A mattress is such a simple yet important part of daily life. You brush your teeth, dress for bed, and your mattress whisks you off to Slumberland—or, at least, that’s the hope. For 1 out of 3 Canadians, sleeping the recommended 7 to 9 hours a night seems impossible. This is problematic, as sleep deprivation has been proven to influence several health issues, including:
- Physical injury
- Heart disease
- Mood swings and irritability
- Compromised immune system
- Type 2 diabetes
At Mattressville, we take sleep seriously. Our mattresses are designed with your sleep health in mind. Equal parts comfort and quality, Stearns Foster Toronto offers customers more than luxury alone. They provide over 170 years of product knowledge, craftsmanship, and experience. So, how do Stearns and Foster mattresses measure up to the competition? Here’s what you need to know.
How Stearns and Foster Stack up Against New Foam-Only Brands
They say you should replace your mattress every 7–10 years, depending on quality. This opens doors to a variety of hip new mattress manufacturers, some with surprisingly low price tags. This proposes a two-pronged sleeping system: the old guys, like Stearns Foster, Toronto, and the new guys, like Puffy.
The Puffy Sleep Experience. Puffy is an online Canadian mattress store. They sell foundations, bed frames, and two types of mattresses: the Puffy and the Puffy Lux. Their products are created using high-quality foam, making them easy to produce, transport, and set up. They also provide a unique sleeping experience different than your average memory foam mattress. Unlike memory foam, which absorbs body heat through the night, leaving you uncomfortably warm after a few hours, Puffy’s Comfort Cloud foregoes the classic cell-shaped foam interior to reduce overheating. They also use a specialized cooling gel in this top layer to moderate temperature while sleeping. Not too hot, not too cold.
The Stearns and Foster Sleep Experience. Stearns and Foster may be old school, but their mattresses are anything but. Rather than using multi-foam technology, the mattresses include several materials to create an ideal sleeping environment. We know that not every sleeper is the same, which is why Mattressville is pleased Stearns and Foster have more than two options to choose from. Some of the products used include:
- Double stretch knit eco-friendly fabric
- Premium gel foam padding
- Breathable gel memory foam
- Intellicoil interior for advanced support
- Smart align latex
- Damask performance quilting
- Microcoil support layer
The mattresses also use vented precision edges for more sleeping surface than the average pillow-top mattress. The air vent system lets oxygen move through the mattress to reduce dampness and sweat absorption during the night.
How do the two compare? Both brands offer a comfortable sleep with an optimal night-time temperature. The real difference falls on price and selection. Puffy offers two types of mattresses with layers made from premium foam products. Stearns and Foster supply an assortment of mattresses with varying firmness, softness, support, and materials. Puffy is the cheaper choice.
In the end, it comes down to preference and price point. For students, young couples, or families buying for many at once, Puffy is certainly a viable option. For those seeking comfort, opulence, structure, and a night of sound sleep at a reasonable price, Stearns and Foster will deliver.
Men’s Health Magazine Examines Stearns Foster Toronto
A reputable magazine and resource for information on fitness and health, Men’s Health magazine recently published a review on Stearns and Foster. The product used during the experiment was the Estate mattress, which uses an air vent system for breathability, Intellicoil and microcoil for support and adaptability, gel memory foam, and performance fabric.
In the review, reporter Melissa Matthews wrote about her experience with the mattresses, both the pros and cons. These are the basics:
Pros of a Luxury Mattress
- Soft and comfortable, yet supportive
- Little to no disruption to sleep partner during movement
- Adaptable coil system for side, stomach, or back sleepers
- No sagging
- Cooling gel layer for optimal sleep temperatures
Cons of a Luxury Mattress
- Higher cost than run-of-the-mill mattresses
- Heavy for transporting and setup
- Extra wide and thick mattress might not fit standard sheet sizes
The results of the Stearns and Foster mattress experiment proved successful, expressing a positive experience and a comfortable sleep.
How Stearns and Foster Stacks Up
Stearns Foster Toronto has a history of supplying great mattresses. A strong Canadian company, the question stands: “Do they still stack up to modern brands?” At Mattressville, we think the answer is yes. Of course, Stearns and Foster lack the economic factor that some newer chains supply, but what they miss in affordability, they make up for in quality and opulence. The line also offers average to high-end models, depending on how luxurious you want your mattress.
For example, the Reserve models, introduced in the 2019 lineup, are different from other Stearns and Foster products. Rather than using the contemporary process of gluing materials together, Reserve models are hand-stitched using yarn, tufting, and fabric buttons. The result is 16 inches of comfort and support like no other, with a price tag of roughly $4,000 to $5,000.
It’s not all so expensive, however. The less costly mid-range Lux Estate Cassatt series goes for $2,300 to $2,700 and provides all the cozy adaptability without the hand-sewn element. Choose between plush, firm, or extra-plush, depending on your preference, without breaking the bank. You can go cheaper still with the Estate Hurston models, which ask only $1,500 to $1,700, with five choices of mattresses at a reasonable rate.
Visit Mattressville for More Mattress Wisdom
At Mattressville, we specialize in great sleep, and we know what it takes to make a fantastic mattress. With brands like Stearns and Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, iComfort, and more, we have a product for every price point and sleeping position. Our team of experts are always happy to help new and returning customers to select a mattress.
If you’re interested in learning more about what makes Stearns and Foster a superior sleep, call us at 1-905-212-7722. Or, to see what we’ve got in stock for the Greater Toronto Area, visit us online today.