Octave vs Novosbed Mattress Comparison (2024)

Alex Forest

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Which Is Better: Octave vs Novosbed?

Octave and Novosbed are both memory foam mattresses. Each offers pressure-relieving cushioning and good motion isolation. But only Octave gives you advanced cooling features and zoned support at an ultra-competitive price.

Novosbed pioneered the bed-in-box industry, releasing its first memory foam mattress and introducing the 120-night sleep trial to the world in 2009. Over the years, Novosbed became a standout in quality, construction, comfort, and value. Its fifth-generation memory foam mattress comes in three firmness options with features like open-cell foam, cooling gel memory foam, a high-density memory foam layer, and a machine-washable cover.

In 2023, to provide a more advanced product, GoodMorning.com (the parent company of Novosbed) evolved the Novosbed mattresses into Octave. This line of mattresses is engineered with advanced technologies to provide better cooling, motion isolation, and edge support. Octave offers three mattress models, each with advanced features and improved comfort. Each features a CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibre cover, copper-infused memory foam enhanced with PolarMAX® phase-change material, and multi-zone support foam with air channels.

Every Octave mattress comes with a 365-night sleep trial, a 15-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle. Octave is also competitively priced, with the entry-level Octave Vista priced at just $899 for a queen size.

To help you choose between Novosbed vs Octave, we’ve gathered all the information you need to compare these two mattresses accurately. Although Novosbed came in three firmness options, for the purpose of reviewing, we compared Octave Vista to Novosbed Medium. Please note that Novosbed is no longer available in Canada.

Octave Vista Mattress

Winner:

Octave

The Octave Vista mattress outscored Novosbed in head-to-head mattress testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us).

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Mattress Breakdown

Novosbed was a three-layer memory foam mattress with three firmness options and a machine-washable cover. Priced at $1,399 for a queen size, Novosbed Medium offered above-average motion isolation and a low amount of bounce. It featured a Tencel® mattress cover and was constructed with open-cell memory foam, with some options having a layer of cooling gel foam.

Despite these benefits, Novosbed had its limitations. It lacked a layer of support foam and advanced cooling technologies, and the 120-night sleep trial was only slightly longer than the 100-night trial offered by competitors.

In comparison, Octave Vista offers advanced features like a CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibre mattress cover, copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balance, and multi-zone support foam with air channels for breathability. Octave Vista is more affordable than Novosbed at $899 for a queen size. Octave also has a longer 365-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty.

Octave Vista

9.7
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Novosbed Medium

8.6

Price (Queen)

$899

$1,399

Sleep Trial Nights

365

120

Warranty Years

15

15

Feel

Medium-firm

Medium

Standout Features

  • 365-night sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Above-average edge support and motion isolation
  • Machine-washable cooling cover
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • Multiple cooling features, including copper-infused memory foam and phase-change material
  • Multi-zone support, cushioning, and pressure-point relief
  • Under $900 for a queen-size mattress
  • 120-night sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Above-average motion isolation
  • Machine-washable cover
  • Ideal for side and back sleepers
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • Use of high-density memory foam

Made In

Canada

Canada

 

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Mattress Sizes & Prices

Sizes*Octave PriceNovosbed Price

Twin
75″ x 38″

$599

$999

Twin XL
80″ x 38″

$649

$1,099

Full/Double
75″ x 54″

$799

$1,199

Queen
80″ x 60″

$899

$1,399

King
80″ x 76″

$1,199

$1,599

California King
84″ x 72″

$1,199

$1,599

Split King
80″ x 38″ (x2)

$1,298

N/A

* Based on standard sizing. Individual mattress dimensions may vary.

 

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Mattress Performance Results

Octave Vista Mattress

Octave Vista

Photo of the Novosbed Mattress

Novosbed

Firmness

Firmness

Medium-firm

Medium

Edge Support

Edge Support

7.5 / 10

3.8 / 10

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation

7.3 / 10

6.8 / 10

Bounce

Bounce

3.7 / 10

2.3 / 10

 

Firmness

As the name suggests, Novosbed Medium was considered a medium mattress on the firmness scale. This level of firmness can be comfortable for side and back sleepers but may not offer enough support for stomach sleepers.

In comparison, Octave Vista is considered a medium-firm mattress. Medium-firm mattresses are a popular choice among Canadian sleepers as they suit a wide range of sleep styles, meaning you should find this level of firmness comfortable whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach. If you prefer a touch more firmness, Octave’s layers of premium foam provide the perfect balance of cushioning and support.

 

Edge Support

Although foam mattresses aren’t known for having good edge support, Octave Vista sets itself apart with an above-average edge support score of 7.5/10. Novosbed Medium, on the other hand, scored below average at 3.8/10. If you need a mattress where you can sit comfortably on its edge and easily get out of bed in the morning, you’ll appreciate the improvements made to Octave Vista compared to its predecessor.

 

Motion Isolation

If you are a light sleeper, have a restless partner, or sleep with your kids or pets, you’ll want a mattress with good motion isolation. Most shoppers prefer foam mattresses for this reason. While Novosbed Medium has an above-average motion isolation score of 6.8/10, Octave Vista has an even higher motion isolation score of 7.3/10. With Octave, you can expect to sleep soundly and not notice any movement from the other side of the mattress.

 

Bounce

Bounce is a matter of personal preference. Low bounce is a good thing if you’re a light sleeper who’s easily woken, while higher bounce is ideal if you often change sleep positions.

