Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales Right Now

There are already plenty of great Memorial Day mattress deals ahead of the holiday weekend

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Mattress sales happen almost constantly, so you should never pay full price—no matter when you’re buying. But discounts tend to get a bit deeper around holidays and special events, and with Memorial Day this weekend, mattress retailers and mattress-in-a-box brands alike have some of the best deals of the year on mattresses, pillows, bedding, and other items to help you sleep better. In fact, May is one of the best months to score a low price on a new mattress.

We keep tabs on the mattresses that do well in Consumer Reports’ tests, to show you the best offers on quality mattresses from top brands such as Casper, Sleep Number, Tuft & Needle, and more. The prices listed below are all 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 Avocado, 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 did in our tests for supporting people of all sizes, whether you sleep on your side or your back.

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Avocado is running a sitewide sale, offering 10 percent off all its mattresses with the code SAVE10 (and CR members can save a little more right now, too—just log in to see the details). Every model from this brand scores highly in CR’s tests. The Avocado Green, for instance, offers top-notch support for the broadest range of sleepers compared with the other mattresses in our list of the top four innersprings. The latex-on-coil mattress earns a top score not only for back sleepers of all sizes but also for side sleepers who are average or large/tall. (Support for petite side sleepers scores just slightly below.) The Avocado Green is the firmest option from this brand, receiving a score of seven out of 10 on the firmness scale. Like the others, it earns only an average rating for stabilization, so you’ll feel vibrations if you sleep with a restless partner.

CR’s test results: Avocado Green mattress

Bear Mattress is running its Memorial Day mattress sale all month. You can save 30 percent on a Bear mattress and get a free sheet set, two free Cloud pillows, and a mattress protector with the code MD30. 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 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

Nearly every size and style of sleeper should be pleased with the above-average support this innerspring model provides. Only for petite side sleepers is support merely average. It’s highly stable, and the durability is first-rate, with no noticeable sagging, softening, or damage in eight years of simulated use. Topped with gel-infused foam, it’s a full 14 inches high, which may require deep-pocket fitted sheets.

CR’s test results: Beautyrest Black L-Class 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 for most sleepers. 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.

Right now, Birch is offering $400 off this mattress with the code MDSALE400, and you’ll also get two free Eco-Rest pillows with your purchase.

CR’s test results: Birch by Helix Natural mattress

This online-only mattress-in-a-box retailer is offering an early Memorial Day discount on 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 MDSALE200, you’ll save $200 on this mattress and get two free pillows. One thing to note about this mattress is that it’s 14 inches high, so you’ll need deep-pocket sheets. We’ve also seen sale prices fluctuate leading up to holiday shopping moments like this, so you may want to wait until closer to Memorial Day weekend to see if Helix makes changes to its offers.

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. For this midmonth sale, Saatva is offering 12 percent off sitewide. This price is about $90 better than we saw for Saatva’s Mother’s Day sale. There’s a good chance the price could drop even more for Memorial Day, so you may want to wait to buy.

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 found that this mattress doesn’t retain warmth, so it’s a good choice for keeping you cool if you tend to sleep hot.

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.

Both Amazon and Mattress Firm were selling this mattress for $1,075 last week, but now the Memorial Day sale has brought an even better deal. Traditionally, Tuft & Needle’s holiday weekend sales stay constant through the holiday, so these are the lowest prices we’ll see for the May holiday.

CR’s test results: Tuft & Needle Mint mattress