Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review 2024 | Expert Tested

May 14, 2024
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Brooklyn Bedding offers a variety of mattresses. We take an in-depth look at three of the most popular models.
Written by: Lauren Sherman, MS
Medically reviewed by: Suzanne Gorovoy, PhD

Good sleep is crucial for older adults as it directly impacts physical health and overall quality of life. Adults age 65 and older should aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep per night to help reduce the risk of health issues such as heart disease [1] Ramar, K, et al. Sleep Is Essential to Health: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Oct. 1, 2021 , diabetes, and obesity and to improve concentration and memory retention. 

Because of the wide range of sleep difficulties so many older adults are facing, it’s worth looking for the best mattress for specific sleep preferences and needs, superior comfort, and support to enhance sleep quality.

Our Reviews Team quickly discovered that Brooklyn Bedding, founded in 1995, is a leader in the direct-to-consumer mattress industry. It was one of the first companies to engineer a “mattress in a box,” revolutionizing how mattresses are sold and shipped. 

Throughout the years, Brooklyn Bedding has expanded its product line to now include a diverse range of 13 mattress models designed to cater to a large array of preferences and sleep styles. We reviewed three of the most popular Brooklyn Bedding mattresses so you can find one that best fits your needs.

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress strikes an excellent balance of comfort and support with its medium firmness, making it a versatile choice suitable for a broad range of sleepers. Its responsive bounce and effective pressure relief features make it particularly good for side sleepers and those who appreciate a bed with a bit of resilience.

Brooklyn Bedding
9.3
Excellent
Diverse product line with 13 models to choose from
120-night trial period and 10-year warranty
Free FedEx Ground shipping in a box

Our Brooklyn Bedding experience

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid

Key features
  • Price: $499–$1,199
  • Material: Hybrid
  • Firmness: Soft, medium, or firm
  • Trial period: 120 nights
  • Shipping: Free in a box by FedEx Ground to the contiguous United States; $125 to Hawaii or Alaska
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, short full, queen, short queen, Olympic queen, king, short king, California king, and three RV kings
  • Mattress height: 12.25 inches (″)
Pros and cons of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress
Pros Multiple firmness levels that cater to a broad range of sleepers Good bounce, which facilitates easy movement Effective pressure relief for comfort and support Competitive pricing with a decent trial period Cons Cooling features that may be insufficient for hot sleepers Only moderate edge support Average motion transfer could disturb light sleepers
Additional information

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress provides a noteworthy balance of comfort, support, and responsiveness. It has broad appeal due to its multiple firmness levels and the company’s customer-friendly policies.

Our expert take

The Signature Hybrid is available in three firmness levels; our review focuses on the medium firm model. It sits at a six out of 10 on the firmness scale, making it versatile and popular among a wide range of sleepers. This gives it a nice balance between softness and support. It scored a 3.5 out of five for support, making it adequate for most sleepers, though higher-weight sleepers (more than 250 pounds) might need more. Edge support was fair, with a three out of five score, because our tester noted some sinkage when sitting on the edge.

This mattress tends to retain heat, so it only scored a two out of five for cooling, which might be a concern for hot sleepers.

The mattress is quite responsive, scoring a four out of five, making it good for mobility but not so great for motion isolation. Our tester found it very easy to change positions. As to be expected, it scored a three out of five for motion isolation, making it suitable for some couples. It will likely cause movement disturbance from partners who toss and turn a lot.

It excels in pressure relief, with a four out of five score, making it suitable for side sleepers. Our tester noted it effectively cradled pressure points and felt comfortable in all sleeping positions.

The overall functional support score (our measure of suitability for older adults) was 3.25 out of five. Older adults may need better edge support for ease of getting in and out of bed and avoiding falls. The firmer model would likely perform better for older adults because it would provide better ease of movement and support.

Shannon MacDonald, a physical therapist in Denver, Colorado, told us, “I tell my patients with limited mobility to go for a firmer mattress with a bit of bounce. That way, they can move around with the least amount of effort.”

Our recommendation

Who may love it

  • Those looking for value pricing
  • Those who appreciate a mattress with good bounce
  • Side sleepers needing pressure relief

Who may want to avoid it

  • Very hot sleepers, due to its lower cooling score
  • People who require very firm edge support
  • Sleepers who are highly sensitive to movement during the night

Our expert opinion on Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid mattress

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature hybrid mattress provides great cushioning and pressure relief without compromising on support. It works for all types and sizes of sleepers. Lighter-weight sleepers (less than 130 pounds) may prefer the softer model, while higher-weight sleepers and older adults may appreciate the firmer model.

