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The 22 Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales To Sleep Better (And Save Money)



It’s Memorial Day weekend, bringing with it some of the biggest sales you’ll see all season. Our shopping editors have waded through a sea of promotions to find our readers the very best deals. This year’s best Memorial Day mattress sales include discounts from popular brands like Helix, Nectar, DreamCloud and Nolah—all of which frequently make the cut during our mattress testing.

This weekend’s assortment of discounts can save you hundreds—like almost $600 off the plush and supportive Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress (our pick for the best mattress overall) with code MEMDAY30. If you’re not sure where to start, here are the best Memorial Day mattress sales and deals happening now.

Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales At A Glance

Memorial Day Mattress Sales: What Our Sleep Editors Recommend


We recently named the Helix Midnight Luxe the best mattress overall. The pillow-top design is a great option for side and combination sleepers. Forbes Vetted mattress and sleep editor McKenzie Dillion says, “The Midnight Luxe’s plush pillow top was the first thing that stood out to me when I tested the mattress. It gives the bed a soft feel that cradles the joints without being too cushy.” Use code MEMDAY30 to pick it up for 30% off.

Want a domestically produced hybrid mattress? Senior mattress and sleep editor Bridget Chapman recommends the Nolah Evolution mattress, which she says feels like a plush 5-star hotel bed. The brand offers the 15-inch design in three firmness levels: plush, luxury firm and firm, so you’re bound to find an option to suit your preferences. All of Nolah’s mattresses are 35% off this weekend.

Back or side sleepers looking for a memory foam bed should check out this Nectar model. During Nectar’s Memorial Day Sale, it’s 37% off. Its pressure relief, motion isolation and edge support impressed our testers. (Their pro tip: Consider upgrading to the hybrid model if you’re a hot sleeper.)

Right now, this DreamCloud bed is nearly 50% off. Sleep editor Bridget Chapman says, “I think the Premier Rest hits that sweet spot of not being too soft nor too firm. It has a very luxurious, plush feel that’s slightly softer than the other two DreamCloud models.” She also calls out the bed’s responsiveness as a good feature for sleepers with mobility issues (read our full review).

The Leesa Sapira Chill is a newer “more luxurious, cooling and supportive version” of the bestselling Leesa Sapria Hybrid. Supportive and cooling, it’s a great memory foam mattress that can accommodate a variety of sleep styles. Chapman says she found the medium-firm Leesa Sapira Chill to be perfectly balanced. “I felt comfortable back, side and stomach sleeping on it, and it was easy to move around on,” she explains. For Memorial Day weekend, it’s on sale for $648 less.

Our testers loved this mattress for its balance of support and comfort. Our sleep editor McKenzie Dillon says, “It’s the best of both worlds: pressure relieving like memory foam but without the sinkage.” It comes in three firmness levels. We recommend soft for side sleepers, medium for back and combination sleepers, and firm for stomach sleepers. Right now, it’s $300 off regardless of which size you choose.

If you’re looking for a supportive and firm bed, our sleep editors recommend this Plank mattress. The flippable foam design lets you choose between two firmness levels and it’s one of few mattresses recommended by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Code MEMORIAL30 will score you a 30% discount on this bed this weekend.

If budget is one of your top priorities, our sleep editors suggest checking out this Cocoon mattress. Besides coming in at just under $700 on sale, “the Cocoon Chill provides all the features people love about memory foam, from its pressure-relieving feel to its motion isolating abilities, without retaining heat,” Dillon says.

Hot sleepers may find some relief from this cooling Brooklyn Bedding mattress, which uses gel-infused memory foam to draw heat away from the body. The breathable hybrid design comes in three firmness levels and offers good edge support. As a hot sleeper herself, Chapman wrote a dedicated review of the Aurora Luxe. Use code MEMORIAL30 to save 30% on this model.

Made from organic latex, this Avocado model is a great option if you’re looking for an eco-friendly bed—especially while it’s 15% off. It comes in three firmness levels, and Dillon recommends the standard model for back and stomach sleepers. She notes that the pillow top design might be too firm for some side sleepers, so consider opting for the box-top variation if that’s your preferred way to sleep.

