7 Water-Saving Smart Shower Heads You Need to Install in Your Bathroom Now

Think you take long showers? These smart shower heads (some Alexa-controlled) can track your water usage for you - and save you money, too! Come check them out:

Are you a shower hog?

How much shower water do you waste? Chances are you have no idea. We weren't sure about our water usage either, so we consulted the experts — and the numbers are surprising.

According to Jonah Schein of the U.S. EPA's Water Sense program, 20% of most shower water is wasted. Further estimations calculated that Americans use around 40 gallons of shower water per day per household, which comes out to about 1.2 trillion gallons nationwide annually. 

Twenty percent of that 1.2 trillion comes out to 200 billion gallons of water being wasted every year — and that's just shower wastage alone!

That's a whole lotta wasted water. 

But water isn't all that's being wasted

Add the fact that it's often heated water flowing down the drain by the gallons, and we've got another problem. Turns out heating up all that water in the hot water heater makes up a big chunk of your electric bill, according to the Department of Energy — as much as 17% of the total home electricity bill, to be exact. 

This means cutting back on showers not only conserves water, but it can also save you money on the power bill — a double whammy!

Smart showers to the rescue

So how can you cut back on shower water? Well, aside from setting timers, taking Navy showers, or maybe hanging up a shower curtain like this, there haven't been many options available. 

But now? There are some impressively innovative gadgets like smart shower heads, many of which track your water usage to help conserve water and avoid wastage — all while simultaneously playing music, storing your shower water data, alerting you of your shower temperature or gallons-per-minute (GPM) usage with colorful LED lights, and more. 

We researched each of the top recommended smart shower heads on the market today and came up with our 7 favorites to save you water and money. Come check them out!

Best in show: Smart Showers

  • Best shower head design: DreamSpa
  • Best features (including voice activation): U by Moen
  • Most innovative (but still in indiegogo mode): EvaDrop
  • Best audio: Kohler Moxie
  • Most affordable: Morpilot
  • Easiest to start tracking water usage: WaterHawk

Top 7 water-saving smart shower heads

U by Moen

The U by Moen smart shower, as described by Moen reps, is, "the first WiFi, cloud-based, digital shower on the market." 

The U by Moen allows you to control your shower 3 different ways: your voice, your phone (app), and the controller.

By giving you full control of your shower via their app, U by Moen lets you start, stop, and pause the shower not only from your bathroom controller, but also from your phone — or even with voice activation through Alexa.

Fully customize your shower preferences and save up to 12 unique settings on your phone, one for each family member and guests, or one for your morning shower (a little cooler) and your evening shower (a little warmer). The choices are yours! Water temperatures can be set anywhere between 60 - 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tell your shower to warm up for you while still in bed and get a notification to your phone when it's heated to your desired temperature, and voila! You can stroll straight from your bed into the perfectly heated shower. This would sure make getting up early on cold winter mornings easier!

You can even 'pause' the shower's water flow when it's heated to your exact temp, so you won't waste any water while you prepare to get in the shower. Need to grab a cup of coffee real quick on the way? Go ahead! No water will be wasted while you prep your perfect java.

Moen even allows you to set your preference of 0-20 minute timers to create your ideal smart shower length using one of the best water saving shower heads available on the market today.

Choose from 4 outlet choices for your preferred water flow, including include a regular shower head, overhead rain shower, tub faucet, or body spray.

More about U by Moen: 

Price: The 2-outlet digital shower controller is $1,225, and the 4-outlet is  $2,265.

Where can I get this? On the Moen website here. You can find Moen discount codes here, too.

Is there an app to download? Where do I get it? Yes, it's available here for iOS and here for Android.

Is U by Moen compatible with Alexa or Google Home, etc? Moen is adding Alexa and Siri voice control capability to the series this year. Some anticipate compatibility with Google Assistant in early 2019 as well, but that's just an educated guess.

How does U by Moen track water usage? The smartphone app connects to the shower panel and hooks up to a digital valve. The digital valve monitors everything including the water temperature, and works with your existing hot water heater to control the water outlets selected.

Any other interesting features? No, but you can use this locator to find a Moen showroom near you — some of which even have interactive smart shower displays you can play with. 

Pros:

  • Four different water spray outlets to choose from
  • Toasty warm showers waiting for you on cold mornings; cool showers after a workout or a hot day doing yard work outside
  • Automatic updates to the app won't require hiring a plumber to add new functions to the smart shower
  • Some  found they were able to install it themselves without a plumber,  although this is probably not ideal unless you've done such work  previously

Cons:

  • Somewhat  difficult to set up as it involves in-wall adjustments, (i.e you'll  probably need a plumber); for that reason, these are best set up as part of a remodel or new home construction
  • If the power goes out, there's no manual, WiFi-free option for a shower, (but Moen does sell a battery-powered backup for appx $60.00.)
  • Expensive

Bottom line:

The U by Moen is an exciting addition to the smart home that has everything, and one that will surely be welcome at shower time (especially in the morning!) and likely save you lots of shower water over the year. 

If you can get past the price and have a plumber available, you could really enjoy this. (Some brought up the possibility of hacking, which is certainly  possible with anything that connects to the internet — but we're not  convinced it's a big enough problem to avoid this purchase solely on that possibility alone).

EvaDrop

Although still in Indiegogo mode (it's been there a while), EvaDrop does appear to be an impressive solution for shower water-saving. The Eva system is designed to work with "90% of showers and shower heads."

The EvaDrop stops shower water from flowing once it reaches a certain temperature (which you determine), and conserves the heated water until you're standing in place underneath it. So, when you're ready for your shower, it's ready for you — no standing there, waiting for it to heat up. It's already hot!

Then, using sensors that can tell where you're standing, the EvaDrop system adjusts the flow of water based on how far away from the shower head you are. 

If you're directly underneath the shower head, it gives you a full rinse at 100% flow. If you move back slightly, as you would to apply shampoo or soap up, it'll slow the flow down to approximately 80%, but still allow some flow to keep you warm while standing in the shower. 

If you go even further back away from the shower head, possibly to shave your legs, it'll cut the flow down even more. Here's a handy video to illustrate.

EvaDrop also lets you know when it's time to get out of the shower with timers that use EvaDrop's unique usage tracking capabilities and quietly blink LED lights when your time is up.

More about EvaDrop:

Price: Ideaing has it for $109, but the link takes you right back to the EvaDrop site, which has this at the bottom:

There are different deals for different amounts (ranging from $10 - $5,000) on the Indiegogo page, but none of them will allow us to click on them to get the deal. (Says 'CLOSED' at the top). You're welcome to try it yourself here, and check back for updates.

Where can I get this? Right now, it's only offered on the Indiegogo site here. Check for EvaDrop promo codes here.

Is there an app to download? Where do I get it? It should become available when the device is finally available, which is uncertain at the moment. Follow this space for updates.

Is EvaDrop compatible with Alexa or Google Home, etc? This information is not provided on their website nor on their Indiegogo site, although the Indiegogo site says it, "connects with the Eva Network".

How does EvaDrop track water usage? Through its app, according to this page. It also tracks water temperature.

Any other interesting features? The app gives you a comprehensive view of your own water usage statistics compared to others in the Eva community.

Pros:

  • Sleek, modern look 
  • Works with all (well, 90% of) standard shower heads
  • Saves up to 50% water usage when used correctly
  • Nifty app lets you connect with other Eva users and compare water usage

Cons:

  • It's been on Indiegogo for a long time (reached their fundraising goal in January 2015), and some EvaDrop smart shower backers are getting upset; check comments here   

Bottom line:

We'll be watching EvaDrop's pages here and here for updates, hoping for some shipments to go out at some point soon! If they do ship, these are likely to be impressive, cutting edge, and very helpful for water saving. Stay tuned!

WaterHawk

Slightly more affordable and a bit easier to install, the WaterHawk Smart Rain Shower Head tracks real-time water usage "like a hawk," displays the current water temperature, and uses only hydropower for its LED display.

Created by its founders to measure the lengthy showers of a teenage girl in hopes she'd change her ways, the WaterHawk smart shower system turned into a much greater project when research revealed how many states in the U.S. have drought concerns and the strong need to curb our excessive water use became clear. 

The WaterHawk uses water power only to propel its hydroelectric turbine — no batteries or external power source required — in order to light its color-changing LED display of its current water temperature and usage on its face.

The display will alternate between temperature and water usage in gallons per minute (GPM) as you shower. Display will show this information even with a water flow as little as 1.0 GPM.

The WaterHawk should fit all standard 1/2 inch shower arms, easily installable in minutes.

More about WaterHawk:

Price: $49.99.

Where can I get this? On the WaterHawk site, or here on Amazon. Be sure to look for WaterHawk coupon codes here as well.

Is there an app to download? Where do I get it? There does not appear to be any app.

Is WaterHawk compatible with Alexa or Google Home, etc? No, it does not appear to be.

How does WaterHawk track water usage? The WaterHawk measures water usage by the gallon and water temperature as it flows through the 6.25-in diameter, rain shower-type head. See how the colorful display looks here. The blue light indicates less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while green means 90-108 degrees, red means 108-122 degrees, and flashing red means above 122 degrees.

Any other interesting features? No, but several reviews mentioned their kids had fun competing to see who could get showered using the lowest number of gallons after they got a WaterHawk for the household.

Pros:

  • Easy to install
  • Affordable
  • Helps conserve water and energy by showing real-time usage per gallon and temp
  • Fun for kids (and families, others) to compete on who can take the shortest showers/use the least number of gallons
  • Maximum flow of 2.0 gallons per minute meets the EPA's WaterSense flow rate specification
  • Works on household water systems with water pressure from 14.5 to 80 psi (pretty much covers nearly all possible households)

Cons:

  • Lacks many features of some other smart shower heads

Bottom line:

If you want to start measuring how much water and energy you're using in your showers, WaterHawk is an affordable, easy way to begin. You'll know how much water you're using and the current temp of it at all times with its colorful display. Works with most water systems and household pipes.

