Memorial Day Mattress Deals for the Best Night’s Sleep You’ve Ever Had
Don't sleep on these mattress deals—shop now and save as much as $900!
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The average person spends a third of their life sleeping. If you’re still wasting sleepless nights on the same mattress from college, it’s time to upgrade. Save your back (and wallet) from unnecessary pain with these Memorial Day mattress sales. Memorial Day deals are the best way to score big-ticket items like mattresses at seriously low prices—save up to 50%.
“When it comes to how much of a difference a good mattress makes when it comes to sleep, the answer is: More than most people think!” says Christine Stevens, a sleep consultant based in Washington D.C. “When choosing a mattress that’s right for you, consider firmness, features and overall comfort of the mattress in addition to your budget.”
As Associate Shopping Editor of Reader’s Digest, I’ve become a shopping expert when it comes to saving cash. Using my sales eagle eye, I analyzed all the best Memorial Day mattress sales from both big-box stores and boxed bed retailers such as Avocado and Helix to round up premium mattresses—including king-sized finds—at the lowest prices.
What to consider when buying a mattress
There are a few things to consider when purchasing a mattress. For back sleepers, coil mattresses are the best mattress choice. They provide firm support, whereas a softer option, like memory foam, benefits side sleepers by cradling common pressure points.
For eco-friendly sleepers, an organic, non-toxic mattress is a natural alternative to traditional memory foam. Organic mattresses meet rigorous standards including the certified absence of heavy metals and PVC.
Body temperature is another factor. Hot sleepers should invest in a cooling mattress or cooling mattress topper for maximum comfort. Take control of your night sweats by investing in a pair of cooling pajamas or cooling sheets.
For extra-hot sleepers, consider stocking up on other cooling essentials like bed cooling systems, cooling pillows and cooling blankets. Some brands offer cooling weighted blankets for anxious sleepers.
The Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales
- Amazon: The Amazon Memorial Day sale is, of course, one of the best places to find our favorite mattresses on deep discount.
- Avocado: Score 10% off mattresses, toppers and pillows with code HONOR. This includes the editor-tested non-toxic Avocado Green mattress.
- Bear: Enjoy 35% off sitewide plus a free sleep bundle worth $400 with every mattress purchase.
- Birch: Score 25% off sitewide and snag two free Eco-Rest pillows with any mattress purchase.
- Brentwood Home: Take 10% off sitewide with code HONOR.
- Buffy: The biggest sale of the year is here! Save 25% sitewide at Buffy Bedding.
- Casper: Enjoy 20% off all mattresses, pillows and sheets.
- Cocoon by Sealy: Save 35% on all mattresses and get free pillows and sheets with any mattress purchase.
- DreamCloud: Get a staggering 40% off all mattresses until June 5. This is DreamCloud’s biggest sale ever!
- Helix: Through June 5, save 25% off sitewide. Plus, enjoy two free dream pillows with your mattress purchase using code MEMORIALDAY25. Not sure which model is best for you? Read our review of the Midnight Luxe.
- Nectar: Sleep well with 33% off sitewide until June 5. Read our Nectar review to learn more about the perfect mattress for side sleepers.
- Nolah: Use code RD5OFF for 35% off mattresses plus two free pillows through June 11.
- Parachute: Take 20% off your order of mattresses, bedding and bedroom furniture.
- Sleep Number: Tons of deals are live at Sleep Number! BOGO 50% off all pillows, take 20% off select bedding and score $150 off the DualTemp Layer. Plus, take advantage of 25% off all sheets.
- Saatva: Take $375 off your mattress order of $1,000 or more.
- Tuft & Needle: Score up to $775 off the Legacy hybrid mattress, up to $700 off the Mint hybrid mattress and up to 40% off bedding, accessories and furniture through May 29.
Nectar premier mattress
The Nectar Premier Mattress is our Deputy Shopping Editor’s favorite mattress, and it’s perfect for side sleepers thanks to its five layers of soft yet supportive foam. It works with Google Nest sleep tracking, so light sleepers get insights into their sleep hygiene. For a limited time, get 33% off sitewide and $599 worth of accessories for only $150 with any mattress purchase at Nectar.
On the fence? Read our Nectar Mattress review.
Helix midnight luxe
The Helix Midnight Luxe feels as premium as it sounds, according to our Shopping Editor’s review. For those with back pain, take note: The lumbar support coils offer instant relief. Opt for medium firmness for couples with different sleep preferences—it offers support and contouring to promote Z’s that last through the night.
Helix rarely offers discounts on their mattresses. However, right now they are running a Memorial Day sale and offering savings of up to $600 off their best-selling beds thanks to a sitewide discount of 25%. Plus, get two free pillows (worth $150) with any mattress purchase. This sale won’t last long, so don’t sleep on it!
