Opinion on Amazon Mattresses

Amazon seems to have really cheap mattresses or ones that are at a heavy discount and show the base price as thousands of dollars… Has anyone tried there mattresses and is it even worth it to look at Amazon for a mattress?

Look at this mattress for apparently 76% off: https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Innovations-SureTemp-Mattress-Warranty/dp/B003CT37L0/ref=lp_10063230011_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1435952431&sr=1-1

Hi frankopodaca,

The first place to start your research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which includes all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choice … and more importantly know how and why to avoid the worst ones (such as the Sleep Innovations mattress you linked).

Two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you’ve read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best “match” for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the “value” of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability, durability, and value.

The “so called” list prices on Amazon are all completely fake and are only there so that the “so called” sale prices look good. Nobody ever purchases these mattresses at the list prices (which are ridiculously high).

Outside of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) which is all about how well you will sleep on a mattress, the most important part of the “value” of a mattress purchase is the quality and durability of the materials inside it which is all about how long you will sleep well. In the case of the Sleep Innovations 12-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress … the top 2.5" layer of the mattress is 3 lb memory foam which is a very low quality material and as you can see in this article and the foam quality guidelines it links to … it would be a weak link in the mattress in terms of durability and I would avoid it completely. These types of mattresses that “sound good” but use poor quality materials are one of the leading causes for buyers remorse much too quickly after a mattress purchase.

I would also keep in mind that mattress warranties only cover defects in the materials or construction of a mattress and they don’t cover the gradual (or more rapid in the case of lower quality comfort layers) loss of comfort and support that is the main reason that most people will need to replace their mattress. In other words warranties have little to nothing to do with the durability or useful life of a mattress or when you may need to buy a new mattress and longer warranties are more about marketing than anything else. If there is an actual defect in the material it will usually show up early in the life of the mattress but knowing the quality and durability of the materials in your mattress are a much more reliable way to assess the durability and useful life of a mattress than the length of a warranty. There is more about mattress warranties in post #174 here.