Memorial Day mattress sales 2024: The best deals to shop

Memorial Day mattress sales image shows the Saatva Classic, Nectar Memory Foam, DreamCloud Hybrid and The Purple Mattress on a white background, all of which are among this year's best sales
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Memorial Day mattress sales 2024: Quick Menu

Memorial Day mattress sales are your best chance to secure a big discount on this year's top-rated beds before prices increase over the summer months. Memorial Day takes place on May 27 this year, but you don't have to wait until then to buy a new mattress as there are some good deals already live.

Our experts rate the Saatva Classic as the best mattress for all sleepers and in this year's Memorial Day sales you can buy a queen Classic for $1,695 (was $1,995) and get free old mattress removal at Saatva. That's the cheapest price we've seen since Black Friday, and great value for a handcrafted luxury innerspring hybrid that comes on a year-long sleep trial and with a lifetime warranty.

If you want the best Memorial Day mattress sale for sheer value for money, we recommend the Bear Original. It isn't customisable like the Saatva, but it's an excellent choice for sleepers wanting an affordable memory foam mattress that eases aches and pains during sleep. A queen size Bear Original is now just $649 with $320 of free bedding at Bear Mattress and you'll get free shipping, a lifetime warranty and 120-night trial.

Today's best deal for the biggest saving comes from Tempur-Pedic's closeout sale on past season Tempur-Breeze cooling mattresses – up to $2,399 off. You can get a queen size Tempur-Breeze mattress for $3,149 (was $4,499). All sales are final on this model, but you do get a 10-year warranty and free installation.

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Memorial Day mattress sales: Editor's Choice

We'll be updating this guide regularly with the best Memorial Day mattress sales as they go live, but here are the mattresses we think are worth buying now – either because the sale will end soon, or the price is unlikely to be any cheaper come Memorial day.

1. Saatva Classic: was from $1,395 now $995 at Saatva

1. Saatva Classic: was from $1,395 now $995 at Saatva
The Saatva Classic is this year's best hybrid mattress, with a queen discounted to $1,695 (was $2,095). The Classic comes in two heights and three firmness levels, and testers for our year-long Saatva Classic mattress review found it breathable and packed with comfy back support too. You'll get a year's trial, lifetime warranty and free old bed removal with the Classic. An excellent mattress on sale for the cheapest price we've seen since Presidents' Day.

2. The DreamCloud: was from $839now $419 at DreamCloud

2. The DreamCloud: was from $839 now $419 at DreamCloud
If you love the Saatva Classic but have a smaller budget, pick The DreamCloud. This is an excellent hybrid mattress for the money, with a queen size reduced to $665 (was $1,332) in the DreamCloud mattress sale for Memorial Day. Our DreamCloud mattress review panel rate it highly for motion isolation, so it's a superb choice for couples. The back support and temperature control are great too. You'll get a year's trial, lifetime warranty and free shipping here. 

3. Bear Original: was from $699 now $455 at Bear Mattress

3. Bear Original: was from $699 now $455 at Bear Mattress
The Bear Original is one of the best memory foam mattresses for sheer value for money, with a queen on sale for $649 (was $998) with $320 of free bedding. Our Bear Original mattress review awards it high scores for contouring comfort and motion isolation, recommending the Original as a good budget pick for couples who toss and turn in bed due to aches and pains. You'll get free shipping, a 120-night trial and a lifetime warranty. Superb value.

4. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: was from $699 now $349 at Nectar Sleep

4. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: was from $699 now $349 at Nectar Sleep
The Nectar Mattress is one of America's most popular memory foam mattresses in a box. It performed well during our Nectar mattress review testing, with our experts loving it for back sleeping in particular. Nectar Sleep has been running a 40% off sale for months now, with a queen size Nectar Memory Foam reduced to $699 (was $1,049). We doubt we'll see a bigger discount for Memorial Day, so there's no reason to wait. As with The Dreamcloud, you'll get a year's trial, lifetime warranty and free shipping.

5. Casper One: was from $875now $610 at Casper

5. Casper One: was from $875 now $610 at Casper
The Casper One replaces the Casper Original, offering similar levels of contouring to gently hug your curves without sucking you down into the mattress. We're in the middle of testing the Casper One, but from what we've seen so far this is a great mattress in a box for people wanting a breathable, all-foam bed with a medium-firm feel and good pressure relief. Casper's 30% off sale is better than the 25% discount we spotted during Black Friday, so this is a great buy. A queen size is discounted to $870 (was $1,245) with a 100-night trial, 10-year limited warranty and free shipping.

