Out of all the mattress brands out there, Endy and Novosbed are two that offer some of the best quality products. Novosbed has been around for longer than Endy, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the winner in the Endy vs Novosbed battle. Both mattresses have accumulated their own impressive fanbase of dedicated customers, which makes it incredibly difficult, as a first-time buyer, to decide which of the mattresses to opt for. In this guide, we have analyzed the builds, materials, and specifications of the Endy vs Novosbed in Canada to help you choose the mattress with the best possible value for your exact requirements.
30-Second Review: The Endy
Endy is a Canadian company that manufactures all-foam mattresses in a box, which are sold from coast to coast in Canada only. With a design based on years of extensive research, Endy’s signature mattress is made from a combination of several memory foams to offer a medium firmness feel that is suited to the majority of customers’ preferences. Endy has stuck with its original mattress style over the years but has amended it somewhat to represent improvements in manufacturing processes. You can buy The Endy with a sleep trial of 100 nights, and it also comes with a fair 10-year warranty.
|Layers & Materials||Firmness (Out Of 10)||Size Options & Dimensions (inches)||Warranty & Returns||Price|
|- 2" Endy Foam|
- 3" Transition Foam
- 5" Support Foam
|Medium (6.5)||- Twin: 39" x 75" x 10"|
- Twin XL: 39" x 80" x 10"
- Full/Double: 54" x 75" x 10"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 10"
- King: 76" x 80" x 10"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 10"
|- 100-Night Trial|
- 10-Year Warranty
30-Second Review: The Novosbed
The Novosbed is a premium memory foam mattress comparable to some of the most popular mattresses in a box out there. You can buy The Novosbed in three firmness ratings: soft, medium and firm – in this review, we will be looking at the most popular mattress, the medium. The Novosbed also comes with a very generous 15-year warranty and a 120-night sleep trial.
|Layers & Materials||Firmness (Out Of 10)||Size Options & Dimensions (inches)||Warranty & Returns||Price|
|- Airflow Foam|
- High-Density Memory Foam
- Support Foam
|Soft (4), Medium (5), Firm (7)||- Twin: 38" x 75" x 11"|
- Twin XL: 38" x 80" x 11"
- Full/Double: 53" x 75" x 11"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 11"
- King: 76" x 80" x 11"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 11"
|- 120-Night Trial|
- 15-Year Warranty
Thanks to the increasing popularity of bed in a box mattresses, shipping expectations are now higher than ever. You can expect the majority of mattresses to be delivered with the same convenience as any of your other online orders, and both the Endy and the Novosbed live up to this.
Endy mattresses are shipped throughout Canada for free, although if you live in one of several remote destinations, you may be required to pay a small shipping fee for your driver to reach you. The mattresses are all shipped in a box that is 44” x 18” x 18” in size. Orders only take a few days to be processed and delivered right to your home.
The Novosbed ships to both the United States and Canada for free, though again, some remote locations may require a shipping fee. You should also expect to wait between 1 and 10 business days for it to be processed between your order and delivery time.
Unboxing And Setup
All mattresses in a box are compressed and rolled into a tight rug shape before being packed into plastic wrapping and put into a box. The Endy is no different and comes in an attractive box with a welcome letter and basic instructions for opening the mattress just inside.
To open the Endy, you simply tip the mattress out of the box and unroll it. As soon as you cut through the plastic wrapping – for which a cutting tool is provided to help you do a more thorough job than scissors – the mattress will begin to inflate. It takes a total of 3 hours for the mattress to expand to its full size.
Setting up the Novosbed mattress is just as simple. You need to move the Novosbed to your desired room, then carefully tip the box over to its side and slide the compressed mattress out. With the mattress to a flat surface, cut along the outer plastic, being careful not to cut the mattress. Then unroll it and cut the remaining plastic to begin the decompression. You can sleep on the Novosbed after just 5 minutes, but keep in mind that it may take up to 48 hours to fully expand.
In terms of unboxing, there is virtually no difference between the Endy and the Novosbed, and both mattresses tick the boxes on the initial setup.
The Endy’s cover is made from a knit polyester fabric blend designed to provide a good combination of breathability and softness. You can remove the cover from the mattress, and it is safe to machine wash in warm water to keep it clean.
