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Douglas vs Helix

Which mattress brand is best for you? Shop Douglas
Updated: November 8, 2023

How Does Douglas Compare to Helix?

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Helix Midnight
Price (Queen)


$1,332 USD

2 Pillows



Sheet Set



Mattress Protector



2 Pillow Protectors


Not Available



$250 for Canadian Residents

Sleep Trial (Nights)



Warranty (Years)



Made In



Cooling Gel Foam


Cooling Cover


Phase Change Materials


Washable Cover


Better Business Bureau Rating

4.85 / 5
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1.41 / 5
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Trustpilot Rating

4.8 / 5
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2.5 / 5
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Prices apply to queen-size Douglas Summit and Helix Midnight mattresses. All information in this table has been taken from publicly available sources and is accurate as of March 2, 2023. May not reflect current promotions or discounts.
Shipping fees may apply to some remote locations.
*All numerical values are based on testing commissioned by and undertaken by third-party engineers, who have evaluated and rated over 115 mattresses using the same test conditions and methodology.

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The Key to Better Sleep Isn’t a Secret

You deserve the best sleep possible. And according to Canadians, that means sleeping on a Douglas mattress.

Sleeping Better than Ever

This is hands down the comfiest mattress I've ever slept on. I've been sleeping better than ever. The mattress seems like fantastic quality and as someone who cares about where their products are made, I'm happy to rep the brand knowing they're made in Canada. Thanks, Douglas!

Matthew F. Verified Douglas Buyer
Whitby, ON
100% Satisfied

The best bed I’ve ever owned, without a doubt. Every time I look at it I want to crawl in. We had the option of staying at a 5-star hotel recently and decided to come home because our bed is so comfortable. Great value for money. Very happy with our investment.

Shannon F. Verified Douglas Buyer
Etobicoke, ON
Excellent Quality Mattress for a Great Price

First time purchasing a Douglas mattress and I'm very impressed. Good quality mattress and a great price. I have zero complaints regarding my sleep since purchasing this mattress! Thank you Douglas!

Justin A. Verified Douglas Buyer
Winnipeg, MB
Best Bed Ever!

I love that it's Canadian-made, eco-friendly, competitive in price, shipped free, and find the warranty & return policy great. I tend to overheat easily & that's not an issue with the Douglas. I couldn't be happier with my bed. Thanks, Douglas!

Laura S. Verified Douglas Buyer
Brantford, ON
Two Thumbs Up

We have had our Douglas mattress for one week and already notice the difference in sleep patterns. I wake up with little to no back pain anymore. Two thumbs up on the Douglas mattress.

Ron B. Verified Douglas Buyer
McGregor, ON
Take the Plunge, You Won’t Regret It!

I couldn't be happier. It gives where it needs to and supports where it should. I don't find any issues with temperature, and I like to sleep cool. I strongly recommend the mattress...on top of everything, the price is unbeatable!

Marissa T. Verified Douglas Buyer
Winnipeg, MB
Excellent Product

The Douglas mattress has greatly improved my sleep quality. Sleeps cool with no more pain in my hips and shoulder. I used to toss and turn all night trying to find comfort, my wife would complain about me shaking up the bed. With this mattress, I am now sleeping comfortably and even when I turn the whole bed does not shake. Excellent product.

Haimchand S. Verified Douglas Buyer
Tillsonburg, ON
Super Comfortable!

Can say without a doubt it's the most comfortable mattress I've ever had and love the fact it's made by Canadians for Canadians!

Stan W. Verified Douglas Buyer
Oshawa, ON
Very Satisfied Customer

I really like my new Douglas Mattress. I have no regrets buying it. Great price and quality, fast delivery and easy to set up. I sleep better and wake up feeling rested. It's probably the most comfortable mattress I've ever owned. Very soft, yet supportive. Highly recommend.

Jack P. Verified Douglas Buyer
Oshawa, ON
Should Have Bought This Years Ago!

Amazing mattress! I wake up with no pain and I just love it! I am so impressed with the cushiony softness but yet still firm. I recommend this mattress to anyone looking for a top quality solution to back and shoulder pain.

