I Tested the Internet’s Favorite Cooling Mattress and It Totally Lives Up to the Hype (Bonus: It’s on Sale!)

I Tested the Internet’s Favorite Cooling Mattress and It Totally Lives Up to the Hype (Bonus: It’s on Sale!)

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If there’s one thing I’m passionate about, it’s cooling bedding. As someone who’s been a hot sleeper since childhood, I know that if the bed I’m in gets too hot, I won’t be getting a good night’s sleep — and this is something that always plagues me when I visit my parents. While they have a lovely guest room, there’s a slight problem with it: it’s the hottest room in the house. Facing the front of their Florida home, the guest room sits on the side of the house that gets the most sun, thus making it a hot zone. Top that off with the fact that (much to my dismay) they don’t like to crank up the A/C, and it can get pretty toasty in there. With a month long trip on the horizon, I went digging for a solution that could help make my stay (and anyone’s stay) a bit more comfortable. The answer? A cooling mattress. But not just any cooling mattress: the Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid Mattress.

While researching cooling mattresses, my hunt led me to tons of blogs, articles, and reviews. Gradually, I began to notice one mattress continually appearing at the top: the Aurora. After looking at its breakdown, it’s easy to see why. This mattress features a six-layer design, thoughtfully engineered to keep you cool and supported from top to bottom. When it comes to its cooling prowess, the stars of the show are the GlacioTex-infused surface and the CopperFlex™ TitanCool™ top layer. The GlacioTex surface uses cooling gel beads to regulate body temperature, maintaining a cool and comfortable 88 degrees, while the CopperFlex layer effortlessly dissipates excess body heat and wicks away moisture thanks to the addition of CopperGel™ to the layers cell structure. So I was excited to put was seems to be the internet’s favorite cooling mattress to the test.

To say this mattress has been a game-changer would be an understatement. For a little context, with the guest room’s previous mattress, sleeping was a bit of a nightmare: Without fail, I would wake up every morning stiff, sore, and drenched in sweat. But with the Aurora, that’s not the case — in fact, I noticed a change on the first night. To really compare the two, I slept on the old mattress one more (thankfully final) night and had a typically tortuous night. But the next night on the Aurora? I slept soundly, comfortably, and finally woke up without a bead of sweat on my forehead. I was floored.

As for who’d I recommend this mattress to, there are a few types of sleepers. Aside from the obvious — hot sleepers — if you’re a combination sleeper, I think you’d love this mattress. The various support layers found beneath the cooling layers do a great job of contouring the body and providing excellent pressure point relief for my shoulders and hips, something I find incredibly important since I’m constantly shifting my positions. It is important to note that the mattress is available in three firmness levels designed to accommodate all sleep styles, so if you’re a dedicated side, back, or stomach sleeper there’s an option there for you (I opted for the Medium which I would call more of a Medium-Soft). I’d also say this a great pick for couples as I noticed the motion transfer is pretty minimal.

Available in nine different sizes, the Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid Mattress is undoubtedly a luxury buy, but a solid investment if you’re looking to improve the overall quality of your sleep. And right now you can save 25 percent off during Brooklyn Bedding’s 4th of July Sale. Combine this with free shipping, a 120-night trial period, and Brooklyn Bedding’s 10-year warranty, and it’s a deal that can’t be beaten. So if you’re ready to say goodbye to sweaty summer nights and finally sleep cool, give this mattress a try — for once, the internet got it right.

Sarah M. Vazquez

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Sarah writes about all things shopping for Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, and Cubby helping you find the best deals and the best products for you and your home. A Brooklyn-born Jersey Girl, she loves a good playlist, a good bagel, and her family (but not necessarily in that order).

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All the Early July 4th Home Deals You Can Shop Today

All the Early July 4th Home Deals You Can Shop Today

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July 4th is finally on the horizon, and with the promise of a long weekend comes tons of sales. We’ve already pulled together a list of the mattress deals you shouldn’t miss, and now it’s time to unveil our complete, comprehensive guide to all the early home sales that are happening now. Whether you’re shopping for furniture, rugs, bedding, decor, or kitchen accessories, there’s something here for everyone. We’ll be updating this list as more sales go live, so keep checking back for more!

Amazon — Shop deals daily on everything from vacuums to air purifiers, bedding, fans and air conditioners, and more for the home (and beyond!).

Walmart — Shop deals sitewide on everything this 4th of July, including brand-name mattresses, bedding, loungewear, decor, appliances, and more.

Wayfair — Wayfair is offering up to 60 percent off of home goods sitewide during its 4th of July Sale.

Dyson — Save up to $120 on Dyson technology, from vacuums to air purifiers, just in time for the summer heat.

Anthropologie — Enjoy up to 70 percent off during the summer savings event.

Etsy — The (first ever!) All Things Home sale is still on and full of discounts on everything from skillfully-made furniture to quality outdoor entertaining essentials, unique gifts, and more for the home.

Pottery Barn — Save up to 70 percent on items like patio furniture, home office supplies, and rugs for indoor and outdoor use during the 4th of July Warehouse Sale.

Edloe Finch — Get 12 percent off of select furniture when you use the code HAPPY4TH at checkout. Order totaling over $1,000?

Boutique Rugs — Hundreds of rugs are up to 80 percent off during the Fourth of July Sale, but you can also get an extra 10 percent off your order with the code FOURTH10.

The Container Store — Save 15 percent on one storage and organization item, 20 percent on two items and 25 percent on 3 or more items.

Joss & Main — Save 15 percent off with code TAKE15 during the furniture and home decor brand’s July 4th Sale.

Home Depot — The entire home and hardware retailer has deals in ‘every aisle’, from power tools to outdoor furniture.

Bed, Bath, & Beyond — Don’t miss up to 50 percent off of bedding, outdoor furniture, dining essentials, and more for the home.

AllModern — Enjoy up to 15 percent off of furniture and more during the massive Fourth of July Sale when you checkout using the code GET15.

Rugs USA — Save up to 75 percent off a range of rug styles during the Star Spangled Sale.

Rugs.com — Get up to 70 percent off of rugs plus free shipping and returns.

Urban Outfitters — Shop discounted furniture, home decor, and more in Urban Outfitters’ expansive sale section.

Molecule — For 30 percent off of mattresses, like the Hybrid, 25 percent off of bedding, from sheets to duvet covers and comforters, and 20 percent off of everything else, use the code JULY4TH at checkout.

Annie Selke — Made-to-order rugs are 20 percent off when you checkout using the code CUSTOM.

Castlery — The furniture brand’s 4th of July Sale is offering up to 30 percent off of stand-out pieces like outdoor furniture, perfect for summer gatherings.

Samsung — From editor-loved (self-emptying!) vacuums to TVs, Samsung has deals on it all this 4th of July weekend, allowing you to save huge on home upgrades.

Le Creuset — Shop major markdowns on cookware and bakeware from this iconic, editor-favorite kitchen brand.

Rifle Paper Co. — Receive an additional 30 percent off of sale items with the code SUNNY30.

Zwilling — Score deals on cutlery and cookware this holiday weekend by shopping Zwilling’s robust sale section.

Paravel — Enjoy a complimentary Cabana Tote with your luggage purchase through July 8.

Shark — Get $45 off orders of $250 or more with code SUMMER45, $30 off $150 with code SUMMER30, and $20 off $100 with code SUMMER20.

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Society6 — Everything sitewide, from wall art to outdoor furniture, towels, and more, is up to 40 percent off.

Ettitude — Take an additional 10 percent off of cooling bedding already on sale — no code necessary!

Lulu and Georgia — Take 20 percent off your entire order of coveted home decor, rugs, furniture, and more.

Design Within Reach — Get 15 percent off of your order of all things for outdoors and in, from furniture to decor, during the Independence Sale.

Lamps Plus — Shop the Summer Sale on now to save up to 50 percent on home essentials.

HAY — Get storage and organization solutions, lighting, and so much more for the home at 15 percent off during the Summer Sale.

Rugs Direct — Save up to 75 percent on rugs during Rugs Direct’s June Last Chance Flash sale.

Saatchi Art — Take $250 off of original artworks over $2,000 with code JUNE250 and $50 off of those priced at $500 or more with code JUNE50.

Lumens — Save up to 50 percent on modern lighting, fans, furniture, and more, plus get free gifts with your order during the 4th of July sale.

