Pocket coil mattresses provide increased support, better balance, and superior spinal alignment. There are a ton of options on the Canadian market, and most of them are solid. However, we’ve chosen six great mattresses from the lineup to present to you. These are the best of the best in their categories.
To recommend these mattresses, we conducted extensive testing in our test lab. We polled testers and considered their feedback as well. As we looked over each mattress, we looked at performance features such as support and construction, temperature control, pressure relief, and motion isolation. The results brought you the list you see here.
Best Pocket Coil Mattresses for Canadians
- Best Overall: The Logan & Cove Mattress
- Best Pillow-Top: The Brunswick Mattress
- Best Zoned Support: Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress
- Best Temperature Control: GhostBed Flex Mattress
- Best Firm: The Noa Mattress
- Best Micro-Coils: The Apollo Mattress
Why Did We Choose These Pocket Coil Mattresses in Canada?
Each of the mattresses on our list excels in a certain area. They were chosen for a reason, and these reasons have to do with both performance and special features. Here is why we chose each of the mattresses on our list.
The Logan & Cove mattress is the best pocket coil mattress in Canada on our list overall. The combination of zoned, pocketed coils and a pressure-relieving pillow-top takes this mattress to the next level. The separate pillow-top section is about as soft as they come, and there are two different firmnesses to choose from!
The Brunswick mattress is the best pillow-top option we found. This mattress uses a soft, comfortable pillow-top in combination with a medium-firm layer of zoned pocket coils. It’s comfortable and supportive.
Meanwhile, the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress features the best zoned support. Instead of using zoned pocket coils, this mattress uses zoned support foam to provide an entirely different support experience. It worked extremely well for most of our testers.
The GhostBed Flex mattress uses layers of proprietary temperature-control materials to create the perfect cool mattress. This mattress may have some great temperature control, but it also has two different support layers to help you wake up feeling refreshed.
If you prefer a firmer mattress, you’ll love the Noa mattress. This mattress uses memory foam, latex, and pocket coils to create a comfortable but supportive firm mattress. It’s great for heavier sleepers or those who need more support.
The Apollo mattress is the only option on our list that uses supportive micro-coils, which earned it a spot on our list. These micro-coils offer great alignment and full-body support, and might even feel better than full-sized coils!
The Logan & Cove Mattress
It's Great For:
The Logan & Cove mattress is a luxury pillow-top hybrid with a layer of comforting, breathable pocket coils. This mattress features layers of supportive, cooling foams, in addition to a layer of silk-blend pillow-top fill. It’s unique among the mattresses on our list because the pillow-top section is separated from the coil layer, improving responsiveness and providing much better pressure relief overall.
There are two firmness options to choose from, including Medium Plush (which has a medium feel) and Luxury Firm (which is closer to a Medium-firm). These options allow you to further customize the feel of your mattress, and you can easily exchange one for the other if you find you don’t like it.
The Logan & Cove mattress’s cover is made of hand-tufted and hand-finished Tencel fibres. It’s soft and helps regulate temperature well by wicking away moisture. The top pillow-top section of the mattress includes layers of fill and cooling gel foam, both for temperature control and excellent pressure relief. This mattress feels like sinking into a cloud.
The next section of the mattress uses a thick layer of high-density foam as a transition layer. This layer helps with your deepest pressure points and keeps you elevated above the pocket coils. Below, a layer of zoned pocket coils creates perfect support, with firmer coils in the centre of the mattress. These coils help support your hips and lower back, which is ideal for side sleepers and those who need a little more help.
This mattress also provides great edge support. A perimeter of foam around the pocket coils helps to eliminate the sinking and sliding feeling that comes with poorer edge support. No matter where you sleep on the Logan & Cove mattress, you’ll get the same feel.
You can try the Logan & Cove mattress for 120 nights during your sleep trial. This mattress is Canadian-made, with Canadian-sourced materials, and ships free to most of the country.
The Logan & Cove Mattress has two firmness options to choose from. Between them, they create the perfect sleeping conditions for most sleepers. The edge support is especially firm in the Logan & Cove, which creates edge-to-edge consistency. Every part of the mattress is made in Canada with Canadian materials. This pocket coil mattress features zoned support to help those who sleep on their sides and back feel more comfortable.
