Last Updated On December 27th, 2018
It’s common knowledge that a good night’s rest is vital for heart health, a stable metabolism, learning, memory, and overall happiness. However getting this rest can sometimes be challenging if you’re tossing and turning in bed due to an old or sub-par mattress.
If you’re worried at all that a bad mattress is keeping you from getting the good rest that’s required for a healthy lifestyle, you’ll be happy to read our analysis and mattress review of one of the top brands around, the Beautyrest mattress, created by the giant manufacturing company Simmons.
Being one of the three big S’s of the mattress industry, (Simmons, Sealy and Serta), it’s no wonder that we were eager to review their extensive line-up of new mattresses. The Beautyrest is one of their most popular mattress lines, and Simmons likens it to an athlete providing a world-class performance designed to help us sleep better at night. If you’ve read Beautyrest reviews online or stopped by mattress stores and been confused by the different Beautyrest mattresses available at any one time, you’re not alone! Currently there are three in their collection which we will concentrate on within this review. Also we will focus on some of the stand out features of this line, and the company offerings too.
The Beautyrest Mattress In Brief
Here are some key facts and pointers about the Beautyrest mattress and the company in general:
- Made by Simmons
- There are 3 collections with multiple models (Silver, Platinum, Black)
- All are hybrid pocket coil and foam
- Warranty ranges from 1-25 years depending on product
- Made in the USA
The Product Review
One of the oldest and most innovative, Simmons invented the Pocketed Coil® spring back in 1925, which is a technology widely used in all of their current collections we review here. Another thing to note is that all of their products are built and tested in the USA. This may be a deciding factor for many people, as it also means strict quality and safety regulations will have to be met before the product goes on sale.
As with most big name brands, warranty length and type is key. On the Beautyrest models within each collection there is a 10 year limited warranty, which is the norm for most companies nowadays.
The Beautyrest Line-up Explained
The Simmons Beautyrest currently comes in three different collections: Beautyrest Silver, Beautyrest Platinum, and Beautyrest Black. Black is the most luxurious (and expensive) and Silver is the most affordable. What’s fantastic about the Beautyrest line is how many options are available. Nearly every level of the line comes in multiple comfort levels (from ultra-plush to extra firm), and many (if not all) of the below mentioned features are available in every mattress.
Although there is categorically only three collections, there are numerous models within each. Each is slightly different to the other with characteristics such as profile height and inner makings of the support, comfort and contour layers which differentiate each model. For example, within the Silver collection there are Harbour Beach™, Cascade Mist™, Austin Reef™, Beachwood™, Charcoal Coast™, Open Seas™ and Tidewater™. Each is available in differing firmness levels too. Likewise, the Platinum collection has the Quinn™, Maddie™, and Bryson™ to name a few, whilst the Black collection has more than a handful with some such as the Desiree™, Calista™, and Sonya™.
It’s beyond the scope of this review to list and compare each of their characteristics individually but we will continue to review the Beautyrest range as a whole. If you’d like a full lowdown on their range and models please visit Beautyrest.com.
All of the Simmons Beautyrest mattresses utilize a Pocketed Coil system, which means that the mattress is composed of hundreds of individually wrapped coils which act as the base layer. This is great if you share the bed with a partner or pet. In traditional bonnell innerspring and some hybrid mattresses too, the coils are connected or touching, which means that when one coil is impacted, the vibrations ripple out to all the other coils in the bed.
Thanks to the individually acting coil system there’s more advanced motion isolation in the bed than a bonnell spring setup. What this means is that when my partner tosses and turns all night, or my kids wiggle around in their sleep, I may be inches away from them in bed but am less likely to be disturbed because my coils will remain unmoved whilst theirs provide the interaction to support their movement. This pocketed system also means that the coils are able to conform to my actual shape, whether asleep on my side, back, or stomach.
Not just great for motion isolation, pocket coils provide tremendous back support too. Our body is naturally curvaceous and when lying on our back, side, or stomach, the spine can be affected if not supported properly. With pocket coils, because the individual springs act independently of each other, each one can adopt or mold to the shape of your body, no matter what position. This is especially effective when used in a hybrid scenario (which many of the best Beautyrest mattresses are). The reason for this is because usually across the three collections the top layer would be some type of proprietary memory foam which is a great body conformer in itself, and then underneath are the pocket coils which provide the bonus extra support and motion isolation.
In the Silver collection there is an additional layer which comprises of 490 coils strategically located in the center third of the mattress. This is known as their Backcare® support, which is designed to further enhance the contouring back support, something not often seen in other mattresses of this type.
