Consumers who are looking for a good value on a mattress that holds up well over a long period of time are probably going to be more satisfied with a Serta. U.S. Mattress, a nationwide distributor of mattresses, offers details about the durability of mattresses versus their annual cost, which is based on the purchase price.
The U.S. Mattress information covers queen-size mattress sets. The best overall value is Serta's Insight set, which has a memory foam mattress. It is designed to last 25 years, and its yearly cost is $42.96. Sealy's best value is Cooper Mountain II, which comes in firm, plush and cushion firm comfort levels. It lasts 20 years, which brings the annual cost to $44.95.