It’s 4 a.m., you’re wide awake, and you’ve spent the last five hours staring at your ceiling, reviewing your mental checklist. Every insomniac can relate, and getting through the next day can feel like an obstacle that’s been thrust upon you by Satan himself. Yes, we’ve tried all of the sleep tricks—from Headspace’s Guide to Sleep and using essential oils on our pillows. All we got was a massive zit from the oil, and still, we’ve found ourselves caffeine-dependent and cranky (which is the understatement of the year) the following day.
That said, we rarely stop and consider whether it’s our mattress that’s causing our sleep deprivation, as opposed to blaming our snoring spouses or pets. With all of the options to choose from, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. That’s where we come in: We’ve done the research for you, creating an updated guide to the best mattress types (with pros and cons) for every sleeper in 2021.