The Brooklyn Bedding Sedona is a hybrid mattress that combines memory foam layers with individually wrapped coils. This helps provide a soft, cradling feel with a touch of mobility and bounce. So, is it a great pick for you? Keep reading to find out what you need to know in order to make that decision!
My detailed review breaks down the materials inside the bed, covers how it feels to sleep on, and explains what types of sleepers I’d recommend it for. I also run some specialized tests to see how the model performs on things like pressure relief and motion transfer, which can help you compare this bed to other mattresses.
Read on for my review, or skip directly to a shorter summary!
Brooklyn Bedding was launched by brothers John and Rob Merwin in the mid-1990s. They started selling bed-in-a-box mattresses in 2008, and they currently manufacture all of their products in the USA, at their Arizona-based factory.
Currently, Brooklyn Bedding sells a number of hybrid mattresses as well as sheets, pillows, blankets, mattress protectors, and bed foundations. The brand is also committed to philanthropic causes, helping provide bedding for children in foster care and families in transitional housing.
What is the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Mattress Made Of?
Now that you know a bit about the company, let’s break down the different materials inside the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona. This model is a hybrid mattress, so it contains layers of foam and coils — rather than just one or the other!
Cover – The cover of this mattress is made with a woven phase-change material that’s cool to the touch, which can help prevent overheating at night. It’s also quilted with some foam to provide softness right off the bat.
Comfort – Below the cover we have thick layers of foam — it feels almost like a pillow-top section! There’s two inches of gel-infused memory foam which has a slower response to pressure, adding to that cradling, enveloping feel. Memory foam can sometimes trap body heat, but this foam is designed to dissipate it to prevent you from getting hot. Next comes an inch-tall layer of hyper-dense memory foam, also with that slow response to pressure, to provide extra support and cradling. This also helps with pressure relief.
Transition – Next up we see a layer of polyurethane foam, which has a quicker response to pressure than the memory foams above. It helps prevent the top layers of foam from compressing too far, so you will sink into the mattress a little bit without feeling stuck.
Coils – This model contains individually encased coils, which provide more pressure relief and add a little bit of bounce to the mattress. This improves mobility, so you don’t feel “stuck” in the mattress when you are trying to roll over or get out of bed! The individually wrapped coils also help reduce motion transfer. When you compress a few coils, that movement doesn’t automatically transfer.
Base – Right at the bottom of the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona you’ll find a high-density poly foam base, which helps keep the mattress structurally sound.
How Does the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Mattress Feel?
Mattress construction is just one thing to consider when evaluating a new bed. Something you definitely need to think about? Firmness.
The tough thing is — firmness can be hard to assess! I’m around 5’10”, 190lbs, and a strict stomach sleeper. And how firm or soft you find a mattress depends on so many things, including your sleep position and weight. That means that a firm mattress for me could be soft for you, or vice versa.
I rate mattresses on a firmness scale of 1-10, where 1 is incredibly soft and 10 is the firmest mattress in the world. Based on my own experience, I give this model a 5.5/10 rating on the firmness scale, which is actually a bit softer than I was expecting — likely because the foam layers add a lot of soft, plush comfort.
If you are a back sleeper who prefers a soft mattress, this provides a comfortable, enveloping feeling you might enjoy. That said, back sleepers who like a firmer feel may want a mattress with more support.
I particularly recommend this bed for side sleepers. The foam layers do a great job cushioning those sensitive joints like the shoulders and hips, which could prevent you from feeling morning aches and pains down the line.
That said, I don’t love the Brooklyn Sedona for stomach sleepers. Most stomach sleepers like myself need a firm bed that helps keep your spine in alignment, rather than letting your hips sink to a position lower than your shoulders — a recipe for uncomfortable lower back pain! The foam layers make this model just a little too soft for the majority of stomach sleepers out there. This bed would also not be my first choice for people who have a heavier body weight. Because it’s so soft, it may not offer the appropriate support.
Testing the Brooklyn Sedona Mattress
As I mentioned, firmness can be really subjective. So, I make sure my reviews always include some specialized tests to help put a mattress into context. I run experiments to gauge pressure relief, motion transfer, and edge support — read on to learn all about it.
The first test I run looks at pressure relief. Basically, is sleeping on this mattress going to put an uncomfortable amount of pressure on your joints or other body parts? Will you wake up with aches and pains?
To measure this, I use a pressure map. It’s a small black mat that I roll out on top of a bed and lie down on in various sleeping positions. The device then creates a specialized “map” of the pressure between my body and the bed, ranging from areas in blue (denoting low pressure) up to red (denoting high pressure).
Back – I was very comfortable lying on my back, and the pressure map reflects that — it’s totally blue. So, I’m happy to recommend this model to back sleepers looking for a soft feel. The foams cradle and support the body, but you aren’t likely to sink too far into the bed or feel like you’re stuck in quicksand.
Side – Lying on my side, I did see the pressure map go up into the green range around the hips and shoulders. In my opinion, that’s a perfectly acceptable range that won’t bother most side sleepers, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind if you are really sensitive to pressure or have injuries you don’t want to aggravate! This mattress offers good pressure relief for side sleepers, due to the multiple layers of slow-response memory foam.
