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The best Black Friday mattress deals 2021

TechRadar logo TechRadar 11/26/2021 Julia Sagar
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There are hundreds of Black Friday mattress deals live and ready to browse today, and all the leading mattress brands have launched their official sales.

Two of our favorite Black Friday mattress deals come from Nectar and Saatva respectively, and both sit at the top of our best mattress guide. Nectar is offering a $100 price cut on its popular memory foam mattresses, returning them to the lowest prices we've seen - and you'll get $399 of free sleep gifts added to your order too. 

If you have a little more to spend, there's up to a 15% discount on all Saatva mattresses - including our top pick, the luxury innerspring hybrid Saatva Classic. 

And there's plenty more going on too. Tempur-Pedic has big savings of up to 40% off in its Black Friday sitebuster event, while boxed mattress brand Casper has up to 30% off mattresses. In short, there are discounts everywhere you look.

We've searched the Black Friday sales and have rounded up the very best deals here. However a word of warning: keep an eye on delivery times, especially if you urgently need a new mattress. 

Why? Because the mattress industry has been plagued by supply chain issues this year, resulting in long delivery delays for some companies - so if you're in a hurry to get your new mattress, just double-check the delivery date before committing. 

For now, here's our pick of the best Black Friday mattress deals around...

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The best Black Friday mattress deals in 2021

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1. Nectar Memory Foam mattress: from $798 $499 + $399 free gifts at Nectar Sleep Editor's choice - This superb mid-range, all-foam mattress sits at number two in our mattress rankings and is exceptional value for money. It offers strong support, pressure relief and motion isolation - we loved sleeping on it - and is a great option for anyone who likes to be 'hugged' by their mattress or who has a restless partner. It significantly undercuts its competitors on price, with a queen down from $899 to $799. Plus it comes with two free cooling pillows, sheets and a mattress protector worth $399. There's also a year-long risk-free trial to decide whether you like it, and a forever warranty. Some find it warm though, so if you sleep hot we'd advise a hybrid like the Saatva Classic below instead. 

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2. Saatva Classic mattress: from $899 - save $250 when you spend $975 or more at Saatva Hotel luxury - The Saatva Classic is number one in our best mattress guide. It costs more than the Nectar, but this premium mattress comes in three different firmness options and two heights, and has been approved by the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. We're testing the luxury firm version, and found it delivers excellent pressure relief in all sleeping positions, while keeping you cool and well-supported at night. It's an excellent choice for hot sleepers, or anyone who likes a traditional mattress feel with a little bounce. Our exclusive Black Friday mattress deal makes a queen size $100 cheaper than on the Saatva site: $1,345, down from $1,595 - there's free white glove delivery too.

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3. The DreamCloud mattress: from $1,198 $699 + $399 free gifts at DreamCloud Great-value hybrid - If the Saatva Classic above sounds great but is out of budget, try the DreamCloud - we think it's the best-value hybrid mattress you can buy, with a $500 discount and $399-worth of free gifts added to your order. Graded as 'luxury firm' (6.5/10), it's a generous 14 inches deep, with five layers, including contouring gel memory foam to relieve pressure, and a layer of individually cased innersprings to provide extra support and increased airflow. It's another great choice for hot sleepers, and anyone who prefers to sleep on top of their mattress rather than sinking into it.

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4. Cocoon Chill Memory Foam mattress: from $769 $499 + $199 free gifts at Cocoon by Sealy Budget cooling - The Cocoon Chill Memory Foam is one of the best budget cooling mattresses in the US, with effective temperature-regulation features that set it apart from rival all-foam mattresses. It's medium-firm, with excellent pressure relief and motion isolation (making it good for anyone with a restless partner), and is particularly well-suited to hot sleepers who like the feel of memory foam. Right now, it's just $30 off the cheapest we've ever seen it ($469 last Black Friday). You also get two free pillows and a sheet set worth up to $199 thrown in.

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5. PlushBeds Botanical Bliss: from $2,599 $1,349 + $549 of free gifts at PlushBeds Best for allergies - There's up to a $1,250 discount on PlushBeds' most popular mattress, and it comes with $549 of free bedding. This super-durable natural latex option is made from too Greenguard Gold certified organic materials, and comes in two different firmness options and three different heights. The latex is taut and bouncy, making it a great choice for people who move around a lot at night, and it's also brilliant at regulating temperature, so if you're a hot sleeper you'll get on well with it. It's a favorite among chiropractors for relieving back pain too. However, if you want full-body contouring while you sleep, choose a memory foam option instead.  

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6. Helix Midnight mattress: from $699 $599 + 2 free pillows at Helix Great for side sleepers - The Helix Midnight is a medium hybrid mattress that's designed for side sleepers, people who toss and turn at night, and couples with different firmness preferences. In the middle, memory foam and support foam contour to your body and provide pressure relief, while eight-inch tall pocket coils cradle your body. There's also a reinforced perimeter for extra support. Helix's Black Friday mattress sale is currently the same as its Fall sale, giving you $100-$150 off and two free pillows. That puts a queen at $999. 

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7. Tempur-Essential: from $1,665 $999 at Temput-Predic Cheapest Tempur mattress - Tempur-Pedic's brought back its special-edition medium-soft mattress for Black Friday, and there's up to a $1,332 discount, depending on which size you choose. It's 10-inches deep, with four foam layers that are designed to cushion and support you while you sleep - if you prefer a softer mattress, it's a great choice. This one sold out last year (it's the cheapest Tempur mattress you can buy, so that isn't surprising) - so if you like the sound of it grab while you can. 

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8. Big Fig mattress: from $1,499 $1,199 at Big Fig

Best for bigger bodies - The Big Fig mattress is designed to support and cradle bigger figures, with 1,600 pocket springs that respond to your body and help you turn to find the right position. Able to support up to 1,100lbs with two sleepers, or 550lbs with a single sleeper, there's also a cooling cover on top, and a layer of perforated gel-infused latex foam for increased airflow. There's $300 off with this Black Friday mattress deal - that's $50 cheaper than last week and takes a queen from $1,899 to $1,599.

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9. Layla Memory Foam mattress: from $749 $599 + 2 free pillows at Layla Customizable - Layla's most popular mattress has a three-inch layer of antimicrobial copper-infused memory foam to help keep you cool and clean at night. It's also flippable: one side is firm (7/10) and the other is soft (4/10), so you can choose the right firmness for your sleeping style. There's a $150 discount plus two free pillows with this Black Friday mattress deal at Layla, which makes a queen $949 (was $1,099). And if you need a foundation and bed frame too, you can save $350 with a bundle deal. Deal ends: Nov 26

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10. Tempur-Pedic Essential mattress: from $1,665 $999 at Tempur-Pedic

Save up to $1,332 - You'll get a huge 40% discount on the TEMPUR-Essential mattress, which is the same excellent discount we saw from Tempur-Pedic last year. The TEMPUR-Essential is a good option for you if you want a cozy, medium-soft feel mattress that offers good pressure relief for your entire body in any sleep position.

