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The Simmons Mattress Review You Can Actually Trust (Beautyrest & Beautysleep) – 2018

THE GOOD: Wide availability in stores • many firmness, comfort and price levels • several models inexpensive.

THE BAD: Mostly below-average owner satisfaction and durability / lifespan (like innerspring mattresses in general) • relatively high number of Better Business Bureau complaints.

THE BEDS: The comfort layer can include regular foam, gel-infused regular foam, memory foam, gel- or diamond particle-infused memory foam. Pocket coils are often used for support.

THE COMPANY: Simmons Bedding Company – founded in 1870 and under current ownership since 2012 – makes low- to high-priced spring-based mattresses. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has a "C+" SLTD rating.

THE COMPETITION: Sealy and Serta are main competitors. See the innerspring mattress reviews summary, the hybrid mattress reviews summary and the mattress comparison as well as the information below to learn how Simmons compares to these and other brands. Also see how traditional mattress brands such as Simmons compare to newer brands.

Contents

Mattress Ratings Summary
Simmons Company Ratings
Owner Satisfaction
Longevity / Durability
Affordability & Price
(Back) Pain Relief
Conforming Ability
Sleep Quality
Support
Motion Isolation
Initial Odor / Off Gassing
Sleeping Hot / Heat Retention
Easy to Move On / Get Up Off
Sex Suitability
Heavy Person Suitable
Light Person Suitable
Topper Usage
Noise
Weight
Model Prices, Specs & Comments

About Our Research

Findings are based on Simmons innerspring mattress owner reviews collected from diverse, credible sources. Learn more about our unbiased research methodology.

Beautyrest & Beautysleep Mattress Ratings Summary

See prices & specifications for the following models.

Beautysleep is Simmons' value priced, entry-level mattress brand.

Beautyrest Silver / Recharge are Simmons' low- to mid-priced mattresses. They offer more sophisticated materials / design than Beautysleep.

Beautyrest Platinum / World Class are Simmons' mid-priced mattresses providing thicker and or more sophisticated comfort layers and higher coil count than Silver / Recharge.

Beautyrest Hybrids (Silver, Platinum, Recharge) are Simmons' mid- to luxury-priced mattresses often providing at least two inches of memory foam.

Beautyrest Black is Simmons' mostly luxury-level mattress providing the most sophisticated materials / design.

The ratings show how Simmons mattresses rate compared to the average mattress. Ratings are for the model lineup overall; individual model ratings may differ somewhat.

  beauty sleep beautyrest Silver / recharge* beautyrest Platinum / world class* beautyrest Hybrid (Silver / Platinum / recharge)* beautyrest black
Sample 53 265 209 121 102
Owner satisfaction
for daily adult use
d d+ d+ C- C-
Durability / longevity d D D+ D+ D+
Affordable b+ B B- C- d
Sleep quality C C C+ B- B-
Conforming ability D C C+ B B
General Support C- C B- B B
Less (back) pain c- c C+ B- B-
Motion isolation c+ b B B b
No off gassing b B- C+ C- c
Not a heat trap b B- C C- c-
Edge Support C+ B- B- B- B
Easy to move on B B- C+ C- D+
Good for sex B- C+ B- C+ c
Heavy person friendly D+ C C+ B- B
Light person friendly B- B B- C C
No topper needed D+ C C+ B- b
No noise c+ B- B- B- B-
Fast break in B- C+ C C- D+
Easy to lift, handle, move b C+ C- D+ d
Easy to maintain C C- C- C- C-

* Ratings may be partially based on a previous, similar model.

Simmons Company Ratings

The ratings below – based on consumer experiences and the evaluation of Sleep Like The Dead – show how Simmons compares to the average mattress manufacturer.

