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Beautyrest-Blacjk
Overall Rating 8.3

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Price Range: $2,249 – $3,199

Mattress Type: Hybrid

Firmness Options: Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6)

Ratings Summary

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7.5/10

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8/10

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6.5/10

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6.5/10

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7/10

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8/10

Pros & Cons:

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    A good match for side and back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds
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    Provides ample pressure relief
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    Has plenty of balanced qualities that are good for couples
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    The luxury price tag is not a match for budget shoppers
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    Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds benefit from a firmer mattress
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    Stomach sleepers may feel their hips and abdomen are not properly supported

The Beautyrest mattress line launched in 1925 with the invention of the pocketed coil. The mattress was created by Simmons Bedding Co., a company with a long-standing reputation for quality and craftsmanship. The Beautyrest line includes two mattress models: the Beautyrest Hybrid mattress and the Beautyrest Black mattress.

The Beautyrest Black mattress, which we’ll cover in this review, is considered to be the brand’s luxury mattress model. It is constructed with a cooling fabric cover, foam comfort system, and a support base of T3 pocketed coils. It has a medium firm (6) firmness. This luxury model is more expensive than the Beautyrest Hybrid mattress, and is made with higher quality foams and more support.

For the Beautyrest Black mattress, there are two upgrade options. These add-on options change the amount of temperature regulation and pressure relief that the mattress provides. They also increase the price of the mattress.

The Beautyrest Black with a Cooling Upgrade includes a layer of carbon-infused memory foam. This option has a medium firm (6) firmness. It has been shown to sleep cooler than the original Beautyrest Black mattress, and is recommended for hot sleepers. The added memory foam also relieves pressure points.

The Beautyrest Black Cooling and Comfort Upgrade adds carbon-infused memory foam and a plush pillow top with 2 inches of memory foam for a softer feel and pressure point relief. The Cooling and Comfort Upgrade is ideal for side sleepers and anyone who wants a medium soft (4) mattress. This is the most expensive option.

To help you determine which Beautyrest mattress is best for you, we’ll detail the construction, firmness, pricing, and performance of each model. We’ll also take a closer look at the company’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Understanding how your sleeping position and body weight impact mattress performance is an important part of shopping for a new mattress. How you sleep and how much you weigh affect how much pressure is applied to the mattress. This can change the overall feel and firmness of the mattress, as these are subjective measures.

Since the comfort systems of the Beautyrest Black mattress and optional upgrades differ, one may be better than another for certain body types and sleeping styles. Keep in mind that these are general recommendations based on extensive product testing and customer feedback, but your personal preferences will play a role in determining which mattress is right for you.

Beautyrest Black

Sleeper Type

Under 130 lbs

130-230 lbs

Above 230 lbs

Side Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs

8.5/10

130-230 lbs

9/10

Above 230 lbs

7/10

Back Sleepers

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs

7/10

130-230 lbs

7.5/10

Above 230 lbs

5.5/10

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs

6/10

130-230 lbs

6.5/10

Above 230 lbs

4.5/10

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers put more pressure on the mattress at their shoulders and hips. These areas push into the mattress, so pressure points often develop. This is especially the case if a mattress is too firm. Since the Beautyrest Black mattress has a medium firmness with cushioning layers of foam, it is a great choice for side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. These sleepers will find that their hips are properly supported and their shoulders are cushioned. This helps keep the spine aligned and prevents pressure on the lower back.

Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds may not feel adequately supported. Because they weigh more, they press more into the mattress. If their hips sink in too deeply, it can contribute to spinal misalignment and back pain.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers need a balance of contouring and support. They maintain their natural posture as they sleep, and an even, flat mattress helps keep the spine in alignment. Additional contouring in the lumbar region can reduce pressure on the spine.

The Beautyrest Black mattress has a medium firm feel and contouring foam layers that are good for back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. Sleepers in this weight category do not put much pressure on the mattress, and benefit from a mid-range firmness that conforms to the shape of their body. It also offers ideal support for back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. The coil support base prevents sinking in and keeps the spine aligned. We found back sleepers over 230 pounds usually prefer a firmer mattress in order to keep the lower back properly supported.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers often prefer a medium firm to firm mattress, unless they weigh less than 130 pounds. The mattress needs to be firm and supportive enough to keep the hips and abdomen on top of the mattress. This prevents pressure from building up on the lower back. That being said, the chest and shoulders need cushioning.

For stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, a softer mattress is better for the chest and shoulders, and still properly supports the hips. That is the case for the Beautyrest Black mattress. Its medium firm feel offers strong support and comfort for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. It only offers fair support for stomach sleepers over 230 pounds, as they are more likely to sink into the mattress.

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Mattress Performance

In addition to the hands-on feedback from our team, we conduct a number of quantitative tests in our Test Lab. The below ratings are based on the experience of our testers.

Motion Isolation

7.5/10

The Beautyrest Black mattress has average to above-average motion isolation for a hybrid mattress. The foam comfort system includes a layer of memory foam, which helps prevent movements from transferring from one area of the bed to another.

