Juno and Douglas are both popular bed in a box mattresses offered by Canadian mattress retailer GoodMorning.com. Both are considered to be some of the best Canadian made mattresses out there. The Juno, being a relatively newer offering, is currently one of the lowest-cost all-foam mattresses available in Canada today. If you are on the hunt for a bed in a box mattress, you can’t go wrong with either the Juno or the Douglas. In this review, we will be comparing the Juno vs Douglas in Canada mattress features, advantages, and shortcomings, to help you make the best decision for your sleeping preferences.
30-Second Review: Juno
The Juno mattress is one of the best budget friendly mattresses out there and is made by Canadian online mattress retailer, GoodMorning.com. While GoodMorning.com’s mattresses are already well-known for their bargain prices, the Juno is the lowest-priced offering by the manufacturer so far. You can buy the Juno in a single firmness, rated a medium-firm. It comes with a 120-night trial and a 15-year warranty.
|Layers & Materials||Firmness (Out Of 10)||Size Options & Dimensions (inches)||Warranty & Returns|
|- Gel Foam|
- Support Foam
|Medium (5.6)||- Twin: 38" x 75" x 8"|
- Twin XL: 38" x 80" x 8"
- Full/Double: 53" x 75" x 8"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 8"
- King: 76" x 80" x 8"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 8"
|- 120-Night Trial
- 15-Year Warranty
30-Second Review: The Douglas
The Douglas is also a relatively new mattress to the bed in a box scene, introduced in 2017 by GoodMorning.com. Like the Juno, you can buy the Douglas only in Canada, and the materials are all exclusively Canadian-made. For even more of a Canadian feel, the mattress’ cover features a Canadian-esque mountain design. Similar to the Juno, the Douglas also has just one firmness rating, a medium-firm. Despite not being quite as cheap as the Juno, the Douglas is still considered one of the best value high-quality mattresses in a box in Canada. It comes with a 120-night trial and a 15-year warranty.
|Layers & Materials||Firmness (Out Of 10)||Size Options & Dimensions (inches)||Warranty & Returns|
|- 2” Luxury ecoLight® Cooling Gel Foam|
- 2” Premium Elastex® Foam
- 6” Motion Isolation Support Foam
|Medium (6.6)||- Twin: 38" x 75" x 10"|
- Twin XL: 38" x 80" x 10"
- Full/Double: 53" x 75" x 10"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 10"
- King: 76" x 80" x 10"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 10"
|- 120-Night Trial
- 15-Year Warranty
Bed in a box mattresses are usually only available online, which means shipping and processing is generally quick and efficient. You can expect your mattress to be delivered within a week of making your order.
If you buy the Juno in Canada, your mattress will be shipped to you for free, as GoodMorning.com offers shipping to most Canadian locations at no extra charge. If you live in a remote area, you may be subject to some shipping fees.
The Douglas is only available to customers in Canada and, like the Juno, is shipped for free to most destinations in the country. The mattress should take up to 3 days to process and another 3 to 4 days for shipping.
Unboxing And Setup
Bed in a box mattresses are called exactly how they are delivered – vacuum packed and packed inside a medium-sized box, making it convenient for transportation. When you order a mattress online, it will be delivered straight to your door. When you unbox the mattress and remove the wrapping, it will quickly expand to its intended shape and size.
The Juno mattress arrives in a compact, secure box. To unbox the mattress, open the box, pull the mattress out, and lay it flat on a stable surface, like the floor or your bed. Cut away the plastic wrapping, then wait for the mattress to expand. It should take around 2 minutes in total, after which it is fully set up and ready to sleep on.
You follow the same unboxing process with Douglas. It is shipped in a basic brown box, which is sturdy enough – though it would be helpful for it to have a handle. After opening the box and pulling out the mattress, roll it flat, and remove the plastic wrapping. Wait for the mattress to expand to its full size, which may take up to 2-3 minutes.
Protecting the Juno’s top layer is the mattress cover, which has a polyester and viscose blend design. This material is knit and stretchy, and the polyester gives it some all-important breathability. The viscose is stretchy and soft, giving the cover a cozy feel.
The Douglas’ cover is unique in design, with a mountain range print that showcases the Douglas’ Canadian roots. It is made from sustainable Tencel fibres, making it soft, stretchy and cool while also drawing moisture away.
Juno: Full-body cooling gel foam
Juno’s top comfort layer is made from gel memory foam. With its slow responsiveness to pressure, the material has plenty of sink and offers good pressure relief and body contouring. Gel memory foam is particularly effective at pressure relief around the shoulders and hips, which side sleepers will especially benefit from.
