Novosbed Mattress Review 2020 – Living Up to Your Standards

The mattress industry has evolved quite a bit over the last 117 years. New and exciting technologies are constantly improving our lives and the mattress industry is no exception. Recent technological advancements have allowed mattress manufacturers to provide consumers a wide array of benefits to target some of the most common complaints about the eternal struggle to get a good night’s sleep.

Beyond the most obvious benefits of advancements in mattress technology, the ways in which we even purchase mattresses has changed significantly in recent years. If it’s been awhile since you shopped for a mattress, you’re likely used to trudging between retail outlets and slowly browsing through options before inadvertently submitting to the gimmicks, trickery, and pseudoscience used by pushy salesmen trying to make a commission.

Thankfully those dark ages of mattress shopping are a thing of the past. In 2009, Novosbed decided to offer customers a fresh approach to mattress shopping when they developed a single, high-end product people could order in the comfort of their homes. Using the Internet, you can now browse thousands of mattress options without the pressure and time consumption of traditional shopping.

Even better, Novosbed didn’t just revolutionize mattress shopping. They also developed some pretty incredible sleep surfaces to rest your weary bones on. If you enjoy the components of memory foam, but don’t like to sleep hot or feel “stuck” in a mattress, then Novosbed could be the perfect sleep solution for you. If you’re desperate for a good night’s sleep then keep on reading. You just might have discovered your ideal mattress.


You will love Novosbed if you

Want a classic memory experience – High-end memory comfort layers provide a classic feeling of sinking into the mattress as the top layers contour to your every curve.

Want affordable luxury – Mattresses with this amount of luxury memory materials sell for thousands more in the in-store retail space, but this company can offer the same quality for less by using an online sales model.

Are unsure about firmness – Not only do you have three comfort levels to choose from, the company will work with you after you try it to change the feel with an additional layer to provide a better fit.

You might not like Novosbed if you

Want bounce – The classic memory materials do an exceptional job isolating motion, cradling your body, and relieving pressure, but bounce is minimal, especially compared with innerspring mattresses.

Novosbed is the Pioneer of the 120 night trials

If you’re new to online mattress shopping, you may be wondering how you can possibly make a decision without having the chance to lay on the product before you buy. Novosbed recognized this issue and that’s why they invented the instantly popular 120-night risk-free trial period. It allows you to see if you like the mattress before their purchasing decision is finalized.

Over the past eight years, Novosbed has thrived in the industry and now works with dozens of engineering, manufacturing, and logistics partners to deliver thousands of products across the United States and Canada.

Tencel Fiber Cover

Novosbed features an ultra-soft, moisture-wicking washable cover. Made from Tencel fiber, the cover consists of extractions from raw material wood. This draws moisture away from your body for a cool and dry night’s sleep. The top cover also contains polyester, silica, modacrylic and lyocell. While the inner lining adds rayon and cotton. The pattern is eye-catching, and it feels good on your back. Everything that you could possibly want.

Construction (Materials & Quality)

Novosbed is a bed-in-a-box memory mattress. Like most all-foam products, you will want to place it on a firm, non-flexible foundation. Platforms, closely slatted frames, and adjustable bases are fine, but the company also sells its own foundation specially designed for this bed.

The top of the cover is a soft stretch-knit Tencel, a breathable material made from wood pulp that provides superior moisture wicking. This portion can be removed and machine washed, but the company recommends you hang dry it.

The base of the cover is upholstery-grade textile incorporated with a non-slip bottom, which is especially convenient for use with adjustable bases.

There are four levels, and it stands 11 inches tall.

The first layer is an Interlock Blue™ Core Cover that gives the foam some extra protection from moisture, which helps to prolong the mattress’ life and quality. The fabric has 2-way elastic stretch so it will not inhibit the comfort experience of memory materials.

The second layer is a 2-inch layer of High-Density Airflow Memory Foam, which provides pressure relief and motion isolation. This material is aerated with vertical channels to improve temperature regulation.

The third layer is a 2-inch High-Density Memory Foam Transition layer for plush support and additional pressure relief while forming a transition between the top comfort layer and the base.

The fourth layer is 7 inches of Premium Support Foam that provides structure and supports the sleeper’s spinal alignment while eliminating motion transfer.

The Soft and Firm iterations vary slightly in their construction. The Soft version has a thinner base level and an extra inch of memory materials with added gel to help combat heat retention. The Firm version’s comfort layers make it slightly firmer than the Medium.

Firmness (Support & Feel)

The Novosbed would stand at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, in which 10 is the firmest. Mattresses in this range are typically bestsellers because of their ability to work with a variety of body shapes and sizes, as well as sleep positions.

With the classic memory feel, you can expect to slowly sink into the memory materials as they respond to your weight and body heat. With this comfort level, you should experience a comfortable cradling that will contour to your body for pressure relief, but you should not feel stuck.

Sleeping closer to the surface, more of your body is exposed to the air and this will help you stay cool. Also, the top layer of aerated foam improves airflow, which also helps reduce heat retention associated with memory products.

The mattress’ overall minimal bounce and the slower-responding foams require a slight amount of effort to navigate. Most sleepers should not have any trouble, but for sleepers who struggle with repositioning, it is something to consider in mattresses with this amount of quality memory materials.

