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Dozens of today’s mattress brands are based in Canada, and customers in that country can 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 – The Douglas Mattress
Best Value Mattress – Endy Mattress
Best Luxury Mattress – Essentia Classic 8
Best Mattress for Pressure Relief – Novosbed
Best Cooling Mattress – Logan & Cove
Our editor’s pick is the Douglas Mattress from Novosbed, a memory foam bed that conforms closely to the sleeper’s body in order 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 comparable to natural latex. A high-density polyfoam base layer reinforces the mattress and ensures a flat, even sleep surface.
The Douglas by Novosbed also isolates motion transfer to a significant extent and produces no noise when bearing weight; both of these qualities may be beneficial to couples, particularly if one or both of the sleepers awakens easily due to noise. 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 by Novosbed is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.
Our Best Value pick is the Endy Mattress, a memory foam model with a current price-point that is significantly lower than the cost of an average memory foam mattress. However, the Endy Mattress provides close conforming, improves spinal alignment, and alleviates pain and pressure at levels that are comparable to many high-end models. Comfort layers of gel memory foam and high-density polyfoam hug the sleeper’s body closely without sinking excessively or compromising mattress support.
Motion isolation is another key strength of the Endy Mattress; the sleep surface absorbs and minimizes transfer to an excellent degree, placing it above many of its competitors. The mattress is silent when bearing weight, as well. And at 70 pounds in a Queen-size, the Endy Mattress is light and easy to move even by memory foam mattress standards.
Endy offers free mattress shipping to all Canadian provinces. The mattress is backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
Our Luxury Mattress pick is the Classic 8 from Essentia, a bed constructed with a memory foam comfort layer and a support core made from Dunlop latex. The mattress offers great support due in part to the latex support core, which reinforces the bed better than most polyfoam support cores, as well as a cotton base to prevent shifting. The mattress also features an breathable organic cotton cover that sleeps cooler than synthetic fabric covers, as well as a bucaneve wrap liner to reduce friction.
The mattress conforms very closely to relieve pain and pressure, but will not sink excessively. The sleep surface also absorbs a significant amount of motion transfer. The bed is virtually silent when bearing weight, as well.
Shipping is free for all Essentia mattress customers in Canada and the U.S. The Classic 8 mattress is backed by a 60-night sleep trial and a 20-year 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 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 Logan & Cove by Novosbed 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.
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:
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:
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:
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|
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:
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.