Black Friday mattress deals – the best early mattress sales from Simba, Emma and more

You don't want to sleep on these savings, with deals on top brands such as Nectar, Simba and Emma mattresses.
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  • If you have been looking to upgrade your sleep set up for some time, then you’ve come to the right place and the right time as these mattress deals are made for you. At this time of year you’re guaranteed loads of mattress sales, and there are some brilliant bargains out there if you know where to look. Fortunately for you, we know exactly where to look, meaning you can find a great mattress sale with little to no effort.

    It’s recommended that you replace your mattress every seven years, so even if you invested in the best mattress way back when, it could be time to look at a refresh. Or perhaps you are sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t offer the right support for your sleeping position? Whatever your mattress woes, these mattress deals are not to be missed. From memory foam mattresses in a box, to pocket sprung options and – of course – hybrids for those who like a combination of the two, here’s our rundown of the best mattress deals out there right now. Enjoy!

    Black Friday mattress deals

    The cyber savvy all know that the Black Friday home sales are the best time to bag a bargain on big ticket items like mattresses. Some brands are even offering discounts to match their Black Friday offerings. Don’t forget to check out these great reductions that are live throughout the weekend and beyond:

    • Amazon: shop for great value mattresses from a wide range of brands
    • Argos: find. top deals on beds and mattresses that can be delivered last minute
    • Bensons for Beds: with up to 50% off beds, mattresses and matching bedroom furniture 
    • Brook + Wilde: save 45% with our exclusive code IHBF45
    • Dreams: brilliant mattress prices starting at just £79
    • eBay: save 20% off all mattress purchases with this code: FALL20 
    • Emma: up to 50% off the entire site in the Black Friday sale
    • eve: up to 35% off everything in the brand’s Black Friday sale
    • Furniture Village: half price beds and mattresses priced from just £159
    • Happybeds: take advantage of big savings across a selection of top quality mattresses
    • John Lewis & Partners: shop for your favourite brands (+ don’t forget price matching)
    • Mattress Online: shop for up to 65% off + free next day delivery
    • Mattress Man: get up to 20% off everything with code BN20
    • Nectar: up to 45% off any mattress in the entire range
    • Simba: up to 45% off mattresses and 50% off bedding bundles
    • Wayfair: shop the brand’s brilliant mattress sale to save hundreds of pounds

    Best mattress deals 2021

    Here’s a selection of some of the best cheap mattress discounts we’ve found this week from some top mattress brands.

    At the time of writing these deals are all still in stock but we’re not sure for how much longer or when the deals are expected to end, so hurry to shop.

    Best Simba mattress deals

    Simba is offering up to 50 per cent off their award-winning mattress bundles. Choose from the Hybrid, Hybrid Pro and the brand new Hybrid Luxe that we have tested and highly recommend and you can get them bundled with pillows, other bedding and even a bed!

    Simba mattress | Save up to 50%
    Get 45% off mattresses at Simba or up to 50% off mattress and bedding bundles. Whether you want to luxe out with the Hybrid Luxe, or invest in the much loved original Hybrid, there are heaps of mattresses and sizes to choose from. Ends 11:59pm Friday 26th November

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    Best Eve mattress deals

    Eve is also offering up to 40 per cent off hybrids.

    Eve mattresses | Up to 40 % off at Eve Sleep
    A good combination of spring and foam, this option from eve is new and improved with over 800 pocket-springs and even more lovely super cooling memory foam. If you like, they’ll collect and recycle your old mattress, too. Check the Eve sale section for a wider range of offers.

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    Best Emma mattress deals

    Emma Mattress is offering up to 50 per cent off in their Black Friday sale.

    Emma Mattress | Save up to 50% at Emma
    We love an Emma mattress and seeing the brand’s full collection on sale with up to 50 per cent off this year is pretty amazing. Choose from the highly awarded Original or Premium mattresses and bedding bundles. Ends Monday 29th November

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    Best Brook + Wilde mattress deals

    Brook + Wilde is offering up to 45% off the brand’s mattresses, exclusive to Ideal Home readers.

