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Novosbed Mattress Review

If you’re looking for a cozy memory foam mattress, you should definitely consider the Novosbed. This bad boy features a ton of memory foam, which makes for a cuddly sleeping experience full of contouring pressure relief.

Curious to learn more? Well then, read on for my full Novosbed mattress review! In it, I’m going to analyze this bed’s construction, discuss its feel, and compare it to some of its biggest competition on the market. That way, you’ll know with absolute certainty whether or not it’s the bed for you.

So, without further ado, let’s get into this mattress review! Short on time? Feel free to skip to my review summary at the end.

Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress

The Novosbed Mattress offers a classic memory foam feel, but also features three different firmness levels for sleepers still experimenting with their support needs! Click the link to check current pricing.

Brand Snapshot

Toronto-based Novosbed originally launched in 2009, but has since grown into one of the premier memory foam mattress brands on the market today. It specializes in memory foam that sleeps cool, so I’m definitely excited to dig into that in this review.

And while we’ll be keeping a tight focus on the Novosbed itself, we will take a little time later on to compare it to some of its biggest competition on the market, namely the Tempur-Pedic and Casper mattresses.

But before we do that, we’ve gotta see what’s cooking in this bed’s design!

Novosbed
The Novosbed mattress in the Sleepopolis bedroom

What is the Novosbed Mattress Made Of?

The Novosbed combines thick top layers of plush memory foam with high-density poly foam to create a structure that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive. There are also some intriguing cooling properties at play here, which work to neutralize temps and chill out the structure.

Curious to see how this all comes together? Then let’s take a peek underneath the cover!

Cover – The Novosbed cover is made from Tencel, an eco-friendly material that’s soft to the touch and super breathable.

Comfort – Directly beneath the cover, you’ll land on a layer of Airflow foam. This material has a similar feel to memory foam in that it has a slow response to pressure and contours snuggly to the curves of the body. However, it’s been designed to circulate air better than traditional memory foam, which results in a much cooler sleeping experience. If you’ve avoided memory foam in the past because of its tendency to absorb and trap heat, you should be well pleased with the Airflow foam here.

Contour – Up next, you’ll find another layer of memory foam. This section works to extend the contouring of the top layer even deeper into the mattress. I can already tell that this bed could be great for those who suffer from shoulder and back pain as the design actively works to alleviate tension at these sensitive spots.

Pressure Relief – To keep the comfort party going, Novosbed has snuck in yet another layer of memory foam. While you probably won’t be able to feel it too much while stretched out on the mattress, it does a lot of work behind the scenes to extend and support the contouring of the top layers.

Support – And finally, we arrive at the base of the mattress, which is made of a thick layer of high-density poly foam. This layer provides the bed with its shape and stability, working to support the softer layers of memory foam above it.

Novosbed Materials
The materials used in the Novosbed mattress

How Does the Novosbed Mattress Feel?

After digging into this bed’s construction, it’s time to talk about how it feels. To start this conversation, I want to kick things off with a look at firmness.

As with any feel factor, firmness is subjective, and can change a lot depending on one’s body size, shape, and weight. So, my read of this bed’s firmness could differ from your own. For reference, I’m about 5’10”, 190 lbs. and prefer to sleep on my stomach.

Novosbed Firmness
I found the Novosbed to have a medium feel

For me, the Novosbed lands at a firmness rating of 6.5/10, which syncs up perfectly with the industry standard for medium firmness.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting the Novosbed to be this firm. Memory foam is typically a pretty soft material, so I was pleasantly surprised by how well supported I felt as I sank into the memory foam in this bed. For that reason, I think this mattress could actually be a great fit for combo sleepers as it combines deep contouring with all-around good mobility.

I should also add that you can order the Novosbed in three different firmnesses: Soft, Medium, and Firm. I tested the “Medium” firm Novosbed, so if you feel that it might be too firm or too soft for your needs, you could always choose a different vibe!

Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress

The Novosbed Mattress offers a classic memory foam feel, but also features three different firmness levels for sleepers still experimenting with their support needs! Click the link to check current pricing.

Testing the Novosbed Mattress

Firmness is important, but it’s just one piece of the feel puzzle. To learn more about this bed’s unique vibe, let’s test it for two other factors: Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.

Pressure Relief

Pressure relief refers to a bed’s ability to alleviate tension at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To help you visualize how well (or not well) the Novosbed relieves pressure, I’ll be testing it out with a pressure map.

Basically, it works like this: I roll out the device, hop aboard, and let the map do the rest. As I roll around, the map records how much force I’m exerting on the mattress, creating a colored “map” of the pressure. For reference, blue indicates areas of low pressure and red indicates areas of high pressure.

Novosbed Pressure Map
Pressure map results for the Novosbed

Back – The Novosbed mattress felt pretty good on my back! As I stretched out in this position, I could feel the top layers of gentle foam working to fill in the space in my lumbar region and provide relief to my hips and lower back.

Side – When I turned onto my side, I continued to feel some nice comfort from this mattress. The top layers of memory foam contoured around my shoulders and hips, cradling them as I pressed further into my mattress. While perhaps not the best bed for strict side sleepers, I think the Novosbed could be great for combo sleepers who occasionally switch on their side.

