Simmons Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ Review

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When people see Comforpedic IQ, they first think of Sleep IQ – but really the two concepts have nothing in common (Sleep IQ comes from Sleep Number, a competing mattress company).  Keep in mind, as stated in my Comforpedic review, that Comforpedic IQ is discontinued (as of early 2015).  However I will provide some basics on the line in case you are shopping some old inventory or in the used mattress market.  If you are looking to buy a Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ, make sure that you are buying at a steeply discounted price.

Simmons Comforpedic IQ Mattress Review

If you are set on a Simmons mattress, make sure to check out my Beautyrest reviews – which also features Simmons new Beautyrest memory foam plus, which is the most similar to the Comforpedic and Comforpedic IQ.

Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ review
The Simmons Comforpedic IQ is a line of memory foam mattresses.  What makes the Comforpedic IQ unique is that it has air chambers within the mattress that will help air transfer throughout the entire mattress.  The air movement actually changes the support/comfort tradeoff offered by the mattress depending on your sleeping position, making the mattress “smart” such that it reacts to provide you the best sleeping experience possible when in multiple positions.  The mattress really targets people that toss and turn because they end up sleeping in a variety of sleeping positions.

Does it sleep hot?

In my experience the mattress does not sleep hot.  With memory foam there is definitely opportunity for this to happen, but it was fine for me.  They do use gels in the foam to try and reduce the temperature, which appear to be effective.

Main Comforpedic IQ Features

Basic:  The mattress is made with ultra cool memory foam Aircool memory foam (Aircool foam is the foam that helps air move throughout the mattress).  The aircool memory foam is an open cell memory foam that helps air to move through the mattress more effectively. Smart Response Technology Foam Chambers also help the mattress change based on your position.

First Upgrade:  Higher end models will have an extra layer of Comfort Response Latex to replace the Micro Gel Touch memory foam, which is antimicrobial and can help prevent dust mites.

Other Upgrades: Highest end Comforpedic IQ Mattresses have micro diamond infused memory foam (with real diamonds).  This supposedly encourages blood circulation.

Plush vs. Firm


All of the Comforpedic models come in either plush or firm.  Firm is not tremendously firm, but obviously firmer relative to plush.  This is the clear option if you are a stomach sleeper.  Personally I don’t find the firm to be that firm (relative to other mattress lines).  Plush is more of a softer feel with less support, and definitely lets you sink more into the mattress.  When it comes to firm vs plush it’s not a question of quality, but just your personal preference.  Make sure to try both when in store.

Top Selling Comforpedic IQ Mattresses

Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ Scholar Firm Mattress

The cheapest of the Comforpedic IQ options, this is a solid memory foam mattress that offers all of the core features of the Comforpedic IQ line.  The mattress is fairly firm relative to other options, so it is a best fit for a stomach sleeper on a budget (though you can see the price is nothing to sneeze at).  The cover is a smooth quilt design that is very soft to the touch.

Queen price: ~$2500

Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ Clever Plush Mattress

The mattress is quite similar to the Scholar Firm except that it has a 3 inch layer of aircool memory foam, slightly more than the 2 inch layer found in the Scholar Firm.  This makes the mattress slightly softer, giving it a relatively more cushiony feel.  Also on the lowest end of the Comforpedic IQ line, this is the starting place for those that are trying to be budget conscious.

Queen price ~$2500

Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ Enlightened Luxury Firm Mattress

As stated in the name, the Luxury firm is on the firmer side and thus suited for stomach sleepers.  Compared to the Scholar Firm and Clever Plush, the Enlightened Luxury Firm has an additional layer of AirCool Memory Foam with MicroGel Touch.  This keeps the mattress cooler and provides a bit more support.  This type of foam is also good for long-term durability concerns.  Though this mattress offers a few small additional features, I don’t think this is a good choice (over the Scholar Firm) considering the substantial price increase.

Queen price ~$3000

Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ Exceptional Plush Mattress

This is a soft mattress that is a step up from the Clever Plush. It is softer due to a layer of Comfort Response Latex foam.  This foam is antimicrobial and good for preventing dust mites, which is definitely a perk – but I didn’t feel too much difference in the mattress due to the foam.  Again I’m not sure the price increase is worth the additional features of the product.

Queen price ~$3300

Further upgrades from this price point include the Ingenious Plush Mattress and Ingenious Luxury Plush Mattress, priced at ~$3700 and $3900 respectively.

 

Final Recommendation

At this point if you are shopping in the Comforpedic IQ price range, I would head over to my Tempurpedic reviews and check out those options.  The Comforpedic is a solid line of mattresses, but since it is discontinued, it’s a safer bet to buy from Tempurpedic with a similar quality name brand and a commitment to continuing their product lines.

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13 thoughts on “Simmons Beautyrest Comforpedic IQ Review”

  1. Same issue as many. We have the comforpedic IQ firm queen foam mattress. Worked great for about 2 and a half years and than developed a sag. Sounds like air bladder system is poorly designed. Prior to the sag issue mattress was superb. But for a cost of $2700 I expect the mattress to last at least 10 years. Currently pursuing a warranty claim. Would not recommend this product (which is discontinued anyway).

  2. My wife and I bought a ComforPedic IQ about a month before they were discontinued. When we first got it, we had the best sleep of our lives, but after about six months it started leaking and we experienced horrible sleep and back pain. Now, finally, after a year and a half of fighting it, the manufacturer has finally honored the warranty and we are going to pick a new mattress today.

  3. Well I loved this mattress for the last 2 1/2 yrs…best mattress ever…but I think I got a hole like others here have said, sounds like it isn’t worth fighting with the furniture company I got it from (Art Van in MI) loved this bed …so sad that it was sooo much money and lasted such a short time. This sucks!! I’ve had really bad back spasms the last month, just realized the other night my mid torso sinks to a hard surface. Sooo very sad.

  4. I have owned a Comforpedic IQ mattress and box springs for 2 yrs and it is sagging and does not inflate back to it original position. I bought the firm and I have back problems and it seems to contributing to my problem. What should I do. My understanding was that the mattress should last 10 yrs. What should I do.

  5. What happens if a cat decides to put its claw inside the mattress. Does it act the same as a air bed? How tough is the bed? Does it have patches in case of a hole?

  6. The exact same thing happened to us also. We’ve had to take it apart ourselves and add Shoe Goo to the seams because they keep getting small little rips in the seams on the air valve side. Never on the other side. We’ve had three holes now. Very poor design. I’m hoping to get some replacement foam from Simmons because this is such a hassle to open my mattress up every single time. Those air chambers are not designed very well. https://goo.gl/photos/U7GNMBtNAssWF3LXA

  7. We bought the IQ mattress less than 2 years ago from Jordan’s Furniture at the suggestion of their sleep technician based on recent back surgery. Now several of the inner bladders do not hold air and Jordan’s will not honor the warranty. Do NOT buy any mattress from Jordan’s Furniture….. Be warned!

  8. We bought the itinerary spring 2015 and now it seems to be deflated such that we are having major problems with pain during the night…is there a fix?

  9. I have a ComforPedic IQ FROM SIMMONS, less than a year old. I spend near $4,000 Mi bed have a hole, I call service center for warranty and after two or three weeks, they sent a technic, he made the inspección. After I received an email saying that my bed does not have any problem, and they will do nothing. I decided open and check my mattress by myself, and found a hole in one of the air chambers. I tryed TO fix with duct tape. It works like the first day for three days. Now My matress have a hole again. I feel a lot of pain in back, also my wife. I do not know what TO do. Realy I DO NOT RECOMEND COMFORPEDIC IQ TO ANYBODY.

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