My Honest Review of the Douglas Mattress by

I have partnered with and was provided with a mattress in exchange for my thoughts. My opinions are my own.

Did you know that Douglas Mattress was the original bed in a box? It’s a first of its class, made in Canada and offering Canadians the best value when shopping for a new mattress. By making Douglas Mattresses in Canada they get to avoid the carbon footprint associated with international transportation. All foam, fabric, and packaging are sourced from Canadian suppliers and every mattress is crafted in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.  Along with their material,  every Douglas cover contains sustainable Tencel®️ fibre, which is produced from renewable wood sources using an efficient closed-loop process that creates almost zero waste. This strong and biodegradable fibre is spun into a durable thread that is used to create the unique Douglas cover.


When we received our order, we opted for contactless delivery the box was not heavy at all.  It’s amazing that there was a mattress in there!   Once you pull it out and remove the plastic, it puffs up and is ready to be used.  I didn’t find the odour from the materials to last long at all. 

.@myDouglasbed uses an ecoLight®️ foam is a 4th-generation memory foam, designed to have the same durability as high-density memory foam†. With up to 40% less carbon input, ecoLight®️ foam makes your Douglas lighter, more breathable… Click To Tweet

My daughter was very excited to get a new mattress and we opted for the Twin XL to review.  Her twin sister has a Twin XL as well and it fits their beds perfectly. It’s important to use a base that allows your mattress to perform its best for you. Douglas recommends using platform bed frames that have an untreated wood surface, non-medical adjustable beds that are completely upholstered, or bed frames that use non-flexing horizontal woods slats that are at least 2″ wide and no more than 3″ apart. At Douglas, they do not recommend using traditional box springs that are made of springs, coils, a metal grid or are flexing. They also do not recommend using a frame with steel slats. Using a base that does not meet the requirements, will make your new feel soft, will cause premature sagging, and will void your 15-year warranty. If you have a traditional box spring, metal frame, or slatted bed frame that you wish to keep that does not meet the requirements, they strongly advise to place a sheet of unfinished plywood at that is at least 0.5″ thick over top of your base for your new mattress to rest on. That will provide the support it needs and will make your base compatible with your new mattress.


What kind of sleeper are you?  The Douglas mattress offers:

  • Supportive spinal alignment for side sleepers
  • Balanced support for back sleepers
  • Pressure-point relief for stomach sleepers

@MyDouglasBed Mattress offers a medium-firm mattress with balanced support and pressure-point relief for all sleeping positions. No more numbness and having to flip from side to side! #mydouglasbed #review #madeincanada Click To Tweet
What is in the Douglas Mattress?

1) Douglas Cool Sense Cover: A washable cover containing sustainable Tencel® fibres. Inspired by the mountains of Western Canada, the CoolSense® cover draws moisture away, leading to a cool, dry night.

2) 2″ Luxury Eco-Light Cooling Gel Foam:  Made with up to 40% less carbon input, ecoLight® cooling gel foam is just as durable, responsive, and luxurious as high-density memory foam but won’t retain heat or feel like quicksand.

3) 2″ Premium Elastex Foam:  Mimicking the supportive and responsive properties of natural latex foam, Elastex®️ is made without the chemicals found in many natural latex mattresses which could cause allergic reactions.

4) 6″ Motion Isolation Support Foam: Like millions of tiny pocket-coil springs, Douglas’ support foam eliminates motion transfer between sleepers without sacrificing edge support.

As my daughter grows, I want the best in support as her spine develops, a child’s spine is fully developed by the age of 12 so having the right mattress for me is very important.  With the High bounce Elastex® transition layer for spring and support, not only is this mattress great for support but it is also comfortable.  I find she is sleeping better throughout the night as her older mattress was a coiled one but very soft- a little too soft so this has been a great addition to our home.  With the Douglas mattress, there is no excessive sinking as it sets the stage for uninterrupted sleeping.  Even when her twin or me(!) snuggles in bed with her. 
Do you sweat at night? The @myDouglasbed has a CoolSense® cover and ecoLight® cooling gel foam layer absorb more heat with faster dissipation, giving you a cooler sleep. #mydouglasbed #review #madeinCanada Click To Tweet

What are the Pricing and Warranty?  It’s always the best deal with Douglas Mattress and you can find great deals on their accessories by following them on Twitter:

Prices start at $599 and at a Twin size and go up to California King at $849. By skipping retail store markups and selling directly to you. That’s how you high-quality, Canadian-made mattresses for such low prices.

