The Best Mattresses For Under $1,500

Finding a comfortable and affordable mattress can take some time. Whether you're in dire need of a new model or moving into a new place without one, you probably want to purchase your perfect match as quickly as possible. But buying a mattress can be stressful if you don't know what makes a quality option. According to Mattress Nerd, comfort and support are the most crucial things to consider. If you're shopping in-store, you can test the mattress for these before finalizing the deal. 

To try for comfort, lie on the mattress for a few minutes; if it's too hard, causing you to move in multiple positions, it isn't the one for you. Give the same treatment to support, and the right option will conform to your body, especially your shoulders and hips. If you're shopping online, it can be hard to test out these two critical factors, which is why we researched 20 of the best mattresses that are comfortable and under $1,500. 

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change due to end-of-the-year sales

1. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress is designed with five different layers: a breathable cooling cover, pressure relieving gel-infused memory foam, dynamic response layer, stability base layer, and shift-resistant lower cover. They are combined to offer support and comfort to your body while sleeping. Nectar claims their memory foam mattress is a medium-firm feel. The mattress is available in sizes twin, twin xl, full, queen, king, California king, and split king, and they're on sale between $359 to $1,030. Consumers gave this mattress a 4.7-star rating, claiming it helped relieve most of their back pain.

2. DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress

The DreamCloud Hybrid mattress comprises seven layers: a breathable cashmere blend cover, contouring supportive soft foam, pressure-relieving memory foam, dynamic transition layer, individually-wrapped coils with reinforced edge support, stability base layer, and shift-resistant lower cover. Like Nectar's memory foam mattress, the wrapped coils ensure airflow and reduce motion transfer. The hybrid mattress is available in sizes twin to California king and sells between $599.25 and $1,124.25. It received a 4.6-star rating from customers claiming it was firmer than expected but was still comfortable to sleep on throughout the night.

3. Leesa Memory Foam Mattress

The Leesa Memory Foam mattress has a breathable, cool knit cover that prevents you from overheating. It has three additional layers: a comfort layer, memory foam, and base support. The comfort layer adds an extra bouncy feel to the mattress on top of the memory foam that contours to your body. The memory foam mattress can accommodate any sleeping position. It's available in twin to California king sizes at a sale price between $749 to $1,399. In addition, consumers who bought the mattress gave an overall 4.5-star rating.

4. Lull Original Mattress

Lull's Original Mattress has similar layers to the previous mattresses, except it has a durability layer that prevents sagging, instead providing a solid foundation. The 4.6-star rated mattress is scaled medium-firm to support every sleeping position and body type. The original mattress comes in sizes twin to California King that are half off for $499 to $949, but you can upgrade to a premium or hybrid mattress for an additional $200 to $700. The premium mattress offers two extra layers inside, while the hybrid mattress offers three different layers, including various memory foam additions.

5. GhostBed Latex & Gel Memory Foam Mattress

The GhostBed Classic has four layers starting with a breathable, cozy cover made with a blend of viscose and polyester. The subsequent two layers offer a cool, comfortable feeling with aerated latex and gel memory foam, which provide airflow through the mattress and mold around the body. The last layer is a high-density foam that ensures its durability. Based on a 4.7-star rating, consumers state they love the cooling layers and are comfortable enough to prevent pain. It's available in standard sizes, twin to split king, and ranges from $697 to $1,596 on sale.

6. Legacy T&N Original Mattress

Tuft&Needle has an updated adaptive foam technology in their original mattress that provides pressure relief throughout the body. Plus, the open-cell structure conforms to you as you sleep throughout the night. There's an additional base support layer and a durable plush cover to prevent you from sinking. Tuft&Needle has end-of-the-year savings, so the original mattress is on sale between $475.80 for the twin size to $892.80 for the California king size. Based on a 4.6-star rating, customers claim the mattress is comfortable despite the firmness scale.

7. Nolah Original 10 Mattress

Nolah's original mattress is a little different than other mattresses. Instead of using memory foam to contour the body, Nolah uses AirFoam to cradle and relieve pressure points on your hips, back, and shoulders. The AirFoam distributes a billion microscopic air bubbles along the body weight. In addition, it has a breathable foam that allows airflow to prevent overheating. As a result, it received a 4.7-star rating. The original mattress is perfect for side sleepers as the AirFoam layers mold perfectly to the body. It's available in standard sizes and on sale, starting at $549 to $1,398.

8. Birch Natural Mattress

For those seeking an eco-friendly mattress, Birch's Natural Mattress has an organic cotton cover that's breathable and soft with a subtle stretch. In addition, the mattress has fire-retardant organic wool. Due to the organic wool, the mattress keeps its shape through natural elasticity and regulates temperature. Finally, to help relieve pressure points, there's an all-natural Talalay latex layer that offers cushion and support.The mattress sells every size, but the twin through queen size range from $999 to $1,449. It received a 4.7-star rating from consumers that claim they love the organic materials used in the mattress.

9. Casper Original Mattress

Casper's Original Mattress has zoned support layers. Below the AirScape layer, which helps promote airflow and breathability, are the three ergonomic zones where the mattress is softer in the shoulder area, firmer by the hips, and softer around the legs. It's to help keep your spine aligned throughout the night — the mattress' price ranges from $895 to $1,295 for sizes twin to queen. If you need a bigger size, the king and California king are $1,695, just a little more than the budget. Customers gave the mattress a 4.4-star rating.

