Nuvanna is a new entrant to the bed-in-a-box industry that started selling their all-foam mattress in early 2017.
Some key strengths of the Nuvanna mattress include:
- Layered foams for a balanced feel: some customers who try out memory foam mattresses find that they sink too deeply into the mattress, which can reduce support and comfort while creating issues with sleeping hot. To try to resolve this, Nuvanna has placed a layer of foam above the memory foam layer. The goal is to provide a more balanced feel that still offers the contouring support and pressure relief from memory foam but without its potential downsides.
Potential drawbacks of the Nuvanna mattress include:
- Limited track record. Because the Nuvanna has only been on the market since the beginning of 2017, we do not have the kind of long-term data that we would need in order to judge its performance and durability.
Nuvanna Mattress Pricing
The Nuvanna mattress comes in six sizes, and prices and dimensions for each size are listed in the table below:
|Twin||39” x 75” x 10”||$550|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 10”||$600|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10”||$790|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||$890|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||$950|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||$950|
About the Nuvanna Mattress
Nuvanna Mattress Specifications
The Nuvanna bed is an all-foam mattress constructed of 3 layers and encased in Tencel mattress cover. The details of each layer are as follows:
- The cover: 100% Tencel fabric
- The top layer: 2 inches of gel-infused foam with a density of 3 PCF.
- The middle layer: 2 inches of open-cell memory foam with a density of 4 PCF.
- The bottom layer: 6 inches of support foam with a density of 1.8 PCF.
Where it’s Made
The Nuvanna mattress is made in the USA.
Where to Buy
The Nuvanna mattress is available directly through their website and on Amazon.com.
Sleep Trial / Refunds
Nuvanna offers a 100 night trial period. If the Nuvanna bed doesn’t work for you, Nuvanna will arrange a free pick-up for your mattress and it will be donated to a charitable organization partnered with Nuvanna. After the mattress is donated, you will receive a full refund.
Nuvanna mattresses ship free, unless you live in Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or Puerto Rico, in which case you will pay a $100 shipping fee. You can expect delivery in 2-5 business days.
All mattresses are shipped in a 19″ x 19″ x 42″ cardboard box. The weight of the shipment varies by mattress size and is detailed in the following table:
|Mattress Size||Shipping Weight|
|Twin XL||53 lbs|
|California King||95 lbs|
Setting up the Nuvanna mattress should be relatively simple. After removing the mattress from the box, you’ll be able to unroll it and remove the plastic. Within a few minutes, the Nuvanna mattress should expand to it’s full size.
The Nuvanna comes with a 10 year limited warranty. The warranty covers manufacturing defects. If within the 10 year period something goes wrong, Nuvanna will either replace the single problematic part of the mattress or provide you with a completely new mattress. Warranty information is available in the FAQ section of the company’s website at https://nuvanna.com/faqs/.
Nuvanna is a very recent addition to the bed-in-a-box industry and only began selling mattresses in January 2017. As a result, we do not have long-term information about how well the company has provided support to customers. Like most companies in this field, they work hard to present a strong customer orientation. The company does not have a rating from the Better Business Bureau.
There are minimal reviews available for the Nuvanna mattress that come from verified customers or from well-regarded independent testers. More time is needed with this mattress on the market before we will have sufficient data to compare the Nuvanna’s performance with other mattresses on the market. However, we can use the details about the internal mattress design to help predict its likely performance.
The Nuvanna mattress is designed to offer a balance in its feel. This balance hopes to offer contouring support without excessive sinking into the mattress. The way that it attempts to achieve this is by using a slightly less responsive foam above a layer of dense memory foam. For most sleepers, this type of layering is likely to effectively relieve pressure points and help maintain spinal alignment for a supportive night’s sleep.
The density of the foam used in a mattress often provides useful insight into the likely durability of the mattress. Some of the foams in the Nuvanna mattress are of average or above-average density, but the topmost layer has a density of only 3 PCF. Ideally, this would be at least 3.5 PCF. A lower-density comfort layer can increase the risk that more pressure is put on the lower layers and create sagging over time. On the plus side, though, the second layer of this mattress has a density of 4 PCF, so we do not expect major durability issues.
The Nuvanna is offered in only one firmness choice, which is medium-firm, or about a 6 on the typical firmness scale.
Like most mattresses with a significant memory foam layer, Nuvanna provides minimal motion transfer. The second layer of the Nuvanna mattress is designed specifically to absorb motion without compromising softness.
All foam mattresses will produce some off-gassing in the first few days as they expand and settle into position. You can expect this to occur after the Nuvanna is unboxed, but any smell is not harmful and should go away within a few hours or at most a few days.
While the Nuvanna has memory foam in its comfort layer, it is the second layer of the mattress, which may help to prevent the heat retention issues that are reported with many memory foam mattresses. With somewhat less contouring from the mattress, most customers should not experience significant issues with sleeping hot.
Given that the Nuvanna bed is made for minimal motion transfer and limited bounce, customers with an eye towards intimacy may find a latex, innerspring, or hybrid model more accommodating.
The following table lists a number of mattresses that are similar to Nuvanna in terms of construction and feel.
|Brand||Mattress Type||Support Layer||Comfort Layer||Price (Queen)||Where to Buy|
|Tempurpedic||Foam||Foam||Memory Foam||Varies||Online & Retail Locations|
|Leesa||Foam||Foam||Foam||$940||Online + NYC showroom|
|Casper||Foam||Foam||Memory foam + poly foam||$950||Online + West Elm Retail locations|
|Tuft & Needle||Foam||Foam||Foam||$675||Online + 3 retail locations in AZ & CA|
Nuvanna has plans for expansion, and will ultimately roll out additional sleep-related products. For additional commentary about Nuvanna, check out these recent publications: