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Best Luxury Mattresses

See our favorite top-of-the-line mattress models and brands that come complete with all the bells and whistles a mattress can offer.

By Katie Terrell Hanna

Not all beds are created equal in the mattress worlds. In most cases, the higher the quality of materials, the higher the cost. There are a number of quality mattresses on the market at price points all budgets can afford, but then there are true high-end mattresses, such as the ones we will review in this guide. The following brands are the cream of the crop when it comes to luxury beds, a select few made with the very best materials, from the most trusted brands, with the latest and greatest in innovative sleep technology. 

Are you looking for a premium memory foam mattress or a hybrid that combines the pocketed coil system of an innerspring mattress with gel-infused memory foam? Do you want a luxury firm bed or perhaps a bed that can adjust firmness levels at the press of a button? We have options that will blow you away by offering a custom sleep experience you can’t get anywhere else.

Maybe you have an extra penny to spend and you’ve decided a luxury mattress will be the object of your splurge.  Or perhaps, you have some serious sleep issues, like insomnia or chronic pain, that must be resolved and a top-of-line mattress is a piece of the solution. Whatever the case, it’s worth noting your options and these products featured in this guide are great choices.

If you are wondering why you should invest in a luxury mattress in the first place, we’ll tell you later on in the post. But for now, let’s get to it.

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The Best Luxury Mattresses

Saatva Classic

Best Luxury Firm

Saatva is known as an affordable luxury brand. From shopping on their website, free white-glove delivery, they make your entire experience one of luxury and ease.

Score
4.7 / 5.0
Firmness

Plush, luxury firm, and firm available

Trial period

120 nights

Warranty

15 year

Saatva does arrive at your doorstep, but this mattress is never in a box. Handmade in the USA, the Saatva Mattress is great for all sleeping positions, hot sleepers, and luxury lovers. The mattress has the traditional feel of an innerspring mattress, so you get the bounce and support people crave, matched with a plush top to increase comfort. This mattress will not contour to your body like a memory foam mattress, but since the coils in the mattress are all individually wrapped, they will conform to your body more than old-school innerspring beds.

The mattress is available in three firmness options; plush-soft, which is around a 3/10 on the firmness scale, a luxury firm at a 5.5-7/10, and the firm at an 8/10. It is also a great option for couples due to excellent, reinforced edge support and decent motion isolation. Compared to other luxury options, the price point is really impressive. With the addition of free delivery, great customer service and trial period, it is no wonder it made this list.

See our full Saatva Mattress Reviews to learn more.

Birch

Best Luxury Latex

This all-natural latex hybrid mattress provides support while giving you healthy sleep.

Score
4.9 / 5.0
Firmness

6.5

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

25 year warranty

The Birch mattress is an affordable, all-natural and organic mattress made with luxury materials. The bed features a New Zealand organic wool support base, individually wrapped coils, Talalay latex, and a top layer of more organic wool for cushioning. This medium-firm bed also comes with a longer-than-average warranty of 25 years.

The mattress has the support of a hybrid, with individually wrapped coils for improved motion isolation, and the cushioning of latex. This latex sleeps cooler than memory foam because it doesn’t trap as much heat and features ventilation holes for added air flow. The layer of cushioning wool on top adds cradling for side sleepers that need it and added comfort for back and stomach sleepers.

Read our full Birch mattress review to learn more.

 

DreamCloud Premier

Best Affordable Luxury Mattress

The plush DreamCloud mattress is a medium-firm 8-layer hybrid specifically designed to cradle pressure points.

Score
4.8 / 5.0
Firmness

6

Trial period

365 days

Warranty

Lifetime

This hybrid mattress combines memory foam and springs for a pain-relieving sleep experience. It’s on our list of the best mattresses for seniors, but it should be able to relieve aches and pains for any age sleeper. The DreamCloud stands a few inches higher than other mattresses, making it feel more luxurious and supportive. It’s greta for lightweight and average weight sleepers, especially those who sleep on their back and side. Those who tend to sleep hot will appreciate the DreamCloud’s breathable coil, which  let air through for extra cooling.