6. Avocado Green Mattress: was from $1,399 now $1,189 at Avocado Mattress

6. Avocado Green Mattress: was from $1,399 now $1,189 at Avocado Mattress
We normally see 10% off from Avocado Mattress, so this 15% discount is worth jumping on ahead of the Memorial Day. With it you can get a queen Avocado Green Mattress for $1,699 (was $1,999) — recent sales discounted it to $1,799, so this is the cheapest price we've seen since Black Friday. The lead tester for our Avocado Green Mattress review rates this bed highly for back sleepers and people weighing over 250lbs, praising the firmer feel and even weight distribution. As with Saatva, you'll get a year's trial, but the warranty is shorter at 25 years compared to Saatva's lifetime guarantee. 

7. Emma Hybrid Comfort mattress: was from $812now $409 at Emma Sleep

7. Emma Hybrid Comfort mattress: was from $812 now $409 at Emma Sleep
Here's your chance to get Emma Sleep's popular cooling hybrid mattress for the cheapest price we've seen all year. A queen size has dropped to $659 (was $1,319), which is a superb price for a comfy hybrid bed designed with Airgocell foam to dissipate heat similar to tech found in the best cooling mattresses – and you get two free pillows. The Emma Hybrid Comfort is on the softer side of medium-firm, making it a good choice for side and stomach sleepers. Back sleepers are better off with The DreamCloud, selling for $665 in a queen size.

8. Purple Mattress: was from $999 now $899 at Purple

8. Purple Mattress: was from $999 now $899 at Purple
Purple is taking $100 off all sizes of the Original Purple mattress. In our Purple Original mattress review, we found it better at relieving pressure and more comfortable than typical foam mattresses or airbeds. Senior Deals Editor Louis owns a Purple mattress and after two years of use, he loves how cushiony it still feels. Thanks to its 2-inch GelFlex grid layer, it's also sturdy enough to support his 245lb frame. After discount, a queen costs $1,399 (was $1,499). 

Memorial Day mattress sales: Hybrid

1. Emma Hybrid Comfort: was $812 now $409 @ Emma

1. Emma Hybrid Comfort: was $812 now $409 @ Emma
The Emma Hybrid Comfort is the latest mattress by Emma Sleep and it's also one of the cheapest hybrid beds from a leading mattress manufacturer. The Emma Hybrid Comfort is a 13-inch mattress featuring cooling technology to dissipate excess body heat during sleep, so you enjoy deeper sleep for longer and don't overheat in bed. It's ideal for back and stomach sleepers as it will keep you on top of the mattress to prevent any dipping in your spine. After discount, the twin costs $409 (was $812), whereas the queen costs $659 (was $1,319). 

2. Nectar Hybrid: was $749 now $499 @ Nectar

2. Nectar Hybrid: was $749 now $499 @ Nectar
Although they're known for their excellent memory foam mattresses, Nectar now has a range of hybrid beds that use both memory foam and 8-inch innerspring coils to offer maximum comfort. This six-layer mattress has a 12-inch profile and comes with free shipping, returns, and a 365-night trial. After discount, the twin is $499 (was $749), whereas the queen is $799 (was $1,199). 

3. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe: was $999 now $749 @ Brooklyn Bedding

3. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe: was $999 now $749 @ Brooklyn Bedding
The Aurora Luxe holds a spot in our list of the best hybrid mattress you can buy. It's an especially great choice if you have the tendency to sleep hot and if you're picky about the firmness level of your mattress (it comes with three firmness options ranging from soft to firm). Use coupon "MEMORIAL25" to knock 25% off sitewide. After discount, the twin is $749 (was $999), whereas the queen costs $1,398 (was $1,865). 

4. Nectar Premier Hybrid: was $1,349 now $799 @ Nectar

4. Nectar Premier Hybrid: was $1,349 now $799 @ Nectar
Nectar's mid-tier hybrid bed uses both memory foam and 8-inch innerspring coils to offer maximum comfort and support for most types of sleepers. In our Nectar Premier Hybrid mattress review, we said it offers the cradling sensation we like from memory foam mattresses, but packs enough layers that your body won't sink into the mattress, even if you weigh 240 lbs. Nectar includes free shipping, returns, and a 365-night trial as well as a lifetime warranty. After discount, the twin costs $799 (was $1,349), whereas the queen costs $1,099 (was $1,799). 

5. Nolah Evolution 15: was $974 now $924 @ Nolah

5. Nolah Evolution 15: was $974 now $924 @ Nolah
The Nolah Evolution 15 is a hybrid memory foam bed that suits anyone seeking high levels of pressure relief and cooling. Graphite-infused AirFoamIce and a cool-touch cover handle the cooling, while pressure relief comes courtesy of foam and an 8-inch coil system. In our Nolah Evolution 15 mattress review, we said it's particularly good at isolating motion, which makes it a great choice for couples. Use coupon "TOMSGUIDE50" to take an extra $50 off any mattress. After discount, the twin costs $924 (was $974), whereas the queen costs $1,574 (was $1,624). During checkout, you'll need to remove the discount that's automatically added and add "TOMSGUIDE50" as your discount. You'll then get up to 30% off plus an extra $50 off. 

6. Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress: was $1,349 now $1,011 @ Leesa

6. Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress: was $1,349 now $1,011 @ Leesa
The Sapira Hybrid is one of Leesa's best hybrid mattresses, made from premium materials and assembled in America. In our Leesa Sapira Hybrid mattress review we rated it as a medium to medium-firm mattress and think it's suitable for lightweight side sleepers. It also performed exceptionally well when testing for motion isolation, which will appeal to restless sleepers (or those just sharing a bed with one). However, temperature regulation and edge support were merely satisfactory, so consider upgrading to the Chill model at up to $200 more. After discount, you can get the twin for $1,011 (was $1,349) or the queen for $1,499 (was $1,999).

Memorial Day mattress sales: Memory foam

1. Brooklyn Bedding Dreamfoam Essential Mattress: was $449 now $336 @ Brooklyn Bedding

1. Brooklyn Bedding Dreamfoam Essential Mattress: was $449 now $336 @ Brooklyn Bedding
The Dreamfoam Essential is one of the best inexpensive cooling beds you'll find. While the mattress is available in five different heights, we'd recommend looking at the 10-inch model or taller for better sleep comfort and support. Use coupon "MEMORIAL25" to save 25%. After discount, the 10-inch twin costs $336 (was $449), whereas the 10-inch queen costs $524 (was $699). 

2. Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: was $645 now $516 @ T&N

2. Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: was $645 now $516 @ T&N
The Tuft & Needle Original Mattress is a great mattress for anyone on a tight budget. It has a soft, plushy feel, but it's also designed to provide good pressure relief, whether you're a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or sleep on your back. In our Tuft and Needle Original mattress review, we called it one of the best budget beds you can buy. After discount, you can get the T&N Original Mattress twin for $516 (was $645), whereas the queen size is $716 (was $895). 

3. Leesa Original: was $879 now $659 @ Leesa

3. Leesa Original: was $879 now $659 @ Leesa
The Original Mattress is Leesa's entry-level, all-foam mattress. As part of its latest mattress sales — Leesa is taking up to $200 off all sizes of its Original Mattress. In our Leesa Original mattress review, we said it provides ample support for most sleepers and we especially like that the company donates one mattress to charity for every 10 purchased. After discount, the twin costs $659 (was $879), whereas the queen costs $999 (was $1,332). 

4. Purple Plus Mattress: was $1,499 now $1,199 @ Purple$300 off all sizes!

4. Purple Plus Mattress: was $1,499 now $1,199 @ Purple
$300 off all sizes! The Purple Plus Mattress offers two extra inches of premium foam (versus its predecessor) for better cushioning, responsiveness, and breathability. In our Purple Plus mattress review, we found it was a more luxurious version of the original mattress with better lumbar support. After discount, the twin costs $1,199 (was $1,499), whereas the queen costs $1,599 (was $1,899). 

5. Saatva RX Mattress: was $1,995 now $1,795 @ Saatva

5. Saatva RX Mattress: was $1,995 now $1,795 @ Saatva
The Saatva Rx is Saatva's top-rated mattress for  for back pain support and relief thanks to its ultra-soft sleep surface suitable for side and lightweight sleepers. Its foam is also infused with cooling graphite, so hot sleepers should find it comfortable, too. However, stomach sleepers may find it a little too plush. In our Saatva RX mattress review, we said if you have the money to invest, the large, luxurious Saatva RX will be worth it if you're seeking pain relief in the form of a medium-firm to firm mattress. Currently, the twin costs $1,795 (was $1,995), whereas the queen costs $2,945 (was $3,295). As with all Saatva beds, the RX comes with premium white glove delivery, a generous year-long sleep trial, and lifetime warranty.

Memorial Day mattress sales: Organic

1. Awara Natural Hybrid: was $1,299 now $649 @ Awara


1. Awara Natural Hybrid:
was $1,299 now $649 @ Awara
The Awara is regularly on sale and this month the maximum savings is up to 50% off. In our Awara Natural Hybrid Mattress review, we called the Editor's Choice bed an affordable organic mattress with a luxurious feel. We also found it was great at alleviating joint pressure and keeping your spine properly aligned while you sleep. After discount, you can get twin for $649 (was $1,299) or the queen for $949 (was $1,699). 

