Brentwood Home Cedar Mattress Overview
Brentwood Home is a U.S.-based mattress and bedding accessory brand. The company is best known for products made from natural, sustainably sourced materials. Currently, Brentwood Home offers four individual mattress models. This review will focus on the Cedar, also known as the Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress.
The Cedar is constructed with a wide variety of natural and organic materials. The mattress contains two surface layers of New Zealand wool, followed by additional comfort layers of alpaca wool and organic, ventilated Dunlop latex. The support core consists of 8-inch pocketed coils and a sturdy base layer derived from coconut husks.
The mattress measures 12 inches thick. Every Cedar purchase also includes a removable 3-inch mattress topper containing New Zealand wool, organic cotton batting, and 2 inches of organic Dunlop latex. Without the topper, the Cedar is considered medium, which corresponds to a 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. When the topper is added, the mattress has a 15-inch profile and a medium-soft (4) feel.
Read on to learn about the Cedar from Brentwood Home. Our review includes construction and material details, prices, and performance ratings based on verified owner experiences and our own product testing. We’ll also compare the Cedar to other, similarly constructed models and discuss Brentwood Home’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.
Please note: The original Cedar mattress did not include the topper component. Brentwood Home now includes the topper with all Cedar purchases, but the mattress may still be sold without a topper on Amazon.com or through other third-party retailers.
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Meet Our Testing Team
- Shoppers seeking a versatile mattress. The Cedar offers mid-level firmness and a good balance of body-conforming and support. This makes the mattress suitable for most sleepers in terms of weight and preferred position, along with combination sleepers who use more than one position and couples with different body types.
- People who prefer a balance of body-conforming and responsiveness. The Cedar’s comfort layers somewhat conform to the body, but the mattress has a noticeably bouncy feel due to its latex hybrid construction. This results in a feeling more akin to sleeping “on” the mattress than sleeping “in” it.
- Hot sleepers. The Cedar’s pocketed coils promote strong airflow, which helps the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature. Layers of moisture-wicking wool and ventilated latex offer added cooling and breathability.
- Eco-conscious shoppers. The Cedar’s components include certified organic latex and cotton, natural wool, and an innovative base layer made from coconut husks. The mattress is a great option for those who prefer to buy sustainably made products.
Not Recommended for...
- People who prefer a traditional memory foam feel. The Cedar conforms more closely than most competing latex hybrids, but the mattress does not provide the same pressure-relieving body cradle as models with memory foam comfort layers.
- Shoppers on a budget. Even compared to other latex hybrids, which tend to be costly, the Cedar has a very high price-point and will likely be too expensive for some buyers.
- Mattress buyers seeking smaller bed sizes. The Cedar is available exclusively in queen, king, and California king sizes.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Brentwood Home Cedar. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
As you can see, the Cedar has earned favorable performance ratings across the board. For a detailed look at each rating, check out our full breakdown below.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Brentwood Home Cedar across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
How Is the Brentwood Home Cedar Constructed?
The Cedar’s cover is made of GOTS-certified organic cotton. The cover is hand-tufted with wool rosettes to help the layers maintain a uniform feel, and quilted to a fire barrier made of hydrated silica sand. The cover’s quilted panels and borders are also made of organic cotton.
The Cedar comes with a removable mattress topper, which also has an organic cotton cover. The topper contains a top layer of untreated New Zealand wool, followed by a second layer of organic cotton batting and a 2-inch layer of GOLS-certified organic Dunlop latex. The topper connects to the mattress using built-in loops, which fit around coconut-husk buttons at the head and foot of the bed.
The topper’s latex is fairly soft. Combined with the wool, its sleep surface has a plush feel. Using the topper will make the mattress feel medium-soft.
The Cedar’s top two layers consist of untreated New Zealand wool, followed by a fire barrier made of natural hydrated sand and a 1-inch layer of alpaca wool.
A 1.5-inch layer of ventilated, GOLS-certified organic Dunlop latex is located below these components. The ventilated latex promotes airflow near the surface, and the wool helps to wick away moisture from the sleeper’s body. Additionally, the material is zoned with different firmnesses across the layer. This provides enhanced support the shoulders, lower back, and hips while cradling the sleeper’s lighter areas.
Without the topper, these materials give the Cedar’s sleep surface a medium feel. The latex conforms a bit, but not to the same extent as memory foam, and also feels fairly responsive due to the material’s natural bounciness.
