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Best Mattress in Canada

While much of North America's mattress market is centered in the United States, Canada's bed-in-a-box industry has been going strong for more than a decade. Canadian mattress buyers can choose from a wide range of models, including all-foam and latex beds, innersprings, hybrids, and airbeds.

Choosing a new mattress can be tricky because there are many factors to consider. When it comes to how your bed's surface, do you prefer soft, firm, or somewhere in the middle? Would you rather sleep on a mattress that has a bouncy feel or a one that responds slowly and sinks beneath your body? Do you sleep hot? In this best guide, we'll discuss how to choose a mattress based on these – and other – important variables, as well as where to find the lowest mattress prices in Canada.

First, we'll share our picks for the best Canadian mattress brands and models sold today. Each selection is based on intensive product research, reviews from verified owners, and hands-on testing.

Our Top Picks

Douglas Mattress – Editor's Pick
  • Mattress Type: Foam
  • Firmness Level: Medium Firm (6)
  • Price (CAD): $749
Silk & Snow Hybrid – Best Value
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness Level: Medium Firm (6)
  • Price (CAD): $900
Apollo Mattress – Best Luxury
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness Level: Medium (5)
  • Price: $1,249
Endy – Best Pressure Relief
  • Mattress Type: Foam
  • Firmness Level: Medium (5)
  • Price (CAD): $850
Recore – Best Cooling
  • Mattress Type: Foam
  • Firmness Level: Medium (5)
  • Price (CAD): $849
Logan & Cove – Best for Side Sleepers
  • Mattress Type: Hybrid
  • Firmness Level: Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6)
  • Price (CAD): $999

Douglas – Editor's Pick

Price (CAD): $749

Height: 10"

Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool: 3/5

Motion Isolation: 4/5

Edge Support: 2/5

Durability: 3/5

Ease of Movement: 3/5

Sex: 3/5

Off-Gassing: 2/5

douglas mattress

Highlights:

  • Moderate yet even conforming helps alleviate pressure and back pain
  • Very good motion isolation and no noise
  • Moisture-wicking cover helps sleepers remain cool

Ideal For:

  • Side and back sleepers up to 230 pounds
  • Couples
  • People who usually sleep hot on all-foam beds

One of several mattress models from GoodMorning.com (formerly Novosbed Inc.), the Douglas is an all-foam bed constructed with a comfort layer of adaptive polyfoam. The mattress has a medium firm feel, so this top layer provides moderate contouring and even weight distribution. Additionally, the Douglas contains a transitional layer of latex-like polyfoam for added support and responsiveness, followed by a high-density foam base.

This mattress is best suited to sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or fewer. The foam layers provide ample cushioning for the shoulders and hips, resulting in even spinal alignment and less pressure for side sleepers, while back sleepers in this weight range can rest comfortably without sinking too much.

The Douglas is a great choice for couples. The bed's all-foam construction ensures great motion isolation and very little transfer across the surface when one person gets in and out of bed, which can reduce disruptions for co-sleepers. We also recommend the mattress to anyone who typically sleeps hot on an all-foam mattress. The Douglas is encased in a Tencel cover that sleeps quite cool and wicks moisture away from the body.

Compared to competing mattresses with similar designs, the Douglas has a very reasonable price-point. GoodMorning.com also offers free shipping throughout most of Canada, and backs the mattress with both a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.


Silk & Snow Hybrid – Best Value

Price (CAD): $900

Height: 12"

Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

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Pressure Point Relief:  3/5

Sleeps Cool:  4/5

Motion Isolation: 3/5

Edge Support: 4/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement:  4/5

Sex: 4/5

Off-Gassing: 4/5

Silk & Snow Hybrid

Highlights:

  • Balanced medium firm feel with moderate yet even contouring
  • Zoned coil system protects the edges from excessive sinkage
  • Consistent airflow through the support core helps the mattress stay cool

Ideal For:

  • People who weigh at least 130 pounds
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those who enjoy the responsive feel of a hybrid mattress

There are plenty of high-quality online mattresses that won't drain your savings account. One example is the S&S Hybrid from Silk & Snow, which offers very good durability and support at a much lower price than many competing hybrid models.