Andrea M. Verified Douglas Buyer
Toronto, ON
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10 Reasons Why Canadians Prefer Douglas to Helix

Douglas Ships for Free, Helix Doesn't

Each Douglas mattress is made fresh to order from Canadian-sourced materials. Then they're expertly crafted in Canadian factories to top national quality standards. What's better? Douglas ships your new mattress to you for free.*

Helix Sleep is headquartered in New York City and primarily caters to American consumers. Although they offer free shipping in the USA, Helix charges an extra $250 to ship a mattress anywhere in Canada.

*Shipping fees may apply for some remote regions.

"Superb value and excellent quality. Super easy to order online and fast shipping. Best mattress we've had!"

Shane L. Verified Douglas Buyer

Toronto, ON
Douglas Helps with Back Pain

Douglas mattresses have a medium-firm feel specifically designed to help reduce pressure points, improve spinal alignment, and alleviate back pain.

In a 2023 customer survey, 85% of back pain sufferers said Douglas helped with their back pain.

The Helix Midnight is known for its softness, and this may not be ideal for those who suffer from back pain. Without adequate support, a soft mattress can cause the spine to become misaligned, exacerbating pain and discomfort over time.

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"[Douglas] got rid of my back pain almost immediately. I would highly recommend this mattress. My husband and I both had back issues for the past year and after one week of switching to the Douglas mattress, both of our pain has all but disappeared. I cannot say enough about this! Highly recommend!"

Danika M. Verified Douglas Buyer

Oak Bluff, MB
Don’t Bother Flipping the Pillow – Douglas Is That Cool

Forget about restless, overheated nights – The Douglas Summit comes fully loaded with innovative cooling features that work together to draw heat away from your body and maintain a comfortable surface temperature, including:

Polar® Phase-Change Materials
ecoLight® Cooling Gel Foam
CryoFusion™ Cooling Cover

The Helix Midnight only has one cooling upgrade available, a cover, and it will cost you an extra $270 CAD.

"The cooling cover is superb. I never sleep hot on the Douglas as I did with another foam mattress. It relieves pressure points but maintains a supported feel. I am very picky about mattresses and I can confidently say the Douglas Summit is perfect. I look forward to going to bed and can't wait to sleep in, seriously."

Tracy M. Verified Douglas Buyer

Port Elgin, ON
Douglas Perfectly Balances Comfort and Support

Did you know? Most Canadians prefer a firmer mattress than Americans (source).

The Helix Midnight was the softest of 115+ mattresses tested* by licensed engineers. A foam mattress that is too soft could lead to overheating, discomfort, and even more back pain.

However, the Douglas Summit has a medium-firm feel that Canadians love. It's the perfect combination of gentle cushioning and healthy support that's ideal for nearly all sleep styles and body types.

*Based on testing by third-party engineers commissioned by, and covered in full detail in this APEGA-stamped report.

"Just the right firmness, the right support, and the right softness. My spine feels so comfortable in this bed. So much so, that I've taken to staying in bed after I wake and reading or surfing the Web. With my previous bed, I would have to get up and move around to ease the back pain, but with this mattress, I want to stay in bed longer."

Donald C. Verified Douglas Buyer

Salt Spring Island, BC
Douglas's Sleep Trial Is Nearly 4x Longer than Helix's

Every Douglas mattress comes with a 365-night sleep trial. That's right, a whole year to experience your mattress in each season and make sure it's 100% right for you. If it isn't, don't sweat it! Returns are completely free and fully arranged by us.

Helix only offers a 100-night sleep trial, that's nearly 9 months less than Douglas!

It would be good to know if the mattress you bought in the winter will still be comfortable in the summer. But, with only 100 nights, you might not notice any shortcomings until it's too late to get a refund. Then you'd have a mattress that doesn't meet your needs and the sting of buyer's remorse keeping you up at night.

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Woman sleeping peacefully on her Douglas Summit mattress

"I never considered a foam mattress before, but the reviews and risk-free trial convinced me. I am glad they did! Slept great immediately and awake every morning pain-free. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made. Buy one, you won't be disappointed!"