DreamSpa

Another battery-free, hydro-powered water saving shower head, Interlink Products' DreamSpa takes things up a notch with a 12-inch curved design for a relaxing shoulder-to-shoulder shower flow coverage.

With a multi-colored LED/LCD display, built-in water temperature sensor, and over 100 easy-to-clean jets for a full rainfall shower experience, the DreamSpa Aqua Fan All-Chrome Rainfall Smart Shower Head comes with a 1-year limited warranty and connects without any tools in just minutes.

Named Business Insider's Best LED Shower Head,  the DreamSpa color codes reveal water temps of lower than 95 degrees as blue, green for higher than 95 but lower than 109 degrees, red when it's above 109 but below 122, and flashing red when above 122. 

And once again, the DreamSpa, like the WaterHawk mentioned above, also requires no batteries, but relies upon its own water pressure, the power from which should last around 100,000 hours, according to BI.

More about DreamSpa:

Price: $34.99.

Where can I get this? On the IP Showers website, or right here on Amazon.

Is there an app to download? Where do I get it? There does not appear to be an app.

Is DreamSpa compatible with Alexa or Google Home, etc? No.

How does DreamSpa track water usage? The system is able to track usage by the gallon as the water flows through the shower head. (Usually maintains a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute via the internal flow regulator.)

Any other interesting features? Not really, but the curved fan design sounds like it gives a really cozy shower with the water flow all the way across the shoulders!

Pros:

  • One reviewer describes the shower's flow as, "both shoulders and back are getting sprayed at the same time while some water goes over the front to keep the whole body warm"
  • Easy to install
  • Maintains a solid 4 stars (73% 4 and 5-star reviews) on Amazon after 210 reviews
  • Color-changing temperature display is brilliant, according to previous customers

Cons:

  • Emits a whining sound when in use (not all had this, just some, and others had it intermittently after several months)
  • Some didn't like that they had to look straight at the display to read temp/water usage (esp. since the shower water is on)

Bottom line:

DreamSpa is a fun way to maintain control of how much water you're using while keeping your shower at your specified temp and enjoying a full rainfall shower across your shoulders and back. Although the water won't really look green/blue/red, the LED still casts a pleasant hue about the shower and you'll know the approximate temp by the color of it.

Morpilot

Love to rock out to your favorite tunes while you get ready for work? Now you can even do it in the shower — and answer calls in there, too!

The Morpilot Wide Drenching Round Shape Top Spray Rain Shower Head (whew!) has plenty of features to keep you entertained in the shower. Listen to music with its waterproof music jet wireless bluetooth speaker, or answer calls and speak to callers clearly via its built-in microphone.   

And as one of the more efficient water saving shower heads, the Morpilot will save you approximately 30% of typical water usage with its flow rate of 2.5 GPM. What's more, its shower head has a 3 times more powerful spray than standard shower heads, bringing you a full pressure, spa-like relaxation.

The bluetooth shower speaker has IP64 waterproofing, clear sound up to 33 feet away, and is fully removable for charging or use in areas outside the shower.

Each shower head comes with a waterproof wireless bluetooth speaker, user manual, a 1100mA rechargeable battery, and charging cable. When a call comes through, the speaker will ring.

More about Morpilot:

Price: $24.99.

Where can I get this? On Amazon here, or on their site for a higher price here. Be sure to look for Morpilot promo codes here, too.

Is there an app to download? Where do I get it? No. Instructions for receiving calls via the shower head include

  • Turn on Bluetooth in your smart mobile terminal, search for device name with "MSH008".
  • Pair your device with "MSH008".
  • Once "MSH008" is successfully paired with your device ,the blue LED indicator light will constantly illuminated instead of flashing rapidly and your speaker is ready to play music and receive calls from mobile device.

Is Morpilot compatible with Alexa or Google Home, etc? No, this is not listed on the company's product description at this time.

How does Morpilot track water usage? The Morpilot uses water-saving technology to maintain a water flow of 2.5 GPM.

Any other interesting features? No.

Pros:

  • Easy to clean
  • Maintains a 4.5 star rating on Amazon after 177 reviews
  • Easily installed, can screw into any standard shower head.
  • Morpilot guarantees 100% satisfaction and a 1 year replacement/refund warranty
  • Provides over 11 hours of music via wireless pairing up to 33 feet away with your bluetooth-enabled device 

Cons:

  • Although very few in number, some reviewers reported their speakers didn't work/batteries wouldn't recharge after a few months
  • Some reported having not received the charging cable which is supposed to be included in the original package

Bottom line:

This seems like a fun, quality produce for those who like to enjoy music and stay productive by taking calls even while in the shower. Affordable and easily installed. Note: If any part of your package is missing upon delivery, contact the company immediately (or Amazon if you ordered through them). (Package should include: waterproof wireless bluetooth speaker, user manual, a 1100mA rechargeable battery, and charging cable.)

Hydrao

Our next smart water saving shower head is the Hydrao, which changes color as you use water during your shower, letting you know how much you've used and when it's time to get out.

Using only the shower's water flow for power, there's no need for any batteries or external energy with the Hydrao.

Created by French engineer Gabriel Della-Monica with his daughters' long showers in mind, the Hydrao tracks water flow through the jets, using LED lights in green, blue, and then finally red to keep the user aware of their increasing water usage. The system flashes red after 50 liters has been used.

Check out their fun introductory video here.

Hydrao smart shower heads connect to both Android and iOS via the free app, on which users can set up a personal profile with customized settings and colors for their water usage tracking and timed shower goals.

It also works silently to gently remind users of their water usage, eliminating the need for annoying alarms or knocking on the bathroom door,

More about HYDRAO:

Price: $79.99.

Where can I get this? On the HYDRAO website. You can also find HYDRAO discount codes here.

Is there an app to download? Where do I get it? You can get it here for iOS and here for Android.

Is HYDRAO compatible with Alexa or Google Home, etc? Does not appear to be at this time.

How does HYDRAO track water usage? It's monitored through the flow in its shower head and info is stored on the app for up to 1,000 showers.

Any other interesting features? The app can memorize your shower preferences and can set up to 4 water usage thresholds and associated colors. You can also view your water usage and savings over time.

Pros:

  • Given a 4.8 of 5 stars on GadgetFlow
  • Earned certification from WaterSense, ACS, FCC, and CE
  • 2-year warranty
  • Choose from multiple jet sprays including rain, massage, and mixed
  • Easy to clean jets stay pristine with a white vinegar wash-out 2 - 4 times annually
  • IP65 rating
  • Easily installed; compatible with most standard shower hoses

Cons:

  • A bit pricey for what's offered
  • Some found it difficult to adjust 4 different water usage specifications with the app

Bottom line:

The HYDRAO will help you take shorter showers and thus cut back on your water and energy bills. It doesn't play music or answer phone calls, but the 5 LED colors do work and the system sets up well for most selling points. Note: To use this system and app properly, you'll need at least: smartphone/tablet bluetooth 4.0 capable, Android 4.3 or above; iOS iPhone or iPad bluetooth 4.0 capable, iOS 7 or above. 

Kohler Moxie

Enjoy up to 7 hours of music and news with crisp, clear audio when you install the Moxie shower head from Kohler with wireless speakers and pair it with your Bluetooth-enabled device.  

You can choose from either 2 or 2.5 GPM water flow through the Moxie's 60 perfectly angled jets, to enjoy a full shower while saving plenty of water.

The Moxie rainhead with wireless speakers also lets you enjoy a full shower — this time with over 80 angled jets and air-induction technology.

Choose the wireless speaker in a color you love — from the likes of retro blue, cherry red, navy blue, chartreuse, and original white — and pair your personal playlist with it to pop into the Moxie shower head whenever it's time for your shower. Or take it with you for music or news when you're traveling or sitting in your bedroom.

Easy installation involves removing your current shower head and replacing it with the Moxie, then popping your speaker into place (see video how-to here). It's magnetic and fits right in, while remaining simple to remove when it's time to recharge the battery or play music elsewhere.

Your paired device maintains volume in the system speaker, while smart shower control is reserved for the water flow.

More about the Moxie Showerhead:

Price: $97.53 at Amazon.

Where can I get this? On Amazon. Check here for Kohler promo codes.

Is there an app to download? Where do I get it? No.

Is Moxie compatible with Alexa or Google Home, etc? No.

How does Moxie track water usage? Through its 2.0 or 2.5 maximum GPM shower head.

Any other interesting features? No.

Pros:

  • Most reported a solid bluetooth connection and great audio
  • Silicone face makes it easy to clean and prevent mineral buildup 
  • Rechargeable batteries and cable are included
  • Battery lasts a long time between charges (some said it only needed recharged 2-3 times per year with average usage)
  • Speaker easily snaps in and out of shower head
  • Full, thorough water spray coverage for most

Cons:

  • Some found the speaker wasn't loud enough to hear over running water unless on highest volume
  • No volume control on speaker itself - so you'll need to adjust it on your device before getting in the shower
  • Some reported they could only pair it with one device at a time

Bottom line:

If you love the Kohler brand and/or music in the shower and you don't mind the price, this could be for you. Long lasting batteries, easy in-and-out speakers, and a full, relaxing water flow shower head – complete with a bit of water conservation to boot.

Other water-saving (non-smart) shower heads

We found some other great water-saving shower heads like High Sierra, Speakman, and WaterPoint, also with high customer ratings, but since they weren't technically smart shower heads, we didn't cover them today. 

