Mattresses in Comparison

In the mattress test of Stiftung Warentest you will find test results for 376 mattresses of different types: Foam mattresses, latex mattresses, spring mattresses and box spring beds. Freshly tested: 18 foam mattresses from 100 to 330 euros. Six of them are good, one even for all body types in lateral and supine position. In the mattress test of Stiftung Warentest you can find your personal mattress test winner with just a few clicks!

Good mattresses for all body types are not expensive

Twice a year Stiftung Warentest tests mattresses. Our testers have examined over 350 models since 2009. Just under a third of the mattresses tested are still available in stores or online.

In the latest mattress test by Stiftung Warentest, 18 foam mattresses were added. This time, the test field includes inexpensive models from discounters such as Lidl, medium-priced models from mattresses Concord, Badenia, Möbel Boss and Beco. A mattress that supports every body type well in every position is also included: it costs just under 250 euros. The tables of our mattress test have a large selection of recommended mattresses, some of which are even cheaper.

Mattresses for children. Are you looking for a good mattress for the little ones? You will find the best children’s mattresses in the Children’s Mattresses Test.

This is what the Mattress Test of Stiftung Warentest offers
Test results. In the Mattress Test of Stiftung Warentest you will find test results and a price comparison for expensive and inexpensive mattresses of all designs, plus purchasing advice, tips for mattress care and answers to your questions.

Individual test winners. Which mattress is the best for your sleep? Stiftung Warentest tests the lying properties of mattresses for different body types as well as side and back sleepers. You can find your personal mattress test winner with just a few clicks.

Magazine article. In addition, after activating the test results, you will receive access to the mattress tests from the magazine test.

Stiftung Warentest: Expensive mattresses are not necessarily better
The mattress tests of Stiftung Warentest clearly show: A high price is not a seal of quality for a mattress! This is proven by the evaluation of prices and test quality assessments of all 128 mattresses tested between 2008 and October 2019 that were still available for purchase in October 2019. Several of the good mattresses cost less than 200 euros. For the worst mattress (grade 4.1), however, buyers have to pay 540 euros.

So far, Stiftung Warentest has not found much valuable material in any mattress – not even in a model for 800 euros. Simple foams cost between 20 and 50 euros to produce. Somewhat more expensive foams cost between 80 and 100 euros. Added to this are the cover, the production and distribution costs and the dealers’ profits.

Test results from Stiftung Warentest prevent expensive mistakes

Incorrect mattress hardness. Whether spring mattresses or foam mattresses – the hardness specifications of the manufacturers are often incorrect. In its mattress tests, Stiftung Warentest determines the mattress hardness in the laboratory. This makes the mattresses comparable. Here you will find good soft mattresses and also very hard mattresses.

Too high price. The more expensive the better? This does not apply to mattresses. There are expensive mattresses for more than 1,000 euros, which only have a “Sufficient” in the lying test. And cheap mattresses often do really well. Activate our test results when you visit this page before you buy a mattress.

False promises. Some dealers tell advertising tales that slatted frames bend. They want to sell expensive sleeping places. But our mattress test buyers have discovered Many statements and praises are simply not true – whether it is about supposedly important slatted frames or supposedly indispensable accessories such as mattress covers.

Particularly when it comes to health promises, some suppliers are leaning very far out of the window. For example, mattresses are supposed to relieve back problems or even slipped discs. But they cannot do that.