Brentwood Home Mattress Reviews
Our full review of the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress, which is largely considered one of the best hybrid beds for side sleepers.
Last Updated: July 8, 2020
This review primarily focuses on the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress, but we also run through an overview of the Crystal Cove, Cedar Natural Luxe, and Cypress beds as well. In general, there’s a lot to like about Brentwood Home mattresses. They tend to be thick, luxurious, and very comfortable. Plus, they’re one of few brands that caters to the earth-minded with their use of natural and non-toxic materials.
- Free Shipping & Returns
- 365 Nights Trial Period
- 25 Years Warranty
- Made in USA
15% OffClaim Discount
If you want a soft and fluffy mattress
People that can’t make their mind up (full-year test period)
If you were hoping for a firm mattress
People on a strict budget
Outline For This Mega Mattress Review
- Overview Of All Brentwood Home Mattresses
- Retail And After-Discount Price Of The Oceano Mattress
- Brentwood Home Oceano Has A Hybrid Construction
- Oceano Is Soft, But Not Too Soft
- Brentwood Home Cypress Mattress Review
- Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Mattress Review
- Brentwood Home Cedar Mattress Review
How It Works: Buying From Brentwood Home
Generally speaking, when you buy a mattress online you can expect free shipping, a 100-night trial period, free returns and full refunds if you don’t like the bed, or a 10-year warranty if you do.
Brentwood Home kicks it up a notch. When you buy any of their mattresses, you get free shipping, a 365-night trial period, and a 25-year warranty. You also get the standard free returns and full refund if you decide the bed is not for you.
Also, if you’re not too keen on the idea of hauling a bed-in-a-box into your house and then wrestling the rolled-up bed out of its wrapping, you can opt for white glove delivery and removal of your old mattress for an extra fee. Just so you know here’s what the unboxing process looks like.
It’s always a good idea, though, to read through the warranty details for yourself because every company has their own terms. You can find that information on Brentwood’s website.
Overview Of All Brentwood Home Mattresses
While the Oceano is the company’s most popular mattress, they also have several other beds that might be worth looking into. Given that this review focuses on the Oceano mostly, here’s an overview of the other models:
Crystal Cove — This is a double-sided hybrid bed with one side that feels firmer and the other that feels softer. The softer side uses charcoal-infused memory foam, while the firmer side uses natural latex foam. The Crystal Cove is also GREENGUARD Gold Certified and 100% Certified Vegan.
Cypress — This is the entry-level mattress from Brentwood Home. It’s basically a gel memory foam mattress that’s designed for guest rooms, kids, teens, college students, or anyone else working with a limited budget. It’s available in an 11″ version (all-foam or hybrid) or a 13″ version (all-foam or hybrid), which is a little more expensive, but ends up slightly softer than the 11″ model.
Cedar Natural Luxe — This is the company’s natural and organic mattress somewhat similar to Awara or Avocado. It combines pocketed coils, organic cotton, organic wool, and coconut husk to make one of the nicest eco-friendly beds on the market. It is also the most expensive bed that Brentwood Home offers.
That’s just a quick overview of what to expect from the beds. You can read more about them on Brentwood’s website. They all have the same policies that we mentioned above. We also have full reviews of each bed later in this post.
Retail & After-Discount Price Of The Oceano Mattress
When a company advertises their mattress as being natural, eco-friendly, etc., you can generally bet it’s going to be on the pricier end of the spectrum. The Brentwood Oceano is no exception. You can see a breakdown of the pricing before discount in the table below.
|King / Cal King||$1,995|
Brentwood does run occasional deals, so it’s worth checking out BrentwoodHome.com for current promotions and offers. The deals change from time to time, but like most brands, they offer their deepest discounts during major holidays.
Brentwood Home Oceano Has A Hybrid Construction
The Brentwood Home Oceano is a hybrid mattress, meaning it incorporates both foam and coils. Specifically, the Oceano uses layers of gel memory foam and pocketed coils to create a mattress that offers both support and pressure relief.
