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How Much Does A Good Mattress Cost?

How Much Does A Good Mattress Cost?

We spend about 1/3 of our lifetime asleep, which translates to a lot of time spent in our beds. This means it's integral to have a comfortable and quality mattress. But if you are on a budget, you may want to spend the minimum cost on your new mattress.

What factors influence the cost of a mattress?

When buying a new mattress, you may ask yourself the following questions: what size mattress should I get? What is the average mattress price? What type of mattress do I need? Are there any additional costs involved? Where can I find a high-quality mattress that doesn't cost the earth? A lot of the answers to these questions come down to personal preference and available budget. By the end of this article, you will be armed with all the relevant information you need about mattresses and their costs.

Different mattress sizes

If you are wondering, how much does a new mattress cost? Size is one of the key factors that will influence the answer to this question. When choosing your new mattress, the first thing you need to ascertain is the size needed to fit your bed frame.


When buying on the smaller end of the mattress spectrum you may be spending anywhere between £209 to £1,079, depending on the type of mattress material. If you are looking for a single mattress on a budget, our Spring King Grand Ortho 2000 would be a good option. Whereas if you wanted a more luxury purchase, you could opt for the Millbrook Esquire 10000 Pocket Mattress.


For a double mattress, you would be spending within the regions of £272 up to £2,334. This SleepSoul Air Mattress would be a good option for those on a budget. Alternatively, try our luxurious Bed Butler Adagio Mattress.


With King mattresses, prices increase to the region of £324 to £2,871. For a King mattress on a budget opt for something like the Silentnight Double Sided Miracoil Mattress. If you wanted a luxury King then try the Dormeo Octaspring 8000 Mattress.

Super King

When on the largest end of the scale with the Super King mattresses, prices hike to between £394 and £2,989. When buying a Super King on a budget, you could opt for the Sprungland Stafford Mattress. On the more luxury end you will find the likes of our Bed Butler PURE Sandringham Mattress.

Types of mattress

The type of mattress you buy is also very important when it comes to overall comfort. Different materials used in a mattress can increase the price, so it's good to be knowledgeable about this to fit within your budget. Here are some of the most common types of mattresses:

Memory Foam

Memory foam is used in mattresses to increase comfort and improve sleep quality. This is done by combining a layer of memory foam with springs and support foam, the memory foam layer will mould to your regular body shape and position. This type of mattress helps relieve pressure and bodily pains. The added luxury does increase the price of your mattress.

The average price of a:

  • Single memory foam mattress is £271
  • Double memory foam mattress is £375
  • King memory foam mattress is £456
  • Super king memory foam mattress is £579

Pocket Sprung

A pocket sprung mattress is made from individual springs, enclosed within their own pocket. These springs react independently when pressure is applied. It is though these mattresses help with back pain and they fall on the more affordable end of the spectrum, so good for those on a budget.

The average cost of a:

  • Single pocket sprung mattress is £209
  • Double pocket sprung mattress is £272
  • King pocket sprung mattress is £324
  • Super king pocket sprung mattress is £394


A latex mattress will combine both latex foam and either springs or reflex foam to create a supportive sleep surface. Though pricier, latex mattresses are known for their durability and are a worthy investment.

The average price of latex mattresses are as followed:

  • Single latex mattress: £402
  • Double latex mattress: £516
  • King latex mattress: £588
  • Super king latex mattress: £704


Here we find the upper echelon of the mattress world. Orthopaedic mattresses and Tempurpedic mattresses would fall under the premium remit, designed to create the most luxurious and comfortable sleeping conditions. Naturally, this comes at a much steeper price.

The average price of premium mattresses are:

  • £1,792 for a single premium mattress
  • £2,344 for a double premium mattress
  • £2,871 for a king premium mattress
  • £2,989 for a super king premium mattress

Additional costs

When buying a new mattress you must also consider that you will not only be spending money on the mattress itself but also the additional costs that will incur. Planning ahead when it comes to additional costs is vital as while the mattress itself may be within your budget, the cost of delivery, for example, may take you over that budget.

Mattresses, particularly large ones, are something we just can't take home with us after purchase. Therefore, if we are buying in a shop or online, we have to arrange and pay for home delivery. Typically the bigger the mattress you buy the more expensive your delivery costs will be, especially with smaller retailers. Here at MattressnextDay, we proudly offer free delivery on all of our mattresses. So you can rest assured that your money will only be going towards your new purchase. Most of our mattresses are even available for free next day delivery if ordered before 5pm!

You also have to take into account the cost of future upkeep for your new mattress, and some of the accessories it may require. For example, a King size mattress will require bedding in King size to match, which is significantly more expensive than standard-sized bedding. This goes the same for pillows and comforters etc. In this case, it may be worth opting for a smaller size mattress to reduce cost of upkeep. Perhaps you could then spend more money on the type of mattress and opt for a luxury premium. For even more tips, find out how to clean a mattress.

How to save money on mattresses

If you are looking to save money on your next mattress purchase, one of the best tips is to do your research. Read through information sources just like this one and make sure you are clued up on everything that goes into a mattress purchase. Identify what your own personal requirements are, your budget and shop around, why not look through our endless catalogue on our website.

If you find you are sensitive to mattresses or perhaps struggle to sleep on certain surfaces, visit a local mattress store and take a few for a "test drive". The biggest way you can waste money on a mattress is by purchasing one that isn't comfortable, as you're likely to end up purchasing another a few years down the line. This also saves splurging on the pricer latex foam and premium mattresses if you don't necessarily feel the added comfort of them. Get it right the first time and spend your money wisely.

At MattressNextDay, although we strive to price our products reasonably, we also offer a competitive price match guarantee. This means that if you find our products cheaper on a competitor's website, then we will happily match that price for you.

Disposing of old mattress

We want our mattresses to last as long as possible, but the time, unfortunately always comes when it needs to be replaced by a newer model. One problem is that you not only have to buy a new mattress, but get rid of the old one as well. Depending on the size of your mattress and your location, this is easier said than done.

Here at MattressNextDay, we offer a mattress recycling that coincides with your new mattress delivery. This fast and efficient service can be ordered when you checkout with your new mattress purchase online. We will then collect and take care of your old mattress for you at the low cost of only £39.95. Our service ensures your mattress is 100% recycled and stays out of a landfill site. At MattressNextDay, we are proud to play our part in creating a greener world.

So, how much does a mattress cost?

In conclusion, the cost of a good mattress can vary greatly depending on size, type and additional costs. It is down to you to decide what your own personal needs are, as well as getting down some solid figures in terms of your budget. Do your research when it comes to areas you could save money and what your additional costs may be.

On average your mattress will last you between 7-10 years, so it's important to make sure you are buying a mattress you love. Explore our full range of luxury and cheap mattresses and find more tips and information to help you decide which mattress is right for you, and how to keep it in good condition.

Author: Lucy

Lucy is a copywriter, trend spotter, and our resident sleep expert! Lucie has been with the team since 2018 and her articles cover a sweeping array of subjects from general product care, the latest bedroom design trends, ways to promote healthier sleep and jargon-busting explanations to help you understand what goes into our products. Do you have questions for Lucy & the team? Call one of our sleep experts today!