Being a highly visited and rated mattress store in Canada, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is “what is the best mattress in Canada”?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not so simple. You see, for there to be a mattress that just works for everybody would mean that we are all roughly the same height, weight and body type. Well that’s just not the case. Since we all differ in terms of body shape, lifestyle and sleep preferences, the mattresses also differ from one another each offering specific features. However, it is not all doom and gloom! Although we all have various preferences, there is a best mattress for each and every one of us. For example, there is a best mattress for side sleepers, a best mattress for lower back pain, best mattress for heavier people etc.
We as Sleep Masters Canada, have done our due diligence in order to gather information and test out hundreds of mattresses. In this blog post, we will trim down the wide variety of mattresses to just our favorites. We will mention which mattress is best for a specific category of sleepers and why. The mattresses in this blog have gone through both human and machine testing. The machine testing simulates years of human use of the mattress in just minutes and shows us the durability of the mattress in the long run. Also worth mentioning that this blog is for mattresses available to be purchased in Canada only. Let’s get right into it!
Best Mattress Overview
Here we will list the different categories for best mattresses:
Best mattress for Heavier people – Dreamstar Chiro Firm
Best mattress for Back Sleepers –Dreamstar Natural Escape Firm
Best mattress for Side Sleepers – BeautyRest Black Hayward
Best mattress for Combination sleepers – Dreamstar Prestige Firm
Best mattress for kids – Dreamstar Classic Pillowtop
Best mattress for back pain – Dreamstar Natural Escape Firm
Best Cool mattress – iComfort CF4000
Best hybrid mattress – Dreamstar Century Latex
Best memory foam mattress – CF3000 Plush
Best mattress for athletes – Beautyrest Black Madison
Best latex mattress – Dreamstar Natural Escape Plush
Best plush mattress – Dreamstar Savoy
Best extra firm mattress – Dreamstar Orthosupreme
Before we get into detail on each mattress, we would like to express that the best mattress for each category is selected on the following parameters:
The Best Mattress for Heavier People
First up, we have the best mattress for heavier people. For this category we have chosen the Chiro Firm mattress by Dreamstar. This is a foam encased pocket coil mattress with layers of high density foam to provide a pressure relieving comfort and contour towards the shape of the body. Of course, being a firmer mattress, this will prevent completely sinking into the mattress which is ideal for heavier people who only require the right amount of contouring.
The Dreamstar Chiro Firm works perfectly for back or side sleepers who are over 230 pounds. The firmer comfort level and the addition of a zonal pocket coil system really prevents that sagging feel and improves spinal alignment of the sleeper. This mattress is also equipped with lumbar support pads placed through the center of the mattress for increased support and durability in the long run.
Another important feature in a mattress for heavier people is the breathability. The individually wrapped pocket coils, paired with an organic cotton/bamboo fabric mixture sleep surface provides an excellent amount of air flow within the mattress. You will also notice little air vents on all 4 sides of the mattress which only adds to the air flow of the mattress.
From a pricing standpoint, the Chiro Firm mattress really stands out. This mattress ranges from $799-$1095 with free shipping. With the pricing and durability of the Chiro Firm mattress, we believe it deserves the top spot for best mattress for heavier people in Canada.
The Best Mattress for Back Sleepers
Next up we take a look at the best mattress for back sleepers in Canada. When it comes to back sleepers, you really need to look for a mattress which offers great pressure relief whilst also maintaining a firmer support. This mattress is equipped with a 4 inch thick layer of natural latex at the top with a firmer high density foam support base. The Natural Escape Firm offers the perfect balance between comfort and support especially for back sleepers. Natural latex mattresses are known for their superior support and durability but also for their elasticity. Back sleepers do require a slight contouring motion without sinking in too much. A firmer natural latex mattress is going to do just that!
If you have ever seen natural latex foam you will notice that it also has these tiny little holes all over which allow for air flow within the foam. This paired with the bamboo fabric sleep surface also ensures a cool sleep surface throughout the night.
The pricing of this mattress is another reason why we believe it deserves to be labelled the best mattress. Although it is definitely not a cheap mattress, you really will not find another 15 year warranty, highly durable natural latex mattress for this price anywhere else!
