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Our 2020 Juno Mattress Review

Updated July 25, 2020

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Having an all-foam mattress is beneficial in a lot of different ways, and while it’s true that more and more people are turning to hybrid or eco-friendly beds, there is a fair share of the sleeper’s market that will always get the best night’s sleep on a foam bed. With superior contouring and comfort properties, foam beds can rarely be replicated in this cloud-like feel they offer. This is why today, we’re going to talk about a really cool and inexpensive mattress which is (sadly) only available for the Canadian market.

About Goodmorning: Bed in a Box Canada

Juno is a mattress by the already-famous Canadian bed retailer Goodmorning.com. They sell plenty of beds that have already made a reputation on the Canadian market and, chances are, if you’ve read any “best of” articles of reviews, you’ve seen at least some of their beds. The company has been in business since 2009, and they are known for providing not just quality beds at good prices, but also bedding accessories like pillows or platforms. The Juno is one of the best memory foam mattresses Canada has to offer.

Shipping, Unboxing, and Offgassing

The shipment process of the Juno mattress is quite similar to every other bed that you purchase from Goodmorning.com. You will most likely benefit from free shipping if you live in Canada, as the company promises no extra charges in about 99 percent of Canadian locations.

However, there are some undisclosed locations that will be subject to shipping fees, yet the company fails to mention which they are exactly. In order to find out if you have to pay shipment for your region, you will have to either contact the company and ask or perform a few steps of the checkout process to see if the shipment fees are added to your total.

As far as off-gassing is concerned, you should know that the Juno mattress is made with foam that’s CertiPUR-US® certified. But, even if the bed doesn’t use any potentially-dangerous chemicals in its construction, foam will always have a distinctive smell, which is why you might sense a little bit of off-gassing. To prevent the smell from lingering, leave the mattress for at least 24 hours in a well-ventilated room.

Initial Impressions

The initial impressions that you’ll have about a mattress aren’t just related to how it looks, but also how you feel when you first lie down on it. This is a medium-firm mattress, with an average firmness level of about 6 from a total of 10, meaning that it falls slightly on the softer side since the industry standard for a medium-firm mattress is 6.5.

One of the very first things that people (and testers as well) do when they first get the chance is to lie on the mattress in different positions and see how it responds and feels. Those of you that like to sleep on their backs will feel and even amount of support but only if you are a lightweight to average-weight person. Heavy people will sink into the mattress too much and not receive the support they need.

Side sleepers are the ones who will most likely benefit from this bed. You are very unlikely to feel any pressure in the shoulders and hips region if you are a side sleeper testing the Juno mattress. Last, but not least, there’s the stomach sleeping position. This is the worst one (from a medical point of view), yet a lot of people prefer sleeping on their stomachs. The Juno mattress does not grant the required level of support, as the hips sink into the surface of the mattress way too much.

Construction

The Juno mattress is a pretty straightforward kind of bed. It is an all-foam mattress with an eight-inch profile that contains different types of materials that blend so well together, it’s really one of the best Canadian beds focused on pressure point relief and support.

The cover of the bed is made from a combination of viscose and polyester, and if either of these fabrics sounds cheap to you, know that they actually feel very nice to the touch. Polyester usually makes a mattress cover quite breathable, while the addition of viscose gives it a nice stretchy feel.

The comfort layer of the bed, the one that resides right underneath the cover, is made from memory foam that has been infused with gel, to provide extra cooling properties to the mattress. A memory foam mattress with cooling gel is great if you suffer with night sweats.

With its slow response to pressure, you might feel like you’re sinking into the mattress a little bit, but that really depends on how much you weigh and what position you’re lying in. If you’re a side sleeper, you will surely appreciate the job this mattress does for your shoulders and hips.

The support of the mattress is this huge and thick layer of polyfoam. It’s surprising to see that the mattress does a really good job of transitioning from the comfort to the support layer, without the need for any buffer (or transition layer, as we usually call it). While the construction of this mattress indicates that it’s a really good option for some side and back sleepers, it might fail to offer the right amount of support if you’re a heavyweight sleeper, because it doesn’t really manage to keep the spine aligned if your weight causes you to sink into the mattress too deep.

Features and Benefits

If you compare the Juno mattress with a stellar product that costs more than a thousand dollars, it will definitely pale in comparison to those. But when you look at it from the perspective of someone who is trying to save money and buy a decent bed, you’re in for plenty of surprises.

The Juno mattress might not be the star of memory-foam beds, but it manages to deliver quite a lot considering that it’s designed to be a budget mattress. Thanks to its construction and materials used in the manufacturing process, the Juno bed manages to cater to the needs of quite a lot of different sleeper categories.

It is a mattress that performs really well in motion isolation tests, being a viable product for partners who share a bed. Side sleepers are likely to feel comfortable when sleeping on this bed because it manages to provide plenty of cushioning for body parts that tend to seek into the bed. The Juno bed is surely one of the best Canadian budget mattresses you’ll ever get your hands on.

— Available Sizes

The Juno bed is available in all the standard sizes that you’re probably accustomed to by now. You can purchase it in Twin, Twin XL, Double, Queen, King, and Cal King.

