What Is The Best Mattress For Money, Value VS Price?

By Viljoen | Uncategorized

Dec 17

So many of us had that feeling where we buy something, use it and came to the conclusion that this product was a total waste of money. Maybe we expected more from the product or we really paid a lot for it or both. So what can we do to make sure that we get the best mattress for money?

Simmons mattress

What mistakes to avoid 

Do not expect much from a cheap mattress

Today I am not going to talk about the cheapest mattress for money, but rather the best for money because if you pay for a cheap mattress, you might just sleep on a piece of sponge. If you pay $200 for a mattress and expect it to vibrate or last for more than a year or two, then you might have a surprise waiting for you and I can promise you that you will be disappointed.

Know what type of sleeper you are 

If you are a side sleeper and you buy a mattress that is very firm, you will not have the desired comfort that you wished for and because of this you might think that the mattress was a waste of money. You need to know your sleeping type before you can think about buying a mattress.

Simmons Comforpedic IQ

Another mistake I see is that people go to a mattress store, lie on a bed and then choose a mattress. Do not get me wrong because it is good to test a mattress before buying one, but the problem the way you test it. If you are mainly a side sleeper and you go and lie on your back to test the mattress you are fooling yourself.

Why do I say this? Some people sleep for more than 70% of their time on one position, because most of us have a primary position that we love. Most of us do not even know what our primary sleeping position is. The only way to test it is to make a note of your sleeping position when you wake up in the morning.

Try to buy online 

To buy a mattress online can really save you money. You can even get 50% discount on your purchase if you buy online. The only problem that I found was that before I want to buy a mattress, I want to test it out first and with an online store you cannot test it. The only way to get around this is firstly to go to a local store, test the mattress, get the mattress details and then buy your mattress online. If you are not sure where to buy online, you can go to the following post What Is The Best Place To Buy A Mattress Online For Beginners? . This will definitely save you a lot of money 🙂

Buy from reputable brands 

Brands like Simmons, Sealy, Serta and Tempur-pedic are very reliable and give good quality mattresses.

Only buy a mattress for what you need or really wantpiggy bank

Some mattresses in my opinion are very expensive, because of some of the features that are included. If you have no problem with getting hot while you sleep, then do not go and buy a mattress that has micro diamond infused memory foam that  absorbs heat to cool you down as this type of mattresses are very expensive (And YES, these mattresses have real diamond particles infused into the memory foam) .

You can rather buy a much cheaper mattress with les features that you really need to get a good night’s sleep.

What does value really mean to you?

This is where it gets complicated. When I buy a mattress I will look at comfort, durability of the mattress, size and temperature control. So my main focus is the comfort. Some people will look at the appearance, colour, dust mite resistance and ease of washing the mattress. Everyone looks at different things when they want to determine the value of a product.

So what should you do now?

I truly believe that there is an ideal mattress for each one of us and you need to evaluate what you want in a mattress. There are so many different types of mattresses with some very unique features and you need to match the right person to the right mattress. Personally I do not have a clue on what type of mattress you want or what type of sleeper you are and I think neither do you 🙂 The best approach that you can take is to read my Simmons review. It will show you all the different types of mattresses and will show you everything that you need to know. 

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(14) comments

Matt May 25, 2015

Buying from a TV shopping network like QVC is a way to get free shipping & returns… Not the restocking fees most places charge. They’ll have exclusive models from well known brands like Serta, Sleep Number or TemperPedic… If you’re not satisfied, you can return it free. Casper, the online bed for $800,also has a 100 nite free trial. I’m very curious about that as they’ll send a courier to pick up your bed and donate it to charity… No risk…. I dont know about where you’re saving 50% off the same mattress just buying online. . But at retail, you need to monitor prices so you know the real prices, and negotiate.. I was at a Memorial sake recently where their “sale” was bonus cash to. Use for accessories or delivery. I said I wanted that $ as cash off, I wasn’t paying for delivery & I wanted the free $150 mattress protector they aggressively push (because they say it warrants the mattress itself if something seeps thru which is crucial with pets or kids)… O got all that plus them the next day, I saw their website had a price of $100 less than the original MSRP. I could tell it was a computer glitch but took a screen shot & emailed them. I assumed they wouldn’t deduct it because my final price was still cheaper but they immediately gave me an additional credit… So for a higher end mattress, I got nearly $600 off & free delivery. Some brands do limit the discount but managers, esp when working on commission, have some flexibility.. Get things in writing & don’t be afraid to walk out. Some stores like Mattress Firm types can always offer free delivery or 10% off if you just ASK

    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    Hi Matt

    Thanks for the comment and tips

Kylie December 18, 2014

I agree. The right mattress is important for a good night sleep. We all have our own preferences.
Thanks for the information!

    Viljoen December 19, 2014

    My pleasure Kylie 🙂

Margot December 17, 2014

Both my husband and I have physical issues and have had to purchase new mattresses to accommodate the way we sleep. We bought both mattresses online and have been able to sleep much better because we bought them based on the positions we sleep in. Having the right mattresses makes a world of difference in the quality of our sleep. This information you’ve provided is so important to many people.

    Viljoen December 18, 2014

    Thanks a lot Margot

    It is the first thing that I look for when trying out a mattress. Wrong mattresses can really have a big influence on back and neck pain.

Lis December 17, 2014

I never realised that buying a mattress was such an art, but what you say makes sense. Recently, I have been considering purchasing a new one so I will be reading your Simmons review before I make a choice. Thank you for your informative site. Lis.

    Viljoen December 18, 2014

    It is my pleasure Lis.

    You are very welcome. Pop me a massage if you need any help 🙂

Michelle December 17, 2014

I think a lot of people don’t realize that it is important to know what type of sleeper you are when picking out a mattress. Also, buying a mattress online is definitely not a good idea. I am proof of that! You don’t have the opportunity to try it out first, and you get what you get. These are great tips, thank you for sharing them!

    Viljoen December 18, 2014

    My pleasure Michelle.

    The best is to try them out in your local store and then buy them online. The prices online is much cheaper then in a mattress store.

Angela December 17, 2014

Great topic to have landed on. I am in search of a new mattress. Do you have any feedback on the new waterbed mattress? They look like a normal mattress and they have waterbed fillers in the middle. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks

    Viljoen December 18, 2014

    Hi Angela

    Some people love waterbeds, but I personally don’t. What type of waterbed and which brand are you looking for. Maybe I can give waterbeds a try and write a review about it. 🙂

booklover2 December 17, 2014

interesting article ! I still love my waterbed the best but have tried different mattresses when helping my m-i-l to get hers! Never thought about trying them in the position you sleep in, thanks for some great info!

    Viljoen December 18, 2014

    My pleasure Booklover

    When testing a mattress, you must test it with your primary position.

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