Polysleep Mattress Overview
Founded in 2016, Polysleep is a Canadian direct-to-consumer mattress company. Polysleep produces three main mattresses: the Origin, the Polysleep, and the Zephyr. It also makes a baby mattress, a pillow, and a foundation.
The Polysleep Mattress is constructed of three layers of foam with an additional foam encasement around the perimeter of the bed to add support. The cover is liquid-repellant and machine washable. At 10 inches thick, the bed has an average profile. Its firmness rating falls around 5.5 on the 10-point firmness scale, giving it a medium feel.
In this review, we’ll provide a detailed overview of the Polysleep Mattress, including its construction, pricing, and performance. We’ll also compare the Polysleep Mattress to several similar models and summarize key information about the company’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.
Table of Contents
Meet Our Testing Team
- Sleepers with sharp pressure points. The Polysleep contours to the body, dispersing weight evenly to relieve pressure points.
- People who are easily awoken by their partner moving during the night. The Polysleep’s layers of foam absorb motion to a significant extent, so sleepers might not notice when their partner stirs.
- Side sleepers. Our testers who sleep on their sides enjoyed good cradling that allowed their hips and shoulders to sink in the right amount.
Not Recommended for...
- Back and stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds. Our back and stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds felt the Polysleep Mattress was too soft, allowing their midsections to sink in too deeply for optimal spinal alignment.
- Those who prefer a more responsive mattress. The foam construction does not provide much bounce, so it may not be ideal for sleepers who like a springier surface.
- People who prefer the feeling of sleeping “on” a mattress rather than “in” a mattress. The medium feel and memory foam comfort layer offer a good deal of hug that may make it feel like you’re sleeping “in” the Polysleep Mattress rather than “on” it. Sleepers who prefer the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress may prefer a different model.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Polysleep Mattress. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
The Polysleep Mattress excelled in our motion isolation, pressure relief, and noise tests. Keep reading for more information on the Polysleep’s performance and how our testers determined its ratings.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Polysleep Mattress across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
How Is the Polysleep Mattress Constructed?
The Polysleep’s soft-to-the-touch cover is constructed of a blend of polyester, polyviscose, and spandex. This cover is liquid repellent to reduce damage associated with spills. It is also machine washable for easy cleaning.
The top layer of the Polysleep Mattress is constructed of 2.5 inches of 3 PCF memory foam with an ILD between 8 and 12. PCF stands for “pounds per cubic foot” and measures the density of the foam. ILD means indentation load deflection, which is a measure of a foam’s firmness.
The comfort layer’s PCF rating is indicative of low-density memory foam. Low-density memory foam usually offers slightly less conforming than higher density memory foam. However, the low ILD rating denotes a soft feel, which increases the mattress’s level of contouring. This comfort layer is also ventilated to promote more air circulation.
The transition layer uses 2 inches of 1.8 PCF polyfoam. This high-density polyfoam provides a barrier between the softer comfort layer and the firmer support layer.
The foam base layer consists of a 5.5-inch thick support core of 1.8 PCF polyfoam with an ILD between 52 and 58. This high-density foam is exceptionally firm, supporting the rest of the mattress.
A 7.5-inch thick proprietary support frame of 2 PCF polyfoam with an ILD of 36 wraps around the outside of the mattress support and transition layer, reinforcing the edge.
The Polysleep Mattress measures 10 inches thick, which is approximately average. Both the comfort and support layers are also around the average thickness, providing a balance between conforming and support that should be suitable for most sleepers.
|Product Name||Firmness Level||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Polysleep Mattress||Medium (5.5)||10”||5.5” 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam (52-58 ILD)
7.5” 2 PCF HD Polyfoam Encasement (36 ILD)
|2.5” 3 PCF Memory Foam (8-12 ILD)
2” 1.8 PCF Transitional HD Polyfoam
|Polyester, Polyviscose, Spandex|
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The Polysleep Mattress comes in one firmness. Polysleep rates the firmness around 6.5 on the 10-point firmness scale, which would indicate a medium-firm feel. However, our testers felt the Polysleep rated around 5.5, denoting a medium feel. This is on the soft end of the range most sleepers prefer.
