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Sleep on it: Must-Know Mattress Companies

Expand your search beyond the “S” brands when shopping for mattresses

By Clara Haneberg

Serta, Sealy, Sleep Number, Sterns and Foster—why is it well-known mattress companies all begin with the letter "S"? We expanded our search to include the entire alphabet, mattresses both firm and soft, organic and not. Here are five brands to have on your radar:


Leesa Sleep  
Made from 100-percent American materials, the Sapira mattress by Leesa Sleep fuses a pocket-spring core with quality foams and a responsive top layer for the ultimate night's sleep. Added bonus: Leesa Sleep partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant one tree for every mattress sold; they also donate one mattress for every 10 sold. 


Unlike other memory foam mattresses, Essentia's patented, adhesive-free natural foam isn't made from petroleum-based chemicals. Their organic, 100-percent vegan mattresses are produced in Canada using Canadian, American, and Italian components. You'll rest easy knowing it's healthy, eco-friendly, and the world's only natural foam mattress.  


YogaBed's four-layer Yoga Comfort System with fully ventilated design and YogaGel cooling technology ensures a relaxing night's sleep. Utilizing Yoga Instant Response Foam, the mattress molds perfectly to the sleeper, providing optimum comfort and support. Yogabeds are crafted in the United States and come with a 10-year warranty.  


Bedaga combines high-tech textiles with soy-based upholstery and an edge-to-edge sheet of nano coils for consistent comfort. Gel-infused memory foam and natural cooling latex keep sleepers cool without skimping on support. 


After three years on the market, Casper has accrued a cult following. Delivered in a box that fits through any door, the memory foam mattress with springy comfort layer has your back. And, as of June 18, select Target stores now carry XL, full, queen, king, and California king Casper mattresses--so you can test one out before you buy. (