Honest Beautyrest Mattress Review
Beautyrest Mattress Overview
Beautyrest Black Original
Beautyrest’s entry into the online marketplace, the Black Original comes in a base model, cooling model and cooling/comfort model. Each of the three includes a foam hybrid mattress with pocketed coils for support.
Combining memory foam and pocketed coils, the Beautyrest Hybrid offers an overall comfortable feel. Sleepers sink into the memory foam but still feel support from the coils.
Beautyrest Black Natasha
A luxury-grade mattress at an affordable price, the Beautyrest Black Natasha rises to the top among Simmons’ products. This bed is available through various online retailers. Coupons and discount codes vary from seller to seller.
Beautyrest Black Calista
Undoubtedly in the premium-level luxury mattresses, Beautyrest Black Calista consists of CeriPUR-US certified foam layers, which means the mattress contains no toxicity. The mattress comes in Plush and Extra Firm models.
Beautyrest Black Original Review
With the recent wave of online mattresses, Beautyrest is now getting into the game. The premier mattress is Beautyrest Black. It’s available as a base model (“L-Class”), cooling model (“C-Class”) and a cooling/comfort model (also “C-Class”).
The difference between the three models of the new Beautyrest Black mattress are as follows:
- Base model — A foam hybrid mattress with pocketed coils for support.
- Cooling model — Adds a cool-to-the-touch cover.
- Cooling/comfort — Adds the same cooling cover and a pillow top.
Firmness rating — Honestly, it feels like a foam hybrid mattress. It’s fairly firm (what we’d call a medium firm) and doesn’t feel like any particular type of bed. It technically has memory foam but doesn’t feel like memory foam. It has a familiar overall feel, which is comfortable. The biggest thing that you get from this bed is support—it’s there in spades.
Beautyrest Black Mattress Performance Ratings
- Off-gassing— The chemical smell that tends to accompany items like newly unboxed mattresses doesn’t factor into the Beautyrest Black to any significant degree. Any odors you might notice dissipate within 24 hours.
- Durability— Top-line construction provides a solid sleep foundation with staying power. Between the multiple foam and gel layers combined with high-end craftsmanship, the Beautyrest Black is a mattress that will stay with you and your family for years to come.
- Pressure relief— With both a Plush and an Extra Firm versions available, the Beautyrest Black offers sleepers the support best suited to their bodies. The individually-wrapped coils respond nicely to repositioning and changing pressure points.
- Motion isolation— Individually-wrapped and pocketed coils effectively deadens motion transfer across the bed. In other words, the Beautyrest Black mattresses ensure sleep partners rest undisturbed.
- Temperature neutrality— The mattress cover, woven with “SurfaceCoolPlus” fibers, promotes breathability in the Beautyrest Black.
- Edge support— While too many mattresses drop to near-zero support around the edge, Beautyrest Black mattresses include reinforced edge support. Sleeping near the edge of the mattress feels as supportive as when you’re sleeping in the middle of it.
- Noise— Coils pocketed in Latex and then topped with several comfort layers made up of various foam and gel materials provide great sound insulation.
- Sex— Because the responsiveness of individually-wrapped coils provides bounce, the Beautyrest Black is ready when you are.
Beautyrest Hybrid Review
The other online-only Beautyrest mattress is called Beautyrest Hybrid. This bed combines memory foam and coils for a comfortable feel.
As compared to the Beautyrest Black mattress, this particular bed feels more like what it is: a memory foam hybrid. If you like memory foam, you’ll most likely enjoy how comfortable this bed is. You also feel supported by the bed even if you do sink into the comfort layers.
Beautyrest Hybrid layers are the following:
- Pocketed coils
- 1″ Transition foam
- 2″ Gel memory foam
- 1″ Gel memory foam
- Cooling cover
Firmness rating — In total, the bed is 13.5″ thick, and it feels premium. We’d consider it a medium firm on our scale, meaning it will work for all sleeping styles. It’s not the best plush mattress ever, but it’s also not supposed to be. It’s designed to be a supportive mattress with comfort layers that are accommodating.
Beautyrest Black Natasha Review
Within the Beautyrest Black line, there are nine mattress models. In this review, we are specifically referencing Beautyrest Black Natasha, as this is probably the most popular model that Simmons offers. It’s a luxury-grade mattress at a relatively affordable price, which is likely the reason it’s so popular with consumers.
