Aviya Mattress Review (2019)

Last updated on May 2, 2019

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The Aviya has a traditional look and feel, with bio-based foams that are made in part from soy. Is the Aviya right for you?

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Note: The Aviya mattress is made partly of bio-based foams, meaning its foams are a blend of polyurethane and soy. Those foams rest on a zoned pocketed coil unit. This type of mattress is commonly known as a "hybrid."

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, check out our full Aviya mattress video review.

Table of Contents

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Summary Overview of GoodBed's findings and conclusions about this product
Materials & Construction Mattress Type, Layers, Cover
Comfort & Feel Ratings Softness, Cushioning Depth, Memory Feel, Bounce
Back Support + Pressure Relief Ratings By sleeper weight and sleep position
Feature Ratings Motion Isolation, Temperature, Edge Support, Ease of Repositioning, Natural vs Chemicals, Adjustable Base Compatibility
Price, Value & Longevity Cost, Discounts, Durability, Overall Value
Other Factors to Consider Delivery, Returns, Warranty
Bottom Line Who is the best/worst match for this mattress?

Summary: Is Aviya a Good Mattress?

The Aviya bed is a hybrid mattress, a type that's increasingly common. Made with 3" of foam over a base of pocketed coils, hybrid mattresses combine the traditional feel of an innerspring bed with the softness of foam.

Available in Firm, Luxury Firm and Plush, we tested the Luxury Firm version of the Aviya mattress. All three are similarly constructed; the difference is in the softness of the top foam layers.

The foams used in the Aviya are bio-based foams -- a blend of polyurethane (petroleum based) and soy (plant based), so compared to straight-up polyurethane foams used in most mattresses, the Aviya foams are a little more eco-friendly. The pocketed coil support unit is zoned, meaning there are stronger coils in the central third of the mattress, where your hips will rest, giving extra support.

The Aviya bed is a 12" tall mattress. We judged the Luxury Firm version to be a medium-firm on our scale, so if you prefer a firm mattress but still like some softness on top, a medium-firm may suit you.

For our 200-pound tester, the Aviya mattress provided very good spinal alignment and back support in all sleeping positions -- something that is relatively unusual. We note in the video, and below, where we think certain individuals might want to choose the firmer or softer version instead, but for a wide range of people of average weight, we think the Aviya mattress will be well suited.

Edge support -- important if you like to sit on the edge of your mattress, or if you tend to sleep on the very edge -- is a strong point, as is ease of movement. We also felt this bed would be a good choice for those concerned about overheating in bed, since steel coils allow for lots of air flow.

If you or your partner tend to be easily disturbed by a partner's movements, the Aviya probably is not the best choice. In our motion isolation tests, the mattress performed below average compared to other hybrid mattresses with pocketed coils.

Free shipping is included, along with a 100-night trial with full refund should you return the mattress. And the company will pick up the mattress; many of Aviya's competitors require buyers to provide proof of donation to charity, which is not always easy.

You can place the Aviya mattress atop the support of your choice, including a separately purchased box support, a bed frame, platform bed, or adjustable bed frame. Aviya sells its own box foundation in two heights, but it's not a required purchase. 

Read on for our detailed report and be sure to check out the video to see this mattress in action as we put it through our tests.

Bottom Line: Who is the Best Match for an Aviya Mattress?

BEST if you:

  • Want excellent edge support
  • Sleep in a variety of positions
  • Like a traditional feeling mattress
  • Need excellent edge support

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Like a slow-responding memory feel
  • Are sensitive to a partner's movements
  • Are a heavier stomach sleeper (choose firm version)
  • Are a lighter back or side sleeper

Aviya Mattress

Comfort & Feel

These are the "preference-based characteristics" of a mattress. No classification here is better or worse – they are strictly a matter of your personal preference.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm
Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
4 Slightly shallower than average
Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
9 Very quick recovery

 

BACK SUPPORT (by Sleeper Type)

No mattress will provide equally good spinal alignment (a.k.a., back support) for every sleeper. Here's what to expect in terms of spinal alignment on this mattress – by sleeper weight and sleep position.

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 7 7 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 9 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 9 9
Heavier >250 lb 8 9 7

 

PRESSURE RELIEF (by Sleeper Type)

The pressure relief offered by a mattress – especially important for side sleepers – will vary based on a sleeper's weight and body shape. Here's how we size up the pressure relief capabilities of this mattress.

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 7 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 8
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 9
Heavier >250 lb 9 8

 

Other Features

These are the "priority-based characteristics" of a mattress. Ratings here indicate where this mattress has strengths or weaknesses – however the importance of these features will depend entirely on your personal priorities.

