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Prices 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)

Prices By Mattress Type

  Price Range (twin to king) Average Price
Spring $100 - $2000+ $950
Memory Foam $100 - $4000+ $1370
Foam $350 - $1440 $890
Hybrid $200 - $4000+ $1975
Air $500 - $4500+ $2400
Latex $800 - $3000+ $2200
Futon $70 - $500 $150
Water $55 - $1800 $215


Low- Vs Mid- Vs High-Priced Mattresses

The following table compares low-, mid-, and high-priced mattresses on key criteria. The following is true for the price categories overall; a particular brand or model may differ.

  Low-Priced
(up to $700 for queen)
Mid-Priced
($700-$1800 for queen)
Hi-Priced
($1800+ for queen)
Owner satisfaction 68% / 89%* 74% 73%
Lifespan 5.3 year avg 7 year avg 8 year avg
Availability mostly online stores and online stores and online
% of Owners Using for Daily vs Limited Use 63% / 37% 83% / 17% 94% / 6%
Large person (230+ lbs) friendly poor to acceptable acceptable to good mostly good
Materials and design mostly simple mix of simple and advanced often advanced
Thickness often 6-13 inches often 10-15 inches often 11-17 inches
Firmness often med to firm soft to firm soft to firm
% of Owners Needing To Add Topper 15% 11% 8%
Warranty 9 year avg 13 year avg 12 year avg

* The first rating is for everyday adult use, and the second rating is for limited adult use or everyday child use.


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

Main Characteristics

– In about 30% of cases on average, low-priced mattresses are used only on a limited basis (temporarily, occasionally, lightly).

– Low-priced mattresses tend to have less durable construction and materials as well as fewer features than more expensive mattresses. Also, most have relatively 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 for which we have collected 65+ owner experiences from diverse, credible sources. Select a mattress for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner satisfaction for regular use / limited use Mattress Type
Ikea $90- $1200 71% / 88% spring, foam, latex
Signature Sleep $85- $420 68% / 89% spring, memory foam
Sound A Sleep $95- $220 na / 91% air
Zinus $100- $520 68% / 89% spring, memory foam
Hampton & Rhodes $100- $940 62% / 88% mostly spring
DHP $105-$160 72% / 91% futon
Denver Mattress $140- $1950 63% / 88% spring
Comfort Dreams $240- $700 81% / 90% memory foam
Sealy $290- $1320 62% / 87% spring
Tuft & Needle $325-$700 79% / 89% foam
Serta Perfect Sleeper $330- $1400 63% / 88% spring
Sleep Innovations $350- $950 75% / 90% memory foam
Simmons BeautySleep $400- $930 63% / 86% spring


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

Main Characteristics

– Mid-priced mattresses are usually purchased for regular daily use, as opposed to limited use.

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

– Mid-priced mattresses in several cases are available in stores, not 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 for which we have collected at least 65 consumer experiences from diverse sources. Select a mattress for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner
satisfaction
Mattress Type
Serta Perfect Sleeper $330-$1700 63% spring, hybrid
Sealy $290-$1320 66% spring, hybrid
Nectar $400-$800 79% memory foam
BedInABox $400-$2200 83% memory foam
Simmons Beautyrest $400-$4000+ 62% spring, hybrid
Leesa (& Sapira) $425-$1795 78% foam, hybrid
Brooklyn Bedding $450-$1000 79% spring
Personal Comfort $450-$3400 78% air
Ghostbed $495-$995 79% latex hybrid
Lull $500-$900 78% memory foam
Sleep Number $500-$5700 77% air
Casper $595-$2395 79% foam
Saatva $600-$1400 81% spring
Helix $600-$1440 81% foam
Innomax $600-$2000 78% air
Serta iComfort $660-$3900 74% memory foam
Purple $700-$3500 79% polymer / foam or spring
Loom & Leaf $750-$1500 81% memory foam
Amerisleep $750-$2220 78% memory foam
Mint $895 80% foam
Stearns & Foster $1100-$3500+ 62% spring, hybrid


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, not 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 for which we have collected at least 45 owner experiences from diverse sources. Select a mattress for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner satisfaction Mattress Type
Simmons Beautyrest $400-$4000 62% spring, hybrid
Personal Comfort $450-$3400 78% air
Sleep Number $500-$5700 77% air
Serta iComfort $660-$3900 74% memory foam
Stearns & Foster $1100-$3500+ 62% spring, hybrid
Tempur-Pedic $1300-$5500 81% memory foam, hybrid
Essentia $1525-$8284 81% latex
Duxiana $3700-$12,600 74% spring


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