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How Much Should I Spend on a New Mattress?


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“How much should I spend on a new mattress” is a question that everyone asks, even if not aloud. After all, mattress prices run the gamut from a few hundred dollars to the cost of a car. It’s therefore understandable that we question how little is too little, and how much is too much. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that simple.

Considerations on How Much to Spend on a New Mattress

The quality of your mattress determines the quality of your sleep. As we’ve mentioned in other articles, a new mattress purchase is an investment in your health. Low sleep quality and lack of sleep raise several risk factors for serious health issues, such as heart disease, lowered immunity, diabetes, and even cancer. With this in mind, how much to spend on a new mattress is a vitally important question.

How Much to Spend on a New Mattress Depends on Your Budget

At City Mattress, we understand that everyone has different needs and budgets. That’s why we offer so many options, at many different price points. All of our offerings are from quality brands, regardless of price. 

The best way to think about your mattress budget is to consider the investment. It’s for your health, so it’s extremely important. Too, many people own their mattress for longer than they own a car. For these reasons, your mattress budget is critical, because you’ll be sleeping on your mattress for several years. More importantly, you want those years to be spent getting the best quality sleep you can buy.

Your Options with City Mattress

In this section we’ll highlight a few brands and models that fit a variety of budgets. No matter your personal price point, City Mattress offers a quality solution. We’re selective of the brands and products we carry, because we value our customers and reputation!

Mattress Options for $1,000 or Less

There are many mattress options for $1000 or less. We’ll start with the Corsicana 3500 Euro Top Innerspring Mattress. This innerspring mattress offers strong support, thanks to its 440 VertiCoil® innerspring unit, while also providing plush comfort through a padded EuroTop. With a 10-year, non-prorated warranty, it’s clear that Corsicana intends for this mattress to last. Alternatively, the SleepInc 10 Hybrid Medium Firm Mattress is a hybrid option, combining innerspring support with a medium firm memory foam comfort layer. This mattress represents the least expensive memory foam option we carry, and it also carries a 10-year warranty.

Our next example is the Simmons Beautyrest Colfax Medium Plush Mattress. Beautyrest® is a well known mattress brand, having been in business for nearly 100 years. The Colfax is an innerspring mattress, featuring the Beautyrest® 800 Series Pocketed Coil Technology support system. These pocketed coils ensure excellent spinal alignment and improved motion isolation. A series of proprietary foams offer a medium plush comfort feel and plenty of pressure relief.

Our higher end mattress for this price range is our own City Mattress Everglades Plush Mattress. In order to help our customers get the most for their money, City Mattress developed our own line of mattresses! This mattress features offset, cylindrical coils for high durability and unwavering support from edge to edge. Meanwhile, our choice of upholstery provides medium plush comfort for improved pressure relief.

Mattress Options from $1,000 to $2,000

There are a plethora of mattresses that fall into this category. Again, we’ll feature one from the lowest point and one from the highest. This will highlight what’s available, but remember that there are many mattresses in between.

The Casper Original Foam Mattress made waves when it first debuted, especially as a Bed in a Box. With all memory foam construction and creative use of AirScape™ Foam at the comfort layer, this mattress offers the adaptive, conforming comfort of memory foam while helping you stay cool. On the other end of the spectrum is the Stearns & Foster Hurston Luxury Plush Mattress, which brings luxury to an affordable price point. As a hybrid mattress, it combines gel-infused memory foam for ultimate cooling and comfort with a strong innerspring support layer. 

Mattress Options from $2,000 to $3,000

Many of the highest quality and best performing mattresses fall into this category. Once again, we’ll include one from the low end of the spectrum, and one from the higher end. At this price range, mattresses often become true luxury models as premium materials are more commonly found. 

The PranaSleep Karma Sky Luxury Plush Mattress features the first appearance of a Talalay latex mattress in this article. As a hybrid, it includes latex foam for comfort and a strong innerspring support system. WIth a 15 year warranty, the durability of latex is on display. Latex is naturally breathable and hypoallergenic, so it’s a level of quality worth the price. 

At the higher end, Beautyrest makes another appearance with the Simmons Beautyrest Black 'L' Class Plush Pillow Top Mattress. The Black series from Beautyrest represents the height of comfort and affordable luxury, with Beautyrest’s most advanced coil system for unparalleled support, and antimicrobial Black Ice fiber along with SilkAir™ Fiber in the quilt package. These comfort layers provide ultimate cooling for a sleep experience you have to feel to believe.

Mattress Options for $3,000+

For the best in luxury and comfort, mattresses in this category won’t disappoint. Several Tempur-Pedic options appear here, such as the Tempur-Proadapt Firm Mattress. With firm support and a firm comfort feel, it’s fantastic for back sleepers. This category is also where latex options grow plentiful, including the Aireloom Jamboree Plush Mattress. A true hybrid, the Jamboree Plush Mattress features a strong innerspring support system combined with layers of luxurious Talalay latex foam. 

Options from Pranasleep, a brand that takes latex to another level, are abundant here. The Super Vinyasa 6 Luxury Firm Mattress is a popular choice, and for good reason. Excellent spinal alignment and pressure relief combine in a mattress beloved by reviewers. 

If nothing but the finest in luxury will do, look no further than Kluft and Vispring. Mattresses from these premium manufacturers are always handmade by true craftsmen, and often include materials from around the world. Kluft’s Royal Ascent Luxetop Mattress features a quilt layer of Belgian jacquard damask silk and wool, along with Alpaca fibers and latex. The comfort layers include cashmere, for comfortable, cradled support. Vispring’s Masterpiece Superb Plush Mattress boasts 100 percent Platinum Certified British fleece wool, which is breathable, absorbent, long-lasting, and hypoallergenic. It’s a level of luxury and comfort that you have to feel to believe.

Summing Up

How much you should spend on a new mattress is a question of how much you want to invest in yourself. The bottom line is that your mattress is an investment in your overall health. The benefits of quality sleep are immeasurable, but much is written about the adverse effects of a poor night’s rest. 

If you’re shopping for a new mattress and want to get the best for your budget, speak to one of our Sleep Experts in-store or online. Lastly, remember that City Mattress offers free local delivery and setup with every mattress we sell, regardless of price. With City Mattress, better quality sleep is always just around the corner.