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Online mattress firmness guide

9 Most Popular Online Mattresses

Below is a little more information about each specific mattress covered in the above infographic. If you’d like to see the full analysis and review, check out our complete list of mattress reviews.

Leesa – universal comfort feel, 6 out of 10 firmness, thin cover, built from Avena foam + memory foam

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King sized Leesa mattress on a platform bed

King sized Leesa mattress on a platform bed

Loom and Leaf – tiered firmness, available in a 5.5 out of 10 (Relaxed Firm) or 8.5 out of 10 (Firm) , quilted cover, built from memory foam

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Loom and Leaf mattress - King size on platform bed

Loom and Leaf mattress – King size on platform bed

Saatva – tiered firmness, available in 3.5 out of 10 (Plush Soft), 6 out of 10 (Luxury Firm), or 8.5 out of 10 (Firm), quilted cover (Euro-style pillow topper), built from pocketed coil-on-coils + pillow topper

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Saatva mattress - King size on platform bed

Saatva mattress – King size on platform bed

Helix – custom firmness, available in any firmness level from 1-10 (you personalize your firmness), thin cover, built from latex + polyfoam

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Custom King size Helix mattress on a platform bed

Custom King size Helix mattress on a platform bed

Brooklyn Bedding – tiered firmness, available in 3.5 out of 10 (soft), 6 out of 10 (medium), or 8.5 (firm), quilted cover, built from latex

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King size Brooklyn Bedding mattress

King size Brooklyn Bedding mattress

Ghostbed – universal comfort feel, 6 out of 10 firmness, thin cover, built from latex + memory foam

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GhostBed mattress - King size

GhostBed mattress – King size

Nest Bedding – tiered firmness, available in 3.5 out of 10 (soft), 6 out of 10 (medium), and 8.5 out of 10 (firm), quilted cover, built from memory foam (Alexander, all foam version)

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Casper – universal comfort feel, 6-7 out of 10, thin cover, built from latex + memory foam

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Casper mattress - King size

Casper mattress – King size

Tuft & Needle – universal comfort feel, 7 out of 10, thin cover, built from polyfoam

Read full Tuft & Needle mattress review

Tuft & Needle mattress - King sized on platform bed

Tuft & Needle mattress – King sized on platform bed

Universal Comfort Mattresses

These mattresses are designed to fit the needs of the vast majority of sleepers. They have a balanced comfort, feel, and consistent support for sleepers of varying body types, weights, and sizes. Additionally, in many cases the foam layers within these mattresses are designed to offer adaptive support and comfort. These types of mattresses are generally in the 5-7 out of 10 (where 10 is the most firm) firmness range.

Firmness Tiered Mattresses

These mattresses are offered in multiple firmness levels, usually a soft, medium, and firm. These are great for sleepers who don’t necessarily fall into the medium firmness range or for sleepers who want to get a very specific firmness level.

Mattresses with Thin Covers

The cover of the mattress can dramatically change how the mattress feels. A mattress with a thin cover allows sleepers to have more direct contact with the layers (usually foam). Having closer contact to the foams creates a more pronounced contour and hug for sleepers. It also means that the softness (or firmness) of the mattress comes directly from the foams layers, and not a cushioned plush cover.

Mattresses with Quilted Covers

Mattresses that have quilted covers offer a more traditional feel. This type of mattress cover is quilted with extra padding in the cover. The padding is usually super soft foam or other soft fill material. This extra cushion creates a more immediate softness that you’ll feel when you first lie down. Most traditional mattresses use quilted padded covers.

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