The high point elasticity of memory foam means that it compresses primarily directly under the sleeper’s weight rather than spreading across the surface of the mattress. Our testers found that the Polysleep’s soft memory foam comfort layer created a plush surface that cradled their bodies, providing significant hug and pressure relief. Due to the high-point elasticity of the memory foam, our testers felt like they were sleeping “in” the mattress instead of “on” the mattress.
Next, let’s take a closer look at our performance ratings for the Polysleep mattress. We base these ratings on findings from our internal testing and sleep testing results, along with verified customer and owner experiences.
Based on the Polysleep’s construction, we would expect it to last about as long as the average for foam mattresses. The transition and support layers use high-density foams, which tend to be more durable than low-density foam. The comfort layer uses relatively low-density memory foam, which tends to be more susceptible to sagging and indentations than high-density memory foam.
Rotating your mattress head-to-toe every 3-6 months and following the manufacturer’s care instructions may further extend the Polysleep Mattress’ life.
To test the Polysleep Mattress for motion transfer, we asked two testers to lie on the bed at the same time. One sleeper rolled around, while the other tester felt for movement spreading across the surface of the bed. Our stationary tester noted very little transfer, with the Polysleep Mattress’s foam layers absorbing all but the most significant motion.
Our overnight external testers who share the bed with a partner came to the same conclusion. Even when their partner was tossing and turning, they noticed only very slight motion transfer across the surface of the bed.
When they first unpackaged the Polysleep Mattress, our testers reported some off-gassing odor. After leaving the mattress for 24 hours, the smell had mostly dissipated. When they checked again after 72 hours, the odor was virtually undetectable.
Beds that contain polyfoam and/or memory foam generally emit some off-gassing odors due to volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These smells are generally considered harmless. Because all-foam beds do not allow as much airflow through the mattress as those with coil layers, all-foam models like the Polysleep Mattress may take longer to air out.
For our pressure relief assessment, we placed a sensory pad on the Polysleep Mattress and asked sleepers from different weight groups to lie on it while we measured pressure build-up. The Polysleep Mattress provided even support and cradling for our testers, earning it excellent marks in the pressure relief category.
Due to the mattress’s medium feel, our lightweight and average-weight sleep testers experienced the most pressure relief. While our heavyweight testers also enjoyed some pressure relief, they also experienced some sagging in the shoulders and hips, which created some discomfort.
Our testers who tend to sleep hot reported the Polysleep Mattress slept cooler than some memory foam models, but they still felt that it trapped more heat near their bodies than they’d like.
The Polysleep’s comfort layer uses a low-density memory foam, which tends to retain heat less than high-density memory foam. Additionally, this layer is ventilated to allow airflow. While these features promote a cooler night’s sleep, it may still not be cool enough for people who are prone to sleeping hot.
To evaluate the Polysleep’s edge support, we had testers from different weight groups sit along the bed’s edge to feel for sinkage. While our heavyweight testers noted more sinkage than our lightweight and average-weight testers, everyone agreed that the edge was supportive enough to get into and out of bed without any trouble.
When our testers lied near the edge of the bed, they noted similar results. Again, our heavyweight testers noted more sinkage than other groups, but all of our testers reported that the perimeter of the bed felt secure enough to allow them to use the full surface of the mattress without feeling like they might roll off.
Most all-foam mattress models lack edge support since the foam compresses significantly around the perimeter when weight is applied. The Polysleep prevents excessive edge sinkage with its proprietary support frame. A 7.5-inch layer of high-density polyfoam wraps around the outside of the base layer and transition layer to reinforce the edge.
Our sleep testers reported that the Polysleep was virtually silent when bearing weight. Like other all-foam models, the Polysleep lacks coils, which are usually responsible for mattress noises. Because the Polysleep is exceptionally quiet, it may appeal to sleepers who are easily disturbed by creaking when they or their partners shift positions during the night.
