Beautyrest Black Mattress Review

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Last updated | January 31, 2024

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Beautyrest Black - Deluxe C-Class - Extra Firm
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Beautyrest Black - Deluxe C-Class - Extra Firm

By Brand: Beautyrest
4.71 out of 5.0
$3599 $2999
           


Product Description

Beautyrest Black® is a luxury hybrid mattress meticulously crafted to offer a comfortable sleeping experience using high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Launched in 1925, Beautyrest was the first to introduce pocketed coil technology in the mattress industry. This mattress collection has four distinct models: the newly introduced Grand B-Class, Enhanced L-Class, Delux C-Class, and Exceptional K-Class, each differing in comfort level. These models come in different firmness options and are priced accordingly. The C and K-Class models offer advanced features such as improved temperature regulation and superior pressure relief, contributing to their higher price points than the B-Class and L-Class models.

Q1. What Is Unique About The Beautyrest Black® Mattress? Does It Provide Superior Cooling, Comfort, Back Support, And Pressure Relief?

Beautyrest Black® mattress combines the benefits of innerspring and memory foam technologies with an advanced cooling system and a quilted top to offer a balance of comfort and support.

Cooling:

  • Gel-Infused Memory Foam: The comfort layers feature gel-infused memory foam and cooling materials derived from plants that help heat dissipation and deliver enhanced cooling properties, ensuring a comfortable sleep. Moreover, C and K-Classes incorporate supplementary comfort layers of alpaca, cashmere, and silk, further promoting airflow and breathability and enhancing the overall sleep experience.

Comfort & Pressure Relief:

  • Memory Foam Layers: Different types of memory foams used in each Class of Beautyrest® mattresses, such as SurfaceTouch™ Gel Memory Foam, Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam, and AirCool® Memory Foam, function to provide enhanced pressure relief and comfort. The foams conform with the body contours, providing a cushioning sensation. Additionally, the quilted top contributes to a lifted sensation, allowing you to feel like sleeping on the bed rather than sinking into it.

Back Support:

  • T3 Pocketed Coil® Technology: Each Class of Beautyrest Black® mattress incorporates a support system consisting of T3 Pocketed Coil® technology, which comprises high-quality springs twisted together in triple strands. This advanced coil system delivers a combination of support and pressure relief while effectively minimizing motion transfer for an undisturbed sleep experience. Notably, the K-Class model also includes 2K nano coils, which offer individualized support to every body contour, ensuring personalized and comprehensive support from head to toe.

Q2. How Firm Is Beautyrest Black® Mattresses?

Firmness of a mattress refers to the level of its softness or hardness and is highly subjective. Different individuals may perceive the same bed as either soft or firm. Regardless of personal perception, a mattress should prioritize supporting body weight, promoting proper spine alignment, and facilitating restful sleep.

Beautyrest Black® collection offers a range of firmness options within each Class to accommodate the preferences of different sleepers.

Grand B-Class is available in a Plush, Medium, and Extra Firm feel, making it a choice for most sleepers sleeping in different positions.

 Enhanced L-Class model provides a choice of Plush, Medium, and Firm variants, ensuring a suitable option for various sleep preferences.

Delux C-Class offers four different feels, including Firm, Medium, Plush, and Extra Firm, catering to a wide range of comfort preferences.

Lastly, the Exceptional K-Class model offers both Plush and Firm options designed to cater to the specific needs of side, back, and stomach sleepers.

Q3. How Thick Is Beautyrest Black® Mattress?

Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Black® is a high-profile bed featuring varying thicknesses for each Class. The Grand B-Class ranges in height from 13.5 to 14 inches, while Enhanced L-Class models have heights varying from 13.5 to 14.5 inches, creating a strong and noticeable presence. The Delux C-Class models exhibit heights between 13.75 and 16 inches, giving them an even higher profile. As for the Exceptional K-Class models, they showcase heights ranging from 15.75 to 16.5 inches, providing a truly luxurious presence in any bedroom.

Q4. Is Beautyrest Black® Mattress Safe?

Beautyrest Black® mattresses are manufactured without using harsh materials and chemicals. The mattresses are made from CertiPUR-US® certified foams, which means the foam is made from environmentally friendly compounds and does not use ozone depleters, formaldehyde, flame retardants, phthalates, or heavy metals.

Q5. What Sizes Are Available For Beautyrest Black® Mattresses?

Black Beautyrest mattresses come in five different sizes, viz. Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.

Q6. Briefly Discuss Beautyrest Black’s Policy On Shipping, Delivery, Risk-Free Trial, And Warranty?

  • Shipping: All items purchased through Beautyrest.com are available with free shipping. However, Beautyrest does not ship to Alaska or Hawaii.
  • Delivery: When you buy a Beautyrest mattress from Beautyrest’s website, you will receive complimentary White Glove Delivery, which covers the setup of your new mattress and the removal of any old mattress, if applicable. Although mattresses are shipped at no cost through FedEx Ground or UPS, the White Glove Delivery service is not offered in this shipping option.
  • Risk-Free Trial: Each Beautyrest Black® mattress comes with a 100-night in-home trial. If you are unhappy with your purchase during this period, you can initiate a return and receive a full refund.
  • Warranty: Beautyrest offers a 10-year Limited Warranty cover against manufacturing defects like extreme compression, sagging, stitching, etc. The warranty applies only to the original purchasers of the Beautyrest Mattress from Beautyrest stores, online, or from an authorized retailer. The Limited Warranty is not transferable to any subsequent owners of the Beautyrest Mattress.

Pros & Cons

Q1. Who would you recommend the Beautyrest Black® mattress to?

With a long list of mattresses in the Beautyrest Black® catalog, sleepers have options across a wide range. The mattresses are recommended for those who

  • Want a luxury bed that offers plenty of comfort and pressure relief
  • Want solid edge support
  • Prefer different firmness options
  • Are hot sleepers
  • Want a durable mattress

Q2. Who should avoid the Beautyrest Black® mattress collection?

Beautyrest Black® mattresses are not recommended for those who

  • Are on a tight budget
  • Prefer a firmer bed
  • Heavy sleepers above 230 pounds

Firmness

The firmness of a mattress refers to its level of softness or hardness. Different individuals may perceive the same mattress as either soft or firm. However, regardless of personal perception, a mattress should prioritize supporting body weight with proper spine alignment.

To cater to the preferences of different types of sleepers, Beautyrest Black®  offers a variety of firmness options within each Class, from traditional tight-top mattresses to pillow tops.

Grand B-Class:  Beautyrest Black® B-Class model comes with 4 different types of feels: Extra Firm, Medium, Plush, and Plush Pillow Top, giving options to side, back, and stomach sleepers to choose their preferred firmness. While the Extra Firm variant will be more suitable for back and stomach sleepers, the Plush and Plush Pillow Top to side sleepers. Medium firmness will suit all types of sleepers.

Enhanced L-Class model provides a choice of Plush, Medium, and Firm variants and Plush & Medium Pillow Tops, ensuring suitable options for various sleep preferences. Delux C-Class offers five different feels, including Firm, Medium, Plush, Pillow Top Medium, and Pillow Top Plush, accommodating a wide range of comfort preferences. Lastly, the Exceptional K-Class model offers both Plush and Firm Pillow Top options designed to meet the needs of side, back, and stomach sleepers.

One of the unique features of the Beautyrest Black® collection is the use of various layers of memory foam and pocketed coils (T3 Pocketed Coil) to achieve different firmness levels. In addition, the Exceptional K-Class incorporates 2K nano coils, which contribute to a firm or medium feel in the mattress. Including an extra Pillow Top adds thickness to the mattress, creating a luxurious surface for a comfortable sleep experience.

Material & Construction

Q1. What are the unique technology, design, and materials used in the construction of the Beautyrest Black® Mattress?

Beautyrest Black® mattresses have various firmness options and price points, as already discussed. The thicker the mattress, the costlier it is. Other features like the Pillow Top with additional cushioning also add to the price. Depending on the model, the comfort layers may have slight differences; otherwise, the support system and the cover material are identical in almost all models.

Each Black mattress model features an anti-microbial cover, foam layers, and pocketed coils at the base. The comfort layers depend on the models and the upgrades chosen; however, all models feature BlackICE™️ plant-based cooling technology that helps heat dissipation, sleeps cooler, and keeps you comfortable throughout the night. This material offers the latest cooling technology, i.e., if you place your hands on the mattress, you will feel the cooling nature, which is beneficial if you are a hot sleeper. The comfort layers are mainly made of soft and medium comfort foam and gel-infused memory foam.

Below is a detailed description of the construction of each Class of Beautyrest Black® mattress.