- Two firmness options create optimal conditions for most sleepers
- Edge support for strong edge-to-edge consistency
- Made in Canada with Canadian materials
- Zoned lumbar support for side and back sleepers
From the Test Lab
“The Logan & Cove feels like a luxury mattress, but it doesn’t come at luxury prices. Our testers loved the pillow-top section and the supportive coils.”
The Brunswick Mattress
It's Great For:
When it comes to pillow-tops, the Brunswick mattress excels. This mattress uses a comfortable layer of euro-top fill and cooling gel foam to create a cloud-like pillow top with excellent pressure relief. Every part of this mattress is made to perform, from this comfortable top with temperature regulation built-in to the zoned coils, which provide perfect medium-firm support.
The cover of this mattress is made with sustainably-sourced fibres straight from the farm. It’s breathable and soft, and it’s the perfect introduction to this comfortable experience. The cover and fill layer help to regulate temperature, making the mattress more breathable overall. If you sleep hot, this mattress will work for you.
Under the fill layer is a layer of cooling gel foam, which contours to your body to relieve pressure and prevent heat build-up. Further down is soy-infused eco-foam, which creates a comfortable transition layer to isolate motion and elevate you above the zoned coils.
The zoned, pocketed coils create three distinct zones. The middle zone is firmer and helps support your hips and lumbar. Zones on either side are lighter and more comfortable for your shoulders and knees. All of the coils are open and breathable, so you won’t overheat easily.
The coil layer is surrounded by a perimeter of support foam that helps keep the edges from sinking or sliding. It’s perfect for couples who sometimes sleep closer to the edge, or those who want to sit on the side of the mattress to put their shoes on in the morning.
This Canadian-made mattress carries a 120-night sleep trial. You can give it a try before you decide if it’s right for you.
The Brunswick mattress provides great motion isolation for those who often wake up due to motion transfer, or those who have restless partners. The transition and coil layers work to stop motion before it can make it to the other side of the mattress. This mattress also features an edge support perimeter, keeping the same feel throughout for those who sleep or sit near the edge of the mattress. The pillow-top layer is the star of the show. It’s breathable and works to relieve pressure extremely well, while the zoned lumbar support coils keep your back and hips comfortable.
- Great motion isolation for light sleepers and restless couples
- The edge support perimeter offers firmer support for those who sit or sleep close to the edge
- The pillow-top layer is breathable and relieves pressure well
- Zoned lumbar support coils provide better support for your back and hips
From the Test Lab
“Brunswick offers stunning support and comfort, even among the other pocket coil mattresses on our list.”
Best Zoned Support
Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress
It's Great For:
The Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress features some of the best support we’ve seen in a pocket coil mattress. Two layers of zoned support foam with added support pods help keep the middle of your body properly supported, leading to a better night’s sleep overall. This unique construction makes the Casper Wave Hybrid a notable luxury mattress, perfect for those who need all the extra support they can get without buying a firmer mattress.
Though the Casper Wave Hybrid offers all of this support, it’s only a medium firmness level. This means that there is plenty for all sleeping positions to enjoy. However, the shape of the contoured foam is best for side sleepers.
Under the comfortable cover is a thin layer of cooling gel on top of the Airscape foam. This perforated, breathable foam helps channel away heat and moisture while relieving pressure. Below this is another layer of AirScape foam, which helps create multiple ways for heat to move away from you. These open channels prevent heat from building up under you.
Next is the first layer of zoned support foam. Casper’s Zoned Support Max aligns your spine, keeps your hips and lower back in line for better sleep, and is softer around the shoulders to reduce pressure points. Each zone of this layer is also made of perforated foams.
The next layer is also Zoned Support Max foam, but this layer is contoured to help provide a unique level of support. The raised sections should fall above your lower back and below your hips. These areas are strengthened with up to 86 gel pods that provide the best support in a foam mattress.
The pocket coil layer below adds full-body balance and better alignment overall. This layer is surrounded by an edge support perimeter, which works with the other foams to create a comfortable edge for those who need it.
The Casper Wave Hybrid is a breathable mattress, with perforated top layers to keep hot air and humidity moving away from you throughout the night. The zoned support foam and contoured support foam layers all help support your hips and lumbar, providing firmer support with gel pods and extra layers of comfort. Finally, the edge support perimeter foam gives this mattress some of the strongest edge support we’ve seen.
