IDLE Sleep Review

This combined Idle Sleep mattress review takes a look at the Idle Gel Foam and Idle Gel Plush, two new all foam mattresses that the company has recently released.

One is a 12″ mattress that comes with 5 levels of contoured support and various adaptive gel fused layers while the other one is a 14″ gel infused mattress blended with 100% natural 500GSM IceCool cotton covers that will provide you with the feeling of sleeping on clouds and help you stay refreshed all night long.

 

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Both are extraordinary new mattresses that come with some special features and cooling technologies and both come at a reasonable price, but which one would be a better pick for you?

Read our review of these two interesting mattresses to see what we think about them and what are our experiences sleeping on them and find out which one would work for you. Review last updated Mar 17, 2021 @ 6:22 pm

 

Are the IDLE Sleep All Foam Mattresses Right for You?

Buy the IDLE Sleep All Foam mattresses if you like:

  • Classic memory foam feel – Both Idle Sleep mattresses feature various layers of special foams that will provide the softness and that classic memory foam feel that will make you get the impression of sleeping on clouds.
  • Pressure relieving mattresses – The Idle All Foam mattresses will cushion and cradle your body to relieve your pressure points and provide you with a relaxed and painless sleeping experience.
  • All foam mattresses that sleep cool – Both Idle All Foam mattresses feature unique breathable covers and special cooling technologies that will keep you cool and comfortable all night long.

You might not like the IDLE Sleep All Foam mattresses if:

  • You like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress – Both of these Idle Sleep mattresses are all foam mattresses that will allow your body to sink into them to a certain degree for perfect pressure relief and if you like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress rather than inside it, then these two mattresses may not work for you, especially the softer Idle Gel Plush.

 

Construction and Materials of the Idle Gel Foam and Idle Gel Plush

Idle Gel Foam

The Idle Gel Foam mattress is a 12″ all foam mattress made up of the following layers:

  • 3″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 3″ of the Idle Cooling Buoyancy foam. It is a special blended foam with gel infusion that reacts faster than memory foam and provides better support, pressure relief and cooling.
  • 2″ Transition Layer – This layer is 2″ of supportive transition foam that features perforated holes that increase breathability and provide extra responsiveness which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier. It also serves as a transition layer between the softer top comfort layer and firmer base below.
  • 7″ Base Layer – This layer is 7″ of durable high-density foam that provides deep compression support, minimizes motion transfer, serves as the foundation for the layers above and provides greater durability and stability to the mattress.
Idle Gel Foam mattress layers


Idle Gel Foam mattress layers

The cover of the IDLE Gel Foam mattress is a high quality 450GSM washable quilted cover which wraps around the 100% natural cotton barrier.

The cover is extremely soft and breathable and is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities. It will keep you warm when you are cold and cool you down when you feel hot.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress cover

IDLE Gel Foam mattress cover

Idle Gel Plush

Idle Gel Plush is a 14″ all foam mattress made up of the following layers:

  • 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of custom blended foam with gel infusion that is sewn into a cover and designed to react faster than memory foam and provide better support, pressure relief and cooler sleep.
  • Natural Fire Resistant Barrier – Right below the top comfort layer of cooling buoyancy foam there is a 100% natural cotton barrier that doesn’t contain any harmful and artificial chemicals and materials and that wraps around all other layers.
  • 3″ Response Layer – This layer is 3″ of Idle Gel-Infused Buoyancy Foam that is the company’s custom blend foam designed to be more responsive than memory foam which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier. It also doesn’t retain heat, provides a better support than traditional memory foam and better pressure relief.
  • 3″ Support Layer – This layer is 3″ of the special memory foam designed to provide the right amount of support to those areas of your body where it is needed most. It also doesn’t retain heat and has a quick response to pressure.
  • 8″ Base Layer – This layer is 8″ of durable high-density foam that provides deep compression support and minimizes motion transfer. It also serves as the foundation for the layers above and provides greater durability and stability to the mattress.
  • Fireproof Cloth – Here again we have a 100% natural fireproof cotton barrier.
Idle Gel Plush mattress layers


Idle Gel Plush mattress layers

The cover of the IDLE Gel Plush mattress is a special IceFabric cover that is sewn into the quilted surface and and that wraps the Idle buoyancy foam.

