Visiting mattress stores should not be written off as a trivial chore—you’re going to spend a third of your life lying on one, after all. Even though NYC is known as a place where you can find things to do 24 hours a day (there’s a show called Sleep No More, after all), a poor night’s sleep equals poor health. Visit these mattress and furniture stores and outfit your bedroom with a bed that’s seriously dreamy. It’ll make your affordable apartments seem that much better.
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In an industry marred by a dizzying number of options and exorbitant costs, the hip start-up Casper offers a single solution to both: a comfortable foam mattress-in-a-box for a cool $850. Order one online and try it out for 100 days without penalty—if you don’t dig it, you can send it back.
Since 1852, these guys have been making mattresses from the best materials available. And while it was founded six generations ago, for the past three, Hästens has been the official bedding supplier for the Swedish Royal Court. Yes, that means you can cop a king-size bed fit for a literal king.
These au natural mattresses are derived from some surprising sources—including hevea milk, the gooey white sap from rubber trees, which are harvested in Indonesia and mixed with grapefruit seed, cone flowers and jasmine to make their memory foam. Whatever, as long as it’s comfortable!
Environmentally obsessed New Yorkers will sleep soundly on this company’s mattresses, found at the brand’s flagship. Side and stomach sleepers will like the supersoft Tea Leaf Classic mattress ($839–$1,369), while pillow hogs may prefer the supportive Keetsa Cloud styles ($789–$1,259), designed to mold to your body’s shape. And if you’re looking to replace that worn-out egg crate from your college years, opt for a pillow-top layer ($149–$429).