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Around holiday weekends like Memorial Day, mattress sales tend to be even better than usual, typically 5 to 10 percent more off than during nonholiday sales. And even though the holiday weekend is over, many of these sales have been extended, giving shoppers a chance to reap the benefits of these deeper discounts.

We’re keeping tabs on all the best offers from top brands like Beautyrest, Essentia, Helix, Sealy, and Tuft & Needle, among others. And if you’re not quite ready to buy, you can look to July Fourth, Labor Day, and other holidays for similar prices. There are even a few holiday deals on some of the top pillows tested in our labs.

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 150 mattresses perform in our tests for supporting people of all sizes, whether you sleep on your side or your back.

Read on for the best deals you can find right now, listed in alphabetical order.

Mattresses

Avocado Green Mattress (Queen)

    Avocado makes some top-notch mattresses, and this is a great chance to save on one. The Green usually goes for $1,500 and the Green Pillowtop is priced at $1,700. Both Avocado mattresses are made from organic materials, and they support a wide range of side and back sleeper body types. On our firmness scale, the Avocado Green is very firm and the pillow top is medium firm. If you use the code HONOR, it’ll take $100 off the price of the mattress you choose.

     

    CR’s test results: Avocado Green innerspring mattress

    Bear Mattress (Queen)

      Bear has extended its Memorial Day sale through June 1. You can still save 25 percent on a Bear mattress with the code MD25, making it $50 cheaper than any sale we’ve seen this year. And if you buy one, it comes with a pair of pillows and a set of sheets. The original mattress from Bear performs well in our tests and is 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 it tends to retain heat, so it may be best for those who sleep cooler.

       

      CR’s test results: Bear Queen foam mattress

      Beautyrest BR-800 Innerspring Mattress (Queen)

        This Beautyrest mattress typically sells for around $600, but you can still get a significant discount at a few places right now. Our tests found that this innerspring mattress is especially good for side and back sleepers.

         

        CR’s test results: Beautyrest BR800 12-Inch medium firm innerspring mattress

        Casper Hybrid Original Mattress (Queen)

          Casper’s Hybrid is an innerspring mattress with several layers of foam. It offers a good night’s rest for people of all the sizes and sleep styles we test for, with the best results for side sleepers. The mattress is top-notch at muting vibrations, meaning there’s little bouncing from across the bed, but it is among the softer models we've tested. CR subscribers say Casper mattresses are a great value, and more than half of those surveyed would buy another.

           

          If you don't want or need a hybrid mattress, the Casper Original is also on sale for $930, down from about $1,100 at the same retailers.

           

          CR's test results: Casper Original Hybrid (2020) mattress

          Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000 Mattress (Queen)

            This innerspring mattress is a great option for back sleepers, and side sleepers may like it as well, based on our test results. With a latex-foam top layer, the mattress excels at supporting the curve of the spine for back sleepers—and does a nice job keeping side sleepers’ spines horizontal. It is also impressive at minimizing bouncing from across the bed. FYI: Its 14-inch height calls for deep-pocket fitted sheets.

             

            This mattress originally cost over $3,000 and was selling for around $2,100 recently. Now it has been marked down to $1,800, and you can use the code GIVING to net an additional $300 in savings.

             

            CR’s test results: Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000 innerspring mattress

            Essentia Stratami Mattress (Queen)

              Essentia has extended its Memorial Day sale until June 7, offering 25 percent off and a free set of sheets with any mattress purchase, excluding the Hybrid models. (Those are $200 off and don't include free sheets.)

               

              The Stratami has been one of the top-ranking foam mattresses in CR’s ratings for several years. This mattress is good at supporting people of all sizes whether they sleep on their side or back, but it earns the highest marks for supporting petite and average-sized people who sleep on their back. This mattress meets two organic standards, the Global Organic Latex Standard and the Global Organic Textile Standard.

               

              CR’s test results: Essentia Stratami foam mattress

              Leesa Leesa Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

                At Leesa you can get a queen-size mattress for $200 off the usual price through June 1, though we saw it for $100 less during the last holiday weekend sale, so you may want to wait for a bigger discount. The Leesa Hybrid mattress-in-a-box combines innersprings with layers of foam with mixed results. Support for petite sleepers and average-sized back sleepers is better than average. This mattress is super-stable, and you’re not likely to have problems moving around (or jostling your partner) when you sleep.

                 

                CR’s test results: Leesa Hybrid innerspring mattress

                Serta Perfect Sleeper Hybrid Standale II Mattress (Queen)

                  The Serta Standale II hybrid queen mattress has been discounted for a few months but recently dropped an additional $80 for Memorial Day weekend. This price will be available through June 7. The mattress combines innersprings and gel memory foam for a comfortable night’s rest for most types of sleepers, but our testers noted that it does retain some heat. And at 14 inches tall, it will require deep-pocket fitted sheets.

                   

                  CR’s test results: Serta Perfect Sleeper Hybrid Standale II Luxury innerspring mattress

                  Tuft & Needle Original Mattress (Queen)

                    Tuft & Needle just extended its Memorial Day sale through June 13. The mattress company is offering 15 percent savings on all the brand’s mattresses, including the Original, the Mint, and the Hybrid. Everything else is 10 percent off, with jersey sheets and some bed frames discounted 20 percent. Typically, other retailers like Amazon will offer the same sale price as the brand, so you can choose where to buy. CR’s tests show that Tuft & Needle makes decent mattresses all-around. But the Original may be softer than advertised, so be sure to read up on each model before you buy.

                     

                    CR’s test results: Tuft & Needle Original foam mattress

                    Pillows

                    Sleep Number ComfortFit Ultimate Pillow

                      This pillow from Sleep Number is currently on sale if you buy two. It's a buy one, get one half off sale, so you need to buy two to save. The price listed shows how much each will cost compared with its full price.

                       

                      It's made of a blend of memory foam pieces and down alternative fibers. Inside the pillow casing are three layers that can be added or removed to tailor the pillow to the level you need. It earns top support ratings for both side and back sleepers in our tests, and our testers found it to be very breathable. It’s one of the best pillows CR has tested. But it isn't as resilient as some other options on this list and might not hold its shape as well over time. 

                       

                      CR's test results: Sleep Number’s ComfortFit Ultimate

                      Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow

                        Tempur-Pedic’s gel memory foam pillow is the most expensive one we’ve tested. This pillow ranks among the best pillows from our tests, and Amazon is offering it for 34 percent off the regular price. In CR’s tests, it proved to be a great option for side sleepers but didn't score quite as well for back sleepers (though it still has a decent score). It maintained its shape in our resiliency tests but lost points for higher-than-average heat retention and the fact that only the cover, not the whole pillow, is washable.

                         

                        CR’s test results: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow