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Douglas Mattress Review

GoodMorning.com is a Canadian company that offers a wide range of mattresses. One of their bestselling models is the Douglas, an all-foam mattress sold at a very reasonable price-point. The Douglas is designed, made, and sold exclusively in Canada.

The 10-inch Douglas is constructed with gel memory foam over a layer of responsive Energex foam and a dense foam base. The mattress has a breathable Tencel cover emblazoned with an iconic Canadian motif. With a medium firm feel, the Douglas is designed to appeal to most body types and sleeping positions.

GoodMorning.com also makes pillows, bed frames, and other bedroom accessories, as well as additional mattress models. These include the budget-friendly Juno, the Brunswick and Apollo hybrids, the Logan & Cove luxury pillow-top hybrid, and the latex Recore. GoodMorning.com offers one option for U.S. customers, the all-foam Novosbed, which is available in three firmness levels.

This Douglas mattress review will take a closer look at the construction specs, prices, and benefits and drawbacks for different sleeper types. We'll end with a summary of GoodMorning.com's shipping, return, and warranty policies.

GoodMorning Mattresses At-A-Glance

Douglas Juno Novosbed Brunswick
Firmness Options 6 (Medium Firm) 6 (Medium Firm) 4 (Medium Soft
6 (Medium Firm)
7-8 (Firm)
6 (Medium Firm)
Mattress Type All-Foam All-Foam All-Foam Hybrid
Height 10" 8" 11" 12"
Price (Queen) $749 CAD $399 CAD $1,199 CAD $749 CAD

To learn more about additional GoodMorning.com models and other mattresses available in Canada, check out our guide to the best mattresses in Canada.

Douglas Mattress Review: Our Verdict

The Douglas is a versatile option for budget-conscious Canadian shoppers. With its blend of adaptive and supportive foams, the mattress reduces motion transfer for couples without restricting movement too much.

While its medium firm feel is compatible with most sleeper types, the Douglas also cushions and alleviates pressure points. This makes the mattress particularly well-suited to side sleepers and people who weigh less than 60 kg. Those who prefer a very firm or very plush mattress should consider the Novosbed, which is available in three firmness levels.

The Douglas outperforms many other other memory foam mattresses in terms of temperature regulation. For people who live in very warm climates, GoodMorning.com also offers the Recore latex mattress, made with cooling graphite latex. Likewise, those who need more reliable edge support can turn to the Brunswick hybrid mattress.

If the Douglas sounds enticing but the price is a little out of your budget, you may be interested in the Juno mattress. This bare-bones all-foam mattress with one comfort layer has a similar feel to the Douglas at an unbeatable price-point.

Choose the Douglas if...
  • You experience chronic pain or pressure points, especially when sleeping on your side
  • You wake easily from your partner's movements
  • You tend to overheat on all-foam mattresses
  • You like the feel of memory foam but you value ease of movement
Keep Shopping if...
  • You're a back or stomach sleeper and you weigh more than 104 kg
  • You don't live in Canada
  • You prefer the feel of sleeping on, rather than in, the mattress

How Much Is the Douglas Mattress?

The Douglas is priced at $749 Canadian dollars. Taking the exchange rate into account, this is significantly cheaper than many of its American competitors. The Douglas is built with high-quality foams that should make it a worthwhile long-term investment.

GoodMorning.com may occasionally offer bundled pillows or discounts on other items along with a mattress purchase.

Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 38” x 75” x 10” 17 kg $599 CAD
Twin XL 38” x 80” x 10” 18 kg $629 CAD
Full 53” x 75” x 10” 23 kg $679 CAD
Queen 60” x 80” x 10” 29.5 kg $749 CAD
King 76” x 80” x 10” 36 kg $849 CAD
California King 72” x 84” x 10” 36 kg $849 CAD

How Does the Douglas Feel?

The Douglas has a medium firm feel that falls around a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This is right in the Goldilocks zone that appeals to a wide majority of sleeper types.

The top layer is made of gel-infused memory foam that provides cushioning and minimizes pressure points. The mattress also contains 2 inches of responsive Energex foam, which acts as a transitional layer to prevent you from sinking too deeply. A high-density polyfoam support core stabilizes the mattress and helps to maintain spinal alignment.

Overall, the mattress provides a balance of plush contouring and springy support. While experiences with the mattress vary by body type, most sleepers find they sleep "in" rather than "on" the mattress. Despite conforming closely, the Douglas allows for relatively easy movement on top of the bed.

What Is the Douglas Made Of?

The Douglas is an all-foam mattress consisting of three layers in total. The mattress stands at 10 inches tall, a profile that is compatible with standard fitted sheets.

Cover Material

The cover is composed of Tencel, a silky-soft fabric derived from eucalyptus fibers. Tencel is known for its superior moisture-wicking capabilities, which help to keep the sleeper cool and dry.

The top half of the cover can be removed and machine-washed, though customers should be aware that washing the bottom part will void the warranty. The cover features a design inspired by the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Comfort Layers

The comfort layers are broken into two parts. The top layer is made with 2 inches of ecoLight gel memory foam. It contours closely to the body and responds quickly to pressure. The cooling gel infused into the foam is intended to draw heat away from your body and help the mattress sleep cool.

Below the top layer is a 2-inch layer of Elastex foam, which acts as a transition onto the firmer support core. Elastex foam is designed to emulate the responsiveness of latex, providing some springiness for easier movement.

Support Core

A 6-inch polyfoam base provides a sturdy support core for the mattress and helps to ensure healthy spinal alignment throughout the night.

Does it Isolate Motion?

Rating: 4/5

The Douglas rates above-average for motion isolation, reducing disruptions when sleeping with a partner.

All-foam mattresses generally isolate motion better than mattresses with coils. Despite the noticeable bounce from the Energex foam, the memory foam in the top layer of the Douglas conforms closely to the sleeper. This allows the mattress to dampen movement instead of allowing it to ripple across the surface.

Does it Sleep Cool?

Rating: 3/5

Compared to other all-foam mattresses, the Douglas does a decent job of preventing heat retention.

Traditional memory foam has a reputation for trapping heat due to its close contouring and closed-cell construction. By contrast, the Douglas features gel memory foam designed to pull heat away from the sleeper. The Tencel cover is also highly breathable and should minimize heat build-up around the sleeper.

It's rare for a memory foam mattress to attain the same level of temperature neutrality as a hybrid or innerspring mattress, where the heat can escape through the coils. That being said, the Douglas presents an attractive option for hot sleepers who prefer the feel of an all-foam bed.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating: 2/5

The Douglas compresses considerably when weight is applied around the perimeter. This may be a problem for people who like sleeping near the edge of the bed, A weaker perimeter can also pose difficulties when getting in and out of bed, especially for those with limited movement.

All-foam mattresses tend to have below-average edge support, as they don't have coils to provide reinforcement. The Douglas has a medium firm surface that may be able to support the weight of someone weighing less than 60 kg. However, heavier sleepers and couples may wish to invest in a mattress with better edge support in order to increase the bed's usable surface area.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating: 3/5

Most couples should find the Douglas adequate for sex. The memory foam provides grip, and while not as bouncy as a hybrid or latex mattress, the Energex foam is sufficiently responsive and allows for easy movement on top of the mattress.

Couples who value a cool surface should be pleased with the bed's temperature neutrality. The mattress also makes little to no noise, which may be important for those who wish to be discreet. The principal problem is the lack of edge support, which can prevent couples from using the entire mattress surface and confine them to the middle of the bed.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating: 2/5

As with any all-foam mattress, the Douglas may emit some off-gassing odors at first.

Off-gassing happens when volatile organic compounds (VOCs) come into contact with the air. Virtually every mattress that contains a synthetic foam will off-gas to some extent. The odors are not harmful and should disappear within a few hours to a few days.

All of the foams used to make the Douglas are certified by the CertiPUR-US program, which guarantees that the mattress is free of harmful chemicals.

What Type of Sleeper Is the Douglas Mattress Best For?

The Douglas has a medium firm feel that is suitable for most back and side sleepers.

Side Sleepers: Side sleepers of all body types should experience ample cushioning under the hips and shoulders. The Douglas allows side sleepers to sink in just the right amount to keep the spine aligned and prevent pressure build-up in sensitive areas. Side sleepers weighing less than 60 kg may find the mattress a little firmer, but most still benefit from adequate pressure relief.