The S&S Hybrid begins with a layer of quilted polyfoam followed by a conforming transitional layer of low-density memory foam. While the mattress has a medium firm feel, you'll feel noticeable contouring as your body settles into the surface. At the same time, the foam layers are supportive enough to prevent deep sagging – a common problem for people who weigh 130 pounds or more.

The support core contains pocketed coils divided into zones based on gauge, or thickness. Thicker low-gauge coils are positioned along the perimeter to provide extra reinforcement to the edges; this ensures you won't sink too much when getting on and off the mattress. Thinner high-gauge coils are found beneath the body for more cradling and less stiffness. The coils also promote steady airflow to help the mattress – and you – stay cool.

The S&S Hybrid is available for a very reasonable price, given its sturdy construction and high-quality materials sourced from the Toronto area. Silk & Snow delivers the mattress for free to all Canadian provinces. The mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.


Apollo Mattress – Best Luxury

Price (CAD): $1,249

Height: 12"

Firmness: Medium (5)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool: 3/5

Motion Isolation: 4/5

Edge Support: 4/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement: 2/5

Sex: 2/5

Off-Gassing: 3/5

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Highlights:

  • Memory foam layers contour closely to support the spine and reduce pressure
  • Minicoil transitional layer provides extra reinforcement and responsiveness
  • Isolates motion and nearly eliminates transfer

Ideal For:

  • Side and back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds
  • Couples
  • Those who experience frequent pressure and back pain

The Apollo Mattress from GoodMorning.com puts an innovative spin on all-foam beds. The mattress features a comfort layer of memory foam infused with gel and copper to help the material stay cool, followed by a second memory foam layer encased in high-density foam to minimize sinkage around the edges.

Here's where things get interesting: The mattress contains a transitional layer of minicoils, which enhance the conforming feel while providing extra support and stability. Thanks to this component, the mattress resists sagging quite well, and the support core is composed of high-density foam for added reinforcement. The mattress has a medium feel so you can expect close body-contouring and ample cushioning.

The result is an all-foam mattress that reduces pressure, sleeps cool, and won't sink too much along the perimeter. For many sleepers, this design represents the best of both worlds. The memory foam layers also absorb motion quite well, which can minimize sleep disruptions for couples, and the mattress is completely silent despite the minicoil layer.

Considering the unique design of the Apollo Mattress, its above-average price-point is still reasonable. GoodMorning.com will also throw in free ground shipping to most customers across Canada, along with a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.


Endy – Best Pressure Relief

Price (CAD): $850

Height: 10"

Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool: 3/5

Motion Isolation: 4/5

Edge Support: 3/5

Durability: 3/5

Ease of Movement: 3/5

Sex: 3/5

Off-Gassing: 3/5

Endy-Mattress

Highlights:

  • Targeted pressure relief without sleeping too hot
  • All-polyfoam design is contouring yet responsive
  • Mostly eliminates motion transfer to help couples sleep soundly

Ideal For:

  • Those who weigh up to 230 pounds
  • People who normally sleep hot on all-foam beds
  • Sleepers with frequent pressure and back pain

For any given sleeper, a mattress will alleviate pressure by conforming evenly to the body while promoting spinal alignment and preventing excessive sinkage in the shoulders and hips. This means that the amount of pressure relief you'll receive depends a lot on your sleep position and body type. The Endy all-foam mattress is designed to adapt and contour to the body, making it especially suitable for side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, but we recommend it to anyone weighing up to 230 pounds regardless of their sleep position.

Part of the Endy's appeal is its material construction, which consists of adaptive, open-cell polyfoam in the comfort layer followed by transitional and support layers of high-density polyfoam. The top layer is highly breathable compared to other comfort foams, so this mattress will be optimal if you normally sleep too hot on all-foam mattresses. The bottom two layers are quite supportive, and the all-polyfoam composition ensures adequate responsiveness on the surface. That said, the Endy also provides above-average motion isolation for couples who awaken easily.

