I need a new mattress, and I’ve found a new, good quality, queen-sized mattress and a boxspring/bedframe for way less than I thought I would be able to.


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I’ve been needing a new mattress for a while, and I thought I’d be lucky to get a good one for $800. The famous Casper mattresses basically start there, and the Purple and Saatva mattresses share a similar price point. So I just assumed that’s what it would take to get a satisfactory night’s sleep. 

But my brother Joe recommended a mattress for a quarter of what I expected to pay. Literally. And it’s extremely well rated, 4.6 out of 5 stars. I’m pretty excited. I kept putting off looking for one because I thought it would be too much of an expense. That’s not the case at all. And I tried looking on Amazon, but sometimes finding the right product on there can take a lot of time. Amazon doesn’t always make it easy to find the really cheap, high-quality products. In this case, it was easy to find a good one from Tuft & Needle, but that was exactly twice as expensive at $460. And that’s with a significant sale on it.


I like being cool when I sleep, so I didn’t want pure memory foam


I wanted a memory foam mattress, but not one that was pure memory foam. That can get pretty hot, and that’s the last thing I want. It’s already too easy for me to get hot at night. So I wanted a hybrid mattress; partly memory foam, and partly cooler, more heat conductive substances. That seemed like a lot to ask for, but it looks like I’ll actually get all that on a pretty tight budget.

The mattress I’m getting is the Arctic Dreams 8″ Cooling Gel Queen Mattress, $229.99 on Amazon. It’s made in the USA, which I like a lot. Getting something cheap while supporting American businesses is a win-win. I shop on Amazon more than I shop anywhere else, but I’m not used to saving this much money all at once. It’s a nice feeling.

It helps a little that I want a medium-firm mattress, which I didn’t know made a difference. It makes sense though. More firm mattresses require less material than medium or medium-soft mattresses, so they cost less. It’s a difference of $30 – $70. 

I also need a boxspring, and I would have accepted one I found at $180 with under the bed storage space. Even better, I found the Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Deluxe for $99 with even more storage space (it’s not higher off the ground, it just has less obstructive leg supports).

The whole design is very minimal, and the legs are recessed under the bed which I actually like a lot. Anytime I see corners on a bedframe, I just picture my future kids running into them and hurting themselves. Whether or not that would actually happen, I don’t know, but I feel more comfortable when it’s not possible.

Between the mattress and the boxspring I’ll be spending under $330, which is pretty great. I had no idea a good mattress and boxspring/bedframe could be so cheap. The reviews are really good, and there’s thousands of them on each product, so I don’t think I can go wrong though it feels just a little too good to be true.


I’m ordering both of them today and I’ll review them once I get them, but I have high expectations!

UPDATE: Now that I’ve had some time with the mattress and bedframe, I put my review together! Read it HERE.



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