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Most Satisfied Customers | Sleeping Duck

Aussies have rated Sleeping Duck as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest mattress ratings, with five stars for comfort & feel, durability, support, design and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate mattresses

Our review compares mattresses on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which mattress they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 850 Australians for their feedback on the mattress(es) they’ve purchased and used in the last five years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their mattress brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a mattress brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Comfort & feel: the mattress is comfortable and has the right feel (i.e. firm, medium) for optimal sleep.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and comfort of the mattress.
  • Durability: the mattress maintained its level of support, comfort, and shape considering the frequency of use.
  • Support: the mattress provided sufficient back, neck, joint and pressure point support.
  • Design: the mattress had functional design elements (i.e. had carry handles on the side), and was aesthetically pleasing.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Sleeping Duck
  • Sealy
  • SleepMaker
  • Koala
  • Tempur
  • IKEA

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Best mattress brands in Australia

  1. Sleeping Duck
  2. Sealy
  3. SleepMaker
  4. Koala
  5. Tempur
  6. IKEA
  7. Other mattress brands

Not sure which mattress to buy? Check out our buying guidebelow.

1. Sleeping Duck

Sleeping Duck Mattress

Ratings result

Sleeping Duck was rated five stars for comfort & feel, durability, support, design and overall satisfaction, with four stars for value for money.

Editor’s notes

Offering a variety of bedding needs, Sleeping Duck’s range of mattresses is limited to just one – the SD Mach II. Available in sizes from Single up to Super King, the SD Mach II mattress features a BreathTech cover made for improved breathability, antigravity surface foam and adaptable material components which determine how firm the mattress is, and multi-zones designed to tailor support to specific parts of the body. It uses a combination of steel springs and Global Green Tag Certified foam technology to provide softness and support. Standout features include interchangeable components which allow you to tailor parts of the bed for different sleepers, perimeter springs to extend sleep space, and easily washable covers to keep your mattress feeling fresh and hygienic.

2. Sealy

Sealy Mattress

Ratings result

Sealy was rated five stars for comfort & feel, value for money and support, with four stars for design, durability and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Known for its Posturepedic range, American brand Sealy has been operating for over 140 years, with its lineup covering all mattress sizes for shoppers to choose from. Split into the Crown Jewel, Exquisite and Elevate ranges, the Sealy Posturepedic Crown Jewel mattress features an orthopaedic design for additional support, with its 3-stage coil design responding to your body’s shape to maintain a natural alignment. The Exquisite range features SmarTex fabric which helps to regulate your body’s sleep temperature, with the ComfortCore Plus relieving pressure on your lower back for additional support and comfort. The Elevate mattress includes the SenseMaterial comfort layer that conforms to your body shape for pressure relief, allowing for a comfortable night’s rest.

3. SleepMaker

SleepMaker Mattress

Ratings result

SleepMaker was rated five stars for durability and support, with four stars for design, value for money, comfort & feel and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

A family-owned business that’s been operating for over 80 years, SleepMaker offers a variety of bedding products, from bed bases and headboards, pillows and mattress protectors through to the mattresses themselves. Offering multiple ranges, including the Essentials, Performance, Luxury, Cocoon and Miracoil, each range is available in a number of sizes to help you find the best fit for your needs. The Luxury model features Australian wool, cashmere and silk materials, utilising each for temperature management while you sleep, with custom support systems to provide support for your body’s natural alignment and comfort needs.

4. Koala

Koala Mattress

Ratings result

Koala was rated five stars for value for money, four stars for comfort & feel, durability, support, design and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

A brand that’s gained plenty of traction in recent years with its ‘mattress in a box’ premise, Koala offers a number of mattresses to choose from, include the traditional Koala Mattress, SE Mattress, Calm As and Soul Mate models. The classic Koala mattress features Kloudcell technology for equal parts comfort and support, along with a breathable and flappable comfort layer that can absorb and release moisture to help regulate sleeping temperatures. It also includes 3-Zone support to help align your shoulders, hips and feet for additional support, with a construction that aims to limit motion to help ensure that you aren’t shaken awake when you’re sharing the bed.

