1387214327_nvsbdlg~ Thank you to Novosbed for providing a sample at no charge. No monetary compensation was received or offered. My opinions are strictly my own! ~

Everyone deserves a good nights sleep and that’s why when Novosbed offered to send us a queen-size memory foam mattress for review I was thrilled (yet a bit jealous at the same time).

1387221085_aria-4The reason being, hubby and I have been wanting to replace our 13 year old saggy, non-supportive mattress for quite some time but because our 19 year old son Derek outgrew his little twin spring mattress long ago, it was only right to let him be the one to try out the Novosbed Aria Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress. Drool!!!

I’m a good mom, right? hehee! I mean although hubby and I would LOVE to snuggle up in a super comfy new bed (and wake up pain-free) I couldn’t let my son continue looking like “Goldie Locks” with his feet hanging way beyond his tiny little hard twin mattress. It just wouldn’t have been fair. So, I gave away this awesome opportunity for my baby boy.

I wish I had taken a picture of Derek when he first learned he was getting a new bed. Oh boy was he excited!


Now, I’ve received a lot of packages in my day but never have I EVER received one as unique as this one. Any other time we’ve had furniture delivered it’s been via a moving truck-style vehicle but this one came via FedEx and it was in a large rectangular box. Yes, I said box.


1.) Boxed  2.) All rolled up
3.) Unfolding the Aria  4.) Unfolded & sucking in air
(You can slightly see the pillows in the middle of the unfolded mattress)

When I first saw the size I was in shock. I expected an 11″ thick memory foam mattress to arrive in a much larger package. Nope, not this one. It’s compressed (air removed), wrapped in thick plastic, folded, and rolled up (in three protective layers). Then packed inside a cardboard box.

Just in case you were wondering, this process does nothing damaging to your mattress. Once you remove all the outer packing you’re left with a brand new, attractive and super comfortable mattress. I honestly prefer this method because it eliminates the possibility of your mattress being dragged across the ground and scuffed or soiled during the shipping process!


The Aria mattress & pillows within minutes of unwrapping!

I WILL say this baby weighs a hefty 89.2 pounds so getting it up a flight of stairs takes a bit of work and requires help. Thankfully Derek lifts weights daily, and he’s pretty darned strong so this was not a problem. He definitely earned it. hehee!

Unfortunately, although I pre-warned Derek about the arrival of his new mattress, he didn’t prepare his bedroom as well as I had hoped so we had some furniture to maneuver around. But, hubby and I managed and was able to get the mattress unwrapped and watched in anticipation as it slowly filled with air and plumped up to it’s normal size. It really didn’t take long at all. It was filling up before we got all of the plastic off. The Aria is totally ready for use in approximately 4-6 hours.

As an added bonus, he also received two new memory foam pillows. What a nice surprise! They were both rolled up with the mattress and just like the mattress, they didn’t take long to reach their maximum size. Don’t tell him but I couldn’t wait to lay down on the mattress to see what it was like. I’ve never owned a memory foam mattress, only spring mattresses and waterbeds. The Aria pillow-top memory foam mattress was dreamy. Oh my, I didn’t want to get up. Now I’m really jealous!


1.) All plumped up!
2.) It’s bedtime! 
Wow, it’s time to iron that bedding. haha!

Since we were replacing an old twin size bed, hubby and I went out and purchased a queen foundation to accommodate Derek’s new mattress. Plus, we bought him a new frame, headboard, comforter set and sheets. His room is now all decked out in a totally new bed ensemble and it looks great— and of course it fits his frame much better too. No more “goldie locks” moments. haha! This big bear has a bed that’s fit for a king.


The Aria mattress is made up of 3 different layers— a 7″ (2 pound/ft3) support foam which includes a 2 pound dual layer with Novosbed Airflow Technology (called Novosflow), a 2″ (5.2 pound/ft3) premium memory foam, and a 2″ (4.1 pound/ft3) premium plush memory foam. All of which is encased inside a hypoallergenic ultra-soft velour microfiber quilted cover with non-slip bottom.


