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Beautyrest Hybrid Original Mattress Review

This Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress review follows on from my list of the best 3 Simmons Beautyrest mattresses to provide a possible alternative if you didn’t find your ideal mattress in that list.

I’ve based this review on my extensive research coupled with my experience reviewing mattresses to yield my own opinions and insights that should hopefully help you decide if this mattress is right for you or not.

And as always, if you’ve slept on this bed yourself – please let me know of your thoughts in the comments section at the end of this post. 🙂

Let’s jump right in!

Beautyrest Hybrid Original Mattress Review

Woman Sleeping on a Beautyrest Hybrid Original Mattress.

Image source: stock photo used with permission.

To summarise, I think that if you’re between 130 lbs and 200 lbs then the Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress will be suitable for you if you’re a front, side, back, or combo sleeper.

However, if you are a side sleeper under 130 lbs you will probably find this mattress to be too firm, whilst heavier weighted sleepers over 300 lbs may sink too far into the materials to be comfortable, and couples who are very sensitive to sound and movement may wake up too often.

Check out my full Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress review below for a more detailed breakdown and analysis.

Or have a look at my list of the best mattresses that you can buy online for some more branded options.

Design Analysis

The Beautyrest® Hybrid mattress is 13.5 inches thick and is topped by a knitted fabric cover that’s designed to improve airflow and feel cool to the touch to stop you feeling too warm.

Below the cover you’ll find the comfort layers – consisting of 1” Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam, 2” Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam, and 1” Medium Comfort Foam.

The collective purpose of the comfort layers is to provide pressure relief on angular areas of your body like your hips and shoulders across a range of sleeping positions by taking your body heat and using it to reconfigure the molecules of the foam so that it can conform to your exact body shape.

This typically results in a more comfortable mattress when compared to traditional spring mattresses that often have a thin upholstered top layer that’s less adaptive – consequently putting more pressure on your body which can decrease comfort levels.

Beneath the comfort foam sits the 1000 Series Firm Pocketed Coil® support system that’s 9.5 inches thick and is encased in high density support foam.

The individually wrapped coils are designed to adapt one by one to your exact body shape to provide a customised level of support for your spine.

The 13.5 inch profile means that you’ll probably need to buy a deep pocket fitted sheet to ensure that it stays in place and doesn’t spring free during the night as you move around.

Performance Analysis

To summarise, it’s my opinion that the Beautyrest Hybrid Original Mattress excels in terms of providing support and comfort for sleepers of all positions in the 130 lbs – 200 lbs weight range.

Whilst also providing good levels of cooling for warmer sleepers, good motion isolation for couples, good edge support for maximum use of the bed area, and good responsiveness for combo sleepers so they can move around in the bed easier.

See my breakdown below for more details on the key performance areas.

1) Firmness

This mattress has a medium level of firmness in my view.

This means that the mattress is likely to be suitable for all sleeping positions if you’re in the 130 lbs – 200 lbs weight range because when you lie on the mattress, the surface tension should be sufficient to stop you sinking too far into the materials whilst at the same time providing the right amount of ‘give’ so that pressure is taken away from prominent areas like your shoulders.

However, as you progress more towards the 130 lbs mark and below, you’ll find that the mattress will naturally begin to feel firmer and provide less pressure relief because you’ll tend to ‘float’ more on top of the materials – which can increase discomfort if you’re a side sleeper in particular.

Conversely, if you’re in the 200 lbs – 300 lbs weight range, the more ‘enveloping’ the mattress will feel because you’ll be applying more downward pressure to the mattress and so the foam will contour to your body shape more closely.

Although if you are very heavy indeed (likely over 300 lbs) the mattress may once again start to feel too firm because you’ll be compressing the comfort foam so much that you may start to feel the denser support core beneath – which can be quite uncomfortable, especially if you sleep on your side.

2) Pressure Relief

Although this mattress is able to offer good pressure relief thanks to the memory foam comfort layers to keep you comfortable, I personally think that this mattress has more of a ‘latex’ feel to it rather than providing the ‘hugging’ effect of traditional memory foam.

This is because of the ContourFit™ Design which aims to make the foam more responsive – which is actually great news if you’re a combination sleeper that changes positions frequently during the night because you won’t feel trapped in the foam.

