Best Mattresses of 2017
2017 has shown a continuation of trends from the end of last year: Mattress technology continues to expand with new memory foam, latex, and hybrid designs being concocted; bed-in-a-box mattresses continue to grow in popularity; and the big mattress manufacturers continue to push the envelope with new technologies and ever-increasing value for their products.
Simmons, Serta, and Sealy each have three offerings that made it into this top 10, and Tempur-Pedic has earned a spot as well. These leading mattress companies have been pushing the boundaries of sleep technology for decades and continue to improve upon their successful comfort materials and support systems while innovating new mattress covers and other luxury components. Learn more about the best models from these leading brands below, and see what makes them the best of the best.
- Comfort Scale rating of 4
- Good for back and stomach sleepers
- Affordable option for couples
- DualCool Technology Fiber ensures cool, clean comfort
- AirCool Foam provides pressure relief
- GelTouch Foam contours effectively and promotes deep sleep
- 815 Density Beautyrest Pocketed Coil System features individually wrapped coils
The Queen size Simmons Beautyrest Silver Adda II Plush is an affordable option for couples that provides amazing comfort, especially when you consider the low cost. With a rating of 4 on our Comfort Scale, this model offers sufficient body contouring for back and stomach sleepers without sacrificing support.
The Adda II features several improvements from the last generation. For example, the initial layer is now composed of DualCool Technology Fiber. Incredibly soft, this premium comfort material is enhanced with silver to help move heat away from the body. Silver also helps prevent odor-causing bacteria, mildew, and mold to ensure you have a clean, fresh sleeping environment. Two layers of AirCool Foam are included to provide pressure relief and, in turn, prevent tossing and turning. The AirCool Foam also utilizes a channeled surface design to increase airflow throughout the mattress. To achieve close contouring and promote deeper REM sleep, this model incorporates a layer of GelTouch Foam. GelTouch Foam is yet another high quality comfort material that has been added to reinforce support to the lower back and promote durability. Expertly engineered, the 815 Density Beautyrest Pocketed Coil System provides essential support to the lower back, and it is adjustable base compatible. This coil system also helps minimize transfer of motion, which is highly beneficial for couples sharing a Queen size. A thick, ventilated edge support system surrounds the mattress to ensure consistency in comfort from edge to edge.
In all, the Queen size Simmons Beautyrest Silver Adda II Plush is an outstanding option for couples who want a cost-effective mattress with a medium-firm feel.
- Comfort Scale score of 7.5
- Great for back or side sleepers
- Excellent value for couples
- Beautyrest Pocketed Coil System has increased coil count
- Boasts several upgrades from last generation
Featuring significant upgrades from the previous generation, the Simmons Beautyrest Silver Kenosha Place II Plush Pillow Top Queen Size Mattress is an excellent option for couples who want soft yet supportive comfort. Scoring a 7.5 on our Comfort Scale, this model supplies great pressure relief and is suitable for back or side sleepers.
One of the numerous improvements from last year's model is the incorporation of DualCool Technology Fiber into the quilt. This super soft material is enhanced using silver to move heat away from the body and prevent mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. A layer of AirFeel Foam provides initial softness and utilizes an open cell design to deliver high airflow. To ensure optimal airflow, this model also includes AirCool Foam, which uses a channeled surface design and enhances pressure relief. To promote deeper REM sleep and prevent tossing and turning, this model contains a whopping 2.5 inches of GelTouch Foam. Crucial support to the back is provided by two high quality-components: the newly added AirCool Gel Memory Foam in the center third and the Beautyrest Pocketed Coil System. The memory foam reinforces the center third of the mattress, providing support to the lower back and helping resist sagging. Meanwhile, the expertly designed coil system provides conforming yet solid support. This generation consists of many more coils than before, giving the mattress a much more sturdy, supportive feel. Another inch has been added to the foam-encased, ventilated edge system, resulting in a 4-inch edge that supplies consistent comfort for those sharing a Queen size.
The Simmons Beautyrest Silver Kenosha Place III Plush Pillow Top Queen Size Mattress is a phenomenal example of a company improving upon an already good product to make it great. It offers a respectable value for couples who prefer a soft yet supportive level of comfort.
