We’d all agree that choosing the best mattress (for our needs) is critical to sleep quality and general health.
However, buying a new mattress is also one of the most confusing purchases that we will make. With an endless number of options available, it’s no surprise that consumers are overwhelmed with choice.
Yinahla Mattress Range – Australia’s Mattress of the Year in 2023
To make your decision easier, Bedbuyer™ has compiled a list of Australia’s best mattresses in 2023. This list has been carefully compiled by Australia’s leading team of sleep experts who are all highly experienced in sleep health and mattress assessment.
So after testing over 1,600 mattresses, here is our Top 10 in 2023.
Australia’s best mattresses
- 🏆 Best Mattress: Yinahla Classic
- 💰 Best Value: Dusk&Dawn Essential
- 👨⚕️ Best Back Care: Silent Night Onyx
- 📦 Best Bed in a Box: Sleep Republic
- ✏️ Best Design: Atlantis Mattress
- ⚜️ Best Luxury: Signature Mattress
- 🧸 Best for Kids: Eco Kids Mattress
- 🍼 Best for Babies: Airnest Mattress
- Recommended: Neoluxe Vantage
- Recommended: Hypnos Balmoral
To help with your decision, we have summarised the key features of each mattress, below. We have also included links to our ‘full reviews’, as well as instructions on how to claim our exclusive (all year round) discounts!
We have also included a handy buyer’s guide at the end of this article to assist you in your search. Please leave a comment (at the bottom of this article) if you have any questions!
In addition to this list above, Bedbuyer has also compiled Australia’s Top 12 Best Mattress in a Box in 2023.
🏆 Best Mattress
Yinahla Classic Comfort
After hundreds of product tests and in-depth reviews, it was the Yinahla mattress range that (again) took out Australia’s most prestigious mattress award – Bedbuyer’s 2023 ‘Mattress of the Year’.
Yinahla has a number of options to suit almost anyone, but it was the Yinahla Classic Comfort that our expert team chose as the best ‘all round’ mattress in this collection.
The Yinahla Classic Comfort is Australian made, and is beautifully balanced with comfort and support. It uses an elastin fabric cover that sits over an assortment of premium foams, including a layer of Yinahla’s exclusive Cloud Gel™. This foam is 76% more breathable than standard foam, and helps to enhance cooling and comfort.
These comfort foams sit over a first class, 9 zone ultra coil pocket spring system. This is possibly the best spring system on the market and will accommodate people of all sizes. As you would expect, it also offers outstanding back support with minimal partner disturbance.
The Yinahla Classic Comfort features firm edge support, thanks to a special ‘Comfort Edge Foam Box’. This structure enhances the strength of the mattress perimeter, allowing the user to use the entire mattress surface, without fear of falling off the edge.
The Yinahla Classic Comfort comes with an incredible 20 year warranty as well as a 100 night free trial period. This means that you can return the mattress for a full refund if you are not satisfied. This product also contains multiple non-toxic certifications, so you can feel safe bringing it into your home.
💰 Best Value
The Dusk&Dawn Essential is a fine mattress that offers outstanding value. Fittingly, it took out Australia’s ‘Best Value’ mattress award in 2023, establishing itself as one of Australia’s most popular mattresses.
The Essential forms the entry-level model in the Dusk&Dawn range that also includes the mid-range Premiere and the flagship Signature. All three mattresses in this range are Australian made, and all exhibit high levels of quality and comfort.
The Dusk&Dawn Essential has a top comfort layer that includes a comfort-stretch premium fabric, a Dusk-Air Tech layer, and an Eco-Air comfort layer. These layers combine beautifully to provide a smooth and comfortable sleeping surface.
Sitting underneath these comfort layers is an ‘ISO Coil’ 5 Zone Pocket Spring System. This spring unit feels stable and responds beautifully to normal sleep movements. As such, changing sleep positions (and intimate activities) should only involve minimal effort.
The Dusk&Dawn Essential comes in a firm, medium, and plush version so there should be an option to suit almost anyone. It offers a free firmness adjustment and a return/refund option to give you plenty of after-sale security.
👨⚕️ Best Back Care
Silent Night Onyx
The concept of back care continues to be a high priority for many Aussie bed shoppers. For those looking for a mattress specifically designed for optimal back care (and support), the Silent Night Onyx was our stand out pick in 2023.
The Silent Night Onyx is Australian made by Comfort Sleep, one of Australia’s most reputable mattress manufacturers. It can be purchased in-store or online through Beds n Dreams.
This mattress uses sophisticated technology throughout its design. Its top cover is made from an exclusive ‘ICE-TEK’ cooling knit which helps to maintain a cool and comfortable sleep temperature. This special fabric sits over a collection of premium foams, which provide smooth, light pressure relief.
