How to buy the best mattress
We explain how to find the best mattress without paying thousands of pounds.
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Do you want a good night’s sleep? Deciding which type of mattress to buy is only part of the story. Whether you prefer a pocket-sprung or a memory-foam mattress, our tests have found big differences between the best and worst of each mattress ‘type’.
Make the wrong choices and you risk being lumbered with a needlessly expensive mattress that’s uncomfortable, unsupportive and unable to stand the test of time without sagging and softening.
Thankfully, we’ve explained everything you need to know below to ensure you get the right mattress.
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Types of mattress
Pocket-sprung, latex and memory-foam mattresses have all impressed in our tough tests, so the type of mattress you choose really comes down to personal preference and budget.
If you want a traditional mattress with natural fillings, such as wool, you’ll want a pocket-sprung mattress.
With these, each spring is enclosed in its own fabric ‘pocket’ – each reacts to pressure from your body independently. However, these can be pricey and our tests show they can sag significantly over time.
Memory-foam mattresses can be more durable and mould to your body shape but, in some cases, this can increase your body temperature and restrict your movement.
For more information about mattress types, see our guide to choosing the best type of mattress.
How much does a good mattress cost?
A new mattress can cost anywhere between £100 and several thousand. Factors such as brand, size and the types of material used can all have a significant impact on cost.
But, as the graph below shows, our mattress tests have found you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a mattress that will support your spine and last for years to come. Take a look at our list of the best cheap mattresses.
Number of Best Buy mattresses by price
What are the best mattress brands?
Our April 2018 survey of more than 5,000 mattress owners revealed that three in 10 Which? members bought their current mattress because it’s made by a brand they trust. If you’re not sure what the best mattress brands are, we can help.
Check out our guide to the best and worst mattress brands. This reveals what people think of the brand of mattress they own, including how comfortable their mattress is, and covers major brands such as Casper, Ikea, John Lewis, Sealy and Silentnight.
Soft vs firm mattresses
When it comes to firmness, the most important thing is to buy a mattress that you find comfortable.
Don’t buy a mattress that’s firmer than you’d like on the assumption that it will be more supportive. Time and again, our tests have shown you don’t have to buy a firm mattress to get excellent and long-lasting support.
Equally, don’t assume that a firm mattress in one store will feel the same in other shops. Firmness is subjective and manufacturers describe the firmness of their mattresses in a range of different ways.
That’s why we don’t use terms such as soft and firm in our reviews. Instead, we objectively test mattress firmness on a scale of one to 10, where one is the firmest and 10 the softest, so you can easily compare the firmness of different mattresses.
We also measure how supportive each mattress is for a range of different body sizes and sleeping positions.
Use our mattress reviews to arm yourself with a shortlist of supportive mattresses to try out in store.
Best mattresses: features to look out for
As mattresses serve a single basic function – to help us sleep – they don’t come overloaded with jazzy features. But there are still a few things to look out for.
- One-sidedAs the name suggests, only one side of a one-sided mattress is designed to be slept on. Mattresses can be extremely heavy – the heaviest we’ve seen weighs more than 50kg – so you may be relieved not to feel obliged to flip it. You’ll probably still need to rotate it from head to toe, though, so it’s a good idea to check the ease of use rating in our mattress reviews.
- Natural fillingsMany pocket-sprung mattresses also contain layers of synthetic fillings, such as foam. If you’re keen to avoid these, look out for mattresses specifically claim to be made using only natural materials.
- Memory foamSimilarly, just because a mattress contains memory foam doesn’t make it a memory-foam mattress. We only class a mattress as memory foam if it contains more than just a token layer of the body moulding material. See all our memory foam mattress reviews.
Try before you buy
Buying a mattress online may be cheaper and more convenient but, unless you’re buying a bed-in-a-box mattress (see below), it’s always best to try before you buy.
When we asked Which? members about their experience of buying a mattress, more than a third of them told us they feel intimidated trying out a mattress in the shop. A good mattress shop shouldn’t mind you doing this. See our guide on the best mattress shops.
When trying out a mattress in-store:
- Wear comfortable clothing and remove your outdoor gear.
- Lie on a mattress for at least 10 minutes, in positions that you normally sleep in.
- If the bed is for two, go with your partner.
- Don’t shop for beds when you’re tired, as all the mattresses will feel great.
- Don’t let sales assistants influence you – they can’t decide whether the mattress is comfortable for you.
If you’re buying a memory foam mattress, relax in one position, then move into another. Was it easy or did you struggle to move? If the latter, you might find the memory mattress will restrict your movement too much, especially in cold weather when the memory foam will be harder.
Should you buy a mattress online?
If you’re looking for a bargain mattress, one option is to try a few mattresses out in a shop, before going home to search for the best price online. That’s what 5% of Which? members did when they bought their last mattress, according to our 2018 survey of more than 5,000 mattress owners.
But around 14% bought online without trying their mattress first. That sounds risky – especially when we’ve just recommended you try a mattress before you buy – but it’s not if you buy a bed-in-a-box mattress.
These are mattresses that are bought online, vacuum-packed into a box and delivered direct to your door, and there are three reasons you should consider one:
- By cutting out the retailer and selling direct from manufacturer to consumer, many brands claim you’re getting a higher-quality mattress for less.
- Most online-only mattresses offer a sleep trial of at least 10 weeks. During this time you can try the mattress at home and send it back for a full refund if you don’t like it. In most cases, the manufacturer will collect the unwanted mattress from your house for free before recycling it or donating it to charity.
- We’re yet to test a bad one. More than half of the Best Buy mattresses we’ve uncovered can only be bought in a box.
Make sure your mattress fits your bed base
Manufacturers may encourage you to buy a mattress and bed base together, and this is a good idea if you’ve had your old base for many years.
If you buy the mattress and base separately, or are going to keep your old base, measure carefully to make sure they’re a good fit. Dimensions can vary so don’t rely on a new double mattress being exactly the same size as your old one.
Is your mattress going on to a slatted base? Then make sure that the slats are no more than 6cm wide or more than 4cm apart. This ensures sufficient ventilation, while preventing the mattress sagging through between the slats.
For more information, read our guide: What bed size do you need?
Check the guarantee/warranty on your mattress
Make sure you know what your rights are if there’s a problem with your mattress.
Most guarantees for mattresses will not cover gradual wear and tear, which leads to loss of support. So make sure you use our mattress reviews to pick out a durable mattress that will stand the test of time.
Most online-only mattresses offer a sleep trial of at least 10 weeks.
Before you buy your mattress, check whether there’s anything in particular, such as removing labels or using a base other than a recommended one, that would invalidate the guarantee.
Now you know how to go about buying the best mattress for you, check out ourbest mattressrecommendationsto reveal the mattresses that will support your spine and last for years.