Additionally, Spa Living looked good and is a smart shower head (extra cool because you can change songs while in the shower in addition to answering calls, etc.), but it was totally out of stock. Watch this space though — they'll probably be in an another top 10 soon!

There they are! Our top favorite smart shower heads available on the market right now. Do you think you'll get one? Did you find a better one we missed? Let us know in the comments below - and happy washing!

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The Best Mattress for Back Pain You Can Buy Online

Do you have back pain? You're not alone. And the mattress you sleep on can make it a thousand times better — or worse. So what are you sleeping on? We've explored the web for the best online mattresses for back pain relief.

Do you experience back pain? You aren't alone. The American Chiropractic Association reports that nearly 80% of all people will likely have some type of back problem during their lifetimes, and over half of working Americans surveyed report having back pain every year. But what can be done? 

Well, aside from their suggestions of staying active, warming up before exercising, wearing the proper, low-heeled shoes, and maintaining a healthy diet and weight, experts also recommend sleeping on a mattress with the appropriate firmness to prevent curvature to the spine.

So what is the best online mattress for back pain?

When searching for the best online mattress for back pain, we visited numerous online mattress reviews and several expert-written articles for guidance. According to Tuck, a mattress should provide proper spinal support, and "reduce back pain by providing an even, stable surface that helps the sleeper maintain proper spinal alignment, regardless of their sleep position. 

However, each sleep position affects spinal alignment in different ways, and the sleeper’s body weight is also an important factor to consider." When choosing your mattress, all of these factors must be considered in order to prevent further harm and to hopefully alleviate pain. 

Additionally, whenever possible, you should try out the mattress to see how it feels before purchasing. The good news is that many of the online mattresses companies we examined now offer in-home trials (some of them as long as a year) for this very purpose, so you're in luck!

With all this in mind, we concluded from our research that these mattresses were best in the following categories:

Best mattress for lower back pain: Saatva or Amerisleep As2

Best mattress for upper back pain: Leesa

Best mattress for overall back pain: Loom & Leaf

Best mattress for athletes/very active individuals: Bear

Since it's been estimated that 10% of the U.S. population has chronic lower back pain and it's the 2nd leading cause of disability claims, let's start our online mattress comparison with the best options for lower back pain first:

Best online mattresses for lower back pain

Helix

Our first online mattress review is Helix, which offers fully customizable mattresses delivered to your door at reasonable prices. The Helix website explains that, "Each Helix Mattress has unique support characteristics to align your spine based on your body and sleep style. That means less pain and deeper sleep."One unique perk to the Helix brand is that each side of the bed can be customizable — not just the bed itself — so that each sleep partner can enjoy optimal support for their best spinal alignment on their side of the bed. What's more, you get a full 100 nights to try out your Helix. 

If you decide you don't like it, they'll refund your money in full (including shipping) and they'll also send someone to pick up your mattress from you and either donate or recycle it.

Helix starts you off with a short Sleep Quiz to help you select your best mattress. My Sleep Quiz results matched me up with a Helix Dusk mattress — not too firm or too soft with 'all positions body contouring' and extra density in the top and middle layers for the proper support based on my body type. Here's the info:

You can also shop here for support based on how you sleep (side, stomach, or back sleeper) or your body type, which Helix matches with mattresses like the Helix Sunset, Moonlight, Midnight, Twilight, and Dawn.

Helix also offers a Nightfall model for Big and Tall or Plus-Sized folks with a medium feel and maximum support as well as all positions contouring. Their Dual Balanced or Dual Extra versions are great for those who need different firmness and feels on two sides of the same mattress.

Price: Starting at $600, Helix mattress prices vary with customization options and size up to $150.

Delivery options? Your mattress will be delivered with free shipping via UPS Ground anywhere in the United States within 6-10 business days. Special delivery needs are best addressed through UPS MyChoice as Helix does not offer any other options.

Do Helix mattresses alleviate back pain? Yes, back pain sufferers can alleviate their suffering through the properly customized combination of firmness, body contouring, and support levels - and try it for a lengthy in-home trial to see if it works for them or not.

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 100 nights.

Are Helix mattresses customizable? Yes, these mattresses can be customized for your preference of plush/medium/firm feel, contouring for side sleepers (the most common sleep position) or for all sleep positions, and either balanced or extra support for your body size. Additionally, you can choose for one side of your mattress to be firm and the other plush with side sleeper pressure relief, or for one side to be plush and the other firm with all sleep positions body contouring.

Pros:

  • More affordable than some other online mattress brands
  • Fully customizable
  • Financing options are available

Cons:

  • Only a short 5-year warranty is offered on each mattress
  • No White Glove or other delivery options

Bottom Line:

If you've got back pain, particularly in the lower back, Helix mattress might be the solution for you. You can try it for 100 nights to see if you have the same results others have — in which case, you can rave about it in reviews — or if not, you can return it 100% free of charge. They'll even refund your shipping and pick the mattress up from you themselves. (And if you're interested, Helix also makes sheets, mattress protectors, bases, pillows, and more.)

Saatva

Another of the top online mattresses for lower back pain is Saatva, the second of several premium online mattress brands recommended by experts. 

The Saatva Mattress addresses back pain by combining 5 features commonly found in premium bedding with their patented 'Spinal Zone sleep technology,' illustrated above, culminating in a mattress offering the correct spinal alignment, weight distribution, and body support necessary to alleviate lingering back pain.

In addition to Saatva's individually wrapped coil system and the extra cushion of their luxury pillow tops, the center third of their mattresses (the lumbar region) provide additional active support which enhances sleep quality and ensures correct spinal alignment, and earned them the Chiropractic Seal of Approval.

Saatva mattresses are also more affordable than some similar brands while offering superior comfort and top level sustainability.

To find your perfect comfort level, Saatva offers a comfort scale from 1 to 10, i.e. the softest or most plush feel to the firmest. (These mattresses aren't ideal for people who prefer levels 1 or 2)

Price: Prices vary from $599 - $1399.

Delivery options? Your mattress will be delivered within a 4-hour time window announced the day before. Free white glove delivery and mattress removal is available upon advanced request.

Do Saatva mattresses alleviate back pain? Yes. This brand maintains a full 5 stars on Trustpilot with over 439 reviews, many of which specifically noted their back pain was alleviated after switching to a Saatva mattress.

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 120 days.

Are Saatva mattresses customizable? Not really, but you have some choices, i.e. you can choose your mattress size (6 sizes offered from Twin to Cal King), comfort level (explained in the image above), height of your mattress (2 options; either 11.5" or 14.5"), and you can add an adjustable base for between $1,199–$2,498. Additionally, you can add a foundation or frame. 

Pros:

  • Made in the USA
  • Great customer service
  • Free white glove service and old mattress removal
  • Constructed from premium grade eco-friendly materials

Cons:

  • The company hasn't been around very long

Bottom Line:

Saatva stands by their mattresses, offering a 15-year limited warranty, a 120-day in-home trial, and stellar customer service. You can select your firmness preference as well as height and size, with some extras available as well. Reviews on Trustpilot, as mentioned above, are a solid 5 stars with many insisting their back pain (most specifically lower back pain) was resolved by their Saatva mattress.

Amerisleep AS2

The third suggestion for chronic lower back pain sufferers is the Amerisleep AS2 mattress. Amerisleep offers mattresses with unique body contouring  and spinal alignment features, beneficial for different types of back pain and individual sleep preferences.

The AS2 is said to have 2 inches of thick memory foam over a highly supportive base layer which cushions and prevents the exacerbating of pressure points.

It's also Amerisleep's best-selling mattress, offering a medium-firm feel and optimal comfort for lower back pain sufferers, and is especially good for back and stomach sleepers as well.

Amerisleep mattresses also come with sag-free Bio-Core foam support, that won't sag and remains supportive of your spine's natural alignment even after decades of sleep pressure. 

The AS2 specifically offers minimal sinkage, so the individual can easily change positions while sleeping.

To put the icing on the cake, Amerisleep's mattress covers are made from Celliant, a fabric that brilliantly converts heat into rejuvenating infrared energy, promoting muscle and tissue recovery through the increase of blood flow - so you wake up feeling refreshed and re-energized. 

Price: $999 - $1898 Varies with 7 sizes (from Twin to Split King).

Delivery options? Your mattress will be delivered with free shipping via FedEx, usually within a week (or less) of your order. There don't appear to be any other delivery options. 

Do Amerisleep mattresses alleviate back pain? Yes, these mattresses offer superior support and rejuvenation to relieve different types of back pain and are ideal for various sleep position preferences.

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 100 nights .

Are Amerisleep mattresses customizable? Not really, but you have choices. There are 5 different kinds of mattresses differing primarily in firmness, and 7 different sizes including a Split King. You can also order different frames or bases, or use it with no base at all. 

Pros:

  • 20 year warranty
  • Free shipping and delivery
  • Superior support
  • Easy returns within the first 100 nights after ordering

Cons:

  • Slightly expensive
  • Can only purchase them online

Bottom Line:

These are highly recommended by more than one expert, and with the 100-night in-home trial, free shipping and free returns, you really can't go wrong here. If you don't mind the price, need to alleviate lower back pain, and don't mind ordering a mattress online, go ahead and see if the previous customer claims of "best night of sleep ever" hold any water!

Bear Mattress

Fourth in our line-up of expert-recommended mattresses for lower back pain is Bear Mattress, popular among athletes for the use of Celliant technology (as mentioned in our Amerisleep review above, Celliant is said to rejuvenate the body overnight by converting its heat to infrared energy and stimulating temporarily increased blood flow).

Bear Mattress has also been mentioned in several widely-read publications which have noted the mattresses' efficacy at alleviating back pain, sleeping cool, and promoting athletic recovery. Bear was also named as Business Insider's economical Best Mattress under $1000 for back pain.

