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Sleeping Duck Mattress Review

Overall Rating: 6.9 / 10

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Established by two Melbourne-based engineers in 2014, Sleeping Duck aims to provide a simplified experience of finding a comfortable mattress based on their own research as well as customer feedback. Some of you might recall them being featured on an episode of Shark Tank in 2017. Since then they’ve expanded their product range into bed frames and sleep accessories.

In 2018, Sleeping Duck was heralded as the ‘top rated mattress’ by Choice and was a recipient of the Good Design Australia Award for innovative product design. Aside from the Australian market, they also have a market presence in the UK.


Sleeping Duck Mattress Box

Sleeping Duck Mattress Box

Foam and Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress

Price range: $799-$1,599

Available sizes: Single | Double | King Single | Queen | King

100 night trial

10 year warranty

Assembled in China

Materials from Australia (foams) and China (pocket springs and cover layer)


Unboxing Experience

Sleeping Duck Unboxing

The mattress is quite heavy and requires two people to set it up.

Ease of Handling

Lifting and moving the Sleeping Duck box is very difficult to manage by one person despite a rope handle as it weighs 48 kg (Queen) and its height makes it cumbersome. This could pose a problem especially if you intend to transport the mattress up or down stairs. Scissors are required to open the box.

Included Extras

The box does not include any extras.

Box was easy to disassemble and dispose of?

No, its box is large and the material is difficult to compress.


Mattress Cover

Sleeping Duck’s bamboo fabric cover supports maximum breathability and imparts it with a soft and silky feel. In addition, bamboo fabric’s natural anti-microbial properties also help to preserve the mattress in hygienic condition.

Top cover: Made of Bamboo

Cover Feature Summary:

  • breathable
  • soft to the touch
  • anti-microbial properties
  • removable and washable
Is the Sleeping Duck mattress cover machine-washable?

No, spot cleaning with warm soapy water is the recommended method for cleaning the Sleeping Duck mattress.


Mattress Core

The Sleeping Duck mattress has two foam layers and a pocket spring layer with 5 zones of support:

  • Top Layer: Hyper-Adaptive™ foam
    • open-cell foam structure allows good air circulation to manage temperature levels and prevent trapping heat
    • bouncy feel
    • promotes good air flow (8 times more than latex and memory foam)
    • made in Australia
  • Middle Layer: High density foam
    • customisable to be either medium or firm
    • GECA® Certified
  • Pocket Springs:
    • motion isolation or zero partner disturbance, no rolling into each other

Additional Overview of Features

  • Firmness: Medium/Firm/Half-Half
  • Customisable Firmness: YES
    • Free firmness adjustments can be made during the trial, AFTER at least 3 weeks into the trial
  • Maximum weight capacity: 280 kg
  • Zero partner disturbance: YES
  • Edge support: YES
  • Ideal for average and large stomach sleepers.

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Technical Specifications and Prices

Single (188 x 92 x 30 cm) – 32 kg | $799.00
King Single (203 x 107 x 30 cm) – 35 kg | $899.00
Double (188 x 138 x 30 cm) – 42 kg | $1,149.00
Queen (203 x 153 x 30 cm) – 48 kg | $1,449.00
King (203 x 183 x 30 cm) – 60 kg | $1,599.00

Customer Experience

  • Shipping and Delivery

    • Free shipping for deliveries and returns.
    • Estimated delivery times by area:
      • Melbourne; Sydney – within 5 business days
      • Greater Victoria; Greater NSW – within 7 business days
      • Canberra; Adelaide – within 5 business days
      • Brisbane – within 6 business days
      • Perth; Fremantle; Hobart; Launceston – within 10 business days
      • Outside these locations – within 14 business days

    Trial and Warranty

    • 100 night trial
    • 10 year warranty

Contact information

For questions and concerns you can contact Sleeping Duck at: [email protected]


Conclusion – MOST CUSTOMISABLE

Overall, the Sleeping Duck mattress is a great choice. The mattress offers highly flexible options for those looking to personalise their mattress to their desired degree of firmness. The half -half firmness option is particularly appealing for those seeking the best of both worlds. However, the high cost of the mattress remains a deterrent for those whose mattress needs aren’t quite so particular. But if you’re in the market for a comfortable and highly customisable mattress, Sleeping Duck in your best bet.

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