Douglas: Luxury ecoLight cooling gel foam
The top layer of the Douglas is designed to promote airflow and prevent a build-up of heat. With an ecoLight cooling gel foam construction, the top layer doesn’t just provide support and responsiveness for a sleeper; it also distributes heat away from the mattress. The ecoLight cooling gel foam is also made with less carbon input when compared to traditional memory foam.
Juno: High-density polyfoam
The next layer of the Juno, a high-density polyfoam layer, is both the middle transition layer and the supportive base layer in one. The construction of this layer is cost-cutting but still high-quality, and it works to give the mattress an all-over medium-firm feel, which is ideal for back and side sleepers. Heavier sleepers, however, may find that the combination of Juno’s layers doesn’t quite offer the support they are looking for.
Douglas: Premium Elastex foam
The Douglas’ middle layer is made from Premium Elastex foam. This layer has similar responsive and support properties to natural latex foam without the common chemicals usually found in them. This layer is allergy-friendly and offers the right level of support, preventing a sleeper from sinking too far into the mattress and making it easier to change positions.
Juno: No distinct base layer
The Juno has a blended base and middle layer and no distinct bottom layer.
Douglas: Motion isolation support foam
Rounding off the Douglas is a durable base layer made from motion isolated support foam. This gives Douglas the edge over the Juno in terms of edge support and durability, helping the mattress hold its shape and reduce wobbling. Couples and bed-sharers will enjoy the Douglas for the motion-isolating support that the mattress provides, largely thanks to its solid base.
Firmness And Feel
The Juno mattress comes in one firmness rating, a 5.6 out of 10. The mattress is slightly softer than a typical medium-firm, 6.5 out of 10 mattress. This is made obvious when pressing down on the memory foam comfort layer, which feels slightly softer than the majority of medium-firm top layers. But this softness doesn’t extend down the mattress, as the polyfoam transitional/base layer prevents too much sinkage. The mattress’s softer firmness should suit side sleepers very well, as it offers that extra bit of cushioning at the shoulder and hip areas.
The Douglas is ever so slightly firmer than the Juno, at a 6.5 rating out of 10. Douglas is spot-on with its rating, being typical of a standard medium-firm mattress. Though both the Douglas and the Juno are classed as medium-firm, Douglas is slightly firmer to sleep on. It has a soft, pillowy quilted cover, but its distinct transitional middle layer and solid base help give it that extra bit of responsiveness.
Edge support is a measure of how much resistance a mattress offers around the edges. There are two reasons why edge support is important: it reduces sagging and prevents falling towards the edge, and it helps to keep the bed stable and durable after years of being slept on. For this reason, edge support is key for any mattress – though, for all-foam mattresses, edge support is more of a challenge.
The Juno’s edge support could be better. While you should be comfortable to sit on the mattress and dangle your legs off the sides, the edge support isn’t effective enough to provide a high level of support. In this case, you may be better off finding a mattress with a more solid edge.
On the other hand, Douglas has a strong base layer and medium-firm foam upper layers that make it one of the best all-foam mattresses for edge support. This means that you can comfortably sleep across the mattress’ entire surface without feeling that you might fall out of bed if you lie too near to the side. You can also safely and comfortably sit on the edge of the Douglas without feeling like you are tipping forward.
Motion isolation is another key feature of a mattress, especially for bed sharers. A mattress’s motion isolation capabilities refer to how well a mattress absorbs motion if, for instance, you were to roll over or get into bed. A mattress with good motion isolation can prevent a person’s sleep from being disturbed when their partner moves around in bed.
Juno’s motion isolation could be better. It uses two layers of foam, which is great for absorbing movement almost instantly. Still, the initial motion of someone changing positions or sitting down will send a small shockwave through the mattress that a sleeping partner will feel. However, the motion isolation of the Juno isn’t the worst out there, and movements shouldn’t wobble the mattress to the extent that it disturbs your sleep.
The Douglas is better at motion isolation with three layers of foam, making it an ideal mattress choice for couples or bed-sharers. Any movement interruptions, such as your partner rolling over, getting up, or sitting on the side of the bed, shouldn’t be enough to wake you up when sleeping on the Douglas.
Providing you look after a foam mattress, it is likely to last longer than a typical innerspring mattress. While a spring mattress may sag when its coils wear down, a foam mattress should only see some small indentations over its years of use.
