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Just like you’re supposed to change your pillows out for new ones periodically, the same applies for your mattress. However, when it comes to mattresses a ton of factors are at play as to whether you need a new one. As a rule, if the mattress is no longer comfortable and/or more than several years old it’s time for a new one.
In my case, my prior mattress was getting old (I delivered my youngest son in it) and it was getting uncomfortable for me so it was time for a new mattress.
Novosbed is one of the mattresses that caught my eye and I have had it for about a week, so I thought now would be a good time to share my thoughts on it, just in case some of you are also in the market for a new mattress.Check out this honest review of the @Novosbed mattress. #Giveaways4Mom Click To Tweet
Brief History of Novosbed
Before I jump into my Novosbed Mattress review, I first one to give you some info about the company and the mattress itself so you can understand the basic things about the mattress. If you are already familiar with this company, feel free to skip ahead to the juicy details where I reveal my honest opinion.
Novosbed was founded by Sam Prochazka and was released originally in 2009. (Sadly, I just heard about them at the end of 2016 – but hey, they had time to get all the kinks worked out, right?) AND this was the first totally risk-free mattress buying experience introduced.
The best part is when a mattress is returned, instead of re-selling it or sending it to the dumpster, they donate the mattress to someone in need. (Awesome, right?)
About the Novosbed Mattress
Novosbed mattress are available in Twin, Twin XL, Full/Double, Queen, King, and California King. The prices range from $800-$1299. You can choose between soft, medium, and firm. (I will be discussing the medium, queen in my review). After ordering, the mattress usually ships between 1-2 business days and it comes with a risk-free 120-night trial (Yes, you can return it up to 120 days after sleeping on it).
If for any reasons you don’t like the mattress they will send you a free Comfort+ kit and if that doesn’t fix the issue they will come pick it up and provide you with a full refund.
Highlights of the Novosbed Mattress
Aside from Novosbed offering a 120-night risk-free trial there are other points that I must highlight.
- It’s made with durable, premium-quality memory foam that is CertiPUR-US certified – This ensures that the mattress will remain comfortable for years down the line.
- It features improved airflow – This means you can sleep more comfortably since the free air flow allows your body heat to dissipate.
- It features removable and washable covers – Your mattress is protected by a cover that can be washed so your clean sheets can feel even better and you don’t have to worry about dirt and odors lingering around. Plus, now you have eliminated the need for buying a mattress cover or topper.
- You can adjust the firmness to your liking – When you use the Comfort+ you can install it right into your bed without worrying about it feeling bulky or looking unsightly.
- No springs just memory foam – You don’t have to worry about springs breaking through to your body.
Unboxing the Mattress
Novosbed – The Good
Now, it’s time to get to the part that I know you have been waiting for. What I think about this mattress. So, let’s get to it.
First, I love how quickly the mattress ships. It arrives in a slightly large box and then you must unroll it to get it inflated for sleeping. I also find the mattress to be very appealing to the eyes and I love that the cover is removable and washable because now I can finally get rid of these mattress covers and toppers that are taking up space in my linen closet.
Just finished unboxing my new @novosbed it took less than ten minutes. Going to put it to the test so watch out for my review on #giveaways4mom soon.
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This is my first memory foam mattress and I can tell a difference without the springs. It feels like I am sleeping on a cloud. I did go with the medium firmness option and I feel that it is just the perfect fit for my sleeping needs. When laying on my back I do sink in a tad, but it is not a heavy sink and it feels more relaxing for me that way anyways, especially after sitting in front of a computer all day.
Additionally, I like the thickness of the mattress. It seems to be a bit thicker than my last one so I would say it is safe to use without a foundation and I am thinking about getting rid of my box spring now that this mattress allows me to sit so high up.
Novosbed – The Bad & The Ugly
Thankfully, what was the bad part of the experience for me may not be the bad part of the experience for you.
My bad part was unboxing it. I will admit I haven’t been on my fitness routine like I should have been lately so I am probably just way out of shape.
I found the box to be heavy and getting it out of the box was a struggle (as I am sure you noticed from my unboxing video). Then, getting the mattress out of the wrap was even more of a struggle (maybe I need to sharpen my scissors or something lol). While this process did take less than ten minutes to complete I felt like I had just done a full fledged workout as I was drenched in sweat by the time I was finished setting up the mattress.
The ugly part comes in when it comes to sitting or lying too close to the edge of the mattress. In my opinion, it is entirely too much sinking going on. Sometimes I like to sit on the very edge of my bed when playing intense video games and it feels like I could easily just slip right off with this one. Also, if you are a wild sleeper or co-sleep I wouldn’t recommend it because of the sinking issue, I could see someone rolling off the bed.
Who I Would Recommend the Novosbed Mattress To
Novosbed mattresses are obviously not mattresses for everyone as everyone has different needs. I would say this mattress brand is ideal for those who:
- Are already in love with memory foam beds
- Are looking for an affordable mattress that has a ton of great benefits
- Are okay with sinking occurring on the edges of the bed
- Singles or couples who don’t co-sleep with children
- College students
- Are looking to get away from spring mattresses
- Want to feel like they are sleeping on a cloud
Overall, I am pleased with this mattress. I will admit the first couple of nights it was different sleeping on a memory foam mattress, but this is my first one. For someone who is already accustomed to memory foam, the transition will probably be more seamless for you than it was for me.
A little over a week sleeping on the mattress though I will say that I must be in love with it because I have told so many friends and family about this mattress already. The sleeping experience is different and since I have been sleeping on this mattress I haven’t been waking up as much during the night from sweating or being uncomfortable (I only wake up if one of my kids decides to be a very, very, early bird lol) and I also have not experienced any back pain, so a good sign.
Have you ever tried out the Novosbed mattress? If so, what was your experience like?