How much does a hypnos mattress cost
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Hypnos beds are a British brand of luxury hand-made mattresses available throughout Britain and worldwide. They specialise inluxury pocket sprung mattresses with natural and sustainable fillings, including wool, cotton, and other fabrics. Additionally, they have a Royal Warrant, which is an official recognition of excellence in bedding. If you are looking for a regal experience, this brand has you covered, butthere are some concerns about durability raised by some customers.
Overall Score: 8.8/10
No Back Pain:8.5/10
Trial Period:No Trial
General Support:8.9/10 ⓘ
No Motion Transfer:8.8/10 ⓘ
No Odor on Delivery:9/10
Good for Hot Sleepers:9/10
Sex / Bounce:9/10
Good for Heavy Folks:8.5/10
Hypnos is a well-known British mattress brand that focuses on luxury mattresses sold in top shops like John Lewis, Bensons for Beds, and more. They have a wide array of traditional innerspring and pocket sprung mattress options fromthinner mattresses to very high profile options. In terms of craftsmanship, they havetraditional hand tufted exterior and luxury materialslike cashmere, camel hair, and mohair. Customers like their mattresses overall, butthere are some complaints about durabilityand dipping over a shorter than average duration.
If you are concerned about long term comfort,take a look at our top rated mattresses in the UK, specifically Leesa’s Sapira mattress is a competitive pocket sprung mattress that has good sentiment from customers and is competitively priced.
Hypnos haseight mattress collections sold in the UK. We’ll go through each option so you know what you can buy and if they are really right for your home.
The Regal Collection features both theElegance mattressand theSignature mattress, both of which are handmade with luxury comfort layers. The Elegance mattress hascashmere, camel hair, and mohair, while the Signature hascashmere, pashmina, grey hair, and British woolas comfort layers. These are both medium profile mattresses at28cm thick for the Elegance and 27cm thick for the Signature. These mattresses come at a moderate pricepoint when taking into consideration the materials. Customersmay feel these mattresses to be overpriced and have dipping problems quicker than expected.
The pros:Moderately priced for Hypnos mattresses.
The cons:Some issues with durability and comfort reported.
Price Range: £599-£1299
The Royal Comfort Collection has two mattresses:Sovereign and Eminence. Hand teased hair and lambswool make up the Sovereign comfort layers, with a pocketed coil system for support. The Eminence has latex, wool, and hair as the comfort layers with pocketed coil supports. These mattresses are slightly thicker at 30cm.
The pros:All natural materials at a moderate pricepoint and are hand-made.
The cons:Sagging issues over a very short period for many customers.
Price Range: £699-£1399
The Regency Collection has four mattresses contained–theClarence Sublime, Sandingham Sublime, St. James Sublime, and Hampton Sublime. These arepocket sprung mattressesthat come with luxurious layers of organic wool, cashmere, alpaca, bamboo yarn, or pashmina for comfort layers. They are 30cm tall, hand tufted, and moderately higher in their pricepoint. Customers are excited about the firmness options, butsome have reported issues with durability.
The pros:Handcrafted mattresses with luxurious materials.
The cons:Some issues with durability over a short period.
Price Range: £1299-£2599
The Hypnos Natural Comfort Collection is all about responsible sourced and high grade, all-natural materials. Within the collection there are four mattresses:Willow Natural Sublime,Maple Natural Superb,Aspen Natural Supreme, andHazel Natural Deluxe. These mattresses havezoned pocket coil systemsfor better spinal alignment andall natural materials like New Zealand wool, alpaca, fleece, and horsetail. These are moderately more expensive and more technical to create. However, similar to other Hypnos mattresses, they suffer from durability complaints from some customers.
The pros:All natural and responsibly sourced materials.
The cons:Issues with durability and comfort over a shorter than average duration.
Price Range: £999-£1649
The Orthos Support Collection offersfirmer supportthan other Hypnos mattresses. The mattresses to choose from are theOrthos Elite Alpaca, Orthos Elite Cashmere, Orthos Elite Silk, and Orthos Elite Wool. Their pocket filter support systems arefirmer and more supportivethan others that they offer. The comfort layers include luxury materials from silk, cashmere, wool, and alpaca. Customers who are stomach or back sleepers enjoy the additional support, but there are some reports of durability issues with the comfort layers for some.
The pros:Firmer mattresses with luxury and all-natural materials.
The cons:Problems with durability for some. Side sleepers may find these mattresses too firm initially.
Price Range: £899-£2199
The Hypnos Pillow Top Collection contains four mattresses:Pillow Top Celestial, Pillow Top Stellar, Pillow Top Astral, and Pillow Top Aurora. Each of these mattresses havesoft pillow top additions made of wool, latex, synthetic latex, and/or cotton. Best for side sleepers, most customers find these mattresses initially cozy, but there weremany dipping concerns with regular use.
The pros:Pillowy luxury with high-end materials and 32cm profiles.
The cons:Durability issues reported by many customers.
Price Range: £799-£1399
The Hypnos No Turn Collection is a lower priced option from Hypnos with three mattresses:The Luxury No Turn Superb, Luxury No Turn Supreme, and the Luxury No Turn Deluxe. These hand made mattresses have luxury materials like wool, latex, alpaca, and cashmere. They are slimmer at only 28cm and have pocketed spring support systems. These mattresses get mixed reviews from customers with some disagreeing with the initial comfort and others having dipping problems over a short period.
The pros:Cheaper hand-made pocket sprung mattresses with luxury materials.
The cons:Some problems with dipping and initial comfort reported.
Price Range: £499-£1099
The Adjustable E-Motion Collection by Hypnos are divans and mattresses specifically designed for adjustable comfort. These adjustable beds provide the ability to watch or read while in the comfort of your bed. They come in two options:E-Motion and E-Motion Plus. With a sleek electrical controller, you can adjust the orientation of the mattress to a more upright position. The mattresses are pocket sprung withalpaca, wool, cotton, and synthetic latex. Customers appreciate the mobility options from these beds, but alike others there may be some durability problems to bear.
The pros:High tech adjustable bed options with luxury materials in the mattresses.
The cons:Durability is still a concern with these mattresses.
Price Range: Varies
See the above scale. With Hypnos, you will be able to find a wide array of mattress firmness options. However, with durability concerns noted by customers, some of the support may decline faster than expected.
Who Are Hypnos Mattresses Best For?
Where price is no object,customers who can afford to replace their mattresses oftenand prefer luxury and high-end materials with hand-made craftsmanship will enjoy their Hypnos mattresses. For those that prefer longer lasting comfort, please see ourlist of the best mattresses in the UKfor more details.