Construction of Beautyrest Black® Grand B – Class Mattress

  • Layer 1:  Beautyrest Black® Grand B – Class mattress is a base-level model designed with features for comfort and luxury. Just beneath the cover is a plant-based cooling layer with dual cool features that help to draw heat and moisture from the body for a cool and comfortable sleep.
  • Layer 2: The comfort layers consist of a variety of memory foam, including AirFeelTM Foam, AirCool™ Foam, Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam, GelTouch® Foam, Firm Comfort Foam, and Medium Comfort Foam, each with different thicknesses to cater to various levels of firmness. These foam layers conform to the body, providing advanced pressure relief, thus enhancing overall comfort. Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam and AirCool™ Foam are specifically designed to alleviate pressure points and minimize motion transfer, ensuring that your movements won’t disrupt your sleeping partner.
  • Layer 3: The support system features Zoned T3 Pocketed Coil® that offers precise support, targeting the areas of the body that require it the most while effectively absorbing any motion generated when shifting positions on the bed. To support the coils and the layers above, the base of B-Class is made of Energy Foam, which helps to distribute the body weight evenly throughout the mattress. Energy foam provides perfect support for the body by adapting to the sleeping posture, aligning the spine, and increasing blood circulation.

Construction of Beautyrest Black® Enhanced L – Class Mattress

  • Layer 1: Beautyrest Black® Enhanced L-Class mattress introduces superior cooling technology that surpasses other materials’ cooling capabilities, ensuring a comfortably cool sleep experience. The SurfaceTouch™ Gel Memory Foam, placed beneath the sleeping surface, delivers exceptional pressure relief when lying down. This layer of gel-infused memory foam creates a cool sensation upon contact, enhancing the overall comfort of the sleeping surface.
  • Layer 2: The comfort layers comprise different types of foam, including AirCool™ Foam, GelTouch® Foam, Airfeel™️ Foam, and Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam in different thicknesses across different firmness feel. Each of these foams allows close body conforming for enhanced pressure relief, promotes airflow, and thus helps to sleep cooler than memory foam, which is known to retain heat. Gel memory foam bounces back to its original shape quickly compared to memory foam, thus facilitating repositioning on the bed.
  • Layer 3: The support system consists of Zoned T3 Pocketed Coil® that offers precise support to specific body areas, focusing on the heavier parts like shoulders, lumbar region, and legs.

Construction of Beautyrest Black® Delux C – Class Mattress

  • Layer 1: Beautyrest Black Delux C- Class is an upgrade over the L-Class, which offers more comfort and enhanced pressure-relieving benefits, support, and cooling. The top layer features SurfaceTouch™ Gel Memory Foam, which gives a cool sensation when you lie on the mattress.
  • Layer 2: The comfort layer features Firm Comfort Foam and Gel Touch Foam besides cashmere, alpaca, and silk, giving a consistently luxurious sleeping experience. Self-Response™ latex above this layer ensures pressure relief from the critical parts of the body, allowing better sleep.
  • Layer 3: Like the B and L-Class models, the C-Class utilizes pocketed coil technology in its support system to offer improved, pinpointed support to the heavier parts of the body. In the Extra Firm version, there is an additional layer of Energy Foam beneath the pocketed coils, which promotes even weight distribution, ensuring adaptive support while you sleep.

Construction of Beautyrest Black® Exceptional K – Class Mattress

  • Layer 1: Beautyrest Black® Exceptional K – Class has all the features of C-Class and L-Class models with more memory foam, latex, and nano coils.
  • Layer 2: The comfort layers of the mattress consist of AirFeel™ Foam, SurfaceTouch™ Gel Memory Foam, AirCool® Memory Foam, and Self Response™ Latex. These polyfoam layers effectively conform to the body, relieving pressure points and promoting optimal comfort. To enhance airflow and breathability, an additional layer of cashmere, alpaca, and silk is incorporated into the comfort layer, ensuring a cool and refreshing sleep throughout the night.
  • Layer 3: The presence of zoned T3 Pocketed Coils® and 2K nano coils at the base of the mattress allows for effective motion absorption, minimizing any disturbances caused by movement on the bed’s surface. Additionally, these coils provide individualized support tailored to different body shapes. The design of the 2K nano coils prioritizes enhanced conformability, pressure relief, and support throughout the entire body.

Rating

(4.71/5)
Beautyrest Black - Deluxe C-Class - Extra Firm
Materials & Construction (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.75/5)
Repositioning (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.75/5)
Comfort (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.75/5)
Cooling (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.75/5)
Motion Isolation (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.50/5)
Edge Support (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.75/5)
Overall Rating 4.71/5
Rating Scale: 1 = Average, 2 = Good, 3 = Very Good, 4 = Excellent, 5 = Winner

Repositioning

(4.75/5)

Q1. How Would You Rate Beautyrest Black®Mattress From A Repositioning & Responsiveness Perspective? 