As you would expect, the Silent Night Onyx contains a highly advanced spring system, namely its 10 Zone Silentpocket™ Dual Coil System. This spring unit contains a high spring count (1,740 springs, queen size) and contours beautifully to the body in all sleeping positions.
As you would expect, this spring system provides excellent spinal support and feels particularly strong and stable. To this point, this mattress will accommodate people of all sizes.
*To claim this price, mention ‘Bedbuyer’ at any Beds n Dreams store OR click SHOP NOW and use code BUYONYX at checkout. Delivery cost will vary depending on your location.
📦 Best Bed in a Box
Sleep Republic Mattress
In this highly competitive online market, it was the Sleep Republic Mattress that took out Australia’s ‘best overall’ bed in a box award in 2023.
Over the past 5 years, buying a ‘mattress in a box’ (or bed in a box) online has become a preferred method of bed shopping for many Aussies. Affordability, convenience, and ‘after-sale security’ are some of the main reasons for this surge in popularity.
As the name suggests, a mattress in a box comes compressed in a box (by heavy machinery) to make storage and transport more economical. Once opened, they decompress to become just like any other mattress.
The Sleep Republic Mattress has a lovely balance of comfort and support. Its comfort layer contains cashmere fabric, premium memory foam, and 100% natural latex. Its ‘high definition’ pocket spring system provides excellent back support with minimal partner disturbance.
The Sleep Republic Mattress offers incredible value, and easily compares to many retail store mattresses more than double its price. It is well backed with a 100 night free trial period, so you can return it for a refund if you are not satisfied. Sleep Republic also offers free delivery, Australia wide.
✏️ Best Design
The Atlantis Mattress is a superb mattress and is one of the most cleverly designed products on the market. Its design and construction has earned it Australia’s ‘Best Design’ mattress award in 2023.
Its worth noting also, that the manufacturing process of the Atlantis Mattress is remarkably eco-friendly. Its top cover contains a fibre called Seaqual which is made from rescued plastic waste from our oceans.
Among its many impressive qualities, the Atlantis Mattress has a brilliant customisation feature. On your initial order, you can choose from different firmness options (firm, medium, or soft). You can then request additional foam layers (at no charge) to alter the firmness of your mattress, if you are not satisfied with your initial selection.
These firmness selections can even be made on each side of the mattress, to accommodate partners who prefer different firmness levels (e.g. firm on one side, soft on the other).
The Atlantis Mattress offers outstanding value when you consider its quality, comfort, and practical design. It is Australian made, and comes with a 100 night trial period (so you can return the mattress for a full refund if you are not satisfied).
⚜️ Best Luxury
If you’re looking for a mattress of the finest quality and craftsmanship, it’s hard to go past the Dusk&Dawn Signature. Not surprisingly, this mattress was awarded Australia’s ‘Best Luxury’ Mattress in 2023.
The Dusk&Dawn Signature uses a lovely ‘Comfort-Stretch Premium Fabric’ on its top surface. This sits over a Dusk-Air Tech layer, an Eco-Air comfort layer, graphite memory foam, premium breath tech comfort foam, and a 5 zone mini pocket system. These components blend together beautifully to provide an absolutely divine comfort layer.
The ‘ISO Coil’ 5 zone pocket spring system is market-leading. It feels stable, robust, and should accommodate people of all sizes. It also responds nicely to normal sleep movements, ensuring that your sleep experience is first-class.
The Dusk&Dawn Signature Mattress can be ordered online through the Dusk&Dawn website. It comes with a free firmness adjustment, and a full refund option.
🧸 Best for Kids
Eco Kids Mattress
After a thorough assessment of the kids mattress market, our expert team awarded the Eco Kids Mattress as Australia’s ‘Best Kids’ Mattress in 2023. It is specifically designed for children, and is highly certified as non-toxic.
This mattress uses natural cotton and bamboo fibres in its top cover. As these fibres are naturally hypoallergenic, this sleep surface would suit all children, but particularly those who suffer from allergies.
The main support structure is a specially designed ‘Chiro Flex ES’ spring system. This offers excellent support for growing spines, and is strong enough to accommodate adults for considerable periods of time.
One notable feature of this mattress is its incredibly strong edge support. This means that your child can use the full surface of the mattress without fear of falling off the edge. Additionally, the strong edge can easily accommodate the sitting position during reading time.
The Eco Kids Mattress is an outstanding product and the premier mattress for kids in 2023. It is Australian made, certified non-toxic, and is competitively priced.
🍼 Best for Babies
$374.25 (Cot Mattress)
The Airnest Cot Mattress (from Growbright) is a highly innovative product and got the nod from our review team as Australia’s best cot mattress in 2023. It provides excellent ventilation for infants and is well certified as non-toxic.