The Endy's price-point is very reasonable and in line with other high-quality polyfoam mattresses. The company delivers exclusively within Canada, and most residents will qualify for free ground shipping. The mattress also comes with a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.


Recore Mattress – Best Cooling

Price (CAD): $849

Height: 10.5"

Firmness: Medium (5)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool:  4/5

Motion Isolation:  3/5

Edge Support: 3/5

Durability: 4/5

Ease of Movement: 3/5

Sex: 4/5

Off-Gassing: 3/5

recore mattress

Highlights:

  • Latex and foam combine for a comfortable balance of pressure relief and support
  • Surface sleeps cool thanks to breathable comfort layer
  • Top cover can be removed and laundered at home

Ideal For:

  • Side and back sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds
  • People who frequently experience pressure and pain
  • Hot sleepers

The Recore from GoodMorning.com offers exceptional temperature control. This can mostly be attributed to the bed's comfort layer, which is composed of graphite-infused latex, a material that won't absorb and trap body heat like memory foam or polyfoam. The latex is also quite responsive and won't sink beneath your body, allowing you to experience more surface airflow. The Recore also contains a transitional layer of gel-infused polyfoam followed by a high-density polyfoam base. The mattress has a medium feel, so you'll feel some noticeable contouring.

This mix of conforming and support makes the Recore best suited to side and back sleepers, particularly those who weigh less than 130 pounds. We also recommend the mattress to anyone weighing up to 230 pounds who deals with shoulder, lower back, or hip pain. The latex and foam layers offer cushioning to cradle and support these areas. And although the surface has some bounce to it, the mattress eliminates motion transfer fairly well to help couples sleep soundly.

Keeping the Recore clean and hygienic is easy compared to other mattresses, and this is thanks to a removable cover that can be washed and dried in any household machine. The cover material contains silver-coated threads that have antimicrobial properties to protect the mattress from dust mites, mold, and other allergens.

The Recore's price-point is a great budget-friendly option for mattress shoppers. As with other Goodmorning.com models, this one qualifies for free shipping to most locations in Canada. It's also backed with a 120-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.


Logan & Cove – Best for Side Sleepers

Price (CAD): $999

Height: 14"

Firmness: Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6)

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Pressure Point Relief: 4/5

Sleeps Cool: 3/5

Motion Isolation: 4/5

Edge Support: 3/5

Durability: 3/5

Ease of Movement: 2/5 (Medium Soft), 3/5 (Medium Firm)

Sex: 3/5

Off-Gassing: 3/5

Logan and Cove Mattress

Highlights:

  • Thick cushioning layers offer zoned support
  • Innovative foams contain fewer chemicals and don't trap too much heat
  • Absorbs motion to reduce sleep disturbances for co-sleepers

Ideal For:

  • Sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds
  • Those who prefer mattresses with ample cushioning
  • Couples

The Logan & Cove is yet another mattress model from GoodMorning.com. This hybrid is a good pick for side sleepers due to its generous padding in the comfort system, which consists of a pillow-top cushioned with silk followed by five individual foam layers. Bio-foam and cooling gel-infused polyfoam layers create a sleep surface that contours closely and reduces pressure without overheating; some of these layers are zoned for different firmness levels to ensure enhanced support.. The base layer contains pocketed coils encased in foam for strong support along the edges.

You can choose from two firmness levels for your Logan & Cove, both of which promote spinal alignment and alleviate pressure for side sleepers. The medium soft option, which provides deep body-conforming, is geared toward people who weigh less than 130 pounds, along with side sleepers in the range of 130 to 230 pounds. The medium firm feel provides more support and contours less, but side sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds should find this feel quite comfortable.

We're also recommending the Logan & Cove to couples who awaken easily due to movement or noise. Thanks to its thick foam layers, the mattress provides very good motion isolation for a hybrid, and the coils are also relatively quiet. Hot sleepers should also feel sufficiently cool on the mattress thanks to steady airflow through the coil layer and a breathable Tencel cover.

