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If you're after the best cheap mattress deals or sales, we've got your back. Mattress brands run sales all year round, but you can be strategic about when you buy, in order to get the biggest discounts. Summer is well and truly on its way, and there are plenty of price-drops for you to take advantage of. 

The page is dedicated to bringing you all the best cheap mattress sales, so whatever sort of mattress you're after you'll be able to get it at the perfect price with much less hassle. Whether you're looking for a basic memory foam mattress or a fancier hybrid, you'll find what you need here. 

Buying a new mattress can feel a bit like a stab in the dark, especially if you're buying online, but we've given most of the mattresses that appear in this article a serious testing and we know the market inside out, so what you'll find here are genuinely good deals on mattresses we'd be happy to sleep on ourselves. 

Not sure what you want? Head to our best UK mattress ranking or our best memory foam mattress guide for a rundown of our top picks for a range of sleep styles and budgets.

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Emma mattress deal | 50% off Emma mattresses (opens in new tab)
Emma makes T3's favourite memory foam mattress – the ultra comfy Emma Original. We also love the new Emma Premium, a hybrid model that adds a layer of tall springs into the mix alongside a removable cover, and delivers enhanced support and improved airflow.

More info: head to our Emma mattress discount codes and deals (opens in new tab) page for a closer look at the offer. We also have an Emma mattress review (opens in new tab) and Emma Premium mattress review (opens in new tab).

Brook + Wilde sale | Lux: T335 for 35% off (opens in new tab) | Elite: T340 for 40% off (opens in new tab) | Ultima: T345 for 45% off (opens in new tab) | Perla: T346 for 46% off (opens in new tab)
It's not a super well known name, but Brook + Wilde makes some truly excellent luxury hybrid mattresses. Choose between the Lux, the Elite, the Ultima, or, if you're feeling flush, the brand new Perla (14 layers!). All come in a choice of soft, medium or firm, so you can tailor yours to your exact preference. 

More info: you'll find more details on our Brook + Wilde deals (opens in new tab) page, alongside our Brook + Wilde Lux mattress review (opens in new tab) and Elite mattress review (opens in new tab).

Eve Sleep sale | 30% off purchases over £350 (opens in new tab)
Eve's range includes encompasses three models: Original, Premium (fancier) and Lighter (less fancy), all available as all-foam or hybrid (springs + foam). Eve's 'next-gen' foam is designed to sleep cooler than traditional memory foam mattresses. 

More info: check out our Eve Premium Hybrid review (opens in new tab), Eve Lighter review (opens in new tab) or our Eve Original mattress review (opens in new tab). Or head to our Eve discount codes and deals (opens in new tab) page for more info.

Otty mattress deal | up to 55% off the full Otty range (opens in new tab)
Otty makes a selection of great hybrid mattresses, but perhaps most interesting is the Pure range, which uses an innovative foam made with charcoal and bamboo.

More info: check out our Otty Pure mattress review (opens in new tab) or Otty Hybrid mattress review (opens in new tab) for a closer look at two of the models in the range, or head to our Otty discount codes (opens in new tab) page for more deals.  

Nectar sale | 45% off mattresses at Nectar (opens in new tab)
Nectar's Original memory foam mattress is a 25cm thick model with three layers of foam designed to offer comfort and support, without overheating. It has also recently added a hybrid model to the range. The brand has an industry-leading 365-night trial period. 

More info: for a closer look at the deal, check out our Nectar mattress discount codes and deals (opens in new tab) page. We also have a Nectar mattress review (opens in new tab).

Simba mattress deal | Browse the best price at Simba (opens in new tab)
Simba is one of our absolute favourite mattress brands. There are three in the range: the bestselling 5-layer Original, the excellent Hybrid Pro (our top-rated mattress) and an also incredible (but quite pricey) Simba Hybrid Luxe. As you go up the range, extra layers are added to increase comfort, promote airflow and add support. If you for whatever reason can't pick up your mattress from Simba direct, Amazon (opens in new tab) often matches the deals.

More info: for a closer look at the deal, head to our Simba mattress discount codes and deals (opens in new tab). For more on the mattresses, check out our Simba Hybrid Original review (opens in new tab), Simba Hybrid Pro review (opens in new tab), or Simba Hybrid Luxe review (opens in new tab)

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7 of the best cheap mattresses you can buy

Eve Lighter Mattress

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A simple foam mattress for great comfort and support

Specifications

Sizes: Single - super king
Depth: 20cm
Turn: No
Filling: foam
Comfort: Medium/firm
Trial: 100 nights
Guarantee: 10 years
RRP: Single: £299, Double: £429, King: £529, Super King: £649

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable and supportive
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Temperature regulating
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Low motion transfer

Reasons to avoid

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No edge support
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Initial memory foam smell

Coming in at the bargain end of the Eve mattress range, the Eve Lighter (opens in new tab) is a fantastic budget mattress that's essentially a scaled-down version of the Eve Original. It features just two layers: a top 3cm of 'Evecomfort' foam sitting on top of 16cm of high density base foam with contoured zones for pressure relief where you need it. The main difference between it and the Original is that you don't get the 3cm layer of memory foam.

