In 2013, there will continue to be a growing number of people who have their smartphones and tablets handy while watching television. People are multitasking more often now than ever before while enjoying their television time. They are Tweeting, posting to Facebook, and visiting websites all from the comfort of their living room.
With memory foam mattresses from Nature’s Sleep becoming the new standard these days, most people don’t have a clue what they should be look for or how to shop for one. Recent reports by Star Tribune note that most buyers these days will typically aim for something very high or very low priced. The middle ground simply does not exist for these buyers.
This data makes sense with how the current economy is shaping up as the middle of October draws near. With big box stores such as Target and Wal-Mart offering their own low-priced mattresses, which start around $500, the only other popular options for shoppers out there are brands such as Serta or Tempur-Pedic. Mattresses from higher-end companies have an average price of around $2,000 or more.
According to Tempur-Pedic, the mid-range mattress market has only grown around $26 million from 2009 to 2011. The numbers for both low-end and high-end mattresses is much higher, with high-end mattresses achieving a growth of around $390 million and low-end mattresses growing around $260 million.
So which is better? Should consumers opt for picking up a high-end mattress, a low-end mattress, or something adequately priced in the middle? Does price affect quality when looking at quality mattresses with memory foam?
Here are 5 of the best memory foam mattresses, known for factors such as owner satisfaction rate, lifespan, and price.
Bodipedic – $250 to $600
Manufactured by Sleep Innovations, Bodipedic has a unique combination of 3 inches of low-density memory foam along with polyurethane foam. According to a report by SleepLikeTheDead, 82 percent of Bodipedic mattress owners were satisfied. These mattresses were known to be silent, very comfortable to sleep on and easy to move on for the price. The only cons that come along with this type of mattress is that one will typically last around 5 years or less and if it has been opened, it cannot be returned.
Bed In A Box – $600 to $2000
Bed In A Box, while having a huge variation in their price range, was reported by one survey as having an 86 percent satisfaction rating. Bed In A Box offers various firmness levels with their mattresses, no noise, and excellent customer service. The only cons associated were that 15 percent of owners reported a slight odor with their mattress. However, they were able to return theirs as Bed In A Box offers a 120 return policy and an option 20 year warranty.
Comfort Dreams – $360 to $640
Comfort Dreams was noted to have a 79 percent positive satisfaction rating based on 1,019 customers who were polled. The price ranges depends on the overall thickness of the mattress. Comfort Dreams makes all of their mattresses in the USA with 4 to 6 inches of foam. Consumers noted that their mattress relieved some of their pain, kept them cool, and was quiet to move on. The only downsides associated were that some believed their mattress was too firm and the durability of the mattress was questionable over time.
Night Therapy – $220 to $500
Night Therapy, who has their mattresses manufactured in China, uses a foam core combined with 3-inches of low density memory foam in their mattresses. 82 percent of consumers polled stated that they were satisfied with their mattress. Benefits include no noise, an excellent return policy, and great support. Consumers who were disappointed by their mattress did not like that Night Therapy only offers one firmness level and does not have a life expectancy past six years.
Tempur-Pedic – $1,200 to $7,500
Tempur-Pedic is known as one of the most expensive makers of memory foam mattresses out there. However, despite their high price point, 81 percent of those surveyed were happy with their mattress. Popular benefits include the 10 year lifespan, excellent warranty coverage, and pain prevention. Cons reported by owners include that the beds are high-priced, hard to get on and off of, and they like to hold on to body heat.
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There are more daily deals sites out there than you could even count. Despite IRL record crowds in stores on Black Friday, online purchases set records, too. If there’s a brick-and-mortar retailer that doesn’t send out emails with flash sales, they probably aren’t going to be around for much longer.