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You Should Hold Off Buying a Mattress on Prime Day. Here's Why

Amazon will be marking down a list of products on Amazon Prime Day, including mattresses. But that doesn't mean you should buy one right now.

McKenzie Dillon Writer
McKenzie, a Certified Sleep Science Coach and proclaimed mattress expert, has been writing sleep content in the wellness space for over four years. After earning her certification from the Spencer Institute and dedicating hundreds of hours to sleep research, she has extensive knowledge on the topic and how to improve your quality of rest. Having more experience with lying on mattresses than most, McKenzie has reviewed over 150 beds and a variety of different sleep products including pillows, mattress toppers and sheets. McKenzie has also been a guest on multiple radio shows including WGN Chicago as a sleep expert and contributed sleep advice to over 50 different websites.
Expertise Certified Sleep Science Coach, Certified Stress Management Coach, Bachelor of English.
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Nod by Tuft & Needle 8" mattress
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Short answer: Unless you're in dire need of a mattress right now, no. Mattress brands will be offering even bigger savings on Labor Day in September, where we'll see hundreds of dollars off beds and shop through a wider catalog. 

Should you buy a mattress on Amazon Prime Day? 

Amazon Prime Day falls on July 11 and 12 this year, and as usual, you can expect savings on everything from tech, kitchen or office supplies, tools and just about everything in between. But should you buy a mattress on Prime Day? 

You can buy one from Amazon, as the site offers its own mattresses and beds from name brands like Tuft & Needle, who already have sales running on Amazon for the retailer's holiday. You can also walk away with discounted bedding accessories like pillows and sheets. If you're in the market for a wallet-friendly mattress in the immediate future, it's not a bad idea to buy now. 

That said, mattress brands tend to offer discounts throughout the year on their own websites, with major savings during big holidays. We're at the tail end of Independence Day sales, with many of them dropping off or significantly lower before Amazon Prime Day. If you can wait until Labor Day in September, you can save hundreds of dollars (I've seen up to 40% off) on mattresses -- and even more if you bundle with accessories. 

Read more: Best Mattress Deals

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