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June 20, 2015

Contents

Price Range By Mattress Type
Low- Vs Mid- Vs High-Priced Mattresses
Low-Priced Mattresses (up to $700 queen)
Mid-Priced Mattresses ($700-$1800 queen)
High-Priced Mattresses ($1800+ queen)

Price Range By Mattress Type

  Price Range (twin to king) Estimated Average Price Paid
Innerspring $100 - $4000+ $1590
Memory Foam $150 - $8500 $1610
Air $450 - $5000+ $2096
Latex $300 - $6000 $1865
Water $100 - $1800 $890
Futon $90 - $800 $255


Low- Vs Mid- Vs High-Priced Mattresses

The following table compares low-, mid-, and high-priced mattresses on key criteria based on 21,500+ owner experiences. The following is true for the price categories overall as a group, but a particular brand or model may go against these findings somewhat.

  Low-Priced Mattresses
(up to $700 for queen)
Mid-Priced Mattresses
($700-$1800 for queen)
Hi-Priced Mattresses
($1800+ for queen)
Owner satisfaction 76%* 73% 73%
Lifespan 5.5 year avg 7 year avg 8 year avg
Availability often online stores and online stores and online
Used on Daily Basis / Limited Basis 70% / 30% 85% / 15% 95% / 5%
Large person (220+ lbs) friendly poor to acceptable acceptable to good often good
Materials and design simple mix of simple and advanced often advanced
Thickness often 6-13" often 10-15" often 11-16+"
Firmness often med to firm soft to firm soft to firm
Warranty 10 year avg 13 year avg 13 year avg

* Combines satisfaction rates for limited mattress use as well as regular daily use.


Low-Priced Mattresses (up to $700 for a queen)

Main Characteristics

– In at least 25% of cases, as indicated below, low-priced mattresses are used only on a limited basis (temporarily or occasionally by house guests, college students, children).

– Low-priced mattresses tend to have less durable construction and materials as well as fewer features than more expensive mattresses. In addition, most have short warranties (10 years or less).

– Many low-priced mattresses are available mostly or only online. (See buying a mattress online: what you should know.)

Low-Price Mattress Comparison

The list below (sorted by price) is not a complete list of mattresses in the up-to-$700 (queen) price range; it includes only those mattresses for which we have collected at least 65 consumer experiences from diverse, credible sources. Select a brand below for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner satis- faction for regular use / limited use Mattress Type % of owners using for limited use only
Sound A Sleep $95- $120 na / 91% air 90%
Ikea $80- $1200 72% / 82% spring, memory foam, latex 30%
Signature Sleep $105- $600 72% / 86% spring, memory foam 35%
Zinus $110- $620 72% / 86% spring, memory foam 35%
DHP $130 (full) 76% / 87% futon 40%
Denver Mattress $130- $1900 62% / 85% spring 30%
Sleep Innovations $215- $900 77% / 88% memory foam 28%
Comfort Dreams $240- $680 77% / 86% memory foam 30%
Sealy Brand $270- $1100 62% / 79% spring 25%
Simmons BeautySleep $300- $950 63% / 80% spring 30%
Select Luxury ECO $330- $740 78% / 86% latex 25%
Serta Perfect Sleeper $350- $1560 63% / 81% spring 25%
Ultimate Dreams $400- $920 79% / 88% latex, memory foam 25%

Mid-Priced Mattresses ($700-$1800 for a queen)

Main Characteristics

– Mid-priced mattresses are almost always purchased for regular daily use, as opposed to limited (occasional and temporary) use.

– They tend to have at least somewhat better construction, materials and features than low-priced mattresses. Warranties in this price range tend to have a length of at least 10 years.

– Mid-priced mattresses are often available in mattress stores / showrooms as opposed to only online.

Mid-Price Mattress Comparison
– The list below (sorted by price) is not a complete list of mattresses in the $700-$1800 (queen) price range; it includes only those mattresses for which we have collected at least 50 consumer experiences from diverse sources. Select a brand below for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner
satisfaction
Mattress Type
Serta $350-$3200 63% spring
Sealy Posturepedic $400-$2400 65% spring
Simmons Beautyrest $400-$5250 63% spring
Sleep Number $450-$5250 78% air
Casper $500-$950 85% latex over foam
Bed in a Box $500-$2900 86% memory foam
Serta iComfort $550-$2900 76% memory foam
Innomax $600-$3000 78% air
Sealy Optimum $860-$3100 78% memory foam
Simmons Comforpedic $900-$3000 78% memory foam
Stearns & Foster $1100-$3300 58% spring


High-Priced Mattresses ($1800+ for a queen)

Main Characteristics

– The mattresses in this price range tend to use superior construction and materials and offer more features than low- and mid-priced beds. Warranty lengths tend to be 10+ years.

– Owner satisfaction overall tends to not be higher for mattresses in this price range compared to beds in the other ranges.

– These mattresses are often available in mattress stores / showrooms as opposed to only online.

High-Price Mattress Comparison
The list below (sorted by price) is not a complete list of mattresses in the $1800+ (queen) price range; it includes only those mattresses for which we have collected at least 50 owner experiences from diverse sources. Select a brand below for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner satisfaction Mattress Type
Sealy Posturepedic $400-$2400 65% spring
Simmons Beautyrest $400-$5250 63% spring
Sleep Number $450-$5250 78% air
Serta iComfort $550-$2900 76% memory foam
Sealy Optimum $860-$3100 78% memory foam
Simmons Comforpedic $900-$3000 78% memory foam
Serta iSeries $1060-$3200 63% spring
Comfortaire $1080-$5100 83% air
Stearns & Foster $1100-$3300 58% spring
Tempur-Pedic $1100-$8500 81% memory foam
Duxiana $3700-$12600 74% spring


Remember

– Prices shown are for the mattress only and not the foundation which can cost $75-$450 depending mainly on mattress size.

– Any applicable tax and delivery fees are not included in the prices.

– Low-priced mattresses often have owner satisfaction similar to that of higher-priced mattresses.

– About one-third of low-priced mattresses purchased by consumers are used only occasionally or temporarily.

About our unbiased mattress research methodology

Our mattress ratings are based on over 21,500 mattress owner reviews that were collected from hundreds of online message boards, customer feedback to retailers, and personal interviews.

See our mattress research methodology for complete details.

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