Brentwood Home: Cedar Mattress Review

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Brentwood Home: Cedar Mattress Review

Ratings

7.9 / 10 MA Score

4.5 / 5 Customer Rating

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Dimensions

Twin: 39'' x 75'' Twin XL: 39'' x 80'' Full: 54'' x 75'' Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cal King: 72'' x 84'' Split King: 39'' x 80'' (x2)

Weight

135 lbs. for queen

Thickness

13''

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box that is 19’’x 19’’ x 48” for a queen.

Delivered In

1-2 weeks

Overview

Type:

Hybrid: latex + coils

Firmness:

Medium firm: 6/10

Trial Period:

120 days

Warranty:

25-year limited warranty

Summary:

100% natural hybrid mattress for precise comfort

Good For:

Heavier individuals; hot sleepers

Cedar highlights

  • The Cedar Mattress is made of 100% natural and organic materials including, natural latex, organic cotton, flax seeds, and organic coconut husk.
  • The Cedar includes computer designed latex layers with sculpted edges for motion isolation and targeted pressure relief. The grooves are customized to provide comfort to your shoulders, back, and legs all night.
  • To keep you cool while you sleep, the Cedar is made with ventilated Dunlop latex and New Zealand wool to wick away moisture.
  • For an additional fee, Brentwood Home offers white glove delivery service for the Cedar Mattress.

Mattress Advisor score for the Cedar

Here’s how the Brentwood Home Cedar mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the Brentwood Home Cedar mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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Shipping
7
How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
10
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
10
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Warranty
10
Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
7.5
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
6.4
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
5
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
7.75
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
8.25
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
7.25
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
8
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
8.5
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
9
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
4
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

7.9 / 10

Cedar mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Brentwood Home Cedar mattress, including our methodology, scoring and mattress performance to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

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Set up test

The Cedar mattress comes compressed and rolled in a box. It took us just under 2 minutes to set up. It was a little on the heavy side, but it puffed to life instantly upon unboxing.  For an additional fee, Brentwood Home offers white glove delivery.

So for ease of the set-up, we give the Brentwood Home Cedar a 7.5.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way of saying how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. You want this to be pretty minimal.

Part A - The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We start by asking both Mark and Tavy to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from 1 to 10 how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

While on the Cedar mattress, both Mark and Tavy felt some motion from one another’s movements. They gave it a collective score of 6.75.

Part B - The Wine

Next, comes our wine test. This is great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had Tavy lie down and roll back and forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of the glass moved.

The Cedar mattress had a little trouble handling it’s wine – things were a little tipsy… We gave it a 6 for our wine test.

So for the total motion transfer test, we give the Cedar mattress a 6.4.

Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely consider how much edge support the bed provides.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

Part A - The Shoe Test

To start, we asked both Mark and Tavy to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

When on the edge of the Cedar mattress, Mark and Tavy felt it did not maintain its structure well noting it felt like it was “sagging.” They scored it a 5 out of 10 for the edge shoe test.

Part B - The Side Test

Next, we had Mark and Tavy lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

Mark and Tavy found it a little difficult to lay on the edge of the Cedar. Tavy told us she felt the edge dipping making her feel unstable. Mark told us, “I felt like I was going to fall off.”

So for the edge support side, the Cedar mattress scored a 5 out 10 again.

So for the total edge-support score, the Cedar mattress gets a 5.

Pessure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. Let’s take a look at how well the Cedar mattress provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

We saw mainly blue and green on Mark with only a tad of yellow in his shoulders! So we gave him an 8 out of 10 for pressure relief.

We saw a little yellow in Tavy’s shoulders, and some red in her hips, so we gave her a 7.5 for pressure relief.

We saw no red in Mark and only the slightest hint of yellow in his shoulder. So we give him an 8 for pressure relief.

So for the total pressure relief score, the Cedar mattress gets a 7.75.

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both Mark and Tavy’s backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

The Cedar mattress did a decent job of keeping both Mark and Tavy’s spines in alignment. There was only  a slight curve towards the base of the neck.