As is common with foam mattresses, the Polysleep Mattress lacks the bounce of traditional innerspring mattresses and hybrid models. Some couples prefer a springier mattress for sexual activity. However, the Polysleep’s close conforming can provide traction, which may also be beneficial.
Many all-foam models lack edge support, which may make couples feel like they need to avoid the perimeter of the bed. However, the Polysleep’s sturdy edge may make it easier to use the full surface of the mattress. Since the Polysleep Mattress is virtually silent, it can also allow for discreet amorous activity.
A sleeper’s weight and position preferences can be key determining factors in whether or not a mattress feels comfortable to them. To better assess how the Polysleep Mattress performs with different sleepers, we had testers with different body types and position preferences lie on the mattress.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Our lightweight testers found the Polysleep provided enough conforming and support across sleep positions.
Of all our lightweight testers, our side sleepers gave the Polysleep Mattress the highest marks. The relatively soft comfort layer allowed them to sink in enough to enjoy very good cradling without putting pressure on their hips or shoulders.
Our back and stomach sleepers also found the Polysleep comfortable but would have preferred more support for their midsections.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
Our average-weight sleep testers also felt the Polysleep provided a comfortable night’s rest across all sleep positions.
When sleeping on their sides, our average-weight testers felt the comfort layer contoured to their hips and shoulders to provide pressure relief, while the transition layer prevented them from sinking in too deeply. This balance of contouring and support helped align their spines while relieving pressure points.
Our back sleepers felt the Polysleep provided even support without feeling hard. Our stomach sleepers also enjoyed the mattress, but they felt their midsections sunk in a little too deeply for proper spinal alignment.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Heavyweight sleepers tend to prefer a firmer mattress to provide them with sufficient support and prevent them from sinking in too deeply. Since the Polysleep has a medium (5.5) feel, it is softer than we would expect most heavyweight sleepers to prefer. Our heavyweight sleep testers’ reports were in line with these expectations.
Our side sleepers rated the Polysleep Mattress well. They enjoyed the hug of the comfort layer, but they felt the soft feel allowed their hips and shoulders to sink in a little too far, leading to pressure points.
Our back and stomach sleepers reported that the Polysleep Mattress was not firm enough to provide them with sufficient support. They felt their midsections sunk in too deeply, putting some strain on their spines and leading to next-day soreness
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $695 CAD ($595 USD)
- Twin XL $725 CAD ($625 USD)
- Full $795 CAD ($695 USD)
- Queen $895 CAD ($795 USD)
- King $995 CAD ($895 USD)
- Cal King $995 CAD ($895 USD)
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How Does the Novosbed Mattress Compare to Other Beds?
With so many mattresses on the market, it may be hard to assess which option will best meet your needs. When testing mattresses, we notice similarities and differences that may not be apparent at first glance. In this section, we’ll compare the Polysleep Mattress to similar models to give you a clearer idea of how what sets each mattress apart.
Polysleep vs. Douglas
Like the Polysleep Mattress, the Douglas Mattress is a memory foam model that excels in motion isolation, pressure relief, and noise. Both models are produced by Canadian companies and are constructed of three main layers of foam.
While the Polysleep Mattress and Douglas Mattress earned similar results in most of our performance categories, their unique constructions led to two notable differences. A foam encasement wraps around the bottom two layers of the Polysleep mattress, reinforcing the perimeter and earning the mattress higher ratings in our edge support tests.
The Douglas Mattress has a cooling cover and cooling gel foam layer, which earned it higher ratings in our temperature neutrality category.
The Douglas Mattress has a medium-firm (6) feel, which means it’s slightly firmer than the Polysleep Mattress. Our heavyweight sleep testers preferred this firmness, rating the Douglas Mattress higher across all sleep positions. Our lightweight back sleepers also favored the Douglas Mattress, while our lightweight side sleepers preferred the Polysleep.
