Labor Day mattress sales 2022: 41 of the best deals

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Trying to navigate the Labor Day mattress sales? There are plenty of big discounts about, so things can get confusing, but we're here to help. This guide rounds up all the top offers on our favorite mattresses, to help you save on your new sleep setup. Whether you fancy upgrading your own mattress with something more luxurious or are looking for a good-value option for your college dorm or a guest bedroom, the Labor Day sales are a good opportunity to save some cash. You can find discounts on some of the best mattresses around, from Nectar Sleep, Saatva, Tuft & Needle, DreamCloud and Cocoon by Sealy, to name a few.

Everything you need to know about 2022’s Labor Day mattress sales is below. If you know roughly what you're looking for – for example, the best memory foam mattress, a breathable and bouncy hybrid, a dedicated cooling mattress, or just one of the best cheap mattresses in general – use the jump links to hop straight to the relevant section. If not, our top section guides you though the best mattress sales to shop today in a range of categories. Here's everything you need to know about the Labor Day mattress sales, so you can save money and sleep a little easier.

Labor Day mattress sales 2022: quick links

The best Labor Day mattress sales to browse now

1. Saatva mattress sale: $375 off when you spend $1,000 or more at Saatva (opens in new tab)

1. Saatva mattress sale: $375 off when you spend $1,000 or more at Saatva (opens in new tab)
Editor's choice
– Our exclusive discount takes $375 off any Saatva mattress over $1,000. In most cases this beats the brand's general Labor Day sale, which knocks $200-$500 off, depending on the model and size you go for. Our top recommendation is the Saatva Classic, which sits at number one in our best mattress guide. We found this mattress delivered superb comfort, support and durability for less than its luxury rivals when we tested it. With this deal it now costs $1,395 for a queen (down from $1,770) - that's better than Black Friday, and significantly cheaper than in the official Labor Day mattress sale ($1,570). Plus you get a lifetime warranty, and a full year to trial it.

2. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress:  from  (opens in new tab)

2. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: from $599 $399 + $499 of free gifts at Nectar (opens in new tab)
Best budget
- The Nectar mattress is a superb lower-mid-range memory foam mattress and it's currently back to its lowest price of the year in the Labor Day sales. There's a $200 discount on its already-affordable flagship mattress and you'll get $499-worth of free pillows, sheets, and a mattress protector. We think it's the best budget mattress you can buy, and one of the best memory foam mattresses for anyone on a tighter budget. In our Nectar Mattress review we found it to be particularly comfortable for side and back sleeping, with good pressure relief and temperature regulation. However, if you're a particularly hot sleeper, choose the Saatva above or the DreamCloud below, as these offer better temperature regulation properties.

3. Helix Midnight Mattress:  from (opens in new tab)

3. Helix Midnight Mattress: from $799 $699 + 2 free pillows at Helix (opens in new tab)
Best mattress for side sleepers
- In its Labor Day mattress sale, Helix has brought back tiered discounts, with maximum discounts of up to $350 after coupon. Our pick of the bunch is the award-winning Midnight, a medium-firm mattress designed especially for side sleepers. This mattress offers good pressure relief, great edge support and sleeps cool too. Use code LDSALE100 to take $100 off a queen or coupon LDSALE150 to shave $150 off a king. That knocks the price of a queen Helix Midnight to $1,099 and a king Helix Midnight to $1,399. Two Dream pillows are included for free, as well. If you're a front sleeper, you might need more support, though, in which case check out the Saatva Classic, or if you want to stick with Helix, the Helix Dusk (opens in new tab)

4. Cocoon by Sealy Chill Memory Foam mattress:  from  (opens in new tab)

4. Cocoon by Sealy Chill Memory Foam mattress: from $769 $499 + free bedding at Cocoon by Sealy (opens in new tab)
Affordable cooling mattress
– If you tend to sleep hot, check out the Cocoon by Sealy Chill. This memory foam mattress is designed to keep you cool at night, thanks in part to a cover made with phase-change material designed to regulate your temperature as you sleep. In the Labor Day mattress sales there's 35% off, with some free pillows and sheets thrown in too.  So you can pick up a queen for $799 (was $1,239), and score $199 in free bedding, too. It's a great option if you suffer with back pain, but side sleepers may find it too firm. If you have a bit more to spend on a cooling mattress, check out the GhostBed Luxe further down.

