Best Mattress Sales You Can Get Right Now

These are the best early Labor Day sales on mattresses from Bear, Helix, Tuft & Needle, and more

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There are so many sale moments for mattresses all year long that you should never pay full price for a new bed. The best time to find a good deal is during a long holiday weekend, but Labor Day—the holiday when we tend to see some of the steepest discounts on mattresses—is more than a few weeks away. Thankfully, we’re already starting to see some early Labor Day discounts and there are still some extended July Fourth discounts too.

We keep tabs on the mattresses that do well in Consumer Reports’ tests, to show you the best offers on high-quality mattresses from top brands such as GhostBed, Sleep Number, Tuft & Needle, and more. The prices listed below are for the queen-size version of each model, but all other sizes are similarly discounted.

And if you’re a CR member, you can take advantage of some exclusive mattress and bedding deals on brands like Puffy and Saatva—you’ll need to be logged in to see the details.

For more information on mattresses, see CR’s mattress buying guide. CR members can check out our mattress ratings to see how well more than 200 models do in our tests for supporting people of all sizes, whether you sleep on your side or your back.

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In the Bear Labor Day sale, you can save 30 percent sitewide. A mattress purchase will also get you a free sheet set, two free Cloud pillows, and a mattress protector. Just use the code LD30 at checkout. The original mattress from Bear performed well in our tests, and it’s a good choice for back and side sleepers who are petite or of average height. (Tall folks may want to look elsewhere.) CR’s tests found that this mattress tends to retain heat, so it may be best for those who sleep cooler.

CR’s test results: Bear Original mattress

If you’re sick of synthetic materials, you might like the Birch by Helix Natural mattress, which is made with materials like cotton, wool, and natural latex. This hybrid innerspring mattress is a great choice. It performs well in our tests for most sleepers, getting its highest scores for support when it comes to petite back sleepers. It also tests superbly for durability and stability.

During Birch’s early Labor Day sale, you can take $400 off this mattress with the code LDS400, and you’ll also get two free Eco-Rest pillows with your purchase.

CR’s test results: Birch by Helix Natural mattress

Compared with the other models in CR’s innerspring list, the Casper Hybrid tested best for side-sleeper support, earning a high rating for sleepers of all sizes in that category. Combining coils with synthetic foams, including memory foam, this also is the only mattress featured here to earn an above-average rating for stabilization. This means it’s a slightly better choice if you wake up easily when your partner shifts positions. This online mattress is among the softest options, scoring a three out of 10 on the firmness scale.

This mattress was nearly $100 cheaper during Prime Day, and the discount may improve closer to Labor Day.

CR’s test results: Casper Original Hybrid (2020)

This online-only mattress-in-a-box retailer is still offering its July Fourth discounts sitewide. This includes a 30 percent discount on its mattresses, including its namesake mattress, the GhostBed, which is worth a look if this mattress is a good fit for you. The deal also includes two free pillows, a common extra when buying directly from a mattress brand.

The queen-size GhostBed does well in our tests for supporting petites who sleep on their back, and it earns top marks for durability, which means it shows little change in performance after eight to 10 years of simulated use in our tests.

CR’s test results: GhostBed the GhostBed mattress

Finding the right mattress for how you sleep can be tricky, but in our tests the Midnight Luxe was a great choice for people of all sizes, whether they sleep on their back or side. When you use the code LDSALE200, you’ll save $200 on this mattress and get two free pillows in Helix’s Early Access Labor Day Sale. It was $50 cheaper during the last holiday weekend and may drop again closer to the holiday weekend. One thing to note about this mattress is that it’s 14 inches high, so you’ll need deep-pocket sheets.

CR’s test results: Helix Sleep Midnight Luxe mattress

The Solaire mattress by Saatva is made with certified organic materials, a plus for those who prefer that their bedding be organic and don’t mind the cost. It offers impressive and stable support for all sleepers. Saatva air mattresses also received high praise for both comfort and owner satisfaction in our member survey. 

The sale price was more than $250 better during July Fourth and Prime Day, and it may get better once Saatva pivots from this Summer Sale to its Labor Day discounts, so hold off for now and see if the price falls again in the coming weeks.

CR’s test results: Saatva Solaire mattress

Sleep Number’s 360 p6 Smart Bed is a top-ranking adjustable air mattress in CR’s ratings. Both partners can adjust the firmness of independent halves of the bed. Our tests find that this mattress doesn’t retain warmth, so it’s a good choice for keeping you cool if you tend to sleep hot.

This mattress has been on sale for a while, but it recently dropped an additional $100.

CR’s test results: Sleep Number 360 p6 Smart Bed mattress

The Mint gets a 4 in firmness (on our scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest) and earns high ratings for petite, average, and large/tall side- and back-sleeper support. This mattress is also extremely durable, earning a top score in that test. It’s 12 inches high, weighs 80 pounds, and has no grips. Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night trial period; if you’re not satisfied, you can return it for a full refund.

We saw this mattress for under $850 at Amazon during Prime Day, and it typically goes on sale for just under $1,000 for other key holidays, so this is one worth waiting for.

CR’s test results: Tuft & Needle Mint mattress