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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. Canadian residents often receive low shipping costs and other customer perks when they order from these manufacturers, rather than U.S.-based companies.
Canadians should also research which companies will provide the most bang for their buck. For some shoppers, this may turn out to be a mattress from an American-based company, rather than a Canadian one. Below, we review the best mattresses made in Canada, as well as the best U.S. mattresses available to Canadian buyers. Our picks are all based on verified customer and owner experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.
Of course, the best mattress for you doesn’t depend solely on price, or where it was made. Other important considerations include the mattress’s material composition, firmness, temperature neutrality, conforming ability, and pain/pressure relief. Canadian shoppers should use their height, weight, preferred sleep position, and other individual factors to find the mattress that’s best for them. We review this information in our Buyer’s Guide.
Hop down to our Buyer’s Guide for a crash course on finding the best mattress for you.
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 of average weight (130 to 230 pounds) or heavier (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.
With its Medium Firm feel, quality foam construction, and free shipping, The Douglas mattress will appeal to most Canadian shoppers, whether they’re looking for a good deal, superior pressure relief, or a mattress surface that sleeps quiet and cool.
The 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.
Canadian shoppers who love a good deal will find it with The Brunswick. This mattress features a high-quality construction, with high-value perks like a low price-point, generous 120-night sleep trial, and 15-year nonprorated warranty.
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.
The Novosbed features a luxury-level construction that appeals to shoppers seeking a long-lasting, ultra comfortable mattress. It’s made from durable materials, with thick comfort layers for superior conforming and pressure relief. And with three firmness settings, it’s easy for shoppers to find the ideal model for them.
The Canadian-made Juno Mattress is our top pick for lightweight sleepers. Measuring 8 inches thick, the bed offers a supportive medium-firm feel that distributes weight evenly for back- and stomach-sleepers.
The Juno Mattress also has a gel-infused memory foam comfort layer that conforms somewhat closely. This ensures good cushioning for side sleepers beneath the hips and shoulders, resulting in better spinal alignment. As an all-foam bed, the mattress isolates motion transfer very well and does not produce any noise. These attributes make the Juno a good option for couples who prefer firmer mattress settings.
Compared to competing memory foam models, the Juno’s price-point is quite low. Most Canadian customers qualify for free shipping, and the mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.
With its thinner profile and memory foam comfort layers, the Juno Mattress was made for lightweight sleepers. This bed provides cushiony conforming for lightweight individuals and couples, regardless of their sleep position.
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 Recore caters to a broad range of sleepers. Not only is its construction ideal for sleepers of average weight, but it’s also designed to sleep cool, reduce motion transfer, and provide an responsive surface for sex.
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 Logan & Cove 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. The thick 14-inch profile (4 inches more than the typical mattress) provides additional, sturdy support for larger body types.
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.
The Medium Firm (6.5) feel of the Logan & Cove mattress, along with its durable hybrid construction and thicker profile, ensures this mattress stays comfortably supportive for heavier body types for several years.
The Casper, our Editor’s Pick for U.S. mattresses sold in Canada, 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.
The Casper is a very popular mattress in the U.S., and it’s just as affordable for Canadian shoppers. This mattress features a Medium feel and foam construction that appeals to sleepers with different sleep preferences and needs, from couples to budget shoppers.
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 11.5- and 14.5-inch 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.
The Saatva mattress has a lot to offer Canadian shoppers seeking a quality mattress with an affordable price-point. The mattress leverages a coil-on-coil innerspring construction, designed to last for a number of years while providing more contour than a traditional innerspring bed. It also comes with valuable perks, like free White Glove delivery throughout Canada and a lengthy 15-year warranty.
The Zenhaven is another popular mattress manufactured by Saatva. This all-latex bed has a flippable design, with one ‘Medium Soft’ (4) side and one ‘Firm’ (7) side. The Zenhaven’s flexible firmness range makes it optimal for a wide range of sleepers with different firmness preferences and body types.
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 ‘Firm’ 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 Zenhaven gives sleepers the best of both worlds, literally. If their firmness preferences change, sleepers can simply flip the mattress over. Beyond this unique flexibility, the mattress is made from premium, all-natural materials designed to last long, stay cool, and be bouncy enough for sex. Saatva packs in even more perks for the Zenhaven, like free White Glove delivery for most Canadian addresses, and a long sleep trial and warranty.
Below, we share everything sleepers need to consider when buying a new mattress in Canada.
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.
Buying a mattress is a step-by-step process no matter where you live. In Canada, customers should complete the following four steps when shopping for a new mattress and comparing different models.
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:
Below we provide an overview of each of these mattress types, including their pros and cons.
Foam mattresses are made entirely of foam, including at least one support layer of high-density polyfoam, topped with one or more layers of polyfoam, memory foam, or latex foam.
These mattresses are known for their characteristic pressure-relieving “hug.”
Latex mattresses feature a support layer of either high-density latex or polyfoam, topped by at least one layer of latex. Latex mattresses can be made from Dunlop or Talalay foams. Dunlop latex has a denser feel, and is often used in the support layers. Talalay latex has a lighter, fluffier feel more suitable for comfort layers.
Latex mattresses are advertised as natural or synthetic, depending on the amount of organic latex they contain. Natural latex mattresses contain 95% organic latex or more. These are typically higher-quality, and boast the longest lifespans of all latex mattresses, due to being made from all organic materials. However, they also tend to be more expensive. Blended latex mattresses contain at least 30% organic latex, while synthetic latex mattresses are made entirely from synthetic latex foams. The less organic latex a mattress contains, the less expensive it will be.