To give you an idea of what this mattress feels like, it has the density of a traditional memory foam (medium to soft). With the pillow-top you sink ever so slightly but not as if you’re sinking in quick sand. And once you get up from the mattress it quickly regains it’s shape within 1-1.5 seconds.

Getting out of the mattress is definitely not a problem. Even with my previous back and neck injuries I was easily able to maneuver and stand up without losing footing and I didn’t have to rock to get out either. hehee!

The Aria is midway between soft and firm. It’s not so firm that it feels like you’re sleeping on wet sand but it’s not so soft that you get no support or need assistance in getting out upon wakening. To be honest I really love it and am thinking seriously of talking hubby into getting one. Shh… I haven’t mentioned it just yet. With all of the Christmas shopping we’ve been doing, I didn’t think it was a good time to bring up spending the money. haha!


Ultimately Derek has the final say in this review. He’s been sleeping on the Aria Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress for a few weeks now and he’s been extremely pleased. He says this is the most comfortable mattress he’s ever experienced. He’s drifting off to sleep fairly quickly and waking up feeling refreshed. Plus, his back doesn’t hurt like it did when he slept in his little spring mattress. Oh, and he’s very happy with the fact that he has a lot more room to spread out.

The Aria Pillow-Top memory foam mattress measures 59.5″ x 79.5″ x 11″ which is plenty of luxurious comfort for Derek!

Some things I love about the Aria is that this elegant mattress eliminates pressure points and motion transfer (not that Derek has to worry about annoying a sleeping partner just yet since he doesn’t have one). It also promotes a good sleeping posture. I tend to sleep on my stomach or sides but because our mattress sags pretty low it’s very uncomfortable and to help prevent my mattress from tugging on my lower back (as it’s pulling me in) I tend to sleep with one leg bent and stretched out. I still wake up stiff and in severe pain. UGH! With the Aria, I wouldn’t have to worry about that!

The Aria is available in 6 sizes; Twin, Twin XL, Double, Queen, King, and California King.


You can purchase a Novosbed Aria Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress directly at www.novosbed.com. Prices range from $799 – $1199. Shipping is FREE! Compared to a Tempur-pedic, this awesome mattress is much more affordable yet offers the same in quality and value.

Not sure if an Aria memory foam mattress is for you? No problem! Novosbed offers a legendary risk-free guarantee on ALL of their mattresses. Try it for 60 – 120 nights and if you’re not completely satisfied, you can return it, no questions asked. They will even pay for the return shipping!

Plus, you get a 25 year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials. That’s a pretty amazing guarantee as well. It’s a win-win kind of deal. Don’t you think?

Novosbed is North America’s premiere luxury memory foam mattress manufacturer, wholesaler and online retailer. They offer the highest quality in memory foam mattresses and pillows that are made right here in the USA.




Choose from 4 different styles including the Classic, Aria, Sonata and Harmony— all quality and exceptionally comfortable in their own way.

With the combination of machine washable fire retardant covers, supreme air circulation, maintainability, and comfort. Plus, more affordable pricing and FREE shipping, Novosbed is the better, smarter choice when choosing a new mattress. I highly recommend them!


“Like” Novosbed on Facebook for up-to-date info on new products and offers. As well as your chance to win 1 of 3 Novosbed Adagio Memory Foam Pillows ($150 value).

~ All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclaimer for more information. I did not receive financial compensation for my post but did receive the product(s) mentioned above free of charge from the manufacturer or PR Agency and was under no obligation to write a positive review.  ~

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83 Responses to Novosbed Aria Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress #review

  • Megan Swinney says:

    Looks nice and comfy! :)

  • Terry Dickson says:

    I would love to get a memory foam mattress when my pillow-top mattress is warn out.

  • Pam H. says:

    I would like to try the Harmony gel mattress. Next time I am in the market for a new mattress, I will definitely consider Aria. Thanks for the review.

  • lisa says:

    I’ve often wondered if these would be comfortable. I really need to replace our mattress. This sounds like an alternative for now.

  • Anita L says:

    This mattress sounds like a dream come true! It’s amazing how it arrives in such a small box, but I can see that once it fills with air, it’s very nice and fluffy looking! I hope some day to be able to enjoy the luxury of a mattress like the Novosbed. Thanks so much for your review and enjoy your new bed :)

  • Bret says:

    This sounds like a great mattress! Thanks for the review!

