Novosbed Mattress Review


Materials Foam
Firmness Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)
Sleep Trial 120 nights (60-night requirement)
Warranty 15 Year, Limited
Price (queen) $1,399

The Novosbed is an all-foam mattress offered at a reasonable price-point. With the body-hugging feel of memory foam and three firmness options to choose from, the Novosbed has wide appeal for all types of sleepers. This mattress also features a unique cover design that allows for easy cleaning and accommodates a Novosbed Comfort+ kit to adjust the firmness of the mattress.

The Novosbed is produced by Although this company is based in Canada, the Novosbed is available with free shipping to customers in the contiguous U.S. as well as Canada. Since options are otherwise limited for U.S. residents, shoppers may want to consider some of our other picks for the best mattresses if the Novosbed doesn’t fit the bill. offers a broad selection of mattresses available exclusively to Canadian shoppers. This includes the Juno, an all-foam mattress for those on a budget; the Recore, a high-performance latex mattress; and the Apollo, a foam hybrid mattress. Mattresses At-A-Glance
Firmness Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)
Material Type Foam
Height 11"
Price (queen) $1,399
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Novosbed Mattress Review: Our Verdict

The Novosbed is a high-quality all-foam mattress with the classic contouring feel of memory foam. With three firmness options, the Novosbed is suitable for a wide range of sleepers, regardless of sleep position and body weight.

The Novosbed comes equipped with a washable cover that can be unzipped from the top to allow for easy cleaning. This unique design also allows sleepers to easily adjust the firmness level of the mattress with a Comfort+ kit, a free perk of the Novosbed sleep trial. Despite all these features, the Novosbed can be purchased at a reasonable price for an all-foam mattress.

If the Novosbed isn’t quite what you’re looking for, offers a wide range of mattresses for sleepers in Canada. The Douglas Mattress features cooling gel foam to help dissipate heat and keep hot sleepers cool, while the Brunswick and Logan & Cove hybrid mattresses contain a base of coiled springs to provide a bit more support.

Choose the Novosbed Mattress if…

  • You’d like an option for adjustable firmness
  • You need a quiet mattress with excellent motion isolation
  • You enjoy the close contouring feel of memory foam
  • You’re looking for a mattress with a removable cover

Keep Shopping if…

  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You typically sleep near the edge of the mattress
  • You want a mattress with bounce

How Much Is the Novosbed Mattress?

The Novosbed mattress offers an average price-point for a high-quality, all-foam model. Although the company doesn’t offer any add-on features, this competitively priced mattress comes with a washable top cover, free shipping, and a generous sleep trial.

Please note that the Novosbed mattress is available in the U.S. and Canada, so we’ve included prices in both USD and CAD.


Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 38" x 74.5" 20.9-23.1 kg. $999
Twin XL 38" x 79.5" 22.2-26.3 kg. $1,099
Full 52.5" x 74.5" 28.1-31.3 kg. $1,199
Queen 59.5" x 79.5" 34-38.1 kg. $1,399
King 75.5" x 79.5" 42.2-47.2 kg. $1,599
California King 71.5" x 83.5" 42.2-47.2 kg. $1,599
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How Does the Novosbed Mattress Feel?

The Novosbed comes in three different firmness options: Soft, Medium, and Firm, which correspond to medium soft (4), medium firm (6), and firm (7) respectively on the 10-point firmness scale. The exact feel of the bed will vary depending on the model you choose. However, all three options share a plush, two-layer comfort system that provides the body-hugging feel and excellent pressure relief of memory foam.

This is most obvious in the medium soft Novosbed, the only model that contains a top layer of gel-infused memory foam. The Novosbed medium firm and firm models are more supportive and less pillowy, but both still provide a moderate amount of contouring.

As an all-foam mattress with a thick, dual-layer memory foam comfort system, the Novosbed gives the sensation of sinking into the mattress. While many enjoy this distinctive experience of memory foam, we know that it’s not for everyone. If you’re in Canada, consider one of’s hybrid mattress models like the Apollo, Brunswick, or Logan & Cove for a more supportive sleep surface with better ease of movement.

What Is the Novosbed Mattress Made Of?

The Novosbed mattress is made with an all-foam construction. Foam mattresses are often highly rated when it comes to pressure relief as they closely contour to the curves of your body. While foam mattresses have a reputation for sleeping hot, the Novosbed’s construction includes several key features to help alleviate this concern. We’ll break down the materials used to create the Novosbed mattress.

