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The Canadian mattress market isn’t as diverse as the American, but you can still find some gems here.
And one of these gems is the Endy mattress.
Made of certified materials with incredible cushioning properties, this mattress can offer sufficient support for almost any type of sleeper.
Well, at least that’s what the advertisers say.
Today, I’m going to review the Endy mattress and break down each of its layers to see whether this bed is as good as described. Come join me and see my findings!
Compressed and rolled in a box
Delivery (Price & Time)
2-8 business days
So, let’s start this review of the Endy mattress with a peek inside. The construction of the mattress defines its basic properties, so it’s important to know what your bed is made of.
The Endy is a polyfoam mattress and features a basic three-layer construction:
- Comfort layer: open-cell Endy Comfort foam. The Endy uses open-cell foam for the comfort layer because it traps much less of your body heat thanks to its sponge-like structure. Also, open-cell foams tend to be more responsive than traditional viscoelastic ones, which means that they maintain their shape for longer and don’t restrict your movements throughout the night.
- Transition layer: springy and responsive foam. The transition layer is needed to evenly transfer your body weight through to the foundation so that you won’t feel the rigid base pressing on your protruding parts. In the Endy mattress, the transition foam is made of responsive proprietary foam, so it enhances the effects of the upper layer and adds some bounce.
- Base layer: high-density foam. The base layer of the Endy mattress is responsible for the overall stability of the mattress and ensures proper motion absorption, which is a good thing if you share a bed with an active sleeper.
Overall, polyfoam is less temperature-sensitive than memory foam, meaning it doesn’t change its properties significantly with temperature fluctuations. That’s why polyfoam mattresses, including the Endy, typically sleep cooler than traditional memory foam beds.
Now, here’s my preliminary verdict:
As for an all-foam mattress, the Endy has a standard design. But it seems pretty durable and comfortable for sleeping at first glance, and I hope that it won’t disappoint me.
One more important thing I need to mention before we dive into specs is the mattress cover.
The Endy has a micro-quilted cover with a cute diamond pattern. This micro quilting adds some extra softness but doesn’t alter the overall feel of the mattress.
The fabric is synthetic and is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex. This blend has the following advantages:
- Durability. The elasticity of spandex allows the fabric to withstand extra expansion and shrinkage without losing its shape or creating ripples on the surface.
- Breathability. The fabric doesn’t prevent proper air circulation within the mattress layers and helps dissipate your body heat into the air.
- Hypoallergenic properties. Polyester fibers are neutral and don’t provoke rashes or disordered breathing.
Also, the cover has a zipper, so you can take it off and wash the cover in a washing machine, which will increase the hypoallergenic properties and help prolong the mattress life.
The next part of this Endy mattress review is dedicated to firmness.
Having tested the mattress, I found it to have medium firmness, which I would rate as 5.5-6 points out of 10, where 10 is the firmest. This means that you can expect noticeable contouring of your body curves but without that annoying sinking feeling.
Also, the Endy has pretty good cradling, which might reduce the time you’ll spend tossing and turning before falling asleep. You just touch the mattress with your body, and it immediately feels comfortable.
The medium firmness is the only option available, though, which can be a limitation for some users. So if you believe that you may need something firmer or softer, I recommend you check out other brands and possibly try some of them out in mattress stores.
Now that you know the basics about the Endy mattress, let’s get more specific.
And the first thing I want to highlight is edge support. This characteristic defines how comfy you’ll feel while sleeping closer to the side of the mattress, which is essential if you share a bed with someone.
Also, sturdy edges contribute to overall durability and prevent premature sagging of the mattress, which is definitely an advantage.
But here’s the deal:
Foam mattresses tend to have weaker edges compared to models with coils inside — because nothing is sturdier than metal, apparently.
So, how does the Endy perform in terms of edge support?
The short answer is: pretty well.
Since the Endy features polyurethane foam that is more responsive than traditional memory foam and quickly bounces back to its initial shape after you remove the pressure, you can expect decent edge support.
I purposely slept on the very edge during the second test night and felt no sagging or collapsing under my torso, which is a good sign.
Also, the foam doesn’t squish under your weight when you sit on the edge before getting up.
So, I assume that the Endy has passed the test with a positive result.
Another thing I want to mention in my Endy mattress review is motion transfer.
The ability of your mattress to either transfer or absorb motion is crucial if you share a bed with someone. Everyone has a different level of activity in their sleep, and a good mattress should ensure that both sleepers will receive minimum interruptions coming from the other side of the bed.
And here comes the good news:
Foam mattresses typically have lower motion transfer than coil beds, and the Endy is no exception here. Even though polyfoam is more bouncy than memory foam, it still blocks sharp movements pretty well. I was testing this mattress with my wife, who is very sensitive to movements, and she didn’t have any complaints about my tossing and turning throughout the night.
So, the Endy gets an A+ score here.
How It Feels for Different Types of Sleepers
Now, here comes the most anticipated part of this Endy mattress review:
Finding out how it will work for different types of sleepers.
Keep in mind that these are general recommendations based on my own experience and user reviews I’ve monitored on the Web.
- Side sleepers. Mattresses with medium firmness are the best for average-weight adults who sleep on their side, so I’d say that the Endy will make a perfect pick here. The balance between give and responsiveness will help you maintain proper spine alignment and prevent the development of pressure points in your hips and shoulders.
- Back and stomach sleepers. If you prefer sleeping on your back, then the Endy will help you relax and ensure even weight distribution across the mattress surface. Also, medium firmness will conform closely to your lower back — which is the weakest point of back sleepers — and reduce the strain on deep muscles. Speaking of stomach sleepers, here’s a word from my wife: for lightweight users, the Endy might offer sufficient support without curving the lower back too much, but average-weight and heavier sleepers may need something firmer.
