Cheap mattresses: mattress deals from Emma, Simba, Nectar and more

From Simba to Casper, Emma and Purple mattress, we can help find the best cheap mattresses for you

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The best mattress deals are here! And that means cheap mattresses aplenty. From everywhere including Wayfair, Emma, Simba, Casper, Nectar and even Avocado mattress. It's official: now is the very best time to buy a new mattress – the savings below are incredible, and you'll be able to get a good night's sleep before Christmas. Don't snooze, or you may lose.

A mattress lasts for eight years of use, so it's definitely worth splurging on one of the best mattresses around – especially when there are sales on.  now? Read below to make a big saving across some and improve your quality of sleep. Sleep is super important for our physical and mental well being, so getting a mattress which offers you enough support and comfort is essential. Especially in 2020.

Mattress sales – UK

Here's a selection of some of the best mattress discounts we've found this week

At the time of writing these deals are all still in stock but we're not sure for how much longer or when the deals are expected to end, so hurry to shop.

Real Homes exclusive

Nectar week deal| £135 off any mattress + 2 free pillows + free delivery | £414 £279 (saving £135) at Nectar
We like this mattress and for those of you who suffer from bad backs, you'll (especially) like it too. With this deal you can bag the Nectar memory foam mattress (any size), plus two premium pillows (worth £70) with free home delivery. Sounds like a good deal to us. 

Use our exclusive code to redeem: CYBER135
Sale ends Dec 6 2020View Deal

OTTY mattress | Up to £150 off mattresses
There are three hybrid mattresses to choose from with this fab offer – the Original, Essential (which is an even cheaper, more basic model) and the new OTTY Pure which has been made using bamboo memory foam with charcoal infused layers. The best bit? It could be yours for less. Offer ends 20th December.View Deal

Emma mattress | Save up to 35% with our exclusive offer
We have an exclusive 35% off for Real Homes readers shopping for an Emma mattress this week. Use the code REAL35 at checkout. They also have a sitewide sale of 30% off if you use the code FROSTY30.. but it is clear which one you should use. Offer ends 13th December.View Deal

If none of those appeal, check out this list of familiar retailers and other brands who are also offering deals:

Mattress sales – US

Those in the US can also enjoy incredible mattress deals, on twin mattresses to king mattresses, too. Find our best picks below.

The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday mattress deal

Emma | 40% off sitewide + 45% off bundles
Save a huge 40 percent off everything at Emma in their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale. Buying accessories, too? They're 45 percent off. It's the perfect opportunity for a sleep makeover for a cheap price. Use code CYBER at checkout.View Deal

Leesa | Up to $500 off mattresses +  2 free down pillows
Save up to $500 off Mattresses + get two free down pillows with purchases during Leesa's Black Friday Sale. Choose from four mattresses; Leesa Original, Leesa Hybrid, Leesa Legend and Leesa Studio to suit your sleep style, and budget.View Deal

Cocoon by Sealy | Save 35% off all mattresses + free pillow and sheet set
There's a massive 35 percent saving on the Cocoon Chill mattress in their weekend savings. Available from Twin through Cal King, you can save more than $400 with this awesome deal. Ends 7th December.View Deal

Nest bedding | 25% off site-wide at Nest Bedding
Save money across the entire bedroom - from hybrid mattresses to sheet sets and duvets, plus crib mattresses - in the Nest Bedding Veterans Day sales round-ups. No minimum spend required.View Deal

Saatva |  Save $200 off orders $1,000 or more
With a great selection of mattresses, bedding, frames and bases, you can get the full bedroom suite with this sale, for less. Take $200 off orders of $1,000 or more, to grab a bargain as well as a sound night’s sleep. Hurry though, this deal won't be around for long. View Deal

Nectar | $399 of free accessories with every mattress purchase
Bag a mattress protector (worth $99), a sheets set (worth $150) and premium pillows (worth $150) with this offer. Delivery is free too. Yep, awesome. View Deal

Casper | 10% off everything in sale section
Shop the sale section for offers on bundles, mattresses and gifts. You can also get 20% off selected bundles meaning as much as $400 off the best selling bundle, now $1,192 for queen size.View Deal

Purple | Save up to $400 off a mattress + sleep bundle at Purple
Choose from; The Purple® Mattress, Purple® Hybrid and Purple® Hybrid Premier, bundle up a pillow and sheets to save more. This is the perfect way to upgrade your sleep, for less.View Deal

Prefer to shop by store or to browse what other brands have on offer? No worries: here's our list of some familiar places who have all got a deal on mattresses:

Mattress deals: our top picks

Below we have listed our top mattress deals which we think you'll be interested to hear about.