The Novosbed’s cover is made from 100% Tencel, a fabric made from plant fibres designed to be soft and breathable. Tencel’s added bonus is that it tends to be more stain-resistant than cotton, so there is less of a requirement for you to wash it. With that said, if you do need to wash the cover, you can unzip it for instant cleaning.
Endy: Breathable open-air cell foam layer
The Endy’s top layer is the softest of all three layers, offering good pressure relief for combination back and side sleepers especially. It is constructed from breathable open-air cell Endy Foam, which is designed to prevent overheating. The top layer offers plenty of sink, with the layer beneath preventing too much downward pull.
Novosbed: Next-generation memory foam layer
In the medium Novosbed mattresses, the top layer is made from airflow foam and high-density memory foam. This layer is a little denser than the comfort layer in competitor mattresses, but still provides plenty of pressure relief. Only the Novosbed’s softest mattress has a top layer of cool gel memory foam, making it an option worth considering if you are a hot sleeper.
Endy: Transition polyfoam layer
Transition polyfoam is used in the middle foam layer of the Endy. Being firmer and more supportive than the top layer, but not as solid as the base, this layer behaves true to its name and offers a good transition between the two layers. It is firm enough to prevent a sleeper from sinking too far into the bed, but won’t feel hard to sleepers who lie on their sides. Thanks to the foam’s responsiveness, it offers enough bounce to allow sleepers to roll over and get out of bed easily.
Novosbed: Transitional memory foam
In all Novosbed’s firmness designs, the second comfort layer is constructed from traditional memory foam. This foam has a firmer density, which helps to improve support and prevent uncomfortably deep sinkage.
Endy: High-density polyfoam base layer
The Endy’s bottom layer is made from high-density polyfoam and is designed to hold the mattress’ shape and ensure good edge support. Being the firmest area of the mattress, the Endy’s base layer promotes durability and prevents the mattress from sagging or changing shape after years of use.
Novosbed: Premium support foam base layer
Like the Endy, the Novosbed has a high-density polyfoam support core with the thickest firmness rating. This base does an excellent job of stabilizing the bed and ensuring it can stand the test of time, offering plenty of support to the sleeper.
Firmness And Feel
The Endy has a firmness rating of 6.5, which is typical of a medium-firm mattress. The rating has been determined from multiple tests by people of different body shapes and weights. The Endy may feel slightly softer or firmer than medium to people on the lighter or heavier side, but its average rating is 6.5. This is thanks to its low and high-density polyfoam combination, which gives the Endy a weightless feel with just the right mix of sink and bounce. While you should feel cradled by the Endy when you lie on it, you won’t find changing positions and getting out of bed a challenge.
The Novosbed comes in three different firmness ratings, soft (4), medium (5), and firm (7), so the mattress’s feel varies depending on which one you go for. But in general, you should find that every mattress has the same memory foam design, with fantastic pressure relief and the typical memory foam cradle. The Novosbed medium-firm mattress has a firmer top layer to prevent too much sinkage and better support heavier sleepers. It doesn’t give the feeling that you’re sleeping ‘in,’ rather than ‘on’ the mattress, which helps to give the floating sensation, and makes it easy to change position and get in and out of bed. Not to mention Novosbed offers a free Comfort+ firmness adjustment kit (firming or softening layer) in case you are still unsatisfied with the firmness of your mattress. Just slip it on to your Novosbed to achieve the perfect firmness for you!
Finding a mattress with good edge support is essential no matter what type of sleeper you are. A mattress with good edge support will help you feel safe even when you are sleeping right at the edge of the mattress, and won’t collapse below you and make you feel as if you are tipping off. The Endy has above average edge support – it certainly isn’t bad, but it could still be slightly better. Lying on the bed feels fairly safe, but if you lie too close to the edge, you may feel more sink than you do in the middle of the mattress. You may also feel as if you are being tipped forward while sitting on the edge of the mattress.
Similarly to the Endy, the Novosbed offers very average edge support. When you sit on the edge of the bed, you may feel a bigger dip than you would expect, particularly if you are a heavier sleeper. You may also not get the support you need when you are sleeping on the edge of the bed, though you shouldn’t feel as though you will roll right off the mattress. If you sleep with a partner, you are more likely to notice the Endy’s average edge support, as you will probably spread out more across the whole mattress.
