A “Made in Canada” design and manufacturing process beats the competition on quality and convenience

“We had an idea about how to make improvements in the foam mattress market, from the mattress itself through the stages of pricing, sales, delivery and guarantee. The only problem was that we didn’t have a product.” That was the beginning of my conversation with a key executive at Montreal-based Polysleep, a company that recently launched the next-generation foam mattress into the Canadian marketplace; with a national online store and distribution network already in place.

Unlike traditional mattresses, those made with foam can be compressed and then sealed within an airtight plastic packaging. The entire mattress and cardboard shipping box measure just 17” x 17” x 41” long; and can be shipped to customers locally and across Canada by courier.

In addition to ease of shipping, the mattresses can easily be moved up a stairwell or regular elevator. Once it’s in the bedroom, it can be unpackaged. As soon as the mattress is released from its sturdy plastic wrapper, the mattress is restored to its full 10” depth within seconds. No need to have delivery personnel hefting a full-sized mattress up stairs or waiting for a condo freight elevator.

“We conceived and developed the Polysleep mattress in part because a few of us in the company have back issues. Our thinking was that if we could design a mattress that worked for us – then why not extend that research and product design into the wider marketplace.”

“We worked with a foam production company in Montreal, and we’ve made significant improvements on the design and manufacture of foam mattresses that are currently available. Most importantly, since we started testing our prototype mattresses, our back discomfort has been eliminated.”

Poly SleepThe Polysleep mattress has four components, starting with a 5 ½” base of dense support foam. The next layer is a 1 ½” of soft support foam, followed by 3” of cooling and ventilated foam. One of the unique aspects of the Polysleep mattress has been the addition of side supports made with a fourth type of firm supporting foam. “A regular foam mattress will compress when you roll to the edge of the mattress or sit on the side of the bed to put on your socks and shoes. Sounds mundane – but it’s a nuisance. By adding what are called ‘side rails’, we eliminated a significant limitation of foam mattresses.”

The mattress is then covered with a fabric that is liquid repellent and has a mesh on the underside, enabling the foam to breathe. “As with the foam mattress component – our fabric covers are made right here in Montreal.”

The design process included some trial and error, but working with chemists who specialize in producing many different types of foam, the team at Polysleep developed a mattress that passed all of their test requirements.

“We’re so confident in our mattresses that we offer a 100 Night Trial. Customers have one hundred nights to try out their Polysleep mattress. During that time – we will pick up the mattress and refund their money if they are not satisfied. This is far superior to lying down on a mattress in a store for a minute or two to see if you like it.”

Price is a major advantage for Polysleep mattresses over a traditional spring mattress. For example, a Queen Polysleep mattress is priced at $995+ applicable taxes. By comparison, a traditional brand name mattress will cost approximately $2,200. Polysleep is an online store, and consequently does not have expensive retail rent or sales commissions to include in its pricing.  Market studies have indicated that potential purchasers are enthusiastic about the 100 Night Guarantee; which removes any apprehension about trying a new product.

The company spokesman stated that the Polysleep mattress is on a par with more expensive brands, which have costly North American marketing campaigns to support.

“The contouring and cooling aspects of a foam mattress are driving the market. The body has a much greater support with foam. The heat transference properties of certain foams transfer body heat away from the sleeping person.” Industry sales statistics confirm the company’s assertion. In 2016, foam mattresses occupied approximately 15% of the sleep market, and industry projections for 2017 – 2018 predict a 25 – 30% market share for foam mattresses.

Matelas Polysleep is a positive story of home-grown innovation and entrepreneurship that is already showing signs of being a substantial success by offering consumers a simplified way of shopping for a better product; and backed by a hassle-free money-back guarantee.

Polysleep offers mattresses at competitive prices; Twin: $595, Double: $690, Queen: $770 and King: $860 (prices do not include applicable taxes). For more information about the mattresses, including informative videos, please visit the company’s online store: www.polysleep.ca

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