Simmons Beautyrest Silver Lydia Manor III Plush Mattress: Read Our Complete Review Before You Buy

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Our Rating: (8.5 / Out Of 10)

Two weeks ago, we took a look at the Beautyrest Silver Lydia Manor III firm mattress by Simmons, and today we’re looking at the plush version of this product. If you’ve had trouble sleeping on firmer sleep surfaces with issues like lower back pain, there’s a chance your body type is unable to properly engage with the deeper mattress layers to benefit from proper contour. This is often the case for people who don’t carry much weight. Side sleepers on firmer surfaces also often notice pain in their heavier hip and shoulder areas. If any of this describes your situation, you’re going to want to see how the plush surface of this product worked out for me. Some of the aspects we’ll be examining in our complete Beautyrest Silver Lydia Manor III plush mattress review include:

   Firmness

   Durability

   Cooling capability

   Edge support

   Layer construction

   And more!

Video Review

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Simmons Beautyrest Silver Lydia Manor III Plush Specs

Offgassing: Cleared off within the day of delivery

Firmness Level (Scale of 1-10): 3

Trial Period: 120 nights

Warranty: 10 years

MaterialThicknessILDCoil CountCoil Gauge
AirFeel Foam 1 ¼ inchn/an/a
GelTouch Foam ¾ inch n/an/a
Comfort Foam 2 ¾ inchn/an/a
GelTouch Foam ½ inch n/an/a
AirCool Gel Memory Foam½ inch n/an/a
490 coil BackCare Technologyn/an/a490n/a
AirCool Gel Memory Foam ½ inch n/an/a
Beautyrest Pocketed Coil systemn/an/a800
Energy Foam 1 inch

Simmons: A Leader in the Mattress Industry

Simmons has been in the industry since 1900, so they’ve had well over a century to try out different layer combinations to address the needs of very specific demographics. They’ve even developed and utilized various technologies that have helped the mattress industry as a whole move forward in accommodating various sleep needs. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one such innovation in the pocketed coil unit used on this mattress. They created the first-of-its kind Simmons Pocketed Coil® spring machine,. Other advancements credited to Simmons include:

   Unique hybrid technology by fusing pocketed coil springs and memory foam

   King and queen-sizes in the 1950’s

— What Was the Lydia Manor II?

One of the reasons Simmons has stayed in business so long is that they use customer feedback to everyone’s advantage. When they received negative feedback on the Lydia Manor II mattress, they took this as advice on how to make their product better. Just a couple examples of how the Lydia Manor III differs from its predecessor include:

   Lydia Manor III model incorporates the use of DualCool Technology Fiber

   Lydia Manor III includes microcoils in the center third of the mattress to enhance support. So, if you’re concerned with comments made about lower back pain or insufficient back support with the Lydia Manor mattress, it may very well be referring to the Lydia Manor II.

   AirCool BeautyEdge support system upgraded from three to four inches in the Lydia Manor III model

A Look Inside the Lydia Manor Plush Mattress

This product is a total of 13 ½” thick, and it’s divided up into various layers. These layers are split up into three main sections, each with its own primary goal.

• The Quilted Cover

It all starts with the cover. For anyone who has had trouble with hot sleeping, the Lydia Manor III model incorporates the use of DualCool Technology Fiber. This super soft fiber is enhanced with silver that helps transfer heat and prevents mold, mildew, and dust mites.

The cover is stretch knit with a fire resistant barrier, soft to the touch, and features a pleasant design. It’s also the exterior portion of the quilted top that protects the comfort and support of the layers inside. It encases:

   1 ¼”AirFeel Foam

  • Soft foam that features an open cell structure that promotes airflow, performance, and durability

    ¾” GelTouch Foam

  • Soft gel that keeps tossing and turning to a minimum, eases pressure points, and further aids in breathability
  • Does a really great job working with the AirFeel Foam to offer excellent contour for anyone who suffers with painful pressure points

• The Comfort Zone

We now move into the comfort zone where the cushioning between you and the support system of the mattress takes place. This is achieved using four materials:

    2 ¾” Comfort Foam

  • Provides much of the plushness you pick up on

    ½” GelTouch Foam

  • Promotes breathability

    490 coil BackCare Technology

  • Located in center third of the mattress
  • Enhances contouring back support to prevent lower back pain

    ½” AirCool Gel Memory Foam

  • Further adds to cool sleeping
  • Provides excellence in pressure relief, freedom of movement, and improved blood circulation that contributes to deeper REM sleep.

