Buying a new mattress is worth the investment

5 reasons not to pinch your pennies when buying a mattress

You’re on the hunt for a new mattress. As you click through all the available options, you quickly realise that this essential sleep accessory varies quite dramatically in price. From a spring mattress to a latex mattress—is there really that much difference? As you make a shortlist, you wonder to yourself, is it worth spending so much of my hard-earned money on this one item?

In short, yes.

We spend around a third of our day in our beds – longer than we spend in our cars or talking to our partners about our day. You don’t want to spend those eight hours lying in discomfort or having to fork out for another new cheap mattress too soon because you haven’t invested wisely.

Let’s explore the five top reasons why you should never be Eboneser Scrooge or buy a cheap mattress when you go mattress shopping:

1. You get what you pay for

Ahh yes, the old adage definitely rings true in this instance. The reason why a latex mattress is more expensive than your average spring mattress is because the materials are far superior. When you choose a latex mattress, you’re buying a bed that is naturally resistant to dust mites, mildews, bacteria and molds. This means you’re sleeping in a much healthier environment and without the potentially harmful fumes of chemical sprays that are used to protect spring mattresses from these things.


2. Do the cost vs longevity analysis

Let’s say a queen latex mattress costs you $2,000. Providing you choose a superior quality natural latex, that mattress will last you around 20 years. When you do the math, that works out to be $100 a year (or $0.27 per day) for comfort, quality and a restorative night’s sleep. It’s a no brainer really.

3. You may be creating more pain for yourself

Quite literally. If you’ve ever spent a night in a bed and woken up with a sore neck or aching back, you already know the real price of a poor quality mattress. You want your mattress to be supportive—and to continue being supportive across all the years you have it. Think better spinal alignment and support for your body from head to toe. A good quality latex mattress may cost you more upfront but it could save you thousands of dollars in physio bills and countless days of spent in pain. Especially considering over a third of sleepers say that a latex mattress actually prevents or reduces pain.

4. It’s better for the environment

The reason some mattresses are more expensive than others is often because they are built from natural materials which may cost more money but don’t cost the earth. Natural materials, such as natural latex—which comes from the milky fluid found in the bark of a rubber tree, are biodegradable. The trees can also usually be harvested for around 30 years making it a sustainable choice. When you invest in a natural mattress, you can rest well knowing you haven’t purchased anything that’s going to harm our precious planet.

Latex Rubber Tree

5. Sleep is vital for good health

Quality, restorative sleep helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, making for a happier, more contented you. You also benefit from improved circulation which means nutrients and waste will flow more effectively through your body to be absorbed and eliminated respectively. It is also essential for good brain function, meaning you’ll be more productive, focused and better able to solve problems.


You don’t want to scrimp on something that is so important to your health. Making the commitment to purchase a good quality mattress is an investment that your future self will thank you for.

Explore our 100% natural latex Pure Trio Mattress today.

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