Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm Mattress Review

Updated January 28, 2022

Empress Firm mattress set up in a bright bedroom on a wood frame with several throw pillows

This mattress is the firmest model from the Empress Series of the Harmony Lux Hybrid collection. To learn more about the Empress Firm, continue reading.

Comfort Scale Rating

The Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm mattress is an extra firm bed; rated a 2 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). This is quite firm and will only appeal to people who know they prefer a very solid feel. There is a medium and a plush version of this mattress if firm does not work.

Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Series Firm Video Review.  It highlights the features, benefits, and our impression.

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Ocean debris is recycled into fabric used in the cover, done in partnership with SEAQUAL
  • Beautyrest has a great reputation and many people love the brand
  • The layers of gel memory foam will provide pressure relief despite the firm feel
  • The T2 pocketed coil system ensures that your back is well supported
  • Cooling tech included in the mattress creates a fresh sensation and prevents overheating
  • Couples can sleep on a queen size together comfortably thanks to the edge support, and won't feel each other's movements because the coils move individually (as well as the motion-dampening foams)
  • Too firm for a lot of people
  • Not recommended for side sleepers
  • Since it's new, there is not any customer feedback yet

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Pressure Test Results

We will pressure test the Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm 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.) 

Until we are able to test this model, you can view an example of what the pressure results will look like when they become available.

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

The Main Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm Features in Detail

Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm Cutaway Image

  1. 1. InfiniCool Plus

    Feel a cool sensation while falling asleep with these layers of cooling technology.

  2. 2. Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam

    Alleviates discomfort from pressure points so you can sleep without pain.

  3. 3. T2 Pocketed Coil Technology

    This dual-stranded coil design in the center of the mattress provides extra support to ensure good spine alignment.

Warranty

The Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects. 

Conclusion

The Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm mattress is not meant for everyone but it excels in its category. As an extra firm mattress, it could work well for stomach and back sleepers but is not the best option for side sleepers. If you don't like firm, try the medium and plush version of this mattress

It has great features, such as cooling technology, a precision support system, edge support, and layers of conforming gel memory foam. The SEAQUAL technology included in the cover is an effort towards sustainability, using ocean debris to make high-quality fabric. 

If you love a very firm feel, I recommend the Empress Firm. It's a durable, supportive, and cooling option, and stacks up nicely compared to competitor models. 


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Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid Empress Firm Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$1,599

Brand
Simmons
Mattress Comfort Firm
Comfort Scale Number
2
Coil Count
TBA
Coil Gauge
TBA
Height
13.5"
Comfort Padding Layers
Warranty
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
Back Support System
Quilt Top of Mattress
Edge Support
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • TBA
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • TBA

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About The Author, Juliana

Juliana Huhta is a writer 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.