Black Friday mattress deals: memory foam

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Memory foam mattresses mold to your body while you sleep, responding to your shape and weight to provide cushioning and support where you need it, and relieving pressure around your shoulders, neck and hips. They're a great option if you like to feel hugged and cushioned while you sleep.

They’re also very good for anyone who needs advanced pressure relief, and work well for couples too, because - like all foam mattresses - they’re generally good at absorbing motion. That means you’re less likely to be disturbed by a restless partner, or someone climbing in and out of bed.

The flip side to this is that memory foam isn’t as responsive as other types of mattresses, so if you prefer a little bounce you’ll be better off with a hybrid mattress or spring-based mattress. 

We’d also recommend avoiding an all-foam mattress if you overheat at night. However, if you’re a hot sleeper who loves the feel of memory foam, there are some options with effective cooling features to consider, such as the Cocoon Chill, which you'll find below - and there are plenty of other mattresses for hot sleepers in the cooling mattresses section of this page. Look for gel memory foam, if you overheat at night, which helps keep temperatures down as you fall asleep, or for more advanced features such as phase-change material, which help regulate temperature throughout the night.

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Nectar Memory Foam mattress: from $599 $499 + $399 free gifts at Nectar Sleep Save up to $499 - Nectar's flagship mattress is one of the best-value mattresses you can buy. It's made from quality materials, with five layers providing excellent comfort, pressure relief and support - there's also a new cooling cover to prevent you from overheating. If you like the 'hugging' feel of memory foam, it's a great choice. It's well-suited to all sleeping styles - and with a $100 discount and $399 of free gifts added to your order, plus a 365-night trial and forever warranty, it's superb value for money.

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Nectar Premier Copper Memory Foam mattress: from $1,697 $1,299 + $498 free gifts at Nectar Save up to $498 - Nectar's top-tier mattress is the tallest, coolest and most supportive of the range, with a thicker comfort layer and two extra inches on the base layer. On top, meanwhile, the cooling cover is infused with heat-conductive copper fibers and other heat-wicking material to help you stay cool. It's a brilliant option for hot sleepers, or anyone who needs extra support and pressure relief while they sleep, and because it's great at absorbing motion, it's good for anyone with a restless partner too. A queen size is currently reduced from $2,197 to $1,699 - bargain.  

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Serta iComfort mattress: from $1,009 + up to $799 of free gifts at Serta Save $799 - This is a good Black Friday mattress deal if you want a cheaper cooling mattress and a free bed base and bedding. The 10-inch Serta iComfort has a user rating of 4.5 out of 5 and uses temperature regulating mattress tech to keep you cool during sleep, while memory foam provides that cozy contouring feel. A queen size costs $1,099 and comes with $649 of free gifts, which is great value.

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Saatva Loom & Leaf mattress: from $949 - save $250 when you spend $975 or more at Saatva

Save $250 - Saatva's ultra-premium 5lb memory foam mattress is made from high-density foam layers that contour to your body to relieve pressure, while delivering stable support. It uses gel-infused foam to keep you cool while you sleep and support your spine, and a breathable hypoallergenic organic cotten cover. This hotel-quality luxury mattress comes in two different firmness options, and with TechRadar's exclusive deal, you can save $250 when you spend $975 or more.

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Amerisleep AS3 mattress: was $1,449 now $1,149 at Amerisleep

Save $300 - Amerisleep's most popular mattress is a 12-inch deep, medium-firm, all-foam model that uses plant-based memory foam to help you stay cool while you sleep. It's breathable, supportive and responsive, with good pressure relief, and will suit most body types and sleeping styles. There's a $300 discount with this Black Friday mattress deal, which drops the price of a twin to $1,449 and a queen to $1,399.

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Tuft & Needle Original mattress: from $645 $451 at Tuft & Needle Save up to $328.50 - Tuft & Needle’s all-foam mattress has two layers of foam that contour to your body to cushion pressure points. Designed with heat-conducting graphite, and open-cell cooling tech that helps air circulate within the mattress to keep you cool while you sleep, the Tuft & Needle Original is a great budget/lower-mid-range mattress. This Black Friday mattress deals cuts 30% off the price, and is a much better offer than the 10% discount over the summer.

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Tuft & Needle Mint mattress: from $745 $6521.50 at Tuft & Needle Save up to $418.50 - Especially designed for co-sleepers, each of the triple-foam layers inside this luxury mattress are there to help you sleep more deeply. And with a huge 30% off in the company’s Black Friday sale, there’s no better time to buy. Add a Mint Complete Mattress Bundle with sheets, mattress protector and pillow and you’ll save a further $30.75.

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Bear Original mattress: from $695 $522 + two free pillows and sheets at Bear Save up to $273 - The Bear Original is a 10-inch deep all-foam mattress with a firmer feel (7 out of 10 on the firmness scale). Originally designed for people with active lifestyles, it provides good pressure relief and temperature regulation, and is well-suited to all sleeping styles. There's currently 25% off in the company's Black Friday sale, plus you'll get two free cloud pillows and a sheet set. This drops the price of the mattress from $695 to $522 for a twin, and just $747 for a queen.

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Casper Original mattress: from $995 $895 at Casper Save up to $200 - The award-winning Casper Original mattress has up to $200 off for Black Friday. The brand’s most popular mattress offers comfort and cooling in equal measure with all-foam or hybrid versions designed to give you precise comfort and zoned support whatever your sleeping position. Eco-conscious shoppers, the cover is made with up to 57 recycled bottles.

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Layla Memory Foam mattress: from $749 $599 + two free pillows at Layla Save $150 - Layla's best-selling mattress is firm on one side (7/10) and soft on the other (4/10). The firm side is a good option for back and stomach sleepers, giving more support and less sink, while the softer side suits side sleepers - but you can try both and flip it to the side you prefer. It's 10.5 inches deep, with a three-inch layer of antimicrobial copper-infused memory foam to keep you cool and clean at night. With this Black Friday mattress deal there's a $150 discount plus two free pillows, and if you need a foundation and bed frame too, you can save $350 with a bundle deal. 

