(Closed) Mattresses are so expensive…

posted 10 years ago in Home
Post # 4
36 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got a queen size memory foam one from some groupbuy website. Pretty decent, and inexpensive too.

Post # 5
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They are expensive! We first got a memory foam mattress from Costco which was pretty cheap, like $500? But it didn’t work for us, but it was so comfy at first. We eneded up going to sleep train and financing a full mattress since we never used up the whole space of a queen. We payed it off in a few months which was easier than paying the full amount at once. 

Good luck! I share your mattress woes!

Post # 7
1388 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hahaha true. Fiance and I got the last available of that particular model (…?) so it was formerly pretty pricey but on clearance. Now, 2 years later, he keeps hallucinating that it’s sagging in the middle…..  I think he just want another new mattress, but a reminder about the cost is all it takes to make that discussion go away. My advice is to look online at furniture stores and see what they’re having specials or clearance on. You can get an expensive item for much cheaper that way. 

Post # 8
12340 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

USMattress runs some really good deals once in a while.   This one just passed, but here’s an example of a sale they run every so often


search this site for mattresses, there a lot of deals for them.

here’s a memory foam one from walmart that has great reviews


I got my memory foam from overstock – Comfort select King size, I think it was $450, and its been great.

Post # 9
6458 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had my head crooked and thought that said, Mistresses are so expensive!


Sigh.  YEAH mattresses.  I had an Ikea mattress that I thought was super comfortable, but according to my fiance it was not.  I think his bed is too bouncy.  I mean our bed.

Post # 10
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They are but they are one of the best investments! Think about how much time you spend in bed, a good nights sleep is crucial!! 🙂 just trying to make you feel better about shelling out your money! Lol

Post # 11
1727 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsPom:  Agree, dont go cheap because you will find it losing support and getting “sleeping dents”, causing back pain etc and youll have to buy another new one quickly.



Post # 12
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

They are expensive because they are where you spend essentially 1/3 of your lifetime… being asleep (doesn’t account for anything else you may do in bed)

According to Wikipedia, on average a Mattress will last anywhere from 7 to 20 Years, the norm seems to be around 10.

Soo… 1/3 of a day = 8 Hours x 365 Days a Year = 2920 x 10 Years = 29200 Hours (x 2 people = 58400 Hours of usage)

So take the cost of whatever mattress you are buying and divide it by 58,400 to get the cost per hour (x 8 to get the cost per day)

I think then you’ll see how truly little you pay each day to get a good nights sleep.

Things to remember about sleep… it serves many purposes besides resting and rejuvinating your mind… it is also the time when the body does the most healing.  A body that is not well rested is more prone to getting sick etc.  Never mind that you’ll be grumpy (or sore, if you have slept on a poor quality non-supportive sagging mattress)

As someone who has owned a lot of beds in my 50+ years, I have to say that although they can be expensive upfront… a good mattress is worth its weight in gold.  Nothing like falling into, or getting out of a super comfy bed (including the Mattress, Bed Linens, Duvet, Pillows etc).

Hope this is helpful,

PS… Besides all the skanky issues of inheriting a used mattress that you mentioned, used mattresses can be a real harbourer of pests… trust me you don’t want to take those kinds of chances… Body Lice, Fleas, Ticks and Bedbugs are NIGHTMARES to deal with once they find a place to live in your home.  Do yourself a favour, don’t invite them over to be bedmates to begin with !!


Post # 13
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have a high-end bed. I switched to this brand (Select Comfort/Sleep Number) years ago when my sister worked for that company and passed along her discount; I replaced it with another Sleep Number bed when it wore out about 12 years later. Not cheap but I don’t regret it at all and I’ll never buy another mid-range mattress, ever. A really good, high-quality bed will give you such a better sleep than a discount bed, and that affects every minute of every day. It’s money well spent.

and you simply cannot manufacture a high quality, long lasting mattress on a discount budget.

Post # 14
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think there are deals to be had depending on your needs.  I think my first mattress purchase was a queen size at Mattress Factory for $850 (like 5 years ago so they’re probably gone up a little, but I’m guessing you could still get a decent one for under
$1000).  It was comfortable enough, but my husband and I now have a Tempurpedic (like $4000ish) and even though it was a huge splurge, it was seriously one of the best purchases ever.  It really does make a huge difference especially if you have back / neck problems like I do.

Post # 15
3631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Sam’s Club has some nice (well, nice feeling) mattresses for less than $500. The regular pretty hard ones are only a few hundred, the super pillowtop is like $650ish. The nicest one they have is also AMAZINGLY comfy. I find it to be a good mix of the comfort without being unreal expensive. My parents have a memory foam one and I wish we could afford it! SOOO nice.

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