With most mattresses being used for 8 to 10 years before a new one is purchased most people don’t keep up with the changing prices in the cost of mattresses so therefore one of the most often asked question when someone is shopping for a mattress is just how much does a good mattress cost?

Unfortunately, that question isn’t as easy to answer as one might think because the cost of a good mattresses will depend on many things including just who and how many are sleeping on the mattress and how often the mattress will be used. Let’s face it a mattress in a guest room that is only occupied three or four times a year won’t need to be as costly as one a couple sleeps on nightly. Also you can expect a king size mattress to cost significantly more than a single bed mattress even if they are the same quality.

That being said one can expect to pay about $1000.00 for a good queen size mattress. And this will be mid range not top of the line. While this may seem somewhat expensive when you consider that that mattress will be used for about ten years that works out to about $100.00 a year less than many people spend eating out in the same length of time and when you consider that you spend 1/3 of your life in bed this seems a somewhat reasonable price for a comfortable nights sleep. And when you stop to consider that this works out to a little under $0.30 a night then the price seems down right cheap to most people. Reading things like online latex mattress reviews is a good way to get educated on what to choose.

However, unless you are dropping that thirty cents into a jar every night before going to bed a $1000.00 expenditure all at one time can seem a bit steep no matter how inexpensive it is in the long run and in this day and age $1000.00 dollars can seem somewhat overwhelming to those who are struggling financially. Of course there are other options that may work for some people such as waiting for those mattresses to go on sale, and possibly picking one up at a 20% discount or even buying a good used mattress from a hotel when they change over. While used mattresses even those in excellent condition won’t last as long as a new mattress some times the much lower price makes this a feasible and affordable options.

In some cases if you have good credit the mattress or furniture store selling the mattress may make payment arrangements allowing you to pay the mattress off in three or four months rather than all at once. In the final analysis it all comes down to how much you are willing to pay for a good night’s sleep.