UK:

Happy Beds Tennyson 4000 Twin Pocket Sprung Air Flow Orthopaedic Natural Fillings Mattress | from £704.99 £299.99 (save £405) at Happy Beds
Adorned with wonderfully soft cotton fabric, this mattress from Happy Beds is also filled with a wealth of natural materials, including an abundance of wool and cashmere. It's rated as medium-firm and will only need to be flipped and rotated once every six weeks to keep it looking and feeling its best.

It's on of the best sellers currently on the Happy Beds site so don't miss it.View Deal

Casper Original Mattress | From £400 £300 (save £100) at Mattress Online
This mattress is the perfect blend of four foam layers to give you that comfort and support you need for the best night's sleep possible. Not only can you get 25 per cent off this fab mattress (we know because we've tried it, tested it and LOVED it) but you can also claim some free pillows. Dreamy.View Deal

eve the original mattress |  From £429 £321 (save £108) at eve sleep
We've tried, tested and LOVED this mattress. It's 24cm in depth and has three layers of breathable next generation foam, with unique contour zones. It's award-winning in so many ways, with so many retailers. And now it can be yours for over £100 less when you shop directly from eve sleep.View Deal

Brook + Wilde Lux mattress | From £549 £384.40 (save £164.60) at Brook + Wilde
You'll enjoy deep comfort and zoned support with this mattress which will make for better spinal alignment, and a cooler night's sleep. It has six layers of luxury and can be made-to-order in seven days so you get the correct level of firmness for you. 

You can also save 40 per cent off the Brook + Wide Elite mattress.View Deal


US:

Ashley Sleep 12 Inch Memory Foam Mattress in a Box | From $629.99 $259.99 (save £$370) at Ashley Sleep
This mattress is proving popular, and it's easy to see why... it has a thick layer of memory foam which contours to your body delivering amazing support, pressure relief and comfort. A thick support foam layer helps to reduce motion transfer, and it arrives in a box for easy set up.View Deal

Casper best selling bundle | From $930 $651 (save £279) at Casper
This is the most popular sleep sleep essential which includes one Original Mattress, one Foundation, and one Mattress Protector. It'll save you up to $600 which is by far one of the best ways to upgrade your sleep hygiene. View Deal

AVOCADO LATEX MATTRESS | From $1,199 $999 (save $200) at Avocado
This is Avocados first all foam latex mattress (without springs), and it's their most sustainable mattress yet. It offers nine inches of organic latex, plus organic cotton and organic wool, three zones and four handles for moving it around easily. It's a firm mattress and one which has been handmade in Los Angles - it really is lovely.View Deal

Purple Hybrid Mattress | From $1,399 $1,119 (save $280) at Purple
With $280 off for Black Friday, this mattress is a good deal towards a better night's sleep. It's more breathable, responsive support is thanks to a combination of the 2in gel Grid (unique to Purple) and wrapped stainless steel coils.View Deal

5 of the best cheap mattress you can buy

This is our edit of the best cheap mattress deals which are live today. We've selected some options for our UK and US readers since they all differ in sizes across the continents and we may find that prices will vary depending on where in the year we are (think Boxing Day and January Sales), so you could end up with a bargain.

The best cheap mattresses under £300 – UK

Ikea MORGEDAL

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1. IKEA MORGEDAL

A basic foam mattress from a trusted brand

Specifications
Sizes: Single, Double, King
Depth: 18cm
Filling: Foam
Tension: Firm
Guarantee: 25 years
Reasons to buy
+Cover can be taken off to clean+Relieves pressure on your shoulders and hips+Has handles so you can easily move the mattress
Reasons to avoid
-It's basic with no frills

We all love and trust IKEA so this mattress will not disappoint. There's nothing particular special about it, however, but it's a resilient mattress which absorbs the movements of your body as you sleep giving you all-over support and welcomed relief from any aches when you need it.

This option comes with a 90-day trial period so you can ensure it is the right mattress for you, and you can also sleep with confidence should anything happen to it through no fault of your own with the 25 year guarantee which backs it.

