Mattresses are generally the third-largest investment you make, after your house and your car. You’ll spend roughly 29,200 hours with your mattress, so it’s definitely one purchase that is worth making carefully. Like cars or houses, mattresses can range from very, very cheap to quite expensive. Unlike houses or cars, your mattress affects your sleep and overall health more than anything else you own. If you wake up on a bad mattress, the resulting back pain, diminished energy, and cognitive impairment you feel affects the quality of your day and everything you do.
As US News & World Report points out, the costs associated with poor sleep are staggering:
Given this reality, choosing the right mattress is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
The importance of choosing the right mattress doesn’t mean you need to take out a second mortgage on your house to afford the quality sleep you crave. Naturally, you want to know you’re getting a great product for a fair price. Consider the following factors that go into the price:
Nearly every mattress brand carries a range of different offerings so you can find something that aligns with your budget. Very generally speaking, the average cost for a queen-sized mattress ranges from $500 to $10,000.
According to Michael Magnuson, CEO of independent review site GoodBed.com, “Most likely, you won’t find good materials that can withstand daily uses for under $1,000.” As he explains to Good Housekeeping Magazine, “For something that you’re going to sleep on every day for 10 years, you want materials that are durable and high quality.”
Many queen mattresses that retail for less than $1,000 may not last very long before showing signs of wear and tear.
Mattress World Northwest offers great selection, fair pricing and excellent value, whatever your budget may be. Our shoppers can feel confident knowing that every mattress you test will be of the utmost quality within their relative range. Save on shipping costs by shopping local at one of our 11 Oregon stores.
“If you buy something online and have issues, you’re going to have a real problem resolving it because the cost of shipping a mattress back [to the seller] is prohibitive,” warns Ron Czarnecki, retired mattress salesman and author of the book Shop for Sleep and Survive the Bite. He says not only is it easier to return or exchange a mattress with a brick-and-mortar store, but it’s also the only way to ensure that you are buying the right product. On-line mattress reviews do not always tell the whole story.
Compared to big box stores offering mattresses, you’ll find more individual attentiveness by working with a Mattress World Northwest sleep specialist. We encourage our shoppers to take their time, take some space, and ask all the questions they have in order to make the best choice. We don’t rely on tag descriptions or mere brand recognition to sell, and we don’t trick customers into paying more just so we can offer inflated guarantees that will further affect the average price of our mattress inventory.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, know what you’re willing to spend and test mattresses in your general price range. Aim for the most comfortable bed at the most comfortable price. The sweet spot for a mattress is normally around $1,500, with extras leading to greater comfort moving up with the price.
Beyond $2,000, “you’ll start to redefine what comfort is,” says Omaha World-Herald writer Casey Logan. Remote-adjusted inclines, massage features, built-in speakers – there is no limit to what modern beds can do.
Before you spend too little or too much on your next mattress, visit your nearest Mattress World Northwest. Now, 11 Oregon locations throughout the greater Portland area.