It is made of 500GSM pure cotton and is extremely soft, cool and pleasant to the touch and adds to the overall comfort and luxuriousness of this mattress. It is also highly breathable and will allow the air to circulate freely through the mattress and aid in cooling.

Idle Gel Plush mattress cover

Idle Gel Plush mattress cover

Firmness & Support

As these mattresses have slightly different constructions and thicknesses, they also vary in terms of firmness and level of support they provide.

Idle Gel Foam

The IDLE Gel Foam mattress is a universal comfort model designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers with different needs and sleep preferences. We felt it to be a medium firm mattress and would rate it around a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).

The company has their own firmness scale where they rate this mattress in a range you can see below.

Idle Gel Foam firmness scale

Idle Gel Foam firmness scale

Over time, the mattress may soften up, but we initially felt it to be on the firmer end of the medium spectrum.

For Kaye the mattress was of the perfect firmness as she generally prefers mattresses with a firmer feel, but it felt a little firmer to me as I’m significantly heavier than Kaye and tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the harder support layers beneath in most mattresses.

The Idle Gel Foam mattress, has a nice 12″ design which worked perfectly well with the transition and support layer to support both my heavy weight (230 lbs) and Kaye’s lighter weight and distribute them evenly across the bed.

It also prevented me from sinking too deep into the mattress and bottoming out which often happens with other thinner and lower quality all foam mattresses.

In terms of support, the Idle Gel Foam mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions with the top comfort layer of soft Idle blended foam with gel infusion providing body hug and contour and enough response, the special hole punched transition layer and firmer high-density support layer providing the deep compression support for the body.

Since we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that offer enough give in the top comfort layer to cradle our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness to keep our spines properly aligned if we switch to our stomachs and backs.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - corner view

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – corner view

Idle Gel Plush

This mattress also comes in only one firmness option and we rate it at a 5,5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).

It also feels like a medium-firm mattress, although it is more on a softer side compared to the Idle Gel Foam. Its quilted top comfort layer and the gel-infused foam layer below provide a soft feel and cradle your body to relieve pressure points while the slightly firmer support and base layers provide firmer support below.

The company rates this mattress in a range from 4.5 to 5.5 which you can see from the firmness scale given below.

Idle Gel Plush firmness scale

Idle Gel Plush firmness scale

The IDLE Gel Plush mattress feels a little on the softer side to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers below.

In terms of support, the Idle Gel Plush mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions. Like I have already mentioned, we are primarily side sleepers and we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomachs and backs.

Although the soft top comfort layer layer make it a little softer for me than I usually like, the Idle Gel Plush provided enough support, lifted my heavy weight and prevented me from sinking too much into the mattress and feeling enveloped by it.

The Idle Gel Plush is soft enough to be comfortable but still supportive where I didn’t sink too far down in the mattress, causing hip or shoulder pain which some softer mattresses tend to do.

Idle Gel Plush mattress - corner view

Idle Gel Plush mattress – corner view

Comfort

Idle Gel Foam

The IDLE Gel Foam mattress combines the luxurious Idle Buoyancy Foam with the special transition foam that features perforated holes to provide an ideal balance of cushioning comfort and support necessary for all sleeping positions.

We are big fans of memory foam personally, and we like that hug feel of memory foam and the feeling of “sleeping in” a mattress, rather than “sleeping on top of it” that many latex and hybrids are known for, and this is what the Idle Gel Foam mattress provided us with.

It has a soft and comfortable top comfort layer that will cradle and mold to your hips, shoulders and prevent discomfort at your pressure points. It will hug your body and provide you with a nice sink-in feel, but will not cause you to sink too deep into the mattress and feel enveloped by foam.

The mattress also has the firmness necessary to support you and keep your spine properly aligned regardless of which sleeping position you prefer.

There is a good degree of bounce and responsiveness with this mattress too coming from the Idle Cooling Buoyancy Foam used in its top comfort layer and from the layer of foam with perforated holes that provides extra responsiveness which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier and makes this mattress ideal for sex.

The cooling technologies that it features will prevent the build up of heat, keep you cool and comfortable all night long, and eliminate that sticky, sweaty feel that some all-foam mattresses tend to cause.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - corner view

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – corner view

Idle Gel Plush

The IDLE Gel Plush mattress is quite comfortable too, with the soft quilted top and foam layer cradling your body and relieving pressure points and the support layer of memory foam and base layer below providing good support necessary for all sleeping positions.

