If you're getting your recommended eight hours of sleep a night, that's a third of your life you're spending in bed recharging, so buying a nice mattress is a very wise way to spend your money. But there's no need to spend more than you need to.
In addition to the best mattress deals on at the moment, we've also included highlights of some of the best mattresses around and the cheapest prices for them. You probably already have a size in mind if you're replacing an old mattress or fitting on an existing bed frame, so we've split this article into different size guides to help you out, from a twin (aka the single in the UK) to a California King bed. You can indeed put a price on a good night's sleep, but we'll make sure it's the best one around thanks to our intuitive price comparison tools and recommendations from our experts!
CURRENT MATTRESS DEALS
Complete with a mattress protector and two pillows, this is the mattress deal of the century with 20 per cent off. Don't believe us? Read our dazzling review on it. It's also available in lots of sizes, including a single, small double, EU single, EU double, double, King size, EU King size and super King size. Use the code STARTAUTUMN20 at checkout to claim.
Saving you 20 per cent, Simba is selling their award-winning hybrid mattress for an amazing price this October. Included in the deal as well is a mattress protector, a pair of height-adjustable hybrid pillows AND a temperature regulating hybrid duvet. Need we say more?
Mattress Online is currently offering customers a huge 45 per cent off all Rest Assured mattresses. This one comes in single, double, king size and super king; it's also wool and pocket sprung. Ideal for those who like their mattress soft to medium firmness.View Deal
Not only is OTTY offering £50 off their multi-award winning hybrid mattress in both double and king-sizes, but they're also throwing in something for free. Those who are lusting after a new double or king-size mattress will be treated to two free deluxe pillows which are usually £54.99 each, a big bargain if you're asking us.View Deal
Mattress Online is currently having a huge sale on their big brand mattresses including Silentnight, Sealy and even Sleepeezee. This Classic Gold Ortho Mattress has 70 per cent off and is available in 10 different sizes. Plus, they're offering Free Next Day Delivery. View Deal
THE BEST CHEAP MATTRESS DEALS
Cheap single (twin in US) mattresses:
US: Twin mattress dimensions: 39-inch x 75-inch. Depth varies.
UK: Single mattress size: 90cm x 190cm approx. Depth varies.
Despite the twin name, this is the smallest mattress size found outside of baby cots and cribs. Generally used in children's rooms or in smaller living spaces like studio apartments for adults, if you're tall, it's worth noting that they're only 75 inches in length (US).
Cheap twin XL mattress deals:
US: Twin XL mattress dimensions: 39-inch x 80-inch. Depth varies.
Rarely seen in the UK, the twin XL isn't actually that much bigger than a twin mattress: it's five inches longer but the same width. Ideal if you're limited on space or have a teenager at home who won't stop growing.
Cheap double (full-size in US) mattress deals:
US: Full-sized mattress dimensions: 54-inch x 75-inch. Depth varies.
UK: Double mattress size: 135cm x 190cm approx. Depth varies.
The double mattress, also known as a full-size in the US, is a good option for your first bed big enough for two. It's 54 inches wide so if you or your partner are prone to moving around much during sleep it might be worth considering something larger. Smaller apartments or guest rooms might be a better match with this size.
Cheap queen size mattress deals:
US: Queen size mattress dimensions: 60-inch x 80-inch. Depth varies.
Not often seen in the UK, Queen mattress deals are the most in-demand of all bed sizes in the US thanks to their happy medium of decent size and low cost. Both wider and longer than the full-sized double mattresses, a queen is the one most people go for if their room can accommodate a bed of this size (at least 10ft x 10ft).
Cheap king size mattress deals:
US: King-sized mattress dimensions: 76-inch x 80-inch. Depth varies.
UK: King-size mattress size: 152cm x 198cm approx. Depth varies.
For professional sprawlers or families with young children who like to hop in bed with their parents some nights or early mornings, as far as bedroom sizes go, you'll be needing a room measuring around 12ft x 10ft. More often than not, this is the biggest size most manufacturers do for mattresses.
Cheap super king (California king in US) mattress deals:
US: California king mattress dimensions: 72-inch x 84-inch. Depth varies.
UK: Super king mattress size: 180cm x 200cm
The biggest size available in the USA, the California king mattress is oddly enough actually four inches less wide than the king but four inches longer. Perfect for taller people and those with invading kids or a sleeping dog at the end of the bed.