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What is the Best Mattress Brand – A Comparison

What is the Best Mattress Brand

It’s important to find the right fit. What is the best mattress brand? Well, that depends. The best mattress brand is the one that best fits your sleep needs and comfort preferences. If you’re thinking about purchasing a new mattress from The Beloit Mattress Company in Beloit, WI, you may be wondering how our mattresses stack up against other well-known mattress brands.

Let’s take a look at some of the top mattress brands to see how they compare with The Beloit Mattress Company. Keep in mind when comparing best mattress brands:

  • Do not assume that a mattress is best suited for you just because it has a high rating.
  • You should learn about the pros and cons of any mattress before buying to make sure that it is the best mattress brand for your individual sleep needs and comfort preferences.
  • Affordable, alternative brand mattresses rate similar to – and sometimes better than – more expensive, brand-name options.
  • The type of mattress you buy is often more important than the mattress brand.

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What Are the Best Mattress Brands?

In the U.S., the most popular mattress brands are Sealy, Serta, Simmons, and Tempur-Pedic. Each mattress brand has its own positives and negatives. For comprehensive reviews to help you compare these and other national mattress brands, check out or Both of these sites rate different mattress brands based on consumer feedback and product tests to help you narrow down what is the best mattress brand for you.

Sealy Mattresses

Sealy Mattresses

Sealy is a brand of mattresses marketed and sold by Tempur Sealy International. Sealy has 25 U.S. plants and a 17.8 percent share of the nation’s mattress sales. Sealy sells the majority of its mattresses under its three main brands: Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, and Bassett. Sealy makes four different types of mattresses: traditional innerspring, half foam/half innerspring hybrid, gel memory foam, and gel latex foam.

Serta Mattresses

Serta Mattresses


Serta was formed by a group of independent mattress manufacturers in 1933. Today, Serta is a privately held company owned by six licensees, with National Bedding Company, LLC, being its largest shareholder. Serta is the largest mattress brand in the United States, and the company is widely known for its “Counting Sheep” advertising campaign. Serta offers three main types of mattresses: innerspring, memory foam, and memory foam hybrid.

Simmons Mattresses

Simmons Mattresses


The Simmons Bedding Company was founded in 1870, and it is one of the oldest companies of its kind in the United States. Simmons’ flagship brand is Beautyrest. In addition to operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico, Simmons also licenses its products internationally. The types of mattresses manufactured by Simmons include innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid.

Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

Tempur-Pedic Mattresses


Tempur-Pedic was the first mattress company to offer a 100% memory foam mattress. They continue to be a top seller of memory foam mattresses.


What is the Most Comfortable Mattress Brand?

This is a tough one since there are a lot of factors that go into mattress comfort.

  • What type of body do you have?
  • What position do you typically sleep in the most?
  • Do you experience chronic back pain?

The answers to these questions (and many more) all play into which mattress you find the most comfortable.

That being said,’s mattress comparison feature shows a clear winner between these four brands of which is the most comfortable compared to user reviews—Tempur-Pedic.

Sealy tends to rate on the lower side as far as whether its mattresses need a topper and if they’re conforming. It’s also reported to take longer to a break-in, which of course, can make your first few nights on it less than ideal.

Serta and Simmons mattresses, on the other hand, were rated as equal in both the topper and conforming categories.

And all three of these brands were equal in whether users reported less back pain after sleeping.

However, Tempur-Pedic owners said that it was less likely to need a topper, more conforming, and provided better back pain relief than the other three mattress types. It also helps isolate motion on the mattress, a key component if you’re looking to get better sleep with your partner.

We’re biased, but we believe our mattresses offer the best in comfort.

What Mattress Do Orthopedic Doctors Recommend?

Unfortunately, recommendations on mattress types for orthopedic care tend to vary doctor by doctor.

Some claim that firmer mattresses give your spine the support it needs to stay straight. Others will tell you that a plushier mattress is the key to restful nights and painless mornings.

And while there are plenty of factors that go into back pain (posture at work, active vs. sedentary lifestyle, etc.), when it comes to sleep; an aligned spine is typically a painless spine.

So, which mattress allows for the best spine alignment? As far as the big brand name, the answer here, again, tends to be Tempur-Pedic.

Tempur-Pedic appears to be the best orthopedic mattress because it offers superior body conformity that the other three main mattress types can’t stack up to. This is especially important for side-sleepers whose spines will be much more contorted than usual on both firm and plush mattress types.

And as we noted in the previous section, owners tend to report better back pain relief with this mattress type compared to the other 3.

However, here again, the true answer likely lies in the individual.

What is the Best Orthopedic Mattress to Buy?

Classic Orthopedic Tufted Mattress (shown)

Classic Orthopedic Tufted Mattress (shown)

Finally, which is the best orthopedic mattress to actually buy?