The soft quilted top layer will provide you with the feeling of sleeping on clouds and eliminate any pain and discomfort while the special Idle buoyant foams will also provide a nice degree of bounce and responsiveness which facilitates changing positions during the night and getting in and out of bed and makes this mattress good for sex.

The soft exterior cover combined with various layers of special foams and quilted top do a good job at providing body hug and contour without making you sinking too much into the mattress and feeling stuck in foam.

Idle Gel Plush mattress - corner view

Idle Gel Plush mattress – corner view

Sleeping Hot

Idle Gel Foam

Sleeping hot is a big issue for us as a couple living in Texas, and is something that many all foam mattresses fail to deal with. The Idle Gel Foam mattress, however, successfully solves this issue by using unique cooling technologies in its construction.

As it has been already mentioned, the mattress features the special cooling buoyant foam that prevents the retention of heat and the unique hole punched transition layer which allows greater airflow through the mattress and aids in cooling.

In addition the cover of this mattress is highly breathable and is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities. It will keep you warm when you are cold and cool you down when you feel hot.

Idle Gel Plush

The Idle Gel Plush mattress also sleeps incredibly cool due to the various gel-infused cooling buoyancy foams that not only provide extraordinary pressure relief, but also work with the special cover to keep the mattress cool and prevent the build up of heat and that sticky, sweaty feeling typical for many all foam mattresses.

So, the Idle Gel Plush mattress kept us cool and comfortable during the whole night. It didn’t cause us to sweat a lot and it didn’t cause any discomfort and stickiness which was something we really were grateful for.

Sinkage & Motion Transfer

Idle Gel Foam

The IDLE Gel Foam mattress does a good job with sinkage, especially when compared to most other all foam mattresses we have reviewed.

As we always preach, sinkage and motion transfer are largely weight dependent. The fact that I weigh around 230 lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress, which is something that my partner Kaye who is half of my weight doesn’t experience.

My heavy weight tends to compress most all foam mattresses quite a bit when sitting on the edge, or upright in bed. The special buoyancy foam it its top comfort layer and hole punched foam used in its transition layer and the high-density support layer worked perfectly well together to prevent excessive sinkage and eliminate the feeling of being stuck in foam.

Edge support is also good with this mattress. I sat on the edges and didn’t have them compressed under my weight. I compressed the softer top comfort layer to a certain degree but the slightly firmer transition and base layers below supported my heavy weight with ease.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - profile

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – profile

I didn’t sink all the way down through the mattress and come to rest on the foundation of our bed. I also slept near the edges at times and didn’t experience any of the “rolling off” the edges.

Motion transfer is minimal with this mattress as well. Although there is some amount of bounce and responsiveness coming from the Cooling Buoyancy Foam and the hole punched layer, the base foam layer of dense foam prevents excessive motion transfer and eliminates the possibility of disrupting the sleep of your partner when you move around or get in and out of bed during the night.

Idle Gel Plush

The IDLE Gel Plush mattress does a good job with sinkage too. Although this mattress is a bit softer than the Idle Gel Foam and I compressed the top foam layers quite, I couldn’t feel the firm base layer below.

Its nice 14″ thick design worked well with various layers of foam and supported my heavy weight and our combined weights as a couple and distributed them evenly across the bed.

The edge support with this mattress is also good when compared to other mattresses. I quickly compressed the top comfort layers, but the slightly firmer support layer of memory foam and base layer of dense foam prevented the excessive sinkage and I did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight.

Idle Gel Plush mattress - profile

Idle Gel Plush mattress – profile

As for motion transfer, it was minimal with this mattress too, although there is a nice degree of bounce and responsiveness coming from its responsive and buoyant foams.

Smell / Off-Gassing?

Off-gassing is often a problem for many all-foam beds that come compressed in a plastic package and shipped in a box, but thankfully this isn’t the case with the Idle all foam mattresses.

Both mattresses get high marks in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box. The company uses only Natural, CentiPUR-US certified foams which significantly minimizes the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.

Customer Service

IDLE Sleep has above average customer service offerings that most bed-in-a-box online mattress companies offer these days.

This can be seen from the lifetime warranty that the company offers for their mattresses which only a few mattress companies provide these days. Their customer service includes the following:

Price

As for the prices of the IDLE all foam mattresses, both are reasonably priced with the Idle Gel Foam coming in at only $695 for a Queen and the Idle Gel Plush Queen size mattresses selling for $995.

