If you Google “best mattress for side sleeper Canada,” you might quickly become overwhelmed with all your options. Many brands claim to offer the best mattress for side sleepers, and third-party reviews are often contradictory.
Apart from choosing a brand, you’ll also need to choose a type of mattress. There are hundreds of different models and a dizzying array of factors to be considered in determining which is right for you. For instance, whether you prefer a softer or firmer mattress, need extra support, sleep with a partner or pet, or consider yourself a “hot sleeper” are all important factors.
We’re here to cut through the noise and break down the unique features of all the best mattresses for side sleepers in Canada. We’ll also explain what to look for in a mattress for side sleepers, and which types of mattresses work best for side sleepers in general.
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The Best Mattress for Side Sleepers in Canada
Side sleepers need a mattress with a softer mattress than back or side sleepers to keep their hips and shoulders comfortable throughout the night. At the same time, they still need a firm support layer to keep their spine aligned. This combo can make finding the perfect mattress for side sleepers a bit tricky — it has to be soft, yet supportive.
In this section, we’re going to review eight different Canadian mattresses that provide both comfort and support for side sleepers: four all-foam mattresses, and four hybrid mattresses. We’ll also walk you through how to pick the individual mattress that’s best for you.
The Hush Hybrid
Unlike most other mattresses in a box, our Hush mattress is a hybrid mattress, meaning it has both memory foam and an innerspring layer. It features a soft, pillowy outer layer of memory foam enhanced with cooling tech, and an inner layer of pocketed coils, providing both support and motion isolation.
This combination of foam and supportive coils is perfect for side sleepers. The foam gently cradles your hip, shoulder, and arm, while the springs keep your spine perfectly aligned.
Plus, the coils are “pocketed” meaning each coil moves independently. Pocketed coils provides support that perfectly molds to your body and reduces motion transfer. You won’t have to worry about being woken up when your partner rolls over or your dog jumps on the bed – the rest of the mattress will stay still. So, this mattress is a great choice for those with sleeping partners.
But what about the comfort layer of the mattress? Not only does the pillowy outer layer include both memory foam and responsive foam, but it is cool to the touch. Here’s a quick overview of what’s included in each layer:
The top layer of the soft, pillowy outer part of the mattress uses phase-change material to draw heat away from the body, and tiny perforations in the layer below allow the heat to travel downward to the breathable layer of graphite. Then the micro visco gel bubbles in the bottom layer of memory foam absorb the heat, preventing it from rising back up.
Why does this matter? Scientific evidence suggests the best temperature for sleep is somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, which is often much cooler than your actual bedroom. This is especially true during the warmer months and for those who consider themselves hot sleepers, but everyone can benefit from staying cool while sleeping.
The combination of the cool, pillowy top and the inner layer of pocketed coils make this mattress an excellent choice for sleepers of all kinds. The zoned support from the pocketed coils can help relieve back pain while making you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
The Hush mattress is made of materials found in high-end mattresses more than double the price. Try it for yourself with our 100-night sleep trial. If you don’t like the mattress, just let us know and we’ll pick it up, and give you a full refund.
The Endy mattress is a foam mattress that can work well for side sleepers. While it doesn’t have the supportive innerspring layer of a hybrid, its many foam layers provide plenty of firmness, making it more supportive than a traditional memory foam mattress. And its proprietary open-cell foam keeps you cool and makes the Endy unique.
Its top layer contains a micro quilted cover, which is described as soft, breathable, and machine washable. This means you can keep it fresh and clean, unlike many other foam mattresses, which are often very difficult or impossible to clean.
The next layer consists of Endy’s open-cell foam. Its open-cell structure allows air to flow easily through the mattress, meaning body heat won’t get trapped (as it often does with memory foam). Endy’s proprietary comfort foam is also highly responsive. It conforms to your body shape without letting you sink in, providing plenty of comfort to side sleepers.
Next, a layer of transition foam provides pressure relief and helps prevent motion transfer. This isn’t as motion-isolating as a mattress with pocketed coils, but it’s still a good choice for those with sleeping partners who don’t want to be woken up by their movements.
Finally, the high-density base layer provides plenty of support and firmness for those who sleep on their side. This is the most durable foam in the mattress, and Endy promises it will stay firm for years. It also contains temperature-neutral foam, allowing the temperature to stay consistent during different seasons.
As the Endy mattress advertises a combination of comfort and support, it’s a great pick for side sleepers, and anyone who prefers a foam mattress to a hybrid mattress.
