The Aurora is a luxury hybrid mattress that goes all-in on “cooling” features. It uses a material which feels cool to the touch, it uses phase change materials, and it uses an innerspring unit for better air flow. If sleeping hot is your main concern, the Aurora could be the best option out there
The Aurora has many advantages:
- Available in three firmness levels to please different kinds of sleepers.
- Designed and manufactured by Brooklyn Bedding, a one-stop shop.
- Hybrid design uses memory foam and innerspring coils for a luxurious feel.
- Cool to the touch with other features to help you stay cool while you sleep
- Though delivered compressed in a box, it quickly comes to life once opened.
- Made in the USA. Free shipping and returns.
- Eco-friendly foams that carry the CertiPUR-US tag.
- Comes with a generous 120-day trial period.
- Company experts can help you find the right mattress for you, even after you purchased one.
The Aurora is a luxury hybrid mattress, meaning it has a flat top commonly seen in all-foam mattresses, but an innerspring system of pocket coils underneath. Brooklyn Bedding went into the design phase with the goal of , making a mattress that “sleeps cool.” Between the phase change materials, gel pad and air flow, it is one of the cooler —Literally? Yes. Figuratively? Up to you to decide.—mattresses on the market.
The Aurora stakes its reputation on being the mattress that keeps sleepers cool throughout the night. Even when you touch it straight out of the box, it feels cool.
The Aurora excels at “thermal conductivity” meaning it quickly moves heat away from you. For example, it can take up to 35 minutes of you lying in bed before it stops feeling cool to the touch.
Plenty of people crave this feature. “Sleeping hot” has become more of an issue since the advent of memory foam mattresses. While the Aurora does use memory foam, it counteracts that by infusing cooling gels into the foam and using innerspring coils for support. The coils encourage air flow.
The Aurora is available in three firmness levels—soft, medium and firm—to accommodate the most sleepers regardless of their sleep position. Firmness changes based on how firm the TitanFlex layer is.
Brooklyn Bedding recommends choosing soft if you are a side sleeper who likes being “hugged” by your mattress, or a thinner person. Choose medium if you change positions often. Choose firm if you are a stomach or back sleeper who doesn’t like to sink deeply into your mattress, or are on the heavier side.
The medium is going to be best for most people and it was the one we were able to review. If it means anything to you when someone puts their money where their mouth is, company founder John Merwin sleeps on the Aurora medium.
Some people like to sit on the side of the bed while getting ready in the mornings. Some have to sleep on the edge of their beds if their partner hogs space. How strongly the edges of the mattress support you is important for those people.
The Aurora medium does squish down some when someone sits on the edge, but will support people who find themselves sleeping on the edges.
How much you feel your partner moving around in the bed each night can mean the difference between insomnia and energizing sleep.
Because the Aurora features both memory foam and a coil system, you won’t avoid all movement when your partner shifts around next to you or gets out of bed. But slightly more movement means just that—slightly more. The Aurora does a good job minimizing motion transfer.
The Aurora mattress is made up of five layers, three foam layers above an innerspring layer; one foam layer below.
The top layer is a 1.5-inch layer of Copper Gel Energex™ foam, which feels bouncier than most polyurethane memory foam. It is infused with copper to make it feel cool to the touch and also encourage an antibacterial environment. That is paired with TitanCool™, a water-based solution that is infused onto the mattress surface to draw away excess heat.
The second layer is a type of foam that Brooklyn Bedding engineered for its mattresses. The 2-inch layer is called TitanFlex™. The flexibility means it is responsive to you body and adjusts to your body each time you move.
The third layer is 1 inch of a sturdier memory foam that transitions the mattress from the contouring elements to the support structure.
The fourth and fifth layers, an innerspring layer and a high-density foam layer, make up the support system of the mattress. We know that innerspring construction allows air to flow through, again making sure the sleeper feels cool in the mattress.
Individually wrapped coils make up the 8-inch fourth layer, contouring to your body while also supporting it. There are 1,283 individually wrapped pocket coils that keep you sleeping calm and pretty, even while your partner twists and turns next to you.
The fifth layer is a sturdy, 1-inch layer of high-density foam adding more support to the whole structure.
Here is a breakdown of the Aurora specifications:
- Twin: 38″ x 75″
- Twin XL: 38” x 80”
- Full: 53” x 75”
- Queen: 60” x 80”
- King: 76” x 80”
- Cal King: 72” x 84”
105 pounds for queen
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is a luxury mattress offering the superb comfort you would expect but at a much better price than retail stores charge for similar luxury mattresses
- - Innerspring coils offer stability and bounce
- - Foam layers enhance responsiveness
- - Phase-change material promotes cooling
- - 120-night sleep trial
- - 3 firmness choices
- - Required 30-night break-in period