Editor’s Pick – Silk & Snow Hybrid
With its springs, fabric and foam made in Toronto, the Silk & Snow Hybrid mattress is a cost-effective option that hasn’t travelled far. It’s suitable for a wide variety of people, regardless of how they sleep at night - which is great for couples who can’t decide or agree on what they need out of a mattress for a good night’s sleep. The gel-infused memory foam and polyfoam layers offer the maximum potential for a comfortable rest, as the mattress becomes molded to your shape over time in order to provide targeted support. It’s rated as having a medium firmness, being level 6/10 on the ‘firmness’ scale, which means it’s supportive for your back to keep your spine in good shape. There is additional support for the areas of your body where you are likely to be heavier on the mattress, like around your waist and head. Not only does the foam help to look after your back, but it helps to keep your bed looking good too, as the foam is firm enough to retain the mattress shape along the areas in which other mattresses would usually sag. As a bonus, the mattress is covered with an antimicrobial fabric which is great for ensuring that your bedroom is kept hygienic and sanitary.
Each of the pocketed coils inside the mattress have been strategically placed to allow for air to flow through the mattress, to reduce the likelihood of those sleeping from getting too hot and sweaty. The placement of these coils also helps to ensure that any movement from your partner as they sleep is kept within their area of the mattress, so you aren’t disrupted or woken up from your sleep by your partner’s tossing and turning.
With Silk & Snow mattresses that are shipped free of charge, you are eligible for a refund within 100-days of purchasing the mattress if you are not satisfied with the mattress within this initial trial period. Silk & Snow are so sure that you’ll be happy with your purchase, and that it’ll stand the test of time, that they have offered a 15-year guarantee.
Best Value Mattress for Canadians – Douglas Mattress
This is an excellent option for couples as it is a completely silent mattress, so you won’t be able to hear your partner getting into bed as their body weight hits the mattress like you would with other mattresses. Another important point to consider when buying a mattress is whether or not it can support the combined weight of you and your partner, but this is no problem with Douglas Mattress as it is suitable for normal and larger body types given its 6/10 firmness rating.
It’s surprising that this mattress is available at a price that is lower than the market average, considering the number of features that it offers. Additionally, the Douglas Mattress comes with a 120-night trial in which you can return the mattress, and can be delivered to you free of charge. If you do decide that the mattress is right for you, there is a 15-year warranty as Douglas Mattress is convinced that you will not need to replace the mattress within this date. If you do, then their guarantee will sort you out!
Best Luxury Canadian Mattress – Novosbed
With this pricier mattress comes two memory foam layers, which are incredibly effective at helping to support the spine and work through any high-pressure points in the body. You are more likely to have a better and deeper night’s sleep when your back is fully rested and eased from any stress being placed on it. This makes the mattress an excellent option for people suffering from back pain, and the firmness of the mattress will relieve pain. Despite having two layers of memory foam, the mattress doesn’t trap heat and cause its users to sweat, since there is a breathable lyocell cover to keep the mattress cool. You won’t be interrupted in your sleep either, since any movement is distributed evenly so you won’t feel anything, nor hear any mattress creaks or squeaks.
Novosbed can be delivered to you for free in Canada, and most states in the US. You are able to return the mattress within the period after your 60th night’s sleep, but before a full 120 nights of sleep have passed. This allows you to truly try out your new mattress to decide whether it is the most suitable one for you, and there is a 15-year warranty attached to the product. Yet, the memory foam in a Novosbed is renowned to be much more long-lasting than other similar mattresses on the market, and it is expected that the mattress will last you beyond the minimum of 7 years.
Best Mattress for Lightweight Canadian Sleepers – Juno Mattress
Unlike the other mattresses that have been previously mentioned, the Juno Mattress is a lot thinner and does make it much cheaper than other models on the market. However, it still has a thickness of 8 inches to ensure that those sleeping on the bed are able to feel that their back and front are well-supported - depending on whether they sleep on their back, stomach or side. This makes the Juno Mattress versatile and suitable for a range of different sleeping positions, which is excellent if the bed is shared as everyone has their personal sleeping preference.
Despite the cheaper price point, the Juno Mattress has a gel-infused memory foam layer which cushions the spine by supporting the back, shoulders and hips. The memory foam also means that the mattress doesn’t make much noise. Its cheaper price doesn’t mean that the Juno Mattress compromises on comfort, but it is most suitable for lighter or average weight individuals, regardless of their sleeping preference. It might not support bigger body types, even though the mattress has a firmness rating of 6, due to it being thinner than other mattresses on the market.
Best Canadian Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers – Recore Mattress
The sleepers in the average weight category are classed as those who are between 130 and 230 pounds. These types of sleepers need mattresses that are of a medium firmness, at a rating of 6/10, which will provide overall support with layers to cushion the body as it sleeps. It can be hard to get the right balance for average weight sleepers, with some mattresses being too soft and sinking, whilst others are too firm to support the pressure points sufficiently. It’s important for the spine to be well-supported when sleeping, especially if an individual is suffering from back pains or aches.
The Recore Mattress is made up of graphite-infused synthetic latex, with comfortable layers of gel-infused memory foam which molds to the sleeper’s body. This means that the mattress responds to the sleeping positions of an individual to ensure that they can get a good sleep night after night. Foam is the base and the foundation of the mattress, which ensures that the bed is a flat, even surface, which also makes it suitable for heavier and average weights.