Chairish — Shop up to 50 percent off of best-selling items, including outdoor furniture and entertaining essentials, seating, tables, storage and organization, rugs, lighting, and art.

Lumens — Snag up to 50 percent off of lighting, furniture, and more during the Fourth of July Sale.

Standard Textile — Get 25 percent off of bedding basics when you use the code BASICS25 at checkout.

Arhaus — Shop up to 50 percent off of select outdoor furniture and indoor decor gems during The July Fourth Sale.

Pure Enrichment — Take 25 percent off of two or more fans, humidifiers, or other wellness and home essentials with the code 25SUMMER (and 15 percent off of one item with code 15SUMMER!).

Artifact Uprising — Save up to 20 percent off of custom photo prints when you checkout using the code MAKEIT20.

Modloft — Save up to 30 percent on sofas, dining sets, and other design-forward furniture during Modloft’s The Fourth Event.

McGee & Co — Take up to 20 percent off of select lighting using code BRIGHTIDEA.

Mitzi — Save 20 percent sitewide on floor, wall, and ceiling lighting with the code SUMMER.

Brooklyn Bedding — Enjoy 25 percent off of mattresses and more sitewide with the code JULY25.

Naturepedic — Save 20 percent sitewide on mattresses and bedding for the whole family and get free shipping!

Serta — Score up to $800 off select Serta mattresses and adjustable base sets through July 11.

Leesa — Shop the 4th of July sale for up to $700 off mattresses plus two free pillows.

Beautyrest — Save up to $800 on a Beautyrest Black mattress and select adjustable foundations. And when you buy a pillow, you get a second free!

Cocoon by Sealy — Score up to 35 percent off on Chill Mattresses. (Bonus: Get free pillows and sheets!)

Amerisleep — Use the code AS450 to score $450 off mattresses plus free delivery, a 100-night trial, and 20-year warranty.

Nectar Sleep — Buy a mattress and get $100 off plus up to $499 in free accessories.

DreamCloud — Get $200 off of a mattress plus $499 in free accessories, including a mattress protector, sheet set, and pillows.

Puffy Mattress — Score $750 off of any Puffy mattress when you checkout using the code SAVE750.

Layla Sleep — Save up to $200 on mattresses, plus score two free Layla Memory Foam Pillows.

Hexclad — For a limited time only, enjoy up to 40 percent off of cookware sets and more during the 4th of July Sale.

Clevr — Take 25 percent off your order of an adaptogenic beverage blend Starter Kit (one of Oprah’s Favorite Things!) when you use the code SUPERSPRING at checkout.

Thermoworks — Save 20 percent on remote BBQ alarms and more for July 4th.

Nutribullet — Take 20 percent off of juicers when you checkout using the code JUICE.

Fly by Jing — Take up to 25 percent off during International Jing week!

Corkcicle — Get 40 percent off of coolers, drinkware, and more sitewide during the Summer Sale.

Welly — Save 20 percent on chic traveler mugs, camp cups, and more sitewide when you use the code FIREWORKS at checkout.

Vahdam Teas — Buy 3 Mango Spiced Ice Tea and get one free using the code JACKPOT at checkout.

Elevated Craft — Buy a shaker and a garnish board and get $35 off of your order with the code FREE-GIFT$35 at checkout.

Evermill — Get $20 off of your first order of Evermill organic spice racks with the code WELCOME20.

Grounds & Hounds — Save 17.76 percent off of coffee and accessories sitewide with code STARSANDSTRIPES.

All the Best Fourth of July Mattress Deals You Need to Shop Now

All the Best Fourth of July Mattress Deals You Need to Shop Now

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If you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to save on a new mattress, I have exciting news for you: Mattress brands and big retailers are giving us more to celebrate this 4th of July with tons of amazing mattress deals (many of which are already live!). We all know the importance of a great night’s sleep. But, since it’s highly dependent on the comfort and support of your bed, this makes finding a top-quality mattress (for the right price, of course) a necessity. Whether you know what you want (from foam to hybrid, latex to organic, or even a smart mattress) or you’re looking to explore your options, you’re guaranteed to find a great mattress for way less. To get started, check out our guide to the best editor-tested mattresses, then hit the list of deals below. Tip: Make the most of your investment by also grabbing a mattress protector!