5. The DreamCloud Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

5. The DreamCloud Mattress: from $799 $599 + up to $599 in free gifts at DreamCloud (opens in new tab)
Great value hybrid - The DreamCloud is a more affordable alternative luxury hybrid to the Saatva mattress at number one in our Labor Day mattress sales roundup. The company's sale knocks $200 off the price and gives you a bundle of free bedding worth up to $599, too (saving $100 more than we saw in the Memorial Day sales). This medium-firm mattress is one of America's top beds for back pain, with dedicated lumbar support to ease aches and pains. In our DreamCloud Mattress review we also recommend it as a great choice for hot sleepers, as it sleeps cooler than many other hybrids we've tested. There's a 365-night risk-free trial too, plus a forever warranty. That's exceptional value for money.

6. GhostBed Luxe Cooling Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

6. GhostBed Luxe Cooling Mattress: from $2,395 $1,198 + 2 free pillows (opens in new tab)
Best cooling mattress –
The 'coolest bed in the world' has been discounted to the lowest prices we've seen. It's by no means a cheap mattress, even after half-off, but considering a queen is now $1,485 when it otherwise retails for $2,970, it's an amazing bargain. Also included with purchase are two free cooling pillows (worth $190) plus 10 years of accident protection from stains and spills. The standard 25-year warranty applies, and you get 101 nights to trial it. 

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6. Awara Natural Hybrid Mattress: from $1,398 $799 + $499 in accessories at Awara (opens in new tab)
Best organic mattress
– This is a match of Awara's Memorial Day sale and among the biggest we've seen from the brand. Organic mattresses aren't cheap, but this is a good saving on a popular model by the same company that owns Nectar and DreamCloud (hence the excellent 1-year trial, Forever Warranty, and up to $499 in free bedding included). The Awara is on the firmer side, which makes it a great choice for back or stomach sleepers in need of some extra support. There's $300 off the full range in the Awara Labor Day sale. 

7. Birch Natural Mattress:  from (opens in new tab)

7. Birch Natural Mattress: from $1,349 $949 plus 2 free pillows at Birch Living (opens in new tab)
Save $400
- The Birch Labor Day Sale features $400 all mattresses via code LDS400. That means you can bring home a queen-sized Birch Natural Mattress for $1,399, which is a solid price for what our sister site Tom's Guide calls the best organic mattress (opens in new tab). A layer of Talalay latex plus a support layer of individually-wrapped steel coils means most sleepers will find comfort and support. A 100-night trial and 25-year warranty apply.

8. Purple Plus Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

8. Purple Plus Mattress: from $1,199 $999 + $100 in free gifts at Purple (opens in new tab)
Best for deep pressure relief –
The Purple Labor Day sale gets you $200 off all sizes, and although we've seen this offer bettered in the past few months it's still a decent discount in terms of what Purple usually offers. Where this mattress shines is in its pressure relieving properties, but it's also a good choice if you want a cooling mattress. This mattress is medium in firmness, with the GelFlex grid plus an added layer of comfort foam not present in the original Purple mattress. Bring home a queen for $1,699 (was $1,899) and also score $100 worth of free gifts. Other Purple mattresses are on sale for $100 to $300 off. 

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9. Avocado Green Mattress: from $1,399 $1,259 at Avocado (opens in new tab)
Best organic mattress –
Avocado is cutting 10% off sitewide via code LABORDAY. While this may yield slightly weaker prices for smaller beds than the dollar-off discounts we've seen recently, if you're looking for a queen-sized mattress or larger you'll make out just as well (or better) here. The Avocado Green is available in gentle-firm and medium-firm feels, and is made using organic materials. You can bring home a queen-sized Avocado Green mattress for $1,799 (was $1,999) – which is a solid deal, considering you also get a 1-year trial plus a 25-year warranty with purchase. 

