We Researched the Best Online Mattress Companies—Here Are Our Top Picks

Our top selections include mattresses from Helix, Saatva, and Casper

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Online mattress companies offer at-home shoppers numerous size, material, and firmness options and the convenience of having a top-quality mattress delivered right to your door. 

We researched the top mattress brands, evaluating selection, sleep trials and warranty, value, and delivery costs. The Helix brand is the winner for the most customizable fit, while Saatva excels at white-glove delivery and setup.

Here are the best online mattress companies.

Our Top Picks

Best Customizable: Helix

"Customers are ensured a perfect fit thanks to Helix's Sleep Quiz, which takes into account your height, weight, and preferred sleep position."

Best with Delivery and Set Up: Saatva

"Free white glove delivery and mattress removal mean you don't have to wrestle your bed out of a box or wrangle with your old mattress."

Best Product Selection: Casper

"Every one of Casper's mattress models comes with a 100-night trial and 10-year limited warranty."

Most Socially Conscious: Leesa

"Leesa memory foam mattresses are outfitted with multiple performance foam layers that deliver proper core support and pressure relief."

Most Innovative Design: Purple

"Purple mattresses support your back like a firm mattress but cradle your hips and shoulders like a soft mattress, giving you the best of both worlds."

Best Budget: Tuft & Needle

"This budget-friendly brand makes its mattresses with adaptive foam and cooling gel, which offer pressure relief and temperature regulation."

Best Customizable: Helix

Courtesy of Helix
What We Like
  • Sleep quiz helps you find the perfect mattress

  • 100-night sleep trial

What We Don't Like
  • Only offers hybrid mattresses

If you want a mattress that’s tailored to your individual sleep preferences, you should look into Helix, an online mattress retailer that makes it easy to choose the best mattress based on your sleeping position and firmness preference—there's also Sleep Quiz to help you find the perfect match. Helix even allows you to enter sleep preferences for your partner so you can pick a mattress that best suits both of your sleep needs. Their most popular mattress is the medium-firm Helix Midnight.

Like other brands, Helix offers free shipping and a 100-night sleep trial. If you’re not happy with your purchase, they’ll arrange to have the mattress returned and give you a full refund. Overall, Helix mattresses are comfortable and the company’s customer service is excellent.

Best with Delivery and Set Up: Saatva

What We Like
  • Free white glove delivery service

  • Memory foam, hybrid, and latex options

What We Don't Like
  • Transportation fee for mattress returns

If you don't think you'll be able to finagle a mail-order mattress out of its box and onto a bed frame yourself, Saatva could be a great option. Each mattress purchase comes with free white glove delivery, meaning real humans will bring the mattress to your home, unbox it, and set it up wherever you want so you don't have to lift a finger or strain your back. They also will remove your old mattress.

Saatva offers memory foam, hybrid, and latex mattresses, and an adjustable mattress with 50 firmness options. They also sell adjustable bases for an additional cost. These bases have massage and support features so you can sleep in a position that feels most comfortable for you.

Best Product Selection: Casper

Courtesy of Casper
What We Like
  • Free shipping and returns

  • 100-night sleep trial

  • 10-year limited warranty

What We Don't Like
  • Additional fee for in-home delivery and setup

Perhaps one of the best-known online mattress companies is Casper, which offers four different mattress models. One of the aspects that makes Casper unique is that the brand has stores around the country where you can test out their mattresses before you buy.

Casper has a range of hybrid foam mattresses to choose from, starting with the Element, an incredibly affordable model, and working up to the Wave Hybrid, their most supportive mattress. The mattresses are comfortable and supportive thanks to their “zoned support,” meaning the mattress is firmer under your hips and softer under your shoulders.

When you purchase a mattress from Casper, they’ll ship it to you for free, and you get to test it out for 100 nights. If you decide you don’t like the mattress, Casper will pick it up free of charge and issue a full refund. The company often donates returned mattresses, and every product comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

For an additional fee, you can opt for In-Home Delivery and Setup, where they will set up the mattress and carry away your old one, as well as any boxes and packing material.