10. The Allswell Luxe Hybrid

Memory foam and pocketed spring coils make up the Allswell Luxe Hybrid mattress. The copper gel-infused memory foam eliminates microbes and relieves joint pain, and the individually-wrapped spring coils help reduce motion transfer. Based on a 4.4-star rating, reviewers state the mattress is soft but firm enough to hug their bodies without sinking. One of the more affordable options, the Allswell Luxy Hybrid, starts at $469 for the twin size and ends at $749 for the California king size. You have a 100-night trial plus a 10-year warranty when you purchase the luxe mattress.

11. Amerisleep AS4

The Amerisleep mattress is made for side sleepers, with the Bio-Pure comfort layer molding to your body while you sleep. The Bio-Pure is also ultra-breathable, which helps keep you cool instead of overheating. Amerisleep's Bio-Cure base layer is meant to be supportive without developing soft spots over time. The mattress has a HIVE transition layer to relieve pressure and pain. It's currently on sale, where sizes twin to queen range between $1,049 to $1,299. It has an average 4.7-star rating where consumers claim they could easily move around the mattress without any trouble.

12. Helix Twilight

For those who enjoy a firmer mattress, the Helix Twilight mattress has a memory foam layer that's firm but supportive enough for side sleepers. Its high-grade polyfoam transition layer gives the mattress a cushiony feel. In addition, you'll be able to choose between two different hypoallergenic covers to stay cool while you sleep. The Helix Twilight is available in twin to California king sizes, and they're on sale ranging from $722 to $1,317. According to consumers, the mattress is easy to set up and provides enough body support. It averaged a 4.4-star rating.

13. Sleep Number c2 Smart Bed

Various mattresses offer similar benefits to give you the ultimate comfortable sleep, but the Sleep Number c2 Smart Bed allows you to control your comfort from your smartphone. The mattress responds to your movements while you're sleeping and adjusts the firmness level to specific body parts. Based on a 4.6-star rating, buyers claim the mattress improved their sleep, and consumers who had surgery could sleep comfortably throughout the night. Every size is $200 off the original price, and the sale price ranges from $499 to $1,399 for the twin to California king sizes.

14. Saatva Classic Mattress

The Saatva Classic Mattress has a few eco-friendly materials. The top layer has a Euro pillow that contours to the body and moves with you as you sleep. It's made with organic cotton, so it'll provide a more relaxed sleep, and the organic cotton is hypoallergenic. You can decide the firmness you want your mattress to be at no extra cost, from plush soft to luxury firm to firm. Based on a 4.8-star rating, consumers claim their aches were relieved after a few nights' sleep. The twin sizes range from $995 to $1,055 on sale.

15. Bear Original Mattress

Choose between all foam or a hybrid mattress from Bear to meet your sleep needs. The all-foam mattress offers a breathable quilt cover, a cooling gel memory foam layer, bear dynamic foam that offers deeper compression, and high-density support foam. The hybrid style has the same first three layers, while its base comprises fully individually encased coils. The Bear mattress is on sale at 35% off the original price, and the twin and split king size ranges from $487 to $1,055. It received an average 4.3-star rating.

16. ComforPedic Loft Firm Foam Mattress

If you're looking for a mattress that will make your bed taller, the ComforPedic Loft mattress is 14 inches tall and made with gel memory foam. It has three layers of support and comfort that help relieve pressure and reduce motion transfer. In addition, there's an increase in airflow that travels throughout the mattress to regulate your body temperature. Wayfair offers up to 75% off, so the sale price ranges from $469.99 to $869.99 for sizes twin to California king. With more than 2,000 reviews, the mattress averaged a 4.7-star rating.

17. Novilla Bliss Memory Foam Mattress

Novilla's Bliss Memory Foam mattress has thick layers to relieve body pains. Plus, it has an extra thick gel-infused foam layer that regulates temperature to provide a cooler night's sleep. The soft bamboo rayon cover is breathable and hypoallergenic. It's an excellent option for side sleepers who need more support and cushion for their shoulders and hips. Based on a 4.8-star rating, consumers claim the mattress' motion isolation works perfectly. The Novilla mattress is on a 50%-off sale. The sizes available are full, king, and California king, and their price ranges from $275 to $486.

18. Sealy Cool Medium Hybrid Mattress

All Modern's Sealy collection has a medium-firm hybrid mattress that blends memory foam and innerspring coils, offering comfort and support to every point of your body. It has a copper-infused foam top to keep you cool throughout the night. There are two additional types of foam: memory foam and gel memory foam, to provide extra cushion while sleeping. Sealy mattresses are available in sizes twin to California king and are on sale at a price range from $420 to $700. From the 2,800 reviews, the hybrid mattress received a 4.6-star rating.

19. Lucid Comfort Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress

If you're looking for a softer mattress on the slimmer side, the Lucid Plush Gel Memory Foam mattress has a medium-firm feel. The mattress has a 3-inch gel memory foam and ventilation layers, providing comfort and easy airflow, so you don't overheat. In addition, there's a fabric cover with a Tencel blend that reduces any moisture. The Lucid mattress has a 4.6-star rating; customers state the moisture-wick layer helps keep them from getting hot at night. Wayfair is having a sale; the sizes are twin to California king with a price range between $156.99 and $345.99.

20. Purple Mattress

The Purple Mattress has a GelFlex Grid that moves with your body throughout the night. When you turn, the grid springs back to support other body parts while keeping your back aligned. It also has over 1,400 air channels in the grid layer to keep you cool all night. The mattress is made with non-toxins and is hypoallergenic for folks who have allergies and prefer materials without chemical exposure. It has a 4.4-star rating and comes in sizes twin to split king, but sizes twin to queen range from $799 to $1,399.