The Apollo mattress is a luxury memory foam offering from GoodMorning.com, one of Canada’s leading mattress manufacturers. Founded in 2009, this Edmonton-based company sells a line of seven made-in-Canada mattresses ranging in cost from the value-priced Juno to the top-of-the-line Apollo. GoodMorning.com beds are only available to Canadian customers, save for their Novosbed line.
GoodMorning.com also sells the all-foam Juno and Douglas, the hybrids Brunswick and Logan & Cove, and the foam and latex Recore.
With a firmness level of 5 out of 10, the Apollo has a true medium feel. It stands 12 inches high, and pairs comfort layers made of copper-infused and open-cell memory foam with transitional pocketed micro-coils and a 7-inch dual-layer support core of high-density polyfoam. Many of the Apollo’s features are designed with temperature neutrality in mind, including the cover made from moisture-wicking PolarMAX fabric.
While the Apollo mattress is well-constructed and well-reviewed, it’s not ideal for every sleeper. We’ll walk you through the results of our in-house testing and share how the Apollo performed for sleepers of different body types and sleep position preferences.
GoodMorning.com Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Apollo||Logan & Cove||Douglas||Novosbed|
|Firmness||5/10 (Medium)||4 (Medium Soft)
6.5 (Medium Firm)
|6 (Medium Firm)||4 (Soft)
|Price (Queen)||$1,249 CAD||$999 CAD||$749 CAD||$999 CAD|
Apollo Mattress Review: Our Verdict
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How Much Is the Apollo Mattress?
Although the Apollo is more expensive than the average memory foam mattress, it has a lower price point than competing luxury models. Given its features — particularly the transitional layer of pocketed micro-coils and the two types of memory foam in its comfort system — the Apollo offers excellent value for its price.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 12”||N/A||$949 CAD|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 12”||61 lbs.||$1,049 CAD|
|Full||54” x 75” x 12”||80 lbs.||$1,179 CAD|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12”||96 lbs.||$1,249 CAD|
|King||76” x 80” x 12”||121 lbs.||$1,449 CAD|
|California King||72” x 84” x 12”||124 lbs.||$1,449 CAD|
How Does the Apollo Mattress Feel?
With its 4-inch thick memory foam comfort system, the Apollo has an exceptionally pressure-relieving feel. The two layers created a moderately deep sleeping cradle with contouring around the spine and other pressure points, though the firmer second layer and transitional micro-coils allowed for slightly more ease of movement than other memory foam models. The bed has a medium feel overall, with a good balance between contouring and support, though the memory foam gives it a deceptively soft feel to the touch. Unlike beds with thicker micro-coil layers, the Apollo’s responsiveness is more comparable to a standard memory foam mattress.
What Is the Apollo Mattress Made Of?
As GoodMorning.com’s luxury memory foam mattress, the Apollo offers a range of design features not found in budget-priced foam beds like their Juno model. These features are mostly reflected in the choice of materials, such as the top layer of copper-infused memory foam. However, the Apollo also stands out due to its transitional layer of pocketed micro-coils.
The Apollo’s distinctive cover — white, with a black and red gradient around the sides — is made from the trademarked PolarMAX fabric. Designed as a base layer fabric for outdoor athletes, PolarMAX has no active cooling properties but offers superior moisture wicking as well as low heat retention.
The Apollo’s comfort system consists of two 2-inch layers of memory foam. The first layer is infused with a copper meant to help prevent the growth of microbes, which may also help reduce heat retention, and has a medium feel that contours closely to the body. The second layer is made from open-cell memory foam to provide better airflow through the mattress, with a firmer feel which cradles the more contouring upper layer.
Pocketed micro-coils in the Apollo’s 1-inch transitional layer offer both cooling airflow and a barrier against sinking too deeply against the support core. While the ultra-thin coils do not provide the support offered by a true hybrid mattress, their presence does combine well with the comfort system to provide supportive pressure point relief.
Like most foam mattresses, the Apollo’s support core is made from high-density polyfoam. The 7-inch core is designed in two layers: a 1-inch semi-transitional layer with a firm but bouncy feel, and a 6-inch layer which is firm enough to offer stability across the entire mattress.
Does it Isolate Motion?
With four inches of memory foam to absorb movement and prevent disturbance, the Apollo excels at motion isolation. This category quantifies how easily a couple can sleep on a mattress without disturbing each other each time they shift or change positions, and memory foam mattresses tend to score better than any other mattress type. ¡
Our testers reported barely feeling any motion from their partner’s side of the bed, making the Apollo ideal for light-sleeping couples. The only disruption was when their partner got in or out of the bed, which is due to the Apollo having only average amounts of edge support.
Does it Sleep Cool?
Thanks to a thoughtful design with multiple temperature regulation features, the Apollo mattress sleeps significantly cooler than most memory foam models. Ensuring that a mattress stays at a comfortable temperature throughout the night can be difficult, particularly for foam models with limited airflow. However, our testers reported that the Apollo stayed reasonably cool even after many hours. This is likely due to airflow-promoting features like open-cell memory foam and the transitional layer of micro-coils, as well as the moisture-wicking cover. All the same, the Apollo still sleeps warmer than more temperature-neutral hybrid or latex beds.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
The Apollo received above average scores for edge support, meaning that it does not bend much when someone sits on the edge, though it may possibly sag over time. During testing, we found that most people under 105 kg were able to sleep fairly close to the edge without concern, though those above that weight found the perimeter less supportive. Mattresses with a high-density polyfoam support core often struggle in this category, as the material offers good top-down support for sleepers but much less horizontal strength than hybrid or innerspring models.
Is It Good for Sex?
