The Consumer Reports annual list of top-rated mattresses for 2015 include the Casper in the foam mattress category, the Charles P. Rodgers St. Regis Pillowtop as the choice for innerspring mattresses, and Sleep Number’s c2 bed as the pick for most affordable adjustable air mattress. Consumer Reports tests mattresses for support, a bounce rating and how well beds stand up to heavy rollers passing over them 30,000 times, which simulates eight years of use.
The Casper earned high marks for back and side support and scored low for bouncing, a rating category designed to determine the likelihood of a partner being disturbed while sleeping. The memory-foam mattress is widely available online, a departure for the list as the independent ranking organization typically suggests that consumers test mattresses in person.
For innerspring mattresses, the St. Regis Pillowtop landed high on the list as it is an affordable combination of traditional springs, gel and latex. Consumer Reports found that the number of springs that a mattress contains had little effect on their tests, contrary to the claims of mattress manufacturers.
The c2 air mattress earned high ratings for its flexibility and price; different types of sleepers can adjust the bed’s firmness setting for comfort and it beat out the competition for value.