I've been writing about the mattress business for quite some time, and spent eight months this year working as TechRadar's sleep editor. That makes me just the person to ask about which Black Friday mattress deals are really worth bothering with (and trust me, people do, including my dentist just yesterday).
If you were to ask me that question, one thing I'd want to know about is what state your current mattress is in. Some, obviously, are past redemption, but if you're starting to feel that your mattress isn't quite as comfy and supportive as it used to be, I might suggest that rather than replace it with one of our best mattress options, you could instead enhance it with one of the best mattress toppers, especially if you recognise any of these signs that you should buy a topper, not a mattress.
A decent topper is a cost-effective way to make a dramatic difference to the feel of a mattress as well as adding a good few years to its lifespan. However it can be tricky to find a good bargain. Toppers aren't always included in mattress sales; I suspect the profit margin on them is a lot smaller than with mattresses, because they tend to be made of the most expensive layers that you'll find in mattresses, such as memory foam or latex. I've been watching out for stand-out topper deals throughout the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period, and it's been pretty slim pickings.
That's not to say there aren't a few strong choices, and I think I've found the best of them: quality mattress toppers at lower prices than usual, and I even have options for both the US and UK. They're all currently available in extended Cyber Monday sales, but I can't guarantee for how long.
Mattress topper deals - US
Brooklyn Bedding Microcoil Mattress Topper: was
$400 now from $280 at Brooklyn Bedding
This premium topper from Brooklyn Bedding seems like an excellent choice if you want to give your bed a bit of extra pressure relief and bounce while bringing temperatures down a notch. The Microcoil Mattress Topper stands out from most toppers thanks to its layer of 0.75" micro wrapped coils, providing contouring comfort as well as enhancing breathability and airflow. These coils are sandwiched between a top layer of plush, premium comfort foam and a bottom layer of high-density support foam, and a cool-to-the touch cover promise the optimum sleep temperature.
It's not a cheap option, but there's 30% off in the Brooklyn Bedding Black Friday sale, bringing the price down quite a bit: with this deal a queen size is reduced to $462.
Tempur-Adapt Mattress Topper: was
$319 now from $191.40 at Tempur-Pedic
I'm not a big fan of memory foam, but for me the Tempur-Adapt topper is a whole other deal. It's a three-inch topper made with Tempur material, which is more responsive than most memory foam and more breathable too, so it's less likely than a memory foam topper to trap heat in the night and leave you sweltering. It has a unique sink-in feel that some might find a bit too soft, but it's also very supportive and a good choice for back and stomach sleepers; it's also a strong option for side sleepers struggling with a too-firm mattress.
The Tempur-Adapt is discounted by 40% in the Tempur-Pedic Black Friday sale. That gets you a queen size topper for $251.40, and considering that the cheapest queen size Tempur-Pedic mattress you can get right now is the Tempur-Cloud with an MSRP of $1,999, that's a fantastic price.
Helix Plush Mattress Topper: was
$109 now from $81.80 at Helix Sleep
For a cheap way to give your bed an enormous comfort makeover to give it more of the feel of a luxurious hotel mattress, I'd suggest you check out the Helix Plush Mattress Topper. This 1.5" topper is filled with Helix's Revoloft Cluster fiberfill - clusters of ultra-soft fibers that are more resilient than cotton, and which are held in place using baffle box stitching that ensures even distribution throughout the topper. It's breathable so it won't make your bed overheat, it features a 15" skirt so it should comfortably cover most mattresses, and it's machine washable on a cold setting.
The usual Helix discount is 20% but for Black Friday it's broken out a 25% discount, so a queen size topper will cost you just $96.80. That's the cheapest option here and a great way to give your mattress that vital little bit of extra softness.
Bear Pro topper: was
$245 now from $160 at Bear
Not all bed brands have included their topper in their Cyber Monday mattress deals, but Bear has – there's 35% off with code BLACKFRIDAY. The Pro is a plush memory foam topper that's designed to provide pressure point relief so side and combi sleepers. It's infused with copper for cooling, and comes with free shipping and returns.
Allswell 3" memory foam topper: from $78 at Walmart
Allswell is one of our favorite budget bed brands, and its topper is a bargain this Cyber Monday, with a queen size available for just $108. This memory foam topper is infused with graphite to prevent overheating, and while it's basically a thick sheet of foam you'll want to cover with a mattress protector or similar, it's a quick way to add softness to a too-firm mattress.
Tuft & Needle mattress topper: was
$200 now from $144 at Amazon
The Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper is designed to add softness and pressure relief to a too-firm bed – perhaps for side sleepers looking for a little extra give around the shoulders and hips. At 2" thick, it's one of the thinner options around, which is good if you don't want something too cumbersome (or anything that'll require extra-deep sheets). Silicone beading keeps this in place, so you don't need to fiddle around with straps. It's also on sale at Tuft & Needle, but prices are lower at Amazon.
Avocado Eco Organic mattress topper: was
$199 now from $180 at Avocado Green
Avocado makes some of the best organic mattresses around, but they don't come cheap. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly way to mimic that sleep feel, try one of this brand's toppers. This new addition is made with 2" of certified organic latex, for a weightless sleep feel, as well as organic cotton. Because it's Avocado, you can expect top quality. There's 10% off sitewide for Cyber Monday with code HOLIDAY. This is the best Avocado Green mattress sale we ever see.
