Gone are the days of hours spent wandering a mattress showroom with a sales associate fast on your heels, explaining the wide variety of brands, mattress types, costs, and firmness options.

Now consumers can bypass the sales pitch and shop for mattresses in the comforts and privacy of their own home. A bed in a box can easily be shipped right to your front door with the click of a mouse!

Similar to traditional mattresses that you can purchase in a store, there are hundreds of options to choose from when it comes to a bed in a box. Purchasing a mattress online can be overwhelming at first, but we've compiled a list of the top-rated beds in a box to you started on your journey to your best night's sleep.

What Is A Bed In A Box?

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If you're considering updating your old mattress and thinking about purchasing a bed-in-a-box, you may already know a few ways on how it differs from a traditional mattress from a brick and mortar retailer. But exactly, what is a bed in a box? And how does it differ from a conventional mattress, and is it just as comfortable?

Aside from a mattress in a box being lower cost and shopping and delivery being a notable convenience, many bed in box mattresses are made from advanced memory foam. At the same time, some brands do include innerspring and adjustable air mattresses. Several bed in the box mattresses perform at excellent levels when compared to conventional mattresses when scientifically tested by consumer reports.

The mattresses are compressed for shipping, small enough to fit into a box that can be shipped to your home via standard shipped methods. Upon arrival, unroll your mattress and allow it to expand back to its original shape, this may take anywhere from 24-72 hours.

Bed in a box mattresses often include generous risk-free trials, sometimes of 100 days or more, and return policies - a strikingly positive difference in comparison to brick and mortar retailer's stricter rules.

1. Nectar Sleep

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The Nectar mattress is by far the most affordable memory foam mattress on our list, with one of the most generous risk-free trial period of 365 days to test out the bed, and a forever warranty. If you find yourself unsatisfied with your mattresses comfort at any time during the year after your purchase, Nectar will arrange for someone to pick up the mattress from your home, free of charge. Now that's what we call hassle-free!

The Nectar mattress is 11' inches thick, compromised of all-foam in four layers. We'd describe this mattress as being medium to medium-firm, neither hot nor cold on the temperature scale, and able to support a variety of sleepers.

Prices range from $499 to $999. When you purchase a mattress from Nectar, they will also provide you with two free pillows.

2. Puffy Mattress

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Next up on our list is one of 2020s best mattresses, the Puffy foam mattress! Like many of the bed in a box mattresses, Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty.

The Puffy mattress is 10" inches thick, compromised of three foam layers. The Puffy mattress includes a cover that is both machine washable and stain-resistant, a notably convenient addition. If you have little ones at home, or enjoy breakfasts in bed this may be a top pick for your family's needs.

We'd describe this mattress as being medium-firm, neither hot nor cold on the temperature scale, and able to support a variety of sleepers. However, an individual weighing over 250 pounds, may find that the Puffy mattress does not provide enough support for their body, and is not as durable as it could be due to its 10" inch thick construction.

The Puffy mattress prices range from $795 to $1,350. When you purchase a mattress from Puffy, they will also provide you with a free king pillow.

3. Casper

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Casper is one of the original bed in the box mattresses. Being a well-established company, you can trust that they will deliver quality and comfort. The Casper mattress offers a 100-night risk-free sleep trial, free returns, and full refunds if you find that you're not satisfied with your new Casper bed, or a 10-year warranty.

The Casper mattress is 12" inches thick, compromised of four foam layers. The Casper mattress includes a layer of zoned transition foam, meaning that the foam is more supportive in some targeted regions, such as where the sleeper's hips would be located.

We'd describe this mattress as being medium-firm, neither hot nor cold on the temperature scale, and able to support a variety of sleepers. However, an individual weighing over 250 pounds, may find that Casper's hybrid model (which includes both foam and coils) provides more support over their all-foam version.

The Casper mattress prices range from $595 to $1,295.

4. DreamCloud Mattress

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Similar to Nectar, DreamCloud also offers a lengthy 365-night sleep trial. If you're not satisfied with your DreamCloud Mattress, DreamCloud will completely refund your order and pick up the mattress for free.

The DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress at 15" inches thick, compromised of six different comforting layers of coils, memory foam, and poly foam.

We'd describe this mattress as being medium to medium-firm, neither hot nor cold on the temperature scale, and able to support a variety of sleepers. We should also note that the DreamCloud mattress is also an excellent bed for individuals of all shapes and sizes for its durability and support.

The DreamCloud mattress prices range from $999 to $1,499.

5. Cocoon Chill

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Cocoon Chill is by far one of the most affordable and popular cooling mattresses available for purchase online. Cocoon Chill offers a 100-night free trial, along with a 10-year warranty. If you're unhappy with your Cocoon, Sealy will grant you a 100% refund within those 100 days.

The Cocoon Chill is 10" inches thick, compromised of either two or three foam layers depending on whether you choose the soft or firm model. The softer model will have three layers, while the firmer model will have only two. The Cocoon Chill offers a chill cover that both absorbs and disperses body heat, which makes this mattress an excellent choice for sleepers that sleep hot. We should note that the chill cover is removable, but not machine washable. It would be best to purchase a mattress cover, to protect both the mattress and the chill cover in case you were ever faced with the daunting task of cleaning spills.

The difference in the soft and firm Cocoon Chill models is subtle. However, the softer model is the better seller. We'd describe both mattresses as being medium to medium-firm and able to support a variety of sleepers. But some side sleepers (especially petite individuals) may find sleeping not as restful as the mattresses are made from a denser memory foam, which provides limited pressure relief.

The Cocoon Chill prices range from $549 to $1,149. When you purchase a Cocoon mattress, they will also provide you free pillows and a sheet set.

All of the mattresses mentioned in our list are a solid choice for your bed in a box purchase. One of the biggest pulls of bed in a box are their alluring risk-free trial periods. Keep in mind that, when you purchase from a third-party retailer, such as Amazon, these free-trial periods, along with other exclusive deals, may be lost.

We recommend that you purchase your mattresses directly from the seller for the most positive customer experience.

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