    Brook + Wilde | With Save 45% with code IHBF45 at Brook + Wilde
    We are big fans of this mattress brand. You can choose your size as well as choosing your feel (tension) so it is made to your specification. If you and your partner prefer different tensions then this can also be catered for, too. Get 45% with our exclusive code IHBF45. Ends 11:59pm 29th November

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    Best Nectar mattress deals

    The latest Nectar mattress deal could see you save up to 45%.

    Nectar Mattress | Save 45% at Nectar
    We like the Nectar mattress and for those of you who suffer from bad backs, you’ll (especially) like it. Right now you can save up to 45% on ANY mattress purchase.

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    Best mattress deals by high street store

    We’ve done some shopping around (virtually) in your favourite high street stores and found some dreamy mattress deals which is worth looking at.

    Best Very mattress deals

    Silentnight Tuscany Geltex Sprung Pillowtop Mattress: from £509 at Very
    A medium-firm mattress which combines comfort with support, the Silentnight Tuscany has twice as many springs as a standard open-coil mattress with the added benefit of a Geltex pillowtop layer. This unique gel layer is breathable and offers optimal body support.

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    Silentnight Mia Eco 1000 Pocket Ortho Firm Double Mattress: was £499, now £269 at Very (save £230)
    If you tend to lean towards having a firmer mattress, then the Mia Eco is for you. The 1000 pocketed springs are designed to respond to every movement throughout the night with edge-to-edge support at all times.

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    Best Amazon mattress deals

    Silentnight 1200 Eco Comfort Mattress: was £379.99, now £303.99 at Amazon (save £76)

    The Silentnight 1200 Eco Pocket mattress contains innovative Eco Comfort Fibre and zoned pocket springs. There’s one teeny drawback though – Silentnight recommends that during the first six months your mattress should be turned every two weeks, then monthly thereafter.

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    Silentnight 7 Zone Memory Foam Rolled Mattress : was £309, now £165.99 at Amazon (save £143)
    Available in standard or Euro singles, doubles and king sizes, as well as super king, this medium firm mattress features three separate zones of memory foam to give your shoulders, hips and back the support they need for a good night’s sleep.

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    Best Dreams mattress deals

    Silentnight Thornbury Combination Mattress: was £1,099, now £824 at Dreams (save £275)

    This firm mattress features a luxury quilted pillow top sleep surface and a memory foam comfort layer to give you the best support combo. Available in single, double, king or super king, it has from 1,701 pocket springs in the single up to 3,611 in the super king and is made in the UK.

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    Best Wayfair mattress deals

    Dormeo Aloe Vera Deluxe Foam Double Mattress: was £349.99, now £289.99 at Wayfair (save £60)

    Designed to combine the natural healing and rejuvenating properties of Aloe Vera with next generation pressure relieving materials; it creates the best night’s sleep possible. The luxurious cover is enriched with Aloe Vera extract, nature’s wonder plant that boost the body’s defence systems.

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    Symple Stuff Hills Bamboo Natural Pocket Sprung Mattress: was £202.99, now £189.99 at Wayfair

    This pocket sprung mattress has a unique bamboo infused finish, complete with anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. It also has a moisture-managing system, ensuring the ultimate fresh sleeping environment to encourage a great night’s sleep.

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    Why is getting the right mattress so important?

    We spend a LOT of time in our beds, but if you don’t think you’re getting the best sleep right now, we have the best mattress deals for you. On average we spend about 26 years of our life under the covers, according to bed firm Dreams. That equates to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours.

    If that seems a lot, they also found it takes seven years just trying to get to sleep throughout our lives. All in all, that’s around 33 years spent in bed.

    One of the reasons for this is our countless TV channels and on-demand entertainment. Dreams adds that on average we spend six times longer watching TV in bed than in previous years.


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    It’s not hard to see why sleeping is so important. You’ll find tonnes of research which backs up that sleep improves mental and physical health.

