Best for Couples
An all-foam mattress that couples will love, the Leesa can cut down on motion transfer and help alleviate back pain in sensitive sleepers.
As mattress researchers, we often see that popular U.S.-based mattress and bedding companies charge an extra shipping cost to ship beds to Canada. Even when these companies offer free shipping to addresses in the United States, Canadians are all too often left out of the equation. Still, there’s hope for Canadian folks who want a new mattress without paying extravagant shipping costs.
Each quality mattress on this list is either made in Canada or shipped to Canadian addresses free of charge. Some fall in both categories! Though many mattress companies in the U.S. charge an extra fee or don’t allow shipping to the Great White North, we’ve pored through a selection of great brands and chosen only the top contenders to make the cut. Often, we’ve put these mattresses to the test ourselves with the help of our in-house mattress testing lab. So let’s get to the mattresses!
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An all-foam mattress that couples will love, the Leesa can cut down on motion transfer and help alleviate back pain in sensitive sleepers.
The all-foam Leesa Original mattress works for a variety of sleep types because of its medium firmness level and responsive feel. Though it has a simple construction (it’s made with three layers of foam wrapped in a gray twill cover), the mattress is known to cradle pressure points and help with pain in the lower back and hips. The three foam layers also make the mattress ideal for couples because the foam cuts down on motion transfer, which is movement traveling across the bed if one partner moves in the night.
Leesa mattresses are made in the U.S., but they ship for free in Canada as well. The Leesa website has a “U.S.” version and a “Canada” version, which shows they cater to their Canadian customers. The brand also works to care for the environment and make a positive social impact with their mattress donation program.
See our full Leesa Mattress Review to learn more.
The most inexpensive of the mattresses on our list, the Douglas mattress from GoodMorning.com offers several cooling measures and a 120-night trial.
If you’re a shopper on a budget, you’ve come to the right place: The Douglas mattress by GoodMorning.com is budget-friendly and comes shipped right to your door for free as a bed-in-a-box. This all-foam mattress includes cooling gel foam in its top comfort layer for temperature control, and the moisture-wicking cover can be unzipped, removed and easily cleaned. The cover material is even partially derived from the eucalyptus plant.
Because the Douglas is a medium-firm mattress, we’d say it will work well for back sleepers, stomach sleepers and average-weight to heavyweight side sleepers. The mattress is also made in Canada and ships for free to most areas of the country, but the company may charge an extra fee if your address is extremely remote. A 15-year warranty and 120-night sleep trial can offer shoppers extra peace of mind.
Canadian side sleepers will appreciate the soft, yet stabilizing feel of the much-loved Casper Original mattress.
When most people imagine a “bed-in-a-box” mattress, there’s a good chance they’re picturing the Casper bedding brand. The Casper Original mattress, the brand’s flagship all-foam bed, is designed with three layers of foam for a medium-firm feel. It’s also available in a hybrid version, which has a layer of coils built into the mattress. So what makes this mattress so great for side sleepers? The Zoned Support layer in the mattress keeps heavier parts of the body supported while providing great pressure relief for sensitive joints like the hips and shoulders.
This bed is also great for Canadians because Casper ships mattresses for free to any address in Canada. Those in the Yukon, the Northwestern Territories or Nunavut may have to pay an extra shipping fee for non-mattress Casper products, but overall we’re impressed with the brand’s accessibility to Canadian customers.
See our full Casper Mattress Review to learn more.
If you suffer from allergies, the Polysleep Mattress uses antimicrobial foam to keep dust and bacteria at bay.
Nobody likes waking up in the middle of the night with a runny nose or eye irritation. Because a bed stays in our home for so long and can gather dust, it’s the perfect place for allergens to accumulate and discomfort to ensue. That’s where the Polysleep mattress comes into the picture: The foam in this mattress is antimicrobial to help allergy sufferers—and most anyone—enjoy a cleaner night of sleep.
But the features don’t stop there. This all-foam mattress includes a liquid-repellant cover to keep the mattress clean and fresh. To combat the issue of inadequate edge support (when the edges of a mattress can’t fully support the body), the Polysleep mattress features a perimeter support system that bolsters the edges of the mattress and enhances durability. It’s also designed and constructed right in Montreal, Canada, and shipped for free to your door as a bed-in-a-box mattress.
See our full Polysleep Mattress Review to learn more.
Three layers of breezy, responsive foam make this bed a real winner for combination sleepers.
If you’re a combination sleeper who tosses and turns throughout the night into different sleep positions, you’ll want to look for a responsive mattress that cradles your body without making you feel “stuck” in bed. After all, for those who fall into the “combination” sleeping position, there’s nothing worse than feeling trapped like quicksand in a too-soft mattress. The Endy mattress fits the bill for combination sleepers because it features three layers of quick-moving, responsive polyfoam that allow the body easy movement. It’s also great for pressure relief in a variety of sleep positions, regardless of your body weight.
Though the Endy offers a lot of support and breathability, it keeps motion transfer at a minimum—perfect for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by a partner’s movement. The mattress is also priced competitively (the hefty California King size comes in at less than $1,000 CAD) and features an industry-standard 10-year warranty. Best of all, the mattress is Canadian-made and ships for free to all Canadian provinces.
See our full Endy Mattress Review to learn more.
This all-foam bed-in-a-box mattress keeps cooling and pressure relief in mind—all for an excellent price point.
There are several reasons why our team loves a classic foam mattress, and the Silk & Snow epitomizes a great all-foam bed. The original S&S mattress is made with three layers of high-quality foam. The top comfort layer is a gel memory foam that has a 4 lb. density, which is great for pressure relief. Next, the transitional and support foams underneath deliver great motion-isolation capabilities, as well as support for larger parts of the body like the hips and shoulders.
