Go Ahead and Splurge on That Expensive Mattress


Are you at a point in your life where you’re ready to buy a new mattress? Maybe you’re just starting out in your first place, or you’re replacing yet another cheap mattress that has worn out too quickly. You’re eyeballing that expensive luxury mattress, and wondering if it’s worth spending the extra money

Why is that even a question? You probably use your bed more than any other piece of furniture in your home. And the quality of the sleep you get has a direct impact on your mood, your energy level, your health, and the quality of your daily life. Here’s why you should go ahead and splurge on the luxury mattress of your dreams.

Luxury Mattresses Are Made with Higher Quality Materials

Cheap mattresses wear out quickly because they’re made with synthetic, lightweight materials that can’t stand up to the heavy use a typical mattress gets. Luxury mattresses are made with thicker, heavier, more durable, higher-quality materials. Many luxury mattresses are made with organic materials, like cotton, wool, and natural latex. These materials are manufactured with fewer pesticides and chemicals, and their quality makes luxury mattresses more comfortable as well as more durable. 

All-natural, organic luxury mattresses may be healthier than conventional mattresses that use synthetic materials. The synthetic foam and rubber materials found in conventional mattresses emit volatile organic compounds (VoCs) during their off-gassing process, which typically occurs while the mattress in a box with springs your home. VoCs in the home can cause physical symptoms like headaches and dizziness, irritation of the mucous membrane or skin, fatigue, nausea, organ damage, and more. Some flame-retardants and other chemicals used in the manufacture of conventional mattresses have been found to be dangerous. Organic mattresses made with wool and cotton tend to be naturally flame retardant, so there’s less risk of introducing harmful chemicals into your home.

Luxury Mattresses Have Features That Increase Comfort

Of course, what you really want from a mattress on a nightly basis is comfort. You want your mattress to provide the proper support, and you want it to keep providing that same level of support as time goes by. Luxury mattresses are designed to optimize comfort and support, with features like gel fillers that cool the sleeper, firmness customization, and pocket coils that adjust for weight distribution. They tend to be thicker, for better weight distribution. Luxury mattresses are more durable than cheap mattresses, so you can enjoy your comfortable, springy mattress for at least 10 years, or maybe as long as 15 years if you choose a natural latex mattress. 

You Can Have the Exact Sleep Experience You Want

You can choose a mattress that caters to two different firmness preferences or completely customizes your firmness experience by offering firm support on some parts of the mattress and pillowy softness on others. You can choose a hypoallergenic mattress or one that’s designed to help alleviate the symptoms of a sleep disorder. Your mattress can relieve pressure points, keep you cool at night, and help you sleep more comfortably and wake up pain-free. It can even help your bed partner sleep more soundly by minimizing motion transfer to the other side of the bed. 

How to Choose a Quality Mattress

When choosing a quality mattress, don’t rely on price alone. While you shouldn’t cheap out on a mattress, price alone doesn’t indicate whether a mattress is high-quality, or just expensive. Look for a mattress made of high-quality, organic materials like cotton, wool, or natural latex. Organic mattresses are healthier and mattress components made from organic materials are of higher quality. 

Good mattresses are usually heavy, because they’re made with high-density foams and thicker, heavier materials. A quality pocket-spring mattress can have over 1,000 springs carefully wrapped in padded pockets and tucked under the mattress cover. A quality memory foam mattress is much denser than a cheap one made with synthetic foam — it will not only be heavy, but you will sink into it slowly when you sit down on it. 

Quality mattresses are also usually thick, because a tall mattress makes for better weight distribution and more comfort. Look for a tall, decently heavy mattress that’s springy, but quiet, if it’s an innerspring or pocket coil model, or dense, if it’s a memory foam mattress. A two-sided mattress will last twice as long as one that can’t be flipped.

While you shouldn’t spend more than you can afford on a mattress, an expensive, high-quality bed is usually worth the price. Spend the extra money to get a luxury mattress, and you’ll be able to wake up every morning thankful that you did.


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