2. Avocado Eco Organic Mattress: was $777 now $699 @ Avocado

2. Avocado Eco Organic Mattress: was $777 now $699 @ Avocado
The Eco Organic is Avocado's least-expensive mattress. The hybrid mattress is made of over 900 pocketed coils and organic latex to deliver a contouring, gentle-firm feel. After discount, the twin costs $699 (was $777), whereas the queen costs $1,169 (was $1,299). 

3. Nolah Natural 11: was $1,499 now $924 @ Nolah

3. Nolah Natural 11: was $1,499 now $924 @ Nolah
The Nolah Natural is an environmentally-friendly and hypoallergenic latex hybrid mattress designed for back pain relief. The mattress holds a spot in our best organic mattress guide. Handcrafted in the USA, it packs in layers of GOTS certified organic wool that's naturally breathable and temperature-regulating. That helps the Nolah feel warm/cozy in cold weather, yet cool to the touch when the temperatures rise. Use coupon "TOMSGUIDE50" to take an extra $50 off mattress and weighted blanket sale prices. After discount, the twin costs $924 (was $1,499), whereas the queen costs $1,314 (was $2,099). During checkout, you'll need to remove the discount that's automatically added and instead add "TOMSGUIDE50" as your discount.

4. Birch Natural Mattress: was $1,373 now $1,030 @ Birch

4. Birch Natural Mattress: was $1,373 now $1,030 @ Birch
The Birch Natural Mattress is the best overall organic mattress we've tested. It has an organic cotton cover and it's made from naturally breathable wool and Talalay latex. In our Birch Natural Mattress review, we found this mattress is firm yet bouncy and supports you in every sleeping position (back, stomach, side). Plus, the Talalay latex helps you feel cooler while you sleep. However, if you share a bed with a restless sleeper you'd be better off with the Luxe version because it offers better motion isolation. Use code "MEMDAY25" to knock the twin to $1,030 (was $1,373) or the queen to $1,405 (was $1,873). Plus, you get two free pillows with your mattress purchase. 

5. Saatva Zenhaven Latex Mattress: was $1,995 now $1,795 @ Saatva

5. Saatva Zenhaven Latex Mattress: was $1,995 now $1,795 @ Saatva
The Zenhaven is Saatva's 100% natural latex mattress. It holds a spot in our best Saatva mattress guide. We called it the best pick for indecisive sleepers, because the fully non-toxic mattress is flippable, so you can enjoy a luxury plush side or a more gentle firm side (for stomach and back sleepers). After discount, the twin costs $1,795 (was $1,995), whereas the queen costs $2,945 (was $3,295).

Memorial Day mattress sales: Mattress toppers

1. Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Topper: was from $319 $191 at Temur-Pedic

1. Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Topper: was from $319 $191 at Temur-Pedic
The Tempur-Adapt is the best mattress topper in the world right now and our top choice for people with joint pain who need deep pressure relief during sleep. It's 40% off in every size, with a queen discounted to $251.40 (was $419). That's a superb price for a 3" thick topper filled with NASA-developed Tempur foam that contours your body and eases pain. You'll get free shipping in two days, plus a 10-year warranty.

2. Layla Memory Foam Topper: was from $289 $229 at Layla Sleep

2. Layla Memory Foam Topper: was from $289 $229 at Layla Sleep
Shopping the Memorial Day sales for a mattress topper to make a hard bed softer? Then we highly recommend the Layla Memory Foam Topper, a 2" thick slab of foam infused with copper gel to help regulate your in-bed temperature. There's $60 off every size at Layla Sleep right now, with a queen size reduced to $289 (was $349). For a cheaper alternative that reduces pressure on painful joints, see the Tempur-Adapt Topper above.

3. Casper Comfy Mattress Topper: was from $199 $179 at Casper

3. Casper Comfy Mattress Topper: was from $199 $179 at Casper
This soft Casper mattress topper is ideal for adding contouring to a firmer mattress, so it's a great choice for relieving any pressure you're feeling around your hips, knees and shoulders when sleeping on a harder bed. AirScape foam helps dissipate heat too, but the Viscosoft topper below is a better choice if you overheat during sleep. The current Casper mattress sale is offering 10% off all sizes, with a queen Casper Comfy Mattress Topper reduced to $269 (was $299). You'll get a 30-day trial and free shipping.

4. Viscosoft Active Cooling Topper: was from $334.95 $249.95 at Viscosoft

4. Viscosoft Active Cooling Topper: was from $334.95 $249.95 at Viscosoft
If your sleep is regularly disturbed because you get too hot to sleep comfortably in bed, then the best choice for you in the Memorial day sales is this copper-infused foam topper from Viscosoft. We rated it highly in our Viscosoft Active Cooling Mattress Topper review, praising its luxurious 4" depth and ability to relieve pain as soon as you lie down. A queen is discounted to $349.95 (was $469.95), plus you'll get a 90-day money back guarantee and five year warranty.

5. Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper:  $261.60 at Birch Living

5. Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper: was from $348 $261.60 at Birch Living
Shopping the Memorial Day mattress sales for a luxury organic bed topper? We highly recommend this plush option from Birch Living, made with organic cotton, wool and latex to naturally keep you cool during sleep. Talalay latex also offers excellent pressure relief and a little bounce, making a harder bed feel more responsive. A queen size Birch topper is reduced to $374.10 (was $498), with a 100-night trial and a 10-year warranty covering your purchase.

Memorial Day mattress sales: Bedding

1. Brooklinen All Season Down Alternative Comforter: was $159 now $135 @ Brooklinen
Editor's Pick!

1. Brooklinen All Season Down Alternative Comforter: was $159 now $135 @ Brooklinen
Editor's Pick!
I've been using the Brooklinen All Season Down Alternative Comforter for the past few months and it's quickly become my favorite comforter. It's airy, soft and does an excellent job of insulating heat on cold nights. It's made from recycled PET fibers, repurposed from plastic bottles, but you'll swear it feels like a down comforter. In addition, it's hypoallergenic and can be used year-round. It's available in various sizes and styles.

2. Cozy Earth bedding: deals from $54 @ Cozy Earth

2. Cozy Earth bedding: deals from $54 @ Cozy Earth
Cozy Earth is taking up to 25% off bedding during its semi-annual sitewide sale. The sale includes discounts on pillows, comforters, bed sheets, shams, blankets, and more. Plus, use coupon "TOMSGUIDE" to take an extra 35% off everything. 

3. Breeze Sheet Set in Queen: was $195 now $156 @ Buffy

3. Breeze Sheet Set in Queen: was $195 now $156 @ Buffy
Sheets, comforters, pillows, you name it, and it's likely 20% off at Buffy right now. That means you can upgrade your entire bedding situation for less with extra-soft, eucalyptus. Be prepared, though, that these are so silky smooth you may not want to leave bed. All 34 (!) colors are on sale, but I'm a sucker for a good stripe.

4. Purple TempBalance Duvet: was $259 now $233 @ Purple

4. Purple TempBalance Duvet: was $259 now $233 @ Purple
Rarely on sale, the Purple duvet is currently 10% off in all sizes. The down alternative duvet keeps you warm and cozy during the winter months without pokey feathers, quills, or allergens. It's designed to work with the Purple PerfectStay Duvet Cover.

5. Washed Linen Hardcore Sheet Bundle: was $573 now $343 @ Brooklinen

5. Washed Linen Hardcore Sheet Bundle: was $573 now $343 @ Brooklinen
Brooklinen turns 10 this year and to celebrate, the brand is hosting a sitewide sale. While everything is at least 25% off, you can save even more by shopping its "Last Call" section or opting to bundle sheets, duvets, and pillowcases into one doubly discounted order. For instance, you can snag this seasonal stripe in periwinkle (just opt for the solid version for the duvet, as the pattern is now sold out) for nearly $300 less than normal. 

Memorial Day mattress sales: Shopping advice

How to choose a mattress in Memorial Day sales

There are a few considerations to make when learning how to choose a mattress that suits your sleep needs. Getting clear on the answers to these questions before you start shopping the Memorial Day sales will help you quickly narrow in on your ideal bed. 

According to Tom's Guide's Senior Sleep Editor and Certified Sleep Science Coach Claire Davies, you should ask yourself these questions before buying a mattress:

  • What is your budget?
  • What mattress size do you need?
  • What position do you sleep in? (Side, back, stomach or combination)
  • What mattress firmness do you like? (Soft, medium or firm)
  • Do you sleep solo or bed share?
  • Do you overheat during sleep?
  • Do you have any physical aches and pains that wake you up?

Budget

The cost of a good mattress has risen by around $100 on average in the last year, so major sales such as those taking place on Memorial Day are an excellent time to get hundreds of dollars off the price of a top-rated bed. 

"We've seen from previous years how mattress prices tend to increase after Memorial Day and through the summer months," says Senior Sleep Editor Davies. "The next big sale after Memorial Day in May is Labor Day in September, so once Memorial Day is over you might be looking at a few months before prices start to drop again."

There are plenty of great cheap mattresses around most months now, and one of our favorites is the Siena Memory Foam Mattress, on sale for $399 (was $799) in a queen size every month at Siena Sleep. 

