Are you thinking of saving money by buying a cheaper mattress? First consider what that may cost you in terms of health, sleep quality, replacement costs, aches, etc. over time. Here are four ways a cheap mattress will cost you in the long run.
- Poor Sleep Quality
While this may not be the case with all cheap mattresses, or at least not at first, poor sleep quality is a high risk that comes with buying a cheap mattress. If you cannot get a good nights rest, that will impact other areas in your life. It can impact job performance, mood and general health. Additionally, you may start to notice that no matter how much time you spend in bed, you do not wake up feeling refreshed. Now you are wasting time just to feel groggy. Time equals money. Also, who wants to wake up feeling tired because of poor sleep quality?
- Cheap Mattresses Can Lead to Poor Health
It is well known that quality sleep is essential to maintaining good health. However, not many realize how much sleep can impact his or her health. It can increase risks for cardiovascular disease. It can also contribute to poor bone density. It also makes it more difficult to feel up to working out or engaging in other exercise. Over time this can build up to have a substantial impact on overall health and well-being. Simply put, a good night’s rest is critical to maintaining good health.
- Aches and Pains
You may notice aches and pains in the morning or during the night. Those are easier to attribute towards a poor quality mattress. Many are surprised to realize that some midday aches and pains are due to the mattress they sleep on. It is harder to make this association but the pain is real. This not only causes discomfort, but may lead to unnecessary medication and doctors visits. Both of which are costly and may yield little improvement when the underlying cause is not addressed.
- The Cost of Replacement
A cheaper mattress may save you money today, but it is important to consider how quickly it may deteriorate. If you have to buy a new mattress every few years, the cost to replace these mattresses will add up. Additionally, cheap mattresses usually do not offer the same length and quality of warranty. Thus, when that mattress starts to sag or generally becomes uncomfortable, you may only be left with the option to buy a new one. With a higher quality mattress the warranty generally extends to cover these issues. You can rest easy knowing the mattress will last and if not, a warranty will likely help you.
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