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10. Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam: from $118 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Bargain option
- If you're on a really tight budget, the top cheap recommendation in our best mattress guide is the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress. This three-layer, all-foam mattress comes in four depths (6, 8, 10 and 12 inches). There are few Labor Day discounts on a few specific models and sizes on Amazon, but even at full price this mattress undercuts most other options on the market. For adults, we don't recommend anything thinner than 10 inches for adults, as you won't get the support you need; but 6 and 8 inches are fine for kids. The Zinus Green Tea is basic in terms of construction and features, but if you need an ultra-budget mattress, its one of the best affordable mattresses you can buy.

Labor Day mattress sales: Memory foam

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress:  from  (opens in new tab)

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: from $599 $399 + $499 of free gifts at Nectar (opens in new tab)
Once again, Nectar offers one of the best values for any memory foam mattress. This superb deal brings the price of a queen back from $999 to $799, and you get $499-worth of free pillows, sheets and a mattress protector, too. We see this offer regularly, but it's still a stellar bargain – especially once you factor in the 1-year sleep trial and lifetime warranty that are included. Learn more about this top-rated mattress in our Nectar Mattress review; we particularly like it for side and back sleeping.

Saatva Loom & Leaf: from (opens in new tab)

Saatva Loom & Leaf: from $1,074 $699 at Saatva (opens in new tab)
Best for back pain –
The luxurious, handcrafted Loom & Leaf is a pricier memory foam mattress, but more affordable with our exclusive discount code knocking $375 off all sizes. The design includes various different foams, with the top one infused with gel to help keep it cool overnight. We think this is a good choice if you suffer from back pain, as it's firmer than many memory foam mattresses, to help keep your spine in correct alignment. With this offer, the queen drops from $2,174 to $1,799. There's a 1-year trial period to make sure you love it, and lifetime warranty too. 

Leesa Original Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Leesa Original Mattress: from $849 $749 + 2 free pillows at Leesa (opens in new tab)
Up to $200 off
- Here's a chance to save even more on the already-affordable Leesa Original memory foam mattress. Its relaxed-firm feel makes it ideal for most types of sleepers – and if you tend to overheat, you'll find comfort in the Leesa's  breathable comfort foam and knit cover. Regularly $1,299, you can bring home a queen for $1,099. Other Leesa mattresses are also on sale at up to $700 off, if you'd prefer a hybrid. Either way, you'll get a 100-night trial plus two free down alternative pillows with mattress purchase. 

Siena Memory Foam Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Siena Memory Foam Mattress: from $499 $299 at Siena Sleep (opens in new tab)
Like the Nectar Mattress but have a much smaller budget? Then this is the best Labor Day mattress sale for you, as the Siena Mattress is the cheaper stable mate of the Nectar. It's been discounted by $200 ever since its release earlier this year – but a reduction in the MSRP means we're seeing even lower prices now. A queen is only $499 (was $699), which is a  remarkable price for any boxed mattress from a leading brand. You’ll also get 180 nights to trial it, which is longer than the 100-night average.

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Mattress: from $1,949 (opens in new tab)

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt Mattress: from $1,949 $1,749 at Tempur-Pedic (opens in new tab)
Save up to $400
- Want a bed that's responsive, cooling, and easy on your joints? Check out the Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Adapt mattress, which is now on sale as part of Tempur's Labor Day sale. Choose between an all-foam or hybrid model – whichever you select, you'll pay $2,249 for a queen (was $2,449). Meanwhile, the upgraded ProAdapt and LuxeAdapt models are also discounted up to $400 off.

Bear Original Mattress:  from (opens in new tab)

Bear Original Mattress: from $748 $524 + 2 free pillows at Bear Mattress (opens in new tab)
And yet we have another great value memory foam mattress, this time from Bear. You'll not only save 30% off the Bear Original Mattress but you'll also avail of two free Cloud Pillows (a $125 value). No code is needed as the discount will already be applied for you. You’ll benefit from pressure relief across your hips, back and shoulders, plus less chance of overheating at night thanks to Bear’s use of graphite-gel foam. A queen is $699 after discount, which is $100 cheaper than Nectar and Cocoon by Sealy's sale prices for their entry-level mattresses in queen. (However, Nectar's value for freebies is much higher, whilst Cocoon includes sheets and pillows with its mattress.)

