Last Updated: September 2017
For more than 30 years, Brentwood Home has been creating innovative sleeping products that are intended to provide people with the best night of sleep possible. Based in Los Angeles, this manufacturer has been focused on creating products that use healthy materials that have been ethically sourced. They are as committed to the environment as they are to their customers, and they truly pride themselves on creating products that deliver exceptional results without impacting Mother Earth.
When they first began, their products were sold by retailers who pushed the prices up so that they (the retailers) could turn a large profit, which often meant lead to a huge hit to consumer’s pockets. Brentwood Home was not happy with this turn of events, so in 2012, they decided to stop selling their products through retailers and start selling them directly to consumers. Doing so would allow consumers to avoid having to contend with push salespeople and having to pay high prices.
The Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress is a true testament to the vision and mission that Brentwood Home is based on. This bed in a box is shipped directly from the Brentwood Home facility to consumers. This 12 inch mattress is made up of 4 different layers of high quality materials, including gel memory foam, latex foam, poly foam and support foam. These materials are thoughtfully laid out to create a sleeping surface that aims to deliver the proper support, reduce pain and ensure comfort for a restful and truly restorative night of sleep.
What is the Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress really like? Well, we’ve tested it out and done an in-depth examination of all of its elements, and we have included our findings in this handy guide.
- Sleeps cool
- No off gassing
- Highly supportive
- Some sleepers may find it too soft
- Can’t try before you buy
The Live and Sleep Resort Ultra 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam mattress is in-line with the Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home. Both are 12 inches thick and both contain a layer of gel memory foam. We do feel that the Brentwood Home mattress is more durable and is more versatile, as it is designed to meet the needs of all sleepers.
The Resort Sleep Elite Gel Memory Foam Mattress is also a fair competitor for the Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home. Again, both contain a layer of gel infused memory foam; however, the Brentwood Home mattress stands at 12 inches thick, while the Resort Sleep Elite mattress is just 10 inches thick.
Below is our final score of the Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam Mattress based on multiple criteria that we use when testing all of our mattresses.
What’s It Made From…
The Brentwood Home Sequoia mattress is comprised of four unique layers of foam materials and latex, which combine to make a mattress that is a total of 12 inches thick. The design of this mattress is thoughtfully laid out, ensuring that each material is placed in the appropriate location in order to make sure that the mattress delivers the support and comfort that the majority of sleepers are looking for in order to enjoy a good night of sleep.
The Top Layer
The top layer of the Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress is made of 2 inches of gel memory foam. This is the layer that provides the mattress with its contouring abilities. The gel memory foam is highly responsive and quickly conforms to the unique contours of your body, providing pressure point relief and comfort. Additionally, the infusion of gel in the memory foam absorbs body heat, which helps to keep the surface of the mattress cool, thereby preventing you from overheating and improving the overall comfort that the mattress provides.
The Second Layer
Underneath the layer of gel infused memory foam is a 2-inch layer of latex foam. The latex aids in preventing the mattress from overheating, as it provides natural cooling properties. Additionally, this layer offers pressure relief for the mattress, reducing the buildup of pain in the body. It also provides a nice amount of push back for the top layer, yet it still absorbs that your pressure places on it.
The Third Layer
The third layer of the Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress is made of 2 inches of poly foam. This material provides a transition between the latex above and the base foam below, providing deep compression support for the entire mattress.
The Bottom Layer
On the bottom of the Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress is comprised of 6 inches of high density support foam. This layer acts as the foundational base for the entire mattress, helping it retain its shape and providing added deep compression support for the sleeper, reducing pain and improving the overall comfort of the mattress.
The latex and foam materials of the Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home is encased in a cover that is made of a blend of wool and polyester along the sides and a top layer that is made of quilted foam. The top layer of quilted foam creates an additional layer of softness to the mattress and provides extra pressure relief, further improving the overall comfort. The wool and polyester side panels are highly durable and allow for increased breathability. It helps to pull body heat away from the sleeper and helps it to effectively filter out of it. Handles are securely stitched into the mattress, which makes moving it around a whole lot easier and much less cumbersome.
As for aesthetics, the cover of the Sequoia mattress is classic and appealing. A white top with interesting swirl designs along the top and gray herringbone tufted sides create an attractive look for the mattress.
