updated January 2021

Beautyrest vs WinkBeds Mattress Comparison

Beautyrest vs WinkBeds Mattress Comparison

Looking to replace your old mattress with a new bed by Beautyrest or WinkBeds? We’ll help you decide which is better for your sleep needs in this comprehensive comparison.

Simmons Beautyrest and WinkBeds are vastly different mattress brands. Simmons was launched in the late 1800s and prides itself on its craftsmanship and luxury touches like white glove delivery. WinkBeds is comparatively new, and they specialize in high-quality bed-in-a-box mattresses that fit your budget.

In this mattress comparison, we’re putting our magnifying glass up to the Beautyrest Black mattress and WinkBeds Luxury Firm mattress. We’ll cover each bed’s construction, performance scores, and pricing. We think you’ll finish this comparison with a clear idea of which mattress is right for you.


Beautyrest and WinkBeds Overview

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty
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Beautyrest Black

Customer Rating
MA Score

8.9/10

Summary

Ultra cooling hybrid mattress for hot sleepers

Firmness

Medium-Soft or Medium-Firm

Type

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year warranty

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WinkBeds Luxury Firm

Customer Rating
MA Score

8.6/10

Summary

Universally comfortable hybrid mattress for the combination sleeper.

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Hybrid: foam + coils

Trial Period

120 days

Warranty

Lifetime

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Beautyrest Black

WinkBeds Luxury Firm

Customer Rating

MA Score

8.9/10

8.6/10

Summary

Ultra cooling hybrid mattress for hot sleepers

Universally comfortable hybrid mattress for the combination sleeper.

Firmness

Medium-Soft or Medium-Firm

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Hybrid

Hybrid: foam + coils

Trial Period

100 days

120 days

Warranty

10-year warranty

Lifetime

Key Similarities

  • Construction: The Beautyrest Black and WinkBeds Luxury Firm mattresses are both hybrid mattresses. Unlike memory foam mattresses or innerspring mattresses, they use a combination of foam and coil layers.
  • Firmness: Both of these mattresses are medium-firm, or about 6/10 on the firmness scale. We call this the universal firmness level because it’s both supportive and cushioning. 
  • Cooling: Beautyrest and WinkBeds pack these two mattresses with cooling features that keep your sleeping surface at a comfortable temperature throughout the night.

Key Differences

  • Pricing: The Beautyrest Black mattress costs between $700–$950 more than the WinkBeds mattress.
  • Performance: During our review process, we found that the Beautyrest Black provided better pressure relief and motion transfer than the WinkBeds, while the WinkBeds has better responsiveness and edge support.
  • Warranty: Beautyrest offers a 10-year warranty with their mattresses. WinkBeds gives their mattress customers a lifetime warranty, as long as you are the original owner.
  • Trial Period: You get a 100-night trial period for the Beautyrest Black mattress, and a 120-night trial period for the WinkBeds mattress.

Related: Beautyrest Mattress Warranty

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Beautyrest Black Mattress Review Highlights

  • The Beautyrest Black mattress is offered in original or two different cooling and comfort upgrades
  • The Beautyrest Black line features a cooling layer of proprietary BlackICE foam.
  • We gave this mattress a whopping 9.5/10 for pressure relief, thanks to multiple conforming layers of foam.
  • We were so impressed with how well the Beautyrest Black aligned our testers’ spines that we gave it a perfect 10/10 for spinal alignment.
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WinkBeds Mattress Review Highlights

  • In addition to the luxury firm WinkBeds option, you can choose from different firmness levels, including softer, firmer, and PLUS.
  • The WinkBeds mattress is made with eco-friendly materials like CertiPUR-US certified memory foam and polyfoam.  
  • We gave this mattress a high score for edge support, so you don’t need to worry about sliding off the edge of this bed.
  • The WinkBeds mattress only compressed by 2% after 10 years of simulated use during a durability test.

Compare Mattress Dimensions

Beautyrest WinkBeds
Thickness 13” 13.5″ 
Twin 38″ x 75”  38″ x 75″
Twin XL 38″ x 80” 38″ x 80″ 
Full 53″ x 75” 54″ x 75″
Queen 60” x 80″ 60″ x 80″
King 76″ x 80″  76″ x 80″
California King 72″ x 84″  72″ x 84″

Learn more about mattress sizes.


Compare Prices

Beautyrest WinkBeds
Twin N/A $1,049
Twin XL $1,849 $1,149
Full $2,129 $1,299
Queen $2,299 $1,599
King $2,799 $1,799
California King $2,799 $1,849

Compare Inside Layers and Feel

The construction of a mattress affects how it feels, which is why we’re looking inside each of these beds to see what they’re made of. Even though they have a similar build, the Beautyrest Black is significantly more motion isolating and pressure relieving, and the WinkBeds is more responsive.

