Pros: Simmons top of the line offering has "Advanced Pocketed Coil" - supposed to provide 20% more motion dampening effect than the entry level BeautyRest models. I can't say I'm sensitive enough to gauge 5% vs. 20% vs. 50% but the bottom line is this mattress is very good at minimizing motion transfer. It also seems to do a good job striking a balance between the firm support we both wanted for back sleeping but not being so firm that your arms/shoulders fall asleep if you try to sleep on your side. While the Napa is the firmest model offered in the Black line, it does still have a measurable amount of padding/soft "stuff" on top. So much so that my husband was skeptical that this was actually a "firm" mattress. However I had been told by several reps in the store that you can't really judge the true firmness of the mattress based on the top levels of padding- the firmness is determined by the strength/construction of the coils inside.
Cons: Pricey, but hey on a $/use basis it's probably one of the least expensive items we own...
Posted by Kay P
from Washington, DC
on December 14, 2009
So far, so good. We got this mattress 2 weeks ago and have been sleeping well without back pain or losing circulation. We'd had a Beautyrest previously and had been happy for about 5 1/2 years until we started feeling like we were sleeping in two canyons on either side of the bed... Because I'm a light sleeper I had a non-negotiable committment to buy another BeautyRest. Just to compare we did try some Sertas and some TempurPedic. Sertas almost felt like waterbeds compared to the BeautyRest. The TempurPedic was actually better than BeautyRest at reducing motion transfer but we weren't willing to spend that much. I'd say the durability score is preliminary because we've only had it for two weeks but I'll try to update after a few months...
Posted by Mark E
from Gloucester, ON
on September 10, 2013
If you want to spend thousands on a mattress and box spring that you cook on and when you complain receive a, letter that Simmons doesn't warranty comfort, then this is the mattress for you. I wouldn't recommend this mattress or company to my worst enemy.
Posted by Joanne F
from Hyde Park, MA
on June 29, 2013
This is my 3rd Macys bed. Stearns n Foster. Firm bed. English Meadow. Sunk in middle. Now, this Beautyrest Black Label $2000.00 Kamryn Firm bed, has done same thing. After few weeks, it sunk. Like Titanic. I am 5' 4", 148 lbs. Avg USA weight for female (true!). And I sunk. Hold on kids, it gets worse. As a perimenopausal women (good times folks), i now have night sweats (bummer) time to time-not nightly. Last 4 mins. so, i bought this 'cool' gel firm bed, for: coolness, support, comfort. As a clinician in healthcare, I was thrilled. Till got home.Its cool alright, until i got 'hot'. ...then, it 'saved' the heat .For 10minutes but brochures, says 'holes /weaves/breathes to keep you cool' . Not so. And then I sunk. So, Titanic meets hot summer day = no sleep, and an empty wallet. Macys, does not 'own' any ownership, Like Shaggy song' wasnt me' How can you charge $2000 and look other way. Must be me. Of course it is, a dietitan , healthy, it must be me. Must. I must be putting Charlie Brown rocks in my pants at night. LOL. Or, is Macys using 'poor quality grade foam' since at discount prices (see industry websites on low-quality foam and how it makes beds sink), underpaid staff making beds on assembly Ford truck line. No, I think Macys , you are know like Sears. And Wal Mart. Too big, too fast, 'get em out and sell' industry. Mattresses are huge commitment, and to not return one is dreadful. I am returning one today. and they want me to buy a Hotel Vitagenic Gel Firm instead. I am afraid to (cant blame me). REviews arent good. I think I need a tent. A nice tent. Beach towel in my bedroom. As I can take my $2000 and go to Caribbean. If anyone knows about Macys Hotel Collection (guy said 'they are hand made) -he is wrong, the Aireloom high end-cant pay my mortgage ones are - Hotel Vitagenic Gel-Firm for $2000-$3000 , let me know........what has happened America, to great beds? Kathie Lee, are you out there? maybe her shops have a straw bed I can use........sorry, I am not sleeping, can you tell? LOL Joanne from Boston......................
Posted by Tony D
from Hatfield, PA
on July 7, 2012
The warranty explains that theese are not designed for people over 250 lbs. I am not 200 lbs & my wife is not near that, however in just 4 years i must kick this mattress to the curb. They have sagged so bad that we each sleep in what we call our own bowls, and if we want to cuddle someone has to lay on what we call the ridge in the middle of the bed. This king size piece of crap set me back $3200 and only lasted 4 years. the only good review is by someone who hasn't had it that long yet, give it time! Don't buy, don't be as sorry as we are.
Posted by Sheila S
from Fair Oaks, CA
on December 28, 2011
I feel like such a sucker. In the store this mattress absolutely wooed me and the technology, as described by the salesman, made sense to me.
This is a $5000 mattress set. I spend this kind of money because I have degenerative disc disease and bulging discs and once I wake up in pain, the pain stays with me all day.
Not only do I wake up in pain, but after just a few weeks I am no longer comfortable. I toss and turn all night unless I taking a sleeping pill because the bed is SO uncomfortable. I actually dread going to bed now.
Thank goodness I have a 100 day comfort guarantee from the retailer. This bed is going back. I wish I had done prior research. My research is leading me to the latex beds.
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