Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Extra Firm Mattress Review

Updated September 7, 2022

Are you considering a purchase of the new BRS900 Extra Firm mattress?  It's the sister model to the BRS900 Medium Firm and we know that selecting a mattress can be confusing, especially with so many brands, models, and similar-sounding names.  For this reason, we've created our easy-to-read review for the BRS900 Extra Firm so you can understand the choices better.

Comfort Scale Rating

The BRS900 Extra Firm mattress has a firm feel as the name implies; we rate it a 2 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.)  This makes the mattress only good if you like a very firm mattress. If you like a mid-range feeling, like most people, or if you like a very soft mattress, then you'll want to consider other BRS900 models.

Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick BRS900 Extra Firm Video Review. It highlights the features, benefits, and our impression. 

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Various foam layers, including gel which is good at pressure relief
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Beautyrest Silver has been a popular and trusted brand for years
  • Lower priced model
  • Its very firm feel will only appeal if you like a hard bed and doesn't work for everyone
  • Lack of premium memory foams

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Pressure Test Results

We've pressure tested the BRS900 Extra Firm mattress with petite, average, and large body size people on their side and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test.) 

As an extra firm, this mattress did test poorly for several of the sleeping positions and body types. As you can see in the results below this bed is not recommended for large people at all, nor for petite people who are back sleepers. The only 'recommended' rating this bed did earn was for average people from 134-218lbs. who sleep on their backs. The reason for these ratings can be understood by knowing how these images get rated.

What our system is looking for is the different colorations that appear when a body lays on the bed. Bright red areas show where there is an excessive amount of pressure which would cause discomfort and lead to tossing and turning while you sleep. Green areas are ideal because that means the area received the correct amount of pressure relief and support. Blue areas show no support at all which you can see in abundance. Yellow areas indicate an increase in pressure but they don't necessarily mean the bed's comfort wouldn't work for you.

It was for these reasons that this bed received some lower scores. Pressure relief is important for a good night's sleep because excess pressure will cause you to toss and turn thereby disturbing your sleep throughout the night. Support is just as important because improper support will lead to back discomfort and even pain. Remember that this test is meant for a wide range of people. If you really like a very firm bed then these test results are not as relevant to you. 


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 BRS900 Extra Firm Features in Detail

BRS900 Extra Firm Mattress Cutaway

  1. 1. Dual Cool Cover

    The cooling layer under the cover. These fibers help channel heat away from you.

  2. 2. Gel Memory Foam

    This gel memory foam layer has cooling properties inherent in the gel - located on the center third of a foam layer.

  3. 3. 900 Series Pocketed Coil

    Individually pocketed coils are great because they provide precise support to each part of your body.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Extra Firm mattress with different body types.

Andrew's Comfort View

Aaron's Comfort View

Richard's Comfort View

Warranty

The BRS900 Extra Firm mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Conclusion

The rating on the BRS900 Extra Firm mattress scored low in our pressure tests because it's a very firm mattress. But if you like very firm mattresses like this, then that doesn't matter. Firm mattresses inherently score higher in pressure points, but some people prefer the feeling of a harder surface - so it's really about your own tastes.  

It has several layers of foam including AirCool Foam which promotes airflow through the mattress. Its comfort foams, which come in different comfort levels, are one part of the firmness found in this bed. Another layer of firm material is the 900 Series Firm Pocketed Coils which does give you some conforming support while also being a firm-feeling coil.

This is a very firm low-priced mattress for Beautyrest Silver, and you get a reasonable value for the money. Beautyrest Silver is a mid-range brand and competes with a lot of other brands, and this is a lower-priced model in the Silver line. It does come from a trusted brand so you can trust you'll get a quality mattress. I recommend it to anyone who really prefers a super firm feeling bed.


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Other Comfort Options

If you like the Beautyrest Silver BRS900 collection, but would rather have it in a different comfort level, check out the other options below.

Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Extra Firm Specifications:

Product Name
Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Extra Firm Mattress
Queen Price
Brand
Simmons
Mattress Comfort
Extra Firm
Comfort Scale Number
2
Coil Count
900
Coil Gauge
14.75
Height
11.75"
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
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 134-218 lbs

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About The Author Joe Nashif

A jack of all trades in the mattress industry, Joe is a merchandiser who’s seen the changes in the products and trends for many years. Active in Brazilian Jui Jitsu, along with related injuries, he enjoys resting at home with family, too.