Best Mattresses from Canada – Our Picks and Buyer’s Guide

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Quick Summary

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.

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. Our picks are based on verified customer and owner experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.

Best Mattresses from Canada

Editor’s Pick – Douglas

Best Value Mattress – Brunswick

Best Luxury Mattress – Novosbed

Best Mattress for Pressure Relief – The Casper

Best Cooling Mattress – Logan & Cove

How We Decided

 

35 mattresses considered –– 60 hours of research –– 4 mattress executives interviewed –– 4 sleep experts consulted

Best Mattresses from Canada – Tuck's Top 5 Beds

Douglas – Editor's Pick

Highlights
  • ‘Medium Firm’
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Close conforming and pressure relief
  • Great motion isolation

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.

Good for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination)
  • Sleepers in the average and heavy weight groups
  • Couples
  • Value seekers

Check Price | Read Our Full Douglas Mattress Review

Brunswick – Best Value

Highlights
  • ‘Medium Firm’ (6)
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Exceptional temperature neutrality
  • Strong sleeper and edge support

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.

Like most other Novosbed models, 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.

Good for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination)
  • Sleepers in the average and heavy weight groups
  • Those who tend to sleep hot
  • People who prefer beds with thicker-than-average profiles

Check Price | Read Our Full Brunswick Mattress Review

Novosbed – Best Luxury Mattress

Novosbed

Highlights
  • Multiple firmness options (3.5, 5, 6.5)
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Thick, pressure-relieving comfort layers
  • Great motion isolation

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.

Good for:

  • Side and back sleepers
  • Sleepers in every weight group (light, average, heavy)
  • Back pain sufferers
  • Those who normally sleep hot on foam beds

Check Price | Read Our Full Novosbed Mattress Review

The Casper – Best Mattress for Pressure Relief

Highlights
  • Medium (5)
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Thick, pressure-relieving comfort layers
  • Great motion isolation

The Casper, our pick for Best Mattress for Pressure Relief, is manufactured in the United States but the company 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.

Good for:

  • Sleepers in the light and average weight groups
  • Back pain sufferers
  • Couples
  • People who prefer beds with average thickness profiles

Check Price | Read Our Full Casper Mattress Review

Logan & Cove – Best Cooling Mattress

Highlights
  • ‘Medium Firm’
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Excellent cushioning and close conforming
  • Strong edge support

The Logan & Cove is a hybrid mattress crafted from innovative materials, including a cover derived from eucalyptus fibers, a silk-blend pillow-top layer for ultrasoft cushioning, and polyfoam pocketed coils. Despite the bed’s luxurious construction, it is available at a price-point that falls well below the cost of an average hybrid mattress.

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.

According to Novosbed, 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.

Good for:

  • Every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach, combination)
  • Sleepers in the average and heavy weight groups
  • Back pain sufferers
  • Couples

Check Price | Read Our Full Logan & Cove Mattress Review

Best Mattresses from Canada Buyer's Guide

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.

How to Buy a Mattress 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:

Step 1: Determine your budget: 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:

  • The cost of the mattress model in the size you need. Most adults require a Full-size mattress or larger, and couples should consider Queen, King, or California King sizes. Keep in mind that U.S. mattress brands list their model prices in U.S. dollars; you can convert the currency to Canadian dollars using Google.
  • Taxes. The sales tax for goods purchased in Canada varies by province, but most mattress brands charge a flat 5% sales tax for online orders. U.S. mattress brands may charge sales tax, as well. The applied taxes typically show up during order checkout.
  • Shipping costs. Some mattress brands utilize ground couriers for deliveries and offer free shipping for all orders in Canada. Others employ their own couriers who assemble the mattress in the customer’s residence; this service, known as ‘White Glove delivery,’ may be free-of-charge or incur a fee, depending on the company.
  • Return fees. Many online mattress brands offer free returns; they will either pick up the mattress from the customer’s home or mail a prepaid shipping label to the customer. In some cases, customers must cover shipping and handling fees for mattress returns.
  • Additional bedding. If you are purchasing a mattress that is smaller or larger than your current bed, then be sure to include new sheets and/or blankets in your 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.

Step 2: Choose the mattress type: 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:

  • Foam
  • Latex
  • Innerspring
  • Hybrid
  • Airbed

 

The table below lists basic information, as well as general pros and cons, for each of these three mattress types.

Mattress Type Foam Latex Innerspring Hybrid Airbed
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
Noise Rating Excellent Excellent Poor Good Poor
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
Availability Common Moderate Common Moderate Rare

Step 3: Compare different models: 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:

  • Firmness. Some models are available in multiple firmness settings; others may only be offered with one firmness, which can be more limiting for customers. If a specific firmness is not listed, you may be able to estimate the firmness using measurements like density (often listed for foams) or indentation load deflection, or ILD (often listed for latex).
  • Dual firmness. 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.
  • Thickness. 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.
  • Sizing. Make sure the mattresses you compare are all available in your preferred size.
  • Sleep trial. 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.
  • Warranty length. 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.

Step 4: Reach out to customer service for additional information: 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.

Additional Tuck Resources

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