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Purple mattress: from $699 $599 at Purple Save $100 - There's a $100 discount on Purple’s flagship mattress in the company's Black Friday sale - or you can save up to $250 if you add Purple's premium sleep bundle to your order (a pillow, sheets and mattress protector). The mattress has a unique feel thanks to its dynamic, durable hyper-elastic gel grid, which flexes under pressure to deliver tailored support. It also has 1,400+ air channels to help keep the temperature down. If you're not sure, there's a 100-night risk-free trial to test whether you like it. 

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Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt mattress: from $1,799 at Tempur $300 of free accessories - Tempur-Pedic’s luxury all-foam mattress comes with $300 worth of free accessories when you buy a Foundation too. To grab this Black Friday mattress deal, use the promo code 300FREE at checkout. Using the brand’s legendary Tempur material, the Tempur-Adapt is a medium-firm mattress that offers excellent pressure relief and cooling to help you sleep well. The 90-night trial isn't the longest here, but it's more than the minimum recommended period of three weeks.

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Nod by Tuft & Needle: from $275 $247.50 at Amazon

Save up to $50 - Tuft & Needle makes good quality affordable mattresses, and The Nod is the cheapest. It's a basic memory foam model that delivers a snug body hug feel for much less  – a queen size costs $290 for the 6-inch version or $355.50 (was $395) for the 8-inch version. From over 2,900 user reviews, The Nod has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5, with 73% of reviewers giving it 5 out of 5. Less favorable reviews say it’s quite firm at the start, so with the money you save, consider buying a mattress topper too.

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Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress (10-inch): from $240 at Amazon

The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress made it into our best mattress guide as our top pick for under $500. When we tested it, we found it to have good pressure relief, support and spinal alignment - although we did find it a bit warm, so wouldn't recommend it for very hot sleepers. It's a budget mattress, so don't expect bells and whistles, but with an average score of 4.5/5 from almost 120,000 user reviews on Amazon, it's worth considering if you're looking for a cheap memory foam mattress.

Black Friday mattress deals: hybrid

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The DreamCloud mattress: from $1,198 $699 + $399 free gifts at DreamCloud Save $500 - We think the DreamCloud is the best-value hybrid mattress you can buy, with a $500 discount and $399-worth of free gifts added to your order. Graded as 'luxury firm' (6.5/10), it's a generous 14 inches deep, with five layers including contouring gel memory foam to relieve pressure, and a layer of individually cased innersprings to provide extra support and increased airflow - this is a great choice for hot sleepers, and anyone who prefers a little more bounce than all-foam mattress.

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Serta iComfort Hybrid: from $1,099 + up to $799 of free gifts at Serta

Save $799 - The iComfort Hybrid offers all the cozy magic of memory foam (there are two different types here) with the support of coils. The iComfort Hybrid offers strong motion isolation, making it a good choice for restless sleepers and couples, with a queen size costing $1,499. Even better, it comes with $649 of free gifts including a bed base.

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Helix Midnight mattress: from $699 $599 + 2 free pillows at Helix Save up to $150 - The Helix Midnight is a medium hybrid mattress that's designed for side sleepers, people who toss and turn at night, and couples with different firmness preferences. In the middle, memory foam and support foam contour to your body and provide pressure relief, while eight-inch tall pocket coils cradle your body. There's also a reinforced perimeter for extra support. Helix's Black Friday mattress sale is the same as its Fall sale, giving you $100-$150 off and two free pillows. That puts a queen at $999.

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Casper Original Hybrid mattress: from $995 $895 at Casper Up to $200 off: The hybrid version of the Casper Original includes resilient springs for lift, support and better airflow. Those are housed beneath a layer of memory foam divided into specific zones that help align your shoulders and lower back during sleep and rest. The Casper Original Hybrid is available in sizes from twin through to Cal king, and it comes on a 100-night risk-free trial. This is a good discount, similar to what we saw among last year’s Black Friday mattress deals. 

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Beautyrest Black Hybrid: up to $300 off at Beautyrest

Save $300 - This medium-firm hybrid uses premium memory foam and pocketed coil tech to provide higher levels of back support during sleep. You'll save up to $300 with this Black Friday mattress deal, reducing the price of a queen size Black Hybrid to $2,499 (was $2,699). If you want cooling comfort from a trusted brand, add this to your list.

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Nolah Evolution 15" mattress: from $1,899 $1,099 at Nolah Save $700 - Nolah's best-selling mattress is an ultra-high-tech luxury hybrid mattress that's packed with advanced cooling, support, and comfort features, including graphite-infused foam, a plush 'ArcticTex' cooling cover and reinforced edge support. It's well-suited to any sleeping position and there are three different firmness options to choose between. There's currently a huge $700 discount with this Black Friday mattress deal, and you'll get two free pillows worth $198.

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The Allswell Mattress: from $265 $198.75 at Allswell

Save 25% - The Allswell is a highly-rated hybrid mattress that costs just $281.25 for a queen size with this Black Friday mattress deal. The Allswell is made with individually wrapped coils to reduce motion transfer (this is important for restless sleepers who share a bed) and uses charcoal and copper gel infused memory foam to keep you cool. For such a rock bottom price, this is hard to pass up.

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Linenspa Hybrid mattress (10-inch): from $208.72 at Amazon

There isn't a Black Friday mattress deal on Amazon's best-selling mattress, but if you're looking for a cheap but decent-quality hybrid mattress, the Linenspa 10-inch hybrid gets our top vote. Made from memory foam and innersprings, it comes in 8, 10 and 12-inch depths (we don't recommend thinner than 10 inches for adults) and costs just over $300 for a queen-size 10-inch version. You don't get the advanced pressure relief and support of the other mattresses in our 'top picks' section, and it won't last as long either, but if you're on a tight budget, or looking for something for the spare room or a kid's room, it's a good option.

Black Friday mattress deals: innerspring

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Saatva Classic mattress: from $899 - save $250 when you spend $975 or more at Saatva Exclusive offer - TechRadar's exclusive offer with Saatva gives you $250 off the luxury Saatva Classic when you spend $975 or more - that's cheaper than the Black Friday mattress deal on the company's site. There's free white glove delivery too. This premium mattress comes in three different firmness options and two heights, and has been approved by the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. It's an excellent choice for hot sleepers, or anyone who likes a traditional mattress feel with a little bounce. 

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The DreamCloud mattress: from $1,198 $699 + $399 free gifts at DreamCloud Save $500 - We think the DreamCloud is the best-value hybrid mattress you can buy, with a $500 discount and $399-worth of free gifts added to your order. Graded as 'luxury firm' (6.5/10), it's a generous 14 inches deep, with five layers including contouring gel memory foam to relieve pressure, and a layer of individually cased innersprings to provide extra support and increased airflow - this is a great choice for hot sleepers, and anyone who prefers a little more bounce than all-foam mattress.