The S&S mattress also boasts an antimicrobial cover that unzips for easy cleaning, and the open-cell design of the top comfort layer addresses one of the chief complaints of memory foam: It can tend to feel warm to hot sleepers. While the S&S may not feel quite as cool as some latex mattresses, we’re impressed by this cooling memory foam layer. As far as company policies, Silk & Snow ships beds for free to all provinces in Canada. Customers in Canadian territories will be responsible for a “nominal shipping charge,” according to the brand.
Read our full Silk & Snow Mattress Review to learn more.
This 11” tall mattress is packed with special features for a cool night of sleep.
The GhostBed flagship mattress uses gel-infused memory foam as well as an aerated latex foam comfort layer to keep hot sleepers feeling cool throughout the night. Because it’s on the firmer side, sleepers won’t get that “sinking” feeling of memory foam, which can sometimes make hot sleepers feel even sweatier and trapped in their mattress. Our team loves this mattress because it offers great support for back sleepers, meaning it should keep the hips elevated and ensure spinal alignment.
As an added plus for Canadian shoppers, the GhostBed is made in Ontario and shipped free by Ground FedEx to Canadian addresses. Still, a GhostBed sales representative told us that there are a “few remote areas” of Canada where the company does not ship because FedEx doesn’t deliver there. Keep that in mind and contact the company if you’re wondering whether your address is able to receive a GhostBed delivery.
See our full GhostBed Mattress Review to learn more.
If you’re a Canadian shopper looking for a new mattress, there are a few factors we’d recommend considering, like the bed’s construction and how long it is expected to last. After all, construction impacts how a bed will feel on your body, and nobody wants a mattress that develops foam indentations after just a few years.
Memory foam beds, many of which are available from online mattress retailers, can come in different firmness options. For instance, foam mattresses can range from a high-density, firm feel to a soft and contouring construction. Whether you choose a cushioning, conforming memory foam mattress or a high-density and responsive polyfoam bed, always keep your body type and sleep positions in mind when considering a memory foam mattress.
Latex mattresses are known to be high-quality beds that keep the body cool and comfortable throughout the night. Often, they employ a coil system underneath a thick layer of latex for extra breathability and support. Because the collection and manufacturing process for latex can be quite involved, these mattresses tend to lie on the pricier side. But the material is eco-friendly and luxurious, so we’d recommend this bed if you have extra cash on hand.
Hybrid mattresses use a combination of foam and innerspring coils to offer bouncy, pressure-relieving support and enhanced airflow. While the coils can vary in material, size and style (for instance, you may find pocketed coils or individually wrapped coils in a hybrid mattress), they tend to offer a more breathable construction than a traditional memory foam mattress.
If you’re considering investing in a mattress, you’ll probably want to choose one that will last for years. Look for a mattress with thick tufting and coils if you’re in search of the most long-lasting bed, as coils are one of the most durable materials you can find in a mattress. Beds with great edge support also tend to last for years.
Though the average lifespan of a mattress is seven to 10 years, warranty policies vary drastically by company. On the less competitive side of warranty policies, we’ve seen coverage last as few as five years of the mattress’s lifespan. But mattress warranty coverage can span up to the entire length of time the original purchaser owns the mattress.
It’s important to evaluate company policies like trial periods and warranties because the fine print could spell out important benefits for you, the consumer. For Canadian shoppers in particular, shipping policies are important to keep in mind because some U.S. mattress brands charge an extra fee to ship to Canadian provinces.
If you’re a Canadian shopper, maybe you’ve run into this problem: You’re shopping online for a mattress and you find that a U.S.-based retailer charges an extra fee to ship to a Canadian province. If you find yourself in that position while you shop, don’t worry. All of the mattresses on the list above are either Canadian-made or ship for free to most (if not all) Canadian provinces.
Still, if you live in a territory of Canada or have an extremely remote address (you know who you are!) it might be worth it to do a little more research before making a final decision. All of the brands on this Canadian mattress list have easy-to-use chat boxes on their website or customer service phone lines, so get in touch with a representative if you’re unsure whether your home is too off-the-beaten-path for free shipping.
Even if a mattress is made with quality materials, it’s always good to have the extra protection of a long-lasting warranty policy. The average length of a warranty policy is 10 years, so customers should ideally look for a warranty in that range or longer. Warranty policies can cover factors like cracking in the layers of memory foam or sinkage in the top comfort layers. But whether the mattress is a foam construction, hybrid or made of natural latex, you’ll want to keep it on a supportive bed frame so as not to void the warranty policy.
At the end of the day, choosing the best mattress is an art rather than a science. In fact, we’d argue that, for some shoppers, there’s no singular “best” mattress! Rather, there can be many mattresses that fit criteria like your budget, sleep position, firmness level preference and policy preferences. Keep a careful eye on those preferences as you’re browsing Canadian mattresses online and try not to get distracted by fancy marketing tactics or commercials. Instead, check out our mattress buying guide to see which materials and construction could deliver the best night of sleep for you.
Because mattress shopping can be a large investment, choosing the correct one can feel like a huge decision. But rest assured that every single Canadian mattress on this list comes with a lengthy sleep trial, so you can try out a mattress and receive a free refund if it doesn’t end up making you comfortable in the long run.
|Mattress Model||Award (superlative)||Firmness Level|
|Leesa Original||Best for Couples||Medium|
|Good Morning Brands: Douglas||Best Value Pick||Medium-firm|
|Casper Original||Best for Side Sleepers||Medium-firm|
|Polysleep Mattress||Best for Allergies||Medium|
|Endy Mattress||Best for Combination Sleepers||Medium-firm|
|Silk & Snow||Best Memory Foam||Medium-firm|
|GhostBed||Best for Hot Sleepers||Medium-firm|
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