Platform beds have become popular in recent years for their modern look as well as their minimal style. Another selling point is that you don’t have to use a bulky and expensive box-spring under your mattress, either!
While this minimalist approach is certainly welcome in 21st-century bedrooms, it does mean that you’ll require a bit more from the mattress you do decide to purchase—that’s why we created this handy guide to finding the best mattress for platform beds.
Of the four mattresses we investigated for this list, we chose the GhostBed Luxe as the best overall. It is a foam mattress with a gel-infused top layer to create the coolest sleep possible. In addition, it is a perfect medium on the firmness scale and supports a wide range of sleep styles.
We picked the other three mattresses based on three criteria. We selected the Nectar mattress as the best value for a quality mattress at a price that won’t break your budget. We picked the Saatva Classic for the best luxury mattress for its handcrafted hybrid construction and white glove delivery service. Finally, We chose the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss as the best eco-friendly option, with all organic materials and green certification.
Keep reading to find out why one of these mattresses may be the best for you and your platform bed.
GhostBed Luxe – Best Overall
The GhostBed Luxe is the award-winning mattress dubbed as the coolest bed in the world. It sits at the top of our list because of its superior comfort, cooling, and support.
The GhostBed Luxe is GhostBed’s premium mattress, but we think the upgrade is worth it. Sitting at the height of 13”, the GhostBed Luxe contains seven layers of cooling comfort. It has a cool-to-the-touch quilted cover, contouring gel memory foam, and a 7.5’ high-density core. Their firmness is at a solid medium. It’s plush enough for side sleepers yet has enough structure for back and stomach sleepers. Additionally, this mattress is great for couples as it has low-motion transfer.
If you don’t have a frame for your mattress yet, GhostBed even lets you include a frame with your order. They also have pillows and sheets. We’ve been sleeping on GhostPillows for years, and they are fantastic as the day we bought them.
GhostBed offers a 101 Night sleep trial and a 25-Year Warranty. The GhostBed Luxe starts at $1346.
Nectar – Best Value
If you’re looking for a reliable mattress that won’t break the bank, Nectar might be the perfect option for you. Starting at just $499, Nectar gives you a premium sleep experience without the premium price.
The Nectar mattress has a quilted cooling cover designed to wick away excess heat. It has three layers of foam, including a 3’ gel memory foam to keep you cool, a 2” transition layer, and a 6” high-density core. As it’s only 11” thick, this is a good option if you prefer your bed to be lower than the floor. The medium firmness can work for all sleep types, side, back, or stomach. The foam construction also has almost no motion transfer.
Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial and an unlimited warranty. Nectar also carries a variety of sleeping accessories so you can get everything you need for a good night’s rest with one order. They carry a frame, headboard, pillows, sheets, and a mattress protector. The pillows, sheets, and mattress protector are free with the purchase of a mattress.
Saatva Classic – Best Luxury
The Saatva Classic marries the best parts of the traditional innerspring and a foam mattress to make the best of luxury and comfort. Their flagship Classic mattress has various options to create the perfect mattress for you, including height and firmness. The Plush Soft level is best for side sleepers and sleepers under 130lbs. The Luxury Firm is their medium option suitable for all sleep types and people between 130 and 230lbs. Finally, their Firm option is great for back or stomach sleepers and those over 230lbs.
The Saatva Classic has a coil-in-coil construction, consisting of coils encased in foam. This layer sits over a layer of steel coils, and the design gives the mattress plenty of bounce that stops you from sinking. The coil layers are topped with a foam layer to provide a pillow-like softness.
For an extra taste of luxury, Saatva will deliver straight to your door (within the contiguous U.S.) and set up your mattress in your home with an included white-glove service. At the end of the setup, they will take your old mattress away as well. The Saatva Classic starts at $887.
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss – Best Eco Friendly
For the eco-conscious shopper, the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss may be a good fit. This latex mattress is made of all organic materials and carries several certifications for its only organic construction. It comprises GOLS organic latex, GOTS organic cotton, and wool. It also holds a GREENGUARD Gold certification. Not only is this mattress certifiably green, but it also is fantastic for people with back pain. Orthopedic specialists and chiropractors recommend the Botanical Bliss.
Unique to most other latex mattresses, the Botanical Bliss has two different firmness levels and three different heights.
The Botanical Bliss starts at $1049 and comes with a 100-night trial and a 25-year warranty.
What To Look For When Buying A Mattress For A Platform Bed
Not all mattresses are created equal, and the perfect mattress for your neighbor might not be the ideal mattress for you. When shopping for a mattress, here is a few things you should consider:
- In what position do you most often sleep?
- How firm do you like your mattress?
- Do you like bounce or sink?
- How sensitive are you to motion transfer?
- Do you have any:
- Back pain
- Or other health conditions that could be affected
We stand by our decision to place the GhostBed Luxe at the top of our list. The GhostBed Luxe will fit the broadest range of sleepers with its cooling foam construction and medium firmness.
Buy your own GhostBed Luxe today!