Honest Beautyrest Black Natasha Review
Below, you’ll find details on firmness, feel, sleeping positions, and more.
Price Of The Natasha Mattress
As previously mentioned, the Beautyrest Black line is the premium offering from Simmons, and therefore prices are naturally higher than with most bed-in-a-box mattresses. Prices for a queen size mattress range from about $2,500 up to $3,500.
Discounts and coupons will vary from retailer to retailer. For example, we’ve seen US-Mattress offer purchase incentives but no outright coupons or discounts. Lately, we’ve seen offers of free sleep trackers, blenders and even a $300 Visa gift card with a mattress purchase. You can check the current offers here.
Design And Construction
We are looking at the Natasha model, but the construction of all Beautyrest mattresses is fairly similar. The Natasha mattress starts with proprietary pocketed coils that are specially designed to be more resilient and supportive. The real difference here is that the coils are braided using three strands as opposed to a single strand of steel.
Around the perimeter of the mattress, there’s a column of dense foam to provide better edge support. The quick verdict is that the foam works and the edge support is great. Here’s a look at the construction of the Beautyrest Black Natasha mattress. You can clearly see the foam perimeter.
On top of the coils is a 1/2″ thick layer of latex, which is a responsive foam. This acts as a transition layer between the firmer coils and the foams on top. Latex also happens to be a naturally cooler material than other types of foams, although you won’t experience much of this because it is buried below several inches of other foams.
Next is a 1″ layer of proprietary BlackIce Memory Foam, which is cooler and more responsive than your typical memory foam. On top of this is a 3″ thick layer of AirCool Gel Memory Foam, which is designed to be cooler than standard memory foam but also provides plenty of pressure relief. The top few layers of the Beautyrest Black Natasha are regular polyurethane foams.
As for the cover, it’s thicker and non-removable but soft to the touch. Supposedly, it utilizes a special cooling textile, but we’ve found the bed to be more temperature neutral, not especially cool.
Firmness Options For The Natasha Hybrid
The Beautyrest Black Natasha is available in two firmness levels, both of which have a pillow top. There’s the luxury firm option and the plush option.
While softness/firmness is subjective based on your weight, expect the plush version to be about a medium-soft to medium on the firmness scale. Expect the luxury firm to be about a medium-firm on that same scale.
The heavier you are, the softer the bed will generally feel to you since you’re applying more pressure to it. The opposite is true of more petite individuals.
Other than the influence of your weight, the mattress feels like exactly what it is—an innerspring mattress with a thick, soft pillow top. It’s comfortable, and despite the fact that it uses memory foam, it doesn’t feel like a traditional memory foam bed. It feels more like soft foam, but you do experience solid pressure relief from the memory foam.
The bed is responsive in the top layers, but slower to react in the middle layers (memory foam layers). This means that you will sink in but won’t get an overwhelming stuck-in-the-mud feeling.
Beautyrest Black And Sleeping Positions
If you sleep strictly on your back or stomach, you typically need a firmer mattress to keep proper spinal alignment. The plush version will be too soft for most people who plan to sleep on their back or stomach. Instead, those people should look into the luxury firm version, which is intended for back, stomach and combination sleepers.
Side sleepers will usually want softer mattresses that offer pressure relief, particularly for their hips and shoulders. If your mattress is too firm, you will likely experience upper back, shoulder or hip pain.
The Beautyrest Black Natasha Plush Pillow Top is made for side sleepers and offers a good amount of pressure relief. It is soft, yet supportive.
The short answer is yes. It won’t matter which version you get, the Beautyrest Black Natasha should be suitable for most combo sleepers. For the plush version, you’ll want to favor your side. For the luxury firm version, you will likely want to favor your back or stomach.
In total, the Beautyrest Black Natasha is 16” thick. Given that it incorporates pocketed coils, this mattress ends up being ideal for most sleepers, heavier people included. It offers a great amount of support and even a little bounce.
Having said that, heavier individuals will want to look into the luxury firm version because that firmness is subjective. For petite and average-sized individuals, feel free to explore either firmness option.
