2020 has seen some incredible innovations on the mattress front, and nowhere have these been clearer than in the luxury segment — often the first to see the latest technology advances. We’ve seen companies introduce new temperature control features, improvements in the construction of coils, and zone support, which we will discuss below.
So what are the best luxury mattresses of 2020? Let’s dive right in.
When Tempur was developing the LuxeAdapt, it’s clear that they had one thing in mind: to address the most common sleep issues. The mattress offers all the essential benefits of the Tempur-Pedic Adapt, such as the smart memory foam, but also it comes with SmarClimate Dual Cover. The SmartClimate Dual Cover is an additional top layer that improves air circulation on hot nights, keeping the body cool. Since this is a dual top cover, owners can easily unzip and remove this top layer if the night is not too terribly hot and they don’t think they will need the extra cooling technology. Because the top layer unzips, it can be easily cleaned and then placed back on the mattress.
The LuxeAdapt comes in two varieties, soft and firm. The goal is to provide mattresses that help people manage back pain and reduce pressure points. On the soft version, you sink deeper into the foam, helping to spread the body’s weight over a wider area. On the firm version, you’re more “on top” of the mattress, which can align the spine.
Ultimately, the Tempur-Luxe Adapt mattress makes our list this year for one of the best mattresses of 2020 because of the temperature control system. Owners experience less sweating and a more restful night’s sleep, even in hot conditions.
The Beautyrest Black is a mattress made by Simmons, a company that has been around since 1925. In 1958 the brand became the first to create king and queen size mattresses. In the year 2000, they revolutionized the industry by creating the world’s first non-slip mattress.
Given the company’s pedigree, it should come as no surprise that the Beautyrest Black made our best mattresses of 2020 list. The product features a supportive design, pressure relief, and multiple cooling features with demonstrated benefits.
The most impressive aspect of the Beautyrest Black is BlackICE 4.0 – a technology that passively keeps sleepers up to 2 degrees cooler than a standard mattress. The feature depends on what the company calls SilkAir fibers, which have a unique ability to allow the continued exchange of cold air, even when a sleeper puts pressure on them. Upgrade to the L and K-class for additional cooling technology for an added 20% more cooling comfort than the standard C-class base model.
The state-of-the-art pressure relief system on the base mattress is impressive. Upgrading to the brand’s Gel Touch foam improves performance even more, making this an excellent choice for anyone wanting to relieve pressure points.
Stearns and Foster Estate Collection
The Stearns and Foster Estate Collection draws on the company’s patented IntelliCoil system and its Indulge Memory Foam. The range includes two options from which to choose. The first is The Estate Hurton, featuring IntelliCoil and uses high-quality materials. The second is The Estate Rockwell, which comes with all the basic technology, plus the Indulge Memory Foam, for an even more luxurious sleep experience.
The stand-out feature of this product is the combination of design quality, craftsmanship, and comfort. Stearns and Foster use upholstery-grade fabrics and premium design details. Buyers will notice delicate touches, like the copper air vents, signed labels, and beautiful woven inset handles.
What’s nice about this mattress is how Stearns and Foster have paid attention to elegant design. You almost feel like you’re missing out when you cover it in sheets – it’s a work of art in and of itself. This attention to detail isn’t by accident. The company knows that its buyers “put a lot of care into curating [their] bedrooms,” and so the company does the same, paying attention to every element and detail. Make no mistakes, this is no traditional mattress. Stearns and Foster construct it with such elegance, it had to make our 2020 list of best mattresses.
When Serta developed the iComfort range, they wanted to design mattresses to keep even the warmest sleepers cool. The company invested a significant chunk of its R&D dollars into its cooling foam technology, which it hoped would offer both support, resilience, and temperature regulation in the same product.
Buyers have three upgrade options above the base model: a cooling upgrade, max cooling upgrade, and max cooling with pressure relief upgrade. Every iComfort mattress comes with the company exclusive Carbon Fiber Memory Foam. The Carbon Fiber Memory Foam system channels heat away from the body and provides decent support for the back and neck.
If you upgrade, you’ll also get the Gel Active Max foam. The Gel Active Max foam is a type of open-celled memory foam that provides additional airflow and extra heat protection on hot, stuffy nights. Some iComfort mattresses come with the Max Cold Cover, which is a type of material that provides a reassuring cool-to-the-touch sensation, making this one of the finest mattresses that money can buy.
Sealy launched the Hybrid Silver Chill mattress back in 2018 – a unique concept that looks as good as it feels. The brand went all-out when developing this luxury bedding product, developing what it calls “its most advanced sleep system ever.”
Take the zoned support system. Sealy understands that our bodies do not have uniform weight distribution and that the degree of support they need differs according to region. The lumbar spine, for instance, requires more support than the feet. Therefore, the zoned support system breaks the mattress into areas, each offering softer or firmer support, depending on the likely pressure they in those regions.
Another reason the Sealy Hybrid made our list of the best mattresses of 2020, has to do with the company’s Purotex technology. This probiotics-based textile releases friendly bacteria into the mattress over time, crowding out some of the nastier varieties that can take root. Additionally, the Smart Fibers in the mattress clump together closely, preventing common allergen particles from penetrating the interior.
Currently, buyers can choose from four Hybrid ranges: Sealy Hybrid Silver Chill PS, Sealy Hybrid Copper II, Sealy Hybrid Kelburn II, and Sealy Hybrid Sealy Trust II. Each features the company’s Geltex technology – a patented gel foam that provides one of the most advanced pressure relief experiences on the market.
So there you have it, our list of best mattresses of 2020, luxury edition. We hope this was informative and helped you decide on which luxury mattress you would be most interested in. Until next year!