Last chance! 5 epic Cyber Monday memory foam mattress deals ending soon

Nectar Memory Foam mattress with Cyber Monday sales badge
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Sound the Cyber Monday mattress sale klaxon! This is your very last chance to buy a new mattress at a bargain price, before the Black Friday sales disappear for another year. 

As a sleep writer, I’ve been tracking the best mattress sales of the season, and I’ve rounded up five of the best memory foam mattresses that are still live in the Cyber Monday sales. The best memory foam mattress can offer body cradling support and deep pressure relief. With its distinctive ‘hug’, memory foam molds around sleepers, cushioning joints and helping to provide relief from aches and pains.

If you’re sold on the idea of a memory foam mattress, read on for my pick of the five best mattresses I’d recommend buying in the Cyber Monday sales. But you’ll have to be quick, these sales could end at any time. 

1. Nectar Mattress
Was: Now:

1. Nectar Mattress
Was:
from $699
Now: from $350 at Nectar

Summary: The Nectar memory foam mattress tops our best memory foam mattress roundup, due to its perfect blend between comfort and support. Made up of three different types of foam, under a soft, quilted cover, the mattress offers some body contouring, but you won’t ever feel as if you’re being swallowed by it. Rather nicely supported with painful pressure points eased. The Nectar is a slightly firmer memory foam mattress, with a rating of 7/10, and I think it’s ideally suited for back and side sleepers who will appreciate the cushioning around the hips and shoulders. It’s also an excellent choice for those suffering with aches and pains, doing a great job of relieving them. If you add the cooling cover, the Nectar does a surprisingly fair job of keeping sleepers cool and motion isolation is also excellent. Read more about the mattress in the Nectar Mattress Review

Price history: Near-constant Nectar mattress sales mean that you’ll never pay MSRP for the mattress. There are usually two sales alternated between, with one saving 25% off mattresses with a free bedding bundle and the other saving 33%, with a reduced price bedding bundle available. This Cyber Monday, the mattress is reduced to $659 for a queen and there’s a fantastic bundle deal with an adjustable base reduced to $749 along with a free bedding set. 

Benefits: 365-night trial | Forever warranty | Free shipping  

2. Purple Original Mattress
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2. Purple Original Mattress
Was:
from $799
Now: from $599 at Purple

Summary: The Purple Original mattress may technically be all-foam, but it feels very different thanks to the unique feel of Purple’s proprietary GelFlex grid layer. Once you get used to the feeling, this seemingly magic layer is firmer under the lumbar region and softer around the shoulders and hips where needed, providing superior pressure relief and contouring. Flexing under pressure, the grid layer will also spring back into shape quickly and, unlike traditional memory foam, doesn’t trap heat. The mattress is a pretty good all-rounder, with excellent spinal alignment in all sleeping positions. However, I’m not sure it’s quite firm enough for stomach sleepers, particularly those of a heavier build. You can read more about the mattress in our Purple Mattress Review

Price history: You’ll find Purple mattress sales going on throughout the year, with discounts ranging from 10-15%. This Cyber Monday you’ll find $200 off all sizes of the Purple Original, which is in line with some of the larger discounts I’ve seen from the brand. This means you can pick up a queen mattress for $1,199 (MSRP $1,399).

Benefits: 100-night trial | 10 year warranty | Free shipping 

3. Emma Original
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3. Emma Original
Was:
from $599
Now: from $269 at Emma

The Emma Original is a simple mattress, made up of four layers of foam that includes Emma’s proprietary Point Elastic Airgocell foam to regulate temperature and Halo memory foam to contour to the body. The Emma is a medium firmness mattress, rated at 5/10 and the traditional ‘hug’ means that I think side sleepers in particular will enjoy this mattress, getting plenty of contouring and deep sinkage at the pressure points of the shoulders and hips. This is also another great choice for easing aches and pains and one of the best mattresses for absorbing motion, although I wouldn’t recommend it to heavier sleepers. You can read more about it in the Emma Original Mattress Review (this is the UK version, but they’re made up the same). 

Price history: Again, Emma mattress sales are fairly constant, so you can ignore the MSRP. You’ll normally find discounts of around 40%, sometimes with discounted pillows or even free ones included in the deal. For Cyber Monday, Emma has 55% off the Original mattress, meaning you can pick up a queen for $469 (MSRP $1,053), with two pillows heavily reduced to $99 (MSRP $198). This deal will finish any day now, so you'll have to act fast to capitalize on this saving.

Benefits: 365-night trial | 10-year warranty | Free shipping 

4. Cocoon Chill by Sealy
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4. Cocoon Chill by Sealy
Was:
$619
Now: $399 at Cocoon by Sealy

Summary: If you’re a hot sleeper who loves the feel of memory foam, the Cocoon Chill by Sealy is the mattress for you – particularly if you’re on a tighter budget. This medium firm mattress has great pressure relief and, as it has a slightly firmer feel, can also support heavier back and stomach sleepers. In fact, I’d recommend it to all back sleepers whose spines should be kept in neutral alignment, without any sinking of the hips. Unlike most memory foam mattresses, you don’t sink into the Cocoon, so some lighter side sleepers in particular may find it too firm. In our Cocoon Chill Mattress Review, our testers were also really impressed by how well the mattress dissipated heat. 

Price history: There’s a permanent Cocoon Chill mattress sale that knocks 35% off the price and you can add on an extra $25 by adding the code EXTRA25 at the checkout. This Cyber Monday you can also get free sheets and pillows, making this one of the cheapest mattress deals out there. Again, this one ends today so you'll need to move fast. 

Benefits: 100-night trial | 10-year warranty | Free shipping

5. Bear Original Mattress
Was: Now:  Bear

5. Bear Original Mattress
Was:
from $786
Now: from $511 at Bear

Summary: The Bear Original is another medium firm mattress that you won’t sink too far into, although it still offers plenty of support and some gentle contouring around the limbs. I think the mattress is ideally suited for back and stomach sleepers, who will find themselves well-supported around the lumbar region and hips, with excellent spinal alignment. As with the Cocoon Chill, some side sleepers may find it too firm although in our Bear Original Mattress Review most of our testers found it comfortable in all positions after an initial breaking-in period. Motion isolation is excellent, as is edge support but our testers found temperature regulation a little erratic, with the mattress sometimes sleeping hot.

Price history: The Bear Original has discounts running regularly, usually with 30% off the mattress. At major sales events such as today’s Cyber Monday you’ll see the discount rising to 35% and Bear is also including a free accessories bundle comprising two pillows, a sheet set and a mattress protector.

Benefits: 120-night trial | Limited lifetime warranty | Free shipping

Jo Plumridge
Mattress tester and sleep writer

Jo Plumridge is an experienced mattress reviewer with several years' experience covering all things mattresses and sleep, and who tests memory foam, hybrid and organic mattresses. What Jo doesn't know about a boxed mattress isn't worth knowing, so naturally we tasked her with producing a series of features for Tom's Guide looking at all aspects of mattresses, from how to pick between latex and memory foam (it's a tricky one), to the seven mistakes people make when buying a mattress for the first time. When testing the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid for Tom's Guide, Jo said: "I loved the back support and pressure relief it offered. Plus, it looks far more expensive than it is."