If you’re ready to spend the big bucks on a high-end luxury mattress, you might as well go straight to the best.
And none are better than the excellent Intellibed Aluxa Midnight Mattress, which wins top spot in our ranking of best high-end luxury mattresses: with its Gel Matrix layers, tempered and wrapped coil system, and gel-infused latex, Intellibed’s most luxurious mattress adapts to your body and your preferred sleep positions, offering unparalleled comfort and support.
Here at RAVE, we love a good bargain. But there are some things that are worth the extra money, and mattresses definitely are. While you can get your hands on some pretty good budget mattresses too (you can check out our definitive mattress ranking here), there is no doubt that some extra pennies will go far with the best high-end luxury mattresses.
A high-end mattress will last longer than your average bed-in-the box, so the investment will be worth it in the long run. But ‘luxury’ isn’t only defined by a hefty price tag. ‘Luxury’ means attention to detail, the use of high-quality materials, and the latest technology. As someone who’s spent a lot of time testing out mattresses, I can tell you that these things make a difference.
If you suffer from joint, back, or neck pain, if you have special requirements, or if you simply think you’re sleep is worth the investment (and why wouldn’t it be? Few things are more important than getting a good rest!), get your hands on a high-end luxury mattress. Just keep on reading to find the perfect one for you.
The High-End Luxury Mattresses We RAVE About
How to Find the Best High-End Luxury Mattresses
Some things you just cannot put a price tag on. A good night’s sleep is one of those things.
Not sleeping enough can lead to memory issues, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, weight gain, a weakened immune system, and lower libido. Doesn’t sound fun, does it?
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is only one of many successful people to swear by the importance of getting eight full hours every night: “Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hard to make that a priority” said the tycoon in a 2016 interview.
“If you shortchange your sleep, you might get a couple of extra ‘productive’ hours, but that productivity might be an illusion. When you’re talking about decisions and interactions, quality is usually more important than quantity.”
And who are we to contradict one of the most successful people in the world?
Buying a high-quality mattress is the first step towards a great night’s sleep. Not only is a good mattress more comfortable, but it can also have long-lasting effects on your health by providing you with the right support, decreasing back and joint pain, and reducing allergies.
But while we all agree that you should always go for a quality mattress, is it worth splashing out on a high-end luxury one?
The short answer is that, if you have the money to spend, you might as well spend it on a high-end mattress. While there are some good budget options out there, high-end mattresses offer unparalleled quality, comfort, and high-tech features such as adjustable firmness and temperature control that budget options just don’t.
Investing in a mattress is even more important if you suffer from back, neck or joint pain — in fact, it can make all the difference between spending the day feeling achy and stiff, or feeling fit and healthy.
But with so many excellent high-end mattresses to choose from, how do you know which one you should go for? Well, that fact that you’re reading this RAVE ranking is an excellent first step! But what else should you look out for?
Tips for finding the perfect high-end luxury mattress
- Talk to your doctor: This is especially important if you have a physical condition and need special attention. Your doctor or physiotherapist will not be able to recommend a specific mattress brand, but they’ll tell you what you need to look out for in terms of support and firmness.
- Make sure there is a trial period: A high-end mattress is a significant investment, so you need to be 100% sure of what you buy. And with mattresses, it’s hard to know right away whether you’ve made a perfect choice, as it can take weeks or even months to feel the difference. Most brands offer a trial period, so check before you buy.
- Check the warranty: Mattresses are made to last. But, if for whatever reason they don’t, you need to make sure you can get a replacement. High-end mattress brands offer warranties ranging from 10 years to a lifetime.
- Choose between foam, innerspring, latex, or hybrid (and more!).
This is mostly up to personal taste, and whether you prefer a bouncy feel or a soft cushiony one, but it also depends on whether you need pressure relief (side sleepers and heavy people especially), support (people with back or neck issues) or both. Here are the most common types of mattress on the market:
- Coil (also known as innerspring) mattresses are among the most sold to this day, and while they vary a lot in quality and type, they generally offer great support.
- Memory Foam is another popular option and is great, especially if you’re looking for comfort and a bit of pressure relief.
- Latex is a natural material which is elastic and molds itself to your body shape, relieving pressure, and promoting healthy circulation.
- Gel is great at keeping you cool, as it dissipates heat better than standard materials. Although it is generally very comfortable, it might take some time to get used to, so give it a test run before you commit!
If none of these take your fancy, and if you have $1.6 million floating around, you can get your hands on this magnetic hovering mattress. No, we did not make it up: designed by Dutchman Janjaap Ruijssenaars, the mattress has enough magnets to keep 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) floating in the air.
And to make sure it doesn’t drift off, it is tethered to the floor by four cables. Futuristic!
But it’s time to get back to reality and check out the high-end mattresses we might actually be able to afford.
