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Best Mattresses of 2021: Our Picks for Better Sleep


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As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on our top picks for best mattress of 2021. It’s important to emphasize that there is no “best mattress” overall, because everyone is different! However, we can share our and customers’ favorites in various categories. Keep in mind that the best mattress for you will depend on how much you are able to spend. With that said, let’s begin!

Best Innerspring Mattress of 2021

Innerspring mattresses have been around a long time, but the technology itself continues to advance. The innerspring mattress your grandparents slept on barely compares to its counterparts today! For this reason, innerspring mattresses continue to be a popular choice among mattress shoppers.

Our Simmons Beautyrest Colfax Medium Plush Mattress checks all of the boxes for comfort, quality, and affordability. Combining a cooling cover with a breathable foam comfort layer, this innerspring mattress keeps your temperature just right. Meanwhile, Simmons’ proprietary pocketed coil technology improves motion isolation for undisturbed sleep. Many customers love that the Colfax is also adjustable friendly, so it works with their adjustable bed.

Best Memory Foam Mattress of 2021

When it comes to conforming comfort, memory foam mattresses are a favored option. They offer excellent motion isolation as well as body-contouring pressure relief. Though memory foam has a reputation for retaining body heat, most manufacturers include cooling technologies to address this issue. 

The Nectar Classic Memory Foam Mattress gets fantastic reviews from our customers, and it’s easy to see why. Featuring firm support and medium firm comfort, the Nectar Classic provides body-hugging comfort while maintaining optimal spinal alignment. It’s also adjustable friendly, and offers the convenience of a Bed in a Box. This means that it ships to your doorstep in a box, only a few feet long, which you can easily move to your bed! Lastly, the Nectar Classic includes a cool-to-the-touch quilted cover, and gel-infused memory foam, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the night.

Best Latex Mattress of 2021

Latex mattresses offer some of the contouring properties of memory foam, but without hugging your body. In addition, they retain some of the bounciness that you might expect from an innerspring mattress. They’re also naturally breathable and hypoallergenic. Plus, thanks to the high durability of latex, most of our latex mattresses have a warranty of 15 years!

Among our many latex mattress options, the PranaSleep Lotus Pranayama2 5.2 Plush Mattress gets a lot of attention. Its Talalay latex comfort layer combines with a quilted top for just enough softness without sinking. It provides excellent motion isolation as well, so one partner’s movement doesn’t disturb the other’s sleep. Natural breathability translates to cool comfort, allowing you to focus on nothing but rest. Lastly, the PranaSleep Lotus Pranayama2 5.2 plush mattress features a 15 year warranty, so durability is never a concern.

Best Hybrid Mattress of 2021

For the best of both worlds, usually innersprings and memory foam, many customers love a hybrid mattress. They offer strong innerspring support, while also featuring foams of various densities for stability and comfort. These unique combinations make each hybrid mattress model different, meaning you can always find the perfect one for you.

In the hybrid mattress category, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress was a hit in 2021. With firm support and medium firm comfort, this mattress has enough softness to soothe you to sleep while still keeping your spine in optimal alignment. Gel-infused memory foam hugs your body, giving you pressure relief while still keeping you cool. Furthermore, DreamCloud’s cashmere-blend cover creates an even cooler and smooth sleep surface. As an added bonus, this mattress is a Bed in a Box, so it ships right to your door. 

Best Bed in a Box of 2021

The Bed in a Box mattress phenomenon has taken the mattress world by storm. The convenience of having a mattress delivered in a box only a few feet long is certainly attractive. Moreover, you can easily move a Bed in a Box to your bedroom, slide it out of the box, and unroll it in place!

Of our many Bed in a Box options, the Casper Original Foam Mattress was a popular choice in 2021. In fact, this mattress was one of the early Bed in a Box mattresses to hit the market in 2014, and it continues to bring convenient comfort to many sleepers today. One of Casper’s many innovations appears in this mattress, in the form of premium AirScape™ Foam. Its perforations provide plenty of airflow so you don’t sleep too warm compared to other memory foam mattresses. 

Final Thoughts

At City Mattress, our focus is on helping you get the best sleep of your life. We hope this list of the best mattresses of 2021 serves as a guide for that purpose. We wish you all the best in the New Year!