Cashmere 3000 Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress

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2. Happy Beds Cashmere 3000 Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress

A cashmere filled and lined mattress, without the luxurious price tag

Specifications
Sizes: Single, Small Double, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 25cm
Filling: Cashmere, foam and pocket springs
Tension: Medium / Firm
Guarantee: 5 years
Reasons to buy
+Breathability enriching air vent+Has handles so you can easily move the mattress+Made in Britain
Reasons to avoid
-May not be firm enough for everyone

This mattress speaks of luxury, but does not come with the luxury (expensive) price tag. As the name suggests, this mattress from Happy Beds has been hand crafted using a fair amount of cashmere. The material is known to be several times more insulating than the likes of wool and is naturally cosy.

You'll also find comfort nestled in to the thick layers of body contouring memory foam and supportive reflex foam. Plus 3000 individually nested, miniature springs to provide you with enough support to help you sleep through the night like a dream.

Silentnight Sleep Soundly Miracoil Comfort Mattress

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3. Silentnight Sleep Soundly Miracoil Comfort Mattress

Exclusive to John Lewis & Partners, this mattress offers exceptional value

Specifications
Sizes: Single, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 22cm
Filling: Silentnight Miracoil spring system, polyester with eco-comfort fibres
Tension: Firm
Guarantee: 5 years
Reasons to buy
+Zoned support+Materials used are a good choice for allergy sufferers+Made in the UK
Reasons to avoid
-No handles for turning

With up to 952 springs, this Silentnight mattress has every you need for a decent night's sleep for the fraction of the price when compared to many other mattresses on the market. It features the patented Silentnight Miracoil spring system for zoned support where your body needs it the most. And the head-to-toe spring construction means that motion transfer is fairly limited so you won't be disturbed during the night when your partner rolls over.

Happy Beds Touch 7-Zone Memory Foam Orthopaedic Rolled Mattress

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4. Happy Beds Touch 7-Zone Memory Foam Orthopaedic Rolled Mattress

This mattress comes rolled and ready to lie on

Specifications
Sizes: Single, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 20cm
Filling: Memory foam & reflex foam
Tension: Medium / Firm
Guarantee: 5 years
Reasons to buy
+Zoned support+Removable cover+Vacuum packed / rolled+Made in the UK
Reasons to avoid
-No handles

This mattress arrives rolled so you can easily move it around the home and up the stairs. It's a top choice for orthopaedic support thanks to its 30mm of memory foam and 170mm of reflex foam. Being part of the Touch range, it also features a seven zoned quilted stretch knit cover for added padding, style and convenience. Lovely. And conveniently, this mattress requires no turning and has a removable cover so it's super easy to maintain, too.

Dreams Conroy Traditional Spring Mattress

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5. Dreams Conroy Traditional Spring Mattress

A firm choice for all ages

Specifications
Sizes: Single, Double, King, Super King
Depth: 21cm
Filling: Springs and memory foam
Tension: Firm
Guarantee: 1 year
Reasons to buy
+Firm yet comfortable+Handles to easily rotate+Made in the UK
Reasons to avoid
-One sided so do not turn over

An upgrade on one of the bestselling Dreams mattresses - the Franklin - this mattress offers a good level of comfort. With 192 traditional springs and a memory foam layer, the Conroy provides an even support over the entire sleeping area which moulds to your body for the ultimate comfort. It's finished in a soft-touch micro quilted knitted cover to add a final touch of comfort and cosiness to one side so, just rotate this one (don't flip it).

The best cheap mattresses under $500 – US

Wayfair Sleep 8" Medium Memory Foam Mattress

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1. Wayfair Sleep 8in Medium Memory Foam Mattress

A top choice for memory foam fans on a budget

Specifications
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King
Depth: 21cm
Filling: Memory foam
Tension: Medium
Guarantee: 10 years
Reasons to buy
+Easy to assemble+Breathable construction+No chemical smells
Reasons to avoid
-May not be firm enough for some

This memory foam mattress features a patented 'pressure-relief system' which consists of multiple layers of foam. This is said to increase circulation and reduce pressure points for a more restful sleep. The layers of foam are also breathable with cooling technology. And, given the nature of the material, this Wayfair mattress also offers a low motion transfer so everyone is kept happy during the night.

It'll arrive in a box so it is easy to take up the stair, too.

