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How Much Does A Queen Mattress Cost?

How Much Does A Queen Mattress Cost?

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

If you’ve been asking yourself, “How much does a queen mattress cost?”, then you’re not alone. The queen-sized mattress is the most common sized mattress people purchase, all around the world. It’s not too big, it’s not too small, and its dimensions fit well in most bedrooms. A queen-sized mattress measures 60” by 80”. Check out our Mattress Size Guide for more information about mattresses sizes.

Fun Fact: Have you ever wondered why it’s called a queen mattress? The history of mattresses suggests that the first queen-sized mattress was invented for Queen Elizabeth I. This is why the queen-sized mattress is called a queen. The exact dimensions of the mattress size are unknown, but it is was most likely much larger than the current size we know today. We know this because the very first king-sized mattress was created in 1890 and could fit 15 people. The first king-sized mattress is currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

As for how much a queen mattress is going to cost you, that will depend on several different variables. The cost of a queen-sized mattress is going to range anywhere between $300 and $2000. The price range will vary based on the type of mattress, the features of the mattress you choose, and the brand that makes the mattress.

Types of Queen Mattresses

The cost of your queen mattress is going to depend on the type of mattress you prefer. There are many different types of mattresses. Each of them has pros and cons that you should be aware of when deciding which mattresses type is best for you. Here are the most common types of mattresses you can expect to find in a queen-size.

Innerspring Queen Mattress

Innerspring mattresses are the traditional coil and spring type you probably think about when you hear the word mattress. The innerspring mattress is best-known for being firm, supportive, and durable. It’s made by surrounding coil innersprings with different comfort materials to make a firm, but comfortable sleep surface. Innerspring mattresses are best for people who sleep on their stomachs, as well as people who sleep on their backs. The firmness of an innerspring mattress is also better suited for heavier people who need extra support.

In addition to support, comfort, and durability, there are other benefits to a queen-sized innerspring mattress. Since innersprings are the traditional mattress design, they’ve been around the longest, and there are many different styles and construction types to select from. You can find extra-soft innerspring mattresses, extra-firm, and anywhere in between.

One other benefit of innerspring mattresses is their bounce. Bouncier mattresses make it easier for you to switch between sleeping positions throughout the night. They’re also easier to get in and out of when compared to some other mattress styles. Innerspring mattresses are also  known for being easier on the budget. Some other points to keep in mind are the disadvantages of innerspring mattresses, which mostly boil down to two things. Some foam mattresses are built to outlast lower quality innersprings, so remember that quality does matter. The springs can also start to become squeaky as the mattress ages. Other than that, innerspring queen mattresses make for a nice and affordable mattress purchase.

Here are 3 of our best-selling innerspring queen 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 Queen Mattress

Memory foam mattresses have gained in popularity over the past few decades, and for many good reasons. There are a few benefits that only a memory foam mattress can offer. They’re built to provide a unique comfort that conforms and responds to your exact body type and shape. This makes foam mattresses better at relieving pressure, promoting proper spine alignment, and keeping you comfortable all night.

Memory foam mattresses are also popular among people looking for pain relief. Because the foam adjusts to your body’s natural shape and size, it supports the health of your spine, joints, and muscles. High-quality memory foam mattresses often have zoned support sections. These support zones have softer foam material near the shoulder area and firmer foam layers near the lower back area. This optimizes pressure relief and provides healthy support for your vertebrae.

Another big benefit of a foam mattress is for couples. Foam mattresses have reduced motion transfer so you won’t be disturbed if you sleep with someone who tosses and turns throughout the night. Even getting in and out of bed can be almost motionless, making it easier for couples with different sleep schedules or couples who move around a lot during sleep.

The biggest downside to foam mattresses is that they can get hot. They’re designed to absorb your body heat as part of the natural contour process. This makes all-foam mattresses a bad choice for hot sleepers.

Here are 3 of our best-selling memory foam queen 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 Queen Mattress

Hybrid mattresses combine the benefits of a classic innerspring mattress with a modern foam mattress. They use both innerspring coils and foam layers to create firm, durable mattresses that still have the ability to contour to your shape and size for ultimate comfort. The coils also allow for more breathability than all-foam mattresses, so you get the comfort benefits of a foam mattress without having to worry about overheating in your sleep.

Hybrids are known for helping with pain relief. They are designed in a way that provides critical support from coils, and targeted layers of foam that help with pressure point relief. The layers are built to raise the hips and keep the spine in a healthy alignment to reduce back pain. You also get reduced motion transfer with a hybrid, just not as much as you would with an all-foam mattress.

Here are 3 of our best-selling hybrid queen 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 Queen Mattress Cost

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

Support Layers

Higher-quality mattresses are going to have more support layers. This will increase the cost of your mattress, but it will also increase the quality of your sleep. Each layer has features that add to the mattress’s support or comfort. Some help reduce motion transfer, some improve airflow, and others just add plush layers of comfort for you to indulge in every night.

Mattress Cooling Technology

Most recently, as mattress technology has advanced, cooling tech is becoming a more in-demand feature. The technology that is used in mattresses to keep them cool includes everything from vents, breathable foam layers, heat-absorbing materials, and gel pods. If you are one of the many people who run hot while they sleep, spending a little more on a mattress with top-quality cooling technology can ensure you get the best night’s sleep every night of the week.

Bed Frames, Foundations, and Accessories

If you don’t already have a bed frame and box springs, these are things you should keep in mind when purchasing a mattress. 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 queen-sized 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.

Who is a Queen Mattress Good For?

A queen mattress is ideal for just about every type of sleeping situation. The extra length and width of the mattress make it perfect for couples. At the same time, it’s also a perfect fit for singles that like extra space to spread out. There’s plenty of room on a queen mattress even though it isn’t the largest mattress you can buy. It’s also great for people who sleep with small pets, so if you let your furry family in bed with you at night, then a queen size is a great pick for you. The overall size is best for smaller master bedrooms, and it fits well in just about every type of living space.

A queen-sized mattress is not a great fit for couples who like to spread out, or for people who sleep with a large pet, or more than one small pet. If this is you, we recommend getting a king-sized mattress to make sure you’re extra comfortable.

Now that you know how much a queen mattress costs, and why, check out our selection of queen mattresses to find the best fit for you.

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