Best boxed mattress deals for January: discounts on Emma, Simba, Nectar, Eve, Dreamcloud and OTTY

Boxed mattresses have been growing in popularity for the last few years, thanks to their convenience, high quality and reasonable prices - and right now you can get them at an even better price, thanks to the January sales.

These are the best boxed mattress discounts for January 2022These are the best boxed mattress discounts for January 2022
These are the best boxed mattress discounts for January 2022

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Experts suggest that mattresses should be changed ever seven to 10 years, so it’s been a few years since you bought your mattress - of if yours is generally feeling uncomfortablee and you are no longer refreshed when you wake up from sleep - then it’s time to consider a new one.

If you do want to buy a new mattress then a boxed one is a great choice as it will be delivered straight to your door and that means you can soon be having a better night’s sleep hassle free.

Now is the perfect time to buy as there are some great deals available for the new year - and you can get up to 50% off some of the top mattress brands.

But, you’ll have to be quick if you do want to take advantage of these brillaint offers as they are all only available for a limited time - some are only available until the end of the weekend, January 15/16.

How to shop for a boxed mattress

There are a fair few factors to pay mind to when purchasing a new mattress, and it isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly (particularly since you’ll be sleeping on it every night for the best part of a decade).

Boxed mattresses tend to be made from foam or a combo of foam and springs (called a hybrid), and both have pros and cons. Full foam mattresses tend to provide a warmer sleep, though they have hypo-allergenic properties and mould to your body shape. Hybrid mattresses, on the other hand, are more breathable and more durable.

How do you sleep?

The most important consideration is your sleep style and support requirements. Side-sleepers are most likely to get a sound night’s sleep from a soft-medium mattress, whilst back and stomach sleepers tend to benefit more from medium-firm mattresses. Combination sleepers – those who change position throughout the night – should choose a mattress based on the position they spend the most time in, and also bear in mind ease of movement.

Unfortunately, if you suffer from back pain there’s a bit more trial and error involved in finding your ideal mattress as it largely depends on the type and location of pain (lower, mid or upper back) and your preferred sleeping position.

Is it wise to buy a boxed mattress without trying it?

Many remain sceptical about investing in a vacuum-packed mattress without first testing, but most makers offer generous trial periods that allow for lengthy at-home testing (up to 365 days is the most we’ve found) and easy returns within that timeframe if you find that the mattress isn’t for you. Always check the trial period and returns policy before purchasing to save yourself 10 years of sub-standard sleep.

Try and get mattress-disposal as part of your purchase

Keep an eye out for companies offering collection of your old mattress when you purchase a new boxed mattress from them, as this can save the stress of donating or disposing of it yourself, and read up on the weight and dimensions of your chosen mattress before adding it to your virtual basket – particularly if you plan on unpacking it alone. Some are heavy and awkward to navigate up stairs.

To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve summarised 7 of the best boxed mattresses we tested, rating them on everything from comfort and ease of unpacking to motion transfer and smell (yes, really).

If you have trouble sleeping in the winter, check out our guide to six of the best SAD lamps, as well as our review of the Lumie Sunrise Alarm.

Or, if you’re looking for a way to warm up your new bed so you’ll be extra cosy as soon as you get in it then take a look at our guide to the best electric blankets.

Here are our favourite boxed mattresses.