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We all sleep, but we don’t all sleep the same way. Many of us, yours truly included, are most comfortable sleeping on our sides and we deserve mattresses that cater to our bodies and ensure we wake up comfy and pain-free. Obviously, the kind of mattress you buy matters, and if you’re hoping to get a new one that’s great for how you prefer to sleep while everything’s on sale for Labor Day, we can help.
We teamed up with Sleepopolis to bring you the best deals on the mattresses best for those of us who sleep on our sides. We’ve only tested a handful of mattresses so far, but Logan at Sleepopolis has tested hundreds, so he gave us his top picks based on his data and experience. They are soft enough to prevent pressure buildup while being firm enough to provide support for a comfortable night’s sleep.
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And did we mention they’re all on sale for amazing discounts for Labor Day? Some of these deals may be gone tomorrow, but others might stick around for a few days, so you might want to act fast (or at least read the fine print).
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The deal: Helix has three ways to save this Labor Day:
- Use the code LABORDAY100 to get $100 off your purchase (+ two free Dream Pillows) when you spend $600 or more.
- Use the code LABORDAY150 to get $150 off your purchase (+ two free Dream Pillows) when you spend $1,250 or more.
- Use the code LABORDAY200 to get $200 off your purchase (+ two free Dream Pillows) when you spend $1,750 or more.
Helix, our favorite luxury mattress, offers a full line of hybrid beds in a number of different feels and firmnesses, but they’re all well suited for side sleepers, so you can’t go wrong. Check out Logan’s in-depth Helix mattress review to learn more. Another huge plus from the Helix line is their offer of split firmness mattresses, so couples can come to a nice compromise on the bed they need for their home.
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2. Casper Wave
The deal: From now through August 29, you can save 15% on the Casper Wave mattress with the code LABORDAY15.
Casper’s line of foam beds provide great pressure relief and support to a range of sleepers, and the Wave is the top option for side sleepers. The Wave is entirely of memory foam, and is designed to be more luxurious than the original, and its materials allow it to better relieve pressure—a must for people like us. The Wave originally started at $1,345 but is down to $1,143 right now. It’s definitely pricier than other options, but will cater to your sleep needs.
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The deal: Now through September 10, if you purchase the newest Purple mattress, you can get two free pillows and a free set of sheets, worth up to $327. If you opt for the original model, you’ll be able to choose free sheets or a free set of pillows.
Purple mattresses, among Reviewed’s favorite mattresses, use a proprietary material called hyperelastic polymer. It’s a bouncy material that sleeps cool and is set up in a great structure to provide nice pressure relief and support in multiple positions. I’ve personally slept on a Purple for nearly three years and can confidently say it’s one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept on (and I test mattresses too).
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The deal: Save $125 on a mattress, and get two pillows worth $150. You can also find savings of $10-$50 on weighted blankets, sheets, mattress toppers, and foundations
I tested the Layla mattress for over 30 days to get a real sense of the comfort levels, and I actually noticed diminished pain in the shoulder I sleep on. It was the perfect blend of firm and soft on its firmer side. Yes, it’s double-sided, so you can find the perfect firmness, which is a fun feature and a great way to ensure you’ll be happy with your mattress. Logan also found that it was one of the cooler mattresses he’s tested—a sentiment I echo—so it’s a bonus if you sleep hot.
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5. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora
The details: From now until September 2, you can save 25% off sitewide at Brooklyn Bedding.
With a line of quality mattresses, Brooklyn Bedding offers something for everyone. If you’re looking for something that sleeps cool and is perfect for side sleepers, we recommend you check out the Brooklyn Aurora. Logan found that the top layers of foam provided exceptional hip and shoulder support.
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6. Bear Hybrid
The deal: You can save 20% off your entire purchase at Bear with the code 20LD. It even includes two free Cloud Pillows, worth $190.
Bear mattresses are designed with an eye to the recovery needs of those with an active lifestyle. Of the options Bear offers, the Bear Hybrid has a softer feel for the side and combo sleepers out there, making it an ideal option for people like us.
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The deal: Save $150 on the 10-inch original mattress or $300 on the 12-inch Signature mattress. Both come with two free pillows.
Nolah uses a unique foam material they call “AirFoam” that is designed to offer all the features of memory foam without all the heat it generates. The result is comfortable mattresses that better contour to your body when you’re on your side. Logan recommends the flagship mattress if you decide to go with Nolah.
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Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.