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Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Review 2021: An Excellent Choice for Hot Sleepers

Brooklyn Aurora Hybrid

4.7
Durability 4.6
Motion Isolation 4.5
Temperature Regulation 4.9
Edge Support 4.8

Pros

  • Advanced cooling and temperature regulation
  • 3 different levels of firmness enable customized support
  • 120-night risk-free trial with 10-year warranty
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Added copper infusion helps promote an antibacterial sleeping surface

Cons

  • High price point
  • Heavy and hard to move by yourself
  • Too bouncy if you're used to foam mattresses
  • Initial odor may linger for up to a couple weeks

If you are in need of a new mattress and are currently considering buying the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress then you have come to the right place. We did our research on this product and want to share with you what we discovered. This Brooklyn Bedding Aurora review will explain its main features and benefits, who it is recommended for, and who it is not for, so you can determine if it is the right choice for you.

Aurora Mattress Overview

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is a hybrid mattress that comes in three different firmness levels for customized support and the ultimate level of comfort. The manufacturer, Brooklyn Bedding, is a key player in the mattress industry. Brooklyn Bedding claims their mattress can accommodate any sleep position and firmness preference.

According to many mattress reviews, the Brooklyn Aurora mattress also boasts superior cooling capabilities. As a cooling mattress, it can keep even the hottest sleeper cool throughout the night. In the Aurora, Brooklyn achieves temperature control through their patented TitanCool technology, which incorporates something called a ‘phase change material,’ to help to keep your body at the ideal sleeping temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

Brooklyn Bedding also ensures the long-lasting durability of their Aurora mattress by using top-quality materials and labor throughout the construction process. Additionally, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora comes with a lengthy warranty of 10 years to complement the product’s quality construction.

Additionally, Brooklyn Bedding offers free shipping and sends their mattresses right to your front door at no additional cost. The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is technically a bed-in-a-box and arrives in a convenient, easy-to-move box. Thus, with the free shipping offer, you don’t have to worry about transporting your new mattress or scheduling a delivery date with local delivery professionals.

Through this Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review, we found out that the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora luxury hybrid mattress is perfect for you if you naturally tend to sleep hot or prefer beds with a motion-isolation feature. The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress also lets you enjoy the support and comfort of a durable hybrid mattress that offers you the flexibility to choose your specific firmness level.

Based on other Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress reviews, this may not be the bed for you if you prefer the exaggerated contour of a foam or memory foam mattress, like mattresses that have very little or no bounce, are on a tight budget, do not want to wait out the slightly longer off-gassing period, and/or if you foresee its hefty weight to be a problem for you.

Features & Benefits

Now our Brooklyn Bedding Aurora review will go more in-depth on some of the special features and benefits that make the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress stand out. Read on to find out if it aligns with your own personal sleep needs and preferences.

1. Construction

hybrid mattress layers

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is sheathed in a cover that features a luxurious top weave infused with TitanCool so it remains smooth and cool to the touch. It also has two comfort layers.

The first internal layer of the Brooklyn Aurora luxury hybrid is comprised of a 1.5-inch thick layer of patented CopperFlex foam. This foam layer is infused with copper and TitanCool for a more pronounced cooling effect on the skin.

The second layer is 2 inches of a special type of foam – the hyper-elastic TitanFlex foam – which features ‘immediate response technology’ or conforms to your body movement.

The third layer of the Brooklyn Aurora is constructed with a 1-inch thick layer of Swirl Visco-Elastic Memory Foam designed to enhance contour and support. This gel memory foam transition layer prevents users from sinking against the coil layer and also helps with cooling your bed.

Underneath the memory foam layer, is the fourth layer. This layer has 1,189 individually-encased innerspring Ascension X pocketed coils which enhances the bed’s support and reaction time.

The base layer, the bed’s foundation, consists of a 1-inch thick layer of high-density foam. The adequate and evenly distributed weight support is provided by the high-density foam.

2. Firmness

Firmness could very well be the most important trait to look for in a mattress. In this Brooklyn Bedding Aurora review, we will discuss how soft or firm the bed’s three firmness options are to ultimately determine how comfortable you will be through the mattress’ contour, bounce, and durability. In the Aurora mattress, Brooklyn Bedding made sure you’d have a mattress that’s firm enough without compromising pressure relief.

Everybody loves a mattress that offers adjustable options because you can customize your experience to suit your needs, eliminating the need to search for an entirely different mattress. The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress comes in three firmness options: Soft, Medium, and Firm.

The Soft option is ranked 2-4 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. The Medium option is ranked 4.5-6 while the Firm option is ranked 6-8 on the firmness scale. 