Bear mattresses come in 2 basic types: the original Bear and the Bear Hybrid, compared in detail here.

Aside from the noteworthy price difference, the other main differences between the two mattresses are that the original Bear mattresses have these features:

while the Bear Hybrids have these:

Both versions are superb at alleviating pain and promoting recovery, however, so either one would be a great choice for lower back pain sufferers (or other types of back pain as well).

Price: Bear mattresses start at $540, while Bear Hybrids start at $1350.

Delivery options?  Shipping is free throughout the U.S. (except to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico), and your mattress will arrive via FedEx Ground within a week to 10 days, depending upon your order and location. No other delivery options are offered.

Does Bear Mattresses alleviate back pain? It is said to do an excellent job at alleviating back pain, primarily chronic lower back pain or overall back pain.

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 100 nights.

Are Bear Mattresses customizable? Not really, but you can choose from the 2 main types of mattress and 6 sizes for the original Bear, 3 sizes for the Bear Hybrid.

Pros:

  • *stellar at promoting athletic recovery and alleviating muscular pain
  • *both models are said to sleep cool
  • *reasonably priced
  • *offers a 10 year, all-inclusive warranty
  • *financing is available
  • *made in the USA

Cons:

  • *only 1 firmness level is available (If you don't like memory foam or need a super soft top layer to your mattress, these may not be for you)
  • *the company is relatively new with little customer service history

Bottom Line:

This mattress brand is excellent for active people looking for a way to rejuvenate their muscles, or alleviate (lower back) pain overnight. There's no risk for 100 nights and their return policy is simple.

Best mattresses for upper back pain

Leesa

As we continue our search for the best online mattresses for back pain - turning now to the best mattress for upper back pain - we have to go with the expert recommended Leesa

According to Sleepopolis,  the Leesa could "be an excellent choice for those who suffer from upper back pain and tightness. The Leesa exhibits incredibly consistent pressure relief, even for side sleepers, which is somewhat rare among mattress models. This consistent level of support throughout can help keep the entire back — and not just the lower back — feeling supported and aligned while sleeping."

The Leesa mattress company actually offers 2 main mattresses, the Leesa and the Sapira, compared in detail here. While both provide superior back support, you can take their online quiz here to help determine which model is best for you. (Since our expert recommendation focused on the Leesa, however, that will be our continued focus for this review.)

When you start sleeping on the 3 cozy layers of a Leesa, back pain of all types tends to dissipate - while the Avena layer maintains temperature regulation so you stay cool all night.

While back sleepers will notice the Leesa's excellent lumbar support, they'll also enjoy superior weight distribution across the body, great contouring for all sleeping positions, and noticeable alleviation of  pressure points, experienced by those with upper back pain - as well as all back pain sufferers - as a nearly immediate relief.

And if you live near any of the almost 100 select West Elm locations that showcase Leesa products, you may be able to check them out in person!

Price: The Leesa starts at $525 and the Sapira starts at $995.

Delivery options? Free shipping (and returns) with white glove delivery available for an extra $100.

Do Leesa mattresses alleviate back pain? Yes, as Sleepopolis explained, Leesa provides consistent pressure relief for all sleeping positions as well as consistent support and alignment for the entire back while sleeping - and is especially beneficial for upper back pain.  

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 100 nights.

Are Leesa mattresses customizable? No, not really. There are 2 main mattress types and 6 sizes to choose from, as well as a few different bed frames and accessories you can add if you wish.

Pros:

  • Made in the USA
  • Sleeps cool
  • Easily adapts to all body types and sleep styles
  • Almost no offgassing
  • For every 10 mattresses sold, Leesa donates one to charity
  • Leesa partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant one tree for every mattress sold
  • Maintains an A+ rating with the BBB

Cons:

  • Can only purchase the Leesa online
  • Some felt it was too firm for their tastes
  • A few had trouble with refund process/product disputes

Bottom Line:

In our ongoing comparison of online mattresses for back pain, Leesa stands as one of the best in class. They have the perfect balance of foam and resiliency (bounce) to allow sleepers to rest deeply and change position comfortably. 

Best mattresses for all-around back pain relief

Casper

Our next online mattress brand known for its prowess in alleviating back pain is the Casper

While Casper mattresses arrive in a box as shown below, they spring back into shape once removed and set up, retaining the premium ergonomic support they're known for.

Although some say the Casper is best for chronic lower back pain, others are convinced it's good for zoned support, or alleviating all types of back pain. And with their 100-night in-home trial, you can try the Casper to see if it helps with your specific back pain at no risk, as you'll be fully refunded if you decide you don't like it within that time. 

The Casper's constitution is said to be ideal for the average weight sleeper, has medium firmness and provides a good contoured balance. 

While all 3 of the Casper mattress varieties offer innovative ergonomic alignment, the Casper Wave is most beneficial for back pain with its hyper-targeted ergonomic support and pressure relief at 36 points. It's the only one endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association as well.




The Wave is available in 6 sizes, and also has advanced heat wicking and temperature regulation to help you sleep cool

Free shipping and returns, a 10 year warranty, and complimentary in-home setup are a few of the perks that come with your purchase of a Wave mattress.

When you've got a Casper, back pain is no match!

Price: The Wave starts at $1095 (best for back pain), the original Casper starts at $595, and the Essential starts at $350.

Delivery options? Your mattress will be delivered to your doorstep via UPS free of charge. White glove delivery is also available for an additional fee in the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Greater Toronto area of Canada. The Casper Wave mattress also qualifies for free in-home setup within those regions.

Do Casper mattresses alleviate back pain? Yes, the Wave especially is said to have proprietary ergonomics, offering superior zoned support and pressure relief at 36 points. The Casper Wave is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 100 days.

Are Casper mattresses customizable? Not really. The Wave is the best option for back pain, and is available in 6 sizes. 

Pros:

  • Prompt delivery
  • Outstanding customer service
  • No risk trial period of 100 days
  • Easy refund process if not satisfied
  • 10 year warranty

Cons:

  • Some complained of their mattress sagging in the middle; most were able to refund/exchange and were satisfied, but not those experiencing the problem after the 100 day trial ended
  • Some disliked the odor at unboxing, said it lasts a couple of weeks

Bottom Line:

Most were happy with their Casper, but keep an eye out for sagging or other problems to develop over the 100 night trial and get an exchange or refund right away if you notice anything. Try a little extra ventilation in the room if possible to help get rid of the smell faster after unboxing.

Purple

Next up is another expert recommended online mattress, well-known for its pressure relieving abilities - the Purple

Purple makes two main mattress varieties: the Original Purple and the New Purple. The differences are outlined below, with the features of the Original Purple illustrated on the left and the New Purple on the right.

According to Sleepopolis,  the Purple Mattress (both varieties) has a layer of hyper elastic polymer,  making for a swift reaction to sleep movements and beneficial for all sleeping positions. This reaction time is beneficial for those with back pain because the mattresses contours immediately to their body, allowing for quick, optimized comfort.

To explain further, Sleepopolis shares that (also for both mattress varieties), "heavier sleepers will feel the pressure relief of the Purple Mattress easily, while lighter sleepers may experience the polymer layer as firmer." With multiple thickness and firmness options available, and above average pain/pressure relief, the Purple Mattress is likely to alleviate all types of back pain.

When you order a Purple Mattress, you'll get free shipping to your doorstep and complimentary white glove service upon advanced request with old mattress removal as well - nice!

Both Purple Mattress varieties come with a 10-year warranty, 100 night in-home trial, and free returns, too. 

Price:  The Original Purple starts at $699 and the New Purple starts at $1299.

Delivery options? Basic doorstep delivery arrives free of charge via FedEx, and you can set preferences through the FedEx Delivery Manager. If you'd like white glove delivery, (it's complimentary) they'll do in-home setup as well as old mattress removal (but not old box spring removal - you're on your own for that). Just select white glove delivery at checkout if that's your preference.

Do Purple mattresses alleviate back pain? Yes, their Smart Grid technology and various other features make them superior for pressure point alleviation and quick-acting body contouring support.

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 100 days.

Are Purple mattresses customizable?  Not really, but the Purple Original comes in 5 sizes, and the New Purple comes in 3 comfort levels and 5 sizes.

Pros:

  • Excellent motion isolation
  • Free shipping and in-home setup available
  • Especially beneficial for heavier sleepers
  • Superb pressure point alleviation

Cons:

  • Company is somewhat new
  • They have a rating of F on the BBB website
  • Some felt they offer poor edge support

Bottom Line:

The BBB rating is a concern, but there are only 9 negative reviews/5 positive reviews on that site. Amazon has over 842 reviews and Purple holds a 4.1 out of 5 star rating there. If you're interested in trying out their pressure point alleviating mattress formulas and the prices don't hold you back, we think you'll have a good opportunity to check them out during the 100 night trial. Just make sure you keep receipts and original packaging and remain persistent if a refund is necessary.

Loom & Leaf

Our last dive into back pain alleviating online mattresses takes a close-up of the Loom & Leaf. 

Rated as the top memory foam mattress for back pain sufferers in recent expert guides, the Loom & Leaf has a spine-supporting layer of medical grade gel on top of a thick layer of bio-based memory foam (non-toxic & will produce no offgassing) which combine to provide cooling, optimal support, and superior body contouring. Underneath all of that lies nearly 6 inches of foundation foam to gently support it all. 

The Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm mattress is ideal for back pain, with a firmness level set between 5 and 7 being beneficial for most sleepers, according to SleepDelivered.

Good for all sleep positions and chiropractor-approved, Loom & Leaf mattresses are made with an organic cotton cover and thistle flame retardant. 

Additionally, they're made in the USA, offer a lengthy 120-day in-home trial, and maintain the highest of eco-friendly standards in sourcing and manufacturing.