Most Socially Conscious: Leesa

Courtesy of Leesa
What We Like
  • Donates mattresses to charity

  • Free delivery

  • 100-night sleep trial

What We Don't Like
  • Just three models available

If you’re looking for a high-quality memory foam mattress, you should check out Leesa. The company offers three mattress options: the Leesa Original, a memory foam mattress; the Leesa Hybrid, a memory foam mattress with one layer of pocket springs; and the Leesa Legend, a memory foam mattress with two layers of pocket springs.

When you order from Leesa, the mattress will be shipped for free, and you’ll be able to test it for 100 nights, risk-free. If you don’t like the product, Leesa will pay for the return and offer a full refund.

One factor that sets Leesa apart from competitors is their dedication to giving back to the community—for every 10 mattresses sold, the company donates a mattress to a family in need.

Most Innovative Design: Purple

Courtesy of Purple Mattress
What We Like
  • Each mattress features unique Purple Grid sleep surface

  • 100-night sleep trial

  • Free shipping

What We Don't Like
  • Just three models available

You may have heard of Purple, an online mattress company that claims to have created an amazing new mattress to solve your sleep woes. The premise of Purple mattresses is that they support your back like a firm mattress but cradle your hips and shoulders like a soft mattress, giving you the best of both worlds.

Purple sells three models: The Purple Mattress, an affordable and supportive option; the Purple Hybrid, which has enhanced support and airflow; and the Purple Hybrid Premier, their most high-end mattress.

Most mattresses include free ground shipping, and each one comes with a 100-night sleep trial. If you're not totally satisfied with your new mattress, you can return it for a refund—minus any original shipping fees.

Our tester found that Purple's mattress has excellent breathability and reduces motion transfer, something you may want if you're sharing the bed. However, if you’re transitioning to Purple from a soft mattress, it may take some time to get used to the adjustment.

Purple Original Twin Mattress

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Best Budget: Tuft & Needle

Courtesy of Tuft & Needle
What We Like
  • Each mattress features proprietary T&N Adaptive Foam

  • 100-night sleep trial

  • Free shipping and returns in most states

What We Don't Like
  • Just three models available

One of the most budget-friendly options when it comes to buying a mattress online is Tuft & Needle. Each mattress is made with the company's proprietary T&N Adaptive Foam, which provides support without making you feel like you're sinking into the bed. They're also infused with things like cooling gel and graphite to prevent you from getting too hot while you sleep.

There are three models available: The Original with T&N Adaptive Foam; The Mint, which features enhanced T&N Adaptive foam; and The Hybrid with T&N Adaptive Foam and springs.

Tuft & Needle offers free shipping, as well as a 100-night trial period and 10-year limited warranty. If you choose to return the mattress, the company will help you donate the mattress to a local non-profit or charity and give you a refund.

  • How often should you change your mattress?

    Buying a mattress is a big purchase—thankfully it's one that you don't need to do very often. Mattresses can last up to 10 years with the proper treatment. To keep your bed's longevity on the long end, make sure to rotate your mattress every 3-6 months and cover it with a mattress protector to protect it from stains, spills, and dirt.

  • How do you clean a mattress?

    Keeping a mattress clean is largely down to prevention, including changing sheets frequently and using a mattress protector. However, when you do need to clean your mattress, you'll first strip it of any bedding and vacuum its surface. Then you'll spot-treat any stains and sprinkle baking soda over it to absorb odors. Let it sit for several hours, then vacuum up. Finally, flip over the mattress and repeat those steps.

  • What is a Euro top mattress?

    Euro top mattresses are similar to pillow top mattresses—a type of mattress that includes a fluffy pillow-like layer at the top. Euro top mattresses, however, feature sleeker stitching that makes the fluffy layer on top less obvious and makes the mattress more durable than a pillow top mattress. However, both are still quite comfy.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was edited and researched by Cristina Sanza, a lifestyle writer specializing in home products and organization hacks. To keep our retail selections current and help you find the best mattress, she reads customer reviews, third-party articles, and brand websites.

For additional background on mattresses, we spoke to Dr. Samantha March-Howard, doctor of chiropractic at 100% Chiropractic office in Dunwoody, Georgia, who spoke about what to look for in a mattress.

Additional reporting was done by Rabekah Henderson, a freelance design and decor writer whose work has appeared on MyDomaine, Atomic Ranch, Cary Magazine, and American Farmhouse Style.

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