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Dozens of today’s mattress brands are based in Canada, allowing Canadian shoppers to choose from a wide selection of models. These include several ‘bed-in-a-box’ brands that are available for home delivery and sold at relatively low price-points, as well as those sold primarily in brick-and-mortar stores.All new parents have been there. You finally have your sweet, newborn baby to sleep. You set her down so you can have a few hours of sleep yourself, but just as you’re laying down, she wakes herself up. What is a sleep-deprived parent to do? Enter the swaddle.
When choosing a new mattress, customers should consider several variables. These include material composition, firmness, temperature neutrality, conforming ability, and pain/pressure relief. Buyers should use their height, weight, preferred sleep position, and other individual factors to determine the bed that’s best for them. Canadians should also research which companies will provide the most bang for their buck. Canadian residents often receive low shipping costs and other customer perks when they order from these manufacturers, rather than U.S.-based companies.
This guide will discuss some of the most important factors to weigh when selecting a new mattress, as well as our picks for the best mattresses made in Canada and the best U.S. mattresses available to Canadian buyers. Our picks are based on verified customer and owner experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.
Our Editor’s Pick is the Douglas, a memory foam bed that conforms closely to help align the spine and reduce pressure points in the neck, shoulders, lower back, and other sensitive areas. The bed is constructed with comfort layers of gel memory foam and ‘Elastex’ foam, which provides support that is comparable to natural latex. A high-density polyfoam base layer reinforces the mattress and ensures a flat, even sleep surface.
The Douglas also isolates motion transfer to a significant extent and produces no noise when bearing weight; both of these qualities may be beneficial to couples. The mattress sleeps fairly cool, as well, due in part to a cover crafted with fabric derived from eucalyptus leaves. The Douglas Mattress is ‘Medium Firm,’ or a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale, making it suitable for most sleepers in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds) and the heavy weight group (more than 230 pounds).
The mattress has a below-average price-point and shipping is free-of-charge for most Canadians. The Douglas is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.
he Brunswick, a hybrid mattress, is our Best Value pick; its price-point is much lower than average but the mattress offers the same benefits as many of its higher-cost competitors. The Brunswick is constructed with gel memory foam, polyfoam, and polyfiber comfort layers, along with a soft Euro-top cover with a gel memory foam insert for extra padding. These materials offer a ‘Medium Firm’ feel and moderate yet consistent conforming that is optimal for sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds. The bed also has a 11 3/4″ profile, making it suitable for heavier people who prefer thicker mattresses.
The Brunswick is also quite sturdy. High-density polyfoam encases the 8″ pocketed coil layer to reinforce the entire bed, maintain a flat sleep surface, and minimize sinkage around the perimeter where people tend to sit. The mattress is ideal for hot sleepers, as well; strong airflow throughout the coil layer and cooling gel-infused foam layers ensure the bed remains temperature neutral throughout the night.
The Brunswick is exclusively sold and shipped to customers in Canada. The mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year nonprorated warranty, both of which are longer-than-average.
The right mattress firmness primarily depends on two factors: the sleeper’s body weight and his/her preferred sleep position. For this reason, the optimal firmness will vary significantly from person to person. The Novosbed – our pick for Best Luxury Mattress in Canada – addresses these discrepancies by offering a memory foam mattress in three firmness settings: ‘Soft’ (3.5), ‘Medium’ (5), and ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5). This selection ensures most sleepers will be able to choose a mattress that feels comfortable and supportive to them.
The Novosbed is crafted with two memory foam comfort layers for close conforming and excellent pressure relief. The bed also isolates motion very well and produces no noise. Unlike many competing memory foam beds, the Novosbed is highly durable; the expected lifespan exceeds seven years, much longer than that of most similar models. The bed sleeps quite cool as well, due in part to the breathable stretch-lyocell cover.
The Novosbed ships for free to most locations in Canada, as well as the contiguous U.S. The mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.
For many lightweight sleepers, the ideal mattress has a fairly soft surface that conforms closely to their body, which helps alleviate pressure and improve spinal alignment for side sleepers; firmer mattresses may not conform closely enough to provide these benefits. The Polysleep Mattress is optimal for lightweight sleepers, thanks to its ‘Medium’ feel that balances body conforming and overall support. The bed has a memory foam comfort layer that hugs the body without sagging or squeezing too tightly.
The Polysleep Mattress is also a good choice for couples because it isolates motion transfer very well and does not make any noise when bearing weight. Additionally, the mattress has better edge support than most of its all-foam competitors thanks to a high-density foam encasement around the perimeter; as a result, sinkage is less likely to occur in places around the mattress where people tend to sit when they get out of or into bed. A liquid-repellent cover is also included to safeguard against stains and liquid damage.