- Perforated top layers create a more breathable mattress overall
- Zoned support foam and contoured support foam for lumbar support
- Gel pods provide firmer support
- Strong edge support
From the Test Lab
“This mattress was perfect for our side-sleeping testers. They loved how it felt.”
Best Temperature Control
GhostBed Flex Mattress
It's Great For:
GhostBed Flex is the coolest mattress on our list. Its use of proprietary foams, phase-changing materials, and breathable layers make it one of the best mattresses we’ve seen for those who sleep hot. If you often wake up because it’s too hot, this might be the perfect mattress for you.
The cover uses a Ghost Ice fabric, which has special phase-changing properties. Phase-changing material reacts to your body. It will only reach a certain temperature before it starts channeling heat away, working to maintain an ideal, comfortable temperature throughout the night. The cover is woven with cooling fibre as well for maximum effect.
Next are two layers of gel memory foam sandwiched around a layer of Ghost Bounce. Ghost Bounce is one of GhostBed’s exclusive materials. This layer feels like memory foam but is responsive just like latex, providing the best of both materials. Under this triad is the pocket coil layer. This unit is breathable and works well to align your spine and keep you elevated.
Around the perimeter of the coil layer is a different layer of pocketed coils. These coils help reinforce the edge, so you can sit or sleep closer to the edge without feeling like you might slide off. Finally, a 7.5” layer of high-density support foam keeps the mattress from sagging. This layer helps the mattress support you and ensures that it lasts a long time.
This mattress is built for comfort. We recommend trying it for the 101-night sleep trial if you aren’t sure about it.
The GhostBed Flex mattress features a Ghost Ice cover, which helps to boost the other temperature control features in the mattress. There are two layers of support here: the support foam layer and a pocket coil layer, which work together to make the mattress more durable and supportive. The 13” mattress provides great pressure relief for those who need a little more, using layers of proprietary materials and special blends.
- Ghost Ice Cover boosts temperature control features
- Support foam and coil layer work together to increase durability
- Thick, 13” height is perfect for those who need pressure relief
- Layers of proprietary blends and special materials set this mattress apart
From the Test Lab
“There’s no doubt that GhostBed Flex is the coolest mattress on our list. Our testers who usually sleep hot reported that they stayed asleep longer.”
The Noa Mattress
It's Great For:
The Noa mattress is extremely highly rated in all performance areas. This mattress is firmer than some of the other options we’ve looked at, but it is still universally appealing for many sleepers. Noa is a luxury mattress that uses all of the tools in the sleep industry to bring you the best possible sleep night of sleep.
The cover of the Noa mattress is a hand-tufted Tencel mattress, which wicks away moisture and reduces heat retention. It’s also antibacterial and hypoallergenic, so those with allergies can rest easily. The first layer inside the mattress is a thin layer of open-cell latex. This layer helps your mattress be more responsive. It also reduces heat build-up while contouring your body. If you’re allergic to latex, you’ll be pleased to find that this layer is hypoallergenic.
Next is a layer of pressure-relieving gel memory foam. This foam moves heat away from your body as you sleep, so you feel cool. All of your pressure points will be eliminated, too – this layer helps with deeper contouring and keeping your spine aligned. A layer of adaptive foam beneath this helps to reduce motion transfer. It does a fairly good job of reducing the amount of motion that you feel from the other side of the mattress.
Finally, the pocket coil layer provides balanced support, with a perimeter of edge support foam for a better experience no matter where you’re sleeping. Together, these components help elevate the Noa to the next level, providing everything you need from a mattress across multiple performance areas.
The Noa mattress is one of the firmer options on our list. Though it’s technically a medium-firm mattress, it leans more towards the firm side of the spectrum. Noa uses layers of memory foam, latex, and coils to create something that feels unique, especially in its construction. The soft cover is antibacterial and hypoallergenic, so those who usually have issues with allergies can sleep a little more comfortably. Layers of cooling latex and gel memory foam provide the perfect level of temperature control for those who overheat while they sleep.
- Offers a firmer option for those who need it
- Blends memory foam, latex, and coils to create a unique feel
- Antibacterial and hypoallergenic cover
- Cooling latex and gel memory foam for temperature control
From the Test Lab
“Noa is firm, but it also does a great job at relieving pressure. Some of our heavier testers loved the way it supported them without uncomfortable pressure points.”
