These Luxury Mattresses Are Actually Worth the Splurge

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Mattresses are some of the most expensive (and essential) purchases we make, so finding one that's worth the cost is crucial, but while browsing, you have to wonder: Are high-end, luxury beds over $2,500 actually a better deal? Do they actually last longer and feel more comfortable or supportive than more affordable models? We found out.

At the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab, we've surveyed more than 10,000 mattress owners and worked with consumer testers to directly evaluate hundreds of models, in order to provide you with more insight into which mattress is right for you.

What's the best luxury mattress for most people? Our top-tested luxury mattress is Tempur-Pedic's Pro Adapt Mattress. It conforms to the shape of your body, providing cloud-like cushioning and targeted support in order to maintain a neutral, spinal alignment, according to our testers. Alternatively, if you aren't a fan of the "sink-in" feel of the brand's foam or are hoping to spend under $2,000 without sacrificing quality, opt for the Saatva Classic Mattress, a high-end traditional innerspring.

With a century-long history of evaluating bedding and home products, our Lab analysts have become experts in finding the best mattresses for every type of sleeper. From frequently reviewing materials, construction, company policies and customer service to analyzing survey data and tester feedback, we've evaluated it all, whether you're looking for an organic mattress, a cooling mattress for your night sweats, an easy-to-assemble mattress-in-a-box or even a split king mattress for your new split king adjustable bed.

Read on to learn more about our picks for the best luxury mattresses, with prices listed for Queen sizes. And while you're shopping, check out our best deep pocket sheets and best hotel sheets to pair with your new tall, high-end bed.

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Pro Adapt Mattress

Take it from our experts and hundreds of the brand's mattress owners: There's nothing quite like a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Made using undeniably pressure-relieving memory foam, many of our testers were blown away by how comfortable and supportive it felt over time. This model was especially loved by many of our survey panelists and testers. As the name suggests, it adapts specifically to your body shape, weight and temperature as you sleep.

Who it's best for: Users who want a bed that conforms to the shape of their body for targeted pressure relief with a sink-in foam feel.

Tester notes: The Pro Adapt is one of the brand's most popular mattresses and received high marks from our survey respondents. Several users praised its ability to retain its shape over time, rather than forming indentations like others they've owned, even after years of use. One even described her experience as "love at first sleep." Plus, several of our consumer testers have reported a notable difference in their sleep quality since swapping to this bed. The caveat is, according to some users, the all-foam version runs hot, but Tempur-Pedic's LuxeBreeze Mattress combines its famous foam with cooling technology at a slightly higher premium.

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a shot of the tempurpedic pro adapt mattress in the home of a consumer tester
Olivia Lipski

Classic Mattress

While most online mattresses ship to you in a box for self-setup, Saatva stands out for its complimentary white glove delivery. The brand's Classic Mattress is its most popular model and for good reason. From the excellent edge support to the top-notch construction, the classic bouncy feel is a crowd-pleaser and a notable favorite among the 10,000 mattress owners we've surveyed. Plus, if you're on the fence, it comes with a generous 365-day trial period — just note, you'll have to pay a $99 pickup fee if you decide to return it.

Who it's best for: Users looking for the bounce and breathability of a traditional luxury innerspring mattress plus free white glove delivery and mattress removal at a less hefty cost.

Tester notes: Compared to other brands, Saatva has consistently earned top praise from our panelists. Many users highlighted the excellent comfort and support and even shared how their sleep quality has improved since sleeping on this specific model. In fact, even our Lab analysts have been impressed with the high-quality materials and edge support, which makes it especially great for anyone who struggles to get in and out of bed.

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Estate Mattress

The perfect firm mattress can feel impossible to find: Does a bed that's firm yet not stiff truly exist? Our panel, especially those who prefer a firm feel, has nothing but praise for Stearns & Foster's Estate Mattress. This style contains a complex, two-in-one coil system for premium support along with a thoughtful, detail-oriented design. Plus, it's available both with and without a pillowtop and you can upgrade to the Lux Estate for an even more extravagant experience.

Who it's best for: Stomach sleepers, shoppers with heavier body weights or anyone who prefers a firm mattress. It's also ideal for in-store shoppers who prefer scoping out different models in person at their local mattress store before purchasing.