These are good values given the highest-quality materials used in the construction of these mattresses and the overall comfort and luxuriousness that they provide.

SizeIdle Gel FoamIdle Gel Plush
Twin$455$655
Twin XL$495$755
Full$595$895
Queen$695$995
King$855$1155
Cal King$855$1155

 

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Get the IDLE Sleep All Foam Mattresses
The Idle Gel Foam and Idle Gel Plush are two premium all foam mattresses that come with some special features and unique cooling technologies.
Get 50% off Foams and 20% off Hybrids & Accessories! Go to site for latest discount.

 

Summary

The Idle Gel Foam and Idle Gel Plush are two great all foam mattresses that feature some special foams and cooling technologies.

One is a 12″ mattress that comes with 5 levels of contoured support and various adaptive gel fused layers while the other one is a 14″ gel infused mattress blended with 100% natural 500GSM IceCool cotton covers that will provide you with a the feeling of sleeping on clouds and help you stay refreshed all night long.

Both are medium firm mattresses that offer a perfect balance of pressure relieving comfort and support although the Idle Gel Plush is slightly softer of the two. Both offer amazing comfort and support necessary for a quality and sound night’s sleep and work perfectly well for all types of sleepers

The top comfort layers of these mattresses provide the softness and that classic memory foam feel that will make you get the impression of sleeping on clouds. They cushion and cradle your body to relieve your pressure points and provide you with a relaxed and painless sleeping experience.

This cloud-like feel is balanced with the firmer underlying transition, support and base layers that work together to support your body, provide you with a nice lift and prevent you from sinking too deep into these mattresses and feel trapped in foam.

Hopefully our review of these amazing new all foam mattresses helped you with more information on these beds. Overall, these are great mattresses, and with all the comfort that they offer, you may want to make one of them your next mattress purchase!

IDLE Sleep All Foam Mattresses

9.3

Construction / Materials

9.4/10

Firmness & Support

9.3/10

Comfort

9.4/10

Sleeping Hot

9.3/10

Sinkage & Motion Transfer

9.2/10

Smell / Off-Gassing

9.4/10

Customer Service

9.3/10

Price

8.9/10

Pros

  • Don't retain heat
  • Pressure relieving
  • Comfortable
  • Quality materials

Cons

  • The Idle Gel Plush may be too soft for those who prefer mattresses with a firmer feel

IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs IDLE Sleep Gel Plush

In this review we take a look at the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam and IDLE Sleep Gel Plush, two highest-quality all foam mattresses that come from the same company.

Both are premium all foam mattresses that come with some special features and cooling technologies, and while the Gel Foam is a 12″ mattress that comes with 5 levels of contoured support and various adaptive gel fused layers, the Gel Plush is a 14″ gel infused mattress blended with 100% natural 500GSM IceCool cotton cover that will provide you with the feeling of sleeping on clouds and help you stay refreshed all night long.

Read our review and find out which one would be a better fit for you.

Read the full IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs IDLE Sleep Gel Plush review.

IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs Haven Boutique

Are you looking for an all foam mattress that can provide you with a quality and restorative night’s sleep, but that can also prevent overheating and keep you cool all night long? If so, then you have come to the right place.

In today’s review we’ll be comparing two such mattresses: IDLE Sleep Gel Foam and Haven Boutique. Both are highest-quality all foam mattresses that come with some special features and cooling technologies.

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam is a 12″ mattress that comes with 5 levels of contoured support and various adaptive gel fused layers, while the Haven Boutique has a nice 14″ thick design and will keep you feeling cushioned, supported and cool and provide you with 5-star sleep all night long.

Read the full IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs Haven Boutique review.

IDLE Sleep Gel Plush vs Puffy

In this review we take a look at the IDLE Sleep Gel Plush and Puffy, two all foam mattresses made of the highest quality foams and that come in at an affordable price range.

While the Gel Plush is a 14″ gel infused mattress blended with 100% natural 500GSM IceCool cotton cover that will provide you with the feeling of sleeping on clouds and help you stay refreshed all night long, the Puffy promises a great sleep at more than a reasonable price and is designed to suit a wide range of sleepers with different sleep preferences.

Read our review and find out which one would be a better choice for you.

Read the full IDLE Sleep Gel Plush vs Puffy review.