Shopping for a mattress these days can be, well, exhausting. There are seemingly endless options, especially if you’re shopping for a mattress in a box. Experts estimate there are around 175 companies selling these mattresses online. With all their many similarities and minor differences, it can be seriously tough to decide which one is the best one. So tough, in fact, we think we might go lay down…
We Canadians are especially spoiled when it comes to great mattresses. Two Canadian mattresses that stand out among the crowded field are the Endy mattress and the Douglas by Goodmorning.com. They’re both memory foam mattresses in a box with unique features that help people get a restful night’s sleep. In this post, we’ll look at the details of Douglas vs Endy to help you get a sense of which one of these mattresses might be right for you.
Of course, if you’re just looking to pick out a great mattress quickly, check out the Hush mattress. It’s an innovative hybrid mattress that strikes the balance of cooling, cushion, and support. We might be a little biased, but we think you’ll find it…dreamy.
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The Endy Mattress
The Endy mattress is one of Canada’s most well-known brands. It’s a memory foam mattress designed to relieve pressure and cool the body down during sleep.
Firmness + Comfort
The Endy is considered a medium-firm mattress. It’s great for side sleepers, as the comfort layer sinks under the shoulders and hips. The comfort layer is made of a proprietary open cell memory foam, which features internal pockets that allow air to flow through and disperse heat. The open cell design also means it’s less dense than traditional memory foam, providing pressure relief that lasts through the night. Meanwhile, the denser polyfoam transition and support layers provide enough lift for a sleeper to avoid getting stuck.
The Endy, like most memory foam mattresses, offers excellent motion transfer reduction. Couples can move around on the Endy throughout the night without worrying about disturbing their partner. Despite the motion reduction, the Endy does offer a reasonable amount of bounce. The Endy’s edge support is on the lower end of the spectrum, which is fairly typical among memory foam mattresses.
The Endy is made up of three layers of memory foam. The top comfort layer’s open-cell foam is designed to maximize air circulation and provide cushion. The middle layer of the Endy is made up of 3 inches of responsive polyfoam. It provides a smooth transition between the comfort layer and the bottom support layer, which is made of high-density polyfoam. Together the three layers cradle the body and provide pressure relief for a good night’s sleep.
The Endy mattress comes with a removable, machine-washable cover made up of 97% polyester and spandex. Endy uses GREENGUARD Gold and CertiPUR-US certified foam in their mattress, which means it’s free from potentially harmful chemicals. They’re a Canadian company, and their mattress is manufactured in Ontario and Quebec, which is a plus for those looking to shop local.
The Endy has a few tricks up its sleeve to help you maintain a lower body temperature overnight. It comes with a removable fabric cover that’s inspired by athletic clothing. It’s made of knit polyester, which lends it softness and breathability. While memory foam often can trap body heat, the open cell construction of the Endy’s top layer is designed to keep air moving. People who sleep hot will appreciate the relief that the Endy provides.
Price, Trial, & Warranty
The Endy is relatively affordable compared to high end mattresses. The price ranges from approximately $520 USD for a twin size mattress to $765 USD for a California King. Endy offers a financing plan through a partnership with Paybright, a Canadian company. The company also offers the Endy pillow, blankets, and bed frames as separate accessories for purchase. Endy offers free shipping within the Canadian provinces and will ship to the territories for an additional cost.
Endy offers a 100 night sleep trial. There’s no break-in period for this trial; customers can return the Endy at any time during the trial at no charge. Customers can also exchange mattress sizes at no extra charge besides the difference in cost for the mattress. Endy donates returned mattresses to charity wherever possible. The company stands behind their mattress with a 10 year warranty on all mattresses purchased directly from them.
Who Will Like the Endy
If you’re a combo sleeper, you’ll probably love the Endy. The balance of firm support and soft pressure relief is great for those who change sleeping positions throughout the night. Side sleepers will appreciate the support for the shoulders and hips the Endy’s transition layer offers. Stomach and back sleepers may find the Endy too soft for their liking.
As mentioned before, heavier sleepers might find the Endy to be a bit too soft. For those folks, a more supportive hybrid mattress like the Hush is a better choice.
The Douglas Mattress
The Douglas, like the Endy, is a medium-firm memory foam mattress designed for pressure relief and cooling during sleep. It’s among a number of mattress brands offered by Goodmorning.com.