Cover Material

The Novosbed cover is a standout feature of this mattress. While most mattress covers serve as a simple protector, the Novosbed cover adds to its functionality. The sides of the mattress are covered with durable furniture-grade upholstery material. The top section of the cover is made with soft, washable Tencel stretch knit fabric, and it zips off from the base of the bed for easy cleaning. This design also allows you to insert a Novosbed Comfort+ kit if you decide to adjust the firmness of your mattress.

Comfort Layers

The top layers of the Novosbed are made with two sections of high-density memory foam. The exact composition of each layer will vary depending on the firmness level that you choose.

The medium soft Novosbed includes a top layer of gel memory foam. This helps fight heat buildup, a common issue with softer all-foam mattresses. The medium firm and firm options are made with slightly denser memory foam layers that have open-cell construction to help improve airflow and prevent overheating. In all three firmness options, a second layer of memory foam provides an intermediate layer of support to prevent you from sinking too deeply into the surface of the Novosbed.

Support Core

Similar to other all-foam mattresses, the Novosbed contains a support core made from a thick layer of high-density polyfoam. This provides a durable base of support that helps stabilize the softer comfort layers above. That said, the foam-based support core has less than ideal edge support, especially when compared to hybrid mattresses with a similar firmness level.

Does it Isolate Motion?

Rating 4/5

Like other all-foam mattresses, the Novosbed offers superb motion isolation. Motion isolation refers to the ability of a bed to restrict the transfer of movement across its surface. The memory foam-based comfort system of the Novosbed absorbs motion so that couples sharing the same bed don’t disturb each other with their movements.

Does it Sleep Cool?

Rating 2/5 (Medium Soft), 3/5 (Medium Firm, Firm)

While the Novosbed doesn’t sleep quite as cool as other options such as hybrid and latex mattresses, it performs on par with most all-foam models. All-foam mattresses with close contouring have a tendency to restrict airflow and trap body heat, which can lead to overheating.

To help offset this problem, Novosbed includes a gel-infused layer of memory foam in its softest mattress as well as open-cell foam to improve airflow and ventilation. That said, the medium soft mattress may still sleep hot for some. The medium firm and firm options do not conform as closely, allowing more air to circulate around your body.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating 2/5

Lacking a reinforced perimeter, the Novosbed tends to sag along its edges when weight is applied. This is a common problem for most all-foam mattresses. They tend to compress at the edges, reducing the amount of usable space. This is an important consideration for couples, as well as for those who often sit or sleep near the edge of the bed.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating 2/5 (Medium Soft), 3/5 (Medium Firm, Firm)

The Novosbed’s sleep surface lacks the bounce and responsiveness that make a mattress ideal for sex. The bed’s memory foam comfort layer is great for absorbing motion, but this is a double-edged sword. While motion isolation can help couples rest easier when one partner tosses and turns or gets in and out of bed at night, it also restricts movement and makes changing positions more difficult during sex. Couples will find that the medium firm and firm Novosbed models are easier to move around on than the medium soft model.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating 3/5

The Novosbed produces a moderate amount of off-gassing odor on par with other memory foam mattresses. Off-gassing is a consequence of the mattress production and packaging process. Modern mattress manufacturing techniques produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that get sealed in with a new mattress when it’s compressed for shipping. While not considered to be harmful, these VOCs give off a noticeable odor that can be particularly unpleasant for those sensitive to strong smells. When unboxing your new mattress, make sure to give it a few hours to decompress and air out in a well-ventilated room.

What Type of Sleeper Is the Novosbed Mattress Best For?

We found that the Novosbed mattress offers a comfortable sleep surface for all types of sleepers, but the bed performs particularly well for side and back sleepers. That’s because the Novosbed’s memory foam comfort system does an excellent job of cushioning the hips and shoulders, where pressure points are most likely to develop. Let’s take a closer look at how the Novosbed performs for each sleep position.

Side Sleepers

This sleep position places a great deal of pressure on the shoulders and hips. To avoid pain at these key pressure points, side sleepers typically require a medium to medium firm mattress with a moderate amount of contouring, making the Novosbed a great match. Our side sleeping testers found that the Novosbed’s thick comfort layer provided the right amount of body hugging comfort to relieve pressure and promote proper spinal alignment.

Combination Sleepers

Some sleepers use a combination of all sleep positions during the night, without favoring one over another. For combination sleepers, ease of movement is often a priority. The medium firm and firm Novosbed models are easier to change sleeping positions on, while the medium soft option may inhibit movement.

Back Sleepers

For back sleepers, the problem area is typically the lower back or lumbar region. Similar to side sleepers, back sleepers do best on a medium to medium firm mattress that provides support along with moderate contouring. The Novosbed’s supportive yet body-hugging comfort system fits the bill.