Innerspring mattresses use steel innerspring coils in the support core, with an additional base layer of high-density foam. For their comfort layers, these mattresses have at least one layer of foam. They may also include a layer of minicoils, as our Best Value pick, the Saatva mattress, does.
Hybrid mattresses essentially combine the standout qualities of foam and innerspring mattresses. Their support core is comprised of individually pocketed steel coils, sandwiched on all sides by a base layer and strong perimeter of high-density polyfoam. The comfort layers include at least two inches of memory foam and/or latex. Hybrid mattresses offer more conforming than an innerspring bed, while sleeping cooler than an all-foam mattress.
Airbeds use air as their support system, with at least two adjustable air chambers topped by one or two thin comfort layers of foam. The appeal of airbeds is their adjustable firmness. Sleepers can adjust the firmness of the bed to their exact preference, by using manual hand crank or a remote control.
Once you’ve determined the best mattress type, you’ll need to hone in on the best firmness rating for you. Mattress firmness corresponds to a 1 to 10 scale, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmnest. Most mattresses available today range from ‘Soft’ (3) to ‘Extra Firm’ (8). Typically, people use a combination of their body weight and sleep position to figure this out.
Sleepers of average weight (between 130 and 230 pounds) usually find a ‘Medium’ or ‘Medium Firm’ mattress to be most comfortable, depending on their sleep position. Those who are side sleepers will want something on the softer end of that range, while stomach sleepers will require something firmer (more on this in a moment).
Heavier individuals (those weighing 230 pounds or more) may need a firmer mattress to enjoy adequate support and avoid sagging, while lightweight individuals may prefer softer mattresses that provide more cushion.
Of the three sleep positions, side sleepers require more “give” from their mattress. For this reason, side sleepers often find softer mattresses to be more comfortable. This firmness range allows the wider parts of their body, such as the hips and shoulders, to sink deeper into the mattress surface so their spine can stay straight.
Stomach sleepers lie on the other end of the spectrum. They need a firmer mattress, so their stomach and pelvic areas don’t sink too deeply into the mattress, thereby pulling their lower spine out of alignment.
Back sleepers need something in the middle, that allows their hips to sink more deeply, but not quite as deeply as side sleepers require.
To summarize, the table below outlines the common firmness preferences for most sleepers, based on body weight and position:
|Weight Group||Preferred Firmness for Most Side Sleepers||Preferred Firmness for Most Back Sleepers||Preferred Firmness for Most Stomach Sleepers|
|Below-average (Less than 130 pounds)||3 (Soft) to 5 (Medium)||4 (Medium Soft) to 6 (Medium Firm)||4 (Medium Soft) to 6 (Medium Firm)|
|Average (130 to 230 Pounds)||4 (Medium Soft) to 6 (Medium Firm)||5 (Medium) to 7 or 8 (Firm)||6 (Medium Firm) to 7 or 8 (Firm)|
|Above-average (More than 230 Pounds)||5 (Medium) to 6 (Medium Firm)||6 (Medium Firm) to 7 or 8 (Firm)||6 (Medium Firm) to 7 or 8 (Firm)|
Finally, there are a few more factors to consider when comparing mattress models. Ask yourself the following questions before you purchase a new mattress:
Mattresses with dual firmness feature different firmness settings on both sides of the bed. This may be the best option for couples with different comfort preferences.
Couples may also appreciate mattresses with better motion isolation, such as foam, latex, and hybrid models. These minimize motion transfer and any associated noise, so you’re less likely to be woken up by your partner shifting positions in the night.
People who are heavier tend to prefer mattresses that measure 10 or fewer inches thick; lighter people often prefer thicker beds. Some models are available in multiple profile options, but thicker models tend to be more expensive than thinner ones.
Mattress height can also affect how easy it is for you to get in and out of bed.
Sleepers living with chronic pain may find some mattresses relieve their pain better than others. Often, memory foam mattresses are preferred for their high conforming ability, but the experience can vary by person. Learn more in our guides to the best mattresses for back pain, hip pain, and shoulder pain.
If allergies are a concern, you may find you sleep easier on an organic mattress. These beds are made from eco-friendly materials like latex, wool, and cotton, which are naturally more breathable, hypoallergenic, and resistant to mold and bacteria.
Most mattress brands allow customers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time (typically 90 nights or more). If they are dissatisfied, they may return the mattress at any point during the trial period — though some companies charge return fees.
All of the mattresses we recommended for Canadian shoppers above have sleep trials of 100 nights or more.
Mattress warranties generally last 10 years or longer. Warranty length is key, but the most important consideration is nonprorated coverage length. Nonprorated coverage means the mattress owner does not need to pay additional costs to have defective mattresses repaired or replaced; prorated coverage means they must pay a percentage of the original product price for repairs or replacements. Some warranties are entirely nonprorated, but others are primarily prorated.
All of the mattresses we reviewed above have warranty periods of at least 10 or 15 years, although the Zenhaven boasts the longest warranty of all, at 20 years.
If you’re out shopping for a new mattress, chances are you’re due for a new pillow as well. Pillows typically need to be replaced every few years to stay supportive and clean. You can learn more about how to choose a new pillow in our guide.