"The Siena Memory Foam offers a lot of mattress for a budget price," says Davies. "We normally recommend it to back and stomach sleepers, and to people who enjoy sleeping on a firmer feeling bed regardless of their sleep position or body weight."

Mattress size

US mattress sizes range from twin XL to split Cal king, and choosing the right mattress size for your sleep needs is pivotal to sleeping comfortably each need. Having the right amount of space for you and whoever you share a bed with also reduces the risks of overheating. Here's a guide quick to the different mattresses sizes and their dimensions:

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Mattress sizeDimensionsChoose this if...
Twin38 x 75 inchesRow 1 - Cell 2
Twin XL38 x 80 inchesRow 2 - Cell 2
Full54 x 75 inchesRow 3 - Cell 2
Queen60 x 80 inchesRow 4 - Cell 2
Olympic queen66 x 80 inchesRow 5 - Cell 2
King76 x 80 inchesRow 6 - Cell 2
Cal king72 x 84 inchesRow 7 - Cell 2
Split king76 x 80 inches (split in half)Row 8 - Cell 2

Tom's Guide mattress testers unbox a queen size hybrid mattress purchased during an online sale

Another thing to keep in mind when thinking about the size of mattress to buy in Memorial Day sales: unboxing it once it arrives. For anything bigger than a full, ask a friend to help! Our testers pictured here are unboxing a queen hybrid and it was very heavy to move around. (Image credit: Future)

Firmness

"Choosing the right mattress firmness for your sleeping position and body type is crucial," explains Davies, who has reviewed many of this year's best mattresses in a box for all types of sleeper. "The two main factors that affect how soft or firm a mattress will feel to you are your body weight and whether you sleep on your stomach, back or side.

"Generally speaking, we've found through testing that lighter adult bodies (weighing 150lbs or less) sleep well on soft to medium mattresses, while heavier bodies (weighing 200lbs or more) sleep well on medium-firm to firm mattresses."

Here's a cheat sheet to how to pick the right firmness for you in the Memorial Day mattress sales:

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Mattress firmnessFirmness rating out of 10Best for...
Soft or plush3 to 4 Lightweight side sleepers
Medium 5Light to average weight side and stomach sleepers
Medium-firm6Most people (the best firmness); sleepers with back pain
Firm7Back and stomach sleepers; sleepers with back pain
Extra firm / hard8-9Heavier bodies weighing over 300lbs; those advised to sleep on a hard bed

Other factors to consider

If you overheat during sleep or experience hot flashes (flushes) or night sweats, keep an eye out for the best cooling mattresses in this year's Memorial Day sales. "Proper cooling mattresses are designed to not only dissipate heat and wick away sweat, keeping you dry in bed, but they can actively lower the bed's temperature," explains Davies. 

"These smart mattresses are pretty rare though and therefore command a higher price tag, but I would recommend looking for deals on Eight Sleep, SleepNumber and Tempur-Pedic cooling beds.

The initial outlay for a cooling mattress could be a great investment for the longterm quality of your sleep health

Claire Davies, Senior Sleep Editor

"If overheating is stopping you from falling asleep in a reasonable time (usually within 20 minutes for most healthy adults), then the initial outlay for a cooling mattress could be a great investment for the longterm quality of your sleep health."

Finally, if you're sharing a bed with a restless sleeper, make sure you look for a mattress with good motion isolation. This means it will greatly reduce or even fully stop any movement from your partner reaching you and disturbing you from sleep.

How to spot a good Memorial Day mattress sale

We expect every major mattress brand and retailer to participate in this year's Memorial Day sales, but not all of them will be running what we consider to be time-limited deals launched especially for Memorial Day. That means, some brands will simply continue offering their normal mattress discounts but dress them up as Memorial Day sales.

For example, the Cocoon by Sealy Chill mattresses are always 35% off and bundled with up to $199 of free cooling bedding. Does that mean it's a bad deal and you should ignore it during the Memorial Day sales? No! Getting a queen size Cocoon by Sealy Chill mattress for $699 (was $1,079) plus $179 of free bedding is an excellent deal – it's just available every month so you don't have to rush to make a decision. That also means that you can buy it on sale before or after Memorial Day.

What do the really good Memorial Day mattress sales look like? To us, they're a larger discount than what we see in a typical month and they offer a bigger free gift

Another example is Siena Sleep, Nectar Sleep's sister brand and the company behind the top-rated Siena Memory Foam Mattress. Every month it's on sale for $399 for a queen size (as $799), occasionally dropping to $379 for a queen. So as with the Cocoon by Sealy Chill, you should definitely consider the Siena Mattress if you want one of the best affordable mattresses for the money, but you don't have to wait until Memorial Day to buy it – that great price is available year-round.

