How to Get the Best Mattress for Your Money This July Fourth
Holiday weekends are a great time to take advantage of sales on home items, including mattresses, and July Fourth is no different. (Saatva is offering a $200 discount through 7/6.) But it’s still a good idea to do your research before buying a new bed since this is an item you’ll be using for years to come. We’ve put together this guide to navigating summer mattress sales to help you get the best bang for your buck.
How to get the best mattress for your money this July 4
Ready to transform your bedroom into a total sleep oasis this summer? Here’s how to get the best mattress for your money on July Fourth (and every day).
Buy a mattress online
Retail stores have started to reopen in some states, with new safety measures in place for customers, including maintaining six feet of distance and wearing a mask while you shop. A much less stressful way to buy a mattress: order it online. Many online mattress companies offer a home trial (ours is 120 days) so you can test the mattress from the comfort of your bedroom before deciding whether it’s right for you.
What’s more, when you buy from a mattress store, you’re paying for more than just the mattress. Rent, commissions, and inventory fees are all worked into the price. Online mattress companies eliminate the middleman by selling directly to the consumer, which means they can pass on those savings to you.
Do your research on mattress features
Before handing over your credit card on July Fourth—or any other day—consider the features you want in a mattress. It’s the height of summer, so one particularly important question to ask is around how the mattress will keep you cool. Innerspring and latex mattresses are naturally cool, while memory foam tends to “sleep hot.” If you like the feel of memory foam, look for a mattress that incorporates cooling materials like gel or graphite.
Other important features to consider before buying a mattress on July Fourth:
- Mattress layers: A good mattress company will provide diagrams with detailed descriptions and precise specifications for each layer of the mattress. That will help you judge the quality of a mattress and compare it with other brands. (Learn more about what makes a quality mattress.)
- Lumbar support: Up to 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association. That’s why finding a mattress with lumbar support to protect your spine while you sleep is crucial. Lumbar support typically comes in the form of added reinforcement in the center third of the mattress, where most of your body weight lies. (Here’s everything you need to know about lumbar support.)
- Eco-friendly, nontoxic materials: When it comes to mattresses, toxic chemicals are most likely to turn up in foams, padding, and fabrics, such as covers, that are treated with fire retardants. Polyurethane foam, for example, which is used in many mattresses and other household upholstery, can off-gas—meaning release volatile organic compounds into the air. These compounds can cause irritation in people with asthma or chemical sensitivities. To ensure a mattress contains no harmful chemicals, check to see what kind of third party certifications it has. If a mattress is certified by a third party to be organic or nontoxic, you can have confidence that it’s a safe and eco-friendly product. (Here are the best mattress certifications to look for when shopping for a new bed.)
- Mattress cost: Prices vary widely. Some mattresses cost as little as a few hundred dollars, while others have price tags in the tens of thousands. A quality mattress made with premium materials generally costs in the $1,000 to $3,500 range. (Here’s how to tell if you’re getting the best mattress for the cost.)
Our Best Mattresses to Buy This July Fourth
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.)
Comparison-shop mattress brands
It would be an understatement to say you have a lot of choices when it comes to mattresses. It can be helpful to comparison shop—but that can be overwhelming given the number of options you have.
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:
- Saatva Classic vs. Sealy Posturepedic
- Saatva Classic vs. Simmons Beautyrest
- Saatva Classic vs. Casper Hybrid
- Loom & Leaf vs. Purple
- Loom & Leaf vs. Leesa
- Loom & Leaf vs. Tempur-Pedic
- Loom & Leaf vs. Casper
- Loom & Leaf vs. Puffy
- Zenhaven vs. Avocado
- Solaire vs. Sleep Number
- Solaire vs. Personal Comfort
- Saatva HD vs. Big Fig
- Saatva HD vs. Titan
Read the mattress fine print
The final step you should take before purchasing a new mattress this July Fourth is to read the fine print. Take a closer look at these four policies in particular before spending any money:
- Delivery: So you found a mattress you love—but how is it going to get to you? Delivery policies—and the fees associated with them—vary a lot depending on where you buy your mattress. Saatva, for example, specializes in free white glove delivery. That means we deliver and set up your bed—as well as remove your old mattress—for no extra cost. Most bed-in-a-box companies, on the other hand, ship their mattresses, leaving you to set things up yourself. 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: You won’t really know whether a mattress is right for you until you sleep on it for a while. Most online mattress companies will give you 90 to 120 nights to try a mattress. (Saatva’s home trial is 120 nights.) If at any point during the trial you’re unhappy, you should be able to exchange or return the mattress according to the company’s policies.
- Return policy: It’s a good idea to read up on the return policy before buying a new mattress, just in case you don’t absolutely love your new bed. 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 the mattress yourself before getting reimbursed.
- Warranty: Last but not least, consider the 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.
More Great Mattresses to Shop This July Fourth
Saatva Latex Hybrid
This all-natural, organic mattress combines the pressure-free support of Talalay latex with the classic innerspring feel. Handcrafted with pure materials for the ultimate in cool and healthy sleep.
Featuring 50 precise firmness settings on each side of the bed for personal customization. Talalay latex and gel-infused memory foam layers provide luxurious comfort and support.
Luxury hybrid innerspring engineered to support people weighing between 300 and 500 pounds. Plush upper layers of foam and latex deliver comfort, while a high-durability coil base offers support.
Additional July 4 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 the July Fourth weekend.