The construction of the mattress is broken down as follows: 2” of gel memory foam, 2.5” of individually wrapped micro-coils, 2” of Brentwood’s AirLux foam, and 8” of individually wrapped base coils.
The materials that go into the Oceano are a large part of why you’ll be paying out your eco-conscious nose for this bed.
The gel memory foam in this mattress, which provides pressure relief to keep you comfortable while sleeping on your side, is a CertiPUR-US certified material. A CertiPUR certification ensures that the foam you’re sleeping on is non-toxic and has low VOC (volatile organic compounds). That’s a good thing for both you and the environment.
By law, every mattress is required to include a flame retardant component. Most mattresses will use a chemical barrier, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but natural alternatives are preferable to a lot of people. Brentwood, for example, uses natural hydrated silica sand as their fire retardant layer in the Oceano.
The Oceano also includes a layer of sustainable New Zealand wool and a plant-based Tencel fiber cover. These layers, along with the rest of the materials in this bed, are free of toxins, pesticides, and any harmful chemicals.
The use of natural and sustainable materials not only make the Brentwood Oceano attractive to eco-conscious folks, but also mean the bed doesn’t off-gas as much as other mattresses. “Off-gassing”, by the way, is the term for that chemically smell that comes off new mattresses for the first couple of days. It isn’t technically harmful, but some people are pretty sensitive to the smell and can experience headaches and nausea. We much prefer the fresh, natural scent of the Oceano to that stereotypical chemically smell.
All-in-all, one of the major selling points for the Brentwood Oceano is its attention to earth-friendly details. This is by no means a cheap mattress and you’re paying for those premium, natural materials.
Oceano’s Plush Pillow Top Cover
As we said, the cover on the Oceano is made with natural, plant-based Tencel fibers. It’s thick and soft to the touch. It isn’t a removable cover, but we don’t think of that as a disadvantage since very few covers are washable even if you can remove them.
If you have a spill or something, you can take care of it by spot cleaning. All you need is some warm water and a bit of mild detergent. Just take care not to get the cover too wet—you don’t want too much water soaking into the bed.
You can also consider adding a mattress protector, which can easily be taken off and tossed in the wash. Mattress protectors can make the bed feel a little bit different though, and may stifle airflow. If you do think an extra, convenient layer of protection is for you, you can find a bunch of affordable mattress protectors on Amazon. Make sure to get a stretchy one though—this is a thick mattress!
The Oceano Is Soft, But Not Too Soft
Being a hybrid bed, the Oceano has both coils and foam. The construction gives the bed an innerspring feel, topped with a soft, plush, pillow top. It’s a nice balance—a good amount of support, without compromising on comfiness.
In terms of firmness, this mattress comes in at a medium-soft to medium on our scale. If you’re looking for a bed that isn’t especially firm-feeling, but doesn’t feel like a giant hotel pillow either, this is likely in your preferred range.
Now, we will say that just because this isn’t a firm mattress, doesn’t mean it isn’t supportive. The top layers of foam keep the bed feeling softer, while the two layers of coils in the bed’s construction mean you aren’t compromising on support.
When it comes to responsiveness, the Oceano is great. It bounces back pretty quickly after being depressed, which means you won’t have any trouble turning over, switching positions, or getting out of bed.
It’s not the most responsive mattress on the market, but for a lot of people that’s a good thing. The top layers are a little slower to respond, but the two layers of coils mean the bed pops back into shape relatively quickly. All in all, it’s a great blend of pressure relief, support, and responsiveness.
How Will The Bed Fare For Back & Stomach Sleepers?
Because the Oceano is around a medium-soft to medium on the firmness scale, it isn’t going to be the absolute best option for back and stomach sleepers unless you’re especially lightweight. If you’re around 150 lb or under, you should be just fine sleeping on your stomach or back.
When you sleep on your back and stomach, you need enough firmness and support to keep your spine in proper alignment. Without it, your hips and trunk area can dip too much, causing you to wake up with a sore or stiff back.
A Wonderful Bed For Side Sleepers
Yes, the Brentwood Oceano is a great option for side and combo sleepers. That medium-soft to medium firmness level is going to provide the pressure relief you need for sleeping on your side.
