As with all mattress reviews and comparisons on Mattress-Reviews.com, GoodMorning.com Inc. tests major online mattress brands in order to continually update and improve its own products. Analyzing the builds, brands, and specifications of competitor mattresses ensures GoodMorning.com always offers the best possible value to its customers.
To provide a consistent benchmark for our tests, we commission third-party engineers to test every mattress in the exact same way. You can view the methodology of testing and the APEGA-stamped results document here.
Without further ado, our Juno vs Douglas Mattress Review:
Juno and Douglas are two Canadian mattress brands sold by bed-in-a-box company GoodMorning.com. While Juno targets individuals who want a value mattress at an incredibly affordable price, Douglas is a popular brand that’s as eco-conscious as it is Canadian-focused.
The Juno mattress was launched in August of 2019 by the Canadian mattress-in-a-box company GoodMorning.com. Designed, sold, and manufactured exclusively in Canada, Juno is the logical next step in the progression of GoodMorning.com’s mission to make high-quality sleep more affordable throughout Canada. This value mattress comes with all the features GoodMorning.com is famous for, such as the 120-night trial, 15-year warranty, and outstanding Canadian customer care – and does so at a very affordable price.
Douglas was introduced in 2017 by Canadian bed-in-a-box company GoodMorning.com. Only available in Canada, Douglas was manufactured as a single-firmness mattress, designed using eight years worth of engineering data and customer feedback. GoodMorning.com has priced the Douglas be the best value Canadian-made mattress in the country. They offer the same level of customer service for the Douglas as they do for their flagship brand, not to mention an industry leading sleep trial and warranty.
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|Delivery, Trial, Returns||Juno||Douglas|
|Shipping cost:||Free shipping||Free shipping|
|Shipping time:||3–10 days||3-10 business days|
|Sleep trial length:||120 nights||120 nights|
|Return ease:||Company picks up||Company picks up|
|Refund:||Yes, full refund||Yes, full refund|
Thanks to modern compression methods and the rising popularity of the bed-in-a-box, mattresses can now be shipped far more efficiently and conveniently than ever before. Customers no longer need to take a day off work to accept a delivery. Boxed beds are now delivered with the same convenience as most Amazon orders. Some bed-in-a-box companies even offer same-day delivery to certain areas.
Both Juno and Douglas use FedEx to deliver their mattresses directly to customers’ doors, and shipping is free throughout Canada. Customers can expect their new mattress to arrive within 3 to 10 business days following order confirmation.
Like many bed-in-a-box mattress brands, Juno and Douglas both come with in-home sleep trials. With a 120-night sleep trial, Juno and Douglas boast one of the longest sleep trials in the mattress industry.
Returns and Additional Fees
If a customer wishes to return their Juno or Douglas mattress within the sleep trial period, each company will arrange to pick up their respective mattress and issue a full refund. There are no additional return or stocking fees for either the Juno or Douglas mattresses.
|Out of the Box||Juno||Douglas|
|Delivered in a box:||Yes||Yes|
|Box dimensions:||16” x 16” x 45”||17.5" x 17.5" x 44.5"|
|Box opening:||Scissors required||Scissors required|
|Expansion time:||2 minutes||2 minutes|
Delivery Times & Opening the Box
The Juno and Douglas mattresses arrived within the expected delivery times. Both mattresses arrived well-protected in their respective boxes where heavy-duty plastic layers were used to prevent damage during shipping.
Each mattress box was sealed with heavy-duty tape. Customers will need to use scissors or a knife to open either box. To prevent injuries as well as to avoid harming your new mattress, please remember to be extra careful when using sharp objects to remove the packaging.
Setting up the Mattress
Once opened, each compressed mattress is easy to remove from the box. We recommend a ‘tip-and-pull’ motion to slowly slide the mattress out from its cardboard container. Simply tip the box from a vertical position down to its side, and then pull the lightweight box away from the bundled mattress. It’s most efficient to do this process in the room where you intend to use the mattress.
Both mattresses are protected with multiple layers of heavy-duty plastic to compress it in a vacuum seal and keep it tightly rolled up for shipping.