Browse Hypnos Customer Reviews
I decided to buy one of these after a friend of mine from bridge club told me about how wonderful they are. I was impressed by their connection to the Royal family. Unfortunately, the bed hasn’t been what I expected. I wake up with back pain and think it is because of that bed — way too firm.
went to a store yesterday that had both Hypnos and Vi-Spring. Hypnos was WAY too firm. solid like a rock.
Was gifted one of these by my company and it was okay for what I would consider a luxury brand. It is a bit firm, but I like my beds firm.
I’ve had this bed for the past 3 months and it is divine. I highly recommend it.
I was able to get one of these Hypnos beds and I have finally been able to sleep through the night again.
Something is wanting in this mattress, but I can’t put my finger on it. I was very impressed by their branding and acclaim, and was hopeful that this would what my sleep needed. But, I’m still not sure.
This was my big investment and it was definitely worth it. The materials are very high quality and there has been no off-gassing or any other negatives that you would get from the trendy brands. This was for me.
I was expecting more of a luxury feel after spending so much money on my new mattress. Is it ok? Sure. But, when you shell out this kind of money, you are hoping for amazing. That is not how I feel.
A wonderful luxury bed. I sleep like a regent every night.
A hefy investment, but well worth it in the end. I love this new bed and so does my husband. No complaints.
both my wife and I are not large people, we purchased a very expensive Hypnos mattress with a topper and within a month and a half it was already sagging. I rotated it every week for six weeks and then every two weeks thereafter to no avail. The mattress now has two half moon shapes on either side and a big ridge in the middle. Furniture Village sent someone round to evaluate it and they said it had not sagged enough for a refund! Do not waste your money on this mattress.
This is the worse mattress that we have ever slept in, we paid £3000 for just the mattress and it feels like it’s been slept in for years and we have only had it one month. Hypnos and living homes where we bought the mattress have sent people out to test the mattress, they laid on it for 20 seconds and said there is nothing wrong with it, we are waking every morning with back aches. We were swayed by the Royal warrants and the write up by Hypnos that it’s the ‘best bed in the world’ in our opinion it’s the worse. They won’t accept our feelings and basically said there is nothing they can do! But we could go to the Furniture ombudsmen! (Nice customer service)! Anyway good luck if you buy one.
Very comfortable mattress. Slept on it directly on floor for two nights over Christmas and slept very soundly both nights.
Backache gone! I love this mattress. Best one I’ve bought. Highly recommend.
Absolutely love this matteres, it provides great support while the pillow top makes you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud. This matteres also seems to keep the body temperature in check so no sweaty or cold nights in bed – just heavenly!
Best sleep for years. Only ‘downside’ is the overall thickness. Some fitted bed linen may not fit, but non-fitted sheets, no problem.
Really comfortable mattress!! love it. could sleep all day 🙂
Bought this mattress from Nottingham Store a week ago and told that it would feel slightly firmer on our existing base. The mattress has dipped already taking our body shape and the buttons on the pillow top dig into your spine and hips. This is the most uncomfortable mattress we’ve ever slept on.
Amazing Quality mattress, great comfort, worth spending on it !
Upgraded to a Hypnos mattress. Don’t regret the decision at all. Best night sleep ever. Mattress worth every penny!
We bought this bed after having slept on a Hypnos bed in a luxury hotel. The price reflects the fact that it is a quality product, made in Britain. The recommendation is for a pure cotton mattress protector, which costs about £35. It is a very comfortable mattress, though it quickly forms small hollows where you lie, which we hadn’t expected. Also you need to regularly turn it round – not easy as you get older!
Bought this mattress after recommendation from a friend and after reading the comments from other customers and I must say that I was not disappointed at all. Really good quality mattress and extremely comfortable to sleep on.
It took a few nights to get used to these new mattresses but now we really like them. The inclusive fabric topper gives the fairly firm mattress a lovely cosy feel. My troublesome back also feels well supported and comfortable. I thought I would miss my feather topper but I don’t – and really wouldn’t exchange it for anything else!
My wife and I have never slept so well since we took delivery of this mattress – we are very happy with this purchase.
Found it firmer than it felt in store & was starting to have doubts, but glad to report its now nice & comfy. As always with a mattress, you must try before buying. Now very happy with purchase.
Very comfortable mattress and ease to turn with good sized strong handles
The choice of a new mattress is something which is very individual so it is difficult to recommend to someone else. However, this mattress is made of natural fibres, it is firm without being uncomfortable. We bought it to replace our old mattress and we had no difficulty in adjusting to this new one. The quality of the materials is very high and I thought the name Hypnos had a good reputation for quality and good value. We thought the price was reasonable for a mattress of this quality.
Really comfortable mattress and great quality. Extra topping makes a real difference.
After a disastrous purchase only four years ago, we just had to replace our mattress. My son and daughter in law had discovered the true comfort of the Hypnos superb pillow top and couldn’t have recommended it more. We went on their advice and now I feel the need to tell them how pleased we are with ours at every opportunity. We are now working on the rest of the family!
This is supremely comfortable and supportive, with a soft top layer to take the edge off the firmness. I have lower back pain, and this mattress really does help – it adjusts nicely to the shape of one’s body and is very accommodating when (as with us) two people of significantly different sizes and weights sleep on the same surface. Despite the intake of breath when I saw the price, it is definitely worth it – no need to spend even more: this is truly excellent.
It’s ckearly a quality product – but I probably wouldn’t choose it again. But firm for me at only 10 stone. The top quilt but also makes me too hot
After 6 weeks in hospital I was left with a sore lower back. The Hypnos matters enable me to have the 8 hours of sleep I was used to.
This is an amazing mattress that was instantly comfortable! Although it is technically a firm mattress, it does not feel firm because it is so cushioned.
The Hypnos mattress is superbly comfortable and well made and it helps to have a ten year guarantee.
Was suffering from back and neck pain so decided it was time for a new mattress and this has been perfect!
Excellent mattress and base with (optional) 4-drawer storage. We’ve never slept so well! Polite delivery guys set the whole thing up and took away the old bed. Service as it should be. I haven’t regretted making this purchase for a second.
I bought the mattress, that cost a lot of money, having been assured that I would and could be assured of a good nights sleep, especially given that I had back problems. The pillow topping I was assured was the ultimate in comfort on top of the firm mattress. What a mistake, the ‘buttons’ used to secure the topping to the mattress are right on a line with your hip and lower back, so no matter whether you lay on your right or left side or on your back, these ‘buttons’ intrude and press on that part of your body, meaning you have constant pressure from the item and giving you/me discomfort. Because I had to be away from home for a while I have now missed the ‘return’ date.