The Apollo Mattress
It's Great For:
The Apollo mattress uses unique materials to create a feel that is entirely on its own. The Apollo mattress features copper-infused memory foam and micro-coils to help you feel more comfortable. The PolarMax Cover is soft upholstery material, meant to wick away moisture and keep you cool throughout the night. Underneath is a wholly unique mattress that most of our testers loved.
CopperGel Memory Foam makes up the first dense layer of this medium-firm mattress. This copper-infused foam also uses gel beads to provide the best cooling possible in a foam infusion. This layer also helps to relieve pressure, creating a more comfortable sleeping experience immediately.
The middle layer is an open-cell memory foam that further reduces pressure points. The open-cell design of the foam itself helps to isolate motion and improve airflow. Meanwhile, a thick edge perimeter keeps the edges nice and firm, so you aren’t sliding off the mattress. This is one of the only mattresses we’ve seen with a support perimeter this close to the top of the mattress.
The pocket coil layer features Aeroduct micro-coils, made of adaptive steel. These help with temperature control as well, but they excel at contouring your body exactly where you need it, providing support that other coils just can’t achieve. These coils are unique because they feel less invasive, too. The coil layer rests on top of a layer of high-density support foam, which helps provide excellent balanced support and keep motion from transferring across the mattress.
The Apollo offers a unique sleeping experience to rival any of the other mattresses we’re recommending to you. Try it for 120 nights to see if it’s the mattress for you.
Apollo offers a unique blend of materials and features to help you sleep a little easier. A layer of copper-infused memory foam provides temperature control and contouring in the top layer. The pocketed coil layer features micro-coils, which provide better support without the firmer feeling of standard pocket coils. The PolarMax cover keeps you cool no matter what, even if you usually sleep extremely warm. The open-cell memory foam layer in the middle of the mattress features one of the highest edge support perimeters on our list, too.
- Temperature control with copper-infused memory foam
- Micro-coils offer more subtle, comfortable support
- PolarMax cover works to keep you cool no matter how hot you sleep
- Open-cell memory foam layer with mid-mattress edge support
From the Test Lab
“Apollo is a very unique mattress, and you can tell! This mattress’s one-of-a-kind construction shines.”
Why Trust Us?
We’ve spent years monitoring and reporting on the sleep industry. We put each of the mattresses we review through extensive testing, which includes two different testing methods. First, our test labs examine each mattress and put them through rigorous evaluations. Our testers try the mattresses for the length of a sleep trial, ensuring that they get the most time with them as possible. We combined notes from these testing methods to recommend the mattresses on our list.
Here are some of the performance areas we used to evaluate these mattresses:
- Support and Construction. Support and construction are two of the most important features of a pocket coil mattress. We looked at what type of support they offered, as well as the mattress’s overall construction.
- Temperature Control. A lot of Canadians often wake up overheated. It’s important to recommend mattresses that help keep you cool as you sleep, so we included mattresses with the best cooling features we could find.
- Motion Isolation. Motion isolation is extremely important for Canadians who share a bed. We made sure to test how well each mattress isolated motion. Each of the mattresses we recommend has to pass a certain motion isolation threshold to be considered.
- Pressure Relief. Pocket coil mattresses are made to relieve pressure, but we wanted to make sure each mattress did its job. We tested how well each mattress relieved the pressure to find the best options for you.
What is a Pocket Spring Mattress?
A pocket spring mattress, sometimes called a hybrid mattress, uses a layer of pocketed coils to provide support. Unlike standard innerspring mattresses, each spring in a pocket spring moves independently. They can compress right where you need them to. This allows a pocket spring mattress to provide more customized support than an innerspring.
There are a lot of benefits associated with using pocket spring mattresses. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose a pocket spring mattress.
- Great support
- Proper alignment for side and back sleepers
- Still compatible with adjustable frames
- Better customized support
- Longer warranties and expected lifespan
- Less motion transfer than innerspring
- Better balancing and alignment
- Breathable and better at controlling temperature
These benefits elevate pocket spring mattresses over other options. These mattresses are more supportive than memory foam alone but provide better support and motion isolation than innerspring mattresses.