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Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress: was from $699.99 $524.99 at MattressFirm Save up to $300 - While this isn’t the biggest Black Friday mattress deal, it’s the best for anyone on a small budget who wants a cozy, sink-in feel from an innerspring mattress. A plush pillow top enhances comfort levels, especially for side sleepers, while the presence of springs makes it more breathable than some memory foam mattresses – the other best choice for sink-in softness. Innersprings don’t last as long as other types, but they are usually cheap, and with this deal a queen size Serta Perfect Sleeper is $674.99 (was $899). For a longer-lasting mattress, check out the organic models further down this guide.

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The WinkBed mattress: from $1,149 $849 + $399 free gifts at WinkBed Save 300 - The WinkBed comes in four firmness options: softer (4.5), luxury firm (6.5), firmer (7.5), and plus (8) for heavier bodies. It's 13.5 inches tall, with a Tencel cover to wick away heat, a quilted Euro-pillow top with gel-infused foam to relieve pressure points, and a deep layer of high-grade steel pocket springs for greater support. It's well-suited to any sleeping style and a great option for hot sleepers and anyone who needs robust edge support. There's currently $300 off plus you'll get $399 of free gifts.

Black Friday mattress deals: organic

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Awara Organic Luxury Hybrid mattress: from $1,398 $899 at Awara Save up to $699 - There’s $200 off the mattress and up to $499 of free gifts, depending on the size you buy. Awara’s luxury hybrid is made using certified organic materials that are non-toxic and healthier for your sleep. The organic wool used here is also naturally breathable, so hot sleepers will feel comfortable on this mattress. The Awara has a luxury firm (7.5 out of 10) feel, so if you want a softer bed, look at the Botanical Bliss below. But if you want higher levels of back support, this is a good choice and now comes with a substantial saving.

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PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress: from $2,599 $1,349 + $549 of free gifts at PlushBeds Save up to $1,799 - The handcrafted Botanical Bliss is softer than the Awara above. It comes in three heights and two firmness levels: medium (suits lighter bodies, side sleepers and combi sleepers) or medium firm (good for back and stomach sleepers, heavier bodies, and those with back pain). PlushBeds has made it with a mix of organic wool, cotton and latex, so it’s more breathable for hot sleepers. This one comes recommended by chiropractors too, so it’s ideal for people with back pain. The discount is massive discount at up to $1,250 off plus $549 of free gifts, and you’ll get 100 nights to trial it at home too.

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WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress: was from $1,399 $1,099 + $300 of free gifts at WinkBeds Save up to $399 of free gifts - The user reviews average 4.7 out of 5 on this medium-firm organic mattress, with the most praise directed at the EcoCloud’s cooling comfort and pressure relief. The soft quilted cover and zoned support at the shoulders, hips and knee areas make it particularly comfy for side sleepers. The WinkBeds EcoCloud comes on a 120-night trial period and has a market-leading lifetime warranty, like the Nectar and DreamCloud models further up this guide. $1,699 for a queen size organic mattress is a fantastic Black Friday deal, especially with $300 of free gifts.

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Avocado Green mattress: from $1,099 $949 at Avocado Save $150 - Avocado's early Black Friday sale cuts $150 off the price of the Avocado Green, an eco-friendly hybrid mattress made from 100% GOTS-certified organic latex, wool and cotton, and a layer of pocketed support coils for extra support - just add code: ORGANIC at checkout. With this discount a queen size costs $1,349 (down from $1,599).

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Birch Natural mattress: was $1,249 now $849 + two free eco-rest pillows at Birch

Save $400 - This 11-inch tall organic hybrid mattress has a medium-firm feel, and is made from premium hypoallergenic and organic materials, including organic cotton, wool and natural Talalay latex. It's well-suited to all sleeping styles (front, back and side), with extra pressure relief and support from a layer of pocket-coils - and the natural latex is very durable too. There's $400 off in Birch's Black Friday sale - a queen now costs $1,299, down from $1,699 - and you'll get two free eco-rest pillows added to your order too.

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SOLD OUT: Brentwood Cedar Natural Luxe mattress: from $1,499 $1,199 at Brentwood Save $200 - This luxury hybrid latex mattress has a five-zoned coil support system, is made from organic latex and wool, and it's 100% carbon offset. It's rated medium-firm (7 out of 10) and a great choice for anyone looking for an eco-friendly luxury mattress. Right now there's a $200 discount with this Black Friday mattress deal - use code: BFFEST. 

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LinenSpa 10-Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress: from $269 $215 at Amazon

Save up to $52 - Save 13% on this best-selling cheap mattress. LinenSpa is a popular brand on Amazon and this one is well-rated for pressure relief and motion isolation. It’s a good cheap pick for enjoying the cradling effect of latex and foam without overheating. There are far better quality mattresses in this guide, but if you have little to spend, you could do much worse than this one.


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Black Friday mattress deals: cooling mattresses

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Cocoon Chill Hybrid mattress: from $1,139 $739 + two free pillows and sheets at Cocoon by Sealy Save up to $700 - There's a 35% discount on Cocoon By Sealy's most advanced cooling mattress, the Cocoon Chill Hybrid - plus you get two free pillows and sheets in the Black Friday sale. Made from memory foam and responsive coils for targeted support, this high-quality 12-inch deep medium-firm mattress uses phase-change material to help you stay cooler while you fall asleep, and there's a cooling cover on top too. Plus there's the option to upgrade to 'extra-chill technology' if you're a particularly hot sleeper. A queen currently costs $1,099, down from $1,699 - that's extremely competitive for a dedicated cooling mattress. 

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Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid mattress: from $999 $749.25 at Brooklyn Bedding Save up to $549 - There’s currently a 25% discount on the Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid, a mid-range mattress that’s infused with phase-change material called ‘TitanCool’. This uses cooling gel beads, which absorb heat when the temperature rises, and release it when it falls. At the core of the mattress there are also eight-inch tall pocket coils that boost airflow, while delivering targeted pressure relief - it's particularly good for side sleepers. Helpfully there are three different firmness options, and at $1,311.75 for a queen, down from $1,749, it's decent value.  

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Helix Midnight Luxe mattress: from $1,099 $999 +  two free pillows at Helix Save $200 - The premium Helix Midnight Luxe is a medium-firm hybrid that's great for side sleepers who prefer a not-too-firm, not-too-soft feel, and people who toss and turn at night. Luxury memory foam relieves pressure on your hips and shoulders, while an ultra breathable Tencel cover and robust layer of wrapped coils boost airflow, helping you stay cool at night. There's currently $200 off for Black Friday, dropping a twin to $999 and a queen from $1,949 to $1,749. However, we saw the same offer over the summer and think prices could fall by another $100 for Black Friday. 