We’d expected that the mattress would need time to settle, but from the very first night it was very comfy and supportive without being hard or lumpy. The comfort topper is just enough to relax in to. It’s heavy to turn, but that isn’t surprising.Have never (as yet after 5 months) woken up with a sore back, which is unheard of for me. Great quality at a reasonable price.
Mattress-firm, ultra supportive mattress. Pillow top gives a soft feel but may limit longevity however ten year guarantee gives peace of mind. Side stitching means no sagging at the ends. Quality product.
I purchased 2 of these for 2 new bedrooms. What an amazing mattress! The mattress is the best i have ever slept on and would recommend anyone to purchase one.
Only just received this mattress, delivery guys from Norwich were great they took it up our difficult stairs and straight into bedroom taking great care. First night’s sleep was amazing, haven’t been sleeping great the last 6 months on an old mattress, but slept like a log. Only problem, slept so well was apparently snoring so much my wife had to sleep in spare room as she couldn’t wake me as I was out for the count!
I love this mattress. and having made several wasted purchases over the past ten years or so, I am very relieved to say so. It is on the firm side of medium and it took a few weeks to get used to, but I no longer have the aches and pains on getting up in the morning that were becoming a daily issue (crumbs, I’m only in my sixties!).
Very pleased with our new bed. Very comfortable and gives us a restful nights sleep.
This is the best mattress I have slept on and great for someone like me who suffers with a bad back
I wanted to replace my old version of this mattress (which had been the best mattress I’d ever slept on) and was concerned that the added pillow top would make it too soft. I needn’t have worried. This mattress remains firm and very supportive, with the added pillow top giving some softness that makes the mattress more comfortable and warm. It’s even better than before! This mattress is not cheap but is worth every penny for the reliably comfortable night’s sleep I get.
Excellent comfort from a superb company. Firm but with a softer top gives great support. Much better than the orthapaedic versions recommended for my back condition.
Well, sort of. After bedding in, pun realised, but not intended, this mattress is very comfortable and we both sleep well on it. I wouldn’t buy another mattress with the topper attached as it limits options but other than that and the high price no complaints. Instore I tried the new fangled type mattresses in a box but found them claustrophobically enveloping so option for a decent mattress was coil spring. As ever the bottom line to a review is ‘would I buy it again’ and the answer is no but only because of the attached topper.
The most expensive mattress I have ever purchased but considering the number of hours I spend on it worth the price. It is by far the most comfortable mattress I have ever owned.
Having slept very comfortably on a mattress with a topper at a friends in Canada, we decided to invest in a new mattress with a topper. However, after a few months of use, we now have a bulge in the center which can’t be altered by turning the mattress from top to toe as advised to do regularly, which is rather annoying.
From the firs5 night with this new mattress I have slept so well. I feel like the princess and the pea!
The mattress was delivered yesterday, with a divan base. I immediately noticed that it was significantly firmer than the one I tried in the shop, but I understand that mattresses soften over time. In the store I tried it with a divan base too.
Cannot wait to go to bed every night! Really comfortable having a pillow top means you only have to turn mattress on the flat, no heaving over.
I received some excellent help in store and after trying various mattresses I settled on the Hypnos 1800. I became a little anxious once it was delivered as it felt harder and was much thicker than my old mattress BUT it is perfect. As I lay down to sleep it felt as though the pillow top moulded gently to me. and 8 hours later I woke up! It is firm and as I said quite deep but completely comfortable. No aching muscles or sore behinds. For me it was the most expensive mattress I have ever bought, but no regrets! It’s wonderful!
Following a house fire we were obliged to replace our excellent bed and mattress. After some considerable research we decided on the hypnos pillow top. We have not been disappointed. We like needing to turnaround rather than turn over the mattress as it is very heavy. We also like the four easy sliding drawers in the base. Very happy with our purchase
We wanted a new bed and mattress. We had no idea what mattress to choose but we were given good advice in store. Very difficult to decide on which mattress is best for us, but we decided in the end to go for the Hypnos mattress because it had a pillow top. We have not been disappointed. Really comfortable and we do not feel movement when one of us gets up. Really good choice and extremely satisfied with our purchase.
So glad we decided on this mattress (we were tempted by the Simba mattress.. until we tested them both). This mattress is so lovely you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning!!
I brought this mattress for our holiday home, very comfortable. I am used to regularly turning mattresses, so hopefully this will wear well without this. You get a good nights sleep.
The only problem with this mattress is that it’s so comfortable, it makes it so much harder to get out of bed in the morning. It’s recommended that you rotate the mattress regularly, and I found this easy to accomplish even on my own. Tried it out in the shop and then ordered online. Delivery was quick and easy and it comes complete with a 10 year guarantee. This mattress is made in England by master craftspeople who clearly know what they are doing. A highly recommended mattress.
Looked around for a while for a new mattress, tried this one in the shop I knew it was the right one for us. I thought it was expensive but when you think how long you have it for it seems reasonable. Sleep really well on it, very comfortable.
After much research and consideration we opted for this mattress as it is similar to those found in Premier Inns which we have found to be very comfortable. We were not disappointed it has been exactly what we required firm but not hard and very supportive. Our previous mattress was memory foam so a bit apprehensive changing over but no regrets. Have had it six months now and found it great in all aspects. Only comment is that being a quality item it is quite heavy when turning and tucking the sheet under.
Very comfortable mattress. My sleep patterns have improved tremendously since purchasing this product..
Bought to replace a 6 year old mattress, it has been the best thing we have bought for a long time. comfortable and supportive and the pillow top adds a touch of luxury! Quality of sleep had definitely improved.
Bought this mattress on recommendation from friends and so glad we did, it’s so comfortable, wish we had bought it earlier, would definately recommend it
Amazing night sleep, really enjoy the comfort of my new mattress from the first night. Have found after much research it’s very much a personal choice, so try before you buy.
Just as expected this is a lovely mattress, had it for a couple of months and no more back ache!
Excellent product and service. I can now sleep like a log
I am very pleased with the mattress as it is very comfortable and the topper is a lovely and soft on top of a firm mattress but it is incredibly heavy and impossible to lift and turn.
I’ve had my mattress since February, I wanted to really use it before I wrote my review. At first, I was a little worried because it was Medium as I have always bought Firm mattresses, but It really is the best thing I have ever bought. It is so comfortable and supportive all in one. I have recommended this mattress to everyone I know and I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase another. My only problem now is actually getting out of bed 🙂
This was our first king size mattress and were slightly put off by the pillow top and concerned whether this would be comfortable at night. However, we could not have been further wrong, and luckily we chose this Hypnos above others. Several months in, the mattress is by far and away the best mattress we have ever purchased providing complete support and extra warmth from the pillow top. It was a very good choice and would purchase again.
Great mattress bought to replace a memory foam. Happy with the purchase. Only downside is needed help to rotate weekly as per the instructions.