“The mattress seems to have a great balance between support and pressure relief. Sometimes when you have support, you lose pressure relief, and vice versa. But this has the right balance of both.” – From our tester

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe

Key features
  • Price: $899–$1,999
  • Material: Hybrid
  • Trial period: 120 nights
  • Firmness: Soft, medium, or firm
  • Shipping: Free in a box by FedEx Ground to the contiguous United States; $125 to Hawaii or Alaska
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split California king, and two RV kings
  • Mattress height: 13.25″
Pros and cons of the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe mattress
Pros Strong edge support that enhances the usable sleep surface Advanced cooling technology, which helps maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature High-level pressure relief, which is ideal for reducing joint stress Cons Higher cost, which may be a barrier for some buyers Moderate motion transfer, which may not suit couples Firmer feel may not appeal to those who prefer a plush mattress
Additional information

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe mattress is a great choice for people looking for a firmer, cooler sleeping experience.

Our expert take

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe mattress is an upgraded model designed to provide enhanced cooling and comfort features. This review focuses on the medium-firm model, which is quite a bit firmer than the medium-firm model of the Signature Hybrid. It scores 7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale.

The cooling abilities of this mattress come from an array of technological features. The springs in this hybrid mattress have individually wrapped coils for extra ventilation. It also uses a GlacioTex cover Hypoallergenic fabric made from fibers with high thermal conductivity that allow heat to be quickly and effectively pulled away from your body , Copperflex foam (a hyper-elastic foam), and gel swirl memory foam Hypoallergenic fabric made from fibers with high thermal conductivity that allow heat to be quickly and effectively pulled away from your body . Our tester rated it a four out of five for cooling, about as high as you can get in this category.

This mattress is able to provide exceptional pressure relief even though it has a firmer feel. It received a perfect five out of five score for pressure relief, making it particularly beneficial for side sleepers and those with joint pain. Our tester felt comfortable in all sleeping positions and found position changes easy.

Overall support is a 3.5 out of five, so it is suitable for most sleepers, although it may not provide enough support for higher-weight people. Edge support is enhanced, with a 4.5 out of five score. Our test noted that the support plus the higher mattress height can help make getting in and out of bed easier for older adults.

This mattress has moderate bounce, with a three out of five score, balancing responsiveness and stability. But the motion transfer score is on the lower side (2.5 out of five), which may be an issue for couples.

The overall functional support score for older adults is 3.8 out of five, higher than the Signature Hybrid (3.25 out of five) due to its firmer feel and more robust edge support.

Our recommendation

Who may love it

  • Those who prefer a firmer mattress
  • Hot sleepers who value advanced cooling technology
  • Sleepers seeking superior edge support

Who may want to avoid it

  • Couples who are sensitive to motion transfer
  • Those on a budget, due to the higher price

Our expert opinion on the Aurora Luxe mattress

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe mattress should appeal to hot sleepers who appreciate edge support. Although it’s firmer than the Signature Hybrid, it comes in soft, medium, or firm options to cater to all types and weight sleepers.

Lighter-weight sleepers tend to appreciate a softer firmness, while higher-weight sleepers tend to want a firmer surface. The medium-firm option may suit older adults and allow for ease of movement. But, you should consider the higher price and moderate motion transfer when making a purchasing decision.

“Our tester noted this mattress felt cooler to the touch than other mattresses tested that day. This is due to the cooling fibers running through the GlacioTex cover.” – From our tester

Plank Firm mattress by Brooklyn Bedding

Plank Firm by Brooklyn Bedding

Key features
  • Price: $562–$1,149
  • Material: Foam
  • Firmness: Dual-sided; extra firm or medium-firm
  • Trial period: 120 nights
  • Shipping: Free in a box by FedEx Ground to the contiguous United States; $125 to Hawaii or Alaska
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, short full, queen, short queen, Olympic queen, king, short king, California king, split California king, and three RV kings
  • Mattress height: 10.25
Pros and cons of the Plank Firm mattress
Pros Exceptional edge support, which maximizes the mattress’s surface area Good cooling properties, which is ideal for hot sleepers Unique dual-sided firmness, which offers versatility Cons The very firm feel, which may not be comfortable for all sleepers Moderate motion transfer, which could be an issue for sensitive couples Limited pressure relief
Additional information

Brooklyn Bedding has a line of especially firm mattresses called Plank. The Plank Firm is a dual-sided, all-foam mattress with a firm side (7.5 out of 10) and an extra firm side (nine out of 10).

Our expert take

An extra firm mattress, like the Plank Firm, is great for back and stomach sleepers because it keeps the hips from sinking too far. It also provides enough support for higher-weight sleepers. This mattress scored a three out of five for support and a five out of five for edge support. It also performed well for heat dissipation, scoring a four out of five, so it would be suitable for warm sleepers.

The extreme firmness translates to less pressure relief, where it scored a three out of five, so it would probably be uncomfortable for most side sleepers who would feel pressure buildup on the shoulders and hips.

Bounce and motion isolation were both average (three out of five and 3.5 out of five, respectively), so it may not be the best option for older adults or couples. But, it had the highest functional support score in this review (4.1 out of five) due to its high firmness level.

Our recommendation

Who may love it

  • Higher-weight sleepers in search of an ultra-firm mattress
  • Those who require robust edge support
  • Back sleepers who benefit from firmer support

Who may want to avoid it

  • Side sleepers or those who prefer a softer, more cushioning sleep surface
  • Couples who prioritize motion isolation

Our expert opinion on the Plank Firm mattress

The memory foam at the top of this mattress is quite firm. It doesn’t give that sinking feeling some memory foam does, so it allows for ease of movement. Our average-weight tester (130–250 pounds) noted that their hips did not sink at all, which made it uncomfortable for side sleeping.

“Stomach sleepers would love this mattress.” – From our tester

Brooklyn Bedding contact and payment information

Customer service

You can reach Brooklyn Bedding customer service by:

Payment options

Credit card payment options are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Express checkout options are Shop Pay, Amazon Pay, PayPal, ApplePay, and Google Pay. Brooklyn Bedding offers financing through Affirm. It also offers 30% off for military, first responders, students, educators, and medical professionals. The discount can’t be combined with other promotions.

Compare Brooklyn Bedding against competitors, as of May 2024

Price for queen $999 $1,866 $1,499 $649
Firmness Medium Firm Medium Firm
Mattress type Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Memory foam
White-glove delivery* No Yes Available for an additional charge Available for an additional charge

*Free shipping and installation of new mattress and free removal of old mattress.

Bottom line

Brooklyn Bedding’s offerings, such as the Signature Hybrid, Aurora Luxe, and Plank Firm mattresses, each provide different benefits tailored to meet specific needs. The Signature Hybrid offers a balance of comfort and support. 

The Aurora Luxe focuses on cooling and pressure relief, which is ideal for those with joint pain or who tend to sleep hot. And the Plank Firm offers a unique dual firmness option that can cater to those needing firmer support.

Frequently asked questions

Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are made using a variety of high-quality materials, including proprietary foams. It also incorporates individually encased Ascension coils in its hybrid models for enhanced support and reduced motion transfer.

You do not need a box spring with a Brooklyn Bedding mattress. These mattresses are designed to be versatile and can be placed on most foundations, including platforms, slatted frames, adjustable bases, and even the floor. However, if you prefer a traditional height or aesthetic, a box spring can be used.

The firm option for Brooklyn Bedding mattresses, such as the firm version of the Signature Hybrid or the firmer side of the Plank mattress, typically rates around 7.5 to nine out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the firmest. This level is intended for those who prefer a solid, supportive feel, particularly beneficial for stomach and back sleepers or higher-weight sleepers who need more support.

Have questions about this review? Email us at reviewsteam@ncoa.org.

Sources

  1. Ramar, K., et al. Sleep Is Essential to Health: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Oct. 1, 2021. Found on the internet at https://jcsm.aasm.org/doi/full/10.5664/jcsm.9476 
Lauren Sherman, M.S., is a health content writer with a master’s degree in human genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, laboratory experience from National Jewish Health, and clinical experience from Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Suzanne Gorovoy Medical Reviewer
Dr. Suzanne Gorovoy is a clinical psychologist, behavioral sleep medicine specialist, and member of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She received her graduate degree in School Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
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