The Cedar is constructed with 8-inch pocketed coils. Like the latex comfort layer, the Cedar’s coils are zoned to provide distinct levels of support to different areas of the sleeper’s body. Thicker low-gauge coils also line the perimeter to reinforce the edges and prevent significant sinkage.
The mattress also includes a base layer made from coconut husk fibers, which are highly durable and add extra reinforcement to the coil layer. The fibers are bonded with GOLS-certified organic latex using a chemical-free adhesive.
Without the topper, the Cedar mattress still measures 12 inches thick and is considered a high-profile model. The bed’s above-average height allows plenty of space for comfort layer materials without sacrificing coil strength. As a result, the mattress has a medium feel, making it noticeably softer than many competing latex hybrids.
The topper, which measures 3 inches thick, brings the total mattress height to 15 inches. This is exceptionally tall even compared to other high-profile models.
|Product Name||Firmness Level||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components||Topper Components|
|Brentwood Home Cedar||With Topper: Medium-soft (4)
No Topper: Medium (5)
|With Topper: 15″
No Topper: 12″
|8″ Zoned Pocketed Coils
0.5″ Coconut Husk Fibers and GOLS-certified Organic Dunlop Latex
|1″ Natural New Zealand Wool
1″ Alpaca Wool
1.5″ Zoned, Ventilated GOLS-certified Organic Dunlop Latex
|100% GOTS-certified Organic Cotton (Mattress and Topper)||Natural New Zealand Wool
1″ GOTS-certified Organic Cotton Batting
2″ GOLS-certified Organic Dunlop Latex
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The Cedar’s feel varies depending on whether or not the removable topper is in place. Without the topper, the mattress has a medium (5) firmness. Sleepers experience some body-conforming, but the latex and coil layers maintain a fairly even plane. This creates a combined feeling of sleeping “on” and sleeping “in” the mattress.
The topper is fairly plush, resulting in a medium-soft (4) feel when it is used with the mattress. Sleepers sink deeply into the topper without losing support or responsiveness. This results in more sleeping “in” than sleeping “on” the mattress, but even with the topper sleepers will not sink too deeply.
Next, we’ll take an in-depth look at our performance ratings for the Brentwood Home Cedar. Each rating is based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, along with verified experiences from Cedar owners.
Brentwood Home first introduced the Cedar in 2019. Because this model is relatively new, we have not had enough time to test it against the average mattress lifespan of six to eight years. Our durability rating is based on the Cedar’s quality of construction and materials, owner experiences, and Brentwood Home’s overall reputation.
We expect the Cedar to perform for at least seven and a half years until a replacement mattress is needed. This expected lifespan, which is much longer than average, can be attributed to the Cedar’s material components. The latex comfort layer is exceptionally durable, and the wool layers should not deteriorate as quickly as memory foam or polyfoam. The 8-inch pocketed coils also provide great stability and help prevent significant sagging along the edges over time.
To preserve the Cedar for as long as possible, we recommend rotating the mattress head-to-foot once per month for the first six months, followed by regular rotations every six months for the remainder of its lifespan.
To evaluate the Cedar for motion isolation, we asked two testers to lie down on the mattress at the same time. One moved around while the other felt for motion transferring across the surface. During these tests, the Cedar exhibited decent motion isolation but did not completely eliminate transfer.
Beds with polyfoam or memory foam comfort layers tend to offer the best motion isolation. These materials respond slowly to the body, allowing them to absorb motion and eliminate most transfer. Latex is naturally more responsive, and the Cedar’s thick pocketed coils also give the mattress a noticeable bounce. That said, the Cedar provides better motion isolation than many competing latex hybrids.
Our testers noticed some faint off-gassing odor when unboxing the Cedar. However, these smells had almost completely dissipated when they re-evaluated the mattress a few days later. Their findings are consistent with owner experiences, as very few people report bothersome smells after the first few days.
Hybrid and innerspring mattresses typically have low odor potential due to their coil layers, which promote strong airflow to eliminate unwanted smells. Other mattress types – namely all-foam models – do not circulate air as well, trapping odor in the process.
To evaluate the Cedar for pressure relief, our testers took turns lying on a sensory pad that monitors pressure in the shoulders, hips, and other sensitive areas of the body. They also shifted sleep positions to see if pressure increased or decreased when lying on their sides, back, or stomach.
