Best Alternative : Macoda

macoda mattress

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

Pros

  • Hybrid bed
  • Change the firmness
  • Zoned support


Read: Macoda Review


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

Emma mattress

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

Pros

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

Read: Emma Review


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

Hugo

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

Pros

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

Read: Hugo Review


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

noa luxe

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

Pros

  • Hybrid bed
  • Change the firmness
  • Zoned support

Read: Noa Review


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

Pros

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

Read: Zinus Review

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.