The road to better sleep is paved with plenty of things, like a proper nighttime routine and, of course, a great mattress. Good new: Memorial Day mattress sales are already live and in full effect. Because we’ve spent nights testing mattresses—and lately, our days combing the mattress internet—we’ve found the best combination of the two. A bunch of our favorite mattresses and top-rated cheap mattresses are available for less dinero than usual. That’s good news for your aching back, groggy brain, and checking account. Below, you’ll find all the best mattress deals and sales we can fully endorse. Sweet dreams.
Thankfully, GQ staffers’ all-around favorite mattress is included in Helix’s sliding-scale Memorial Day sale. Through the weekend, Helix is knocking $200 off the Luxe Hybrid and including a set of the company’s dream pillows for free (just drop the code “MEMORIALDAY200″ at checkout). The company’s cheaper mattresses are also on sale, but they don’t come with as big of a discount.
Tuft and Needle is running a sliding-scale promotion through the weekend that will get you 15% off its Mint, Hybrid, and Original mattress. The Original is among the best we’ve tested in its price range.
Almost all of Leesa’s mattresses are discounted during the brand’s President’s Day sale. The best buy is their hybrid, which clocks in at $250 off if you’re getting the queen size. But if you want the cheaper original mattress or the more decked out “Legend” mattress, you can get up to $200 or $400 off, respectively, depending on the size.
We’re big fans of Allswell wildly affordable $375 basic mattress, which is also 20% for Memorial Day with the code MEMDAY. But we liked the new Brick mattress as well, which lives up to its name of being a firmer option for back sleepers. There’s just enough plushness to avoid the “sleeping on the floor” feeling, with all the flotation a back sleeper needs to avoid feeling like they’re folding in half. You can use the discount code to get Allswell’s more expensive Luxe or Supreme mattress—but in those price ranges, you’re likely better off with one of the other beds on this list.
Casper’s mattresses are almost always on sale, and this week we can thank the company’s Memorial Day deal for the discounts. All mattresses are 15% off, except for the affordable Element mattress, which is 10% off. After our most recent round of 2021 testing, the Wave remains our pick for Best Supportive mattress. The Element is our new favorite under $600 option.
Awara’s Hybrid mattress is one of the best supportive mattresses we’ve tested. The company’s mattresses are relatively simple, without the different sleep zones you’d get from something like the Casper Wave. The result is a mattress that’s a bit more cloud-like—“soft, yet sturdy,” said one tester. The company’s current promotion drops the price by a full $300 and sweetens the pot with $500 worth of other bedding gear. Plus, the company says they’ll plant 10 trees with every mattress purchased. Pretty good!
The Avocado mattress comes with a sophisticated design compared to other “organic” mattresses. The mattress isn’t quite as supportive as something like the Casper Wave or Leesa Legend, but it provides plenty of density for more sleepers to rest comfortably. This weekend, you get $100 off with the code “HONOR.”
Birch’s mattresses are designed and sold by Helix, but with a focus on using more natural materials. They’re great for anyone who wants a plush mattress made with somewhat more eco-friendly materials. Right now the company is offering the mattress for $200 less than usual, with code “MEMORIALDAY200.” Plus two free pillows!
Purple’s mattresses stand out for their proprietary polymer arranged like a netted egg crate. Most people agree that they are comfortable, but lless supportive than more conventional mattress designs. If you like memory foam mattresses, but want to sink in just a little bit less, you’ll like the Purple mattresses. The sale will get you up to $400 off some of its mattresses, but only $100 on the one that we like the most.
All of Brooklyn Bedding’s relatively cheap mattress and bedding are on sale through the weekend for 25% off with code “MEMORIAL25”. We’ve tested and like the company’s extremely firm “Plank” mattress. That mattress is not for everyone, but if you’ve embraced basically sleeping on concrete, this is the mattress for you.
This mattress is made with hot sleepers in mind, featuring stretch-knit cover that pulls away heat. The Cocoon is currently 35% off and comes with a set of pillows and sheets.
We haven’t tested this mattress ourselves yet, but most reviewers say that DreamCloud’s mattresses are decent, especially if you want something with a super plush top. In addition to a $200 discount on the mattress, buying during the sale will get you a free mattress protector, sheet set, and a pair of pillows.
We’ve never tested Nest Bedding’s mattresses, but other online reviews generally rate them well. All of the company’s bedding and furniture offerings are 10% off during the company’s Memorial Day sale, while mattresses are 20% off. The Alexander is a medium-firm hybrid mattress that’s pretty supportive, you shouldn’t sink too far into it. It’s best for combo sleepers that switch sleeping position through the night.
Layla Sleep is (mercifully) offering discounts without codes for its Memorial Day sale. The company’s Hybrid mattress is $200 off, and comes with 2 free memory foam pillows, a microfiber sheet set, and a mattress protector. You can also catch some dreamy savings on other bedside accoutrements like Layla’s kapok and memory foam pillows as well as its bamboo bed sheets.
Amerisleep’s mattresses are all 30% off through Monday if you use code “MD30″. We haven’t tested any of their mattresses, but nearly all reviews say they run on the firm side. If that’s what you like, go forth.
Zoma’s four-layered mattresses are made specifically for athletes, and designed with “recovery” in mind. This might not actually mean very much, but it does give the brand cover to bestow each layer of the mattress with a wacky sneaker-tech-esque name. (Triangulex™, Reactiv™, SUPPORT+, etc.) Reviews of the mattress are generally positive, especially from side-sleepers who weigh less than 200 pounds. Both the company’s all-foam mattress and hybrid mattresses are $150 off when you use the code “WIN150”.
We haven’t tested Saatva’s hybrid mattresses, but reviews seem to indicate they have an extremely luxurious feel. The Classic mattress is medium firm with a thick top that you’ll sink into a good bit, making it more for front and side sleepers. Right now, the company is giving you $200 off anytime you spend over $975—no code necessary.
We’ve never slept on a Nolah, but this upgraded version of their basic mattress comes with options: one side is softer, for side- and front-sleepers; the other is firmer for back sleepers. It’s not like you’re going to flip your mattress regularly to take advantage—you’re probably one or the other. But the something-for-everyone concept means you’ll likely get what you need from the Nolah, and this weekend, you’ll get it for $300 cheaper than normal, no code needed.
Vaya’s hybrid mattress combines the brand’s pressure-relieving foam with a welcome touch of bounce. All of its mattresses are $300 off through the weekend using code “VAYA300”.
Haven’s another mattress brand we have’t gotten around to testing yet (they’re cropping up like mushrooms these days), but its Premier mattress offers five layers of gel-infused foam for optimal cooling and memory properties. Best yet, the brand’s entire selection of mattresses is a whopping 50% off for the holiday.
According to Idle, the brand’s Buoyancy Foam (imagine the little trademark “TM” there) has 400 percent more support than regular memory foam thanks to 1,000 individual coils. The mattress is also double-sided, meaning you can flip it over to get the same experience once one side starts to sag, age, or otherwise get funky. We haven’t tested it ourselves, but if you’re curious to feel the difference its signature hybrid style is 35% off through the weekend.