Beautyrest Mattress Review
Who are Beautyrest mattresses for?
- Anyone who wants a selection of cooling features to stay temperature neutral as they sleep – ranging from very simple cooling properties to mattresses with a more multi-faceted approach to cooling.
- Stomach sleepers (Beautyrest black)
- Side and back sleepers (Beautyrest Hybrid)
- Luxury shoppers. Beautyrest definitely offers a cut above the ordinary.
- Things like cooling, motion isolation and a concentration on edge support are a couple of reasons these mattresses are good for couples. We will go into this in more detail later too.
- Brand-conscious buyers. Simmons is a big name across the world when it comes to mattresses – and is synonymous with quality and performance.
- Anyone with their heart set on a high-end mattress, but with the added luxury of choice. Between these three collections of mattresses, there is something to suit every sleeper on the market for a mattress. Firm or pillowtop, memory foam feel or cushioned – these three models offer plenty of options
Who won’t love Beautyrest mattresses?
- Budget shoppers. If you are on a tight budget, these mattresses might come in a little too pricy for your liking.
- If you are very selective, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the range of choices. As above, Beautyrest has a broad selection of mattresses available within all three collections. If you are prone to changing your mind, make sure you check out the returns policies before you buy.
- If you are on the market for your average run-of-the-mill bed-in-a-box mattress.
- If you’re looking for an all-foam mattress.
Beautyrest company policy
Simmons – the company behind the Beautyrest range – has been making mattresses from America for America and the world for more than 100 years. The Beautyrest was launched in 1925 and the line has evolved into the mattresses you can buy today. This is a global brand who has gone all in on the quality of their mattresses – and the Beautyrest is their most famous range. Simmons also has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Shipping: Through the Beautyrest website, you get free white-glove delivery and set-up.
Old mattress removal: Through the Beautyrest website, they also offer free old mattress removal.
Payment accepted, financing: Beautyrest has partnered with Affirm to offer financing options for their mattresses. This is available on the Beautyrest website and has 3, 6, and 12 month finance choices.
Returns and refund: Beautyrest will arrange for collection and a refund for your mattress if bought through their site if you find you aren’t satisfied within the trial period.
Sleep trial period: Beautyrest offers a 100-night trial period.
Warranties: Beautyrest mattresses come with a ten-year limited warranty. As always, I urge you to read through the fine print to keep yourself in the know about the terms.
Packaging and unpacking: Beautyrest mattresses are compressed, rolled, and packaged in plastic. If you are ordering from Beautyrest direct, you get free white-glove delivery, so you won’t have to worry yourself with getting it unpacked and set up. You also won’t have to deal with the logistics and (for some) cost of removing your old mattress and any of the packaging. This will all be done for you.
Smell (off gassing), harmful chemicals: As always with compressed mattresses, you can expect moderate off-gassing after your mattress has been unboxed. Rest assured, it doesn’t take long for these smells to dissipate and the better ventilated your bedroom, the more you can help this process along.
Where are the mattresses made? Beautyrest is made by Simmons in the United States.
Beautyrest mattress measurements and pricing
- Beautyrest Black
- Beautyrest Silver
- Beautyrest Hybrid
Beautyrest mattress performance
The challenge in mattress reviews is always balancing expectation with what ends up in your bedroom. Beautyrest has a far-reaching reputation for creating some of the industry’s best mattresses and, between the Black, Silver, and Hybrid collections, I believe there is a bed for everyone in their range.
While this is very much a matter of perception, I think Beautyrest mattresses are priced right for the quality of the bed you receive. I can’t help but think that a company of the caliber of Simmons invests heavily in their R&D. This has got to have a direct bearing on the mattress you receive and, from construction to comfort, you’re hedging quite cleverly by looking to such a reputable brand for a mattress.
Construction layers and materials used
Beautyrest Black Mattresses
All the mattresses in the Black range have certain common features. This includes Beautyrest’s T3 Coil System, with pocketed coils for durability and support. These coils differ through the Black tiers and the different coil construction contributes to the different firmness levels of the different models. They all feature BeautyEdge support for invaluable edge strength you will feel.
All Black mattresses also include the BlackICE 4.0 system for cooling. This includes a phase-change cover, an additional layer made from phase-change material, and a silver-infused fiber layer to promote aeration.
The Beautyrest L-Class medium is considered the ‘original’ of the range, but the different classes offer different construction for extra-firm options right up to ultra-plus pillowtop.
Beautyrest Silver Mattresses
The new generation of the Beautyrest silver mattresses are non-hybrid. You cannot buy these on the Beautyrest website, but in brick and mortar stores. There are more than 10 options available which range from $799 up to $1,199.
The top layer is made of a cooling layer which is essentially a fire retardant layer with silver fibers letting heat conduct through it, allowing heat to be pulled away from the body. So it’s a great cooling feature. The ones with a “-C” under their name, for example the BRS900-C model are the more expensive models with a moisture wicking cover in addition to the silver fibers, giving the mattress a dual cool technology.