Their site states their mattresses are comparable with Tempur-Pedic, but are 60% cheaper. Here's their handy comparison chart on the subject:

When you're ready to buy, you'll have some options on your way through the checkout. The Relaxed Firm comfort level is already chosen in grey below, and they've preselected the Queen size mattress from among the 6 possible sizes - of course, you can choose your own size and comfort level. 

You can also select whether you'd like a base, foundation, or frame, and if you need mattress removal. In-home delivery is complimentary, so your price shouldn't change when you enter your address. 

Price: Ranges by size from $749 for a Twin to $1499 for a Cal King.

Delivery options?  They offer free white glove delivery and old mattress removal.

Do Loom & Leaf mattresses alleviate back pain? Yes, it's said to be very helpful in alleviating back pain; there are numerous reviews here with customers raving about how Loom & Leaf helped their back pain

Is there an in-home trial period? Yes, 120 nights.

Are Loom & Leaf mattresses customizable? No, but you can choose a size and firmness level.

Pros:

  • They don't roll these and vacuum-seal them into a box for delivery. They hand deliver them and set it all up for you. Much better for the mattress!
  • Long 120 night in-home trial
  • 15 year warranty
  • Financing is available
  • They maintain a solid 4 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot after 99 reviews, with lots about how much they helped alleviate back pain

Cons:

  • A few said the mattress got uncomfortable over time
  • Some had trouble with customer service (but most did not)
  • A little pricey for some budgets

Bottom Line:

The Loom & Leaf comes highly recommended for back pain sufferers, and from the looks of Trustpilot reviews, many have had their back pain (and other aches and pains) alleviated by sleeping on one. The highest recommendation is for the Relaxed Firm, but if you think a firmer mattress will be better for you, you've got a 120 day in-home trial to find out!

The Best Affordable Bunk Bed Mattresses & Mattress Sets

Need a cheap set of mattresses for your kids' bunk beds? These are the 10 best affordable bunk bed mattresses.

Chances are, if you're looking for bunk bed mattresses, you've got more than one kid. And if that's the case, you're probably looking for a bargain. But where can you turn? Well, you can start by taking a browse through our top ten cheap bunk bed mattress finds with us today. 

We're here, ready, and on the job to help you save a buck on the sleep provisions of multiple kiddos, while not sacrificing quality or health in the process. 

Bunk bed mattress size guide

First things first: When you're shopping for bunk bed mattresses, what size are you looking for? 

According to SFGate, standard twin mattresses are a perfect fit for most bunk beds. But there are also times when there's a twin mattress on the top bunk and a full mattress on the bottom, or perhaps even a futon or something else. For our purposes today, we'll be hunting primarily for affordable standard twins and keeping an eye out for the others. So without further ado, let's get into it!

The 10 best bunk bed mattresses

IKEA — Husvika Mattress

Our first stop is the Swedish-born and minimalist IKEA, which features bunk beds and frames suitable for twin mattresses, as well as the mattresses themselves. While there are several twin mattress options on the IKEA site that would fit bunk beds, the most affordable is definitely the HUSVIKA spring mattress:

Featuring high quality Bonnell springs, the HUSVIKA mattress fully supports the whole body while sleeping. It also arrives roll packed, which means it will likely take a few days (specifically 72 hours) to regain its full shape and air out suitably for slumber — so be patient.

The height and width of this mattress fit exactly in most children's extendable/trundle beds:

They also fit perfectly for most kids' daybeds, so they're almost certainly a good fit for most bunk beds, too.

There's also a 25-year Limited Warranty available with the HUSVIKA.

Sizing

The size of the HUSVIKA spring mattress is as follows:

  • Length: 74 3/8 " (189 cm)
  • Width: 38 1/4 " (97 cm)
  • Thickness: 5 1/8 " (13 cm)

Where to buy/pricing

You can get the Husvika spring mattress for $120 on the IKEA website, or possibly at a physical IKEA store near you. Find IKEA discount codes here before you shop.

Pros: 

  • Comfortable and supportive for sleep
  • Affordable
  • The HUSVIKA is known to be the best IKEA mattress for children
  • Good for those with allergies or sensitive skin
  • Excellent for front and back sleepers (side sleepers may want to try a different model)

Cons:

  • Some feel that the longevity of the HUSVIKA mattress is not as good as it could be

Bottom line:

IKEA's HUSVIKA mattress has all the qualities parents are seeking when they're shopping for a bunk bed mattress — especially affordability! It may not last as long as other mattresses, but, then again, your kids won't stay little for very long either.

Dorel Home Quilted Mattress

We took a dive into Walmart's bunk bed mattress selection, and found this gem: the Dorel Home Quilted Mattress.

Score! This mattress has no toxicity or safety warnings on it at all, it's Earth-friendly to boot (contains 50% or more pre-consumer recycled content), and it has GREENGUARD GOLD Certification

Sizing

  • Length: 71"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 6"

Where to buy/pricing

You can get this mattress on the Walmart website for $49. You can also find Walmart coupon codes here. 

Pros:

  • Comes in fuchsia, navy, and tan
  • Has a comfy quilted design cover
  • Ideal for bunk beds, daybeds, roll-out beds and twin size beds
  •  Has GREENGUARD GOLD Certification.
  •  Can even be taken camping

Cons:

  • Some complained this model is thinner than other twin mattresses and feels more like a futon mattress 

Bottom line:

People liked the color options and most reviewers felt this was a decent bunk bed for their children. Great for smaller kids who aren't very heavy. Adults and larger kids, please keep it movin'. This one won't work for you. Also, if you try it out and find you don't like it, there are 3 ways to do easy Walmart returns here.

LUCID Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Next up we checked for the highest rated affordable bunk bed mattress on Amazon. When we searched for that criteria, there were a few within range (we're trying to stay under $100, or, if not possible, then as close to $100 as possible), but the best price for the best bunk bed mattress we saw was this:

The LUCID 5 inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress is ideal for bunk beds as well as twin bed frames and other similar slumber setups. 

The gel memory foam helps kids sleep cool and conforms to your body. There's a ventilated cooling layer and a supportive base foam layer, as well as open cell construction for  greater durability. 

Easy to move around and CertiPUR-US certified, this mattress is also dust mite-resistant.

Sizing

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 5"

Where to buy/pricing

You can get this bunk bed mattress on Amazon for $94.98. Try looking for Amazon promo codes before you shop, too.

Pros:

  • Maintains 4.3 out of 5 stars after 2,104 reviews on Amazon
  • Comes with a 10-year Warranty in the U.S.
  • Most reported it's very comfortable
  • Some insist sleeping on this mattress relieved their chronic back pain
  • Perfect for bunk beds and lofts

Cons:

  • Some felt it didn't expand to the full 5 inches
  • Some complained of the smell at unboxing; others said the smell was barely noticeable

Bottom line:

This is another excellent bunk bed mattress for kids. Adults even sleep on it occasionally and give it high praises. Always give rolled mattresses a chance to fill out and offgas, maybe at least 3 days, before sleeping on them. After this, if they're still not expanded to your liking or the smell is sticking around, check Amazon's refund policies here.

Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Pressure Relief Mattress 

Moving along, we came upon a treasure at the Zinus website. Our most lovely and perfect bunk bed mattress yet, in the most suitable and ideal bunk bed mattress size, came with all sort of other perks — and all for only $104.

First, making a mattress out of green tea extract and ActivCharcoal is really cutting edge and sounds refreshing and healthy as heck. Did that description say we'd smell like green tea when we woke up on this mattress? Yum! Second, these beds are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning the memory foam is safe and free of toxic chemicals. 

Third, there's a light, airy design with strategic pressure relief and conforming contour memory foam to optimize your comfort. Who doesn't love this for their kids bunk beds??

As a 6-inch twin mattress, the bunk bed sleepers can enjoy a firm feel to their mattress - which they can test out over a lengthy 100-night in-home trial! If they decide they don't like it? Return it! There's no risk here.

Sizing

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 5"

Where to buy/pricing

You can get this bunk bed mattress on the Zinus website for $104. Be sure to check for Zinus discount codes before you shop!

Pros:

  • Maintains 4.5 out of 5 stars after 504 reviews on the Zinus website
  • Free shipping
  • Mattresses regain their shape quickly after unboxing
  • No overwhelming smell
  • Some insist their sleep problems are alleviated with these mattresses (i.e. restlessness, etc.)

Cons:

  • It takes 7-10 days for shipping
  • Some reported the offgassing smell lingered and/or their skin was too sensitive for the mattress

Bottom line:

Most customers love these as exemplified by the reviews on the Zinus site. With the long in-home trial offered, you should definitely give it at least a few weeks to decide. If your mattress' smell lingers, keep it in a room with all windows open for as long as possible and/or vacuum it. For skin reactions, consult your physician (most did not have this issue, just fyi.)

Signature Sleep Stargaze Mattress

When you need a cheap bunk bed mattress set, Sears must not be missed. While other stores, like Overstock, also carry this type of mattress, nowhere else offered it anywhere close to as cheaply as Sears.

The Signature Sleep Stargaze Mattress is available in Twin and Full Sizes, designed specially for growing kids.

Sizing

For the full mattress: 

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 54"
  • Thickness: 5"

For the twin mattress:

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 5"

Where to buy/pricing

You can buy this at Overstock.com for $107.99, on the Sears website for $90.27, or on Amazon for $102.83. 