This bed sleeps more temperature neutral, but several factors influence how hot you sleep at night. For example, the firmer the mattress, the cooler you should feel because you’re sleeping more on the mattress than in it.
Additionally, thicker and less breathable covers like the Natasha mattress’s will usually cause you to feel warmer at night.
For most people, the bed should be neutral, but some could end up sleeping hot and others sleeping cool. Bottom line, though—this is not a cooling mattress.
Comfort For Couples
There are three major things to think about when trying to please two people with one mattress. The first thing is the overall feel, which for this mattress is more neutral. You can tell that it uses memory foam, but not so much that it should deter people. The big thing you’ll have to decide is whether you want a slightly softer or slightly firmer mattress—match this to your main sleeping positions and you should be good.
From there, if either partner is a light sleeper, you’ll want a bed that’s great at isolating motion. The Beautyrest Black Natasha is good, but it’s not the best bed for motion isolation. That said, for most people, the bed should be fine in terms of motion isolation.
Edge support refers to how well the mattress keeps you on the mattress. Edge support is particularly important for couples sleeping on a smaller mattress, like a queen or full, where you need to be able to utilize the entire surface of the mattress.
Because the Beautyrest Black Natasha has a dense foam perimeter, it does a wonderful job of preventing you from rolling off the side of the bed. We would go as far as saying the Natasha mattress is one of the best beds out there in terms of edge support.
Review Verdict: Beautyrest Natasha
If you’re looking for a thick, durable, luxury mattress, it’s hard to do any better than the Simmons Beautyrest Black mattress. You have nine models to choose from, but the Natasha mattress is likely what most consumers go with given its balance between premium construction and affordable price point.
At 16” thick, it’s suitable for pretty much any sleeper, especially when you factor in that you have two firmness options to choose from. Side sleepers should look into the plush version and back/stomach sleepers should consider the luxury firm option. Is it the best bed out there? For certain people, it could be.
Beautyrest Black Calista Review
This is your prototypical luxury mattress. In fact, if you were to go to most mattress retailers and ask a sales associate to see only premium beds, they will most likely take you straight to the section with Beautyrest Black mattresses.
Even so, the price point for the Calista bed is still fairly affordable. However, it has been discontinued, so you may not be able to find it easily.
Most retailers don’t tend to offer proper coupon codes or cash discounts on Beautyrest mattresses, but you may see incentives.
Calista Mattress Materials
Simmons is vague about the exact layers within the mattress, but all the foams are CertiPUR-US certified, which means the bed is safe to sleep on. Beyond that, it’s an amalgam of foams on top of pocketed coils. Here’s a construction side view.
While the graphic above is simple, it’s accurate to what’s going on inside the mattress. Simmons will play up its foams when in reality we’re dealing with polyfoam and gel memory foam for the most part.
For example, Simmons has something called “MicroDiamond Memory Foam,” which is supposed to draw heat away from the surface of the mattress. The only issue with this assertion is that the foam is in the middle of the mattress. In other words, there are multiple layers of other types of foam on top of the MicroDiamond Memory Foam, rendering any active-cooling elements almost useless.
The cover of the mattress is non-removable, but it looks and feels premium. It has a floral pattern and little divots that give the surface a little texture. The cover also has SurfaceCoolPlus fibers woven it to help with temperature regulation.
In terms of keeping the mattress clean, your best bet is just spot cleaning. Use warm water, mild detergent and a rag to blot out stains. Alternatively, you can get a mattress protector to make certain you never stain the bed. Make sure you get one that’s waterproof, breathable and machine washable.
As a heads up, mattress protectors change the feel and firmness of a bed somewhat. You’re adding a somewhat thick layer on top of the bed, which will take away from the soft foam feel that you’d otherwise experience without the protector.
Firmness And Feel Ratings
The overall feel of the Calista mattress is neutral. It has memory foam, but we didn’t experience an overwhelming stuck feeling the way we did with the Serta iComfort Blue Max and TempurPedic Tempur-Adapt mattresses.
We think the bed is comfy and accommodating, but it is available in two firmness profiles, so a lot of your opinion of the bed will come down to that. You can choose from a plush and an extra firm version. We consider the plush version to be between a medium-soft and medium. The extra firm is somewhere between a medium-firm and hardwood flooring.