— Heat Transfer

As far as heat transfer is concerned, the Juno mattress performs just as you would expect a foam bed to perform. The gel infusion in the comfort layer does a fairly good job of drawing heat away from the body. If you are a lightweight sleeper that doesn’t tend to sweat a lot at night, the Juno is perfect for you. However, if you know that you tend to sleep hot, you might want to look for another bed.

— Durability

The durability of a foam mattress will always be questionable considering that this is the material that’s most likely to sag in a few years of use. The fact that the comfort layer is made from a rather soft type of foam doesn’t guarantee that the Juno mattress will have a long lifespan.

However, note that you are backed up by 15 years of warranty and the fine print states that if you take correct care of the mattress and yet it shows indentations of more than 1.5 inches in the first five years of use, you can ask for a replacement.

— Maintenance, Protection, Care & Warranty

Proper care for a mattress will have a say in how long the bed is going to have a nice and happy life. The knit cover on the mattress can be spot cleaned, and you can unzip and remove it as well, if need be.

The Juno bed comes with 120 nights of free sleep trial that start from the day you receive your new mattress. You are, however, required to give it a break-in period of at least 30 nights before attempting to initiate a return. Should you eventually decide to return the bed, Juno will reimburse the cost of the bed plus all shipping costs within two days of receiving shipment confirmation.

Juno does offer a generous 15 years of warranty with the purchase of every mattress. Well, to be honest, Goodmorning,com is in charge of the warranty. One important thing to keep in mind is that in order not to void the warranty, you will have to unpack and expand the mattress in a maximum of two weeks after having received it.

— Cost

The Juno mattress is, by far, one of the least expensive foam mattresses on the Canadian market. It has a starting price of $249 CAD for a Twin sized bed, and goes all the way up to $524 for a Cal King model. Additionally, you can opt for a mattress protector is you want, and the price of this add-on will vary depending on the size of the mattress chosen (for Cal King size, the mattress protector costs $79 CAD).

Juno Internet Reviews and Feedback

One of the things that you always have to do before deciding to buy products online is to look at what other customers are saying, but also keeping in mind the fact that different people can interact and experience the benefits or flaws of a product in different ways. With that in mind, let’s talk a little bit about what other Juno sleepers have to say.

You’d think that one of the most affordable foam mattresses is just terrible, but Goodmorning manages to surprise its customers once again. An overwhelming amount of Juno buyers claimed they got more than they paid for, and received a bed that surpasses their expectations and delivers a quality product.

A lot of buyers seem to purchase this mattress for their children (which makes sense, since they fit the light sleeper profile we keep telling you about) and they absolutely love it.

Probably the most common complaint that customers have about this mattress is that they actually feel it is firmer than what they expected. As we always say, the firmness of a bed is a very subjective thing, and you would have to ask each person who complains about it how much they weigh, what’s their favorite sleeping position, how tall they are, etc.

Who We Recommend the Juno Mattress For

There are two categories of people that would greatly benefit from sleeping on the Juno mattress. First of all, it is perfect for light sleepers, because the softness of the mattress provides cushioning and pressure point relief without you having to sink into the bed too much.

Then, it’s also a bed that will benefit side sleepers, because the cushioning and pressure point relief provided in the shoulders and hips regions will hit the sweet spot. It is also a bed good for couples because it manages to isolate motion really well. Last, but not least, it a mattress for people who want a good and inexpensive all-foam bed, as this really is a money-saver.

 

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Our Final Verdict

We always like to look at these products with a grain of salt and a little bit of skepticism, but Juno’s construction doesn’t leave much room for that. If you know your way around a bed (not to brag, but we do), you can pretty much tell from the first half-hour of interaction what this mattress is all about.

If you’re expecting the ultimate memory foam comfort, this might not be the right mattress for you. But we have to admit that it was a pleasant surprise to us because we were able to figure out what kind of sleeper this is for in record time. As we said at the beginning: this is a very straightforward mattress.

So we’re going to wrap this up in the clearest way possible: the Juno bed is a budget-friendly mattress designed for couples or children that don’t weigh too much, and who prefer to sleep either on their backs or on their sides. It’s as simple as that!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a mattress cover needed?

Yes. The best way to keep a mattress safe is to buy a mattress protector (which you can do with just one extra click on the same product page where you’re buying the mattress from).

How does the returns process work?

You can return your Juno mattress within the first 120 nights of free sleep trial, but no sooner than 30 nights. You have to contact the company if you wish to initiate a return, and they will further give you all the instructions on how to proceed. If the accept your return, you will be reimbursed for the cost of the bed, as well as shipping fees (if applicable).

Where can these mattresses be shipped?

The mattress can be shipped anywhere on Canadian territory, but there are some remote locations that will require paying a shipping fee.

What type of sleeper is this mattress best suited for?

The Juno mattress is designed for lightweight side and back sleepers.

Best for what sleep position?

Back and side sleepers

Mattress Loft (height)?

8 inches

Mattress Off-gassing?

3 out of 10