10 Mattresses in Boxes That Take the Stress Out of Mattress Delivery

published Oct 16, 2023
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Mattresses are meant to be the symbol for unwinding and resting easily at the end of the day, but they can be a total nuisance when it comes to moving apartments or swapping them out for an upgrade. Finding someone to help you lug one across town and up to your fifth-floor walk-up in the middle of August isn’t a totally impossible feat — speaking from experience here about my then-friend, now-partner — but, let’s be honest, the odds are still quite slim. 

A far better way to avoid the headache and backache is to order a mattress that comes in a box and ships right to your door. And with our editor-favorites, you won’t be sacrificing comfort for ease of transport. So go ahead; have your cake and eat it, too, on your new mattress (with a tray, please!). Here are 10 solid (or more cushy, your pick) options for mattresses that come in a box. Take the extra stress out of moving.

1 / 10
From our partner
Tuft & Needle
$796.00
was $995.00

Bounce back from a night out with Tuft & Needle’s mattresses made with bouncy, adaptive foam technology. They come with a 100-night sleep trial and are Greenguard and CertiPUR-US certified, so you can rest easy knowing you’re sleeping without toxic materials.

2 / 10
Molecule
$899.00

Hot sleepers, this one is made for you. This multi-layered mattress includes an antimicrobial cover, a breathable foam layer, supports, and a base layer all designed to help regulate body temperature, provide pressure relief, and comfortably cradle your body so you sleep like a baby.

3 / 10
From our partner
Serta
$749.00

This mattress has not one, but two layers of memory foam technology, along with a coil system at the foundation for optimal comfort and support. The gel memory foam also contains a cooling technology, and the mattress is designed to minimize movement disturbances from your partner.

4 / 10
Nest Bedding
$2132.00

Rated the most comfortable of Nest’s collection, this mattress has a whopping 365-night sleep trial, so you can test it out through every season. You can also purchase a lifetime renewal exchange, so you’ll never have to buy another mattress again after the Sparrow.

5 / 10
Avocado
$1699.00
was $1999.00

The Avocado Green Mattress is made for the climate-conscious, organic-only person who doesn’t want to skimp on their beauty sleep. Made with organic wool, organic latex, and organic cotton, this Climate Neutral-certified mattress is as good for your slumber as it is for the environment. P.S.: They also have a vegan mattress without wool that is PETA-approved.

6 / 10
Birch
$2599.00
was $3248.80

Snuggle up to the organic cashmere and breathable comfort layers on this glamorous mattress for the fun and fabulous. This GOTS and Greenguard Gold Certified mattress has won numerous awards for a reason, and the price tag is worth the cloud nine sleep.

7 / 10
Nolah
$1624.00
was $2499.00

People from NOLA to Nolita are raving about this mattress rated 2023's Best Mattress for Spinal Alignment by the Sleep Foundation. Their trademarked coils, Euro topper, and graphite-infused AirFoamICE make it so sleepers never have to choose between comfort and staying cool.

8 / 10
Bear Mattress
$1614.00
was $2305.00

This perfect combination of cushioning comfort and zoned support will have you saying “Thank you, Chef,” to Bear, the company that makes this mattress. You can choose between soft, medium, and firm comfort levels, and they’ll even throw in two free Cirrus Cloud Pillows on them. Let it rip, good sleep.

9 / 10
Awara Sleep
$999.00
was $1399.00

Feel fancy on this mattress made with organic New Zealand wool while maintaining an affordable price for your Zzz’s. The three layers of wool, latex, and coils mean lush comfort, abundant airflow, and minimal motion transfer while your mind’s eye wanders through a distant oasis.

10 / 10
Floyd
$956.00
was $1195.00

With a name like The Mattress, you know this company had to be confident in the quality of their product. Luckily for you, this baby has breathable foam infused with copper and graphite designed to reduce body heat and contour to your body, meaning you can rest easy and rest breezy. And if you’re really feelin’ Floyd, you can also purchase their bed frame, which will come delivered to you at the same time as your mattress.