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Spartan Mattress Review

We compared, tested and rated more than 50 hybrid mattresses. The Spartan mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is designed specifically for athletes and is a top-rated mattress on Mattress Advisor. Read our full review to learn more about how this mattress did in our testing.

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

In this review, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the Spartan mattress, including how it scored in our Mattress Advisor test. We’ll also give you an overview of Brooklyn Bedding as a company and the benefits Brooklyn Bedding provides to its customers. Read on to learn why the Spartan is one of our highest-rated mattresses on Mattress Advisor!

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.
  • The Spartan is available at three firmness levels to provide a personalized level of comfort and support. Brooklyn Bedding recommends choosing soft if you are a side sleeper who likes being “hugged” by your mattress, medium if you change positions often, and firm if you are a stomach or back sleeper who doesn’t like to sink deeply into your mattress.
  • If you want to see the Spartan mattress for yourself you can visit one of Brooklyn Bedding’s showroom locations. Note: even though they have retail locations, Brooklyn Bedding still owns the manufacturing process from start to finish and sells their mattresses directly to customers.
  • The Spartan received a nearly perfect score for our spine alignment test and also scored very well for responsiveness.

Mattress Advisor Score For the Spartan

Here’s how the Spartan mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Our score is a weighted average out of 10 that incorporates functional and performance characteristics of the mattress, as well as a social responsibility score, which takes into account social mission, community involvement, and charitable partnerships.

Shipping:
10

How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)

Trial Period:
10

The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.

Return Policy:
10

Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.

Warranty:
9

Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.

Set-up Test:
8

How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.

Motion Transfer Test:
7.75

How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.

Edge Support Test:
8

The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.

Pressure Relief Test:
8

How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.

Spine Alignment:
9.5

How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.

Responsiveness Test:
9

How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.

Cooling Evaluation:
9

How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.

Durability Evaluation:
9

Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.

Customer Service Score:
9

How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.

Social Impact Score:
9

A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.

Total Score for the Spartan Mattress:

Spartan Mattress Review

Take a deep dive into our review of the Spartan mattress and see how it performed in our testing to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

Score Breakdown

Set-up Test

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 get this thing set up.

So for our setup test, the Spartan gets an 8 out of 10.


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 sleep subjects to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from one to ten how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

While our sleep subjects were testing motion transfer on the Spartan, they noticed only a slight shake when their partner was moving around. So for the first part of our motion transfer test, they gave the Spartan an 8.

Part B – The Wine Test

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

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

That wine was pretty tipsy while on the Spartan, so we gave it a 7.5.

So for a total motion transfer score, the Spartan gets a 7.75 out of 10.


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 the edge support.

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

Part A – The Shoe Test

To start, we asked our sleep subjects 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.”

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. So for the shoe test, the Spartan gets a 7.

Part B – The Side Test

Next, we had our sleep subjects 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.

They found the Spartan comfortable (and decently safe) when on the edge. So for the edge support side test, this mattress scored an 8.25.

So the Spartan gets a total score of 9 out of 10 for edge support.


Pressure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. This is especially important for athletes when it comes to joint pain. Let’s take a look at how well the Spartan 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 almost no warm areas on sleep subject one. However, there was some red in the hips of sleep subject two.

Sleep subject one's pressure mapping results.

Sleep subject two's pressure mapping results.

So for a total pressure relief score, the Spartan gets an 8 out of 10.


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 of our sleep subjects backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

These spines were nearly perfectly aligned.

 

For spine alignment, the Spartan gets a 9.5 out of 10.


Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep.

We had our mattress testers 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.

The Spartan is a mattress that works to respond to its sleepers.

It scored a 9 out of 10 for responsiveness.

What Makes Spartan Different?

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

The Spartan mattress is offered at three firmness levels—plush, medium and firm. Customers have the option to select the firmness level that best supports the sleeping style and body type.

What to watch out for

  • Be aware that your Spartan mattress may have a mild scent when you unbox it – this is normal and should go away within a few hours.
  • It may take up to 30 nights to get used to sleeping on your new Spartan mattress.

Customer Reviews of the Spartan Mattress

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

Product Information

Weight

105 lbs. for queen

Thickness

13.5''

Firmness

Available in plush, medium, and firm

Type

Hybrid

American Craftsmanship

Made in the USA

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. 

Foundations The Spartan is compatible with

The Spartan mattress can be used on most foundations that provide minimal to no flex. This includes box springs, platform beds, 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: Brooklyn Bedding’s patented Energex™ marries the bounce of latex with the pressure relief of memory foam – all in an open cell construction foam that promotes superior breathability and contouring properties. Paired with TitanCool™, a water-based surface infusion that draws excess heat away from the body, this top layer creates optimal comfort for each individual sleeper. The added infusion of copper helps promote an antibacterial sleeping environment.
  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.

Purchase Experience

Delivery

Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 4-8 business days

Trial Period

120 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Return Policy

Free returns

Financing

Available through Affirm or PayPal

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Spartan Mattress FAQs

How does the 120-night trial work?

From the day that your Spartan mattress is delivered, you will have 120 nights to decide if the mattress is right for you. Brooklyn Bedding does recommend that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating a return. If you decide to return the mattress, you’ll simply contact Brooklyn Bedding’s customer support team and they will walk you through the return process. A Brooklyn Bedding representative will arrange for your mattress to be picked up from your home and donated to a local charity in need.

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

The Spartan ships free and will arrive at your door in 4-8 business days.

Can I finance my Spartan mattress?

Yes. At checkout, select Affirm or PayPal as the payment method the click on PLACE ORDER (doing so will not place your just yet). You will be directed to the financing application and will be asked for your name, phone number, email address, and the last four of your social security number. It takes 30 seconds or less to get approved. Once approved you can choose whether you’d like to pay off your order in 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. If you’re happy with your monthly payments and interest rate (which can be 0% depending on your credit) you can then go ahead and complete the order.

How long can my Spartan mattress stay in the box?

Brooklyn Bedding recommends you keep your mattress in the box no longer than three weeks after it arrives at your door.

Does Brooklyn Bedding offer custom sizes?

Yes. To order a custom mattress, contact customer support/sales at support@brooklynbedding.com or call 888.210.8751 for more information. Pricing will vary depending on dimensions and availability.

Is the Spartan mattress eco-friendly?

All the foams in the Brooklyn Brooklyn mattress are CertiPUR-US® certified, meaning they meet some of the most rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability.

Does the Spartan mattress have a break-in period?

Yes, you may need some time to adjust to your new Spartan mattress. Particularly if you are used to sleeping on a traditional innerspring mattress, your body will need time to get used to the new mattress feel. It can take up to 30 days to fully break in your new mattress.

Can I clean my Spartan mattress?

You can spot clean the cover with a mild detergent, gently dabbing the cover instead of rubbing it. Make sure it dries completely before putting sheets back on.

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