Purple Plus Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Purple Plus Mattress: from $1,199 $999 + $100 in free gifts at Purple (opens in new tab)
This is an upgrade over the recent $100 off discount we saw on the Purple Plus. This memory foam mattress adds something extra in the form of Purple's GelFlex grid that cradles pressure points and promotes better airflow. It also has an additional layer of comfort foam not present in the original Purple mattress. Not only will you get $200 off here, but you can also score $100 in free bedding.

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress:  from  (opens in new tab)

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: from $745 $596 at T&N (opens in new tab)
Save 20%
 - This is a stronger discount than the 15% off we saw from T&N over 4th of July weekend. Right now, you can score a queen size T&N Original for $796 (was $995). This popular boxed mattress has over 34,000 user reviews and scores an overall rating of 4.6/5 stars, with customers praising its cooling support. That’s down to graphite and gel-infused memory foam, there to dissipate body heat so that it doesn’t build up in the mattress. Tuft & Needle has also used Open-Cell Cooling Technology to ensure the entire mattress is nice and breathable, even during summer. It’s better suited to back and stomach sleepers, as well as hot sleepers who switch sleep positions during the night.

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Bear Pro: from $1,265 $886 + 2 free pillows at Bear (opens in new tab)
Bear's Labor Day sale nets you 30% off mattresses, plus a two free pillows worth another $100. This is an upgrade on the Original (above), offering with more cooling tech, improved pressure relief, and better motion isolation. A queen size currently costs $1,026, down from $1,465.

Labor Day mattress sales: Hybrid

DreamCloud Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

DreamCloud Mattress: from $799 $599 + up to $599 in free gifts at DreamCloud (opens in new tab)
Hands down the best Labor Day mattress deal we've seen thus far. You'll save $200 on the top-rated DreamCloud Hybrid and score up to $599-worth of free bedding in the process. Add to that industry-leading perks (1-year trial, lifetime warranty) and it's hard to find a better value. The medium-firm DreamCloud Mattress is one of America's top beds for back pain (dedicated lumbar support eases aches and pains), and a great choice for hot sleepers too as it sleeps cooler than many other hybrids we've tested. Our DreamCloud mattress review rates it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Helix Midnight Mattress:  from  (opens in new tab)

Helix Midnight Mattress: from $799 $699 + 2 free pillows at Helix (opens in new tab)
Side sleepers, this deal is for you. The hybrid Helix Midnight is designed for those who sleep on their sides, with middle foam layers that offer adaptive contouring so you're well-supported no matter how much you toss and turn. Right now, you can save up to $150 on the Helix Midnight mattress after coupon, depending on which size you choose. You'll also get two Helix Dream pillows with purchase.

Saatva Original Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Saatva Original Mattress: from $1,198 $823 at Saatva (opens in new tab)
You'll only be able to avail of this $375 off $1,000 discount via our exclusive sale link. (The current Saatva sale only takes up to $250 off its Saatva Original hybrid mattress.) Known for its hotel-level quality, the handcrafted Saatva Original comes in three firmness levels and two height profiles so you can tailor it to your liking. Better yet, it comes with a 365-night trial, a lifetime warranty, and free white glove delivery that also includes the removal of your old mattress. For a luxury mattress, it's an incredible value – especially considering the high marks we awarded it in our Saatva Classic mattress review.

Casper Nova Hybrid mattress:  from (opens in new tab)

Casper Nova Hybrid mattress: from $1,795 $1,525 at Casper (opens in new tab)
Save up to $425
- Casper's Labor Day mattress sale cuts up to $425 off the price of its most high-end mattresses, including the Nova Hybrid – a plush four-layered mattress that combines premium foam and springs. There's an even bigger saving on the pricier Casper Nova Hybrid Snow, too (up to $600) – this is an ultra-cooling version of the Nova Hybrid that's particularly well suited to hot sleepers.

Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress: from $1999 $1599 at Leesa (opens in new tab)
Save up to $700
– There are savings across Leesa's full range for Labor Day, but the biggest price drop is on the luxurious Legend model. A step up from the brand's original hybrid, this features premium foam and two layers of springs, designed to deliver "superior stability and targeted pressure relief". With this offer, the price of a queen drops to $2099 (originally $2599). This mattress has some eco-friendly credentials too: recycled steel for the springs, and a cover made from polyester woven from old water bottles.

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress: from $1,199 (opens in new tab)

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress: from $1,199 from $1,099 at Helix (opens in new tab)
Save up to $350 + 2 free pillows
- This luxuriously thick medium-firm hybrid features zoned lumbar support for targeted support, and a premium quilted pillow top. You can choose between a breathable TENCEL Cover or pay a bit more for the 'GlacioTex Cooling Cover' which is engineered to pull heat away from your body. This Labor Day mattress sale gets you up to $350 off, and throws in two free pillows.

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The Big Fig Mattress: from $1399 $999 with code LABORDAY at Big Fig (opens in new tab)
Big Fig's medium-firm cooling hybrid mattress is specifically designed for heavier bodies: the more pressure you put on it, the more the high-density foam and flexible wrapped coils react to support you. The company's Labor Day mattress sale knocks $400 off the Big Fig mattress. This one comes with a 120-night trial, so you can check whether it's right, plus a generous 20-year warranty as well.

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress: from $1,299 $849 + free cooling cover at Amerisleep (opens in new tab)
Save $450 - All Amerisleep mattresses qualify for this $450 discount thanks to coupon code AS450 (which is automatically applied at checkout). That includes the brand's best-selling model, the AS3, which is now $1,099 in queen (was $1,549). The AS3 is a medium-firm memory foam mattress tailored for most body types and sleep styles. In addition to layers of breathable open-cell foam, hot sleepers can find even more relief courtesy of the heat-wicking Refresh Cooling Mattress Cover that comes free with purchase. Try it free for 100 nights or your money back. 

Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress: from $1,795 $1,525 at Casper (opens in new tab)
Save up to $525 -
Some of the largest discounts we're seeing in the Casper Labor Day mattress sale are on its well-rated Wave Hybrid model. A queen is marked down to $2,450 (from $2,895). Need more cooling features? You can upgrade to the top-of-the-line Casper Wave Hybrid Snow for an extra $425, which is a $75 discount from the typical $500 charge we otherwise see. 

Zoma Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Zoma Mattress: from $749 $599 at Zoma (opens in new tab)
Save up to $150 - The Zoma Mattress is a good option for active people. It's designed to help you recover faster from training, with a ventilated cover fabric to keep you cool at night, and breathable gel memory foam to relieve painful pressure points. This deal slashes the price of a queen size from $949 to $799 – that's $150 off. You don't get the free bedding bundle included last year, though.

Labor Day mattress sales: Cooling mattresses

GhostBed Luxe Cooling Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

GhostBed Luxe Cooling Mattress: from $2,395 $1,198 + 2 free pillows, 10 years of accident protection at GhostBed (opens in new tab)
We haven't seen a deal this stellar for GhostBed's premier cooling memory foam bed. Not only is it 50% off the retail price, but it also comes with a pair of free pillows plus 10 years of accident protection – a combined total of up to $489. GhostBed calls the Luxe the 'coolest bed in the world', and this 13-inch tall luxury foam mattress is packed with cooling tech, including a cool-to-touch quilted cover, gel memory foam, and a layer of thermo-sensitive foam.

Eight Sleep Pod: from $2,295 (opens in new tab)

Eight Sleep Pod: from $2,295 from $2,095 at Eight Sleep (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - It's not what we'd call a game-changing discount on such a top-end mattress, but if you want some seriously high-tech cooling, there's $150 off all of the Pods from Eight Sleep in the Labour Day sales (including the newly released Pod 3 and Pod 3 Max). These mattresses come with dual-zone cooling (and heating) so you can have your side set to a colder temperature than your partner. The brand’s Active Grid Cooling Technology uses water (this sits in a unit next to the bed) to continuously remove up to 20W of heat from each side of the bed. 