Pros:

  • CertiPUR-US certified foam holds its shape well - also is made  without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP flame retardants, ozone depleters, mercury,  lead, heavy metals or phthlates regulated by the Consumer Safety  Product Commission.
  • Foam is low in VOC emissions for indoor air quality
  • Pressure point relieving core design
  • Soft knit polka dot fabric cover

Cons:

  • Some reported it wasn't thick enough for adult beds and felt "more like a topper" (it's designed for kids, however, so keep that in mind)
  • Some felt theirs did not expand to the full 5 inches

Bottom line:

These are kids' mattresses, so unless you are kid-sized, they probably won't work out for you - unless you plan to use it as a 'topper' like some have suggested. This mattress maintains a solid 4 stars after 26 reviews on Amazon and 5 stars on Sears after 1 review. We think they'll work fine in your bunk beds.

Serta Allerton Mattress

Big Lots has all sorts of treasures for anyone with time to browse around in there. Today they've got the perfect bunk bed mattress too — the Serta Allerton Firm Twin Mattress.

And with 4.5 stars after 255 reviews on the Big Lots website, we think it's probably a pretty darned good deal.

Sizing

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 7"

Where to buy/pricing

Unfortunately for this bunk bed mattress, you'll need to physically go to a Big Lots store — and the mattress retails for $99. Yes, I know, nobody likes to leave the house anymore, but this is important. Use this store locator to find one near you. Before you pack up & go, make sure you look for Big Lots promo codes first. 

Pros:

  • An excellent value
  • Great for a kid's mattresses; some adults like it too
  • Durable and comfortable
  • Holds shape well over time
  • Good support

Cons:

  • Some felt it was either too hard, too soft, or lumpy
  • Some reported it developed an indentation over time

Bottom line:

Naysayers aside, this is likely a fantastic deal if you have a Big Lots near you. With the reviews the way they are, we think if you're in need of a bunk bed mattress for cheap, you should probably head over there today.

Serta Skyfield Twin Mattress

There's a "blue light special" on this one — especially if you're a Kmart member! 

Constructed with patented Serta PillowSoft Foam, the lush Skyfield Firm mattress contours the body for enhanced comfort and is ideal for bunk beds and daybeds.

The offset coil design of the SertaFlex Innerspring increases flexibility and responsiveness while the improved surface coverage strengthens mattress edges.

Sizing

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 5"

Where to buy/pricing

Get this bunk bed mattress at Kmart. It's $139.99, but you'll get $10 off as a Kmart member. You can also opt for free store pickup — use the store locator here to find a location near you. Also, you can find Kmart coupon codes here.

Pros:

  • Maintains a 4.5 star rating on the Kmart site after 81 reviews
  • Firm but soft enough to cradle you to sleep
  • Great value for the buck
  • Perfect for kids and for bunk beds

Cons:

  • Some felt it could be a bit thicker

Bottom line:

You can't go wrong with a bunk bed mattress at this price — especially if you're a Kmart member! Plenty of high ratings from those who've purchased it previously, and 95% of those customers would recommend this product.

Linenspa Gel Memory Foam Mattress

There are definitely some sweet bunk bed mattress deals going on over at Houzz right now. $81.99 for a Linenspa 5 inch Gel Memory Foam mattress? Shut the front door!

The Linenspa 5 Inch Gel Memory Foam mattress has an inch of pressure-relieving gel at the surface that keeps kids cool as they sleep. High density foam and a firm foundation layer rest underneath it to create support, and the breathable fabric cover on the outside is removable for washing. Perfect for bunk beds and trundle beds.

Sizing

  • Length: 74"
  • Width: 38"
  • Thickness: 5"

Where to buy/pricing

You can get this mattress on Houzz for $81.99. Be sure to look for Houzz discount codes as well.

Pros:

  • Maintains 4.5 stars from previous customers on the Houzz site
  •  Prompt delivery and free shipping throughout the contiguous U.S.
  • Firm but gives just enough for great comfort
  • Removable cover
  • Super cozy and perfect for bunk beds
  • Comes with a 10 year warranty

Cons:

  • Free shipping is not available to AK, HI, PR or Canada.

Bottom line:

This price is phenomenal for a kids' memory foam bunk bed mattress, so if you think yours would like this one, might as well grab it! Don't worry — if they don't, there's a 30-day return policy.

Home Life Euro Top Luxury Mattress

Yep, that does say $53.99 for this Harmony Sleep 8-Inch Spring Luxury Mattress Green Foam Certified Twin mattress

Ready to see what's in this mattress? Start with the cushy Euro Top with Comfort Firm Feel, specially designed  for people with back issues, then dig down to the high quality 100%  Green Certified Foam and polyester layering over coverings and coils for the most comfort you'll likely experience in a mattress. And for a bunk bed to boot? Guess those kids'll get used to some good sleeping then — nothing wrong with that!

Sizing

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 8"

Where to buy/pricing

You can get this bunk bed mattress on Amazon for only $53.99. Remember, you can look here for Amazon promo codes.

Pros:

  • Pops back into shape quickly after unboxing
  • Hardly any offgassing or odor
  • Very soft and comfy
  • Maintains 4.5 stars after 733 reviews on Amazon

Cons:

  • Some felt the mattress was "just ok", not great
  • Some reported their mattress was hard and they could feel the springs inside

Bottom line:

With the number of positive reviews to negative and the price being so amazingly low, it seems like a no-brainer — but you decide. It's for a bunk bed, remember. And if it comes down to it, you can always return it.

Modway Emma Twin Mattress

Finally, we couldn't pass up this mattress price at Home Depot for a 6 inch memory foam Emma mattress from Modway.

Perfect for kids and bunk beds, this one comes rolled and vacuum sealed to your doorstep. Not too soft and not too firm, you'll loved ones will be sleeping soundly when you unbox this gem and place it in their bunk bed frame!

Sizing

  • Length: 75"
  • Width: 39"
  • Thickness: 6"

Where to buy/pricing

This one's at Home Depot for $80.75. Find Home Depot promo codes here

Pros:

  • Maintains a 4.4 out of 5 rating from previous customers on the Home Depot site
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver
  • Comfortable
  • Pops back into its original shape within hours of unboxing
  • Prompt delivery and easy setup

Cons:

  • Some reported part of their mattress did not properly decompress after unboxing (contact Home Depot if this occurs and they will replace)

Bottom line:

This is a marvelous deal and most who've purchased it are pleased with their Emma mattress. Take care when unboxing to release all parts of the mattress and let it sit for at least 24 hours or more. Any problems, give Home Depot a call. They'll likely refund or replace anything defective.

The Best Mattresses for Children, Toddlers, & Babies That You Can Buy Online

Looking for the best mattress you can buy online for your kid, toddler, or baby? We've got the top brands and what they offer here — and you may be surprised what you can get delivered in a box.

As we investigated the best kids' mattresses available online, the issue of safety kept coming up.  How safe is each mattress model for kids, toddlers, and babies, and what are the certifications necessary to prove it? 

Considering that each child spends approximately 3,923 hours per year on their mattress according to some calculations,  (or 39230 hours if the mattress is kept for 10 years), the construction and components of the mattress, as well as any chemicals involved in the manufacturing process, gain increased importance. 

We got into some detailed articles on the subject, which we'll highlight for you in each section of this guide to the best kids' mattresses online.

Best types of mattresses and labels for kids and toddlers

It's incredibly important to ask questions and read labels thoroughly when choosing the best mattresses for kids' beds. While there are countless mattresses out there to choose  from, there are 2 main variations to keep in mind: 

  • The innerspring, usually layered and made with one of two types of inner springs.
  • The foam, usually made of polyurethane. 

There are also hybrids of those two, as well as latex models — which some say are great for allergy-sufferers (if they're 100% natural latex).

Then there are the confusing textile labels. 

  • The USDA organic logo is great to find, but while it does ensure how the fibers of the mattress were grown, it does not necessarily provide assurance of the processing methods involved. 
  • Oeko-Tek indicates the screening out of harmful substances, and is found primarily on European and Japanese labels — but if found in the U.S., it may indicate only certain parts of the product meet the standard's criteria and not the whole thing. 
  • The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) provides quality assurance of several key safety and environmental criteria (i.e. its label requires that at least 70% of the product fibers are organic), but it hasn't yet been universally accepted. 
  • Certi-PUR indicates the foam in the mattress is made without certain hazardous chemicals, i.e. ozone depleters, heavy metals like mercury and lead, PBDEs, TDCPP, or TCEP flame retardants, phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and formaldehyde, as well as being low VOC. 
  • Finally, Greenguard certification means the product has met rigorous standards for emissions of VOCs into indoor air.

Each type of mattress generally has it's pros and cons and it's for you to decide what's best for your family —  but we'll provide you with the basics you need to know on each of the best mattresses for kids' beds suggested below:

Things to consider when shopping for a children's mattress

When shopping for the littlest members of the family, extra care must always be taken. Of course, crib mattresses must be held to the highest of safety and quality standards and be firm  enough to  avoid suffocation, so a foam mattress would probably not be  recommended  for a crib. 

Toddlers or older kids could opt for an eco-friendly foam, but may also be better off with an innerspring, depending upon the age, developmental stage, and abilities of the child. 

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Will the mattress be/remain firm enough to ensure their face doesn't sink in as they sleep and cause breathing difficulties? 
  • Can the child turn themselves over easily or turn their heads independently if they're having trouble breathing? 
  • Can they do this both when awake and while they're sleeping? 
  • Do they have any allergies which might be exacerbated by any components of the mattress?
  • Do they take any medications that induce a deep sleep/might prevent them from waking if they started to have trouble breathing?
  • Are there any chemicals in the mattress which are hazardous to inhale or lie on over a period of time? Is there a period of offgassing during which the child should not sleep on the bed?
  • Will they be able to get into/out of bed independently if they need to use the bathroom or if there's an emergency? 
  • Parents and caregivers will want to look carefully into these and other safety issues and seek out the proper certifications when browsing for a baby or toddler mattress.