DreamCloud’s direct-to-consumer business model means that this plush mattress sells at a great price: around $1,400 for a Queen. That’s why it’s one of the Best Affordable Luxury Mattress on this list.

Read our full DreamCloud Premier mattress review to learn more. 

Cocoon by Sealy

Best Luxury Cooling Mattress

A medium-firm mattress with phase-changing cooling material in the cover: perfect for hot sleepers

Score
4.4 / 5.0
Firmness

8

Trial period

100 days

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

The Cocoon Chill by Sealy is a memory foam mattress specifically manufactured to help hot sleepers get a cooler night’s sleep. The cover of the Cocoon has a phase-changing material that moves from a solid to a liquid, regulating body temperature by absorbing heat when you’re too hot and releasing it when you’re colder.

The Cocoon comes in both medium-soft and an extra firm versions. The medium-soft version sits at around a 4/10 on the firmness scale, extra firm is more of a 6/10 on the firmness scale. In both of these firmness levels, the layers of memory foam in the Cocoon Chill also conform to your body and cradle pressure points, ensuring a more peaceful and comforting night’s sleep.

See our full Cocoon Chill mattress review to learn more. 

TEMPUR-Adapt

Best Memory Foam

This premium memory foam mattress collection by TEMPUR-Pedic offers a total of eight models, including a few hybrids. They are built in-house with the most advanced TEMPUR-Pedic foam and great for all sleeping positions.

Score
4.7 / 5.0
Firmness

Offered in soft, medium and firm

Trial period

90-day

Warranty

10 year warranty

The TEMPER-Adapt mattress collection by TEMPUR-Pedic consists of three lines of mattresses: The TEMPUR-Adapt, the TEMPUR-PROAdapt, and the TEMPUR-LUXEAdapt. What sets each apart? Their premium layers. All TEMPUR-Adapt mattress models are offered at multiple firmness levels and even come in hybrid options

The TEMPUR-Adapt is made of TEMPUR-Pedic’s original memory foam. The PROAdapt models use the new Tempur-APR foam and are the best-selling models. The LUXEAdapt offers the most advanced technology, but are also the most expensive.

Again, it should be noted that TEMPUR develops and manufactures all of their own materials for the ultimate in hand-crafted quality. The TEMPUR-Adapt mattresses come with a cool-to-the-touch cover and advanced adaptability for truly personalized support. Because of this, the Adapt is a great option for all sleeping positions.  TEMPUR-Pedic has been around so long for a reason. Keep that in mind while trying to decide if the quality is worth the price.

See our full TEMPUR-ADAPT Mattress Reviews for more details. 

Brentwood Home Cedar

Best All-Natural

The Cedar by Brentwood is a hybrid featuring Dunlop latex and natural materials such as coconut, cotton, wool, and flaxseed. While offering a generally soft feel, it also has a zoned pocketed coil system that provides pressure relief to the spine and lower back.

Score
4.7 / 5.0
Firmness

6

Trial period

1 year

Warranty

25 year limited warranty

The Brentwood Home Cedar Natural Luxe is a latex hybrid mattress. It is constructed with comfort layers of organic New Zealand wool, an organic cotton cover, and a support core built with pocketed coils reinforced by a layer of coconut husks. It is a medium-firm, making it a good mattress for back and side sleepers. The Cedar Natural Luxe mattress is the perfect example of eco-conscious green mattress design,  using only the best natural and organically certified materials while simultaneously offering premium 5 zone innerspring support. 

We love this bed for two reasons, and both are due to its construction. The Cedar’s second layer of Dunlop latex has grooved, sculpted edges in three zones for your shoulders, back, and legs, giving the mattress a plush feel when compared with other latex options.

These same grooves have a second benefit in that they allow for added airflow and breathability throughout the night. The 8-inch coils also aid in the mattress’ cooling properties. If you find most latex mattresses a little too firm or if you sleep hot, we think this would be the option for you.

