If you’re a hot sleeper looking to snuggle down into a super soft bed, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora could be the right new mattress for you. Designed with gentle foams and innovative cooling properties, this bed packs a serious comfort punch.
Intrigued? Then you should keep reading! In this mattress review, I’m going to give you the skinny on this bed’s construction, feel, and competition so that you can decide whether or not it’s the one for you.
In a rush? Skip to the end for my review summary.
Is the Aurora a Good Mattress for You?
Brooklyn Bedding is a popular destination for everything from bed-in-a-box mattresses to sheets, pillows, and foundations. While we won’t be getting into all these different products today, we will take a little time later on to compare the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora to a few other mattress models.
But before we get to that, let’s talk about the Aurora! The Aurora is Brooklyn Bedding’s most popular mattress model, and it actually made our best mattresses of 2021 list. It won’t be perfect for everyone, but it will probably work for the sleepers listed below:
Who I recommend the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress for
- First and foremost, I’d recommend this mattress to hot sleepers. This bed sleeps nice and cool thanks to special Phase Change technology and gel infusions.
- The Aurora is also a nice pick for side sleepers. This mattress is tremendously soft, which means it’ll provide plenty of space for you to sink in for pressure relief at the shoulders, hips, and lower back.
- Sleepers who struggle with shoulder or hip pain might also appreciate the soft feel of this mattress.
Who I don’t recommend the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress for
- Unfortunately, this mattress doesn’t have the best edge support. This could be a particular bummer for heavier folks and couples. Heavier folks might want to check out the Brooklyn Titan mattress review, which gives an overview of Brooklyn Bedding’s heavy-sleeper friendly option.
- This bed is probably too soft for stomach sleepers no matter which firmness option you choose. These folks need firmer structures to keep their hips aligned with their shoulders. I’d recommend they check out our best mattresses for stomach sleepers instead.
What Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Feel Like?
Let’s talk about firmness to kick off our feel conversation. Like any feel factor, firmness is subjective, and can change a lot depending on your body size and preferred sleeping position. So, my read of this bed’s firmness could differ from your own. For reference, I’m about 5’10”, 190 lbs, and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
I decided to give the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress a 5 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear that this is a soft mattress.
I’ll be honest — I was kind of surprised by how gentle this mattress is! When I was first assessing the construction, I assumed the pocketed coils would bring a lot of support and heft to the structure, but the top layers of foam really set the tone here. And the tone is one of plush pressure relief, especially at the shoulders and hips. For this reason, I think this bed could be a slam dunk for strict side sleepers in need of deep contouring support.
I think back sleepers might also enjoy the Aurora. The medium model I tested will be a little too soft, but the firm model should work for these folks. It will offer the support of a hybrid bed, but have more of an all-foam feel because of how soft its comfort foams are. If you enjoy some extra contouring at the lumbar region but don’t want a mattress as soft as the Aurora, you might want to look at some of our best foam mattresses instead.
Testing the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress
While firmness is an important measure, it’s just one of several attributes to consider when shopping for a new bed. So, let’s test out the Aurora for two more factors: pressure relief and motion transfer.
When we talk about pressure relief, we’re referring to a bed’s ability to alleviate tension at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To help you visualize how well the Aurora relieves pressure at these sensitive spots, I tested it out with a pressure map.
This device is pretty cool in that it allows me to track the force I’m exerting on the structure. Blue and green show low pressure areas, while yellow and red show high pressure areas.
Back — I was fairly comfortable on my back, but I’d say this mattress is probably too soft for all-night back sleeping. While the top layers of foam did provide some excellent pressure relief along my spine, they also made my hips sink out of alignment with my shoulders. I’d recommend choosing the firm model of the Aurora if you sleep primarily on your back.
Side — In my opinion, this is where the Aurora shines. As I mentioned earlier, the gentle top layers of foam provide plenty of room to sink in for deep pressure relief at the shoulders, hips, and lower back in this position. Strict side sleepers should enjoy this plush feel.
Stomach — Of the three positions I tried, this one was probably the most uncomfortable. Stomach sleepers need firmer structures that lift their hips into alignment with their shoulders. The Aurora’s contouring foams disrupted this line, sending my spine out of whack.
Motion transfer tells us how likely you are to feel your partner’s movements in the night. Ideally, a bed would have low motion transfer, which means it isolates and dissipates motion evenly across a structure. This factor is important for all sleepers, but especially for couples.
To illustrate motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
These are fantastic motion transfer results! Though there is some bounce from the system of pocketed coils, the top layers of foam do a great job of absorbing and dissipating motion evenly across the structure. Long story short, you’re not likely to be too disturbed by your bed mate’s movements in the night.
Edge support is a measure of whether or not you’ll feel supported if you sleep all the way on the side of your mattress. Unfortunately, the Aurora did not have great edge support. I felt like I might slip off the edge of this bed.
This isn’t a big surprise because the Aurora is such a soft bed. If you’re on the hunt for a mattress with a stronger edge, I’d check out our best mattress for couples roundup.
What is the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Made Of?
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Hybrid was built to feel pressure-relieving and cooling. Let’s dive underneath the cover to see if the brand pulls this off!
Cover — The Aurora cover is made of a special Phase Change Material. This fabric is cool to the touch, and works to dissipate body heat.
Comfort Layer — Beneath the Phase Change Material, you’ll land on a layer of the brand’s CopperFlex foam. This copper-infused foam is antimicrobial and treated with TitanCool, another Phase Change Material that promotes airflow throughout this hybrid mattress.
Contour Layer — Next is a layer of TitanFlex foam. This foam offers some additional cushioning around your pressure points, but is also very responsive.