Overall, with all the proper consideration given to these concerns, we've decided on 'best of' winners of the following categories:

Our picks: best mattresses for kids and toddlers

Best Overall: Naturepedic Verse Organic Kids' Mattress

Best for Toddlers: 

  1. Pure-Rest Organic for the Level 10 health/eco-conscious family
  2. Big Kid's Bed or 'BKB' from Nest Bedding for the Level 10 conscious                                                   family on a budget (or otherwise)

Best for Older Kids: Love & Sleep by Nest Bedding

Best for the Budget: Lucid 

Best for Travel: AeroBed for Kids

Most Innovative: Sleep Number Kids (with the accompanying app)


Best online mattresses for toddlers and young children

Our research on the subject suggests that the best toddler mattress for you which can be ordered online may be one of these 3.   Be sure to give them a glance as you shop:

Pure-Rest Organic

Price: Youth mattresses range from $990-1900 for sizes up to a Twin XL (Adult mattresses can cost as much as $3400 for a Cal King). They also have crib mattresses starting at $325.

*There's a Clearance and Special Sales section on their site to watch for deals.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? Yes, they have a whole section of youth as well as crib mattresses. Pure-Rest is recommended by Consumer Reports as well as Organic and Healthy, Inc. as a 100% organic company in business in San Diego, CA since 1992.

What are the delivery options? Delivery is made via UPS Ground from San Diego. For my location in Michigan, shipping would be $45 for a youth mattress. To find your shipping rate, put the mattress you like in your shopping cart here and enter your shipping data.

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? Numerous! To give you an idea, here some of them:

Is there an in-home trial offered? No.

Refund/warranty policies? Pure-Rest mattresses may not be returned once opened unless they are defective. Mattresses come with a 20-year warranty (10 years fixed + 10 years prorated); crib mattresses come with a 10-year warranty (5 years fixed + 5 years prorated) If you are especially sensitive to smells, you may order a mattress test kit prior to purchase. Details can be read here

Pros:

  • 100% organic with numerous safety and environmental certifications
  • Made with no toxic chemicals, no synthetic rubber, polyester, or other fillers
  • Tested for contaminants by an independent lab on a regular basis
  • Recommended by Consumer Reports and Organic and Healthy, Inc.
  • Warranties are offered for 10-20 years depending upon the type of mattress you order

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No free shipping

Bottom Line:

Although they are quite pricey, Pure-Rest mattresses are probably among the purest you can find for children's (and adult) mattresses. 

Since some groups insist the offgassing of children's mattresses is extremely toxic, with some researchers believing they may play a significant role in the development of certain childhood disorders and only some states banning the flame retardants often responsible, the possibility of an organic option is attractive. If you can afford these, we think they're probably worth it.

Naturepedic

Next stop on our adventure to find the best mattress for toddlers brings us to the Naturepedic Verse Organic Kids' Mattress.

Naturepedic makes organic products (mattresses and bedding) for adults, children, and babies, each GOTS-certified and hand-crafted by Amish artisans. 

Their kids' collection features 3 main mattresses:

Our favorite is the Naturepedic Verse Organic Mattress as it's been reviewed and given high praises by Green Child magazine, Business Insider, HackToSleep, and Amazon reviewers, as well as carrying an 8.9/10 rating on Slumber Search.

Price: Twins start at $899, and prices range up to the Queen size at $1299.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? Yes, they are recommended by several entities including Green Child magazine, and Business Insider. Plus, 91% of reviews (4.6 out of 5 stars) from verified customers on the Naturepedic site recommend the Verse Organic Mattress.

What are the delivery options? It ships via FedEx Ground, Curbside, or Threshold (In-Home Setup can be arranged with advanced notice), compressed and roll-packed, and assembly is covered in this video. For my address in Michigan, they quoted me the shipping rate of $75. If you're near one of their retail locations, you may be able to pick your order up and spare yourself the delivery fee; check their locations here.

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? Yes, they have many certifications, and have received numerous endorsements and awards. Here are some for example:  

Is there an in-home trial offered? No.

Refund/warranty policies? Naturepedic offers a 30-day money back guarantee for all kids' products purchased through the official Naturepedic site. (If you purchased your mattress elsewhere, i.e. Amazon, follow their return policies.) Kids' mattresses carry a 10-year limited warranty.

Pros:

Cons:

  • Some felt their mattress was a bit too firm (although firm mattresses are safer for small children and babies)
  • Expensive

Bottom Line:

These are superior quality, durable, safe mattresses for children lasting at least 10 years. If you find them too firm, returns are offered within 30 days of purchase - but buyer pays all return shipping costs. Your best bet may be to find a Naturepedic retailer here and check them out in person before ordering.

Nest Bedding

Third on our voyage to find the best toddler mattress available online, we arrive at Nest Bedding.

Nest Bedding offers luxury mattresses, bedding, and other furniture both online and in several showrooms nationwide. They make two mattresses designed especially for kids, one being the BKB, or 'Big Kids' Bed', perfect for toddlers, and the other, being a bit more for older kids, is the Love & Sleep model. Both are shown below.

Those seeking online toddler mattresses will want to check out the BKB first. 

The Nest BKB is the first bed-in-a-box kids' mattress available online. Using only CertiPUR-US certified foams, no toxic ingredients, and no chemical fire barrier, the BKB is likely a healthy choice for your child's bed.

The BKB is 7 inches tall, slightly thinner than adult mattresses, and comes in Twin, Twin XL, and Full sizes. Useable with any base, including bunk beds or trundles, the BKB is durable and comfy for kids up to 120 pounds.

For larger or older kids, there's the Love & Sleep mattress:

Greenguard Gold certified and also made in the USA, the Love & Sleep bed is constructed of latex-free, vitamin and mineral-infused Energex foam and a SmartFlow Air Flow layer with Thermic Phase Change Cooling Fabric to ensure your kid sleeps nice and cool. 

Price: The BKB starts at $299 and the Love & Sleep starts at $399.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? Yes, for toddlers and both small and larger/older children. (They also make crib mattresses, though they were not reviewed here today.) They are made in the USA, non-toxic, with CertifPUR-US certified foam and a soft topped, simple design. The BKB and the Love & Sleep both have consistent 4 and 5 star ratings throughout top industry online review sites.  

What are the delivery options? They ship to you free of charge via FedEx or UPS to your doorstep, and most deliveries do not require a signature. Contact one of their stores by phone during business hours to arrange White Glove delivery.

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? Yes, their foams are CertiPUR-US certified and the Love & Sleep is Greenguard Gold certified.

Is there an in-home trial offered? Yes, a 100-night in-home trial is offered. Want to check Nest Bedding out in a showroom before you purchase? There are several nationwide; check their locator here.

Refund/warranty policies? Exchanges or returns are offered after the 30th day of your 100-night in-home trial. Read the details here. Nest Bedding products come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, explained in detail here. After the 100-night trial ends, if your needs change and you require a different kind of mattress to be comfortable, Nest offers the Lifetime Comfort Guarantee, which allows you to buy a different bed for 50% of the current retail price (BKB Kids' Bed excluded).

Pros:

  • Made in the USA
  • All foams used are CertiPUR-US certified
  • Love & Sleep is Greenguard Gold certified
  • There's a lengthy 100-night in-home trial
  • More affordable than some other brands
  • Lifetime Warranty

Cons:

  • Some complained about a slight offgassing odor, but usually passes within 1-2 days
  • Fewer safety and environmental certifications than some other brands

Bottom Line:

These became popular as the first online kids' mattresses offered (although there are lots more now!) and they're much more affordable than some others we've covered, too. If you don't mind these having fewer safety and environmental certifications, you're probably good to go here. I'd let the mattress sit in a well-ventilated room (i.e. with the windows wide open, if possible) for at least 2 full days and nights to make sure the offgassing passes before allowing the child to sleep on it - even then, make sure to monitor for headaches, etc. throughout the in-home trial.

Best online mattresses for older or larger kids

For older or larger kids, these next beds are ideal. Let's visit the Casper Essential first:

Casper

We think one of the best twin mattresses for kids might be the Casper kids' mattress. From the moment they see it's arrived in its cool striped box to the minute they stretch out on it for the first time, kids are sure to be stoked about you ordering their new Casper Essential!

Although not specifically made for kids, the Casper Essential does the job with its size, cover, and consistency - and especially its price.  

It's about 1 1/2 inches thinner than the original Casper, and comes with a super easy-to-clean removable (and dark, stain-hiding) cover, is constructed of 3 layers of CertiPUR-US certified foam, and all cover tops and fire socks are OEKO-TEX certified. 

Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and Cal King sizes, the Casper Essential mattress prices are super low. ($350-$725).

Got a kid who likes to change rooms a lot, drag their mattress into the living room for Movie Night, or plans to leave for college soon? They're likely to love their lightweight Casper Essential. The Twins weigh only 44 pounds, and can be easily transported from one room - or residence - to another.

Price: Essentials start at $350 for a Twin and range up to $725 for a Cal King.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? Yes. Sleep Advisor sees these as ideal kids' mattresses as they're thinner than adult mattresses, useable with almost any type of foundation, cheaper than most, light and can be moved easily, comprised of CertiPUR-US certified foams, and they sleep cool.

What are the delivery options? These are delivered free of charge via UPS Standard throughout the contiguous U.S. and parts of Canada. In some parts of New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, they offer same day courier delivery.

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? Yes, their foams are CertiPUR-US certified and their fire socks and cover tops are OEKO-TEX certified.

Is there an in-home trial offered? Yes, 100 nights.

Refund/warranty policies? Free returns are offered until the 100th night of your in-home trial. Each mattress comes with a 10-year warranty.

