Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Medium Firm Mattress Review

Updated September 1, 2022

Are you considering pulling the trigger on a new BRS900 Medium Firm mattress?  This is a medium comfort mattress at a reasonable price, plus it performed exceptionally well during the pressure testing phase of our expert review. Hey, deciding on a mattress can be tricky and we know that. So we created our easy-to-read review for the BRS900 so you can see if the bed's right for you.

Comfort Scale Rating

The BRS900 medium-firm mattress has a medium feel; we rate it a 4 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.) This works well for most people as it is not overly firm or soft.

Expert Video Review

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

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Various foam layers, including gel memory foam
  • Outstanding support and contouring
  • Minimal motion transfer between sleep partners
  • Trusted Silver brand
  • Lower priced model
  • Versatile comfort level (medium-firm)
  • Only has a partial layer of gel memory foam (middle third of one layer)
  • Lack of premium memory foams

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Pressure Test Results

We did a pressure test on the BRS900 medium-firm mattress.  We tested the bed using petite, average, and large body size models who laid on their side and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort can be expected by most people. (Learn how we test.) 

This mattress performed impressively well during pressure testing demonstrating outstanding back support and magnificent pressure relief.  As you can see in the images below this mattress earned all six possible 'recommended' scores for its ability to properly align your spine with its back supportive pocketed coils and relieve peak pressure points (your hips and shoulders) with its various layers of comfort foams.  A bed that relieves excess pressure on your body is one that will ensure you don't spend your night tossing and turning trying to find a more comfortable sleep position.  A properly aligned spine is quite important as well, too much or too little back support will lead to lower back pain, neck stiffness, and muscle spasms.  This bed exhibited excellent back support and pressure relief throughout testing.

What you're looking for in these images is how many green and light blue areas there are on the bodies, these show where the body is receiving good back support and pressure relief.  Yellow areas exhibit an increase in pressure though not so much that the bed would cause discomfort.  Red areas are where there's a large excess of pressure which can lead to tossing and turning at night.  As you can see there are minimal red areas in the images below which is why we can call this bed recommended for all people, regardless of body size or sleep 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 BRS900 Medium Firm Features in Detail

BRS900 Medium Firm Mattress Cutaway

  1. 1. Dual Cool Cover

    The cooling layer under the cover. These fibers help flow 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 on each part of your body.

Comfort Depth Video

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

Andrew's Comfort View

Aaron's Comfort View

Richard's Comfort View

Warranty

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

Conclusion

We gave the BRS900 Medium Firm a solid rating. We like this mattress because it has some key features and it's offered at a relatively modest price.

This model has the pocketed coil innerspring support which is the best way to go in an innerspring mattress because you get pinpointed support under every part of your body. Pocketed coils also help minimize motion transfer, so you don't feel other people getting in or out of bed as much. All of the Beautyrest Silver models have the Gel Memory Foam Center Third Support which is placed in the lower back region of your body to add to this bed's excellent back support system which aligns your spine correctly.

The bed is the lowest-priced for Beautyrest Silver, so it’s a decent price for this mattress. The bed has a slightly firm feeling, but not too much, in fact, most people will find this mattress suitable. However, if you like a soft mattress you'll want to look at other BRS900 models with a different comfort type. There are more expensive options on the market if you want more luxury features. Beautyrest Silver is a mid-range brand and competes with a lot of other brands. It comes from a trusted brand so you can trust you'll get a good bed for a reasonable price. I do recommend this mattress as an affordable bed with several high-quality features.


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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 Medium Firm Specifications:

Product Name
Simmons Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Medium Firm Mattress
Price
Brand
Beautyrest Silver
Mattress Comfort
Medium Firm
Comfort Scale Number
4
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
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs

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.