Warranty coverage C- Simmons provides 10 years total, non-prorated coverage – like competitors Sealy and Serta. At least 15% of Simmons innerspring mattress owners complain that the warranty is lacking in regard to coverage for sagging. This is generally a complaint for all innerspring bed brands. (See mattress warranties: what to know.)
Customer service C- The majority of owners who rate Simmons customer service say it is no better than fair – usually due to a perceived lack of help and responsiveness for sagging / warranty issues.
Marketing accuracy B+ The claims that Simmons makes about itself and its products are essentially factual but not without some mild hyperbole.
Access to customer reviews B+ At beautyrest.com, Simmons provides sortable access to reviews posted there, including easy access to negative / neutral reviews. Reviews there, however, can be somewhat difficult to locate.
Integrity of customer reviews C- In total, customer ratings at beautyrest.com are higher than those found at independent sources (especially for the Silver) by about 15%. And based on Sleep Like The Dead's calculation, for models other than Black, the "overall rating" in star format appears to be somewhat inflated, that is, higher than what the reviews it is based on suggest it should be.
Specs disclosed C+ Simmons tends to provide the thickness for the various mattress layers, but details on material composition is limited. As a result, comparison shopping and making an informed buying decision can be impeded.
Time in business A- Simmons Bedding Company was founded in 1870 and has been under current ownership since 2012.
BBB rating A+ Simmons has an "A+" with the Better Business Bureau. Learn more about BBB ratings. Simmons has had 150 complaints filed against it over the past three years. This number is somewhat above average for a mattress manufacturer the size of Simmons. Almost all complaints are for warranty and product quality issues (like Sealy and Serta).
SLTD rating C+ SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating for Simmons is determined by averaging the above company ratings. This rating is similar to that of Serta and Sealy.

Owner Satisfaction

Simmons innerspring mattresses overall have 63% owner satisfaction when used everyday by one or two adults. For comparison, the average mattress has 73% satisfaction and the average innerspring mattress has 64% satisfaction. Satisfaction can vary somewhat by Simmons model. (Learn how owner satisfaction is determined.)

simmons beautyrest owner satisfaction comparison chart

When used occasionally by one or two adults or when use everyday by a child, owner satisfaction is about average compared to all mattresses.

simmons beautyrest owner satisfaction comparison chart
* partial estimate

Pillow Top Vs Non-Pillow Top Models

Among the Simmons models, non-pillow top models often rate somewhat higher than pillow top models. This is due mainly to non-pillow top models having better durability, edge support, and sleep temperature. (See the truth about pillow top mattresses.)

simmons pillow top comparison

 

Owner Satisfaction by Year

Like most innerspring mattresses, satisfaction is often high for the first one to two years and then falls at a rate faster than that of the average mattress due mainly to sagging.

beautyrest satisfaction by year


Longevity / Durability

As is true with most innerspring mattresses, at least 25% of Beautyrest and Beautysleep owners report within the first three years of ownership sagging occurring to an extent that undermines comfort and or support.

Models with a thick pillow top or thick comfort layer appear to have the most problem with sagging. Firm models – that is, models without a pillow top or much padding – tend to have somewhat fewer sagging complaints, but they too can sag significantly.

A sleeper's size / weight does not appear to be a major factor in regard to whether and how much a Beautyrest or Beautysleep may sag.

Ownership Length

On average, consumers report keeping their Simmons mattress for about six years with regular adult use. However, using the mattress temporarily, occasionally, or lightly will tend to result in an extended lifespan.

simmons beautyrest longevity
* partial estimate

See mattress longevity for general longevity / durability analysis.


Affordability & Price

Firm, entry-level Beautysleep and Beautyrest models can start as low as $450-$500 (queen), while the more luxurious and thicker models, especially Black, can cost $2,300+, not including a foundation.

simmons beautyrest prices
*Does not include memory foam / innerspring hybrids; their average is about $2050 for a queen.

See Beautysleep / Beautyrest prices and specs for more details.


Back Pain Relief

Owners of Beautyrest models especially often report initial (back) pain relief from their mattress.

However, the prevention and reduction of pain is generally not a long-term strength of the beds (nor is it a strength of innerspring mattresses in general). This is because sagging, including the development of body impressions, may lead to (back) pain. At least 16% of Simmons owners claim that mattress sagging is a cause of their (back) pain.

simmons beautyrest pain
* partial estimate

See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.


Conforming Ability

A conforming mattress is one that contours to the curves of a sleeper's body. Such a mattress tends to support one's body weight more equally than a non-conforming mattress, providing more of a cradling, cloud-like, pressure-relieving feel.

Memory foam tends to provide the most noticeable conforming support. How much memory foam is present is an important factor in how conforming the mattress is.

