Pros: Topper fits into a casing that connects to the bed, very comfortable
Cons: None so far
My husband and I have always slept on a comfortable king size Simmons Beauty Rest Mattress, but our daughter and family have moved in and we let them have our master bedroom while we are sleeping on a queen size bed in the guest room (they needed to be near the baby). Next month we are hoping to close on a new home and sell our existing home to our daughter.
While shopping at a local discount store that sells overflow products from Costco, we came across a memory foam topper that we had eyed at Costco numerous times. Costco sells the queen size Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper for $150, but the Rural Discount Center had them in stock for $127 and they were 30% off, making our final cost $88.90! Two shoppers were buying twin sized Novaform toppers and were raving about how great they were. The store said it could be returned in 10 days if we didn't like it, so we gave it a try.
I am skeptical of memory foam toppers because we bought a very expensive one at Bed Bath & Beyond, and in a mere two weeks it was starting to flatten out. Luckily we have had much better luck with this Novaform mattress topper. The product is made by a company called Sleep Innovations.
What The Company Claims
Novaform® gel memory foam mattress topper combines the comfort of memory foam with the smart support of gel. Together, they minimize pressure points, providing more balanced support. You'll sleep faster, deeper and wake up rested and refreshed.
* 2.5" thick memory foam
* 100% Egyptian cotton stretch-to-fit cover with 233 thread count
* Has a built in polyester skirt
* Returns to original shape after use
* Cover resists and repels stains
* Fits easily on most mattresses
* Foam made in the USA
* Machine washable cover
The foam is blue in color and it is compressed to fit into its box. When we opened it up we were able to unfold it and lay it flat on our queen size mattress. At first I thought we didn't have the proper size because it was smaller than our mattress, but after a few hours it had fluffed out and fit our mattress perfectly from side to side and end to end.
The memory foam topper we purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond simply lay on our bed and the fitted sheet covered it. I was blown away with the technology behind the Novaform topper! There is a bed skirt (it acts like a fitted sheet) that fits mattresses up to 20" thick, and attached to it is a mattress cover with a zipper around it.
We simply pulled the fitted skirt over the edges of our mattress, layed the attached cover over the mattress, placed the topper on the cover and zipped it up, enclosing the mattress topper inside the pocket, which holds it securely onto the mattress.
The odor that came from this topper wasn't nearly as strong as the topper we purchased from BB&B. The first night I noticed the odor the most, but by the third night it was hardly noticeable.
You wouldn't think that adding 2 1/2" to a bed would make much of a difference climbing into it, but it actually does for me because I am short. Some people may want to use a low profile bed frame when using this mattress topper.
I love my Novaform Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper and so does my husband. It bounces back to its original shape, something our former topper failed to do. We are both sleeping better, but this topper does take some getting used to. When sleeping on it my body forms impressions and when I try to turn over there is a small "hump" to roll over as I am moving to an area that is not compressed. This took my husband longer to get used to than it did for me. In fact, he used to wake me up because he'd shake the bed when he turned over.
The box states this topper "helps maintain the perfect sleep temperature -never too warm, always just right". Both of us felt we slept warmer with the topper on our bed, which resulted in our removing our flannel sheets sooner than we normally would. It isn't a big deal, but we definitely did feel warmer.
When the topper is in place our mattress looks like it has a built in pillow top. I love the design of the casing that zips over the topper and then attaches to the the fitted sheet which keeps it in place.
While sleeping on this topper I don't feel like I sink too deeply into the foam and I do less tossing and turning which results in a better nights sleep. I've had pain in my legs and lower back for 3 years now and this really helps alleviate pressure points.
Last, I am very pleased that the foam for this topper is made in the USA (although the cotton cover is imported). I will update this review when we have slept on the topper for several months instead of several weeks, but so far we are very impressed.
~Special thanks to Dawn for adding this product for me!~