There are plenty of cheap mattress deals around if you know where to look, including some excellent early Black Friday mattress deals. So if you're thinking of investing in one of the best mattresses around, it might not be as expensive as you were expecting. We'd recommend using these sales to pick up a better quality mattress for the budget you'd originally planned to spend – you won't regret it.
Although Black Friday is over a month away (this year's big day is officially 27 Nov), retailers are launching their sales earlier and earlier each year, with some sales live already. And there are also some excellent cheap mattress deals this October in general, too.
For more bargains on a wide range of products and retailers, don't forget to check out our Black Friday deals roundup.
Black Friday mattress deals – live already
The offers are kicking off already! We'll be keeping this section updated with the best Black Friday mattress deals as soon as they go live.
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The best cheap mattress deals in the US
Here's our pick of the best cheap mattress deals from the biggest brands, live right now...
Casper mattress deal | 20% off sleep bundles
Casper is one of our very favourite mattress brands. The budget-friendly Original is extremely well-reviewed. This memory foam mattress offers both support and cooling. The Nova Hybrid includes a plush top layer to relieve pressure and provide sumptuous comfort. Finally, the Wave Hybrid is a thick, luxury mattress that's especially good for anyone who suffers from back pain. Read more in our Casper mattress Black Friday deals page.View Deal
DreamCloud | Free pillows, sheets and mattress protector
DreamCloud makes two luxurious mattresses: the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid and the pricier, fancier DreamCloud Premier. These decadent 15" hybrid mattresses are the ultimate in luxury, offering excellent cooling tech, a plush sleep surface and pressure relief.View Deal
Leesa | Up to $500 off mattresses
Leesa is a good place to go for some incredible cheap mattress deals. There's three models to choose from: at the cheapest end of the range is the Leesa Original, a 10", foam-based, medium mattress. Then there's the Leesa Hybrid; an 11" medium mattress with foam and pocket springs. Finally, the premium Leesa Legend mattress (medium firm) offers the most advanced support of the range. Head to our Leesa mattress Black Friday deals page for more info.View Deal
Nectar Sleep | $399 of sleep accessories with every mattress
Nectar makes just one mattress, but it's a good one. This 25cm thick, medium-firm memory foam model features three layers of foam designed to offer comfort and support, without overheating (head to our Nectar mattress review for more details). The brand also makes some excellent sleep accessories, and a whopping 365-night trial period. For more info on deals, check out our Nectar mattress Black Friday deals page.View Deal
Purple mattress | Free gifts worth up to $183
The Purple mattress has become incredibly popular across the country, thanks to its innovative 'Purple Grid', which promises to be "instantly soft where you want it, firm where you need it and comfortably cool all night". Choose between the Purple mattress, Purple Hybrid or Purple Hybrid Premier, all with Purple's patented grid. Check out our Purple mattress Black Friday deals page for more details.View Deal
Saatva | Save $200 on all purchases over $1,000
Saatva offers a wide range of excellent mattresses. For smaller budgets, the hybrid Saatva Classic Mattress is the perfect choice, or if you prefer memory foam you can pick up the Loom & Leaf for a little more. There's also the Zenhaven, which is made from 100% natural Talalay latex, and designed to offer uplifting support. Explore our Saatva Black Friday deals page now.View Deal
None of those take your fancy? Here's the rest of the best brands and retailers to try:
- Amazon.com – take a look at the best cheap mattresses
- Emma – save 30% sitewide
- Walmart – shop mattress deals
Black Friday mattress deals 2020: Our predictions
Black Friday is an amazing time to pick up a cheap mattress, with pretty much all the big brands and retailers getting involved to offer some kind of price drop, freebie, or discount code. So what can we predict about this year's sales?
Well, first up, the big day this year is 27 November (with Cyber Monday following on 30 November), but we're confident there will be plenty of Black Friday mattress deals going live before that date. Over the past few years, we've been seeing deals across a range of industries going live earlier and earlier, and we'd expect the same thing to happen in 2020.
If we look back over the past few events, we've typically seen brands offering bigger and better Black Friday mattress deals each year. Here are three brands to keep an eye on this year:
In 2019, there were three different Purple Black Friday mattress deals to choose between: there was up to $300 off mattresses alone, or up to $500 off if you opted for a bedding bundle with your mattress purchase. Finally, you could save up to $200 on bedding bundles. You'll find more details on our Purple Mattress discount codes and deals page.
For Black Friday 2019, US shoppers could get $100 off mattresses, plus two free memory foam pillows (worth $150). We've seen this deal since, in summer 2020, which suggests we might be in store for a better deal come the end of November.
5 of the best cheap mattresses
Tuft & Needle Original
A great all-round budget mattress
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If you're looking for that elusive combination of a good quality mattress and a reasonable price, the Tuft & Needle Original could well fit the bill. While it lacks the high-end features of more expensive mattresses, the 10-inch Original should give you a good night's sleep without breaking the bank.
It's made using two layers of Tuft & Needle's own Adaptive foam, which is designed to provide the perfect balance of pressure relief and support. Reviewers have noted that it absorbs motion well and bounces back into shape when you move, so that whatever position you like to sleep in, you'll be good and comfortable. It also features added graphite and cooling gel to wick away heat and moisture so that you shouldn't get too hot while you sleep.