It took us weeks to build this high-end luxury mattress ranking; weeks spent sifting through thousands of consumer reviews, speaking to mattress experts, and even having a few naps ourselves (there are some perks to this job!).
Starting from the expert opinions and user reviews, we created a scoring system to rate each high-end luxury mattress based on real-life feedback.
Using a scoring scale of 0-100, we formulated an average and built our ranking from there. We paid particular attention to these factors:
- Brand Reputation
The ranking you see below is the result of this thorough research, data aggregation, and analysis.
The Best High-End Luxury Mattresses
Intellibed Aluxa Midnight Mattress
The Midnight is Intellibed’s most luxurious bed in their Luxury collection, so that’s really saying something. The bed is made with two Gel Matrix layers. What is Gel Matrix, we hear you ask? Well, Gel Matrix is medical-grade cushioning technology designed by sleep scientists to provide both support and comfort.
According to Intellibed’s sleep experts, Gel Matrix is three times firmer than foam, yet consumers agree that it feels soft and super-comfy at the same time. This means that you’ll get support for your back, and softness to relieve pressure from your hips and shoulders. Another pro of the Gel is that it makes the mattress temperature-neutral, and prevents you from getting hot.
With its high quality and high tech materials, it’s no wonder that this mattress is pricey. But the company offers a 20-year warranty, which is an indication that Intellibed believes in the quality and durability of their product. Given a chance to sleep on this gem, we’re sure you will too.
- 20 year warranty
Love the feel of an innerspring mattress, but you want the comfort of foam? With WinkBed mattress, you don’t have to choose. With its two layers of coils and a plush foam pillow top, this mattress offers wellbeing at a reasonable price. Add to this a Tencel outer layer that keeps you cool during the night, and you have yourself a very comfortable mattress.
Whether you’re a side, back, belly, or combination sleeper, the WinkMattress will adapt and support you, providing you with a comfortable and healthy sleep. Many customers who suffer from achy joints mentioned that this was the perfect bed for them, thanks to the optimal level of support and pressure relief.
You can choose between four different firmness settings — softer settings are better for those who sleep on their side or back, while firmer is best for those who change positions throughout the night.
- Great value
- Great support
- Good in all sleeping positions
- Heavy/difficult to move
- Some off-gassing
- Average motion isolation
The Pod by mattress startup Eight Sleep is a state of the art foam mattress designed to relieve pressure points and support the correct spinal alignment. But that would be putting it way too simply: the Pod actually uses your personal biometrics to keep your temperature optimal and give you the perfect sleep.
High-tech sensors throughout the mattress track your temperature, as well as your sleep phases and overall sleep time, and then use that data to adjust to your habits and give you the perfect night routine (it also connects to your smartphone and smart-home gadgets).
One of the most impressive things about The Pod is that the mattress doesn’t simply ‘sleep cool’, it very precisely adjusts its temperature to your needs; for example, you can arrange for the surface temperature of the bed to change and wake you up gradually, and you can have different temperatures for different sides of the bed.
- Incredible temperature control
- Biometric tracking
- Glitchy tech
- Must be connected to wifi
- One year warranty
McRoskey natural Tufted Collection
In the late 1800s, the McRoskey brothers moved from Chicago to San Francisco and began selling, and eventually making, mattresses. It’s hard to believe their family has been doing so ever since, learning and improving along the way. No wonder their handcrafted mattresses are some of the best on the market.
People love their Natural collection thanks to its natural, eco-friendly materials such as Eco Wool and Talalay latex, which are breathable and cool, as well as being free from chemicals and harmful toxins. This model is tufted, which is a traditional method of ensuring that the upholstery layers within a mattress stay where they are meant to be.
This gives the surface of the mattress an undulated feel, which some people love, but many are no longer used to. The mattress is also two-sided, so you can flip it every so often to keep it feeling new.
- Natural materials
- Locally made
- Must pre-order
Saatva Solaire Adjustable Mattress
Adjustable beds can be moved to elevate your head, your legs, or to provide more back and neck support. They are perfect for specific issues such as backache and heartburn, but they’re also great if you just want to treat yourself to a bit of well-deserved luxurious rest.
Handcrafted with luxury materials — including organic cotton, Talalay latex, and gel-infused memory foam — the Saatva Solaire is an adjustable mattress that offers incredible personalized support thanks to its 50 firmness settings and variable head positions on both sides of the bed. That means no more arguing about which mattress to buy, and no more compromising on comfort.
This is an excellent option if you have issues in your lumbar region, as the body-contouring memory foam and plush pillow top relieves pressure and decreases aches and pains (don’t take it from us, take it from the Chiropractic State Associations).
- Adjustable positions
- Many firmness settings
- Each side is independent
- Can be noisy
- Return fee
Tempur-Pedic’s most exclusive offering is the GrandBed, a superbly tailored mattress that combines two layers of their signature Tempur material with luxurious blends of silk and cashmere cover fabric and diamond-embossed sides. But the GrandBed isn’t all about looks; it’s about comfort and health too.