Cocoon by Sealy Chill Memory Foam mattress:  from  (opens in new tab)

Cocoon by Sealy Chill Memory Foam mattress: from $769 $499 + free bedding at Cocoon by Sealy (opens in new tab)
Another excellent value on a memory foam mattress is courtesy of a consistent discount from Cocoon by Sealy. At 35% off, you can score a queen for $799 (was $1,239) and bring home up to $199 in free bedding, too. The cover is made with phase-change material to regulate your temperature as you sleep - a must for summer - and the comfy memory foam delivers a relaxing, body-cradling feel. This is one of the best buys for hot sleepers who don't want to spend a lot on a cooling mattress.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress:  from  (opens in new tab)

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress: from $1,399 $1,199 + $499 of free gifts at Nectar (opens in new tab)
The Nectar Premier Copper is a happy medium between the budget-priced Cocoon by Sealy Chill and the (typically) more expensive GhostBed Luxe. However, the GhostBed is plusher so if you need something firmer, the Nectar Premier Copper will be more suitable for you. In addition to a $299 discount, you'll also avail of up to $499 in free bedding, a 365-night trial, and a lifetime warranty — value-wise, it's the clear winner versus the two options above. 

Aurora Luxe mattress: from $999 (opens in new tab)

Aurora Luxe mattress: from $999 $749.25 at Brooklyn Bedding (opens in new tab)
25% off –
Head to Brooklyn Bedding this Labor Day for 25% off mattresses including the cool Aurora Luxe. This mattress is designed to offer "dynamic cooling"; most of the magic happens in the so-called TitanCool layer, which is highly conductive, to draw heat away from your body as you sleep.  Choose between soft, medium and firm. Use the promo code LABORDAY25 to knock the price of a queen down to $1,405.50.

Tempur-Breeze Mattress: from $3,949 (opens in new tab)

Tempur-Breeze Mattress: from $3,949 from $3,449 at Tempur-Pedic (opens in new tab)
Save up to $500
- Probably the most famous cooling mattress of them all, the Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Breeze promises to be either 3° or 8° cooler than your room temperature. The 3° cooler model is the cheaper of the two, but neither are exactly a bargain option. There's $500 off all sizes in the 2022 Labor Day mattress sales, which is a decent chunk of money off, especially on the smaller sizes. 

Layla Flippable Mattress: from $749 (opens in new tab)

Layla Flippable Mattress: from $749 $599 at Layla Sleep (opens in new tab)
Save $150 + get 2 free pillows
- This is one of the cheapest cooling mattresses you’ll find in the Labor Day mattress sales. Surprisingly, it's made of memory foam, but like the Nectar cooling mattress it uses heat-conductive copper to draw away excess body heat. The other big draw with is that the Layla Mattress has two levels of firmness: soft on one side, firm on the other. To have that level of customization and cooling in a cheap mattress is rare. Throw in a $150 discount and two free pillows and this is superb value.

Purple Mattress:  from (opens in new tab)

Purple Mattress: from $799, now $699 at Purple (opens in new tab)
The original Purple Original remains an excellent choice for hot sleepers, thanks to the use of the brand’s GelFlex Grid material to dissipate body heat, alongside breathable foams and a network of over 1,400 air channels built in to ensure air moves freely through the mattress. In the Labor Day sales, there's $100 off all sizes, plus discounts on Purple Pillows, sheets and mattress protectors (those are the 'instant gifts' mentioned). 

Labor Day mattress sales: Organic mattresses

Awara Luxury Hybrid Mattress:  from (opens in new tab)

Awara Luxury Hybrid Mattress: from $1,398 $799 + up to $499 in accessories at Awara (opens in new tab)
Organic mattresses have come down quite a bit in price, and the Awara Luxury Hybrid is among the least expensive ones you can get. Boasting a firmer feel than you may expect, we recommend it for back or stomach sleepers who could use a little more support. New Zealand wool and organic cotton give the top cover a cozy feel, too. In addition to $200 off, you can bring home up to $499 in free bedding. And like its stablemates Nectar and DreamCloud, the Awara comes with a 1-year sleep trial and a lifetime warranty.

