Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Medium Pillow Top Mattress Review

Updated September 7, 2022

Learn all about the BRS900 Medium Pillow Top mattress. This mattress is a top-rated model in the Beautyrest Silver collection by Simmons and we've reviews its features and highlights for your benefit here:

Comfort Scale Rating

The BRS900 Medium Pillow Top mattress has a medium-firm feel; we rate it a 3.5 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.) It's a pillowtop bed so it's naturally puffier, yet it still has a firmer feel. It'll appeal to you if you like a firmer (but not hard) bed.

Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick BRS900 Medium Pillow Top Video Review which discusses the features, materials, and our impression.

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Various foam layers in a 15" tall bed
  • Excellent support and contouring
  • Testing confirms this comfort would be supportive for most people regardless of their preferred sleep positions 
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Good value with the lower price and solid performance
  • Only has 1/3 layer of gel foam
  • Limited amount of memory foam

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Pressure Test Results

The BRS900 Medium Pillow Top mattress tested very well for all sleep positions and body types. We use models with petite, average, and larger body sizes so we can learn what kind of support most people can expect from a bed. (Learn how we test)  Each model laid down on the mattress in both back and side sleeping positions to better represent how everyone sleeps. 

The pressure test results earned this model a 'recommended' score for all body sizes and sleep positions. This bed will provide almost anyone with exceptional pressure point relief and conforming support.

Pressure point relief is very important for quality sleep because excessive pressure on your shoulder and hip joints will cause you to toss and turn thereby disturbing your sleep throughout the night. Proper support for accurate spinal alignment is just as important because discomfort in your lower back area can lead to a stiff or sore back and a miserable sleep experience. 

To understand what these test results mean consider the following information in relation to the images below:

  • Bright red spots on the pressure map mean that there is too much pressure on that joint. 

  • Green and Blue areas are ideal. Green means that the pressure relief in the bed is doing its job well for that body whereas blue is minimal pressure of any kind.

  • Bright yellow areas mean that the pressure point has a moderate amount of extra pressure but not enough that the scoring would be affected negatively.

Please consider our pressure test results if you're thinking of buying the BRS900 Medium Pillowtop mattress:


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 BRS900 Medium Pillow Top Features in Detail

BRS900 Medium Pillowtop Mattress Cutaway

  1. 1. Dual Cool Cover

    The top of the mattress has a cover that assists in keeping the bed cooler when you go sleep. A cooler sleeping surface helps you get to sleep faster.

  2. 2. AirCool Foam

    A layer of conforming foam that also helps to help keep the mattress cooler. It promotes airflow to help accomplish cooler results.

  3. 3. Gel Memory Foam

    Gel memory foam conforms to and supports the natural curves of your body. The "gel" denotes a property that helps to pull excess body heat away.

  4. 4. 900 Series Pocketed Coil

    Individually pocketed coils move separately so each coil responds to each part of your body that it's supporting. This also helps to keep the bed from moving when your sleep partner gets into and out of bed.

Comfort Depth Video

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

Jed's Comfort View

Aaron's Comfort View

Richard's Comfort View

Warranty

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

Conclusion

The BRS900 Medium Pillow Top mattress is a taller mattress profile at 14.75 inches, and for a pillow top at this price, it's a great deal.  The meticulous pressure testing that this mattress went through earned it a score of recommended for all body types and sleep positions. The recommendation score means that this bed performed exceptionally well in providing proper support and relieving pressure points.

It's still a medium-feeling pillowtop model that some people may not prefer based on what type of comfort they're partial to, regardless of the test results presented in this review.

The pillow top designation means it has a puffy top although this particular model is designed to avoid being too soft where you'd sink into the bed too much. They do this with a firmer tension innerspring setting and some firmer foams. Don't get me wrong though, it's still a pillowtop feeling mattress, so it does have cushioning despite the firmer feel. Five layers of comfort foams combine with the 900 Series Firm Pocketed Coils to give you that medium-firm pillowtop feeling.  

I think this bed represents good value for the money, you get more value in the excellent conforming support and pressure-relieving capabilities that were discovered during the pressure testing phase of our mattress review process. This is further enhanced by the fact that Simmons is a trusted brand that offers a 10-year Manufacturer's Warranty against defective construction.

The bottom line of the BRS900 Medium Pillow Top Mattress is that I absolutely recommend this bed to anyone who wants a quality medium-feeling pillowtop mattress without a premium price.


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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 Pillow Top Specifications:

Product Name
Beautyrest Silver BRS900 Medium Pillowtop Mattress
Price
Brand
Simmons
Mattress Comfort
Pillow Top
Comfort Scale Number
3.5
Coil Count
900
Coil Gauge
15.5
Height
14.75"
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.