» Buying a Mattress on a budget – Selecting the right one for under $1,000
We all have some shortcomings and sometimes money just isn’t in abundance, but what’s more important? Saving up money and letting your body get the brunt of it, or picking out one during a discount period for under $1,000?
As a token for our appreciation, we’ve compiled a small list of the best mattresses that money can buy under the allotted limit of $1,000. We’ll take a look at mattresses produced and sold by Saatva, Casper and Leesa.
First and foremost, Saatva, has their popular Classic Mattress – the best reviewed mattress of 2020 – starting out at $699 or, if that’s your preference, $62/mo. It is worth every single dollar because the level of luxury it grants can scarcely be found for that price range. It even has three separate options for its firmness.
Casper, another eminent mattress company, has their ‘The Casper’ – the one that began it all for Casper – buyable in three sizes, all under $1000. You can get the Twin for $595, the Twin XL for $695 and the Full for just under $1000, namely $995. Definitely one to keep an eye on and one of the comfiest we’ve had the pleasure of lying on.
Finally, Leesa’s original mattress already has a self-promoted discount – whereas it starts usually out at $599, you can now get it for $399. They also have their hybrid mattress for $699 instead of the regular $999, and it’s the topic pick for the average buyer. Worth noting is that you also get a 20% discount on all accessories with your mattress, so be sure to check and try out Leesa’s mattresses.
» How to choose the right mattress for you?
Now that you know what to consider when selecting a mattress, let’s go into some details now:
- The Material: Here are the pros and cons of the three most popular options:
- Spring: Spring mattress is comfortable and has a bounce to it but it may not be the most suitable option for individuals with backache since it does not offer good alignment and may not be suitable for heavy individuals.
- Latex: Latex can be a good pick for backache, especially chronic back pain, since it contours to the body and provides excellent cushioning. Moreover, it contains no harmful chemicals and is safe to sleep on.
- Memory Foam: This option is said to be the best option for individuals with backache since it usually contains multiple layers and offers excellent customization. We’ve explained more about memory foam later in this article.
- Hybrid: Hybrid is a mix of different types such as foam and spring. It can be suitable for individuals who have minor issues but may not be suitable if you have chronic back pain.
- The Trial Period: This will allow you to get to test a product and return it if it fails to provide you a level of comfort that you expect. Some products come with no trial period, some offer a 30-day trial, and some even offer 100 or more nights trial.
- The Firmness: The ideal firmness level mainly depends on your weight:
- Soft is best for individuals for those under 130 pounds
- Medium is best for those between 130 to 230 pounds
- Firm is most suitable for those above 230 pounds
» What is the price of a good mattress?
When you enter the market to buy a mattress for back pain, you will find that the prices start as low as $500 and often go as high as $2,500. This huge range can often leave buyers confused since they cannot decide which product to go for.
The truth is that manufacturers make products for all kinds of buyers – from those who can afford to spend $2,000 on a mattress to those who can only afford to spend about $500.
To be clear here, the cheapest mattress can never be good for backache, so do not even pay attention to the ones that cost $500. Most decent mattresses for back pain start as low as $700-900. You can find some better products for about $1200.
Factors such as the label, mattress type or material, thickness, size, warranty, and trial period also impact the price. Some companies do not offer very high-quality products but they charge a premium price due to the brand name. There isn’t much point in selecting such a seller since your main agenda should be to get a high-quality mattress for back pain.
Moreover, we must also mention that some companies offer free shipping and free mattress removal and installation services (including in the cost of the mattress) that can add up to the price. Pay special attention to this feature since paying for shipping and installation can add up to $300 to the actual price.
All in all, expect to spend between $800-1500 for a decent mattress for back pain. If you want a luxurious product, then it can go up to $2,000.