Brentwood Home broke into the online mattress industry in 2012 but traces its origins back to 1987. The company’s current lineup includes bedding, bed frames, and other sleep accessories, as well as four mattresses: the Oceano Luxury Hybrid, the Cedar Natural Luxe, the Crystal Cove, and the Cypress Affordable Memory Foam.
The Cypress Affordable Memory Foam mattress is the budget offering from Brentwood Home, with a price-point well below most of its competitors. The mattress is an all-foam mattress consisting of charcoal-infused memory foam over polyfoam transitional and base layers. An additional Luxe version has thicker memory foam and polyfoam layers for a softer feel. Both the classic and Luxe models can also be sold as hybrids, replacing the polyfoam base with a pocketed coil support core.
The Cypress Affordable Memory Foam mattress offers distinct advantages for different sleeper types depending on the model. We’ll examine how the construction of each model affects its performance, and what type of sleeper is best suited to each mattress, to help you reach a decision on which Brentwood Home Cypress mattress is right for you.
The Brentwood Home Cypress Affordable Memory Foam mattress has 3 layers in total and measures 11 inches tall, which is a standard profile for an all-foam bed. The cover is made of polyester and spandex, with a percentage of wool sewn into the side panels. Brentwood Home recommends cleaning stains with natural ingredients such as baking soda.
The first layer of the mattress has 1 inch of memory foam. This is infused with charcoal, which is meant to help draw away moisture from your body to keep a neutral temperature on the surface of the mattress. The memory foam is made with BioFoam, which includes a percentage of soy-based polypol and is more environmentally friendly than traditional memory foam.
Beneath this top layer is a fairly firm 2-inch polyfoam transitional layer. This layer eases the transition onto the 8-inch high-density polyfoam support core. The support core is contour-cut to provide adaptive support for the spine.
The mattress has a medium firm feel, about a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The comfort layers are relatively thin, so the bed will provide some contouring but sleepers mostly stay on top of the mattress instead of sinking in.
Brentwood Home also offers a Luxe version of the Cypress mattress. The Cypress Luxe has 2 inches of charcoal-infused memory foam, 2 inches of the same transitional polyfoam, an extra 1-inch layer of plusher polyfoam to add deeper contouring, and the same contour-cut polyfoam base layer as the original. Thanks to its thicker comfort layer section, the Luxe has a medium feel, or 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, offering better pressure relief for sleepers under 130 pounds.
It’s also possible to order hybrid versions of the Cypress and the Cypress Luxe. The Classic Hybrid has 2 inches of charcoal-infused memory foam, 1 inch of transitional polyfoam, and an 8-inch pocketed coil support core that rests atop an inch of very firm polyfoam. The Luxe Hybrid has 2 inches of charcoal-infused memory foam, 2 inches of transitional polyfoam, and the same pocketed coil and polyfoam base.
The coils in the hybrid models add bounce, and these mattresses are slightly firmer than their respective all-foam counterparts. The edges of the mattress feature 16-gauge coils with a tighter turn and more coils per square foot, and the head and feet have thicker 13.75-gauge coils. Together, these form a reinforced perimeter for better support when sleeping near the edge of the bed.
The Cypress mattress is made in the USA and the company plants three trees through the National Forest Foundation for every mattress sold. The mattress is certified low in emissions by CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold. The wool and innersprings are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified as free of harmful substances.
The Brentwood Home Cypress mattress is a memory foam mattress with 3 layers in total. The Luxe version has an extra layer of foam, for a total of 4 layers. The hybrid versions replace the polyfoam support core with pocketed coils.
99% polyester, 1% spandex
Classic: 1″ memory foam (charcoal-infused), 2″ transition polyfoam
Classic Hybrid: 1″ memory foam (charcoal-infused), 1″ transition polyfoam
Luxe: 2″ memory foam (charcoal-infused), 2″ transition polyfoam , 1″ transition polyfoam
Luxe Hybrid: 2″ memory foam (charcoal-infused), 2″ transition polyfoam
Classic/Luxe: 8″ polyfoam
Classic Hybrid/Luxe Hybrid: 8″ pocketed coils, 1″ polyfoam
Just as the name implies, the Brentwood Home Cypress Affordable Memory Foam mattress is priced well below average for a memory foam mattress of this caliber. The Luxe and Hybrid versions are also very affordable compared with competing models in their categories.
