Summer, at least here in the US, tends to feel like starting anew, or a chance to chill after a long cold winter. Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer, with people taking the long weekend to relax (hopefully) in the sun. As is often the case, it’s also a shopping occasion. If your current bed no longer serves you well, these Memorial Day mattress sales on all of our favorites include plenty of options at a range of prices. Check out our Best Mattresses guide for our advice and more details. All the prices shown here are for queen-size mattresses.
Updated May 29, 2022: We’ve updated prices throughout.
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Deals on Our Top Mattress Picks
Enter code MDWSALE250 at checkout to see the discount, you’ll also get two free pillows. We’ve seen this mattress hit $ 1,699, but the base price has risen a few times over the past few months. However, the Helix Midnight Luxe Hybrid has been our top mattress for several years. It has a plush cushion top, cooling gel foam, and is medium-firm which should appeal to side, back, and stomach sleepers. Its spings are firmer in the areas that need more support, like where your lower back rests. If you’re getting another size, click the “view offer” button on the top of Helix’s site to determine the right code for your total.
Enter code MEMDAY at checkout to see the discount. WIRED reviews director Jeffrey Van Camp says the Allsweel Supreme feels as comfortable as a $ 2,000 mattress. Of all the mattresses he tested, this one hung around, and it was the only bed his pregnant partner wanted to sleep on during her third trimester because of its softness and side-sleeping support. It doesn’t have the best edge support, but it’s still a great choice.
Enter code MEMDAY at checkout to see the discount. This Allswell does not feel as cheap as its price might indicate. It’s a hybrid too (our mattress guide explains what that means), which you rarely see at this price. It’s got a medium-firm feel and is ribbed with tubing for better edge support. Whether you need one for yourself or have a guest room that needs outfitting, you can’t go wrong here. If you have a little bit more to spend, Allswell has a great Luxe Hyrbid version for $ 559 ($ 140 off)but the Supreme above is its best.
Enter code SAVE10 at checkout to see the discount. WIRED senior writer Scott Gilbertson tried a handful of sustainably made mattresses, and the Avocado Green has remained his top pick. It’s the only mattress he and his wife can agree on since he prefers a firm bed and she likes a soft one. This is both, without being too much of either. It is made from organic latex, organic wool, and organic cotton. It is also non-toxic, containing no polyurethane, fire retardants, memory foam, or chemical adhesives. Avocado owns its own sheep farms and latex farm. The mattress’s price has jumped since last year.
Other Sustainable Mattress Deals
Enter code MDSALE400 at checkout to see the discount, which also comes with two pillows. The Avocado mattress above is our favorite of the organic mattresses we tried, but Birch’s Natural is a solid alternative for side sleepers. It’s made by Helix, the company that makes our overall top mattress, and it has also risen in price (potentially stemming from a mix of global supply chain issues and inflation). The Birch is made of natural latex and wool and is free of polyurethane-based foams and chemicals. WIRED writer Louryn Strampe says a visible outline formed where she and her partner slept each night, but it did not pose an issue.
Enter code REMEMBER at checkout to see the discount. If your small child needs a new bed, you can save some money by getting this twin hybrid. It’s made with certified organic cotton, wool, and latex. It’s firm, but the WIRED kids who tried it loved it. For around $ 125 more, you can get the two-sided version to extend its life against rowdy kids.
This deal comes with two pillows, a sheet set, and a mattress cover. The Birch mattress is more supportive, but Awara’s hybrid is more affordable. It’s supportive and bouncy, but you might want to get a topper (we have options below) to smooth out the rigid edges. This mattress had almost no odor when it was unwrapped, which is uncommon in mattresses.
Other Hybrid Mattress Deals
You’ve probably heard of Casper, given that its first foam mattress made the bed-in-a-box concept popular. The hybrid is our favorite choice from the company, with a firmness level that’s a good balance between soft and supportive, and it’s more breathable than the all-foam. If no other mattress appeals, get this one. WIRED reviews director Jeffrey Van Camp is currently testing Casper’s Wave Hybrid with the additional Snow cooling technology, which is discounted to $ 2,715 ($ 680 off). He does not notice significant cooling compared to the Original Hybrid, but it does offer more support. You can save $ 400 by skipping the Snow add-on.
