Best Mattress Under $2000 (Year 2018)

Mattresses under $2,000 abound in both traditional showrooms and online marketplaces—but finding one that packs all the features you require within that price point?  Now that can be a challenge.

Our buyer’s guide will explore some options in this price range.  We’ve chosen ones that give you more bang for that extra buck, so you can be sure your money is well spent.  Additionally, we’ll answer some questions buyers with this budget might have.

Product

Quality

Our Rating

Price

Eco Terra 11

A+

Sealy Posturepedic

A+

AmeriSleep Revere 12

Helix Sleep

Cobalt Hybrid

A-

Buying Guides

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Will a budget of $2,000 get me a high-quality mattress?

With the right research and scrutiny, absolutely!  Your budget should be a guideline, not a barrier.  Use it to explore more options than you could otherwise, and keep in mind that inexpensive models might suit your needs just fine, too.

What’s the difference between models in this price range, versus bargain brands?

This is a tough question to answer, because it really depends on the type of mattress you’re looking for (innerspring, memory foam, latex, hybrid, adjustable, etc.), and the manufacturer themselves.  An extra $500 could get you a lot more with one brand, but just a few upgrades at best from another brand.

Eco Terra 11

Lady Americana Reniorqm

In general, though, mattresses in a higher price range tend to have better quality materials, superior cooling technologies and ventilation, and cutting-edge features other brands might not have yet—but this is only true if the company invests some of that hefty price tag back into itself, to promote research and hire sleep experts or engineers to improve their designs.  In other words, the high price tag will land you more quality if at least some of consumers’ money goes back into the company, rather than CEO pockets.

Since you can’t be a fly on the wall in those boardroom meetings, look for other signs that a company does, indeed, funnel its profits proportionately into research and development for better products: technology that’s ahead of competitors, thorough product descriptions that explain each material choice and its benefits, and improved models every few years that build upon previous ones—instead of being the same basic mattress, repackaged with a new name.

Bargain brands, of course, can have excellent materials too; just because something is cheap, doesn’t mean it’s bad.  Likewise, there are expensive models that are cheaply constructed.  Don’t be fooled by a lot of flashes and very little substance: good mattresses will have good materials, good reviews, and good construction, period.

Be wary of brands with prices that seem too good to be true, however, because they just might be.  There’s only so little a company can charge to break even on a quality mattress, so inspect and research those models well.

This is my first “expensive” mattress.  What should I look for?

First, congrats!  Upgrading your mattress from hand-me-downs and out-of-date models is exciting, whether you’re furnishing your first apartment or buying your first bed as a couple—or even if you’ve purchased mattresses plenty of times before, but just never exceeded a low budget.

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Second, buying a mattress in a higher price range is pretty much the same as getting one on a budget.  There are several factors to consider, and some information to gather before you start.  This will help guide your search and help you feel less overwhelmed by the options (and trust us: there are a lot of options):

  • Consider bed height.  This is one that affects both your sleep, your bedroom’s aesthetic, and even your joint health!  A too-tall mattress can shorten the usable portion of your headboard; too-short mattresses might make getting in and out of bed difficult on your joints and back.  Also, consider the fact that thinner mattresses are usually firmer, while very thick ones end up on the plush side of the scale.
  • Think of your partner.  If applicable, consider the other person who’ll share your bed.  Do they sleep hot? Suffer back problems?  Hate memory foam?  The right mattress for both of you will consider their needs as well as yours, and strike a comfortable balance.
  • Ensure that your mattress can be returned.  Whether you’ve got a 30-day window or a 100-night trial, make sure you can return your bed if it turns out to be a poor match for your sleep profile, or if it sports defects upon arrival.
  • Consider your sleeping position and personal preference.  Back and stomach sleepers usually need firm surfaces, while side sleepers are most comfortable on soft, plush models.  However, this isn’t true for everyone; some back sleepers love sinking into their bed, and some side sleepers want a very firm surface.  No one is exactly the same, so go with what makes you most comfortable and gives you your very best sleep possible.
  • Look for quality.  Your mattress, regardless of price, should have durable materials, careful construction, and a responsive company to back it up.

Best Mattress Under $2000 Reviews 

1. Fincastle from Sealy Posturepedic Review

Sealy Posturepedic

The Fincastle model from Sealy combines foam, pillow top, and coils for a one-of-a-kind comfort with no shortage of support.  Their patented innerspring coils distribute weight evenly and smoothly, while a gel foam core and cushioning top layer absorb the force—ensuring you won’t feel or hear the springs underneath you.  While technically an innerspring model, this feels more like a hybrid—and should offer the same benefits to consumers.

Pros

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    The multi-faceted design has a stability of springs, pressure relief of pillow top, and durability of foam cores.
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    Additional cushioning layers in mattress core, for the same comfort no matter your build (i.e. heavier individuals won’t sink too far and lose back or neck support).
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    Edge is reinforced with high-density foam to help bed retain shape and avoid a tapered effect/sinking when sitting on or rolling to edge of the mattress.
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    Manufactured in America.

Cons

  • Firm.  Good for back and stomach sleepers; not ideal for most side sleepers.
  • Does not have memory foam; might lack the level of contour some buyers need to sleep comfortably.

