The 8 Bed-in-a-box Brands We Stand Behind & Why

Maybe these mattresses will help us get our eight hours
October 18, 2019
August 18, 2019
What We Considered

✓   Honest and fair pricing

✓    Superior comfort technology

✓    Good-sleep guarantee

Our Picks

✓   Casper - Best bang for your buck

✓   Leesa - Best for hot sleepers

✓   Helix - Most product options

✓   Tuft & Needle - Most breathable

Here’s what we found: trusted brands that mean it when they say that their mattresses are superior. We started by stripping out the copycat brands, the opportunistic ones claiming to sell “Casper at half the price” (questionable and phony), and any that look like they belong on an infomercial (we’re not even sure what to do with that but it ain’t our thang). Then we took it one step further and got rid of the ones with insufficient reviews and fake Instagram followings that make you question what the hell is going on (25K followers and only a few likes per photo looks real fishy).

P.S: If you haven't watched a mattress unboxing video yet, do yourself a favor and watch one now. There's something so satisfying about watching a mattress unravel. 



Casper is one of the OGs when it comes to the new age of mattress shopping. Their dream started by designing an outrageously comfortable mattress and shipping it to your doorstep--in a box. Fast forward a few years and Casper has grown to include brick-and-mortar Sleep Shops around the country. 

The Facts

✓   Medium firmness

✓   The Wave, The Casper, & The Essential

✓   All-foam or hybrid options

Brand Standards

✓   70,000+ sleep products donated

✓   Recycle old beds, sheets, pillows & bedding  

✓   Works with Start Small Think Big & Women In Need



Tired of waking up sweaty AF? Us too. Leesa makes two versions of their mattress, an all-foam one and a hybrid foam + spring one, but you can bet that whichever one you pick will prevent those dreaded night sweats. Each mattress is topped with a responsive, cooling foam layer and a breathable plush cover. 

The Facts

✓   Generally on the firm side

✓   Leesa Mattress & Leesa Hybrid Mattress 

✓  Breathable, cooling foam top layer

Brand Standards

✓   Donate one mattress for every ten sold

✓   Plant one tree for every mattress sold

✓  Made in the US



Helix stands out from the rest by letting you customize your mattress, for individualized comfort and support made just for you. Helix has got you no matter whether you’re a back sleeper, side sleeper or someone who tosses and turns all night. Take their sleep quiz to figure out exactly which mattress is right for you. 

The Facts

✓   More on the firm side

✓   Customizable range of options

✓  Sleep quiz to help you choose the best one

Brand Standards

✓   Made in the US 

✓   Options for every type of sleeper

✓   Organic mattress line, Birch

Tuft & Needle


Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012 when cofounder JT Marino realized that mattress shopping straight up sucked. In 2018, Tuft & Needle merged with Serta Simmons Bedding (those guys who used to make all the mattresses before) to put over 220 years of knowledge and work towards disrupting the industry on a large scale.

The Facts

✓   Medium-firmness

✓   Original Mattress & Mint Mattress

✓  Adaptive Foam for breathable support

Brand Standards

✓   School fundraising program 

✓   $9M+ in mattresses donated 

✓  1500+ volunteer hours

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Image Credits: Casper, @hellolaurennash @nicole.orduno @daniirey/ Brentwood Home, @brentwoodhome/ Helix, @helix Birch/ Leesa, @leesasleep @alovelybean @choosingchia/ Parachute, @ariellevey @parachutehome/ Tuft & Needle, @tuftandneedle/ Allswell, @allswellhome/ Wright Bedding,@wakeupwright/

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