The mattress makes no noise when sleepers are lying on the bed, and the mattress cover is made of a breathable material so that it isn’t too hot for those sleeping on the bed. Not only is it designed to keep cool, but the latex comfort layers make it an extremely responsive and bouncy bed. It comes with free shipping, a 120-night trial to allow you to return the mattress if you’re not satisfied, and boasts a 15-year warranty.
Best Mattress for Heavyweight Canadian Sleepers – Logan & Cove Mattress
This mattress has a cover made from eucalyptus fibers, with a silk-blend pillow-top layer, gel memory foam and a polyfoam base with pocketed coils. For this reason, it’s known as a luxury hybrid mattress - yet its luxury doesn’t come attached with a high price tag, which is surprising given the high-quality it packs. The unique layers of this mattress mean that sleepers are kept cool as the coil layer means that air can flow through, whilst the silk-blend pillow-top means that the temperature of the bed is regulated. Like other gel memory foam and polyfoam mattresses, the sleeper’s back is well-supported and their spine is kept in an optimal position to relieve or prevent back pain. An added plus as a result of the gel memory foam is that the mattress makes no noise, and there is limited motion felt by sleepers.
Although we’ve ranked it as the best Canadian mattress for heavyweight sleepers, the Logan & Cove mattress comes in two different firmness ratings. This means that the mattress can be suitable for either average sized or heavier individuals - with the 4.5 firmness rating being the preferential option for lighter sleepers, and the 6.5 firmness rating mattress being better for heavier sleepers. These firm mattresses help to support those with all kinds of sleeping position preferences, whether an individual is a back, stomach or side sleeper. The support that they feel with this mattress would not be felt in the same way if they slept on another, much softer, mattress than the firm and comfortable Logan & Cove Mattress.
Despite the affordable price point, and the cheaper than average hybrid base, this mattress will last for a long time. The durability of the mattress and the security that it will remain supportive and firm for an extended period of time is reinforced by the 15-year guarantee that the mattress comes with. It also is available for a 120-night sleep trial, as well as free shipping for ‘99% of Canadians’.
Common Mattress FAQs
How Long Can You Keep A Mattress For?
You should keep your mattress until it no longer offers the same level of support that it once did, and when it starts to disrupt your sleeping pattern. On average, a mattress will last between 6-8 years, but some can last as little as 5 years or as long as 10 years. The length of time that your mattress will last will depend on how well it has been made, and what type of materials have been used.
A mattress will usually start to look and feel uncomfortable as a result of sagging, softening and when long-lasting impressions remain for extended periods of time - without ever returning to its original flat surface. These signs of a worn-out mattress mean that an individual’s back is no longer supported, which can interfere with the user the following day because they will wake up with a sore back, as well as having aches or pains when they move.
The signs of a deteriorating mattress as described above will usually occur as a result of low-quality innersprings, and these problems will also occur in mattresses that are made entirely of foam. Low-quality innersprings cause the mattress to sag as they get worn-out and no longer spring back into shape, whereas foam-based mattresses will retain the sleeper’s body impressions which can make it an uneven surface. Hybrid beds are combinations of these two different mattress support materials, which means that hybrid mattresses are just as likely to have these deterioration issues too. However, they are usually at a higher price point and thus made with higher quality materials than regular beds made from either foam or innersprings. This means that hybrid beds are longer-lasting and able to withstand much more than regular mattresses made with one type of material.
Another type of durable bed that can last a lot longer than innersprings and foam mattresses, is mattresses made from latex. They are prone to soften and develop body impressions like a foam mattress, but this happens over a much longer period of time. It doesn’t happen nearly as quick as it can happen in foam mattresses. You should opt for natural latex over synthetic latex, to ensure that you are purchasing a mattress that will stay with you for a long time. A durable mattress should also have low-gauge coils that are thicker than regular innersprings, and a high-density foam material. Look for mattresses that are made with memory foam at 5+ PCF, or polyfoam at 1.7+ PCF to ensure that you are purchasing a mattress which you won’t need to replace for years to come.
Do I Go for a Mattress, Box Spring or Bed Frame Foundation?
None of these features will impact the feel and comfort of a mattress, and so it is down to personal preference as to whether you should choose a mattress, box spring or bed frame foundation. There are both advantages and disadvantages with each option, but none of them impact on how comfortable your mattress will feel to you. These options will change how your bedroom looks, can boost your storage capacities and adjust how high your bed sits, but make no difference to how comfortable your bed feels. Only a mattress will do this, which is why it is important to invest in a good one that suits your sleeping needs.
How Big Should My Mattress Be?
If you are single and your bed will only be sleeping one person, a twin and twin XL size mattress will be suitable for only you. You should opt for the twin XL if you are on the taller side, since it offers extra leg room.
If you have a partner or someone who sleeps with you on a regular basis, including your pet, full mattresses can be an option - but only if you are both small in size. It won’t be very comfortable if you are both on the larger side, as there won’t be enough room for you both to sleep soundly. The most popular and common size is Queen mattresses which are ideal for sleeping two people. If you’re looking for something roomier, or a mattress that will be able to fit extra guests like children and pets too, opt for a King or California King mattress which is big enough for 2+!
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