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How to Get the Best Mattress for Your Money This Memorial Day

In the past, you probably headed to the beach on Memorial Day, but this year looks a little different. With social distancing guidelines still in place, most of us are spending a whole lot more time at home—and in bed. Since you’re likely to be at home for much of the summer, why not make your bedroom feel as cozy as possible?

The first step in creating the ultimate sleep sanctuary: upgrading your mattress. You’ll notice sales on just about everything over Memorial Day weekend, mattresses included, which makes this the perfect time to revamp your bedroom. (Saatva is offering a $200 discount through the weekend.)

Here’s how to get the best mattress for your money this Memorial Day.

Ask a few key questions

You’ll be spending the next 10 (or more) years on your new mattress, so it’s important to do your research before buying something on Memorial Day—or any day. Here are the questions to ask about any mattress you’re considering purchasing:

  • What’s inside the mattress? A good mattress company will provide diagrams with detailed descriptions and precise specifications for each layer in a mattress.
  • How does the mattress provide lumbar support? To keep your spine in proper alignment and help prevent back pain, a mattress should have an area of reinforcement in its center third, where most of the body’s weight is concentrated.
  • Will the mattress keep me cool? Innerspring and latex mattresses are naturally cool, while memory foam tends to sleep hot. If you like the “huggy” feeling of memory foam, look for one that incorporates cooling materials like gel or graphite.
  • Is the mattress eco-friendly? These days, many consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental and health impacts of the products they use. If a mattress is certified by a third party to be organic and free of harmful chemicals, you can have confidence that it’s good for you and the planet. Keep your eye out for these mattress certifications.
  • How much does the mattress cost? Mattress prices can range a whole lot, with some coming in at just a few hundred dollars and others with price tags in the tens of thousands. That said, a quality mattress made with premium materials generally costs in the $1,000 to $3,500 range.

Our Best Mattresses to Buy This Memorial Day

Saatva Classic

Our flagship luxury mattress is expertly engineered with coil-on-coil construction for durability, a layer of memory foam for enhanced back support, and a cushiony Euro pillow top for extra comfort.


Loom & Leaf Memory Foam

Premium memory foam, handcrafted in the U.S. with eco-friendly materials. Breathable organic cotton, cooling spinal gel, and layers of high-density support foam assure a cool, comfortable night’s sleep.


Zenhaven Latex Mattress

100% Talalay latex responds to every curve for pressure-free support and responsive comfort. Talalay latex is supple, resilient, and durable, for the ultimate in elevated sleep. (It’s naturally hypoallergenic too.)


Do some comparison shopping

There are a lot of mattresses out there, which can make your choice overwhelming. Besides asking key questions about any mattress before you buy, you’ll also want to comparison shop to make sure you’re choosing the best mattress for you.

To help make comparison shopping easier for you, we’ve broken down the key differences between Saatva’s luxury mattresses and other popular mattresses on the market:

Read the fine print

Finally, you should read the fine print before handing over your credit card for a new mattress (or for any big purchase, for that matter). Here are the fine-print policies to pay attention to:

  • Delivery: Delivery policies, and costs, vary widely, depending on where you buy your mattress. Saatva specializes in free white glove delivery, which includes delivery and setup of your new bed, plus removal of your old mattress, at no extra charge. Most bed-in-a-box companies ship their mattresses, which means you’re left to set things up yourself (and mattresses are heavy!). At this time, Saatva is also offering contactless delivery for those who prefer not to have delivery personnel in their homes. Learn more about how we’re handling deliveries during Covid-19.
  • Home trial: Most online mattress companies will give you 90 to 120 nights to try a mattress, which should give you enough time to decide if it’s right for you. If at any point you’re unhappy, you should be able to exchange or return the mattress according to the company’s policies. Saatva offers a 120-night home trial because we know it can take time to get used to a new mattress.
  • Return policy: What happens if you’re not satisfied with your purchase? Most mattress stores and online mattress companies offer exchanges and returns for low or no charge. Saatva, for example, charges a $99 transportation fee to pick up a return. Some companies may charge a pickup fee, restocking fee, or require you to donate it yourself before getting reimbursed.
  • Warranty: A good mattress should come with a robust warranty that the company is willing to stand behind. Look for a warranty period of at least 10 years. A non-prorated warranty is ideal, as this means the amount of coverage you get doesn’t change the longer you own the mattress.

Shop These Saatva Mattresses This Memorial Day

Solaire Precision Adjustable Air

Featuring 50 precise firmness settings on each side of the bed for personal customization.


Saatva HD

This luxury hybrid innerspring mattress is specifically engineered to support people weighing between 300 and 500 pounds.


Additional Memorial Day mattress shopping tips

This handy list of articles can help you get the most for your money
if you’re interested in buying a new mattress over Memorial Day

Christina Heiser is the content manager at Saatva. She has held previous positions at Everyday Health, Women's Health, and L'Oréal. When she's not working, you can find Christina checking out the latest boutique fitness classes in New York City, cheering on her college basketball team (go Red Storm!), and trying new beauty and wellness trends.