The Best Mattress for Side Sleepers
When it comes to side sleepers, you really need to look for plush mattresses with that extra cushioning. It is hard to avoid the size of the pillowtop on this Beautyrest Black mattress. Now comfortable is of course a relative term but for a side sleeper who enjoys a softer mattresses, this is by far one of the most comfortable mattresses on the market! The beautiful pressure relieving foams such as air cool gel memory foam and natural latex provide immense comfort and pressure relief for your hips and shoulders which is ideal for a side sleeper.
The Beautyrest Black Hayward is a fully equipped mattress, hence the height of 16 inches. The pocket coil foundation of this mattress is also quite different to any other pocket coil mattress. All Beautyrest Black mattresses come with their very own T3 Pocket Coil technology where each individual coil is triple stranded rather than using just a single strand. This provides the upmost in support and durability in the long term.
This Beautyrest Black mattress really is the cream of the crop and that certainly is applied to the price tag. By no means is this an ‘affordable mattress’ but actually one of the higher priced mattresses in this list. This particular model is only available for mattress shoppers in Ontario but the same model could certainly be found with a different name in other provinces in Canada
The Best Mattress for Combination Sleepers
Mattress shopping for combination sleepers could be a little more tricky. The reason being is because you need to find the right balance between contouring comfort but also firm support. After all, the requirements of a side sleeper are completely different to that of a stomach sleeper. This is why we believe the Prestige Firm mattress is the best mattress for combination sleepers. Perfectly, medium firm, this mattress offers fantastic pressure relieving comfort for back and stomach sleepers, whereas the added pillowtop really offers the required contouring comfort for side sleepers.
This is a foam encased pocket coil mattress with layers of high density foam. It is also a popular choice for those looking for the best mattress for lower back pain. The Prestige Firm mattress is also superior for air flow. This is due to its pocket coil base, air vents on all 4 sides, and also a mesh pillowtop border.
For a mattress of this quality, the Prestige Firm comes with an affordable price tag and is available for Canada wide free shipping.
The Best Mattress for Kids
If you are looking for the best mattress you can purchase for your kids, look no further. This pillowtop mattress is every kids dream. Although we don’t recommend kids jumping on their mattresses, the continuous coil base in the Classic Pillowtop allows for a ‘bouncier’ mattress. Since kids really do not weigh much, a softer mattress is recommended for them to be able to experience a comfortable nights sleep.
The Classic Pillowtop mattress is designed to last 4-5 years even for a grown adult so for a kid, this mattress is a super durable choice! The bamboo fabric sleep surface also allows for great air flow to make sure your kids are not sweating the bed wet every night.
The pricing of this Classic Pillowtop mattress is also very affordable which even more so makes it an excellent choice for your kids. This mattress is sure to provide excellent comfort and support for your kids until they reach their teen years! Unfortunately, this mattress is only available for shipping in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Best Mattress for Back Pain
Lower back pain is an issue that affects many people and even if you are not experiencing any back pain now, most Canadians will experience some sort of lower back pain at some point in their life. This could be due to many reasons including poor diet, lifestyle, stress and the wrong type of mattress. Unfortunately, many Canadians make the mistake of purchasing the firmest mattress possible to fix their lower back issues and end up making matters worse.
For most people with lower back pain, a medium firm mattress is actually going to be the best choice and there is no other mattress that does medium firm better than the Natural Escape Firm. With lower back pain you need your mattress to provide excellent pressure relief whilst at the same time keeping you spine in alignment. You also want your mattress to keep its shape for as long as possible since any indentations could worsen your lower back pain. With the use of high density foam and natural latex, this mattress is one of the most durable choices in this list. Hence why it comes with a 15 year warranty. Whether you are a back, side or stomach sleeper experiencing lower back pain, you will not be disappointed with the Natural Escape Firm mattress.
Available for Canada wide free shipping, this mattress certainly deserves to be labelled the best mattress for lower back pain.
The Best Cooling Mattress
When it comes to finding the coolest mattress, the Serta iComfort mattresses should be right at the top of your list. However, even within the iComfort mattresses there is an hierarchy for coolest mattresses. Without a doubt, the iComfort CF4000 Plush is the coolest mattress yet thanks to the carbon fiber ultra cold memory foam system.
