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Best-Rated Mattress for Teens - Mattress Buying Guide

Adequate sleep is essential for everyone and even more so for adolescents. Adolescents are at a rapid brain and body development stage, and lack of sleep can have irreversible adverse effects. Teenagers need at least 8 hours of sleep per night. A proper mattress can help them sleep better and faster, so investing in the best-rated mattress for your teens is a worthwhile endeavor.

How to Pick the Best-Rated Mattress for Teenagers?

Buying a mattress for a teenager can be a difficult task, based on their unique needs and physical condition:

+ They are in a rapid growth spurt, which means they will get taller and heavier.
+ Rapid growth can cause growing pains, so they need a comfortable sleeping surface.

Some essential factors should be taken into account.

Mattress type

According to the mattress's internal structure, distinguishing between different mattresses is a more common method. There are five main types of mattresses on the market: hybrid mattresses, traditional innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses, air mattresses, etc. Here we introduce you to three of them.

The structure of hybrid mattresses primarily consists of a core support layer for the coils and a comfort layer on top. To some extent hybrid mattresses are best for teenagers because their built-in spring layer provides reliable, long-lasting support, while the comfort layer promotes pressure relief and improves comfort.

The main structure of traditional innerspring mattresses is only the built-in spring coil layer, and the bottom and top of the coil are designed with almost no additional comfort layers. However, some manufacturers will add a layer of cotton or foam to the top and bottom to prevent wear and tear on the outer cover. Although innerspring mattresses do not provide much pressure relief, they are more affordable. For added comfort, there is the option of purchasing mattress toppers or pads.

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Memory foam mattresses, made of memory foam and other high-density foams, are now a popular bed type. They provide better contour support and pressure cushioning. Its high-density supportive foam layer also ensures responsive and spinal alignment support for sleepers.

As the name implies, latex mattresses have an internal structure of latex. Latex can be either industrial synthetic or natural. Quality latex mattresses are mostly made of natural latex, with excellent anti-allergenic properties, elasticity, and fitting ability. It is very suitable for teenagers with sensitive skin and can provide a healthy and safe, comfortable sleep experience. However, high-quality latex mattresses are generally more expensive.

Mattress Firmness

The ideal mattress firmness for teenagers is between 5 (medium soft) and 7 (medium firm). However, the most suitable mattress firmness depends on three main factors.

Personal Preference

Some people prefer firmer or cloud-like mattresses.

Sleeping Position

Side sleepers typically need medium-soft mattresses to relieve pressure points at the hips and shoulders. Back and stomach sleepers tend to prefer firmer options that prevent improper sinking of the lumbar region, leading to unnatural curvature of the spine.


Lightweight people have sharper pressure points than heavier group, so they prefer plush mattresses. On the other hand, a few teenagers who weigh more than 230 pounds may need to be on a firmer mattress to get adequate support.

Sweetnight Best-Rated Mattresses for Teens

Sweetnight mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified, which means that our foam mattresses have no harmful components, like mercury, lead, some toxic fire retardants, and ozone depleters, etc. So they are all safe for teens. Maybe you can learn more about the recommendations below.

Best-Rated Mattress for Teens - Mattress Buying Guide - Sweetnight

Best Rated Hybrid Mattress

Twilight Pillow Top Hybrid Mattress



Product Details:

  • Mattress type: hybrid
  • Mattress firmness: medium-firm
  • Mattress size: full, queen, king
  • Mattress thickness: 10- & 12-inch


  • Innovative support technology with sturdy pocket coils
  • Pillow-top design ensures comfortable sleep experience 
  • Plus CertiPUR-US and OEKO-TEX certification
  • Made with cooling gel-infused memory foam

This guide/article is for informational purposes only and should not replace the professional advice from your doctors and medical consultants.

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