- Comfort Scale rating of 8
- Super soft and enveloping
- Suitable for back or side sleepers
- Sealy Embrace Coil System uses independently acting coils
- Pre-compressed high quality polyfoams
- SolidEdge HD Edge System ensures consistent comfort
The softest model in the standard Posturepedic category, the Sealy Posturepedic Cooper Mountain IV Plush Euro Pillow Top Queen Size Mattress is perfect for couples who are back or side sleepers and enjoy very soft comfort. With a Comfort Scale rating of 8, this mattress feels exceptionally enveloping and plush.
The Sealy Embrace Coil System acts as the foundation of the Cooper Mountain III. This system utilizes individually wrapped coils that perform independently to accurately contour to the unique curves of your body. This results in reduced motion transfer, which is incredibly nice for couples. The system is also adjustable base friendly. Above the coil system there are high -rade polyfoams like SealyCushion Extra Soft Foam and SealyCushion Ultra Soft Foam. Both of these top-tier materials undergo a pre-compression process to ensure consistency in comfort and help prevent uneven wear. A layer of SealyCool Gel Memory Foam reinforces the center third of the mattress, providing support to the crucial lower back area. You can also sleep comfortably close to the edges thanks to the SolidEdge HD Edge System.
Although it is too cushiony for stomach sleepers, the Sealy Posturepedic Cooper Mountain III Plush Euro Pillow Top Queen Size Mattress is a fantastic choice for couples who prefer soft comfort.
- Versatile Comfort Scale rating of 5
- Suitable for all sleeping positions
- Affordable option for couples
- Sealy Embrace Coil System uses independently acting coils
- High-grade polyfoams are pre-compressed
- Consistent comfort provided by Sealy SolidEdge HD System
- Perfect choice for guest rooms
Affordable and highly versatile, the Sealy Posturepedic Santa Paula III Plush Euro Top Queen Size Mattress will please most back, side, and stomach sleepers. It has a Comfort Scale score of 5, which demonstrates that it provides a balance of initial body contouring and deep-down support. Since it will accommodate all kinds of sleepers, this mattress offers an excellent compromise for couples and a great option for a guest room.
At the core of the mattress is the Sealy Embrace Coil System, which consists of independently responding coils that ensure close contouring and solid support. Couples are sure to appreciate that is transfers very little motion, and it is also compatible with adjustable bases. Premium polyfoam layers sit on top of the coil system and help achieve a mid-range level of comfort. Each layer is put through a pre-compression process to ensure consistency and even wear. The Sealy SolidEdge HD System puts a 2.5-inch foam perimeter around the mattress that supplies dependable comfort and maximizes the sleeping space.
Whether you are shopping for a guest room or your own master bedroom, the Sealy Posturepedic Santa Paula III Plush Euro Top Queen Size Mattress is a superb choice that offers very versatile comfort.
- Versatile Comfort Scale rating of 6
- Soft yet supportive
- Great value for all kinds of sleepers
- Zoned Sealy Embrace Premier Coil System uses expertly placed coils
- Premium comfort materials
- SolidEdge HD Premier System ensures consistent comfort
The Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Copper Plush Queen Size Mattress is the best value available in Sealy's Hybrid collection. Although it shares much in common with top-of-the-line models, it is far more affordable. Its versatile Comfort Scale rating of 6 provides a combination of softness and support that will work for all kinds of sleepers.
The Copper Plush is built around the Zoned Sealy Embrace Premier Coil System. This innovative coil system utilizes a series of individually wrapped coils to supply precise contouring as well as solid support. The center third contains the highest concentration of coils since this is the area where you need the most support. The system ensures minimal motion transfer, which is an invaluable feature for couples. It is also adjustable base friendly. An extra layer of SealyCool Gel Memory Foam is added to the center third to bolster crucial support to the lower back. Working in conjunction with the coil system, this memory foam promotes proper spinal alignment. The model also includes SealyCushion Soft Foam, which provides soft contouring and comfort for the whole body. This high-quality comfort material is put through a pre-compression process at Sealy to ensure consistency and a long comfort life. At the top of the mattress is the primary comfort component: a full layer of SealyCool Gel Memory Foam. This foam provides impressive pressure relief, long-term showroom comfort, minimal motion transfer, and a phase change material that helps you sleep comfortably cool. All of this is wrapped in a thin cover that puts very little barrier between you and the comfort layers, allowing each material to work to the best of its ability. Surrounded by Sealy's SolidEdge HD Premier System, comfort and support is consistent from edge to edge.
