Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Mattress Review

Updated January 24, 2022

Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Mattress

The Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Mattress is a medium-feeling pillow-top bed in the Beautyrest Harmony Lux collection from Simmons. It's part of the Carbon Series and is sold by online retailers under the name HLC 1000 Medium Pillow Top. For further information on this bed, we go into detail in our review below:

Comfort Scale Rating

The Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Mattress is a medium-firm feeling bed; we rate it a 3.5 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). This type of comfort works for most people. It's a neutral feel, so it's a good middle-ground if a couple has different preferences.

Overview of the Carbon 1000 Medium Pillowtop

Here’s our quick video review of the Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top mattress which highlights the features, benefits, and our impression of the bed.

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Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Partnership with SEAQUAL to reduce debris in the ocean
  • Edge support creates uniform comfort from edge-to-edge
  • Pocketed coils
  • Premium pressure-relieving foams
  • Cooling technology
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Adjustable base compatible
  • Medium feel appeals to most
  • The tall profile may not appeal to those who like a more traditional height
  • A 3.5 on our comfort scale indicates that those who prefer softer comfort may not like this mattress

Pressure Test Results

The results of our pressure testing on the Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top mattress are below. We tested 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.) 

The HLC1000 Medium Pillow Top mattress performed exceptionally well during pressure testing. It exhibited excellent pressure relief and proper back support for all body types and sleep positions. It was a bit surprising to see a mattress with this type of comfort perform so well, earning five out of six 'recommended' scores for its ability to properly cradle all the contours of your body.

What you can see in the images below is that there's almost no areas shaded either yellow or red which would indicate excessive pressure on those parts of the body. The Carbon 1000 Medium Pillowtop is a great mattress for relieving pressure and aligning your spine correctly. You can use this information to judge how this bed will perform your body type and preferred cleep position.

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 Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Features in Detail

Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Cutaway Image

  1. 1. InfiniCool Lux Technology

    The material in the quilt has cooling characteristics, so you won't be getting too hot during the night, and you'll fall asleep faster.

  2. 2. RightTemp Wave Foam

    This foam provides pressure relief that will keep you comfortable the whole night.

  3. 3. T2 Pocketed Coil Technology

    The coils move independently, so they contour to the curves of your body providing precise support right where needed

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Comfort Depth Video

We will measure how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top mattress with different body types and then post our results in videos here.

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Warranty

The Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Conclusion

The Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top mattress is a medium-feeling pillow top bed that is a part of the Beautyrest Harmony Lux collection of mattresses by Simmons.  It's one of five available Harmony Lux Carbon Series models. There's also the Diamond Series, which has four models that are slightly more high-end.

This mattress comes in at a happy middle-ground, working well for just about anyone. It has great features, like edge support and advanced cooling technology. It makes an effort at being eco-conscious, including plastic reclaimed from ocean debris in the cover (this is what does the cooling). And it performed particularly well during pressure testing, as it has foams that are very pressure-relieving and an excellent back support system. The alternating coil in the center third will keep the spine in good alignment.

I'd feel comfortable recommending the Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Mattress to anyone, just looking at the materials, features, and construction. However, once we get the mattress in our facility and can test it out, I'll have more details.

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Other Comfort Options

If you like the Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 collection, but would rather have it in a different comfort level, check out the other options below.

Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon 1000 Medium Pillow Top Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$1,799 [Check Sale]

Brand
Simmons
Mattress Comfort Medium Pillow Top
Comfort Scale Number
3.5
Coil Count
825
Height
15.75"
Comfort Padding Layers
  • 1.25" AirFeel Foam
  • 1" RightTemp Wave Foam
  • 2" Medium Comfort Foam
  • 1/2" Dynamic Response Memory Foam
  • 1.5" Medium Comfort Foam
Warranty
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
Back Support System
  • T2 Pocketed Coil Technology
  • 1 1/2" Energy Foam
Quilt Top of Mattress
  • InfiniCool Lux
Edge Support
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs

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About The Author, Juliana

Juliana is a digital content analyst who has taken a deep dive into the mattress industry. She spends her free time hanging out with her friends (read: her cats), and trying to get creative with some painting or sewing.