Beautysleep models tend to have little if any memory foam content, meaning they provide minimal conforming ability. Depending on the model, Beautyrest may have fairly significant memory foam content. Models with at least two inches of the material tend to have the most conforming ability.

simmons beautyrest pain


Sleep Quality

Sleep quality is about average to somewhat above average as 20% of owners report less tossing / turning or more restful, efficient sleep. Those models that have at least two inches of memory foam appear to perform best on this issue.

simmons beautyrest sleep quality
* partial estimate


General Support

The high coil count and superior coil systems often found in the more expensive Simmons models tend to result in somewhat above-average support. Mattress sagging, however, can significantly undermine the ability of the mattress to properly bear the weight of a sleeper.

simmons support
* partial estimate


Edge Support

The more expensive Simmons models tend to have better edge support than the less expensive models. Good edge support allows a person to sleep or sit comfortably and securely near the edge of the bed without rolling or sliding off.

simmons edge support
* partial estimate


Motion Isolation

Beautyrest models are mostly effective in isolating the movement made by one person so that another person on the bed is not much disturbed. Put differently, they tend to minimize bounce. As a result, Beautyrest tends to have above-average couple friendliness.

simmons motion isolation
* partial estimate

General analysis: mattress motion isolation.


Initial Odor / Off Gassing

Beautyrest and Beautysleep tend to not have a significant problem with off gassing as only about 5% of owners report the problem. Off gassing is a chemical-like odor that a mattress can give off when it is new due to the packaging and or manufacturing process.

beautyrest off gassing odor
* partial estimate

See mattress off gassing for general analysis.


Sleeping Hot / Heat Retention

Overall, about 7% of Simmons mattress owners report a mostly persistent sleeping hot problem. Models that have significant memory foam or those with a thick, soft pillow top have the most potential to retain heat to an uncomfortable extent.

simmons sleeping hot / heat
* partial estimate

See mattress heat retention for general analysis.


Ease Of Moving On And Getting Up Off

Models with thicker comfort layers – especially those with at least two inches of memory foam – can cause the sleeper to sink into the bed to some extent. This can make moving on the bed, changing positions and getting up off of the bed difficult for some people.

Those sleepers who change positions frequently, are weak from sickness or injury, or are elderly usually have the most complaints regarding difficulty of movement.

simmons ease of moving on
* partial estimate


Sex Friendly

Innerspring mattresses overall tend to have somewhat above average ratings on this issue mainly because of their bounce action. The Beautyrest, however, with its motion-isolating pocket coil design and possible memory foam content limits bounce somewhat.

simmons love making suitable
* partial estimate

More info: Mattresses and Sex Comparison


Heavy Person Friendly

Beautyrest models are better suited for larger people (230+ pounds) than Beautysleep models especially over the long term.

simmons large person suitable
* partial estimate


Light Person Friendly

Due to the weight sensitivity of memory foam, models with two or more inches of this material may not conform well to a person under 130 pounds – resulting in less than ideal comfort.

simmons small person suitable
* partial estimate


Topper Usage

The number of sleepers needing to add a mattress topper to their Simmons mattress to improve comfort varies considerably by model. Topper needs increase as the price of the model decreases due to the fact that the less expensive models tend to have a thinner and or less effective comfort layer than the more expensive models.

beautyrest topper need compare
* partial estimate


Noise

The coils inside the Simmons Beautyrest can occasionally make a popping or clunking sound – especially as the mattress ages – say about 4% of owners. The Beautysleep, limited owner experience data suggests, may be somewhat more likely to produce noise.

beautyrest noise

General analysis: mattress noise comparison.


Easy To Lift, Handle, Move (Mattress Weight)

Thicker and pricier Simmons models, especially the Black which can be up to 18 inches thick, can weigh considerably more than thinner, less expensive models. Heavy weight can make changing linens as well as transporting, rotating or moving the bed difficult.

beautyrest weight


Mattress Model Prices, Specifications and Competitors

- Prices below are for a mattress only, not a foundation which often costs an additional $120-$300 depending on size.

- Price ranges below are due to the availability of different models within each line. Models in the higher end of a price range tend to be thicker and or have better material / design.