Mattress topper deals - UK
Panda Bamboo Mattress Topper: was
£169.96 now from £84.96 at Panda London
Panda's Bamboo Mattress Topper is a really straightforward option, featuring a single layer of Panda's third-generation gel-infused memory foam that conforms to your body shape and helps regulate temperature while you sleep, all wrapped up in a breathable, hypoallergenic bamboo and polyester cover. In the Panda Black Friday sale there's 15% off, making it the cheapest option listed here; a double will cost you £118.96.
I've actually slept on the Panda Topper, and I have mixed feelings about it. In short, it's a well-made topper that can make a real difference to a mattress that's too firm; it feels luxurious, soft and supportive, and if you enjoy the sink-in feel of memory foam you'll get on with really well. Personally I found it too soft for my liking, and despite its cooling tech I found it got a bit warm in the night. Your mileage may well vary, however, and this really is a good price, so be sure to take a look if memory foam's your thing.
Emma Flip Topper: was
£149 now from £104.30 at Emma Sleep
If you're not entirely sure whether you get on better with a firmer or softer sleep surface (or if you want to spruce up a spare bed to cater for particularly fussy house guests), Emma's Flip Topper is one that's well worth a look. As the name suggests, it's designed to be flipped over if needed, and because it has a softer side and a firmer side, it's able to cater for more sleeping styles than the average topper. The soft side is made with Emma's own Airgocell foam that's breathable and won't trap heat, while the firm side consists of heavier base foam that provides support and promotes spinal alignment.
It's 6cm deep (which, funnily enough, is the depth of the foam in the Emma NextGen Premium mattress I'm currently sleeping on, although that has three foam layers) and has a washable cover. In Emma's Black Friday sale there's 30% off the Flip Topper; that'll get you a double for £160.30, which I reckon is a great price for such a versatile topper.
Simba Hybrid Essential Topper: was
£229 now from £148.85 at Simba Sleep
Simba's mattresses are almost always on sale, but the same can't be said of its bedding and accessories. So 35% off its Hybrid Essential Topper is a discount that's well worth your attention; it's usually full price and even during larger sales events it isn't always discounted.
The hybrid bit of the name should give you a clue that this isn't your average topper. It features a layer of Simba's tiny Airocoil springs; up to 1,500 off them, making the topper more responsive and providing airflow to keep temperatures down. They're sandwiched between a top layer of breathable, heat-regulating Simbatex foam, and a high-density base foam to help keep things stable.
It's also 100% recyclable and comes with a 200-night trial, and while it's not a cheap topper, with 35% off it's a lot more affordable. A double will cost you £181.35, and that's covered by Simba's Black Friday Price Promise, that this is the lowest price of 2023; if you find it cheaper, Simba will refund the difference.
Otty Bamboo Mattress Topper With Charcoal: was
£179.99 now from £89.99 at Otty
Otty's Bamboo Mattress Topper with Charcoal has 50% off in its Black Friday sale, making it a really cost-effective way to give your existing mattress a bit of an upgrade.
It's 5cm deep and Otty rates it a 5.5 on the firmness scale, so it's just the thing for tweaking the feel of a too-firm bed. It's made with bamboo and charcoal-infused memory foam, which means that it's breathable and it absorbs moisture and odours, helping you to maintain a fresh sleeping environment. There's an anti-slip base to hold it in place, and while it's not machine washable, Otty advises that you can get it dry-cleaned if necessary.
With 50% off in the Otty Black Friday sale, this topper will cost you £124.99 in a double size. That's a really good price for this mattress topper, and it comes with a 14-night trial and a 1-year guarantee.
Eve Mattress Topper: was
£179 now from £143 at Eve Sleep
I can vouch for the quality of the Eve Mattress Topper; I reviewed it a couple of years ago and ended up sleeping on it for about six months. I found that it did a great job of taking the edge off my ageing and slightly too firm mattress; it isn't too soft, the memory foam has just the right amount of give and the base foam underneath is nicely supportive. It stayed in place well, too, thanks to a polypropylene base and some hefty straps.
It's not often discounted, but there's 20% off in Eve's Black Friday sale; not for long, though. However if you're quick you can get a double for £215, down from £269. There's a 30 day trial and a two year warranty, plus free returns.
More Black Friday deals
Need more than a mattress topper? Here are some of the best Black Friday mattress deals available now.
US mattress deals
- The Saatva mattress Black Friday deal I've been waiting for is finally here
- Up to $270 off the Avocado Green mattress
- $765 off the Awara Natural Hybrid mattress
- 3 Black Friday deals to get you a less-than-half-price mattress
UK mattress deals
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A professional writer with over a quarter of a century's experience, Jim has been covering mattress and sleep-related subjects for TechRadar, Tom's Guide and T3 over the past few years, gathering an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the mattress industry along the way. Previously Jim has covered a wide variety of subjects, working widely in the tech and gaming sectors, and more recently covering the design and wellness industries.