I'm a reviews editor – these are the best mattress deals this Labor Day

Labor Day brings plenty of mattress discounts. These are the only ones actually worth considering

Master bedroom with a double bed and matching side tables, padded headboard and floral wallpaper.
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Labor Day is here, and with it, thousands of mattress deals. But in my time as a consumer journalist, I've found that no industry is as littered with marketing jargon and bogus deals than mattresses. Worst of all, mattresses can cost you hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars, so a misstep can be very expensive. 

As an editor, I oversee all of our mattress content. I've edited dozens of reviews, buying guides, and articles on the best mattresses and deals, so I know exactly what our testers recommend and what you should stay away from. Every mattress in this guide has been tried and tested by our team of expert product reviewers. 

I've also personally gone through hundreds of mattress deals so that I know exactly what's on offer. I've covered a lot of mattress sales days so I know which deals are actually good value. There's no bed in here that I wouldn't buy myself. 

Labor Day Deals

It's not just mattresses on sale. There are huge discounts at some of the biggest retailers in the country. 

  • Wayfair: Up to 65% off furniture.
  • Walmart: More than $1000 off patio furniture.
  • Best Buy: All your small appliances
  • QVC: Flash sales on pretty much anything you can think of
  • Bloomingdale's: Luxury goods for hundreds of dollars less.

Our favorite deals

Saatva Classic Mattress, Queen |   Was $1,995
Our favorite

Saatva Classic Mattress, Queen |  Was $1,995, now $1,695 at Saatva
As our reigning best mattress pick, the Saatva Classic brings the hotel experience straight to your home. There are three different firmness options and two heights for a customized fit, and you'll save $300 off all orders of more than $1000.

You can read our Saatva Classic Mattress review for more information. 

Emma Original Mattress, Queen was $1399
Biggest discount

Emma Original Mattress, Queen |was $1399, now $529 at Emma
Our best box mattress is the Emma. It's one of the best quality memory foam mattresses that comes conveniently delivered in a box to your door. It has an amazing 50% off at the moment, though this deal has been on for a while, and we don't expect it to go anywhere. 

Our Emma Original Mattress review has more details.

Siena Mattress, Queen | was $699
Cheap but quality

Siena Mattress, Queen | was $699, now $399 at Siena
My advice: don't spend any less than this. Any cheaper than the Siena and you're buying a low-quality mattress. We liked this on test, and we think it's the best you can get under $500.

There's more detail in our Siena mattress review

Plushbeds Botanical Bliss Mattress, Queen | was $3249
Best organic

Plushbeds Botanical Bliss Mattress, Queen | was $3249, now $1999, plus $599 worth of free gifts at PlushBeds
This is the only organic mattress deal I'm recommending. $2000 is still expensive but this bed is not only naturally hypoallergenic, but also completely customizable. You can adjust the height and even have two different firmnesses on either side of the bed if your partner has a different preference. You also receive $600 worth of bedding thrown in.

Our Plushbeds Botanical Bliss Mattress review goes into detail. 

Tempur-Adapt Topper | was $419
Best topper

Tempur-Adapt Topper | was $419, now $251.40 at Tempur-Pedic
The Tempur-Adapt is one of the best toppers you can buy. It's a smart option if you're needing to upgrade on comfort without the expense of buying a brand new bed. 

There's more detail in our full Tempur-Adapt Topper review.

Best memory foam mattress deals

Minimalist white bedroom with jute carpet

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Memory foam beds are increasingly popular. The drawbacks are that they can sleep hot and you have to put up with an off-gassing smell for a couple days before you can use them. The upsides, however, are that they're great for back and joint pain. They're the cheapest type of mattress you can buy, and especially inexpensive around sales events like Labor Day. 

Hybrid mattress deals

bedroom with bed, pillows and nightstand

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Hybrid mattresses combine the softness of memory foam with the supportiveness and cooling of springs. The biggest downside with these beds is always the price, so it's worth having any discount you can find. 

Labor Day sales FAQs

When is Labor Day?

This year Labor Day falls on September 4, with sales dropping throughout the day. 

Should I buy a mattress on Labor Day or wait until Black Friday?

It depends on the condition of your mattress. If your mattress is at all uncomfortable, I'd buy a new one in these sales. A bad mattress can aggravate or even cause back pain. Even if you aren't in pain, disrupted sleep from a lumpy or squeaky bed will have knock-on effects in the rest of your life.

However, if you're just looking to upgrade your bedding, I'd wait until Black Friday. There will be a much bigger range of deals and bigger discounts. 

Final thoughts

Mattresses aren't the only thing on sale. In fact, Labor Day is best for buying outdoor furniture. I've already seen thousands of dollars off at Walmart and Wayfair

Alex David
Head of eCommerce

As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. After graduating from Cambridge University, Alex got his start in reviewing at the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, testing a wide range of household products and appliances. He then moved to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, assessing gardening tools, machinery, and wildlife products. Helping people find true quality and genuine value is a real passion.