As the foundation of your comfort, your mattress is one of the most important objects in your home. You deserve a quality mattress that’s supportive and comfortable—without breaking the bank, ideally.
New mattresses routinely cost anywhere between $450 and $2,500+1, making a new mattress an important investment for most people. Not only are there technical aspects to consider—extra plush vs firm mattress? Foam, innerspring, or hybrid? Queen mattress or king-size? Bed frame and foundations?—but these all factor into the price, as well, meaning it’s a tad more complicated than just comparing one price tag to another when shopping for the perfect mattress.
Fortunately, your sleep is in good hands. Below, we’ll cover all you need to know about buying a new mattress, from the average mattress cost to the factors that impact it. Before you know it, you’ll stop counting dollar signs and start counting sheep on your brand-new mattress.
Whether you want a supportive and affordable mattress or a more luxurious king or queen size mattress, Casper has what you need for a price that’s worth it.
From hybrid mattresses with ergonomic zones to innerspring types packing continuous coils, a good night’s sleep is serious science. It’s important to know what you’re getting in a mattress, as well as the average mattress cost by type, so you can decide whether the extra cost is worth it.
How much does a mattress cost when it’s made of memory foam, or innersprings, or both? Well, you’ll get a very different answer depending on which mattress type you’re asking about and what mattress company you buy from.
Memory foam mattresses weren’t just some passing fad in the 90s. They’re here to stay, and for good reason. The benefits of a memory foam mattress include:
And perhaps the most important benefit? The cost. At an average price of $8602 for a queen, sleepers can get the contour-hugging benefits of memory foam at a reasonable price.
But why settle for average? Starting at $695 for a queen size, the Element mattress is Casper’s most affordable mattress option. The design features two layers of breathable polyurethane foam to give you an exceedingly comfortable night’s sleep that rivals the competition.
For a long time, most people thought about mattresses and immediately defaulted to innersprings, the most traditional mattress type. Constructed by surrounding a layer of coils with comfort material, innerspring styles are notable for their support. Stomach and back sleepers, as well as heavier individuals in need of a firmer mattress, will find innerspring mattresses ideal.
Other benefits include:
As for their cost, innersprings are known to be budget-friendly. On average, they cost $9501 for a queen size.
However, there are a few drawbacks to innerspring mattresses. For starters, springs tend to squeak and creak even more as the mattress ages. Innersprings can also wear out quicker than foam. Nevertheless, for the traditionalist in need of more support, an innerspring mattress is a classic, affordable option.
Although latex foam is similar to memory foam in terms of its ability to contour to the sleeper’s body, it differs greatly in its responsiveness and bounce. And while memory foam is made from man-made polyurethane, latex foam can be constructed from natural materials, making it the perfect eco-friendly foam bed.
Further benefits of latex mattresses include:
Although there are many advantages to latex mattresses, they tend to cost more than memory foam. On average, you can expect to pay $1,6001 for a queen-size latex mattress. However, if you’re looking for an exceptional foam-based mattress, you’ll notice the added value when you lay down at night.
And the best part? Latex is often combined with other foams and materials to create a truly luxurious sleeping experience. For instance, Casper’s Wave Hybrid mattresses take the hybrid model to the next level, combining a layer of latex with polyurethane memory foam to create an incredibly breathable, supportive mattress.
By combining the support of an innerspring system with the pain relief and contouring abilities of foam, hybrid mattresses represent the best of both worlds. Not only are they highly breathable and supportive but their spring system also gives that classic bouncy feel.
Other benefits include:
Because hybrid mattresses provide an unparalleled sleeping experience, they tend to be the most expensive. On average, hybrid mattresses cost $1,8501 for a queen. However, it’s possible to find exceptional mattresses with affordable price tags. The Casper Original hybrid mattress, for instance, includes three levels of cooling foam for $1,695 which comes just below the average cost for a bed.
For an even more decadent mattress, consider Casper’s Wave Hybrid, a mattress that incorporates five layers of foam and cooling gels for a lavishly comfortable experience. And at $2,895 for a queen, the Wave Hybrid is well below the price of similar high-end models.
Because mattress price varies greatly depending on the type of mattress and potential add-ons, determining the cost of mattresses by size is difficult without accounting for other factors. However, the average mattress price by size generally breaks down like this:3
While construction type and size are the most important factors that impact a mattress’ cost, the following factors can also tip the scales up or down:
You spend roughly a third of your life asleep. Shouldn’t you make that third as comfortable as possible? Investing in a good mattress is more than a commitment to better sleep. It’s a commitment to a higher quality of life. So, it’s time to say goodnight to a bad mattress and invest in a bed that will elevate healthy sleep levels.
Not only will you better enjoy the time you have with your mattress but you’ll also prolong that time by starting out with a more durable, better-constructed mattress. Instead of losing its support or bounce after only a few years, your slightly more expensive mattress will make up for the extra upfront cost by lasting longer in the long term.
Whether you’re in the market for a hybrid mattress or innerspring, king-size or California king, Casper has you covered—at a fraction of the price of other brands.