Tester notes: More than 150 panelists and consumer testers offered feedback on this mattress, and it earned glowing reviews for its firm feel and excellent support. On top of that, it impressed our Lab experts. One called his first night sleeping on this mattress a "revelation," and said, "I love how firm and structured the mattress felt. I've been sleeping much more soundly." Note that the made-to-order format does mean it could take longer than other mattresses to arrive, but many told us it was worth the wait.

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Elite Hybrid

Waiting around for a mattress delivery is often the last thing you want to do, especially when you need your mattress now instead of in 10 to 15 business days. Luckily, this hybrid mattress comes compressed in a box, so you can set it up at your leisure. It's a newer release than our other picks, but it's impressed our experts with its comfortable and effective ergonomic design and has outperformed other high-end mattresses in our tests. This model features targeted support or pressure relief in five key areas for personalized comfort and spinal alignment.

Who it's best for: Shoppers who want a comfortable luxury mattress without fear of shipping delays. It's well-suited for side and back sleepers, people suffering from back pain and anyone who has struggled to find a truly comfortable mattress.

Tester notes: While zonal support may sound too good to be true, Bear's ergonomic layout proved effective in our evaluations. Testers gave it top scores across the board, praising its positive impact on their sleep. One noted, "It feels like my entire body is being supported, regardless of my position," and another called it "nothing short of amazing." Just note that Bear makes some claims about using recovery-promoting, "eco-friendly materials"that we couldn't verify in our research, but we still stand behind this mattress for its exceptional comfort.

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RestorePlus Hybrid Mattress

Most mattresses you'll find on the market use foam or latex, but Purple's models stand out for their unique material and bouncy feel. Each mattress uses the brand's GelFlex Grid, an elastic top layer that proves both breathable and supportive. This results in an inherently airy quality with extra ventilation that hot sleepers will appreciate. On top of that, the squishy grid feels both supportive and pressure-relieving, for a texture that falls in between a foam and latex bed.

Who it's best for: Side or stomach sleepers who sleep hot or suffer from night sweats or anyone in search of a more breathable mattress. It's also great for couples who want a bed with good motion isolation or those who are tired of the same old mattress feel.

Tester notes: Purple's mattresses have a truly one-of-a-kind texture that's hard to fully explain, but one analyst who's tried this new model describes it as having "the springy texture of latex with the pressure-relieving and cradling feel of memory foam and the breathability of an innerspring mattress." To summarize, it combines several of the best characteristics from a slew of mattress types. The caveat is that some reviewers reported that the delivery took longer than they expected. Delivery may take from two weeks to five weeks, especially if you opt for the complimentary white glove delivery.

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Evolution 15"

If you're suffering from any kind of joint pain, the right mattress can make all the difference in easing your discomfort. This model is designed for just that: It's 15 inches tall and combines several layers of foam on top of coils in order to cradle your pressure points without sacrificing support. And it's proved effective, earning top praise for its excellent pressure relief from dozens of testers and survey respondents with back and hip pain.

Who it's made for: Shoppers struggling with hip pain, back pain, pregnancy-related pain and sciatica, or anyone in search of a little more pressure relief.

Tester notes: While everyone's joint pain is different, we've gotten positive feedback from many users who have back and hip pain and swear this mattress actually made a difference. Several shared that it "cushions pressure points" and appreciated how the foam "bounces back to retain its support even when changing positions." In fact, one survey respondent even said that while she's had on-and-off back pain for more than 20 years, she hasn't experienced any during her first year of sleeping on this mattress. Just note that several owners found it heavier than other boxed mattresses they've owned, due to the tall profile.

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Climate360™ Smart Bed

While some mattresses allow you to choose from multiple firmness levels before purchase, Sleep Number beds are famous for letting you customize the firmness level to your liking at any time. This new cutting-edge model goes beyond that, allowing you to control both the firmness and temperature for true personalization along with the bed position, thanks to the included adjustable base.

Who it's best for: Shoppers who are looking for all the bells and whistles and then some, and those who are willing to splurge for complete control of their sleeping surface.

For those who like the adjustability but are on the fence about the high cost and temperature control, the brand's i8 Smart Bed offers similar firmness control with a top layer of foam that's infused with ceramic to draw heat away from your body.