- Heavy sleepers. Chances are that the Endy mattress won’t be supportive enough for you if you’re a heavy sleeper. You might sink too deep into the comfort layers and feel the rigid base that will resist your pressure points too much. I recommend you look for firmer mattresses that can support the increased weight better and distribute it more evenly.
- Cooling sleep lovers. Open-cell foams of the Endy mattress paired with a breathable cover withdraw the body heat pretty quickly. The cover also helps deal with sweating if things get really hot, which makes the Endy a suitable mattress for the unpredictable Canadian climate. However, if hot sleeping is a real problem for you, the Endy’s cooling effect may not be as noticeable and you may want to look for mattresses with coils or latex layers.
- Upper and lower back pain sufferers. Studies prove that a mattress of medium firmness is the best pick for lower back pain (1). Now, upper back pain is usually localized in the chest and shoulder region, and the medium firmness of the Endy can relax these areas and cradle them properly, thereby relieving pain. The same goes for lower back aches and pains: the mattress can conform to your spine closely and reduce the awkward curve in the lumbar area, thus alleviating unpleasant sensations.
The Endy has its strong and weak points just like any mattress.
That’s why it’s advisable to make the most of your trial period to understand whether the mattress is suitable for you.
Other Important Information
Even though you already know a lot about the Endy mattress, that’s not it yet.
Here, I’ve collected the information that didn’t fit in other parts of my Endy mattress review.
The Endy comes compressed in a box.
This means that you can drag it through a narrow staircase to your bedroom without any hassle.
The installation process is pretty straightforward:
- pull the mattress out of the box;
- remove the plastic flap to unroll it;
- cut the protective wrap around the mattress with a cutting tool that’s included in the package;
- allow the mattress to expand, and you’re all set.
Even though the Endy expands pretty quickly, the manufacturer states that it reaches the peak level in a week, so you might notice some changes in the mattress feel during the first couple of nights (2).
Endy ships its mattresses to 10 Canadian provinces for free. If you live in Canadian Territories, you’ll have to pay a non-refundable fee for shipping.
Also, the company offers non-signature shipping, meaning that Endy’s couriers will leave the package at your doorstep. Typically, you can expect your order within 3-5 business days, but there can be delays due to different factors. The company will provide you with the tracking number, so you’ll be able to check for updates.
Note that if you ordered multiple items from Endy’s website, they may have different delivery terms.
Trial & Warranty
Endy offers a 100-night trial period. During this time you can decide whether the mattress fits your demands or not. Note that the trial is only available for the first purchase through the website and is non-transferable to future mattress orders.
If you decided to return your Endy mattress, here are the steps you need to take:
- Contact customer support. They will send you a list of charities to choose the one to donate your mattress to.
- Schedule an appointment. Once Endy’s partner has contacted you, you can schedule a date for pickup. Note that the time of processing your appointment may vary based on where you live. For urban areas, it usually takes 2-5 business days, whereas those who live in rural areas may have to wait for up to 3 weeks.
- Accommodate your pickup. This should be done within three weeks since Endy’s representative has contacted you, or your request will be voided.
Once you’ve completed and confirmed your pick up, you can ask for a refund. The standard processing time is about 3-5 business days, so you’ll have to wait a bit (3).
Now, the warranty conditions of the Endy mattress are pretty simple:
The company offers a 10-year limited warranty against the manufacturer defects, such as:
- visible indentations on the mattress surface (deeper than 1 inch) that aren’t a result of improper exploitation;
- any flaw that results in the damage of the foam layers despite the normal use;
- any defect in the zipper assembly.
If you experience these defects, you can file a claim, and the company will replace the mattress (or the cover, if there are zipper defects) for free (4).
One more thing that might interest you is other Endy products.
The truth is, you can literally furnish your entire bedroom for a perfect sleeping experience just by shopping on the company’s website.
So, along with mattresses, Endy makes bed frames, pillows, bedsheets, duvets, mattress protectors, and even weighted blankets.
Note that different products may have different trial and warranty conditions, so don’t forget to check them.
Overall, the Endy is a really good mattress. In fact, it’s one of the best manufacturers on the Canadian market.
The mattress is comfortable and really lulls you to sleep in minutes, like a cradle. Also, it adjusts to your body shape but doesn’t restrict your movements, so you can switch positions freely.
Based on my own testing experience, I can say who will benefit the most from purchasing this mattress:
- Side and back sleepers. The medium firmness is the optimal level for those who sleep on their side, back, or switch between these two positions. The mattress offers close contouring and relaxes your pressure points, so you won’t feel stiff or wake up with a pinched nerve.
- People with joint pain. Polyfoam is more responsive and doesn’t have the viscosity similar to memory foam. It doesn’t restrict your movements when you’re getting in and out of the bed, which is great for people with chronic pain and joint inflammations that are known to limit mobility.
- Those who typically sleep hot on a memory foam mattress. Open-cell foams allow for better air circulation and generally retain less heat than traditional memory foam. So, if you’re tired of memory foam making you hot, try the Endy — and enjoy a breezy slumber.
What do you think about the Endy? Does it meet your requirements for a perfect mattress? Share your opinions below!
- Kovacs Francisco M., et.al. (2003, November 15). Effect of firmness of mattress on chronic non-specific low-back pain: randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14630439/
- How do I Unbox My Endy Mattress? (2019, November 21). Retrieved from https://answers.endy.com/hc/en-ca/articles/360004614971-How-do-I-unbox-my-Endy-Mattress-
- Endy Mattress Trial (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ca.endy.com/pages/endy-mattress-trial
- What is the Endy Mattress Warranty? (2019, November 22) Retrieved from https://answers.endy.com/hc/en-ca/articles/360004729712-What-is-the-mattress-warranty-