That could be a bonus for many, as it means you don't get that memory foam sinking feeling, which can be a big turn-off for many. Instead you feel gently cradled, and you're less likely to find yourself overheating in the night. The Eve Lighter is rated as medium-firm, and it comes in a washable polyester cover to help keep things fresh. You can find out everything in our Eve Lighter mattress review; bear in mind also that for a bit more money you can get a hybrid version of the Eve Lighter that includes an additional layer of pocket springs.

Silentnight Comfort Pocket Essentials 1000


2. Silentnight Comfort Pocket Essentials 1000

You won't find a better cheap pocket sprung mattress

Specifications

Sizes: Single - super king
Depth: 24cm
Turn: No
Filling: springs
Comfort: Medium/firm
Trial: 60 nights
Guarantee: 5 years
RRP: Single: £249, Double: £329, King: £389

Reasons to buy

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Very comfortable
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Great support for all sleeping styles
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No need to turn

Reasons to avoid

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May be too firm for some

You'd be hard pushed to find a better cheap mattress than Silentnight's Pocket Essentials 1000 (opens in new tab). It's already great value at its RRP, and there are often incredible deals to be found on Amazon, too (check out the widget above for the best price right now). The Pocket Essentials 1000 is a pocket sprung mattress, which means that each of its 1,000 springs is able to pivot within its own pocket, giving you individual tailored support and preventing motion transference so that you won't disturb your partner if you toss and turn in the night. This mattress comes with a soft knit cover that provides a sumptuous sleep surface and which is also hypoallergenic, and unlike other sprung mattresses there's no need to turn it; simply rotate it 180 degrees every six weeks or so for even settlement.

Rated as medium/firm it's a safe bet whatever your sleeping preference, and if you look around you'll find hundreds of satisfied reviews. The Silentnight Pocket Essentials 1000 is handmade in the UK, and if you buy from Silentnight you'll get a 60-night trial. 

The Silentnight 3 Zone Memory Foam

3. The Silentnight 3 Zone Memory Foam

The best cheap memory foam mattress available

Specifications

Sizes: Single - king
Depth: 18cm
Turn: No
Filling: memory foam
Comfort: Medium
Trial: 60 nights
Guarantee: 5 years
RRP: Single: £169, Double: £209, King: £249

Reasons to buy

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Zoned firmness levels 
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Removable and washable cover

Reasons to avoid

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Can feel hotter than other mattresses
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Can smell a bit for the first few days

You might hesitate to buy a memory foam mattress that's as cheap as this, but a Which? Best Buy award and a stack of positive reviews online say that the Silentnight 3 Zone Memory Foam Mattress (opens in new tab) is a bargain worth grabbing. It features a 3cm layer of responsive, body-moulding memory foam, giving your entire body pressure-relieving comfort and support, with softer support for your shoulders and firmer support for your lower back and hips. It's not as thick as Silentnight's Pocket Essentials 1000, but it's still a perfectly comfortable mattress that's designed to reduce motion transfer.

It's Purotex-treated to reduce moisture and allergens, and like most foam mattresses it comes vacuum-packed. You might notice an odd smell when you unwrap it, but that's just the fresh foam, and the smell will dissipate after a few days. In all this is one of the best budget memory foam mattresses that you can buy, and there are some great additional discounts to be found right now.

Happy Beds Deluxe Memory Spring Rolled Mattress

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4. Happy Beds Deluxe Memory Spring Rolled Mattress

A fantastic hybrid mattress with some amazing offers right now

Specifications

Sizes: Small single - super king
Depth: 18cm
Turn: No
Filling: Foam/springs
Comfort: Medium-firm
Guarantee: 5 years
RRP: Single: £174.99, Double: £199.99, King: £234.99

Reasons to buy

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Supportive
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Hypoallergenic

Reasons to avoid

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Possibly too soft for some

If you're after a hybrid mattress that combines the best qualities of foam and springs and won't cost you a fortune, there are some incredible savings to be made on this fantastic option from Happy Beds right now. The Deluxe Memory mattress (opens in new tab) uses 10mm of reflex foam and 20mm of memory foam on top of a coil spring system to provide plenty of support and comfort, with more traditional bounce than you'll find in a foam-only mattress. It's a UK-made mattress that uses sanitised materials to provide hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite properties, making it an excellent choice for allergy and asthma sufferers, while its all-around support make it a good orthopaedic option for anyone with back or joint problems.

It's another mattress that only needs to be rotated every six weeks rather than turned, and while those RRPs look fairly enticing, again there are often deals to be had that take the price even lower. 

Ikea Morgedal cheap mattress

5. Ikea Morgedal

An award-winning budget foam mattress at a great price

Specifications

Sizes: Single - king
Depth: 18cm
Turn: Yes
Filling: memory foam
Comfort: medium
Trial: 90 nights
Guarantee: 25 years
RRP: Single: £125, Double: £165, King: £195

Reasons to buy

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Won awards
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Comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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No bells and whistles

There's nothing particularly special about IKEA's Morgedal mattress (opens in new tab). It's a straightforward and resilient budget mattress that's more or less a thick chunk of foam in a polyester cover, and while it has comfort zones that provide pressure relief and support where you need it, that's about the extent of its features. Don't let that put you off, though, because this is a brilliant budget option that's won a Which? Best Buy award, and while you can get cheaper mattresses from IKEA, this is the one that's likely to give you the best night's sleep, and there's a 90-day trial period so that you can make sure it's right for you.

