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Better Sleep with Our Douglas Bed Canadian Mattress

An eco-friendly Canadian mattress company that helps with better sleep? It’s about time. Better sleep is in high demand in a lot of homes. Everybody wants a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, that can be elusive for a lot of people. Better sleep starts in the morning with good habits, and it hinges on having a good mattress too.

Our old mattress was well over ten years old. And my husband has had minor complaints about sleep for months now. When he injured his shoulder in the spring at work, his sleep deteriorated even more, which meant I also suffered. When I heard about Douglas Bed by Novosbed I decided it was time to make better sleep a reality, instead of a wish!


Better Sleep with a Better Mattress

I’ll be completely honest here – a mattress is something I really try to avoid thinking about, which is brutal since we all know how much time we spend sleeping!! We spent a lot of money last time around buying a Queen sized pillow-top mattress and when I spend that much money I want to hold on to my investment. But, you know the story of innerspring mattresses. Once they get as old as ours was, you can feel EVERY spring. My husband certainly could. Needless to say, he did not wake up refreshed and renewed but honestly I had no idea the old mattress was also the root of my back pain.


Better Sleep with Better Materials

But that finally changed recently. Douglas Memory Foam Mattresses might be the most Canadian mattresses ever made. Designed and made in Canada, for Canadians, the final product is crafted in Ontario actually. That makes me happy.

The materials Douglas uses to make its mattresses starts with a 6″ motion isolation support foam. This foam eliminates motion transfer between my husband and I during the night. There are no springs in this mattress, so there’s none of that discomfort. Frankly the foam feels completely different than a traditional mattress, in a good way. Your body sinks into the foam, which is labelled medium-firm. I find it to be the right amount of firmness for me.

Next, Douglas adds a 2″ layer of Premium Elastex Foam. The nice thing about this foam is that it has all the durability, support, and responsiveness of natural Latex foam but WITHOUT the harmful, allergy-causing chemical found in Latex.


An Eco-friendly Mattress

One of my favourite parts of this new mattress is that it’s environmentally friendly. After the Elastex Foam comes a 2″ layer of Luxury ecoLight Cooling Gel Foam. ecoLight foam is amazing for two reasons. The first is its cooling properties, keeping my husband and I nice and comfy all night. Next is its environmental friendliness. ecoLight is just as durable, responsive, and cooling as high density memory foam, but it doesn’t retain heat and it’s made with HALF the carbon footprint. That matters to us.

Other Eco-Friendly Features:

  • The Douglas Mattress is also CertiPUR-US certified to be low emission VOC for indoor air quality.
  • It is manufactured using renewable energy.
  • More than 90% of the energy used to manufacture a Douglas mattress is generated without emitting any carbon into the atmosphere at all, much of it coming from wind, solar, and hydro.
  • As well, Douglas wraps it all up in a washable cover made with Natural Eucalyptus Fabric. This CoolSense cover draws moisture away from the body, further promoting a cool, dry, comfortable night of sleep.
  • 120 night trial and free returns
  • AND returned mattresses are delivered by local movers to charities in your area.

It was pretty cool unboxing the Douglas Bed Canadian Mattress. Visitors had been by one day the week before we opened the box and they were all a bit curious about a mattress arriving in a box. How could that possibly work? A queen sized mattress in that box? Well, in fact, it is vacuum packed and as soon as you release it from the packaging it re-inflates. That was kind of fun to watch. See video below.

Link here to my @Inkscrblr Douglas Bed Video.


Better Sleep is our New Normal

I hate to say it, but my husband and I had just gotten used to sleeping on a terrible mattress. It was normal for us to wake up with achy backs, necks and shoulders. A bad mattress doesn’t help aches and pains that come with aging. You know what does help, though? Our new Douglas Bed mattress. I am actually both shocked and amazed that this new mattress has eliminated my lower back pain. I started yoga for it years ago to help. Apparently the old mattress was not working for me for a longer time than I thought.

At first we were both quite apprehensive about trusting a new company with our sleep. But Douglas Bed has won us over. My husband and I now enjoy a cool, comfortable night’s sleep without springs in our backs, divots in the bed, or achy body parts. We are cool, comfortable, supported, and cozy and I love all the eco-friendly elements this company has happening.

There are many reasons to choose this brand and some of the thoughtfulness given to making this Douglas memory foam Canadian mattress environmentally friendly makes me rest easy.

We received a Douglas Bed memory foam mattress for consideration here. My opinion is all my own and it is also truthful.

You can now enter for a chance to win one of your own!!

Douglas Free Mattress Competition

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.


  • Monica Parlee

    Getting a good nights sleep is so important for your health and wellbeing. A new mattress is something we seem to keep moving down on our “to buy” list but we need to make it a priority. I love so many things about this Douglas Bed mattress, especially all the eco features!

    • Paula

      We did the same Monic! We kept going oh no we need the roof redone first and then we need the pool liner and then etc….that took this out of the running but thankfully I have now seen the light!!

  • Lindsay

    Our mattress is showing its age, and I’ve been hoping to find a mattress that’s made in Canada AND eco-friendly. Thanks for this post!

  • Kerrie Mendoza

    Love that the bed comes packaged like that! Also love that it is Canadian and that it’s eliminated your back pain and ensure a better night’s sleep. Looking forward to reading more about this bed and what you think of it long term.

  • Aimee Geroux

    Sounds like an amazing mattress. Who would have thought that you could get a mattress compacted down that much! We are in the market for some new mattresses for the girls so will add this to our list of possibilities!