A lot has been written and has been said about the importance of a good night’s sleep, but few people know that you can get an excellent mattress for less than 500 dollars. The best couches in this category are actually worth a lot more than the asking price, but because there are so many new gel technologies invading the market, the older models have to come down in price. So you can get excellent, memory foam mattresses for very little money. And, you can also end up paying a lot more for a mattress that simply is not worth the money. So we decided to find the very best, test them, and bring them to your attention. What follows is a table with the best mattresses under $500, and, if you will scroll down past the list, you will find the in depth reviews we have created for each one. We encourage you to peruse them because, even though the price is a good indicator for the quality of the mattress, you may not need the features of our top choice, or you may want to pay a little extra over the price of our cheapest choice, and get the benefits that come with the extra dollars spent.
1. Sleep Innovations 12-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress
As we were saying, what was the best mattress in the world just a couple of years ago, is not so out dated that you can get it for very little money. The Sleep Innovations 12-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress used to be a luxury item with its 12 inches in total of foam, 2.5 of which are actually memory foam. That is more than enough to feel like you are sleeping on the softest cloud, and yet, there are even more expensive mattresses that give you even more layers of memory foam. For a good night’s sleep, we discovered that the 2.5 inch are actually all you need. The Sleep Innovations mattress is soft enough to be an excellent support even for people suffering from arthritic pains or other ailments associated with age. The support mattress itself measures 9.5 inches, and we must never forget that just 10 years ago that was considered an excellent mattress on its own. Finally, you need to take into consideration that the Sleep Innovations 12-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress has a 20 year warranty, more than enough time for you to get bored with it and want to invest in whatever may be the latest rage 15 years from now.
2. Dreamfoam Bedding Ultimate Dreams Mattress
The Dreamfoam Bedding Ultimate Dreams Mattress is another excellent example of what happens when an otherwise excellent technology gets outdated by a new one. The Tri-Zone foam core mattress used to be all the rage before the memory foam came up, and so now it is even more affordable than the Sleep Innovations mattress. The Tri-Zone concept means your partner, whether he is the heaviest man on the planet or an actual elephant, can sit down on his side of the bed, and your side will not even feel it. The mattress itself is 11 inches thick, and it provides just the perfect balance of support between too firm and too soft. It is covered in a high end, gorgeous looking, very soft quilt, so you can see that it once used to be the absolute best product on the market. Finally, you should take into consideration the fact that it is made in the USA so it has that guarantee of quality that mattresses made “off shore” simply cannot offer you.
3. Signature Sleep Essential 6-Inch Twin Mattress
In our search for the best mattress under $500, we were looking for a certain level of comfort, but also for the best price point. We believe we have found it in the Signature Sleep Essential 6-Inch Twin Mattress. This is the cheapest you can go without sacrificing that much of the quality of design and manufacture that went into making the mattress. The Signature Sleep Essential 6-Inch Twin Mattress is not as comfortable as the Sleep Innovations one or even as the Dreamfoam bedding one, but because they have squeezed the springs between thick layers of foam, you can get pretty close to the level of comfort those other mattresses offer, without sacrificing too much in the quality of sleep. The size also is a bit smaller than the queen size mattresses we have been looking at, since this is a twin sized mattress, but still it is big enough and comfortable enough for the price they are asking for it.
4. LUCID 10 Inch Memory Foam Mattress
We have given you the best mattress on the market for under 500 dollar, the best in terms of quality versus price, and even the most affordable, but there are 2 more mattresses that caught our attention and that we absolutely have to mention here. The first one is the LUCID 10 Inch Memory Foam Mattress, which, despite its name, only has a 2.5 inch layer of memory foam, and the rest is regular foam. Still, that is almost as thick as the Sleep Innovations mattress we have already talked about at almost half that one’s price. It also has a more modern open cell technology that lets the air flow easily throughout the entire mattress, thus making it a bit safer against allergies and also somewhat cooler during sleep. Finally, you need to consider that the LUCID 10 Inch Memory Foam Mattress actually has a 25 year warranty tagged on it, which is quite impressive.
5. Best Price Mattress 8-Inch Memory Foam Mattress
We have reserved for last what is the most technologically advanced mattress under 500 dollars. At just 8 inches this is also the thinnest mattress on our list and it may not sound like much but in the first place it has a 2 inches layer of memory foam. In the second place the memory foam is infused with charcoal which prevents any bacterial growth and keeps that layer feeling fresher and more aerated. After that you have another 2 inches of ventilated foam, that lets the entire mattress breath from within. Finally you have 4 inches of high density foam on the bottom. For all of its innovations we would still go with the much thicker Sleep Innovations or Dreamfoam mattresses, but we do believe that the Best Price mattress is an excellent and highly interesting alternative that you should take into consideration.