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Novilla Bliss Mattress Review:
Plush Foam, Reasonably Priced

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Written by Katie Kottemann

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

Expert Tested

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Mattress Review

Novilla Bliss

Details

  • Type: Foam

  • Firmness: Medium (5)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California king

  • Price Range: $500 – $1,050

  • Warranty: 10 Year, Limited

Highlights

  • All-foam construction provides deep contouring and pressure relief
  • Effectively isolates motion, making it a great choice for light sleepers
  • Affordable price-point

Drawbacks

  • Closely contouring foam layers can trap heat and inhibit movement
  • Lacks support needed for sleepers over 230 pounds
  • Four layers of foam lead to longer off-gassing time

Sleep Doctor’s take: Novilla Bliss Mattress

The Novilla Bliss is an all-foam mattress available in 8-, 10-, and 12-inch heights. The Bliss is constructed of four layers of foam, including an initial layer of gel-infused memory foam. Our testers found that it effectively reduces pressure buildup and isolates motion, making it well suited for couples and people who awaken easily.

Novilla Bliss Mattress: An introduction

Novilla is a New York-based company that produces all-foam and hybrid mattresses with affordable price-points. In addition to the brand’s multiple collections of mattresses, Novilla also offers bedding, bed frames, and furniture.

Our review focuses on the 10- and 12-inch versions of the Novilla Bliss. We’ll cover how this model rated in our performance categories and discuss its construction and pricing.

How we review 

Our team evaluates mattresses using our comprehensive testing methodology. We rate each bed’s performance in pertinent categories to determine how it feels and who it’s best suited for. Our testing team includes people with a range of body types and sleep preferences to provide a holistic view of a mattress’ strengths and drawbacks.

What’s it like to sleep on the Novilla Bliss Mattress?

The Novilla Bliss’ four foam layers balance cushioning and support with the signature contouring of memory foam. Because of the closely conforming memory foam, our testers found that the Bliss helped relieve pressure. Its all-foam design also absorbs most vibrations, leading to minimal motion transfer. Both the 10-inch and 12-inch models performed best for side and back sleepers under 130 pounds.

Novilla Bliss Mattress pros and cons

Pros

  • Closely contouring memory foam reduces pressure buildup
  • Provides excellent support for side and back sleepers under 130 pounds
  • Inexpensive even for an all-foam bed

Cons

  • Foam hugs the body, which can restrict movement
  • Too soft for sleepers over 230 pounds
  • Not well suited for hot sleepers

Sleeping positions, body weight, and firmness

We rated the Novilla Bliss as medium (5) on our 10-point firmness scale. This puts it in the middle between soft and firm mattresses, striking a balance between soft contouring and sturdy support. 

Several factors determine your comfort level on a mattress, including the bed’s firmness and your body weight and habitual sleep position. Our testers have a wide variety of body types and sleep preferences to help us generate accurate ratings and help you decide if a mattress fits your needs. 

Our testers determined that both the 10- and 12-inch versions of the Novilla Bliss perform best for side and back sleepers under 130 pounds. It wasn’t firm enough for our stomach sleepers over 130 pounds or any of our testers over 230 pounds.

Novilla Bliss – 10-inch

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side sleepers5/53/52/5
Back sleepers5/53/52/5
Stomach sleepers3/52/52/5

Novilla Bliss – 12-inch

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side sleepers5/53/52/5
Back sleepers5/53/52/5
Stomach sleepers3/52/52/5

Side sleepers

Side sleepers on our team who weigh less than 230 pounds were supported and comfortable on both height options, especially those who weigh under 130 pounds. The all-foam construction provides the right amount of cushioning under the shoulders and hips while still providing sufficient support to maintain spinal alignment. Those over 230 pounds found the bed too soft.

Back sleepers

Our team’s back sleepers under 230 pounds were adequately supported on the Novilla Bliss. Because they don’t sink too far into the medium (5) surface, these sleepers found the combination of memory foam and polyfoam just supportive enough to relieve pressure. Back sleepers over 230 pounds found the Novilla Bliss too soft to support the lumbar region.