Customers have the option to pair the bed with a wallet-friendly foundation or adjustable base available from Brentwood Home.
|Twin||39" x 75"||11"-13"||N/A.||$399-$699|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||11"-13"||N/A.||$449-$749|
|Full||54" x 75"||11"-13"||N/A.||$499-$899|
|Queen||60" x 80"||11"-13"||N/A.||$599-$999|
|King||76" x 80"||11"-13"||N/A.||$799-$1,199|
|California King||72" x 84"||11"-13"||N/A.||$799-$1,199|
Classic: 3/5, Luxe: 4/5
The Luxe models of the Brentwood Home Cypress mattress do a much better job at preventing motion transfer than the classic models. This is due to the thicker comfort layer section, which conforms closely to the body and absorbs movement instead of letting it reverberate across the surface.
While the hybrid Classic and Luxe models have some bounce from the coils, these mattresses perform similarly to their non-hybrid counterparts. The coils are individually wrapped to minimize motion transfer, meaning the comfort layers play a more important role in motion isolation. All four models do a decent job of preventing night time disturbances, but we advise sensitive sleepers to choose either the Luxe or the Luxe Hybrid if they anticipate waking up from their partner’s movements.
Classic: 3/5, Luxe: 4/5
All four versions of the Brentwood Home Cypress mattress include layers of memory foam that contour to relieve pressure points. With their extra comfort layers, the Luxe foam and hybrid models provide a plusher surface and deeper cradle before sleepers reach the firmer base layers.
Side sleepers and those who weigh less than 130 pounds will fare better with the Luxe, which supplies the extra cushioning needed to prevent sore hips and shoulders in these groups. In contrast, stomach sleepers and those who weigh more than 230 pounds will prefer the classic models, as these provide a firmer surface that keeps the spine on an even plane.
The Brentwood Home Cypress performs relatively well on temperature neutrality, but hot sleepers may want to look elsewhere.
The memory foam contains charcoal infusions that largely succeed in preventing heat build-up around the body. In addition, the hybrid models allow air to circulate through the coils, thereby dispersing any heat that does get trapped in the mattress. The classic models don’t cradle the body as closely, which leaves room for heat to escape. However, with their thick foam layers, the Luxe and even the Luxe Hybrid will trap a certain amount of heat.
Foam Models: 3/5, Hybrid Models: 4/5
Reinforced coils around the perimeter of the bed ensure strong edge support in the Brentwood Home Cypress Hybrid and Hybrid Luxe.
Since the Cypress mattresses only have 1 or 2 inches of memory foam before the firmer transitional layer, even the foam models hold up fairly well when sleeping near the edge of the bed. Most couples should be able to use the full surface of the mattress without experiencing feelings of roll-off. However, some people may find the edges compress when sitting on the edge of the bed. This effect is more pronounced in individuals who weigh more than 230 pounds.
Memory foam in the top layer of the Brentwood Home Cypress quickly gives way to the firmer polyfoam underneath, which pushes back and allows for easy movement compared to other all-foam mattresses. Despite the thicker comfort layers in the Luxe models, this is true in both the classic and Luxe versions of the mattress. Combination sleepers may prefer the classic hybrid version, which has minimal contouring and a bouncier surface due to the coils.
Each version of the Brentwood Home Cypress mattress offers particular advantages for sex.
The hybrid models have a bouncier surface that is conducive to rhythm, as well as strong edge support that allows full use of the bed. In turn, the all-foam models are completely silent when bearing weight, an advantage for couples who wish to be discreet.
All four models offer decent traction thanks to the memory foam. Couples may find it easier to switch positions on the 11-inch foam and hybrid models as they don’t conform as closely.
Foam Models: 2/5, Hybrid Models: 3/5
Every foam mattresses off-gasses to some extent when it is first unboxed, and the Brentwood Home Cypress is no exception.
Off-gassing happens as a result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from polyfoam and memory foam being released into the air. It’s considered harmless, and the smell usually disappears within a few days once it gets a chance to air out. This process should be even quicker in the hybrid models, where the coils allow for greater ventilation.
Side sleepers often experience pressure points in the hips and shoulders, which is why most side sleepers are most comfortable on the Luxe Brentwood Home Cypress mattresses. The thicker comfort layer section in the Luxe mattresses forms a tight hug around the body to alleviate pressure build-up in these areas. In particular, side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds experience excellent pressure relief from the all-foam Luxe model.
The classic Cypress mattresses lack the necessary depth in the comfort layers, and may cause sore hips and shoulders in side sleepers. The exception is side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds, who receive adequate pressure relief from the all-foam classic mattress. While this mattress is also soft enough for side sleepers over 230 pounds, it doesn’t offer enough support to maintain proper spinal alignment in this group.
All four models of the Brentwood Home Cypress mattress provide adequate support and pressure relief for most back sleepers. Sleeping on the back naturally aligns the spine and doesn’t create any serious pressure points. The main attribute that back sleepers need in a mattress is lumbar support.
