How a mattress is made to fit into a new space
When you buy a new home, you can expect to pay more for a mattress than you might expect.
The American College of Sleep Medicine, the trade group for mattress manufacturers, estimates that the average price of a standard size mattress rose by 10.6 percent from 2010 to 2012.
The average price for a double mattress rose about 9 percent, to $11.80.
But many new mattresses, especially the more affordable ones, are not made to take advantage of the higher prices.
One-quarter of all new mattress purchases are purchased with a standard-size mattress, according to the Consumer Federation of America.
So a mattress made for a bedroom or apartment is not going to meet the needs of a living room or bedroom, said Jeff Davis, vice president of research and development for the mattress company Sleep, which makes its own mattress.
“If you’re paying $7,500 for a $50,000 bed, it’s going to be a bit of a pain to get it up to your size,” he said.
In addition to the higher costs of the standard size, mattress makers have raised the price of their mattresses significantly over the past few years, with the biggest price increases in the last few years.
Most of the increase was in the high-end market, with prices climbing from $5,500 to $7000.
But other mattresses are also on the rise, such as the $2,200 bed made by Lush.
Lush, which is owned by a subsidiary of Bed, Bath and Beyond, sells a wide variety of mattresses.
Lushes can be ordered online or by phone.
The company makes mattresses for a variety of sizes, from 12-inch to 18-inch.
“When you’re going to bed at 12-inches, you want the mattress to be big enough that you can support the weight,” Davis said.
LUSH mattresses have become so popular that the company recently launched a premium version called the Lush Platinum.
“The Lush Gold is not the same as the LUSH Platinum,” said Lush spokeswoman Lisa Eriksen.
“It’s not as luxurious, and it’s not that cheap.”
Davis said LUSH is working on a new line of mattress options that include extra-wide mattresses and extra-large mattresses with larger backs.
He said that a new product line could launch in the next couple of years, but the new mattines are only available for a limited time.
Lushing said it has invested $200 million over the last several years in new products, including the Lushes Ultra Ultra.
The Lush Ultra Ultra is designed to make it easier to fit the mattress into the living room, Davis said, and that includes adding a more supportive shoulder pad and extra padding.
The new mattress also includes a “nipple” attachment that allows you to sleep in the middle of the bed instead of lying down on the floor.
The attachment can be used with the Lushing Ultra Ultra Ultra, Lush Super, or Lush Diamond, LUSH said.
A recent report by the Sleep trade group found that the biggest increase in mattress prices over the years has been in the low-end mattress category, with price increases of nearly 6 percent for the lowest-priced model.
In the high end, there have been several changes in mattress styles over the same time period, including a rise in the size of the mattress from 12 inches to 18 inches.
The most common mattress sizes for 2016 were 12 inches, 14 inches, 18 inches, and 24 inches.
In fact, the average American household has now slept in an 18- to 24-inch mattress for about 10 years, according the Sleep group.
Some experts said that the trend of higher prices may be partly due to consumer concerns about mold and other issues.
“Mattress makers are looking for a quick fix and they are not willing to spend a lot of money to make that happen,” said Dr. Brian B. Kibler, a sleep medicine expert with the University of Michigan Sleep Medicine Center.
He added that the new mattress trends are a sign that mattress makers are trying to compete against other manufacturers.
“This is just another way to put pressure on mattress makers to do things they would have done 20 years ago,” he added.
“They have a lot to answer for and to do better than last year.”
The Sleep group noted that the mattress industry has grown since 2006, with more than $500 billion in sales.
Davis said he believes that the growing demand for more affordable mattresses has led to a boom in the industry, and he expects that trend to continue.
“I don’t think it’s a bad thing for manufacturers to be competing for market share,” he told CBS News.
“But it’s hard to get that out of the system.
It’s a difficult business to be in.”
Davis, of Sleep, said that in addition to pricing and design, the industry is also becoming more responsive to consumer demands.