Mattress Comparisons

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, it’s always a good idea to do some comparison shopping. But you don’t have to open a million tabs and build out a comprehensive spreadsheet because we’ve done all the research for you! 

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How to Compare Mattresses Online

Online mattress comparisons isn’t quite the experience as comparing mattresses in a store. When you’re comparison shopping in a mattress store, you’re mainly checking price tags and hopping back and forth to compare the initial feel of the mattress. But when comparison shopping online, you can evaluate many factors across multiple brands to truly find the best mattress for you.

Here are several tips for factors to look out for when comparing mattresses online: 

Mattress Type

The mattress type has a big impact on the feel of the mattress. Compare the materials in the mattresses you’re looking at including memory foam, latex, hybrid, innerspring coils, and any other materials to consider how the mattress will feel.

Mattress Firmness

You can also take a look at firmness ratings. Generally, mattress brands will provide a number on a scale from 1 to 10 (with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest). Here at Mattress Clarity, we also identify a firmness rating for each mattress.

Support for Various Sleeping Positions

We understand that there is no single sleep position. Some sleep on their sides while others sleep on their back, stomach, or a combo of all three! We will evaluate each mattress and rate how it performs for each type of sleeper.

Temperature Regulation

This is especially important to consider if you tend to sleep hot–you don’t want to end up with a mattress that traps your heat in the bed. Look out for cooling factors like gel beads, copper, coil layers, or other features that can help you sleep cool.

Motion Transfer

If you sleep with a partner or animal, you may want to consider how well each mattress isolates motion. This means, you won’t be disturbed by the movements from your sleeping partner(s). 


If you’re investing in a mattress, you want to make sure it lives up to the price you pay. Look out for talk about how durable the mattress is. Are there a lot of complaints about it quickly sagging? Is the mattress very thin and people sink through to the bottom? Here at Mattress Clarity, we’ll always talk about the durability of a mattress.


You want to consider the price of each mattress to figure out which is the best value option or just the cheapest option if you need to find the most affordable option. Keep in mind that the larger size a mattress is and the more high-quality materials used in its construction, the more expensive it typically is. 

Return Policy and Warranty

The return policy is super important for online shoppers. If you end up with a mattress that doesn’t feel the way you expected or isn’t working out for you, you want to know that you’ll be able to return it for a refund within a reasonable amount of time. The same goes for the mattress warranty. It’s important to understand what you need to do so you don’t void your warranty.

We hope that with these factors in mind, you can best decide which mattress is right for your sleep needs!

Types of Mattresses

In a market flooding with hundreds of mattress options, it can be difficult categorizing them. Below are the five most common mattress types to select from!



Memory Foam



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Mattress Comparisons Directory

Click on any brand to see how it compares to its competitors. Each of our mattress comparison guides provides a breakdown of each mattress side-by-side so you can choose which is a better fit for you. 

Our Methodology

Our mattress comparison reviews are made of up a combination of objective facts and our personal experience with each mattress or sleep product. We want to make sure you leave each review knowing what to expect – both from an objective standpoint and as if you’d just spoken with your friend about the new bed they got.

To help you get the best idea of what mattress will work for you, we have multiple reviewers with different sleep preferences and body types looking at the same mattress and share their unique experiences.

We also use a series of objective tests to show how these mattresses perform. All in all, you can get a well-rounded understanding of each mattress so you can make an informed choice.

In our reviews, you can expect to learn about the following with each mattress:

Construction Overview

We will go through each mattress layer by layer, explaining the material and thoughts behind the design. We will give you more information about mattress construction than you would ever want to know!



By the end of every review, you’ll have a solid idea of how much support you can expect from the mattress. We will give our opinion based on the materials of the mattress and from our experience sleeping on the mattress.


We provide two different perspectives on the firmness of the mattress in each of our reviews. Our reviewers have different body types. We give this two-person approached in order to give you the clearest idea of how firm a mattress will feel to you.


Reviews include a written and a visual sense of a mattresses’ overall feel. In addition to visuals, we give our subjective overview of the feel and tell you how it compares to other types of mattresses.


Some people like bouncy mattresses, while others prefer to have very little bounce. We use a lacrosse ball to show you visually how bouncy the mattress is going to be.

motion transfer

Motion Transfer

If you sleep with a partner, it’s important to know how much you’ll feel their movement while you sleep. In our video reviews, we show off exactly how well the mattress isolates motion with a number of different tests.


We will give you our subjective assessment about how comfortable each mattress really is. Our multiple review approach gives you a range of perspectives.

Pressure Relief

While we do provide our subjective opinion about the overall comfort of a mattress, we also have a way to give you a very objective visual of how well the mattress relieves pressure. In our videos, we lie down on a pressure map and you can see very clearly where you might feel pressure on the mattress.


We will give you our assessment as to whether you will sleep hot on each mattress. This will be based on our assessment of the materials and our experience sleeping on the mattress.

Sleeping Positions Assessment

Is the mattress good for back sleeping? Side sleeping? Stomach sleeping? Is it good for combination sleepers? In our video and written reviews, we will tell you what level of pressure relief and support you can expect in the mattress in each sleeping position.


We will let you know if we think the mattress is a value. Our experts assess how much you get for the price you pay. While this may appear subjective, we can tell a lot based on mattress construction and design. We will honestly let you know if you are getting a good deal on each mattress.

Customer Service

Some companies are good with customer service, while others are not quite as good. We share customer service experience and reputation with each review.

Pillow Comparisons

Sleeping with the right pillow can further enhance your sleep quality. Looking to boost your sleep experience, but don’t know which pillow to choose? Check out some of our pillow comparisons below to find the best one for your unique sleep needs!

Our Latest Blogs

Want to dive into specific reviews of a mattress? Looking for honest feedback on the newest latex mattress release? Check out our latest blogs to get the most up-to-date reports on the hottest mattresses in the market! 

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