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The Amerisleep Memorial Day Mattress Deal offers our best sales on mattresses, sheets, pillows, mattress protectors, and adjustable beds.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31st, 2021, but we post our mattress savings early, so you can start sleeping better today.
If you miss out on the Memorial Day mattress sales or you’re just not quite ready to buy a new mattress yet, there are plenty of other opportunities during the year. The best mattress deals are typically during the following weekends:
Top-rated mattresses easily pop up when you do a quick Google search, but how do you know those mattresses will be the best for you? The truth is, you don’t—you’ll need to invest a little more time to find the right one. However, with all the mattress choices out there, it won’t be too hard to snag the best mattress for your comfort needs.
Before you purchase, consider your preferred sleeping position, budget, your partner’s sleep preferences (if applicable), and if you want a mattress with special features, such as cooling gel foam, pocket coils, or edge support.Sleeping Position
Everyone has a preferred sleeping position, but most people switch between at least two different sleeping styles during the night (known as combo sleeping). Arguably, the way you sleep has the biggest impact on your mattress choice, since it affects the overall feel of the mattress, and by extension, your sleep quality.Side Sleeping
Sleeping on your side is the healthiest way to sleep, and it’s also the most common. But if side-sleepers choose a mattress that’s too firm, that could mean numbness, shoulder pain, and hip misalignment down the road. To avoid any of those issues, we recommend side sleepers choose a medium, medium-soft, or soft mattress.
Amerisleep has a mattress in each of these firmnesses, and the medium-soft and soft models (the AS4 and AS5, respectively) are the most popular choices among side sleepers.Back Sleeping
Back sleepers sleep with their backs completely flush with the mattress, so they need one that won’t sink down too far, misaligning the spine, shoulders, or hips. To avoid back pain, most back sleepers prefer a firm or medium-firm bed. A plush mattress could cause you to feel “stuck” or trapped in the bed, leading to more pain. We recommend the AS1 or AS2 for dedicated back sleepers.Stomach Sleeping
We don’t recommend sleeping face down because it comes with the highest risk of misalignment and back pain. If you’re stuck in the habit of sleeping on your stomach, choose a firm or medium-firm mattress—anything softer and you run the risk of waking up with pain. Stomach sleepers should lean towards the firmer AS1 and AS2 models.Budget and Value
Your budget is, of course, a major factor as you decide which mattress to buy. Not all mattresses are created equal, and higher-priced models can be just as low-quality as some cheap mattresses. How do you know if you’re getting your money’s worth? Consider the mattress type, the sleep trial and warranty, and even the brand’s reputation.
Remember: the price you pay for your mattress should reflect how long it lasts. You would expect a mattress costing upwards of $3,000 to last 10-20 years, but most luxury beds in that price range break down after only 5-7 years because they’re made of cheap materials marketed as “luxury,” such as “icy cool gel,” or “gold threads.”
To reconcile all the different marketing tactics with an actual good-quality mattress, pay close attention to the materials and company policies. Some indications that a mattress will be a good investment are:
|Mattress Type||Average Price for Queen Size||Average Lifespan||Features to Look For:|
|Innerspring Mattress||$900||5-7 Years||
High-quality foams (latex or memory foam)
Pillow top or Euro top for extra cushioning
|Memory Foam Mattress||$1000||7-10 years||
Study base foams to deter sagging
|Hybrid Mattress||$1200||7-9 years||
High-quality transition foam between comfort layer and coil layer
|Latex Mattress||$2000||10-15 years||
Talalay or Dunlop latex instead of synthetic latex*
*There are two types of natural latex: Dunlop and Talalay. Talalay is processed with chemicals to give it a softer feel, while Dunlop has no added chemicals and is firmer. Dunlop Latex has been known to last up to 15 years
The sleep trial and warranties included with most bed in a box mattresses can give you a sense of the mattress’s quality. The standard mattress warranty lasts 10 years—we do not recommend a mattress with a warranty shorter than that, because the average mattress lifespan is 7-10 years. Amerisleep offers a 20-year prorated warranty with every mattress, and it protects against sags .75 inches or deeper.
Sleep trials go hand-in-hand with beds in a box. Since bed in a box customers lose the experience of trying out mattresses in-store before buying, a sleep trial gives them the option to sleep on the bed for 3 months (sometimes more), and then return it for a full refund if needed.
It used to be that you could only buy mattresses in a showroom after trying different styles and models out for a few minutes. Now with the advent of bed in a box mattresses, you can get your favorite mattress shipped straight to your door. Both buying experiences have their pros and cons:
|Pros of Bed in a Box Mattresses||Cons of a Bed in a Box Mattresses||Pros of Showroom Mattresses||Cons of Showroom Mattresses|
Relatively easy to move
Sleep trials let you try out the bed and return it within a 30-100 day window.
Can't try them out before buying
You have to rely on customer reviews to decide if the mattress is right for you
You can try out multiple beds before buying one
You can ask the salesmen questions in-person about the mattresses
Delivery usually not free
Harder to move/get to your house
Sleep trials usually not included
Typically cost more
This is a no-brainer, but sticking to a budget is the easiest way to ensure you don't stray outside of your set parameters to a mattress you can't afford, even if it's on sale. To give you a better perspective of mattress pricing, let's go over what influences how much a mattress costs.
There are a few telltale signs you can spot when it's time to replace your old mattress:
More important than knowing the ins and outs of mattress deals is knowing which mattress is best for you. After all, nobody wants to end up with an uncomfortable bed even if it was marked down significantly. Refer to this table when deciding on the right mattress for your needs.
|Mattress Type||Pros||Cons||Features to Look For|
Good air circulation
Better pressure relief than innerspring if made with pocket coils
Heavy to move
Coils can break down easily
Too bouncy for some, especially those with back pain
Too little foam for those needing extra pressure relief
Low-gauge (thick coils)
Memory Foam or latex foam comfort layers
Gel memory foam for extra cooling
|Memory Foam Mattress||
Exceptional pressure relief
Great motion isolation
Can sleep too hot
User may feel "stuck" or trapped if the mattress is too soft
Transition layers to offset the softer foam(s)
Gel memory foam for extra cooling
|Innerspring Mattress||Bouncy Good air circulation||Prone to motion transfer Little pressure relief Noisy||Plush pillow top Low-gauge (thick coils)|
|Latex Mattress||Bouncy and soft Some variations are eco-friendly Durable (some models last up to 15 years)||Not as much pressure relief as memory foam due to the bounciness Expensive
100% latex mattresses are harder to find
|Beds made with Talalay or Dunlop latex (these usually enote higher quality latex)|
Before you make a mattress purchase, make sure you’ve laid out parameters for what you want in your mattress. Special features like gel memory foam or edge support can hike up the cost, but if those features are absolute musts for you, factor that into your budget. Even with extra comfort features, you can still get a high-quality mattress at a reasonable price. And with the Memorial Day deals available this weekend, you’re sure to snag a good bargain.