Repositioning

Repositioning is the ease of changing sleeping positions comfortably.

Traditional memory foam mattresses can make it challenging to change positions as they tend to allow the body to sink, creating a feeling of being trapped. However, all variants of the Beautyrest Black® collection address this concern by featuring a top layer made of polyfoam. This polyfoam layer makes it easier to reposition and adjust while sleeping. Furthermore, including pocketed coils in the base of the Beautyrest Black® ensures that the body receives adequate support and remains lifted. This supportive coil system contributes to more manageable and smoother position changes during sleep, enhancing overall comfort and ease of movement.

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is how quickly and effectively a mattress responds to movement, pressure, and body weight. Beautyrest Black® is a responsive mattress that regains its shape quickly, reducing the trapped feeling in the bed.

Each Beautyrest Black® model has thick foam layers that absorb motion effectively, while the coils at the base are individually encased and thus move independently, curbing the transfer of action. Therefore, the design of each Beautyrest Black® mattress model using foam in multiple layers and pocketed coils makes the mattresses extremely responsive. Self-Response™ latex in the C-Class and K-Class makes these models more responsive than B & L- Class.

Comfort, Back Support, Pressure Relief

(4.75/5)

Q2. How Would You Rate Beautyrest Black Mattress For Providing Comfort And Pressure Relief To Sleepers? 

Beautyrest Black® mattress, with its hybrid construction, offers superior comfort and pressure relief. The comfort system in each Beautyrest Black® Class comprises multiple foam layers, as discussed above. These layers cushion the neck, shoulders, and hips and reduce excess pressure from the spine. Gel-infused memory foam (SurfaceTouch™️ Gel Memory Foam) just beneath the sleep surface helps in advanced pressure relief from the time you lay on the mattress. The T3 pocketed coils in the base are responsive and offer enhanced support by adapting to the natural shape of your body, thus keeping the spine appropriately aligned. This ensures that you wake up in the morning without aches and pains.

Pressure relief is a mattress’s ability to alleviate tension and minimize pressure in these concentrated areas. However, it’s essential to recognize that no single mattress can perfectly address spinal alignment and pressure relief for all sleepers. Beautyrest Black® introduced four variants with the upgraded C and K-Class mattresses offering advanced pressure relief with multiple foam layers in the comfort system. Beautyrest Black® collection – (L-Class) uses more polyfoam than memory foam; thus, it does not conform very closely to your body. So, if you need more relief in your pressure points, you can go for the upgrade options (C-Class or K-Class), which use more memory foam in the comfort layers. The K-Class model uses ten times more memory foam, thus helping in greater pressure relief. Additionally, 2000 nano coils at the base provide enhanced conformability, pressure relief, and individual back support for each unique shape. Furthermore, the foam layers, especially in the Pillow Top models, aid in advanced pressure relief by closely contouring the critical pressure points, enabling side sleepers a night of comfortable sleep.

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Cooling & Temperature Control

(4.75/5)

Q3. How Would You Rate The Cooling And Overall Temperature Control Characteristics Of Beautyrest Black®Mattress?

Hybrid mattresses regulate temperature better than all-foam models. Beautyrest Black® mattress has advanced cooling technology unique to its collection, providing more cooling than other mattresses. This helps you fall asleep faster and keep you comfortable throughout the night.

Each model of Beautyrest Black® mattress features BlackICE™️ cooling technology that helps draw moisture from your body, thus dissipating heat. The gel-infused memory foam layer (SurfaceTouch™️ Gel Memory Foam) prevents heat from building up in the comfort layers and makes the surface feel cold on touching. The coils at the support system allow more air to flow into the interior of the mattress, thus preventing heat from building up in the base.

Motion Isolation and Sharing a Bed

(4.25/5)

Q4. Does Beautyrest Black Mattresses Provide Reasonable Motion Isolation When Sharing A Bed With Others?

Motion isolation refers to the mattress’s ability to minimize motion transfer from one side of the bed to the other. Memory foam mattresses excel in motion isolation due to their unique conforming properties. However, hybrid and innerspring mattresses perform average in this category due to coils in the support system.

