The Chicago Tribune: A recent review looks at mattresses under $1,000 that are designed to fit with a variety of preferences.
Linenspa Hybrid Mattress: available at Amazon: The cheapest mattress on our list, this comfy, two-layer hybrid model is ideal for lighter individuals and younger people. With a medium-firm feel, a top foam layer provides comfort, while innerspring coils offer support.
Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress: available at Amazon: We love the value of this thicker mattress that provides impressive comfort, particularly for side sleepers. A layer of breathable foam promotes airflow to help those who sleep warm, while the soft surface offers cradling for smaller and average-sized sleepers.
Nod by Tuft & Needle: available at Amazon: An Amazon-exclusive mattress designed by a company that specializes in simplicity, we can’t stress enough the value offered by this comfy 8-inch mattress. Though it may be too thin for larger individuals, it still provides a balance of comfort and support for most sleepers in all positions. It sleeps cool and comes with a 100-night sleep trial as well.