  • Brandi Dawn says:

    This bed looks super comfy. Not sure if I would be able to climb out of it in the mornings!

  • ANN*H says:

    I like that you can pick from 4 different styles of this mattress. It sounds so comfortable and I could sure use a new mattress for my back . thanks for the information

  • Jessica says:

    Would love to try this. It sounds great and maybe it the mattress i been looking for

  • Sheri Ferguson says:

    I have a bed similar to this. It’s amazing that it comes in a box like that and puffs up when you take it out!

  • LaVonne says:

    You are a great mom! Your son is lucky, because that mattress looks awesome!

  • Susan Johnson says:

    I can understand your son’s new-found love for his bed as a result of the memory foam. I “inherited” my mom’s when she moved to Hawaii to be with her new grandson. It is heaven! Hopefully you’ll be giving one away sometime soon, because she did wind up moving back here, and needs her own memory foam (she won’t let me give it back to her). Thanks for the review, because it will help me focus on the right companies’ products to look into.

  • shawna cunningham says:

    i need the gel one! i bet any of them would feel good on my back though!

  • Kelly R says:

    I really need to replace my sons mattress and this looks like it is really comfy. I will have to go check them out.

  • Emma says:

    That’s so cool how it comes rolled up! I need a new mattress too and this one sure looks comfy :)


    i think this is a wonderful review ,maybe some day i can get me one these…

  • All Natural Katie says:

    This is a great way to add some cushion to a mattress.

  • Jennifer Hiles says:

    Now that looks like luxury! A pillow top and memory foam sounds fantastic. I can’t believe they could package that into a small box. I would have thought they were delivering the wrong things! I need to buy my daughter a bed very soon. She has quickly outgrown her crib. I will definitely check out Novosbed when I search for a new one!

  • Brynn @ MommyDigger.com says:

    This looks so cozy! I have a memory foam pillow and love it, I’m sure this bed would make it even better!

  • Karen Glatt says:

    I like the 3 layers of this mattress and really looks like it is so comfortable to sleep on. It is heavy because of the well constructed way it is made. I would love to own one of these!

  • Michele Comas says:

    This looks so inviting…

  • allyson bossie says:

    I really need a new mattress badly on our bed. We are hoping to get one this year, and I want a high quality memory foam

  • krista grandstaff says:

    This looks pretty amazing…I’m like you, I’d get a new mattress to replace my relic, and end up giving it to one of my kiddos… :) Still, this looks like it would be well worth it…and since I plan on seriously mattress shopping this next year, this is definitely something to keep in mind!

  • Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    This was a great review! I really will consider the Novosbed Aria Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress. I have been wanting a memory foam mattress for my aching back but financially, we couldn’t afford it. This mattress is more in line with my finances. I loved how it sets up–the kid in me would be thrilled watching that mattress expand. I think I would choose the soft gel mattress in King size.

  • Kamla L. says:

    This looks sounds amazing! I’ve been seeing a lot on memory foam mattress and pillows popping up throughout the internet. The Novosbed Aria Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress sounds like a great product. I would love to try it out.

  • Candy Kratzer Wenzel says:

    This is awesome and it comes in a compact box. Never thought that would be possible and be comfortable also.

  • Robin Abrams says:

    This is kewl i would love to have one of these. My bed is hard as a rock , I never get a full night sleep toss and trun trying to get confortable

  • Shelly Johnson says:

    We just bought a new matress about 6 months ago. I tried several of the foam matresses and couldn’t find one that I felt comfortable in. Not gonna lie – I think I’m more of a pillow top girl :)

  • Brian Kautz says:

    I need the gel one, and may get one the old mattress gets worn enough

  • Mya Murphy says:

    I have broken cartilage in my knees, going to physical therapy, and I believe this would do wonders for me.

  • Stephen says:

    I’ve slept on other foam mattresses. They are very good nowadays!

  • Martha Boismier says:

    these are nice and comfy,I would fall fast asleep in it

  • Denise Osborn says:

    This looks great, I would have to try it out for myself to see how my back would do.