The Soft option is great if you are a side sleeper. This softer option will provide you with more pressure relief and softer support so your shoulders do not get sore from sleeping on your side for long periods. The soft version of this mattress will also give side sleepers the comfort and foam feel that mimics a ‘hugging sensation’ as the foam dramatically conforms to your body’s contour.

Compared to other firmness options, the Medium model is more universal and the best level of firmness for combination sleepers or those who tend to sleep in all three positions. The Medium model of the Brooklyn Aurora offers balanced contour, support, and pressure relief for back and stomach sleepers, and those who prefer side sleeping.

However, when compared to other mattresses such as the Brooklyn Signature or the Purple Mattress, the Aurora’s Medium model is not as firm as some would expect. Some consumers report that the Medium option is not as firm as they would have liked and feels like a medium soft bed. This is expected since the Aurora’s Medium model is ranked 4.5 to 6 while the industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5. Hence, side sleepers and back sleepers may opt to switch it out for a firm model.

The Firm model of the Brooklyn Aurora mattress is best for back and stomach sleepers. This option offers more support than contour so stomach sleepers and back sleepers will not sink into this mattress. For this reason, the Brooklyn Aurora is also recommended for individuals or couples with larger body types.

You may also want to consider this option if you want to prioritize durability because, on average, a firmer mattress lasts longer than soft and medium ones. Some people report in their reviews that the Firm option is too firm for them and claim it takes up to a month to “break-in.” Many prefer a firmer mattress, even though they sleep in varying positions because they feel more refreshed in the morning.

3. Support and Contour

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress offers varying levels of support and contour based on the firmness level you choose.

The top layer of CopperFlex foam is designed to deliver highly responsive body contouring and targeted pressure relief to make it feel instantly comfortable when you lie down. The CopperFlex Foam, alongside the TitanCool-infused top weave that’s cool to the touch, helps keep you cool for a more restful sleep.

The Swirl Visco-Elastic memory foam transitional layer also enhances contouring and deep compression support so you shouldn’t have to worry about bottoming out on the upper foam layers of the mattress, even if you carry extra weight.

The most effective form of support in this Brooklyn Bedding mattress lies in the Ascension X innerspring coil system. These support coils provide superior stability compared to most foams and will help to keep your spine in alignment without allowing your hips or shoulders to sink too much into the mattress. The pocketed coils provide pressure relief where you need it most but they do not help much to enhance the overall mattress feel and contouring sensation of the bed. 

Contour is mostly preference when it comes to mattresses but having the proper support is very important to maintain proper spine alignment. This is best for those who have spine issues such as scoliosis and for back and side sleepers as well. This Brooklyn Bedding mattress certainly offers remarkable pressure relief and lumbar support so side sleepers and back sleepers won’t wake up sore in the morning. For snorers and sleep apnea sufferers who want to experience the benefits of side sleeping, beds that are pressure relieving such as the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora are ideal options as well.

4. Temperature Regulation

better sleep

A selling point of cooling mattresses like the Brooklyn Aurora is their cooling properties. The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora excels in regulating temperature.  The logic is simple – when you sleep cool you get better sleep.

Slightly higher body temperature can disrupt your sleep, particularly if you sweat. Sleeping in the heat contributes to and exacerbates the symptoms of insomnia, in some cases. And for hot sleepers or people who tend to sleep hot, the right mattress can make a world of difference. Luckily, Brooklyn Bedding incorporated several cooling features to help address overheating at night and control the bed’s surface temperature.

First, the Brooklyn Aurora utilizes the advanced phase change technology in its cooling cover. The cover is infused with TitanCool, the proprietary ‘phase change’ material we mentioned earlier. The soft ‘phase change’ cover feels cool to the touch from the moment you lie down. Second, the top layer of the foam uses TitanCool technology and CopperFlex to actively draw excess heat away from your body.

Third, the memory foam layer is infused with gel, adding to its cooling capabilities. And lastly, the support system layer of pocketed coils is arranged using an open-air design which promotes breathability and airflow throughout the bed. This innovative design prevents excess body heat from building up within the mattress surface.

All in all, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is great for sleeping cool, especially when you use breathable sheets and bedding that doesn’t counteract the mattress’ cooling efforts to reduce heat retention.

5. Motion Transfer and Isolation

Nowadays, most people want a mattress with motion isolation features. Thus, one of the main concerns customers have with mattresses that contain springs like the Brooklyn Aurora is their lack of motion isolation. Even hybrid mattresses tend to have significantly more motion, and the innerspring mattresses of the past more so.