See all of our Brentwood Mattress Reviews to learn more.

Beautyrest Black

Best Hybrid

A collection of 26 mattresses that fall into one of five classes—the Top-of-the-Line K-Class, the Mid-Range C-Class, the Entry-Level L-Class, Memory Foam Class and the Hybrid Class. The Black collection is best known for its top of the line cooling features to keep you comfortable throughout the night.

Score
4.9 / 5.0
Firmness

Offered in Different Levels

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Simmons Beautyrest Black is a collection of premium mattresses that offer numerous options to choose the perfect mattress for you—26 options, to be exact. The Black Collection is divided into five classes: K-Class: 3 mattresses (top of the line), C-Class: 4 mattresses (mid-range), L-Class: 5 mattresses (entry-level), Memory foam: 5 mattresses, and Hybrid: 6 mattresses

While the options will vary from mattress to mattress, the materials used are high-end and made in house and that’s what we’ll review here.  The hybrid mattresses in the Black lineup include triple-braided T3 Pocketed Coil technology to absorb energy, reduce motion, and provide exceptional resilience. Their four-factor cooling technology works overtime to keep you cool and resting soundly all night long. Finally, the Technoluxe memory foam is the ultimate luxury foam to reduce pain and relieve pressure in the shoulders, hips, and back. 

The Beautyrest Black line is Simmons’ high-end Beautyrest Series. These mattresses are the ultimate in luxury mattresses. From their proprietary coil technology to their premium memory foam, the mattress models found is this collection is a great solution for anyone who wants the best and isn’t willing to compromise on quality. 

See our full Beautyrest Black Mattress Reviews for more details. 

Benefits of Buying a Luxury Mattress

Look, we get it. Picking out a mattress when there are a ton of options vying for your attention (and your money) is tough. Particularly when you are making a significant investment, as is the case if you’re looking for a luxury mattress. If you’re still on the fence, here are some of the incredible benefits of choosing one of our luxury recommendations.

Better Sleep

The first and most obvious benefit is better sleep. If you choose a quality mattress built with premium materials custom-tailored to your needs, you’ll be more relaxed, comforted and pain-free. Therefore, sleeping throughout the night with fewer disturbances and more dreams.

Less Chronic Pain

This benefit has two parts. First, for those of you sleeping on an old, outdated mattress, it’s very likely you’ve exacerbated existing musculoskeletal ailments or even created new ones because of the mattress. Investing in a quality mattress will eventually reverse these issues and leave you feeling less achy and sore throughout the day.

Second, for those of you whose pain comes from a proven medical condition and has nothing to do with the mattress, you can be sure that your mattress is absolutely still an important component to your health. We all need to recover at night. That’s what sleep is for! If you have medical conditions, it’s all the more reason to get proper recovery at night. We can’t promise your mattress will be the end-all solution to your pain, but it will certainly help you get the rest you need to combat it and help you avoid making it worse!

Improved Health

Think of your mattress as the performance tool needed to get your best night’s sleep. As humans, we all need to get proper rest so our body can process memories and emotions, repair cells and tissues, and get the recovery it needs. If you’re not sleeping well, waking frequently, or hurting while you sleep, you can bet you will start to see a decline in your overall health and immunity. Our sleep is positively critical to our health, and frankly, a quality mattress that will improve your sleep is the best investment you can make toward your health. 

Longer Lasting

A premium mattress made with quality materials will be far more durable than a cheaply made product. In addition, the support qualities of the bed will remain effective much longer than that of a cheaper counterpart. 

Strong Customizability

One of the strongest selling points of a luxury mattress are the customizations. With the touch of a button, you can adjust the position of a bed with an adjustable base, change the firmness setting and even the temperature in some models.

Quality Materials

With most luxury mattresses, harmful toxins like VOC emissions and toxic flame retardants are not an issue. These manufacturers have spent the extra capital on quality materials and made the effort to receive organic and environmentally safe certifications.