Motion Isolation 6 Good but not the best
Stays 'Cool' 8 Very good
Edge Support 10 Exceptional
Ease of Repositioning 9 Excellent
Green Features 7 Uses partly plant-based foams
Adjustable Base Compatibility 9 Excellent compatibility
Overall Value 8 Very good

 

Key Facts

Mattress Type

Bio-Based Foams over Pocketed Coils

Price (Queen)

$1,099

Delivery

Free delivery

Return Policy

100-day trial, full refund and pickup

Warranty

10 years. Indentation coverage: 1"+

Country of Manufacture

United States

Thickness

12 inches

Weight (Queen)

100 pounds

Materials & Construction

What is in an Aviya Mattress?

Overall, we classify the Aviya mattress as a "Bio-Based Foams over Pocketed Coils" construction type.

The Aviya mattress is a 12″ thick mattress comprised of 4 layers (listed below from top to bottom). All foams are 1.8-lb. density.

  • 1" bio-based foam quilted into top cover
  • 2" bio-based foam
  • 8" pocketed coil unit
  • 1" foam base layer

The Aviya mattress is a foam-over-pocketed coil mattress. All foams are bio-based, meaning they are a blend of polyurethane and soy foams, and all foams are 1.8-lb. density. The support unit is an 8" pocketed coil unit, with a section of stronger coils in the central third of the mattress. These stronger coils help support the heaviest part of your body, your midsection and hips.

Surrounding the coil unit is a 3" perimeter of foam as edge support.

Aviya Mattress Layers

 

Cover

Since the top layer of 1" foam is quilted directly into the Aviya mattress's cover, the top of the mattress is heavily quilted and plush.

Aviya Mattress Cover

 

Comfort & Feel

There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. We call these "preference-based characteristics" because no rating here is better or worse – rather, the attributes that are most desirable to you will be determined solely by your personal preferences. We apply the same classification standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Softness ( what’s this )

Keep in mind that what mattress companies call “firm” or “soft” is a purely a preference. All mattresses should be supportive and promote healthy spinal alignment. Whether a mattress is fluffy and squishy (what mattress companies call soft or plush), or less so (what companies call firm), is purely down to your personal needs and preferences.

We classify the the Luxury Firm version of the Aviya mattress as a medium firm on our scale, but that feeling can vary depending on your size/weight and your preferred sleeping position. The Aviya mattress felt softer to our tester when side sleeping than when on his back, but the effect overall was what we would call a medium firm.

Not sure what softness is best for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz and find out.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm

 

Cushioning Depth ( what’s this )

This refers to how deeply you sink into the mattress or feel cradled or hugged, versus a feeling of floating on top of the bed. We found the Luxury Firm version of the Aviya mattress to have a bit shallower cushioning than average, so the feeling is more floating versus sinking deeply, especially when back sleeping. Our tester felt more cushioning and conformance (where the mattress hugs your body) when side sleeping.

Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
4 Slightly shallower than average

 Aviya Mattress Cushioning Depth

Responsiveness ( what’s this )

Responsiveness refers to how quickly a mattress recovers its shape after being compressed. When you press your hand into the mattress, for instance, then remove it, does it take several seconds for the mattress to return to flat, or does it recover immediately?

The Aviya mattress does not include any memory foam, so it does not have any of that slow, melting into the bed memory feel that you would get from a memory foam mattress. Rather, the mattress springs right back to shape after being compressed.

This also translates to bounce, which we test in two ways. When we dropped our 16-lb. bowling ball in the mattress, it bounced quite a bit. When our tester dropped his weight onto the bed, the mattress pushed him back up several times before settling. If you like a mattress with some bounce, the Aviya bed has it.

Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
9 Very quick recovery

 

Back Support & Pressure Relief

The two things that you should always be sure to get from your mattress are spinal alignment (commonly thought of as "back support") and pressure relief. Unfortunately, no mattress will deliver these two things equally well for all sleepers. In particular, spinal alignment and pressure relief capabilities will vary across sleepers with different weights, body shapes, and sleep positions. To help you determine how this mattress will perform for you, we break down our spinal alignment and pressure relief assessments by sleeper type.

In our evaluations, the Aviya mattresses afforded very good back support and spinal alignment for all sleeping positions, and in our history of evaluating mattresses, this is fairly rare. We more typically end up feeling a mattress works better for two of the three main sleeping positions.

This means that the Aviya bed might be a solution for a couple that, for example, each sleeps predominantly in a different position.

A possible exception in all sleeping positions, we felt, might be for those who are substantially heavier than our tester (250+ lbs.). While we cannot know for sure, our experience tells us that heavier individuals can sometimes sink ‘through’ the softer comfort layers of the mattress, bottoming out on the firmer support layers below. In this case, we felt the Firm version of the Aviya would likely work better.