Because Juno is only made from two layers, it is likely that this mattress won’t quite have a lifespan to match a firmer foam mattress with more layers. But with a 15-year warranty that covers normal usage and proper handling, you can’t go wrong.
The Douglas has a more durable construction, using an Elastex foam transition layer in addition to the motion isolated support foam and cooling gel foam. You shouldn’t experience any major wear-and-tear with this mattress within the 15-year period.
An all-foam mattress structure naturally means it retains heat more easily than a spring or hybrid model. Still, as long as you pair your mattress with cool bedding and the right mattress foundation, heat retention won’t be noticeable.
When it comes to heat transfer, the Juno mattress has cooling gel foam in the comfort layer, which works to draw heat away from a sleeper fairly effectively. With that said, hot sleepers who sweat a lot in bed might find that Juno sleeps too hot for them.
The Douglas is designed to prevent a build-up of heat with its moisture-wicking cover, topped with a cooling gel comfort layer. Though you should expect that the Douglas will hold more heat than a hybrid or spring alternative, it does allow more air circulation than a typical all-foam mattress. This makes it slightly cooler to sleep on than the Juno.
Mattresses with good pressure-relieving capabilities provide high levels of support for the whole body, relieving stress on common pressure points, like the hips and shoulders.
The Juno’s pressure relief offers even support for sleepers who lie on their backs and sides. You should find that you sink nicely into the Juno, and it offers more cradle than bounce – but you should still be able to change positions without feeling stuck in the bed. The soft layer of memory foam acts as cushioning to the hips and shoulders, but the mattress doesn’t quite have enough support to lift a front sleeper’s hips.
The Douglas is better than the Juno in terms of its pressure-relieving capabilities. Again, if you spend most of your time sleeping on your back, you will particularly enjoy the Douglas for its pressure relief and support across the hips and the spine, ensuring alignment. But the Douglas overall is ideal for most sleeping positions.
The odour from opening a new mattress is known as off-gassing and refers to the harmless VOCs dissipating from the materials once exposed to the air.
Juno’s mattress does have a slight off-gassing smell when first unboxed. The off-gassing smell can last for roughly 48 hours after the Juno has been opened.
The Douglas also releases an off-gassing smell when it is first unboxed. Being made by the same manufacturer as the Juno, the Douglas is also made with only CertiPUR-US® high-quality materials. If you are sensitive to smell you might prefer not to sleep on the Douglas for the first 2 nights until the off-gassing smell completely dissipates.
Warranty And Returns
The Juno mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial, starting from the day the mattress arrives at your home. You can initiate a return during this trial period if you feel that the Juno isn’t for you after the mandatory 30 day break-in period. It also comes with a 15-year warranty period longer than the average bed in a box mattress company.
To read the full warranty, please visit the Juno warranty page.
Again, the Douglas gives sleepers 120-nights to adjust to the mattress, including 30 mandatory sleeping nights, which is slightly longer than the average bed in a box sleep trial of 100 nights. If you choose to return the mattress, Douglas will take it from your hands, free of charge, and you will receive a full refund. As for the warranty, it is the same length as the Juno at 15 years.
To read the full warranty, please visit the Douglas warranty page.
FAQs Of Juno Vs Douglas:
Q: Can you try out the Douglas or the Juno before making a purchase?
You can try out the Douglas or Juno in the comfort of your bedroom, where you have more time to adjust to the mattress, without the sales pressure you would find in a retail store. Being an online company, GoodMorning.com can afford to sell their mattresses at prices as low as the Juno, which wouldn’t be possible if they owned physical retail stores.
Q: What happens if I return the Juno or the Douglas?
Mattresses are donated to local charities wherever possible or sent to a local recycling partner (depending on regional restrictions).
There is a lot more to Juno vs Douglas in Canada than its price and appearance, which is why in-depth reviews like this one, which look in detail at two similar mattress’ features, are so important to read when deciding on which mattress is for you.
The Juno is GoodMorning.com’s more cost-effective option, being the ideal choice for people on a budget. For the low price, the Juno’s construction quality is spectacular. What you should expect, though, is Juno’s durability and feel won’t match up to Douglas’.
The Douglas is a great value mattress that should feel a lot more premium than the Juno, thanks to its solid base layer and high-quality materials. The mattress has everything you would expect from a medium-firm all-foam mattress, being pressure-relieving, motion isolating, and responsive.
Determining which of the two mattresses is for you may not be easy, and looking at customer reviews can help you to make a decision either way.