So for spine alignment, we give the Cedar an 8.25 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep. This becomes important when considering how quickly and easily you get comfortable when moving around.

We had Mark and Tavy lie in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

According to Mark and Tacy, there seemed to be a slight delay in the Cedar’s response rate.

They scored the Cedar a 7.25 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the Cedar mattress:

Foundations

The Cedar mattress works on all surfaces.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation
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Floor
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Adjustable Base

What to watch out for

After unboxing your Cedar Mattress may be ready for use, but in some cases, you may need to wait up to 48 hours for the mattress to fully expand.

Cedar sizes available

  • Twin: $1,349
  • Twin XL: $1,449
  • Full: $1,649
  • Queen: $1,949
  • King: $2,395
  • Cal King: $2,395
  • Split King: $2,595

A look inside

The Cedar Mattress is a hybrid made of 100% natural materials. Inside, you will find an all-natural latex layer that is computer designed into layers for targeted pressure relief and individually wrapped coils.

  • Organic Cotton Cover: This top layer is hand-tufted to secure layers without chemical adhesives.
  • Organic Cotton Fiber Quilting: As opposed to competitors that use of foam, the Cedar uses cotton to keep their mattress green.
  • New Zealand Wool: Wicks away moisture and regulates body temperature in any season.
  • 2” All-Natural Latex Layer: This latex layer creates the “medium” firmness feel of the mattress. It is made with Dunlop latex, which allows for increased air circulation.
  • 2” Grooved All-Natural Latex: The second all-natural latex layer is computer designed and cut into 3 targeted zones to create precise comfort for your lower back, legs and shoulders.
  • All-Natural Flaxseed Fiber Pad: As opposed to synthetic padding for support, the Cedar uses natural flaxseed fibers to separate the latex and coils.
  • 8” Individually Wrapped Coils: This layer of individually wrapped pocket coils provides support in the lumbar region, motion isolation, and edge support to prevent sagging. 
  • 1” Coconut Husk Support Layer: The Cedar mattress traded the traditional foam base for this eco-friendly and sustainable layer of organic coconut husk. Coconut husk is usually discarded as waste, but Brentwood Home has given it a whole new purpose. This material was specifically chosen for its circulation and antimicrobial properties.
A look inside the Cedar mattress.
A look inside the Cedar mattress.

What Cedar customers have to say

  • “The materials and construction are great. I love the organic cotton cover and the latex gives great pressure relief and bounce (without a lot of motion transfer), and it sleeps very cool, especially compared to the memory foam I was using before. There was NO smell, even immediately after opening it.” – Sarah F.
  • “Not only is it comfortable but the quality goods used in making the mattress makes me sleep better at night. Not having to offgas the mattress when it arrived seems like a no brainer when it comes to the place you sleep for 1/4 of your life.” – Lee S.
  • “This mattress combines a perfect level of support and cushion for side-sleeping. I am able to sleep through the night with no discomfort. This is further facilitated by knowing I am also surrounded in all-natural materials, thoughtfully made in LA.” – Mace B.

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The finer print

Delivery

The Cedar Mattress comes with free delivery and should arrive at your doorstep within 1-2 weeks after placing an order.

Setup

The Cedar mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a box. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch it spring to life.

Foundation

The Cedar Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your Cedar mattress, you can return it for a full refund within your 120-night trial period. Cedar will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress for a full refund. Cedar asks you give the mattress a try for at least 30 nights.

Warranty

The Cedar Mattress comes with a 25-year limited warranty.

Cleaning

To clean the Cedar Mattress, simply spot clean with a homemade cleaning solution, upholstery or enzyme cleaner. Although the cover may be zipped off, do not put in the washing machine. It will shrink.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA
  • The Cedar Mattress is constructed with eco-INSTITUT® certified natural latex, OEKO-TEX® certified wool, and GOTS® certified organic cotton.

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