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unbiased Simmons Beautyrest & Beautysleep Mattress Review, Ratings, Comparisons [why trust]

Based on 657 Owner Experiences Gathered From 205 Sources

March 21, 2017

What You Need To Know

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

THE BAD: Mostly below average owner satisfaction • fair-at-best 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 the main competition. See the innerspring mattress reviews – summary or the mattress comparison to learn how Simmons compares to these and other brands.


Mattress Ratings Summary
Simmons Company Ratings
Owner Satisfaction
Longevity / Durability
Affordability and Price
(Back) Pain Relief
Conforming Ability
Sleep Quality
Motion Isolation
Initial Odor / Off Gassing
Sleeping Hot / Heat Retention
Easy to Move On / Get Up Off
Sex Suitability
Heavy Person Friendly
Light Person Friendly
Topper Usage
Model Prices, Specifications & 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 vary 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
Less (back) pain c- c C+ B- B-
Conforming ability D C C+ B B
Sleep quality C C C+ B- B-
General Support C- C B- B B
Edge Support C+ B- B- 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-
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-
Short 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-

* The Beautyrest Silver is the recently introduced (April 2017) replacement for most if not all Beautyrest Recharge models. Sample and ratings are based almost entirely on the Beautyrest Recharge.

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 hyperbole.
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 B+ Simmons Bedding Company was founded in 1870 and has been under current ownership since 2012.
BBB rating A+ Simmons currently has an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau. Learn more about BBB ratings. Simmons has had 171 complaints filed against it over the past three years. This number is 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 of "C+" 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 to 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.

simmons beautyrest owner satisfaction comparison chart

When used occassional by one or two adult 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 various 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 or 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 sagging occurring to an extent that makes the mattress significantly less comfortable and supportive.

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

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

In addition, while Serta and Sealy – Simmons main competitors – seem to have made some limited improvement in durability / longevity in recent years, Simmons does not appear to have also done so.

Ownership Length

On average, consumers report keeping their Simmons mattress for about six years with regular adult use. Using the mattress only 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 and Price

Firm, entry-level Beautysleep and Beautyrest models can start as low as $400-$500 (queen), while the more luxurious and thicker models, especially Black, can cost $2,300 or more – not including a foundation.

simmons beautyrest prices
*Does not include memory foam / innerspring hybrids; their average is $2200 for a queen.

See Beautysleep / Beautyrest prices and specs for more details.

Back Pain Relief

Owners of Beautyrest models especially often report good initial pain relief from their mattress, including back pain relief.

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 pain including 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. And 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 conformability. Depending on the model, Beautyrest may have fairly significant memory foam content. Models with at least two inches of memory foam tend to have the most conforming potential.

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 the 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 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 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 overall 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 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 owners 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 beds in general tend to have somewhat above average ratings on this issue mainly because of the bounce action they provide. 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 inches or more 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 owners 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 Simmons model decreases due to the fact that the cheaper models tend to have a thinner and or less effective comfort layer than the pricier models.

beautyrest topper need compare
* partial estimate


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, is somewhat more likely to produce noise.

beautyrest noise

General analysis: mattress noise comparison.

Easy To Lift, Handle, Move (Mattress Weight)

Thicker and more expensive 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 / Recharge Hybrid Beautyrest Platinum Hybrid Beautyrest Recharge World Class Beautyrest Black
Price Twin            
$340- $520 $400- $750 $670- $1100 $765- $1615 $1160- $1700 $1000- $1250 $1125- $3550
Price Full            
$390- $550 $460- $800 $875- $1300 $1050- $1810 $1450- $1900 $1020- $1425 $1470- $4050
Price Queen            
$400- $570 $510- $900 $960- $1400 $1100- $2000 $1550- $2100 $1050- $1600 $1575- $4300
Price King            
$515- $800 $790- $1200 $1350- $1800 $1500- $2600 $1870- $2700 $1450- $1950 $2000- $5100
10-13.5" 11.5-15.5" 12.5-16" 12-15.5" 14.5- 15.5" 13.5-17" 12.5-18.5"
pocket coil (700 coil count) or open coil pocket coil (800-850 coil count) pocket coil (1000 coil count) pocket coil (1000 coil count) pocket coil (1000 coil count) pocket coil (1000 coil count) advanced pocket coil (850+ coil count)
Comfort Layer            
.5-5.5" foam

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

.5-2" gel foam2

0-2" gel memory foam

in center third of mattress – 490 mini coils or .3" memory foam (select models)

memory foam (select models)
2-3" foam

1.5-3" gel memory foam2

gel foam (select models)

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

.5-3" memory foam

1.5-2" gel memory foam2
2.5-5" memory foam

0-1.5" gel memory foam

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

.5-3" gel memory foam2

1-2" memory foam (select models)

.75" gel foam2 (select models)

micro coils (select models)3
.5-2.5" memory foam

.5-.75" gel foam2

1.5" foam

.5 " latex (select models)

.5-2" micro diamond memory foam (select models)4

micro coils (select models)3
medium to firm mostly medium to firm soft to firm medium- soft to firm soft to firm soft to firm soft to firm
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
Main Compe- tition            

Sealy Brand

Other low-priced beds
Serta Perfect Sleeper

Sealy Posture- pedic

Other low-priced beds
Serta Perfect Sleeper

Serta iComfort Hybrid

Sealy Posture- pedic
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Posture- pedic Hybrid

Other memory foam hybrids
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Posture- pedic Hybrid

Other memory foam hybrids
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Sealy Posture- pedic Plus
Serta iComfort Hybrid

Other hybrid beds

1 Learn more about these coils and how they compare to other coil types.

2 Gel-infused foam (regular or memory) often sleeps cooler longer than non-gel-infused foam. Learn more.

3 Micro-coils are an extra layer of low-profile pocket coils.

4 This memory foam is infused with diamond particles for the purpose of conducting and dispersing heat; its effectiveness based on owner experiences is unclear at this time.

5 Learn which firmness may be best for you and your sleeping position.

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About our unbiased Simmons Innerspring Mattress review and research

Ratings are based on 650+ 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.


– At least one-quarter of Simmons innerspring mattress consumers report sagging or body impressions developing within the first 36 months of ownership. This rate is similar to somewhat higher than that of other innerspring mattress brands.

– A sleeper's size and weight tend to not be significant factors in regard to whether and how much the Simmons may sag / develop impressions.

– Entry-level Beautysleep and Beautyrest models can start as low as $400-$500 (queen), while the more luxurious and thicker models can cost $2,300 or more – not including a foundation.

– Beautysleep mattresses are likely best suited for temporary / occasional use or child use, like other value-priced mattresses.

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