2. Cobalt Hybrid by Sealy Posturepedic Review

Cobalt Hybrid

All right, so we’ve included Sealy twice—but with good reason.  Not only does this brand have an excellent command of their technologies, but they’re willing to combine them in a way not all manufacturers care to do. By utilizing their own patented gel foams and spring systems, they’ve constructed a hybrid that truly is the best of both worlds.

Pros

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    Pocketed innerspring technology gives consumers superior joint and spine support, while memory foam layer absorbs pressure and contours to curves.
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    Cooling gel infusion disperses body heat to avoid overheating during the night.
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    Just enough give to be comfortable, without that “swallowed up” feeling.
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    Will work with adjustable bed bases.
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    Manufactured in America.

Cons

  • Not recommended for most slide sleepers.
  • Recommended for use with adjustable or box spring bases, but will work with slats bed and platforms bed, as well.

Sealy has modernized their mattresses for the demands of today’s market, but continues to perfect its classics, as well—like innerspring options and edge reinforcements.  The Cobalt is an ideal hybrid for heavier individuals, those who sleep on their backs or stomachs, and anyone who wants memory foam, but has a hard time finding firm enough beds that incorporate it.

Attention, side sleepers: for a plusher model, consider the brand’s Copper Hybrid.

3. Eco Terra 11″ Luxury Latex Review

Eco Terra 11

Don’t think you’re limited to memory foam, innerspring, and hybrids—latex is an excellent and underrated material in mattress construction, and the Eco Terra recognizes that.

While this model also uses isolated coils (like hybrids and innersprings), the star of the show is its supple layer of latex, which provides pressure relief and just enough of that “cradled” feeling, but bounces back with a faster resiliency than traditional memory foam.  It also retains far less heat than memory foams, without the need for fancy cooling gels.

Pros

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    Encased coils offer buoyancy for support of any position, while a supple layer of latex means you won’t feel the springs at all.
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    Latex is ventilated for freshness and airflow, and naturally stays much cooler than memory foam.
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    Bounces back quickly; frequent position changers will get support in any position, with no lag for decompression.
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    Eco-friendly latex is 100% natural.
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    Organic cotton cover.

Cons

  • Only comes in medium to medium-firm feels.

Buyers who want innerspring support and foam softness—but who dislike the heat or give of memory foam—don’t need to settle on a hybrid they don’t love.  The latex-spring hybrid from Eco Terra will satisfy both requirements, and give you a naturally cool, comfortable night’s sleep.

4. AmeriSleep Revere 12″ Memory Foam Review

AmeriSleep Revere 12

For memory foam shoppers on a less flexible budget, the Revere from AmeriSleep comes in right on target.  It’s the combination of memory foam and higher density foam will relieve painful pressure, but without too much give. It doesn’t feature aeration or gel infusions, so it might run a little warm for some.

Pros

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    3″ memory foam and 7″ core provide the balance of contouring pressure relief and skeletal support for a restful, ache-free sleep.
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    The cover is made with Celliant, a synthetic fabric scientifically proven to increase oxygen flow in body tissues and mitigate or relieve pain. The company claims this will help you fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer.
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    Manufactured in America.
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    Medium-plush support, could work with every sleeping position and mismatched partners.

Cons

  • The cover is synthetic fabric; offers many benefits, but is not natural and might deter some consumers.

5. Helix Sleep Custom Mattress Review

 Helix Sleep

Helix Sleep claims it can create the perfect mattress—but it does need your help.  Consumers input their info, and Helix customizes a mattress crafted just for them.

For couples, each person’s information is considered, and can be applied in a blended form (a compromise, essentially, so you each get your most important needs met), or a dual model, in which each side is uniquely tailored to each person.  Their sleep quiz asks that you provide your sleeping position, temperature, average pain level upon waking, and other factors, for a comprehensive analysis that helps Helix create a truly customized product.

Pros

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    Customizable options are available via an easy but fairly detailed quiz; takes the guesswork out of mattress shopping for those who don’t know exactly what to look for.
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    Proprietary foam runs cooler than typical memory foam.  Also features wrapped coils for buoyancy and additional support.
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    Dual option costs extra; blended option does not.
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    10″, the low profile without sacrificing comfort.
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    Classic, “preppy” navy and white design that will appeal to most design tastes.

Cons

  • No built-in edge support (Sealy offers this, as well as a few other brands; not all do), so sitting on edge of bed or rolling close to edge while sleeping might cause a “slope” that makes it hard to stay on.
  • Dual-sided mattresses for couples could, potentially, experience uneven wear or sinkage if sleeping styles are incredibly different.

Though it’s not the first brand to offer a custom mattress option to its customers, Helix is one of the few who actually explains your results—so even if you don’t buy from them, taking their sleep quiz might give you a better idea of what to look for in other brands.

That said, their prices are fair, the materials and construction are sound, and their customization features mean they technically offer more mattresses than regular brands.  Consider a Helix mattress if you need a very specific set of features, or if you and your partner just can’t seem to find a mattress that makes you both happy.

To Conclude

All in all, buying a mattress with a budget of $2,000 is no different than purchasing one at $200, $500, or even $1,000—you just have more options to choose from.  You still want to look for quality materials, sturdy construction, and the right blend of support and comfort.  We hope our buyer’s guide has been a helpful tool in beginning your search for your ideal mattress—and your ideal night’s sleep.