Amerisleep, Zoma and Vaya are amongst some of the brands that have recently been named as the best mattress in a box providers. The rating was conducted by mattress experts Sleep Junkie, who analyzed a range of mattresses to find out which ones excelled in a variety of categories.

The survey rated Amerisleep AS3 as the best mattress in a box overall, whilst the Amerisleep AS5 Hybrid was named as the best hybrid mattress in a box. Amerisleep was one of the first mattress companies to sell its products online, having formed in 2007. They have since become one of the most popular brands for customers that like shopping for their mattresses on the internet.

What is a mattress in a box?

A mattress in a box, or a bed in a box, is a term used to describe mattresses that are rolled or folded into boxes for shipping. Companies use compression techniques to reduce the size of the mattress for delivery, but the mattress soon regains its volume and shape once it has been unpacked.

It’s usually cheaper to buy a mattress in a box than standard mattresses sold in stores because companies don’t have to factor in the costs of showrooms and sales staff.

Customers often choose to buy a mattress in a box as it is convenient to shop for a custom sized mattress from the comfort of their home and have it delivered to their door. They are made from durable materials such as memory foam, latex, and gel foam.

Companies tend to offer a sleep trial for each mattress in a box so that customers can decide whether they like the feel of it and it fits their bed frame.

Top mattress in a box models

Amerisleep AS3, which has been voted as the best mattress in a box, is made from a plant-based memory foam that is designed to relieve pressure points. The first layer consists of Bio-Pur®, which is designed to be more breathable than traditional memory foam. A further layer of HIVE®, which is made of targeted support technology, is built so that it can support your spine and keep it aligned in a healthy position.

The second Amerisleep mattress to feature on the list is Amerisleep AS5 Hybrid. This has been considered the best hybrid mattress in a box of 2022 by Sleep Junkie. It is considered one of the best mattresses for plus-sized sleepers as it is soft without letting the sleeper sink too far into the mattress.

The AS5 Hybrid consists of four layers, including three inches of Bio-Pur® and two inches of Active Flex. A further eight inches of pocketed coils help to reduce pressure points and align the sleeper’s spine.

Zoma also appears on the list twice – once for the original Zoma mattress, which was voted as the best gel memory foam mattress in a box, and again with the Zoma Hybrid, which is considered the best cooling mattress in a box. The company brands itself as suitable for athletes, largely due to the pressure relief that the mattress offers.

The Zoma mattress is made with a layer of Triangulex™ and gel memory foam, which helps to keep the bed and sleeper cool. A layer of Reactiv™ helps to keep the mattress bouncy and contours the mattress to the body of the sleeper. The Zoma Hybrid is made from the same gel memory foam, with the addition of pocketed coils for further support.

Hybrid mattresses are a combination of pocket sprung mattresses with a top layer of materials such as gel, latex, or memory foam. Sleep Junkie also rated the Alexandar Signature Hybrid as the best mattress in a box for side sleepers and the Layla Hybrid as the best flippable mattress in a box. The Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid has been named as the best USA-made mattress in a box of 2022.

The table below shows the best models of mattresses in a box of 2022, along with the categories that they rank best in.

Mattress Category
Amerisleep AS3 Best Mattress in a Box Overall
Amerisleep AS5 Hybrid Best Hybrid Mattress in a Box
Vaya mattress Best Budget Mattress in a Box
Zoma mattress Best Gel Memory Foam Mattress in a Box
Zoma Hybrid Best Cooling Mattress in a Box
Nolah 10” Best Mattress in a Box for Side Sleepers
Alexander Signature Hybrid Best Mattress in a Box for Back Sleepers
Tuft & Needle Original Best Foam Mattress in a Box
Layla Hybrid Best Flippable Mattress in a Box
Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid Best USA-Made Mattress in a Box
Original Purple® Best Mattress in a Box for Combo Sleepers

The Alexandar Signature Hybrid, which is considered the best choice for people who sleep on their side, is a luxury mattress that is available in multiple mattress firmness options. Sleepers can choose between plush, medium, and luxury firm. A medium-firm mattress is usually the best option for back sleepers as it offers suitable support for the spine and joints.

This hybrid model features temperature regulating foam with springy coils, which makes the Signature Hybrid the best luxury mattress for those that like a bouncier mattress.

Some sleepers aren’t keen on traditional memory foam mattresses, which is where mattress brands such as Tuft and Needle excel. The T&N Original mattress is made from T&N Adaptive® Foam, which contours to a sleeper’s body and then quickly regains its shape after they leave the bed. This support foam also includes anti-microbial protection, which helps keep the mattress fresh.

It can be difficult to decide on a firm or softer mattress when shopping for a new mattress. However, the Layla Hybrid alleviates this problem, which is why it has been voted as the best flippable mattress in a box. This mattress includes five layers, including over two inches of copper-gel memory foam, which helps to keep the mattress cool.

The Layla Hybrid can be turned over depending on whether the sleeper wants a sturdier top layer or a conforming softer layer. This model also comes with a removable cover that features handles, which makes it easy to move and flip over.

Brooklyn’s Aurora Hybrid, which is considered the best USA-made mattress in a box, also contains copper-infused foam which draws heat away from the sleeper and disperses it. The bed’s Ascension X® pocketed coils also help to reduce pressure points, which is aided by the TitanFlex™ foam that responds and adapts to movement.

The final mattress to appear on the list is the Original Purple®, which features the innovative Purple® Grid design. The grid is designed to maximize airflow to keep the bed cool. This design also helps to give pressure relief as the grid moves and adjusts under the sleeper as they change position throughout the night. The 3.5-inch layer of poly-foam prevents the sleeper from sinking too far into the mattress, however.

Levi Huang

Levi Huang, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Furniture Design, has been a guiding voice in home furnishing and interior solutions for over 16 years. He became part of our editorial team in 2021, focusing on ergonomic furniture design, space planning, and material innovation. Previously, Levi worked in custom furniture creation and as an interior design consultant. He enjoys woodworking and contributing to sustainable living initiatives.

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