Memory Foam Mattress from Costco -- but not the Novaform

dee7September 27, 2008

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of a mattress called the "Ara Visco Memory Foam Mattress" by a company called Sleep Science? It is available from Costco online, and may also be available from other distributors.

This is apparently a different (and slightly more expensive) memory foam mattress than the Novaform kind, which is also available from Costco and which a number of people have already commented on.

There is some urgency to my request for info because Costco is giving $200 off for orders placed by Sept. 30. I have not seen this item on the Costco site before, and I think that I checked them for mattresses in May of '08.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

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Dee7, guess I'll find out soon. DH ordered this mattress today. Did you get it?

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 8:36PM
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for future reference, there is a mattress forum (not on this family of sites). I forget the address, but the people there are very knowledgeable.

Memory foam has a short lifespan by the way - shorter than traditional mattresses. You *might* still like it when it looses some of its rebound - my wife still likes a 6 or 7 year old memory foam mattress (it has hardly any rebound left though), but if not you'll be relying on the warranty.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2008 at 7:49AM
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Great question! I'm thinking of buying the Ara mattress as well. Did you end up purchasing it? Do you like it?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 11:48PM
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Me too...would love to hear a response!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 11:05AM
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Greetings, I purchased the Ara King Memory Foam Mattress from Costco about 6 weeks ago and have been sleeping on it for about 4 weeks. It took a two to three night adjustment period, but I can honestly say it is the best mattress I have ever used since I started sleeping indoors over 50 years ago. I am disabled due to a couple forms of arthritus in the spine, hips, legs etc..., and have come to greatly appreciate a few good hours of sound sleep at night. I started being able to sleep 5 to 6 hours a night a few weeks ago and LOVE this mattress. It supports right out to the very edge of the mattress. I have used a Nova-foam system before, but this one feels different and better. It also comes with a 20 year warranty if you are concerned about it giving up on support in the future. My partner/girlfriend has a very expensive Tempurpedic sleep system which I rated #1 until I got this Ara mattress. Only problem now is that I need to get a decent headboard since my old bed was a queen size and I don't want to buy a complete bed set again. Any suggestions???

    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 1:13AM
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