Here are the 3 mattresses our sleep experts would buy in Purple's Presidents' Day sale

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Purple makes some of the best beds-in-a-box you can buy, but they're often not as generously discounted as their rivals. However, you can save up to $500 on mattresses at Purple right now, and you can bump that savings to as much as $800 if you add a Purple Smart Base. To sweeten the deal, all mattresses come with a free set of sheets (valued at up to $309). 

Purple, of course, makes some of 2024's best mattresses for every sleeper. But with a wide range of models available, it can be difficult to know where to start so we're highlighting our expert testers' three favorite Purple deals featured in this year's Presidents' Day mattress sales.

All of them contain Purple’s unique proprietary GelFlex grid, which flexes under pressure but springs back into shape immediately. It’s designed to offer the tailored support you get with memory foam but with none of the overheating issues. 

Top 3 deals in the Purple Presidents' Day Sale

1. Purple Original mattress
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1. Purple Original mattress
From $999
Now: From $799 at Purple
Savings: Up to $400 off

Summary: The GelFlex grid gives Purple mattresses an unusual feel but if you get used to it, you’ll find a mattress that’s both cushioning and supportive with more cooling prowess than most memory foam alternatives. In our Purple Original mattress review, we called it a floating sensation, with softer support around the shoulders and hips and firmer support around the lumbar region. Our side and back sleepers found it extremely comfortable with excellent pressure relief, but it may be too soft for heavier sleepers or those who sleep on their front. The grid does an excellent job of isolating motion, but the design does fall on edge support. At only 9.5" tall, the Purple Original is a lot shallower than many of its rivals, but its unusual materials mean it still delivers excellent support and softness.

Price history: Purple mattress sales happen most months, but you won’t see the larger discounts you get with its rivals such as Nectar and DreamCloud. However, you can currently pick up a queen-size Purple Original mattress for $1,099, which is a $400 discount (Do note that there’s only a $200 off  the Twin and Twin XL sizes.) You’ll get a free Complete Comfort sheet set included as well (valued at up to $169). This is double the discount we saw at Black Friday last year, so worth taking advantage of, although it should be pointed out that Purple has raised the MSRP of its mattresses in the last few months.

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

2. Purple Plus mattress
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2. Purple Plus mattress
From $1,499
Now: From $1,099 at Purple
Savings: $400 off

Summary: The Purple Plus is the more luxurious big brother to the Purple Original, with an extra two inches of foam, enhanced cooling and better airflow. In our Purple Plus mattress review, we experienced loads of relief for our pressure points, and rate it one of the best mattresses for back pain. Our testers found the mattress comfortable in all sleeping positions, with the grid doing its job of providing both soft and firm support where needed. We rate the mattress at 6-7.5/10, making it a medium to medium-firm bed that should suit most sleepers – although those who are heavier or prefer a firmer bed may find it too soft all over. The Purple Plus excels when it comes to temperature regulation; we also think it’s one of the best cooling mattresses with even our hottest sleepers staying cool throughout the night. As with the Purple Original, motion isolation is excellent, but edge support is again disappointing.

Price history: The Purple Plus sits at the top of Purple’s Essential range (also consisting of the Original and NewDay mattresses), so it has a higher price tag even after discounts. As with all Purple mattresses, markdowns aren’t as ubiquitous as you’ll see with other brands but right now, there’s a generous $400 off all sizes and a free sheet set chucked in. You can pick up a queen-size Purple Plus mattress for $1,499 (was $1,899). That's the same offer we saw from Purple right after Christmas. A free sheet set  (valued at up to $169) is included, too.

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

3. Purple Rejuvenate mattress
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3. Purple Rejuvenate mattress
From $4,495
Now: From $3,995 at Purple
Savings: $500 off

Summary: The Purple Rejuvenate is one of the brand's Luxe models, which was added to the lineup upon the company's acquisition of Intellibed. This sumptuous 15" hybrid delivered instant comfort and ergonomic support in our Purple Rejuvenate mattress review. We particularly liked the deep pressure relief around our back, shoulders and hips – something to keep in mind if you regularly deal with pain. Edge support is also excellent thanks to the edge-to-edge springs that make it more effective in this area than Purple's foam-based mattresses. Just note that sizes are limited, as you won't be able to buy this in a twin or a full. You also can't customize the feel like you can with the Purple Restore, which would have been a nice feature. Overall, if you're seeking a 'forever mattress' to ease your aches and pains, you'll feel right at home with the Purple Rejuvenate.

Price history: This is at the lower end of the 'Luxe' line of mattresses – but it's still very expensive. The smallest size (twin XL) retails for $4,495, while a queen regularly goes for $5,495. For Presidents' Day, you can not only save $500 but also nab a free set of SoftStretch deep pocket sheets (valued up to $279). Our only quibble here are the extras – they're fine for a budget to mid-range mattress but at this price point, you'd expect a little more.

Benefits: 100-night trial | 10-year 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." When she isn’t writing about sleep, Jo also writes extensively on interior design, home products and photography.

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