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A comfort layer exchange you can redeem once, at any time, to alter the feel of your mattress or to increase its lifespan (this option saves you time and money while reducing waste).

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The Best Online Mattress You Can Buy

We wanted to bring you a comparison of a few of the top online mattresses and we looked over data gathered by thousands of unbiased customer reviews and online mattress review experts, such as and SleepSherpa (see reference).

We discovered the incredible popularity of Nest Bedding mattresses and three other brands that offer a single model, free shipping, a 100-day trial period, in a queen-size for $1,000 or less. Using these reviews, we gathered what qualities matter most to online mattress buyers. 

Using data from 12,966 customer reviews and in-depth analyses by industry experts, we compared four of the best online mattress brands available online today—Nest Bedding, Leesa, Purple, and Casper. In this review, we cover the benefits and critiques of each brand as we analyze each detail side-by-side. You’ll see stats on customer satisfaction, price, firmness, durability, material, and more. We will discuss the comprehensive review and in-depth comparison of each mattress.

Here are the best online mattress brands

Updated: November 6, 2017

  • Casper Mattress: Best Online Brand
  • Nest Bedding: People's Choice
  • Purple Mattress: Best for Cooling

What we looked for

First, we narrowed down our pool to Purple, Nest Bedding, Casper, and Leesa mattresses, and we looked at mattress quality factors, such as materials, thickness, weight, and durability. By diving further into extensive reviews and data, we then compared sleep positions, firmness, pricing, and overall customer ratings. Nest Bedding was the clear choice here as their foam beds are heavier and thicker than the other 3 brands we compared.

While researching the pros and cons of each mattress, we found that there is no one perfect mattress to meet every sleeper’s needs, which is why Nest Bedding offers a selection of firmnesses and types of bed. Some people found one mattress to be “too firm,” while others were amazed that it was “not too firm, not too soft.” Finding the perfect foam mattress really comes down to your preferences. We recommend using your past mattresses to determine if you lean towards soft or firm beds, and to consider your most common sleeping positions.

For this article,  our top four picks happen to be high-quality foam mattresses. However, we cover the differences in cushion and materials across all options. These distinctions are mainly in the comfort level material used, from foam and polymer grid to memory foam. When choosing a foam mattress, keep in mind this comfort material largely affects the firmness feel.

Another aspect we studied is the weight of each mattress. Since shipping and packaging is similar for all four mattress companies, we looked at how easy each is to move, lift, and turn. This is a small detail when your mattress is nicely packaged, but quickly becomes a bigger burden when rotating your mattress every three months. It’s important to consider your situation and whether you have a partner or roommate to help lift the mattress. Of all these brands, only the Nest Bedding mattress came with handles for ease of moving.

Speaking of long-term commitments, we also focused on durability and whether the mattresses will stand up to years of comfortable sleep. While online mattress shopping is becoming increasingly popular (for all the right reasons), many of these companies lack long-term studies on mattress longevity. However, Purple, Leesa, and Casper all offer 10 year warranties and free 100 night trials. Only Nest Bedding offered a lifetime warranty and on top of their 100 night's trial, offered a lifetime comfort guarantee.

With the basics covered, we researched and studied how customers truly feel about these four foam mattresses. We read reviews by back, side, and stomach sleepers—and people who constantly change positions during the night. Next, we analyzed in-depth reviews by unbiased product testers who had the chance to sleep on all four mattresses (in addition to 20 others) for an extended period of time. Whether you’re going back and forth between Leesa vs. Nest Bedding, Casper vs. Purple, or any combination of the four, we discovered the favorite picks for each common sleeping position.

Just as important to a sleeping preference, we gathered the prices and overall customer ratings for each size mattress. From Twin XL to King, our data highlights the features and helps you make an informed decision to get the best value for your money. Then, using the customer reviews, we calculated the average ratings and gauged customer satisfaction. Below, you’ll find our data breakdowns and what it means for you as an online mattress shopper.