The Queen size Sealy Posturepedic Premier Hybrid Copper Plush offers a great deal of top-tier features. It is supportive, contours exceptionally well, and maintains a pleasant sleeping temperature, all for an affordable price.
- Versatile Comfort Scale rating of 5
- Double sided, can be flipped
- Comfortable for any sleeping position
- Affordable mattress for couples
- Durable layers of foam
- High-Profile Continuous Support System uses connected coils
- Foam Encased Edge Support maintains consistency
Another adaptable model to make the list is the Serta Perfect Sleeper Hotel Sapphire Suite Double Sided Pillowtop Queen Size Mattress. Designed for those who want an affordable double-sided mattress, it is the top model in Serta's Hotel Suite collection. Scoring a rating of 5 on our Comfort Scale, it offers a blend of comfort and support that will work for just about any back, stomach, or side sleeper. A Queen size is perfect for couples, and the neutral level of comfort makes it a great option for guest bedrooms as well.
The versatile comfort level is made possible by layers of durable foams. These high-grade materials include PillowSoft Foam, the Serta Insulator Pad, and the Zone Active 5-Zone Foam Topper. These components work together to provide extra cushioning for a softer initial impact, and they excel at soothing pressure points that can lead to tossing and turning. Support is provided by Serta's High Profile Continuous Support System, which uses hundreds of connected coils to ensure sturdy support, especially to the lower back area. Foam Encased Edge Support creates a uniform level of comfort and support across the entire surface, so you can sleep comfortably anywhere -- even at the edges.
The Serta Perfect Sleeper Hotel Sapphire Suite Double Sided Pillowtop Queen Size Mattress is a versatile choice that presents a remarkable value. It is also the only flippable mattress to end up on the list this year. Since it is double-sided, you can flip it from time to time to experience that fresh showroom feel.
- Versatile Comfort Scale score of 5
- Works for all sleeping positions
- Affordable option for couples
- Includes Serta PillowSoft Foam and Gel Foam
- Durable Custom Support Classic 520 Coil System
- 6-Gauge Border Rods prevent roll-off
Continuing the trend of top-rated, neutral comfort level models is the Serta Perfect Sleeper Alimar Plush Queen Size Mattress. An affordable option for couples, it scores a 5 on our Comfort Scale. The soft on top, firm underneath feel will work well for all sleeping positions.
The key comfort layers are Serta PillowSoft Foam and Gel Foam. These high-quality materials offer a good amount of body contouring as well as pressure relief. The gel infused into the polyurethane foam helps achieve better pressure relief and a more substantial overall feel. Beneath the comfort layers is the Custom Support Classic 520 Coil System. Delivering deep-down support, this coil system is constructed from a single, continuous wire for long-lasting durability. To prevent roll-off and ensure consistent comfort, 6-Gauge Border Rods reinforce the perimeter of the mattress.
Though it does not include all of the bells and whistles that come with higher-end models, the Queen size Serta Perfect Sleeper Alimar Plush is a remarkable value for couples looking for versatile comfort.
- Comfort Scale rating of 3
- Great for back and stomach sleepers
- Affordable Serta option with many perks
- Premium comfort materials
- Dual Coil System is highly effective
- Best Edge Foam Encasement maximizes sleeping space
The Serta iComfort Hybrid Applause II Firm Queen Size Mattress is an entry-level model, but it features all of the perks of a Serta mattress at an affordable price. It has a Comfort Scale rating of 3, which demonstrates that it is designed to provide a firm level of comfort with enough padding to cushion you. This makes it a suitable option for back and stomach sleepers.