The Apollo’s 4-inch memory foam comfort system lacks the bounciness and stability necessary for an above-average score in this category, a common drawback to this style of mattress. That being said, the transitional micro-coil layer offers a more stable base than the high-density polyfoam that follows most memory foam comfort layers. Overall, the Apollo is a better choice for sex than quite a few other foam beds but does not live up to the performance of other mattress styles.
What About Off-gassing?
Customers concerned about off-gassing from foam mattresses will be pleased that the Apollo has only a mild odor that dissipates relatively quickly. Off-gassing is the result of mostly-harmless volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are created in the manufacturing process. Just as a new car smell disappears quickly, so too does a “new mattress smell.” The Apollo had a mild odor upon set-up that was barely noticeable within 12 hours, and within 48 hours our testers could not detect much of a smell even next to the bare mattress.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Apollo Mattress Best For?
The Apollo offers supportive comfort across all sleep positions, although it is more suited to side and back sleepers than those who sleep on their stomachs. Mixed-preference couples are likely to find that the Apollo is a good choice, and it would function excellently as a guest bed, but people who sleep only on their stomachs are more likely to prefer GoodMorning.com’s Novosbed or Brunswick models.
Side Sleepers: Memory foam is perfectly suited for most side sleepers, as it offers contoured support while preventing pressure points at the hip and shoulder. This is particularly true of the Apollo, as the varying densities of the two comfort layers create a soothing cradle to protect prominent areas and promote proper spinal alignment.
Back Sleepers: While not as ideal for back sleepers as side sleepers, the Apollo is still an excellent choice for people who prefer this position. Its overall medium firmness provides stability and support for the pelvic area, while the memory foam contours against the lower back for spinal alignment and minimal next-day stiffness.
Stomach Sleepers: Although the Apollo is comfortable for many stomach sleepers in the short term, it lacks the advanced pelvic support necessary for long-term comfort. Our stomach-sleeping testers generally found the Apollo supportive to begin with, only to develop next-morning stiffness in their lower back after several nights.
Combination Sleepers: Whether the Apollo is suitable for combination sleepers depends on which positions they prefer. Back and side sleepers, for example, are more likely to enjoy the Apollo than back and stomach sleepers. However, its motion isolating capabilities allow combination sleepers to avoid disturbing their sleep partner when changing positions.
How Does Body Weight Impact Performance?
The Apollo has a single firmness option of medium, or 5 out of 10. While this is a good choice for many sleepers under 105 kg, those above this weight range are likely to find that the Apollo fails to offer the support necessary for a comfortable night’s sleep. Regardless of their preferred sleeping position, our testers who weigh above 105 kg gave the Apollo below-average reviews due to next-day stiffness and some nighttime discomfort.
Testers below 60 kg were generally the most pleased with the Apollo, though those between 60 and 105 kg were close behind. Back sleepers noticed the greatest difference between these two weight ranges, with testers below 60 kg ranking it one grade above those who weighed between 60 and 105 kg. This is likely due to its medium firmness level, as back sleepers often require better pelvic support than side sleepers. However, all our testers below 105 kg rated the Apollo as average or above, regardless of their preferred position.
Is the Apollo Mattress Good for Couples?
The Apollo mattress is likely to satisfy most couples, though with upsides and downsides that reflect the pros and cons of memory foam mattresses as a category. Our testers found that its motion isolation and near-silence make it a good choice for couples who are light sleepers, as they are unlikely to disturb each other when moving throughout the night. It is also suitable for a fairly wide range of sleepers who weigh below 105 kg, though couples that include stomach sleepers may prefer the Novosbed or Brunswick by GoodMorning.com. Unlike most memory foam mattresses, the Apollo also offers above-average temperature neutrality, which may attract couples bothered by their combined body heat.
However, while the Apollo has better edge support and bounce than many competing memory foam mattresses, it lacks the perimeter strength and responsiveness of hybrid or innerspring models. Overall, the Apollo is a good choice for couples looking for a memory foam bed but shares many of the category’s weaknesses.
Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||Like all mattresses by GoodMorning.com (aside from the Novosbed), the Apollo is only available to Canadian customers. It can only be purchased through GoodMorning.com’s official website, as the company does not operate any brick-and-mortar stores or sell through third-party retailers like Amazon.|
|Shipping||The Apollo arrives compressed and packaged within both a plastic sleeve and a protective box. Shipping is available through FedExGround for all Canadian provinces and territories, and most customers will receive free shipping though remote addresses may require additional fees. The company does not ship to PO boxes, and FedEx may use local shipping companies for final delivery to remote or rural addresses.|
|Additional Services||GoodMorning.com does not offer White Glove delivery or removal of your old mattress. Although the Apollo is not prohibitively heavy, set-up is easiest with at least two people.|
|Sleep Trial||GoodMorning.com offers a 120-night sleep trial (beginning on the delivery date) for its mattresses. They require a 30-night break-in period to allow owners to adjust to their new mattress and ensure the mattress has fully regained its original shape, after which time customers can return their mattress for a full refund minus any shipping charges. Returns are free, and the company will arrange to have the mattress picked up for recycling or donation.|
|Warranty||The Apollo mattress has a partially-prorated 15-year warranty. For the first 10 years, GoodMorning.com will repair or replace a defective mattress with no additional cost to the owner aside from transportation or shipping fees. During years 11 through 15, owners are responsible for 75 percent of the mattress’ original cost should it require replacement.
The warranty covers material flaws that result in cracking or splitting, as well as lingering impressions two inches or deeper. Shallower impressions are not covered, nor is physical damage caused by use or misuse. The warranty is non-transferrable, and is considered void if the mattress is not properly supported or if it is left in its original packaging for more than two weeks.