We’re all familiar with Ikea. They’re an incredible home store that has everything you need to furnish your living space with designer style on a budget.
However, sometimes we have to evaluate whether or not those budget prices are truly worth the cost. When it comes to buying a mattress from Ikea or other big box discount stores like Wal-Mart, the price may be right, but the long-term costs are not. Cheap mattresses can have negative effects on all aspects of your life, so it is important to be informed before you make a blunder by heading to your closest Ikea for a new mattress.
Purchasing a cheap mattress can have a number of negative effects. Some of these include:
- Sporadic sleeping patterns:
- Sleep deprivation:
- Bad posture:
- Decrease in overall sleep comfort:
- Increased stress:
Sleeping on a mattress of lower quality that is not suited to your needs can cause sporadic sleeping patterns. This could mean tossing and turning all night and not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep we all require each night.
Not only may your sleeping patterns be sporadic, but you may not be able to sleep at all! Sleep deprivation can have a number of negative effects on your health including lower immune functioning, slow metabolism, and bad moods.
Discomfort, aches, and pains are often reported by those who have the wrong kind of mattress. Chronic pain can negatively impact all aspects of your life.
Using a mattress that doesn’t have the right support for your body can not only cause pain but may contribute to poor posture.
If you are in pain and not sleeping soundly throughout the night, this can have an impact on your overall sleep comfort. Not to mention, if you share a bed, your partner’s overall sleep comfort will also be affected.
Those who don’t get a good night’s sleep can have increased stress levels. Furthermore, studies have shown that finding the right mattress can actually help to decrease your stress levels, so shop wisely!
While it is important to factor in your budget when considering a new mattress, you may not be able to afford to buy a cheap mattress in the long run. The effects of a cheap mattress on your overall health, life, and sleep quality should be taken into serious consideration, and cheap mattresses wear out much quicker than quality ones; leaving you having to purchase a new ‘cheap’ mattress every few years.
Realistically, the best minimum price for a quality queen size mattress is around $750. While the immediate cost of the mattress may seem steep, it’s important to remember that most consumers have their mattresses for at least seven years (if not longer). In that case, your overall spend would be $107/year for quality sleep, comfort, and overall satisfaction (or less, depending on how long you have your mattress). Since we spend nearly one third of our lives asleep, investing in a quality mattress is always worth the cost over a cheaper alternatives!
If you’re looking for a mattress to help improve your quality of sleep, skip the Ikea options and talk to an educated CT Canada Mattress expert today.