Last Updated: May 2017
Brentwood Home has been expertly handcrafting mattresses for more than 30 years. In that time, they have sold millions of mattresses and have become one of the most trusted names in the industry. In 2016, they did a total overhaul of their mattress line and launched several new models. One of these models was the Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress.
Constructed of three layers of the highest quality materials, this all foam mattress is a total of 8 inches thick and is designed to offer proper support and great comfort at an affordable price. Brentwood Home is committed to creating products that are good for the environment and good for you, the consumer. All materials that are used in their mattresses adhere to the Gold State standards for being environmentally friendly, and the materials used in their Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress are no different. This bed contains a layer of gel infused memory foam, a layer of ventilated poly foam and a layer of high density support foam. Providing deep compression support and pressure point relief while remaining cool throughout the night, this mattress is intended to meet the needs of the majority of sleepers.
In order to cut costs, Brentwood Home distributes their mattresses from their facility directly to the consumer. Doing so also helps to remove the stress that is often associated with buying a mattress, as you don’t have to endure the high pressure tactics that are often used by salespeople. While shipping directly to the consumer is certainly beneficial, it also means that you don’t have the ability to test the mattress out before you buy it. As such, it can be difficult to tell if it will actually meet your needs. In order to help those who are interested in the Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home determine if it will actually suit their needs, we have tested it out and thoroughly assessed it. We share the findings of our testing and assessment in this thorough review.
- No off gassing
- Sleeps cool
- Great pain relief
- May be too firm for some sleepers
- Can’t try before you buy
The Classic Brands Gel Memory Foam mattress is a fair competition for the Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress by Brentwood Home. Both mattresses are constructed of three separate layers and both contain el infused memory foam; however, the Classic Brands mattress is 12 inches thick, while the Brentwood Home mattress is just 8 inches.
The Sleep Master Gel Memory Foam mattress is also a fair competition for the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress. Both mattresses are 8 inches thick and both contain three separate layers, one of which is made of gel infused memory foam. We do think that the Brentwood Home Sierra mattress is more durable than the Sleep Master mattress.
Below is our final score of the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam Mattress based on multiple criteria that we use when testing all of our mattresses.
What’s It Made From…
The Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home is made of three separate layers of high quality foam, including gel infused memory foam, poly foam and density support foam. Together, these three layers create a mattress that is a total of 8 inches thick.
Here’s a look at each of the three layers of this mattress…
The Top Layer
The first layer of the Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress from Brentwood Home is made of 2 inches of gel memory foam. This material contours to the shape of the body, which eases pain and makes for a more comfortable night of sleep. The infusion of gel into the memory foam helps to pull heat away from the sleeping surface, which allows you to stay cool and avoid overheating throughout the night.
The Middle Layer
In the middle of the Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress is a 2 inch layer of ventilated poly foam. This material supports the body, providing pressure point relief and keeping the spin in proper alignment. It works in conjunction with the top layer to create a truly comfortable sleeping surface. In addition, because the foam is ventilated, it is highly breathable. Any heat that is pulled away from the sleeper by the gel infused memory foam is ventilated out of the mattress through this layer, thereby further helping to keep the mattress cool and comfortable throughout the night.
The Bottom Layer
On the bottom of the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress is a 4 inch layer of high density support foam. This is the layer of the mattress that provides deep compression support, which reduces pain and makes for a more restful and rejuvenating night of sleep. The high density support foam also serves as the foundational base for the entire mattress. It’s highly durable and prevents the mattress from sagging.
A cover that is made of a blend of wool and polyester surrounds the three layers of the mattress. It is extremely soft to the touch, which helps to enhance the comfort that the mattress delivers. It is also very durable; we found that when we pulled on the cover, it bounced back to its original shape in no time.
In terms of aesthetics, the cover has a modern look. The top is white and has gray swirls of piping stitched throughout it. The sides are gray tufted herringbone and are connected to the top of the cover with a thick gray piping. The cover is soft to the touch and highly breathable, which improves the breathability of the mattress.
Hands on Review
The Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress is only available to purchase online. Once ordered, it is shipped directly to the consumer from the manufacturer’s facility California. This helps to reduce overhead costs, which significantly lowers the total cost of the mattress. It also allows you to avoid having to deal with the hassles of high pressures sales tactics, which can certainly be stressful and annoying when you are shopping. On the downside, this also means that you can’t try the mattress out before you buy it. As a result, it is difficult to determine how it feels and if it will be as supportive and comfortable as you are hoping it will be.