Stomach sleepers

Stomach sleepers on our testing team didn’t find quite enough support on the Novilla Bliss, though testers under 130 pounds found it relatively comfortable. Stomach sleepers need extra support at the midsection to keep the spine aligned.

The Novilla Vitality, a medium firm (6) hybrid mattress, performed better for stomach sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds, though that mattress also fell short of the firmness required for testers over 230 pounds.


Our performance ratings

Our testers use a five-point scale to evaluate each mattress, with 5 being excellent and 1 denoting poor performance. They use this scale to rate every bed across each of our performance categories.

Pressure relief

Rating: 4/5

The Novilla Bliss’ impressive pressure relief stems from its four-layer foam construction. The top layer of gel-infused memory foam effectively conforms to the body, redistributing weight and mitigating pressure point discomfort. The subsequent polyfoam layers promote airflow and provide a sturdy base. Our testers found that this construction balances pressure relief and overall support to alleviate tension and maintain spinal alignment.

Temperature neutrality

Rating: 3/5 (10-inch), 2/5 (12-inch)

The gel-infused memory foam layer works to actively dissipate heat, while the underlying polyfoam layers are designed to encourage breathability. However, the thicker layer of memory foam in the 12-inch model absorbs more heat and contributes to a slightly warmer sleeping experience. Those who sleep excessively hot may prefer the Novilla Vitality Hybrid.

Motion isolation

Rating: 4/5

Our team discovered that the Novilla Bliss’ all-foam construction provides very good motion isolation. The memory foam and successive layers of polyfoam work in tandem to absorb movement effectively, minimizing sleep disturbances caused by a partner’s movements. The dense polyfoam base further enhances stability, making this mattress a great choice for light sleepers, people who sleep with pets, and others who value motion isolation.

Edge support

Rating: 3/5 (10-inch), 2/5 (12-inch)

Foam beds often struggle to support body weight along the perimeter. We found that the 10-inch model has better edge support, likely because its dense support core is closer to the surface. The 12-inch model’s thicker layers of plush foam result in more noticeable sinkage around the perimeter, making it feel less secure. While not important for every sleeper, edge support affects a mattress’ durability and its usable surface area.

Durability

Rating: 2/5 (10-inch), 3/5 (12-inch)

Generally, all-foam mattresses should be replaced after 6 to 7 years of use. Because of its thicker support core, our testers predict the 12-inch Novilla Bliss will reach this estimate, while the 10-inch model may be more prone to sagging and body impressions over time. However, these are just estimates, and a mattress’ actual lifespan depends on proper care as well as a sleeper’s body weight and sleep position.

Ease of movement

Rating: 2/5

The Bliss’ memory foam and polyfoam layers, while great for contouring and pressure relief, react slowly to changes in position. This means sleepers may feel somewhat trapped when attempting to move or change sleeping postures. The all-foam construction also minimizes bounce, further impeding movement.

Sex

Rating: 2/5

In assigning this rating, our team considered the mattress’ lack of bounce and deep contouring, which limits mobility. Additionally, the bed’s limited edge support and below-average temperature control could be detractors during sex. Thus, this mattress might not meet the needs of those who are looking for the best mattress for sex.

Off-gassing

Rating: 2/5

Off-gassing is a term for the chemical odor that occurs when compressed foam releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) after being unboxed. The Novilla Bliss contains four layers of foam, so we noticed that it required a fair amount of time to off-gas before the smell dissipated. After unboxing, be sure to place the mattress in a well-ventilated room.

What is the Novilla Bliss Mattress made of?

The Novilla Bliss is an all-foam mattress encased in a removable cover made from rayon derived from bamboo. It is designed to be hypoallergenic and promote airflow. 

The comfort system includes an initial layer of gel-infused memory foam engineered to combat heat retention. It’s followed by two layers of polyfoam. The lower layer is convoluted, meaning it’s made with peaks and valleys to increase airflow and provide a softer feel.

A base layer of high-density polyfoam provides structure and improves the bed’s durability. While the basic materials of the 10- and 12-inch models are the same, the taller model contains thicker layers in the comfort system and support core.

