Review Author: Thomas Mitchels
Review Date: June 21, 2012
|Rating:||(4.5 / 5)|
Summary: The Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress is a premium-level mattress that has been on the market for a few years now. It has gradually increased in popularity and is now one of the most popular gel memory foam mattresses on the market.
I decided to put together this Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress review after trying one out again a few weeks ago to help you determine whether this mattress is the right fit for you.
In this review I will discuss how this mattress is designed, provide some pros and cons, and show you what other Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress reviews have to say. At the end of the article, I will show you where to get a special discount when you purchase this mattress online.
- 12″ thickness (2.5 memory foam gel on top, 2.5′” textured foam in middle, 7″ superior base foam on bottom)
- 100% hypo-allergenic materials
- flame-retardant materials that meet requirements of 16 CFR Part 1633-Federal flammability
- 20 year warranty
My Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review
The Novaform Gel Memory Foam mattress features a thickness of 12″. The top 2.5 inches consists of patented gel-memory foam technology and the middle consists of 2.5 inches of textured foam. The bottom layer provides 7 inches of superior-base foam. When you look at the breakdown, you’re really only getting 2.5 inches of memory foam on the top.
Now regularly I would advise you look for at least 3 or 4 inches of memory foam material so that you can maximize the amount of pressure point relief.
However, it does not seem necessary with this mattress because the Novaform gel is so dense and features special gel beads for maximum relief. Although it is only 2.5 inches, every inch is premium quality and super comfortable.
The rest of the layers are not as important, but it appears they’ve been specially designed to support the top gel layer on top. After sleeping on this mattress for a few days, I noticed no inconsistent sections and everything seems to feel even – which is what you would expect from a premium mattress.
In terms of materials, the Novaform Gel Mattress is made from 100% hypo-allergenic and CFC-free materials. So if you’re an allergy sufferer or sensitive to “plasticky” smells, then this mattress is what you’re looking for. I’ve tried out some memory foam mattresses that feel great to sleep on, but feature such a strong smell it ruins your sleep (or even worse, gives you a headache).
Now that is not something you want when you’re trying to get a good night’s sleep!
Sleeping on the Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Now we get to the real meat of my Novaform Gel Memory Foam mattress review: how comfortable is it to sleep on?
For the most part, I was very impressed with how comfortable this mattress was. As soon as you lie on it, it gets to work conforming to your back’s unique characteristics. The sign of a good memory foam mattress is one that completely removes pressure points on your back.
This particular mattress definitely fits into that category. Some Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress reviews I came across even compared it to sleeping on a cloud (and when you sleep on it you will know exactly what they mean.)
Another problem with memory foam mattresses is that they tend to get very hot at night. This is especially the case with dense memory foam. However, the Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress maintains a consistent temperature throughout the night and has a specially designed circulation system. Heat is able to vent out properly and does not remain trapped in the memory foam.
The only drawback I could find about this mattress was its weight. It weighs about 91 pounds, which is quite heavy for a mattress. If you need to move it upstairs, you may find it a bit tricky. And its not the most maneuverable mattress either. It will definitely be at least a 2 or 3 person job. But of course, you’re probably not going to be moving it much once its in place, so this probably isn’t a huge issue for most people.
Other Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress Reviews
Before putting together this article, I searched around for some other Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress reviews. As I suspected, most people were extremely happy with this mattress. On Amazon, it has a full 5 star rating.
Below are some excerpts from these Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress Reviews:
“This mattress has been the best purchase we have made. After sleeping on it we loved it. I have back problems and a night on this actually makes it better” Amy Swanson (Saint Paul, MN)
“My husband and I love it! We are going to purchase the twin sizes for my kids. I am also going to buy one for my vacation House. Very happy with this purchase.” Tinkerbell (Amazon.com)
“We paid $700 new at Costco and this has served as one of the better beds we have ever had. Don’t overpay for a TempurPedic and don’t buy a cheaper one than this. This is the perfect buy!” Bliss (Amazon.com)
- Perfect for people with backpain
- Very comfortable
- Perfectly conforms to body structure
- Does not get too hot at night
- A bit heavy and awkward to move around
If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive, high quality memory foam mattress, then the Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress is your best option. The next category up would be for one of the $2000 Tempur-pedic mattresses. And to be honest (I’ve tried them), they are very expensive and not a whole lot better than this Novaform Gel one. And if you don’t like it, they are a real pain to try to return.
Where To Buy the Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress
I did a bit of searching around, and the best deal right now is through Amazon. This queens size mattress is regularly priced at $800, but right now you can get it for about $700. The other sizes are similarly discounted.
Plus it comes with a 20 year warranty. This is a great sign, because it means the company expects it to last at least 20 years. When you consider the price of the mattress amortized over 20 years, you’re only paying $35 per year to get a premium quality sleep.