Like the idea of a memory foam bed, but have heard that they sleep hot? Well then, you may want to check out the Apollo mattress, a memory foam model that’s as irresistibly cozy as it is cooling.
For more on this plush yet breathable bed, check out my full Apollo mattress review below. In it, I go over the bed’s construction, discuss its feel, and round things out with my expert recommendations for who might like it most.
So, without further ado, let’s get into my review! Short on time? Feel free to skip to the end for my review summary.
The Apollo Mattress is part of the GoodMorning.com collection of Canadian-made beds, which includes popular models like the Douglas, Juno, Brunswick, Recore, and Logan & Cove. What sets the Apollo apart is its thick top layers of memory foam, which imbue the structure with a ton of body-contouring, sinkage, and deep pressure relief.
To get more specific about what the Apollo has to offer, let’s chat about its unique construction!
What is the Apollo Mattress Made Of?
The Apollo mattress combines plush memory foam with springy microcoils for a soft yet supportive feel. It also incorporates some interesting cooling properties into the build, which help to neutralize temperatures and dissipate body heat in the night.
For more, let’s dive under the Apollo cover!
Cover – The Apollo cover is built with the brand’s PolarMAX™ technology, which makes it not only moisture-wicking but literally cool to the touch.
Comfort – Below the cooling cover, you’ll land on a comfort layer of copper-infused memory foam. This material has a slow response to pressure, allowing the sleeper to sink in for satisfying relief at the shoulders and hips. It’s also infused with cooling copper, which should help to absorb and dissipate body heat as you sink further into the mattress. Copper is also anti-microbial, so works to create an all-around healthier sleep environment.
Contour – Up next, you’ll find yet another layer of memory foam. This material has a similar feel to the one above it, but has swapped out the copper infusion for an open-cell design, which helps to promote extra airflow throughout the bed. I think folks who have traditionally avoided memory foam because of its tendency to trap heat could find a lot to love in these cooling layers!
Bounce – Beneath the layers of memory foam lies a single inch-thick section of microcoils. This section is intended to bring a little bounce to the party, but I’ll admit that I didn’t really feel it that much. More than anything, it works to curb some of the sinkage of the top two layers so that you don’t sink too far into the bed.
Support – And finally, we arrive at the foundation of the bed, which is made of a thick, 7” slab of high-density poly foam. This firm material gives the mattress its shape, working to support the softer layers above it.
How Does the Apollo Mattress Feel?
So we know what’s going on inside the bed, but how do those materials affect how it feels? To start that discussion, let’s kick things off with a look at firmness.
As with any feel factor, firmness is subjective, and can change a lot depending on one’s body size, shape, and weight. So, my read of this bed’s firmness could differ from your own. For reference, I’m about 5’10”, 190 lbs. and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
After rolling around on this bed, I decided to give it a 6/10 on the firmness scale. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear that this bed is definitely on the softer side.
The mattress got a 6/10 from me because its vibe is really dominated by the thick top layers of memory foam, which set a plush and pressure-relieving tone. As soon as you hop on the bed, you’re likely to sink through these layers as they contour to your shoulders, hips, and lower back. This feel could work wonders for strict side sleepers or any folks who regularly struggle with joint pain in the night. Back and stomach sleepers, however, may find that they need a firmer structure that lifts them up and out of the bed.
Testing the Apollo Mattress
Now that we’ve discussed the Apollo’s firmness, let’s test it out for two more attributes: Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.
Aside from firmness, pressure relief may just be one of the most important factors to consider before buying a new bed. This measure refers to how well (or not well) a bed is able to alleviate tension at sensitive spots like the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To help you visualize how exactly the Apollo relieves pressure, I’m going to test it out with a pressure map.
Basically, it works like this: I roll out the device, hop aboard, and let the map do the rest. As I roll around, the map records how much force I’m exerting on the mattress, creating a colored “map” of the pressure. For reference, blue indicates areas of low pressure and red indicates areas of high pressure.
Back – I felt some nice comfort as I stretched out in this position. As I sank into the thick top layers of memory foam, I could feel them filling in the space at my lower back and contouring snuggly around my hips. I will say that it was a bit difficult to move around and change positions, so this bed may not be the best fit for those after more of an “on top” of the bed vibe.
Side – In my opinion, this is where the Apollo shines. I felt the most comfortable on my side, where the layers of memory foam worked overtime to cradle and support my shoulders, hips, and lower back. Strict side sleepers could find a lot to love in this mattress!
Stomach – But when I turned onto my stomach, the comfort quickly dissipated. Unfortunately, this bed is just too soft for strict stomach sleepers. Why? Well, the memory foam layers caused my hips to sink out of alignment with my shoulders, which led to bowing in my lower back. In general, stomach sleepers will want to look for a firmer structure that sets the spine in a nice, even line.
Let’s wrap up this section with a look at motion transfer, which refers to the amount of movement detectable from one side of the bed to the other. All sleepers will want to pay attention to this feel factor, though it will probably be most relevant for those who share their bed with a partner.
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, Eight inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
These are fantastic motion transfer results, so you shouldn’t be too bothered by your bed mate’s movements in the night. I’d attribute the low motion transfer to the thick top layers of memory foam, which work to absorb and dissipate motion evenly across the entire structure.
Other Mattresses from GoodMorning.com
Check out our full reviews of the other mattresses in the GoodMorning line:
- Juno Mattress Review
- Douglas Mattress Review
- Brunswick Mattress Review
- Recore Mattress Review
- Logan & Cove Mattress Review
- Novosbed Mattress Review
Should You Buy the Apollo Mattress?
After going over this bed’s construction, feel, and biggest competition, it’s finally time to answer the question you came here asking: Is this bed the right one for you? I can’t make that decision for you, but I can leave you with a few final pros and cons to help you get there on your own.
- If you’re in the market for a memory foam mattress that sleeps cool, the Apollo could be a fantastic fit. Not only does it feature all the great sinkage, body-contouring, and pressure relief of the popular material, but it does so without overheating at night.
- This mattress could also be great for side sleepers, who are likely to enjoy the relief they feel at the shoulders and hips as they press into the thick top layers of memory foam.
- And finally, I think this mattress could work well for couples, thanks in large part to its superb ability to absorb and isolate motion.
- Though the softness of the Apollo could be great for side sleepers, it’s probably not going to work for stomach sleepers. These folks prefer firmer structures that help lift the hips in alignment with the shoulders.
- There’s also not a lot of bounce to this bed, so combo sleepers in need of high mobility may want to look elsewhere.
How Much Does the Apollo Mattress Cost?
|Twin||38" x 75" x 12"||C$949|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 12"||C$1,049|
|Full||53" x 75" x 12"||C$1,179|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 12"||C$1,249|
|King||76" x 80" x 12"||C$1,449|
|California King||72" x 84" x 12"||C$1,449|
Apollo Mattress Policies
- Trial – 120 nights
- Shipping – Free
- Warranty – 15 Years