Moving into your first apartment comes with so many other firsts, including buying a mattress. When it comes to finding the best mattresses, where do you even start? First things first: decide whether you want a hybrid mattress or a foam mattress. A hybrid mattress has the inner springs of a traditional mattress, paired with a foam layers at the top. A foam mattress, on the other hand, is made entirely of of layers of foam.
Hybrid mattresses are extremely supportive with a bit of bounce. Hybrid mattresses are ideal for side sleepers, people who get hot while they sleep, and people that shift a lot during the night.
Foam mattresses are the kind of mattress that you literally sink into. Often times, you can order these mattresses online and they arrive in a box. Since they’re made of foam, they can be compressed and rolled up for shipping. Once they arrive, you can unpack them and they will expand and rise to their full size. Foam mattresses are ideal for athletes and people with neck or spinal injuries
We tested out a variety of hybrid and foam mattresses and narrowed it down to the eight best mattresses. Scroll through to discover our top picks!