Memorial Day mattress sales are slowly starting to launch now that we’re into May, with early offers from the likes of Bear and Helix already live. Most companies are still running extended Mothers’ Day sales, but we’re expecting them to follow suit and switch over to Memorial Day branding in the coming days and weeks. 

A good Memorial Day mattress sale can save you up to several hundred dollars on a top-rated hybrid, memory foam, organic or cooling mattress from even the best mattress brands. Traditionally, prices plummet in May, before rising to their highest of the year during the summer and not returning to the same low levels until October/November. 

We’re expecting to see a similar trend again this year, but as inflation and prices soar, we’re not sure that we’ll see the record-low price drops of previous Memorial Day sales this year. What we can tell you is you’ll only find the best-value Memorial Day mattress sales in our round up: we want to help where we can with the cost of living crisis, and we’re being extremely selective with the deals we show here.

That means our list of the best Memorial Day mattress deals might be smaller than in previous years, but there will still be an option for everyone. We’ll share our thoughts on each mattress and provide a price analysis, so you can decide whether an offer is right. Where the quality is high enough, we’ll also include a wider selection of lower-budget mattreses too. And if you’d prefer to search the sales for a deal yourself, you’ll find our expert shopping tips further down the page. 

In the meantime, here’s our pick of the best mattress sales available now. Some of these are official Memorial Day mattress sales; others are very good deals where we don’t expect the prices to fall by much more, if at all, between now and May 30 (that’s why we’ve not included Helix’s early-acess Memorial Day sale yet – we think prices will fall again by another $50). 

Memorial Day mattress sales: quick links

Editor’s choice – Nectar: $100 off mattresses + $499 free beddingBear mattress: 30% off + two free pillows for Memorial DayCasper: 40% off older mattresses in final close out saleCocoon by Sealy: save 35% on cooling mattresses + free giftsDreamCloud: $200 off hybrid mattresses + $499 of free beddingGhostbed: 40% off adjustable bed bundles for Memorial DayHelix: up to $350 off in early sale – but prices may fall again by $50 Layla: save $200 on mattresses + two free pillowsLeesa: up to $400 off memory foam and hybridsMattress Firm: up to 50% off best-selling sleep brandsSaatva: $225 off our favorite brand – but prices may drop by $50Tempur-Pedic: 30% off some mattresses in closeout sale

3 of the best Memorial Day mattress deals

1. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: from $499 $399 + $499 of free gifts at Nectar
This great value, lower-mid-range memory foam mattress delivers a solid performance for a very competitive price – we gave it 4/5 stars in our Nectar Mattress review. It’s particularly comfortable for side and back sleeping, with good pressure relief and temperature regulation. (If you’re a hot sleeper though we’d recommend a hybrid like the Saatva Classic instead). This superb deal brings the price of a queen back from $899 to $799, and you get $499-worth of free pillows, sheets and a mattress protector too. Only the Cocoon Chill below comes close for sheer value for money. It’s worth noting that this deal isn’t part of Nectar’s official Memorial Day mattress sale, but we’re not expecting prices to drop again this month. The mattress also comes with a 365-night trial so you can make sure it’s right for you, and a market-leading lifetime warranty.View Deal

2. Cocoon by Sealy Chill Memory Foam mattress: from $769 $499 + free bedding at Cocoon by Sealy
This 12-inch medium-firm memory foam mattress is the biggest rival to the Nectar Memory Foam mattress above. The main difference is that the cover is made from phase-change material to regulate your temperature as you sleep, making it a better option for hot sleepers. A queen size costs the same as the Nectar ($799) and you get free pillows and sheets – but you don’t get a free mattress protector. So it’s a choice between better cooling tech or a handy free mattress protector to help your investment last longer. Again, this isn’t Cocoon by Sealy’s official Memorial Day mattress sale, but the company has run the same deal for months and we don’t expect the details to change now.View Deal

3. DreamCloud Mattress: from $1,273 $699 at DreamCloud
The medium-firm DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is another great option for hot sleepers and for people who like a slight body-hug but prefer a more  traditional mattress feel, with a bit of bounce, compared to the all-foam mattresses above. It’s taller than average at 16 inches deep, and that extra depth provides great comfort and support to all sleep positions – especially for back and side sleepers. It’s also a good option for people with back pain thanks to its dedicated lumbar support. This pre-Memorial Day mattress sale reduces a queen to $999 (was $1,199) and comes with $699 of free pillows, sheets and a mattress protector. That’s extremely competitive for a mid-range hybrid, and we don’t expect the price to drop further this month.View Deal

When is Memorial Day 2022?