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Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress: from $1,149 $899 at Saatva Save up to 15% - This natural, organic latex hybrid mattress is a top choice if you’re looking for a super-durable luxury mattress made from eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. Natural latex is ultra-breathable with ventilated pin holes that help air circulate around the mattress - it’s extremely effective, along with the pocket coils, at keeping temperatures cool. Plus it delivers superb pressure relief and lasts longer than most other mattress materials. Saatva’s Black Friday event cuts 15% off the price.  

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Nectar Premier Copper Memory Foam mattress: from $1,697 $1,299 + $498 free gifts at Nectar Save up to $498 - Nectar's most premium mattress is also its coolest, with heat-conductive copper fibers woven into the cover, and phase-change gel memory foam that adapts to your body temperature, cooling you down when temperatures rise, and warming you up when they fall. At 14-inches deep, it's both comfortable and extremely supportive, and with almost $500 off for Black Friday, with $498-worth of free gifts added to your order, it's fantastic value for money. 

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Zinus Cooling Comfort Plus Mattress: from $524

$314 at Zinus

Save up to $420 - Cooling mattresses normally cost hundreds of dollars more, so if you sleep hot but have little money to spend, try this one ($524 for a queen size). But if you can stretch to a little more, we’d recommend the Cocoon by Sealy Chill instead ($799 for a queen). You’ll get 100 nights to put the Zinus to the test, and there’s a 10-year warranty, which is good for a cheap mattress. Only two user reviews have been published to date, but both are positive. This is best Black Friday mattress deal for hot sleepers on a shoestring budget. 

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Brooklyn Bedding Chill Mattress: was $249 now $186.75 at Brooklyn Bedding The Chill Mattress is worth looking at if your sleep issue is frequent waking due to overheating in bed. The second big draw here is the price - with a 25% discount the Chill now starts at $186.75. We'd go for the 10" version rather than than 6" to enjoy a higher level of comfort, and at less than $450 for a queen size, it's a strong Black Friday mattress deal for little money.

Black Friday mattress deals: smart mattresses

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Sleep Number 360 iLE Limited Edition Smart Bed: from $4,699 $2,349.50 at Sleep Number

Save up to $3,449.50 - Widely regarded as one of the world’s smartest mattresses, the Sleep Number 360 iLE tracks various aspects of your shut-eye to help you sleep deeper and for longer. Better still, it has adjustable comfort and firmness, and it constantly balances temperature to keep you cool. At 50% off, this is one of the biggest savings we’ve seen this Black Friday.

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Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress: from $2,795 $2,295 at Eight Sleep

Save up to $500 - The Pod Pro is marginally cheaper than the Sleep Number smart mattress and packs in a lot of tech for the smaller price. In addition to robust sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring, the Eight Sleep smart mattress keeps tabs on the temperature inside your bedroom and outside your home. It then automatically adjusts the temperature of the mattress so that you stay cooler or warmer as needed to sleep comfortably through the night.

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Ghost SmartBed 3D Matrix: from $2,300 $1,610 at GhostBed

Save up to $1,380 - This one isn’t ‘smart’ in the way the others are, so if you want sleep tracking, look at the Eight Sleep or Sleep Number models. However the materials are cutting-edge, as are the features to relieve neck and back pain. The Ghost SmartBed 3D Matrix is also packed with patented cooling tech, making it a great option for hot sleepers. You get two free pillows plus 30% off here, with a queen reduced to $2,079.

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Solaire Adjustable mattress: from $2,147 $1,932.30 at Saatva Save up to $659.25 - The Solaire is a customizable mattress from Saatva with 50 different firmness settings on both sides. It scrapes into the smart mattress category on account of being remote-controlled - and due to the sheer amount of customization options. It's a luxury air bed, with a pillow top, followed by memory foam, a moisture barrier, vulcanixed air chambers and a power edge enclosure. It's a top choice if you're not sure what firmness you want, or if you have a partner with different preferences, and it's great for hot sleepers too. There's 15% off with this Black Friday mattress deal

Black Friday mattress deals: kids mattress

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Saatva Youth mattress: from $699 $629.10 at Saatva Save up to $89.90 - The Saatva Youth is a hypoallergenic and handcrafted dual-sided innerspring mattress for kids. It’s made with organic cotton and non-toxic foams, and has an internal waterproof barrier to safeguard against spills. One side (for ages 3-7) has five-zone support for growing bodies, while the other (for ages 8-12) adds in extra lumbar support and comfort foam. Helix has a similar (and slightly cheaper) option below, but Saatva’s is more luxurious.

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Helix Kids mattress: from $649 $549 + two free pillows at Helix Save $100 - The Helix Kids is the newest mattress in the brand’s range and is designed for children and kids aged 3-12. It’s a flippable mattress, with a firmer side for younger children (3-7 years) who need more support when growing, and a softer side for kids (8-12) who need support plus cushioned comfort. This Black Friday mattress deal cuts $100 off the price and you get two free sleep pillows. 

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Purple Kids mattress: from $599 $499 at Purple

Save $100 - The Purple Kids mattress comes in a twin size only, so see the Saatva or Helix if you need other sizes. It uses the same Purple Grid Tech found in the brand’s award-winning adult size mattresses, and this keeps the mattress cool while delivering pressure relief and ensuring correct spinal alignment. The cover is machine washable, and your child has 100 nights to put this one to the test. 

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Tuft & Needle Original mattress (twin): $645 $451.50 at Tuft & Needle Save $193.50 - The twin size Tuft & Needle Original mattress is a great choice for an older child - you get the support and comfort of a quality foam mattress, without the ultra-premium price tag, and they won't outgrow it. Inside, heat-conducting graphite and open-cell cooling tech helps air circulate within the mattress to stop heat building up, while the foam provides deep cushioning. This Black Friday mattress deal cuts 30% off the price - that's 20% better than the 10% discount we saw over the summer.

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Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress (6-inch, twin): $144.14 at Amazon

The 6-inch deep version of the twin-size Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress is another good option for older kids. This one made it into our best mattress guide - we think it's one of the best budget mattresses out there. When we tested it, we found it to have good pressure relief, support and spinal alignment - although we did find it a bit warm, so wouldn't recommend it for very hot sleepers. There's an 8-inch deep version, too, that would also be good for older kids (that's $233.23 at the moment).

