Science Behind BeautySleep. Simmons is known for their groundbreaking innovations, for being an industry leader in technology. Just this year, the Beautyrest brand and the Comforpedic brand both got makeovers, with new features, benefits, and a great story. But the brand that usually gets left out is BeautySleep, the less expensive cousin to the Beautyrest.
While in the past, BeautySleep was more of a traditional mattress, with an inner-locking spring system, border wire edge support, and so-so padding layers, this year is different. BeautySleep may not be lighting the city on fire with new technology, but they have a new look and a new philosophy. They have received the best hand-me-downs from Beautyrest, and they are making it work for them.
- 700 Series Coil Technology – This is the new BeautySleep coil system. Now, most of the line-up has individually wrapped coils, long the standard for Beautyrest. Why is this good science? Because pocketed coils offer superior back support, conform to curves better to offer better pressure relief, and provide individual support for each person sleeping on them. They also localize motion, to keep partners sleeping undisturbed. This is the first year that BeautySleep has received this huge upgrade, and it just adds more value to their line-up.
- Foam Encased Edge Support System – Years ago, foam encased edge support was only for top of the line beds, and you paid for it dearly. Now, every single bed in the BeautySleep line-up has this type of edge support. Mattresses that are foam encased feel larger than others with more traditional edge support systems, because there is more usable space in the mattress. The sleeper can lie right on the edge of the bed without being tipped off. Also, this type of edge support makes sitting on the bed both comfortable, and less likely to dip the side of the bed. Finally, foam encased beds have a more expensive look; they are less likely to be misshapen due to coils popping through the side wall. Again, an expensive bed feature, in a value line-up.
- Gel Touch Foam – The new material in the bedding industry is gel, and while with most brands it is exclusive to their top of the line beds, BeautySleep has put it in a few of their models. What is the science behind this feature? GelTouch foam is soft and conforming, and reduces pressure points. It is also a cooling fiber, and it provides more air circulation for a more comfortable sleep.
- Stretch Knit Fabric – Select models of BeautySleep mattresses have a knit fabric cover. This is great for two reasons: (1) since this cover stretches, it further localizes motion and conforms to the body well, and (2) it is a natural material, and promotes airflow and comfortable sleeping temperature. Like with the other features, in the past, stretch knit fabrics were reserved for more expensive mattresses, but BeautySleep puts this cover on beds starting at $499.
The Simmons BeautySleep mattresses have benefited from research and innovation performed by Beautyrest. They have upgraded features such as individually pocketed coils, foam encased edge support, Gel Touch foam, and stretch knit fabrics to put them head and shoulders above the closest competition in their price range.