This is an amazing mattress. I finally convinced my husband that we needed something new when I was six months pregnant and VERY cranky about my lack of sleep and sore back. We looked at several options, including the highly touted Sleep Number beds, but fell in love with the Simmons Beautyrest NXG memory foam mattress. It's the perfect amount of cushion without being too soft or lumpy, and it doesn't leave a ridiculous indent in the mattress when you're hot and/or extremely pregnant. It has held up beautifully for going on three years now. I also like that the mattress itself doesn't feel too heavy. I would definitely buy another one.
I love my bed because of this mattress
My husband and I was shopping for mattress for a long time, because I like soft bed while he likes firmer one due to his back problem. We tried out this one in sleep train and felt in love with it. It's soft enough for me due to the plush pillow. Meanwhile it gives enough support for my husband's back. When you sleep on it, it sank, but not to the point you can't get up. Instead, it still gives great support for your body. I love to sleep on my side and now I feel the support from head to toe while I can still enjoy the softness. One big difference btw this and tempurpedic is that this doesn't give you the feeling you need to wait for a while to settle when you toss and turn on it.
My arm went numb when on side; impossible for stomach sleepers
NxG: My arm went numb when on side; impossible for stomach sleepers
This is a review for both the NxG 400 Pillow-Top and the NxG 100 Tight-Top. (I've posted it both places.) Long story, but I ended up trying both the NxG 100 Tight-Top and the NxG 400 Pillow-Top. The tight-top is way too hard for me. The pillow top was better, but still not good. I would wake up because my arm was numb when sleeping on my side - not sure why. Plus, BeautyRest is just not made for stomach sleepers. The picture shows someone on their side and the bed conforming. Problem is, the bed goes down in those areas even when you're not on your side - so your body gets all contorted with your neck at an uncomfortable angle when on your stomach. I had the same problem with BeautyRest Rejoicing Pillow-Top (yes, I went through a few beds in this process.) I would not spend your money at Mattress Discounters or BeautyRest. What I got a few weeks ago that is working out okay is the Hilton bed - I got to try it by staying at the hotel and it is actually flip-able, unlike every other pillowtop out there these days, which are structured to last less time; you can flip the Hilton mattress both sideways and reversing sides.
best sleep I've had in 40 years
Buying a new mattress is a uniquely challenging and individualistic task. I have just purchased the Beautyrest NXG 100F mattress and am exceptionally pleased with my purchase. In 49 years I have NEVER had a better night sleep and after sleeping on it for 2 weeks, my back has never felt more perfect!
First a little background information, I have slept on a Beautyrest medium firm mattress for the past 20 years. I had always found it to be comfortable, but being a light sleeper would usually wake up once in the middle of the night. The Beautyrest coil system always made sense to me as the individual coils could support each section of my body separately.
Three years ago I decided to try the Tempurpedic hoping to achieve the deep restful sleep I so longed for. I had always found laying on the Tempupedic in the stores to be a very comfortable experience. As I found out, sleeping through the whole night on it was a different experience. You end up sinking into a weight dependant cavity in the mattress. When I needed to turn over, I had to physically extricate myself out of the hole, which in turn woke me up out of my slumber. The feel of the Tempurpedic mattress is temperature dependent. If it is hot, the mattress feels very soft. If it is cold, the mattress feels harder. I gave the mattress 45 days and then returned it for a full refund. Perhaps I needed a firm mattress. I was storing my brothers extremely firm mattress and decided to give that one a try. This was just as uncomfortable for me as it was just way too hard and I felt many pressure points in my body. So my conclusion was that I needed a mattress that was firm but with some slight cushioning. Too soft and too hard were not good for me.
About 5 months ago I decided to flip and rotate my trusty 20 year old Beautyrest. Several weeks later my back was extremely sore and I started having difficulty walking. This went on for months. I started contemplating massage therapy and purchasing an inversion table. It dawned on me 3 months later that all my back issues started when I had flipped my mattress . Come to think of it, it was feeling a bit more lumpy than it used too. The decision was made that it was time to go shopping for a new mattress.
