Spartan mattress

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Spartan Mattress Review

The Spartan mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is designed specifically for athletes and is a top-rated mattress on Mattress Advisor.

Customer Rating: 5/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       9.2/10

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The Spartan mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is a luxury hybrid mattress designed with athletes in mind. This bed was built to health athletes and active people get the rest they need to maximize their recovery. 

In this Spartan mattress review, we’ll share highlights from our testing process and help you figure out if this is the best mattress for you.

Spartan Mattress Highlights

  • The Spartan mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is a luxury hybrid mattress designed for athletes and active adults. It’s FDA approved Nanobionic® technology even converts body heat into energy while you sleep. The result? Great sleep and quick recoveries.
  • You can choose one of three firmness options (Plush, Medium, or Firm).
  • The Spartan is a great mattress for athletes and it’s one of our top-rated best firm mattresses.
  • The Spartan received a nearly perfect score for our spine alignment test and also scored very well for responsiveness.

Spartan Mattress Review

The Spartan mattress has a luxury hybrid design that shows in its comfort and durability. Designed for athletes, the Spartan mattress is designed to give you a cooling and healing night of restorative sleep. It also is available in three firmness levels so you can choose a customized level of comfort.

Man and woman laying on the Spartan mattress

What Makes the Spartan a Great Mattress?

Designed with Athletes in Mind

From the materials used to the actual construction of this mattress, every stitch of the Spartan was created for the athletic community. With it’s pressure-point relief to body temp regulation, the Spartan helps athletic adults achieve the most restorative sleep possible.

Nanobionic® Technology

You are probably wondering what in the world “nanobionic” means. Glad you asked. Nanobionic® technology, registered by the FDA, works to convert body heat into waves of energy. Sounds crazy right? It’s actually really cool.

This technology is woven into the fibers used to make the Spartan mattress “smart” cover. Your body heat is absorbed by the molecules in the fabric and transformed into far-infrared rays, which are then reflected back to your body in the form of energy.

The energy from the infrared rays increases blood flow which results in a more restorative sleep and aids in recovery, which makes sense because blood carries the nutrients our cells need to repair themselves. Increased blood flow = faster healing.

Customizable Firmness

You can choose Plush, Medium, or Firm for the Spartan mattress. Check out recommendations below to learn which would be best for you.

Brooklyn Signature Firmness Scale

What To Watch Out For

  • Your Spartan may have a mild scent when you unbox it (but this is normal and it will dissipate within a few hours).
  • It may take up to 30 nights to get used to sleeping on your new Spartan mattress.

Mattress Advisor Score For the Spartan

See how the Spartan mattress scored in our testing methods to learn how it performs. See our scores in the chart below.

Woman lying on the Spartan mattress with an eye mask on

You can learn more about our review process here.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 10
Trial Period 10
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-Up 8
Motion Transfer 7.75
Edge Support 8
Pressure Relief 8
Spine Alignment 9.5
Responsiveness 9
Cooling 9
Durability 9
Customer Service 9
Social Impact 9
⭐Total Score for the Spartan Mattress⭐

Spartan Testing Behind the Scenes

Take a deep dive into our review process by checking out these behind-the-scenes highlight from our testing of the Spartan mattress.

Opening and Setting Up the Mattress

It took us exactly two minutes to unbox the Spartan mattress. This mattress was on the heavier side but it puffed to life instantly. It had a slight odor when it was first opened but it went away quickly. A queen size mattress weighs approximately 105 lbs so you might want to recruit some help to set it up.

Testing Motion Transfer

If you have a sleeping partner, you need a mattress that keeps motion transfer to a minimum. One of our favorite ways to showcase this visually is with the wine test. It’s simple – we place a glass of wine on the bed, roll around, and see what happens.

If the wine stays still, the motion isolation is awesome and you’ll sleep soundly. When it’s rocky, that means you may feel your partner’s movements more than you wish. Take a look at our video below to see how the wine held up on the Spartan.

Evaluating Edge Support

Support on the end of the Spartan mattress was decent. Our testers said the edge felt “slick” creating a sliding feeling. This is often caused by the mattress cover. This issue is typically resolved once sheets are put on the bed. Otherwise, the edge provides good bounce back when you sit.

Pulling Out the Pressure Mapper

A pressure mapper helps us determine how well a mattress with support your pressure points (like the shoulders and hips). The darker orange and red areas mean there are areas of high pressure. The lighter blues and greens are positive signs that the mattress offers proper support in all the right places.