Like other latex hybrids, the mattress provides some body-contouring but does not conform very closely. When the topper is added, people may sink more deeply into the sleep surface, but even then the material does not conform to the same extent as memory foam. Sleepers may experience some pressure relief on the Cedar, but those with significant pressure point issues may want to consider models with memory foam comfort layers instead.
The Cedar demonstrated excellent temperature neutrality during our tests. This can be attributed to several factors. The wool in the bed’s top layers is exceptionally breathable and has natural moisture-wicking properties, and the latex comfort layer is ventilated to increase cooling near the surface. The Cedar’s thick coil system also promotes strong airflow to help the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature.
To evaluate the Cedar for edge support, our testers sat along the perimeter of the mattress as an owner might do when getting in and out of bed. All of our testers – even those in the heavyweight group – noted very little sinkage and excellent stability. The testers also took turns lying near the edges of the mattress to check for feelings of “roll-off.” Again, everyone felt very secure, particularly when changing positions.
The Cedar’s strong edge support is largely due to its zoned pocketed coils. Thicker low-gauge coils along the perimeter withstand compression very well whenever people lie or sit along the edges. The wool and latex layers are also less susceptible to sinkage than the polyfoam and memory foam layers found in other mattresses.
Our testers noticed very little noise while evaluating the Cedar. This is fairly typical for mattresses with pocketed coils, which tend to be much quieter than other coil types. The bed may produce some squeaks and creaks over time as the coils wear out, but we don’t expect Cedar owners to experience major sleep disruptions due to noise.
For many couples, the Cedar offers an ideal surface for sex. The mattress is fairly responsive due to its latex hybrid construction, resulting in noticeable bounciness. This allows couples to change positions easily and utilize the surface of the bed. However, the comfort system conforms closely enough to provide great traction without causing people to sink too much.
The ideal firmness and thickness for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, the Tuck team evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Our lightweight sleep testers found the Cedar exceptionally comfortable. This was particularly true for back and stomach sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds. The mattress conforms closely enough to alleviate pressure, while the thick pocketed coils and responsive latex layer ensures even support with little to no sagging. Side sleepers also noted ample cushioning for the hips and shoulders. This can help improve spinal alignment and reduce pressure points associated with this sleep position.
Lightweight sleepers usually prefer soft to medium-soft mattresses. Firmer beds do not conform closely enough and alleviate less pressure as a result. Lighter people who prefer plush sleep surfaces should consider using the topper, while those who like firmer beds will probably feel more comfortable without the topper.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
Our average weight testers also gave the Cedar very favorable ratings. Side sleepers noted sufficient cushioning and improved spinal alignment, and the mattress did not sag too much beneath their heavier areas. Back and stomach sleepers also liked the balance of contouring and support. The mattress kept their bodies on an even plane and they did not sink too deeply, though stomach sleepers noted a small amount of sagging around the midsection.
Sleepers weighing 130 to 230 pounds typically feel most comfortable on medium-soft to medium-firm mattresses. Softer beds tend to sag too much, while firmer beds do not conform closely enough – and in both cases, sleepers often notice a lack of support. Thanks to its medium feel, the Cedar’s feel is optimal for many average weight sleepers. Those who prefer slightly softer mattresses may feel more comfortable using the topper.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Heavyweight tester ratings for the Cedar were slightly lower than the other weight groups, but overall still very positive. Side sleepers noted good cushioning, but also some sagging around the hips that affected spinal alignment. Back and stomach sleepers also noted some sagging around the shoulders and waist, but overall found the mattress quite supportive.
Most sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds prefer medium-firm to firm mattresses. Softer beds often sag too much, particularly beneath the sleeper’s heaviest areas, and this can affect how supportive the mattress feels. The Cedar is constructed with a strong coil system and durable latex, and sags much less than most competing hybrids with shorter coils and foam layers, but its surface feel may be a little too soft for some heavyweight sleepers – especially if the topper is used.
Pricing and Discounts
- Queen $2,899
- King $3,299
- Cal King $3,299
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How Does the Brentwood Home Cedar Compare to Other Beds?
We encourage all mattress shoppers to consider different brands and models in order to find the most suitable option. In this next section, we’ll see how the Cedar compares to other Brentwood Home models and some similar latex hybrids from competing brands.
Brentwood Home Cedar vs. Brentwood Home Crystal Cove
The Crystal Cove is Brentwood Home’s flippable mattress. One side has memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers, creating a medium-soft feel. The other side features a latex comfort layer with a responsive, medium-firm feel. The bed’s shared support core consists of 8-inch pocketed coils.
