Should you buy a Purple mattress in the Presidents' Day sales?

A Purple Original mattress in a bedroom with a deals graphic
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Purple mattresses are beds like no other, thanks to a unique bouncy GelFlex Grid layer that offers both exceptional cooling and impressive support. And right now, there are discounts across the range for Presidents' Day, with up to $400 off the original Purple mattress

All Purple beds use GelFlex Grid technology; a bouncy, stretchy elastic polymer grid that sits just under the mattress cover. It might sounds a little strange, but this grid gives Purple incredible support and a feel like no other. The Purple is our top cooling pick in our best mattress ranking. As you'll learn in our Purple mattress review, the open structure of the Grid means it won't cling on to body heat like foams can. 

Not sure if this is for you? I've broken down the pros and cons of the deal below, to help you decide. Alternatively, head across to our Presidents' Day mattress sales hub, to discover even more massive bed deals.

Purple mattress: $999$799 at Purple

Purple mattress: <a href="https://purple.pxf.io/c/221109/454867/8120?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fpurple.com%2Fmattresses%2Fpurple-bed" data-link-merchant="purple.com"" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">was $999 now from $799 at Purple
The original Purple has had a big Presidents' Day price cut, and right now it's the cheapest Purple mattress you can buy. There's $100 or $200 off the twin and twin XL respectively, and a massive $400 off all other sizes. A queen comes in at $1,099, which is an excellent price for this model. 

Purple Plus mattress: $1,499$1,099 at Purple
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Purple Plus mattress: <a href="https://purple.pxf.io/c/221109/454867/8120?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fpurple.com%2Fmattresses%2Fplus" data-link-merchant="purple.com"" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">was $1,499 now from $1,099 at Purple
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– The Purple Plus is thicker than the original, with an extra foam layer for more cushioning. It's also included in the Presidents' Day sale, and with $400 off all sizes, it's the cheapest we ever see this model go for. 

How good is the Purple Presidents' Day deal?

Purple isn't one of those brands that runs a constant sale, so any discount is worth taking notice of. Currently, a queen size costs $1,099. That's not quite the cheapest price we've seen – a queen size was discounted to $999 in January of this year. But that offer was exceptionally strong; it's more common to see the queen go for around $1,199 in a Purple mattress sale. We're not sure when (or if) that $999 offer will return, so now's still a great time to buy.

It's also the cheapest Purple mattress you can buy right now, unless you want a twin size. The smaller discount on the twin means a PurpleFlex is cheaper on that size. This is Purple's most basic, and (usually) cheapest mattress, although the fact it's not included in the Presidents' Day sale means the original Purple costs less on most sizes right now. Head to our PurpleFlex mattress review to find out more about that model. 

The Purple Plus, on the other hand, is discounted across the board. That's $400 off all sizes, from twin to split king. That is the lowest price we ever see on the Plus, so now is definitely the time to buy if you want that model. 

The Purple Plus Mattress on a bed

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Who should buy a Purple mattress?

Hot sleepers: The GelFlex Grid is incredibly breathable, with those large gaps leaving plenty of room for air to circulate. The Purple is one of the best cooling mattresses around, keeping even sweaty sleepers comfortable during the night. And because it's the GelFlex Grid that contributes to this impressive cooling, the Original, PurpleFlex, and Plus are all good choices if you sleep hot.

Side, back, and stomach sleepers: Yes, that's pretty much every sleep position. That flexible grid that sits beneath the surface of the Purple moves quickly to adjust to your shape, with a light cradling that offers perfectly contoured support. No matter how you sleep, the Purple should provide a comfortable surface.

Bed-sharers: Purple mattresses have really good motion isolation, which means that if you share a bed, you'll hardly feel the other person moving. Add on the all-round appeal of the flexible surface, and you have a mattress that's great for two people with different sleep styles.

Who SHOULDN'T buy a Purple mattress?

Those on a tight budget: We love this deal from Purple, but even with the discount, the Original is not a cheap bed. If you want to try the Purple GelFlex Grid technology at a more affordable price, consider the PurpleFlex mattress (previously known as the Purple NewDay mattress). It has the same breathable, flexible grid technology as the Original, but the thinner build makes it a cheaper bed – although there's no discount for Presidents' Day.

❌ Anyone looking for a traditional feel: The unique feel of the Purple mattress isn't for everyone, especially those after a more standard mattress experience. The Saatva Classic mattress delivers this traditional feel in a luxurious package, and with our semi-exclusive discount, you can save up to $400 on any spend $1,000 or more – follow our link to claim your saving.

Ruth Jones
Staff Writer

Ruth is TechRadar’s Sleep Writer. She’s here to help you find the perfect sleep setup for your budget and personal preferences. As well as keeping a keen eye on everything that’s going on in the world of mattresses, she regularly speaks to experts to help you learn how to improve your sleep habits, whether that’s by debunking sleep myths or explaining the science behind it all. Prior to joining the TechRadar team, she wrote features and product guides for new parents hoping to get a decent night's sleep, as well as writing for a variety of online spaces.