While it's far from a bargain basement option, the reasonably-priced Tuft & Needle Original comes up short compared to more expensive mattresses. Despite its cooling technology it can still trap some heat, and you may find that edge support weakens over time. Considering the price, though, it's worth giving it a chance. It's a good all-round mattress that's picked up plenty of good reviews and provides the industry-standard warranty and trial period, and it'll almost certainly suit you just fine. However if you weigh more than 250lbs you'll probably want to search for something that provides a little more support.
An excellent budget hybrid
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Want more than foam in your mattress? If you demand the old-school comfort of springs combined with the convenience of foam, a hybrid mattress is the answer, and the latest version of Allswell's entry-level hybrid does the job at an agreeable price.
It's 10 inches thick and composed of a mixture of individually wrapped coils and memory foam, complete with a cooling addition of charcoal and copper gel that's designed to absorb and transfer heat away from the body. It's all finished off with a thick, quilted top layer for extra comfort. Allswell describes the mattress's firmness level as medium-firm, and reviewers have been quick to praise it for its luxurious feel and high levels of comfort.
While this is definitely a budget mattress, Allswell has gone out of its way to give this one a premium feel. It features edge support along the sides so you can sleep soundly in the knowledge that you won't roll off in the night. Be aware, however, that the ends don't feature that support.
As is the case with most mattresses these days, the Allswell Hybrid is available to try out for 100 nights so that you can really get to know if it's suitable for you over the long term, and it comes with a 10 year warranty.
Zinus Green Tea
Well-priced with extra antioxidants
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Here's an eye-catching addition to the standard foam mattress recipe. We've seen plenty of mattresses that feature the likes of charcoal and copper gel to absorb heat and moisture, but the not-so-secret ingredient in this Zinus mattress is likely to cause a few raised eyebrows.
As well as charcoal microparticles, the memory foam in this 12" mattress is also infused with green tea that, says Zinus, is antioxidant-rich to keep it fresh. And there's a lot of foam in this wonderfully thick mattress: three inches of conforming memory foam, two inches of softer comfort foam with open air pockets that encourage airflow so you don't get too hot, and a seven-inch base layer of high density support foam.
The Zinus Green Tea mattress features CertiPUR-US certified foams that are designed to support your joints and align your spine while providing extra comfort for your shoulders, hips and knees, and Zinus describes it as being ideal for side sleepers and petite to average weight sleepers. The twin mattress supports a maximum weight of 250 pounds, while other sizes can support up to 500 pounds; if you're of a heavier build then you should look elsewhere.
Like many boxed mattresses, this one comes compressed and will need to be left to expand for about 72 hours once it's unpacked; don't throw your old mattress away just yet. And you get the standard 100 day trial as well as a 10-year warranty.
Linenspa 6-Inch Innerspring Mattress
The cheapest – and thinnest – option of the lot
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You're unlikely to want to buy the Linenspa 6-inch Innerspring mattress to sleep on every night. But if you want a decent enough mattress for a kids' room, guest room or even your RV, and don't want to spend a lot of money on something that might not see a lot of use, this could be a smart choice.
At just six inches thick it looks pretty insubstantial next to our other choices. And the fact that it's filled with heavy gauge steel coils rather than foam might be off-putting. But with a twin mattress coming in at just $79.99, and a California king size model costing you just under $150, there's a lot to like about it. Those steel coils deliver lasting support, and an inch-thick inner foam layer as well as a quilted fabric cover means that you don't have to compromise on comfort.
Rated firm by Linenspa, this innerspring mattress might be just a little too hard for many people, however Linenspa suggests that it's a comfortable and supportive option for toddlers, kids and teens as their bodies grow and develop. Some reviewers have mentioned that it's not great for adults as you can feel the springs under the padding, and unlike most other mattresses here there's no extended trial period on offer to get a feel for its comfort levels. As a bargain mattress for a spare room, though, it's still hard to beat.
AmazonBasics Premium Hybrid Mattress
It's hard to find a cheaper hybrid
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For a cheap hybrid mattress, this AmazonBasics option is definitely worth checking out. It combines an edge-to-edge innerspring coil foundation with what it calls a memory foam feel; that is, it's not the memory foam that you'll find in the slightly-more-expensive Allswell hybrid, but can you tell the difference?
Amazon says that the CertiPUR-US certified top layer provides gently conforms to your body's shape while you sleep, providing exceptional support, while the individually-wrapped coils deliver airflow and stability. Amazon rates the mattress's firmness as medium, which may translate as a little too soft for your liking. Reviews, though, are on the whole very positive, with reviewers generally finding it comfortable and supportive with an attractive price point.
Bear in mind, however, that there's no opportunity to try out the AmazonBasics Premium Hybrid mattress for an extended period to see how you get on with it. All you get is a 30-day return option, which isn't really long enough to get to know your mattress. And while most other mattresses offer a 10-year warranty, with Amazon all you get is one year. Given the price, though, it could still be worth going for this option.