Post # 1
Out of curiousity, I was looking online for a mattress. SO and I both have lots of kitchen and bathroom stuff, so I was mindlessly wondering what we would need once we’re married and living together, and a mattress was really the only big item that came to mind…
Why on God’s green earth must they be so ridiculously expensive?!
Anyway, we each have a twin mattress, and although we can both fit on a twin together, we don’t prefer it. At all.
I was just wondering if anyone knows of anywhere we could get a queen (or larger) for less than… Oh, I dunno, what I paid for my first car in high school?
And I’m not trying to be weird, but I can’t do a used mattress… The thought of laying in someone else’s dust mite-y/ sweaty/ grossness makes me twitch a little.
Thanks in advance for any tips or comments!
Post # 3
We have a memory foam mattress from there and we got a memory foam topper from Target to put on top of it. Sooooo comfy.
Post # 4
I got a queen size memory foam one from some groupbuy website. Pretty decent, and inexpensive too.
Post # 5
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 # 6
We just bought this mattress (queen size) for $300 a couple months ago and we LOVE it!
Plus overtsock.com has free shipping and it was delivered by UPS (no special delivery arrangements) in a big box 🙂
Post # 7
Hahaha true. FI 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.
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Post # 9
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
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
@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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 16
This is all lovely advice, ladies!
I just wanted to also throw in that SO and I are both in our early 20’s, still in school, and pretty dang broke right now. I can’t justify buying anything for over a grand just yet to myself, and I KNOW that SO wouldn’t be convinced to spend much at all. He’d probably be content with sleeping on an air mattress :/ Ha.