The bed is quick to respond to pressure thanks to the coil base layer. It pops right back into shape. The plush version will be a little slower but still will be fairly responsive.
With a lot of memory foam mattresses, you’ll see a cavity when pressure is removed from the mattress. This makes it a little more difficult to rotate positions during the night and can work against you getting a restful night sleep—that is, if you tend to switch positions frequently. Luckily, with the Beautyrest Black Calista mattress, you’re good to go in terms of being able to freely switch sleeping positions at night.
Sleeping Positions For Beautyrest Black Calista
Given that Simmons sort of took a barbell approach with the regard to firmness options, there is a Calista mattress for every type of sleeper.
The plush version is ideal for side sleepers—who generally require a softer surface for their hips and shoulders. Put differently, pressure relief is the key factor for side sleepers, and the plush version has plenty of it.
For back and stomach sleepers, a firm mattress is the way to go. The extra firm version is just that—a firm bed. We expect back and stomach sleepers to like this version.
Combination sleepers are individuals who can’t choose a sleeping position and tend to rotate between several. If this sounds like you, choose based on your dominant sleeping position. In other words, if you’re 80 percent stomach sleeper, stick to firmer beds. If you’re 80 percent side sleeper, you should err on the softer side with the plush model.
One thing we should point out is that firmness changes based on your height-to-weight ratio. The heavier you are, the softer a bed will appear. The inverse is true for petite individuals.
We mention this because someone who is 110 lb can probably get by no problem sleeping in any position on the plush version. We can’t say the same for someone around 200 lb. All of this is relative, so keep that in mind.
Beautyrest Black Calista For Couples
Calista a nice mattress for couples, assuming you both agree on the neutral feel and the firmness level. There are two other factors that are important to consider when trying to find a new mattress, but Calista is good on both of them.
The first thing is motion isolation, or how well a mattress deadens movement. Most mattresses are decent in this department, thanks in part to the advent of individually wrapped, pocketed coils, which the Calista mattress has. These coils do a much better job of absorbing motion than traditional innerspring units.
The bed is efficient at deadening movement. This is good news for anyone with a partner that’s an active sleeper or tends to get up in the middle of the night.
The next important factor is edge support. This is all about how strong the perimeter of the bed is. Does it compress and leave you with a roll-off sensation? Or does it hold its shape, keeping you on the mattress? In the case of the Calista mattress, it holds its shape nicely and has was what we would consider excellent edge support, at least on the extra firm model.
Edge support is truly only important when you have limited space on your mattress—like when you sleep on a full-size bed. Generally, regardless of what bed you get, if you’re sleeping on a queen-size or larger, edge support isn’t worth worrying about.
Last Comment On Beautyrest Calista
It’s not a cheap mattress, but it is a good mattress for the money. If you go down the list of things that you want to see in a bed, Calista has a lot of them. It’s accommodating with a neutral feel. It comes in multiple firmness profiles and, therefore, has a real chance of pleasing all types of sleepers. It’s also supportive, durable and premium. It’s a great bed.
Beautyrest Silver Hybrid Reviews
The Beautyrest Silver collection is surprisingly affordable considering the thickness and quality of these beds.
Beautyrest Silver is the entry-level line of beds from Simmons. There is also the Beautyrest Black and Platinum, which are pricey but promise more premium features and materials as your quintessential luxury mattresses. To be honest, the Silver is a good bed, and we’re not convinced the other models are worth more money.
If you’re looking for a coupon code for Beautyrest Silver, you most likely will not find one, but you can check our Mattress Coupons page for other deals that we found today.
Construction And Design
The Beautyrest Silver is a hybrid mattress that has layers of coils, memory foam and proprietary foam. It starts out with a 4” base of pocketed coil technology. Next is a layer of gel memory foam, then some GelTouch Foam.
Then there’s a layer of AirCool Foam for airflow, followed by a layer of AirFeel Foam for pressure relief, both of which are proprietary materials. The pillow top uses DualCool technology fiber and has silver sewn throughout (hence the name), which has antimicrobial properties.
The sum total of all of this is a 14″ thick mattress with a confusing blend of various types of foam. It’s thick and burly, and it’s built to a higher standard than many online-specific beds.
Overview Of Firmness Of Beautyrest Silver
Within the Simmons Beautyrest Silver line, there are multiple mattresses, one of which is Kenosha Place III.
