Tomorrow Sleep vs Bear Mattress: Which Should You Choose?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Hey, friend! You made it all this way and narrowed your options down to these two mattresses. Unfortunately, the Tomorrow Sleep mattress is no longer available. But, keep calm! You can rest assured that the Bear Original would be a great option for you.

Read on below to see what we had to say about it!

If you were hoping to get the Tomorrow Sleep mattress, the Helix Midnight is the next best option. Take a peak at our Helix Midnight vs. Bear Original snapshot below!

Helix Midnight vs. Bear Original

Review the Bear Original mattress snapshot below to see how it stacks up against the Helix Midnight in lieu of the discontinued Tomorrow Sleep mattress!
Product
Firmness
Score
Helix Midnight Mattress
Medium-firm: 7/10
4.0/5
Bear Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
3.8/5

Helix Midnight vs. Bear Original

Review the Bear Original mattress snapshot below to see how it stacks up against the Helix Midnight in lieu of the discontinued Tomorrow Sleep mattress!
Product
Helix Midnight Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 7/10
Score
4.0/5
Product
Bear Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
3.8/5

Tomorrow Sleep vs. Bear Original Overview

Tomorrow Sleep and Bear are both online sellers of mattresses that incorporate unique features to solve common mattress issues. The main differences between the mattresses are that Tomorrow Sleep incorporates springs and offers two firmness options, while Bear’s flagship mattress is made entirely of foam and is sold in only one firmness level. (Bear also makes a hybrid springs and foam mattress, but we won’t be discussing that here.)

I’ll run through the similarities and differences in greater detail in this Tomorrow Sleep vs Bear mattress comparison to help you determine which better suits your needs.

Key Similarities

  • All options are 10” thick and are constructed to ensure people sleep cool throughout the night.
  • All options have a high-density base support foam.
  • Options are similarly priced. ($550.00-$1150.00 for Tomorrow Sleep, $695.00-$1095.00 for Bear)
  • Both incorporate memory foam somewhere in the construction.
  • Both companies offer 100-night trials and free shipping.

Key Differences

  • Tomorrow Sleep is softer (both versions).
  • Tomorrow Sleep has a more complex construction.
  • Tomorrow Sleep has springs and side rail system to reinforce edge support.
  • Bear has more spring and bounce.
  • Bear’s cover is made with Celliant, which is said to help athletes recover more quickly.

Tomorrow Sleep Construction

  • The Medium Soft and Medium Firm versions of Tomorrow Sleep differ mainly in the thickness of certain layers, but otherwise are similar in construction.
  • The cover is made of polyester and nylon.
  • A 1-inch layer of memory foam with phase change material comprises the top layer.
  • Below that is a layer of gel foam, providing comfort and bounce. In the Medium Soft option, this layer is thicker.
  • The Medium Firm option has an additional layer of memory foam-like “dynamic response foam” under the gel foam layer.
  • Bother options have a 6-inch support layer consisting of individually pocketed coils. The Medium Firm option uses thicker coils in this layer.
  • A foam side rail system reinforces edge support.
  • A 1-inch layer of stabilizing foam forms the base in both options.

Bear Original Construction

  • The cover is made of Celliant, a material used in some athletic clothes. Celliant incorporates thermoactive minerals said to convert convert radiant body heat into infrared energy that is sent back into the body.  These infrared rays are understood to have positive effects on the body.
  • A special memory foam made with graphite gel comprises the top layer of the mattress. This combination of materials is supposed to better disperse heat and prevent you from sleeping hot.
  • The bottom two layers consist of a springy response foam and layer of dense base foam.

Bear Mattress

The Bear Original mattress sleeps cool and is quite comfortable. It's a particularly good option for athletes.

Clarity Score 3.8/5
Read Bear Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Price Range

$695 - $1095

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Bear Mattress

The Bear Original mattress sleeps cool and is quite comfortable. It's a particularly good option for athletes.

Clarity Score 3.8/5
Read Bear Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$695 - $1095

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Bear Mattress

The Bear Original mattress sleeps cool and is quite comfortable. It's a particularly good option for athletes.

Clarity Score 3.8/5
Read Bear Mattress Review

Material

Foam

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$695 - $1095

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Construction Differences and Notes

  • Tomorrow Sleep has more layers and also incorporates springs in the support layer.
  • While both mattresses incorporate memory foam, Tomorrow Sleep has more of a traditional memory foam feel.
  • Bear uses a material called Celliant in its cover that is supposed to help athletes recover.
  • Bear uses graphite gel to help disperse heat, helping to keep the mattress cool.
  • Tomorrow Sleep sleeps cool on account of its incorporation of springs.
  • Bear is firmer than both versions of the Tomorrow Sleep mattress. 

Firmness and Feel Differences

Bear is firmer and has more bounce than the Tomorrow Sleep does. Tomorrow Sleep is more responsive to pressure, sinking in more and with greater ease when I press into it with my hand. The Tomorrow Sleep video here is for the Medium Firm option, so keep in mind that the Medium Soft version will be even softer.

 

Motion Transfer Differences

As firm and springy as Bear is, it still does a good job of isolating motion, just as Tomorrow Sleep does. Both these mattresses are good options for couples.

 

Pick Tomorrow Sleep If:

  • You sleep on your side– Tomorrow Sleep is softer, with a more quicksand-like feel, and will conform to the contours of your body.
  • You like memory foam– Tomorrow Sleep has more of a memory foam feel, so if you’ve had luck with this material, you may prefer this mattress.

Pick Bear If:

  • You sleep on your stomach or back– Bear is firmer than both versions of Tomorrow Sleep, making it a better option for people looking for firm support.
  • You worry about sleeping cool– Both mattresses sleep cool, but Bear uses special materials to ensure you don’t overheat in bed.

See Our Top Mattress Picks Overall Here

Overall

Hopefully you found this review helpful. There are some significant differences between these two mattresses, but they’re both great choices. For more information on how these mattresses stack up to others, it may be helpful to also check out our other popular Tomorrow Sleep and Bear comparisons such as Tomorrow Sleep vs GhostBed and Bear Pro vs Bear.

Feel free to share any specific questions you have in the comments below!

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Joe Auer

Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.