Combination Sleepers: Compared to traditional memory foam models, the Douglas is quick to regain its shape when pressure is lifted. This means that combination sleepers should be able  to easily change positions on this mattress. The mattress is also compatible with most sleeping positions. However, stomach sleepers may experience excessive sinkage under the hips which can eventually lead to back pain. For individuals who weigh more than 104 kg or who spend most of the night on their stomach, GoodMorning.com also sells the Novosbed mattress, available in a firm option.

Back Sleepers: Back sleepers require a balance of support and pressure relief to cushion sore spots while keeping the spine aligned. With its medium firm feel, the Douglas does just that, offering sufficient lumbar support for most back sleepers 104 kg or less. Back sleepers who weigh more than 104 kg may prefer the firm Novosbed.

How Does Body Weight Impact Performance?

How comfortable and supportive a mattress feels will depend not only on sleeping position, but also body weight. However, the medium firm (6) feel is one of the most popular across different body types and sleep positions.

People who weigh less than 60 kg won't sink as far into the mattress. These sleepers don't require as much support, but they often experience pressure points from firm mattresses. The Douglas cradles sleepers to encourage healthy spinal alignment while offering the right level of pressure relief.

The Douglas also performs well for side and back sleepers between 60 to 104 kg. For back sleepers, the medium firm surface succeeds at providing lumbar support without being uncomfortably firm. For side sleepers, the mattress conforms just enough to relieve pressure points in the hips and shoulders. Unfortunately, stomach sleepers between 60 to 104 kg may experience more sagging in the hips, where people tend to carry a disproportionate amount of body weight..

Individuals who weigh more than 104 kg will sink furthest into the mattress. In order to keep the spine on an even plane, these sleepers need a mattress with a firmer surface and a very supportive core. While the Douglas may be suitable for side sleepers over 104 kg, back and stomach sleepers may find they sink in too far. The firm Novosbed is a better pick for these sleepers.

Is it Good for Couples?

The Douglas is a strong choice for couples who want a memory foam mattress. Its medium firm feel offers a nice compromise for partners of varying body types and preferred sleeping positions, with the exception of stomach sleepers and those over 104 kg.

Minimal noise and effective motion isolation should allow both parties to sleep peacefully without waking up from each other's movements. The memory foam doesn't hamper movement too much, nor does it overheat like many all-foam competitors.

The Douglas also ticks most boxes when it comes to sex. It doesn't have the excessive bounce or temperature neutrality of a hybrid, but the mattress should do just fine for the majority of couples.

By contrast, the Douglas rates less well on edge support. This restricts full use of the bed, which may be a sticking point for couples with a smaller-sized mattress.

GoodMorning.com’s Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability The Douglas is only available in Canada and is exclusively sold online through the Douglas website.
Shipping Shipping is free to most locations in Canada, although orders in very remote locations may incur a shipping charge. Mattresses are made to order and usually arrive within one to six business days after leaving the facility.

The Douglas is shipped as a bed-in-a-box via FedEx. To set up the mattress, remove the plastic packaging and let it expand on top of the bed frame or foundation.

Additional Services GoodMorning.com does not provide White Glove delivery or old mattress removal at this time.
Sleep Trial Customers have 120 nights to try out the mattress at home and return it for a full refund if they are not satisfied. This trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period, which allows time for the body to get used to the new mattress.

In the event of a return, GoodMorning.com will arrange for pickup and responsible disposal of the mattress at a local charity or recycling plant. There are no handling fees or restocking charges, but Douglas requests that customers keep the plastic packaging to re-use in event of a return.

Warranty The Douglas is backed by a 15-year pro-rated warranty against workmanship and manufacturing defects, including permanent indentations of 1 inch or more during the first 10 years and 2 inches or more starting in year 11. GoodMorning.com Inc. will replace or repair defective mattresses at the company's discretion.

During the first 10 years, GoodMorning.com Inc. will cover the entire cost of repair or replacement plus any shipping and handling fees provided the mattress is still at the original address. After this period elapses, the customer will be responsible for 75% of the original purchase price. Repaired or replacement mattresses are covered by the remainder of the original warranty. Additional terms apply.