Hands on Review
The Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam Mattress is only available to purchase online. This definitely helps to alleviate some of the stress that is associated with purchasing the mattress, as you don’t have to endure the high pressure tactics that a lot of salespeople employ when you shop at a retailer. Additionally, since it is only available online, the cost of the mattress is significantly less than it would be if it were sold in a store. On the downside of this online only buying model, you can’t try the Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home out before you buy it. This can make it difficult to determine whether or not it will meet your expectations and truly provide you with the support you need to enjoy a comfortable night of sleep.
To help you determine if this mattress will truly meet your needs, we have assessed several key elements that impact the overall comfort and support that the Sequoia mattress delivers. We’ve included our assessment of these elements in this hands on review. The key elements that we assessed include:
The Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home is designed to meet the needs of the majority of sleepers. As such, it is designed to be neutral in firmness. On a firmness scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, we give this mattress a score of 5.
Comfort is one of the key elements that impact the overall quality of a mattress, and there are certain factors that impact the comfort level, including:
- Balanced sinkage and hug
- Even weight distribution
- Minimal motion transfer
The Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home does a fantastic job of balancing all of these elements. There is just the right amount of sinkage and hug to allow the mattress properly conform to the unique contours of your body. This ensures that you receive the proper level of support where you need it the most, which translates to less strain and less pain on the body.
Motion transfer in this mattress is next to nothing, which means that you won’t have to be bothered by the movement of someone else whom you may be sharing the bed with. This certainly helps to improve the comfort of the mattress.
Pain Relief and Support
The Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress does an exceptional job in regard to providing support, which thereby reduces pain relief. The mattress delivers a fantastic amount of pressure relief and deep compression support, which means it is exceptionally supportive and reduces pain in key areas, including the back, the shoulders, the neck, and the sides.
This mattress sleeps incredibly cool. The infusion of cooling gel pulls heat away from the body, the latex has moisture wicking properties and the cover is exceptionally breathable. We did not experience any heating with this mattress; in fact, it remained consistently cool and comfortable throughout the night.
Off gassing is the term used to describe the odor that a new mattress emits. It is often a problem for the foam mattress, thanks to the chemicals that are used during the construction of the foam. With the Sequoia mattress, we didn’t notice any odor when we first received it and we were able to start using it right away.
Mattresses that are made of foam reduce motion transfer, which is a great thing for sleeping; however, it can have a negative impact on those amorous activities, as it prevents the bounce that is needed to easily move about. Thanks to the layer of latex, this mattress does have a nice level of bounce, which means that you shouldn’t really have to worry about exerting too much energy when you are trying to enjoy those intimate activities.
Sleep Position Ratings
We also assessed how the Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress stacked up in regard to the most popular sleep positions. Here’s what we found…
Weight is evenly distributed throughout this mattress, which means that most back sleepers should enjoy it. It offers pressure point relief and deep compression support, which is ideal for back sleepers.
Back Sleeping score: 9/10
The Sequoia mattress is neutral in firmness, which means that the majority of stomach sleepers should find it comfortable and supportive. It offers just enough cradling without making you feel like you are trapped in the mattress, and it prevents the buildup of pressure in the lower back and neck, a common issue for stomach sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping score: 8.75/10
Side sleepers, too, should enjoy this mattress. It keeps the back in proper alignment, preventing pressure and pain.
Side Sleeping score: 8.75/10
Bed Frame Compatibility
The Sequoia mattress is designed to be compatible with all bed frames, including platforms, box springs, adjustable beds, slatted frames and even the floor.
Warranty, Guarantee and Trial Period
- Warranty: 25 year limited manufacturer warranty. If anything goes wrong as a result of manufacturer defects, you can have it repaired or replaced.
- Guarantee: Full money back guarantee
- Trial Period: 120 nights; if you are unsatisfied with this mattress for any reason in that time period, you will receive a full refund and the company will remove the mattress from your home at no charge to you.
The Sequoia Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home is contained is a 12-inch mattress that is comprised o four individual layers, which include high-quality foam and latex. It sleeps cool, is neutral in firmness and offers great support and comfort for all sleep positions and people of all shapes and sizes. There is minimal motion transfer and it remains cool throughout the night, which helps to improve the overall comfort that this mattress delivers.
Rating Box and Summary
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Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review
If you are looking for a mattress that is medium in firmness, easily adjusts to various sleep positions, reduces pressure buildup and pain, absorbs motion transfer and will remain cool throughout the night, than we think that the Brentwood Home Sequoia Gel Memory Foam Mattress is the right choice for you.