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. And some of the deals you'll find here are the best prices we've seen them all year, from nearly half-off deals at Dreamcloud to hundreds of dollars off the original price across other top mattress brands like Casper and Helix.
Get ready to 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 are worth clicking through, and recommended only models that we've tested and approved.
The Best Labor Day Mattress Deals
Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress
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.
Dreamcloud hybrid mattress
Don't sleep on the whopping 40% off Labor Day sale jhappening over at Dreamcloud, where you can slash nearly 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.”
Helix Midnight Luxe mattress
Enjoy 25% off sitewide (not including two free Dream pillows and a free waterproof mattress protector) 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. Just use the code “LDS25” at checkout.
Casper Wave mattress
Our favorite mattress for combination sleepers is marked-down, along with a slew of other Casper beds sitewide for up to 25%. off. 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.
Birch Hybrid Luxe mattress
Our favorite eco-friendly mattress is 25% off for the long weekend, along with the rest of Birch's 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. Use the code “LDS25” at checkout to save.
Allswell hybrid mattress
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.
Tuft & Needle "Original" mattress
$995.00, Tuft & Needle
Save up to $700 off mattresses at Tuft & Needle's Labor Day sale, including this cooling gel-infused foam mattress for the sweatiest nights of the year that impressed one of our side-sleeper testers for its even-keeled support. Even better, deck out the whole home with T&N's up to 40% off deals on bedding, furniture, and beyond.
Saatva classic luxury firm mattress
Take up to $600 off mattresses (a sizable chunk of change) when you shop Saatva's Labor Day sale. We'd steer you towards the classic luxury firm mattress which our tester called a “dreamy combination of cushion and support.”
Leesa Original mattress
During Leesa's Labor Day sale, you can take $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.”
Cocoon by Sealy chill hybrid mattress
$1389.00, Cocoon by Sealy
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.”
Aviya hybrid luxury firm mattress
Take $200 off sitewide (plus enjoy free shipping) 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 found at some top-tier hotels, and feels aptly luxurious.
Brooklyn Bedding Plank mattress
$799.00, Brooklyn Bedding
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 30% off through September 5 with the code “LABORDAY30.”
Outfitting that guest room with a sub-$1,000, middle-of-the-road pick? Bear's got a cushy mattress for you. Its original model comes with three layers of foam (with cooling gel layers close to the top, and denser support layers at the bottom), wrapped up in a breathable quilted cover. It's one of our top “budget mattress” picks, and is part of Bear's 35% off sitewide Labor Day sale.
Stearns and Foster Luxe Hybrid King mattress
$3299.00, Stearns and Foster
If you're a bougie sleeper looking for a bespoke bed, it might behoove you to browse the Stearns & Foster Labor Day sale. Take up to $600 off luxe beds like the brand's Hybrid King: a hand-sewn, hand-layered, velvet-edged, and embroidered bed with a cooling Tencel exterior. Our tester likened the sensation of sleeping on top of its soft yet supportive shell to receiving a warm hug. And so long as you don't mind a long lead time on the mattress and a steep price point, you're in for a dreamy night's sleep.
Purple Original mattress
Take up to $900 off a mattress and a smart base (plus a free pillow) at Purple's ongoing Labor Day sale. The brand's spacey Gel Flex mattresses are a little different than most, made up of tactile, perforated gridded materials. They're worth a go if you're up for the experiment (there's a 100-night sleep trial), and read more on our testers' varied experiences with it here for more intel.
Awara Hybrid mattress
Awara specializes in organic latex mattresses, and right now all of its beds are $400 off. The hybrid, which we've tested before, is a simple combo of a fat slab of latex foam on top of innersprings wrapped in a cover made with wool and cotton. It's cozy and cloudlike, according to our reviewer, plus ideal for someone who likes a softer bed.
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