Beauty Sleep Beautyrest Silver / Recharge Beautyrest Platinum Beautyrest Silver Hybrid / Recharge Hybrid Beautyrest Platinum Hybrid Beautyrest Recharge World Class Beautyrest Black
Prices
twin
$400- $640

full
$440- $720

queen
$450- $750

king
$530- $930
twin
$400- $750

full
$460- $800

queen
$510- $900

king

$790- $1200
twin
$670- $1100

full
$875- $1300

queen
$960- $1400

king
$1350- $1800
twin
$765- $1615

full
$1050- $1810

queen
$1100- $2000

king

$1500- $2600
twin
$1160- $1700

full
$1450- $1900

queen
$1550- $2100

king
$1870- $2700
twin
$1000- $1250

full
$1020- $1425

queen
$1050- $1600

king
$1450- $1950
twin
$1125- $3550

full
$1470- $4050

queen
$1575- $4300

king
$2000- $5100
COMMENT: Prices are similar to those of main competitors (see below). The Beautyrest Silver / Recharge likely provides the best value among the Simmons models.
Thickness
6-12.5" 11.5-15.5" 12.5-16" 12-15.5" 14.5- 15.5" 13.5-17" 12.5-18.5"
COMMENT: The average mattress is about 11" in thickness which means that several Beauty Sleep models and all Beautyrest models have above-average thickness. Above-average thickness gives the bed an upscale presence, but shorter people may find the thicker models in particular to be too tall for easily getting on / off. A low profile foundation can lower the bed's overall height.
Comfort Layer
.5-5.5" foam

.5-2" gel foam (select models)

gel memory foam (select models)

.3" memory foam center third (select models)
3-5" foam

.5-2" gel foam

0-2" gel memory foam

in center third of mattress – 490 mini coils or .3" memory foam

memory foam (select models)
2-3" foam

1.5-3" gel memory foam

gel foam (select models)

memory foam (select models)
0-.5" foam

.5-3" memory foam

1.5-2" gel memory foam
2.5-5" memory foam

0-1.5" gel memory foam

.5" latex (select models)
3-4" foam

.5-3" gel memory foam

1-2" memory foam (select models)

.75" gel foam (select models)

micro coils (select models)
.5-2.5" memory foam

.5-.75" gel foam

1.5" foam

.5 " latex (select models)

.5-2" micro diamond memory foam (select models)

micro coils (select models)
COMMENT: Gel-infused foam (regular or memory) often sleeps cooler longer than non-gel-infused foam. Micro-coils are an extra layer of low-profile pocket coils. Micro-diamond foam is infused with tiny diamond particles to conduct & disperse heat.
Support
pocket coil (700 coil count) or open coil

foam (select models)
pocket coil (800-850 coil count) pocket coil (1000 coil count) pocket coil (790-1000 coil count) pocket coil (1000 coil count) pocket coil (1000 coil count) advanced pocket coil (850+ coil count)

foam (select models)
COMMENT: Learn about coil types as well as coil count.
Firmness
medium to firm mostly medium to firm soft to firm medium- soft to firm soft to firm soft to firm soft to firm
COMMENT: Learn which firmness may be best for you and your sleep position.
Adjustable Base Compatible
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
COMMENT: The thinner the mattress, the more friendly it often is for an adjustable bed base. (See adjustable bed base ratings.)
Warranty
3-10 year non-prorated 10 year non-prorated 10 year non-prorated 10 year non-prorated 10 year non-prorated 10 year non-prorated 10 year non-prorated
COMMENT: Warranty is similar to that of competitors. See mattress warranties: what to know.
Main Competition
Serta-Pedic

Sealy Essentials

Other low-priced beds
Serta Perfect Sleeper

Sealy Performance
Other low-priced beds
Serta Perfect Sleeper

Serta iComfort Hybrid

Sealy Premium
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Sealy Hybrid

Other memory foam hybrids
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Sealy Hybrid

Other memory foam hybrids
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Sealy Premium
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Other hybrid beds


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Ratings are based on 660+ owner experiences of various Simmons models including Beautysleep, Beautyrest (Silver / Recharge, Platinum, Hybrid, Black, World Class), and some discontinued models.

Simmons owner experience data was gathered from diverse and credible sources. Learn more about our research methodology and why you can trust our mattress reviews.

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