You also get a 120 Sleep trial with impeccable customer service should you change your mind within the 30-120 days. There is also free shipping and free returns and a 15yr warranty. If you choose to return it, they will arrange for it to be picked up and sent to a local charity whenever available. You’ll get a full refund once your mattress has been collected. Oh, and Douglas Mattress helps arrange that part, too! They never re-sell or restock returned mattresses in any capacity so you are always getting a brand new mattress made just for you.   

I think I’m ready to upgrade to a Douglas mattress myself!  My arms are getting numb as I try to sleep on my current mattress and I want to get the same quality of sleep that my daughter gets.  We absolutely love our Douglas mattress and have collaborated with on their other mattresses as well. It’s a brand and company I recommend and stand behind.   If you have any questions, feel free to comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them. I hope you enjoyed reading our review and sharing information on this great Canadian brand.

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Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with All opinions are always mine and never influenced.  Affiliate links are provided should you decide to purchase a mattress from my review.  Thank you for supporting the brands that help support my blog. 


  1. Amy M | 17th Sep 20

    Sounds like a great mattress with excellent support.

  2. wendy hutton | 17th Sep 20

    this sounds like a wonderful mattress I love the cooling gel

    • Mama Ash | 17th Sep 20

      My husband is a night sweater, I’m thinking we might have to upgrade and get a king!

  3. TERESA | 17th Sep 20

    I am in the process to shopping for new mattresses for myself and my son. Ours are old and worn out. I will definitely look into these!

    • Mama Ash | 17th Sep 20

      I hope you do! You get a 120 night Risk-Free trial as well.

  4. Debbie S. | 17th Sep 20

    I love that it has cooling gel. I would really love a cozy mattress like this.

    • Mama Ash | 17th Sep 20

      SO many great features, Debbie.

  5. ivy pluchinsky | 17th Sep 20

    I need a new mattress!

    • Mama Ash | 17th Sep 20

      Same! My kids are lucky, hahaha!

  6. Sandi Tymchuk | 17th Sep 20

    Very nice to hear about a Canadian-made mattress in a box. I love the cooling top feature. I wonder how durable it is? A review of mattresses 10 years later would be very helpful!

    • Mama Ash | 17th Sep 20

      I will totally bookmark it and update it! That’s a great comment and idea 🙂

  7. nicky | 17th Sep 20

    Lovely mattress! I dream of getting a Douglas 😉 Zzzz

  8. Florence Cochrane | 17th Sep 20

    This mattress sounds great. I need to purchase a new one soon.

  9. Jeannie Lam | 17th Sep 20

    I”m so glad you did a review on this! We are considering a Douglas mattress!

    • Mama Ash | 17th Sep 20

      Yay! I hope you get one and that you’ll tell me about it.

  10. Calvin | 17th Sep 20

    Always wondered about these new mattress in a box type products 🙂 Great to see a review.

  11. Theresa C. | 17th Sep 20

    Thank you for the great review – sleep is so important to our health and well-being!

  12. Shirley O | 17th Sep 20

    It sounds like a great mattress. It looks comfy and I really like the cooling gel feature.

  13. Betty S | 17th Sep 20

    I love that it is Canadian inside and out. 120 to decide is a nice long time

  14. Jeanette Jackson | 17th Sep 20

    Great review. It sounds like a good bed.

  15. Dianne G. | 17th Sep 20

    I like the convenience of a mattress like this and the fact that it is comfortable is a real bonus.

  16. Lynnie M | 18th Sep 20

    Oh wow! There is a cooling gel? I would love this so much!