5. Tempur

Tempur Mattress

Ratings result

Tempur was rated four stars for comfort & feel, durability, support, design and overall satisfaction, with three stars for value for money.

Editor’s notes

Offering a wide range of mattresses, Tempur is available in a range of sizes, from single through to Super King to suit all bedrooms. Its range includes the ACTIVEbreeze, Pro, Prima, One and Ease ranges, with the Pro further split into Air, Coolquilt, Adapt and Softquilt. Select Tempur mattresses feature the QuickRefresh cover, which is able to be unzipped and machine-washed to help freshen up your mattress and bedding, with the Tempur One mattresses featuring Adapt material for additional support and comfort and CoolTouch technology to help absorb heat and keep your sleeping climate comfortable.


IKEA Mattress

Ratings result

IKEA was rated four stars for value for money, with three stars in all remaining categories, including comfort & feel, durability, support, design and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

Known equally for its meatballs along with its wide range of household objects, the bedroom isn’t off-limits for IKEA, with a number of mattresses available to choose from, including spring and foam and latex models. The Vesteroy mattress features pocket springs for independent movement for additional support where you need it, with the individual spring also isolating movement so that you don’t disturb your partner from their sleep. Select IKEA mattresses also come roll-packed, allowing for easier transportation from when you pick it up in store.

Other mattress brands

Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

Compare more products featured in our Most Satisfied Customers Awards

Mattress buying guide

Buying a mattress can be a big purchase, particularly when it can affect how much of a good night’s rest you get! With no shortage of brands, styles and types available, it’s easy to lose sleep over what might be the best option for you, but thankfully we’ve broken down the major areas to consider ahead of your new purchase. Read on to see what areas you should look into before buying a mattress.

Types of mattresses

There are multiple mattress types available to choose from, including innerspring (otherwise known as coil or pillowtop mattresses), memory foam mattresses, latex or hybrid mattresses. Each are made from different materials and may offer different support due, so it’s best to look into the longevity of each mattress type if you’re in for the long haul. However, the material will also impact the price, making the type of mattress an important area to consider for both your sleep pattern and your wallet.

Mattress sizes explained

Size is an important area to consider when it comes to finding the best mattress for a good night’s sleep. Here is a size and dimension guide for mattresses to help figure out which one may be best for you, and your bedroom.

Mattress Size Dimensions (Width x Length)
Single 915mm X 1900mm
Single XL 915mm X 2030mm
King Single 1055mm X 2030mm
Double 1385mm X 1900mm
Queen 1525mm X 2030mm
King 1835mm X 2030mm
Super King 2030mm X 2030mm

How often should you change your mattress?

While dependent on a number of factors, the general rule of thumb is to change your mattress every seven years to ensure that your mattress is providing the best support while you sleep. However, higher quality mattresses can be replaced less often, and rotating and flipping your mattress can also decrease wear and tear, allowing it to last longer.

How to dispose of your old mattress

There are a number of ways to dispose your old mattress in Australia, including mattress recycling programs, council pickup, donating it to charity or properly disposing it in landfill. If you’ve just purchased a new mattress, most retailers or manufacturers offer a free service that picks up your old mattress to be properly disposed of, while some local councils will also come and collect your old mattress once contacted, although this will vary between councils. There are also mattress recycling programs recommended by the Australian Bedding Stewardship Council that may charge a small fee to dispose of your old mattress, while some charity organisations will also take your old mattress for a small fee. However, if your old mattress is too far gone, it may be best to properly dispose of it via landfill, although it’s best to contact your local waste management centre to see if they accept mattresses.

How to clean a mattress

There are multiple steps to cleaning a mattress, including vacuuming (once you’ve stripped the bed of the sheets), spot-cleaning any stains with stain remover, as well as either airing out the mattress in the sun, or using baking soda to break down any odours. How you should be cleaning your mattress will ultimately depend on the mattress material, how dirty the mattress is and when you last cleaned your mattress, which you can learn more about in our guide on how to clean your mattress.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s mattress ratings:

  • 2022: Sleeping Duck
  • 2021: Koala
  • 2020: SleepMaker
  • 2019: Koala
  • 2018: Sealy
  • 2017: Sealy

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