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Mattress Ratings Rubric

How We Rate Mattresses Featured

Our rating system is strictly fact-based allowing for the most unbiased and accurate evaluation system. We reviewed 10 key factors of each mattress relating to product components, manufacturing and company offerings. Each factor is scored on a scale from 1-10, with total points equaling 100. Here is the comprehensive breakdown:

  1. Top comfort cooling layer
    • Phase change coating one specialized foam: 10 pts
    • Specialized foam technology: 7 pts
    • Moisture wicking cover: 5 pts
    • No cooling in comfort layer: 0 pts
  2. Base construction layer
    • Individual pocked coils: 10 pts
    • Base foam > 1.8lbs: 8 pts
    • Base foam 1.5lbs or 1.6lbs: 5 pts
    • Coil unit or base foam <1.6lbs: 3 pts
  3. Edge support
    • Separate spring perimeter construction: 10 pts
    • Stiffer outer coils: 8 pts
    • Foam encasement or 2lb+ foam: 6 pts
    • No edge support: 4 pts
  4. Mattress profile
    • > 10’’: 10 pts
    • 8’’ to 9’’: 7 pts
    • < 8’’: 5 pts
  5. Comfort Options
    • 3 options (soft, medium, firm) or comfort versatility: 10 pts
    • 2 options: 7 pts
    • 1 option: 4 pts
  6. Construction Layers
    • 4+ layers: 10 pts
    • 3 layers: 8 pts
    • 2 layers: 5 pts
    • 1 layer: 2 pts
  7. Mattress Warranty
    • > 10 years: 10 pts
    • 5 years: 5 pts
    • < 5 years: 0 pts
  8. Trial Period
    • > 100 days with free returns: 10 pts
    • 30-99 days with free returns: 7 pts
    • > 30 Days with no free returns: 5 pts
    • Cannot be returned: 0 pts
  9. Manufacturing Capability
    • Own a factory in America: 10 pts
    • Made in America: 8 pts
    • Imported: 3 pt
  10. Business Tenure
    • < 1998 or 15+ years industry experience: 10 pts
    • < 2003 or 10+ years industry experience: 8 pts
    • < 2008 or 5+ years industry experience: 6 pts
    • < 2013 or 1+ years industry experience: 4 pt
    • < 2018: 2 pts