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Best mattress sales and deals for May 2021

How’s your sleeping? Is it time to up-level your mattress? Old and worn-out mattresses can lead to all sorts of health problems including back pain. You should be snoozing on the crème de la crème. This kind of cloud-level comfort usually doesn’t come cheap, we’ve found the best mattress sales that will make the chore of trading in your old mattress for a new model less of a strain on your bank account. Best of all, leading brands such as Layla and Casper are currently taking on retailers with their own mattress deals — making now the perfect time to breathe fresh life into your sleep station.

Best mattress sales 2021

Leesa Sale: Up to $400 off + 2 Free Pillows

Up to $400 off + 2 Free Pillows
When you buy any Leesa mattress, you'll get a sheet set. You can get $350 off if you buy their Legend mattress, $250 off for their Hybrid mattress, and $150 off on their Original mattress. more
Leesa mattress feels like a hug while you sleep. The premium foam has cooling and contouring elements, and also offers pressure-relieving support. more
From temperature regulation to dependable support, this mattress offers it all. Its three-foam build consists of the T&N Adaptive foam which conforms to the shape of your body for a comfortable sleep. more
Layla's memory foam is made to cradle and make your body comfortable as you sleep. You'll wake up feeling refreshed without any body pain. more

Layla Hybrid Mattress

from $1,099 + two pillows
Invest in this 6-layer hybrid mattress from Layla Sleep which is both firm and soft. You can choose between sleeping on a firmer side or an ultra-soft, plush-like side by simply flipping it. more
Reward yourself with a mattress that is comfortable for all kinds of sleeping positions. The T&N Original is a classic choice made from two layers of open-cell foam and cooling gel for a cozy feeling. more

Nectar Lush Mattress

$1,499 $1,898
Bring the quality of your sleep to a whole new level with this mattress. It's built with premium layers plus a dual action cooling tech for maximum comfort and support. more

Leesa Legend Mattress

from $1.549
Compared to the original Leesa mattress, the Legend variant is considered the most luxurious. It's made from super soft organic cotton and Merino wool to help you sleep soundly. more
If you enjoy the traditional firm feel of innerspring but also want memory foam, then this is the mattress for you. The Hybrid has a 1.5-inch memory foam layer and a 6-inch pocket spring layer. more
Saatva's Classic mattress combines dual-coil innerspring of recycled carbon steel with spinal zone positioned memory foam, a three-inch Euro pillowtop, and a breathable organic cotton cover. more
Casper's most supportive mattress for back pain is designed with strategically placed gel pods to align your spine and cooling gel to halt overheating. more
The Tempur-Cloud mattress adapts to your weight, shape, and temperature to help you sleep. Pressure relieving comfort is a stand-out feature. more
This bed-in-a-box is Oeko-Tex certified (eco-friendly) and comes with a 100-night guarantee. more
Casper's 2020 Wave mattress has 5 layers of supportive and cooling foam plus cooling get for comfort, support, and natural body temperature. more
Treat yourself with Saatva's best memory foam mattress using 5-pound memory foam and high-density foam in layers for contour support and and cool comfort from gel-infused foam. more
Plus $399 in accessories
DreamCloud's luxury hybrid mattress mixes memory foam and innerspring coils for comfort and reliable support. more
Tuft & Needle's original mattress combines T&N Adaptive foam blended to contour and relieve pressure points. Conducting graphite and cooling gel and open-cell technology keep you cool. more
Plus two free pillows
Layla's copper memory foam is the secret. The mattresses stay soft but also push back for comfort in pressure zones. Copper is antimicrobial and also helps you sleep cooler. more
Try a Nectar Memory Foam king mattress for a year with Nectar's 365-night home trial. Layers of memory foam and premium covers keep you cool, supported, and comfortable. more
Plus $399 in accessories
The DreamCloud Luxury Premier Hybrid mattress starts with memory foam and innerspring coils and adds a taller premier topper comfort layer and a cashmere Euro Top. more
Made completely from layers of memory foam, the Leesa Original mattress combines foams for cooling, contouring, and support. Breathable, soft twill cover has Leesa's striped design. more
Saatva's innerspring mattress for kids is dual-sided so you can flip it when your child grows and needs more support. Hypoallergenic, antimicrobial organic cotton cover for comfort and health. more