Polysleep offers free shipping throughout Canada, as well as the contiguous U.S. The bed’s price-point is significantly lower than average; it is backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
Sleepers in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds) tend to prefer beds that balance body-cushioning comfort layers and strong overall support; softer beds may sink excessively while firmer ones do not conform closely enough to alleviate pain and pressure points. The Recore is a prime example of a suitable mattress for this weight group. The bed is constructed with comfort layers of responsive, graphite-infused synthetic latex and gel-infused memory foam that contour to the sleeper’s body, while a 7″ high-density foam base reinforces the entire bed and helps to maintain an even sleep surface.
The Recore also sleeps exceptionally cool, thanks in part to its graphite- and gel-infused comfort materials as well as a breathable stretch-woven cover. Other advantages of the mattress include very good motion isolation and no noise when bearing weight, both of which can be beneficial to couples. Additionally, the responsive latex layer makes the mattress very good for sex compared to other beds with foam bases.
At less than $650 in a Queen-size, the Recore is very low-priced compared to average mattress costs. The Recore is offered with free shipping throughout Canada. The mattress is also backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty, both of which are longer than average.
The Logan & Cove is a hybrid mattress with a cover derived from eucalyptus fibers, a silk-blend pillow-top layer for ultrasoft cushioning, and polyfoam-based pocketed coils. Despite the bed’s luxurious construction, it is available at a price-point that falls well below the average price range for hybrid mattresses. The mattress is available in two firmness settings, including a ‘Medium Firm’ feel that is optimal for heavier individuals, back and stomach sleepers, and others who do not feel sufficiently supported on softer mattresses.
Like many hybrids, the Logan & Cove sleeps exceptionally cool due to strong air circulation throughout the coil layer; the cover and silk layer also help the bed maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature. Comfort layers made of gel memory foam and soy-infused polyfoam conform closely to target pain and pressure points throughout the sleeper’s body. Other benefits include above-average motion isolation and no noise.
Shipping for the Logan & Cove mattress is free for ‘99% of Canadians.’ The mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.
Our Editor’s Pick for U.S.-made mattresses available to Canadians is the T&N Mattress from Tuft & Needle. This all-polyfoam model is constructed with a 3″ comfort layer and a 7″ high-density support core, resulting in a balanced, ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5) feel that is optimal for sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds, especially back and stomach sleepers who tend to experience the most pain and pressure relief on firmer surfaces.
The T&N Mattress also absorbs minimal body heat thanks to its comfort layer, which is infused with cooling graphite. This makes the mattress a good choice for those who normally sleep hot on all-foam beds. The T&N Mattress is also ideal for couples who awaken easily due to movement or noise. The bed isolates motion very well, resulting in virtually no transfer across the surface, and it does not make any noise when bearing weight.
The T&N Mattress has an exceptionally low price-point. Although Tuft & Needle doesn’t ship mattresses directly to Canada, Canadian customers can buy the mattress on Amazon.ca; purchases through this website qualify for Tuft & Needle’s 100-night sleep trial and 10-year mattress warranty.
Our Best Value pick for U.S.-manufactured mattresses available in Canada is the Saatva, an innovative coil-on-coil innerspring that offers exceptional comfort and support for most sleepers regardless of their body type or preferred sleep position. The Saatva is available in three firmness settings – ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5) – as well as 11 1/2? and 14 1/2? profiles to accommodate different types of sleepers.
The Saatva offers more comfort and pressure relief than the average innerspring. Comfort layers of polyfoam, memory foam, and pocketed micro-coils cushion the sleeper’s body and alleviate tension in the sleeper’s body. The support core is constructed with steel-tempered bonnell coils that provide strong overall support, reducing sagging in the sleep surface and sinkage around the edges. The Saatva also sleeps very cool, largely due to strong air circulation throughout the coil layers.
Saatva offers free White Glove delivery throughout Canada, which includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal. Comparatively, most competing manufacturers charge at least $100 for this service and restrict it to U.S. customers. The Saatva is also backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.
Another popular flippable mattress, the Zenhaven by Saatva is an all-latex bed with one ‘Medium Soft’ (4) side and and one ‘Firm’ (7) side. Like the Layla (listed above), the Zenhaven’s firmness range is optimal for any sleeper who weighs at least 130 pounds. The mattress is constructed with comfort layers of Talalay latex and organic-cotton covers on each side, as well as a shared latex support core. These materials are eco-friendly and exceptionally durable, lending the mattress a longer-than-average lifespan.