Beautyrest Black® mattress scores average in motion isolation as it is a hybrid collection. Memory foam in the comfort system prevents movement from transferring across the bed’s surface, but the coils at the base add some bounce to the mattress. As these coils are individually wrapped, they respond individually, i.e., only when weight is put on them, thus helping minimize motion transfer. Small movements you or your partner make, like changing positions, are less likely to bother and disturb each other’s sleep. But in case of more prominent activities, like getting in and out of bed, some motion may be transferred across the bed, which can be felt.

The upgraded Beautyrest Black® mattress collections (Delux C-Class or Exceptional K-Class) have added memory foam layers; they are more likely to isolate motion better than the Grand B-Class & Enhanced L-Class mattresses.

Edge Support

(4.75/5)

Q5. How would you rate the edge support of Beautyrest Black Mattresses?

Edge support is the strength and stability of the mattress’s edges, which affects the usable sleeping area. Good edge support prevents sagging, enhancing the mattress’s durability. Inadequate edge support increases the risk of falling when sitting or sleeping near the edge.

Beautyrest Black® mattress collection comes with superior edge support. The mattresses’ perimeters are reinforced, preventing them from sinking and sagging, making it easier to get in and out of bed. The zoned coils at the base make the mattresses durable, but since the upgraded options (C & K-Class) use more memory foam than B-Class or L-Class, they compress more under pressure. Thus, the B-Class and  L-Class mattress models are better in terms of edge support.

Recommendation based on sleeping style

We must sleep tight at night to wake up fresh and energized. A good night’s sleep eases stress, but it can be challenging. Barring other factors, our bed is one of the critical factors affecting our sleep quality.

There are three basic sleep postures: side, back, and stomach positions. Each has different needs, and their comfort preferences also vary widely. Beautyrest Black® mattress is for those looking for advanced support and pressure relief. Different variants suit various sleep positions and can accommodate multiple body types.

Side Sleepers:

Side sleepers put pressure on their hips and shoulders; thus, these areas press against the mattress, leading to pressure points. Side sleepers weighing less than 230 pounds will appreciate the Plush and Pillow-Top options of the Beautyrest Black® mattress collection.

The foam layers in each Class cushion the hips and shoulders, keeping the spine properly aligned. This reduces pressure on the lower back. Beautyrest Black® K-Class collection is the softest model in the Beautyrest Black® category that provides good cushion; thus, it is an excellent choice for side sleepers. However, those above 230 pounds may not get adequate support from the Plush and Pillow-Top options as their hips may sink into the mattress, causing back pain and spinal misalignment. They should look for other options in the Beautyrest Black® collection.

Back Sleepers:

Sleeping on the back is the best position to sleep, as it maintains the natural posture, keeping the spine appropriately aligned. Contouring and support are essential for back sleepers.

Medium, Firm, and Extra Firm options of each Beautyrest Black® Class will be a good fit for those under 130 pounds. For back sleepers in the weight category of 130 to 230 pounds, L and C-Class Beautyrest Black® mattress offers ample support and relieves pressure from the lower back and spine, thus reducing aches and pains. The coils in the support core prevent the hips from sinking, keeping the spine aligned. But those above 230 pounds will benefit from sleeping on the Extra Firm variants of B-Class and C-Class as they would get adequate support, contouring, and firmness.

Stomach Sleepers:

Stomach sleepers need a firm, supportive mattress to keep their hips and abdomen from sinking deep into the mattress. This averts pressure build-up in the lower back.

Stomach sleepers below 230 pounds will sleep better on Extra Firm or Firm variants in the Beautyrest Black® catalog, but those above will need to look for other options. B, L, and  C-Class may offer some support for those above 230 pounds, but the K-Class would be too soft, causing undue pressure on the back and spine.

Combination Sleepers:

Combination sleepers keep changing positions; thus, they need a good, responsive mattress. With varied firmness and comfort options offered by the Beautyrest Black®, combination sleepers have a comprehensive list to choose from, as per their needs and preferences. The C-Class with Self-Response™️ Latex in the comfort layers quickly adapts to the position changes. At the same time, the additional Dynamic Response™️ Memory Foam in the K-Class optimizes every move alongside conforming back support. The pocketed coils in each Class support the body in all sleeping positions; thus, combination sleepers can opt for any model.

Hope you have enjoyed reading our thorough Beautyrest Black® mattress review. If you wish to know about other Beautyrest models, visit our Beautyrest Mattress Review section, and to learn about other brands, look through our Mattress Brands Reviews.

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Size Price Sale Price Discount
Twin XL $3049 $2449 20%
Full $3329 $2729 18%
Queen $3599 $2999 17%
King $4299 $3699 14%
Cal King $4299 $3699 14%
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