The Noa is like most hybrid mattresses, with a combination of bouncy latex foam, contouring memory foam, and pocket spring coils. Sleepers sink slightly when first laying down but feel a comfortable rebound from the latex and pocket springs. If you enjoy a firmer feel than an all-foam mattress, but can’t imagine going back to a traditional designs, the Noa might be your dream come true.
Most online mattresses position themselves as not too firm, not too soft. Truthfully, no mattress is perfect for every person. But the Noa is great for many sleepers, especially those who need more overall support. Back sleeper? The pocket springs add strength to soft foam—and gives your back a break from a long day. Yet, sleepers who prefer a plush, sinking mattress may find the Noa too firm. It all depends on your favourite sleeping position.
That said, back and side sleepers enjoy this mattress the most. Side sleepers usually need a combination of support and softness—something that alleviates pressure on hips and shoulders without letting the body sink too deep. The individual pocket springs make this possible. Some all foam mattresses are not firm enough for side and back sleepers. The Noa gives support without overdoing the comfort memory and latex foam layers. But not all sleepers are happy with the Noa. Stomach sleepers may find this mattress too firm, especially if they’re smaller and lighter than the average person.
“Got the Noa after looking into all the options. I was a little sceptical and hoping the hype was matched by the reality. So far, so good–even if it took me a couple of days to get used to the new pressure. The 100 risk-free trial is reassuring, but I don’t think I’ll be needing it.” – Nathan
Pocket spring coils give the Noa more edge support than its all-foam competitors. This makes it easier to get in and out of bed, and sit down on the side during the day. The latex also gives the mattress a bit of a bounce, making the surface spring back faster than a memory foam design.
Typically, better edge support means more partner disturbance. Noa solves for this problem by using a memory foam layer underneath the latex. It helps transfer movement throughout the mattress, instead of targeting it to one spot. While movement on the Noa is more noticeable than all-foam mattresses, it’s a major upgrade from a traditional spring design. Plus, the pocket spring coils are individually wrapped to minimise noise and vibrations.