All In One Beautyrest Black Mattress Reviews, How It Came To Be On Top

By Viljoen | Bedding Products

Nov 22

Beautyrest Black Mattress Reviews

The Simmons Beautyrest Black addition is on the top of the Beautyrest series and is also the most luxurious in this series. There are mainly 4 different Beautyrest classes. From the front, it is the normal Beautyrest Recharge mattress, Beautyrest Recharge World Class, Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid and then the Beautyrest Black. Today I am going to give you one of my Beautyrest mattress reviews and in it I shall include some of the unique features of the Black addition, the different levels and some important information on this mattress.

What makes the Simmons Beautyrest Black so different?Beautyrest Black Mattress Reviews

The main difference in the Beautyrest Black edition is the type of coil that it uses. It uses a triple braided Veriform pocketed coil system that is made up of three individual wires that increase the durability of the coil and greatly reduces motion transfer for those light sleepers sensitive to movement. The original Beautyrest mattresses use a single high carbon coil system. The Black edition also comes with an adjustable base where you can set your own desired level.


Different types of Beautyrest Black mattresses

Many people have this problem in common where they struggle to buy the right mattress. Either the mattress is too soft or too hard for them. One thing must be taken into consideration and that is that a mattress can only be soft or hard or maybe be in-between. With this said, the main factor that comes into place when deciding to buy a mattress is that you must know what type of sleeper you are before you can think of buying a mattress. Below I will discuss the different types of mattresses in the Black addition and also in all the other Simmons Beautyrest additions as well.

 Type Firm mattress

This type has the most support without being hard. It feels firm and is very stiff and you do not sink in as deep into the mattress as the softer types. This type is good for the sleeper that mainly sleeps on their back or on their stomach. When you sleep on your back or on your stomach, your body weight is evenly distributed over the mattress as there is almost no pressure points. To be comfortable on your mattress means that your spinal alignment must be level.

Type Plush mattress

Now, what about someone that does not have a dominant sleeping position? Someone that is an all around sleeper that fluctuates between all the different positions such as stomach, back and side? For this type of person, you need and mattress that is hard enough for back and stomach sleepers and soft enough for side sleepers. The type plush mattress is soft enough for side sleepers and hard enough for back and stomach sleepers.

Type Pillow Top mattress

The Pillow Top mattress have an extra layer of soft material on top and is the softest mattress in the Beautyrest series and is made mainly for the side sleepers. When you lie on your side, your body weight is not going to be evenly distributed throughout your body and the most weight is going to go to your shoulders and hips. Try lying on your side on a mat and you will know what I mean. Your shoulders and hips will need to handle the most pressure and your spine needs to be level. Softer mattresses are going to be better to take the pressure off the hips and shoulders.

pillow top

 

Different levels of Beautyrest Black mattresses


Entry Level Mattresses

The entry level of the Black addition starts with the following: Each quilt has sleep surface climate technology that helps the mattress to breath 27% better. This helps the mattress to regulate the temperature better. It also comes with Gel touch memory foam which helps in pressure relief and it also retains the quality of the mattress for a longer period of time. It also includes dynamic response memory foam that gives the mattress extra support together with the pocketed coils. The entry level also starts with the braided Veriform pocketed coil system that is more durable than the other Beautyrest mattresses. This line is also the cheapest.


Mattress 1 Firm

Product: Simmons Beautyrest Black Alexia Extra Firm Mattresssimmons black alexia extra firm

Where to buy: Amazon

Sizes:
Queen
King
California King

Comfort Rating: 2.5

Short Description: This mattress has the most support without feeling hard. It is best for people that are mainly back or/and Stomach sleepers.

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Mattress 2 Plush

Product: Simmons Beautyrest Black Ava Plush Mattresssimmons black ava plush

Where to buy: Amazon

Sizes:
King

Comfort Rating: 6

Short Description: This mattress includes an extra layer of plush comfort foam which makes it softer than the type firm mattress. This mattress is great for people that do not have a dominant sleeping position and sleeps mostly on all sides of the body. It is soft enough for side sleepers and hard enough for stomach and back sleepers.

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 Mattress 3 Pillow Top 

Product: Simmons Beautyrest Black Evie Plush Pillow Top Mattresssimmons black evie pillow top plush

Where to buy: Amazon

Sizes:
King

Comfort Rating: 8

Short Description: This mattress has an extra layer of memory foam on top to make it softer. This type is softer than the firm and plush types and is great if you are mainly a side sleeper. If you are a back sleeper who likes to sink into a soft mattress with less support, then this is the one.

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 Mid Level Mattresses 

The mid-level Beautyrest Black addition contains the same features as the entry-level, but with some extra features. Firstly this level contains micro diamond infused memory foam. The diamonds act as a heat conductor which is excellent at moving heat away from the body for a cool night’s sleep. The second additional feature is the micro pocketed coil system that works together with the Dynamic response memory foam to give more comfort to the body because of the better contouring effect with the body.


Mattress 4 Firm

Product: Simmons Beautyrest Black Hope Luxury Firm Mattresssimmons black hope luxury firm

Where to buy: Amazon

Sizes:
Full

Comfort Rating: 3

Short Description: This is a type firm mattress that is ideal for someone that is mainly a back or a stomach sleeper. If you are primarily a side sleeper then I would recommend a softer type mattress.

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Mattress 5 Plush

Product: Simmons Beautyrest Black Hope Plush Mattresssimmons black hope plush

Where to buy: Amazon

Sizes:
Queen

Comfort Rating: 6.5

Short Description: This mattress is softer than the type firm mattress and is a little bit harder than the pillow top. If you are a sleeper that does not have a primary sleep position and sleep on all sides, then this might be the mattress for you.

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Mattress 6 Pillow Top

Product: Simmons Beautyrest Black Kate Plush Pillow Top Mattress simmons black kate pillow top plush

Where to buy: Amazon

Sizes:
King

Comfort Rating: 8.5

Short Description: This type of mattress is much softer than the firm and plush types and is great for people that are primarily side sleepers.

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Higher End Level Mattresses

The only difference between the higher end models and the mid-level models is that the Blackice Memory Foam is thicker for extra support and the Tatiana is the only mattress that has the Blackice memory foam (Other models only have half an inch of this foam) and it also includes comfort response Latex that is anti-microbial and dust mite resistant. The comfort response Latex also gives more support. This is also the most expensive type mattress


Mattress 7 Pillow Top

Product: Simmons Beautyrest Black Tatiana Ultra Plush Pillow Top

Simmons Beautyrest Black Tatiana

Where to buy: Amazon

Sizes:
King

Comfort Rating: 8

Short Description: This is the most luxurious mattress in the Simmons Black series and is also the most expensive. It is best for side sleepers because of the softness it provides. The main reason why this model is so expensive is because of the extra thick Blackice infused memory foam.

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My conclusion

The Simmons Beautyrest Black addition is of the highest rating in the Beautyrest collection. It has an advanced coil system that also lasts longer. Please feel free to visit my post on all of the Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. If you want to know more about theses mattresses you can leave me a comment below 🙂

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(50) comments

Sammy October 2, 2016

Just purchased the Wellington Black Hybrid King Prime by Simmons for $5400 from MattressFirm. Have yet to take delivery. Can I get this mattress cheaper on Amazon?

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    Viljoen October 6, 2016

    Which size did you buy?

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Margie Allee September 19, 2016

We just bought a Simmons luxaru pillow top Sonya…first new mattress as a couple. Only slept on it one night. It has some give and I believe my husband thinks it will sag early, after we read some bad reviews on premature sagging…Please give any info on this particular mattress as we were unable to find reviews from consumers on this particular one. Thanks!
Margie

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    Viljoen October 6, 2016

    Hi Margie

    The biggest problem that I see, is that reps do not tell their clients beforehand that body weight has a significant role to play when it comes to sagging. I think you should give your mattress a bit more time and what I know is that most mattresses will sag, but you do not want them to sag more than 1″ as this might become a problem.

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Sophi September 6, 2016

What is the review and the rating for BEAUTYREST BLACK – NATASH PLUSH PILLOW TOP HYBIRD I am on the process of buying king size.

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    Viljoen October 6, 2016

    Hi Sophi

    I currently do not have a review on this mattress, but it is not bad. It has a comfort rating of 8 which means that it is best for side or mixed sleepers.

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nancy August 21, 2016

I bought a Beautyrest Black Alexia King Size. I don’t think the right one was delivered. I didn’t complain because I needed a new mattress so badly. I liked the Black Alexia because it was firm and because you didn’t fall off the side of the bed when you sat on the edge. The mattress I got didn’t have a firm edge and had more of a pillow top. It had a shiny cloth on the top of the mattress that said Black Alexia and was attached with a few threads. What mattress do you think I got? Also, can I contact the company 2 years later and find out? Also, I think I feel a coil sticking in my back when I sit up to read near the head of the bed. I would appreciate your ideas.

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    Viljoen August 22, 2016

    Hi Nancy

    Where did you buy the mattress from? It is very hard to know exactly which mattress you received.

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Lori Smith August 19, 2016

In the black collections I am very confused because even though its in the black collection not all mattresses are Black. Some are Dark Grey, some are White and some are Black which is very confusing. I need 5 year financing. But only mattress firm and city furniture offer thst but don’t carry the luxury firm I want. So I am very frustrsted. Please respind ASAP!
Thanks,
Lori Smith

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    Viljoen August 19, 2016

    Hi Lori.

    I would not worry too much if there are white or grey mattresses in the Black collection. Even though most of the mattresses have an olive colour, the specific name is Black.

    Just make sure that it says the word “Black” on the mattress.

    Viljoen

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Marla August 1, 2016

Hi…considering Macys meat in world-class plush..or Reyna black lux firm..i didn’t c a,black plush..dont like pillowtops too soft for my back but need some cushion for my sides..also raympour flanigans linden firm aireloom?
I have spondiloleyhsis n need to lie straight..but also sleep on side..thanks

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    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    Hi Marla,

    What type of sleeper are you? Are you a side, back or stomach sleeper?

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Patty July 25, 2016

I’m getting ready to return my luxury firm hybrid for a beauty rest black plush from Jordan’s furniture.. It’s to firm for me I’m a side sleeper and my husband a back and side who needs a little More support. I’m tiny and wake up with hip and shoulder pain. Do you think we will be ok with this one??? It’s the latex one?? Just worried the coils will still be too hard … ??? Hoping he cushion above is enough ..?

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    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    Hi Patty

    The firm and plush will be as different as night vs day. The plush is very good for side sleepers as your hips and shoulders needs to sink in more to give an aligned spine.

    If you want to go softer, then I would recommend the pillow top, but then it will be too soft for your husband.

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Debbie July 10, 2016

What do you think about the beautyrest black lillian pillowtop from macys? It is a pretty new model

I am a side sleeper and my shoulders and hips hurt from mattresses because they are very boney.

I also have neck issues

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    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    I am not very familiar with the Black Lillian Pillowtop, but I would recommend a type plush or pillowtop. Regarding your neck, I would recommend a memory foam pillow that is very thick.

    Because you are a side sleeper, there will be more distance between your head and the mattress. This is why you need a pillow that is very thick so that your spine and neck is aligned.

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Teresa July 9, 2016

Need a review for the Beautyrest Black Grayson 2 Tight top luxury firm. Not sure why these companies make so many that don’t appear online. Cannot afford tempurpedic but need a firm one good for both back and side sleeper. Thnx

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    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    Hi Teresa

    Will see if I can write such a review 🙂

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lynne Schwartz May 31, 2016

Would you please give revoew the Beautyrest black Giada and the Sealy posturpedic plus Knotty Pine.

Both are sold by Macy’s.

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    Viljoen June 6, 2016

    Thanks Lynne. will try them out and write a review on them pretty soon 🙂

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Anna February 29, 2016

I appreciated the information. I have a BeautyRest (+ insomnia) and would not recommend it. Plush was not supportive enough and firm causes pressure points… I wake with back pain.

