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Memorial Day mattress sales are in full swing, and while it’s no secret that mattresses can cost a pretty penny — it doesn’t mean they need to. We scoured the internet for top-rated affordable mattress picks, and asked sleep experts and doctors to share their favorite mattresses under $1,000. Here’s what we learned.
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
Zoë Ettinger, editor of Sleepopolis and a certified sleep science coach, says, “This is my favorite mattress under $1,000 because I’m a huge fan of memory foam and this bed uses a lot of it … I like how this mattress contours around my hips and shoulders which helps keep my spine in a nice, straight alignment. An added bonus is that the memory foam is gel-infused, which prevents it from trapping body heat.”
Dr. Allen Conrad, chiropractor at the Montgomery County Chiropractic Center, highlighted this mattress to MarketWatch Picks too, noting that: “The Nectar is reinforced with dual layer support to prevent sagging or sinking. The medium firmness memory foam mattress has the best of both worlds, yet still comfortable enough to sleep on.”
Free perks: 365-night free sleep trial; two free cooling pillows, a sheet set, and mattress protector
Beautyrest BR-800 12” Medium Firm
Consumer Reports names this a best buy for mattresses under $1,000 and it earns excellent ratings for support for back sleepers of all sizes.
It’s a firmer mattress, earning a 6 out of 10 on Consumer Reports’s scale, and it’s recommended for couples because it earns high marks in their stabilization test, meaning your movement is unlikely to wake your partner.
Free perks: 10-year limited warranty