We saw almost no warm areas on sleep subject one. However, there was some red in the hips of sleep subject two. Take a look below.

Sleep subject one's pressure mapping results.

Sleep subject two's pressure mapping results.

Measuring Spine Alignment

It’s key that your mattress can support proper spine alignment, otherwise you’ll wake up with a sore back and neck. During this test, our tester’s spines were nearly perfectly aligned. Check out our test subject’s straight spine below.

Customer Reviews

See how satisfied real-life customers are with their Spartan mattress. This could be you!

“The Spartan medium bed is extremely comfortable. I am 5’4” 140 lb female and I can sleep on my back, side and stomach comfortably! I feel like the nanobionic aspect seems to work.” – Patricia S.

“I don’t understand how this bed supports me and also feels like a cloud? I usually wake up in a completely different position than I went to bed and I still wake up super comfy. I’d recommend this to anyone and everyone who depends on good sleep as much as me who works all the time and is on their feet.” – Andrea

“My Spartan mattress is a purchase I am extremely pleased with. I have chronic shoulder pain from multiple surgeries on both shoulders, and am a side sleeper. I’ve slept on a standard memory foam mattress for the past 8 years. Comfortable to fall asleep on, but I had to flip every 45 minutes because of pressure and pain. Though my Spartan will not cure my physical ailments, it affords me a great night sleep. I still have to turn a few times, but at worst, every 3 hours – resulting in very restful and rejuvenating sleep. Not really sure how much the nanobiotechnology really works since you are not in direct contact with the fabric, so won’t hype that. This mattress is very cool to sleep on. Best 30 days of sleep I can remember. – Michael B.

Product Information

Get all the details you need to know about the Spartan mattress, including what’s on the inside, which mattress foundations work best with it, and more!


105 lbs. for queen




Available in plush, medium, and firm



American Craftsmanship

Made in the USA

What Type of Foundation Should You Use with the Spartan?

The Spartan mattress can be used on most sturdy mattress foundations including platform bases, box springs, bunkie boards, or slatted bed frames. 

Slatted Platform
Box Spring
Bunkie Board w/ Box Spring

Slatted Foundation

A Look Inside the Spartan Mattress

The Spartan mattress is comprised of 5 layers and wrapped in a “smart” Nanobionic® performance cover that converts body heat into energy:

  1. 1.5’’ Copper Gel Energex Foam infused with TitanCool: This cooling foam is super breathable, contouring, and comfortable.
  2. 2’’ TitanFlex™ Hyperelastic Foam: For additional comfort, this patented foam features immediate response technology that adjusts to your body each time you move.
  3. 1’’ Swirl Visco-elastic Memory Foam: This transition memory foam layer contours to the shape of your body and enhances the cooling properties of this mattress.
  4. 8’’ Quantum Edge Pocketed Coils: This layer consists of 1,189 individually wrapped pocket coils that aid in motion isolation. This means if you sleep with a partner, their movements shouldn’t disturb you as much during sleep.
  5. 1’’ High-Density Base Foam: This final layer of the Spartan is made of high-density foam increases durability and reinforces the whole structure.

Purchasing Information

Purchase Experience

Policy Details
Delivery Compressed and rolled in-a-box; delivered in 4-8 business days
Trial Period 120 nights
Warranty 10-year limited warranty
Return Policy Free returns
Financing Available through Affirm or Paypal

Sizes and Pricing

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 38″ x 75″ $1,399
Twin XL 38” x 80” $1,449
Full 53” x 75” $1,699
Queen 60” x 80” $1,999
King 76” x 80” $2,399
Cal King 72” x 84” $2,399

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best Brooklyn Bedding deals. 

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Spartan Mattress FAQs

How does the 120-night trial work?

After your Spartan is delivered, your 120 night trial period begins. During that time, if you decide you want to return the Spartan, you can contact Brooklyn Bedding’s customer support team to start the process. They will send someone to come pick up the mattress.

How long will it take for the Spartan mattress to be delivered?

Expect your Spartan to arrive in 4-8 business days.

Can I finance my Spartan mattress?

You can pay for the Spartan mattress in installments by financing through Affirm or PayPal at checkout. Payment plans are for 3, 6, or 12 months.

How long can my Spartan mattress stay in the box?

It’s best to remove your mattress from the box immediately, but it can stay in the box for up to 3 weeks.

Is the Spartan mattress eco-friendly?

The Spartan foams are CertiPUR-US® certified.

Does the Spartan mattress have a break-in period?

Yes – about 30 days.

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