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How Much Does A Mattress Cost?

How Much Does A Mattress Cost?

Find out how much it costs to buy a mattress, what factors impact mattress prices, and which ones are best for your budget.

How much a mattress costs will vary based on a number of different variables. Some mattresses can be in the low hundreds, with other more luxurious models well into the thousands. The variables that affect how much a mattress costs include everything from the mattress type, mattress size, and materials used to extra features like advanced mattress cooling tech and other sleep technologies.

The Average Cost of a Mattress by Size

Mattress size is one of the first factors that impact mattress prices. If you already know what size mattress you need, then you can get a better idea of how much a mattress will cost. If you’re unsure about what size mattress is best for you, check out our Mattress Size Guide for more information about mattress sizes.

As for how much each mattress will cost, here is a quick breakdown of the average cost of each mattress size.

Average Cost of Twin and Twin XL Mattresses - $250 - $4000

Twin mattresses are one of the smallest mattress types. A twin mattress measures 38” by 75”. A twin-sized XL mattress measures 38” by 80”. Both types of twin mattress sizes are a good choice for children, teens, and adults.

Average Cost of Full and Full XL Mattresses - $500 - $6000

A full mattress is a set up in size from the twin. A regular full-sized mattress measures 54” by 80” and an extra-long full-sized mattress is 54” by 80”. Full-sized mattresses are recommended for two adults sleeping together, single adults who like to spread out. The extra-long full-sized mattress size is perfect for taller adults or adults who also sleep with a small pet.

Average Cost of Queen Mattresses - $800 - $8000

Queen mattresses are the most popular mattress size in the world. They are purchased more than any other size of mattress. They measure 60” by 80”, making them a perfectly comfortable size for two adults and even a large pet.

Average Cost of King Mattresses - $800 - $10,000+

A quality king-sized mattress can be similar to a queen. Kings measure 76” by 80” and are great for adults with pets or children. Their extra size does increase the cost of a king-sized mattress.

Average Cost of California King Mattresses - $1000 - $10,000+

California king-sized mattresses are built for size and comfort. Their measurements are 72” by 84”, making plenty of room for two adults, pets, and children. The cost of a California king is at the higher end of most budgets but it is great for big families.

Types of Mattresses

The cost of your mattress is going to depend on the type of mattress you buy. There are so many different types of mattresses that it can be hard to choose. Each mattress type has pros and cons that you should be aware of when deciding which mattresses type is best for you. Here are all of the most common mattress types you can find on the market today.

Innerspring Mattress

An innerspring mattress is the traditional coil and spring mattress type. The innerspring mattress has a reputation for being firm, supportive, and durable. Innersprings are made by surrounding coil innersprings with different comfort materials. This process makes a firm, but comfortable sleep surface. An innerspring mattress is best for people who sleep on their stomachs and people who sleep on their backs. That leaves out people who sleep on their sides. The firmness of an innerspring mattress is also great for heavier people.

In addition to support, comfort, and durability, there are other benefits to an innerspring mattress. Innerspring mattresses have been around the longest and there are many different designs and construction types to select from. You can find extra-soft innerspring mattresses, extra-firm, and anywhere in between. All of which will impact the cost of an innerspring mattress.

One other benefit of innerspring mattresses is how much bounce they have. The bounce of a mattress can make it easier to change sleeping positions. Mattresses with more bounce are  also easier to get in and out of when compared to some other mattress styles.

Innersprings are also known for being more budget-friendly than other mattress types. This can be great when shopping for a mattress on a budget, but do consider a few thoughts. Foam mattresses can outlast lower-quality innersprings. The quality of the innerspring does make a difference. Even with the highest-quality innersprings, the springs can become squeaky over time.


Here are 3 of our best-selling innerspring mattresses.


  1. Sealy Essentials Innerspring Hayward Soft Faux Euro Top


  1. Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Diggens Soft Euro Pillow Top Mattress


  1. Sealy Posturepedic Plus Exuberant II Ultra Soft Tight Top Mattress


Memory Foam Mattress

The memory foam mattress is much more popular today than it was in the past. Memory foam mattresses offer many different benefits. They’re designed to be super comfortable. They conform and respond to your exact body type and shape. Foam mattresses are better at relieving pressure, promoting proper spine alignment, and keeping you comfortable all night when compared to other mattress types.

Foam mattresses are also great choices for sleepers concerned with pain relief. The foam adjusts to your body’s natural shape and size. This process helps support the health of your spine, joints, and muscles. Some high-quality memory foam mattresses will have zoned support sections. Zoned support sections have softer foam materials near the shoulder areas and firmer foam layers near the lower back areas. The zones optimize pressure relief and provide healthy support for your vertebrae.

Memory foam mattresses are especially popular among couples. Foam mattresses have reduced motion transfer. This limits transfer of motion when someone moves or tosses and turns while sleeping. The reduced motion transfer makes it easier for two people with different sleep schedules or people who move around a lot during sleep.

The main con of a memory foam mattress is that it can get hot. They absorb your body heat as part of the natural contour process so it retains your body heat. This makes them comfortable, but all-from mattresses are not good for hot sleepers.


Here are 3 of our best-selling memory foam mattresses.


  1. Sealy Posturepedic Medina Firm 11" Foam Mattress


  1. Sealy Posturepedic Medium 12" Paterson Foam Mattress


  1. Sealy Posturepedic® Plus 13" Albany Foam Soft Mattress


Hybrid Mattress


A hybrid mattress combines the benefits of an innerspring mattress with a memory foam mattress. It uses innerspring coils and foam layers. This design created firm, durable mattresses that still have the ability to contour to your shape. The coils also make hybrids more breathable than all-foam mattresses. This way, you get the benefits of a foam mattress without having to worry about getting too hot.

Hybrid mattresses are also well-known for helping with pain problems. They provide critical support from coils and targeted layers of foam that help with relieving pressure on joints and the back. Layers are built to raise the hips and keep the spine aligned properly to reduce back pain.


Here are 3 of our best-selling hybrid mattresses.


  1. Weekender 10" Hybrid Firm Mattress


  1. Sealy Hybrid Performance™ Kelburn II Mattress Featuring Posturepedic Technology™


  1. Sealy Hybrid Premium™ Silver Chill Firm Hybrid Mattress

Factors That Impact How Much A Mattress Costs

The type of mattress may be where the base cost of a mattress starts, but there are other factors that will affect the price of your mattress.

Support Layers

Support layers will increase the cost of your mattress, but they will also increase the quality of your sleep. There are different layers with different features. Some have features that add to the mattress’s support and others add to the mattress’s comfort.

Mattress Cooling Technology

Cooling technologic in mattresses is becoming a much more popular mattress design feature that sleepers are asking about. The cooling tech used in mattresses includes everything from vents, breathable foam layers, heat-absorbing materials, and gel pods. A lot of people claim to be hot-sleepers. If you are one of these many people, consider budgeting for some cooling tech to keep you cool at night. It will improve your sleep quality and there is really no better investment in your health.

Bed Frames, Foundations, and Accessories

You will need to get a bed frame and box springs if you don’t already have them. These are things you should keep in mind when determining your mattress budget. If you’re upgrading from a smaller size, for example, you’re going to include the cost of a new bed frame and/or box springs to fit your new mattress. You can also opt for adjustable bases that you can alter based on your sleeping preferences, which make for the ultimate customization of your sleep area.

In the end, how much a mattress costs comes down to the quality of the mattress you buy. Since better mattresses have been linked to better sleep, and better sleep is linked to better health, keep that in mind when shopping for your next mattress.

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