Simmons presently manufactures 3 different collections of Beautyrest mattresses. These are:
1) Beautyrest Recharge
2) Beautyrest Platinum
3) Beautyrest Black
In this article we discuss the very popular Beautyrest Recharge mattress. We walk through the different series of Recharge mattresses, highlight the many materials used in their construction, and even indicate some of the pros & cons.
The least expensive of the three collections of Beautyrest mattresses is the Recharge collection. Within this collection there are several different series:
- Beautyrest Recharge
- Beautyrest Recharge World Class
- Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid
And within each Recharge series there are a host of models which are composed of different layers of material, different thicknesses of material, etc. Of course, as usual, the naming convention of the different models is such that shopping for one model in different stores will be a frustrating/impossible experience (you can read more about that here).
Within the Recharge collection the “Beautyrest Recharge” series is the most affordable. Each model in this series is comprised of different combinations of the following materials:
- AirCool and GelTouch Foams (for cooling, comfort and pressure relief)
- Transflexion Comfort Technology (supposed to have no “break-in”period)
- AirCool Mesh Border Fabric (a breathable border fabric)
- AirCool BeautyEdge Foam Encasement (for enhanced airflow and support)
- Energy Foam Base (no flip design)
- Beautyrest Pocketed Coils
Most of these mattresses have 800 pocketed coils (this is sometimes referred to as spring density). A spring density of 800 means that a Queen size will have 800 springs – spring density generally uses a Queen as the benchmark. So a King with a spring density of 800 would actually have more than 800 springs (as the King is larger than a Queen) while a twin would have less (as the Twin is a smaller bed).
A few select “Beautyrest Recharge” mattresses can have a spring density of 850. Also, the more expensive “Beautyrest Recharge” mattresses often contain more AirCool Memory Foam.
The “Beautyrest Recharge” is known as one of the more firm mattresses that Simmons manufactures. One of the reasons being the heavy gauge steel used in the springs/coils. Some of the “firm” versions also have fairly dense foams.
“Beautyrest Recharge” comfort levels include: Extra Firm, Firm, Luxury Firm, Plush
Beautyrest Recharge World Class
This series is a step up from the basic “Beautyrest Recharge” and they build on the “Beautyrest Recharge” materials while adding combinations of:
- TruTemp Gel Technology (an extra comfort layer designed to help the mattress sleep cool)
- Addition Beautyrest Pocketed Coils (1000 spring density)
- 1.5 inch MicroCoil Technology (an additional layer of small coils for more comfort and support)
You will sometimes see the spring density for the more expensive “Recharge World Class” mattresses recorded as 2000. That is the sum of the normal Beautyrest Pocketed Coils and the MicroCoils.
“Beautyrest Recharge World Class” comfort levels include: Firm, Luxury Firm, Medium Firm, Plush, Ultra Plush
Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid
Like the “Beautyrest Recharge” and the “Beautyrest World Class”, the “Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid” mattresses have Beautyrest pocketed coils and several different foams (Aircool memory foam, Aircool gel memory foam, etc). However, some of these layers of memory foam may be thicker than what you can get in the other Recharge mattress series.
In addition, select high-end hybrid mattresses also have what Simmons call AirCool® Max Memory Foam. This foam, according to Simmons, uses the conductive properties of micro-diamonds to help remove heat from the mattress and maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature. Many of the high tech foams on the market today tout their ability to dissipate heat and we suspect this material, in some way or another, accomplishes the same thing. The use of diamonds may, perhaps, be truly innovative or it may simply be the result of an over-imaginative marketing department.
“Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid” comfort levels include: Luxury Firm, Plush, Ultimate Plush, Ultimate Luxury
More about Recharge Mattresses
All Recharge mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified. This means the flexible polyurethane foam in the mattresses has been independently laboratory tested and certified.
Certified foam products have passed rigorous tests ensuring low emissions for indoor air quality. CertiPUR-US is an extension of a European program developed by the association of European flexible polyurethane foam block manufacturers. They test foams for physical performance, environmental stewardship and indoor emissions. The foams in the mattress have low VOC’s, no CFC’s or ozone depleters, no PBDE flame retardants, no heavy metals, no formaldehyde, and no prohibited phthalates.
I’m sure CertiPUR-US does their job well but bear in mind that this group was put together by members of the global foam industry.
You can read more about mattress usage, care and the Simmons mattress warranty in this PDF document. (I have the care-warranty document).
After scanning comments from a range of Recharge mattress owners some similar likes and dislikes appear. Of course, the mattress construction and comfort levels vary widely, but there are still some common threads. Owners often report that the Recharge is very comfortable and quite a few folks highlight its ability to relieve aches and pains (this is fairly common with mattresses that contain a sufficient thickness and density of memory foam).
However, several owners have complained about the mattress getting indents that will not go away, and in some cases a permanent “hump” is created in the middle of the bed (if there are two people sleeping on it). In addition, if you get a comfort level that is too cushy for you, you may end up exacerbating any aches or pains (this is true for almost any mattress). And, despite all the cooling features in the memory foam, some owners complain that the mattress tends to sleep a little hot.
You can read more Recharge owner reviews on Amazon if you wish.
What Do You Think?
If you are a Simmons Recharge Mattress Owner please let us and others know what you think of your mattress. Over the years we have found that the most valuable information about a mattress comes from the consumer, and sharing your experiences is a way to help others make a more informed decision.