I think that the Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress will provide enough pressure relief for you if you’re a front, back, side, or combo sleeper in the 130 lbs – 200 lbs weight range.

3) Overall Support

The general support provided by this mattress is very good in my opinion.

Because the individually wrapped coils depress singularly to provide you with individualised spinal support that’s likely to be superior to that of most traditional coil mattresses whose springs work as a unit and therefore provide less contoured support.

And this support extends to the edge of the bed – as I’ve explained in more detail below.

4) Edge Support

I think that the edge support for this mattress is pretty good.

This is down to the strong support core and its high density foam encasement in my view.

This means that if you’re the sort of side sleeper that tends to hug the edge of the bed, you’re less likely to get that ‘falling off’ feeling that you tend to get with pure foam mattresses that lack edge support.

5) Moving Around

Moving around and sitting up in the Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress should be fairly easy if you’re under the 250 lbs – 300 lbs weight range because of the ContourFit™ Design – which makes the foam more responsive when compared to regular memory foam – and the coiled support core which guards against sinkage better when compared to pure foam mattresses.

6) Maximum Weight Capacity

I don’t know what the maximum weight capacity for this mattress is but if it’s anything like the other hybrid beds that I’ve reviewed with similar qualities then I’d guess that it’s somewhere in the region of 500 lbs.

But if the maximum weight capacity for this mattress is a real concern for you I would contact Beautyrest directly for clarification before buying.

7) Couples

If you sleep as a couple then you can expect this mattress to do a fair job of minimising motion isolation through the individually wrapped pocket coils and foam comfort layers to reduce the chance of you waking each other up as you move around.

And with the good edge support, you’ll both be able to make optimum use of the full area of the bed.

8) Allergies

If you have sensitive skin or eczema then this mattress might be ok for you when compared to other foam mattresses because the Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress uses CertiPUR-US® foams which are typically better at lessening the chance of an allergic reaction in my view due to the reduction in harmful chemicals.

However, if you have hayfever or a dust mite allergy then you should check out some of the pure foam beds in my list of the best hypoallergenic mattresses because hybrid beds like the Beautyrest Hybrid Original tend to trap dust mites and other particles in the spacious coil core.

9) Temperature Regulation

Memory foam mattresses have a bad reputation for sleeping cool because in order for the materials to adapt to your body shape they must absorb your body heat to reconfigure the molecules of the foam – with the heat then typically being reflected back to you which can cause you to overheat.

But this isn’t likely to be as much of a problem with the Beautyrest Hybrid Original because the foams have been specifically infused with cooling gel and are designed to wick heat away.

Furthermore, the pocketed coil support core is likely to provide better airflow than a pure foam mattress because of the spaces between the coils.

So in summary, I would say that this is a ‘good’ mattress if you’re a warmer sleeper looking to stay cool.

But I would certainly invest in a set of high quality cooling bed sheets to be on the safe side.

10) Keeping You Dry

The cooling qualities of this mattress should have a knock on effect in helping you stay dry too.

But if you suffer from night sweats or very heavy sweating normally, then I would buy a set of high quality bamboo bed sheets because bamboo is excellent at wicking away moisture better than cotton bed sheets to help you stay dry at night.

11) Odour

You should expect to experience a mild ‘off gassing’ when this mattress is new due to the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) being released.

And whilst this may be a bit annoying at first, the smell should go away in a few hours or days if you keep your room well ventilated.

Also, Beautyrest are registered on the CertiPUR-US® website (under the Simmons Mattress Company) as being registered as selling CertiPUR-US® foams which are specifically listed as being low in VOCs [1] – as well as eliminating formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals.

This is all good news for your nose and skin. 🙂

12) Pain

If you are in the 130 lbs to 200 lbs weight range then you’ll probably find that the mattress can provide some possible relief from orthopedic pains like back ache due to the combination of pressure relief and spinal support provided.

But if you’re a lighter weighted side sleeper then you may discover that this mattress causes pain because it will probably feel too firm.

Always talk to your doctor first before buying a mattress specifically for a medical condition.

Comfort Analysis

To summarise, it’s my opinion that the Beautyrest Hybrid Original Mattress will be comfortable for all sleeping positions if you weigh between 130 lbs and 200 lbs.

