Simmons Beautyrest Black Katarina Luxury Firm Pillowtop Mattress Review
The Beautyrest Black Katarina Luxury Firm Pillowtop mattress review is broken up into two parts:
1. A comfort review from a Sleep City sleep expert.
2. A detailed interior breakdown which will explain where each component is located in the mattress and what each component does for your body.
Sleep City Expert | Katarina Luxury Firm Pillowtop Mattress Review
Firmness Feel & Support
Sitting on the edge of this mattress it feels soft yet firm and supportive. It has good solid edge support.
Laying on my back I can feel the softness of the pillowtop throughout my entire body. While the pillowtop is soft, the core of the mattress is firm and supportive giving this mattress a medium soft feel. This mattress conforms very well to the curvatures of my body and I feel good pressure relief in my shoulders and hips. If you are a back sleeper and you know that you like a soft feel, this would be a good choice.
On my side it feels soft enough for a side sleeper. My body alignment is even and I feel good pressure relief in my shoulders and hips.
Laying on my stomach, my stomach sinks too much which throws off my body alignment so, this would not be a good choice for a stomach sleeper.
Overall this mattress has a medium soft feel with a firm core. On our 10 point comfort scale (1 being the firmest and 10 being the softest) we have this rated as a 4. If you are a back or side sleeper who likes a soft yet firm pillow top mattress this would be a good choice for you.
Interior Breakdown of the Katarina Luxury Firm Pillowtop Mattress
Top Layer of Mattress – Modal yarn
Starting from the top of the mattress is the soft Beautyrest Black mattress fabric made of white modal yarn. Modal yarn is a soft, long lasting, natural material often found in lingerie and towels due to its natural moisture wicking properties. To add to the temperature regulating benefits of this mattress, this fabric is dipped in a phase change material designed to keep you cool and comfortable during the night.
SurfaceCool Plus Fiber
Underneath the Modal yarn is the SufaceCool Plus Fiber. SufaceCool Plus Fiber is made of Tencel fibers and are vertically oriented for maximum breathability. Tencel is a natural fiber that is derived from wood pulp, and is designed to dissipate body heat so you can maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature throughout this night.
Next, 2 ¼” of Comfort Foam adds an extra layer of firm yet soft cushioning support to this mattress.
AirCool Memory Foam
Next is a 2″ layer of AirCool Memory Foam. This soft foam is often used in Simmons Beautyrest’s plush mattresses. This innovative foam conforms to your body very well and provides proper pressure relief and ease of movement. AirCool Memory Foam features an open cell structure which helps dissipate heat and regulate your ideal sleeping temperature.
After The the AirCool Memory foam is another 1″ of comfort foam.
Micro Diamond Memory Foam
Then there is ½” of Micro Diamond Memory Foam. This foam utilizes the conductive properties of real diamond particles to move heat away from the body to promote cool and comfortable sleep throughout the night. The thermal conductivity of diamonds is often used in electronic devices to prevent them from overheating. Around 250 carats of diamond particles can be found in a queen size mattress.
Advanced Pocketed Coil Layer
The final layer of this mattress is the Advanced Pocketed Coil layer, the core of the mattress. The pocketed coil was first invented by Simmons in 1925 and has since been improved and innovated for better conformability, durability, and motion separation than any other coil. Remember those Beautyrest commercials where they dropped a bowling ball on a mattress with bowling pins set up at the end of the bed, and the pins didn’t move? This is a perfect representation of how these coils work. These coils are designed to perfectly conform to your body so, that when you change sleeping positions you don’t disturb your partner. You wont find this coil in the other Simmons mattress lines. The Beautyrest Black line is Simmons most luxurious line so they use their most luxurious coil. The difference between these coils and coils in the other Beautyrest lines is that these high carbon steel coils are triple strand wrapped creating a stronger coil. Otherwise they are pre-compressed, and individually wrapped in durable, yet soft non-allergenic fabric like all other Beautyrest coils.
Note that this mattress and the Simmons Beautyrest Black Katarina Plush Pillowtop mattress interiors are the same except for the coil gauge. The Simmons Beautyrest Black Katarina Luxury Firm Pillowtop mattress has a lower gauge of 16 which creates a thicker, firmer coil. The Simmons Beautyrest Black Katarina Plush Pillowtop mattress has a higher gauge of 17 which creates a thinner more forgiving coil.
AirCool Beautyedge Foam Encasement
Surrounding the entire mattress is a ventilated AirCool Beautyedge Foam Encasement. This foam is pin hole ventilated to promote airflow throughout the mattress and offers additional support on the edge of the mattress, preventing you from rolling or sliding out of bed.
This mattress is adjustable base friendly as well.
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