So what do the really good Memorial Day mattress sales look like? To us, they're a larger discount than what we see in a typical month and they offer a bigger free gift. The very best deals offer larger discounts, more free bedding and cheaper MSRPs. 

We'll be including these at the top of this guide so you can see at a glance what the very best Memorial Day mattress sales are versus the regular mattress deals still worth considering but that aren't time sensitive. 

How big are Memorial Day mattress sale discounts?

We've been tracking Memorial Day mattress sales for years so we have a very good understanding of what type of savings you can expect on the different types of mattress: memory foam, hybrid, innerspring, cooling and organic. 

Memory foam and hybrid mattresses are always the cheapest beds on sale and we have seen savings of up to 55% off top-rated boxed beds in past Memorial Day sales from brands including Emma Sleep and DreamCloud Sleep. Good memory foam and hybrid brands to look for in Memorial Day sales include Helix Sleep, Leesa, Nolah Sleep, Saatva, DreamCloud, Emma Sleep, and Tempur-Pedic.

Latex and other types of natural and organic mattress are always going to be more expensive, regardless of the Memorial Day sale offer. But even though the discounts might be smaller – they're usally around 15% off – the savings are considerable because of the higher MSRPS. Good organic mattress brands to look out for in Memorial Day sales include Avocado Mattress, Naturepedic, Saatva, Birch Living and select Amerisleep mattresses.

According to our mattress deal experts, any saving that's at least 5% extra compared to the regular discount from the mattress brand you're looking at is considered a good Memorial Day sale offer.

Memorial Day mattress sales: FAQ

When is Memorial Day 2024?

Memorial Day, a major federal holiday honoring military personnel who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces, takes place on May 27, 2024. The holiday also marks the unofficial start of summer. 

As with other major holidays, Memorial Day mattress sales usually start a few weeks out from the day itself. That means you can skip the virtual queues and buy in advance to avoid risking any shipping delays that may occur with a higher volume of mattress sale orders placed on Memorial Day itself. 

Memorial Day mattress sales 2024: Expert predictions

Our certified sleep experts, mattress writers and deals editors track mattress sales every month so we know a good deal when we spot one. We've also been covering the Memorial Day mattress sales for several years now so are in a position where we can confidently make informed predictions based on our knowledge and analysis of discounts from previous years.

Our top predictions this year are that we'll see temporary price drops from big hitters such as Saatva, Helix Sleep, Nolah Sleep and Leesa, but evergreen offers from Nectar Sleep, DreamCloud and Bear Mattress.

We expect early Memorial Day mattress sales to start rolling in the first week of May, with deals landing regularly in the two weeks before May 27. This is based on what we've seen from top mattress brands in past Memorial Day sales and during other major sale events, such as Labor Day mattress sales in September and the Black Friday mattress deals in November.

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We predict that the MSRPs of Saatva mattresses will drop soon, making them the cheapest we'll see again until Labor Day. We also predict that Helix Sleep will roll out its bigger 25% off plus up to $300 of free bedding offer for Memorial Day, making this available across its top-selling memory foam and hybrid beds. 

Otherwise we expect to see evergreen deals dressed up as Memorial Day discounts from the likes of Nectar Sleep, DreamCloud Sleep, Cocoon by Sealy and Awara. Casper is already running a time-limited 25% off sale, which we think will disappear and than make a comeback for Memorial Day. 

We aren't expecting any show-stopping Memorial Day mattress sales this year, but we do fully anticipate it being the last best time to buy one of this year's best mattresses at a cheaper price before MSRPs increase throughout the summer months.

Is Memorial Day the best time to buy a mattress?

Memorial Day is one of the best times to buy a mattress. Outside of Black Friday, Memorial Day mattress sales offer the best discounts of the year. You'll see a mix of dollar-off discounts as well as free gift sets bundled with your mattress purchase. Some of the best Memorial Day mattress sales offer both. Last year, Nectar offered up to $399 off mattresses and a bedding bundle worth $399 with every purchase. 

It goes without saying that you can find mattress sales any day of the week. However, the reason we recommend you wait till Memorial Day deals are live is because year after year, Memorial Day mattress sales trump any sales launched in April or early May. 

We're not talking a difference of just $50 either. Mattress manufacturers go all out with discounts that can save you from $200 to $1,000 off all types of mattresses. The same can be said for deals on bedding like weighted blankets, pillows, and mattress protectors. 

Memorial Day mattress sales 2024: What to look for

Buying a mattress is a major investment, so it pays to do some homework before making a purchase. Because prices are so low, many people wait specifically for Memorial Day mattress sales to buy a new mattress, but that doesn't always guarantee you'll get the best deal or the best bed for your budget. 

