As we spring into the rest of the year you may be wanting to refresh how and where you sleep with a new mattress. There’s some fab bargains out there, if you know where to look. The good thing here is that WE know where to look, so you don’t have to. It’s a dreamy thought which will actually replace that uncomfortable mattress of yours which you’ve probably been sleeping on far longer than the recommend seven years. So if you’re being bothered by spiky springs or sunken memory foam, it’s worth checking out these mattress deals in today’s sales.
Related: shop our best mattress round-up (you could get a bargain, too)
Here’s our rundown of the best mattress deals out there right now. Enjoy!
March mattress deals 2021 – quick links
shop for cheap mattresses and mattress deals
shop for beds and mattresses delivered last minute
shop for 20% off beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture
50% off mattresses – prices from £79
shop discounted items from selected sellers for 15% off with code PURCHASE15
shop the sale for an extra £50 off every £500 spent
shop big savings across a selection of top quality mattresses
: shop for your favourite brands (+ price matching)
shop for up to 65% off + free next day delivery
shop 20% off Silentnight mattresses + save on other big-named brands
shop their mattress sale to save hundreds-of-pounds
Best cheap mattress deals 2021
Best Simba mattress deals
Until Sunday 8th March, Simba are offering 25 per cent off both their hybrid mattresses. There’s the Hybrid and the Hybrid Pro, which we would go for every time…
Best Eve mattress deals
Eve is also offering up to 30% off its hybrid mattresses. Plus the chance with claim a free cuddly sloth when you spend £50 or more on bedding.
Best Emma mattress deals
Emma Mattress are offering up to 40% off selected products for Mother’s Day.
Original Hybrid Mattress, was from £949, now from £569.40, Emma
We love an Emma mattress and to see their ‘most-advanced’ mattress in a sale this month is incredible. As with all their mattresses it comes with a 200-night free trial, plus free delivery.
Best Brook + Wilde mattress deals
Brook + Wilde have a selection of offers on at the moment and we’re pleased to see that this one is still live, and will be until we hear of further notice.
Ultima Mattress, was from £1799, now from £989.56, Brook + Wilde
We are big fans of this mattress since recently reviewing it. You can choose your size, choose 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. Use code ULTIMA45 at checkout to claim this mega discount.
Best Nectar mattress deals
The Nectar mattress deals tend to be pretty stable but once they’re gone, they’re gone so if you want a good memory foam mattress in a box this is definitely worth a closer look.
Memory Foam Mattress: was from £469, now from £344, 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 £125 on any mattress of any size, plus enjoy free delivery and returns, a whopping 365 Night Home Trial and a forever warranty.
Best mattress deals by highstreet store
We’ve done some shopping around (virtually) in your favourite highstreet stores and found some dreamy mattress deals which is worth looking at.
Best Very mattress deals
Silentnight Tuscany Geltex Sprung Pillowtop Mattress: was from £489, now from £389, 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.
Best Amazon mattress deals
Emma Original Double Mattress: was £649, now £440, Amazon
Ideal Home Approved in 2019 and 2020, this British-made mattress has incredible body adaptability through a combination of a decompressing breathable memory foam and a supportive layer of polyurethane foam. You also get a 200-day trial period included, so if you don’t like it, send it back!
Silentnight 1200 Eco Comfort Mattress: was £539, now £499, Amazon
Winner of the Which? Best Buy 2020, the Silentnight 1200 Eco Pocket mattress contains innovative Eco Comfort Fibre and zoned pocket springs. One drawback – Silentnight recommends that during the first six months your mattress should be turned every two weeks, then monthly thereafter.
Best Dreams mattress deals
Doze Cora Memory Foam Mattress: was £349, now £249, Dreams
This bed in a box is a memory foam masterclass. This single-sided mattress contains a deep layer of deluxe memory foam alongside a layer premium supportive foam with 5 zones of support that mould to the contours of your body. It doesn’t need turning but its recommended to be rotated regularly.
Best Wayfair mattress deals
Dormeo Aloe Vera Deluxe Foam Double Mattress: was £349.99, now £289.99, Wayfair
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.
Symple Stuff Hills Bamboo Natural Pocket Sprung Mattress: was £288, now £196.99, 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.
Blue Elephant Sleep Gel Memory Foam Double Mattress: was £285.99, now £244.99, Wayfair
Whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, this foam mattress will help you settle into a good night’s rest. Crafted using two layers of gel memory foam with a tight top, it features a medium firmness and low motion transfer, so you can sleep without worrying about tossing and turning.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 mattress January sales!
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