Customers will need to unwrap the outer layer in order to unroll the mattress, which will still be in its compressed form. Some helpful advice at this stage is to place the rolled up mattress onto the designated bed frame. Next, like the end of a roll of tape, find and peel back the outer layer of plastic. You can use the momentum of unrolling the compressed mattress along the bed frame to help remove the rest of this layer, which could be up to a few meters long. After completing this process, the mattress will be lying unrolled before you.
Next, cut the final layer of plastic. The vacuum seal now broken, the mattress will quickly begin to decompress. Remove this final layer of plastic as the mattresses expands to its full height. For both Juno and Douglas, full expansion took around 2 minutes.
|Number of layers:||2||3|
|Comfort layer:||2" Full-Body Cooling Gel Foam||2” ecoLight® cooling gel foam
|Transition layer:||N/A||2" Elastex® foam|
|Support layer:||6” Total Support foam||6" Motion isolation support foam
|Cover materials:||Polyester, viscose||Natural Eucalyptus Fabric
Juno and Douglas are both combination foam mattresses. By using foam types with different densities and material properties, Juno and Douglas are able to deliver their own unique levels of cooling, comfort, and support.
Both Juno and Douglas are available in only one firmness option. This ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is quite common among mattress-in-a-box retailers.
Juno vs Douglas Mattress Layers
Juno Mattress Layers
The Juno mattress contains two layers of foam. Like many combination foam mattresses available on the market today, these two layers work together to provide comfort and support.
- First layer: 2 inches of Full-Body Cooling Gel Foam. This top layer offers contoured comfort, as well as overall cooling and breathability. Foam density: 2.5 lbs/ft³.
- Second layer: 6 inches of Total Support Foam. This bottom layer allows Juno to provide support and firmness to sleepers. This layer improves overall edge support while reducing motion transfer. Foam density: 1.8 lbs/ft³.
Douglas Mattress LayersDouglas uses three layers of foam in the construction of its Canadian-made foam mattress.
- First layer: 2 inches of ecoLight® cooling gel foam. This cooling gel encourages a restful sleep by ensuring that the mattress doesn’t trap heat. The ecoLight® foam has the durability, responsiveness, and comfort of memory foam, but it has a lower carbon footprint. Foam density: 2.5 lbs/ft3.
- Second layer: 2 inches of Elastex® foam. This transition layer is designed to provide spring and support. Many mattresses use latex for similar reasons. Elastex® is free of the allergy-causing chemicals found in latex.
- Third layer: 6 inches of motion isolation support foam. This thick bottom layer greatly reduces motion transfer between sleepers, and it also enhances edge support.
Juno vs Douglas Mattress Cover
Juno Mattress Cover
Juno’s cover design is an homage to the iconic striped wool socks Canadians have worn for generations. The grey, white, and red pattern is made up of a soft blend of polyester and viscose. The red strip running across one end of the mattress is further decorated with white maple leafs to complete the brand’s Canadian identity. Finally, there’s a zipper underneath the mattress that makes it possible for you to remove the cover if necessary for easier care and maintenance.
Douglas Mattress Cover
With its mountainscape stitching to its red and white colour profile, Douglas’ Canadian-centric cover shows the brand's homegrown roots. Cut from a single piece of fabric and woven together, the design is almost seamless. The red zipper running the entire length of the side wall is the only element that breaks up this impressive white canvas.
As for upkeep, the top half is machine washable, a bonus for anyone who can't stand the thought of spot cleaning their bed by hand. Douglas' cover is composed of Natural Eucalyptus Fabric. This proprietary fabric is enhanced by fibers from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees – stretch-knit and very soft, but also extremely durable. The cover is great for moisture wicking and breathability.
|Green policies:||Manufactured using renewable energy;|
Natural Eucalyptus Fabric;
Manufactured using renewable energy;
|Social responsibility:||Returned mattresses are donated to charity||Returned mattresses are donated to charity|
|Box materials:||Recycled cardboard; recycled ink||Recycled cardboard; recycled ink|
|Cover materials:||Polyester, viscose||Natural Eucalyptus Fabric
|Green manufacturing:||Manufactured with renewable energy||Manufactured using renewable energy
|Feel & Firmness||Juno||Douglas|
|Firmness:||5.6 / 10||6.6 / 10|
|Edge Support:||4.0 / 10||7.9 / 10|
|Motion Isolation:||6.2 / 10||8.3 / 10|
|Bounce:||2.6 / 10||3.2 / 10|
Feel & Firmness
According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), the firmness and feel of the Juno mattress and Douglas mattress vary as follows:
- The Juno is a medium-firm mattress rated at 5.6 / 10 on the firmness scale. The Juno mattress offers support, comfort, and contouring with some ‘hug.’