Saatva HD Mattress

from $1,474
Heavier people who weigh up to 500 pounds can feel supported with the Saatva HD mattress. Heavy duty hybrid innerspring support with 5-zone latex for support and comfort. 12.5-gauge steel coils. more
Best for side sleepers, the Helix Sunset mattress middle layers support body contours and cushion pressure points on shoulders and hips. Soft top layers and a breathable cover keep you comfy and cool. more
Pressure-relieving foam and coil design combine for comfort and support. Made with sustainable fabrics. more
Adjust either side of the Solaire mattress. You'll sleep on six layers of comfort and support with adjustable angle and firmness. Forget about wrestling with pillows for support, go Solaire. more
Designed especially for hot sleepers, Serta's iComfort mattress uses multi-layered mattress-cooling foam for temperature regulation comfort, and support. more
The Harmony mattress has dual-stage coils forhe greatest support where it's most needed, Premium memory foam infused with charcoal for cooling, and a fabric cover has with antimicrobial technology, more
Breathable and supportive, Serta's iComfort Hybrid mattress uses proprietary Carbon Fiber Memory Foam to provide support and comfort plus channel heat away from your body. more
Natural, organic, nontoxic materials with with cotton and New Zealand wool and five layers of latex for lower back support and comfort. Flippable for different firmness levels. more

How to choose a mattress

With all these great mattress sales — which run throughout the year, by the way, so check back to us regularly — you might find it hard to pin down the perfect mattress for you. There are a few things to consider when you’re choosing your mattress, which includes your preferred material, body type, and sleeping position. However, there are plenty of factors that only you might consider, and sometimes the reason for disqualifying a mattress is that it simply doesn’t feel right. Remember, when you’re choosing a new mattress, your opinion is the most important one. So, let’s talk about how to choose your ideal mattress.

Mattress material

Mattress material is likely the most polarizing factor out there in both mattresses and pillows. If your mattress is stuffed with supportive memory foam, it’s going to feel much, much different than an innerspring or latex model. If you absolutely love your current mattress but it’s simply time to get a new one, your best bet is to start searching for the same mattress material that was in your previous mattress.

  • Memory foam is good for side sleepers. That’s because memory foam is cushioned and soft, but it’s not so soft that you’ll feel your lower back and neck are floating in mid-air, putting undue strain on your muscles and bones.
  • Latex mattresses are springy and sustainable. Stomach sleepers shouldn’t choose too soft a mattress, lest they wake up in the middle of the night unable to breathe freely they lay face down on their mattress. Latex is good, though, for back and stomach sleepers because they need something that keeps their backs and necks as stable and motionless as possible.
  • Back and stomach sleepers, you can also feel confident purchasing a coil or innerspring mattress. It’s supportive and won’t let you sink into it. Though innerspring mattresses have fallen out of fashion thanks to the rise in memory foam and other materials, you can still find plenty of high-end innerspring models.
  • No real preference for a sleeping position? If you notice you sleep on your side, stomach, or back with no real regularity, a hybrid mattress can help. Hybrid mattresses typically mix materials like innerspring and memory foam for a combination of firmness and coziness, so you know that you’ll wake up feeling well-rested, no matter which position you chose to sleep in the night before.
  • Coil mattresses, also called innerspring, are highly supportive, which makes them good for back and stomach sleepers. Stomach and back sleepers need a level plane on which to sleep or else they risk suffocating and snoring. As a rule of thumb, these are the most supportive beds.

Your body type

When nearly everything factors into what helps you sleep best, from how dark your room is to the sound level at night, it’s also worth considering your body type. There are tons of mattresses on the market, from mattresses that cater to folks who need extra support to mattresses that are soft and squishy for the side sleeper who’s sore. Heavy sleepers and broad-shouldered sleepers should choose a super-supportive mattress, as sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t have enough support can permanently damage your back and spine. Sleepers with lighter bodies can get away with most mattresses, though they shouldn’t choose a mattress made for stomach sleepers unless they absolutely have to.

Your sleeping position

Your sleeping position is the first thing you should consider when you’re choosing a pillow. While it’s not quite as important when you’re choosing a mattress, it’s still not something you should ignore. Think of it as the opposite of what you need in a pillow. If you’re a stomach sleeper, you need a super squishy and low-loft pillow to make sure your head isn’t strained upward toward the ceiling yet a super firm and supportive mattress. If you’re a side sleeper, you’ll want a mattress that is supportive yet soft to relieve pain in your bones and joints, though side sleepers’ pillows should be very firm with a high loft. Back sleepers can typically get away with anything, as they need something that falls in the middle both with pillows and with mattresses, as long as they’re not allowing their jaw to tilt forward and encourage snoring.

Have you taken advantage of one of these awesome mattress sales and want to keep upgrading your sleep?  We’ve covered everything from the best alarm clocks to ensure you wake up with the sun every morning (even if you’re on the night shift) to the best cooling pillows to keep you cool all night long and even the best smart pillows with sleep tracking.

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