The Classic Brands Cool Gel Memory Foam is another featured option in our guide to the best cheap mattresses. Latex mattresses are typically priced in the $2,000-plus range. A tasteful cotton covering and wool batting encase two layers of latex foam. Dunlop-latex mattresses inherently have less give than mattresses made from Talalay latex (a type of latex that requires a more expensive processing method) or memory foam. If you can afford spending an extra $1,000, however, we think our current latex pick, the plusher-feeling Zenhaven, is likelier to please.