Back sleepers will enjoy the feel of comfort materials conforming to their lower spine for continuous support along the length of their back that keeps their spine aligned (you can learn more about it back sleepers preferences here).

Side sleepers will likewise appreciate the comfort layers working to dissolve pressure points that can develop along their hips and shoulders in this position. Exclusive side sleepers may find the extra pressure relief in the Soft option is a better fit.

Stomach sleepers need to be mindful that their hips do not dip too low in this position which often leaves their spine awkwardly arched. The firm supportive base and Medium comfort level should help alleviate this issue, but exclusive stomach sleepers may want to consider the Firm option to ensure good spine alignment.

The company is committed to working with you to achieve the perfect comfort level so they offer a Perfect Firmness Guarantee. If you feel after 30 days like the firmness is not right, you may opt to receive a free Comfort+ Kit that includes a cover extension and an extra layer, which is either firmer or softer, depending on your needs.

A Look at Motion Transfer Reduction Capabilities

If you have a sleep partner, you’re going to want to know how well this mattress isolates motion. If you’ve ever had a restless sleep partner on the wrong mattress, you’ll know how annoying it can be when they move around or get out of bed.

This bed does an exceptional job at isolating motion due to the high volume of quality memory materials in the top layers paired with a poly foam base that work to absorb vibrations and greatly minimize motion transfer. If you sleep light and you share your sleep space with a restless sleeper and are shopping for good motion isolation, this would be a great choice.

Edge Support

All-foam mattresses that are compressed into a box do not usually excel in this category, but due to the amount of high-end and durable foams in the Novosbed, it performs slightly better than industry expectations. Sitting on the edge, your concentrated weight will slightly compress the comfort layers and rest on the base layer. If you share your mattress and tend to sleep closer to the side, you should sleep securely and not feel like you are going to roll out.

Comfort and Support

Memory foam is known for its high degree of contouring support and many people are a long-time fan of the material for this reason. You will find Novosbed doing a great job of eliminating some of the common complaints in this popular material. You will be able to easily move around and will never get the feeling of being “stuck” in the mattress.

The memory foam will conform very well with the curves of your body and this in itself is a customizing feature that will work well regardless of your body type. Considering the high densities at every layer of this mattress, you will expect the comfort and support it offers to last.

Temperature Regulation and Breathability

Many people associate a good night’s rest with getting getting warm and cozy under your favorite blanket. However, what you may not realize is that before you can enter the most restorative sleep stages, your body temperature needs to drop slightly. If you’ve ever woken up to find your feet or arms hanging outside of the cover, you were likely inadvertently trying to help your body cool down more efficiently. To see how well Novosbed does at temperature regulation, a test was done using a thermal imaging camera.

When lying on the mattress for 30 minutes in a room of 64 degrees Fahrenheit, and it took nine and a half minutes for it to return to room temperature. Looking at the statistics from most beds, 10 minutes is the average, so I think the efforts Novosbed has made in their Airflow Memory Foam and InterLock Blue™ Core Cover were pretty successful.

Environmentally Friendly Product

If you like to do what you can to preserve the environment for future generations this might be a great selling point for you to invest in Novosbed. You will be buying a product that promotes your environmentally-conscious lifestyle in three ways:

A zero-waste policy that ensures everything that isn’t used in the manufacturing process is either recycled or repurposed into other products.

The high density and durability means less waste piles up in the landfills across the country.

Novosbed is transitioning to a closed-loop process, where solvents are recycled almost completely for each new textile production run.

Knowing these measures are being taken, I feel pretty confident that this was an eco-friendly mattress choice.

Maintenance, Protection, Care, and Warranty

If you think Novosbed offers the features you’re looking for in a mattress, then it’s important to know you also have durability on your side. Even though you are dealing with high-quality materials, never forget that you still have to take care of the product. You should also be prepared with a full understanding of the warranty and trial period.

120-Night, Risk-Free In- Home Trial

Your Novosbed will come with a 120-night trial period. This allows you a full four months to decide whether or not the mattress will actually offer you the long-term benefits you intend to invest in. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your firmness, Novosbed works with you to get it right with their patent-pending Comfort+ system. It’s simple to install and available free of charge after a 30-day break-in period.

If you’re still not happy, you can receive a full refund up until day 120 of ownership. You’ll also receive a 15-year warranty with the first 10 years non-prorated. The last five years are prorated given the age and normal wear and tear.

Final Verdict on the Novosbed

The ability to buy your mattress online has cut quite a few costs out of the equation. From shipping and storage to commissions and more, too many costs in mattress sales are often pushed onto the customer. Since you’re able to get your mattress direct from Novosbed, the savings are extraordinary. Especially considering the high-quality materials used in this product.

Since the mattress is a little on the firm end of the spectrum, I think it could be an excellent sleep solution for those who carry a lot of weight. However, even if you aren’t happy with your firmness level, you have the chance to make the necessary adjustments to get it right. Considering that it contains memory foam, I thought the Novosbed did quite well at facilitating mobility and the breathability necessary to sleep cool. An excellent investment for anyone seeking a premium mattress without a premium price tag.

About the Author Jessica Larsen

I am a big advocate that having a great sleep is something everyone deserves. With over 10 years of experience in this field, I would love to use this platform as a means to help you achieve a good night sleep.

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