Mattress construction layersNovilla Bliss – 10-inchNovilla Bliss – 12-inch
Cover materialsBamboo-derived rayonBamboo-derived rayon
Comfort layers2″ gel-infused memory foam
2″ polyfoam
3″ convoluted polyfoam
3″ gel-infused memory foam
2″ polyfoam
3.5″ convoluted polyfoam
Support core3″ high-density polyfoam3.5″ high-density polyfoam

How much does the Novilla Bliss Mattress cost?

The Novilla Bliss is a budget-friendly mattress, as the average all-foam bed costs around $1,000 for a queen. The 12-inch Bliss model is slightly more expensive than the 10-inch option. While the prices provided below are Novilla’s list prices, the company frequently offers discounts, sometimes shaving the cost by more than half.

SizesHeightDimensionsWeightPrice
Twin10″39″ x 75″33 lbs.$500
Twin XL10″39″ x 80″49 lbs.$560
Full10″54″ x 75″46 lbs.$700
Queen10″60″ x 80″51 lbs.$792
King10″76″ x 80″65 lbs.$900
California king10″72″ x 84″62 lbs.$950
Full12″54″ x 75″N/A$750
Queen12″60″ x 80″N/A$825
King12″76″ x 80″N/A$1,025
California king12″72″ x 84″N/A$1,050

Which Novilla mattress is right for you?

Novilla offers a range of foam and hybrid mattresses in addition to the Bliss. The Tranquil, Delight, Rejuvenate, Lullaby, and Placidity are all-foam mattresses with varying heights and firmness levels. The Serenity, Vitality, Amenity, Joviality, and Vigour are hybrid options that combine foam comfort layers with pocketed coils.

The Serenity and the Vitality both have medium firm (6) feels. Our testers found the Serenity offers above-average ease of movement because of the responsiveness of its pocketed coils. The Vitality was the best all-around mattress for our testers, working well for all body weights and sleep positions except stomach sleepers over 230 pounds.

Novilla Bliss mattresses at a glance

ModelFirmnessMattress typeHeightBase price (queen)
Novilla Bliss – 10-inchMedium (5)Foam10″$792
Novilla Bliss – 12-inchMedium (5)Foam12”$825
Novilla SerenityMedium firm (6)Hybrid10”$740
Novilla VitalityMedium firm (6)Hybrid12”$838

Where can you buy the Novilla Bliss Mattress?

The Novilla Bliss Mattress is available directly from the brand’s website. You can also purchase Novilla products online from third-party retailers like Amazon and Walmart.

Buying information and customer policies
AvailabilityNovilla only ships to the contiguous U.S. Third-party retailers that carry Novilla mattresses may be able to ship to additional locations.
ShippingShipping via the Novilla website is free on all orders placed within the contiguous U.S. Mattresses are wrapped in plastic and compressed in a box for shipping.
Sleep trialNovilla provides a 100-night sleep trial for mattress purchases. The company asks that customers try the mattress for at least 21 nights before deciding if it’s a good fit. Returned mattresses are eligible for a full refund during the sleep trial period.
WarrantyNovilla mattresses are covered by a 10-year limited warranty. The warranty covers manufacturing defects and premature splitting or cracking in the foam. The company decides whether to repair or replace defective products.

Novilla Bliss Mattress FAQ

Can you sleep on a Novilla Bliss Mattress right away?

Novilla suggests waiting 72 hours before sleeping on the Bliss Mattress. While it may be sufficiently expanded after six hours, waiting the full three days allows it to completely decompress.

Does the Novilla Bliss Mattress need a box spring?

You can set up the Novilla Bliss Mattress on any flat surface. This includes box springs, platform beds, and foundations. The company sells a variety of compatible bed frames on its website. While some manufacturers stipulate that placing a mattress directly on the floor voids the warranty, Novilla has no such qualms.

Where can you try the Novilla Bliss Mattress?

You can try the Novilla Bliss by ordering it from the company’s website and taking advantage of the 100-night sleep trial.

About The Author

Katie Kottemann

Staff Writer, Sleep Products


Katie is a writer, editor, and researcher based in Englewood, Colorado. With a doctorate in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she has written and edited for Peterson’s and Innerbody Research as well as been a writing professor. Katie is passionate about helping consumers make more informed choices.

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