The Cypress mattresses are built with contouring memory foam that fills in the lumbar area, as well as firmer polyfoam to keep the hips from sagging. In the case of the hybrid, pocketed coils push back in targeted areas to keep the spine on an even plane. The only back sleepers who may be uncomfortable on the Cypress are those who weigh more than 230 pounds. These sleepers exert more pressure on the mattress and may find that the all-foam Classic and Luxe models fail to provide enough spinal support.
Stomach sleepers receive better spinal alignment from the Brentwood Home Cypress Hybrid mattresses. In these models, the pocketed coils supply added support to prevent the hips from sinking out of line with the rest of the body. Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will do better with the classic hybrid version, as the thicker comfort layers in the Luxe Hybrid may sag in the midsection.
Stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds also receive sufficient support from the all-foam models, but these models are too soft and may cause back pain in people who weigh more than 130 pounds.
Brentwood Home Cypress
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Brentwood Home Cypress Hybrid
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Brentwood Home Cypress Luxe
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Brentwood Home Cypress Luxe Hybrid
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Brentwood Home Cypress mattress was recently updated and the new version was released at the end of 2019, so there are limited reviews available for the current models.
Reviews on the Brentwood Home website don’t differentiate between Hybrid or Luxe models of the Cypress mattress. Older reviews are for the previous version of the mattress, and while we have left these opinions out of our summary, they are included in the total reviews listed below.
Comments on the Brentwood Home website state that there are little to no off-gassing smells. Customers appreciate the year-long sleep trial, customer service, and quick delivery.
Side sleepers say the mattress reduces pressure points even in the firmer models, with some customers noting the mattress softens up over the first few weeks. Those who purchase the Luxe model say that despite sinking in, they still feel supported. Most people agree the mattress reduces back pain, especially lower back pain.
Many parents buy the mattress for their children. People who share the bed with a pet, partner, or child say they feel almost no movement from the other side. Reviewers also say the Cypress sleeps cool, even the foam models. The main complaint comes from reviewers who say the bed is too soft and impedes movement during sex.
So far there is only one review on Amazon for the updated model, from a customer who found that the mattress was comfortable but trapped too much heat.
The Brentwood Home Cypress mattress is available for purchase on the Brentwood Home website and through third-party retailers like Amazon. The mattress ships to the contiguous U.S. Brentwood Home does not currently serve customers in Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada.
Shipping with FedEx is free in the entire contiguous U.S. Mattresses are shipped from L.A. as a bed-in-a-box and typically arrive within 7 to 10 business days of your order date.
To set up the mattress, customers must carefully remove the box and plastic and let it unfurl on the bed frame. It may take a day or two to fully expand.
Brentwood Home offers optional White Glove delivery with third-party provider AGS for a fee of $199. White Glove delivery takes about 2 to 3 weeks from the time of order. For a further $76, or a total of $275, customers can also select old mattress removal. White Glove delivery and old mattress removal are non-refundable.
No expedited shipping is possible at this time.
Brentwood Home offers a 365-night sleep trial with a mandatory 30-night break-in period. To receive a refund, customers can either arrange pickup by Brentwood Home or donate the mattress to a local charity and provide proof of donation in exchange for the refund. Mattresses must be in good condition to be eligible for a refund. Customers may return a maximum of two mattresses from the same order. Replacement mattresses do not come with a sleep trial, and customers who have already returned or exchanged a mattress are not granted a sleep trial with any future products.
Different conditions may apply to mattresses purchased from third-party retailers.
The Brentwood Home Cypress mattress is covered by a 25-year limited warranty against manufacturing and workmanship defects.
The warranty is prorated. Defective mattresses will be replaced free of charge during the first 10 years but customers will be responsible for an increasing percentage of the costs as time goes on, up to a maximum of 95 percent of the original purchase price as of year 21. Customers are always responsible for shipping and handling charges.
At the company’s discretion, defective mattresses will be replaced with a new mattress in the same model and size, where possible. The warranty is only valid for the original purchaser of a new Brentwood Home mattress through a legitimate channel. Law tags must be attached and bed-in-a-box mattresses must have been unboxed within 2 weeks of arriving to qualify for warranty coverage.
Defects that qualify for warranty coverage include visible indentations of 2 inches or more and cosmetic damage that affects the performance of the mattress, except where this is caused by normal wear and tear.
Problems not covered under the warranty include normal increases in softness and comfort preference. Using the mattress without a proper foundation as described by Brentwood Home will void the warranty, as will stains, burns, mold, or other signs of abuse or improper care.