Compared to other hybrids of this caliber, the Logan & Cove has an exceptionally low price-point. GoodMorning.com will also ship the mattress for free to most locations in Canada. You'll receive a 120-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty with your purchase.


How Do I Find the Best Mattress in Canada?

Thanks to a booming online mattress market in Canada, today's Canadian mattress shoppers can pick from a wide selection of brands and models. Some are more prominent than others, but keep in mind that name recognition does not necessarily equal quality or customer satisfaction.

In order to find the best mattress brand in Canada, you'll need to research and compare different brands and models based on different yet equally important factors. First, we'll discuss price expectations and strategies for setting a mattress budget.

How Much Does a Mattress Cost in Canada?

The average queen size mattress costs between $800 and $1,300 (CAD). However, the cost of a new mattress will depend on several factors. We recommend beginning your mattress search by setting a realistic budget – and sticking to it. Here are a few factors that can affect how much a new mattress costs:

Mattress Type
The materials used to construct a mattress play a significant role in pricing. On average, foam mattresses and innersprings have the lowest price-points while latex, hybrid, and airbed mattresses typically cost the most.

Size
The difference between a twin size mattress and a king or California king can amount to hundreds – and in some cases, thousands – of dollars. Twin, twin XL, and full sizes are best suited to solo sleepers, while the queen, king, and California sizes are designed for couples. Specialty sizes, such as splits for couples with adjustable bed bases, usually cost more than standard sizes.

Brand
As with other products, the price-point for a given mattress may depend on the company you choose. We recommend comparison-shopping different brands to get a rough idea of how much the bed you want will cost.

Online vs. In-store
Buying a mattress at a brick-and-mortar store has advantages, such as being able to test out beds and chat with sales staff in-person, but these stores often charge more for mattresses because they have high overhead costs. Most online mattress brands have lower overhead because they don't operate physical stores, and can afford to price their beds lower.

Shipping
If you live in a Canadian province, then good news: most online mattress brands will provide free standard shipping for your mattress. If you reside in a territory or a remote provincial location, then you may need to pay extra charges for delivery (often $150 or more). The same goes for people who opt for full-service delivery when available, which includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal.

Returns
While most online mattress brands offer free returns, some charge additional return fees that are docked from your refund.

Ultimately, you should be able to find a high-quality mattress that meets your needs and falls within your budget.

Which Types of Mattresses Are Available in Canada?

While each mattress model is unique, the majority of beds sold today fall into one of five general categories based on their material components.

Foam

Construction: An all-foam mattress will feature comfort and transitional layers made of memory foam and/or polyfoam. These materials are adaptive and will conform to the body to promote even weight distribution and good spinal alignment. The support core is always made of high-density polyfoam, which stabilizes the entire bed to keep you on an even plane.

Who They're Great for: Foam mattresses are ideal for people who enjoy sinking into a mattress and letting the layers cradle their body. Side sleepers often prefer foam mattresses because they cushion the shoulders and hips quite well, which can improve alignment and reduce pressure. We also recommend foam models to couples because they provide above-average motion isolation and don't produce any noise, resulting in fewer sleep disruptions when someone moves in bed.

Latex

Construction: Latex is a substance derived from the sap of rubber trees. An all-latex mattress will usually have softer, more adaptive comfort layers and denser, more supportive latex in the base layers. Latex is naturally responsive, so you'll feel a light bounce on the surface. Many latex mattresses also include other natural elements such as organic cotton covers and wool batting for extra padding.

Who They're Great for: Latex will conform to the body but not as closely as foam, so these beds are a great alternative for people with pressure points and lower back pain who don't want a body-hug from their mattress. Another benefit is temperature control, since latex absorbs a minimal amount of body heat. Latex is also naturally durable, giving most all-latex mattresses a longer-than-average expected lifespan of at least seven and a half years.

Innerspring

Construction: A traditional innerspring consists of thin foam comfort layers and a substantial support core lined with open steel coils. These mattresses are quite supportive and bouncy, and they conform to a very minimal extent.