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Linenspa Hybrid mattress (8-inch, twin): from $140.99 at Amazon

The Linenspa Hybrid is Amazon's best-selling mattress, and the eight-inch deep twin size is worth considering for an older child. It's made from memory foam and innersprings, and while you don't get the advanced pressure relief and support of the more mid-range (and expensive) mattresses in this section, it has an average score of 4.5/5 stars from over 110,000 user reviews on Amazon. 

Black Friday mattress deals: adjustable beds

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Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame: was from $849 $649 at Nectar

Save up to $400 - The Nectar Adjustable Bed is remote controlled and offers three levels of in-bed massage to help you relax before sleep. It also has a preset Zero Gravity position, which takes all pressure off your joints. You can program the memory settings too. With up to $400 off, this is a great deal if you want to take your in-bed comfort to the next level this Black Friday and beyond.

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Tempur-Pedic Ergo Smart Base: was from $1,699 $1,499 at Tempur-Pedic

Save up to $400 - Tempur-Pedic’s smart bed base has built-in sleep-tracking to give you insight into how well (and how much) you’re sleeping. Even better, it automatically detects snoring and raises the top of the bed to reduce pressure on your chest to stop your snoring. It offers in-bed head and foot massage too. All that, and it's up to $400 off for Black Friday.

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Casper Rise Max Adjustable Bed: was from $995 $895.50 at Casper

Save 10% - There’s a smaller saving on Casper's adjustable bed, but it comes in a larger range of sizes than the Nectar and has double the massage functions of the Tempur-Pedic. The Rise Max offers four massage presets, a Zero Gravity position, anti-snoring position, programmable memory settings, plus three leg-raise heights and under-bed lighting. This is a premium adjustable bed for less.

Black Friday mattress deals: mattress toppers

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Saatva Mattress Topper: was from $220 $198 at Saatva

Save up to $54 - If you can’t stretch to a Saatva mattress, then one of its luxury bed toppers is the next best thing. Saatva sits near the top of our best mattress toppers buyer’s guide because each of its three toppers are well-made and can help with three specific sleep issues. The Graphite Topper will make your bed cooler, the Latex Topper will make it firmer, and the Foam Topper will make it softer. 

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Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: was from $99.99 $63.99 at Amazon

Save up to $101 - We’d recommend the Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper to those who want to make a firm mattress softer. It also proves that you needn’t spend a lot of money to enjoy better sleep comfort. The two-inch pillow top cover is removable for machine washing, making it more hygienic than competitor toppers, while the two-inch cooling gel memory foam layer relieves pressure across your back, hips and neck. A good compromise if you can’t stretch to one of the best Black Friday mattress deals, yet need more in-bed comfort.

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Allswell 3 Inch Mattress Topper With Graphite: was from $79 $59.25 at Allswell

Save up to 25% - There's a 25% saving (with voucher code 'Black Friday' at checkout) on a highly rated and breathable mattress topper for making your existing bed softer and cooler. Graphite is used in cooling mattresses to regulate temperature, and while this topper won’t be anywhere as powerful, it’s still more cooling than standard foam toppers and is therefore the best deal for hot sleepers.

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ViscoSoft 3 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper: was from $179.99 $129.95 at Amazon

Save up to $90 - This is an excellent bed topper for the price and because it has three straight inches of memory foam, it’s ideal for making thinner mattresses seem plumper and more cushioned. Memory foam is also superb for relieving pressure across your back, neck and hips, so this ViscoSoft 3 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper would bring relief to anyone experiencing physical aches and pains during sleep. 

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Turmerry Organic Latex Mattress Topper: was from $185 $119 at Turmerry

Save up to $70 - This isn’t a massive discount, but that’s fine because the Turmerry mattress topper is very well priced anyway considering it’s made with non-toxic and organic materials. It’s available in five sizes (twin to Cal king) and fits easily over all mattresses to add extra plushness and full-body comfort. Because it’s made of natural Dunlop latex, it’s breathable and therefore a good option for hot sleepers seeking more in-bed comfort (without the overheating). 

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Casper Mattress Topper (twin size only): was $199 now $179 at Casper Save $20 - There’s only one size left in Casper’s plush mattress topper, so if you need a twin size topper, this is a fantastic choice for transforming an older bed. It uses three layers of premium latex foam to dish out a bouncier, softer feel, and because the foam is breathable it won’t trap heat beneath you. To use it, simply unroll it and place it on top of your mattress.

Black Friday mattress deals: pillows

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Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Pillow: two for $138 two for $69 at Tempur-Pedic

Save $69 - As we explain in our best pillows guide, adjustable pillows suit every type of sleeper and size of body because you can make them as deep or as shallow as you need for your sleeping position. This is a good Black Friday deal on a highly rated bed pillow. It’s also a superb choice for anyone needing extra pressure relief around their neck during sleep.

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Casper Original Pillow: was from $65 $39 at Casper

Save up to $34 - Casper’s popular down-alternative pillow comes in standard and king size, and in either low loft (good for stomach and back sleepers) or mid loft (best for combi and side sleepers). It’s soft, airy and responsive, meaning you won’t get too hot sleeping on it and the pillow won’t need re-plumping all the time. 

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Tuft & Needle Original Foam Pillow: was from $85 $68 at Tuft & Needle

Save up to $22 - As well as having one of the best Black Friday mattress deals for small budgets, Tuft & Needle is offering up to 20% off select bedding and pillows. The Original Foam Pillow is a good choice for side sleepers and hot sleepers, because it’s deep and cooling. The brand’s Jersey Sheets Set (includes pillow cases) is also on sale.

Black Friday mattress deals: weighted blankets

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YnM Weighted Blanket: was from $79 $38.24 at Amazon

Save up to $40 - This is one of the best-selling weighted blankets around, and while not every color is on sale at Amazon, you can pick up a $40 discount on the Dark Grey version. The YnM Weighted Blanket has over 44,000 user reviews and counting, and is exceptional value for money. It isn’t quite as plush as the likes of the Layla or Nectar below, but if you have a tight budget and want to kick your restlessness in bed and feel generally less stressed, this is a superb blanket to help you do just that. 

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Nectar Serenity Sleep Weighted Blanket: from $149 $99 at Nectar

Save up to $50 - The Nectar Weighted Blanket only comes in two weights, 20lbs and 25lbs (so not suitable for lighter bodies). For a lighter option, see the Casper Weighted Blanket below. The Nectar blanket is made using the brand’s PCM tech to absorb body heat and keep you cool while snug beneath it. It's also filled with glass beads stashed within quilted squares, so they won’t bunch up. $50 off is a great deal on a well-made weighted blanket.