We think folks who suffer from chronic back pain and joint conditions will get the best support from the Saatva Rx. Forbes Vetted contributor Alison Barretta says, “As someone with mild scoliosis and episodes of lower back pain, it feels like the Saatva Rx was made for me.” The queen size is on sale for $2,945 during Saatva’s Memorial Day Sale.

If you need a mattress that can support more than the standard 250 pounds per side, we recommend the Helix Plus. It can support 500 pounds per side while providing ample pressure point relief. Our plus-size tester’s fiancé reports, “[The bed] was supportive without being too firm, and it had enough give to cushion areas of deep compression while still supporting his back (he deals with chronic back pain, too).” Right now, this model is 25% off.

The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress has made a couple of our best lists: the best latex mattresses and the best mattresses for sleep apnea. It comes backed by top organic certifications and PlushBeds offers a plethora of optional customizations, including split firmness levels on select mattress sizes. Now through Monday, you can save up to 50% on all of the brand’s beds.

If you’re looking for a cooling mattress that helps with back pain, we recommend the Saatva Classic. A former Forbes Vetted editor says, “the temperature regulation of the Saatva Classic is absolutely top notch,” especially compared to other innerspring a memory foam designs. It’s also my current bed (and the best mattress I’ve ever owned). Between its edge support, temperature regulation and white glove delivery, you can’t go wrong—especially when it’s $300 off.

Just because you prefer a firm mattress, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a cool night’s rest. The Tempur-Breeze from Tempur-Pedic provides the best of both worlds, plus tacks on the company’s signature memory foam for added pressure relief. One Forbes Vetted editor says she especially appreciates how it “appeals to a wide range of sleeping positions.” Typically, this mattress costs $5,599 for a queen, but this Memorial Day weekend it’s $300 less.

Thanks to its cloud-like feel, a soft mattress is a great choice for side sleepers and lightweight individuals who need a little extra pressure relief. Although there are plenty of options to chose from in this category, the Amerisleep AS5 is our favorite. Named the “best soft mattress overall,” its memory foam is ultra-plush without compromising the support you need for a good night’s sleep. Plus, it’s $450 off this Memorial Day weekend.

If you’re looking for a mattress designed specifically for heavyweight sleepers, the Big Fig is another great option. It can support up to 550 pounds per side (1,100 pounds total)—that’s more than double the average mattress. Plus, it’s made with gel-infused latex to help you sleep cooler. During Big Fig’s Memorial Day weekend sale, you can get this mattress for $500 less than usual.

Chapman tested the Elite Hybrid from Bear and found that it “tested well for isolating motion, ease of movement and edge support,” all important factors for couples sharing a mattress. The Elite Hybrid is available in three different firmness levels (soft, medium, firm) but Chapman recommends couples opt for the medium model. Currently you can take 40% off the mattress (and the brand’s other models) when you use code MD4TY this Memorial Day Weekend.

According to Dillon, the Layla Memory Foam mattress “feels like sleeping on a soft, fluffy pillow or marshmallow.” However, it’s most unique feature is its ability to flip—one side is soft (rated a 4 out of 10 on the company’s scale) and the other side is firm (rated a 7 out of 10). Because it packs two comfort levels into one mattress, the Layla Memory Foam Mattress is a solid choice for most sleeping positions (read our full review). And during Memorial Day weekend, the queen size is on sale for $949.

The Siena Memory Foam mattress sports a student-friendly price tag before additional discounts, and this weekend, you can get an extra 50% off. Luckily, this mattress is just as comfortable as it is affordable, thanks to its pressure-reliving memory foam layers and firm foundation.

Snorers need a mattress that helps mitigate the condition while keeping them comfortable, and the Sleep Number p6 Smart Bed checks those boxes. Named our “best mattress for snoring overall,” this highly customizable bed has 20 comfort settings for different preferences. If you move when you snore, it automatically adjusts to settle things down. As an extra plus, it’s 20% off for Memorial Day weekend.

The Puffy Lux mattress is our favorite soft mattress in a box, thanks to it’s light and airy foam that contours around your curves. It’s ideal for side sleepers looking to relieve and support their pressure points. Right now, it’s more than 40% off, and your purchase comes bundled with a complimentary set of sheets, a pair of pillows and a mattress protector.