This was a daunting task indeed. So many choices; firm, soft plush, super plush, latex, memory foam, individual coils,traditional coils, etc. Going into Mattress Discounters I happened upon the latest Beautyrest innovation. The Beautyrest NXG which stands for next generation memory foam. It addressed all my old issues with memory foam while still giving my the nice support of individual coils( a hybrid of both worlds)dr. The new memory foam rebounds instantly so there is no sink hole. It does not sleep HOT, and does not change consistency with temperature. Good bye brick hard or mushy feeling mattress due to room temperature. After lying in this bed for several hours in the store, over several visits,wearing shorts and a T shirt, I was fairly sure that I had found my match. I was vacillating between the 100F and the 250 F. The 250F had more foam on top and gave a more cushy feel. Due to my concern about too soft a mattress contributing to back issues ,I decided to go with the firmer feel. This turned out to be the right decision! I should mention that I sleep in all 3 positions equally,(back, stomach,and side)
After 2 weeks of sleeping on the NXG 100F my back was 100 hundred percent perfect! I am absolutely amazed at how ALL the pain is gone. I fall asleep faster, and am sleeping throughout the night 95 percent of the time. I wake up more refreshed and happier than I have in 20 years. The mattress is the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. I truly look forward to going to sleep in my new mattress every single night. I wrote this to let the world know about this incredible innovation and how ecstatic I have been about my purchase. Thank you Beautyrest! Dr. M, Boston, MA
The Simmons NxG 400 is too soft for me.
If you like a soft mattress, it doesn't get much softer than this! It's too soft for me, but not uncomfortably so. If you asked my husband to rate it he would give it 5 stars. Hey, it's a compromise. This is the type of mattress that you sink into then have to crawl out of. I'm a side sleeper, so when I want to roll over in the middle of the night it's a difficult process. I also occasionally have problems with my arm going numb if I lay on one side too long. It seems to be best for back sleepers. When I watch TV in bed (while lying on my back) I'm very comfortable. The one quality that I love about the mattress is that movement is very isolated. I can toss and turn or get out of bed without my husband even noticing.
This was an expensive mattress! A little too expensive to be a compromise. I don't think I would purchase it again.
Double crater - ridge down the center
Who would think that after spending nearly three grand I'd be sleeping on the couch!? Unfortunately this bed (though king sized) sleeps one comfortably down the center. Why? Because the memory foam has collapsed in two perfectly shaped hammocks where my husband and I sleep. Although this is supposed to be a no flip mattress we pulled a 180 - hoping that sleeping on what used to be the foot of the bed would improve our situation. No avail. Oh, and that warranty? A full inch and a half is needed. Funny, when I measured the dip is that deep. Not when the dealer measured. Their suggestion? Sleep on it another year (we've only had it one year) and see if the craters don't get worse? Thanks, I'm looking forward to making my mattress even more uncomfortable!
good soft topped mattress
The Simmonx NxG Pillow Top Mattress that was delivered to us was a tad bit more firm than the one we tried at the store, but my wife and I like it a lot. We are definetly sleeping better. I'm a big figgity in bed, so with this matress my figiting doen't transfer to her side. Also, the foam forms to your curves just enough leaving you feeling well supported. Be sure not to fall for the sales pitch to buy the "mattress protector". When put on the mattress it encapsulates the pillow top making it feel way too firm, and the protector fabric makes the matress feel like a hospital bed. Save yourself the cash and enjoy your mattress uninhibited. You paid for it so you might as well enjoy it. I was impressed with the customer service I received with the Simmons folks, and I hope you have the same experience. For the price you are paying, you deserve to have good customer service! But when mattress shopping, keep Simmons in mind.
Saint Charles, MO
NxG BeautyRest: arm went numb on side; badfor stomach sleeper
BeautyRest NxG 400 Pillow-Top and NxG 100 Tight-Top
Long story, but I ended up trying both the NxG 100 Tight-Top and the NxG 400 Pillow-Top. The tight-top is way to hard for me. The pillow top was better, but still not good. I would wake up because my arm was numb when sleeping on my side - not sure why. Plus, BeautyRest is just not made for stomach sleepers. The picture shows someone on their side and the bed conforming. Problem is, the bed goes down in those areas even when you're not on your side - so your body gets all contorted with your neck at an uncomfortable angle when on your stomach. I had the same problem with BeautyRest Rejoicing Pillow-Top (yes, I went through a few beds in this process.) I would not spend your money at Mattress Discounters or BeautyRest. What I got a few weeks ago that is working out okay is the Hilton bed - I got to try it by staying at the hotel and it is actually flip-able, unlike every other pillowtop out there these days, which are structured to last less time; you can flip the Hilton mattress both sideways and reversing sides.