Last Updated: May 2017
The Novosbed was first introduced in 2009, which means that it has been around a lot longer than many of the other ship to order mattresses that are on the market today. The company offers distribution centers in both the United States and Canada, so you should receive your mattress relatively quickly, which is a definite plus. The makers of the Novosbed are very environmentally conscious, and they have taken great strides to create a mattress that is eco-friendly. There aren’t any harmful materials or chemicals used in the construction process, which not only makes it friendly for the environment but also means that it will be healthy for you, too.
Made of three layers of high-quality materials, including ultra dense memory foam and support foam, the Novosbed is designed to offer exceptional support and comfort. It is a medium firmness mattress that is engineered to be enjoyed by the majority of sleepers.
Ordering the Novosbed is simple: You simply visit their website, choose the size that you want, input your information and they will deliver it to you. This eliminates the hassle of having to shop in store, where salespeople often use high-pressure tactics and also reduces the cost of the mattress; however, because you can’t try it before you buy it, you may not be certain if it is the right choice for you. That is the exact reason why we have created this Novosbed Mattress Buyer’s Guide. In this guide, you will learn everything need to know about this mattress so you can make the most informed decision.
- Three firmness levels available
- Made of high quality foams
- Available Comfort Plus kit, which will allow you to adjust the comfort level of the mattress
- 15 year warranty
- 120 night trial period
- Full money back guarantee
- Easy to oder
- Minimal off gassing
- Little to no heat retention
- No motion transfer
- Can’t try it before you buy it
- May not offer the comfort or support that you will need, especially if you are a light sleeper
Below is our final score of the Novosbed mattress based on multiple criteria that we use when testing all of our mattresses.
What’s It Made From…
The Novosbed mattress is 11 inches thick. It is comprised of three layers, which include Airflow memory foam, memory foam and support foam. The mattress is available in three different firmness ranges: Soft, medium and firm.
The Top Layer
The first layer of the Novosbed mattress is made of two inches of Airflow memory foam. This material absorbs body heat and is extremely breathable, which allows it to keep the mattress cool. It also relieves pressure points between the body and the mattress, which reduces any pain that may be experienced while sleeping. This foam has very large aeration holes, which further enhance the airflow and avoid any heat retention.
The Middle Layer
The middle layer of the Novosbed mattress is designed to provide pressure relief and support. It is made of 2 inches of ultra dense memory foam. This foam was placed in the center of the mattress to provide a balanced level of support, as well as deep compression support. It also improves the responsiveness of the mattress.
The Bottom Layer
The foundation of the Novosbed mattress is made of 7 inches of support foam. This foam supports the top two layers, allowing you to really enjoy the comfort and the support of both of these layers.
Holding the three layers of the Novosbed mattress together is a high-quality cover. Made of a blend of polyester, silica, modacrylic and lyocell, the cover is extremely soft, thin and very breathable. It is also extremely stretchy and bounces back to its original shape immediately after pulling on it. Because the cover is so thin and breathable, it allows the foam beneath it to breathe better. As for the look of the cover, it is pretty attractive. The cover is two different shades of gray, as well as white. It has a smooth and sleek finish, and there is a flower design on the top layer, which gives the cover a modern look.
The cover also has a blue zipper, which runs along the perimeter and adds a nice touch of style. The zipper also allows you to remove the top of the cover, so you can machine wash when your mattress needs to be freshened up.
Hands on Review
Though the ability to purchase the Novosbed mattress makes the buying process simple, and reduces the overall cost of the mattress, there is a downside to this: You aren’t able to try it out before you buy it. As a result, you may not be able to determine whether or not it offers the support and comfort that you are looking for.
In order to help you determine if the Novosbed mattress is the best choice for you, we have included this Hands On Review in our buyer’s guide. In this section, we share our findings of the assessment of key criteria that impact the overall quality of sleep the mattress will provide for you. The criteria we look at here include:
The Novosbed mattress offers three different levels of firmness, including soft, medium and firm. On a firmness scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, we gave the soft Novosbed a score of 3.5, the medium Novosbed a score of 5.5, and the firm Novosbed a score of 7.5. Because you can choose the firmness level of the mattress, you will have the opportunity to purchase an option that will best suit your needs.
The Novosbed mattress is designed to suit the needs of ever sleepers comfort level, which is evident by the fact that it offers three different firmness options. When it is first opened and for the first few nights of use, it was a bit uncomfortable; however, after it broke in, it is extremely comfortable. We didn’t find that we were being sucked into the mattress, which is often an issue that is experienced with foam mattresses.