I had previously had a mattress that was like sleeping on a bag of maltesers. Due to finances I couldn’t afford a good mattress, however I was lucky and got some extra money and decided to buy a new mattress. Looked online and came into store to try this one out. Decided to. It it and I have never looked back. It is fanTASTIC. The best sleep everrrrr. No more sore back or neck. Long deep sleeps each night. Best money I’ve ever invested in on a household object. Superb.
Perfect balance of comfort and firmness. Only downside is that’s it’s too comfortable to get off and go to work in the morning!
We were nervous about spending 4 figures on a new mattress – especially as you can’t really test them fully before you buy. This mattress felt hard when we receive it BUT this was due to our >10 year old being rather broken. Our first night of sleep was fantastic – no aches, bad back – even my wife, who has neck and back problems slept and woke without incident. Obviously this may not suit everyone but I just wanted to inform would be purchasers not to be put off if they think the product is firm – it may feel that way but it works really well.
The very old mattress needed replacing, and this was the one we finally decided on. At first it seemed a bit firm, but now after a few weeks it is very comfortable. Because of the four handles, it is easy to turn. There is no need to turn over, just around. No complaints, very happy.
I think we were seduced by the appearance of the mattress, it does look lovely with the pillow top and good quality. Initially didn’t like it at all, thought it was way too hard, we had previously had a memory foam which we liked but fancied trying a cooler mattress.I have to say it does feel better now 6 months later , or whether we have just got used to it , but I do think it is more a medium to firm and maybe the pillow top could have been deeper/ softer, carnt really feel the benefit of it !
We were undecided what type of bed to buy and are pleased with the purchase we made. It’s so comfortable and easy for us to manouver the mattress from top to bottom. We were looking for a bed with a mattress that didn’t need turning over. So happy with our purchase and wish we had bought it sooner.
Delighted with the comfort of my new Hypnos mattress- more sweet dreams now! Only hiccup is that it does take two to turn the mattress as required.
This is the first Hypnos mattress I’ve bought and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The quality is very good and it’s the epitome of comfort. This is the only mattress I’ll be buying from now on, it comes with a ten year warranty, what’s not to like?
Bought this for my Son & Daughter-in-Law to replace an old Dunlopillo Mattress. They and we are big fans of Dunlopillo Mattresses but the new design does not have handles! This would make it almost impossible to rotate. They managed to try the Hypnos in store and found it very comfortable. They are delighted with Hypnos and when we replace our Dunlopillo, we will go for Hypnos as well.
A good replacement even if a bit on the pricy side.
A great product, which means that we both get a really good night’s sleep. Very similar to a famous hotel chain mattress, which we use regularly because of the mattress and their beds.
Good quality Hypnos product. Very comfortable, deep sprung mattress. "Pillow top" gives additional comfort. If it wasn’t for the fact that our cat appreciates it too, I’d say it was purr.fect.
The bed is really well made and well worth the money paid. The mattress is very heavy and firm and doesn’t need turning over. I have slept so much better since I purchased the bed as the mattress is so firm you don’t sink into it like I did in my old bed. A very happy customer..
A long overdue purchase, this has made such a difference. Both of us sleeping much more soundly and no bad backs in the morning!
Really comfortable mattress. Good choice. We tried in store first and ordered on line when we wanted to purchase. Delivery time good as in evening. Overall pleased.
The best night’s sleep for ages; supportive but not hard, a perfect compromise.
I was nervous buying a bed – such a big part of your life! But this bed is fabulous and extremely comfortable. Highly recommended
This mattress was purchased on the recommendation of a physio for my husband’s ongoing back problem to replace a Tempur foam mattress.. It has made a significant difference to his quality of sleep. Would thoroughly recommend.
I am delighted with my new mattress. Sleeping better and this is a real blessing.
Such a comfortable mattress after years ‘sleeping’ on my last mattress which was my husband’ s choice, it was orthopaedic but so hard.This is supportive and cushions the whole back, and I love the cushioned topping. Very well made and store delivery guys unpacked it ready to be made up with sheets. It is also compatible with an electric blanket, a necessity in the winter in the north of Scotland!!
We find this very uncomfortable. The "pillow top" very quickly flattens to nothing, despite turning the mattress once a week as recommended. Very much regret buying it. Its only good point is that it’s cooler than memory foam.
You can never be sure what a mattress will be like once its home but we definitely have made the right choice. No more back ache and a good nights sleep, what more can you ask for
Wanted to purchase a pillow top bed with a quality spring style mattress. Looked at several and felt the Hypos was.similar to one we had before which needed replacing. We haven’t chosen Hypnos before so were apprehensive whether we had decided wisely. Well, we had, it is so comfortable, no aches or pains in the morning, from a poor design. The only slight niggle I have is that the sides of the mattress are quite soft and so dip down when sitting on the edge. Would have preferred a firmer edge, but that doesn’t detract from the comfort factor.
We purchased our Hypnos bed from Furniture Village approx 3 years ago as their beds have a reputation of luxury and comfort. The mattress has a cashmere Cushion Topper sewn on top. However after about a week a ridge or hump formed down the middle of the mattress which felt like sleeping at the bottom of a hill. Many heated emails to Furniture Village ensued where they claimed it was due to ‘natural settlement’ & we should turn the mattress once a week for 3 months. To do this with a Super King size bed in our late 60s is not easy but we endeavoured to do so but it made no difference. Furniture eventually agreed to send a technician who again claimed it was due to natural settlement but to try sleeping in the middle! We sent a complaint direct to Hypnos who sent their own technician who immediately diagnosed a problem with mattress and would recommend it to be replaced. Furniture Village offered to replace the mattress like for like or charge us if we chose a different one. We decided on the former and a replacement mattress was delivered. We thought our problems were over but a month or so the exact same ridge in the middle occurred. We should have complained again but couldn’t face going through the stress of it again. We paid £2.5 k for this bed & it looks beautiful but it’s become a nightmare. My husband is considering putting a bed board underneath but I think this is defeatest, but he finds it so uncomfortable and he now has neck pain. I’m not sure what to do for best as it’s 3 years down the line after purchase but we can’t carry on sleeping on this bed. I am considering writing to The Furniture Ombudsman for their advice.
Lovely comfortable mattress,but the chemical smell is overpowering. Still as bad 14 days later. Hypnos say the smell is normal and should go at some point in time. Not good when all you bed linen and the room stink. I think this is totally unacceptable for a mattress that cost over £800.00
After having the same mattress for more years than I care to remember and now having terrible back pain, I decided to invest in a Hypnos. I picked an Ortho (Firm) mattress and could feel the difference right away. Having better sleeps, waking up in no pain. I would recommend a Hypnos but would advise that you understand the firmness levels (so you get the one that suits you) and also that you will need to turn and flip the mattress (each mattress is different, so read the advice booklet) so that it doesn’t dip. But if you’re going to spend a good amount of money on a mattress, it’s best to understand how to best take care of it. One of the best investments I made.