Additionally, the Black series has triple stranded coils which provide greater durability than traditionally single wrapped coils. This is designed to deliver pressure point relief, motion separation for undisturbed sleep, and back support.
Sleep Cool At Night
Standard memory foam is routinely praised by mattress owners for being comfortable, but it’s also known to be hot at night. Simmons solves this in its Beautyrest line with several different foam technologies, which you can look for in their different product offerings. For example, Airfeel™ and Aircool® foam provide specially crafted material that delivers high airflow and heat dissipation properties.
DualCool™ technology, on the other hand, is a fiber woven with silver to better dissipate heat and moisture away from the mattress surface. Silver has anti-microbial properties so there’s added benefit of preventing the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, making this one of my favorite Beautyrest options! The Beautyrest Silver Hybrid on the other hand also utilizes DualCool™ technology but this time the natural silver is infused within its memory foam. We have seen mattresses infused with green tea, copper, and other natural materials, but silver is definitely a first.
I don’t feel like a mattress is something to skimp on, and skimp is not the word to describe the features that come on the top of the line Beautyrest Black mattresses. Particularly if you’re experiencing any kind of back or spine trouble, this is a line that will help make sure every second of your night is spent sleeping peacefully.
Micro Diamond™ Memory Foam is something which we just cannot believe is available. Can you imagine, a mattress infused with hundreds of micro diamonds? Found in the Desiree, Katarina and Calista, the diamond particles within the foam are designed to aid in moving heat away from the body. This is a step further than the silver infused memory foam in their Silver collection.
Combined with the Evenloft fabric cover which all work together beautifully, the foam naturally conforms to your posture, helping you to remain comfortable throughout all night. Also the triple stranded coils are more than what’s found in the Platinum and Silver lines.
While the materials found in these mattresses are all extremely luxurious, with materials sourced in places like Italy, the technology used takes advantage of some of the best science on the subject of sleep. I love the idea that I’m not just getting a mattress that looks or feels incredible, but is actively helping me to sleep better at night, as well!
Adjustable Mattress Compatibility
With the influx of adjustable beds becoming more available and at lower prices, it’s generally a good idea to purchase a mattress which is compatible with adjustable beds. Considering a good mattress should last anything up to 10 years, there’s no telling when you may decide to purchase an adjustable bed. Thankfully it’s worth noting that each and every model with the three collections that I have come across is compatible with the Beautyrest SmartMotion base. This isn’t to say that it will not function with other bases though.
Alternatives To Beautyrest
If you’re concerned that any within the Beautyrest line-up might not be right for you (or would just like to check out the competition), here are three more mattresses that might work for your specific needs:
Serta mattresses are available in a wide variety of price points, including a luxury line, though there are some complaints about the mattresses on the low end being very noisy. Serta’s iComfort line (pictured above) has individually wrapped pocket coils as well as gel memory foam for advanced heat reduction, making it an ideal alternative to Beautyrest’s Silver / Hybrid line at a potentially similar price point. Perhaps most importantly, Serta offers mattresses that are supported by a foam core, instead of springs. Beautyrest only offers hybrids, so if you prefer the fully foam contoured sleep experience without springs, Serta is a better choice.
Sealy, like Serta and Simmons, is a huge US mattress maker. Its mattresses are widely available in retail outlets and online. Unlike other, smaller, brands, literally thousands of people have reviewed Sealy mattresses and while other people don’t have the exact bodies and needs that you do, getting average reviews from so many individuals can be helpful when you’re sorting so many different mattress options. Sealy mattress owners do tend to report some sagging and off-gassing odors, so that’s something to keep in mind as you comparison shop. Sealy offers hybrid, innerspring, and foam options and also has the unique Posturepedic line that provides extra support for your core, where the most pressure builds while you sleep.
Also made by Simmons, the BeautySleep line is comparable to Beautyrest, though not as luxurious and therefore tends to be priced lower. Unlike the Beautyrest line, however, Beautysleep mattresses are not made with the unique pocketed coil, meaning more movement across the surface of the mattress could be a possibility. Warranties are similar to that of the Beautyrest (usually ten years), though some higher-end versions models come with much longer warranties.
We spend every single night of our lives on a mattress, and this piece of furniture directly impacts our health and ability to be at our best during the day. It’s worth making an effort to find something that works great for you!
The Simmons Beautyrest is a great option for people who need a lot from their mattress and are willing to pay for it. The deluxe materials, advanced technology, and ready availability make it easy to find a model that will help you sleep peacefully and wake up in the morning feeling great.
If you’re not shopping on a tight budget, prefer a tried-and-true name, the Simmons Beautyrest range could be a good option for you.
Not quite found what you’re looking for? Check our full range of mattress reviews for more choice.