Due to their ventilated latex layers and strong airflow through their coil systems, the Crystal Cove and Cedar each provide above-average temperature neutrality. Both beds also have zoned coils, resulting in strong edge support and minimal sagging around the perimeter. The Crystal Cove’s foam sleep surface conforms closely to the sleeper’s body, making it better suited to people with pressure point issues, while the Cedar has a longer expected lifespan due to its durable latex and wool layers.
The Cedar is the more expensive model by a considerable margin, but its premium materials and durable construction result in higher performance ratings for most categories. Some shoppers will undoubtedly choose the Crystal Cove due to its lower price-point, but the Cedar offers more comfort and support to sleepers across different weight and sleep position groups.
Brentwood Home Cedar vs. Brentwood Home Cypress
The Brentwood Home Cypress is available as an all-foam or hybrid model, both with charcoal-infused memory foam comfort layers. Customers may also choose between a firmer 11-inch or softer 13-inch profile for their mattress. This selection offers more versatility than the Cedar, which is limited to one design.
However, we’ve found the Cedar outperforms the Cypress in most categories. The Cedar’s breathable latex and wool layers absorb minimal body heat compared to the foam components of the Cypress, resulting in better temperature neutrality. Although both mattresses offer strong edge support, the Cypress is more susceptible to sinkage due to its foam layers, and its expected lifespan is slightly shorter than the Cedar’s.
Price will likely be a factor for customers because the Cypress costs much less than the Cedar in both the all-foam and hybrid designs. Although the Cedar offers better overall construction and support, the 11-inch all-foam or hybrid Cypress may be better options for sleepers seeking a firmer mattress.
Brentwood Home Cedar vs. Brentwood Home Oceano
The Brentwood Home Oceano is a luxury innerspring constructed with memory foam and pocketed minicoil comfort layers, along with 8-inch pocketed coils in the support core. This coil-on-coil design gives the mattress an exceptionally responsive feel. Like the Cedar, the Oceano’s support coils are also zoned to provide enhanced sleeper support and reinforce the edges.
The Oceano is slightly softer than the Cedar, and its memory foam layer conforms more closely to the sleeper’s body. This creates a balanced feeling of sleeping “on” and sleeping “in” the mattress. The Cedar, which is firmer and more responsive, feels closer to sleeping “on” the bed, though the latex still conforms a bit. The Oceano’s foam layers also isolate more motion transfer, but the Cedar is more temperature-neutral and provides better responsiveness for sex.
The Oceano is available at a lower price-point, but its softer feel is less suitable to heavier individuals. Although the Oceano’s lower price-point may entice some shoppers, the Cedar outperforms in most categories and has a longer expected lifespan due to its lack of foam components.
Brentwood Home Cedar vs. Avocado
The Avocado Green shares many similarities with the Cedar. Both mattresses are hybrids constructed with organic latex comfort layers and 8-inch pocketed coils, resulting in exceptional responsiveness and above-average durability. They also offer excellent temperature neutrality due to their breathable comfort materials and strong airflow through their coil layers.
One key difference is firmness. The Avocado Green is available in two firmness levels, medium-firm with a built-in pillow-top or firm with no pillow-top. The Cedar conforms closer to the sleeper’s body than either of these two options. As a result, pressure relief for the Avocado Green is fair at best. The Cedar is also better suited to lightweight sleepers due to its softer feel.
The Avocado Green is fairly pricey, especially with the pillow-top, but the Cedar is much more expensive. Sleepers who prefer a softer, more balanced feel may want to opt for the Cedar, while those who like firmer surfaces should choose the Avocado Green instead.
Brentwood Home Cedar vs. Awara
The Awara Mattress is another hybrid model that is very comparable to the Cedar. The Awara is constructed with a cover of organic cotton and New Zealand wool, a Dunlop latex comfort layer, and 9-inch zoned pocketed coils. These components ensure excellent edge support, consistent temperature neutrality, and above-average durability.
The Awara has a medium-firm feel, making it noticeably firmer than the Cedar, and does not conform as closely to the body. As a result, the Cedar offers better pressure relief for sleepers. The Cedar’s softer feel also makes it better suited to sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds, especially when the topper is used.