The coils are pocketed, so they respond individually to help minimize motion transfer. However, coils still add bounce to the mattress, so bigger movements may transfer somewhat across the bed. This could include your partner getting in and out of bed. Smaller movements, like changing positions or shifting throughout the night, are less likely to be felt.

Since both upgrade options have an added layer of memory foam, our team of experts found that they isolate motion to a better extent.

Pressure Relief

8/10

The hybrid construction of the Beautyrest Black mattress results in pressure relief and even weight distribution. There are multiple foam layers in the comfort system that cushion areas like the shoulders and hips. These layers also reduce pressure on the spine.

The mattress has a medium firm feel that is ideal for side and back sleepers. Responsive coils in the base adapt to the shape of the body to keep the spine aligned. This prevents aches and pains in the morning.

Since the original mattress uses more polyfoam than memory foam, it does not have a closely conforming feel. Those who need additional pressure relief may want to consider the upgrade options, which use more memory foam in the comfort system.

Temperature Control

6.5/10

The Beautyrest Black mattress has a temperature neutral feel. It takes measures to dissipate heat and sleeps cooler than the average mattress as a result.

The BlackICE fabric cover includes breathable fibers to wick away heat and moisture. The layer of memory foam in the mattress is infused with gel to prevent heat retention in the comfort system.

Since the mattress has a medium firm firmness with polyfoam that does not conform too closely, air can flow around the body. In mattresses that have softer memory foam, which responds to heat and pressure, there is often more heat retention.

In general, we expect hybrid mattresses to regulate temperature better than foam models. The coils add airflow throughout the mattress, which is the case for the Beautyrest Black mattress. Ample airflow prevents heat from building up in the base of the mattress.

Edge Support

8/10

The BeautyEdge system in the Beautyrest Black mattress provides ample edge support. The reinforced perimeter around the coil base includes high-density foam. This prevents sinking in and sagging along the edges. It also makes it easier to get in and out of bed, as the mattress holds up under pressure instead of buckling.

Edge support is an important consideration for couples as it increases the usable surface area of the bed. Those who sleep or sit near the edge of the bed will feel supported by the Beautyrest Black mattress.

The upgrade options for the Beautyrest Black mattress add memory foam to the comfort system, which compresses easily under pressure. As a result, we found that the original mattress performed best out of the three models in this category.

Ease of Movement

6.5/10

The Beautyrest Black mattress has plenty of bounce from the coil support core. This makes it easy to move around on the mattress as needed.

The top layers of polyfoam do not restrict movement in the way that memory foam does. The medium firm feel provides the feeling of sleeping “on” rather than “in” the mattress.

Combination sleepers who shift from their back to their sides or stomachs will be able to comfortably change positions throughout the night.

Off-Gassing

7/10

The Beautyrest Black mattress uses multiple layers of synthetic foam in its comfort system, As a result, there is an initial smell when the mattress is new. Off-gassing is the result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) releasing into the air. This is not considered harmful, and should dissipate within a few days. Coils add airflow to the mattress, which helps dissipate any lingering odor.

Beautyrest Black Mattress Review Breakdown

The Beautyrest Black mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress with optional add-ons. The upgrades to the standard mattress add layers, which change how the mattress performs in terms of temperature regulation and pressure point relief.

Each option has a BlackICE fabric cover, which includes SilkAir Fiber for breathability. The cover helps regulate temperature and increases airflow throughout the mattress. While the Beautyrest Black mattress has a white fabric cover, both upgraded options have black covers.

Beneath the fabric cover, each Beautyrest mattress has a unique comfort system. The Beautyrest Black mattress has three layers of polyfoam on top of a layer of gel-infused memory foam. This results in a medium firm firmness, or a 6 on the firmness scale. The Beautyrest Black mattress is easy to move around on. Since the comfort system is mostly constructed with polyfoam, it does not have the body-hugging feel of memory foam.

The Beautyrest + Cooling mattress swaps out one of the layers of polyfoam for 1 inch of RightTemp memory foam. This layer is infused with carbon fibers for better conductivity and temperature regulation. The carbon fibers draw heat away from the body. As a result, the upgraded mattress sleeps slightly cooler. It still has a medium firm (6) firmness, but offers better contouring and pressure point relief. Both the original Beautyrest Black mattress and the Beautyrest + Cooling mattress have a height of 13 inches.

The Beautyrest Black Cooling + Comfort mattress has a similar comfort system to the Cooling upgrade, but adds 2 inches of gel-infused memory foam. The added pillow top changes the firmness to medium soft (4) and the height to 15 inches. The softness of the mattress is ideal for side sleepers and those who weigh less than 130 pounds. The mattress conforms closely, which can restrict movement to a certain extent.

The support core of each Beautyrest Black mattress is the same. T3 pocketed coils provide responsive support while preventing movement from transferring across the mattress. Each mattress has BeautyEdge support, a reinforced perimeter that prevents sagging and makes it easier to get in and out of bed. Additional construction details are outlined below.

Firmness

Medium Firm -“ 6

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Construction

The original Beautyrest Black mattress is a luxury model made with premium materials. It is highly supportive with multiple layers of foam in the comfort system and a durable coil support base.

