If you are looking to buy a mattress, you have probably noticed the staggering differences in prices between different models. There are some mattresses that can go for under $100 while other, top end mattresses can top out in the thousands of dollars. And, with that kind of incomprehensible variety of choices, materials, sizes, and everything else, you are probably left thinking: how much should I really spend on one of these things?
What it really comes down to with buying a mattress is that you should pay for the best one you can afford. I’m sure we’ve all heard this statistic before, but you spend at least a third of your day in bed (given you sleep for an average of 8 hours every night). The point is, sleep is absolutely necessary for you to continue living your life, and high quality sleep especially helps with all sorts of body functions, giving you not only higher energy levels but also lowering the chance of heart problems and helping you to maintain a healthy weight.
Anyway, you want the sleep that you get, whether it is 8 hours a night, 6 hours a night, or sometimes only 4 or 5 hours, to be as high quality as possible. You want to cut down on tossing and turning, waking up in the middle of the night, or waking up in the morning feeling sore or still tired. A good way to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated is by purchasing a quality mattress instead of a cheap mattress.
So, as we just covered, you want to stay away from mattresses whose purpose is to be extremely affordable, if you can afford to buy a more expensive mattress. But does that mean that you should buy the most expensive mattress you can afford? Yes and no. If the most expensive mattress in your budget is a high quality mattress, that may be your best bet. But, if money isn’t an object in the matter, you could find yourself spending upwards of $10,000 on a mattress that is no better than a different mattress you could get for a fraction of the price.
So, to address the original question of “how much should a mattress cost,” it is mostly dependent on what it is you want in a mattress. You are going to want to buy the best mattress you can afford, but that doesn’t mean you should throw your life savings away on a mattress that costs a lot of money but doesn’t necessarily fill your needs.
So: how expensive should a mattress be? It really is up to you. Shop wisely.