Memorial Day always falls on the last Monday in May, so Memorial Day 2022 will take place on Monday 30 May. It’s a bank holiday and a federal holiday, and many online and in-store retailers normally launch sales to help you save on a wide range of products – including mattresses.

What is a Memorial Day mattress sale?

There are normally thousands of products discounted for Memorial Day, and mattresses are no exception. So the Memorial Day mattress sales are dedicated deals launched by retailers and manufacturers to help you save money if you’re looking to buy a new mattress. 

Those savings aren’t always the same though – some brands and retailers offer either money off or free bedding, while others offer both. The latter are usually the best deals for sheer value for money, depending on the cost of the bed you are looking at.

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Is Memorial Day a good time to buy a mattress?

We’ve been covering mattress deals and sales for a number of years and have pinpointed specific times of the year when you can get a good mattress for a lot less. The Black Friday mattress deals are usually laden with cheap mattress prices and free bedding gifts, and these roll over into Cyber Monday mattress deals

Outside of these two, the Presidents’ Day mattress sales in February, followed by the Memorial Day mattress sales in May are a good time to buy a mattress for less. That’s because, from our research and trend analysis of the past few years, prices tend to rise over the summer months before falling again in time for Labour Day in September. 

So if you want or need a new mattress and you’ve missed out on all the major shopping events so far, the 2022 Memorial Day mattress sales are your next big chance to save on better sleep.

Where to find the best Memorial Day mattress sales

If past years are anything to go by, online and in-store retailers and manufacturers will be launching sale offers this May. Not all of them will be worth your time though, as some deals will only be marginally better than the sales on offer most months.

That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you sort the top offers from the rest. We’ll be updating it regularly as we approach 2022’s Memorial Day mattress sales on 30 May, and will be highlighting the deals we think are worth buying and why. We’ll do this by showing you:

The before price (the RRP)The sale priceHow much you’re savingHow this compares to regular deals from the brandAny free gifts you’re entitled to

We’d recommend only looking at retailers and manufacturers that offer a mattress trial period that enables you to test out your new bed at home for at least 30 nights. This is the average time it takes to get used to a new bed.

Our other expert tip is to check that the brand has published a clear returns policy on its website or has one available for you to read in-store, as you need to be aware of any small print. For example, some request that you use a mattress protector on your mattress during the trial period to keep it safe from spills and stains. If you don’t use one, you may not be able to return it if you change your mind. 

Brands and retailers we know and trust include Avocado Green, Casper, Cocoon by Sealy, DreamCloud, GhostBed, Helix Sleep, Leesa, Mattress Firm, Purple, Nectar Sleep, Saatva, and Tempur-Pedic, but there are plenty of others to consider on Memorial Day.

Are mattress toppers and bedding on sale too?

Yes, you can normally find a wide range of bedding in the Memorial Day mattress sale. Many of the best mattress toppers are discounted and these are an instant way to upgrade the comfort of your existing bed if you don’t have the budget for a new mattress.

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Other bedding you’ll find in the sales include bed sheets, mattress protectors, comforters, weighted blankets and some of the best pillows for comfier sleep. In recent years, we’ve seen brands and retailers bundle in some of these bedding items as free gifts when you purchase a mattress. Top brands for giving you free premium bedding include Awara, DreamCloud, Cocoon by Sealy, Helix Sleep, and Nectar Sleep.

The Memorial Day mattress sales are also a good time to nab bedding that isn’t normally discounted. For example, luxury sleep brand Saatva has been known to offer a sitewide discount ranging from 12-15%, and that can be used on its weighted blankets, pillows, toppers, sheets and more. That said, a recent Saatva mattress sale offered this exact same discount, so we’re hoping for a larger saving from the brand in May.