We also suspected that very light (less than 150 lbs) side and back sleepers might be better suited to the Plush version of the Aviya mattress.

 

Spinal Alignment

The key to good back support is maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep. This means that the mattress should hold your spine in roughly the same position it's in when you're standing. The ability of a given mattress to do this will generally depend on your weight, sleep position, and body shape.

Here is how we break down the spinal alignment of the Aviya mattress:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 7 7 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 9 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 9 9
Heavier >250 lb 8 9 7

 

Back Sleepers:

While our tester was on his back, he noted that his hips sank just deeply enough to create a perfectly neutral spine, while he felt the mattress did a nice job reaching up to support his lumbar curve. We feel that sleepers of a wide weight range would have a similar experience, with the possible exception of those on the far ends of the weight spectrum. Lightweight persons might not be quite heavy enough to compress the mattress in the hip area, and would likely be better served by the Plush version of the Aviya bed. And those significantly heavier than our tester (over 250 lbs) might have the opposite issue, and would be better with the Firm version. But overall, we thought the Aviya mattress would suit a wide swatch of back sleepers.

Side Sleepers:

The picture was also good, in our view, for side sleeping. Again, our tester felt well supported, and could sense his hips and shoulders compressing the coils the maintain good spinal alignment. We felt the Aviya mattress would suit a lot of side sleepers well, with the possible exception of very light persons, who might instead choose the Plush version.

Stomach Sleepers:

Achieving good spinal alignment for stomach sleepers can often be trickier as the hips can tend to sink down too far with some mattresses, but our tester felt well supported in this position, saying it "feels great." While on his stomach, our tester experienced good alignment, and this hips/belly did not sink too deeply. One possible caveat would be for individuals significantly heavier than our tester, who might sink too deeply in the hip area. In that case, the Firm version of the mattress may be more appropriate.

 

Pressure Relief

When a mattress pushes back against your body with too much force in a concentrated area, the result can be pain, soreness, loss of circulation, excessive tossing, and other problems. In general, such "pressure points" are of greatest concern for side sleepers, since that's the position in which your body's weight is distributed over the smallest surface area. To find the right mattress for your needs, keep in mind that the pressure-relieving capabilities of any given mattress will vary depending on the sleeper. Factors like your weight and body shape (e.g., broader shoulders and/or hips) will determine how far you sink into the mattress, and the pressure relief offered by that mattress will vary widely at different depths.

Here's how we sized up the pressure relief of the Aviya mattress:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 7 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 8
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 9
Heavier >250 lb 9 8

 

Overall, we found the pressure relief offered by the Aviya mattress to be excellent. Our tester didn’t experience any specific issues. As with side sleeping in general, we felt lighter people might be better served with the Plush version.

 Aviya Mattress Side Sleeping

Other Features

Beyond the preference-based characteristics of comfort and feel, and the body matching for spinal alignment and pressure relief, a mattress will have a number of other attributes that can make it a better or worse choice for you. We call these "priority-based characteristics" because they are areas in which a mattress can be better or worse, but that will have differing amounts of importance to each sleeper. So, determining how much importance to give to these features will be entirely a matter of your own personal priorities. As always, we apply the same ratings standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

 

Motion Isolation ( what’s this )

With a bowling pin standing upright on the Aviya bed, we tested motion isolation by dropping a 16-lb. bowling ball on it, as well as the whole weight of our 200-lb. tester.

When we dropped the bowling ball, the pin wiggled but didn't tip over. But when our tester dropped his weight on the bed, the pin fell over each time. We found this surprising -- beds made of pocketed coils are typically better at isolating motion since each coil moves independently.
If movements on other parts of the bed don't typically disturb you, the Aviya bed might be fine, but if you are easily awoken, other mattresses might be better choices.
Motion Isolation Rating
6 /10 Okay but not the best

 

Temperature ( what’s this )

For most people, we do not think the Aviya mattress will feel hot. Foam has a reputation for heat retention, but the Aviya mattress has just three inches of foam on top, and it isn't memory foam. The bed also has shallower cushioning, so more of your body floats above the mattress and is exposed to air. The support core of springs allows for plenty of airflow, but that's somewhat mitigated by the three-inch foam edge perimeter that would prevent air from moving in and out freely.

But overall, we do not think people will have an overheating issue on the Aviya mattress.

Stay's 'Cool' Rating
8 /10 Very good

 

Edge Support ( what’s this )

If you like to sit or sleep on the edge of your mattress, the Aviya bed was excellent in our tests. A foam edge support surrounding the bed no doubt helps.
Edge Support Rating
10/10

Below average

Aviya Mattress Edge Support 

Ease of Repositioning ( what’s this )

If you tend to move and change positions a lot over the course of a night, ease of repositioning will be a priority for you. Our tester did experience any problems and found changing sleeping positions very easy.

