A mattress is an important investment because you spend more time on it each day than any other piece of furniture. A good mattress can support your back, help improve your sleep quality, and affect how good you feel each day. But how much should you plan to spend on a new mattress? This article covers what different sizes and types of mattresses cost.
What Affects the Price of a Mattress?
Here are a couple of factors that can affect the mattress price:
- Size: The larger the mattress, the more it will cost. A twin mattress is approximately half the cost of a king, for instance.
- Type of mattress: How your mattress is made, and what it is made of can have a big influence on its cost. For example, a traditional innerspring mattress will be less expensive than a high-quality natural latex mattress.
- Online vs. in-store retailers: It’s usually more expensive to purchase a mattress in a store because higher overhead causes brick-and-mortar retailers to add a significant markup. For the best value, shop for a mattress online via websites like PlushBeds, and look out for holiday sales, such as on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Black Friday.
- Shipping: Is it included, or will you pay to have your mattress shipped? For example, PlushBeds mattresses come with free shipping.
Tips for Finding the Right Mattress
If you’re comparing mattress companies to find the best deal, there are a few things to consider in addition to pricing. These include:
- Mattress warranty: Does the mattress come with a warranty and, if so, how long does it last? PlushBeds offers a 25-year mattress warranty.
- Return policy: If you’re not happy with the new bed, can you return it for a refund? PlushBeds offers a 100-night sleep trial period. After the first 30 days of the sleep trial, you may return your PlushBeds mattress for a full refund.
- Certifications: Check a company’s certifications. These will show whether a product is organic and meets standards for safety, sustainability, and the absence of harmful chemicals. For example, PlushBeds’ mattresses meet the highest standards, and have multiple safety and sustainability certifications.
How Much does a Latex Mattress Cost?
Natural latex is a durable and eco-friendly type of foam made from the sap of the latex tree. This doesn’t harm the tree, and each tree can be tapped for 30 years or more.
There are two types of natural latex foam: Dunlop and Talalay. In the Dunlop process, latex foam in liquid form is poured into a mold, and baked in an oven. The result is a dense mattress, with excellent elasticity that allows it to hold its shape over time. Dunlop mattresses are the most supportive and longest-lasting type of latex. The Talalay method uses multiple steps to create foam with tiny air pockets throughout. This creates a mattress with exceptional comfort and cushioning.
Natural latex is unique in its resilience. It bounces back to its original shape in a way that no other material, even synthetic latex, can match. It has a firmer, more springy feel than memory foam.
This resilience makes natural latex foam contour to the body. The supportive and soft structure cushions the spine to allow for proper alignment, and to minimize pressure points. For that reason, latex mattresses provide pressure relief that can benefit those with conditions like back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
PlushBeds offers four types of natural latex mattresses:
- The Botanical Bliss® Latex Mattress has adjustable firmness layers and an organic cotton cover.
- The Natural Bliss® 100% Natural Latex Mattress is vegan with no synthetics or chemicals.
- The Luxury Bliss® Organic Hybrid Latex Mattress combines a 3-inch layer of natural latex with a coil core for exceptionally buoyant support. This is a hybrid mattress combining organic natural latex foam with coils.
- The Eco Bliss® Hybrid Latex Mattress is an affordable option with a top layer of natural latex, and a supportive core of polyfoam with the CertiPUR guarantee that it’s free of harmful chemicals.
The price tag for these mattresses ranges from about $950 for an Eco Bliss® twin to around $2,000 for a California king-size Botanical Bliss® Organic Latex Mattress.
Are Organic Mattresses Worth the Cost?
Some people are concerned about off-gassing, the chemical scent new synthetic mattresses release. The polyurethane foam in synthetic mattresses releases tiny amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or gaseous chemicals, into the air. Fortunately, PlushBeds’ natural or organic mattresses are manufactured with materials that don’t contain any harmful chemicals, so they don’t release any chemical odors or off-gassing.
The organic natural latex mattresses from PlushBeds are made following the highest standards of quality and purity. They use organic latex from the world-famous Arpico rubber tree plantation. The trees are grown according to strict standards for purity and protecting the Earth.
In particular, the Botanical Bliss® Organic Latex Mattress uses certified organic latex, cotton, and wool. The mattress cover, knit from certified organic cotton, is a softer, more breathable mattress cover. It’s designed to keep you sleeping cool and dry. Meanwhile, the certified organic wool breathes naturally to provide soothing support. It also acts as a natural fire barrier because wool allows a mattress to pass a flammability test without using chemical flame retardants. Finally, organic latex foam forms the heart of the mattress. This pure latex foam, made from sustainably harvested sources, has no fillers, additives, or odors.
With its exceptional durability, a natural latex mattress can provide up to 25 years of luxurious comfort. Each foam layer has a different firmness to help you choose the best mattress for your level of comfort and support.