The Lydia Manor III does an excellent job keeping my spine well aligned. As someone who has broken her tailbone not once but twice, I can say I didn’t suffer with any lower back pain while using this mattress.

• The Support Zone

We end off with the Correct Back Support System. Comprised of two layers, it stabilizes body weight and maintains proper spinal alignment.

    Beautyrest Pocketed Coil system

  • 800 individually-wrapped coils that work well by design to facilitate proper air flow
  • High carbon steel coil system works well with the microcoils to deliver solid support without taking away from the plush features of this product

    1” Energy Foam

  • Durable
  • Further solidifies support and durability

Despite its use of coils, the Lydia Manor III is adjustable base friendly.

Mattress Performance

This mattress has a very complex layer makeup, and I can tell having lied on it that it does an awesome job combining plushness and support. This can be difficult to balance. When you make it too plush, you lose out on proper spinal alignment, and it can become difficult to move around. However, when the support is too aggressive, it takes away from the softness a plush mattress offers. That’s why Simmons took the approach they did with the inclusion of so many layers. Each is specially designed to either aid in support or comfort, and the ratio works well. It is very much on the plush end of the spectrum, so, again, if plush isn’t your thing, you’re not going to like this mattress. However, if you’re someone who has struggled finding a product soft enough for you and are unsatisfied with the medium mattresses that are dominating the market these days, I think you’ll be very happy with the way this product feels.

• Firmness and Sinkage Expectations

It was interesting reading other reviews because some people said the mattress was too soft, and some said it’s too firm. I can definitely see how this would cause confusion as you shop, so let’s take a look at what you can expect. We would typically take a look at the indentation load deflections to get an idea of firmness, but these numbers are kept proprietary. However, we do have the coil gauge found in the pocketed coil system. Keeping in mind that 12 is very firm and 15 is very soft, this coil unit weighs in at 15.5. That’s the plushest setting I’ve experienced with an innerspring unit. We can also compare this product to others I’ve hand tested. On a standard medium product, I sink around 6 ½ inches when I stand on the middle of the product. In the case of the Simmons Beautyrest Lydia Manor III plush mattress, I sink in nine inches. This is quite a bit plusher than a medium mattress, and I think it’s an excellent fit for people with a body mass index of below 19.

• Motion Isolating Properties

You want a product capable of isolating motion to the point of impact. It can be extremely disruptive when movement on one side of the mattress is able to make its way to your side. The great news is that this mattress has all the makings for one that’s excellent in this department. A couple contributing factors include:

   Plush materials including visco foams help absorb energy

   Individually wrapped coils don’t have a direct impact on each other when someone moves around or gets in and out of bed

This product did exceptionally well in motion transfer reduction, and you can get an idea by watching the impact of a 20 pound medicine ball on another of equal weight when it’s dropped from eye level in our video above. If you have a high reliance on motion transfer reduction, you’re going to be very impressed with the Lydia Manor plush.

• Excellence in Heat Transfer

We’ve discussed the many ways in which Simmons worked to help keep this product sleeping cool including:

   Vented edge support system

   Open cell structure of the AirFeel Foam

   Construction of the GelTouch Foam and AirCool Memory Foam

   Naturally-breathable coil unit

I had pretty high expectations of this product’s ability to sleep cool as I watched the mattress cool back to a controlled room temperature after I lied on it for a half hour. Average time for cooldown in my experience is 10 ½ minutes. However, in the case of the Lydia Manor plush, it only took eight minutes. This is 20 percent faster than average considering the over 50 mattresses I’ve tried out. I was especially surprised to see it cooled off about 30 seconds faster than the Lydia Manor firm mattress.

