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unbiased Mattress Price Comparison


March 21, 2014
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Price Range By Mattress Type
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 $150 - $6,000+ $1580
Memory Foam $150 - $8500 $1590
Air $450 - $7000 $1935
Latex $300 - $6000 $1870
Water $100 - $1800 $900
Futon $90 - $900 $170

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

– 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).

– In at least 30% of cases, low-priced mattresses are used only on a temporary or occasional basis (i.e., by house guests, college students, children) as opposed to being used permanently and regularly.

– The list below 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. Click on a brand for detailed ratings.

Low-Price Mattress Comparison (Sorted by Price)

  Price Range
(twin to king)
Owner Satisfaction Type
Aerobed $80-$200 76% air
Ikea $80-$1200 75% spring, foam, latex
Spa Sensations $100-$500 82% memory foam
Slumber 1 $130-$280 85% innerspring
Signature Sleep $130-$280 85% innerspring
DHP $145 (full) 88% futon
Aerus $150-$580 80% memory foam
Denver Mattress $150-$1300 60% Innerspring
Night Therapy $153-$620 82% memory foam
Sealy $250-$2700 70% innerspring
Comfort Dreams $260-$700 80% memory foam
Sleep Innovations $290-$1500 80% memory foam
Simmons BeautySleep $300-$900 63% innerspring
Serta Perfect Sleeper $300-$1400 63% innerspring
Select Luxury ECO $340-$705 82% latex / foam
Ultimate Dreams $400-$900 85% latex, memory foam


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

– Mid-priced mattresses are almost always purchased for permanent and long-term use, as opposed to occasional and or temporary use.

– Mid-priced mattresses 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.

– The list below 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 65 consumer experiences from diverse sources. Click on a brand for detailed ratings.

Mid-Price Mattress Comparison (Sorted by Price)

  Price Range
(twin to king)
Owner
Satisfaction
Type
Serta $350-$3300 63% innerspring
Sealy Posturepedic $350-$2700 65% innerspring
Sleep Number $450-$5050 78% air
Simmons Beautyrest $460-$6200 63% innerspring
Bed in a Box $500-$2900 86% memory foam
Simmons Comforpedic & Curve $550-$5000 82% memory foam
Innomax $600-$2500 77% air
Serta iComfort $700-$3400 80% memory foam
Comfortaire $720-$7000 83% air
Sealy Optimum $900-$4200 82% memory foam
Stearns & Foster $1100-$4500 59% innerspring


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

– 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 20 years+.

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

– The list below 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. Click on a brand for detailed ratings.

High-Price Mattress Comparison (Sorted by Price)

  Price Range
(twin to king)
Owner Satisfaction Type
Sealy Posturepedic $350-$2700 65% innerspring
Simmons Beautyrest $450-$6200 63% innerspring
Sleep Number $450-$5050 78% air
Tempur-Pedic $600-$8500 81% memory foam
Serta iComfort $700-$3400 80% memory foam
Comfortaire $720-$7000 83% air
Sealy Optimum $900-$4200 82% memory foam
Simmons Comforpedic $900-$5000 84% memory foam
Serta iSeries $1100-$3400 63% innerspring
Stearns & Foster $1100-$4500 59% innerspring
Duxiana $3600-$12,600 73% innerspring

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 that is similar to the satisfaction of higher-priced mattresses.

– At least 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 18,400 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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