Is an expensive mattress better than a cheap mattress?

Everyone wants to ensure they get a good night’s sleep. When it comes to shopping for a new mattress, however, the options can be confusing. Is a more expensive mattress always worth it? Or can you cut corners with a cheap mattress and still have a restful night’s sleep? Here is why you should consider investing that little bit extra into your mattress.

Longevity and Durability

Cheaper mattresses often offer less support and wear out faster than you might expect. Higher quality mattresses can last years and withstand pressure of sleeping on them for longer. Even if they are usually more expensive, higher quality mattresses will stay comfortable and supportive for years to come.


Thicker mattresses generally distribute weight better and are a better investment. This makes it easier to spot a good quality mattress – longer springs are more supportive than shorter springs, and thicker memory foam distributes your weight better. Shopping in store is a good way to see the quality and thickness of your new mattress before you buy.


One way to see whether your mattress will be good quality is by checking the materials used. Some mattresses, like gel-infused memory foam, come with a high price tag, but are not necessarily more supportive. To get good value for your money, look at mattresses with a higher spring count, or more natural materials used. Cotton and other natural fibres are a good indication that your mattress will be worth the money.

Flippable vs One-Sided Mattress

Cheaper mattresses often advertise that they are ‘no-flip’ or one-sided. This is a warning sign that the mattress will not be a good investment as it will wear out quicker. More expensive mattresses that are flippable are the best option here as the mattress fibres can adjust to weight and pressure better. Regularly flipping your mattress helps its longevity, and means you will have a more comfortable night’s sleep for years to come.

No matter if you  pick an expensive mattress or a cheap mattress, remember that specialists recommend professionally cleaning it once a year! So if you need our services don’t hesitate to contact us on 0892072082 or simply send us a message! And like our Facebook page for many before and after photos and videos!