How to Choose a Pocket Spring Mattress in Canada
Before you can choose a pocket spring mattress, there are a few basics you have to know.
There are just a few different types of springs to choose from in Canada. While spring materials are important, you should look for how the springs are implemented. Standard spring layouts use hundreds (sometimes thousands) of pocketed springs to create a support layer.
The other option features zoned springs. Different comfort zones allow for targeted support. The most common type of zoned support features firmer springs in the middle of the mattress, ready to support your lumbar and hips.
What else is used in your mattress? Once you find out what’s going on with the pocket coil layer, you can focus on the materials that they use to offer support and comfort. Most pocket spring mattresses use layers of memory foam, latex, and fill to create their perfect feel.
Look closely at the layers stacked on top of the coil layer. You want plenty of materials that provide great pressure relief, temperature control, and better motion isolation. Look for high-quality materials to help support the coil layer and ensure that it does its job.
Firmness, Sleeping Position, and Body Type
Every mattress has a firmness rating based on how it feels and how much support it offers. This is a great way to see if you’ll like how the mattress feels at a glance. However, it’s important to know what your preferences are. Firmness preferences are personal, but they can be affected by factors like body type and sleeping position.
- Soft mattresses are usually better for stomach sleepers and those weighing up to 130lbs, or 59kg.
- Medium mattresses are best for side sleepers and those weighing between 130lbs (59kg) and 230lbs (104kg).
- Firm mattresses are better for back sleepers and those weighing more than 230lbs (104kg).
These guidelines are only suggestions. Your personal preferences may be outside of these parameters, but they provide a great place to start looking.
If you wake up sweaty and overheated, you aren’t alone. Many Canadians sleep hot, generating more heat as they sleep. This can even wake you up in the middle of the night. While pocket spring mattresses are better at controlling temperature than all-foam options, mattresses that use memory foam still retain more heat than those that don’t.
As a result, many mattress companies now use temperature control features. These features include cooling gel foams, perforated or aerated foams, breathable materials, open-cell construction, and even pocket coils. If you often overheat during the night, look for a mattress with as many of these features as possible.
Do you sleep with a restless partner? If motion from the other side of the bed often wakes you up, it’s important to choose a mattress with better motion isolation. Motion isolation features can reduce or stop the amount of motion that makes its way across the mattress.
Dense foam layer, open-cell construction, and soft transition layers all provide great motion isolation. Pocket coil layers provide better motion isolation as a whole, too.
Do you feel like you’ll slide off of the mattress if you sit on the edge? Some foam mattresses (and even mattresses with coils) have this issue. The lack of firmer edge support means that sitting or sleeping near the edge is less comfortable overall. Thankfully, some mattresses have stepped up to provide better edge support. Look for foam perimeters surrounding the spring layer, as these can provide some of the best and most consistent edge support around.
Pressure relief can determine how comfortably you sleep. Mattresses with good pressure relief reduce pressure on your back and your joints, meaning you wake up with fewer pressure points and sleep better throughout the night.
A deeper mattress usually provides better pressure relief. Pocket spring mattresses use layers of memory foam, latex, and sometimes pillow-top fill to create a comfortable, pressure-relieving surface. While some are better than others, you can always rely on a pocket spring mattress to offer good pressure relief.
The spring count is an often-overlooked feature that sets pocket spring mattresses apart. The coil layer in each pocket spring mattress contains a certain number of springs. The number of springs matters. A higher spring count generally leads to a more supportive mattress.
Go for a spring count of at least 1,000. A 1,500-spring mattress is very supportive, and higher counts get even more so. If you need extra full-body support, consider choosing a mattress with a higher spring count. Otherwise, a lower count (around 1,000) is fine for most sleepers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pocket spring mattresses and hybrid mattresses are essentially the same things. All pocket spring mattresses are hybrid mattresses, whereas hybrid mattresses can also contain innerspring layers. This is rarer, but it’s an important distinction to make.
Like most memory foam mattresses, you can expect a pocket spring to last between 8 and 10 years. Pocket spring mattresses have a longer lifespan than traditional innerspring mattresses as well.
The ideal spring count in your pocket spring mattress depends on how supportive you want your mattress to be. A spring count of above 1500 springs is generally very supportive. If you need more support or a firmer feel, a higher spring count is better.