Then there’s a thin layer of firm memory foam going across the middle of the mattress, underneath the heaviest part of the sleeper’s body, supporting the hips. With the -C models, you get a dynamic response memory foam layer across the whole mattress.
The next layer is made of Aircool® memory foam that helps dissipate body heat and keeps you at the ideal body temperature. This layer conforms to the body and provides pressure relief especially for side sleepers.
Various firmness options depending on the pocketed coil system. Beautyrest uses a little softer gauge coils on the softer (plush) models and a firmer gauge coils on the firmer models. When you try these mattresses out, that are noticeable difference you will find between the plush models and the medium firm or extra firm models.
The Sliver models have 900 pocketed coils which gives the mattresses a very firm edge support, great for edge sleepers and couples.
Beautyrest Hybrid Mattresses
The Beautyrest Hybrid Mattress is a medium firm mattress with a nice soft memory foam quilted cover on top. Below the memory foam cover, there is another layer of gel-infused memory foam. Memory foam is known for trapping heat inside of its core but Beautyrest did a good job with infusing gel so it helps draw heat away from the sleeper.
Then there is a layer of firmer transition polyfoam which serves a support system between the memory foam on top and the poked spring below. The bottom layer is made of an individually wrapped pocketed coil system that gives the sleeper mobility so you are able to change positions without feeling stuck, which can otherwise be an issue with memory foam mattresses. We found the individually wrapped coils move a little bit more independently from the traditional inner springs, and that makes this mattress better at isolating motion transfer. We also found that this bed does a good job with pressure relief with the soft memory foam top providing adequate pressure relief, especially for side sleepers.
We think that the Beautyrest hybrid mattress is a little too soft for stomach sleepers. We recommend firmer mattresses for stomach sleepers so their spine is aligned in a good position. The Beutyrest black is a much firmer mattress and is perfect for strict stomach sleepers.
Wrapped around the entirety of the mattress is a really firm high-density polyfoam material. This provides great support for edge sleepers especially great for couples.
- Beautyrest Black
- Beautyrest Silver
- Beautyrest Hybrid
- Quilted Cover
- Plush Comfort Foam
- Medium Comfort Foam
- Energy Foam
- BeautyRest Gel Memory Foam
- Pocketed Coils
*For the Original L-Class Medium
- Dynamic Response™ Memory Foam Cover
- GelTouch® Foam
- AirCool® Foam
- AirFeel® Foam
- 900 Series Beautyrest® Pocketed Coil®
*For the BRS900-C Plush Pillow Top
- Cover Quilted with Memory Foam
- Gel Memory Foam
- Poly Foam Transition Layer
- Pocketed Coils
Beautyrest firmness and pressure relief
With all the Black, Silver, and Hybrid varieties, you will see different firmness options available for you to choose from. The Beautyrest Black varies from extra-firm to plush pillow top and everything in between. The Hybrid goes from extra-firm to ultra-plush and the Silver goes from extra-firm to Plush Pillow Top and Plush Euro Top.
Here, applying a few universal mattress rules will help you to choose the mattress firmness that’s right for you. The softer mattresses provide pressure relief for shoulders and hips (especially among average-sized and petite side sleepers); the firmer varieties offer support (especially for side and stomach sleepers) – and these are considerations that Beautyrest have built into the construction of their mattresses.
MATTRESS FIRMNESS SCALE
|Soft||Medium Soft||Medium||Medium Firm||Firm|
Sleep position and body type
As above, following a few rules of mattresses and body type and sleeping position will help as you shop the Beautyrest range. One of the great things about the Beautyrest mattress range is that people of all body types and sleeping positions will find the secret to a great night’s sleep in the range. If you are a petite or average side sleeper and need the softness to reduce pressure while you sleep, there are very soft to moderately soft options to suit your preference – whether you like to feel the mattress conform to your shape or prefer to sleep on top of your mattress. If you are a back or stomach sleeper, the firm options will give the required support. Heavier individuals will also find quality matches comfort among some of the firmer options too.
Beautyrest mattress edge support
I have been very impressed by the edge support of these mattresses. Across all three varieties, Beautyrest has given edge support real consideration, with foam edge construction that we think makes a tangible difference when it comes to roll and support for anyone who tends to migrate to the edge of the bed during the night.
|Perfect for||Thickness||Edge Support||Discount|
People across all sizes and sleeping positions
13" - 18"
People across all sizes and sleeping positions
13.5" - 15.5"
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People across all sizes and sleeping positions
Beautyrest Mattress temperature regulation
Beautyrest has given real consideration to cooling properties in their mattresses. In the Black, Silver, and Hybrid ranges, you will have different cooling technologies to choose from. If you opt for the cooling upgrades on any of these mattresses, you are looking at a real temperature neutral performance while you sleep.
These cooling technologies include cooling covers, phase change materials built into different mattresses and graphite-infused fiber materials which are all geared to wick heat as you sleep and keep you cool. Coils also provide ventilation to hybrid mattresses which have a temperature soothing effect.
MATTRESS TEMPERATURE SCALE
|Cool||Medium Cool||Medium||Medium Warm||Warm|
Motion isolation and noise
Across the board, we mainly found that Beautyrest mattresses were quiet. They were not completely noiseless, with the occasional (often very soft) creak of a spring – but this is hardly invasive and I don’t believe it will bother most sleepers.