A mattress’s motion isolation is also essential – good motion isolation can prevent you from shaking the entire mattress when rolling over or climbing out of bed because the mattress will absorb the shock nicely. Like many all-foam mattresses, Endy is excellent at absorbing motion, making it particularly good for couples. When you roll over on the Endy, the mattress doesn’t wobble or bounce, and you shouldn’t disturb the sleep of your partner if you need to get up in the night.
The Novosbed is also an all-foam mattress, and thanks to its thick and high-quality memory foam layers, it is particularly good at shock absorption. If you sleep with a partner, you shouldn’t feel a shaking sensation when your partner switches positions in the night, and despite the mattress having relatively average edge support, you shouldn’t be disturbed when your partner gets out of bed or sits on the edge.
The Endy has average level durability, with a typical lifespan of 7 years (and a 10-year limited warranty). The Endy will likely stop feeling in tip-top shape after between 6 and 7 years, but you shouldn’t have any significant complaints about the mattress until after the 10 year warranty period. Endy recommends that you rotate the mattress by 180 degrees every 6 months to keep the surface even over many years of use.
All-foam mattresses are known for being a little less durable than other mattress types, but thanks to Novosbed’s solid construction and good quality materials, it has the same 6-to-7-year lifespan as the Endy. As the years pass by, you should find that the mattress doesn’t sag too much, but may develop shallow impressions that you probably won’t even notice. Again, to improve the Novosbed’s durability and prevent indentations in the same spot, it is recommended that you rotate the mattress every 3 months.
The biggest setback of all-foam mattresses is that they sleep slightly hotter than hybrids or innerspring models. Nothing can be done about this; it is the design of all-foam mattresses that makes them susceptible to trapping heat. But Endy sleeps relatively cooler than a typical all-foam mattress because it uses the company’s own Endy Foam, which prevents a build-up of heat and helps improve airflow, helping to keep even the hottest sleepers relatively cool.
Like the Endy, the Novosbed performs slightly better as far as temperature neutrality is concerned than other memory foam mattresses in Canada. But still, you should keep in mind that the mattress might sleep a little too warm for incredibly hot sleepers. But because of Novosbed’s breathable Tencel-fiber cover, the bed does have fairly good airflow.
Pressure relief is a measure of how comfortable a mattress is during sleep. A mattress with the best pressure-relieving capabilities will demonstrate high levels of support for certain parts of the body, like the shoulders, neck, back and hips, and relieve any mounting stress on pressure points. Like many foam mattresses, the Endy has good pressure relief qualities and moulds to form a sleeping shape in all sleep positions. You should find the Endy a good match for you if you tend to switch positions at night, as it offers the right balance of comfort and support.
The Novosbed also offers excellent pressure relief, especially considering its relatively low price-point. The mattress creates a pressure-relieving cradle, and its contouring abilities help minimize pressure points and even relieve shoulder and back pain. The Novosbed is particularly useful for side sleepers, as it conforms perfectly to the hips and shoulders for optimum spinal alignment.
Off-gassing is the release of VOCs from an air-sealed mattress. While these VOCs have a smell that some people find unpleasant, they don’t harm us when we breathe them in. Off-gassing is completely normal in bed in box designs that have been made with polyfoam or memory foam, and the smell is similar to a new car odour.
The Endy’s off-gassing odour doesn’t linger around for too long – you can expect it to vanish after 2 days, though the smell may linger in part until the end of the week. If you are sensitive to smell, you might want to avoid sleeping on the Endy for the first two nights, when the smell is at its strongest.
The Novosbed also has a slight off-gassing odour, and, as with the Endy, the scent should fade fast. Within 24 hours, you shouldn’t be able to smell the mattress at all, unless you hold your face close to its surface. The close-up smell of the mattress should completely vanish within 48 hours of unboxing.