Robert J. Verified Douglas Buyer

Cobourg, ON
Douglas Has A Longer Warranty than Helix

Douglas mattresses come with an incredible 15-year warranty. You can rest easy knowing that your Douglas mattress comes from a trusted Canadian manufacturer who is committed to providing you with a comfortable and supportive sleeping surface for many years to come.

If you'd like a 15-year warranty from Helix, you're going to have to pay for it. Helix only offers a 10-year warranty for their base models and requires an expensive upgrade to get those extra 5 years of warranty.

Woman and man opening the Douglas mattress box

"So impressed! Delivery was quick and the price and warranty can't be beaten. And it's a Canadian company. Wins all around. I highly recommend the Douglas mattress."

Julia H. Verified Douglas Buyer

Paris, ON
Douglas Is Rated #1 Overall for Motion Isolation*

We commissioned licensed third-party engineers to evaluate over 115 popular mattress brands on a number of criteria important to Canadian shoppers.

The Douglas Summit was rated as the number one mattress for minimizing motion transfer.

In contrast, the Helix Midnight was ranked in the bottom 35 mattresses for motion transfer, making it a less optimal choice for couples or those who share a bed with children or pets.

Ratings Backed by Engineering Data

Testing by APEGA Certified Engineers

*Based on testing by third-party engineers commissioned by, and covered in full detail in this APEGA-stamped report.

"We love our new Douglas Mattress. What a good investment. I toss a lot and was always worried that my partner was being affected by it, and now there is almost no motion transfer. I don't even hear him get up in the morning. If you are still pondering, don't! It was a great experience and purchase."

Kirsty S. Verified Douglas Buyer

Peterborough, ON
Douglas Has Better Edge Support than Helix*

A mattress with excellent edge support can make getting in and out of bed easier, which is particularly beneficial for those with mobility issues or back and joint pain. It can even enhance the expected lifespan of a mattress.

In third-party engineered testing, the Douglas Summit outscored the Helix Midnight mattress in terms of edge support. So you can be sure that Douglas is the ideal choice for those who value both durability and comfort.

Ratings Backed by Engineering Data

Testing by APEGA Certified Engineers

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Man smiling and lying on Douglas Alpine mattress

*Based on testing by third-party engineers commissioned by, and covered in full detail in this APEGA-stamped report.

"We absolutely love this mattress! It's the perfect combination of firm and soft, and the extra edge support of this mattress compared to other brands definitely shows...there is never a feeling of falling off when you are near the edge of the mattress. We could not be happier with our purchase!"

Eric P. Verified Douglas Buyer

Mississauga, ON
Consumer Trust Agencies Rate Douglas Higher than Helix*

While positive reviews on a mattress company's website are helpful, independent customer reviews on third-party sites are an even stronger indicator of product quality and customer satisfaction.

Douglas has received glowing customer reviews and earned the highest possible accreditations from both Trustpilot and the Better Business Bureau. This is a powerful testament to the company's commitment to excellence and customer service.

However, Helix has received less than stellar ratings from both the Better Business Bureau and Trustpilot.

Product of the Year award on a Douglas mattress

*Trustpilot and BBB review information accurate as of 3/8/2023.

"Buying a mattress online without testing it, we put our trust in reviews and online research. It paid off because the mattress gives us a great night's sleep and we consider it one of the best purchases in our home. I specifically was hoping to support a Canadian brand and am happy we decided to go with Douglas. Highly recommend!"

Aurora B. Verified Douglas Buyer

Enfield, NS
And Finally... Douglas Saves You Money!

The award-winning Douglas mattress collection is packed with features to ensure a good night's sleep. Canadians rave about it and it costs a fraction of the Helix Midnight mattress. Plus, you get a whole year to try it out at home. Restful nights are only a click away!

Helix Midnight:


for a queen
Douglas Summit:


Save $568!

for a queen

Prices above have been taken from publicly available sources and are accurate as of March 1, 2023. May not reflect current promotions or discounts.

"This mattress is perfect for us. We sleep much better on our Douglas than on our old mattress, which had cost 5 times more! My back is much better! Will buy again fur sure."

Pierre-Nicolas P. Verified Douglas Buyer

Ascot Corner, QC

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