The best mattresses under $1,000, according to doctors and sleep pros (psst: one costs just $349 for a queen)

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A good night’s sleep is priceless — just ask anyone who tosses and turns or is plagued by back pain. And while it’s no secret that mattresses can cost a pretty penny – it doesn’t mean they need to. So we scoured the internet for top-rated affordable mattress picks, and asked sleep experts and doctors to share their favorite mattresses under $1,000. Here’s what we learned.

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

$799 for a queen, includes a 365-night sleep trial, two cooling pillows, a sheet set and a mattress protector.

Zoë Ettinger, editor of Sleepopolis and certified sleep science coach, says, “This is my favorite mattress under $1,000 because I’m a huge fan of memory foam and this bed uses a lot of it … I like how this mattress contours around my hips and shoulders which helps keep my spine in a nice, straight alignment. An added bonus is that the memory foam is gel-infused, which prevents it from trapping body heat.” What’s more, Dr. Allen Conrad, chiropractor at the Montgomery County Chiropractic Center, highlighted this mattress to MarketWatch Picks too, noting that: “The Nectar is reinforced with dual layer support to prevent sagging or sinking. The medium firmness memory foam mattress has the best of both worlds, yet still comfortable enough to sleep on.”

Learn more: Nectar Memory Foam Mattress ($799 for a queen)

Beautyrest BR-800 12” Medium Firm

$349.99 for a queen with a 10 year limited warranty included in your purchase

Consumer Reports names this a best buy for mattresses under $1,000 and it earns excellent ratings for support for back sleepers of all sizes. It’s a firmer mattress, earning a 6 out of 10 on CR’s scale and it’s recommended for couples because it earns high marks in their stabilization test, meaning your movement is unlikely to wake your partner.

Learn more: Beautyrest BR-800 12” Medium Firm ($349.99 for a queen)

Bear Original

$747 for a queen, includes a 100-night risk-free trial and two free Cloud pillows and a free sheet set with the promo code FLASH25 at checkout

Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo, who is one of America’s top spinal and orthopedic surgeons, tells MarketWatch Picks he chooses the Bear Original as his favorite mattress under $1K. “It has transition foam to offer pressure relief with the bonus of balanced support and it aids with point relief lumbar support and spinal alignment. The foams contour to your body’s shape, therefore keeping the pressure off of your back, hips and shoulders in any sleep position,” says Okubadejo.

Learn more: Bear Original ($747 for a queen)

Layla Memory Foam Mattress

$949 for a queen, includes a 120-night money back guarantee and two free Layla memory foam pillows

Logan Foley, managing editor of the Sleep Foundation tells MarketWatch Picks that: “I really like the Layla mattress … It’s one of the last flippable mattresses on the market, giving you two firmness options. It’s also really great at motion isolation, meaning it’s great at conforming to your body and will minimize the effect of movement from your sleep partner. It’s also infused with copper, making it great for hot sleepers.”

Learn more: Layla Memory Foam Mattress ($949 for a queen)

Best Price Mattress 12” Green Tea Memory Foam

$411 for a queen with a 10-year warranty

Wirecutter calls this mattress out as one of their top picks for most affordable medium-firm mattress for back-sleepers. They also note that it has good motion isolation and edge support and more than 19,000 reviewers on Amazon have rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Learn more: Best Price Mattress 12” Green Tea Memory Foam

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