How to Find the Best Mattress for You! (Comparison Review: Endy, Douglas & Apollo Mattress from GoodMorning.com)
  

Monday, November 9, 2020

How to Find the Best Mattress for You! (Comparison Review: Endy, Douglas & Apollo Mattress from GoodMorning.com)

These days there are a lot of bed-in-a-box brands competing for our attention! What sets one apart from another and how can you possibly make a decision about which bed will be best for you?

I've had 5 different beds over the last four years (due to various unique circumstances) and learned a lot along the way about how to find the best mattress for you. I'm excited to share that with you and tell you how you can find the right mattress for yourself!

I have partnered with GoodMorning.com and was provided with a mattress and pillows in exchange for my thoughts. All opinions shared are my own. Affiliate links are provided should you decide to purchase GoodMorning.com products from my review. 

How to Find the Best Mattress For You


After too many uncomfortable nights on a mattress that wasn't a good fit for me but seemed to be fine for my husband, I finally logged onto GoodMorning.com and found The Mattress Matchmaker Quiz.

As I selected answers to questions about my current mattress, the position I sleep in, my budget, and more, I got excited about GoodMorning.com's focus on finding the right mattress for me personally- a contrast to the one-size-fits-all approach I had seen with many other mattress companies!


Inside the Mattress


The science of sleep comfort may be more complicated than you imagine, requiring multiple layers, each with a specific purpose, to provide maximum comfort.

Generally, each mattress aims to fulfill the following purposes: cooling, pressure point relief, minimized transfer of motion, and support.



In this post I'll be comparing the Endy mattress with two mattresses from GoodMorning.com (the Douglas, and the Apollo). Each mattress addresses these goals in different ways. Here's a breakdown of the layers inside of each of these 3 mattresses. You can also watch my video for more information and visuals of the layers.


Douglas

Cover: quilted, removable, moisture wicking natural fabric blend
1st Layer: cooling gel foam
2nd Layer: medium firm, meant for pressure point relief & responsiveness
Base Layer: firm to provide support & prevent motion transfer

Endy

Cover: quilted, removable
1st Layer: open air cell technology
2nd Layer: medium firm, meant for pressure point relief
Base Layer: firm to provide edge support & prevent motion transfer

Apollo

Cover: PolarMAX Cooling upholstery, moisture wicking & noticeably cool to the touch
1st Layer: Memory Foam with micro-gel beads and antimicrobial copper for cooling
2nd Layer: Open-Cell Memory Foam for pressure-point relief and airflow, with an added 3" of edge support
3rd Layer: Pocketed steel micro-coils contour to your body & allow airflow for thermal regulation
Base Layer: 2 load-bearing base layers for motion isolation & support

The following video includes some visuals of the different layers of each mattress as well as the unboxing process and other information about the 3 mattresses:




Fitting Your Budget 


One of the things I like most about The Mattress Matchmaker Quiz is that it takes your budget into account. As much as we wish money wasn't a factor, that's not the reality for most of us, so the quiz will suggest the best mattress for you within your budget.

For a Queen size, here are the current prices for each mattress:


Endy - $850 CAD

Douglas - $749 CAD

Apollo - $1249 CAD



Sleep Trial & Warranty


You've done your research, you've taken the Mattress Matchmaker Quiz and you've got your recommended mattress match- but can you trust it??


If you're still nervous to make the purchase even after all of that, put your mind at ease because you've got a risk-free sleep trial, no matter which choice you make, and each of these mattresses comes with a warranty:

Endy - 100-Night Trial & 10 Year Warranty

Douglas - 120-Night Trial & 15 Year Warranty

Apollo - 120-Night Trial & 15 Year Warranty

GoodMorning.com's theory is that it takes you up to 30 nights to break-in your mattress, so they give you four months to really get a feel for it. If you need to return it, you have up to Night 120 to decide.  They'll pick it up and send it to a local charity or recycling partner and you'll get a full refund.


Delivery & Unboxing


The delivery & unboxing experience for all 3 mattresses was very similar. They were each delivered to our door in a box. Inside the box was the mattress, compressed and rolled up, in plastic. The Endy box came with a handy little cutter to open the plastic with. We just used scissors for the Douglas & Apollo which was fine- I wasn't concerned about puncturing anything important. 


We didn't notice any unpleasant smells with the Endy or the Apollo but did note that there was a strong odor from the Douglas that lasted a few days but went completely away.

The Apollo box was heavier (83 lbs) with its extra layers of foam and springs than the Endy (66 lbs) and Douglas (65 lbs). This made it more challenging to bring upstairs, but definitely worth the effort! 

We have video of all of our mattress unboxings. If you'd like to watch, you can find them here: 


Adjustable Pillows



GoodMorning.com's pillows came squished flat just like the mattress. It was fun to watch them slowly inflate to their full size! Just like the Endy pillows, these come with a washable cover with microfibre fill and an inner core filled with removable foam. This means the pillows have a fully customizable height for personalized comfort!



Our Review


At the start of this post I mentioned that I started looking for another mattress because although our current mattress was working for my husband, it wasn't for me. I had been waking up with a sore back every single morning without fail. I didn't know if any of my pain had anything to do with the mattress or not, but I was desperate to try something!