Avocado Green Mattress: from (opens in new tab)

Avocado Green Mattress: from $1,399 $1,259 at Avocado (opens in new tab)
Use coupon code LABORDAY to take 10% off sitewide at Avocado. That translates to a max savings of $280 on its best-selling Avocado Green organic mattress – yielding stronger savings on queen-size and larger. This hybrid is crafted from GOLS-certified organic materials (latex, wool, and cotton) and features 1,414 individually tuned coils arranged in five ergonomic zones for all-body support. A 1-year trial plus a 25-year warranty are included with purchase. 

Nolah Natural 11 Mattress:   (opens in new tab)

Nolah Natural 11 Mattress: from $1,499 $999 at Nolah Sleep (opens in new tab)
Nolah is once again offering a massive saving on its only organic mattress to the tune of up to $700 off. A queen is regularly $1,899 but for Labor Day it's now down to $1,199. It features pressure-relieving Talalay Latex to give you a subtle contouring feel. Organic cotton and GOTS certified wool will help you sleep cooler at night, too. Note that if you want an extra $100 off you can choose to forego the 120-night trial — but we wouldn't recommend that unless you're already familiar with this bed.

Labor Day mattress sales: Latex mattresses

Saatva Zenhaven Latex mattress:  from (opens in new tab)

Saatva Zenhaven Latex mattress: from $1,574 $1,199 at Saatva (opens in new tab)
Save $375
 - The Zenhaven is Saatva's double-sided latex mattress, using hypoallergenic and sustainably sourced luxury latex to deliver enhanced lower back support and pressure relier, alongside a layer of organic, chemical-free wool and an organic cotton cover. The clever design can be flipped to achieve two different firmness levels: one side is a luxury plush firmness, and the other is gentle firm. And it's extremely durable – latex lasts longer than most other mattress materials, so you'll get the most out of your investment. Take $375 off any size with this exclusive discount.

Labor Day mattress sales 2022: FAQs

When do Labor Day mattress sales 2022 start?

Labor Day 2022 falls on 5 September, but we saw promotions kicking off up to a three weeks ahead of the holiday itself. These were typically marketed as early Labor Day mattress sale offers or pre-Labor Day mattress sales, but you'll find that in the vast majority of cases, the exact same discounts ran through to Labor Day itself. In a handful of cases, a manufacturer or brand dropped a higher discount on Labor Day itself, but this is more typical of a flash sale that we normally see just before the best Black Friday mattress deals arrive in late November.

Is Labor Day a good time to buy a mattress?

Major holidays are typically a very good time to buy a mattress, and Labor Day is no exception. It's one of the last big shopping events to occur before Black Friday and is known for featuring steep markdowns and generous freebie offers. It's not uncommon to find some of the best deals of the year during Labor Day mattress sales.

However, keep in mind that we are in the middle of a cost of living crisis this year and inflation is affecting the mattress world just as badly as it is other sectors, so while there will be deals and discounts, the actual price of mattresses has in many cases risen over the summer. 

We'll be focusing on the best mattress sale offers here, and will explain how they compare to the deals and prices we see most months from these brands.

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Labor Day mattress sales: Price history

In last year's Labor Day mattress sales, there were hundreds of deals to choose between, with big offers from popular sleep brands including Nectar, Purple and Tempur-Pedic competing with discounts from heavyweight retailers including Mattress Firm, Macy's and Bed, Bath and Beyond. We searched through them all, and rounded up the very best Labor Day mattress sales to help you bag the biggest bargain.

The best Labor Day mattress sale came from Nectar. With $100 off every Nectar mattress – plus $399-worth of free gifts added to your order (luxury pillows, a mattress protector and sheet set) it was a tough offer to beat, dropping the price of a queen-size from $1,298 to $899. As all Nectar mattresses come with a year's risk-free trial and forever warranty, no other Labor Day mattress deal came close to this for value for money. 

