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When is the Best Time to Buy a Mattress?


If you're thinking about buying a new mattress, you might also wonder when the best time to buy a mattress is. Our answer is "it depends." Read on about the best time to buy a mattress, as well as signs your mattress is in need of a replacement.

When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? Does your old mattress sag? Are you waking up with aches and pains? Are you experiencing more severe allergies or asthma? It's time to improve your sleep health by buying a new bed.

You know the old saying "time flies," right? That's never more true than when thinking about how long you've had your current mattress. Think about it--it may be way past time to start shopping!

Or maybe you've just had it with your traditional mattress and box spring set-up. Sleeping on your side is uncomfortable, the springs creak, and you just can't seem to find a comfortable position. It might be a good time to consider upgrading to a memory foam mattress.

The Best Time To Buy a New Mattress

Buying a mattress is a major purchase, so you may want to hold off until you can score deep discounts. If that's the case, some of the best deals are near holidays, especially Memorial Day and Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. If you can wait until then, you'll get the best deals.

Other optimal times to score a new mattress at lower prices include:

  • Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving)

  • New Year's (also a great time to grab some new bedding)

  • Early spring

  • Memorial Day weekend

  • Fourth of July weekend

  • Back to school season--July and August

  • Labor Day

  • Veteran's Day--every day is a sale day at Leesa for active-duty and retired military veterans. We offer a standard $50 off discount as a way of saying thanks for your service.

  • Daylight Savings

  • Other holiday weekends

Insider tip: get on Leesa's mailing list to be notified immediately when a sale is around the corner. You can do that at the bottom of this page! 

Best Places to Buy A New Mattress: Online vs. In-Store

Buying a Mattress Online

Online retailers like Leesa can make your mattress purchase a seamless experience. Going to brick-and-mortar stores is fine, but if you want to save money and time, you might want to consider buying a mattress online. 

Shopping online is easy, fast, and saves gas. It's also a good way to find the best mattress deals--and the best assortment of mattresses. You can shop around and see who offers the best mattress quality and the best mattress sales. (Pssst--it's Leesa!) Compare mattress warranties, too. Most online mattress companies don't hold a candle to Leesa's service, prices, and generous warranty.


  • Ability to confer with a knowledgeable Leesa mattress advisor

  • It's fast and easy

  • Sometimes Leesa throws in two free pillows

  • It saves money, time, and gas

  • Leesa gives you a 100-day trial

  • Leesa offers a 10-year limited warranty on every mattress

  • No pushy sales rep trying to pressure you or upsell you

  • No worries about bed bugs or COVID


  • You can't physically try the mattress out

  • Your new mattress will take a little time to decompress to its full size

Visiting mattress stores

Did you know you can physically try out a Leesa mattress before you buy it? That's right. You won't find Leesa at your local mattress store or membership warehouse club. Instead, our partnership with West Elm and Pottery Barn allows you to try out all our mattress models up close and personal before you choose the one just right for you. Visiting brick-and-mortar stores carrying Leesa mattress models is a good introduction to what Leesa is all about.


  • You'll rest assured knowing you've found the most comfortable mattress possible.


  • You'll have to arrange delivery through the store.

  • No in-home delivery and setup is available

  • Time-consuming

  • Dealing with sales reps working on commission

  • No knowledgeable mattress advisor

If you really want to be 100 percent sure you're ordering the right new mattress for you, go ahead and visit a brick-and-mortar location.

Try out our mattresses in person, then go home and order your new mattress online from Leesa.

Find Your Mattress Today

We hope you learned something new about the signs of a mattress wearing out and when to buy a new mattress. If you are in the market for a mattress, shop Leesa and get the best sleep of your life. And, if you can't wait until the next mattress sale, Leesa offers financing for any of our mattresses, bedding, foundations, pillows, and more.


How do I know my mattress is worn out?

Clues that your mattress is on its last legs include experiencing morning back pain, reduced quality of sleep, or worsening asthma or allergy symptoms. A sagging mattress or squeaky box springs can also be a sign of an old mattress. Different mattresses have different life spans, so make sure that the type of mattress you have isn't overdue for a replacement.

What time of year do mattresses usually go on sale?

Typically, Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), early spring, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July weekends are the best times of the year to go mattress shopping online or at retailers.

How do I get the best deal on a new mattress?

Most mattress inventories are swapped out once a year in the early spring. This can be a good time to go mattress shopping online or at a brick-and-mortar location. Buying directly from the manufacturer--like Leesa--is another way to score a lower price, simply because the manufacturer doesn't incur the overhead costs a mattress store or dealer does. Look out for sales near major holidays, or check out our handy list above.