  • sherri chastain says:

    what a well written review, whew .. made me want to find one to sleep on… the part about the wet sand captured my attention.. it sounds like my kinda bed , I only wish I could afford one, I am sure they are worth every penny , and it even has a 25 year warranty !! thanks

  • Lori Hendricks says:

    This sounds awesome! I really could use a new one…maybe one like this!

  • Sally says:

    This mattress sounds so awesome I’m going to check into buying one!

  • cATHY jAROLIN says:

    Thankyou for the very interesting review. I am so glad your son is happy and can sleep so much more comfortable now..I know you are too! Moms always want whats best for their children and Yes we do put their needs before our own. That is what makes us so special! The mattress from your description seems awesome! I will keep this Brand in mind nest time we mattress shop..Take care & God Bless~

  • Kayci Stanley says:

    This pillow top memory foam mattress sound super comfy. We’ve been using a memory foam mattress for the past few years and I don’t think I would ever want to go back to a regular mattress again.

  • Paula V says:

    This looks great. Love how it comes compact and then just “fluffs” up. Great addition to much needed sleep.

  • Lisa Kerr says:

    I would love to have one of these mattresses! My boyfriend and I both have terrible back pain, so this sounds like it would be the perfect mattress for us! I am so jealous of you for already having one!

  • krista grandstaff says:

    I also sleep on my side, and have a horrible time getting up in the morning because of our saggy mattress – I have to sleep with one leg curled up and one straight out so I don’t fall in…lol..and if I need to roll in the middle of the night, forget it! 20 min and lots of groaning… argh! I am already starting to shop now for the mattress I plan on buying at some point this next year – this sounds like a dream!

  • Gianna says:

    It looks very comfortable.

  • Stacy Peart says:

    OMG it must be like heaven!

  • Allyson Bossie says:

    I desperately need a new mattress this year. This one looks so comfy, I might look into it!

  • Tina B says:

    I would never get out of bed! This is the perfect bed

  • kathy pease says:

    This looks so comfortable and would be like sleeping on a cloud. My mattress I have now equates to sleeping on a hay bale..lol

  • Minta Boggs says:

    Looks really comfortable. My mattress is lumpy in some places and I wake up all the time with a kink in my neck..I would love to try this one…thanks for the excellent review makes me want to go out and buy one.

  • Katherine McPherson says:

    Wonderful review! Makes me want one too!

  • Paula Willbanks says:

    It looks very comfy.

  • Darlene Carbajal says:

    It looks so comfy!!!

  • lisa says:

    This is so much more economical than buying a whole new bed. Something to look into.

  • Susan E. says:

    We tried a tempurpedic bed once and it was absolutely horrible. It made my arms got to sleep at night, every night. I slept horribly and woke up incredibly sore. We have a memory foam hybrid bed now and it has been pretty great. I also have had back injuries so finding the perfect mattress will probably never happen for me.

  • denise low says:

    I think my husband and I could sleep better on this one.

  • Shea Balentine says:

    This would be so nice to try! Lots better than my lumpy mattress!

  • Marlyce Hammen-Suter says:

    Very interesting that this mattress arrives in a box inside a space bag. I tend to not like memory foam mattresses as they tend to trap heat and, in turn, make me hot. If I would be in the market for one though, it seems like a good one.

  • Jayne Townsley says:

    It comes in a BOX? That’s crazy!

    You are a super nice mom to give your boy that mattress. I would have done the same thing, though.

  • Nancy Allen says:

    I would love to have a foam memory mattress. With our old mattress I have to roll over and push myself up just to sit up and then push myself up to then stand up. My back and legs are aching almost every morning upon awakening. Wish I could afford a mattress like this.

    You are a great mom to have given the mattress to your son. Thank you and your son for the great review.

  • Crystal Davis says:

    I would love a new mattress. Especially a memory foam mattress. I have been married for 6 years now and been through probably as many mattresses. Not one of them new. We are poor so they have all been hand-me-downs.

  • Renee says:

    I have heard good and bad things about the memory foam. I really want to get one

  • Buddy Garrett says:

    I have heard a lot of good things about memory foam mattresses. It sounds great.

  • Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    We REALLY need a new mattress (if’s been 20 years now!) and I know the “TECHNOLOGY” of bedding and mattresses has evolved since the last time we shopped for one. The need became even more pressing when we found out my Honey/Hubby needed a new / total hip transplant surgery! Having a quality mattress with the proper level of firmness could be very essential to his prompt successful recovery.

    I like the way this one sounds (and I could sure use those pillows for my own back, neck & shoulder issues.) We will definitely be looking into this one before we make a final decision. Thanks for the helpful review!

  • Billie Wilson says:

    I would love to have one of these mattresses. I’ve never owned a memory foam one before. I’ve always been worried about that “sinking” feeling. I do not like that at all. But from the review it seems as though it’s not a problem. I toss and turn all night, and most mornings wake up with a stiff body. This might be our next mattress! Thanks for the review.

  • maria c says:

    Thanks for the review! This sounds like a great mattress. I need a new mattress and this looks like a great option. It look so comfortable.

  • Tara C says:

    I love the way they ship it! Even with the weight, that would be SO much more convenient than trying to maneuver a regular mattress through the house and drag it up the stairs!

  • laurie nykaza says:

    A Memory foam mattresses is what I want to get next time when I get one. I love my memory foam pillow so I’m sure the mattress is just amazing to sleep on too.

  • Lily Kwan says:

    This mattress looks very nice. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

  • denise low says:

    I really need this bad and so does my husband

  • Christina Marie says:

    You are great salesman. I want one! I would have given my son my old mattress and taken the new one though. You are far too generous. Thanks for sharing!

  • rose paden says:

    This would be great to own! My husband and I just had to get rid of our old memory foam topper! It got wore out big time!

  • Katie Smith says:

    I would love to have this! Looks amazingly comfortable!

  • Mer says:

    That does sound so comfy! I love the images of it springing to shape….I would never have guessed they could fit a mattress in that size box!

  • lisa says:

    I could use that right now. I was coughing so hard that I pulled something in my rib cage. It hurts to move or take a deep breathe.

  • Kristin Duncan says:

    i wouldn’t mind having a new mattress…

  • Sunnymay says:

    Thanks for the graphics that show the difference in the densities and thus firmness between the different mattresses. It makes shopping for a mattress much easier. I agree with you about being amazed the mattress came in a small package and plumped up to mattress size.

  • md Kennedy says:

    I LOVE how this bed gets delivered! Much easier than having to arrange for a mattress to be delivered from the department store!

  • desiree says:

    i think this would work on our bed beacuse of the back with the weather si cold an shoulder lock up on my right side

  • pam conklin says:

    looks like a really nice mattress. I like that it inflates in 4-6 hours from that small roll. My hubby and I have allot of back problems. This might be the answer!

  • Christina Strapp says:

    We have a old mattress and could really use something like this.

  • Richard Hicks says:

    WOuld love to try this mattress out. I have one that is about 5 years old and it seems like it is already worn out. Features on this one would give a good nights rest

  • Joleene Gould says:

    My husband and i really need a new bed i just had surg. and we have a small mem foam topper but this sounds perfect maybe i wont wake up so stiff and tierd. Thank you

  • Alexia Abby says:

    Oooh! This looks and sounds so comfy! I love the pictures you post! It’s funny how a great mattress pad can change your whole sleeping experience! I like that you had Derek review it! =)

  • Eileen Richter says:

    WOW. that is amazing they give you a few months to see if you like it. And a 25 year warranty is a LONG warranty! When you invest in something like this you’d like to know you are covered. I do wonder though if it emits a chemical smell when you first unwrap it. I have some family members that have purchased these type of covers and it was horribly smelly and had to be aired out for a few days. Pillows too. That is one reason we have not gotten one…I am super ehcmically sensitive. I can’t imagine having the comfort of this. Also have bad back and neck issues. Someday!

  • Belinda says:

    This looks so comfy! We really need a new bed. Neither I or my hubby has been sleeping well lately. We plan to buy a new one when we sell our current home. We’ll have to look into this one!


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