You can buy the Endy in several different sizes, and prices for each size are relatively standard for a mattress in a box brand. The smallest mattress, the Twin, costs $675, while the largest, the California King, costs $950. Most people opt for a Queen, which costs $850. At the time of this review, the California King and the King cost the same price, which is a good deal if you’re looking for the biggest mattress available at a bargain price.
|Twin||Twin XL||Full/Double||Queen||King||California King|
The Novosbed is slightly more expensive than the Endy, with its smallest twin mattress costing $899, just slightly more than the Endy’s Queen. The California King will set you back $1439 – nearly $500 more than the Endy’s California King. As the most popular mattress size, the Queen is priced at $1199. The Novosbed’s King and California King are also priced identically at this time.
|Twin||Twin XL||Full/Double||Queen||King||California King|
Warranty And Returns
The importance of buying a mattress online with a good warranty should not go ignored. When purchasing either an Endy or a Novosbed mattress, you should be able to return the mattress if you find it isn’t for you.
The Endy mattress is shipped with a fair 10-year warranty. This warranty allows you to return your mattress and receive another one free of charge if your mattress is found to have defects in the fabrication.
The Endy also has a generous 100-night sleep trial, during which you can test the mattress and decide whether it suits your own sleeping preference. The 100 nights gives you plenty of deciding time, and if you choose to return the Endy within this timeframe, you can do so for free and receive a full refund for your purchase.
To read the full warranty, please visit the Endy warranty page.
Novosbed offers a slightly longer 15-year warranty on all their mattresses. The warranty coverage begins on the date that the mattress arrives. For the first 10 years, Novosbed will repair or replace defective mattresses at no cost to you, providing your complaint meets the terms of the warranty.
Novosbed’s sleep trial is also slightly longer than Endy’s, at 120 nights, including the mandatory 60-night break-in period. If you’re not satisfied with your sleep quality after 30 nights, Novosbed will send you a Comfort+ memory foam topper, which you can zip in place on top of the mattress. You can opt for a topper that either reduces or increases the firmness of your mattress, depending on your preference.
To read the full warranty, please visit the Novosbed warranty page.
FAQs Of Endy Vs Novosbed:
Q: Why should you invest in an Endy or Novosbed?
Both mattresses are costlier than a typical spring or hybrid mattress, and for good reason. They’re designed to give you the best night’s sleep possible and aren’t prone to the wear-and-tear that spring mattresses are, such as broken springs leading to a lumpy or painful surface to lie on. The investment goes into the quality of sleep you can get, and many people find that spending a little more is worth it.
Q: Is the Novosbed worth the extra cost?
The Novosbed is more expensive than the Endy, and you might be wondering whether it is worth spending that extra money on a similar mattress. There is no right or wrong answer here – you might simply find that the Novosbed is much more suited to your tastes, and, therefore, is worth paying more for. Remember also that with the Novosbed, you get an extra 5 years on the warranty and an additional 20 days on the sleep trial, which might be important to you. And don’t forget, if the firmness doesn’t suit your taste, simply request the Comfort+ kit after 30 days to adjust to your desired preference.
Q: What if neither mattress is for you?
This review looks at the Endy, a medium-firm mattress, and Novosbed’s medium-firm option. If you happen to trial both of these mattresses and find them both uncomfortable, there is a good chance that you need a firmer or softer mattress. Most people prefer a medium-firm mattress, but if you are a lighter or a heavier sleeper, you might find that a mattress of this rating doesn’t keep your back aligned. If you are an exclusive side-sleeper, you will probably prefer a softer mattress because the way you sleep keeps your spine naturally aligned, so you can focus more on a mattress that relieves the most pressure from your hips and shoulders. In this case, opt for a mattress that is lower down on the firmness scale – the Novosbed offers a soft mattress that may be perfect for you.
After looking in detail at both the Endy vs Novosbed in Canada, we can share some conclusions about both mattresses.
The Endy is an excellent choice if you are looking for a slightly less expensive medium firm memory foam mattress. Endy is made from a combination of low and high-density polyfoam that makes it great for combo sleepers, giving plenty of lift to allow for easy position changes. It is also great at offering pressure relief, and won’t give you that “stuck in the bed” feeling.
The Novosbed, on the other hand, is slightly more expensive, but has a more extended warranty and sleep trial, and comes in three different firmness ratings. The mattress’ contouring memory foam helps prevent pressure points and encourage proper spinal alignment for sleepers who prefer to lie on their backs or sides.
There is no true winner in this Endy and Novosbed comparison – it just depends on your personal preferences and how these determine what you are after. The Endy is better for smaller budgets, while the Novosbed offers a more varied premium selection.