Of course, the iComfort CF4000 plush mattress is not only known for its cool sleep, but also its supreme comfort level. If you are someone who enjoys a plush mattress, this is without a doubt also one of the most plush mattresses you will find. We recommend this mattress mostly for side sleepers or lighter back sleepers. Although being extremely comfortable, it is not so recommended for stomach sleepers. The iComfort mattresses are also fantastic to use with an adjustable base.
The Best Hybrid Mattress
Hybrid mattresses are certainly growing in popularity and this is for good reason. However, when it comes to picking the best hybrid mattress, it didn’t take us very long to choose the Dreamstar Century Latex mattress. Firstly, this is a foam encased pocket coil mattress with layers of natural latex. With this construction, you can expect excellent motion isolation, durability, pressure relief and comfort. Mostly suited for back and side sleepers, the Century Latex mattress has a perfectly medium comfort level.
In terms of price, you simply will not find a better priced hybrid latex mattress anywhere. This is also one of the reasons why we believe the Century Latex is the best hybrid mattress available on the market. Available in all sizes and for Canada wide free shipping, you can order your hybrid mattress today!
The Best Mattress for Athletes
Athletes more than anyone else understand the importance of quality rest. After all, without the best recovery, you are not able to perform to the best of your ability day in day out. Hence why a top quality supportive mattress is one of the best investments an athlete can make.
To provide the upmost in comfort and support for an athletes body, we would recommend a medium firm mattress that provides some pressure relief whilst also keeping a fairly neutral spinal alignment. You also want to make sure that the mattress remains cool to provide undisturbed sleep every night. Our winner for the best mattress for athletes is the Simmons Beautyrest Black Madison mattress. Equipped with the T3, triple stranded pocket coils, high density foam, natural latex and ice cool gel memory foam, you simply cannot find a better mattress for athletes. Durability, support, comfort and breathability, this mattress has it all. Whilst it may be slightly more expensive than the other mattresses on this list, it certainly is an investment that pays off.
Currently, this mattress is only available for free shipping within the Greater Toronto Area.
The Best Plush Mattress
Plush mattresses are usually referred to as the most comfortable mattresses by most people. Also known as soft mattresses, they are mostly suitable for side and back sleepers who are on the slimmer side. It is important to note that not all plush mattresses provide the same support and if you are looking for a plush mattress, make sure it is a good quality, highly supportive mattress. This is exactly where the Dreamstar Savoy mattress comes in.
Fully equipped, this mattress comes with a high number of foam encased pocket coils, high density foam, natural latex, gel memory foam and micro coils. The cream of the crop for Dreamstar in terms of quality and durability. This mattress is the definition of sleeping on a cloud and an absolute dream especially for side sleepers.
What makes the Dreamstar Savoy the best plush mattress in Canada is also the price tag. In comparison to similar mattresses by its competitors, you will be saving hundreds of dollars with the Dreamstar Savoy. It is also available for Canada wide free shipping at Sleep Masters Canada.
The Best Extra Firm Mattress
Simply put, extra firm mattresses are not for everybody. Quite the opposite of a plush mattress, extra firm mattresses are certainly not a good option for side sleepers. We recommend an extra firm mattress for mostly back or stomach sleepers. We dug deep to select the best extra firm mattress and decided on the Dreamstar Orthosupreme mattress.
This is labelled “very firm” by Dreamstar and it is a foam encased pocket coil mattress with extra dense high density foam. The construction of this mattress also allows for great air flow and prevents the trapping of heat. Therefore, it is also a great choice for people who are hot sleepers. In terms of pricing, the Orthosupreme is certainly one of the most affordable extra firm mattresses on the market.
The Orthosupreme mattress is also a very durable mattress with a 10 year warranty. We also provide a 100 night sleep trial and free Canada wide shipping on this mattress. For all these reasons, we believe this is the best extra firm mattress in Canada.
All in all, it is important to remember that although there is not a single mattress that works for all, there certainly is a best mattress for each person. We encourage you to firstly identify your sleep preferences and look into a mattress that suits you best. We hope this blog post has helped you find the best mattress for you! If you are still unsure, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-781-7441 or send us an e-mail to [email protected]