When Is Memorial Day 2024?

Memorial Day 2024 falls on Monday, May 27. That said, you’ll likely see Memorial Day mattress sales running throughout the entire holiday weekend.

Is Memorial Day A Good Time To Buy A Mattress?

Holiday weekends are a great time to score a discounted mattress, Memorial Day included. Some retailers may wait until Monday to drop the absolute best prices, but most are already offering great deals. We’ll continue updating this list throughout the weekend.

What’s The Best Month For Mattress Sales?

May is one of the best months to buy a mattress: We track prices year-round and have found that Memorial Day sales offer some of the lowest prices of the year, aside from the week after Thanksgiving.

September (during Labor Day weekend) and November (particularly Black Friday) are also good months to buy a mattress, however, if your current setup is causing your sleep to suffering now, we don’t recommend waiting another three or six months to replace your mattress.

How Do I Get The Best Price On A New Mattress?

In addition to shopping during a major holiday sale event, another pro tip for saving on a mattress is to look for discounts on bundles. For example, many mattress brands offer special prices when you buy a bed frame and mattress together.

Which Holiday Is The Best Time To Buy A Mattress?

Holiday weekends like Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day typically bring about similar discounts, with many retailers offering between 20 and 50% off their beds. However, Black Friday and Cyber Monday usually bring the absolute lowest prices of the year—you’ll generally see popular mattresses marked down by 35% or more.

4 Tips For Shopping This Year’s Memorial Day Mattress Sales

During major sale weekends, it can be tempting to blindly opt for the largest discount you can find, or splurge on a luxurious item you don’t really need based on an enticing markdown. Here are some strategies our deals editors recommend using to ensure that you end up with the best deal for you.

1) Settle On A Budget Before Browsing

Avoid buyer’s remorse by deciding on the maximum amount you’re willing to spend before you start shopping. That way, you can narrow down your options from the get-go and you’ll be less likely to overspend. There are plenty of good mattresses for less than $1,000, and one of our picks cost just $399 for a queen.

2) Go In With A Mattress Type In Mind

There will be a ton of mattress deals available over the Memorial Day weekend, so knowing what type of bed you’re looking can make browsing the discounts feel less overwhelming. Here’s a quick breakdown of the most common mattress types:

  • Memory foam: These all-foam beds excel at pressure relief, but the material can be polarizing. Its body-contouring effect can make some people feel claustrophobic and foam can trap heat—though proprietary cooling materials have come a long way. See our list of the best memory foam mattresses.
  • Hybrid: Combining a steel coil base with foam comfort levels on top, hybrids are a popular choice because they last longer and offer more support. If you’re not sure which type of bed to purchase, a hybrid is a pretty safe bet. See our list of the best hybrid mattresses.
  • Innerspring: This traditional style of bed features a coil base and typically runs firm. These are ideal for people who prefer extra support. See our list of the best innerspring mattresses.
  • Latex: Offering a similar feel to memory foam, latex is a naturally-derived material that’s great for eco-conscious consumers. Although pricey, this luxury-level material is also known for its longevity, making it worth the investment. See our list of the best latex mattresses.

3) Do Some Price History Research

Our deals team only recommends discounts that we believe are genuinely good offers, but if you want some additional peace of mind that you’re getting a solid deal, consider doing some price history research. Check out some Black Friday and Presidents’ Day mattress sale roundups to get an idea of what prices your desired bed has gone on sale for in the past. Some brands offer consistent discounts for months on end, so doing a bit of research will help you figure out whether a model’s Memorial Day price is actually lower than usual.

4) Take Advantage Of Trial Periods

Mattresses are expensive, but most online mattresses offer a 100-night risk-free trial (or longer) so you can try without fully committing—and an uncomplicated return policy—for a bit of peace of mind. Some retailers like DreamCloud and Nectar give you an entire year to see if you like your new mattress.

More Memorial Day Sales To Shop Right Now

Mattress sales aren’t the big-ticket items on sale this Memorial Day weekend. Here, check out the best offers we’ve spotted on furniture, appliances and more.

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