It’s important that your mattress gives around the protrusion of your shoulder and hip. Without that pressure relief, your shoulder and arm can feel squashed into the mattress, causing that pins-and-needles feeling. You may also end up sore from a misaligned spine if you sleep on your side without enough pressure relief.
Is Oceano Approved For Heavier Folks?
Yes, the Brentwood Oceano is a solid, thick mattress (a whopping 14.5”), so heavier folks will get the durability they need and won’t have to worry about sinking right through to the bed slats like with a thin mattress.
Because the Oceano is made with two layers of coils, this bed offers plenty of support. When you have a heavier body, it’s important to have that support to prevent uncomfortable sinkage around the hips or shoulders.
What About Petite Sleepers?
Petite sleepers will be comfortable on this bed, as well. Even lightweight folks need support, so those coils are still beneficial. Additionally, the firmness level and pillow top feel keep the bed soft enough for petite build body types experience a firmer feel than those who weigh more.
Brentwood Home Makes Nice Beds For Couples
If you’re sharing a bed (especially a smaller bed, like a full or twin XL) you want to be sure every inch of the mattress is usable sleeping space, which is why edge support is an important detail to consider. Without good edge support, you and your partner can end up feeling confined to the middle of the bed.
The Brentwood Oceano has perfectly fine edge support. It’s not the worst and we’re not complaining—we’re not even saying it’s bad— but we’ve certainly seen better. If you’re more petite-sized, you probably won’t notice any significant roll-off feeling around the edges, but the heavier you are, the more noticeable it will be.
Couples also want to think about how well a bed limits motion transfer. If one of you is an active sleeper or someone needs to get up in the middle of the night, good motion isolation will keep the other person from being jostled awake.
The Oceano does a good job of controlling motion transfer, so you don’t have to worry about causing cross-bed motion when you move around. Go ahead and get up for that midnight snack. Your better half doesn’t have to know. They’ll sleep right through it.
What’s The Sleeping Temperature Like?
The Brentwood Home website advertises the Oceano as a cool-sleeping bed, but in our experience, it’s really a temperature neutral bed.
However, because it incorporates coils, you will get better airflow than with an all-foam bed and the layer of New Zealand wool will also help wick away moisture, so sweaty sleepers may get a bit of relief. Even with these perks, though, we wouldn’t rank this mattress as “cool”.
Basically, it isn’t going to be the reason you overheat at night, but if you’re a naturally hot sleeper, the Oceano isn’t going to actively combat that either.
Brentwood Oceano Review Verdict
Overall, the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress is a very nice, very comfortable bed for a lot of people. It’s not our favorite bed for strict back and stomach sleepers, but it will accommodate all body types and will provide the right pressure relief and support for side and combo sleepers. The Oceano is a comfy mattress that caters to your health, while also caring for the environment, which is why you’ll find it on our Best Natural and Organic Mattresses list. Ultimately, this is a great bed, but it’s going to be most worth it for those who appreciate earth-friendly products.
Summary: Why We Like The Brentwood Home Oceano
Eco-Friendly Materials — While the bed doesn’t have organic materials, it has been GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment, which, by itself, is impressive. That certification is extremely hard to get and very few beds have it. On top of that, it has the standard CertiPUR-US certification. The bed also uses plant-based fibers in the cover and even a natural fire barrier made of hydrated silica rather than a chemical.
Made in USA — Specifically, the bed is made in Southern California. The company even says that the bed is “inspired by a passion for California living.”
Medium-Plush — Based on surveys that we’ve conducted, nearly 70% of people sleep on their side at night. As such, we see no reason that Brentwood Oceano would not be a good fit for nearly 70% of people out there. It’s comfortable, softer, responsive, and pressure relieving—that has side sleeper written all over it.
Pillow Top — Anyone that was a fluffy, plush topper will most likely really like the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress. It feels like laying on a six-foot pillow. We would be shocked if the majority of people out there did not find Brentwood Home Oceano to be comfortable.