Zinus green tea memory foam mattress
The Zinus website features tons of mattresses with serious discounts—up to 20% off with code MEMORIAL20. We highly recommend the green tea memory foam mattress, which passed our Senior Shopping Editor’s mattress review with flying colors. This mattress noticeably reduces movement transfer thanks to multiple soft but supportive layers. It’s ideal for couples—especially when one partner twists and turns throughout the night.
In addition, save 30% off the Green Tea Fresca Mattress, no code is required.
DreamCloud rest mattress
Score 40% off all mattresses and get $599 worth of accessories for $129 with any mattress purchase. Take advantage of the limited-time savings and score one of our favorite cooling mattresses, the DreamCloud Rest mattress, for less than $1,500. The Rest is ideal for hot sleepers since it uses both gel memory foam and coils to distribute heat—bye-bye, hot pockets. We reviewed the Rest—check out our thoughts.
Avocado green organic mattress
As far as organic mattresses go, Avocado is one of the finest, according to our Executive Shopping Editor’s Avocado mattress review. It’s manufactured without the use of harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde, which irritate the throat and cause unpleasant aromas. Avocado uses renewable energy, which lessens the environmental impact of its mattress production.
Avocado mattresses rarely go on sale, but for a limited time, Avocado is offering up to 30% off sitewide. Shop their organic mattress selection and stock up on a new array of high-quality sleep products. Go forth and score an Avocado green mattress at its lowest price yet.
Bear elite hybrid mattress
Good news: Bear shoppers can score generous savings of 35% sitewide and a sleep bundle worth $400 with any mattress purchase. Save $738 on the Bear Elite Hybrid mattress and give your back pain a rest. Not certain the Bear Elite is for you? They offer a 120-night mattress trial. Try it risk-free.
Birch natural organic mattress
Score Birch’s natural organic mattress for 25% off during their Memorial Day sale. As a bonus, enjoy two free Eco-Rest pillows with your purchase. Made from organic cotton and cashmere, this mattress is made to breathe. It’s ideal for hot sleepers with sensitive skin and normal sleepers alike.
If you love cashmere, check out Cozy Earth’s newest cashmere loungewear launch.
Sealy chill cocoon mattress
When you shop Sealy’s Cocoon collection, get 35% off all mattresses on the site and enjoy a bonus bundle of pillows and sheets for free. Take control of your temperature at night with the Chill Mattress while it’s under $700.
The included edge support on their mattresses makes it easy to slip out of your best bathrobe and into bed. Plus, edge support ensures a consistent sleeping experience across the entire mattress. No more sagging sides.
Sleep Number iLE limited edition smart bed
Sleep Number has one of the best Memorial Day sales happening right now. Not only can you get 20% off select bedding (take a look at our review of their fitted sheets), but their newest limited-edition mattress, the iLE smart bed, is available at a whopping 50% off.
Each side of the bed has its own adjustable firmness settings that are customizable in their phone app. The bed responds to movement to provide the best firmness and adjusts based on sleep position. Use the included app to track your sleep quality and make adjustments based on what does and doesn’t work.
Memorial Day mattress sales: What to expect
Historically, most folks wait for a Memorial Day sale at places like Pottery Barn to upgrade their old mattresses, furniture and cozy bedding must-haves like weighted blankets. Retailers use the three-day weekend to promote their biggest deals, making Memorial Day one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year.
Invest in yourself and pick up a new mattress that complements your sleeping style while they’re available at a deep discount. Shop around for other great deals, like savings on the best pajamas.
Why you should trust us
Here at Reader’s Digest, we have editors who are hot sleepers and cold sleepers, tossers and turners, solo sleepers and ones who share beds with partners and pets. That’s why we’ve tested bedding products of every variety: mattresses, mattress toppers, sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows, bed cooling systems and more. We’ve slept on some of the most well-known mattresses for months (like Saatva, Sealy and Sleep Number) to get a true insider perspective, as well as up-and-coming brands with plenty of buzz (like Eight Sleep, BedJet, Helix, Bear, Nectar and Avocado) to see if they’re worth the hype. Additionally, we’ve spoken to multiple sleep and bedding experts to learn more about the science of sleep and discover what products they like best. From traditional spring mattresses to memory foam-only beds and everything in between, we’ve made it our mission to help you find the right mattress (and bedding products) no matter your sleeping preferences.
When do mattresses go on sale?
Mattress sales happen throughout the year, with some of the best deals on top mattress brands concentrated around Memorial Day. Check out one of our favorite bedding brands, Quince bedding, for a cozy pick. Save money and get the best sleep of your life by snagging one before they’re gone.
Should I buy a mattress on Memorial Day?
The Memorial Day mattress sale events are some of the best sales of the year and provide deep discounts on Reader’s Digest editors’ favorite mattresses. For those looking to upgrade their current mattress, now is the best time to shop! Fill up your cart, fluff your pillow and get those 40 winks.
About the expert
- Christine Stevens, sleep consultant and owner, Sleep Solutions by Christine