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Casper Weighted Blanket: from $169 $152.10 at Casper

Save up to $29 - Relax before bedtime and enjoy deeper, more restful slumber once you're in bed with Casper’s best-selling weighted blanket. You can choose from four different weights, ranging from 10lbs to 20lbs, and four different colors. Pick the weight that’s 8-10% of your body weight to enjoy the biggest benefits of deep pressure touch therapy (DPT). If you have insomnia or feel anxious in bed, this is a good investment in your wellness this Black Friday.

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Layla Weighted Blanket: was $169 $109 at Layla Sleep

Save up to $60 - The Layla Weighted Blanket is snugglier than the Casper and Nectar options above and is the better choice if you want something ultra-soft and cozy to nap beneath. The Casper offers a wider range of weights – the Layla only comes in 15lbs, 20lbs and 25lbs versions – and Nectar and Casper have the better choice of colors. Still, if you want all-out snug comfort and deep pressure therapy, the Layla is a fantastic choice, especially with up to $60 off.

Black Friday mattress deals: FAQ

What are the best Black Friday mattress deals?

All the leading brands in the US and UK have officially launched their Black Friday mattress sales - and there are some cracking discounts to be found. We've rounded up all the best offers in this article. Here's a snapshot of our top bargains:

1. Nectar Save $100 and get $399 of free gifts

2. Cocoon Save 35% on Chill mattress + get free pillows and sheets

3. Helix - Up to $200 off mattress + 2 free pillows

And our top UK picks are:

1. Emma - 50% off the best mattress in the UK

2. Nectar - 45% off the Nectar mattress

3. Eve Sleep - up to 40% off all mattresses 

Where are the best Black Friday mattress deals?

If you’re looking to buy a mid-range or premium mattress, the cheapest prices are generally online - whether it’s Black Friday or not. That’s because without the overheads that come from running brick-and-mortar stores, online-only mattress companies have fewer costs to pass onto consumers and can undercut their physical-store rivals on price.

With that in mind, we think the best-value Black Friday mattress deal is at Nectar. The company has rolled its current offer over into Black Friday, rather than launching a unique offer (there’s currently a $100 discount and $399-worth of free gifts with every mattress you buy from Nectar directly). That deal is phenomenal value, and we don’t expect another company to beat it.

Where else are the best Black Friday mattress sales? Well, Amazon often has some of the lowest prices on budget options, such as the Zinus Green Tea mattress, in November. Be aware that if you want a mattress with an extended sleep trial or warranty, we generally recommend buying from the mattress company directly, rather than Amazon, so there’s no room for error over those benefits being honored. (There are plenty of complaints on Amazon about this not being the case.) However, these features generally come with mid-range and premium mattresses, so if you’re buying a cheaper option, Amazon can still be a good bet.

As always, Macy’s has a strong selection of closeout deals on some of the major brands, too, including Sealy and Serta. So if you don’t mind choosing an older model, its Black Friday mattress sale is usually one of the best - it isn’t unusual to find discounts of over $1,000. These mattresses are classified as clearance merchandise, though, so you won’t be able exchange, return or receive a price adjustment on them if they’re not right, and they’re not covered by any warranties for existing or future damage.

Is Black Friday the best time to buy a mattress?  

Short answer: yes. Black Friday is a brilliant time to buy a new mattress in both the US and UK. That’s because, as a rule, mattress prices are the lowest you’ll find them all year. However, Black Friday isn’t the only time prices drop this low - we often see Black Friday pricing reappear during the President’s Day mattress sales in February, as retailers look to entice people to start spending again after the holiday sales period.

There are plenty of other big mattress sales throughout the year, too. Any national holiday normally has big mattress discounts - the classic is the Memorial Day mattress sales in May, but there are July 4th mattress sales, Labor Day mattress sales and so on. 

It's important to point out, though, that while the discounts may look the same in each sale, the actual prices often aren’t. Typically the best time to save money on a mattress is Black Friday and President’s Day; the next lowest prices are usually found on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day; and the worst time to buy a mattress is in the summer sales and the end of October, when many companies hike up their prices before dropping them for Black Friday. Mattresses can cost up to $200 more over the summer and in late October than they do in late November (even if they have the same ‘discount’).    

Black Friday mattress deals: 5 top brands

There are some particular sleep brands that are well worth keeping an eye out for in the Black Friday mattress sales. These companies make superb mattresses that are normally fantastic value anyway, but with a big discount they are not to be missed. Here are the brands we'd recommend looking for… 

1. Nectar Sleep

Nectar offers a fantastic mattress deal all year-round, with a cash discount on its award-winning Memory Foam Mattress, plus free gifts. The Nectar mattress is suitable for most sleeping positions and is a firmer and slightly cooler alternative to the Emma Original below. Any Nectar Black Friday mattress deal saving you over $499 or £300 is well worth considering. We'll be tracking the best deals in the Nectar Black Friday mattress sale here and elsewhere on the site.

2. Emma

Emma offers three mattresses in the UK and one in the US. We love the Emma Original memory foam mattress because it’s comfortable, supportive and affordable. In short, this is the one that proves good sleep needn’t cost the earth. We’ve previously seen discounts of up to 35% on the Emma range, with prices normally starting from £449 / $649 without a deal. So if you see them cheaper in the Black Friday mattress sales, don’t hesitate.

3. Saatva

One of the best American mattress brands, Saatva makes luxury sleep products designed to help you feel so comfy in bed, you won’t want to get up. Even though the quality is second to none, Saatva is able to offer lower prices on its mattresses because it doesn’t own any bricks and mortar stores. We’re predicting a discount of $200-$225 on qualifying orders this year, with a price drop on all of the Saatva mattresses. Check out our guide to the best Saatva mattress sales and deals for the biggest discounts.

4. Tempur-Pedic

An excellent choice if you suffer from joint pain, or simply enjoy the feeling of being cradled during sleep. Tempur-Pedic’s Black Friday mattress sale offered up to 40% off select models last year, so we're hopeful of the same in November. While the mattresses are excellent, we’d also suggest looking at the brand’s mattress toppers. These fly off the virtual shelves and last year in America we saw a brilliant 40% discount on the Tempur Topper Supreme, with savings of up to $180.

5. DreamCloud

If you want a luxury hybrid mattress without the high price tag, DreamCloud should be on your wish-list. These deep, comfy and contouring mattresses support all sleeping positions and manage to stay breathable thanks to their use of coils (air moves more freely around them). DreamCloud offers similar sale offers to Nectar because it’s owned by the same parent company, Resident Home, which means you can normally look forward to money off and a free gift.  

Are Black Friday mattress sales only for the US?