Firmness + Comfort
The Douglas is a medium mattress, but leans toward the softer side. The gel comfort layer and transition layer provide a significant amount of give, leading to a softer feel compared to the Endy. People who tend to sleep on their side will appreciate the pressure relief in their shoulders and hips. The Douglas’ base layer provides enough support to move around easily and balance out the soft upper layers for most people. Heavier side, back, and stomach sleepers might find it too soft, however. The Hush is a great alternative for those who need a bit more support.
As a memory foam mattress, the Douglas mattress offers low motion transfer, which is great for couples who share a bed. At the same time, the Elastex transition layer provides a decent amount of bounce for easier movement. Most reviewers feel The Douglas has better edge support than the Endy and other memory foam mattresses, which is another plus for couples.
The Douglas mattress also consists of 3 layers of memory foam. The comfort layer is made of a low-carbon foam the company calls ecoLight. The ecoLight layer is infused with a cooling gel to help prevent overheating. The Douglas’ transition layer consists of Elastex foam that supports while still contouring to the body. A firm base layer made up of 6 inches of high-density poly foam provides support for the softer layers above. Together the layers of foam make up a soft mattress with a decent amount of hug to it.
Like the Endy, the Douglas comes with a removable, machine-washable mattress cover. It’s made of Tencel, a breathable, sustainable fabric made from eucalyptus trees. The Douglas is CertiPUR-US certified to be free of many harmful compounds. Canadians in search of a patriotic night’s sleep will appreciate that Goodmorning.com makes the Douglas mattress in Canada with Canadian materials.
There isn’t much of a difference between Douglas vs. Endy in terms of cooling; both sleep cool for memory foam mattresses. The Douglas includes a Tencel mattress cover that’s lightweight and breathable, which helps to transfer heat away from the body. The comfort layer of the Douglas is infused with a unique cooling gel. As you might expect, this serves to bring the temperature down as your body sinks down into it.
Price, Trial, & Warranty
Douglas mattresses are similar to the Endy in terms of cost. Prices range from approximately $460 USD for a Twin to $652 USD for a California King. Like the Endy, financing for The Douglas is available through Paybright. Goodmorning.com sells a number of accessories for the Douglas, like pillows, duvets, and blankets. The Douglas ships free throughout Canada, though the company states they may charge to ship to some remote locations.
Goodmorning.com offers The Douglas with a 120 day sleep trial. There’s a 30 day break-in period, which means you have to sleep on the mattress for 30 days before starting a return. Goodmorning.com donates returned mattresses to local charities and community organizations whenever possible. The Douglas comes with a 15-year warranty against any manufacturing defects as well.
Who Will Like the Douglas
Side sleepers will enjoy the contouring feel of the Douglas mattress. The softness of the comfort and transition layers of this mattress offer pressure relief on the shoulders and hips. That said, back and stomach sleepers may find themselves sinking into the Douglas a bit too much for comfort. The same goes for heavier people. These folks should consider a mattress that offers both softness and firm support like the Hush.
Bonus: The Hush Mattress
Memory foam mattresses like the Douglas and the Endy can help you get a great night’s sleep. They aren’t without their compromises, though. While both mattresses sleep cool and can be pillowy soft, some people find they don’t provide quite enough support. If you’re looking for a mattress with even better temperature regulation, and the perfect blend of softness and support, consider Hush (that’s us!).
Let’s take a look at how our mattress stacks up.
Firmness + Comfort
The Hush is a medium firm mattress. The top layer cushions the pressure points throughout the body. Side sleepers and back sleepers will appreciate the soft relief to the shoulders, hips, and back. It’s just soft enough to allow movement while still feeling like a cloud. The bottom layer’s zoned system of coils provides dynamic support and promotes proper spinal alignment. Heavier sleepers in particular will appreciate the cushioning this mattress provides.
Spring mattresses have a reputation for movement transfer, which is an issue for couples. We solved that problem with the Hush by individually wrapping every coil. Each coil in the bottom layer isolates movement while still allowing enough bounce for easy movement. Combined with the foam layer, this design ensures couples can sleep soundly through the night. The Hush’s edge transfer is great thanks to the sturdy coil design, which is another plus for couples.