The Zenhaven also offers balanced temperature neutrality. The breathable covers and aerated latex layers promote strong air flow throughout the mattress, which helps cool off the surface and keep hot sleepers feeling comfortable throughout the night. And because latex is more responsive than memory foam, the mattress is considered good for sex – particularly on the firmer side. Other benefits include good motion isolation and no noise when bearing weight.
Like the Saatva, the Zenhaven qualifies for free White Glove delivery throughout most of Canada. The mattress has a relatively high price-point, making it a good option for shoppers with bigger budgets. It is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty.
The Casper, our pick for Best Soft U.S. Mattress, offers free shipping to most locations in Canada; additional charges apply for deliveries to remote locations. The Casper is made with a triple-layer comfort system containing top and bottom layers of polyfoam and a middle layer of memory foam. These materials offer a ‘Medium’ (5) feel and close conforming for targeted pain and pressure relief, as well as improved spinal alignment for side sleepers. The bed is ideal for those in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds), as well as lighter or heavier individuals who prefer moderate firmness.
The Casper is also more supportive than many of its all-foam competitors, thanks in part to a high-density foam base that reinforces the entire bed and helps maintain a flat, sag-free surface for sleeping. The mattress also isolates motion transfer very well and does not produce any noise when bearing weight, making it a good choice for couples who awaken easily due to movement or noise.
The Casper has a relatively low price-point, making it a top value pick as well. The mattress is backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
In recent years, ‘bed in a box’ mattress brands have taken the sleep industry by storm. These companies primarily sell their products online and typically price their beds lower than models sold by companies with brick-and-mortar stores. The majority of ‘bed in a box’ brands also offer free shipping for customers in the U.S., but in most cases this gratuity is not extended to shoppers across the border in Canada.
However, Canadian mattress buyers can choose from a handful of reputable mattress brands that manufacture their models in Canada and offer free or low-cost shipping within the country. They may also select a mattress from one of the U.S. brands that offers free shipping to Canada. This guide will explore the best, low-cost mattress options for shoppers in Canada.
Buying a mattress is a step-by-step process no matter where you live. In Canada, customers should complete the following steps when shopping for a new mattress and comparing different products:
The vast majority of mattresses sold today cost at least $400 — and many cost $1,000 or more in Queen and King sizes. For most shoppers, these figures represent a significant financial investment. This is why calculating your mattress budget is an important first step.
Be sure to take the following into account when calculating a mattress budget:
It’s important to note that many mattress manufacturers offer monthly financing, which enables customers to pay for their mattress in monthly installments over a longer period. This may be the best option for purchasers who do not have enough cash on hand to pay for their mattress in a lump sum. In most cases, monthly financing is offered interest-free — but be sure to read the fine print just in case.
Due to the wide range of mattresses sold today, it may be easiest to research models based on mattress type, rather than by brand. Although each model is inherently different, mattresses generally fall into one of the following categories:
The table below lists basic information, as well as general pros and cons, for each of these three mattress types.
|Comfort Layer||At least one layer of polyfoam and/or memory foam||At least one layer of Talalay and/or Dunlop latex
May include foam layers
|At least one layer of foam
May include minicoil layer(s)
|At least two inches of memory foam and/or latex, plus additional foam layers||One or two thin foam layers
Some models do not have a conventional comfort system
|Support Core||One layer of high-density polyfoam
Some have additional foam layers
|One layer of high-density polyfoam or one layer of high-density latex||Steel coils, plus additional high-density foam base layer||Pocketed steel coils, plus additional high-density foam base layer||At least two adjustable air chambers|
|Average Lifespan||6 to 7 years||7 to 8 years||5 to 6 years||6 to 7 years||6 to 8 years|
|Motion Isolation Rating||Excellent||Excellent||Poor||Good||Fair|
|Sex Rating||Fair||Good||Very Good||Very Good||Fair|
|Conforming Ability Rating||Excellent||Very Good||Poor||Good||Good|
|Temperature Neutrality Rating||Poor||Good||Very Good||Very Good||Fair|
|Odor Potential Rating||Poor||Good||Very Good||Good||Fair|
|Edge Support Rating||Poor||Poor||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Average Price Range (Queen)||$900 to $1,200||$1,800 to $2,1,50||$900 to $1,150||$1,800 to $2,200||$2,100 to $2,400|
Once you’ve determined the best mattress type, you’ll be able to browse and compare models from different brands. Factors to consider when comparing mattress models include the following:
If you are still unsure about certain mattress details, be sure to contact the mattress company’s customer service department. Virtually all companies provide a phone number and/or email address or email form for customer inquiries. Additionally, many feature live chat features on their websites.