Repositioning Rating
9/10 Excellent

 

Green Features ( what’s this )

For mattress shoppers concerned with the use of natural materials, sustainable manufacturing practices or the like, we offer our subjective evaluation of any efforts taken by the company to make the mattress more green, healthy, or safe. 

In the case of the Aviya mattress, the mattress's foams are partly plant based, and are certified to the CertiPUR-US standard, which verifies that a material has low VOC off-gassing as well as a lack of chemicals and other substances regulated by the CPSC.

Additionally, steel does not offgas, so the Aviya mattress's coil unit should not be an issue for smells/odors.

Green Rating
7 /10 Uses partly plant-based foams

 

Adjustable Base Compatibility ( what’s this )

We also tested the Aviya mattress atop an adjustable base. Here, we are looking for how well the mattress conforms, and for any concerning behaviors that might lead us to believe that the bed could be damaged. We did not notice anything concerning or unusual, and the company says that using the bed on an adjustable base is perfectly safe.

Adjustable Base Use Rating
9/10 Excellent compatibility

 Aviya Mattress on Adjustable Base

Price, Value & Longevity

How Much Does the Aviya Mattress Cost?

Prices shown are list prices. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on all online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers.

Size Dimensions Mattress Box Foundation GoodBed Discount
Twin 39" x 75" x 12" $799 $199 Yes
Twin XL 39" x 80" x 12"  $849 $199 Yes
Full (Double) 54" x 75" x 12" $949 $199 Yes
Queen 60" x 80" x 12" $1,099 $199 Yes
King 76" x 80" x 12" $1,399 $199 Yes
California King 72" x 84" x 12" $1,399 $199 Yes

 

What Are You Getting?

The Aviya mattress is a 12-inch hybrid mattress made with 3" of bio-based comfort foil on top of a zoned pocketed coil unit. It has a very traditional look and feel.

 

How Long Will the Aviya Mattress Last?

When it comes to estimating the comfort lifespan of a mattress, we tend to use foam density as our best, albeit imperfect, predictor of how long a foam will retain its shape and resiliency. In the case of the Aviya mattress, the bio-based foams are all 1.8-lb density, which is on the low side compared to foams we have seen used in other mattresses. However, there's only three inches of comfort foam on the mattress, and it's supported by a well made coil unit.

In our view, the coil unit is a key asset, and should hold up very well. The stronger middle coils not only provide extra support for the heaviest part of your body, but should also boost long-term durability and help prevent sagging over time.

 

Overall Value

At a current price of $1,099 for a queen sized Aviya mattress, this bed sits right in the sweet spot compared to other online mattresses, which typically sit in that same price range. Compared to similar mattresses you would find in a store, the Aviya compares particularly well, and is a good value. Overall, you can find hybrid mattresses for a bit less online, but we do think the Aviya has a very good, durable coil unit, and it performed well overall in our tests. If its other characteristics and aspects fit your needs, we do think it's a good value.
Value Rating 8/10 Very good value


 

Other Factors to Consider

Delivery

  • Free delivery to door

Aviya includes free delivery to your door, via common carrier. It arrives in a large box, and the mattress will expand once you release it from its plastic packaging.

 

Returns

  • 100-day trial period
  • Full refund, including free pickup within trial period

Aviya offers buyers a 100-day trial period. Returns within the trial period are free, with pickup of the mattress included. Read the Aviya returns policy. See: Aviya returns policy

 

Warranty

  • Warranty Length: 10 years
  • Indentation Coverage: 1” and above

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions—the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties all contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for innerspring mattresses is generally 1.5”. Aviya has chosen to cover indentations that meet or exceed 1", a more generous policy than most. Practically speaking, that means any softening or sagging would need to be at least that deep before the warranty would offer you protection. See: Aviya warranty info

 

Bottom Line: Is the Aviya Mattress Right for You?

The Aviya is a high quality mattress that solves some issues with innovation. Here’s who we think the mattress is best for, based on our evaluations.

BEST if you:

  • Want excellent edge support
  • Sleep in a variety of positions
  • Like a traditional feeling mattress
  • Need excellent edge support

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Like a slow-responding memory feel
  • Are sensitive to a partner's movements
  • Are a heavier stomach sleeper (choose firm version)
  • Are a lighter back or side sleeper

Is the Aviya bed right for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz to find mattresses that fit your needs, based on your preferences and price range. 

Looking for a little more on the Aviya mattress? Visit AviyaMattress.com

 

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