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October 14, 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) Average Price Paid
Spring $100 - $4000+ $1580
Foam $100 - $8600 $1610
Air $450 - $5000+ $2104
Latex $300 - $4000+ $1476
Water $60 - $1400 $156
Futon $90 - $600 $155


Low- Vs Mid- Vs High-Priced Mattresses

The following table compares low-, mid-, and high-priced mattresses on key criteria based on 21,700+ 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
(up to $700 for queen)
Mid-Priced
($700-$1800 for queen)
Hi-Priced
($1800+ for queen)
Owner satisfaction 76%* 73% 73%
Lifespan 5.5 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 68% / 32% 83% / 17% 94% / 6%
Large person (230+ lbs) friendly poor to acceptable acceptable to good mostly good
Materials and design simple mix of simple and advanced often advanced
Thickness often 6-13" often 10-15" often 11-17"
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, 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 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 brand for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner satisfaction 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, foam, latex 33%
Lucid $100- $650 78% / 87% foam, latex / foam 23%
DreamFoam $100- $920 77% / 88% foam, latex / foam 25%
Signature Sleep $105- $600 67% / 88% spring, foam 40%
Zinus $105- $620 70% / 88% spring, foam 35%
DHP $130 (full) 76% / 87% futon 40%
Denver Mattress $130- $1900 63% / 86% spring 32%
Sleep Innovations $215- $900 77% / 88% foam 28%
Comfort Dreams $240- $680 77% / 86% foam 30%
Sealy Brand $270- $1100 62% / 79% spring 25%
Simmons BeautySleep $300- $950 63% / 80% spring 30%
Serta Perfect Sleeper $350- $1560 63% / 81% spring 25%

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 are often 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 45 consumer experiences from diverse sources. Select a brand for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner
satisfaction
Mattress Type
Serta $350-$3200 65% spring
Sealy Posturepedic $400-$2200 65% spring
Simmons Beautyrest $400-$5050 63% spring
Casper $500-$950 84% latex / foam
Bed in a Box $500-$3000 86% foam
Sleep Number $500-$5250 78% air
Leesa $525-$990 84% foam
Innomax $600-$2800 78% air
Serta iComfort $650-$3200 76% foam
Sealy Optimum $850-$3200 78% foam
Simmons Comforpedic $900-$3000 78% foam
Stearns & Foster $1100-$3200 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, 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 50 owner experiences from diverse sources. Select a brand for a detailed description and ratings.

  Price
(twin to king)
Owner satisfaction Mattress Type
Simmons Beautyrest $400-$5050 63% spring
Sleep Number $500-$5250 78% air
Serta iComfort $650-$3200 76% foam
Sealy Optimum $850-$3200 78% foam
Simmons Comforpedic $900-$3000 78% foam
Serta iSeries $1060-$3200 65% spring
Comfortaire $1080-$6600 82% air
Stearns & Foster $1100-$3200 58% spring
Tempur-Pedic $1200-$8600 81% 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 21,700 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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