It seems like Tempur-Pedic offers the highest levels of comfort and back pain relief.

However, it’s also significantly more expensive than the other three brands, and thousands more than our 5-star rated Classic Orthopedic mattress

Just take a look at the price ranges for each brand as provided by


  • Twin: $1700-$4000
  • Full: $2650-$3350
  • Queen: $2900-$7500
  • King: $2900-$8600


  • Twin: $340-$3700
  • Full: $370-$4150
  • Queen: $375-$4300
  • King: $470-$5050


  • Twin: $340-$2950
  • Full: $370-$3000
  • Queen: $380-$3300
  • King: $505-$3900


  • Twin: $460-$2330
  • Full: $545-$2330
  • Queen: $550-$2350
  • King: $925-$2900

As a result, the question of which one to actually buy comes down to:

  1. the comfort you’re after
  2. how much you’re willing to pay, and…
  3. whether there are any better alternatives (Hint: there are).

So, while Tempur-Pedic may be the best orthopedic mattress, it may not be the best affordable mattress on the market.

How Does The Beloit Mattress Company Compare to Name-Brand Mattress Manufacturers?

The Beloit Mattress Company

The Beloit Mattress Company

The Beloit Mattress Company is a family-owned and operated mattress factory and showroom that was founded in 1929 in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Beloit Mattress Company isn’t a large, multinational mattress chain, our mattresses are what is sometimes referred to as an alternative brand mattress.

What is an Alternative Brand Mattress?

An alternative brand mattress is simply a mattress that is made by a company other than the multinational mattress manufacturers listed above. Alternative brand mattresses are usually made by smaller, local mattress manufacturers.

Because The Beloit Mattress Co. is an alternative brand, some people may assume that our mattresses aren’t the same quality as one you might find in a national chain store. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

How Do Alternative Brand Mattresses Rate Against Brand Name Mattresses?

As we mentioned above, alternative brand mattresses rate similar to – and sometimes better than – more expensive, brand-name options. So, for many people, an alternative brand mattress – like The Beloit Mattress Company – is the best mattress brand, beating out the national mattress manufacturers.

In fact, you can see how two of the biggest mattress brands, Sealy and Serta, compare to Beloit’s custom mattresses below.

One of the most notable benefits of going with Beloit over the bigger brand names is that the more well-known mattress brands tend to come with a higher price tag for the equal or even worse quality.

The main culprit here is the middleman.

As with so many businesses, the retail store you buy a product in typically isn’t the one that manufactured or even invented it. Instead, that store has bought the product and then charged you, the customer, for more than they purchased it for.

And in fact, your mattress may pass through 5-6 different businesses (i.e., factory, logistics company, retailer, warehouse, etc.) before it arrives at your front door.

There’s nothing wrong with this. The same product would just be far less expensive if you bought it straight from the manufacturer.

At The Beloit Mattress Company, though, there is no middleman.   This means you can potentially save thousands!


Factory-Direct Mattress Company

Instead of all the extra costs involved with the traditional model, Beloit mattresses go straight from our local factory to your home. And that means we can pass those savings directly onto customers like you.

A Closer Look at The Beloit Mattress Company

Since 1929, The Beloit Mattress Company has been improving our mattress lines with innovation and technology – while maintaining quality control through traditional bed-making practices.

The Beloit Mattress Company offers various types of mattresses:

At The Beloit Mattress Company, we’re mattress makers, the manufacturer, and the retailer. All of the mattresses we sell are built right here in our Beloit, WI, mattress factory. This gives us the flexibility to build the types of mattresses our customers are looking for.

Our time-tested construction methods, state-of-the-art innovative designs, along with using only the finest bedding materials, are what sets us apart from the crowd.

Many of our beds are enhanced with “green” components, making our beds healthier, more comfortable, durable, and better for the environment. We are continually improving our mattress designs to provide you with sleep solutions you won’t find anywhere else.

What Mattress Brand is the Best?

We really can’t answer this question for you.

The best mattress brand can’t be found by comparing reviews and ratings. The only way to find the best mattress brand for you is to see how the mattress feels when you lie down on it. If you need help figuring out which mattress brand or type is right for you, let the sleep consultants at The Beloit Mattress Company guide you through the process of selecting the best mattress for your sleep style and health needs.

Or, head over to our Mattress Match to find your perfect mattress today.




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Did you know we’re a direct-to-consumer manufacturer?  In fact, every mattress is made by hand, one at a time, out of our Beloit WI factory.  So cutting out the middle man truly gives you the best in value, comfort, and quality.  However, for a limited time, check out our mattress deals to save even more!




Need More Help?  We Got Your Back!

Everybody is unique, which is why we created our Mattress Match system to help you determine which mattress would best fit your specific body needs best.  It’s super easy to use and takes but seconds to find the best mattress.




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