You'll find plenty of Black Friday mattress deals in the UK as well as in the US, and in previous years we have seen very generous sales from the UK sleep brands. Some mattress makers offer free gifts in addition to a discount, while others focus on money off deals. The deals range from a couple of hundred pounds discount to over £1,000, depending on the brand you shop with. 

Last year, for example, Simba offered a 35% discount on all its hybrid mattresses during the Black Friday mattress sales, with a higher 40% discount on its Hybrid Sleep Bundle. That was a great deal for anyone looking to upgrade their mattress, pillows and duvet all at once. It is a deal we’ve seen from Simba before (away from Black Friday), but the price of the mattresses was cheaper, so the savings were higher.

The Tempur-Pedic Black Friday sale is another one to look out for, as you can usually make big savings on the brand’s super-comfy memory foam mattresses. We’ve seen deals of up to 40% off select Tempur mattresses during past Black Friday mattress sales, which significantly reduces the price of these famous beds. 

So whether you’re shopping for mattresses in the US or the UK, Black Friday traditionally offers some of the best sale offers of the year. We expect 2021 to deliver more of the same. 

5 tips for buying a mattress online

Buying a mattress online is quick, easy and often cheaper than buying from a physical store. Delivery is free, and all the best mattresses now come with long risk-free trials so you can test them properly - by sleeping on them - rather than lying on them for five minutes in a showroom. If you don’t like one, you’ll get a full refund and the company will collect it (usually for free; sometimes less a small collection fee).

We’re fully signed up converts to buying mattresses online: the home trials make it far more likely that you’ll end up with the right mattress, and we like that you get more for your money. We also love how easy it is. But if you've never done it before, the process might seem daunting - so to help you feel at ease, here are five pro tips for buying a mattress online on Black Friday. 

1. Look for at least a 60-night trial

The best way to know whether a mattress is right for you is to sleep on it - a quick showroom test just doesn't cut it. Most leading brands and retailers offer a risk-free trial for exactly this reason, and we recommend looking for a minimum trial period of least 60 days to give your body time to get used to a new mattress (more on that below). 

We'll make sure all the top picks in our Black Friday mattress sale round-up come with at least a 60-night trial. In fact, the majority will likely come with 100-nights, and some, such as Nectar, give you an entire year to decide whether you like their mattresses.

2. Check for free returns

Most leading brands offer a full refund and free returns if you decide a mattress isn't right for you, as part of their risk-free trial. However, some companies do charge a small fee for collection - Saatva charges a $75 pick up fee, for example -  so do check the policy first. 

3. Try a new mattress for three weeks

Don't give up on a mattress if it isn't immediately comfortable. It can take up to 21 days for your body to adjust to a new mattress - especially if you were previously sleeping on an older or less supportive bed. Even the best mattress in the world could cause aches and pains as your body gets used to it, so make sure you stick a new one out for three weeks before deciding whether you like it or not.  

4. Buy from the manufacturer directly (or read third-party T&Cs)

We usually recommend buying mid-range and premium mattresses directly from the manufacturer so that you can make the most of their generous sleep trial and warranties. Yes, the likes of Amazon and other retailers advertise the same trial and warranty - but if you buy through a third-party you're automatically subject to their return policy, not those of the manufacturer.

To be eligible for the manufacturer’s trial and warranty, you’ll need to register the mattress on their database after buying it. We've seen regular complaints in Amazon’s mattress listings from customers claiming to have been told by the manufacturer that their sleep trial and warranty won’t be honored on Amazon purchases. (So if you do buy through a third party, register your mattress with the manufacturer as soon as you can.)

5. Do the elbow test to get the right size

Not sure what size mattress to get? Do the elbow test. Lie back with your hands behind your head. If you share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touching your side of the bed or your partner's elbow; if you don't share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touch either side of the bed.

3 best mattresses to watch out for on Black Friday

The Saatva Classic is the flagship mattress from premium sleep brand Saatva, and we think it’s the best mattress you can buy. This luxury hybrid innerspring combines the superior support of traditional springs with the comfort and advanced features of the latest mattresses. It’s the best of both worlds: you get excellent pressure relief in all sleeping positions, while staying cool and well-supported at night. The Saatva Classic is competitively priced for a luxury hybrid too, starting from under $900 for a twin. 

We think you'll be able to buy a queen size Saatva Classic for between $1,199-$1,299 in the company's Black Friday mattress sale. That's considerably cheaper than it currently is: right now, a queen-size Saatva Classic is the most expensive it's been all year, at $1,394 (down from $1,595 thanks to a $200 discount). We do expect the price to fall over the coming weeks - hopefully to the same price as last year ($1,199 for a queen size) but supply chain issues across the mattress industry make this year's deals harder to predict.

The Nectar Memory Foam is a mid-range, all-foam mattress and one of the best in the US and UK for anyone on a tight budget. It’s the most popular and affordable option in Nectar’s range, offering strong performance in key areas including support, pressure relief and motion isolation, and is well-suited to anyone who loves the 'hugging' feeling of memory foam - you sink into this mattress when you sleep. If you're a particularly hot sleeper, though, we'd recommend the Saatva instead. The Nectar Memory Foam does have a cooling cover (and we didn't overheat when we tested it), but all-foam mattresses are warmer than hybrids and spring-based options as a rule. 

Where the Nectar Memory Foam mattress excels is value for money: it significantly undercuts many of its competitors on price. In the US, it's sold with a permanent $400 discount and $399-worth of free gifts (pillows, sheets and a mattress protector), while in the UK it's frequently sold with up to a 40% discount and a free pillow. There's also a generous year-long risk-free trial to decide whether it's right for you, and a forever warranty. Will these offers improve even more on Black Friday? We don't expect the current US deal to be beaten, no, and the current UK deal is already very strong too. 

The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam is the cheapest in our best mattress guide, and a top choice for anyone on a tight budget. This all-foam mattress has three layers, and comes in four different depths: 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches. The thinnest costs around $189 for a queen size on Amazon, while the thickest costs around $415.

Our reviewers tested the 10-inch version (we wouldn’t recommend anything thinner than 10 inches for most adults) and found it performed well for the price. The mattress has a classic memory foam feel, with good pressure relief, support and spinal alignment. We also found there to be minimal motion transfer, making it a good choice for couples.

Don’t expect to see the same premium materials and features here as with the other mattresses in our guide. Aside from the green tea and charcoal-infused memory foam - which is designed to remove odors and help keep your mattress feeling fresh - there are no bells and whistles. But the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam does what it’s meant to do: it’s comfortable, supportive and the price is great. We think it’s one of the best budget mattresses you can buy. 

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