Intellectually, we may know it. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. It would make sense, then, that we should invest in a good mattress. Yet many of us have a difficult time paying for a quality mattress.
The reason? It may start when we are kids. Parents usually buy inexpensive mattresses for children, and that continues through college. But now, as adults, it is time to get adult-quality bedding. Here’s what you should know about mattresses.
Types of Mattresses
There are five basic types of mattresses based upon the materials they are made of and how they are built. The five include foam, innerspring, latex, hybrids, and airbeds.
Average Cost of a Mattress
Innerspring mattresses tend to be the most affordable type, with an average queen size costing about $800. A similarly sized foam mattress will cost about $1.000, with a queen-sized latex mattress averaging about $1,500. A queen-sized hybrid can average about $1,850. Airbeds can range from $2,000 to $2,500.
Signs You May Need a Different Mattress
One of the best and easiest ways to tell if you should get a new mattress is if you sleep better in a hotel or outside your own bed. Check the label of the mattress and go in search of one.
How Long is the Lifespan of a Mattress?
Mattress companies will tell you the lifespan of a mattress is eight to ten years. Quality mattresses can last longer. If your mattress is uneven, sunken, squeaky, or if you find yourself waking to the sniffles or a stuffed up nose, it may be time for a new mattress.
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