Transition Layer — Below the TitanFlex foam, you’ll find a transition layer made of visco-elastic gel memory foam. It will ease you down onto the pocketed coil section of the bed.
Support Layer — A tall section of pocketed coils offers some responsiveness to this bed. This coil system supports the foam layers above and promotes even more airflow throughout the mattress, helping it sleep cool.
Base Layer — And finally we arrive at a thin section of high-density foam. This material is mainly here to give the coils something to bounce off of as you move around at night.
Well folks, we’ve officially arrived at the end of this review. After examining every inch of this mattress, it’s time for you to decide whether or not it’s the one for you. While I can’t make that decision for you, I can leave you with a few final pros and cons to help you get there on your own.
My favorite things about the Aurora mattress
My favorite thing about this bed is how cooling it is. Even some of the best soft mattresses tend to sleep a little hot because of the snuggly foams they use. The Aurora really solves this problem with Phase Change Material and breathable pocketed coils. So hot sleepers who enjoy a soft feel should definitely check it out.
I also appreciate how soft and cuddly this bed is. It feels similar to a lot of luxury hybrids on the market right now, but is a little cheaper than these beds. Side sleepers should really appreciate the pressure-relieving sinkage this mattress offers. I also think the Aurora could be a good solution for anyone who struggles with stiffness around the shoulders or hips.
My Aurora mattress complaints
My main complaint about the Aurora is that it could offer stronger support. Because it’s so soft, it does sacrifice some of the supportiveness a firmer mattress might offer. If you’re a heavier sleeper or someone who needs some extra lumbar support this mattress probably won’t work for you. I’d encourage you to check out the Brooklyn Signature mattress review, Brooklyn Bloom mattress review, or Brooklyn Plank mattress review to find a few more supportive options from this brand.
How Much Does the Brooklyn Aurora Cost?
Take a look at the chart below to find sizing and pricing information. And be sure to visit our Brooklyn Bedding mattress coupon page to get a discount!
Note that prices listed are before offer or discount on each size.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 13.5”||$999|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 13.5”||$1,249|
|Full||54” x 75” x 13.5”||$1,599|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 13.5"||$1,749|
|King||76” x 80” x 13.5”||$2,199|
|California King||72” x 84” x 13.5”||$2,199|
Brooklyn Bedding Policies and FAQs
Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress come with a sleep trial period?
Yes, Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night sleep trial with this mattress. They do ask that you test out your new bed for at least 30 days before beginning the return process. You should also note that shipping charges to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada are non-refundable.
Does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora come with a mattress warranty?
Yes, the Aurora comes with a 10-year warranty.
How does the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress ship?
All Brooklyn Bedding mattresses ship for free. Your new Aurora mattress will arrive compressed in a box. You’ll want to allow a few hours for off-gassing and decompressing before putting sheets on your new bed.
Which Brooklyn Bedding mattress is the best?
It depends on how you sleep! If you’re a side sleeper looking for a cooling mattress, the Aurora could be a fantastic bed for your unique needs.
Where is the Brooklyn Aurora mattress made?
The Aurora Hybrid (and all other Brooklyn Bedding mattresses) are made in the USA. Brooklyn Bedding manufacturers most of its mattresses in Phoenix, Arizona.
Does the Brooklyn Aurora need a box spring?
Only if you want one! The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress works totally fine on a traditional bed frame. But, if you’d like a little extra height, you can always set it up on a box spring.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Vs.
Now that we understand what the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is all about, let’s see how it stacks up against some of its biggest competition!
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress vs WinkBed Mattress
- The WinkBed is a pillow top mattress built with high-quality materials that pack a one-two punch of pressure relief and support.
- Though both beds are technically hybrids, I would say the WinkBed has more of a traditional innerspring feel that could work well for back sleepers or heavier folks.
- Unlike the Aurora, the WinkBed is not a bed-in-a-box. It will ship decompressed.
- For more on this bed, check out the full WinkBed mattress review.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress vs Saatva Mattress
- The Saatva is firmer and bouncier than the Aurora. This springy firm to medium-firm feel might appeal to combination sleepers.
- The Saatva offers better support for heavier people and stomach sleepers.
- The Saatva may offer a bit more durability than the Aurora thanks to its firmer build.
- Find out more in the full Saatva mattress review.
Other Models from Brooklyn Bedding
As promised, I’m going to briefly compare the Aurora to a few different mattresses in the Brooklyn Bedding collection.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress vs Brooklyn Signature Mattress
- The Brooklyn Signature also features a hybrid build, but it’s much more supportive than the Aurora.
- Couples might appreciate the firm edge support and good motion isolation on the Signature mattress.
- And when it comes to price, the Signature is less expensive than the Aurora.
- For more, take a peek at my full Brooklyn Signature mattress review.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress vs Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Mattress
- The Sedona is just a little bit firmer than the Aurora, but it’s still definitely a soft mattress.
- Like the Aurora, the Sedona features a hybrid build.
- Side sleepers who struggle with hip or shoulder pain should like the Sedona.
- Learn more in the full Brooklyn Bedding Sedona mattress review.
Still not sure if the Aurora is the best mattress for you? Take a look at how we rated it below to decide!
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress
- Edge Support
The Brooklyn Aurora is a hybrid bed-in-a-box mattress with a focus on sleeping cool. The Aurora features numerous construction elements for temperature regulation, including an innovative cover made of rayon, polyester, and phase change material which feels cool to the touch and helps to dissipate body heat. The Aurora has a soft feel that’s great for pressure relief, and the pocketed coils provide a good amount of bounce.