However, if you are a front or side sleeper under 130 lbs you may find this mattress to be too uncomfortable – whilst sleepers over 300 lbs will probably sink too far into this mattress in all positions.

See the breakdown below for more details.

Front Sleepers

If you’re a front sleeper in the 130 lbs – 200 lbs range then you should find that the support and pressure relief is enough to keep you comfortable.

If you weigh under 130 lbs then you will probably find the support adequate but the pressure relief might not be enough – in which case a medium-soft or soft hybrid mattress with good support will probably be better for you.

If you weigh more than 200 lbs then the pressure relief should be fine up to a certain point (probably around 250 lbs – 300 lbs) but the support might not be completely adequate for your lower back – but a medium-firm to firm hybrid mattress with good support should be a great alternative.

Back Sleepers

I think that back sleepers up to the 250 lbs – 300 lbs mark will find the support and pressure relief enough to remain comfortable.

Side Sleepers

If you’re a side sleeper in the 130 lbs – 250 lbs weight range then you should find this mattress comfortable.

But if you weigh less than 130 lbs then you might find the mattress to be a bit too firm on your hips and shoulders – check out some of the softer firmnesses in my list of the best mattresses for side sleepers for some potential alternatives.

Combo Sleepers

If you’re a combo sleeper in the 130 lbs – 200 lbs weight range then you should find this mattress easy to move around in due to the ContourFit™ Design which means that the foam is more responsive.

If you’ve over the 300 lbs mark then you may find the materials too forgiving and getting bogged down in the mattress could be an issue.

And if you’re a combo sleeper under 130 lbs who spends a lot of your time on your side then you may find this mattress to feel a bit too firm in that position.

How Durable is This Mattress?

With this being a hybrid bed made by a reputable company then you could expect this mattress to last anywhere up to 6 – 10 years with correct care.

However, this number is highly variable because each mattress is exposed to different cumulative weights and sleeping positions per user/couple.

But generally speaking, it’s been my experience that hybrid mattresses with a good coil support core and well crafted foam comfort layers similar to the Beautyrest Hybrid Original are some of the most durable and longest lasting beds because they typically don’t indent as much as pure foam mattresses do (especially if they’re low quality), and the coils are often more durable than the springs used in traditional innerspring mattresses.

To minimise the chance of your Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress indenting, I recommend rotating it once every season to distribute the cumulative load that it’s exposed to (but don’t flip it).

Will This Mattress Sag?

All mattresses are liable to sag and indent over time.

But I would say that the Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress is above average when it comes to guarding against sagging because of the strong spring support core and the high density foam casing structure that extends all the way to the edge of the mattress.

Again, I recommend rotating your mattress periodically to guard against sagging and indenting.

How Good is The Motion Isolation?

The motion isolation is ‘good’ in my opinion.

Because the reasonably thick foam in the comfort layers can absorb some of the movement from your bed partner, whilst the individually wrapped coils will typically do a better job of dissipating shock waves than the Bonnell coils of traditional innerspring mattresses.

However, I don’t think that the Beautyrest Hybrid Original is as good at minimising motion transfer as a pure memory foam mattress of the same thickness.

Now, one specific thing to keep in mind with this mattress is that the sewn cover can have a tendency to slip around a little bit – which may or may not annoy the other person as you move if you sleep as a couple and they are a light sleeper.

Will This Mattress Make a Noise?

You should expect your Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress to be fairly quiet overall because of the foam comfort layers that can absorb movement and muffle the sounds of the springs below.

But unlike some high density pure foam mattresses, you shouldn’t expect this mattress to be almost silent because the coiled support core will make some noise under moderate to heavy movement.

Unless you are an extremely sensitive sleeper like me, then the noise made by the Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress shouldn’t bother you too much (I use ear plugs at night to combat this).

Is This Mattress Easy to Set Up?

Yes.

If you order from the Beautyrest.com website and you live in the contiguous U.S (not Alaska and Hawaii) then your mattress will be shipped and set up for you – with your old mattress also being removed for you.

Mattresses bought from the Beautyrest site tend to take between 4 days and 2 weeks to arrive – with other retailers having their own delivery policies.

Can You Flip This Mattress?

No.

The unilateral design means that you shouldn’t flip your Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress because you’d end up sleeping on the denser support core which would be pretty uncomfortable.