Cover Material:

-œBlackICE- fabric

Comfort Layer:

.5″ polyfoam
1″ polyfoam
1.5″ polyfoam
.5″ gel-infused memory foam

Support Core:

T3 Pocketed Coils with -œBeautyEdge- support

Beautyrest Black + Cooling

Firmness

Medium Firm -“ 6

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Construction

The Beautyrest Black + Cooling mattress has the same support core as the original mattress, but adds a layer of carbon-fiber infused memory foam to draw heat away from the body and sleep cooler.

Cover Material:

-œBlackICE- fabric

Comfort Layer:

.5″ polyfoam
1″ polyfoam
1″ gel-infused -œRightTemp- memory foam
1″ gel-infused memory foam

Support Core:

T3 Pocketed Coils with -œBeautyEdge- support

Beautyrest Black + Cooling + Comfort

Firmness

Medium Soft -“ 4

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Construction

The pocketed coil support core remains the same in the Beautyrest Black + Cooling + Comfort mattress. In addition to the RightTemp memory foam layer found in the Cooling upgrade, the Cooling and Comfort option adds a 2-inch gel-infused memory foam pillow top for pressure relief.

Cover Material:

-œBlackICE- fabric

Comfort Layer:

.75″ gel-infused polyfoam
1″ polyfoam
2″ gel-infused memory foam
1″ gel-infused -œRightTemp- memory foam
1″ polyfoam

Support Core:

T3 Pocketed Coils with -œBeautyEdge- support

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The Beautyrest Black mattress is made with high-quality materials and construction. It is a durable mattress with a coil base, ample edge support, and supportive foam, all of which increase the lifespan of the mattress.

That being said, it is a luxury hybrid model with a price point to match. It is more expensive than the Beautyrest hybrid mattress, and is on the higher end of the average price point for hybrid mattresses. The options to upgrade the Beautyrest Black mattress with cooling and comfort features increase the overall price of the mattress.

The Beautyrest Black mattress is available in standard sizes twin XL through California king. It is not available in a twin size. The above-average height of the mattress may require deep pocket sheets, especially if you opt for the Cooling + Comfort upgrade.

Beautyrest Black mattress

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin XL 40″x 81″ 13″ 64 lbs. $2249
Full 55″ x 76″ 13″ 84 lbs. $2529
Queen 61″ x 81″ 13″ 104 lbs. $2699
King 78″ x 81″ 13″ 130 lbs. $3199
California King 73″ x 85″ 13″ 140 lbs. $3199

Beautyrest Black + Cooling

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin N/A N/A N/A $N/A
Twin XL 40″x 81″ 15″ 76 lbs. $2749
Full 55″ x 76″ 15″ 97 lbs. $3029
Queen 61″ x 81″ 15″ 123 lbs. $3299
King 78″ x 81″ 15″ 156 lbs. $3999
California King 73″ x 85″ 15″ 162 lbs. $3999

Beautyrest Black + Cooling + Comfort

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin N/A N/A N/A $N/A
Twin XL 40″x 81″ 15″ 76 lbs. $2949
Full 55″ x 76″ 15″ 97 lbs. $3229
Queen 61″ x 81″ 15″ 123 lbs. $3499
King 78″ x 81″ 15″ 156 lbs. $4199
California King 73″ x 85″ 15″ 162 lbs. $4199

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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability

The Beautyrest Black mattress is available online at Beautyrest.com. Shipping is available within the contiguous United States.

The company also partners with retailers like Mattress Firm for nationwide availability. Mattresses purchased through a retailer must adhere to the retailer’s policies for shipping, returns, and exchanges.

Shipping

Beautyrest only offers shipping to the contiguous United States, and does not currently ship to Alaska or Hawaii.

The company offers free White Glove delivery and ships mattresses via XPO Logistics. Orders are typically delivered within 4 to 14 days. Once your order is placed, you will receive an email with instructions for scheduling delivery. Delivery is often available Monday through Saturday, but time frames depend on the availability of XPO Logistics in your area. Someone must be present at the destination for delivery.

XPO logistics sets up the mattress, so no assembly is required.

Additional Services

Old mattress removal is included with free White Glove delivery. The old mattress must be in sanitary condition in order to be removed by XPO Logistics.

Sleep Trial

Beautyrest offers a 100-night sleep trial. There is no required break-in period, so customers can initiate a return at any point during this trial. Contact Beautyrest directly to make return arrangements. There are no return fees, and the company helps coordinate pickup and return of the mattress. Beautyrest issues a full refund.

You can also exchange your Beautyrest mattress for a different model within the sleep trial period. Contact Beautyrest directly and they will assist in placing your new order and charging or refunding any difference between the items. However, exchanging for a new product voids the sleep trial.

Warranty

The Beautyrest Black mattress includes a 10-year warranty. This covers defects in materials and manufacturing. Beautyrest replaces a defective mattress, though the customer may be responsible for transportation fees.

To ensure eligibility for a warranty claim, keep the original bill of sale. The model name label and law tags must be intact. Follow all care and maintenance instructions included with the mattress.

Still have questions?

Our product experts have extensive experience testing just about every sleep product on the market. Send an email to [email protected] or call us at (877) 672-8966 with your questions and we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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