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The 5 Best Foam Mattress For Those On A Budget

Jane here, guys! We recently changed the mattress in our master bedroom. I hate spending money needlessly but it was getting pretty clear that we needed a brand new one. A huge red flag is when you’re waking up sore from sleeping even if you weren’t sore in the first place!

As you can imagine, I scoured the Internet and home furniture shops looking for the best foam mattress ever. I’ve shared in multiple articles about my bad back and our love affair with memory foam so it’s not entirely surprising that we ended up with such a mattress.

And before you ask, nope, your memory foam mattress won’t remember that you don’t like Mondays, that you like to be woken by the gentle sound of birdsong at a reasonable hour, and you take your coffee with milk and two sugars.

But, with a memory foam mattress, you can benefit from the comfort, support, and improved relaxation that comes from a mattress which “remembers” how your body naturally positions in sleep. It contours itself to that position and displaces pressure along the length of the body.

Because of this, memory foam mattresses are particularly good for people who suffer from hip and back pain (me!), which can be aggravated by trying to adjust your position, night after night, on either a relatively inflexible box spring mattress or a too-soft cushion.

Just a quick reminder though that if you’re buying “memory” anything, there will most likely be off-gassing (that strange ‘new car’ smell) at first. Just read our tips for getting rid of the smell faster.

Your mattress is the most important part of your bed – and the most expensive. Have a look at our handy reviews and make sure you make the right choice for a good night’s sleep.

Top 5 Best Budget Foam Mattress

RANKMATTRESSPRICERATING
5Best Price 12"$$$7
4Lucid 10" Gel$$8
3Signature Sleep Memoir 8"$8
2Zinus Sleep Master$$9
1Zinus 12" Green Tea$$9.5

#5: Best Price 12” Memory Foam Mattress

Best Price Mattress 12-Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Queen

Featuring a body conforming pressure relief system, this Best Price mattress is both soft and firm being that the top comfort layer is soft and thin but the rest of the mattress is firm.

It is comparable to a soft pillow top mattress. In the beginning, after it has first puffed up, the mattress will be very soft but it will eventually firm up more after a few days.

Pros:

  • Body conforming pressure relief system
  • Customers describe their sleep experience as “sleeping on a cloud”
  • Great for back sleepers
  • Affordable price

Cons:

  • Difficult to change position
  • If you’re a side sleeper, you should maybe add a mattress topper
  • Regarding packaging, the foam is enclosed in a thin fiberglass mesh
  • Smelled bad at first but dissipated quickly

Value For Money?

This is a good mattress for its price. However, if you find that you don’t like it after you’ve take it out of its packaging and it has puffed up, you won’t be able to return it and you’ll be out a couple of hundred bucks.

Sale
Best Price Mattress 12-Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Queen
6,494 Ratings
Best Price Mattress 12-Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Queen
  • Amazing comfort from body-conforming memory foam
  • Feel like you are floating on a cloud; no pressure points; deeper sleep
  • Mattress layers: 2.5" Memory foam, 3" super soft foam with pressure relief system and 6.5" High density foam

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#4: Lucid 10” Gel Memory Foam Mattress

LUCID 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Medium Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified - 10-Year Warranty -...

With gel technology cooling and a moisture-wicking system to absorb night time perspiration, this memory foam mattress regulates your body temperature for a cool, comfortable night’s sleep.

The mattress comes compressed flat for ease of shipping, and is designed to slowly rise to its normal level. It usually behaves as intended but there are a number of cases where the decompression is uneven – even after a few days.

Pros:

  • Cooling
  • Responsive customer support

Cons:

  • Doesn’t fully expand for some
  • Slight odor but dissipated quickly

Value For Money?

Depending on the sale price, this Lucid mattress is an even more affordable mattress than the Best Price one above.

Sale
LUCID 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Medium Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified - 10-Year Warranty -...
7,817 Ratings
LUCID 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Medium Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified - 10-Year Warranty -...
  • Compressed, rolled, and shipped in a box for simple setup; easily fits through narrow hallways and staircases

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#3: Signature Sleep Memoir 8” Mattress

Signature Sleep Mattress, 8 Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Twin Mattresses

A basic memory foam mattress at a crazy cheap price that’s just a fraction of the cost of the other mattresses on this list. The Sleep Memoir features a dense foam core for durability topped with memory foam for added comfort.

It is a firm yet comfy mattress although it does tend to get quite hot.

Pros:

  • Durable comfort
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Gets quite hot
  • Slight odor but dissipated quickly

Value For Money?

If you’re looking for a cheap, comfy, basic mattress, maybe for a vacation home or the spare room, this is definitely the one you want.

Sale
Signature Sleep Mattress, 8 Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Twin Mattresses
9,499 Ratings
Signature Sleep Mattress, 8 Inch Memory Foam Mattress, Twin Mattresses
  • The Signature Sleep Memoir 8 inch mattress is made with a 2" top layer of comfortable Memoir Foam, followed by 6 inches of high density...
  • Comfortable, eco-friendly mattress to help minimize pressure on the body, distribute weight evenly and provide balanced support no matter...
  • The 8 inch Memory Foam mattress ships compressed, rolled, and vacuum sealed in a single box. Please allow up to 72 hours for the mattress to...

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#2: Zinus Sleep Master Ultima 8″

Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8 Inch Mattress, Full]

An averagely priced conforming memory foam mattress, the Zinus is comfortable but could do with being a little firmer.

Pros:

  • Reasonable price
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Some people found that they had difficulty sleeping on the Zinus after a few months
  • Smell is stronger compared to the others on this list

Value For Money?

This is a good budget mattress for when you’re in a period of your life that you can’t shell out big bucks for a Tempur one.

Sale
Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8 Inch Mattress, Full
13,180 Ratings
Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 8 Inch Mattress, Full
  • Conforming memory foam comfort and support for a refreshing night's sleep. Dimensions - Full- 54 X 75 X 8 inches
  • Mattress layers include: 2 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam, and 4 inches High-density Base Support Foam
  • The latest evolution of memory foam, BioFoam, replaces some of the traditional petroleum with natural plant oil to help keep your mattress...

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#1: Zinus 12” Green Tea Mattress

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen

While you can’t drink this mattress it does have green tea extract and castor oil added to it, to help keep it fresh, and combat bacteria, without causing the strong chemical odor that many people associate with memory foam.

It offers conforming pressure relief, and is medium-firm, which will suit most people’s comfort needs.

This is America’s number 1 bestseller for mattresses and I believe this is because of the unbeatable price (have you seen the price tags on Tempur-pedics??) and the high satisfaction ratings from buyers.

Pros:

  • Conforming pressure relief
  • Medium-firm
  • Natural freshness and antibacterial protection
  • No smell unlike the other items on our list

Cons:

  • None that we could find

Value For Money?

A reasonably priced mattress with several benefits. Definitely worth buying if you’re looking for the master bedroom.

Sale
Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen
27,655 Ratings
Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen
  • Conforming Green Tea Memory Foam comfort and pressure relieving support for a better night's sleep, foam is CertiPUR - US Certified for...
  • 3 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Comfort Foam, 3.5 inches Airflow High-density Foam, 3.5 inches Airflow High-density Base Support Foam. Sizes...
  • A safe and trustworthy anti-oxidant, Zinus infuses its memory foam products with natural green tea extract to maintain product freshness

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