More Substantial Warranties &  Customer Service

One of the best ways to test out a mattresses claims is to look at the warranty and sleep trial period. These companies aren’t afraid to put their money where their mouth is because they know it’s very unlikely that you’ll be returning the mattress or needing a replacement. As the dollar amount you spend increases, so does the service offered to you. Most of these companies will deliver, set up and remove your old mattress for free.


Types of High-End Beds

In general, 100% organic latex beds and hybrid mattresses are most likely to have the highest quality and price tag. However, there are luxury innerspring and memory foam mattresses on the market; however, they tend to be more cost-effective.

Hybrid

A hybrid mattress combines elements of a traditional innerspring mattress and memory foam to create a mattress that is both comfortable and supportive. These are your “best of both worlds” mattresses. Often hybrids are great options for stomach sleepers who need proper support to keep the spine aligned but find that innerspring mattresses are too firm. They also have better edge support than memory foam mattresses. 

Latex

In recent years, mattress manufacturers have developed natural latex-based foams. Latex mattresses provide the contour of memory foam without causing a “sinking” feeling. They tend to have better edge support than traditional memory foam and are often buoyant. Latex is naturally hypoallergenic and breathable, circulating air better than most traditional foams. One-hundred percent of organic latex mattresses also are made with essentially now VOCs, flame retardants and other harsh chemicals. 

Memory Foam

Modern memory foam mattresses combine multiple types of foam to create the same comfort and support feel that you would get from a hybrid without having to incorporate springs. Often you will find softer, plusher foams in the top layer that contain gel infusions to relieve pressure points and cradle the body while further in you will find high-density, firmer foams to create the stability needed to help to align the spine.  

Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses have been around the longest and are made with metal springs or coils. They can come tied together or be wrapped individually. They provide good stability and support and offer the most durable fabric, by far, but they tend to be a bit uncomfortable. This is why we have seen such a rise in the popularity of hybrid mattresses which offer both the comfort layer and the support core. 


Important Considerations for Owning a Luxury Mattress

A luxury mattress is a significant financial investment. 

While we think it’s one of the most important investments you can make for yourself, the end decision is yours. If the price points listed above are out of the question for you, there are many other high-quality mattresses at lower price points that we have reviewed. Check them out.

An adjustment period might be necessary.

Often times, luxury beds come with additional premium features you may not be used to such as an adjustable base and firmness setting. It may take some time to familiarize yourself with these options and find your happy place. Once you get the hang of it though, we know you’re going to love the benefits!

Who a Luxury Mattress is Best For?

  • Someone who has the budget or credit to finance a premium mattress.
  • Someone who suffers from chronic pain or medical conditions and truly needs a state of the art mattress to combat their symptoms
  • Someone with chronic sleep issues who need a high-quality mattress to combat disturbances.
  • Someone who needs customizability. If you have a partner who has starkly different needs than you or you frequently need to change your sleep position, temperature, or firmness setting and require a bed that can adapt

We hope you’ve found this article informative. By now you should be well on your way to selecting a luxury mattress that best fits your needs. Furthermore, you now know the benefits of a high-end mattress as well as the types of high-end mattresses available and the considerations to make before you buy one. Whether you need a luxury mattress for the customizability, to combat chronic sleep or medical conditions, or you just have the budget and want the best there is, we hope we’ve brought you closer to making a well-informed decision and that you’re on your way to a great night’s sleep.

Recap of the Best Luxury Mattress (2020)

Mattress Award Nerd Score
Saatva Best Luxury Firm Mattress 4.7/5
Birch Best Luxury Latex 4.9/5
DreamCloud Premier Best Affordable Luxury Mattress 4.8/5
Cocoon Chill Best Luxury Cooling Mattress 4.4/5
TEMPUR-Adapt Best Luxury Memory Foam Mattress 4.7/5
Brentwood Home Cedar Natural Luxe Best All-Natural 4.7/5
Beautyrest Black Collection Best Luxury Hybrid 4.9/5

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