Hypnos Mattress Reviews
Are They Really The Most Comfortable Beds In The World?
Hypnos mattress reviewsare virtually impossible to find. We usually attempt to bring you first hand accounts from actual mattress owners but due to this brand’s rarity and expense, we’re unable to do that here.
However, a very good case can still be made to support their claim to be the "most comfortable beds in the world."
Preferred By Luxury Hotels
Have you ever wondered what kind of mattress luxury hotels are using? Having slept on one will surely make you want to bring one home to your bedroom. Just imagine experiencing that comfort every day of your life. It will make you dream of investing in a mattress fit for royalty.
Considering the benefits a well made mattress can have on your posture and overall health, not only does it become an indulgence but a health necessity. With the number of mattresses on the market today, the options can be overwhelming. However, nothing beats Hypnos mattress reviews when it comes to seamlessly combining indulgence, luxury and comfort.
Hypnos mattresses are chosen to grace the beds of the most prestigious luxury hotels and spas in Europe. This is because they are are made from the finest industry materials, inside and out.
The brand takes pride in having each of its mattresses hand crafted and processed with stringent quality control standards. They have been known to reject an entire container of cashmere if they find a single flaw. This is a big part of the reason Hypnos has established quite an impeccable reputation among the world’s luxury hotel chains.
Hypnos Mattress Reviews From Her Majesty The Queen
You might want to know what else makes a Hypnos mattress so special. Well, this British company holds a Royal Warrant and is the sole bedding supplier for Her Majesty the Queen of England. The late Queen Mother slept on the same mattress for 67 years with very little maintenance, only needing to have it refurbished once. Receiving a Royal Warrant is essentially an endorsement from the entire Royal household and makes the lack of Hypnos mattress reviews somewhat irrelevant.
Their products are hand assembled by master craftsmen in over 6 hours. They use only the best natural materials like pure silk, cotton, angora and cashmere. The tufting is done by hand, the springs are hand nested and encased individually and then tied very carefully. After that, the mattress is covered with expensive Belgian damask. All these things are combined to produce one of the most comfortable and supportive mattresses that money can buy.
An average mattress has 600 springs; a Hypnos mattress has 1200 springs. The frame of the box spring is made entirely from one type of hardwood. So you can probably understand why they command top dollar prices. This level of pampering and decadence can be claimed by only a few other brands like VI Spring, Hastens, Duxiana and Shifman. These five companies are widely considered the best and when you’re in company like that, positive Hypnos mattress reviews can be pretty much taken for granted.
Hypnos beds may be quite expensive, but they are definitely built to last. Because of their attention to detail and amazing construction quality they will not develop body impressions and start to sag in the middle like other brands.
What Makes A Nice Bed?
Not everybody knows what makes a nice bed. It’s all about the manufacturing techniques used for the spring coils, latex and foams. It’s in the way they’re combined to make a mattress that conforms to your body and provides lasting comfort. No matter what sleeping position you choose it is essential for a mattress to give your body ample support to maintain proper posture in order to lessen the strain on your spinal column. It’s this kind of technology that Hypnos has undoubtedly mastered.
Considering their exclusive clientele we don’t feel that it’s necessary to find actual Hypnos mattress reviews in order to recommend their products. Think of it this way – Would the Queen of England accept an uncomfortable mattress? Would she endorse a bed that began to fall apart after a few short years?
Every year luxury hotel guests rack up over ten million sleep nights on Hypnos beds. This alone could attest to their quality. When you factor in the top quality materials they use and the expert hand craftsmanship it’s easy to see why many people are willing to spend over $10,000 dollars on one of these high end luxury mattresses.
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At Hypnos we take our responsibility seriously for helping you sleep well and wake up better.
We have a talent for creating comfortable, stylish beds to enhance your well-being.
Discover a sustainable and tailor-made bed that’s just right for you and enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating night’s sleep.
We’re a long-established family business with an illustrious Royal history to be proud of. And we pour it all back into our design and craft to hand build the most comfortable beds our customers have ever owned. Handmade in our Buckinghamshire workshops, you’ll find our mattresses and beds in the best yachts, palaces and hotels all over the world as well as in homes like yours.
With our experience, we know how to choose the finest high performance materials. We only use sustainable, natural materials to craft exceptionally restful beds that will last. Over decades, we’ve refined the comfort features and style elements of our beds to a selection of design options. All you have to do is choose the ones that create the bed of your dreams.
How Much Does a Good Mattress Cost?
Mattresses sold today range in price from $150 or less to more than $5,000, but most shoppers can find the mattress they need for under $1,000. The price-point of a mattress depends on several factors, including type, size, height, material composition, and durability.
This guide offers shopping tips for comparing mattresses based on different factors and finding the right model for you and your sleep partner at a reasonable price.
Average Mattress Prices
Mattress type impacts the price-point more than any other factor. The price range of foam mattresses, for example, varies significantly from the price ranges of latex or hybrid models. The table below features current price ranges for five common mattress types; please note that the prices listed below are for Queen-size models. Click the links in the left-hand column to read our full analyses of each mattress type.
|Mattress Type||Low Price Range||Medium Price Range||High Price Range||Average Price-Point (Queen)|
|Innerspring||Less than $700||$700 to $1,200||More than $1,200||$1,038|
|Foam||Less than $600||$600 to $1,200||More than $1,200||$1,044|
|Latex||Less than $1,500||$1,500 to $2,500||More than $2,500||$1,971|
|Hybrid||Less than $1,500||$1,500 to $2,200||More than $2,200||$2,077|
|Airbed||Less than $1,500||$1,500 to $2,500||More than $2,500||$2,283|
Cost Factors for Different Mattress Types
Next, let’s look at some factors that influence the price of different mattress types.
Cost Factors for Innerspring Mattresses
Here are some important considerations to make when looking at innersprings:
- The price-point of an innerspring mattress is often tied to durability and lifespan. Cheaper models tend to feature polyfoam comfort layers and bonnell coils, which typically perform for three to five years. Costlier innersprings may feature memory foam or latex in the comfort layer and more durable coils — such as offset or continuous-wire coils — in the support core.
- Some innersprings are constructed with pocketed (or fabric-wrapped) coils; it’s important to note that mattresses featuring at least two inches of memory foam and/or latex in the comfort layer and pocketed coils in the support core are technically considered hybrids, not innersprings.
- Gauge (or thickness) can be used to determine how durable a mattress coil is; thicker low-gauge coils are more durable than thinner high-gauge coils.