The Douglas mattress is one of the most popular Canadian mattresses. Like the Endy, it’s an all foam mattress with multiple layers of specialized foam designed to provide both comfort and support, making it another good choice for side sleepers. What sets the Douglas mattress apart is its proprietary Elastex foam, which is designed to feel similar to latex, at a lower price point.
The top layer uses a patented CoolSense cover to keep it cool to the touch. It’s designed to wick away moisture, keeping you cool and dry. The company says it was inspired by the mountains of western Canada.
Next, a layer of specialized gel memory foam provides additional cooling effects. It’s as responsive and durable as high-density memory foam, but it keeps you cool. Plus, it’s made with 40% less carbon input than other gel memory foam.
A third layer of patented foam mimics the responsiveness of natural latex foam, but since it doesn’t contain latex, it’s safe for those with latex allergies. It also provides additional support. Lastly, a base layer of motion isolation support foam is meant to act like many tiny coils, preventing motion transfer and providing edge support.
The Douglas mattress is responsive and firm, providing pressure relief and support. This makes it a great choice for side sleepers. And with its many cooling layers, it’s also a great choice for hot sleepers. That said, it’s not as motion-isolating as the Hush. It’s described as having a bit of a bounce, but it’s still recommended for those who share their bed.
Logan & Cove
If you’re leaning more towards a hybrid mattress than a pure foam mattress, you may be interested in the Logan & Cove mattress. Like the Hush, this hybrid mattress has a soft, pillowy top layer as well as an inner layer of pocketed coils. With its comfortable top and durable support, this mattress is sure to satisfy side sleepers.
The top layer contains gel memory foam, temperature-regulating silk, and Tencel fibers. These materials combine to make a very breathable, cooling outer layer that keeps you dry. The pillowy top is also soft to the touch, thanks in part to the thick layer of silk.
Underneath is a layer of high-density foam, which acts as a transition between the pillowy top layer and the coils. As with the Hush, this mattress has zoned pocketed coils, which help to eliminate motion transfer and provide more support in the middle of the mattress. Another layer of foam underneath the coils adds additional firmness.
The Logan & Cove mattress offers two different firmness levels, setting it apart from many of the other mattresses on this list. You get to choose between “medium plush” and “luxury firm,” i.e. medium firm vs. firm. Side sleepers will likely want to choose the softer option.
The biggest drawback of this mattress is the price. This is a luxury hybrid mattress, and it’s significantly more expensive than the Hush. That said, it is still less expensive than many other luxury mattresses.
Casper is another popular Canadian mattress company with great mattresses for side sleepers. They offer a foam mattress as well as four different hybrid mattresses. While any of these would work well for side sleepers, the Casper Nova Hybrid and the Casper Wave Hybrid are your best options from this company. Which one works best for you will depend on your needs.
These hybrid mattresses are more expensive than the hybrid mattresses from Hush and Logan & Cove, but they both offer Casper’s proprietary Airscape foam among other unique features and may be worth it for those who have the budget.
Casper Nova Hybrid
The Casper Nova Hybrid is described as the most comforting of these mattresses, with a “plush, velvety-soft feel.” As such, this would be a great choice for those who prefer a softer mattress. It uses a cradling foam that gives the top of the mattress a cloud-like feel. Underneath, two layers of Airscape foam use thousands of perforations to prevent overheating.
The second layer of Airscape foam is zoned, with the thickest foam in the middle and softer foam on the edges to provide support where it’s most needed. Under that is another layer of foam with contoured cuts to help reinforce the zoned layer above.
Finally, a layer of resilient springs provides additional support and airflow, and a firm border provides edge support. Note that the springs are connected, so this mattress won’t isolate motion as well as the hybrids from Hush or Logan & Cove, but all the layers of foam on top of the springs will help to reduce motion transfer.
Casper Wave Hybrid
The Casper Wave Hybrid is described as the most supportive of Casper’s mattresses, so if you prefer a firmer mattress, you may want to try this one. It’s also a good choice for hot sleepers. Unlike the Nova, it has a thin layer of cooling gel foam on the top layer, so it can help keep you cool throughout the night.
The next few layers are the same as the Nova: It has two layers of Airscape foam, and the second of these layers is zoned to provide additional support in the middle. The zoned layer provides even more support than the zoned layer of the Nova, with proprietary Zoned Support Max.
Next, a unique layer of foam with gel pods provides further zoned support. You won’t find anything like these gel pods in any of the other mattresses. The gel pods are slightly raised under the lower back and waist to help support alignment in the spine. Under that is the layer of resilient springs and the firm border that the Nova has, providing additional support.
For those who want a mattress with even more cooling power, the Casper Wave Hybrid Snow has the same features as the regular Wave mattress with the addition of Casper’s Snow technology (the most advanced cooling technology Casper has to offer) which the company promises can prevent overheating for over 12 hours.
