While high street shops are currently closed, lots of online retailers are still active, and plenty of mattress shops have launched spring sales this week. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, the Easter weekend could be a good time to buy.
To help you find the best deals, we’ve rounded up the discounts available from online retailers. Read on to find out what’s on offer, and what the companies in question are doing about the current coronavirus restrictions.
Be aware that for all of these deliveries, the drivers may not be able to enter your home due to the lockdown, so you will need to be able to get your mattress from your front door to your bed frame yourself. Bed-in-a-box mattresses, which have boomed in recent years, are easier to transport than traditional ones as they arrive rolled up tightly in a cardboard box.
No matter how good a deal seems, you shouldn’t rush into a big purchase without some research. You’re likely to keep your mattress for as long as a decade, so it’s worth taking time to make the right decision.
We test all the mattresses we review in our lab, where only the very best come up trumps. See our full list of the best mattresses.
Casper mattress deals
The Casper mattress – £420 for a double (30% off £600)
Online mattress manufacturer Casper is offering a 30% discount on its mattresses until 14 April. When you get to the checkout, you’ll need to enter the code EGGSHAUSTED30.
Casper has just three mattresses in its range. The three price tiers represent the complexity of their composition – the ‘Essential’ is a basic foam mattress; the ‘Casper’ has an added layer of memory foam and the ‘Hybrid’ combines foam and springs for Casper’s ‘most innovative support yet’.
The double Casper currently costs £420 – a saving of £180 off its typical price. But will it give you the support your back needs night after night? We’ve tested all three Casper mattresses in our lab. Read our full reviews of the Casper mattress, the Essential mattress and the Casper Hybrid mattress to find out how they fared.
Coronavirus delivery update: Casper says it is still delivering and guarantees contact-free delivery of its mattresses. It is still operating a 100-night trial period, but is not currently collecting returns in order to limit contact. This means you’ll need to register your intent to return within the 100-day period, but your mattress may not be picked up straight away.
Simba Hybrid mattress deals
Bensons for Beds: £455 for a double (30% off £650)
Popular mattress retailer Bensons for Beds is currently offering reductions of up to 60% off its mattresses.
The greatest savings are available on cheap beds from less well known brands, but its 30% discount on the popular Simba Hybrid mattress caught our eye.
Its current price of £455 is good for the popular bed-in-a-box mattress, which is made up of a foam core topped with layers of micro springs and memory foam.
Our mattress retailer survey asks real customers to rate the shops they’ve bought their mattresses from. Find out how Bensons for Beds compares in our guide to the best mattress stores and websites.
Coronavirus delivery update: Unfortunately, Bensons for Beds has paused all of its home mattress deliveries due to the coronavirus lockdown. It is still taking orders, but you may have to wait some time for your mattress to arrive.
Simbasleep.com: £524 for a double (30% off £749)
Simba also sells its mattresses direct from its website. But even taking into account Simba’s own Easter sale, a double costs £524 – so almost £70 more than at Bensons for Beds.
However much you spend, you’re only ever getting a good deal if you end up with a mattress that will support you for years to come. Find out how this one stood up to our lab tests in our Simba Hybrid mattress review.
Coronavirus delivery update: Simba is still delivering, and promises to do so within three business days with a zero-contact delivery. It has extended its sleep trial (during which you can return your mattress for free) to 200 nights in the wake of the lockdown. Its delivery service is not currently offering old mattress collection, to minimise contact.
Emma mattress deals
There are some tempting deals to be found at Emma, which is offering 40% off everything in its Easter sale until 19 April. You’ll need to use the code EASTER40 when you check out.
Emma Original mattress – £389 for a double (40% off £649)
This bed-in-a-box foam mattress is only available to buy directly from Emma. It is made up of a 19cm foam core and has an additional 2cm layer of memory foam and 4cm layer of ordinary foam. Our in-depth durabilty tests have found that this mattress won’t sag or soften over years of use, so it could be a good investment.
We also test for how stable it is to lie on and how much it retains heat, so you can find out whether it’s really right for your sleep style. Head to our Emma Original mattress review to see what we found.