- The Douglas is a medium-firm mattress rated at 6.6 / 10 on the firmness scale. The Douglas offers cooling, supportiveness, and comfort with just the right amount of ‘hug.’
Foam mattresses are not known for their edge support; in fact, it is often one of the main issues customers have when moving from innerspring mattresses to foam. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), the Juno and Douglas mattresses have very different edge support scores:
- The Juno mattress is rated at 4.0 / 10 on the edge support scale. This is considered average for a foam-based mattress.
- The Douglas mattress is rated at 7.9 / 10 on the edge support scale. This is above average for a foam-based mattress.
Motion isolation in foam mattresses is usually very good and one of the main reasons couples make the switch from innerspring to memory foam. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), both Juno and Douglas performed significantly above-average for motion isolation:
- The Juno mattress has above-average motion isolation. It is rated at 6.2 / 10 on the motion isolation scale.
- The Douglas mattress has significantly above-average motion isolation. It is rated at 8.3 / 10 on the motion isolation scale, which is the highest recorded score of the 60+ mattresses tested so far.
Due to the fact that motion isolation for foam mattresses is generally very good, bounce is generally very low. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), Juno and Douglas have similar bounce ratings:
- The Juno mattress has below-average bounce. It is rated at 2.6 / 10 on the bounce scale.
- The Douglas mattress has below-average bounce. It is rated at 3.2 / 10 on the bounce scale.
|Price (Queen):||$449 CAD||$799 CAD|
|Trial length:||120 nights||120 nights|
|Warranty:||15 years||15 years|
|Number of layers:||2||5|
|Cover materials:||Polyester, viscose||Polyester, hemp, spandex
|Green policies:||Manufactured using renewable energy;|
|Soy-based eco foam;
|Firmness||5.6 / 10||6.2 / 10|
|Edge support:||4.0 / 10||6.3 / 10|
|Motion isolation:||6.2 / 10||6.7 / 10|
|Bounce:||2.6 / 10||5.6 / 10|
|Discount:||SAVE $50||SAVE $50|
As two GoodMorning.com mattresses, Juno and Douglas have a lot in common. Both are patriotically Canadian, manufacturing in Canada with Canadian materials. Both foam-based mattresses also offer the same customer service, sleep trials, and 15-year warranties.
So what sets the two apart?
Their target customers, essentially.
Juno is designed for mattress shoppers who want to pay as little as possible on their purchase, while still supporting a Canadian-made product they can trust. For these shoppers, price trumps all other considerations. They are less likely to be concerned with machine-washable covers, firmnesses, or performance ratings. As such, Juno is an ideal starter mattress for children and teenagers, university dorm rooms, or extra beds for the vacation house.
Douglas, meanwhile, boasts the best motion isolation scores of any mattress ever showcased on our website. Its medium-firm sleep surface also has better edge support that the majority of foam-based mattresses. Douglas has thousands of customer reviews, including a detailed breakdown of its firmness by over 1,600 Douglas owners. And just as appealingly to many Canadians, Douglas stands out in its eco commitment, favouring materials and logistics that serve to reduce its carbon footprint.
Ultimately, when compared to the wide assortment of bed-in-a-box mattresses available today, both Juno and Douglas offer exceptional support, comfort, cooling, customer service, and purchase policies. That’s why Mattress-Reviews.com has given special distinction to both mattresses:
- Juno is Mattress-Reviews.com’s TOP PICK for MATTRESS UNDER $500 CAD.
- Douglas is Mattress-Reviews.com’s TOP OVERALL PICK for MATTRESS UNDER $1,000 CAD.
Buy Juno if you want:
- To spend less money on your purchase
- Balanced comfort & support ratings
- The slightly softer mattress
- A shorter height profile (8″)
Buy Douglas if you want:
- The firmer of the two mattresses
- Best-in-class motion isolation
- A machine-washable top cover
- More edge support and bounce
- Eco-conscious manufacturing
- A thicker mattress (10″)
- On September 18, 2019