Plush mattresses, especially those containing memory foams, often struggle with hot sleeping, but this is definitely not the case with this product. If you sleep hot and want something with great contour and a plush feel, this could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

• Edge Support

On plusher products, edge support can be somewhat of a concern. However, considering the use of the coil unit reinforced with the 360 degree ventilated AirCool Beauty Edge support encasement, I’m very well supported both sitting and lying on the edge of this product. In mattresses made entirely of foam, it’s not uncommon to bottom out when you sit on the corner of your mattress, but you can see that’s not the case here. Not only does this feature help for sleep partners in extending your sleep surface, but it also makes it easier to get in and out of bed.

For these reasons, I think this can be a good fit for people with mobility issues. While I think the edge support is a good fit for sleep partners, keep in mind it is pretty plush. If one partner doesn’t prefer a plush mattress, they’re probably going to struggle to get comfortable. I’d suggest checking out the Lydia Manor firm and consider adding a twin size topper to the side of the sleep partner who prefers it plush.

• Durability Expectations

You can get the queen-size version of the Lydia Manor III plush mattress for under $1,000. So, let’s take a look at a few durability factors to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth. For starters, let’s examine the coil count in the pocketed coils. For a queen mattress, 400 is the absolute minimum before durability becomes a significant concern. A coil count of 800 and above indicates your mattress should last, and this queen mattress has a coil count of 800. The AirCool BeautyEdge support system upgraded from three to four inches since the Lydia Manor III model, which further adds to durability. The AirFeel Foam layer’s open cell structure is more likely to last than closed structure, and the BackCare Support layer’s addition of 490 micro coils helps prevent sagging.

While we don’t have the density of the different layers, the final layer of Energy Foam is touted as durable, and the mattress itself is made in the USA. There are many indications this product should hold up, and it’s all reinforced with Simmons’ 10 year warranty.

Durability Update

Added 03/2019

Having used this mattress for several months now, we have experienced indentations very early. If you have a sleep partner, the lighter person could experience sinking into their partners side of the bed through the night. This trampoline effect causes hot sleeping and makes it hard to move around. I think the densities were left out of the product description for a reason and would guess they are probably below what you’d want in a lasting mattress.

For these reasons, I don’t think this is a  good long-term solution for sleep partners. However, considering the low cost, I think it could prove a good investment for a single person who carries little weight and needs a plush sleep surface. I think sleep partners who want a plush sleep surface may have better luck with the Beautyrest Black Tatiana Ultra Plush Pillow Top mattress. It quite a bit more expensive, but it’ll pay off in the long run.

Maintenance, Protection, Care and Warranty

While the high degree of contour may not be an optimal solution for people who carry a lot of weight and/or sleep on their stomachs, I think it could be a great option for side and back sleepers, people who don’t carry much weight, and people who have developed lower back issues when sleeping on a firmer sleep surface. Simmons is very accommodating when it comes to shipping. Just a few of the benefits you get over the bed-in-a-box experience include:

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In-home, white glove delivery makes things easy

  • Delivery team will setup your mattress, dispose of the packaging, and remove your old mattress all at no additional expense. All you have to do is shop online. If the team will be required to go up more than two flights of stairs, you will be subject to additional charges by the delivery carrier.
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Expedited delivery

  • Receive your mattress as soon as the next day
  • Free estimates
  • Mattress delivered at the front door in a box

If you decide this could be the right product for you, read the following important information:

Is a Foundation Needed?
  • The Lydia Manor III plush mattress is compatible with:
    • Foundation and box spring
    • Adjustable base
    • Floor
    • Slatted base
    • Flat platform
Is a Mattress Pad or Protector Needed?
Does it Work on Adjustable Beds?
Yes
Are Returns Hassle-Free?
100% full refund during sleep trial
What’s the Warranty?
10 years
Is There A Trial Available?
Yes- 120 nights
Does It Need To Be Rotated?
No flip, no rotate

Cost

I like plush mattresses, so I may be a little biased, but I really loved the way this mattress felt. Since it’s delivered via white-glove delivery, there was very little offgassing as it’s not compressed and squeezed into a box. Due to the quality of the construction of this mattress, I was happy to learn you can buy the queen model for less than $1,000. Here’s the cost breakdown:

   Size   Cost
   Twin   $629
   Twin XL   $689
   Full   $759
   Full XL   $789
   Queen   $789
   King   $1,079
   California King   $1,079

Simmons Beautyrest Lydia Manor III Extra Plush Reviews and Feedback

I love the precise support offered by the independent pocket coils, and the GelTouch Foam adds soothing comfort with excellent contour. If you sleep hot, I think you’ll be very impressed with this product’s ability to sleep cool.