The top layer of the GrandBed is an 8-inch base with Tempur-Pedic’s AirFlow System, which is essentially a breathable type of foam. This layer supports the sleeper’s spine and helps prevent or improve issues in the lower back, so this is an excellent choice if you have back issues. The cashmere and silk cover will help keep you cool while you sleep.
However, this mattress is medium-soft, so it’s better for side sleepers who need some pressure relief from their shoulders and hips, rather than for back or stomach sleepers. The GrandBed is also excellent at absorbing motion, so you won’t be woken up when your partner is tossing and turning.
- Luxurious materials
- Excellent motion absorption
- Good for back pain
- Very soft
- Not great for back sleepers
Stearn and Foster’s Reserve Hepburn Pillow Top Plus
This excellent mattress company offers four mattress collections in their catalog: the Estate, the Lux Estate, the Lux Estate Hybrid, and the Reserve. The Reserve Collection is the most luxurious and is an example of Stearn and Foster’s fine craftsmanship and innovative design.
A layer of Indulge HD Memory Foam, an incredibly supportive IntelliCoil Micro HD Layer, and an upholstery-grade velvet exterior give this mattress a high-quality and luxurious look and feel. All four of Stearn and Foster collections feature side vents that increase air circulation and stretch-knit covers made of a Tencel lyocell blend, which is breathable and cooling.
But mattresses in the Reserve Collection also feature a top “hybrid pillow top” layer, which uses thousands of “nano coils” between layers of memory foam, increasing support as well as comfort (and a bit of much-deserved decadence). There are lots of extra features to pick from when buying, so make sure you choose carefully.
- Great craftsmanship
- Sleeps cool
- Great support
- Too many features
- Average durability
Kymdan Latex Special Deluxe Pillow Top Mattress
Kymdan is a legendary Vietnamese latex mattress company that has recently entered the US market and is already a top seller in over 100 countries worldwide. And although it’s only been on the scene (in the US, anyway) since 2017, its mattresses — constructed with 100% natural latex rather than in multiple layers of different materials — are already a big hit.
The Kymdan Special Deluxe Pillow Top mattress is the top of the range and offers incredible comfort and support. One of the benefits of latex, in fact, is that it promotes pain relief and correct spine alignment, making this an excellent choice for people with back problems.
And because latex is all-natural — it’s produced from the sap of the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, and processed into a comfy mattress — you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals and toxins. On top of that, it is naturally resistant to mites and old!
- All natural
- Great spine alignment
- Allergen free
- Imported from Vietnam
Beautyrest Black Tatiana Ultra Plush Pillow Top Mattress
The Beautyrest line is Simmons’ most high-end collection, and perfectly combines Simmons’ legendary high-tech approach with luxurious materials. The mattress is built with several layers, each with its own specific purpose: the “Surface Plus Fiber,” “Aircool Gel Memory Foam,” “Blackice Memory Foam,” and “Comfort Response Latex” layers dissipate heat and keep you cool, while also conforming to your body and providing pressure relief.
The “Micro Coil” and “Pocketed Coil” layers provide individualized back support and pressure relief through the night, while a ventilated layer promotes airflow through the mattress and keeps it cool and hygienic, preventing the buildup of mold and mites.
The Black Tatiana Ultra Plush Pillow Top model is the softest, tallest, and most expensive of the Beautyrest Black mattresses, which is no wonder, since its cooling memory foams are infused with micro diamonds. This is a good option if you like luxury and want to feel like a princess (or prince!), but not so great if you like a firm feel.
- Soft but supportive
- Diamond-infused cooling foam
- Good motion isolation
- Very high
- Too soft for some
BLUE MAX 5000 ELITE LUXURY FIRM
Serta’s iComfort series boasts a total of seven memory foam mattress models, all made with polyfoam support cores, but with varying components and firmness. The Blue ax 5000 Elite Luxury Firm is a medium-firm mattress (despite the slightly misleading name) which features two layers of air foam and works well for sleepers with all body types and sleeping positions.
This is a good mattress for people who like the feel of memory foam, but no for those who don’t like that ‘sinking in’ feeling and prefer more of a bounce. It’s very comfortable and has great edge support (so you don’t feel like you’re falling off) and motion isolation, so you’re not jostled about if your partner moves.
However, as many foam mattresses, the Blue Max tends to sleep hot. Customers have also expressed some concern over the durability of the mattress. But at just over $2,000, we still think this is a good value option.
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Is it worth spending money on a high-end luxury mattress?
We love great products, but we’re also realistic, and we know not everyone can afford a $5,000 mattress, never mind one that costs $1.6 million!
