Labor Day is a long weekend ideally spent doing absolutely nothing except BBQ-ing, kicking back, and maybe browsing all the Labor Day mattress sales that are clamoring for your attention. It’s a holiday after all, and what better things do we time-starved workers have to self-soothe on our days off except online shop? Uh, kidding of course. But if you do need a little spike of serotonin right now, there really are a whole mess of sales events timed to Labor Day whether you’re hunting for mattresses, clothing, or beyond (and in case you haven’t heard, many of those are dropping as early as now).
Eyeing a new mattress for that neglected guest room now that your kid’s left the nest for college, or hoping to upgrade the creaky innerspring you’ve been sleeping on for years? Labor Day is likely the last time you’re going to find a good deal on a new bed before the holidays, so you may as well take advantage. Rest your achy little techneck on a back- and spine-supporting hybrid or squishier foam model for your stomach-sleeping needs, and enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation. Below, we’ve cherrypicked some of the best Labor Day mattress sales that have started as early as this week.
The Best Labor Day Mattress Deals
Take up to 33% off everything at Nectar’s ongoing mattress sale, including this cooling hybrid model that includes a whopping seven layers of contouring, pressure-relieving support, all topped off with a breathable cover to keep night sweats at bay. Another bonus is the easy setup: Our tester calls the design “incredibly intuitive” and lightning-quick to assemble on your own.
Don’t sleep on the whopping 50% off lightning sale brewing over at Dreamcloud, where you can slash half the price off any bed. We’d suggest the luxurious, cashmere covered hybrid mattress that includes a cooling topper to get you through the rest of summer. Our tester noted that the “cushy to supportive ratio is great, and the mattress provides solid back support with a plush feel.”
Enjoy 20% off sitewide (not including two free pillows) at Helix, the makers of our most raved-about mattress, the Midnight Luxe. Combining a coil base and a luxurious memory foam top, this model was a runaway favorite among GQ staffers for support and sink-into-dreamland comfort.
Our favorite mattress for combination sleepers is 20% off, along with a slew of other Casper beds sitewide. Our tester “slept like a king” on this mattress, noting that it does an excellent job of cushioning your shoulders and hips, without that sinking quicksand feeling.
Our favorite eco-friendly mattress is 20% off for the long weekend, along with the rest of its sustainable beds. The Hybrid Luxe is one we’ve deemed the “menswear head’s mattress,” what with its extremely high-quality sustainable materials (layers of organic cotton and wool piled over a synthetic latex pad and a bed of innersprings) plus its excellent back support.
Allswell’s already affordable mattresses are even cheaper at the brand’s ongoing 25% off everything sale with the code “BIGDEAL25,” including the hybrid mattress that our testers have found to be the best sub-$500 mattress around. “This is the kind of bed you’d be excited to jump on if you were a kid,” said one of our testers of the thinner mattress that’s ideal for guest and children’s bedrooms.
Take 20% off mattresses at Tuft & Needle’s early Labor Day sale, including this cooling-gel infused foam mattress for the sweatiest nights of the year. You can even save an additional 15% when you bundle a mattress with the brand’s mattress protector, down alternative pillow set, and any set of sheets. Use the code “MATTRESS15” to score that deal-on-a-deal.
Take up to $600 off mattresses (a sizable chunk of change) when you shop Saatva’s special summer sale. We’d steer you towards the classic luxury firm mattress which our tester called a “dreamy combination of cushion and support.”
During Leesa’s aptly-named Summer Daze Sale, you can save up to $700 off any of its mattresses and earn yourself two pillows gratis with your purchase. The Leesa Original (a not-too-soft, not-too-firm foam model) is the OG for a reason if you’re looking for a good place to start: Our testers describe it as “plushy yet supportive in a way that made our brains want to fall asleep the moment we laid on it.”
Hot sleepers, the supportive-yet-bouncy “chill hybrid” model from Cocoon by Sealy has your name written on it. Right now, the mattress our tester described as the “perfect combination between squishy and firm,” with just the right foundation of fabric-encased coils for a restful night’s sleep, is marked-down big time at Cocoon by Sealy’s 35% off sale.
Our top pick for a squishier, softer mattress experience, The Wink Bed, is even cheaper ahead of Labor Day during the brand’s $300 off sale. This one was described by our tester as being “level end to end” in terms of support, “comfortable enough to feel special, and hardy enough to stick around for a while.”
Take $200 off sitewide at Aviya’s Labor Day sale, including this plushy medium-firm model that’s blessed one of our editors with blissful sleep for years. It’s a brand of mattress used by some top-tier hotels, and feels aptly luxurious.
Brooklyn Bedding’s Plank mattress feels a bit like sleeping on the floor (but maybe that’s the kinda thing you and your achey back are into). Right now it and the rest of the site are 25% off through September 4.