Tuft & Needle — Score 15 percent off of mattresses and 10 percent off of organic jersey bedding and stock up for cozy season.

Naturepedic — Save 20 percent sitewide on mattresses and bedding for the whole family and get free shipping!

Brooklyn Bedding — Enjoy 25 percent off of mattresses and more sitewide with the code JULY25.

Serta — Score up to $800 off select Serta mattresses and adjustable base sets through July 11.

Leesa — Shop the 4th of July sale for up to $700 off mattresses plus two free pillows.

Beautyrest — Save up to $800 on a Beautyrest Black mattress and select adjustable foundations. And when you buy a pillow, you get a second free!

Cocoon by Sealy — Score up to 35 percent off on Chill Mattresses. (Bonus: Get free pillows and sheets!)

Amerisleep — Use the code AS450 to score $450 off mattresses plus free delivery, a 100-night trial, and 20-year warranty.

Nectar Sleep — Buy a mattress and get $100 off plus up to $499 in free accessories.

DreamCloud — Get $200 off of a mattress plus $499 in free accessories, including a mattress protector, sheet set, and pillows.

Puffy Mattress — Score $750 off of any Puffy mattress when you checkout using the code SAVE750.

Molecule — Use the code JULY4TH at checkout for 30 percent off of mattress and bedding.

Layla Sleep — Save up to $200 on mattresses, plus score two free Layla Memory Foam Pillows.

All the Best Memorial Day Mattress Deals You Can Still Shop Right Now

All the Best Memorial Day Mattress Deals You Can Still Shop Right Now

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Memorial Day marks the official start of summer and a plethora of amazing mattress deals to take advantage of. We found all the best ones (spoiler: they’re listed below), which are still running beyond the holiday weekend. If you’re not sure what to look for or where to start, see our Complete Guide on How to Buy a Mattress and our list of The Best Mattresses of 2021 (keep and eye out for this year’s winners!). After that, this list is all you’ll need to level-up your sleep space. Be sure to also check out our complete guide to the best Memorial Day home deals that are still running as well.

Burrow — Shop Burrow’s newly launched mattresses (which we love) using the code MDS22 and save 10 percent on orders up to $1,499 or get $225 off orders over $1,500, $300 off $2,000, $375 off $2,500, $500 off $3,000, $700 off $4,000, or $1,000 off $5,000. Here are the picks we think you should shop.

Tempur-Pedic — Select adjustable mattress sets are up to $500 off, but you can get up to $300 off of Tempur-Pedic’s best-selling or newer single mattresses like the TEMPUR-ProBreeze or the TEMPUR-Adapt.

Allform — Save 20 percent sitewide when you use the code MDSALE20 at checkout. Allform also has couches and sofas on sale now.

Wayfair — Wayfair is offering up to 70 percent off of mattresses and more home goods sitewide during its Memorial Day Clearance event, now through May 31.

Casper — This Memorial Day weekend, save up to $800 on a new Casper mattress with code MDAY22 at checkout.

Nest — Now through June 6, save up to 25 percent on select mattresses and get 2 free Easy Breather pillows (more editor-loved goodness) with your purchase of a Sparrow or Owl mattress.

Bear Mattress — By using code MD30 at checkout, you can snag 30 percent off sitewide and receive free accessories with your purchase of a mattress.

Sleep Number — Save $1,000 on the Sleep Number 360 Special Edition Smart Bed, $100 on a 360 c2 Queen Smart Bed, or 20 percent on the Sleep Number bedding collections during Sleep Number’s Memorial Day sale. You can also top off your purchase with pillows that are buy-one-get-one 50 percent off.

Awara Sleep — Take $300 off your order and get up to $499 worth of free bed accessories like pillows and luxury sheet sets.

Slumber Cloud — Save 50 percent on final sale items, 25 percent on bundles of loungewear, sleep masks, and laundry care, 20 percent on mattress pads, pillows, and pillowcases, 15 percent on comforters and blankets, and 10 percent on sheets and duvet covers.

Mattress Firm — Right now, you can get a king-sized mattress for the price of a queen or a queen for the price of a twin. Mattress Firm is also offering up to 60 percent off of Hot Buys and savings of up to $500 on your purchase (plus a free adjustable base — up to $499 value!).