- Many mattress manufacturers list ‘coil count’ as a measure of quality and durability — and the price may reflect this — but coil count does not necessarily reflect the lifespan of an innerspring mattress.
Cost Factors for Foam Mattresses
Foam mattresses are typically priced using the following criteria:
- Foam density plays a role in mattress durability, and is a key factor for foam mattress pricing. Low-density foams are softer and tend to deteriorate quickly, and are most often used in relatively cheap mattress models. High-density foams are firmer and tend to last longer; they are usually used in models with more expensive price-points.
- Another key consideration is the type of foam used. Polyfoam (even high-density polyfoam) will degrade faster than most memory foams. As a result, the cost of an all-polyfoam mattress is usually much lower than the cost of a memory foam mattress. Likewise, mattresses with specialty memory foam (such as gel or copper-infused memory foam) are more expensive than those with standard memory foam.
- Most sleepers feel more comfortable on memory foam than polyfoam. However, price-point does not appear to be a significant factor in customer experiences with memory foam compared to performance factors like firmness and conforming/pressure-relieving abilities. For this reason, shoppers may be able to find a memory foam mattress that suits their preferences at a relatively low price.
Cost Factors for Latex Mattresses
The price of a latex mattress is often determined by the following factors:
- Latex in mattresses is produced using one of two processes. The Dunlop process produces denser and heavier latex that is most often used in support cores. The Talalay process produces lighter and less dense latex that is typically used in comfort layers. Talalay latex tends to be more expensive than Dunlop latex, but some mattresses contain both.
- The price of a latex mattress will also depend on whether natural or synthetic latex is used. Natural latex is extracted from rubber trees and produced without fillers using either the Dunlop or Talalay process. Synthetic latex, on the other hand, is entirely manmade, but is still processed using the Talalay or Dunlop method. The differences in firmness and feel between natural and synthetic latex are negotiable. However, sleepers are much more susceptible to allergic reactions on natural latex.
- An important distinction for shoppers is the difference between ‘natural latex’ and ‘100% natural latex’; the latter does not contain any fillers whatsoever, while the former may not be entirely natural. In some cases, mattresses sold as ‘natural latex’ are actually made of mostly synthetic latex.
Cost Factors for Hybrid Mattresses
Cost considerations for hybrid mattresses include the following points:
- In order to be considered a true hybrid, a mattress must have at least two inches of memory foam and/or latex in the comfort system and a pocketed coil support core. Many mattresses are sold as hybrids, even though they don’t meet this criteria. For example, some models sold as hybrids feature latex and memory foam components, but the support core is made of polyfoam, not pocketed coils.
- Some hybrids feature a layer of microcoils in the comfort system for added conforming and pressure relief. Models with microcoil layers are usually more expensive than standard foam-and-coil hybrids. However, customer satisfaction ratings between microcoil and non-microcoil hybrids are comparable, suggesting that these components do not play a significant role in sleeper experiences.
Cost Factors for Airbed Mattresses
An airbed is defined as any mattress that features air chambers in the support core, rather than foam or coil layers. Airbeds have the highest average price among all mattress types. When pricing airbed mattresses, consider the following:
- Most airbeds sold today feature manual or remote controls that allow users to inflate or deflate air to match their comfort preferences; many can be toggled using online apps. Remote-control airbeds — especially ones that utilize smart-app technology — are almost always more expensive than manual-control models.
- Airbeds with memory foam, latex and/or microcoils in the comfort layer are usually priced higher than those with standard polyfoam comfort systems.
- Airbed prices somewhat correlate to mattress height, with thicker models being the more expensive option. The number of air chambers may also play a role; traditional airbeds have one to two air chambers, but some newer models have as many as six individual chambers (and cost more on average).
Cost Factors for a Bed Base
The bed base refers to the part of a bed that supports the mattress. Here are a few of the factors to consider when you’re thinking about purchasing a bed base to hold up your mattress.
- Box springs are generally cheaper than other kinds of bed bases, but may require an additional foundation or legs if you want storage space underneath. It’s worth noting that box springs can help to extend the lifespan of your mattress, preventing deterioration and sagging.
- Foundations or platforms tend to be on the less expensive side. Like box springs, they can help to add value to your mattress purchase by extending its lifespan. They are generally set up to have storage space below, so there probably won’t be a need for extra purchases like with box springs.
- There are a few factors that can make your bed base pricier. Some foundations have extra storage drawers and/or headboards, for example. These are often more expensive.
- Adjustable beds, which can be raised at the head or foot to create different angles for sleeping, are the priciest options. Still, they can be important for certain kinds of sleepers, such as people with poor circulation, sleep apnea, or other sleep problems. If you have certain sleep conditions, the price of an adjustable bed base may be well worth it for higher-quality sleep over time.
Which Mattress Type Is Best for You?
Now that we’ve explored cost factors affecting the price of a mattress, let’s look at some distinct qualities associated with different mattress types. Customers can use metrics like these to determine which mattress is best for them based on their top priorities as shoppers and sleepers.
|Average lifespan||5 to 7 years||6 to 7 years||8 years or longer||6 to 7 years||8 years or longer|
|Conforming ability||Poor to Fair||Good to Very Good||Good||Good to Very Good||Good|
|Sex||Good to Very Good||Fair||Fair to Good||Good to Very Good||Fair|
|Temperature neutrality||Good to Very Good||Poor to Fair||Fair to Good||Fair to Good||Fair to Good|
|Noise potential||Fair||Very Good to Excellent||Very Good to Excellent||Good to Very Good||Fair to Good|
|Odor potential||Good to Very Good||Poor to Fair||Fair to Good||Poor to Fair||Fair to Good|
|Edge support||Good to Very Good||Poor to Fair||Poor to Fair||Good to Very Good||Fair to Good|
Additional Mattress Costs
The original price-point is not the only cost associated with mattress ownership. Here are a few more costs that may arise for mattress owners:
- Foundations:Mattress customers usually have the option of purchasing a matching foundation to go with their new mattress; most foundations are priced at $150 or higher.
- Shipping:Many mattress manufacturers offer free delivery to customers in the continental United States; these deliveries are mostly coordinated through UPS, FedEx and other ground courier services. A few manufacturers also offer free shipping to customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and offshore U.S. territories, but most impose shipping charges of at least $100 for these locations; additional fees may also apply for customers in remote locations in the continental U.S. For companies that do not offer free mattress shipping, customers should expect to pay at least $100.
- In-Home Assembly:A large number of mattress companies offer delivery that includes in-home mattress assembly and packaging waste removal; this is often called ‘White Glove delivery’. The standard cost of White Glove delivery is $99, but some companies charge more.