This mattress can be conveniently ordered online through the Growbright website. Delivery is free, and shipping times to most metropolitan areas are usually within 4 business days.
The Airnest Cot Mattress has a strong and durable outer cover called the ‘airnest-lite cover’. This cover is highly breathable, and is removable and washable.
This outer cover encases the ‘airnest core’ which is a nest-like structure made from a non-toxic polymer. This core provides a supportive and comfortable sleeping surface for infants, and can also be washed (in the shower or bath).
The Airnest Cot Mattress is an outstanding product that combines supreme ventilation, non-toxic materials, and a practical design.
Neoluxe Vantage Silver
The Neoluxe Vantage Silver is a first class mattress that combines comfort, quality, and class. It is made in Australia by Comfort Sleep Bedding, and has held a position in Bedbuyer’s list of best mattresses for a number of years.
This mattress can be purchased in-store or online through Beds n Dreams. Delivery times and delivery fees will depend on your location.
The Neoluxe Vantage Silver comes in a firm, medium, and plush (soft) option. Its top cover includes genuine silver thread called SilverLuxe. This silver thread has many health benefits, as well as antistatic properties.
Underneath this top cover lies an assortment of premium comfort foams. These foams are remarkably comfortable and give a distinct ‘cloud-like’ feel. The plush version is a popular choice for those who love the feel of an unmistakably soft mattress.
The Neoluxe Vantage Silver uses a dual layered spring system, one of the best spring units on the market. This spring system provides reliable back support, and will accommodate people of all sizes.
*To claim this price, mention ‘Bedbuyer’ at any Beds n Dreams store OR click SHOP NOW and use code BUYVANT at checkout. Delivery cost will vary depending on your location.
The Hypnos Balmoral is a true mattress masterpiece and is one of the finest examples of quality in the Australian bedding market.
This mattress is made in Australia by Mattress Resources, who hold the Australian Hypnos licence. Hypnos is the only bed manufacturer to actively supply the British Royal Family and all of their palaces.
As you would expect, this mattress feels smooth, comfortable, and opulent. It has a highly sophisticated construction that includes silk yarn, a cashmere/wool blended fibre, premium foams, a mini pocket spring system, and a European 9 zone pocket spring system.
The foams used in this mattress are all certified as non-toxic by GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) and the product itself comes with a 15 year warranty.
The Hypnos Balmoral is an outstanding mattress that easily compares to other luxury mattresses far more expensive.
Here is our full review (of the medium version).
*To claim this price, mention ‘Bedbuyer’ at any Beds n Dreams store OR click SHOP NOW and use code BUYBALM at checkout. Delivery cost will vary depending on your location.
As we mentioned at the start of this article, buying a new mattress is one of the most difficult and confusing purchases you will make. With so many stores and products to consider, it’s totally normal to be overwhelmed by choice.
A buyer’s guide in 2023
Below is a compact buyer’s guide for anyone looking to buy a new mattress in 2023. If you want to dive even deeper into this process, you can view our complete and comprehensive buyer’s guide.
How much should I spend?
Generally speaking, you can get a very good mattress for between $1,000 – $2,000 (queen size). As noted though, this is a general guide and getting the right mattress will depend on your individual situation, not just price.
As you might expect, there are also some excellent products in the $2,000 – $3,000 range, but our team does not believe you have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars to get a great mattress.
You can read more about pricing in our article linked here.
What bed size is best?
Deciding on the size of your bed (and mattress) is a critical part of the buying process. It is important that you measure your bedroom to ensure that the bed size you desire fits nicely into the space.
Australian bed (mattress) sizes in 2023
There are certainly advantages to sleeping on a large bed (e.g. king size) but again, this must be considered in context of bedroom space as well as access space (doors and stairs).
Most mattresses are available in queen and king sizes, with many also available in single, king single, and doubles sizes. Long single and super king options are far less common.
You can read more about Australian bed (mattress) sizes here.
Room size vs bed size
Below is a list of room size recommendations for each bed size.
Please note that these are general recommendations and choosing a bed size (based on room size) will depend on your personal situation and personal preference.
|BED SIZE||ROOM SIZE|
|Single||2.5m x 3.0m|
|Long Single||2.6m x 3.2m|
|King Single||2.6m x 3.2m|
|Double||3.2m x 3.4m|
|Queen||3.0m x 4.0m|
|King||3.2m x 4.2m|
|Super King||3.5m x 4.5m|
Room size recommendations will also depend on additional furniture (bedside tables, benches, chairs, sofas etc) that you wish to include in your bedroom.
The configuration of the bedroom in terms of wardrobes and windows will also influence what bed size is suitable.
Should I buy in-store or online?
Buying a mattress in-store involves you walking into a store, deciding on your mattress, and making your purchase. It is the traditional method of shopping that we are all familiar with.
