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Cyber Monday Deals: Mattresses, Bedding, and Buying Advice

Since its inception in 2005, Cyber Monday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year. In 2019, Adobe reported that customers spent a whopping $9.2 billion on Cyber Monday, up almost 17% from 2018.

This year, experts think the online shopping extravaganza known as Cyber Monday will be bigger than it ever has been before, with predictions that e-commerce sales will hit an all-time high of $10 billion.

Keeping scrolling for the best Cyber Monday deals on mattresses and bedding—as well as answers to your most-pressing Cyber Monday questions.

Cyber Monday mattress deals

One of the most popular items you’ll find on sale this Cyber Monday? Mattresses. If you’re looking for a new one, then check out our in-depth guide on how to find the best Cyber Monday mattress deals. Learn about different mattress types, choosing the best one for your sleep preferences and body type, getting the best deal for your money, and more.

Cyber Monday bedding deals

Beyond mattresses, you’ll also be able to score sheets and pillows on sale over the holiday weekend. Swapping out your bedding is a great way to make your bed feel more comfortable. If you’re in the market for new sheets and pillows, then check out our comprehensive guide to the best Cyber Monday bedding deals. Learn about the best sheet and pillow materials for a good night’s sleep and how to get the best bedding for your money. We’ve also included some of our favorite pajamas and tech gadgets to help you up your sleep game.

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Unlike Black Friday, which is traditionally held in stores, Cyber Monday is an online-only shopping event.

Answers to your most-asked Cyber Monday questions

Any big sale holiday can be overwhelming to shop, and Cyber Monday is no exception. To help you find the best Cyber Monday deals without any added stress, we’re answering the most common questions about this fast-approaching holiday sale.

Why is it called Cyber Monday?

The term Cyber Monday was coined in 2005 by the National Retail Federation (NRF). In the years leading up to 2005, the NRF noticed a spike in online revenue the Monday after Thanksgiving, leading the organization to give the day a catchy official name.

And it’s truly taken off since then: Per The Balance, Cyber Monday revenue has seen big increases year over year. In 2009, online retailers generated a total of $0.887 billion—compared with $9.2 billion in 2019.

Is Cyber Monday online only?

Unlike Black Friday, which is traditionally held in stores, Cyber Monday is an online-only shopping event. (Hence the word “cyber.”) Most big retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, hold Cyber Monday sales. So do your favorite direct-to-consumer online retailers, like us here at Saatva.

Not everyone shops on a desktop computer or laptop, though. According to Adobe Digital Insights, sales on mobile devices accounted for 33% of Cyber Monday sales in 2019. That represents 46% year-over-year growth for Cyber Monday orders placed on smartphones.

Are Cyber Monday deals as good as Black Friday?

Cyber Monday deals are as good as Black Friday deals—and in some cases even better. “When comparing the two days last year, we noticed more savings on Cyber Monday, as consumers shifted their purchasing channels online,” Ted Donath, vice president of communications for coupon- and discount-shopping browser extension Honey, told Business Insider.

According to Business Insider, last year people saved 21% on average during Cyber Monday, versus 18.5% on Black Friday. Keep in mind that Cyber Monday is usually better for nabbing deals on exciting tech gadgets (like smart home devices), while Black Friday is your best chance at getting discounts on big-ticket items (like appliances).

How do I get the best deals on Cyber Monday?

Getting the best deals on Cyber Monday requires having a game plan. Follow this advice to make the most of this year’s holiday sales:

  • Make a shopping list in advance. Many retailers announce their Cyber Monday deals before the holiday. Research which products you want and where you can get the best deal so you’re ready to shop as soon as the sales start.
  • Be prepared to be fast. Many deals are only available for a limited time—and the most popular items are likely to sell out quickly. Load up your browser before the clock strikes midnight and have the items in your cart so you can check out right away. Have a backup plan just in case: If your preferred retailer sells out before you can buy, have another one ready to go.
  • Read the fine print. You’ll certainly save money by shopping on Cyber Monday, but you should always read the fine print—especially on big-ticket items—so you know what you’re getting into when it comes to delivery, returns, and more. Read our guide to fine-print policies for everything you need to know.
  • Look for discounts throughout the week. While some Cyber Monday deals are available for a limited time only, there are plenty of promotions taking place throughout Cyber Week.

What is the best time to shop on Cyber Monday?

It’s a good idea to get your Cyber Monday shopping done as early as possible. Most sales go live at midnight, and oftentimes the deals are available only for a limited time. Plus, trendy products tend to sell out quickly.

Still, many sales will be available throughout the week. What that means: Don’t stress if you don’t get all your shopping done on Cyber Monday. You’re likely to find lots of discounts all week long.

The holiday sale season starts right after Thanksgiving. If you’re interested in checking out even more sales, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to Black Friday deals on mattresses and bedding so you can enjoy your best sleep ever.

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.