March marks National Bed Month, which aims to raise awareness of how important a comfortable bed is for helping you achieve a good night’s sleep. And after the turbulence of the past year, chances are we could all do with one.
Read more: 17 best mattresses for a great night’s sleep
In the interests of helping you drift off more easily, the IndyBest team have discovered a few clever buys that they now can’t sleep without. It’s certainly worth a read if you’re looking to make your bedtime routine easier and more enjoyable.
Another way to make sure you have a better night’s sleep is to reconsider your bed. According to the Sleep Council, you should change your mattress every seven years. But, there’s no denying the fact that choosing a new one is both timely and costly.
The IndyBest mattress buying guide is a good place to start if you need some expert advice on everything from choosing the right firmness for you, to deciphering the difference between memory foam and spring. And, if you want to add a finishing touch, be sure to consult our guide to the best mattress toppers on the market.
As for making sure it’s less of a costly endeavour, we’re also here to help. With a constant eye out for a good deal, we’ve rounded up the best discounts and sales on our favourite bed-in-a-box brands.
Prepare for your best night’s sleep yet, knowing you’ve saved big on one of these.
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Emma original mattress: Was £599, now £389.35, Emma-mattress.co.uk
Taking the top spot in our guide to the best mattresses, you can trust that this is a top-notch choice, with our writer claiming that it was “more instantly comfortable than other bed-in-a-box mattresses” thanks to having “significantly more bounce” and being easier to turn over on, with “no chance of disturbing your partner when you do”.
“There isn’t a body shape or type of sleeper that it wouldn’t suit, making it a great all-rounder,” they said, and the best thing is “there’s no minimum timeframe to request a return, and if you do decide to send it back (we doubt you will), you don’t have to repackage it”.
With 35 per cent off right now, and our writer noting that “this is as good as it gets”, it’s a no-brainer. Snap it up now – you don’t want to miss out.
Simba hybrid mattress: Was £799, now £591.26, Simbasleep.com
Another one of our favourite bed-in-a-box brands, The Simba came out top in our Emma vs Simba hybrid mattress review thanks to being the perfect match for “front or side sleepers (which, let’s face it, make up the majority of sleepers)”.
Its temperature regulation also got a special mention, with our writer noting that even in summer, “you’ll find this keeps sweat at bay, thanks to pretty much every layer having been designed to promote airflow and cooling – something you won’t find in mattresses made purely of foam”.
What’s more, it has a 200-night trial, so, if the unlikely happens and you find that it’s not quite right for you, you can always send it back for free.
Nectar memory foam mattress: Was £569, now £444, Nectarsleep.co.uk
“The USP on this bed-in-a-box mattress is the 365-night trial, meaning you have an entire year to decide whether it’s right for you, and if you do keep it there’s a lifetime warranty,” noted our writer in our guide to the best mattresses. And for those who are conscious of their carbon footprint, Nectar will impress you in the fact it’s the first and only mattress company in the UK to be climate neutral.
“Comprising of three layers of foam, the mattress is slightly firmer than most and particularly good for front and back sleepers,” noted our writer. With its quilted and adaptive cooling cover, you won’t feel too hot. The sale ends soon, so don’t wait around to make use of this impressive discount.
Eve the original hybrid mattress: Was £519, now £363, Evesleep.co.uk
There’s a whopping 30 per cent saving on this hybrid model, which our writer praised in our guide to the best mattresses thanks to it providing a “supportive yet bouncy sleeping surface”.
This product it particularly suited to combination sleepers thanks to its “seven zoned sections helping to relieve key pressure points by being softer where protruding and heavier body parts (eg shoulder and pelvis) push down and firmer where they don’t”. The real selling point, however, is that with all Eve mattresses you can arrange to have your old mattress removed and recycled at the same time.
Dormeo memory plus memory foam mattress: Was £629.99, now £249.99, Dormeo.co.uk
We almost had to do a double-take when we saw the whopping discount on this mattress from leading brand Dormeo. The company’s original bestseller has a medium firmness and is said to provide good support whatever your size or sleeping position. Arriving rolled and sealed, simply take it out of the box and watch it grow until it’s ready to sleep on.
Otty hybrid mattress: Was £599.99, now £419.99, Otty.com
Available in single, small double, double, king, super king and emperor sizes, this model received high praise in our review of the best mattresses. With five layers, it is on the firm side and our reviewer noted that she could feel it adapting to her body as they moved, “giving it a feel unlike any other bed-in-a-box mattress”. Plus, it proved “particularly supportive” for their spine, with our writer calling it “brilliant” for those who sleep on their back.
Simba hybrid pro mattress: Was £1,119, now £828.06, Simbasleep.com
“If you lean more towards foam than springs, but still want the best of both worlds – support, squidge, bounce and breathability – it’s definitely one to consider,” noted our writer in our review of the best mattresses. “You won’t disturb your partner if you toss and turn and it’s exceptional at keeping sweat at bay, thanks to the added wool,” they said. As a top-of-the-range mattress in Simba’s line-up, we’d really recommend making use of this discount today.
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