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Tips on buying an affordable mattress

Tips on buying an affordable mattress

A quality mattress is essential for a good night’s sleep, but it doesn’t always need to come with a hefty price tag.

At Bedshed, we offer a range of affordable mattresses that offer the same high-quality materials and strong performance as many of their more expensive counterparts.

To help our customers find the perfect affordable mattress, we've put together this guide to finding a mattress that will fit comfortably into your budget, without compromising on the quality of your sleep.

How much should you spend on a mattress?

When it comes to buying a new mattress, one of the most common questions people ask is, "how much should I spend?" While there's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, there are a few things to consider when deciding how much to budget for your new bed.

First and foremost, it's important to remember that a good mattress is an investment in your health and well-being. You spend a third of your life in bed, so it's worth investing in a mattress that will provide you with the support and comfort you need for a good night's sleep.

That said, there are many reasons why you might be looking for an affordable mattress. Spending big on a luxury mattress may not make sense if you're outfitting a guest bedroom, shopping for a child's mattress, or simply looking for a good deal on a queen-size bed, for instance. 

Luckily, there are a lot of good options out there. Generally, a cheap mattress can be found for less than $500.  Of course, it's important to do your research and find a mattress that offers the right balance of comfort and support for your body type and sleep preferences. Generally, a mid-range mattress will cost you around $1,000-$2,000, while a high-end mattress can cost $2,000 or more.

Ultimately, the amount you should spend on a mattress depends on your individual needs and budget. It's important to consider factors like the quality of materials, expected durability, and brand reputation when making your decision. 

At Bedshed, we offer a wide range of mattresses at different price points to suit every budget and preference, so you can find the perfect mattress for you without breaking the bank.

What should I consider when looking for an affordable mattress?

Choosing an affordable mattress doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality or comfort. With a little research and consideration, you can find a mattress that meets your needs and fits your budget. Here are some factors to consider when choosing an affordable mattress:


Price is obviously an important consideration when shopping for an affordable mattress. Determine your budget and stick to it. Keep in mind that higher price doesn't always equate to better quality, so it's important to consider other factors as well.

Sleeping position

Your sleeping position is another important consideration when choosing a mattress. Side sleepers typically require a softer mattress to allow for proper spinal alignment and pressure relief. Back and stomach sleepers generally need a firmer mattress for proper support.

Spring, memory foam or hybrid?

The type of mattress you choose is also important. Innerspring and hybrid mattresses are typically more supportive and responsive, and often provide better breathability, while foam mattresses tend to offer better contouring and pressure relief.


Firmness level is another important consideration. Choose a firmness level that meets your individual needs and preferences. Keep in mind that firmness can be subjective, so it's a good idea to try out a mattress before purchasing if possible.

Pressure relief

Finally, look for a mattress that offers pressure relief. Pressure relief can help alleviate aches and pains and improve overall sleep quality. Look for a mattress that provides targeted support to alleviate pressure points and promote proper spinal alignment.

Get help with finding the perfect mattress

While budget mattresses may be more affordable, the quality and comfort may not match up to their more expensive counterparts. However, this does not mean that all budget mattresses are low quality or uncomfortable. It's important to do your research and test mattresses out yourself before you buy so that you know what to expect. While you may not get all the bells and whistles of a luxury mattress, a budget-friendly option can still provide a great night's sleep. 

For help finding the perfect mattress to suit your budget, visit us in store - or try our handy online Mattress Selector.


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