Lucid 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress

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2. Lucid 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress

This cheap mattress will help to keep odors to a minimum, too

Specifications
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King
Depth: 30cm
Filling: Memory foam
Tension: Firm
Guarantee: Manufacturers warranty
Reasons to buy
+Ideal for all sleeps+Ventilated design+Compressed and rolled for delivery
Reasons to avoid
-It's thick so you'll need a deep-fitting sheet

This mattress has four incredible layers of foam to offer you comfort and support throughout the night. The layer which sets it apart from the rest is the base layer which is 8 inches of dense bamboo charcoal infused support foam. This not only provides extra stability and full body support but it also helps to minimise odor build up to help keep your mattress fresh.

It, too, arrives compressed and rolled in an easy-to-manage box for a simple set up.

Sealy Response Essentials Dillenbeck 10.5" Plush Mattress

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3. Sealy Response Essentials Dillenbeck 10.5in Plush Mattress

A popular mattress brand which has a very appealing price tag on one of its mattresses

Specifications
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 27cm
Filling: Foam + springs
Tension: Firm
Guarantee: Manufacturers warranty
Reasons to buy
+Made without harmful chemicals or emissions+Designed and built in the US
Reasons to avoid
-No handles to turn it

Part of the Response Essentials Collection, this mattress from Sealy is topped with Sealy Cushion Air Foam which allows the air to flow throughout to keep you at a perfect-temperature comfort when you're sleeping. For more comfort, the Sealy Support Firm Formed Foam will hug every curve and the response coil system features 638 coils for more basic support.

LinenSpa Essentials Always Cool 10" Medium Hybrid Mattress

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4. LinenSpa Essentials Always Cool 10in Medium Hybrid Mattress

This mattress is a cool option which is hypoallergenic (and cheap)

Specifications
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 26cm
Filling: Foam + springs
Tension: Medium
Guarantee: 10 years
Reasons to buy
+Doesn't lose shape when you sit or lie on it+Good cooling technology+No chemical smell
Reasons to avoid
-No handles to turn it

This mattress is a hybrid which has been made from gel-infused memory foam and classic steel coils to offer a comfortable, and cool night's sleep. The memory foam will cradle your body as you sleep and lower motion transfer so everyone can get an undisturbed rest.

Arriving in a box, this hybrid mattress will take some time to spring up but will achieve it's full depth of 10in (26cm).

Wayfair Sleep 10" Medium Memory Foam Mattress

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5. Wayfair Sleep 10in Medium Memory Foam Mattress

Another own-brand option from Wayfair which rivals the others

Specifications
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 26cm
Filling: Foam
Tension: Medium
Guarantee: 10 years
Reasons to buy
+Goof choice for the guest bedroom+Low motion transfer
Reasons to avoid
-May be too soft for some

Made from three layers of foam, this Wayfair mattress offers a medium firmness and one which is breathable to help keep you cool while you sleep. To cover all layers of the mattress is a stain and fade-resistant polyester cover which will help to keep your mattress feeling fresh.

It's compatible with adjustable bed bases so you can achieve the right level of comfort for you, in more ways than one.

Mattress deals by size

Here, we list the best mattress deals today by size. We've provided both UK and US measurements so you can ensure you make the right choice. Don't forget, our clever pricing widget means only the best prices are listed. Use these links to jump to the mattress size you're looking to buy, they're all there: from a twin mattress to a California king (in the US).

Best single or twin in US mattress deals
Best twin XL mattress deals
Best double or full-size in US mattress deals
Best queen size mattress deals
Best king size mattress deals
Best super king or California king in US mattress deals
Best mattress topper deals
Best mattress protector deals

Best single or twin mattress deals

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, the twin mattress 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).

Best twin mattress deals (xl)

US: Twin mattress dimensions (XL): 39-inch x 80-inch. Depth varies.

Rarely seen in the UK, the twin mattress 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.

Best double or full-size 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.

Best 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).

Best 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. 

Best super king or California king 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

It's a smart idea, that if you're buying a new mattress, to also buy a topper with it. Not only does a mattress topper supplement the comfort of your mattress, but it can also add support to a mattress that may be too soft or firm for your liking.

Read our best mattress toppers guide or see below for the best ones and their cheapest prices.

Mattress protector deals

Along with your new mattress purchase, you're going to want to add a mattress protector to your basket, too. After all, there's no point in forking out lots of money on an expensive, luxury mattress if you're not going to protect it, right? A mattress protector is an item of removable bedding which simply just sits on top of your mattress to protect it from spillages or stains and also allergens and irritants like bed bugs, mould or dead skin.

Find our pick of the top 10 mattress protectors, or scroll to shop the best four and where to buy them from.