Why you can Trust us
At Winstons Beds, we believe in the quality of our products. That’s why we’ve put our mattress models to the test ourselves, along with a diverse group of product testers representing different body types, sleep positions, and comfort preferences. Our experts have thoroughly evaluated these mattresses and determined them to be the best for providing relief from back and joint pain.
To evaluate these mattresses, we ask our testers to lie down on them and measure how deeply the mattress sinks beneath their weight. We focus on testers who have a history of suffering from back and joint pain. We also consider other factors in our evaluations, including motion isolation, temperature control, pressure relief, off-gassing, ease of movement, edge support, and the body weight of the testers.
To learn more about our evaluation process, please see our product research methodology.
Our mattress evaluations, we consider a number of factors to determine the overall quality and comfort of the mattress. One of the criteria we consider is motion isolation, which refers to the amount of motion the mattress absorbs when a person moves on its surface. We use two testers lying side by side to evaluate this, and they each feel for transfer of movement while the other person moves on the mattress.
Another criteria we consider is temperature control. To determine how well a mattress regulates temperature, we perform temperature tests and carefully examine its materials and construction. Many mattresses are designed with cooling components to help reduce heat retention.
We also consider pressure relief, which is a measure of how well a mattress prevents pressure from building up in areas like the shoulders and hips. Mattresses with evenly distributed contouring and weight are typically the best performers when it comes to pressure relief.
Off-gassing is another factor we consider. A mattress in a box may release unpleasant odors for a short period after it has been unboxed. This initial smell may be strong, but it usually fades within a few days.
Ease of movement
Ease of movement is another criteria we evaluate. This reflects how easily a person can move across the surface of the mattress. Mattresses with responsive surfaces made of natural fill tend to perform better in this regard than those with foam surfaces, which can inhibit movement.
We perform sit tests along the perimeter of the mattress to determine how well the edges push back against weight. Mattresses with strong edge support have minimal sagging when people sit on or lie close to the perimeter.
In addition to these factors, we also take into account individual body weight when evaluating a mattress. We assess how comfortable the mattress will feel for different body types to provide a comprehensive evaluation.