Full-Year Trial Period — You could count on one hand, just about, the number of companies that offer full-year trial periods. Brentwood Home allows you to sleep on this mattress for an entire year to make your mind up. Honestly, that’s overkill. You should be able to decide yes or no in under two months, but Brentwood Home is apparently so confident that you’ll love this mattress that they go the full twelve months.
25-Year Warranty — Another demonstration of Brentwood’s confidence, a 25-year warranty is pretty absurd, particularly if you think about the fact that the average bed-in-a-box has a 10-year warranty.
Support — Very few beds have 8″ coils. Usually, we see micro-coils or 6″ pocketed coils, but 8″ coils is somewhat rare for a bed-in-a-box mattress. Because of those coils we expect the Oceano mattress to be a good option for heavier side sleepers.
Brentwood Home Cypress Mattress Review
Model Options: Before we discuss the Brentwood Home Cypress mattress in too much detail, we should alert you that the bed comes in four different models. You can choose between an 11″ all-foam model, 11″ hybrid model, 13″ all-foam model or a 13″ hybrid model.
Price: The Cypress is a budget memory foam mattress. The MSRP of the queen size 11″ foam model is around $600. That makes the Cypress cheaper than the likes of Nectar or Bear. Keep in mind, the price increases if you opt for the 13″ foam model or one of the hybrid models.
Design: The base Cypress model is comprised of three foam layers, which include support foam, transition poly foam and charcoal-infused memory foam. The hybrid Cypress models have a very similar construction except they use 8″ pocketed coils for their foundation as opposed to dense support foam.
Feel: The Cypress beds have a comfortable memory foam feel. As you lay down on the mattress, you can feel yourself sink-in a little and the top memory foam layer conform to the shape of your body to a certain degree.
Firmness: In our opinion, the 11″ Cypress models (all-foam and hybrid) land around medium on the firmness scale. In other words, they’re not excessively firm or overly soft. The 13″ models, though, are a bit softer due to the thicker comfort layers. We think these models land closer to a medium-soft on the firmness scale.
Ideal Sleeper Types: Ultimately, we think all types of sleepers will be just fine on the Cypress mattresses. If you’re a primary side sleeper, we think it’s worth paying up for one of the 13″ models so you get the extra pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. If you’re a primary back or stomach sleeper, though, we’d recommend sticking with one of the 11″ models.
Suitable Body Types: All four models will properly support people who are of small or average size. If you’re larger though (~250+ pounds), we’d recommend opting for one of the hybrid Cypress models. At the end of the day, hybrid beds that use coils tend to offer more support for heavier people than all-foam mattresses.
Who The Cypress Mattress Is Best For: The story with the Cypress mattress is pretty simple. We think it’s ideal for budget shoppers who are looking for a comfortable memory foam mattress.
Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Mattress Review
Price:Given the unique design of the Brentwood Crystal Cove mattress, we actually think the bed is reasonably priced. The MSRP for a queen size is about $1,300. However, after discounts and coupon codes, the price come checkout usually lands somewhere in the $1,100-$1,200 range.
Double-Sided Design:The Crystal Cove mattress is one of the more interesting beds you’ll find on the market. It utilizes a double-sided design that incorporates pocketed coils, memory foam and latex foam. One side of the bed is softer and the other is firmer. What’s interesting though is that the soft side uses memory foam for its primary comfort layer, while the firm side uses natural Dunlop latex for its comfort layer. Therefore, you sort of get two beds in one with the Crystal Cove mattress.
Memory Foam Side: The memory foam side is considered the “Luxury Plush” side of the bed. It’s the softer, more pressure relieving side. As you lay down, you can feel the charcoal-infused memory foam sort of wrap your body. Overall, we think this side lands around medium-soft on the firmness scale and is most ideal for primary side sleepers.
Latex Foam Side: The latex foam side is considered the “Gentle Firm” side of the mattress. It has a bouncy, spongy feel to it as you would expect a latex mattress to have. We think this side lands somewhere between medium to medium-firm on the scale and is better suited for back and stomach sleepers.