Like the Endy and Douglas, the Hush starts with a memory foam top layer. This layer is a bit more complex than the average memory foam. It starts with a gel and graphite foam layer that conducts heat while remaining breathable. This layer is supported by memory foam, which adds extra cushion and absorbs heat. The whole layer is covered by phase change fabric that naturally draws away body heat through tiny holes in the material.
Beneath the memory foam layer is a support layer of individually wrapped coils made of Canadian steel. The Hush has heavier coils near the middle of the mattress and lighter ones near the top and bottom. This creates zones of support for different areas of the body. Another bonus of our hybrid construction is durability. The Hush is a mattress that will be with you for years.
Like the Douglas and the Endy, the Hush is CertiPUR-US certified against harsh chemicals. We take it a step further and use food-grade soy byproducts and non-toxic padding in the Hush. We’re a proudly Canadian company. The Hush is made by Canadians, for Canadians in Calgary and Toronto.
The Hush is a seriously cool mattress. In fact, it can get down to 3 degrees cooler than your bedroom! The phase change material on our mattress cover draws heat away through tiny holes in the fabric. The graphite layer in the foam also pulls heat away from the body for enhanced breathability. The visco foam absorbs that heat, preventing it from making a return trip up to you. With these three layers of cooling, you don’t have to worry about waking up sweating with the Hush.
Price, Trial, & Warranty
While the Hush is a bit higher priced than the Douglas and the Endy, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more affordable hybrid mattress made of high quality materials. Prices range from $800 USD for a twin to $1,600 USD for a California King. Like Douglas and Endy, we offer financing through Paybright. Accessories like our famous Iced Blanket are designed to complement the mattress perfectly. You can rest easy about shipping charges: we offer free shipping Canada-wide.
We’re sure you’ll love the Hush mattress, but for peace of mind we offer a 100 night sleep trial. We do ask that you allow 30 nights for the top layer to assume its form. After that, if the Hush mattress is not to your liking you can return it, hassle free. We do our best to donate returned mattresses through our GiveBack program. Our mattress is built to last, and we stand behind it with a 10 year warranty.
Who Will Like the Hush
When we designed the Hush, we designed a mattress that most people will love. Back sleepers will benefit from the support of the coils and the cushion of the pillow top. For side sleepers, the coils have enough give to compress under the pressure from your shoulders and hips. The foam layer contours around the body, distributing your weight from these pressure points. Stomach sleepers will find the Hush provides ample support and keeps the hips from sinking too far into the mattress.
Most foam mattresses aren’t designed with heavier sleepers in mind, but the Hush’s hybrid design is a winner for people who need more support. The sturdy steel coils provide resistance where you need it without feeling like you’re sleeping on a rock.
The Bottom Line: Douglas vs Endy
The Douglas and the Endy mattresses are both solid choices that are quite similar in a lot of ways. They both provide a balance of cushioning and support. They both sleep cooler than most memory foam mattresses on the market. And they’re both Canadian companies that use Canadian materials.
Despite all these similarities, there are still some important differences between them. Which one to choose ultimately comes down to your needs. For combo sleepers who move around at night, the Endy is a great choice due to its slightly firmer feel and great mobility. People who sleep on their sides, on the other hand, will appreciate the cushioning of the Douglas mattress.
Of course, The Hush is an amazing alternative to either of these mattresses. Our innovative hybrid design combines the pillowy soft cushioning of foam with the support of a spring mattress for a true medium-firm feel. Plus, you get these features:
- Couples will love the motion isolation and edge support our combination of plush memory foam and zoned coil system provides (not to mention the end of the firm mattress/soft mattress debate!).
- Our graphite infused memory foam, along with the phase change mattress cover, creates a seriously cool feel that will satisfy even the hottest sleepers.
- The Hush is made with all non-toxic, food-grade materials, so you don’t have to worry about off-gassing smells, bacterial growth, or harsh chemicals on your skin.
The Hush really is a special mattress made for people of all shapes, sizes, and sleep styles from high-end materials. Mattresses of similar quality usually go for thousands more, but we’ve worked hard to offer the Hush at an affordable price. Plus, there’s no risk: we’re so sure you’ll love it that the Hush comes with a 100 day guarantee.
If you’re ready for a mattress that won't make you feel like a stick in the mud, check out the Hush today!