Who They're Great for: One major advantage of innersprings is their temperature regulation. The coil layers promote steady airflow to help the mattress maintain a comfortable core temperature, and the comfort layers are typically too thin to absorb much body heat. Their responsive feel also makes them good for sex, according to many couples.

Hybrid

Construction: Hybrids are a specialized type of innerspring constructed with thick comfort layers of memory foam and/or latex over a support core of pocketed coils. Many hybrids have thick profiles to ensure enough room for these various components.

Who They're Great for: For a lot of sleepers, hybrids are the best of both worlds. They will provide more contouring and pressure relief than a traditional innerspring without sacrificing temperature neutrality or edge support. Back sleepers in particular seem to find hybrids quite comfortable, but these mattresses have proven popular across all body type and sleep position groups.

Airbed

Construction: An airbed features at least two inflatable air chambers in the support core. You can add or release air from each chamber to change how soft or firm the mattress feels in different areas across the surface. Some airbeds have some foam padding in the comfort system, but luxury high-end models may also include memory foam and/or latex layers.

Who They're Great for: The standout characteristic of airbeds is adjustable firmness, which other mattress types simply can't offer at the same level. If your preferred mattress feel varies from night to night, then you're the ideal candidate for an airbed, and the same is true for couples with different firmness preferences. However, keep in mind airbeds have limited availability and most are quite expensive.

How Do I Know Which Mattress Is Right for Me?

Once you've narrowed down your ideal mattress based on budget and mattress type, you should consider which mattress qualities matter most to you. Factors to take into account include the following:

Firmness
Most soft to medium soft mattresses conform quite closely to the body. People who weigh less than 130 pounds often feel most comfortable on these models, whereas heavier individuals may sink too much. The medium to medium firm range offers a balance of contouring and support, making these models ideal for people who weigh 130 to 230 pounds. If you weigh more than 230 pounds and want a highly supportive mattress, we suggest a firm to extra firm feel – anything softer may sink too much.

Thickness
A low-profile mattress that measures fewer than 10 inches thick allows you to sleep close to the ground, which some people find more comfortable. However, these beds often lack the support needed for sleepers who weigh 130 pounds or more. Most high-profile mattresses measuring more than 12 inches thick offer generous padding that creates a very plush feel, but some people struggle getting on and off of these models. For the majority of sleepers, a medium profile of 10 to 12 inches will provide the most comfortable balance of cushioning and support.

Durability
Even low-priced mattresses represent a significant financial investment for many households. Consumers who hope to get more mileage out of their mattress should opt for an all-latex or latex hybrid model because latex is quite durable and won't develop body impressions as quickly as foam. Airbeds, while prone to leaks and malfunctions, can also deliver great longevity as long as they're properly maintained. Innersprings, all-foam mattresses, and foam hybrids will probably have shorter lifespans by comparison.

Pressure Relief
If you experience pressure points in sensitive areas like the shoulders and hips, then choosing the right mattress can make a significant difference. Sleepers generally experience the best pressure relief on memory foam mattresses. The material conforms evenly to support the spine and distribute your weight. Latex mattresses also contour a bit – not to the same extent as foam, but this can minimize pressure for sleepers who need more support. Innersprings generally alleviate less pressure due to their thin comfort layers.

Temperature Control
Some people naturally run hotter in bed. Some mattresses can help them sleep cool by circulating air consistently and absorbing a minimal amount of body heat. Latex, for example, body heat quite well; a latex hybrid with a coil system that promotes steady airflow is often ideal for hot sleepers. Other materials, such as polyfoam and memory foam, will trap more heat and sleep noticeably warmer. The addition of a coil system can offset the foam's heat absorption to some extent, but latex is the safer bet.

Motion Isolation
When you get on and off a mattress, this movement creates motion transfer that spreads across the surface. If you share a bed with someone, this transfer could potentially wake them up and affect their overall sleep quality. Memory foam and polyfoam both absorb motion quite well, resulting in much less transfer. Latex can also reduce transfer, but not as effectively as foam. Motion isolation is often limited for hybrids and innersprings because their coil systems make the surface rather bouncy.

