Buying a new mattress and a new bed can be expensive, especially if you’ve not budgeted or your need to purchase has come as a surprise, but in addition to offering competitive prices and payment schemes, we’ve done a few calculations at Mattressman to put things into perspective, in the hope that you’ll feel a bit better about parting with a portion of your hard-earned cash.
Our aim, in fact, is to show you how a new bed isn’t that expensive when you think about it — and we’re doing that by looking at the price per sleep. If you take the eight-year mattress replacement rule, have you ever thought about how much the cost works out if you divide it by each night you sleep on it?
If we take our incredibly popular Memory 3 Sleep mattress by Silentnight — a Which? Best Buy —considering a standard double size at a cost of £209, that works out as £26.13 per year over the eight-year period. Divide that by 365 days and that’s just 7p per sleep. If you share your mattress with a partner, that cost is shared between you, so it’s just 3.5p per sleep!
Now, let’s put that figure into perspective — if you buy a coffee each day on your way to work or on your lunch break, a medium latte (without any extra options like a second coffee shot, cream or syrup) usually costs around £3 — if you have one every day of the year for eight years, that’s a staggering £8,760! Or if you look at it another way, it’s 42 new Memory 3 Sleep Silentnight mattresses!
This difference in cost can be divided yet again, when you consider that you spend eight hours in your bed per night and you only get to enjoy your coffee for around 20 minutes — the mattress triumphs yet again, with you benefiting from your investment for 24x the amount of time!
So you spend 33% of your day sleeping yet you only spend 1.4% drinking that lovely latte, making your mattress investment even more important — and it spreads the cost out even more! We hope that puts your purchase into perspective; it’s well worth getting the mattress and bed that will give you the best night’s sleep possible. But don’t worry, you don’t have to reduce your caffeine intake!