While you may be swept up in the Black Friday excitement, the purchase of a new mattress should always be considered carefully.
A new mattress is a long-term investment. 📝
We'd highly recommend you bookmark your favourite mattresses well before Black Friday and then check back to see what discounts are running.
But we also recommend risk-free purchases! 🥳🥳🥳
Most online brands have fantastic trial periods, where you can return your mattress if you're not 100% satisfied.
But, to help you plan ahead, here are a few things to consider if you want to buy a new mattress this Black Friday.
Focus on quality mattresses
The quality of your mattress matters.
After all, your mattress affects the quality of your sleep - and your sleep affects the quality of your life!
Regardless of what mattress you go for, you should always opt for the highest quality you can afford. 👍
How do you determine quality?
With mattresses, it generally depends on the materials used and the respective densities.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to mattress materials.
The material you choose depends on your personal preferences and sleeping requirements.
We would recommend the following mattress materials:
You'll be able to get fantastic body-contouring memory foam mattress Black Friday deals and breathable hybrid mattress Black Friday deals by looking at the mattresses we've listed above. 🤗
You're also likely to find great deals on other materials.
Stay away from cheap innerspring or foam mattresses. 🤑
You can determine quality by looking at mattress densities.
Density in foam mattresses
If you're considering foam mattresses, you need to look at the density of the foams.
Density is measured in units showing how much foam was used for one cubic metre. 🧊
The higher the density, the higher the quality of the mattress.
Higher density materials are also likely to last much longer.
This means that you can enjoy your mattress for a long time. 🗓
You can use the table below as a rough guide:
|Density in kg/m³
||Up to 3 years
|30 - 40
||3 - 6 years
|40 - 50
||6 - 8 years
|50 - 60
||Very good quality
||8 - 10 years
||10 years and more
Density in spring mattresses
For spring mattresses, you need to look at how many springs the mattress contains. 🌀
We would recommend choosing a mattress with at least 350 springs for the smallest size.
The higher the spring count, the higher the quality of the mattress and the more likely it is to last.
Find the right degree of firmness
Mattresses come in different degrees of firmness.
As with mattress materials, there is no right or wrong choice here.
The right degree of firmness for you depends on your personal preferences and requirements. 🧐
But, your body size and preferred sleeping style also play a role:
- Lighter-weight people & side sleepers often prefer softer mattresses.
- Average-weight people & combination sleepers do well on medium-firm mattresses.
- Heavier-weight people and pure back sleepers and stomach sleepers often prefer firmer mattresses.
But as long as you're well-supported, any degree of firmness could theoretically work.
The right mattress size
Choosing a mattress that will fit your bed frame and bedroom is essential.
Most mattresses are available in the standard UK mattress sizes. 🇬🇧
Some mattress brands offer European sizes, custom sizes, and the luxurious emperor bed size, but these are rarer. 👑
Pay attention to the trial period
Most mattresses purchased online come with a risk-free trial period.
A 100-night trial period is standard, but some mattress brands offer even longer trials.
Simba, for example, offers a 200-day trial period.
Nectar even offers a 365-day trial period.
Trial periods give you the chance to try out the mattress in the comfort of your own home - and allow your body to get used to the new bed. 🏡
Important: Make sure that your Black Friday discounts are applied at checkout! Systems fail, especially during busy times, so make sure your coupon codes work to get the deal you deserve.
This is very important.
Sometimes, it can take up to 3 weeks to get used to a new mattress - especially if your new mattress is vastly different to your old mattress!
But what's even better about the risk-free trial period?
You can buy your mattress at a great price for Black Friday, and, if you're not happy, simply send it back for a full refund!!!!
This makes the purchase of a new mattress this Black Friday a no-risk investment!!!