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Brentwood Home Mattress Reviews

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: September 23, 2020

Matt Ross

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.

Who Is This Best For?

Side sleepers

If you want a soft and fluffy mattress

People that can’t make their mind up (full-year test period)

Who Won’t Love It?

If you were hoping for a firm mattress

People on a strict budget

Brentwood Home Oceano Review Outline

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.
  • Hybrid Latex Mattress — Not to be confused with the Natural Cedar Luxe mattress, the Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex is a somewhat new style of mattress. It’s made entirely with alternative, natural, and recycled materials. For instance, the base of the mattress is made of recycled jeans, while the main comfort layer is a specially designed “zoned” latex foam. More detail on this bed later in the review.

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.

Brentwood Oceano Mattress Price

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.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,195
King / Cal King$1,995
Split King$2,195

Does Brentwood Home Offer Discounts And Promotions?

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: 

  • Top layer of New Zealand wool topped with a Tencel fiber cover
  • 2” of CertiPUR-US certified gel memory foam which means its non-toxic and has low VOC
  • 2.5” of individually wrapped micro-coils
  •  2” of Brentwood’s AirLux foam
  • 8” of individually wrapped base coils
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Inside look at the Oceano mattress and its various layers

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.

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Comfort, durable, eco-friendly mattress

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.

Brentwood Home Uses Organic and Natural Materials

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.

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Close up on the Tencel cover

Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Firmness

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.

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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.

Brentwood Home Mattress Feel

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.

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.

Brentwood Home Mattress Sleeper Types

Here is how we think Brentwood Home Oceano holds up for each sleeper type.

Back and 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.

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Not our favorite bed for back/stomach sleepers, but not a bad option

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.

Side and Combo Sleepers

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.

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Fantastic bed for side sleepers

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.

Brentwood Home Mattress Body Type Analysis

This bed’s plush thickness will accommodate all body types including: 

Heavy body types

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.

Average Body Types

If you weigh in between around 150 to ~230, this will be a perfectly appropriate mattress for you. It will offer additional support, while also providing ample amount of pressure relief.

Petite Body Types

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 to experience a firmer feel than those who weigh more.

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. Check out our article on how we grade temperature regulation to find out more about what it is, and how we test it.

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.

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DJ Green Tea is really on the cutting edge

Edge Support 

The Brentwood Oceano has perfectly fine edge support that we think is considered better than most, thanks to its supportive pocketed coil foundation. 

Motion Transfer

Couples also want to think about how well a bed limits motion transfer. It’s important for those who sleep with a partner, especially if you and your partner are light sleepers. It refers to a bed’s ability to deaden motion across a mattress.

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.

Other Brentwood Home Products

  • Mattress foundations
  • Bed pillows
  • Organic sheets
  • Mattress protector 
  • Quilts

Brentwood Home Oceano Reviews

  • BBB Rating: B+
  • Amazon Reviews: The small sample set of reviews indicate people love the comfortable feel of this bed and remark it’s one of the best mattresses available.

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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.

Brentwood Home Oceano vs Casper

The Brentwood Home Oceano mattress is a hybrid mattress featuring eight-inches of innerspring coils and foam whereas Casper Mattress is strictly foam based. Not surprisingly, this plays a huge role in the cost difference between the two. 

If you’re looking for a queen size mattress, the Brentwood Home Oceano cost $1,495 whereas Casper retails for $1,095. Therefore, while both do a great job accommodating different sleeping positions and body types, which one you choose depends on how much you want to spend and how much support you want from your bed. 

Brentwood Home Oceano vs Purple

Both beds are hybrid but are distinctively unique in their own ways. While Brentwood Home Oceano is one of the few beds who offer eight inches of innerspring coils in the base, Purple Mattress is constructed with Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which gives the bed a gel-like feeling and incredible airflow. 

When comparing Brentwood Home Oceano vs Purple price wise, BH will cost you $1,495 whereas Purple Mattress starts around $1,150. Both beds are great for side, back, and stomach sleepers. The main difference, aside from the price, is in breathability as Purple is one of the cooler beds we’ve tested. 

Review team

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Matt Ross

    Back Sleeper

Brentwood Beds Company Policies

When you order a Brentwood Home Mattress, you’re guaranteed a few policies since you’re going out on a limb, buying a mattress online without feeling it first. 

  • Trial period length: 365 days
  • Warranty policy: 25 years
  • Shipping: Free shipping and white glove removal of old bed is available


How did the Slumber Yard get these mattresses?

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.

What type of surfaces work with the Brentwood Oceano Mattress?

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.

What exactly is Tencel?

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.

How do returns work?

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.

Do I get all the same policies if I buy from a third-party retailer?

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.

How expensive are Brentwood Home mattresses?

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.

Do Brentwood Home mattresses come with free shipping and returns?

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.

How soft are Brentwood Home mattresses?

Firmness will vary depending on the Brentwood Home mattress you choose, but in general, their beds are quite comfortable and accommodating.

Where are Brentwood Home mattresses made?

They are all made in California.