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Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Review 2020: 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 currently considering buying the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora hybrid mattress than 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 mattress is a luxury hybrid that is available in three different firmness levels for customized support and the ultimate level of comfort. The manufacturer, Brooklyn Bedding, claims their mattress can accommodate any sleeping position and firmness preference.

The Brooklyn Aurora also boasts superior cooling and temperature regulation capabilities that can keep even the hottest sleeper cool throughout the night. One way they achieve this is 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 long-lasting durability their Aurora mattress by using top-quality materials and labor throughout the construction process. Additionally, this mattress comes with a 10-year warranty to complement the product’s quality construction.

The Brooklyn Bedding company also handles shipping and sends their mattresses right to your front door at no additional cost. The Aurora arrives in a convenient, easy-to-move box so you don’t have to worry about transporting it or scheduling a delivery date with local delivery professionals.

This 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 own specific firmness level.

This may not be the bed for you if you prefer the exaggerated contour of mattresses made entirely from foam or memory foam, 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 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 Aurora’s cover features a luxurious top weave infused with TitanCool so it remains cool and smooth to the touch.

The first internal layer of the Brooklyn Aurora is comprised of a 1.5-inch thick layer of patented CopperFlex foam which is also infused with 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 layer prevents users from sinking against the coils and also helps with cooling your bed.

The fourth 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 that provides adequate and evenly distributed weight support.

2. Firmness

Firmness could very well be the most important trait to look for in a mattress. How soft or firm your bed is will ultimately determine how comfortable you are through improved contour, bounce, and even durability. Ideally, you would want a mattress that’s firm enough without compromising pressure relief.

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is available in 3 varying firmness levels: 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. 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 Soft option is great if you sleep mainly on your side. 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 you the comfort that mimics a ‘hugging sensation’ as the foam dramatically conforms to your body’s contour.

The Medium option is more universal and if you tend to sleep in all three positions, side, back, and stomach, than this may be the best firmness level for you. The Medium model of the Brooklyn Aurora offers balanced contour and support so you can feel comfortable in any position. When compared to other mattresses, Brooklyn Bedding’s Medium mattress 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 opt to switch it out for a medium firm mattress.

The Firm option of the Brooklyn Aurora is best for back and stomach sleepers. This option offers more support than contour and you will not sink into this mattress. For this reason, the Brooklyn Aurora is also recommended for heavier individuals or couples. You may also want to consider this option if you want to prioritize durability because, on average, a firmer mattress lasts longer than softer 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 contouring and targeted pressure relief to make it feel instantly comfortable when you lie down. The CopperFlex Foam, alongside the TitanCool-infused top weave, helps keep you cool for a more restful sleep.

The Swirl Visco-Elastic memory foam 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 mattress lies in the Ascension X innerspring coil system. These 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 contouring sensation of the bed.

Contour is mostly a preference when it comes to mattresses but having the proper support is very important to maintain proper spine alignment, best for those who have spine issues such as scoliosis. This Brooklyn Bedding mattress certainly offers remarkable pressure relief so you don’t wake up sore in the morning.

4. Temperature Regulation

better sleep

Temperature regulation is another area where the Brooklyn Aurora excels in. 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 people who tend to sleep, the right mattress can make a world of difference. Luckily, Brooklyn Bedding incorporated several features to help address overheating at night.

First, the cover provides TitanCool properties, the proprietary ‘phase change’ material we mentioned earlier. The soft cover feels cool to the touch from the moment you lie down. Second, the top layer of the foam used TitanCool technology and CopperFlex to actively draw excess heat away from your body.

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

All in all, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora should keep you 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 hybrid 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 mattress does an excellent job of reducing motion transfer across the surface of the bed even though it contains springs.

The Aurora mattress achieves motion isolation with the use of dense foams surrounding the springs as well as individually encasing each coil so they can work independently. The layer of 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 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″ tall individually encased coils. The coils 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

Brooklyn Bedding provides a 120-night in-home trial period 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 product. The warranty applies to physical defects and structural flaws that occur early in the life of your hybrid mattress. You should be able to rely on the 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 to consider when purchasing a mattress made with foam and other synthetic materials, as the Aurora mattress is, is whether or not it has an off-gassing period. Off-gassing 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 off-gassing and how these will affect your ability to use the product immediately.

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress does reportedly come with the need for an off-gassing 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, the off-gassing 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 off-gassing period 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 off-gassing 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 mattresses.

9. Sizes, Affordability, and Value

This Brooklyn Bedding 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, or affordable on every budget, but they are certainly worth the money when you take into account their high-quality construction and 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. We believe the Aurora hybrid mattress offers great value for a mid-range product.

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 Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review, the one where the Aurora shines the most is temperature regulation. 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 and believe you will like it, too, if it meets your core sleep needs and preferences.

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