Luxury Mattress Value Breakdown
In the United States, the average annual cost of treating insomnia ranges from $200 for generic sleeping medications to over $1,200 for behavioral therapies, while the average money spent on a new mattress comes in at only $872. With eight years as the recommended amount of time we sleep on a mattress before buying a new one, that means we’re investing about $109 per year into the bed we sleep on. Want to know what’s even more shocking? At 365 days per year, we’re essentially saying that our choice of mattress is worth less than 30 cents per day toward a good night’s sleep.
Even at only $200 per year for generic sleep medications (which is on the cheap end), that’s still 55 cents per day. But are sleeping pills really five times as important as the comfort level of our mattress in determining how rested we feel the next day? Maybe all this news coverage of sleep deprivation is literally going to our heads.
Now let’s take a look at some more numbers, this time from an income/productivity point of view.
According to The Washington Post, lack of sleep costs the average worker 11.3 days per year away from work, which equates to $2,280 in lost productivity. But that’s not even counting all the days we actually do go to work, despite feeling drowsy and overtired.
At just one hour per day of lost productivity due to less than optimal sleep, the chart below helps communicate how the toll of choosing a cheap mattress can really add up over time:
|Avg Annual Income||Cost Per Day||Cost Per Year||Cost Per Decade|
The above numbers are nothing short of staggering, especially when we consider that they only account for an individual. When you run the same math for a working couple who share the same bed every night, these already substantial figures can literally double.
Mattress Lifespan Matters
In terms of how all this lost productivity relates to the true value of a luxury mattress, that’s where the “Cost Per Decade” column of our chart becomes super relevant.
When pricing new beds, most of us forget to consider that what a mattress is made of determines how many years it will last. All mattress designs lose firmness over time, which is one of the main reasons that most of us buy a new bed every eight years.
But the selection of a luxury mattress that provides both precision comfort and long-term durability (such as a micro coil design) can mean your bed will be just as comfortable after 10 or 15 years as it was the first day.
Once we begin to look at things this way, who’s to say that a quality bed which lasts 14 years isn’t worth as much as two cheap beds that each wear out after eight?[/vc_column_text]
A Key and Final Point
Regardless of your current age, income, or health, choosing to invest in a luxury mattress can be one of the most life-altering decisions you ever make.
Imagine how waking up consistently more refreshed and mentally focused will not just improve your quality life today, but every day for the next decade.