By Linda NguyenMay 16, 2018
Best forParents looking for a budget-friendly memory foam mattress that ships in a box
Top BenefitsFirm for a memory foam mattress, temperature-regulating top layer, easy delivery and assembly, machine-washable cover
ConsiderationsMay not fully support waist of side-sleepers
Bottom lineThe Endy Mattress is a slightly firm memory foam mattress that our testers and editors found comfortable and supportive. This made-in-Canada mattress features a top layer designed to prevent overheating, and has a machine-washable cover. Plus, it ships in a compact box for easy delivery and set-up.
While it can be a place for soothing nightmares and family snuggles, your bed's No. 1 job is to give you a good night’s rest. A comfortable, supportive mattress can go a long way to helping you get some much-needed quality shut-eye, and the Endy Mattress was a favourite of parents who tried it out at home and our editors. Made in Canada from hypoallergenic materials, Endy mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified, which means its foam layers are guaranteed to be made out of enviro-friendly materials. In addition to being super easy to set up and earning high praise for overall quality, our editors and parent testers were especially impressed with the Endy Mattress's budget-friendly price.
At the end of the day, sleep experience is the be-all and end-all when it comes to finding the perfect mattress, and the Endy Mattress impressed our editors and parent testers alike. This medium firm mattress is designed to be comfortable for any sleeping position thanks to a three-layer design, engineered to give you the necessary density for posture support as you sleep. It also features temperature-regulating technology in the top layer, so you can sleep comfortably year-round.
Our editors found that this memory foam mattress feels firmer and you don't sink down into it as much as you do with some memory foam mattresses—the support is a bit more subtle, overall, but plenty comfortable. It's worth noting that we found the mattress may not fully conform to your waist when side sleeping—something to think about if you're looking for firm, full support at your waist. That said, a side-sleeping parent tester remarked on how comfortable the Endy Mattress is for side-sleeping. And when it comes to back sleeping, the lower back support is great. Feedback from our parent testers echoed what we found in our lab testing: none experienced pain or soreness around their back, hips and sides.
If you’re bedtime routine includes reading or doing some work on a laptop, you'll be glad to know that editors and parents found found it comfortable to sit up on the Endy Mattress, and there was no tailbone discomfort.
No one wants to be pulled out of sleep when their partner gets into bed or is sleeping restlessly. Endy says their mattress is designed with stability to prevent motion transfer. But while editors noted only very minor movement when another editor flopped only the mattress (likely not enough to wake someone who's sleeping), two out of three parent testers told us they could feel some bed movement while laying on their side of the mattress, but one said she's noticed it less than with her previous mattress. If you or your partner is a very light sleeper and you're worried about motion transfer but enticed by the budget-friendly price, Endy offers a 100-day trial; if you're not satisfied, you can return it for a refund. (Note: Endy prioritizes donating gently used mattress to charities before sending to a facility for proper recycling.)
One of the more attractive and innovative features about Endy mattresses is its “bed in a box” delivery, which significantly reduces hassle and effort. The mattress is delivered compressed in a compact box, and Endy provides a plastic cutting tool for opening the box—important because the last thing you want to do is slice into the fabric of a big purchase.
When your Endy Mattress arrives, don't be quick to dispose of your old one. Mattresses that come in a box need a bit of time to expand to full firmness and to off-gas. While you can sleep on the Endy Mattress right away, if you need that full firmness or you're sensitive to smells, you may want to give it a couple of days.
Endy's mattress cover can be machine-washed in warm water, but it will need to air dry (best to wash it in the morning). For quick clean-ups, you can spot clean the cover with a mild detergent and water.
Our editors and testers were impressed with the Endy Mattress's quality, comfort and budget-friendly price point, not to mention how easy it is to get a boxed mattress into even the tightest of spaces. Overall, our parent testers gave the Endy very good ratings for ease of use and a mix of good and very good ratings for quality and value for money. Plus, all of them said they'd purchase this mattress if they were looking to buy a new one, and they wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other parents. Of course, as with any mattress, you'll need to try it for yourself, and Endy's no-hassle return policy means you don't have to make a firm commitment until you've had a chance to sleep on it—literally.