Inside the Beautyrest Mattress

The Beautyrest Black mattress has a medium firmness and is constructed with four layers of foam and a pocketed coil layer.

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  • Mattress Cover: Made with cool-to-the-touch fabric that incorporates silver and SilkAIR fibers.
  • Comfort Layers: A thin layer of plush comfort foam and a slightly thicker layer of medium comfort foam.
  • Additional Comfort Layers: A layer of pressure-relieving Energy Foam and Beautyrest gel memory foam.
  • Support Layers: The T3 Pocketed Coil system isolates motion, while the BeautyEdge perimeter improves edge support.

Inside the WinkBeds Mattress

The WinkBeds mattress has a medium-firm feel, a plush pillow top, and—not one—but two coil layers.

Inside WinkBed
  • Mattress Cover: Made with eucalyptus-based Tencel fabric that’s soft, breathable, and moisture-wicking.
  • Euro Pillow Top: Quilted with contouring, cooling Hypersoft foam.
  • Comfort Layer: Gel foam that absorbs excess body heat and cushions your pressure points.
  • Micro-Coils: The first coil layer that responds to your changes in position and improves airflow.
  • Lumbar-Support Pad: A dense cotton layer that supports your lower back.
  • Pocketed Coils: Tempered steel coils that support your full body weight.
  • Edge Support System: A high-density casing of support foam that improves edge support.

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

We put each of these mattresses through an exhaustive review process, resulting in 14 performance scores and a weighted average total score. You can see how they performed in the chart below.

Beautyrest WinkBeds
Shipping 10 8
Trial Period 9 10
Return Policy 9 10
Warranty 9 9
Set-Up Test 10 7.5
Motion Transfer Test 9 6.4
Edge Support Test 9 9.75
Pressure Relief Test 9.5 7.75
Spinal Alignment Test 10 8.75
Responsiveness Test 7 9
Cooling Evaluation 8 8
Durability Evaluation 9 10
Customer Service Score 6.5 9
Social Impact Score 7 4
TOTAL SCORE 8.9/10 8.6/10

Sleeping Position

It’s really important to find the top mattress for your sleeping position—otherwise, you may wake up with back pain. Fortunately, both of these mattresses have a medium-firm feel that’s compatible with all sleeping positions. So how do you choose which is best? Let’s look at the performance scores for pressure relief, spinal alignment, and responsiveness.

The Beautyrest Black is considerably more pressure-relieving than the WinkBeds, so it’s the better choice for side sleepers. The Beautyrest Black also performed better during our spinal alignment test, which means that you’re less likely to experience posture-related muscle and joint soreness. 

The WinkBeds mattress is more responsive than the Beautyrest Black, meaning it quickly adapts to your changes in position. We recommend it for combo sleepers who move around a lot at night. Finally, back sleepers and stomach sleepers are often more comfortable on a firmer mattress, and only the WinkBeds is offered in firm and PLUS firmness levels.

Cooling

Both of these mattresses earned an above-average score for cooling, which is typical of hybrid mattresses. All-foam mattresses, like Tempur-Pedic, tend to trap heat. 

The Beautyrest Black uses advanced cooling technologies like temperature-regulating fabric and RightTemp memory foam, while the WinkBeds uses moisture-wicking fabric, gel foam, and multiple coil layers. They earned the same cooling score during our review process (8/10), so we recommend basing your decision on other factors.

Motion Transfer

One of the most important performance categories for couples is motion transfer. During our motion transfer test, we assess how well a mattress isolates movement. The Beautyrest Black scored really well (9/10), but the WinkBeds only earned a moderate score (6.4/10). 

If you or your sleeping partner are easily disrupted by movements, then the Beautyrest Black is the clear choice. It absorbs almost all motion before it has the chance to jostle the mattress and interrupt your sleep.


Verdict: Which Is the Best Mattress?

WinkBeds is the better value mattress—it costs less and has a lifetime warranty. The Beautyrest Black is more pressure-relieving and motion isolating, so it’s best for side sleepers and couples. The WinkBeds is more responsive, which is great for combo sleepers. Both beds sleep pretty cool and incorporate cooling technologies.

If your mind still isn’t made up, consider how you want to test out your new mattress. Simmons Beautyrest mattresses come with a 100-night trial period, but they’re also sold by countless showrooms, mattress stores, and online retailers like Amazon. Plus, you receive complimentary white glove delivery. WinkBeds mattresses are shipped to your house compressed and rolled in a box. You can trial their mattresses for 120-nights, but you’ll need to arrange for mattress setup. 

Overall, the Beautyrest Black suits the widest range of sleepers, but the WinkBeds mattress is still comfy and high-quality—and it’s lower cost. 

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