Mattresses can often seem like they have huge price tags. With new models coming out every year, it’s worth seeing if there’s a holiday coming up that regularly has a sale on. It’s also important to remember that a mattress should last you for years, so spread the cost out over those years and it will make the cost a little easier to bear. Here are some top tips for finding a great mattress that’s in your price range.

Use a Comparison Website with Reviews

An experienced customer knows to use comparison websites and reviews wherever possible. Products are often sold on multiple websites and stores, some at more competitive prices. Websites that use reviews to find the best affordable mattress are invaluable, helping you to avoid the models that leave customers dissatisfied.

Look for:

Warranties – If a product has a long warranty or return policy it’s likely because the supplier has great confidence in its longevity. On the other hand, shorter warranties are likely to fail the test of time.

Holiday sales – There are many sales that occur for special days and holidays throughout the year. If you can recognize when the next sale will be you can save some extra money. These sales almost always fall on the same day every year, so it’s worth taking note or researching when these days are.

What material is used – With modern mattress technology evolving every year, it’s sometimes hard to keep up. There are four main types of mattresses, each with benefits for different kinds of sleepers. There are conventional spring mattresses (often the cheapest), memory foam which offer more comfort, gel/latex, and plant-based foams. Each mattress has its own benefits, but these are tailored to each individual. If you sleep on your side you’ll want a different kind of mattress to someone who sleeps on their back.


Mass retailers – While some cheap products can be found on big websites, it’s rare that they will guide you to a product that will satisfy you in the long term. Professional sellers have far more hands-on experience and can guide you towards a product tailored for you. They also are more likely to offer longer warranties as they have confidence in their products.

Misleading features – Mattresses, especially memory foam, often claim to have a high density or comfort rating, but this can refer only to part of the mattress. Check the fine print to see if the claimed features of the mattress in question are relevant to the whole product or only part of it.

Rushing – Some sellers subtly persuade you to rush by offering ‘limited time’ sales or stocks ‘going fast’. Don’t let these tactics cause you to buy irrationally. If you truly want a mattress that suits you or improves upon what you own already, some research into how you sleep and the type of mattress that would benefit you is needed.