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Memory Foam Mattress
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|Novosbed is a memory foam mattress that is available in multiple firmness profiles. The bed also comes with a removable and machine washable cover.|
Soft Foam Mattress
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|Casper is one of the most popular online mattress brands in the world. Their flagship mattress is about a medium firmness and has a soft foam feel.|
Before we get into the post, here’s an overview of the main points we’ll be comparing:
Now let’s get into the nuts and bolts of this comparison.
Novosbed is a bedding brand based in Canada, and they’ve been strong competitors in the sleep industry since 2009. Novosbed stands out from others because they have offers and additional features that we honestly don’y see very often. We think Novosbed is a great choice for folks who want a few extra options to choose from.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Casper before, but if you haven’t, they’re one of the biggest and most popular bed-in-a-box companies on the planet. We think a Casper mattress is universally comfortable, meaning most people won’t have any negative feelings about it when they lay down on one. We think it’s a great option for those who are looking for something comfortable, but without all the extra bells and whistles.
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Novosbed is a total of 11” thick, and is composed of three different foam layers. Since you have the option to choose between firmness levels, the exact construction of each bed may slightly vary. But overall, they’re all pretty similar.
The first layer is between 6”-7” thick, and it’s a dense slab of polyurethane (neutral) foam to act as the foundation of your Novosbed. Next comes 2-3” of transition memory foam to serve as a barrier between the base, and the foam above it.
The final comfort layer is made from aerated memory foam, which is meant to promote better airflow than traditional memory foam mattresses. Unless you opt for the Comfort + Kit, then the one you chose would be your top layer.
You can choose to receive a free Comfort + Kit 30 days into your free trial, which is a mattress topper that makes your bed feel softer, or firmer.
If you choose to get one, it adds an extra 2” to your bed’s total thickness, and it comes included with a cover extender so it’s easier for you to slide the topper inside your mattress.
We’ve all been there where you spill a drink or some type of saucy food on your mattress, then you race to try and spot clean it before it stains. Cleaning your Novosbed mattress cover and keeping it clean is pretty painless, because it comes with a machine washable cover.
Some mattress brands claim to have a removable cover on their bed, but be careful. That doesn’t necessarily mean the cover is machine washable. So this is one edge we’d say Novosbed has over Casper, and many other brands in the bed-in-a-box industry.
Since there are two layers of memory foam stacked on top of each other, the overall feel of a Novosbed mattress is prominent memory foam. Memory foam gets its name because the mattress molds to your body and remembers your shape. When you lay down, it contours to the curves of your body and you become nestled in a little memory foam cocoon.
There are three firmness levels you can choose from: Soft, Medium, and Firm. On our scale, we gave the models a slightly different rating.
Keep note that we rate the softness or firmness of a mattress based on the perspective of a medium-sized individual. The more you weigh, however, the firmer a mattress is going to feel. We don’t usually recommend all-foam beds to folks over 250+ lbs because hybrid mattresses (beds with foam and coils) are more supportive, so if you identify with this body type, check out our post on the best mattresses for heavy people.
We think all sleeper types can find a suitable Novosbed mattress because of their three different firmness options. If you’re a side sleeper, you may want to look into the Soft model to make sure the curves of your body get enough pressure relief. If you’re a back or stomach sleeper, look into the firmer models so you make sure your spine stays in proper alignment during the night.
The only kind of sleeper who could possibly have a problem with it is combo sleepers. It may be a little difficult to switch positions on because it’s slow to respond to pressure. This isn’t just with Novosbed in particular, in fact, most memory foam beds are harder to move around on because you become nestled in one spot.
If you’re a combination sleeper and love memory foam, we think you’ll be fine. If you’re on the fence about memory foam and still want to try it out, you always have your risk-free trial period to fall back on.
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We haven’t stressed cost throughout this comparison because Casper and Novosbed have very similar price tags. They’re not budget tier mattresses, but they aren’t luxury tier either. A queen size Novosbed retails for right under $1,100 and a queen size Casper retails for about $1,000. Once you take discounts into consideration, they’re still extremely close in price. Sometimes Casper will be cheaper with a larger discount, and vice versa.
Similar to Novosbed, Casper is strictly constructed with foam materials. But instead of using three layers, Casper uses four, and it’s 12” instead of 11” thick.
Starting from the bottom of the mattress, Casper has a dense layer of support foam. It provides the bulk of the mattress, and it’s meant to act as your bed’s foundation. Next comes a transition layer, but it’s constructed a little differently than others.
Casper uses zoned support framework in their transition layer to implement more targeted support. What we mean by that is, the middle third of the transition layer is firm to give you support where you really need it, while the first and third sections are less firm.
The third layer of a Casper mattress is made out of memory foam, and the last layer at the top that you’ll feel the most is a slab of open-cell foam.
When it comes to Casper’s cover, it’s definitely soft and cozy, but it’s not machine washable like the one on Novosbed. They mention on their site it’s easy to take off and clean, but they probably mean spot clean. If you were able to throw it in the wash, they would probably advertise it that way. So if you accidentally spill on your Casper mattress, just spot clean it with warm water and a mild detergent.
You may think a Casper mattress feels like memory foam due to the underlying memory foam slab, but it actually feels more like soft neutral-foam instead. We think the top open-cell foam layer balances out the viscous memory foam underneath.
People can get real divisive when it comes to a memory foam or innerspring feel. One of Casper’s best features is its tame, almost mundane neutral-foam feel. We say this in the best way possible, and it’s probably a large reason why Casper is so popular. It’s likely that some people won’t like the “sinking” feeling memory foam gives you, or the bounce of an innerspring mattress, but most people probably won’t disapprove of a generally soft, and comfortable bed.
On our scale from soft to firm, we rated Casper a medium. This rating accommodates the widest range of sleepers, because it has a nice balance between being pressure relieving but supportive.
Combo sleepers will also have an easier time switching positions on this mattress than Novosbed because it’s much more responsive to pressure.
As you can see, each mattress has features that set them apart from other companies, so it’s difficult to say which mattress is better than the other. Instead, you should ask yourself key questions to find out which mattress is best for you and your specific preferences.
Thanks for choosing the loansonline.store for your sleep time questions, and feel free to check out our other comparisons where we put a ton of other brands head-to-head. You can also take a look at our deals page to make sure you’re getting the best deal on whichever mattress you decide to go with.
Purchasing a mattress online and having it shipped to your front door is somewhat of a new concept compared to the traditional way of picking it up from a store, and some people are still a little skeptical about it. That’s completely understandable, but there are a ton of perks to getting a mattress online, besides the fact that it’s super convenient.
With almost every bed-in-a-box purchase, you’ll get free shipping, free returns, warranty coverage, and a risk-free trial period.
Novosbed will give you a little longer than average warranty coverage and trial period, which is 15 years of coverage with a 120-night trial period. Casper, on the other hand, helped set the standard of a 10-year warranty policy, and 100-night trial period. If you realize you don’t like your new mattress by the time your trial is over, you can give customer service a call and start the easy return process.
When you unbox the mattress, you should give it about 24-48 hours to fully inflate since it’s been compressed inside a 4ft cardboard box for several days.
We want to go over a few of Novosbed’s regulations, because they’re a little out of the ordinary. The first 60 days of your free trial is considered a break-in period, but you’ll be able to order a free Comfort + Kit 30 days in.
It’s a mattress topper that gives you the opportunity to make your bed firmer, or softer if you aren’t loving the feel of the Novosbed you chose. After 60 nights when your break-in period is over, you’ll be able to return your mattress and get your money back.