The Awara is fairly low-priced for a latex hybrid, and costs much less than the Cedar. Due to their similar ratings across different performance categories, many shoppers are likely to choose the Awara based on cost alone. However, those who prefer softer mattresses that conform closer should consider the Cedar instead.
Brentwood Home Cedar vs. Brooklyn Bedding Bloom
The Bloom Hybrid from Brooklyn Bedding is made with a Talalay latex comfort layer over 8-inch pocketed coils. Like the Cedar, the mattress is exceptionally durable and provides excellent temperature neutrality.
One advantage of the Bloom Hybrid is a wider firmness selection. Sleepers may choose from soft, medium, or firm mattresses. The medium feel is comparable to the Cedar’s, creating a good balance of body-conforming and support, but sleepers whose preferences differ may be more satisfied with a softer or firmer Bloom Hybrid. In other performance categories, such as motion isolation and pressure relief, both models have earned comparable ratings.
The Cedar is the more expensive model. The Bloom Hybrid is better suited to people seeking a soft or firm mattress, and its lower price-point may sway some shoppers. However, the Cedar – along with its topper – is a great option for sleepers who prefer medium-soft to medium mattresses.
Crystal Cove Mattress
Brooklyn Bloom Hybrid
|SLEEP TRIAL||120 nights||365 nights||120 nights||120 nights||120 nights||365 nights||365 nights||100 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||25 Year, Limited||25 Year, Prorated||25 Year, Limited||25 Year, Limited||25 Year, Limited||25 Year, Limited||Lifetime||10 Year, Limited|
Brentwood Home Cedar FAQ
Sleep Trial 1 year
Shipping Free to contiguous U.S.
Warranty 25 years, partially prorated
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Brentwood Home Cedar?
The Cedar mattress and removable topper are available for purchase on the Brentwood Home website. The obsolete, non-topper Cedar is sold on Amazon.com, but the current version is not. Brentwood Home does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
Where Do They Ship?
Brentwood Home ships mattresses to the contiguous U.S. only.
White Glove Delivery?
Brentwood Home offers White Glove delivery with in-home assembly for a flat fee of $199. For an additional $76 ($275 total), delivery personnel will remove and haul off the customer’s old mattress.
Old Mattress Removal?
Old mattress removal is available with White Glove delivery for an added fee, bringing the total shipping charges to $275. White Glove services are not available with standard deliveries.
Full Delivery Policy
The delivery policy for Brentwood Home is as follows:
- In addition to free curbside delivery from FedEx, Brentwood Home offers White Glove delivery for $199. This service includes in-home mattress assembly and setup. For an additional $76 ($275 total), delivery personnel will remove the customer’s old mattress.
- Most mattresses ship from the factory within three to five business days of the original order. Once they ship, FedEx deliveries usually reach their destination within seven to 14 business days, while White Glove deliveries usually occur within 14 to 21 business days.
- Brentwood Home does not ship mattresses outside of the contiguous U.S.
- For standard deliveries, the mattress and topper will ship in separate boxes. As a result, one component may reach the customer’s residence before the other arrives.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Trial Period and Guarantee: Brentwood Home offers a 365-night sleep trial for the Cedar.
- This sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Customers cannot return their mattress for a refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
- The sleep trial begins on the delivery date.
- Each individual household is allotted a total of two mattress sleep trials.
Warranty: Brentwood Home offers a 25-year warranty:
- This warranty is partially prorated. During years 1 to 10, Brentwood Home will repair or replace defective mattresses for free; owners must cover associated shipping and transportation charges. During years 11 to 20, owners pay a prorated fee for mattress replacements that amounts to 50% of the original product price, plus an additional 5% for each successive year (50% in year 11, 55% in year 12, etc). During years 21 to 25, owners pay a flat prorated replacement charge of 95% of the original product price.
- The warranty will be voided if mattresses are not removed from their box within two weeks of delivery.
- The warranty will cover indentations and sagging in the sleep surface measuring 2 inches or deeper. The warranty also covers material or cosmetic defects not related to normal wear and tear that affect how the mattress performs.
- The warranty does not cover sagging or indentations measuring less than 2 inches. Additionally, the warranty does not cover repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences, or physical damage such as burns, cuts, or stains.
- This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Brentwood Home or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized seller will not qualify for warranty coverage.
8 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Brentwood Home, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Brentwood Home was founded as a mattress retailer in 1987. The company began manufacturing mattresses in 2009.
Brentwood Home currently holds a ‘C+’ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
At this time, Brentwood Home does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
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