Buying a mattress can be confusing, so Consumer Reports tested a dozen queen-size foam and inner spring models.

The tested for back and side support, firmness, durability and then cut them open to check construction.

They found you don't have to spend a fortune to get a good night's sleep.

They named three mattress that cost less than $1,000 "best buys."

For inner spring mattresses, the recommended  the Simmons Glover Park from Sears for $780 and the Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite sold at Macy's for $835.

For foam mattresses, they liked the Novaform Serafina from Costco for $900.

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