1. Amerisleep Revere Bed
Winner: Our Best Mattress Recommendation
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The Amerisleep Revere Bed has the best mattress reviews on the brand’s website earning 4.7 out 5 stars from over 500 reviews from verified customers, and rating high on third party review sites as well. It is one of the more popular plant-based memory foam models from Amerisleep, in the mid-range of its collection.
Price : $1299
3. BedInABox Serenity Gel
Also in the mid-to-upper-range category, the BedInABox Serenity Gel earns good reviews, with an average of 4.2 stars out of 5 from over 20 reviews. This model has two inches of CoolRest fabric for a cover to distinguish it from the brand’s other models (the core and memory foam layers remain similar for most models).
The Serenity Gel uses a lower density memory foam than many others in the price category, but does feature a high-resilience core which is above average. The mattress has average heat complaints despite the cooling gels, though durability does not appear to be a significant issue.
A significant number of people report substantial odor and offgassing with this mattress, much higher than average especially for lower-density foams. Customers who end up unhappy with their beds seem to dislike the retailer’s policy requiring them to keep the mattress at least 60 days prior to returning.
Price : $1900
4. Sealy Optimum Elation Gold
The Sealy Optimum Elation Gold has a 13-inch profile and rates 3.8 out of 5 in owner satisfaction according to SleepLikeTheDead.com. It is considered the top of the Optimum line and has a medium firmness.
Just like the other models in the Optimum line, the Elation Gold is made with two inches of gel memory foam just below the quilt layer. The Elation Gold is the only model in the line with four inches of OptiSense gel foam to add extra support. The materials used by this brand are estimated to be in the medium density range.
Gel foam was introduced to the Optimum line with the intent of keeping the mattress feeling cooler, but one in ten Optimum mattress owners still complains of heat retention, which is average, despite the premium price point. Initial odors and offgassing are also reported by about 10-15% of people, which is slightly above average.