Here are a few tips to ensure you choose the best Memorial Day mattress sale for your body, budget and sleep needs:

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  • Look for dollar-off discounts instead of percentages: Flashy slogans like 50% off are designed to grab your attention. But a percentage off means nothing if you don't know the dollar-off discount. Always look at the original price and the final/discounted price before you make a final buying decision, that way you'll know just how much you really saved.
  • Shop around for mattress coupons: Many mattress manufacturers offer coupons that can save you a few extra dollars or get you a free bedding bundle with your mattress purchase. 
  • Look for freebies with your purchase: Dollar-off discounts are the way to go when it comes to shopping for a new mattress. But we also recommend looking for freebies that can sweeten your purchase even more. Nectar, which makes our favorite mattress of all time, usually offers a $159 bedding bundle (down from $599) with its mattress purchases. The bundle includes a free mattress protector, sheet set, and pillows. 
  • Find the best warranty possible: The downside to online mattress shopping is that you can't try out a mattress before you buy it. Fortunately, most mattress manufacturers offer extended trials accompanied by warranties that last 10 or more years. Nectar, for example, offers a 365-night home trial bundled with a forever warranty. To be fair, not all mattress retailers are as generous, but it's worth knowing the warranty and return policy before buying your new mattress. 
  • Invest as much as you can: A mattresses is something you buy maybe once every 10 years. It's also something you use for hours every day. As a result, you'll want to invest in a good mattress, rather than opting for the cheapest mattress you can find. Not only will your back thank you, but you'll also avoid having to buy a new mattress more frequently. 

Do Memorial Day mattress sales include bedding?

Not everyone may need a new mattress. Fortunately, bedding sales will also play a huge role in most Memorial Day mattress sales. You can expect to see sitewide discounts on comforters, bed sheets, pillows, and mattress toppers. Even some dog beds may see epic discounts as we approach the holiday. The holiday is not only great for mattress sales, but all things mattress related. 

What is the best month to buy a mattress on sale?

Traditionally, November is the best month to buy a new mattress because Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales offers the best prices of the year hands down. However, not everyone can wait till the end of the year to buy a new mattress. That's where Memorial Day mattress sales come into the picture. 

Memorial Day is known for offering steep price cuts that you'll likely not see again till November and December. Sure, you'll find mattress deals on the 4th of July and even on Prime Day, but prices on Memorial Day tend to be the best outside of the winter holiday season. 

Prime Day vs Memorial Day mattress sales

While there's no official date, we know that Prime Day will occur in July. That begs the question — are mattresses cheaper during Prime Day or during Memorial Day. The answer: Memorial Day. Prime Day deals tend to focus on Amazon devices, whether it's Amazon's Alexa-based devices or its line of apparel. 

Yes, we'll see mattress discounts on Prime Day, but they'll be limited to Amazon price drops only. Meanwhile, Memorial Day mattress sales can be found at any mattress manufacturer or retailer. The price drops are steeper and your options are greater. 

Last year's best Memorial Day mattress sales: Analysis

Last year's best Memorial Day mattress sale came from Nectar Sleep, with 33% off everything sitewide. The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress is our top value memory foam mattress. 

After discount, the Nectar Memory Foam (queen) dropped to $699, which is its second-best price of the year and just $70 shy of its all-time price low (which we saw on Black Friday). Nectar mattresses are always on sale — even outside of major holidays. However, it's on big holidays like Memorial Day that you'll find lower prices than your everyday sale. 

Another great mattress sale came from Saatva, with up to $600 off select mattress purchases. After discount, you could have bought the Saatva Classic (queen) for $1,695. Earlier this year Saatva increased the price of its mattress, however; this is the lowest price we've seen since the increase. Additionally, the last Memorial Day mattress sale knocked the price of a twin mattress to $770. (The twin is rarely on sale).

Do I need a promo code for Memorial Day mattress sales?

You'll find promo codes to apply to orders, plus information on sales, free trials, discount schemes and more info designed to help you save. Whenever you're looking to purchase a new mattress or some bedding, be sure to check these pages to confirm you're getting the best deal possible.

Memorial Day mattress sales: Our experts

Meet the people who will be helping you to choose the best Memorial Day mattress sales for your budget and sleep:

Claire Davies, Sleep Editor
Claire Davies

Claire is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with over 15 years‘ product review experience. She has tested a range of hybrid and memory foam traditional and boxed mattresses, as well as sleep accessories such as pillows and bed toppers. This Memorial Day, Claire will guide you through the different mattresses on sale and how each can improve your sleep. Claire has also been tracking mattress deals for years, so she'll know whether the one you're considering is worth it.

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.

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