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Reasons not to buy a cheap mattress

February 25, 2021 Reasons not to buy a cheap mattress

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Many mattress review sites recommend budgeting roughly £400+ for a new mattress. Though this number can feel pretty high, it’s better to spend more from the get-go rather than opt for a cheap mattress you’ll need to replace in a few years- as the saying goes- buy cheap, buy twice? Though some mattresses are inexpensive, the sleep risks aren’t worth the price.

The word “cheap” may not just refer to the price tag. The quality of materials could be lower, and this can lead to the mattress losing its shape faster. Let us chat to you about why maybe cheap might not be best for you: 

Poor-Quality Materials

Here at Bedtime we offer a 52-night sleep trial,  so you have the opportunity to test it in your own home and determine if the materials and type of bed work well for your body. Even if a mattress is well made, however, it may not suit your unique physical needs.

For example, the best mattress for stomach sleepers is typically a firmer mattress. If a stomach sleeper buys a high-quality, but soft, mattress they’ll probably end up uncomfortable as it’s not a fit for their sleep position. To find the best mattress for your sleep style, be sure to read our other guides to see which mattress is best for your specific style of sleep.

Buying A Cheap Mattress Set Can Add Up

Because cheap mattresses are made from low-grade materials, it’s likely the mattress will lose its shape or become damaged much faster. Meaning, you will have to replace it more often. 

If you decide to make adjustments to your mattress, like add more pillows, thicker linens, or mattress toppers to prolong its lifespan, the cost can add up. In the grand scheme of things, these accessories will not significantly enhance the quality of the bed, and will probably only buy you an extra year or two of use. Regularly having to buy these accessory products makes the cost of healthy sleep more expensive.

Poor Sleep

If you opt for a cheap mattress, you’re more than likely going to get low-quality sleep. Not getting enough sleep, or not getting enough restful sleep, can affect almost every aspect of your life: your work, relationships, diet, and overall mood. Your memory, judgment, and focus will all be affected by a little sleep deprivation, to say nothing of chronic sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep has a severe impact on your physical and mental health; and, if you’re always buying new accessories for sleep, a serious impact on your wallet.

Health Risks

It’s never good to spend a lot of money on low-quality sleep. Besides financial risks, there are also serious health risks associated with both cheap materials and sleep deprivation. These may develop and appear over the years if you sleep on a cheap mattress.

Muscle and joint pain: Low-quality foam mattresses do not retain their shape, meaning they are likely to sink or sag over time. This leads to misalignment of your neck, back, hips, shoulders, knees, and other sensitive areas, which can lead to pain and aching. Because innerspring coil mattresses may lose the padding over the coils, you might feel springs poking into your body in just a matter of months. These pressure points can also cause pain. Over time, you may damage your joints or develop chronic pain.

We know you don't purchase a new mattress every day. We understand how hard it can be to stretch your hard-earned pounds to why not have a look at our buying guide to help you through the process



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