One way to avoid all these issues is to buy the most expensive mattress you can find. Pure organic latex, memory foam, multi-spring loaded etc are some of the higher-priced options. Prices can range from anywhere between five and ten thousand dollars but you’ll probably end up losing even more sleep if you’ve broken the bank buying one of these extravagant creations!
The alternative is a cheaper mattress, which can give you years of sound sleep and comfort. Cheap doesn’t mean poor quality and a shorter life for your mattress. It also doesn’t mean that you buy from an unknown and unreliable source. Many large companies offer big brand names and top quality mattresses at discount rates, stock-clearance and seasonal sales. Low prices may also be offered on mattresses that use slightly obsolete manufacturing techniques, or they may be sourced from outside the country where labor-costs are much lower. You can get lower prices without sacrificing comfort or quality. If you want just a good quality mattress without all the hype and extras, look for a basic type made from the best materials and by a reputable company. This saves you money in the long run.
Before purchasing a cheap mattress, it’s good to do some research into what the advantages of lower priced mattresses are.
Cheaper mattresses are lightweight and easy to move around. This is a big advantage for young couples, singles, people with children or seniors living in the house, or for those who move house often. You certainly don’t want to splurge on an expensive mattress in the kids’ room or even for a college dorm or residential school, hostel etc which you know is going to undergo a lot of bouncing and jumping on! Most people also pick good quality cheaper alternatives for guest bedrooms which are rarely used, since they are an inexpensive and temporary alternative to the more expensive types. You also get a wide range of size options in cheaper mattresses which may not always be available in the more expensive types. Ranging from single to the huge king-size types, you can pick the one that best suits your home and your lifestyle.
In general, the life of a mattress is between seven and ten years and orthopedists recommend that you change your mattress at least once in ten years. As long as it provides good support, is comfortable and is guaranteed not to give off strong chemical odors, a cheap mattress is a great alternative for the budget-conscious person who also values comfort.