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    Viljoen June 6, 2016

    Hi Anna.

    If you have severe back pain, then I would recommend that you try the mattress out before buying it online. I would recommend that you go for a mattress that has a comfort rating between 4-5.

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Douglas Schulz February 20, 2016

I am curious, why is it that your website only rates Simmons beauty rest black beds?

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    Viljoen June 6, 2016

    Hi Douglas

    I did not have time yet to write more reviews on other brands. I will start again pretty soon 🙂

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Karen chapman February 10, 2016

I just bought a Simmons black series mattress. It will be delivered in a couple of hours. Strange thing is I never see the name of mine in articles mentioning the series. It is a Clermont. A Simmons Beauty Rest Black Series Clermont. Did I buy a discontinued one? It is a plush one although not too soft. Kind of in the middle. I have bad arthritis & need a mattress to help with pressure points. Just wondering if Clermont is still being made &I if it has good ratings? Thank you.

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    Josh July 9, 2016

    Karen, as a Mattress retailer and Store Manager, the Clermont is in the Beautyrest Black Hybrid line. It is not discontinued as it was only first produced summer of 2015. The Hybrid models also carry the same micro diamond infused memory foam, however the cover has been proven to sleep cooler than that of the fabric used in the black models. So if heat dissipation is a factor for you and your partner, rest assured you made a sound choice.

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Janet Develli February 3, 2016

We’ve been sleeping on the Black Hybrid for a month now. We started out with the traditional box spring and haven’t slept that good in a VERY long time! Unfortunately, we had to exchange the box spring for a bunky board due to bed frame. I’m not sleeping nearly as well and my body aches are back! How much of a difference do you think the box spring makes and would a low profile box spring improve the feel and life significantly?

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    Viljoen June 6, 2016

    It really depends on the box spring. It also depends on whether the mattress is a firm, plush or pillow top. It also depends on what type of sleeper you are. If you are a side sleeper and your mattress is a type firm, then a box spring might help.

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Shirley December 10, 2015

I purchased the Simmons Beautyrest BLACK AVA Plush mattress. It has a COMFORT RATING of 6. However, it is very firm and does not seem plush at all. I am a side sleeper and it is killing my back. It feels like it must be the AVA firm and was marked incorrectly. I am very concerned. Help!

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    Viljoen June 6, 2016

    Hi Shirly. If you are a side sleeper, then I would recommend the pillow top. I did make a note in this article that the pillow top is the best for side sleepers.

    If you cannot exchange the mattress for a softer one, then I would recommend that you put a pillow under your stomach area when you are lying on your side. This will help in contouring your body in a straight line.

    Hope this helps.

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Douglas November 7, 2015

I am having trouble with my hips and shoulders when sleeping so I just purchased the beautyrest hope plush queen mattress. I’m a heavy person so I wanted something soft but supportive. I really love the triple breaded coil system for long gevity. I haven got my mattress yet but have done some reading and have discovered the biggest issue with mattresses in general can be sagging and pillow tops can cause this and can effect the long gevity of your mattress. So I’ve decided since I love extra comfort that a good talalay latex topper will be the answer. This will not compromise my mattress and gives more support then a pillow top but has the comfort of a pillow top. I just scored a queen plush Hope Beautyrest on eBay still in the plastic from A company in Dallas for 1299. I hope it’s not flawed since there’s no warranty but the company has all positive reviews. They also worked out a payment plan with me so I’m praying everything works out. The company is called Florida liquidators, so I’ll give everyone an update when I get it. I just couldn’t afford 2400 for a new one but wanted the best since I’m handicapped and spend a lot of time on my mattress throughout the day. So I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this works out

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Pat August 24, 2015

what is your review and thoughts please on the Black beautyrest EVENTON plush please.

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brenda August 23, 2015

We are looking at every bed had sleep number for 20 years and loved it looking at Alexia black liked the plush too. I am side and stomach. My concern is how will it hold up to a adjustable platform? Love your site keep it up please and open to comments

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    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    Hi Brenda

    Thanks for the comment. I cannot see why the Alexia Plush will not keep its form with an adjustable bed.