What really makes the Novosbed mattress unique is that they offer a Comfort Plus kit, which allows you to adjust the firmness level of the mattress and improve the comfort that it provides. If you find that the mattress isn’t delivering the level of comfort that you are expecting, simply contact the manufacturer and they will send out their Comfort Plus kit so you can modify the mattress to your ideal level of comfort.
Additionally, the Novosbed mattress does an excellent job at preventing motion transfer. This adds to the comfort that the mattress provides, as you will not feel the motion that occurs when someone you are sharing the mattress with moves.
Pain Relief and Support
The Novosbed mattress does provide an exceptional level of support. We weren’t tossing and turning throughout the night, and we definitely didn’t wake up with any pain. The high-quality foam properly supports the body, and reduces the buildup of pressure, thereby reducing any pain that you would normally experience when sleeping on another type of mattress. The memory foam contours to the body, but it doesn’t make you feel like you are being completely engulfed in it.
The Novosbed mattress also offers very little heat retention. There are thousands of airflow channels throughout the top layer of the mattress, which allows body heat to move through the foam and prevents the mattress from heating up. The heat is released through the airflow channels, and cool air is collected through them and distributed through the mattress.
Off gassing is a common issue that is associated with mattresses that are made of foam. The reason: Chemicals are used in the manufacturing process of the foam, and those chemicals can have an odor. With the Novosbed mattress, we didn’t notice any smell at all when we opened it. That is because it is made of eco-friendly materials and it is Certi-PUR Certified, which means that it is not made with harmful chemicals that create an odor.
If you should notice any odor when you receive your Novosbed mattress, simply open up a window and the smell will ventilate out, eliminating any odor in the mattress.
Intimate activities can often be difficult on mattresses that are made of foam. That is because the foam absorbs motion, which prevents bounce back and can make it difficult to move about. Though there is very little motion transfer in the Novosbed mattress, it doesn’t seem to impact intimacy activities. You should be able to enjoy intimate activities without the need to exert additional effort.
Sleeping Position Ratings
Different sleep positions require different levels of support in order to assure comfort. Again, because you cannot try the Novosbed mattress out before you buy it, it can be difficult to determine whether or not it will offer you the support and comfort that you need for your specific sleep position.
Lying on the back, we noticed that our weight was spread evenly throughout the mattress. We also noted that there was very little sinkage; about 1.5 inches, if that. This means that the Novosbed offers ideal support for the back sleeper, making it a comfortable sleeping surface.
Back Sleeping score: 9.25/10
Stomach sleepers will also enjoy sleeping on the Novosbed mattress. Sinkage was low on the stomach, and it will prevent you from feeling as if you are being sucked into it and trapped. The mattress also provides proper support for the spine while sleeping on the back, reducing any pain that you may experience.
Stomach Sleeping score: 9/10
While lying on the side, we noticed a bit more sinkage than we did when we were lying on our back; the mattress sank about 2 inches, or maybe a little more. This increased sinkage is due to the fact that more of your weight is placed on one area when you are sleeping on your side. Despite this, the Novosbed mattress offers excellent support and comfort for the side sleeper.
Side Sleeping score: 9.25/10
Bed Frame Compatibility
Though you could technically use the Novosbed mattress with any bed frame, we suggest you use a solid foundation or one that has evenly spaced slates that aren’t more than three inches apart. Doing so will prevent the mattress from sinking and will offer it the proper support that is needed so that you can thoroughly enjoy the support and comfort that it is intended to provide.
Warranty, Guarantee and Trial Period
- Warranty: 15-year limited warranty. If you experience any manufacture defects in the mattress within 15 years from the date of the purchase, the manufacturer will either repair or replace the mattress, at no cost to you.
- Guarantee: Full money back guarantee
- Trial Period: 120 nights. If for any reason, you are not satisfied with the mattress within those 120 nights, you can contact the company and they will fully refund your money. They will also arrange to pick up your mattress and will donate it to a charity, at absolutely no cost to you.
Overall, we think that the Novosbed is an excellent mattress. It is a great fit for just about every body type and every type of sleeper. It was a little firm when we first purchased it, but it did break in and become a lot more comfortable within just a few days. We were very impressed by the minimal heat retention and motion transfer. We were also pleased with the level of comfort and support that it provided, and that there are three different firmness options available. We were also impressed by the Comfort Plus kit, which allows you to adjust the comfort that the mattress delivers. We think that it is a great mattress to purchase.
Rating Box and Summary
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Novosbed Mattress Review
If you are looking for a mattress that is either soft, medium or firm, has little heat retention, offers no motion transfer and provides exceptional support and comfort, the Novosbed mattress is a great choice for you. We think that you will definitely be impressed by the quality of sleep that it will provide for you.