Are you a Canadian shopper interested in snagging a mattress that’s as supportive as it is pressure-relieving? Then you’ve come to the right spot, because this review is all about one of the most popular beds in Canada: the Endy mattress.
Though the Endy’s got a strong reputation, I’m not one to let a mattress rest on hype alone, so I put it to the test to see how it’s built, how it feels, and how it sleeps to figure out if it might just be the bed of your dreams!
Keep reading below for my full Endy review! Short on time? Hop on over to my review summary.
Endy was founded in 2015 to change the way Canadians sleep. A deceptively simple enough mission, but one the brand has pulled off by designing, developing, and manufacturing all of its products (including not only beds, but also pillows and sheets) right in its home province of Ontario.
While we’ll be spending most of this review getting up close and personal with the recently updated Endy mattress, I will take a moment later to compare it to some of its biggest competition in the space: Casper and Douglas, another Canadian mattress made by Novosbed.
But first let’s figure out what the Endy mattress is made of!
What is the Endy Mattress Made of?
The Endy mattress measures up to 10” in height and features three layers of memory foam, poly foam, and high-density poly foam. It’s a straightforward construction, one intended to create a medium firm feel for a mix of both pressure relief and support.
But does the design pull this off? Let’s dive in to find out!
Cover – The cover is made of a knit polyester fabric, so is soft and breathable. Another fun feature? It’s totally removable, so can be washed with the rest of your bedding!
Comfort – The comfort layer is comprised of the brand’s proprietary Endy Foam, an open-cell memory foam designed for cooling and pressure relief. Kicking off the construction with this material allows for some immediate, cozy comfort as the sleeper sinks into the section. It’s worth noting that the open-cell nature of the layer helps to mitigate some of the overheating tendencies of memory foam.
Transition – Next up, you’ll find a layer of poly foam. This material is firmer than the one above it, allowing the sleeper to gradually transition from the gentle comfort layer into the foundation. It also helps to curb some of the sinkage of the top section, preventing a “stuck-in-the-bed” vibe.
Base – Rounding out the construction is a base layer of high-density poly foam, which gives the bed its durability and shape.
How Firm is the Endy Mattress?
Now that we’ve got the construction specs figured out, let’s see how this bed feels, starting with firmness.
Everyone’s going to experience firmness a little differently (depending on body shape, size, and weight), so I like to invite a few coworkers to test out the mattress alongside me. We each give it a whirl and share our personal firmness ratings, which we then average together to land on the score below.
There wasn’t much deviation in our ratings and we arrived at an average of 6.5, which syncs up perfectly with the industry standard for medium firmness.
I gave the bed a 6.5, as I found its mix of memory foam and poly foam to create a nice, medium firm feel. While you’re likely to experience some slight contouring as you sink into the top comfort layer, the transition section of poly foam helps to lift the sleeper up and out of the structure, making it super easy to change positions. This tells me the Endy could be a good choice for combo sleepers or anyone else who likes to toss and turn throughout the night.
While the Endy provides ample comfort across different sleeping positions, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s great for strict-position sleepers. What I mean is that those who doze primarily in one position (be it side, stomach, or back) may feel as though the firm support of the mattress causes their bodies to “dig” into the structure slightly. We’ll explore this idea more in the pressure relief section below.
When testing a mattress, you may ask: How is it going to relieve pressure at sensitive spots like my hips, shoulders, and lower back? To find out, I like to recline on a good ol’ fashioned pressure map.
While I move about the bed, the pressure map moves with me, creating a colorful graphic that shows how my body’s reacting to the mattress in real time. In the end, you can see blue for areas of low pressure and red for areas of high pressure.
Back – When I stretched out on my back, I felt pretty comfortable as I sank into the top layer of gentle foam. Though I could feel this material filling in the space at my lumbar region for some nice pressure relief, I didn’t feel too stuck in the mattress. This means that when it came time to move around, I was able to do so with ease.
Side – When rolling onto my side, I could feel some pressure at my shoulders and hips. As I touched on in the firmness section, the dense poly foam in the Endy doesn’t allow for very much body-contouring, which puts pressure on the shoulders. That being said, strict side sleepers should probably look for a softer bed, though combo sleepers who switch between their sides and another position will probably be just fine.
Stomach – While on my stomach, I felt as though the Endy did a good job of lifting my hips in alignment with my shoulders. This created a nice, even line along my spine, though I should note that the mattress is probably a bit too soft for strict stomach sleepers.
Now that we’ve gotten familiar with the Endy, it’s time to compare it to some of its biggest competition: Casper and Douglas.
- Like Endy, Casper is also an all-foam bed-in-box mattress.
- However, Casper differs in that it features a layer of Zoned Support, which provides targeted relief to the shoulders and hips.
- Casper is a good choice for combo sleepers because it has a balanced foam feel, and offers good support and pressure relief no matter the position.
- Casper ships free to Canada while Endy only ships within Canada.
- There’s a pretty big price difference here. The Casper comes in at $1,375 for a Queen and Endy is $875 CAD.
- Read my full review of the Casper for more information
- Douglas is also an all-foam bed-in-a-box.
- The mattress is made by another Canadian company, Novosbed.
- Built with a plush top layer of gel memory foam, this bed offers great pressure relief and sinkage, making it a really nice pick for side sleepers.
- The Queen size comes in at $750 CAD, a little less than Endy’s model.
- Learn more in my review of the Douglas
If you share your bed with a partner (or even a furry best friend), this next test should pique your interest. It’s here where we’ll assess Endy’s motion transfer, or the amount of movement likely to be detected from one side of the bed to the other. If your partner tosses and turns or your dog rolls around on his back, this section is for you!
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
The Endy performed a bit better than average, especially for a bed-in-a box mattress. The motion felt isn’t so much or so little that it would be detrimental to someone sleeping on one side of the bed. Because of that, it shouldn’t hinder your decision about this mattress, so couples would likely be fine with this bed.
And now for the question of the hour: Is the Endy mattress right for you? Only you can know for sure, but I’ll share some final observations that may very well help you decide.
- I mentioned earlier that combination sleepers should like Endy. It’s got the right touch of firmness and pressure relief for those switching up positions during the night..
- The comfort layer of Endy foam helps you sleep cool, which is great for sleepers who sleep hot at night.
- The Endy has some decent bounce, which could make it easier for sleepers to change positions without getting stuck in the bed.
- If you share your bed with a partner, you may have to sleep toward the center because it lacks edge support — falling out of bed shouldn’t be part of your sleep regimen.
- The Endy lacks the pressure relief strict side sleepers need at the shoulders and hips. These folks need to be able to sink deep into bed, so it might not be the best fit for them.
- Sleep Trial – 100 Nights
- Warranty – 10 Years
- Shipping – Free but only to Canada. It ships directly to your door in a compact box.
How Much Does the Endy Cost?
|Twin||39” x 75” x 10"||36 lbs||$675|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 10”||38 lbs||$700|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10”||54 lbs||$775|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10"||66 lbs||$850|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||81 lbs||$950|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||82 lbs||$950|
Firmer Feel & Strong Edges
- Edge Support
Based out of Canada, Endy is an all-foam mattress that trends toward the softer side. For this reason, I tend to think the mattress could be best for side sleepers. Endy has positioned themselves as one of the most sought-after and popular mattress brands in Canada.