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Shelley August 2, 2015

What category would the beauty rest black Bliss fit into.

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    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    I am not very familiar with the Bliss, but I think that it is a type firm.

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Julie June 28, 2015

I just today purchased a Beautyrest Advanced Black Athena mattress. I think it’s fairly new. Wondering if you have any comments about this mattress?

Thank you.

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    Viljoen August 2, 2016

    What type of sleeper are you? It looks like this mattress has a medium comfort level.

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Matt May 25, 2015

Where does the beautyrest black. Hybrid (Alcove 13.5)sold at Mattress Firm fit in? . With mattresses often exclusive to each retailer, its hard to compare. There are do many “Black” items… And hybrids seem to be the new trend. I found all the Temperpedic mattresses I tried pretty uncomfortable and super expensive. Casper, the $800 online mattress with free shipping and returns is an interesting concept… If I were in new York, I’d definitely try it.. Or if I had a new bed without having to remove a mattress, I’d try it

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3rd grade vocab May 9, 2015

There is a huge difference in meaning between the word addition and the word edition. They sound very similar but they are quite different. This seems like a well written review otherwise, but not knowing the proper use of edition vs. addition is going to make my head explode.

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    Viljoen May 11, 2015

    Hi and thanks for your comment. I am using Word and each time after I am finishes I go quickly scan through the article to see if I made any spelling errors. Because edition and addition are both spelled correctly Word did not pick it up and sometimes Word chooses the word for you.

    Thanks for pointing out my error 🙂

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    Reen March 12, 2016

    People who offer unsolicited, unimportant and irrelevant comments for no legitimate reason drive me crazy. My head already exploded because of your shallowness. Very helpful info, Viljoen. Thanks!

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Anne April 29, 2015

We bought a Serta I-series Vantage and it is TOO HOT. I wake up in a sweat at 5:30 every morning. This used to happen to me 25 years ago on my mom’s foam rubber mattress. I think it just has too much foam on top of the sprigs, and despite their claim of comfort- air-cool foam it is HOT. Do you know if this is an issue with the ALexia extra firm, or the Simmons Willow Spring? Some of their other mattresses are hot, and others aren’t. So it seems to vary from mattress to mattress. I have found individual ratings for only a few mattresses, most people seem to rate the group (black, world class, hybrid, etc.). Thank you.

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Melissa April 20, 2015

Hi,
What about the Simmons Beautyrest Black Hybrid Clermont? Any feedback for that model? 🙂

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Roselene Santiago November 24, 2014

I think that this is a very informative site. I wish I could have red it before I bought my mattress. I was seriously looking before. If this site was up it would have seriously helped me. However, I think you should leave all the prices for the beds. the twin, queen, king, etc. Also how did that mattress help with your insomnia. I think if you included that it would be a great testimonial.

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    Viljoen November 24, 2014

    Hi Roselene

    Thanks for the comment. The thing about a mattress and insomnia is that a mattress will not necessarily cure insomnia, BUT it can certainly play a role in it. It also depends on what is causing the insomnia. If you cannot sleep because of a coil that is poking you in the back, then I would say you might want to look into a new mattress.

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Michelle November 24, 2014

Hi Viljoen. Great review of the Simmons Beautyrest Black mattresses. Wish I would have come across your review a year ago, before we bought our Sleep Number. That thing has been a nightmare! Love the high end mattress with the 2 inch foam, you don’t see that very often. It sounds like it would be very comfortable and well worth the price. Thanks for the information!

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    Viljoen November 24, 2014

    Thanks Michelle.
    If one wants to buy such an expensive mattress, you must do a lot of research before buying one. I will try to do some reviews on Sleep Number.

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Jared November 24, 2014

I never knew beds could be so expensive, but they look might comfortable. I can see how this would help somebody with sleeping problems!

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    Viljoen November 24, 2014

    Hi Jared

    I agree with you there. They are very expensive. I would personally go for the Beautyrest Recharge World Class. This type is much cheaper.

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