Motion isolation is particularly important if you sleep with a partner or choose to share your bed with kids or pets who can change positions frequently throughout the night. It’s interesting to note that this Brooklyn Bedding mattress does an excellent job of reducing motion transfer across the surface of the bed even though it contains springs.

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress achieves this with the use of dense foam layers surrounding the springs as well as individually encasing each coil so they can work independently. The layer of hyper-elastic TitanFlex foam is particularly helpful in this area because it features immediate response technology that adjusts to and absorbs each movement and features a rapid decompression time.

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora scores well when it comes to minimizing motion transfer and also provides a bit more bounce than a mattress made entirely out of foam. Many like their mattress with a small amount of bounce because it still reduces motion transfer while providing more support and comfort during sex.

6. Edge Support

good edge support

Excellent edge support in a mattress can expand the usable surface area by as much as 30%. This is good news if you share your bed with someone else and you prefer having the option to spread out a little. Edge support is also important for people with limited mobility and can often make the bed more accessible by making it easier to get in and out of. When done properly, this feature also permits you to apply heavy pressure on the rim of the mattress without sliding off the edge or sinking in so much that it is uncomfortable, regardless of whether it is due to pressure from sitting or standing. 

The Brooklyn Aurora hybrid mattress does an above-average job in the edge support category. This is largely due to the durable layer of 8-inch tall coils that are encased individually. The coils in this Brooklyn Bedding mattress can sustain the added, centralized pressure along the edges of the mattress without completely giving out, as is the case with many foam mattresses. The pocketed coils are also supported and reinforced by high-density foams beneath the coil system.

7. In-Home Trial Period and Warranty

When it comes to whether or not the Aurora comes with a sleep trial, Brooklyn Bedding offers an in-home trial period of 120 nights paired with a 10-year warranty on the Aurora to ensure that you’ll be 100% happy with your purchase throughout its entire lifespan. This offered warranty is better than what most bedding manufacturers provide and says a lot about the company and their confidence in their bedding products. The warranty applies to physical defects and structural flaws that occur early in the life of your mattress. You should be able to rely on the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress for a good night’s sleep for an entire decade given that most durable mattresses remain in tip-top condition for at least 8 to 10 years.

8. Off-Gassing Period

Another thing we considered in this Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review is the off-gassing period. This is particularly important when purchasing a mattress made with foam and other synthetic materials, as the Brookly Bedding Aurora mattress is, is whether or not it has an off-gassing period. This happens when a new product releases harmful gases from its material which results in a somewhat strong chemical odor. Some people are hypersensitive to this smell and if you are one of them, you should consider the known risks and inconveniences associated with this process and how these will affect your ability to use the product immediately.

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress does reportedly come with the need for such a period. For the most part, the initial odor coming from the materials used is expected to dissipate within 1 to 3 days. Basing on a Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review by a customer, this period can last as long as a couple of weeks but unless you are super sensitive this most likely won’t be the case. The Aurora’s is a bit longer than other mattresses as most only take a couple of hours to 1 day to air out completely. However, the Aurora mattress could still be worth the wait.

Like we mentioned above, some people are more affected by this than others but don’t let this discourage you entirely. Even if you are sensitive to the initial chemical odor or simply don’t want to expose yourself to chemicals, which is probably a really good idea anyway, the Brooklyn Aurora is still a good choice. The Aurora mattress just needs a little more time to air out than other bed-in-a-box mattresses.

9. Sizes, Affordability, and Value

Just like the Brooklyn Bedding Signature, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes. The price for these mattresses ranges from $999-$2124 based on size. Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are not inexpensive, particularly if you prefer mattresses in King, Cal King, and Queen size options. However, they are certainly worth the money when you take into account their high-quality construction and 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. We believe that even budget shoppers should consider the Aurora hybrid mattress because this offers great value for a mid-range bed in a box.

Conclusion

Now that you have read our Brooklyn Bedding Aurora review we hope it helps to narrow down your search for a new bed, even if it’s not the mattress for your needs. However, if you sleep hotter than most people, want to personalize firmness levels, prefer beds with excellent motion isolation and edge support, appreciate the feel of a luxury mattress, or want a mattress with antibacterial properties, then the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress could be what you’re looking for.

Out of all of the traits we explored in this mattress review, Brooklyn Bedding Aurora shines the most is temperature control. Equipped with superb cooling features, not only is it cool to the touch, but the Aurora mattress also pulls excess heat away from your body and facilitates airflow to support a cooling environment.

Overall, we give this mattress and the Brooklyn Bedding company a very positive review. We believe the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora could be the best mattress in a box for you if it meets your core sleep needs and comfort preferences.

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