Novilla is an online mattress brand that makes incredibly affordable beds. The Novilla Bliss is no exception— this gel memory foam mattress comes in at under $300 for a king size. But is this budget-friendly bed-in-a-box actually comfortable?
To help you decide, I’m going to put it through some tests, go over its materials, and recommend it to a few different sleepers in this review. Read on below to learn whether or not this mattress could work for you! Or skip down to my review summary if you’re in a hurry.
Note: The Bliss is available in a 10-inch and 12-inch model. I’ll be discussing the 10-inch model in this review.
Is the Novilla Bliss a Good Mattress for You?
Before we get into the details, I want to give you an overview of the different sleepers the Bliss is best (and worst) for. Take a look below to see who should consider the Bliss mattress.
Who I recommend the Novilla Bliss mattress for
- Budget shoppers should definitely consider the Novilla Bliss. Both the queen and king size mattresses are some of the best value mattresses I’ve tested.
- Side sleepers should like the feel of this bed, it cushions pressure points at the shoulders and hips quite well.
- Memory foam lovers should enjoy the body-contouring sinkage the Novilla Bliss offers.
Who I don’t recommend the Novilla Bliss mattress for
- Stomach sleepers will likely need a firmer mattress. One of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers could be a better option.
- Heavy sleepers (over 250 lbs) will probably need a more supportive mattress. One of our best mattresses for heavy people might offer more durability for these folks.
- Combination sleepers might prefer a bouncier mattress that makes it easier to change positions at night. I’d recommend they take a look at one of our best innerspring mattresses to find a better fit.
What Does the Novilla Bliss Mattress Feel Like?
Now that you know the basics, let’s talk about what this bed actually feels like! Keep in mind that feel is quite subjective. You’ll experience a mattress differently depending on your body type and preferred sleeping position. For reference, I’m 5’ 9”, about 125 lbs, and prefer to sleep on my side. Someone heavier than me will likely find this bed softer, and someone lighter might find it firmer.
I rated the Novilla as a 6 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale. For reference, the industry standard for medium-firmness is 6.5 out of 10. This means the Novilla Bliss is a soft to medium-soft mattress.
When I lay on the Novilla, I could feel its soft memory foams contouring to my body and creating some nice sinkage. This is a great sign for side sleepers, since sinking in a little around the shoulders and hips will help them achieve a neutral spinal alignment. But combination sleepers will likely find this feel makes it hard to move around and switch positions at night. I’d steer them to one of our best mattresses for combination sleepers instead.
Back sleepers might also enjoy the Bliss’s firmness level. It should offer them a nice blend of pressure relief and support. On the other hand, stomach sleepers will likely feel their hips sinking into this mattress, which can lead to back pain over time.
Testing the Novilla Bliss Mattress
To give you a more objective view of each mattress I review I like to run beds through tests for pressure relief, motion transfer, and edge support. I’ll describe each test (and define all those terms) in detail below, so keep reading to learn even more about what it’s like to sleep on the Bliss!
Pressure relief is a measure of how evenly distributed your weight is on a mattress. A bed with great pressure relief will prevent you from feeling sore at sensitive spots like the shoulders, hips, and lower back. Memory foam mattresses like the Bliss normally have great pressure relief, so I was excited to test this bed out!
To measure pressure relief, I use a pressure map. I roll the map out onto the mattress, hop on top, and let it measure pressure on various spots on my body. You’ll see the results in the graphic below, which will show low pressure areas in blue to green, and high pressure areas in yellow to red.
Back — As you can tell from the map, my weight was evenly distributed when I was on my back. I felt the Bliss’s foams contouring to my lumbar region, offering some great pressure relief. I think back sleepers who enjoy a soft, hug-like feel should really like the Bliss.
Side — As you can, see there’s also very little pressure build-up when I’m on my side. I felt most comfortable on the Bliss when I was on my side, and really appreciated the cushioning it offered around my shoulders and hips. I think most side sleepers would get a good night’s sleep on this bed.
Stomach — The pressure map is all blue when I’m on my stomach, but I could feel my hips sinking into the bed when I was in this position. In general, I wouldn’t recommend this bed for stomach sleepers. Generally, soft mattresses like this create a bend in stomach sleepers’ backs that can lead to pain over time.
Note for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lbs) — This mattress is likely to feel much softer to heavier sleepers than it did to me. I’d generally steer these sleepers away from this mattress (and away from most all-foam beds). I think the Bliss will start to sag quickly for heavier people, and won’t offer them the support they need to feel comfortable throughout the night.
Next up I tested for motion transfer. Motion transfer is a measure of the movement from one side of the bed that’s detectable on the other. Essentially, it measures whether or not you’ll feel disturbed by a restless partner or pet if you share a bed.
To measure motion transfer, I dropped a 10lb steel ball on one side of the bed and measured how much of a disturbance it caused with a seismometer. Each drop is meant to simulate a different movement, from a partner tossing and turning to someone jumping on the bed.
