memory foam materials into their designs as well as making a split “two-person” bedding option available in the majority of models as well.
8. Englander Mattresses
Since 1894 Englander mattresses have been made in the United States and the company has always sought to incorporate the most modern technologies into all of their offerings. They manufacture five separate lines of bedding that are all geared to providing a truly restorative sleep to the consumer. They employ special body mapping software when designing their mattresses and then incorporate this data into their complete range of options. Currently, they offer the Nature’s Finest, Synergy, Viscopedic, Posture Support and Tension Ease lines of mattresses. Though each has its separate goals or designs each seeks to improve the overall sleeping experience through innovative design.
9. Stearns and Foster Mattresses
Stearns and Foster have been in the mattress making business for more than one hundred years. In all of that time, they haven’t varied much from their original business plan which was to employ a high level of quality into each and every item they made. This approach has worked so well that the brand name alone is instantly equated with high quality and luxury. Currently, they offer two distinct lines of bedding – the Legendary Innerspring and Luxury Latex. Each provides a different sleeping surface and uses dramatically different materials, but both are constructed to the highest standards and guarantee a great night’s sleep.
10. Duxiana Mattresses
Conventional mattresses offer roughly 700 coils within a standard Queen size mattress. The Duxiana mattress delivers almost 1,800 coils in the same size. Additionally, there are upper layer coils and lower layer coils in the mattress pad. So, what does this mean? Exquisite support and comfort? According to consumer testers, the answer is yes! The Duxiana mattresses tested incredibly well and users love that its design and construction make it stylish in appearance as well as wonderful in the comfort department. The only issue with the Duxiana line of bedding is its limited offerings in small boutique establishments and its higher price tag. It should be noted that this is a high-quality item produced entirely in Sweden which means that the consumer is going to have to absorb the shipping costs as well as the high-quality materials put to work by the manufacturer.