Novosbed makes one of the most comfortable and supportive memory foam mattresses on the market, great for side sleepers. The Novosbed mattress features a machine-washable outer cover that is described as ultra-soft, and it uses Tencel fibers for a luxurious feel (like the Logan & Cove). This material is moisture-wicking and helps keep you both dry and cool.
The next layer features “next-generation memory foam,” which includes advanced air circulation to disperse heat and help keep you cool. Under that, a layer of transition foam relieves pressure points and helps to isolate motion. Finally, a base layer of support foam helps to keep your spine aligned and your body weight evenly distributed throughout the night.
What’s special about the Novosbed mattress is that it offers customizable firmness. When you buy one of their mattresses, you choose one of three firmness options: firm, medium, or soft. The website even features a short quiz to help you choose which firmness option is right for you.
As we’ll see in the next section, side sleepers may want to err on the side of choosing something a little softer. So, for instance, if you’re stuck between a firm and a medium firm mattress, and you usually sleep on your side, you’ll probably want to go with medium.
That said, if you’re not happy with the level of firmness, the company will send you a free Comfort+ firmness adjustment kit. This kit includes mattress toppers that make the mattress firmer or softer. So, no matter how picky you are about the level of firmness in your mattress, you can use these to experiment until you find the perfect level of firmness for you.
The Polysleep mattress is another memory foam mattress with many different layers, including a unique support frame that helps the mattress keep its shape. With its combination of comfort and support, it’s another great option for side sleepers. Its proprietary support frame sets this mattress apart, so it’s an especially good choice for those who want a more supportive mattress.
The soft cover also repels liquid, so no need to worry about spills or accidents ruining the mattress. Under the soft cover is a top layer of hybrid foam, which helps relieve pressure points and conforms to the shape of your body. This layer is also breathable to minimize overheating throughout the night.
Under that, the company’s proprietary support frame, built directly into the mattress, offers extra edge support and reinforces the shape of the mattress. Next, a transition layer provides additional comfort in between the top layer and the firmer base layer. The base layer contains high-density foam, which is meant to provide the same level of support as a boxspring.
Like the Hush, this mattress uses antimicrobial foam. This helps to significantly reduce the buildup of germs and bacteria that most mattresses experience after long-term use.
Last but not least, the Canadian company Ghostbed makes a variety of high-end mattresses. We recommend the luxury hybrid mattress Ghostbed Flex for side sleepers. With its plush, quilted cover and supportive inner layer of coils, it provides that combination of comfort and support that side sleepers need. And its Ghost Bounce material is truly unique, as you’ll see below.
The top layer is made with phase-change material, which reacts to your body heat in order to keep you a consistently cool temperature throughout the night. Under that is another cooling layer, made with airflow technology. Next, a layer of gel memory foam conforms to your body and provides additional cooling power.
The next layer is a proprietary Ghost Bounce material, which is as responsive as latex foam and provides additional contouring. Next, another layer of gel memory foam helps align your spine and relieve pain.
Then we come to the coil layer: Individually-wrapped coils provide extra support and motion isolation, and the coils around the perimeter are even firmer to provide edge support. Finally, the mattress ends with a bottom layer of high-density support.
Like the other hybrid mattresses on our list, this mattress provides excellent support that is likely to last longer than an all foam bed. However, it’s also expensive, similar in price to the Casper Nova Hybrid but more expensive than the Hush and the Logan & Cove.
What to Look For in a Mattress for Side Sleepers
As we’ve seen, there’s a lot to consider when you buy a new mattress online, especially if you’re a side sleeper. You’ll want to decide whether to get a hybrid mattress or an all foam mattress, and you’ll also want to consider what level of foam firmness you’d like. Of course, you’ll also need to think about your price range.
As we mentioned above, side sleepers need support, but they also need a soft mattress to keep their shoulders and hips comfortable. So, if you prefer medium firmness, you might want to try something a little softer.
The Endy, Douglas, Novosbed, and Polysleep mattresses are all foam mattresses with plenty of softness and enough support for side sleepers. The Hush, Logan & Cove, Casper, and Ghostbed Flex mattresses are all hybrid mattresses with durable support that are also soft enough to be comfortable to side sleepers.
Note that foam mattresses tend to be less expensive than hybrid mattresses, but the Hush is the only hybrid mattress whose price is comparable to the foam mattresses. It is a luxury hybrid mattress without the luxury price, and we’re confident that side sleepers as well as those who prefer other sleeping positions will all love our Hush mattress.