  17. Anu Chopra | 18th Sep 20

    love this!

  18. Suzie B | 18th Sep 20

    This looks like a great bed! I love how convenient delivery is too!

  19. Debbie S. | 18th Sep 20

    I think this would be a great replacement mattress for the holiday trailer. they put the not greatest mattresses in RVs.

  20. Stephanie LaPlante | 18th Sep 20

    This sounds like a lovely mattress. Definitely saving this for future reference.

  21. Nena Sinclair | 19th Sep 20

    This sounds like a great mattress and I love that it’s Canadian made! #SupportCanadianBusinesses

  22. Emily B | 19th Sep 20

    We love the mattress we ordered online. It’s amazing how this has changed the game in mattress buying!

  23. Florence Cochrane | 19th Sep 20

    I heard a lot about this mattress brand and I will soon need to get one.

  24. jan | 19th Sep 20

    We are currently hunting for a new mattress and need to decide – quickly!

  25. Jonnie | 19th Sep 20

    I can’t believe how compact it is for shipping!

  26. Florence Cochrane | 20th Sep 20

    I love that it is a Canadian products. A plus for me.

  27. Lynne M | 21st Sep 20

    I’d love to try one of these mattresses!

  28. Donna S | 21st Sep 20

    I’ve been curious about all the new mattress in a box. I like the cooling gel feature.

  29. Elizabeth Vlug | 22nd Sep 20

    Thank you for your review. And I really appreciated the explaination of what to use under your mattress.

  30. Gayle B | 24th Sep 20

    We love our Douglas, so glad we decided to give it a try!

  31. ivy pluchinsky | 25th Sep 20

    This sounds like a great mattress!

  32. Heather Howard | 25th Sep 20

    Your review was very informative. I appreciate your honesty and thorough inspection of the mattress.

  33. Debbie Beattie | 25th Nov 20

    I’ve never heard of this brand but it sounds like you all loved it

  34. Judy Cowan | 25th Nov 20

    Love memory foam mattresses. We have an Endy but good to know of other companies out there.

  35. Suzanne Giroux | 25th Nov 20

    I love the idea of having it delivered which is so convenient. This mattress sounds great and I love that it has the motion isolation so when my husband moves it is not felt by me.

  36. jan | 25th Nov 20

    We were debating for so long, we pulled the trigger and have had our douglas for 1 week. We are both finding it to be a pretty darn hard mattress with no cush, but we will keep trying it….

    • Mama Ash | 25th Nov 20

      What kind of base are you using it on?

  37. Linda | 26th Nov 20

    I like that Elastex is made without the chemicals in natural latex.

  38. kristen visser | 26th Nov 20

    looks super comfortable! I have been hearing a lot about this mattress lately

  39. jan | 28th Nov 20

    Sorry, I couldn’t figure out how to reply to your comment. We are using a new platform with slats. Ours is still offgassing after 2 weeks too.

    • Mama Ash | 18th Jan 21

      That’s so bizarre! We’ve truly had no issues.

  40. Emily | 28th Nov 20

    The eco-light cooling gel foam seems incredible!

  41. Anita D | 28th Nov 20

    Great info.

  42. Lynda Cook | 29th Nov 20

    I would love to try one of these mattresses, I sweat so bad throughout the night and these sound like they help, but I am way overweight and I’m scared these mattresses would not be good for me

  43. Tannis W | 4th Dec 20

    I am seriously considering buying one of these mattresses. After researching mattresses in a box, this one definitely stands out. I love that it’s Canadian made too!

  44. Jess | 15th Jan 21

    Your review really got me feeling much better on going with the Douglas.I’ve been researching for weeks to get my 3 year old her first big girl bed and mattress and it was so hard to find reviews written about kids and which Canadian bed in a box was the right way to go. Most are really focused on adult use. Thank you for some good feedback and I’m going to stick with ordering the Douglas and support our Canadian brands. TY

    • Mama Ash | 18th Jan 21

      Thank you, Jess! Thank you for the amazing comment and for taking the time to read my post. We truly love our Douglas bed.

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