How Much Should You Really Spend on a Mattress?

How Much Should You Really Spend on a Mattress?
You get what you pay for. We trust you’ve heard that adage before. It’s the vague, unhelpful answer you often hear when you ask, “How much should I spend on a mattress?”
Well, are you getting what you pay for?
x You do unfortunately get what you pay for when you penny pinch.
You choose an unbelievably low-priced foam mattress at a mattress store. It’s stiff, but it’s cheap. A steal, right? Only if you actually like mattress shopping because in 2 to 3 years you’ll be back in the mattress store. Why? Not all foams are formulated equally and that cheap foam mattress will deteriorate right under you as you sleep. (Not to mention, it’s as uncomfortable as heck.)
x You do not get what you pay for when you overindulge.
You choose the $2,999+ mattress with the fancy name made by the big brand that you saw in a shiny ad. Wait a second. THREE GRAND!? What exactly are you paying for again? To name a few things, you’re paying for multi-million dollar ad campaigns and an additional spring or inch of cushioning—none of which are going to make a difference in your quality of sleep.
It’s not easy judging mattress prices when price tags range from $199 to upwards of $4,999 to infinity and beyond. With such a wide discrepancy in pricing, how do you truly get what you pay for in a mattress? While paying too little often means cheaper materials, paying a lot more does not necessarily mean you’re getting better quality sleep.
So, here it is: truly getting what you pay for can typically be summed up in $1,000 or less for a Queen size mattress. At approximately $1,000 for a Queen, you are sleeping on a mattress comparable in quality and longevity to those costing thousands of dollars more.
A high-quality mattress near the $1,000 price point in the Queen size will have the following features:
1. High-density foam. If you’re taking the memory foam or hybrid mattress route, choose high-density memory foam for its longevity and resiliency. Low-density foam (e.g., poly foam) is likely to deteriorate in a short amount of time.
Here’s how you can easily test memory foam density: Press your hand firmly into the surface of the mattress for a few seconds, then release. Notice how quickly the memory foam recovers. High-density foam will slowly recover its original shape, while low-density foam will immediately pop back into place.
2. Individually pocketed coils.
If you’re going with an innerspring or hybrid mattress, choose individually pocketed coils for their strength and ability to flex independently. Individually sleeved coils do not touch, and this means there is less motion transfer between them. The knotted, hourglass-shaped coils of the olden days are ancient technology with less comfort and more creak that will carry motion across the surface of the mattress.Now, why might a mattress be priced in the marginally more expensive price range of $1,200 to $1,400? (Don't pay more than that!) Three big reasons: (1) Hand tufting for prolonged longevity, (2) quality latex for ultimate rebound, and (3) greater thickness for supreme softness—all of which are fantastic features, but none of which are entirely essential for a great night’s sleep.
Stop overpaying (or penny pinching) for your mattresses! Fair, affordably priced mattresses by trustworthy mattress brands exist. Hint: you probably won’t read about honest brands in flashy headlines.
Find out what you are paying for in a Bed Boss mattress in our follow-up post next week. You'll get to see the pricing breakdown of three of our popular mattresses: Heavenly Hybrid, Heir Et, and Revolution Hybrid.
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Why Integrity Matters When It Comes to Your Sleep

Why Integrity Matters When It Comes to Your Sleep
Planning to order a mattress online soon? Pause your research and listen closely. What you are about to learn could affect the decision of the decade you are close to making.
As a small, family-owned mattress company that’s kept far off the beaten path of the mattress industry for the last ten years, here’s what we’ve learned:
The online mattress industry is a grim war zone. And all is fair—at the customer’s expense.
Many online mattress companies and mattress review sites have clawed their way to the top in a scramble for the biggest buck in the shortest amount of time. With a little research, it is easy to spot this industry’s “winners” and their money-lined pockets: while handing out cash to “overnight” expert mattress bloggers motivated by personal gain, they are simultaneously scurrying to fill out defamation lawsuits over honest reviews. You’ll have to answer for yourself the question of whether or not these companies and review sites truly care about you and your quality of sleep.
Unlike the profit-crazed companies, we run our business and treat our customers like we treat our family: with love and integrity.
Rather than pay a single cent to any publishing company, review site, or blogger, we rely on our customer’s honest reviews for sustenance and growth. Hundreds of thousands of real-life customers choose Bed Boss every time they need a new mattress, and we thank them for it through our commitment to honesty, transparency, and excellent customer service.
Every review you read on our Facebook, Google, or Yelp page belongs to a real customer whose expectations were met or, better yet, exceeded. The full picture is there: us at our best and us at our worst.
Why do we take the hard, honest road at The Bed Boss? Simply put, relationship building.
We believe in forming relationships with our customers, in being there for our customers from day one until infinity and beyond. And because we reinvest our profits into engineering our mattresses to sleep-giving perfection, our prices aren’t inflated with gratuitous advertising costs. This means that we can pass on the savings to them. And you.
At The Bed Boss, we don’t care about rapid, unstable expansion through flashy advertising and paid reviews. What we do care about is sustainable growth. One step at a time, we are building a business that we can be proud of, and decades down the line, we plan on still being here to serve our customers.
Our belief is that by helping our customers get better sleep at a fair and affordable price, we can help them be the best versions of themselves. And together, we can build a better world.
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How a Comfortable Mattress and Gratitude can be Life-changing

How a Comfortable Mattress and Gratitude can be Life-changing

Better Sleep for a Better World: How a Comfortable Mattress and Gratitude can be Life-changing

Is your lack of sleep transforming you into someone you don’t want to be? Someone snappy and careless? Perhaps you say things you don’t always mean, or feel easily irritated.

These are the ugly side effects of sleep deprivation spilling over into your waking hours. A lack of sleep impairs your cognitive function, making it increasingly difficult to keep your emotions in check or to feel motivated. Period. Listen to the science.

But guess what? You do not have to be that unfriendly, irritable person.

This is the part where we tap our hearts and get a little emotional. It’s true, we are a business. But it is also true that we are a group of people united by a cause: better sleep for a better world.

At The Bed Boss, we carefully craft our mattresses for superior comfort. Why? Because we believe in the power of a great night’s sleep and the change it delivers in the lives of our families, our friends, and you.

A mindfully created, comfortable mattress will empower you. Great sleep will lift the finger from your big, red stress button and turn the corners of your mouth from a grimace into a smile.

But that’s not all. There’s another key ingredient to achieving a vibrant, upbeat attitude upon waking. It is gratitude.

When paired with great sleep, gratitude adds a spring in your step and gives you a fresh perspective on the world.

Here is your path to restorative sleep: before bed each night, express three things for which you are grateful. In doing so, you can kick worry, fear, and misery out of the bed with you.

At The Bed Boss, we are grateful for the steadfast support from our loyal customers and retailers. We recognize that we would not be where we are now without them. And giving back is our way of expressing gratitude. Every time you purchase a Bed Boss mattress, you play a part in enabling us to donate hundreds of mattresses to those in need every year. Believe us, giving back is what running a business is all about.

We proudly support organizations that transform the lives of women, children, and families across the U.S. and around the world. A few of the nonprofits we regularly donate to include Mercy Multiplied, Breakaway Outreach, Buckner International, and Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home.


Soothe your anxieties with gratitude. Get restful sleep on a comfortable mattress. Better sleep not only improves your own life, but also the lives of everyone you encounter—your family, friends, and coworkers. When you feel refreshed and your mind is clear, you’ll feel less on edge. You’ll feel friendlier and have more energy to live a full life. Remember: you have so much to be grateful for.

Let us know how we can help.

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