Why You Should Get A Mattress Online

If you listen to any given podcast on any given day, you'll hear at least one advertisement for an online mattress company. Those ads are always offering up some ridiculous deal where listeners can a great deal on a cheap mattress online with a flashy promo code. You've been tempted to take the Casper's, Purple's, and Leesa's of the online mattress world up on their offers, but are they worth it?

The answer is simple — yes. Yes, you should buy a mattress online. They're usually cheaper than going to a big box store, you don't have to deal with salesmen trying to get one more commission by the end of the month, and you don't have to set up the delivery.

You might be skeptical about not being able to try out a mattress purchased online before you buy it, but most — if not all — mattress companies have 100-day risk-free programs where you can return the mattress if you're not happy with it after a few months.

And if you're worried about the delivery process — don't. Most online mattress companies will cram the mattress into an easy to carry box that is shipped to your front door. It's that easy.

Before you buy a mattress from an online company, you'll probably want to know what's out there, right? Well, here are some of the most popular online mattress companies.

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The Best Online Mattress


With over 25 years in the mattress business, the family behind Bear has spent the last quarter century building a trusted name in the industry. With athletic and active customer in mind, Bear mattresses are designed to help the body recover so their customers can wake up recharged and ready for whatever they day throws their way.


Bear offers a standard mattress as well as a hybrid model called "Bear Hybrid." As you can imagine, the hybrid version, which comes with an assortment of bells and whistles, comes at a premium price.

  • Hybrid (Queen) - $1,390
  • Standard (Queen) - $840


Bear mattresses have been described as having a medium firmness that works well for back, side, and stomach sleepers alike.


Both variations come with Bear's patented Celliant cover technology which helps cool body heat by working with the quilted cooling-gel foam to provide a better night's sleep. The hybrid model, however, also boasts features like quantum coils and luxury foam for a more premium mattress.

All Bear mattresses come with a 100-night risk-free trial where unsatisfied customers can get a refund for mattress with no penalties or fees. However, customers are required to sleep on the mattress for at least 30 days to account for an adjustment period.


Casper is one of the — if not the — most popular online mattress companies. It might not have been the first to enter the market, but Casper surely made a name for itself with widespread advertising online, on tv, and most of all, on just about every podcast imaginable.


Casper offers three different styles of mattress: the Wave, the Casper, and the Essential, all of which have different price points and features. The Wave and Casper models also have a hybrid option which will cost you a little more.

  • Wave (Queen) - $2,121+
  • Casper (Queen) - $931+
  • Essential (Queen) - $595


Going from personal experience (I own a Casper mattress), I find them mattress to be the perfect balance between soft and firm. I have the mattress directly on my bed frame with no boxspring, and even then I have enough support to sleep comfortably and while also being able to get out of bed without any trouble.


All variations of the Casper mattress come with the same basic features — breathable comfort foam, pressure-relieving memory foam, and zoned comfort for firmness. In addition to those features, the hybrid models also come with resilient yet gentle springs for added lift and enhanced edge support.

Like most other online mattress companies, Casper offers its customers a 100-night risk-free trial, free shipping and returns, and a 10-year limited warranty. Every mattress that is refunded is donated to a charity.

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[Helix](https://helixsleep.com/?utmsource=google&utmmedium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand%20(Exact) is considered one of the most popular and most highly regarded online mattresses in a box. With praise coming from the likes of GQ, CNN, and Men's Journal for being the "best overall mattress," "most comfortable mattress," and "best bed in a box," it's no surprise that Helix is making a name for itself in 2019.


Helix offers three different models of mattresses: regular Helix, Helix LUXE, and an organic model called Birch. The Helix and Helix LUXE models also come in multiple different styles based on the customer's preference.

  • Helix LUXE (Queen) - $1,595+
  • Helix (Queen) - $895+
  • Birch (Queen) - $1,499


While most online mattress companies offer two or three different options, Helix has six different options for the Helix and Helix Luxe models. These styles range from the Helix Sunset that has a soft feel and great for side sleepers all the way to the Helix Dawn that offers a firm feel and back and stomach support. The other four styles fall in between those two.

The Birch mattress doesn't have six different options but it does have an organic cotton cover, natural latex, and other organic materials that make it a comfortable and sustainable mattress.

All Helix mattresses come with at least a 10-year warranty and the Helix LUXE and Birch options come with a 15-year and 25-year warranty respectively.


Helix offers options for stomach sleepers and back sleepers and anyone in between thanks to six different levels of firmness.


Leesa is a direct-to-consumer online mattress company that is dedicated to producing and selling high-quality mattresses. Ever since the company got its start, Leesa has donated one mattress for every 10 sold, and during that time, the company had donated over 30,000 mattresses.


Leesa sells two different types of mattresses: the Leesa Hybrid (the more expensive option) and the standard Leesa mattress.

  • Leesa Hybrid (Queen) - $1,440
  • Leesa (Queen) - $845


Both versions of the Leesa mattress have the same basic features of a breathable, seamless plush 4-stripe cover, a responsive, cooling foam top layer, a contouring memory foam layer for pressure relief, and adaptive support that is suited for all body types.

The Hybrid model, however, also features enhanced pressure relief and support for side sleepers, 1,000+ individually wrapped pocket springs for better airflow, and high-density perimeter coils for greater edge support.


Leesa mattresses are soft and plush, but are still firm enough to prevent people from sinking into the memory foam center. They work great for stomach and back sleepers alike.


Purple is another online mattress company, but it's much more than that. With its "sciencey" approach to mattress construction, Purple installs the "Purple Smart Comfort Grid" into every one of its mattresses. This innovation adapts to the shape of the body to relieve pressure on joints, points, and bumps.


For the longest time, Purple only offered its standard mattress but it recently added the "All New" mattress.

  • The All New Mattress (Queen) - $1,599+
  • The Original Mattress (Queen) - $999


All Purple mattresses feature a 2-inch smart comfort grid level and dual-layer polyurethane foam base. The "All New" Purple mattress also features varying levels of smart comfort grids going up to 4 inches and a responsive coil system for better support.


Depending on the level of smart comfort grid you go with, the Purple mattress can range from soft to firm and bouncy. The firmness depends on the individual's wants from their mattress.

Thanks to the materials used in the mattress, Purple offers a cooler feel than the other memory foam mattress on this list.

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