Our goal in writing this review is to provide those who are interested in the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress with as much information about it as possible so that they can determine if it is a good fit for them. We have assessed key elements of the mattress that impact its quality and its overall comfort. These elements have a direct impact on the type of sleep you can expect to experience on the mattress. In this portion of our buyer’s guide, we share our findings of each of these elements, which include:
On a firmness scale of 1 to 10 with a 1 being the softest and a 10 being the firmest, we give the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress a score of 6 to 6.5. It is slightly above natural in firmness and offers a universal comfort feeling and meets the needs of the majority of people. However, if you are looking for a mattress that is on the softer side, this one won’t be the best fit for you.
We found the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress to be very comfortable. It offers a nice balance between comfort and firmness. The memory foam quickly contours to the body and creates a snug feeling that isn’t overwhelming. In other words, you won’t feel as if you are being completely consumed by the mattress. There is minimal sinkage, which also adds to the comfort of the mattress.
The foam layers of the Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress help to absorb motion, which means that you won’t feel any movement from other sleepers that could impact your sleep, making this an ideal mattress for couples who share a bed.
Pain Relief and Support
The top layer of memory foam of this mattress contours quickly to the body, creating a cradling feeling that reduces tension and strain on the body that often leads causes pain. In other words, this mattress offers great pressure point relief. The transition layer and the dense support foam offer deep compression support, which further helps to reduce pain. This mattress also helps to keep the spine in proper alignment, which means less backaches and pain.
The top layer of the gel infused memory foam of the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress absorbs body heat, and that heat is circulated out of the mattress via the middle layer of ventilated poly foam. The cover is also very breathable and works in conjunction with the top and middle layers of the mattress, preventing heat retention. In other words, this mattress sleeps cool. We did not notice any heating of the mattress while we were sleeping, which added to the comfort of the mattress.
Off gassing is often an issue experienced with foam mattresses. This is because there are chemicals that are used during the production of the foam, and these chemicals can have a very noticeable odor. With the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress, we didn’t notice any odor when we first purchased it. After unboxing it and setting it up, we were able to start using it right away.
Intimacy is often compromised on mattresses that are made of foam. That’s because the foam isolates motion transfer, which is great for improving the comfort of the mattress; however, it can make it difficult to enjoy those amorous activities. There is minimal bounce in the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress, which does mean that you should expect to put a little extra effort into those adult intimate activities on this mattress.
Sleep Position Ratings
We also wanted to see how the Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress stacked up in terms of sleeping positions. Here is what we found…
This mattress offers a balanced level of firmness and comfort. It also evenly distributes body weight and offers great support, which means that the majority of back sleepers should enjoy it.
Back Sleeping score: 9/10
Stomach sleepers, too, should enjoy sleeping on the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress. It keeps the spine in proper alignment and reduces strain on the lower back, which reduces pain.
Stomach Sleeping score: 8.75/10
On the side, we didn’t experience any pressure buildup, which is often an issue for side sleepers. We think that this mattress will also be a good choice for the majority of side sleepers.
Side Sleeping score: 8.75/10
Bed Frame Compatibility
Brentwood Home designed their Sierra mattress to be compatible with all types of bed frames, including:
- Box springs
- Platform beds
- Adjustable bases
This means that you can use it with a frame that you already own, adding further savings.
Warranty, Guarantee and Trial Period
- Warranty: 25 year manufacturer warranty
- Guarantee: Full money back guarantee
- Trial period – 120 nights
The Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress is made of three separate layers of memory foam, creating a sleeping surface that is a total of 8 inches thick. This mattress reduces motion transfer, sleeps cool, offers great pressure point relief and deep compression support, and is compatible with all types of bed frames. Additionally, it is very affordable compared to other mattresses of this caliper.
Rating Box and Summary
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Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review
If you are on the market for a mattress that will be comfortable for all sleep positions, reduces motion transfer, sleeps cool and offers great comfort and support and won’t break the bank, we think that the Brentwood Home Sierra Gel Memory Foam mattress is an excellent option for you. According to our assessments, we think that this is a high quality mattress that truly delivers a great night of sleep.