If you had a little more to spend, or prefered an innerspring mattress, we also recommended buying the luxury hybrid Saatva Classic in the Labor Day mattress sales. Saatva offered $200 off when you spent $950, which was a bigger discount for a lower spend threshold than we had seen previously. As we explain in our Saatva Classic mattress review, that hybrid is exceptional value for a handcrafted luxury bed anyway – especially with a discount. 

In short, there were plenty of Labor Day mattress deals to browse, whether you were looking for the cushioning support of memory foam, the bounce of springs, a cooling hybrid option, or an ultra-durable and sustainable choice like organic latex.

5 tips for buying a mattress in the Labor Day sales

Buying a mattress online is probably easier than you think, if you've never done it before - and it's likely cheaper too. Increased competition online has led to lower prices for consumers. Plus, many brands have been able to save money by choosing not to have physical stores and have instead invested in better quality materials, so you often get more for your cash when you buy online too. 

To help you find exactly the right mattress, all the top brands now offer long, risk-free sleep trials so you can test them properly (and safely) by sleeping on them in your own home.

Labor Day mattress sale: cropped image of a mattress on a wooden bedframe

(Image credit: Cocoon by Sealy)

Most of them come with free deliveries and returns, too - all of which makes buying online an easier, quicker and more reliable way of ending up with the right mattress than spending five minutes testing one in a showroom.

Here are five things to look for when buying a mattress online:

1. Choose a mattress with at least a 60-night trial
The only way to know whether a mattress is right is to sleep on it. That's why most top brands now offer a risk-free trial, and promise to collect the mattress and give you a full refund if you don't like it (as long as it isn't damaged).

We've made sure all the mattresses in our Memorial Day mattress sale round-up come with at least a 60-night trial - the majority come with 100-nights, and some, such as Nectar (opens in new tab), give you an entire year to decide whether you like it.

2. Check for free returns
As part of the risk-free trial, most brands offer a full refund and free returns if you decide the mattress isn't right for you. However, some do charge a fee for collection, around $75, so check the policy first.  

3. Read third-party T&Cs
We usually recommend buying your mattress directly from the manufacturer so that you can make the most of generous sleep trial and warranties. You're more likely to get a better deal from the manufacturer too, with competitive discounts and free gifts often added to your order. 

However, sometimes a third-party retailer can run a deal that makes it slightly cheaper than buying through the manufacturer. If you're looking for the cheapest price possible, this can be a good way to get it - however bear in mind that you may not receive the same trial or warranty benefits if you buy from a retailer such as Amazon, so always read the T&Cs carefully first.

4. Ensure it's the right size with the elbow test
Do the elbow test to work out what size mattress you need. Lie back with your hands behind your head. If you share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touching your side of the bed or your partner's elbow; if you don't share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touch either side of the bed.

5. Try a new mattress for three weeks
It can take up to 21 days for your body to adjust to a new mattress. So even if it isn't comfortable initially and you wake up with aches and pains, stick with it – particularly if your body is used to sleeping on a much older mattress. If after three weeks you still don't like it, then you know it's because it isn't right, rather than because your body still hasn't readjusted from sleeping on a less supportive or different mattress.

Claire Davies
Sleep Editor, Certified Sleep Science Coach

Claire is a Sleep Editor and Certified Sleep Science Coach who covers all things related to slumber, and is the go-to person for getting great product recommendations for better sleep. As an expert mattress reviewer, Claire has tested memory foam and hybrid mattresses from a range of top-rated brands, and has extensive experience of testing bedding too. Claire regularly speaks to certified sleep specialists, such as chartered psychologists and doctors of sleep medicine, to stay on top of the research and techniques that can help you enjoy better quality sleep, and she speaks with industry specialists about the latest mattress trends and new releases. Before delving into the world of sleep, Claire was Health & Wellness Editor at Top Ten Reviews, and before that a Senior Content Editor at T3. Having suffered with insomnia for years, Claire knows how much of a difference a good night's sleep can make and is passionate about helping others to sleep better too.

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