    Not only this, but sleep boosts immunity, keeps weight in control and even helps with fertility. Talking of fertility, if you have, or plan to have children, sleep disorders for kids have tripled in recent years, leading to reduced concentration and problems at school. Sleep for both adults and children is necessary to be at our best for both school and work.

    A good mattress will cut down the amount of time it takes you to get to sleep.

    Don’t let a poor one get in the way of your shuteye, as research suggests short sleeping times don’t work. Only around two per cent of us are naturally short sleepers. Experts warn that doing so puts your health at risk and you could end up putting on weight.

    If that doesn’t spell it out for you, we’ll do it; sleep is important, but it’s time consuming.

    So to coin the phrase ‘spend money to make money’,  take some time to find the best mattress, you’ll save time falling asleep.

    How we select our featured mattress deals

    Ideal Home has always been striving for the best deals for improving your home. Whether it’s the best coffee machines, or a look at the best wireless security cameras, we provide quality analysis.

    And just like with our breakdown of the best duvets, we aim to help you buy the best sleep possible.

    In this rundown of the best mattress deals, we focus on top-quality discounts and best value for money. Everyone likes a freebie or extras throw in, so we also analyse bundle deals that combine mattresses with pillows and accessories.


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    We also take a look at how these deals can be good for your body. If you sleep on your front, your back or your side (or for that one time you woke sitting up), the deals we highlight cater to any need.

    And with the online mattress industry making waves, we also look at how some bed-in-a-box companies assemble their mattresses. Not only that, we tell you if these deals come with the now-standard offerings for online deals. these range from a 100-day guarantee, to free delivery and returns and even helpful finance options.

    Buying a mattress – key things to consider

    Will the mattress support your body properly?

    To check if a mattress is supporting you properly, lie down and slide a hand beneath the small of your back. If your hand fits easily, it’s too hard; not at all, and it’s too soft.

    Have the best bed too

    A bed, and therefore its mattress, should be 10cm longer than the tallest person who will be sleeping in it. So a king-size is the minimum for someone 6ft or more. If you’re sharing a bed, it should also be wide enough to allow you and your partner to lie side by side, hands behind heads, without your elbows touching.

    Related: 5 easy ways to create a luxury hotel bedroom at home – to enjoy the extra hour in style!

    Does the mattress model require turning?

    Many modern mattresses don’t, which is ideal because they can be incredibly heavy. If it does, you’ll want your mattress to have sturdy handles at the sides.

    Should I take a mattress on a trial basis?

    One major problem is that a quick lie down in a showroom isn’t going to tell you whether a mattress still feels right after a long night’s sleep. It’s good to note that some online retailers offer 100-day, quibble-free return policies on their mattresses, so you really can try before you buy!

    Choosing the best mattress firmness

    Mattresses need to be just right for us to have the perfect night’s sleep, so you need to get the firmess of your new mattress spot on. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of firmness and for which sleeping style they suit – we’re doing all we can to make sure you get the best out of the Boxing Day mattress sales:

    Sleeping on your front – Firm

    This sleeping style requires a mattress that can keep the body afloat, rather than sinking into the mattress, as this can cause lower back pain. A firm mattress is the best mattress here, as it will keep the body in a position where spine alignment is minimal.

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    Sleeping on your back – Medium Firm

    Back sleepers require support for the lower back, otherwise, too much pressure can be put on this area which can result in pain. A medium-firm mattress is the best mattress in this scenario as it offers the support of a firm mattress but also has a softer, more comfortable feel.

    Sleeping on your side – Soft

    Sleeping on your side allows your spine to relax and therefore takes the pressure off of the back. This makes it one of the healthiest ways to sleep. Side sleepers require a softer medium-firm mattress so the spine can rest in its most natural position. This allows the mattress to mould itself to the curves of the body.

    Now you know a bit more about these three types, be sure to pay close attention to the details during the sales!

    Happy shopping!

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