Buying online means that you can purchase from the comfort of your own home. Although you may not be able to try the mattress before you buy, this method comes with several important benefits.
Firstly, many online mattresses offer incredible value when compared with retail store mattresses. This is possible as online companies don’t have the overhead costs that traditional retail stores do.
Many online mattresses offer incredible value when compared with retail store mattresses.
Additionally when you buy online, the mattress typically comes with a trial period (e.g. 100 nights). This means that you can return the product for a refund if you are not satisfied.
You can read more about the pros and cons of each purchasing method in our article linked here.
What type of mattress should I go for?
There are 3 main types of mattresses on the market today. These are:
- Innerspring mattresses
- Foam mattresses
- Latex mattresses
Innerspring mattresses contain a network of metal coils (springs) as the main structure of the mattress. These are the most common type of mattress on the market, and are often more supportive and durable than foam or latex mattresses.
As the name suggests, foam mattresses are made entirely of foam components. Foam products typically have a dense, spongy feel, and may have less partner disturbance than some innerspring mattresses.
Latex mattresses are made predominantly from latex – a naturally occurring substance that is often used in bedding products. Latex has a characteristic bouncy feel, and is used in bedding products quite often.
To read about the pros and cons of each main mattress type, you can jump to our article linked here.
What firmness is best?
Deciding on the correct mattress firmness is specific to each individual. With this in mind, we are cautious about applying general guidelines when recommending firmness levels.
Many people have a sense of what firmness they prefer (e.g. firm or soft), but firmness recommendations often relate to sleeping position/s.
For example, a side sleeper may be better suited to a softer mattress, whereas back sleepers often prefer a firmer mattress. We have found though that a ‘medium’ or ‘medium-firm’ feel are popular firmness options, as they provide a nice balance of comfort and support.
To read more about firmness levels, jump to section 7 in our Complete Buyer’s Guide in 2023.
What about a bed base?
If you’re looking to buy a new mattress, you may also need a new bed base. Your bed base is a very important part of your bed system, so this must also be considered carefully.
There are several different types of bed bases (e.g. ensemble base, bed frame, adjustable base) but we almost always recommend that the slats on the bed base are ‘rigid’ (not flexible).
Rigid slats provide a much stronger foundation for your mattress and should increase the performance and longevity of your product. It’s worth noting also that flexible slats (also called posture slats) will often void the mattress warranty.
Is my new mattress non-toxic?
It is quite normal for new products (e.g. furniture, clothing, carpet) to have a ‘new smell’. Some people may be sensitive to these odours, in which case we would recommend airing them out (e.g. opening windows) to release the new product smell.
Many mattresses today possess non-toxic certifications. These certifications indicate that the product has undergone independent testing for harmful chemicals, and has been deemed safe for human use.
Similarly, many mattresses hold eco-friendly certifications. These reflect that the product has been assessed and certified for its minimal environmental impact.
You can read more about the major mattress certifications in our article linked here.
Delivery times and costs
Delivery times will vary greatly depending on the product you buy, your location, and stock availability.
Some online companies (e.g. Koala) offer an impressive same-day delivery, whereas retail store mattresses may take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
If you buy online, delivery is often free of charge, whereas retail stores have a typical delivery fee of $100.
A new bed is a considerable expense and is not something that is budgeted for.
If you are not in a position to buy a new bed in full, most bedding companies offer finance options to help you manage the cost of your purchase.
Some of the popular finance options offered by bedding retailers include Afterpay, Zip, and Humm. Here is our summary of the major interest free payment options available in Australia. Be sure to check with the relevant company to see what finance options they offer.
As always, we recommend that you use finance sensibly. Please check the terms and conditions before you use a finance service.
Almost all mattresses will come with a warranty that should cover faulty workmanship or materials. A typical length of a warranty for a mattress over $1,000 (queen size) is 10 years.
As we mentioned earlier, many warranties will require a certain type of bed base (e.g. with rigid slats) for the warranty to be valid, so make sure you check the details of the warranty before buying.
It’s worth noting that warranties won’t usually cover you if you decide on an unsuitable product (e.g. too firm or too soft). This emphasises the importance of taking your time when when making your selection in-store.
A few expert tips
Here are a few handy tips from our experts, once you have purchased your mattress!
- Use a mattress protector – this is possibly the best thing you can do to keep your bed clean.
- Rotate your mattress every 3-6 months – this may help to increase the longevity of your product.
- Use a doona/quilt that is the next size up – e.g. if you have a queen size bed, use a king size doona.
We understand that choosing a new mattress can be overwhelming. If you would like to read further, check out our Complete Buyer’s Guide in 2023. This contains all the information you will need before buying a new bed!
We hope that this list above narrows down your search, but if you have any questions for our expert team, please comment below (at the bottom of this article).
We are here to help you find your perfect bed!
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