As we’ve seen in previous RAVE rankings, there are some good budget mattresses out there. But the consensus is that spending less than $200 is generally a false economy: such a cheap mattress is very unlikely to last long, and you’ll just end up spending money as the years go by, without reaping the benefits of a quality mattress.
Spend just a little bit more, and you’ll have a great mattress for longer. But what about mattresses that cost upwards of $3,000?
The general rule, as with everything in life, should be only to spend what you can. If you get yourself into debt to buy a $10,000 mattress, you’ll just be having plenty of restless nights! But if you are able to, widening your budget just that little bit more can make all the difference.
This is especially true if you suffer from any joint, back, or neck problems. In that case, we say, don’t spare on anything, and go ahead and buy the best that you can. A good mattress can have a huge impact on your overall quality of life, and you can’t put a price tag on that.
But even if you are fit and healthy, and can afford a high-end luxury mattress, then why not go for it? It’s an investment that you won’t regret.
What are high-end luxury mattresses made of?
High-end luxury mattresses include many of the same materials that budget mattresses are made of, except that they often use higher quality and natural options.
They are also used in different ways: for example, a more expensive mattress will have several layers, each made with different materials which serve a specific purpose. Some will be there to increase airflow and keep you cool, while others are there to increase support or pressure relief. Luxury mattresses usually include modern design features and technologies which budget mattresses do not.
Some mattress brands add top layers of luxury materials such as silk or cashmere, or, in some cases, even have diamond-encrusted sides!
But, generally, the basic concepts are the same: you can choose from innerspring, foam, hybrid, latex, or gel. What sets high-end luxury mattresses apart is how they use these materials, and the quality of them.
How long do high-end luxury mattresses last?
The lifespan of a mattress varies depending on the quality of the material, the design of the mattress, and the way you take care of it. It’s important to take lifespan into consideration, because an old mattress that sags or no longer supports us in the right way can really affect our health and quality of sleep.
Several studies show that old mattresses can cause back pain or exacerbate it, and, generally, you won’t be getting the best possible sleep on a lumpy or sagging mattress, and this can affect the way you perform and feel during the day.
Different materials have different longevities: innerspring mattresses tend to sag in the middle, and won’t last 10 years if not correctly taken care of; memory foam can last a bit longer, but will need to be flipped regularly; hybrid mattresses have a similar lifespan, but it varies a lot depending on the model; latex is the most durable, and can last upwards of 15 years.
Those are the average lifespans for mid-range mattresses, but the more you spend on a mattress, the more it is likely to last. This is because of higher quality materials, intelligent design, and better customer care. Some high-end mattresses are meant to last upwards of 20 years. Always look at the warranty period, as this should give you an idea of how long the mattress will provide you with the best sleep.
What are the best high-end luxury mattresses?
To answer this question, we spent weeks aggregating data from several trusted review sites across the internet, trawling through thousands of customer reviews, and putting it all together to come up with a solid answer (you can read more about how we did it in our Methodology section above).
We came up with a final list of ten luxury mattresses, but it was the Intellibed Aluxa Midnight Mattress that won the top spot. Thousands of customers love its soft and firm feel, which both supports and cradles the body, and its high-tech and effective design that will help keep you cool during the night. And it comes with a 20-year warranty, which is always a good sign!
But mattresses are subjective, so don’t stop at that one. Give our rankings a good read, and choose the perfect mattress for you and your requirements.
You now have the perfect luxury mattress, but why stop there? Add on these little extras to complete the all-around luxury feel.
- Cariloha Resort Bamboo 4 Piece Luxurious Sateen Weave Bed Sheet Set ($239): Close your eyes and let these Cariloha sheets transport you to a luxury resort in the Caribbean. Sleek sateen, viscose bamboo, and hand-stitched details will make you feel a million dollars.
- Laura Ashley Women’s All Plush Memory Foam Scuff Slippers ($13): Did you think memory foam was only for mattresses? These slinky slippers relieve pressure from your feet while providing some much-needed support. But forget those clunky therapeutic shoes: these Laura Ashley slippers will keep you feeling sophisticated and classy, even if you’re just pottering around the house!
- CIOR Fantiny Men’s Memory Foam Slippers Comfort Knitted Cotton ($14): But let’s not forget about the men in the house, either. These high-quality, waffle-design, memory foam, and sponge slippers will offer extreme comfort and reduce fatigue while relieving pressure after a long day standing.
- Luxury Men’s Dresser Valet Organizer ($29): If you have luxury bedroom furniture, you won’t want all your bits and pieces lying around and making the place look like a mess. Get your hands on this classy faux-leather valet case, and use it to safely store and organize anything from your watch to your keys, and accessories.
- LilySilk Silk Pajamas ($180): Does anything scream luxury like a pair of silky pajamas? Sultry, smooth, and lustrous, this indulgent sleep set will keep you cool, comfy, and incredibly stylish. You might never want to take them off!