Is your current mattress giving you issues? If it’s feeling lumpy, springs are sticking out, or you’re simply concerned about the allergens that have collected over the course of the last seven years (or more!), you’re due for an upgrade. Yet mattresses can be a big-ticket item.
You may be wondering if there’s a time of year when you can save significantly on your next mattress.
The short answer is yes! If you’re willing to wait a few weeks or months for the best deal to roll around, you may be able to buy the right mattress at a more affordable cost.
We’ve written this short guide on the best time of year to go mattress shopping so that you can weigh your choices and make the best decision for your financial and physical comfort. Let’s dive in!
If you need a new TV, you’ll likely wait until Cyber Monday. A new car? Studies show that December is the best time to purchase new wheels. As with these other items, the cost of mattresses varies with the seasons.
However, thanks to unique features of the industry, there’s more than one good month to buy a mattress. The following are all great times of year to buy a mattress:
If you need a mattress as soon as possible, simply circle the next date with potential savings and get ready to shop sales.
If you’re looking to purchase a new mattress within the next 6-12 months, spend the intervening time doing research on the right mattress for your needs so that you’re prepared to make a purchase when the right sale rolls around. Whether you’re replacing your bed because of allergens, a need for better sleep, or just cause, it’s always a good idea to try and save money.
Other Factors to Consider
Now you know when to make a mattress purchase. However, there are several other purchasing factors that can impact your total savings, including where you buy your mattress and the kind of mattress you choose.
Where should you buy a mattress? In a retail store, or online?
Both methods have their pros and cons.
Want to try your mattress in person before buying it online? That’s possible! You can stop by one of our 50 retail locations throughout the U.S. and try the mattress yourself before you buy it.
It’s easier than ever to try your mattress in person and then take advantage of online buying.
There’s no point in getting a steeply discounted mattress if it’s the wrong mattress for you. Research to see which kind of mattress suits your needs:
You should also consider the overall cost of a new bed frame (if needed). While a spring mattress is often placed on a box spring, a foam and hybrid mattress can be placed directly on a frame. However, they’ll need plenty of support from wooden slats.
Try out several kinds of firmnesses and materials at a mattress store so you can determine which works best for you. Then, find the right weekend to buy your new mattress and bed frame!
Are you unsure whether you actually need a new mattress?
Different mattresses have different lifespans:
However, while your mattress should last for 10 years, that doesn’t mean it will. What can affect the longevity of your mattress?
If you’re uncomfortable on a mattress you’ve had for five years, it could be because you purchased a low-quality mattress made with materials that degraded quickly. In some cases, select mattresses come with a warranty, and you can get a replacement on the manufacturer’s dime.
However, it’s also possible that your body’s needs have changed due to injuries, hormones, or other factors.
Our rule of thumb? If you’re unable to get a good night’s sleep on your current mattress, it’s time for a new one. An investment in better sleep is an investment in your overall wellness and longevity.
If you’re reading this in December, you might feel discouraged. You’re sleeping hot, and you wake up with a sore back more mornings than not. Do you really have to wait until February to get better sleep?
No! Look for online mattress sales and discount codes year-round.
In addition, you can always take advantage of financing with Affirm or another lender to make your payments manageable.
However, if you can wait a few months, there are other ways to upgrade your sleep situation.
Are your lumpy, dusty pillows preventing you from achieving optimal alignment of your neck and spine?
Upgrade your pillow situation, choosing from:
A cooling mattress protector can be a temporary fix for a less-than-perfect mattress. Create a protective layer between your body and any irritants while also experiencing cooler sleep.
Likewise, the right sheets can make all the difference. If you struggle to fall and stay asleep, heat or skin irritation may be the culprit. A new set of sheets can help you feel like you have a brand-new bed.
Buy your new mattress in the same size as your current mattress so you’ll be able to use these new accessories for years to come.
Are you looking to improve your sleep? Take advantage of our year-round sheet, mattress protector, and pillow bundles to upgrade your bedroom right away.
When you’re ready to purchase a Casper mattress, try out our three hybrid and memory foam models in retail stores and Casper locations throughout the U.S. Each uses state-of-the-art technology to help you get better sleep on a nightly basis.
Buy your mattress online and get free shipping directly to your door (within the contiguous U.S.). Don’t wait for the next online sale—at Casper, it’s always the best time to buy a mattress.
The Spruce. Learn When to Replace a Mattress. https://www.thespruce.com/how-often-to-replace-mattresses-1391234