What to look for in a Memorial Day mattress sale

We’ve been reporting on Memorial Day mattress deals for a few years now, and there are two things in particular – in addition to free shipping – that we recommend you look for before spending a dime:

Last year’s best Memorial Day mattress sales

Editor’s choice – Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: from $798 $499 + $399 of free gifts
Save up to $800
– The Nectar Memory Foam is a popular 12-inch, medium-firm mattress. We found it to be incredibly comfortable and supportive, and it’s just been updated with a new cooling cover1. Cocoon by Sealy Chill Memory Foam mattress: from $769 $499 + free bedding at Cocoon by Sealy
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Tempur-Essential Mattress: from $1,659 now $1,161
Save up to $995 – Tempur-Pedic’s Memorial Day sale includes a fantastic 30% discount on the Tempur-Essential Mattress. The Essentials Mattress is a special edition medium-soft mattress with three layers of high-performance foam which provides adaptive pressure relief and personalized comfort, while a breathable cover wicks moisture away.
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Cocoon by Sealy Chill mattress: from $999 $649 + free pillows and sheet set
Save 35% off the Cocoon by Sealy Chill Hybrid mattress, plus you’ll receive two free premium pillows and a sheet set – a total savings of up to $799. The 12-inch Chill Hybrid is a medium-firm memory foam mattress with advanced cooling properties thanks to the cooling cover that absorbs and dissipates heat. A Twin starts at $649.99, and you’ll enjoy free shipping that conveniently ships in a box to your doorstep.
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Lucid Memory Foam mattress: $399.99 $366.25 at Amazon
Save $33 – The Lucid Memory Foam Mattress is one of Amazon’s top-rated mattresses and an “Amazon’s Choice” recommended buy. This mattress features a 12-inch medium-firm feel that’s perfect for back, side, or stomach sleepers. The Queen size is currently in stock and on sale for just $366.25.
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Saatva Classic mattress: from $699 at Saatva
Save $250 –  We have a special offer that currently beats the official Memorial Day sale – just click this link, and you can save $225 when you spend over $1,000. This deal applies to any of Saatva’s luxury mattresses, but we recommend the Saatva Classic. This high-end innerspring mattress combines eco-friendly foams and a cushioning Euro pillow top with a durable dual steel coil support system.
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Purple Mattress: from $599 $574 at Purple
Save up to $300 – Purple’s Memorial Day mattress sale allows you to save up to $100 on the flagship Purple mattress, plus you can save up to $200 more when you bundle sleep accessories with your order. The best-selling Purple mattress uses an innovative, responsive gel grid and dual layers of foam to deliver support and flex and comes with a 10-year warranty.
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Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: from $450 $382.50 at T&N
Save up to $150 – Save up to 20% off sitewide at the Tuft & Needle Memorial Day sales event. That means the company’s popular budget foam Original mattress is now on sale for just $382 (was $450) for a twin, while a queen now costs $590, down from $695. The T&N Original mattress is made of two layers of ultra-supportive foam and features high-tech cooling properties for a comfortable night’s sleep.
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The DreamCloud: from $799 $699 + $399 of free gifts at DreamCloud
Save up to $599 –  Dreamcloud’s Memorial Day mattress sale is here, you can score a $200 discount on the luxury hybrid DreamCloud (it’s medium-firm), and get a free mattress protector (worth $99), a sheet set (worth $150), and a cooling pillow (worth $75) added to your order for free. It also comes with a year-long risk-free trial.
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Casper Original Mattress: from $595 $506 at Casper
Save up to $194
– Casper’s Memorial Day mattress sale gets you 15% off all its mattresses which includes the best-selling Casper Original. Built to suit all types of sleepers, the Casper Original features three layers and an eco-friendly, removable cover that’s machine washable. After the discount, you can get the Casper Original Mattress (twin) for $506 (was $595) or the Casper Original Mattress (queen) for $931 (was $1,095). View Deal

Leesa Original Mattress: from $799 $699 + 2 free pillows at Leesa
Save up to $259
– The Leesa Memorial Day sale has arrived, and the retailer is offering $200 off the Leesa Original mattress, plus you’ll receive two free pillows with your order. The Leesa Original has a breathable top layer, with pressure-relieving memory foam underneath, and comes with a 100-night trial. A twin-size is on sale for just $699 (was $799), and the queen is now down to $949 from $1099. 
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Avocado Latex Mattress: from $1,499 $1,399 at Avocado
Save $100 – You can save $100 on the Avocado Latex mattress when you apply code HONOR at checkout. The latex mattress is highly supportive and is 100% organic certified, non-toxic, and biodegradable too. This Memorial Day sale also includes free shipping, and the mattress comes with an impressive one-year trial.
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Allswell Luxe Mattress: from $445 $356 at Allswell
Save up to $169 – You can snag a rare 20% discount on all mattresses with code MEMDAY at the Allswell Memorial Day mattress sale event. The Allswell Luxe mattress is a mid-range hybrid mattress that features individually wrapped coils that help minimize motion transfer.
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Last year’s Memorial Day mattress sales: memory foam