The Douglas was the first foam mattress-in-a-box we slept on and it’s been a few years, but here’s what we remember as stand-out information:

  •  Softest of the 3
  •   Great for side sleeping
  •   We both liked it
  •   Was lacking edge support (most noticeable when sitting on the side of the bed)


Up until a couple of weeks ago, we had been sleeping on the Endy. Here’s what stands out about it:

  •   Most firm of the 3
  •   Too firm for me- uncomfortable for side sleeping
  •   We slept hottest on this one (didn’t notice feeling hot on the other 2 mattresses)


We’ve been sleeping on the Apollo for less than 2 weeks, but here’s what stands out so far:

  • Unique top layer of foam compared to all others we’ve tried (feels very firm at first, but you slowly sink into it for about 30 seconds until you’ve got support in all the areas you need it!)
  • I’m actually waking up with less back pain! It took a few days & at first I thought maybe my sore back was just “me” and a mattress wasn’t going to help, but I’m excited to report that I’ve had several mornings in a row feeling way better. I can’t wait to see how this plays out with more time!
  • Both of our favourite since the Douglas (hard to say which we prefer since it’s been a few years since the Douglas, but the Apollo does have better edge support)

Apollo Mattress by GoodMorning.com


Our Recommendation - How to Find the Best Mattress for You!


I really think that while one mattress might work great for us, that doesn't mean it'll be the mattress for you!  That's why I'm a big supporter of GoodMorning.com's Mattress Matchmaker Quiz and that's what I recommend you do- take the quiz and find out which mattress it recommends for you, taking into account the way you sleep, your partner, and your budget!

Then try it out risk-free!  I only wish I had done it sooner!

Once more, here's my affiliate link to GoodMorning.com where you can take the quiz, and get started on your own journey to a better sleep!

 
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37 comments:

  1. Excellent timing! We've been thinking about replacing our mattress (it's also one of these foam-type ones). We prefer on the firmer side and edge support is important.

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    1. I'm glad it's good timing for you! I hope you find the right one for you soon!

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  2. We have been looking for a new mattress for what feels like FOR-E-VER! My husband needs something cooling and more firm and I need something semi-firm but at the same time comforting. Ugggg It's so hard to choose!

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    1. It can be hard to make the choice and move forward! & I know- not easy when you both have different needs! You should try the quiz and see what it says when taking both of you into account!

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  3. I like that Good morning.com has a lot of options. I've considered the Novosbed in soft. And they arrange the pickup of a mattress which is important to me, I bought from a different brand and I had to arrange pickup myself and send the receipt to them which ended up being a huge hassle.

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  4. I have a couple of memory foam mattress and love them. I love how easy they are to set up

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    1. Yes! They're pretty cool! It's always kind of a fun process to unbox them~ :)

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  5. Finding the right mattress and a pillow is quite a task. I am still looking for the right pillow.

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    1. You should stay tuned for my gift guide- I'm going to have a couple of the adjustable pillows in the giveaway!

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  6. We are in the process of trying to find a new mattress for the master bedroom. I'm so glad to have found this!

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  7. We will be shopping for a new mattress in the coming year. I've been wanting to try one of these since I have seen them. I will definitely use Good Morning when we do shop for one.

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  8. Thanks for the tips. I don't have plans on buying a new one but I will keep these in mind in case I have to buy again.

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  9. I am looking for a new mattress and I am glad to read this article about. Now I know what kind of mattress should I buy for me and for my kids. Thanks a lot.

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  10. I will definitely check that out! I'm on the lookout for a great mattress!! Thanks for the tips!

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  11. I am so glad that I saw this post! I have a relatively new mattress (just bought it last year), but my daughter just moved and I need to get her a new mattress! Thanks for the helpful tips!

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  12. Just ordered a Douglas ... a little worried about off gassing, but hoping it brings about a more comfortable sleep.
    jan

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  13. That’s like a dream to have numerous beds to pick from until finding the right one!

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  14. What a fantastic review and comparison!! Thank you!

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  15. My husband bought the Douglas and the adjustable bed. He finds it a bit hot but love it.

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  16. Our mattress is pretty old, and a little too comfortable as it's lost it's firmness. Great tips, thanks.

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  17. We have been thinking about getting a new mattress so I was interested to read your opinions, I had never heard of the Apollo before!

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  18. We have an Endy and I love it, best mattress that we have ever had. I find the firmness just right and don't find it hot at all to sleep on. It is great that there are so many mattress choices these days!

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  19. A good mattress is everything! we just purchased one a few months ago (our first ever) but hubby was keen on getting the casper although the endy was more reasonably priced. I wonder have they compare

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  20. Thank you for the reviews. It's helpful to know which is best. I'm loving that pillow that can be made just right for me. I like mostly flat pillows so that's super helpful.

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  21. A good mattress is a must, I need a new one for my son's room.

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  22. There is nothing better than a good night's rest and this is why the right set of pillows and mattress is so important. Thanks for your reviews!

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  23. Thanks for the review we are in need of a new mattress. You provided some great information.

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  24. I'm in big need for a new mattress, and have been looking at these ones, but I'm scared I won't be able to find one to suit me, as I am very overweight with bad back and bad arthritis

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  25. Good review, as we were looking for a new mattress and have decided on the Douglas. I like a softer mattress.

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  26. Thanks for the useful tips

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment- I love reading them! :)
~Heather Lynne

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