Body Types: Given the Crystal Cove uses an 8″ 5-zone pocketed coil support system, we think the bed is able to properly support people of all shapes and sizes.
Certifications: Eco-conscious consumers will like the Crystal Cove mattress. The bed uses natural and non-toxic materials. It’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified and 100% Certified Organic.
Crystal Cove Verdict: We think the Crystal Cove mattress is a great choice for consumers who don’t necessarily know what they want. We like that the bed is relatively affordable and offers two different firmness options and feel profiles. You’re essentially getting a memory foam bed and a latex mattress all wrapped up into one.
Brentwood Home Cedar Mattress Review
Price: The Cedar Natural Luxe is arguably the company’s most luxurious mattress. As such, the bed comes with an upgraded price tag. The MSRP for the queen size Cedar goes for around $1,500. Again though, Brentwood Home regularly offers sales and discounts, which means the real price come checkout will likely be closer to $1,300 for the queen size. With that in mind, we actually think the Cedar mattress is a fairly good value. There are plenty of other natural and organic mattresses that are more expensive.
Construction: The Cedar is a latex hybrid mattress. The bed uses a combination of individually wrapped coils, latex and wool layers that total 11″ thick.
Organic Materials: To put it simply, the Cedar mattress is full of natural and organic materials. If you’re a health nut that wants to ensure you sleep on a safe mattress, you’ll love this bed. The Cedar mattress uses GOLS organic certified latex, GOTS organic certified wool, organic cotton batting, Alpaca Wool and coconut husk. All in all, the Cedar has pretty much every meaningful certification you’d want.
Feel & Firmness Analysis: The Cedar Natural Luxe mattress has a comfortable, yet supportive latex foam feel. The top layers won’t conform to your body like memory foam, but they’re still soft and accommodating. Overall, we think the mattress lands somewhere between medium to medium-firm on the firmness scale. You can also pay a little extra for the company’s plush topper, which will make the mattress feel a little softer.
Sleeper & Body Types: In our opinion, the Brentwood Cedar mattress will work for sleepers in all positions as well as sleepers of all sizes. The bed strikes a healthy balance between support and comfort. We’d recommend primary back and stomach sleepers stick with the base Cedar mattress, while primary side sleepers may want to pay a little extra for the plush topper.
Brentwood Cedar Verdict: There’s a lot to like about the Brentwood Home Cedar mattress. The bed uses organic materials, it’s supportive and highly accommodating. Plus, we like the fact that the bed is fairly affordable all things considered. Bottom line, if you want a natural and organic mattress, the Cedar should be on your short list of candidates.
We were sent these mattresses by Brentwood Home in order to create this review. We did not accept any monetary compensation from Brentwood Home or any other brand to say good or bad things about the beds. We review products independently.
You can put the Oceano mattress on any surface, so whatever you’ve already got is going to work just fine. That includes adjustable frames, box springs, slatted bases, platforms, the floor of your bedroom—it all works.
Tencel is a plant-based fiber that is natural and sustainable. It’s a breathable fabric that feels smooth to the touch. Perhaps the biggest appeal of Tencel is how earth-friendly both the source materials and production process are.
Brentwood requires you to keep the mattress for at least 30 days. This is because your body needs time to adjust to a new sleep surface, so they don’t want you jumping the gun and returning the bed before you really know if you like it. After those initial 30 trial days, though, you have the remaining 335 days of the trial period to request a return. The company will send someone to pick up the mattress and you will be issued a full refund.
No, you don’t. Brentwood’s trial period and return policies are only applicable to purchases made directly through Brentwood. The company cannot uphold their policies when you purchase through an outside vendor because each vendor has their own return terms.
Brentwood Home makes premium mattresses. They’re not considered budget beds by any means, but they’re also not absurdly expensive either. We’d say Brentwood Home mattresses are fairly priced.
Yes, all Brentwood mattresses come with free shipping and returns. Customers will also receive a 365 night risk-free sleep trial, which is much longer than the industry standard.
Firmness will vary depending on the Brentwood Home mattress you choose, but in general, their beds are quite comfortable and accommodating.
They are all made in California.