10 Easy Pieces: Editors' Favorite Mattresses by

Issue 54 · Bedrooms · January 9, 2013

10 Easy Pieces: Editors' Favorite Mattresses

Issue 54 · Bedrooms · January 9, 2013

We're starting the New Year off right by catching up on our rest. Below are our 10 favorite mattresses; we'd love to hear your preferences, too (let us know in the comments section).

Tempurpedic mattress

Above: "The tomboy in me has always envied couples who are so similar in size that they can share clothes," Christine says. "It makes bed sharing easier too. As my husband is significantly taller and somewhat denser than I am, we have always disagreed about how firm a bed should be. The memory foam Tempurpedic means we can share our bed even if we can't share our clothes. For added comfort, we put a feather topper on top our mattress. Some claim it's the most comfortable bed they have ever slept in (just ask Julie)." Photo by Kristin Perers via Christine's House: Small Living in London.

Carpe Diem Beds from Sweden

Above: Alexa's resolution this year is to outfit her bed entirely with organic fire-retardant-free bedding. To start, she's been admiring Swedish company Carpe Diem's Exclusive Top Mattress, filled with purely natural materials (soft cotton on the summer side and New Zealand wool on the winter side). The line is Nordic Ecolabel approved; for more, visit Carpe Diem Beds.

Bliss Supreme mattress

Above: Other than Christine's mattress, Julie has been admiring the Bliss Supreme Triple Layer Natural Latex Mattress made from a mix of natural latex from the Brazilian rubber tree and organically farmed wool from Sonoma County. Made in the USA, the mattress is $3,295 and the wood foundation is $395 from Earthsake.

Sonno Prima Medium Mattress from Design Within Reach

Above: Michelle likes the Sonno Prima Medium Mattress, a combination of visco-elastic memory foam and a CoolMax ventilating fabric. Available in firm and medium, free of metal coils, and $1,700 for a queen size from Design Within Reach.

Meadow mattresses from Land and Sky

Above: Sarah says, "I profess to loving a hard mattress, but if I had to buy a new one, I would get a king size version of the ones I bought my children several years ago. Made by a small company in Nebraska, the eco Meadow Mattress from Land and Sky is made from layered latex with a wool cover and is supremely comfortable." Contact Land and Sky for pricing and availability. Photograph via Maillard Ville Manor.

San Francisco McRoskey mattress company

Above: Janet's favorite mattress is handmade by 112-year-old San Francisco company McRoskey. Available in Classic, Basic, and McRoskey by Design.

Swedish Hastens bed

Above: Justine says, "When my ship comes in I long to sleep like the Swedish royal family on a Hastens Bed. I used to go to their showroom at ABC Carpet and Home just to take a little rest. Lying on these handmade mattresses was like getting a massage. Seriously."

Aireloom mattresses

Above: Meredith likes the Aireloom Luxe Top Mattress. Made from natural components (Talalaly latex, Reflex luxury bio-foams, Oeko-tex certified organic cotton, bamboo-derived viscose rayon, sustainable forest lumber), the mattress is built with pressure-relieving construction. Visit Aireloom for dealership locations. In addition to the Aireloom mattress, Meredith likes LinenSpa's Memory Foam Mattress as a budget option for $269 from Amazon.

Swedish Duxiana mattresses

Above: Izabella, our resident Scandinavian, loves a Duxiana Bed. "My parents sleep on these in Sweden, and when I visit home I make sure to jump in bed with my mom to gosa (cuddle). My parents love their mattress."

European Sleep Works mattress

Above: Francesca sleuthed mattresses from European Sleep Works for all her bedding needs; they're made in the US and are chemical free, with prices ranging from $1,150 to $2,770. Read more at Bedroom: European Sleep Works.

N.B.: For more lists like this one see 163 of our 10 Easy Pieces posts in our archive.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.