Coronavirus delivery update: Emma is still delivering its mattresses and says that the current lockdown has not had a negative impact on its production line or its deliveries, which are contact free. It has extended its sleep trial to 200 nights in light of the lockdown, but says it is still collecting returns. It is not able to offer old mattress collection as part of its delivery service.
Emma is currently offering a 50% discount on its products to key workers in healthcare or education and carers. Visit its Emma mattress keyworker discount page to find out how to claim.
Furniture Village mattress deals
Furniture Village is offering a £50 discount on top of its existing sale (this deal ends on 19 April).
One discounted mattress that could be of interest is the Sleepeezee Hybrid 2000, which has seen £350 knocked off its original price.
Sleepeezee Hybrid 2000 mattress – £499 for a double (reduced from £849)
We have seen it for £549 elsewhere, so the full £350 off may be a little exaggerated. £499 is still a good price though. This hybrid mattress is made up of layers of foam and springs, and according to our in-depth lab tests, it’s supportive and particularly well-suited to restless sleepers.
But a great mattress should last for years to come and keep your spine supported throughout. Find out how it fared in our durability tests in our full Sleepeezee Hybrid 2000 mattress review.
Coronavirus delivery update: At present Furniture Village has paused its delivery service and closed its stores, so there will be a delay in receiving this mattress.
Best mattress deals at Mattressonline.co.uk
Online retailer Mattressonline.co.uk is offering discounts of up to 60% in its Easter sale.
There’s a wide range of discounted items – one that we spotted was a huge reduction on the Slumberland Tempo, for which Mattressonline.co.uk claims to be offering a saving of over £900.
This supposed discount is perhaps a little exaggerated, as it was available for £1,200 (not £1,719) when we first reviewed it. Even so, the £775 sale price offers a good reduction.
Slumberland Tempo mattress – £775 for a double (reduced from £1,719)
This is a big, heavy foam mattress. Our tests found that it offers good support if you sleep on your side but isn’t as supportive for people that sleep on their back.
But good support now doesn’t always mean a mattress won’t sag in the future. Find out how it stood up to our gruelling durability tests, which simulate 10 years of use, in our full Slumberland Tempo mattress review.
Coronavirus delivery update: Mattressonline.co.uk is still delivering is products during the lockdown. All its deliveries are zero-contact, with a door-step drop as standard. If you would like your mattress to be brought to a bedroom you can request this service, providing no one in your household is displaying symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and it is safe to do so.
Best Dormeo mattress deals
Bedding brand Dormeo is offering free gifts such as pillows and duvets on top of its existing sale reductions for mattresses that are ordered by Monday 13 April.
Dormeo Memory Plus mattress – £250 for a double (reduced from £630)
You should take this supposed £380 saving with a pinch of salt, as other retailers are also offering this mattress at a discount. However, they tend to charge around £260, so buying direct from Dormeo does save you a small amount in addition to receiving an extra item of bedding. Dormeo offers a free 60-night trial period so you can return your mattress if you’re unhappy with it.
The Dormeo Memory Plus is a good value mattress with a foam core topped by a 3cm layer of memory foam on top. Our lab tests show that it gives good support to your spine, especially if you’re smaller than average and sleep on your back.
We test mattresses on all sorts of measures, including how firm they feel, how stable they are, and how hot they feel when you’re lying on them.
See the full results in our Dormeo Memory Plus mattress review.
Coronavirus delivery update: Dormeo is still delivering its mattresses and taking orders via its website and over the phone. To protect its staff, its delivery drivers will leave your order at your door. They won’t be able to assemble your bed or take old mattresses away.
How Which? tests mattresses
We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it’s crucial that your mattress helps you get a good night’s sleep.
That’s where we can help. No one else tests mattresses like us. We put every one that we review through a wide range of lab tests, checks and measurements, so you can be certain that our Best Buys are really top of the pile.
In our assessments we simulate 10 years of use to show you how a mattress will change over time. We also measure the support it will give your spine – whether you prefer to sleep on your back, side or front – and record whether your partner will feel movement through the mattress if you wake in the night.