Pros:

  • Superb customer service reps are available 7 days per week to answer questions
  • Lightweight, easy to move around
  • Affordable
  • Comes with a lengthy 100-night in-home trial
  • Works with almost any supportive base

Cons:

  • Fewer certifications than some other brands
  • Might not be supportive enough for very heavy individuals

Bottom Line:

The Casper Essential gives sleepy kids a supportive, medium-firm feel and the streamlined construction helps keep them cool all night. Easy and light enough to drag from room to room, even the most nomadic of children will love their Essential. If they're heavier or prefer more than two safety/environmental certifications, this one may not be well-suited.

Lucid

Moving along, the next stop on our quest for the best foam mattresses for kids is Lucid.

When you shop by room on the Lucid site, the 'Kids' Bedroom' category suggests 3 models:

The most economical of the 3 Lucid kids' models is the 5-inch memory foam mattress, shown here, starting at $150:

Perfect for any base, this model works in daybeds, trundles, and bunk beds - and lots more:

Its 3 layers are made of a soft, breathable cover, comfy gel-infused memory foam, and a supportive base foam. 

But while rated as an excellent mattress for back and stomach sleepers, Lucid thinks side sleepers may be happier with a different model.

They may be happier, for example, with the 6 inch gel memory mattress, shown below, perfect for back, stomach, and side sleepers:

or the 8 inch gel memory foam kids' mattress shown below, which is great for all sleep styles and preferences.

All Lucid kids' mattress models are available in 7 sizes (Full, Full XL, Queen, Twin, Twin XL, Cal King, King), ship directly to your doorstep, and offer a 10-year warranty.

Price: The 5 inch gel memory starts at $150, the 6 inch starts at $175, and the 8 inch starts at $225.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? Yes, these are advertised as designed for children, specifically because they fit into bunk beds and trundles, are lightweight and easy to move, and allow for a cozy but cool feel so kids can sleep through the night.

What are the delivery options? These are shipped free of charge to your doorstep, expected to arrive within 5-7 days of your order.

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? Yes, the foam used in their mattresses and mattress toppers is CertiPUR-US® certified.

Is there an in-home trial offered? No.

Refund/warranty policies? Refunds are accepted within 30 days of purchase if item is unused and still in its original packaging. There is a 10-year warranty on all mattresses.

Pros:

  • Covers are easy to remove for cleaning
  • Lightweight and perfect for small bodies
  • Expands to full size and shape quickly
  • Fits on any foundation

Cons:

  • Slight offgassing may take a day or two to pass
  • Fewer certifications than some other brands

Bottom Line:

An easy bed when a kiddo needs a quick replacement, but there's not a lot to spend. Lucid mattresses work with almost any foundation or frame. Not much for certifications, but the foam is CertiPUR-US certified. You'll get a 10% off coupon code when you subscribe to their email list as well.

Sleep Number Kids

Here we go again, looking to our next discovery of the best mattresses for kids' beds, and we arrive at the foot of Sleep Number Kids beds — and yes, these are adjustable for kids' comfort just like the adult versions!

The star of the show is the Sleep Number SleepIQ Kids K2 Bed, shown below, which is described as "the smart bed that adjusts with them as they grow."

The Sleep Number SleepIQ Kids K2 Bed is offered in Twin, Full, and Queen sizes, and either with or without a base. It also comes in both Denim or Lime color (Denim is shown above).

Here it is in Lime:

There's also additional features available with the bed's app, including remote lighting control so parents can turn the lights off from their room after the child has fallen asleep, and alerts to let the parent know if the child is sleeping soundly, awake, or has left the bed, and under-bed lights that automatically turn on when the child gets out of bed during the night. There's even a 'Monster Detector' feature!

FYI parents and caregivers, there's a bunch of other cute stuff in the Sleep Number Kids section, too, if you want to shop for plush toys (these little monsters may come in handy with the 'Monster Detector' feature of the app), sheets, pillowcases, lounge pillows, or other accessories.

Price: Twins start at $799.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? Yes, for children, but not kids under 4. (There's a K1 model for kids ages 4-14 and the K2 model for kids age 10 and up).

What are the delivery options? For shipping options, Sleep Number offers standard UPS Ground with easy-to-follow at-home assembly instructions if your order qualifies for it. Otherwise there is Comfort Service Home Delivery for in-home setup for a fee. The SleepIQ Kids k2 bed can be delivered either way.

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? No information was found regarding certifications.

Is there an in-home trial offered? Yes, 100 nights.

Refund/warranty policies?  All Sleep Number beds are covered by the Select Comfort 2-20-25 warranty, which means the following: 2 years full coverage, years 3-20 prorated, years 21-25 get 96% coverage. Returns are possible within 30 days of your order, but you must contact Customer Service for a RSO number before returning your mattress; details are offered here.

Pros:

  • Reputable company 
  • Free shipping available
  • In-home setup available
  • 100 night trial
  • 2-20-25 Warranty

Cons:

  • No safety or environmental certifications can be found
  • Pricey

Bottom Line:

You would think a company like Sleep Number would rest assured have the best mattresses for kids beds. And maybe they do. But no certifications of any kind? They are listed on the CertiPUR partipating companies list, but it does not state for which product/s. Aside from that, these appear to be high quality and durable mattresses, likely to last a while. The warranty is nice in case of possible defects. If you don't mind the price or the lack of easily-found certifications, go for it!

AeroBed

For the family that travels often, a long summer camping trip, or the kid who likes to have lots of sleepovers at Grandma's house, enter the AeroBed Inflatable Mattress for Kids.

This handy air mattress comes with its own proper air pump, and easily inflates in minutes. When fully inflated, it measures 50 inches long by 25 inches wide, and is described on Business Insider as having a slight recession on one side surrounded by an elevated 'wall' around its perimeter, designed to keep little ones from falling off. Just flip it over for the older kids and the recession disappears. This bed works best for kids ages 4 and up, according to the label.

It also comes with its own cover (shown above), which is removable for washing.

Price: It's marked down to $56.54 on the AeroBed website, and Amazon and Home Depot both have it for slightly more. You may also be able to find one near you with this store locator.

There's also a Queen and Twin Air Mattress Section, an Accessories Section, and a Clearance Section on the AeroBed site - where, interestingly, the AeroBed for Kids can be found.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? Yes, they are specifically designed for children ages 4 and up.

What are the delivery options? Shipping charges vary according to weight; see chart here. However, it should be noted that when I did my 'mock purchase' of the kids' air mattress, it showed me this for the shipping part (so you may luck out and get free shipping!): 

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? None found.

Is there an in-home trial offered? No.

Refund/warranty policies? Refunds are offered for unused merchandise within 30 days following purchase.  You must call them for a Refund Authorization before mailing your item  back to them. Warranties vary with product; Aerobed Kids Inflatable Mattress have a 1-year warranty. Keep your original receipt as proof of purchase.

Pros:

  • Inflates easily and quickly in minutes
  • Deflates just as easily with the 'Whoosh' patented deflator and stashes away for space-efficient travel
  • Supports up to 300 pounds
  • Comes with its own removable, washable cover and pump

Cons:

  • No certifications found
  • Some felt it was noisy when the child moved
  • Some felt it deflated too much overnight

Bottom Line:

If you have a frequent overnighter or an avid traveling family, this could be perfect. Be sure it works great as soon as you get it so that a refund can be processed on time otherwise (you only get 30 days). Overall, if it's free of defects, we think it's a good value to grab at current prices.

DreamFoam Arctic Dreams by Brooklyn Bedding


Now we're heading in for the final stop on our tour, and we hope you've got some good ideas to help you decide on your kids' best online mattress by now! Our last review of the day will be on the DreamFoam Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding

If your kid gets too hot while sleeping, we've found your solution. The Arctic Dreams Mattress in Twin size is one of the best twin mattresses for kids. It utilizes cutting edge viscoelastic foam and has an optimally responsive polymer structure to replace latex or springs while ensuring your easily-overheated kid stays cool enough to sleep all night. 

Starting at a low price for the Twin size at $179, the Arctic Dreams model is not only affordable, but also features the following:

More great news? That foam we talked about earlier is CertiPUR-US certified, meaning your kid's mattress is free of CFCs, ozone depleters, PBDEs, heavy metals, and more (listed above.)

Price: Twin size mattresses start out at $179.

Are these recommended for children/toddlers? This mattress is best for lightweight folks (heavier people may not enjoy the sinkage which occurs due to their weight while sleeping), and the twin size fits a kid in elementary school or even middle/high school perfectly. The best part is that you can't sleep hot with this type of mattress even if you try - so the ideal match is an easily overheated, lighter, smaller person - a kid, therefore, would be ideal!

What are the delivery options? This mattress will arrive by UPS Ground free of charge. You can adjust your best two-day range on the checkout screen in the comment box.

Do they have any safety (or other) certifications? They have CertiPUR-US certification on their foams. They are also OEKO-TEX certified.

Is there an in-home trial offered? Yes, 120 days.

Refund/warranty policies? You can return your mattress for a full refund after the 30th day and before the 100th day of your in-home trial.These mattresses come with a 10 year warranty.

Pros:

  • Great for back, stomach, and side sleepers
  • Made in the USA
  • Affordable
  • Sleeps very cool (hence the Arctic Dreams!)
  • 120 day in-home trial to test out the mattress

Cons:

  • Larger, heavier people complain that their mattress damages quickly; lighter folks' mattresses remain intact over the same period of time
  • Not the greatest edge support

Bottom Line:

These are great for small, light people and especially superb for those who overheat while sleeping. Perfect for a kid who wakes up complaining they're too hot! Stay away from the edges for best support.

Are you ready to shop for your littles' mattress now? Remember to check labels carefully, look for certifications, and ask as many questions as you need to. With the number of hours they may end up spending on this bed, you can't possibly ask too many. Good luck!