Tester notes: The price is undeniably high, but the mattress more than delivers on its promises. When one of our experts personally tested this model, she was blown away by the temperature control settings that offered multiple temperatures are targeted control. Aside from that, the bed allows for a "set it and forget it" approach, giving you the option to create a routine. The caveat is that this fine-tuned control requires the use of an app and Wi-Fi, making it difficult to disconnect from technology before bed.

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Organic Luxury Plush Mattress

With 17 different layers, this luxury mattress from Avocado uses an impressive list of organic materials, from GOLS-certified organic latex to GOTS-certified organic wool, silk, hemp and cotton. Like many luxury mattresses, the price tag is high, but this one is tailored for long-lasting comfort, featuring a latex layer with three strategic zones and a coil layer with five zones for true ergonomic support. Plus, it's offered in a crowd-pleasing medium firmness and decadent plush firmness, making it a great option for couples as well as side or back sleepers.

Who it's best for: Eco-conscious shoppers who prefer organic materials over memory foam or anyone who enjoys the floating, cloud-like feel of latex.

Tester notes: Testers were thrilled with how much they liked this mattress, describing it as more "substantial and supportive" compared to their past beds. One highlighted the bed's balanced feel that provided both comfort and support, and testers commended its excellent edge support. On top of that, our testers shared that they truly enjoyed sleeping on the bed, although they found the medium firmness leaned toward the firm side compared to a foam hybrid or pillowtop innerspring.

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EOS Organic Pillow Top Mattress

Have a different firmness preference or sleep position than your partner? This mattress has a modular design so you can pick from five different firmness levels for each side of the bed. And if you still can't get comfortable, Naturepedic gives you 100 days to exchange your firmness level if it's not a good fit. Because of its customizable nature, assembly is a bit more hands-on. The layers come separately and you'll have to stack them inside the encasement yourself, but the easy-access zipper makes things easier.

Who it's best for: Couples who never agree on the same firmness level when mattress shopping and shoppers who prefer to buy organic mattresses.

Tester notes: Couples who slept on this model told us they loved the motion isolation offered by the separate fills. One even shared that she couldn't feel her partner move at all at night. Our testers gave the mattress high scores across the board, highlighting the contouring feel of the bed around key areas like the shoulders and hips. The caveat is that the comfort comes with a cumbersome setup — you'll need to unbox each layer separately — but our reviewers found it worth the effort.

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How we test luxury mattresses

The Good Housekeeping Institute has been evaluating consumer products for over a century, including all kinds of mattresses, from traditional innerspring mattresses to cutting-edge smart mattresses. With the shift to online shopping and expansion of the direct-to-consumer mattress industry, we have kept up with the latest innovations, reviewing new styles and tried-and-true classics to see if they're worth the hype. In the past few years, we've also surveyed more than 10,000 mattress owners while working with consumer testers to directly review hundreds of models at home. On top of that, our experts assess everything from materials and structure to brand reputation to find the best mattresses, including luxury options.

Here are some aspects we consider when evaluating mattresses:

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✔️ Ease of ordering and delivery: Survey respondents rate and comment on how easy it was to buy the mattress, how quickly it arrived and any issues that came up during the purchasing process.

✔️ Ease of setup: Users share how easy the mattress delivery and setup process was, whether DIY or white glove delivery, plus whether or not the mattress took shape quickly.

a compressed, rolled up mattress wrapped in plastic on a bed base
Jill Sollazzo

✔️ Firmness rating: We ask testers to share their opinion on the firmness level. Even though most brands specify a firmness, we want to make sure it feels that way in real life — especially when the brand claims it'll feel soft.

✔️ Edge support: Testers also rate whether or not the perimeter of the bed sinks in under their weight. Brands sometimes claim their mattresses offer edge support, but sometimes users don't feel it.

✔️ Comfort and support: Respondents provide scores for comfort, support and satisfaction at the start of their review and satisfaction over an extended period of time.

textiles lab experts looking at the edge support of a mattress
Dan Dai and Jay Aguirre

✔️ Temperature: We ask whether respondents stayed at a comfortable body temperature throughout the night on the bed, so we can note whether any cooling features were observed.

✔️ Perceived sleep quality: Users weigh in on whether they felt the mattress affected their sleep quality. They also share whether or not they felt sore and have the opportunity to compare their current model to ones they've used in the past.