Stomach – The pressure map is blue across the board here, but I want to be clear — that doesn’t tell the full story! As I said before, strict stomach sleepers like myself need to make sure our hips and shoulders stay in a straight line during sleep, to help prevent back pain over time. I felt like my hips were dipping down lower than my shoulders on this mattress, sinking into those foam layers with that pillow top feel. Because of this, I don’t recommend this particular bed for most of my fellow stomach sleepers.
Another important thing to consider is motion transfer. If you share your bed with a partner (or pet!) and they move around at night, how much of that movement will “transfer” over to your side of the bed and disrupt your sleep?
To test this, I drop a 10lbs steel ball onto the mattress from three different heights onto one side of the bed, and use a seismometer to measure the disturbance this creates on the other side of the bed.
Overall, I saw really low levels of motion transfer — something I wouldn’t normally expect from a mattress with coils, like this one! Those slow-response foam layers do a great job of isolating movement, making this a good pick for couples and restless sleepers.
Last but not least, I test out edge support. I do this by rolling to the very edge of the mattress to see if the model compresses or buckles at all, making it feel like I might slide right out of bed.
Edge support for this bed was okay, but not awesome. Those layers of soft foam at the top of the mattress do compress and respond slowly to pressure, making you feel a little bit unstable when you are close to the edge.
Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Vs.
Brooklyn Bedding sells a few different mattresses, so I wanted to go over a couple of them to highlight some key similarities and differences.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature
- Like the Sedona, the Signature is a hybrid model with pocketed coils and foam layers. The Signature contains the company’s proprietary TitanFlex™ foam, which we don’t see in the Sedona.
- It has a medium firm feel, offering a bit more support than the Sedona, which feels soft — almost like a pillow top — due to the multiple layers of foam. The Signature has a little bit of bounce to it due to the coils, which prevents you from feeling stuck in the mattress. Because of this, I like the Signature for back and side combination sleepers,
- The Signature is also a good mattress for couples! That’s because it has low motion transfer, like the Sedona, so your partner moving around is less likely to disturb you. Plus, that medium firm feel is a good compromise if you and your partner have different firmness preferences.
- The Signature also has really good edge support. The same can’t be said for the Sedona, unfortunately.
- You can read my full, detailed review of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress for more information.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora
- The Aurora is a hybrid model that combines foam and coils, just like the Sedona. The Aurora contains the CopperFlex™ and TitanFlex™ foams, which have special materials designed to help you stay cool during the night. The Sedona uses different foam layers.
- The Aurora has a nice, soft feel to it, making it an excellent option for side sleepers looking for pressure relief – just like the Sedona.
- The foam layers of the Aurora help prevent motion transfer. So, like the Sedona, this makes it a great option for couples — especially if one person is a light sleeper who worries about movement disturbing them at night!
- For all you need to know about the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora, check out my full review.
The Brooklyn Bedding Sedona is a hybrid mattress that’s on the softer side, thanks to multiple layers of slow-response memory foam that create a “pillow top” sensation. It has excellent pressure relief and low motion transfer, making it a nice option for side sleepers, couples, and those suffering from shoulder pain.
Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Pros
- I consider this a great selection for side sleepers. The foam layers provide a soft, almost quilted top portion, where you sink into the bed a little bit, but don’t get stuck. The individually wrapped coils add some nice support for the body, too.
- Definitely consider this model if you suffer from shoulder pain. That tall foam section provides a nice sinking sensation as well as pressure relief, so you won’t feel “jammed up” around the shoulder area.
- I was very impressed by the low motion transfer on this bed. That makes the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona a great contender for my couples out there, especially if you worry that your partner moving around will wake you up at night.
Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Cons
- If you’re a strict stomach sleeper like me, this model would not be my first recommendation. Lying on those soft memory foam layers, I felt my hips sinking down below my shoulders — putting my back out of that healthy alignment! I would steer stomach sleepers towards a firmer model for that proper support.
- I also don’t love this mattress for folks with a heavier body weight, because I just don’t think it offers enough support. A firmer feeling mattress would typically be a better bet!
Brooklyn Bedding Policies
- Trial – 120 Night
- Shipping – Free
- Warranty – 10 Year
How Much Does The Brooklyn Sedona Cost?
The full pricing for the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona Hybrid are below but you can use our Brooklyn Bedding coupon to save a bit on your purchase!
|Twin||39” x 75” x 14”||$1,249|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 14”||$1,549|
|Full||54” x 75” x 14”||$1,999|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 14"||$2,399|
|King||76” x 80” x 14"||$2,899|
|California King||72” x 84” x 14”||$2,899|
I always like to cover a few FAQs in my reviews, just to make sure you’re getting all the information I can provide!
Where is Brooklyn Bedding located?
The Brooklyn Bedding factory is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Brooklyn Bedding makes all of their mattresses there!
Does the Brooklyn Sedona need a box spring?
No, you don’t need a box spring with the Brooklyn Bedding Sedona, but you can use one if you’d like to.
Is the Brooklyn Sedona flippable?
No, this mattress is not a flippable model. If you’re worried about the mattress sagging due to overuse, you can always rotate your mattress 180 degrees every six months or so.
Brooklyn Bedding Sedona
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