The Kenosha Place mattress is available in multiple firmness options. There’s the luxury firm pillow top, a luxury firm, an extra firm, a plush pillow top and a plush model.
For this review, we’re specifically looking at the Plush Pillow Top model. We found it to be a soft to medium-soft in terms of firmness, but with all these options, the Beautyrest Silver covers the whole soft/firm spectrum.
We think this bed feels like sleeping on a plush cushion, but you can feel the bounce of the pocketed coil system beneath it. Because of the springs, this bed has great responsiveness with none of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling you sometimes get from memory foam beds.
The more you weigh, the more weight you’ll be putting on the bed, and the softer it will feel for you. Same for the reverse. The less you weigh, the firmer the bed will feel for you. Put differently, softness/firmness is a relative measure.
The firmer models will be best for back and stomach sleepers because back and stomach sleepers need to keep their spines in neutral alignment, not curved or arched. A firmer bed will support the hips and shoulders so that they don’t sag into the mattress.
We recommend the luxury firm pillow top, luxury firm and extra firm for back sleepers and stomach sleepers. With these models, you will remain on top of the mattress. We think they could be a nice solution if you’re dealing with low back pain in particular.
Side sleepers should go for softer models that will offer pressure relief for their hips and shoulders. We recommend the plush and plush pillow top models for side sleepers. The plush pillow top model will be soft but could be what you’re looking for if you are nursing shoulder or hip pain and you spend nearly all night on your side.
This bed should be fine for combo sleepers because there isn’t any stuck-in-the-mud feeling. If you’re mostly a back or stomach sleeper, the luxury firm is likely the model you will prefer. If you’re mostly a side sleeper, but you sometimes rotate around, the plush model should be ideal.
Couples and the Beautyrest Silver
Will couples like this mattress? In some aspects, yes, in some, no. If you’re a couple sharing a smaller bed and one of you likes to hog the center, have no fear. The edge support on this bed is great.
There’s hardly any excess compression along the perimeter. The bed is designed specifically to have reinforced edges. You won’t see that on a lot of budget-tier beds.
You might run into problems if you or your partner is a sensitive sleeper. The pocketed coil system in the construction of this bed gives it some bounce, which is hard to keep from transferring across the bed.
If you tend to wake up every time your partner tosses or turns in the night, you might want to look for something with better motion isolation, like memory foam. Here’s our list of the best mattresses for motion isolation and light sleepers.
Beautyrest Silver Mattress Review Verdict
In summary, we think this is a nice bed, especially considering the price at which you’re getting it. We like the wide range of firmness options because they can accommodate any sleeper type, plus the coils make this bed an option for any body type, as well.
Which Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Is The Best?
Beautyrest mattresses each offer strong quality components at a range of price points. In the set reviewed here, Beautyrest Black Natasha prices highest while the Beautyrest Silver Hybrid is the budget model. Below is the price for the base Beautyrest Black model.
Pros And Cons Of The Beautyrest Mattresses
- Simmons Beautyrest is a mattress manufacturing leader with roots dating back to 1925. The company applies its expertise across all products.
- Beautyrest mattresses all come with a 100-night trial period.
- Beautyrest offers a range of mattress styles designed to accommodate a range of budgets.
- Purchasers have some mixed reviews.
- Higher-end mattresses come with higher-end prices.
Other Beautyrest Products
- Beautyrest Flat Foundation
- Beautyrest Advanced Motion Base
- Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon Series
- Beautyrest Harmony Lux Diamond Series
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Buying A Simmons Beautyrest Mattress
Beautyrest mattresses are available online or in-store through a variety of different retailers. However, the company’s newest mattresses (the first two discussed in this review) can only be purchased online via the company’s official website. If you opt for one of the online-exclusive beds, they come with free white-glove delivery, free returns, a 100 night in-home trial period and a 10-year warranty.
If you’re interested in a different Beautyrest mattress, we’d recommend going through US-Mattress.com, which is one of the largest online retailers of beds. US-Mattress also offers free delivery, free returns and trial periods.
If you buy through US-Mattress, you still receive a 10-year warranty with your new Beautyrest bed. If your mattress fails during the first 10 years of use, you will be refunded or your mattress will be replaced or repaired.