When it comes to motion isolation, the performance is good. Coils, however, will never deaden motion entirely. If you are an extremely sensitive sleeper, you could find yourself disturbed, but I don’t believe most people will have any problem with movement across their mattress.
Is Beautyrest suitable for couples and sex?
Most of the mattresses across the three categories of Beautyrest mattresses, there are features that make this a couple-friendly choice. Firstly, even if you are sleeping on smaller-sized mattresses, you get access to more of the surface of the mattress because of the amazing edge support. As mentioned above, the motion isolation is another pro for couples. You will probably feel movement as your partner moves from time to time, but it is certainly not damning and will only be felt by very light sleepers.
The suitability of these mattresses to sex will also be a drawcard for couples. This comes down to the materials in the mattresses. Across most of the mattresses, you will feel the responsiveness of the foams, which snaps back into place instantly. The materials – from the comfort layers to the coils – also give these mattresses a noticeable bounce.
Durability and longevity
Beautyrest mattresses are renowned for their quality. The quality of the materials used – and the fact that these are hybrid mattresses – contribute to an average to an above average lifespan relative to other similar mattresses. They have a strong reputation amongst their existing customer base for building mattresses that last. This public popularity together with the ten-year warranty is an encouraging sign for the lifespan of your mattress.
Beautyrest mattresses are compatible with most bases and frames. Make sure you read the terms and conditions of the warranty to ensure that your frame or foundation is suited to your mattress.
COMPATIBLE WITH THESE BED BASES
* Slats are recommended to be no more than 2 inches apart
About Beautyrest Platinum and Exclusive mattresses
When you are going through the Beautyrest range, you are likely to come across the Beautyrest Platinum and Exclusive collections – and I’m going to touch on these briefly.
The Beautyrest Platinum collection comprises 11 different mattresses, but there are a few core similarities between them. The first of these common features is InfiniCool and this is situated under the cover. All Platinum mattresses incorporate Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam, which is responsive and supportive. The range here varies from Extra Firm to Plush Pillow Top, giving sleepers in all positions and of all body shapes the chance to buy in to the Platinum collection.
The upper mattresses in the Platinum range include a feature called BackCare 3X. Using nano coil technology, these mattresses over exceptional spinal alignment by offering added conformity. As with the Silver, Black, and Hybrid collections, even the ‘entry level’ mattresses in the Platinum collection provide great value and materials for comfort.
The Beautyrest Exclusive collection ranges from Extra-Firm to Plush Pillow Top. As with the other collections, there are features designed to aid with cooling and comfort, but all the mattresses in the collection include PressureSmart Gel Memory Foam. According to Beautyrest, this foam provides an additional 21% pressure relief. This is an attractive feature for side sleepers or anyone specifically looking for conforming and relieving qualities while shopping for a mattress.
Beautyrest mattress complaints
Online opinion is predominantly positive when it comes to Beautyrest mattresses (and the people who love them, really love them), but this is the internet… Here are a few of the complaints I have found online.
- Quality issues, with materials deteriorating earlier than customers had expected. It’s unknown whether these complaints can be isolated to previous models and whether the same could be said of the upgraded models discussed in this review.
- Some customers complained of pain owing to lack of support. They did not mention their preferred sleeping positions or mattress variety.
- Dissatisfaction around customer care – particularly around warranty disputes.
Our final verdict: Do we recommend the Beautyrest mattress brand?
Beautyrest Black, Silver, and Hybrid mattresses are a big player in the hybrid mattress market. While they may come in a little pricier, they make up for this in the quality – with many people who own Beautyrest mattresses singing their praises for years. These mattresses provide features married for comfort across all sleeping positions and body types. This is more than foam and coils. These mattresses contain developments within the Beautyrest brand which mark an evolution for Simmons fans.
From extra-firm to heightened luxury, these ranges of mattress have something for every sleeper – if you’re not confounded by the sheer volume of options. They’re geared to be comfortable and long-lasting – things that rank high in the mattress-buyer’s playbook.
Beautyrest is the culmination of Simmons’s immense experience and history within the mattress industry. At a slightly higher price point, you are paying for quality with Beautyrest mattresses, with features geared for comfort.
The performance of every Beautyrest mattress comes down to preference. If you are heavier in stature or are a back or stomach sleeper looking for support, the Beautyrest mattresses on the firm end of the scale have been engineered for you. If you are looking for the pressure relief and comfort of a softer mattress, there are a range of softer options which will be especially enjoyed by side sleepers.
This will depend on your points of comparison. The two companies differ in certain ways and have a similar offering in others. If it is a question of comfort and popularity, I would hazard saying Beautyrest has won the vote of the hospitality and household market on performance alone.
The average lifespan of a mattress is around 7-10 years and you could expect your Beautyrest mattress to last this long or longer. Different factors will play a role in how long your mattress lasts – such as care and use. In terms of quality, Beautyrest is held in high regard amongst many consumers for creating mattresses they use and enjoy for many years.