In addition to the 10-year warranty, you also get a one hundred twenty night in-home sleep trial, but there is a processing fee of $139. The feedback I’ve provided is honest, but some details are limited to my perception of this product. To ensure you get a well-rounded understanding of what to expect, here’s what other people have had to say:

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Pros

  • Excellent contour
  • Helpful customer service
  • Mattress does a good job offering adequate support with a soft feel
  • Reduces pressure points
  • Excellent motion transfer reduction
  • Sleeps cool, something that’s often lacking in plusher mattresses
  • Low cost
  • Good for side and back sleeping
  • Many indicators this mattress should last
  • Adjustable-base friendly
  • Can reduce lower back pain in those who’ve suffered while sleeping on a firm mattress
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Cons

  • Some complaints of too much contour for comfortable stomach sleeping
  • Not an ideal firmness for people who carry a lot of weight
  • Some complaints of the development of indentations early on during ownership
  • Can be a poor fit for sleep partners if one needs or prefers a firmer sleep surface

Who We Recommend the Lydia Manor III Plush Mattress For

If you’re exploring plush sleep products and need to keep the budget within the $1,000 range, you’ll definitely want to consider the Lydia Manor III plush mattress. I think you’ll appreciate the experience of a company that’s been in business since 1900. Simmons has had enough time in the industry to perform the research and development necessary for quality products and innovative sleep solutions that cater to very specific needs. If you’ve found over the years that firm or even medium products take away from the engagement you get with the mattress layers, I think you’ll really like what you get. This product is great for:

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People who have tried to increase softness with their current mattress with a down mattress pad without success

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Side sleepers

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People who suffer with conditions like scoliosis and arthritis

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People who have mobility issues but like a plush sleep surface

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Hot sleepers

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Anyone looking for a plush sleep surface without compromising on support

Our Final Verdict

In the broad scope of things, I think this product is worthy of close consideration for people who don’t carry a lot of weight. If you have trouble getting to sleep due to pain caused in back and side sleeping positions, I think you’ll acclimate to the plush qualities of the sleep surface very well. Keep in mind that it’s not going to be a good pick if you don’t like plush. Although I’ve read comments from other people saying it was too firm, I certainly did not get that feeling, and I think our comparisons to other products on the market pretty well clear this up. If you’re looking for a quality plush mattress that adds an extra degree of hug without causing excessively hot sleeping, the Lydia Manor III plush mattress could be the right pick.

Simmons Beautyrest Silver Lydia Manor III Plush Mattress

8.5

Motion Transfer

9.0/10

Edge Support

8.0/10

Offgassing

9.0/10

Warranty

8.0/10

Trial

8.0/10

Durability

8.0/10

Temperature Regulation

9.0/10

Value- Quality of materials and features

8.5/10

Company Reputation

9.0/10

Pros

  • Excellent contour
  • Adjustable-base friendly
  • Mattress does a good job offering adequate support with a soft feel
  • Reduces pressure points
  • Excellent motion transfer reduction
  • Sleeps cool, something that’s often lacking in plusher mattresses
  • Low cost
  • Good for side and back sleeping
  • Many indicators this mattress should last
  • Can reduce lower back pain in those who’ve suffered while sleeping on a firm mattress

Cons

  • Some complaints of too much contour for comfortable stomach sleeping
  • Not an ideal firmness for people who carry a lot of weight
  • Some complaints of the development of indentations early on during ownership
  • Can be a poor fit for sleep partners if one needs or prefers a firmer sleep surface