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: from $798 $499 + $399 of free gifts
Save up to $800
– Nectar has officially launched its Memorial Day mattress sale and includes its biggest-ever deal on its popular, medium-firm memory foam mattress. Named best mattress by our sister site Tom’s Guide – their reviewers found it to be extremely comfortable and supportive – it’s also incredible value, with a $400 discount and $399-worth of free sheets, pillows and a mattress protector added to your order.
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Tempur-Essential Mattress: from $1,659 now $1,161
Save up to $995 – Tempur-Pedic’s Memorial Day sale includes a fantastic 30% discount on the Tempur-Essential Mattress. The Essentials Mattress is a special edition medium-soft mattress with three layers of high-performance foam which provides adaptive pressure relief and personalized comfort, while a breathable cover wicks moisture away.
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Cocoon by Sealy Chill mattress: from $999 $649 + free pillows and sheet set
Cocoon by Sealy’s Memorial Day sale includes 35% off its Chill Hybrid mattress, plus you’ll also get two free premium pillows and sheet set – a total savings of up to $799. The 12-inch Chill Hybrid is a medium-firm memory foam mattress with advanced cooling properties thanks to the cooling cover that absorbs and dissipates heat. A Twin starts at $649.99, and you’ll enjoy free shipping that conveniently ships in a box to your doorstep.
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GhostBed Luxe mattress: from $1,795 $1,257 + 2 free pillows at Ghostbed
Save up to $1,170
– GhostBed’s Memorial Day sale is one of the best offers we’ve seen all year with up to 30% off mattresses, plus two free pillows worth $170. GhostBed calls the Luxe the ‘coolest bed in the world’, and this 13-inch tall luxury foam mattress is packed with cooling tech, including a cool-to-touch quilted cover, gel memory foam, and a layer of thermo-sensitive foam.
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Casper Original Mattress: from $595 $506 at Casper
Save up to $194
– Score up to 15% off all mattresses at the Casper Memorial Day sale. Prices starting at $506, the best-selling Casper Original features three layers and an eco-friendly, removable cover that’s machine washable. Plus, it’s built to suit all types of sleepers with specific support for your hips and shoulders.
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Lucid Memory Foam mattress: $399.99 $366.25 at Amazon
Save $33 – The Lucid Memory Foam Mattress is one of Amazon’s top-rated mattresses and an “Amazon’s Choice” recommended buy. This mattress features a 12-inch medium-firm feel that’s perfect for back, side, or stomach sleepers. The Queen size is currently in stock and on sale for just $366.25.
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Layla Memory Foam Mattress: from $699 $549 + $300 free gifts at Layla
Save up to $200 – The Layla Memorial Day mattress sale is running right now and it includes $150 off its memory foam mattress, which has a 120-night risk-free trial and lifetime warranty. The Layla Memory Foam now mattress starts from just $549 for a twin size, down from $699, and you’ll get a free memory foam pillow, microfiber sheet set, and mattress protector – a $300+ value.
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Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: from $450 $382.50 at T&N
Save up to $150 – Save up to 20% off sitewide at the Tuft & Needle Memorial Day sale. That means the company’s popular budget foam Original mattress is now on sale for just $382 (was $450) for a twin, while a queen now costs $590, down from $695. The T&N Original mattress is made of two layers of ultra-supportive foam and features high-tech cooling properties for a comfortable night’s sleep.
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Serta iComfort Mattress: from $999 $799 at Serta
Save up to $1000 – Score some of the biggest discounts we’ve seen all year at the Serta Memorial Day mattress sale event. You’ll find all iComfort mattresses up to $400 off with prices starting at $799 for a twin ($200 off) and the queen iComfort on sale for $949 ($150 off). The iComfort memory foam mattress is designed to keep the warmest sleepers comfy and cool thanks to its multi-layered mattress-cooling foam technology, which adds support, resilience, and temperature regulation.
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Last year’s Memorial Day mattress sales: hybrid