- Old Mattress Removal:Mattress companies that offer White Glove delivery will often remove the customer’s old mattress for an additional charge (usually $50). However, most mattress companies that use ground couriers like UPS and FedEx for deliveries do not offer this service.
- Mattress Returns:Mattress sleep trials are common; most companies allow customers to return their mattress within 30 to 90 days of their original purchase in exchange for a refund (specific lengths vary by company). However, many sleep trials include hidden ‘shipping and handling’ fees for customers that return their mattress during the sleep trial. These details are usually included in the fine print of the company’s sleep trial and return policy.
- Mattress Exchanges:In addition to mattress returns, some companies allow customers to exchange their mattress during their sleep trial for a model of a different size and/or firmness. The same ‘shipping and handling’ fees apply. For mattress upgrades, customers will be required to pay the difference in price between the original and the replacement. Typically, one exchange is allowed per sleep trial.
A standard mattress warranty should last at least 10 years. Some span 25 years or longer. Warranty terms vary significantly between mattress manufacturers, and there are several costs associated with them.
Most mattress warranties require customers to cover shipping and handling fees associated with repairs for mattresses with defects (such as deep indentations or protruding coils). Additionally, customers should expect to pay shipping and handling fees for replacing their defective mattress with a new model.
Another important warranty consideration is whether the coverage is nonprorated or prorated; some warranties are entirely nonprorated, while others are nonprorated for a set number of years and prorated for the remainder of the warranty coverage period. Nonprorated coverage means that, with the exception of shipping and handling fees, owners do not need to pay extra costs for replacing a defective mattress. During prorated coverage periods, customers must pay extra charges for replacing their mattress; these charges are calculated by multiplying a percentage of the original mattress price (typically 5% to 10%) by the number of years of ownership.
For example, let’s say a mattress costs $1,000 and is covered under a 20-year warranty with five years of nonprorated coverage and 15 years of prorated coverage with a 5% prorated charge. If the mattress needs to be replaced during the first five years, then the owner will only be required to pay shipping and handling fees. If the mattress needs to be replaced during the tenth year, then prorated charges are calculated as 10 (years) by 5%; this means that the owner will be responsible for paying half the original price (or $500) to have the mattress replaced. During the eleventh year, this charge will increase to 55% (or $550), and so on until the 20-year period ends.
Most – but not all – 10-year warranties are entirely nonprorated. Some warranties that extend 15 to 20 years or longer are fully nonprorated, but most included prorated coverage periods. In some cases, a mattress warranty will only include two to three years of nonprorated coverage. For this reason, customers should place more emphasis on the length of the nonprorated coverage period than the overall warranty length. Furthermore, most industry experts agree that a mattress should be replaced every seven to eight years; this somewhat negates the need for warranties that extend beyond 10 years.
How to Get the Best Deal on a Mattress
When you’re looking for the best possible deal on a mattress, there are a number of factors that come into play. Here are a few tricks and tips, as well as some important factors to consider when looking for a great mattress deal.
It’s important to do your homework when you’re looking for the best deal on a mattress. Conduct market research before you buy, and you’ll end up with a higher-value purchase in the end.
Mattresses vary widely in terms of durability, firmness, prices, and overall quality. Compare customer reviews and brand prices in order to get the most value for what you pay.
Date-specific deals are huge in the mattress industry. If you time your purchase correctly, you can save quite a bit on your mattress. Here are some of the most common holidays and other sales days when you might snag a mattress deal:
|President’s Day||3rd Monday in February||President’s Day is usually the first opportunity all year to celebrate with mattress savings. Virtually all online mattress sellers provide brand-new coupon codes for this holiday.|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May||Many mattress brands offer Memorial Day promotions. Brick-and-mortar stores may have some savings, but online mattress companies will usually provide ultra-steep price cuts and special deal throughout Memorial Day weekend.|
|Independence Day||July 4th||Along with fireworks and outdoor barbecues, mattress sales have become synonymous with Independence Day. Okay, maybe not quite the same, but July 4th does bring significant mattress savings every year. While many stores close on this holiday, look for sales on the 3rd or 5th.|
|Amazon Prime Day||July 15th||This midsummer sales day provides endless deals for members of Amazon Prime. Even if you’re not a Prime member, though, other mattress sellers will often publish new coupon codes on their own sites to draw customers away from Amazon, so scour various sites for deals.|
|Labor Day||First Monday in September||Labor Day has long been a major discount day for the mattress industry. Starting on the Friday before the holiday, look for new coupon codes, steep discounts, and other promotions at online mattress retailers.|
|Veterans Day||November 11th||New coupon codes and promos almost always come out on Veterans Day. This mid-November discount opportunity is an especially good time to look out for great deals before the holidays, as mattress companies try to sell as much of their inventory as possible before the approaching winter rush.|
|Black Friday||The day after Thanksgiving, or the fourth Friday in November||Black Friday is a massive sales event for both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers. Because it’s a weekend-long event, and because so many sellers are competing with one another, you can usually find a steal just after Thanksgiving with a little research and price-matching offers.|
|Cyber Monday||Monday after Thanksgiving (may fall in late November or early December)||This e-commerce sales holiday boasts a longer discount window than most other discount days, with some sales lasting the entire week or even longer. Sellers actively compete in a race to the bottom of the price barrel on this post-Thanksgiving holiday, so if you’re looking for the ultimate steal, this is a good time to find one. Be on the lookout for extra perks on Cyber Monday, too, like free bedding and shipping.|
Get a friend referral
If you have a friend who recently bought a mattress or is looking to buy one, you could save money on your own mattress purchase. Some retailers offer a referral deal on your purchase when someone who purchases a mattress (or, in some cases, other furniture or household goods) refers you to the company.
Choose a brand that offers free shipping
Buying a mattress online is often cheaper than buying one in person, and most retailers offer their products on the web in today’s market. Many companies offer free shipping, which is a major perk.
If you can dodge the shipping costs, online is often the best way to go when it comes to buying a mattress. On the web, you can almost always find a great mattress deal, with no markups from third-party retailers.
Ultimately, one of the best ways to save money in the long-term is to get a mattress that will last you a long time. When it comes to mattress value, the price point is just one small piece of the puzzle: A mattress that you can use comfortably for many years to come is key.
Do market research on the most durable mattresses. Read customer reviews to make sure the mattress will last a long time for the price you’ll be paying.
Generally speaking, the average sleeper will be able to spend $1,000 or less for a mattress that suits their comfort and support preferences. However, mattress shoppers are urged to thoroughly research different products before making a purchase. In order to find the right mattress at the lowest available price, be sure to compare different models based on factors like type, material composition, firmness, and durability, as well as company policies regarding shipping and delivery, sleep trials, and warranty coverage.
To view and compare different mattress brands based on price, please visit our Product Comparison Page.