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Beautyrest PressureSmart Mattress Overview

Last updated on June 22, 2022

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We discuss Beautyrest's PressureSmart collection from Mattress Firm.

Note: This is not a review. This is our plain-English explanation and overview of the Beautyrest PressureSmart collection of mattresses available at Mattress Firm.

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, watch our Beautyrest PressureSmart Mattresses Overview video


Beautyrest PressureSmart Mattresses: Shared Features

The Beautyrest PressureSmart collection of mattresses, with a total of six models, is available exclusively at Mattress Firm. In terms of features and materials, the PressureSmart beds have some features in common with the Harmony Lux mattresses, so you might want to check out our page on those as well.

The mattresses in the PressureSmart collection are divided into to levels, the regular PressureSmart beds, and the PressureSmart Lux, which are taller and have a few more features. All are hybrid mattresses, with a support unit of pocketed coils topped with a variety of comfort foams and memory foam.

The two levels share many of the same features, with the main difference being the addition of more memory foam, a higher coil count in the support layer, and some cooling features. All of the models are compatible with adjustable bases.

Prices start about about $1,199 (queen size) ranging up to $2,099.

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Memory foam quilted into mattress covers

The big feature that separates the PressureSmart mattresses from other Beautyrest mattresses is the very top layer of comfort material -- about 3/4" of memory foam quilted right into the underside of the cover. Quilted covers are not that unusual generally, but it's less common to see gel memory foam actually stitched right into it.

This means the memory foam is right at the top of the mattress, giving you some pressure-relieving benefits. With just 3/4" of it, however, you won't experience that "sinking" or "melting" sensation that's associated with memory foam, nor will you get a "stuck in a hole" feeling. So we think these PressureSmart mattresses are worth a look for those who want the pressure-relieving qualities of memory foam without that sinking/melting memory feel.

The top of the covers are stretchy and soft, and include anti-microbial properties, which may help protect your mattress from bacteria.

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Pocketed coil unit with edge support

All of the PressureSmart models include a pocketed coil support unit. The Level I PressureSmart models have 900 coils (queen size) while the PressureSmart Lux mattresses have 1,000 coils. Pocketed coils (as opposed to connected coils) are generally good at isolating motion, important if you tend to be disturbed by a partner's movements on the mattress. The firmness of the coils varies depending on the "feel" of the mattress.

Around the perimeter of the bed, all of the PressureSmart mattresses feature a very firm foam block, handy if you like to sit or lay right on the edge of the mattress.

Memory foams

All of the models in the PressureSmart collection include some memory foam, but the amount varies. In the Level 1 mattresses, there's not enough memory foam to give them any kind of traditional slow-melting memory foam feel. The PressureSmart Lux mattresses have a little more memory foam, but still not enough to give you that 'melting' memory-feel sensation.

Additionally, all of the models have an additional small layer of memory foam, about 3/8" thick, that's intended to support the heaviest part of your body, your hips. Some models include this layer in the central third of the bed, while others have a full sheet of it.

Cooling features

All of the PressureSmart models include gel in the memory foam. Gel is a known conductor of heat, and it's intended to help channel heat away from your body. The PressureSmart Lux mattresses additionally include some phase-change material just under the cover. Phase-change material can be though of as microscopic wax beads that take a while to warm to the heat of your body. The intended effect is to keep the mattress a little cooler while you fall asleep.

Beautyrest PressureSmart Level 1

There are 3 mattresses in the Level 1 PressureSmart collection. Beautyrest calls them a Firm, a Plush, and a Plush Pillowtop. However, we found that their 'feel' differed on our scale.

Beautyrest feel GoodBed feel
PressureSmart Firm Firm
PressureSmart Plush Medium
PressureSmart Plush Pillowtop Soft

The PressureSmart Firm is an 11.5" tall mattress with an extra firm coil unit giving it that firm feel. It also features a 3/8" piece of additional memory foam in the lumbar area, under your hips, for additional support.

The PressureSmart Plush, which to us feels more like a Medium, is 12.25" tall and also has a 3/8" piece of lumbar-support memory foam.

The PressureSmart Plush Pillowtop is 15" tall, with quite a bit more comfort foam on top of the coil unit, along with a full sheet of memory foam. The additional foams don't have any memory feel, however. You get the softness but not the 'sinking' feeling. This mattress is the softest in the entire PressureSmart lineup.

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Beautyrest PressureSmart Lux Level 2

The Lux collection, in addition to phase change material added into the cover, have nicer/thicker covers, and four helpful handles on the sides of the beds. All three models have a full sheet of 1/2" memory foam intended as a lumbar support layer.

We found that the actual "feels" of these beds varied a bit from their names. In particular, the Plush is actually a very firm mattress, and the pillowtop version isn't nearly as soft as the pillowtop bed in the Level 1 collection. The Lux Extra Firm is indeed very firm -- the firmest mattress in the whole collection.

Beautyrest feel GoodBed feel
PressureSmart Lux Extra Firm Extra Firm
PressureSmart Lux Plush Firm
PressureSmart Lux Pillowtop Medium

Other Factors

Delivery and Returns

  • Free standard delivery
  • Exchange or return with fees

Beautyrest PressureSmart mattresses are exclusively sold at Mattress Firm, and the retailer dictates the terms of delivery and returns. Currently, Mattress Firm offers free basic delivery to your door or garage. That means you will be responsible for moving the mattress into your home. Alternatively, you can pay extra for in-home delivery options.

Mattress Firm currently offers a 120-night sleep trial. If you aren't comfortable on your new mattress, you can exchange it for a different one minus a $100 shipping fee and a 10% restocking fee. If you decide you don't want the mattress at all, within the 120-night window, you may apply for a refund less a $100 shipping fee and 20% restocking fee.


Warranty

  • Varies by model

Warranty information for each mattress is included on the mattress "Law Label" at the store, and vary depending on the model. Be sure to talk to your salesperson about warranty terms, and particularly about the body impression warranty, which will tell you how much of a permanent depression may form to be covered under warranty. 



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