Stomach – The only position that didn’t really work for me was on my stomach. As I rested in prone, I could feel my hips sinking out of alignment with my shoulders, which is a big no-no for stomach sleepers. Typically, these folks want a firmer structure that sets the spine in a nice, even line.

Novobed Side Sleeper
I like the memory foam of the Novosbed for side sleepers

Motion Transfer

And now let’s take a look at motion transfer, which refers to the amount of movement detectable from one side of the bed to the other. An important measure for all, but perhaps most so for folks who share their bed with a partner.

To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, Eight inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.

Novosbed Motion Transfer
Motion transfer test results for the Novosbed mattress

These are solid motion transfer results, which tells me you shouldn’t be too disturbed by your bed mate’s movements at night. The memory foam is the star here as it works to actively absorb and dissipate motion across the structure.

Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress

The Novosbed Mattress offers a classic memory foam feel, but also features three different firmness levels for sleepers still experimenting with their support needs! Click the link to check current pricing.

Novosbed Vs.

I’ve you’re shopping for a bed online, you’ve likely noticed that there are several different brands and models from which to choose. To help you narrow your focus a little bit, I thought I’d compare Novosbed to two of its biggest competitors: Tempur-Pedic and Casper.

Tempur-Pedic

  • Tempur-Pedic is well known for its line of plush, supportive, and pressure-relieving memory foam mattresses.
  • While several Tempur-Pedic beds are similar to the Novosbed, I think the most similar is probably the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt.
  • This super soft bed features a ton of memory foam, marking it as a solid option for side sleepers (because of the deep pressure relief) and couples (because of the low motion transfer).
  • I should also add that the LuxeAdapt is a luxury product, so is quite a bit more expensive than the Novosbed mattress.
  • For more about Tempur-Pedic, check out my full Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt review.

Casper

  • The Casper mattress is available in both an all-foam and hybrid version. Regardless of which one you pick, you’ll find a medium firm bed that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive.
  • Overall, the Casper has a more balanced feel than the Novosbed. It’s not dominated by one material, so has a nice mix of both give and lift.
  • An interior layer of zoned support makes it an especially good fit for combo back and side sleepers.
  • Learn more at my full Casper comparison and my Casper mattress review.

Other Mattresses from GoodMorning.com

Check out our full reviews of the other mattresses in the GoodMorning line:

Should You Buy the Novosbed Mattress?

Well folks, we’ve finally arrived at the end of this review! After going over the Novosbed’s construction, feel, and competition, it’s time for you to decide: Is the Novosbed right for you? And though I can’t make that decision for you, I can leave you with a few final pros and cons to help you get there on your own.

Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress

The Novosbed Mattress offers a classic memory foam feel, but also features three different firmness levels for sleepers still experimenting with their support needs! Click the link to check current pricing.

Novosbed Pros

  • One of my favorite things about the Novosbed is that it’s a memory foam mattress that sleeps cool. Oftentimes, you’ll find that memory foam absorbs and traps body heat in an uncomfortable way, so it’s always nice to see a memory foam bed that mitigates this issue with effective cooling properties.
  • As far as specific kinds of sleepers are concerned, I think I’d recommend this mattress most for combo sleepers. This bed has great mobility, which makes it easy to move around and change positions.
  • And finally, I’d add that the Novosbed could be great for those who suffer from back pain. The memory foam works to alleviate tension across the body, but specifically at the hips, shoulders, and lower back.

Novosbed Cons

  • The Novosbed isn’t very bouncy, so probably won’t be a good fit for folks who like to feel squarely on top of their mattress.
  • Additionally, I would say that the mattress isn’t quite firm enough to support the needs of heavier sleepers, many of whom will sink straight through the soft top layers of foam.
Novosbed Mattress
The Novosbed

How Much Does the Novosbed Cost?

Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed Mattress

The Novosbed Mattress offers a classic memory foam feel, but also features three different firmness levels for sleepers still experimenting with their support needs! Click the link to check current pricing.

SizeDimensionsWeight*Price
Twin38” x 74.5 x 1154-57 lbs$799
Twin XL38” x 79.5” x 11”57-61 lbs$849
Full52.5” x 74.5” x 11”75-80 lbs$899
Queen59.5” x 79.5” x 11”92-98 lbs$999
King75.5” x 79.5” x 11”117-124 lbs$1,199
California King71.5” x 83.5” x 11”116-124 lbs$1,199

Novosbed Mattress Policies

  • Trial – 120 Nights
  • Shipping – Free
  • Warranty – 15 Years

FAQs

How firm is the Novasbed mattress?

The Novosbed mattress offers three different firmness levels as well as Comfort+ options to make adjustments for those with more specific firmness needs. This allows for a consumer to have a choice in which firmness level works best.

Does Novosbed mattress offer a sleep trial?

The Novosbed does come with a 120-night trial allowing consumers to make sure the bed is comfortable and provides comfort.

How is the Novosbed mattress delivered?

The Novosbed mattress is a bed-in-a-box option which will arrive compressed. These types of beds, once removed from the box, do need some time to come to full size.

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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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