Polysleep vs. Brunswick
The Brunswick Mattress uses a hybrid design, combining a comfort layer of memory foam, layers of polyfoam, and a pocketed coil support core. Like the Polysleep Mattress, the Brunswick Mattress is produced by a Canadian company and received strong ratings from our sleep testers.
Brunswick Mattress’ hybrid construction earned it higher marks in our durability, off-gassing, temperature neutrality, and sex categories. However, the Polysleep Mattress’ all-foam construction earned it better ratings in motion isolation, pressure relief, and noise.
The Brunswick Mattress measures 12 inches thick, which is 2 inches thicker than the Polysleep Mattress. This makes the Brunswick a high-profile model, so it may require extra deep sheets.
Coming in at 6 on the 10-point firmness scale, the Brunswick is a medium-firm model with a slightly firmer feel than the Polysleep. Our lightweight and average weight side sleepers preferred the extra contouring of the Polysleep. However, our heavyweight sleepers preferred the extra support of the Brunswick Mattress.
Polysleep vs. Novosbed
Like the Polysleep Mattress, the Novosbed Mattress is a memory foam model constructed of three layers of foam.
While the Polysleep has a medium (5.5) feel, the Novosbed Mattress comes in three firmness options: soft (3.5), medium (5), and medium-firm (6.5). The Novosbed Mattress’ firmness options may appeal to sleepers who prefer a softer or firmer mattress than the Polysleep.
However, both mattresses earned similar marks from our lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight sleep testers. That being said, our lightweight back sleepers and heavyweight back and stomach sleepers preferred the Novosbed Mattress.
The Polysleep Mattress and the Novosbed Mattress also received similar ratings in our performance tests, though each mattress outperformed the other in some categories. Our testers rated the Novosbed Mattress higher in our durability, temperature neutrality, and sex categories. They gave the Polysleep Mattress better marks for motion isolation, pressure relief, and edge support.
Polysleep vs. Recore
Both the Polysleep Mattress and the Recore Mattress are produced by Canadian companies. The Recore is an all-foam model constructed of polyfoam and synthetic latex.
The Polysleep Mattress rated higher in our motion isolation, pressure relief, and edge support tests. However, the Recore scored higher for temperature neutrality due to its inclusion of a layer of graphite-infused latex and a layer of gel-infused polyfoam.
Our testers felt the Recore had a medium-firm feel, rating around 6 on the firmness scale. This is slightly firmer than the medium feel of the Polysleep.
Our lightweight side sleepers preferred the softness and contouring of the Polysleep Mattress. The Recore performed better with our lightweight back sleepers and our heavyweight back and stomach sleepers, who appreciated the extra support.
Polysleep vs. Logan & Cove
Like the Polysleep Mattress, the Logan & Cove Mattress is produced by a Canadian company. While the Polysleep is an all-foam model, the Logan & Cove uses a hybrid design that uses multiple layers of foam over a support layer of pocketed coils.
The Logan & Cove received higher ratings in our durability, temperature neutrality, and sex categories, largely due to its hybrid design. The Polysleep’s all-foam construction contributed to its higher ratings for motion isolation, pressure relief, and noise.
At 14 inches thick, the Logan & Cove measures 4 inches thicker than the Polysleep Mattress. This high-profile model may appeal to heavyweight sleepers seeking extra support.
The Logan & Cove Mattress comes in two firmness options: medium-soft (4.5) and medium-firm (6.5). As a medium (5.5) mattress, the Polysleep Mattress’s feel falls squarely between Logan & Cove’s two options.
These firmness options contributed to the Logan & Cove earning higher marks from several groups of our sleepers, including our stomach sleepers from all weight groups, our lightweight and heavyweight back sleepers, and our average-weight side sleepers.
Polysleep vs. Casper
Both the Polysleep Mattress and the Casper Original Mattress are mixed foam models constructed with several foam layers. The Casper also includes a zoned layer that provides extra support around the hips to promote proper spinal alignment. The Casper Mattress measures 12 inches thick, giving it a higher profile than the Polysleep Mattress.