Which Base Types Are Compatible With This Mattress?

Your Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress is compatible with most frame types but you’ll need a box spring if you can’t put your mattress on a flat surface or a slatted base with slats that are no more than 2 inches apart.

Is There a Sleep Trial?

Yes.

If you order through the Beautyrest.com website you can benefit from a 100 night sleep trial.

Be aware that if you order through a different retailer and/or don’t live in the contiguous U.S then the sleep trial may not apply.

However, other retailers may have their own return policies available to give you some protection if the mattress isn’t right for you.

Is There a Warranty?

Yes.

This mattress comes with a 10 year limited warranty.

Make sure that you save your original bill and keep the label name and law tags on the mattress in case you need to file a warranty claim later.

A mattress pad or protector may be a good idea to protect your mattress from stains which may void the warranty.

Can You Trust This Mattress Manufacturer?

I would say that you can trust this mattress company because the Simmons Bedding Company – who are behind the Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress – have an A+ rating at the time of writing on the BBB website [2].

Furthermore, Simmons was founded in 1870 and has been in the business of making beds for several generations – making them one of the oldest companies of their kind in the US [3].

Pros

  • Sleeps cool for a foam mattress thanks to the gel in fusion and heat dissipating qualities of the Beautyrest proprietary foam.
  • Very good support for sleepers of all positions in the 130 lbs – 200 lbs weight range due to the 1000 Series Firm Pocketed Coil® layer and high density support foam.
  • Good pressure relief to remove discomfort from your shoulders and hips when sleeping in a range of positions if you weigh between 130 lbs and 200 lbs.
  • Can help to reduce the feeling of your bed partner moving around better than a Bonnell coil mattress due to the individually wrapped coils.
  • Strong edge support so that couples can make full use of the mattress area.
  • The ContourFit™ Design means that the foam is more responsive than regular memory foam which makes it easier to move around in the mattress.
  • The coil support core guards against sinkage to make it easier to sit up in the mattress and can help to guard against sagging when compared to a pure foam mattress.
  • The CertiPUR-US® certified foam may help to guard against skin irritation.
  • Very durable – expect up to 6 -10 years of life with good care.
  • White glove delivery and old mattress removal when ordered from the Beautyrest.com website and you live in the contiguous U.S (not Alaska and Hawaii).

Cons

  • If you have hayfever or a dust allergy then the spacious coil support core may trap allergens that could cause a flare up when you lie down.
  • Some very mild off gassing is likely to occur when the mattress is new – open your windows to allow this ‘new’ smell to go away.
  • Side sleepers under 130 lbs may find this mattress to be too firm.
  • You can’t flip this mattress.
  • You will need a box spring if you can’t lie this mattress on a flat surface or a frame that has gaps of no more than 2 inches between the slats.

Final Ratings

Here are my own personal ratings out of 5 for this Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress to give you an idea of how this mattress stacks up at a glance.

My Score
Construction4
Durability4
Sagging4
Comfort4
Support4
Temperature Regulation3.5
Allergies2.5
Edge Support4
Couples4
Weight Capacity3
Sleeping Positions4
Off Gassing3.5
Value vs Price4
Brand Reputation4
Refunds3
Sleep Trial3
Warranty3
Overall Score3.6

Who Should Buy This Mattress?

  • Side, front, back, and combo sleepers in the 130 lbs – 200 lbs range.

Who Should Avoid This Mattress?

  • Side sleepers under 130 lbs will probably find this mattress to be too firm.
  • Couples who are very light sleepers who wake up to the slightest sound or movement in the bed.
  • Very heavy sleepers over 300 lbs may sink too far into the bed and find it hard to move around and experience lower levels of comfort.

What Are The Alternatives?

Hopefully, my Beautyrest Hybrid Original mattress review has helped you decide if this mattress is right for you or not.

And if it isn’t, then click the button below to see some more branded alternatives that may be more suitable for you.


Sources and References

[1] CertiPUR-US® – Companies Selling Products Containing Certified Foam. Accessed 23/3/20.

[2] Better Business Bureau® – Simmons Bedding Company. Accessed 23/3/20.

[3] Wikipedia – Simmons Bedding Company. Accessed 23/3/20.

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