Happy Beds Balmoral 3500 Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress

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6. Happy Beds Balmoral 3500 Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress

A luxurious hybrid mattress that's almost fit for a queen

Specifications

Sizes: Small single - super king size
Depth: 25cm
Turn: No
Filling: Foam/springs
Comfort: Medium/firm
Guarantee: 5 years
RRP: Single: £344.99, Double: £514.99, King: £559.99

Reasons to buy

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Great value
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Individually nested pocket springs
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Supportive and comfortable

For an even more deluxe option from Happy Beds, check out its Balmoral Pocket Sprung Memory Foam Mattress (opens in new tab). While nobody's actually claiming that these might be found on the beds at Balmoral, there's definitely a level of regal comfort on offer here that you'll want to take advantage of.

Boasting exceptional materials and an innovative design, the Balmoral is 25cm thick and features 30mm of memory foam that contours to your body, retains heat and provides spine and joint support, plus a layer of reflex foam to keep the mattress feeling firm and sturdy. And beneath that there's a layer of individually nested pocket springs that provide an undisturbed sleeping surface and isolate restless movement. Air vents help the mattress breathe and will keep it fresh for years, and you'll only need to rotate it every six weeks rather than turn it. Now, we know those RRPs look a little steep for a budget mattress, but as with the other Happy Beds mattress listed here, there are regularly stunning bargains to be had.

Dormeo Memory Silver Plus Rolled Mattress

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7. Dormeo Memory Silver Plus Rolled Mattress

A great low-budget memory foam mattress with a 60-night trial

Specifications

Sizes: Single - super king
Depth: 17cm
Turn: No
Filling: Memory foam
Comfort: Medium
Trial: 60 nights
Guarantee: 15 years
RRP: Single: £649.99, Double: £749.99, King: £899.99

Reasons to buy

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Enriched with silver thread 
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60-night trial
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15 year guarantee

Reasons to avoid

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Beware paying full price

Don't let those RRPs frighten you; they look intimidating but you'd have to be extremely unlucky to ever have to pay anything even approaching full price for a Dormeo mattress. Regular deals mean you can often pick the Dormeo's Memory Silver Plus mattress (opens in new tab) up for an absolute snip, especially for a mattress that's literally covered in silver. Not completely, obviously, but the mattress's luxury cover is, says Dormeo, enriched with silver fibres that help eliminate bad mattress smells with their anti-bacterial and anti-odour properties as well as acting as an anti-static shield that can protect the mattress from allergy-provoking dust particles.

Beneath the silvery cover is 3cm of memory foam that's sewn directly into the cover to help prevent restless tossing and turning, and there's 14cm of breathable Ecocell foam underneath it to provide plenty of support. Dormeo offers a 60 night trial so you can find out for yourself whether all these features add up to a comfortable night's sleep, and the 15-year guarantee is a tough one to beat. 

Amazon Prime Day mattress deals: what to expect

You'll find some of the big-name brands represented at Amazon – the main ones being Emma and Simba. Amazon Prime Day is a two-day sales bonanza that sees thousands of discounts on offer to Prime subscribers. This year's event (21-22 June) came through with some genuinely excellent mattress offers amongst the best Prime Day deals. So which brands have a Prime deal worth buying? We've put together an article dedicated to walking you through your options, but here's the short version. 

Emma sells its full range (opens in new tab) on Amazon, alongside a budget 'Emma Essential' model. There are discounts across the board for Prime Day, with the best discount on the Emma Original, which is half price on all sizes. That's the best discount we've seen ever on this model. There's also 45% off the Hybrid, which equals the best price on this mattress. Finally, there's 39% off the Original Hybrid, but only the King size – so for that one you'd be better off buying at Emma direct. 

 Simba also has a big range (opens in new tab) on Amazon, and like Emma, it has unleashed some storming deals for Prime Day. The biggest discounts are on the models that aren't part of Simba's core range – there's a blanket 40% off the more basic 'Hybrid Essential', as well as Amazon's selection of memory-foam only Simba mattresses. 

However, there are also some very strong deals on the core range of three Hybrids, Our pick for the best offer is 37% off all sizes of the Hybrid Pro – the best discount we've seen on this model, surpassing 2020's Black Friday deal. There's also 35% off the Hybrid Luxe, but only the King and Super King sizes.

Eve also used to sell though Amazon, but at time of writing its brand page (opens in new tab) is almost entirely sold out.

Typically, brands don't tend to focus on Amazon Prime Day for the year's biggest offers, but this year has well and truly bucked the trend.

Ruth is T3's Outdoors editor, reviewing and writing about everything from camping gear and hiking boots to mountain bikes, drones and paddle boards. To counter all that effort, she also runs the site's Wellness channel, which includes sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy, for fear of getting smothered in the night.