Both Novosbed Medium and Octave Vista scored below average for bounce. This is typical for all-foam mattresses with good motion isolation. The Novosbed Medium has a bounce score of 2.3/10, which is quite low, and means you could have a bit more difficulty changing sleep positions. If you’re looking for more spring and responsiveness, you will likely enjoy Octave Vista with its higher bounce score of 3.7/10.

 

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Mattress Construction

Octave Vista mattress layers

Octave Vista

Novosbed mattress layers

Novosbed Medium

Height

Height

12″

11″

Layer 1

Layer 1

2″ CopperGel™ memory foam + PolarMAX® phase-change material

1″ premium airflow foam

Layer 2

Layer 2

2″ premium Elastex® foam

3″ cooling gel memory foam

Layer 3

Layer 3

8″ multi-zone support foam with air channels

7″ premium support foam

Both Octave Vista and Novosbed Medium are three-layer memory foam mattresses with cooling features. But only Octave Vista offers phase-change material for enhanced cooling, multi-zone support foam for targeted pressure-point relief, and Elastex® foam for additional bounce, body contouring, and responsiveness.

Memory foam is known for sleeping hot, and to combat this, the top layer of Novosbed Medium is 1″ of premium airflow foam (which is an open-cell foam) followed by a 3″ layer of high-density cooling gel memory foam. With its polyester and Tencel® blend, the machine-washable cover also had some breathability. However, although high-density memory foam is durable, it does trap heat more than other types of foam.

When you compare the Novosbed mattress vs Octave, it’s clear that Octave Vista has more advanced cooling and comfort features. Vista contains copper gel-infused memory foam, PolarMAX® phase-change material, Elastex® foam, and five pressure-relief zones to provide targeted support to every area of your body. It’s also designed with breathable air channels for a cooler sleep.

 

Octave Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: Octave Vista’s top (comfort) layer is 2″ of copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balancing. This layer is designed to pull heat and sweat away from your body for a cooler sleep. Copper is a natural conductor and antimicrobial metal, which is intended to maintain the cleanliness of the mattress.
  • Layer 2: The responsive, body-contouring transition layer is 2″ premium Elastex® foam that has the same springy feel as natural latex. Its additional bounce makes it easier for you to shift positions in the bed for a more comfortable sleep.
  • Layer 3: Octave’s support layer is 8″ of high-density, multi-zone support foam. This ultra-durable layer has five pressure-relief zones to support every area of your body. It also has breathable air channels to let warm air escape and allow cooler air to enter the mattress.

 

Novosbed Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: The top (comfort) layer is 1″ of premium airflow foam. This top layer provides airflow and prevents heat trapping near the surface of the mattress. Foam density: 2 lbs/ft³.
  • Layer 2: The middle (transition) layer is 2″ of high-density gel memory foam. Designed for durability and cooling, this layer also improves motion isolation so you’re less affected by movement from the other side of the mattress. Foam density: 4 lbs/ft³.
  • Layer 3: The bottom (support) layer is 7″ of premium support foam. This layer contributes to motion isolation and provides a strong foundation for the mattress. Foam density: 1.8 lbs/ft³.

Octave has a removable, machine-washable top cover with CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibres. This gives the sleep surface a refreshingly cool feel while it wicks away moisture from your body throughout the night. Novosbed also has a machine-washable cover, but it’s made of durable polyester woven with Tencel® to dissipate heat. Octave’s cooling nanofibres give the mattress an edge when it comes to temperature control.

 

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Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Photo of the Octave Vista Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Octave Vista

Photo of the Novosbed Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Novosbed

Courier

Courier

FedEx

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Shipping Cost

Free

Free

Shipping Time

Shipping Time

3–10 business days

3-10 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

Sleep Trial Nights

365

120

Warranty Years

Warranty Years

15

15

Return Ease

Return Ease

Free pickup and return, full refund

N/A

Octave ships by ground using FedEx. It ships for free from Ontario or Alberta in 3–10 business days. Your mattress is delivered directly to your door throughout most parts of Canada. Additional fees may apply for some remote locations.

When it was available in Canada, Novosbed also shipped by ground using FedEx, and shipped from Ontario or Alberta in 3–10 business days. Shipping was free to most Canadian regions.

Novosbed revolutionized the bed-in-a-box industry with its 120-night sleep trial. (The company no longer provides this trial since Novosbed mattresses have been discontinued and aren’t available for purchase.) Octave now offers an even longer 365-night trial so you can test out your mattress at home. If you choose to return your mattress for a full refund, Octave will pick up returns for free within the sleep trial period. Just contact customer service to coordinate your return.

Novosbed offered a 15-year warranty on its mattresses—five years longer than the industry-standard 10-year warranty. Octave has continued the tradition of longer-than-average coverage with its own 15-year warranty.

 

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Should You Buy Octave or Novosbed?

Octave Vista Mattress

Buy Octave if you want…

Photo of the Novosbed Mattress

Consider a mattress like Novosbed if you want…

  • A 365-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty
  • A machine-washable cooling cover
  • Above-average motion isolation and edge support
  • A mattress designed for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Multi-zone support, cushioning, and pressure-point relief
  • Free shipping, returns, a full refund, and pickups in major metro areas
  • Multiple cooling features, including copper-infused memory foam and phase-change material
  • A queen-size memory foam mattress for under $900
  • A free bedding bundle with pillow(s), a cotton sheet set, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • A 120-night sleep trial and 15-year warranty
  • A machine-washable mattress cover
  • Above-average motion isolation
  • A mattress that’s suitable for side and back sleepers
  • A mattress with a layer of high-density memory foam
  • Free shipping, returns, a full refund, and pickups in major metro areas

 

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