The Applause II Firm contains two layers of Serta Support Foam and a single layer of Serta PillowSoft Foam. These high-grade comfort materials are expertly designed to provide you with good pressure relief and a long comfort life. The key comfort component is Everfeel Triple Effects Gel Memory Foam, a top-tier foam that provides exceptional pressure relief and utilizes a phase change material with titanium support beads to help you rest comfortably cool and properly supported. Beneath the comfort layers is the Dual Coil System, which provides effective contouring and solid back support. This system helps minimize motion transfer, and it is also adjustable base compatible. The perimeter of the mattress is surrounded by a Best Edge Foam Encasement, so you can sleep anywhere on the surface without noticing much change in comfort or support.
To summarize, the Serta iComfort Hybrid Applause II Firm Queen Size Mattress is a phenomenal choice for couples who prefer firm comfort. It offers a cost-effective way to experience the quality of a Serta mattress.
- Exceptionally firm Comfort Scale score of 1
- Good for back and stomach sleepers who prefer firm comfort
- Dense, but still contours to the lower back
- SmartClimate System keeps the surface cool
- Quilt is antimicrobial
- Contains award-winning TEMPUR material
Though this list is dominated by the three big S-brands, the TEMPUR-Contour Supreme Queen Size Mattress earned a spot among the top models of the year. Scoring a very firm rating of 1 on our Comfort Scale, this mattress is ideal for couples who want the firmest Tempur-Pedic model on the market. Despite its very dense feel, it is still capable of contouring to the lower back. Back and stomach sleepers who prefer a very firm comfort should really enjoy the feel of this mattress.
The TEMPUR-Contour Supreme quilt incorporates EasyRefresh which is made using premium fabric that can be removed for easy cleaning and replacement. The SmartClimate System utilizes cool-to-the-touch technology to regulate the surface temperature and keep you cool while you rest. The quilt also boasts antimicrobial properties, keeping bacteria and dust mites at bay to secure a healthy sleep environment. Comfort layers consist of the award-winning TEMPUR material that promotes pressure relief and a firm overall feel. The foam base supplies firm support to the lower back and is flexible enough to be compatible with any of the TEMPUR-Ergo adjustable bases.
A high-quality option for couples, the Queen size TEMPUR-Contour Supreme contours well despite its incredibly firm feel.
- Very firm Comfort Scale rating of 2
- Great for back or stomach sleepers
- Excellent value
- Numerous high-quality comfort features
- Improved wrapped coil system
- 4-inch foam encasement ensures consistent comfort
Last but not least is another value-oriented model: the Simmons BeautySleep Sparkle Sky III Firm Queen Size Mattress. With a Comfort Scale rating of 2, this model is great for back or stomach sleepers searching for a shareable mattress with a very firm feel.
Despite its low cost, this mattress contains many innovative features. The SurfaceCool Fiber woven into the quilt is highly beneficial for those who tend to sleep warm. It helps dissipate body heat away from the surface to create a thermoneutral sleeping environment. To increase airflow through the mattress and reduce pressure points, a layer of AirCool Foam is added. Another high-quality comfort material is GelTouch Foam, which provides comfort with exceptional contouring for conformability that promotes deeper REM sleep by minimizing tossing and turning. Equipped with fifty more coils than last year's line, the wrapped coil system provides conforming support to the back. To help you make the most of a Queen size, a full 4-inch foam encasement keeps comfort consistent across the entire surface.
To sum up, the Queen size Simmons BeautySleep Sparkle Sky III Firm mattress is truly impressive for its low cost. If you enjoy extra firm comfort, this may be the perfect choice.
That's the end of our top 10 mattresses of 2017! It's likely that one of these mattresses will be an excellent match for how you sleep; if not, use the one that seemed like the best fit as a basis to compare with the thousands of other great models we have to offer. If you have any questions or could use some help finding your perfect mattress, feel free to chat with one of our friendly mattress experts through our website or by calling 1-800-455-1052. Remember, US-Mattress has the largest selection of mattresses and guarantees the lowest prices on every single one of them!