✔️ Additional feedback: Testers also share any specific likes, dislikes and further comments about their experiences.

lab analysts note how easy it is to lift the corners of a mattress for moving and bed making
Dan Dai and Jay Aguirre

Things to keep in mind when shopping for luxury mattresses

Whether shopping online or in-store, mattresses are tough to choose from. After all, there's no single mattress that's best for everyone. Here's what to consider as you search for a new bed:

✔️ Firmness level: When looking through our survey data, one of the biggest concerns for our respondents was finding a mattress with the appropriate firmness level. If you're unsure what firmness is best for you, here are some elements to consider besides your personal preferences:

  • Sleep position: Keeping your spine in a natural, neutral alignment throughout the night is ideal and can help keep you from waking up in pain. Typically, stomach sleepers require a firm bed, side sleepers will benefit from a softer mattress and back or combination sleepers are best suited to something in the middle for optimal alignment.

  • Body type: Heavy people may benefit from a firmer bed for support, while those with lightweight body types may benefit from a softer mattress. Remember: Consider both your size and sleep position when deciding on the right firmness level.

✔️ Back pain: Pressure-relieving mattresses, like all-foam or hybrid styles, can help provide relief for users suffering from any kind of joint pain. In our interviews with medical professionals, many recommended a medium level of firmness for a balance of cushioning and support.

✔️ Temperature: Hot sleepers or anyone experiencing night sweats may benefit from a mattress with cooling properties. Certain materials, such as memory foam, are known for trapping heat, so if you're set on a foam or hybrid mattress, opt for a hybrid style, which uses coils for extra ventilation, or a foam bed with cooling technology, including phase change materials, copper particles or gel. By comparison, innerspring and latex beds have a "cooler" feel thanks to their breathable design and materials.

✔️ Trial period: Whether or not you stop by a mattress store or showroom to lie on your new bed before purchasing, it can be difficult to know if a mattress is a good fit without actually sleeping on it for a few months. As a result, most mattress companies offer an any-reason return period of at least 90 nights, so you can try your bed risk-free. But remember to check whether there are any hidden return fees and how the return process works before purchasing, just in case.

✔️ Certifications: When shopping, you'll likely encounter a few different emblems when shopping. Here are the most common certifications and what they mean:

  • CertiPUR-US certifies that any foam used in the mattress is made without certain harmful chemicals and has been tested to ensure low VOC emissions.

  • The Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX verifies that any fabric component of the product (such as the outer cover) has been tested to ensure there are no unsafe levels of known harmful chemicals.

  • The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certifies that the mattress follows strict standards throughout the entire production process. GOTS is considered the gold standard for organic mattresses and bedding but may be misused by some brands. Take note that GOTS only certifies whole products and not just one component (e.g., an organic cotton outer cover). If you're on the fence, you can always check the GOTS public database to be sure a brand's claim is accurate.

  • The Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) is similar to GOTS but focuses on latex. These two organic certifications are often used together for organic latex mattresses, toppers and pillows.

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Are luxury beds worth it?

It depends! A higher price doesn't necessarily indicate a better mattress. In our evaluations, a good mattress typically costs between $1,000-$2,000 for Queen size (which is the most popular mattress size on the market). But beyond the $2,000 price point, there are plenty of picks more than worth the splurge — in fact, some of our testers reported noticeable improvements in sleep quality when sleeping on a luxury mattress without knowing the prices of their new bed.

Often, brands are able to design a luxury mattress without feeling limited by the cost, allowing for fewer restrictions in materials or technologies. Luxury mattresses are also often taller, providing more cushioning comfort and support layers.

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Why trust Good Housekeeping?

The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab has been testing all kinds of bedding and home products for more than a century. Each year, our experts research and review hundreds of mattresses in addition to surveying our readers, organizing consumer testing and analyzing countless data points.

Grace Wu is a textiles product review analyst at the Good Housekeeping Institute and has researched and evaluated hundreds of mattresses using feedback from thousands of consumer testers and survey panelists. She's written several stories about various types available, from traditional innerspring mattresses and springy latex mattresses to cooling mattresses and the best mattresses for back pain. Prior to joining GH, Grace earned a Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Science from Cornell University.

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