Raymour & Flanigan — Take up to 35 percent off select items across the site but at least 10 percent on everything!

Cocoon by Sealy — Cocoon by Sealy is offering 35 percent off your order with the addition of free pillows and sheets until May 31.

Serta — During the Serta Memorial Day sale, save up to $1,000 — $400 on a mattress and up to $600 on an adjustable base. The brand is also offering $200 off Perfect Sleeper flat mattresses at $1,200 or more.

Leesa — Get Up to $700 off of mattresses and two free pillows — a $120 value!

Eight Sleep — The “Peloton of mattresses,” the Pod Pro, is $200 off, its cover is $100 off, and accessories are 20 percent off with your Pod Pro mattress or cover purchase. See why we love the Pod Pro.

Sweetnight — Sweetnight is offering 30 percent off of mattresses and up to 55 percent off bed accessories. Oh, and get an additional 5 percent off your order by using the code ATSWEETNIGHT at checkout.

Naturepedic — Save 15 percent on all organic mattresses and get 2 free pillows (and free shipping and returns, too!).

Brooklyn Bedding — Take 25 percent off everything sitewide by entering the code MEMORIAL25 at checkout.

GhostBed — GhostBed is offering up to 40 percent off of select products through June 1, but act sooner and get a free weighted blanket with your order through May 31.

Emma Sleep — Save 30 percent on the Emma Original Mattress as well as 30 percent off bedding accessories and even 35 percent off of the Emma Original Bundle.

Beautyrest — Get a free flat foundation with your purchase of a Harmony Lux, Harmony Lux Hybrid, Black, or Black Hybrid mattress.

Big Fig Mattress — Big Fig is offering $400 off your order for Memorial Day weekend when you use the code MEMDAY at checkout.

Nectar Sleep — Nectar is offering u to $599 off your order, including $100 off of any mattress and up to $499 worth of free accessories.

DreamCloud — Save up to $699 when you shop DreamCloud this holiday weekend: $200 off your order and up to $499 in free accessories.

Siena Sleep — Get $200 off any mattress of your choice during Siena Sleep’s Memorial Day sale.

Naturepedic — All Naturepedic organic mattresses are 15 percent off (and you’ll get free pillows, free shipping, and free returns with your order!).

Zoma — Take $150 off of any mattress when you use the code WIN150 at checkout.

Airweave — Get $200 off of your next purchase of an Airweave designed-for-athletes mattress with the code ME2022 at checkout.

Vaya — Take $300 off any mattress of your choice when you checkout using the code VAYA300.

Amerisleep — Get $450 off any mattress when you checkout with the code AS450. Also take 30 percent off adjustable bed bundles and 40 percent off upholstered bed frames with your mattress purchase (no code required!).

Helix — Get $150 off your order and 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $600 or more with the code MDWSALE150. The free gift also stands for the following deals: Take $200 off orders over $1,250 with code MDWSALE200, $250 off orders over $1,700 with code MDWSALE250, $300 off over $2,550 with code MDWSALE300, $350 off over $2,700 with code MDWSALE350, and $400 off over $2,950 with code MDWSALE400.

Walmart Just Kicked Off Early Memorial Day Deals — Here Are the 10 Best to Snag ASAP

Walmart Just Kicked Off Early Memorial Day Deals — Here Are the 10 Best to Snag ASAP

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Memorial Day is the official start to summer and also a sign that some of the best deals of the year are on the horizon. MDW sales are the perfect time to stock up on summertime essentials (or really any gear you’ve had your eye on), and this year, many of our favorite brands are launching their annual deals early. One mega-retailer on our radar right now? Walmart. Walmart kicked off its Memorial Day Sale early this year, so you don’t have to wait until next weekend to take advantage of deals.

This year, Walmart has something for everyone in their Memorial Day sale lineup, and many of the best deals are already live on the site. We’re talking major discounts (sometimes $100 or more!) on home decor and accessories we already know and love from name brands like BLACK + DECKER, Bissell, Mr. Coffee, and more. To get a head start on your summer of sun and savings, check out some of our favorite early Memorial Day sales from Walmart, below.