Best Sleeping Duck Alternative in 2020

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Sleeping Duck Alternative

Sleeping Duck is a well-known brand in Australia. Most people saw them on the Australian shark tank In 2017 where they turned down $500,000. However, you’re looking for a Sleeping Duck alternative because the original design of being able to customise your mattress is now common, and you don’t want to pay the premium pricing. 

We have gathered a list of various mattresses and gave the reason behind picking them. In the list, you will find a mattress that is an excellent alternative to the Sleeping Duck.

Our top pick below is a hybrid mattress and is very similar to the sleeping duck is almost every aspect.

Best Alternative : Macoda

Pricing Range:
Macoda – $650 – $1100
Sleeping Duck – $799 – $1599

  • Hybrid bed 
  • Change the firmness
  • Zoned support

Our top pick is Macoda. It’s a hybrid mattress and is very similar to the Sleeping Duck in almost every aspect. The Macoda is also customisable; you get two foam inserts that are interchangeable for a different firmness level. The different opinions give a soft, medium and firm comfort level depending on the set, and it only takes a couple of minutes. Great for fussy sleepers.  

The Macoda contains 3 layers of foam and pocket springs all encased in a plush bamboo cover that is as comfortable as it looks. The layers of foam are latex, memory foam, high-density support foam.

Foam Alternative : Emma

Pricing Range:
Emma – $549 – $1035
Sleeping Duck – $799 – $1599

  • Won over 30 awards 
  • 7 zones of support
  • OEKO-TEX® certification

Emma is a top-rated mattress in Europe with 30 + awards and over 400,000 people sleeping on them. They have recently arrived in Australia, and we now understand why they have so many awards. Emma is great to sleep on; it’s slightly firmer compared to most memory foams, which is why most people prefer them. 

The Emma has 3 layers of foam, a breathable eco-friendly hyperfoam, supportive polyether foam, and pressure-relieving point-elastic foam (excuse the mattress marketing jargon). All joking aside the mattress is very comfortable, and if you’re looking for a memory foam mattress, it’s an excellent Sleeping Duck alternative.

Australian made : Hugo

Pricing Range:
Hugo – $630 – $1030
Sleeping Duck – $799 – $1599

  • Natural latex
  • Australian made
  • 4 layers of foam design

The Hugo is another memory foam alternative that is Australian made. With the Hugo, you get premium pressure relief and comfort without feeling ‘too-firm’ because of the combination of the 4 foam layers that is great for all body types and sleeping positions. 

Being Australian made Hugo also has excellent customer service and offers same-day delivery to Melbourne metro areas and everywhere else in Aus is still fast and free.  

The Hugo mattress still has increased airflow and bounce because of the foams used in the design. Starting at the top and working our way down, the latex top layer is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial to reduce bacteria. Next, you have memory foam that matches your body’s natural contours, then a premium transition layer (that most mattresses skip over), and a high-density foam foundation that adds support and longevity.

Upgrade alternative : Noa Luxe

Pricing Range:
Noa Luxe – $799 – $1399
Sleeping Duck – $799 – $1599

  • Hybrid bed 
  • Change the firmness
  • Zoned support

The Noa luxe is the top of the mattress in the Noa collection. It has a lot of the same features that have made the Noa so great. However, the Noa Luxe has a few great extras, one of them being the addition of bamboo charcoal latex which is an eco-friendly material that is fragrance-free, allergen-free, and non-toxic. 

Additionally, the porous structure makes the layer absorb excess moisture and repels odors. The Noa Luxe is a hybrid mattress like the Sleeping Duck, but instead of just having a pocket spring base, the Noa Luxe also has micro-coils. This latest innovation expands and contracts in response to the pressure of your body, making the Noa Luxe extremely comfortable.

We have this choice as an upgrade alternative even though the price is lower because of the incredible quality and comfort.

Best Budget : Zinus ICoil

Pricing Range:
Zinus – $239 – $420
Sleeping Duck – $799 – $1599

  • It’s an affordable mattress
  • Certi-PUR US certified
  • Hybrid

The Zinus ICoil is our budget choice; in fact you can get three queen-sized mattress for the same price as one Sleeping Duck mattress. However, price isn’t always the best indicator to go off when choosing a mattress. 

 

Most of the time, you will find the foams on cheap mattresses to be treated or contain nasty chemicals. Which you will be breathing in every night, for years. However, the Zinus ICoil is Certi-PUR US certified, so you don’t have to worry about that. 

 

You can find the Zinus ICoil on Amazon.com.au, it also includes a 10-year warranty and is also a hybrid mattress. But, don’t expect the same level of comfort as the other mattresses on the list.

Final Verdict

After a popular request, we collected these beds because Aussies wanted an alternative to the Sleeping Duck. We have mattresses that are of similar build quality (if not better) and also included some options in the all-foam category.

Everyone is different, and we have tried to include choices to make everyone happy. The beds on this list have positive feedback from other Australians on ProductReview.com.au and Choice, as well as other places around the web as we qualified them.

Below is our top pick and runner up.

Best Alternative : Macoda

The best alternative to the Sleeping Duck is the Macoda mattress. It has a similar price, well you save a bit of money. But in terms of the quality, it’s hard to differentiate between them. I think Macoda is a lot more comfortable, and you can customise the layers to get a different level of firmness, but you can’t change half and half like the Sleeping Duck. However, in my experience, it’s more hassle than it’s worth.

The Macoda layers are latex, memory foam, high-density support foam, and pocket springs. All encased in that incredibly comfortable cover that does feel as comfortable as it looks. Overall, if you’re looking for a mattress that is similar but without the price tag, then the Macoda is an excellent choice. Use the code SLEEPBETTER for $100 off.

Runner Ups

Upgrade Alternative : Noa Luxe

One of the highest quality beds in the mattress in a box industry. The Noa luxe is made up of 3 layers of foam and 2 layers of springs. The foams layers are gel-infused memory foam, bamboo charcoal latex, and adaptive transition foam. 

These go in combination with the micro coils and pocket springs. Making the Noa Luxe a very premium designed mattress, and I believe the only one that offers bamboo charcoal latex and micro coils in Australia.

And the kicker is that you can pick it up at a lower price with the current $300 off deal.

Foam Alternative : Emma

Looking for a Different mattress to the Sleeping Duck because you don’t like springs? Then Emma is an excellent choice, it’s one of the most popular beds in Europe winning over 30 awards and boasting some impressive stats.

So it’s safe to say Emma gives a lot of people a great night’s sleep. As a bonus, the mattress is very competitively priced and delivered for free in Australia.

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