Some mattress brands claim to be organic even when only part of the mattress is organic and the rest is composed of synthetic materials. To confirm the quality of an organic mattress, look for certifications from independent organizations. PlushBeds’ organic natural latex mattresses use organic cotton and wool certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Our organic latex meets the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), as well. We’re even certified for using wood sourced from sustainable forests. Fewer than 1% of mattresses match our purity certifications.
Of course, quality materials can increase the cost of a mattress. However, it can definitely be worth the cost if you have sensitivities, or are concerned about carcinogens and want a comfortable mattress free of harmful chemicals.
How Much does a Memory Foam Mattress Cost?
Memory foam is a type of polyurethane foam designed to contour to the body’s shape. It molds to the body when you lie down, and slowly returns to its shape after you stand up.
Most mattresses contain memory foam in the top layer, with other layers of firmer materials beneath. Hybrid beds have a layer of memory foam, innersprings, and gel or latex foam to customize the firmness and sleep quality.
Body heat warms and softens the foam, causing it to conform to the body. As the memory foam softens, you can sink more into the mattress.
The conforming quality of memory foam helps align the spine, and relieves pressure on joints. For this reason, individuals with joint, muscle, or back pain turn to memory foam mattresses in search of a good night’s sleep.
The ability to contour and support the body is not the only benefit of memory foam. Due to the density of the foam, it reduces motion transfer (so your partner won’t feel it when you toss and turn in bed). The structure of memory foam also makes it resistant to dust mites. This provides a cleaner night’s sleep, and can help reduce allergy symptoms.
A memory foam mattress can cost as little as $200 for a low-density foam bed to more than $2,500 for a quality mattress.
The luxury memory foam mattresses by PlushBeds were designed to deliver the comfort of memory foam without the sinking feeling. For some consumers, the sinking feeling of memory foam can be too much of a good thing. PlushBeds’ memory foam mattresses have supportive layers, including a high-density supportive core, to give the bed the perfect combination of comfort and firmness.
PlushBeds invented the world’s first GreenGuard Gold Certified memory foam mattress with no chemical odors or off-gassing, and no need to air out the mattress before using it.
Is Mattress Cooling Gel Technology Worth It?
Whether it’s due to a warm room, hot flashes, or snuggles from a furry pet, sleeping hot is linked to disruption in a good night’s rest. A cooling body temperature allows you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night.
If you tend to sleep hot, a cooling mattress can help your body cool down and stay cool during the night to give you the full benefit of a good night’s rest.
Every element of PlushBeds’ cooling gel mattress is designed for a cool, comfortable rest. PlushBeds’ Cool Bliss® Luxury Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress has five comfort layers that can contribute to a greater night’s sleep:
- The organic cotton cover is designed with advanced cooling properties.
- The patented gel memory foam offers improved airflow, so it dissipates heat three times faster than competitors’ swirl gel memory foam.
- A layer of natural latex conforms to the body for support and comfort.
- Beneath it, an airflow layer provides built-in ventilation to channel heat from the body.
- The bottom layer is high-density polyurethane to support the mattress and prevent sagging.
A luxury memory foam mattress with patented cooling gel technology is going to cost more than a budget mattress. Judging from the mattress reviews, consumers think that the restful sleep and pain relief that come with this type of mattress are well worth it. Further, because they are made with the finest, high-performance materials, PlushBeds mattresses last two or three times longer than conventional mattresses. PlushBeds mattresses also come with a 25-year warranty.
The Cost of Mattress Bases, Foundations, and Frames
No matter what mattress you choose, there are other factors to consider that may add to the cost of your new bed. These include:
- Foundation: Your new mattress will need a foundation for support, and to elevate it to the right height. This is similar to a box spring for traditional mattresses. The full-size Orthopedic Foundation from PlushBeds is around $380. If you prefer a low-profile foundation to make your bed shorter, the full-size Low Profile Orthopedic Foundation is priced at around $360. If your new mattress is the same size as your current one, check to see if the foundation you have now will work.
- Bases and headboards: The base is the platform the mattress rests on. It can be used in place of a mattress foundation. A full-size Eastman Platform Bed Base from PlushBeds is priced at $600. The sturdy construction of this base eliminates the need for a foundation or box spring. PlushBeds’ headboards are also designed to coordinate with PlushBeds bases. The Hennessey Headboard is covered in plush upholstery with diamond-patterned tufting. It retails for around $460. PlushBeds offers mix-and-match bases and headboards that give you a choice of style and storage.
What Total Cost can I Expect for a Bed?
The cost of your new bed will vary depending on the size, type, and whether you purchase it online. For reference, a twin Ocean Mist® Gel Memory Foam Mattress from PlushBeds is around $980, and a 5-inch low-profile foundation is priced at around $300.
If you prefer the luxury of a king Botanical Bliss® Organic Latex Mattress, it retails for around $2,200. Adding an 8-inch orthopedic foundation comes with a price point of $459.
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When you’re ready for a better night’s rest, check out PlushBeds. Here, you’ll find a selection of mattresses that are comfortable, sustainable, and free of toxic chemicals. Browse our collection of bed accessories, as well, including pillows, sheets, and mattress toppers.
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