Beautyrest Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillow Top Mattress Review

Updated January 26, 2022

Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop Mattress

The Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillow Top Mattress is a plush-feeling pillowtop bed in the Beautyrest Harmony collection. It's one of three Emerald Bay models that are at the higher-end of the Harmony collection. For further information on this bed, we go into detail in our review below:

Comfort Scale Rating

The Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillow Top mattress is a softer-feeling pillowtop bed; we rate this model a 7 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). This model will appeal to most people because its comfort is near the middle of our scale. However, those that prefer a firmer-feeling mattress would be better off choosing another Harmony model mattress.

Overview of the Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop

Here’s our quick video review of the Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop mattress which highlights the features, benefits, and our impression of the bed.

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Partnership with SEAQUAL to reduce plastic debris in the ocean
  • Great back support
  • Several layers of cooling technology
  • Minimal motion transfer between sleep partners
  • Beautyrest is a trusted brand
  • The softer feeling of this pillowtop will not appeal to those who prefer a firmer sleeping surface

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Pressure Test Results

We will pressure test the Beautyrest Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop mattress to see if the bed provides good support, pressure relief, and comfort for large, medium, and petite-sized people. Using models of each size we map their bodies while lying down on their side and back sleeping positions for a clear image of how well this mattress will perform for most people. (Learn how we test.) 

I'd expect the Emerald Bay Medium Pillow Top to perform well for all body sizes and sleep positions. Medium comfort mattresses like this one tend to perform well at relieving pressure and aiding in proper spinal alignment. Until we do get our pressure test results you can consult the images below to see what the results can look like once they've been completed.

EXAMPLE PRESSURE TEST RESULTS:

BACK SLEEPER SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
BACK SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2

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The Main Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop Features in Detail

Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop Cutaway Image

  1. 1. NautralCool™ Plus

    An antimicrobial performance layer paired with cool-to-touch technology for a cooler sleep surface

  2. 2. GelTouch HD Foam

    A high-density gel-infused foam that contours to your body for personalized support.

  3. 3. Plush Comfort Foam

    This comfort foam offers a plush feel for luxurious softness and support.

  4. 4. T1 Pocketed Coil Technology

    The coils are individually wrapped, so they contour to the curves of your body providing precise support right where needed. 

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Warranty

The Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillow Top mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Conclusion

The Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillow Top Mattress is a soft-feeling pillowtop bed that is a part of the Beautyrest Harmony collection of mattresses by Simmons.  It's one of ten Harmony Series models and is one of three Emerald Bay models that are at the top end of this collection. The other two models are the Emerald Bay Medium and the Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillow Top.

I expect this bed to perform really well at relieving pressure for all sleep types. The back support system is a good one too and will be very contouring while keeping the spine aligned. The center third has an alternating coil which will definitely boost up the support to the lower back, without being too stiff. This type of coil system, which has individually wrapped coils, is also good at minimizing motion transfer, so the beds in this collection will work well for couples. Adding to this is the edge support, so the entire surface of the mattress will be comfortable for sleeping on, with no roll-off feeling at the edge.

I'd recommend the Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop to anyone who enjoys plush comfort and great back support. That said, those that prefer a firmer or softer-feeling bed will probably not find this particular model very comfortable. There are other options in the Beautyrest Harmony collection that would suit those people much better. One of my favorite parts of this mattress collection is its use of reclaimed plastics in every model to provide cooling near the surface, which helps you sleep comfortably and cleans up the ocean (they're partnered with SEAQUAL to do this)!

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Beautyrest Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Pillowtop Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$1,399

Brand
Simmons Beautyrest
Mattress Comfort Plush Pillowtop
Comfort Scale Number
7
Coil Count
842
Coil Gauge
15
Height
16.5"
Comfort Padding Layers
  • 3/4" GelTouch® HD Foam
  • 1-1/4" AirFeel™ Foam
  • 1/2" Beautyrest Charcoal Memory Foam
  • 1/2" Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam
  • 1" GelTouch® Foam
  • 2-3/4" Plush Comfort Foam
Warranty
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
Back Support System
  • T1 Pocketed Coil Technology
Quilt Top of Mattress
  • NaturalCool™
Edge Support
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh TBA
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh TBA

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About The Author, Dave

Dave has worked in the furniture business, focusing on mattresses, for several years.  He enjoys oil painting in the Impressionist style, playing guitar, and cooking for his family.  Dave also believes that English Bulldogs are the comedians of the canine world.