Cocoon by Sealy Chill mattress: from $999 $649 + free pillows and sheet set
Cocoon by Sealy’s Memorial Day sale includes 35% off its Chill Hybrid mattress, plus you’ll also get two free premium pillows and sheet set – a total savings of up to $799. The 12-inch Chill Hybrid is a medium-firm memory foam mattress with advanced cooling properties thanks to the cooling cover that absorbs and dissipates heat. A Twin starts at $649.99, and you’ll enjoy free shipping that conveniently ships in a box to your doorstep.
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Saatva Classic mattress: from $699 at Saatva
Save $200 – Saatva’s Memorial Day sale just launched and includes a $200 discount when you spend over $975. Just click through from this page, and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. The offer applies to any of Saatva’s luxury mattresses, but we recommend the Saatva Classic. This high-end innerspring mattress combines eco-friendly foams and a cushioning Euro pillow top with a durable dual steel coil support system.View Deal

Purple Hybrid Premier: from $2,099 $1,849 at Purple
Save up to $400 – You can save up to $400 on the Purple Hyrbid Premier, plus score discounts on sleep accessories with y our mattress purchase. The top-rated Purple Hybrid Premier features the deepest gel grid in the range (you can choose between three or four inches) for incredibly responsive support, plus a premium coil system to deliver the most pressure reduction.
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Helix Midnight Mattress: from $799 $699 + 2 free pillows at Helix
Save up to $150:
Save up to $200, plus you’ll receive two free Dream pillows with your order at the Helix Memorial Day sale. The Company’s popular Midnight model is a medium-firm mattress made of memory plus foam and offers optimal support – especially for side sleepers. The more you spend, the more you save – a Midnight Twin is $100 off with code MEMORIALDAY100 and you can save $150 on a King size with code MEMORIALDAY150.
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Layla Memory Foam Mattress: from $699 $549 + $300 free gifts at Layla
Save up to $200 – The Layla Memorial Day mattress sale is running right now and it includes $150 off its memory foam mattress, which has a 120-night risk-free trial and lifetime warranty. The Layla Memory Foam now mattress starts from just $549 for a twin size, down from $699, and you’ll get a free memory foam pillow, microfiber sheet set, and mattress protector – a $300+ value.
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Beautyrest Black Hybrid: from $1,949 $1,749 at Beautyrest
Save $200 – You can snag a $200 discount on the Beautyrest Black Hybrid mattress at the retailer’s official Memorial Day sale. This high-end mattress is made from high-density memory foam, which cradles pressure points and pulls heat away from your body. It also features an innovative coil system, which winds three steel strands into one durable coil that absorbs energy and reduces motion transfer for undisturbed sleep.
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Allswell Luxe Mattress: from $445 $356 at Allswell
Save up to $169 – You can snag a rare 20% discount on all mattresses with code MEMDAY at the Allswell Memorial Day mattress sale event. The Allswell Luxe mattress is a mid-range hybrid mattress that features individually wrapped coils that help minimize motion transfer.
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Last year’s Memorial Day mattress sales: organic

Avocado Latex Mattress: from $1,499 $1,399 at Avocado
Save $100 – You can save $100 on the Avocado Latex mattress when you apply code HONOR at checkout. The latex mattress is highly supportive and is 100% organic certified, non-toxic, and biodegradable too. This Memorial Day sale also includes free shipping, and the mattress comes with an impressive one-year trial.
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Idle Latex Hybrid: from $1,212 $909 + 2 free pillows at Idle Sleep
Save up to $1480
– This limited-time offer from Idle’s Memorial Day sale will get you a 35% discount on the Latex Hybrid mattress. You’ll get a natural night’s sleep with Idle’s eco-friendly latex mattress that’s handmade with 100% organize cotton and latex. The ultra-supportive mattress is available in seven different sizes and comes with an impressive 18-month trial.
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Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress: from $1,099 $874 at Saatva
Save $225 – You can apply this special Memorial Day discount when you click on this link which gets you a $225 discount on your order of $1,000 or more, which beats today’s current offer. This Hybrid mattress is hand-tufted with a naturally breathable and hypoallergenic GOTS certified organic cotton cover resulting in a cooler and healthier sleep.
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