While mattresses have become an indispensable part of daily life, people can’t ignore just how expensive they can be. And the steep price isn’t limited to foam mattresses — it is universally accepted for all sorts of mattresses. 


There is, however, an explanation as to why they’re so pricey — they last for a long time and can contain a large number of expensive materials, such as memory foam or latex. There are plenty of other reasons behind the costs involved with buying a mattress, though, and it’s also worth noting that additional features such as border trimmings can also add to the price. 


How much do I need to spend to get a good mattress?

While no amount of money can definitively say that you bought the best mattress, there’s also no way of saying that buying cheaper means you’ve chosen a bad mattress.  


Prices generally rise depending on how durable the product is and how long its lifespan will be. That being said, the materials used and the particular variety of mattress itself — memory foam or latex, for example — can have an impact on the cost. 


Good mattresses can be purchased between $500 and $700; some better-quality mattresses can cost upwards of $700. A $1000 mattress may last for as long as eight years, hence, its cost. But if we consider how much this integral piece of furniture benefits us — giving us a third of our day’s sleep — it is a fair price. 


How long will a mattress last?

Most mattresses can last for up to 8 years before they begin to degrade — however, this depends (to some degree) on the weight and sleeping patterns of the user. If the unit costs between $250 to $300, then it will probably last for a shorter amount of time — around three to five years. Whereas, a mattress priced over $700 could last between eight to ten years. 


The user’s body weight, the product’s specifications, and how the mattress is maintained can also have an impact on the product during its lifetime. 


What other factors influence the cost of a mattress?

As a general rule of thumb, latex foam is more expensive than memory foam. The density and variety of filler materials used in the product will also impact the price, as all-natural materials and higher density mattresses can cost more. 


The amount and type of fabric used in a mattress can also impact selling prices. Human-made fibers are usually less expensive, while natural fibers cost more. The border of a mattress can also increase costs for customers, with hand-side stitched borders being more costly than machine-stitched or quilted borders. The kind of border you opt for can quickly impact prices to go up by $100. 


In the end, mattresses are one of the most critical items inside our home, and they will cost accordingly — but given that it’s one of the essential pieces of furniture in our home, it’s best to invest in the right one for you and your family.