The Bliss had great motion transfer results! Like most memory foam mattresses, it does a great job isolating motion across its surface. This great motion isolation result means that you’re unlikely to feel disturbed by a restless partner on the Novilla Bliss. I’d definitely recommend it to couples if one partner is a light sleeper.
Note on Motion Transfer and Sex — Couples often do best on a mattress that has great motion isolation, but also a bit of responsiveness (which makes it easier to move around during sex). I think the Bliss mattress offers a bit too much sinkage to be ideal for sex, but if getting undisturbed sleep is more important to you, it might fit your needs.
Last, I tested the Novilla Bliss for edge support. Edge support measures how firm the edges of your mattress are. A mattress with strong edges feels a bit bigger, because you can sleep all the way on the edge of the bed without feeling like you might fall off.
Unfortunately, the Novilla Bliss did not have great edge support. I felt unstable while sitting and lying on the edge of this bed. But, this is fairly expected for any foam mattress, and especially for a budget foam mattress.
What is the Novilla Bliss Mattress Made Of?
The 10-inch Bliss mattress is made of CertiPUR-US Certified foams. This means it’s free of heavy metals and harmful chemicals. I’ve peeled back the cover to give you a look at each foam layer in detail.
Cover — The Bliss’s mattress cover is made of hypoallergenic charcoal and bamboo fabrics. This breathable cover is a nice way to protect against pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens. This cover is also removable and machine washable, which is great if you’re looking for a mattress for kids!
Comfort Layer — The Bliss’s top layer of memory foam is infused with cooling gel to increase breathability. This comfort foam offers pressure-relieving sinkage and body-contouring.
Transition Layer — Next up is a layer of Airflow Comfort Foam that eases sleepers down onto Novilla’s Air Circulation Foam. Both these foam layers help ease your body weight onto the firm base foam below.
Support Layer — The Novilla’s support layer is made of high-density foam. This high-quality poly foam layer offers support to the sleeper and to the mattress overall.
That about wraps up my review! I’ve summarized a few final thoughts below to help you decide if the Novilla Bliss mattress could work for you.
My favorite things about the Novilla Bliss mattress
I appreciate the soft, pressure-relieving feel of this mattress. I think other side sleepers should also like the feel of this bed. I also think this mattress is priced extremely well. It might not be the most durable mattress in the world, but you’re getting a great value for the price. As far as budget mattresses go, I think the Novilla is on the more high-quality side of the market.
My Novilla Bliss mattress complaints
I don’t have many complaints about the Bliss. As a side sleeper who’s evaluated quite a few budget mattresses, I think Novilla delivers what it promises. But, anyone looking for a firm mattress should opt for a different bed. The Novilla is too soft for stomach sleepers and heavy people. If you’re someone looking for more durable support (especially around the edges), I’d recommend opting for a hybrid mattress.
How Much Does the Novilla Bliss Cost?
Price is a big factor when choosing a new mattress! Take a look at the chart below to see pricing and sizing information. The Bliss is quite affordable, but be sure to click our Novilla coupon below to get the best deal on this bed.
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
Novilla Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does the Novilla Bliss come with a sleep trial?
Yes, the Bliss comes with a 30-night sleep trial period.
How does the Novilla Bliss ship?
The Bliss will ship for free. It will arrive compressed in a box.
Does the Novilla Bliss come with a mattress warranty?
Yes, the Novilla Bliss comes with a 10-year warranty.
Do I need a box spring for the Novilla Bliss?
No, the Novilla Bliss is compatible with any hard, flat surface. This includes box springs, solid foundations, slatted or platform bed frames, and even adjustable beds.
Novilla Bliss Mattress Vs
It’s always a good idea to compare a mattress you’re considering to models from a few other brands. Below, I’ll compare the Novilla Bliss mattress to the Zinus Green Tea and original Nectar mattresses.
Novilla vs Zinus Green Tea
- Like the Novilla, the Zinus mattress is very affordable.
- The Zinus feels softer than the Novilla.
- The Zinus is another memory foam bed-in-a-box that side sleepers might like.
- Learn more in the full Zinus Memory Foam mattress review.
Novilla vs Nectar
- The Nectar is also a memory foam mattress.
- The Nectar feels firmer than the Novilla. It’s more of a firm to medium-firm mattress.
- The Nectar could be a good fit for back sleepers who struggle with back pain. It should offer a nice amount of support to these folks.
- Check out the Nectar in the full Nectar mattress review.
Other Models from Novilla
Novilla offers two other models, the Novilla Vitality and the Novilla Serenity. Sleepopolis has reviewed the Novilla Vitality mattress, which you can find some information on below.
Novilla Bliss vs Novilla Vitality
- The Vitality is a hybrid mattress built with foam and coils.
- Unlike the Bliss, the Vitality has a firm feel.
- Combination sleepers might like the bouncy Vitality mattress.
- Learn more in the full Novilla mattress review.
Still not sure if the Novilla Bliss is the right mattress for you? Take a look at the performance ratings below to decide!
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