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THE GOOD: Above average pressure- and pain-relief potential • limited off gassing / initial odor • motion isolation • 25-year warranty.
THE BAD: Questionable longevity • excessive firmness (at least initially) • heat trap potential for some models • limited availability.
THE MATTRESS: Simmons ComforPedic (by Beautyrest) is a mid- to luxury-level memory foam mattress. Depending on the model, overall thickness ranges from 9.5 to 13 inches. The mattress has a comfort layer consisting of 1.5 to 3.5 inches of low- to high-density memory foam including 1-2 inches of gel memory foam. The support/base layer consists of 5.5 to 9 inches of regular foam.
THE COMPETITION: ComforPedic's closest competition is Tempur-Pedic, Serta iComfort and Sealy Optimum. See the ComforPedic vs Tempurpedic comparison below. And see how ComforPedic compares to many other brands in the side-by-side mattress comparison and memory foam bed reviews – summary.
Ratings below are based on 145+ consumer reviews of the various ComforPedic models. The reviews were gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology.
|Owner satisfaction||C+||Simmons ComforPedic has 78% owner satisfaction. ( ). The various ComforPedic models tend to rate similar to one another.
|Durability / longevity||C||Based on limited owner experience data, durability / longevity problems such as diminished supportiveness, loss of resiliency and sagging occurring within three years are reported by about 8% of owners.|
|Price / affordability||c||ComforPedic is often priced $900-$3000 depending on model and size.|
|Less pain / pressure points||b||Like most memory foam mattresses, ComforPedic is generally effective in relieving pain, including back pain. At least 20% of owners report feeling less pain and pressure points. The bed, however, causes pain for about 12% of owners often due to excessive firmness.|
|Firmness options||C||Firmness levels are mostly medium to soft depending on the model. About 20% of owners report that their mattress is unexpectedly firm when new, but most say the mattress softens at least somewhat with use.|
|Motion isolation||a-||Like virtually all memory foam beds, ComforPedic keeps movement localized so that a person's motion is not felt much if at all by another person on the bed.|
|No initial odor / off gassing||c+||About 6% of owners report significant off gassing which is a chemical-like odor a mattress can release when it is new due to the manufacturing and or packaging process. This rate is somewhat better than average compared to memory foam beds overall. (See mattress off gassing for more information.)|
|Contours to body||b||The ComforPedic contours and molds moderately to one's body, usually resulting in well-distributed support. Those models with higher-density memory foam tend to have the best contouring potential.|
|Easy to move on / get up off||c||About 5% of owners report sinking into the bed to an extent that causes significant difficulty of movement. On this issue, ComforPedic is superior to several Tempur-Pedic models.|
|No sleeping hot||c-||About 9% of owners report that their ComforPedic acts as a heat trap to an uncomfortable extent at least part of the time. This rate is slightly higher than the rate for the average memory foam mattress. ComforPedic models with only 1" of gel-infused memory foam (as opposed to 2") have the majority of heat-related complaints. (See memory foam heat retention for more analysis.)|
|Large person friendly||b-||Thickness and level of support tends to be suitable for larger people (200 lbs+).|
|Good for sex||c||ComforPedic does somewhat better on this issue than some memory foam mattresses, including several Tempur-Pedic models, due mainly to the fact that ComforPedic tends to not be overly difficult to move on. (See mattresses and sex for analysis).|
|No noise||a||The mattress is silent under all conditions. A poorly assembled foundation may make noise.|
|No rotating / flipping||b||Rotating the bed may be needed on occasion to combat loss of support and uneven wear. The design is one-sided which means the mattress should not be flipped.|
|Lightweight||d+||Heavy weight is a significant complaint by owners (as it is for many memory foam beds). The more expensive ComforPedic models are the heaviest.|
|Warranty||A-||The warranty is for 25 years with the first 10-15 years being non-prorated. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)|
|Availability||d+||ComforPedic's availability at retailers in many areas appears to be decreasing.|
|Specifications transparency||C||This rating refers to what extent Simmons discloses the specifications of ComforPedic. Simmons tends to do a fair job of providing thickness measurements for the various layers of its mattresses, but details on the makeup of the materials is limited. As a result, comparison shopping and making an informed buying decision can be somewhat difficult.|
|Customer Service||c||Simmons customer service is considered no better than average.|
|Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating||a+||Simmons currently has an "A+" rating with the BBB. Historically, its rating has been less than stable. The company has had 177 BBB complaints filed against it in the past three years; this number is significantly higher than that for Sealy, Serta and Tempur-Pedic.|
|SLTD Rating||C||SLTD Rating (Sleep Like The Dead's rating) for Simmons is a "C". The rating is based on a combination of factors including product ratings by consumers, years in business, customer service, return policy, accuracy of marketing claims, transparency of specifications, warranty, Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating and rating stability, number of BBB complaints / business size ratio.|
The table below provides both prices and specifications for various ComforPedic models. Prices do not include a foundation which can cost $100-$400+ depending on size. Model names can vary from retailer to retailer. A model name not appearing below is likely a renamed version of a model below.
