The road to better sleep is paved with plenty of things, like a proper nighttime routine and, yep, selecting your perfect bed from the best mattress deals raging online. Good news: Labor Day sales are already live and in full effect. Because we’ve spent countless nights testing mattresses—and lately, plenty of days combing the mattress internet—we’ve found the best combination of the two. Yes, a bunch of our favorite mattresses and top-rated cheap mattresses are available for less dinero than usual. That’s a boon for your aching back, groggy brain, and checking account. Below, you’ll find all the best mattress deals and sales we can fully endorse this holiday weekend. Sweet dreams.
GQ staffers’ all-around favorite mattress is included in Helix’s Labor Day sale. Though the day itself has yet to arrive, Helix is still knocking $200 off the Luxe Hybrid in celebration of the weekend festivities—and including a set of the company’s dream pillows for free—if you use the code “LDAY200″ at checkout. The company’s cheaper mattresses are also on sale, but they don’t come with as big of a discount.
Tuft and Needle is running a sliding-scale promotion for Labor Day that will get you 10% off its Original mattress, 15% off its Mint mattress, and 20% off its Hybrid mattress. The Original is among the best we’ve tested in its price range.
Almost all of Leesa’s mattresses are discounted during the brand’s Labor Day sale. The best buy is their hybrid, which clocks in at $250 off if you’re getting the queen size. But if you want the cheaper Original mattress or the more decked out Legend mattress, you can get up to $150 or $350 off, respectively, depending on the size.
Now through the 6th, Allswell is taking 15% all its mattresses. The brand’s Brick mattress is a firmer option for back sleepers with just enough plushness to avoid the “sleeping on the floor” feeling—and with all the flotation a back sleeper needs to avoid feeling like they’re folding in half.
Casper’s mattresses are almost always on sale, and this week we can thank Labor Day for the discounts. All mattresses are 15% off, except for the already-affordable Element mattress. After our most recent round of 2021 testing, the Wave remains our pick for Best Supportive mattress. The Element is our new favorite under $600 option.
Awara’s Hybrid mattress is one of the best supportive mattresses we’ve tested. The company’s mattresses are relatively simple, without the different sleep zones you’d get from something like the Casper Wave. The result is a mattress that’s a bit more cloud-like—“soft, yet sturdy,” said one tester. The company’s current promotion drops the price of a queen-sized mattress by a whopping $900 and sweetens the pot with $500 worth of other bedding gear. Plus, the company says they’ll plant 10 trees with every mattress purchased. Pretty good!
The Avocado mattress comes with a sophisticated design compared to other “organic” mattresses. The mattress isn’t quite as supportive as something like the Casper Wave or Leesa Legend, but it provides plenty of density for more sleepers to rest comfortably. This weekend, you get $150 off with the code “LABORDAY.”
Birch’s mattresses are designed and sold by Helix, but with a focus on using more natural materials. They’re great for anyone who wants a plush mattress made with somewhat more eco-friendly materials. Right now the company is offering the mattress for $400 less than usual in its Labor Day sale, with code “LDAY400.” Plus two free pillows!
In celebration of the holiday weekend, Purple is taking up to $350 off its pillows, bedding, and mattresses. If you like memory foam mattresses, but want to sink in a tad less, you’ll like Purple’s selection.
All of Brooklyn Bedding’s relatively cheap mattress and bedding are on sale for 25% off with code “LABORDAY25”. We’ve tested and like the company’s extremely firm “Plank” mattress. That mattress is not for everyone, but if you’ve embraced basically sleeping on concrete, this is the mattress for you.
This mattress is made with hot sleepers in mind, featuring a stretch-knit cover that pulls away heat. Through Monday, the Cocoon is currently 35% off and comes with a set of pillows and sheets.
We haven’t tested this mattress ourselves yet, but most reviewers say that DreamCloud’s mattresses are decent, especially if you want something with a super plush top. In addition to a $200 discount on the mattress, buying during the sale will get you a free mattress protector, sheet set, and a pair of pillows.
We haven’t tested Nest Bedding’s mattresses either, but other online reviews generally rate them well. A bunch of the company’s bedding and furniture offerings are 10% off during its Labor Day sale, while mattresses are 20% off. The Alexander is a medium-firm hybrid mattress that’s pretty supportive, so you shouldn’t sink too far into it. It’s best for combo sleepers that switch sleeping position through the night.
Layla Sleep is (mercifully) offering discounts without codes for its Labor Day sale. The company’s Hybrid mattress is $200 off, and comes with two free memory foam pillows. You can also catch some dreamy savings on other bedside accoutrements like Layla’s kapok and memory foam pillows as well as its bamboo bed sheets.
Amerisleep’s mattresses are all 30% off through the week if you use code “AS30″. We haven’t tested any of their mattresses, but nearly all reviews say they run on the firm side. If that’s what you like, go forth.
Zoma’s four-layered mattresses are made specifically for athletes, and designed with “recovery” in mind. This might not actually mean very much, but it does give the brand cover to bestow each layer of the mattress with a wacky sneaker-tech-esque name. (Triangulex™, Reactiv™, SUPPORT+, etc.) Reviews of the mattress are generally positive, especially from side-sleepers who weigh less than 200 pounds. Both the company’s all-foam mattress and hybrid mattresses are $150 off.
We haven’t tested Saatva’s hybrid mattresses, but reviews seem to indicate they have an extremely luxurious feel. The Classic mattress is medium firm with a thick top that you’ll sink into a good bit, making it more for front and side sleepers. Right now, the company is giving you $200 off anytime you spend over $1,000—no code necessary.
We’ve never slept on a Nolah, but this upgraded version of their basic mattress comes with options: one side is softer, for side- and front-sleepers; the other is firmer for back sleepers. It’s not like you’re going to flip your mattress regularly to take advantage—you’re probably one or the other. But the something-for-everyone concept means you’ll likely get what you need from the Nolah, and this weekend, you’ll get it for $300 cheaper than normal, no code needed.
Vaya’s hybrid mattress combines the brand’s pressure-relieving foam with a welcome touch of bounce. All of its mattresses are $300 off through the weekend using code “VAYA300”.
Haven’s another mattress brand we have’t gotten around to testing yet (they’re cropping up like mushrooms these days), but its Premier mattress offers five layers of gel-infused foam for optimal cooling and memory properties. Best yet, the brand’s entire selection of mattresses is a whopping 50% off for the 4th.
According to Idle, the brand’s Buoyancy Foam (imagine the little trademark “TM” there) has 400 percent more support than regular memory foam thanks to 1,000 individual coils. The mattress is also double-sided, meaning you can flip it over to get the same experience once one side starts to sag, age, or otherwise get funky. We haven’t tested it ourselves, but if you’re curious to feel the difference its signature hybrid style is 30% off—and comes with two memory foam pillows—through the weekend.