The best way to figure out which mattresses feel most and least comfortable to you is to test them out. Mattress stores can be helpful in this regard, but lying on a bed in a store for 10 minutes may not accurately represent how it feels after eight hours of sleep. We suggest taking advantage of sleep trials from online mattress brands, which often allow you to test out a bed in your home for at least 90 nights, then return it for a refund if you aren't satisfied. Sleep trials are available through the majority of Canadian online mattress brands.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

What mattress size is best for me?

Each mattress size is designed with different sleepers in mind. Twin and twin XL are the smallest sizes. They offer limited width, making them best suited to single sleepers with smaller bedrooms. The twin XL offers 5 inches of additional length if you're too tall for the twin. If you sleep alone but want some extra rollaround room, a full size should offer enough width – but this size is probably too narrow for more than one person.

The queen size is built for two people who don't require a lot of width between them. For maximum couple space, you can choose between a wider king or a longer California king. If you share your mattress with someone and use an adjustable bed base, then a split queen, split king, or split California king will be ideal – but these specialty sizes are not available from every brand.

Is buying a mattress online better?

There are certain advantages to buying a mattress online, but the same goes for buying in a store. The better option depends on your ideal shopping experience. Prices for mattresses online are generally lower and you can browse sites freely from the comfort of your own home. Many mattress brand websites offer live web chat with customer service personnel whenever you need assistance.

Shopping in a mattress store allows you to test out different beds and speak with knowledgeable staff people, but you will find a more limited selection compared to the array of available online options. Visiting a store can also be a hassle, especially if a long drive is involved. Also keep in mind stores can be quite crowded on the weekend, especially during sales.

How much is shipping if I live in a Canadian territory or a remote provincial location?

Shipping fees to territorial or remote provincial locations will depend on the brand and shipment method, as well as your specific address. You can reach out to mattress brands for quotes before purchasing, but expect to pay at least $150 extra (and be sure to factor that into your budget).

Will Canadian mattress brands ship to other countries?

Many Canadian online mattress brands ship to the United States and other international locations, but in most cases a delivery fee will be included. However, some of these brands ship exclusively within Canada.

How are Canadian mattresses shipped?

Mattresses ordered online can be shipped one of two ways. For standard shipping – which is free for most Canadians – the mattress will be compressed, vacuum-sealed in plastic, and delivered to your doorstep in a compact box. In most cases, you won't need to sign for the package, but you will need to carry it inside and set it up yourself. Simply unbox the mattress, cut away the plastic with a knife and watch it expand. Full shape recovery typically takes 24 to 48 hours.

Some brands also offer White Glove delivery, which includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal. You'll also be able to schedule the delivery date and time. The mattress will not be compressed for these deliveries, so there is less shape recovery time. Keep in mind this service almost always incurs a surcharge of $100 or more.

How do sleep trials work?

Since you can't test out an online mattress before buying it, many of these brands offer sleep trials. You'll be able to test out the mattress in your home for at least 90 nights and then return it for a refund if you aren't satisfied. For some brands, you can return the mattress at any point of the trial; others require a break-in period of at least 30 nights to get used to the mattress. If you decide the mattress isn't for you, you may also be able to exchange it for another model if the brand sells multiple beds. Most Canadian online mattress brands offer free shipping and full refunds on all returns.

Will my mattress come with a warranty?

Most mattresses come with a warranty that covers the model for at least 10 years. The warranty is essentially an agreement between you and the manufacturer that you won't be responsible for defects that affect the bed's comfort, support, and durability. These defects may include deep sagging in the surface, physical flaws with the materials, or construction defects with the cover. Other issues, such as damage to the mattress or normal wear and tear, won't be covered. Only the original buyers receive warranty protection.

One important consideration with mattress warranties is whether they are non-prorated or prorated. For a non-prorated warranty, the brand will cover all costs related to repairing or replacing a defective mattress (apart from some nominal shipping charges). If the warranty is prorated and the mattress needs to be replaced, then you'll pay a percentage of the original sticker price – as much as 90 percent of the price, in some cases. You can save a lot of money down the road by choosing a non-prorated warranty.