|Comfort/Support Layers2||Base Layer||Firm-
|Advanced Rest / Alive||$900 twin
|9.5"||1" gel memory foam (3.5 lbs/ft) • 1" regular foam • 2" memory foam (4.5 lbs/ft) • 2" support foam||3.5" regular foam||med-
|Renewed Energy / New Life||$1200 twin
|11.5"||1" gel memory foam (3.5 lbs/ft) • 1.5" regular foam • 2" memory foam (4.5 lbs/ft) • 2" support foam||5" regular foam||med|
|Balanced Days / Nourishing Comfort||$1600 twin
|12.5"||1" gel memory foam (3.5 lbs/ft) • 3.5" memory foam (4.5 lbs/ft) • 2" support foam||6" regular foam||firm|
|Restored Spirits / Enlightened Days||$2100 twin
|13"||1" gel memory foam (3.5 lbs/ft) • 4" memory foam (5.5 lbs/ft) • 2" support foam||6" regular foam||med|
1 Models that are at least 10-inches thick with a six-inch or greater base layer tend to be best suited for larger people (220 lbs+).
2 Density is an estimate. Learn about the characteristics of the different densities.
3 Your personal evaluation of firmness may differ from what is stated. Back sleepers tend to prefer firm to medium; stomach sleepers medium; side sleepers medium to soft.
Tempur-Pedic is often the standard by which other memory foam mattresses are judged. The table below shows how ComforPedic compares to Tempur-Pedic beds overall based on nearly 2,000 actual consumer experiences.
|Owner satisfaction||C+||B-||Both have owner satisfaction of around 80%.|
|Durability / longevity||C||B||Tempur-Pedic overall likely has a 25%+ greater lifespan.|
|Price||C||D||Avg price for Tempur-Pedic is $3,468; ComforPedic $2,031.|
|Less pain / pressure||B||B+||--|
|Firmness options||C||B+||Tempur-Pedic has more models and firmness choices.|
|Easy to move on||C||C-||--|
|No initial odor||C+||D+||Odor tends to not be a problem for Simmons.|
|Not a heat trap||C-||C-||--|
|Specifications transparency||C||d||Simmons does a somewhat better job of disclosing important facts about their mattresses.|
|Warranty||B+||C+||ComforPedic has a 25 year vs a 10 year for Tempur-Pedic.|
|Availability||D+||A||Tempur-Pedic is widely available in stores and online.|
|Customer service||C||B||Tempur-Pedic historically has performed better.|
|Better Business Bureau rating||A+||A+||Rating stability for both is fair.|
|BBB rating stability||B||B+||--|
|Density||low to high||low to high||See memory foam density: low vs high.|
The Simmons ComforPedic ratings are based on 140+ owner reviews of the various models.
Most owner experience data was collected from online message / discussion boards and review sections on credible retailer web sites. See our mattress methodology for details.
– ComforPedic models have either a one- or two-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam. This foam is designed to sleep cooler longer than regular memory foam. Owner experience data suggests that only those models with two inches of gel-infused foam tend to sleep cooler.
– ComforPedic on average is about 30% less expensive than Tempur-Pedic yet provides similar owner satisfaction, specifications and overall benefits.
– Diminished supportiveness, loss of resiliency and sagging are reported by at least 8% of ComforPedic owners.
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