Mattress Rating Sources
Total of 7 Sources
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Mattress Reviews & Ratings -- Summary
by Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com
Our AssessmentSleepLikeTheDead.com rates mattress brands based largely on its compilation of more than 21,500 owner reviews. Most of these reviews are drawn from hundreds of online message boards and forums. Other sources include evaluations on retailers' websites and product-review sites, as well as personal interviews. Editors compare customer ratings for each brand on criteria such as comfort, affordability and durability. The site also offers useful information on how to shop for a mattress.
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org tests 35 mattresses, including innerspring and memory-foam models. The methodology is thorough, as testers measure how well each mattress supports the spine for back sleepers and side sleepers, and how much vibration is transmitted across the mattress when the sleeper changes position. Durability is also considered, and the site analyzes the accuracy of manufacturer claims of firmness.
by Contributors to MattressFirm.com
Our AssessmentMattressFirm.com is an independent retailer with both a website and an extensive network of brick-and-mortar stores. Unlike some mattress retailers, who focus on only one specific brand, MattressFirm deals in a wide variety of different mattresses of all types and brands. The number of reviews tend to be inconsistent, and some rate the store as well as the mattress, but there are enough reviews of popular brands and models to give a good overview of satisfaction.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com carries primarily off-brand mattresses, and many of these are sold exclusively through Amazon. However, this is a surprisingly good resource to find reviews of very affordable mattress brands, particularly memory foam. Some of these mattresses get hundreds or even thousands of reviews, and there are several highly-rated models that most mattress shoppers would not otherwise realize were available.
The Best Mattresses: Mattress Reviews & Ratings
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentViewpoints.com is a good source of reviews, because it includes owner feedback on all mattress brands and models; retail sites, by contrast, cover only those models they sell. The highest-scoring mattress brands on this website are Bed in a Box and Tempur-Pedic, both makers of memory foam mattresses. Innerspring mattresses by Sealy Posturepedic and Simmons Beautyrest, as well as memory-foam choices by Restava, Serta iComfort and MemoryFoam.com also garner good reviews.
The Best Mattress for a Better Night's Sleep
by Stephanie Watson
Our AssessmentWatson interviews several medical experts, including an orthopedic physician and an allergist, about their mattress recommendations. Although all agree that the best mattress is a matter of personal preference, there are some useful general tips here. One doctor says that people with back or neck pain will do best on a medium-firm mattress; another recommends washable mattress covers for people who suffer from dust allergies. One expert recommends replacing your mattress every 10 years.
Count Sheep, Not Harmful Synthetics: How to Find an Eco-Friendly Mattress
by Laura Fraser
Our AssessmentWriter Laura Fraser sets out to find environmentally friendly mattresses, and discovers that many manufacturers' claims are misleading. Nevertheless, she calls the Organic Mattresses Inc. (OMI) line "rigorously green," because its products are "made from cruelty-free wool, certified organic cotton, and 100 percent natural rubber latex." She ends up buying a mattress from Magniflex because it uses memory foam that is "30 percent plant oils" and uses water to expand the memory foam, rather than solvents.