Thanks to its use of open-cell foams, the Casper earned higher marks in our temperature neutrality. We rated the Polysleep higher for off-gassing, pressure relief, and edge support.
Like the Polysleep, the Casper has a medium feel. Coming in around a 5 on the firmness scale, the Casper is slightly softer than the Polysleep. Our lightweight back and stomach sleepers preferred the Casper, while our average weight back sleepers favored the Polysleep. Our heavyweight testers found both the Polysleep and the Casper softer than ideal.
Brunswick Spring Mattress
Logan & Cove by Novosbed
|PRICE RANGE||$650||$749 (CAD)||$749 (CAD)||$999||$849 (CAD)||$999 (Canadian)||$995.00|
|SLEEP TRIAL||100 nights||120 nights||120 nights||120 nights||120 nights||120 nights||100 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||10 years, limited||15 years, Limited||15 Year, Limited||15 Year, 10 non-prorated||15 Year, Limited||15 Year, Limited||10 Year, Limited|
Sleep Trial 100 Nights
Shipping Free to contiguous U.S. & Canada
Warranty 10-year limited
Made In Canada
Where Can I Buy the Polysleep Mattress?
The Polysleep Mattress is sold through the Polysleep website and through Amazon.
Where Do They Ship?
Polysleep ships to Canada and the contiguous United States. Shipping is free to the Canadian Provinces and the contiguous United States. Additional charges apply for shipments to the Canadian Territories. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii may purchase the mattress through Amazon.
White Glove Delivery?
White Glove delivery is not currently available.
Old Mattress Removal?
Polysleep does not currently offer old mattress removal. The company suggests you contact a local service provider.
Full Delivery Policy
Polysleep’s delivery policy is as follows:
- Orders are usually processed in 1-2 business days.
- Delivery typically takes an additional 2 to 7 business days, so most customers can expect to receive their mattress in 4 to 9 business days depending on their location.
- The Polysleep Mattress is wrapped in plastic and shipped in a box.
- You can leave your Polysleep Mattress in the box for up to 3 months.
- The customer can select whether to require a signature for delivery.
- Customers will receive a tracking number for the package.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Trial Period: Polysleep offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Polysleep Mattress.
- Polysleep offers a 100-night trial during which your mattress can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price.
- Exchanges are also available during the trial period. Exchanging the mattress voids the trial.
- Polysleep will arrange to pick up returned mattresses. The customer does not need to pack it or retain the shipping box.
- If you receive free promotional items with your mattress purchase and choose to keep them when returning your mattress, your refund will be reduced by the value of the items.
- Additional terms and conditions may apply.
Warranty: Polysleep offers a 10-year limited warranty for the Polysleep Mattress.
- The warranty begins on the date of purchase.
- The warranty extends to the original purchaser of the mattress when purchased from an authorized retailer.
- A copy of the receipt is required as proof of purchase.
- The mattress must be used for its intended purpose with a proper base to be eligible.
- If eligible defects are confirmed, mattresses will be eligible for a one-time repair or replacement.
- The warranty covers: indentations greater than 1 inch, physical flaws that lead to the foam splitting or cracking, defects and flaws in the cover’s zipper.
- The warranty does not cover: a normal increase in softness, changes in comfort/height preference, physical abuse (cuts, stains, burns, etc.), damage due to movement or manipulation after delivery, damage caused by using an improper foundation, damage that occurs when removing the cover, damage caused by cleaning the cover using methods other than those detailed in the instructions, sheet fit issues, mattresses sold “as-is,” transportation and inspection expenses.
- The purchaser is responsible for transportation costs.
- Warranty claims require photo evidence and proof of purchase.
- Polysleep may send an expert to inspect the mattress.
- Additional terms and conditions apply.
7 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Polysleep, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Polysleep launched in 2016.
Polysleep does not operate any brick-and-mortar stores. However, they do work with local Showcase Partners across over 20 locations in Canada where you can experience their products in person.
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