Stomach Sleepers

For sleepers who prefer to sleep on their stomachs, it’s important to find a mattress that’s comfortable but not too soft. Soft mattresses can cause the midsection to sag into a U shape, disrupting proper spinal alignment and making it more likely that you’ll wake up with an aching back.

How suitable the Novosbed is for stomach sleepers depends on the firmness of the mattress and the weight of the sleeper. Sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds (60 kilograms) should find that the medium soft Novosbed is a good fit, but heavier sleepers tend to prefer the firm option for more robust support.

How Does Body Weight Impact Performance?

Body weight determines how much pressure you place on your sleep surface, and therefore impacts how a mattress will perform when it comes to support and pressure relief. In addition to your preferred sleep position, it’s important to consider how much you weigh when shopping for a new mattress.

Sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds (60 kilograms) place the least amount of pressure on their mattress and usually sleep best on a softer surface. Overall, we found that the medium soft Novosbed performed exceptionally well for these sleepers due to its soft, body-hugging comfort system. The medium firm option is also a good choice, but the firm Novosbed is more likely to create pressure points and lack the cushioning that these sleepers need.

Sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds (60 and 105 kilograms) also rate the Novosbed highly. Sleepers in this weight range need a bit more support, and the Novosbed medium firm and firm options both strike a nice balance between full-body support and contouring comfort. Side sleepers in this category will likely prefer the medium firm model, while back and stomach sleepers benefit more from the firm model.

The Novosbed mattress is also comfortable for sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds (105 kilograms). These sleepers benefit most from the firmest Novosbed, which has stronger support to help keep sleepers from sinking in excessively.

Is the Novosbed Mattress Good for Couples

The Novosbed offers a mixed bag of features for couples. Certain aspects are key when determining the best mattress for couples, but performance will largely depend on what’s most important to you and your partner.

The Novosbed offers excellent motion isolation. With its memory foam comfort system and polyfoam support core, the Novosbed absorbs movements while making very little noise so that you don’t disturb your partner when tossing and turning or getting in and out of bed. For couples that share a mattress, this can help improve overall sleep quality.

However, for the other important factors that affect mattress performance for couples, including ease of movement, temperature neutrality, and edge support, the Novosbed received only average ratings from our sleep testers.

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies


The Novosbed is available for sleepers in both the U.S. and Canada from the Novosbed website.

This mattress isn’t available in stores or through third-party retailers like Amazon


Novos bed ships to the U.S. and Canada.

Standard shipping is free to the contiguous United States and most of Canada. Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and some remote locations in Canada may require an additional fee.

Novosbed processes all orders in one to five business days. The company  ships orders via FedEx Ground, which typically takes between one to six business days to arrive, depending on your location.

The Novosbed Mattress is compressed, sealed in plastic, and packaged in a box for shipping. No assembly is required, but you will need to move your boxed mattress to its desired location, remove the bed from its packaging, and allow it to decompress.

Additional Services

Novosbed does not currently offer any additional services such as White Glove delivery or old mattress removal. However, if you need help with delivery, set-up, and mattress removal, Novosbed’s customer service team can provide recommendations.

Sleep Trial

The Novosbed Mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial.

Your sleep trial starts the day you receive your Novosbed. New mattresses often require an adjustment period. This allows your body to get used to your new sleep surface. For this reason, the Novosbed sleep trial requires a 60-day break-in period before you can request a return.

Novosbed also offers a Comfort+ kit as part of its sleep trial. If after 30 days you think you chose the wrong firmness option, you can request a free Comfort+ kit to make your mattress firmer or softer. The Comfort+ kit differs from a mattress topper as it’s designed to integrate directly into the comfort system of the Novosbed mattress.

If you’re not completely satisfied with your Novosbed mattress after 60 days, regardless of whether you tried a Comfort+ kit, you can return the mattress for a full refund before the 120-night sleep trial ends.


The Novosbed mattress comes with a limited 15-year warranty that covers defects in the construction and materials of the mattress. The first 10 years of the warranty are non-prorated.

Covered defects include permanent indentations of 1 inch or more within the first 10 years of use and 2 inches or more in the following five years. Manufacturing defects in the zipper or the fabrics of the mattress cover and physical flaws such as splitting of the foam are also covered.

If you find defects in your mattress within the first 10 years, will repair or replace your mattress at no additional cost. After 10 years, the company will repair or replace your mattress for 75% of the original purchase price.

The Novosbed warranty does not cover improper usage or normal wear and tear. You must keep your Novosbed mattress supported on a suitable base for it to be covered under warranty.

Other terms and conditions apply.