The best Boxing Day sales mattress deals 2018

Looking to grab a Boxing Day sales mattress deal? We're here to help you get a luxury mattress for a budget price. Read on to find out how

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Looking for a cheap mattress deal? 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.

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! Use the links (right) to jump to the best current cheap mattress deals. For all the latest Boxing Day and January sales deals, hop on to our hub page.

For more on mattresses, from reviews of the best known mattresses to buyer's guides suited to your sleeping position, check out our dedicated mattress page – or view our individual guides, below. And look at all the rest of our current bargains on everything from TVs to sofas to broadband packages on our deals page.

Today's cheap mattress deals

In addition to the best mattress deals we can find 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.

3ft single budget economy memory foam mattress 11cm depth | Was £58.99 now £44.99 | Save £14

Great for allergy and asthma sufferers, this bargain mattress is of fantastic quality, and it moulds to your body shape allowing you to have a comfortable night's sleep. View Deal

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Classic Gold Ortho Mattress | Was from £349.95 to £594.95 now from £114.95 to £254.95 | Save up to £345

Mattress Online is currently selling this Classic Gold Ortho Mattress at 70 per cent off. It's available in 10 different sizes, and  they're offering free next day delivery. View Deal

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Emma complete accessories bundle| Was from £749 now from £604 | Save from £145

Complete with a mattress protector and two pillows, this is the mattress deal of the century with 25 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. View Deal

Today's mattress retailer deals

Purchase a Simba Mattress and receive a FREE tech gift

Once you've added your preferred Simba Mattress to your basket, use the code XMASGIFT at the checkout to claim your free gift worth up to £130. Offer ends 17th December.View Deal

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The Nectar Mattress | £100 off and two free pillows when you purchase 

For a limited time only, Nectar is giving away two free pillows with every mattress order, as well as knocking £100 off. With sizes to suit all beds from a single to a small double, double, king and super king, they won't just deliver your new mattress for free, but they'll also take your old one away.View Deal

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Emma Original Mattress| 25% off

Currently offering 25 per cent off their trusty Emma Original Mattress, use the code XMAS25 to claim this deal before 6th December. This deal means you can get a single mattress for just £321.75, a double for £486.75 and a king will cost you £524.25 or a super king at £599.25.View Deal

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OTTY Sleep | Get £50 discount OR two free deluxe pillows with each purchase of a mattress

If you're in need of a new mattress and are also on the hunt for some deluxe pillows, this is the perfect deal for you. When you buy a mattress with OTTY sleep this month, you'll get two free pillows worth £110. If you don't need any new pillows and would rather the £50 saving, that's fine too. Those purchasing a single mattress will get £25 off or one free pillow.View Deal

Mattress Online | Up to 50% off Sleepeezee

Whether you're looking for a memory foam mattress, or pocket sprung one, Mattress Online if offering up to 50 per cent off the RRP of their Sleepeezee mattresses including the Sleepeezee Backcare Superior 1000 Pocket Mattress. Free next day delivery is available too on selected products.View Deal

Silentnight | 10% off when you spent £350 and 20% off when you spend £700

Use code SS20 when you spend £700 to save 20 per cent or code SS20 to save 10 per cent on spends over £350 on the Silentnight website.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.

Mattress topper deals

Mattress protector deals

WHEN Do the BOXING DAY 2018 sales start?

Boxing Day sales usually begin early (very early) on the 26th December, and is a day known for the biggest sales of the season. Ideal for spending all of that Christmas money...

Are Boxing Day sales mattress deals real?

Yes, but... since many products' prices change frequently, checking the price history of what you're buying on CamelCamelCamel.com or PriceSpy will tell you whether the savings are real or not, and whether a price is likely to re-occur.

Is my new mattress the right size?

Before you buy in a rush, desperate to score that brilliant mattress deal, check you've got the size right. Here are the choices:

  • Single: 90cm x 190cm
  • Small double (often called a queen): 120cm x 190cm
  • Double: 135cm x 190cm
  • King: 150cm x 200cm
  • Super king: 180cm x 200cm

Will your mattress fit your bed frame?

Take care to compare the mattress widths and lengths with your bed measurements. For example, Ikea has European and UK standard sizes of beds from single to kingsize, with the standard UK sized frames differing dependant on design, so to be sure you may want to head over to their online guide.

Is the mattress right for you?

There are a few different types of materials used in mattresses, as well as hybrid options that include latex or gel, but the two most common types are memory foam and pocket sprung.

What about mattress firmness? Mattresses range from soft medium; medium; medium firm; to firm and extra firm.

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