Enter code SLEEP300 at checkout to see the discount. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu is testing this bed now. He says the Tencel cover adds a pillowy-softness to the very top, but it still feels relatively firm. Edge support is pretty good too, and he’s noticed it doesn’t disturb his partner when he gets into bed later in the night. He’s a stomach and back sleeper, while his partner is a side sleeper, and the WinkBed has felt comfy in all of those positions. These mattresses are handmade to order in the US.
This deal comes with two pillows. Leesa’s Hybrid Mattress is another of our favorites. It’s cheaper than the Helix Luxe, though still pricey. That said, this sale reduces another $ 100 from what we saw last year, putting it at one of the lowest prices we’ve tracked. The Leesa Hybrid felt cool and cozy in our testing, just as a bed should.
Enter code MEMORIAL30 at checkout to see the discount. If you love a firm bed, Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature Hybrid runs very firm. WIRED reviews director Jeffrey Van Camp says he’d opt for the medium version next time to get something just a tad softer. We saw this mattress drop to $ 787 last year. Not firm enough? Brooklyn Bedding sells the Plank Mattress too, which lives up to its name.
This mattress also went up in price; last Memorial Day it was down to $ 1,299 with the same discount. It’s still a decent hybrid mattress — don’t let the word classic fool you. There are three firmness levels and two thickness options. You also get white glove delivery, and the brand will haul away your old mattress. That’s a luxury.
This deal comes with two pillows, a sheet set, and a mattress cover. DreamCloud’s Hybrid has a thick, luxurious pillow top that’s similar to the Helix Midnight Luxe and Allswell Supreme.
This deal comes with two pillows. Most mattress companies have generous return policies, but no one actually wants to haul something of that size in and out, and then do it again, especially if you like the mattress but just need a different firmness. Layla offers two sides to figure out if you need medium-firm or medium-soft. If you feel like your preference changes throughout the week, just flip it over.
This deal comes with two pillows, a sheet set, and a mattress topper. Though most mattresses are constantly discounted, we see this at a $ 799 price most often. That said, it usually doesn’t come with all those accouterments. Side sleepers might prefer this classic memory foam mattress, which hugs you to sleep. It conforms to you, but you won’t sink in.
Purple Mattresses have an interesting waffle-like Jell-O-like grid that creates softness and support. It’s comfortable, but not quite as comfy as hybrids. Purple does have a hybrid, but it’s much more expensive.
Consider the Mint Mattress if you need pressure relief to sleep better at night. Despite its top layer of “adaptive” foam that you’ll sink into a bit, it does feel supportive. It has green ceramic gel foam to disperse heat, and it springs back into shape, so you shouldn’t find a person-shaped indent when you return to bed the following night. Like a bunch on this list, the price has risen since the last deals holiday.
We prefer Casper’s hybrid option above, but its standard foam mattress is just as popular. It’s been updated since it was first released. Casper was one of the first in this category, so it has had time to perfect its standard mattress.
This deal comes with two pillows. The Leesa felt a lot like the Casper, but we actually found it to be a bit more comfy. As with Casper though, we prefer Leesa’s hybrid mattress, if you can spring for it.
Enter code STAYCOMFY at checkout to see the discount. This is a perfectly fine mattress that WIRED reviewer Matt Jancer liked. He says he was never blown away, but he slept fine on his side for two months while testing it. The top layer is made from recycled materials.
Deals on Covers and Toppers
Enter code SAVE10 at checkout to see the discount. If your old mattress is in pretty good shape, you may be able to get away with just upgrading to a topper. This one is for those who like plush mattresses. It’s as expensive as some brand-new beds, but WIRED reviewer Scott Gilbertson says putting it on your mattress feels like being in a five-star hotel. Weirdly, Avocado’s standard cover has straps, while this one doesn’t. It stayed in place thanks to its cotton cover, but the corners occasionally bunched up.
Enter code REMEMBER at checkout to see the discount. If you’d rather have a firm topper, go with this one. It’s significantly cheaper than Avocado’s, so you can feel like you have a totally new mattress for just a few Benjamins. It is 2 inches thick and made of certified organic latex wrapped in an organic cotton cover. It doesn’t have any straps, but it stayed in place just fine.
Do you love your mattress but always feel either too hot or too cold? This might be a good investment — emphasis on the investment, because it’s quite expensive. A backpack-sized device sits next to your bed, and you can set it to cool or heat your bed to the exact temperature you need.
WIRED’s Memorial Day Deals Coverage