IDLE Sleep Hybrid Mattress Review
This review takes a look at the new IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress, a new hybrid pocketed coil / foam mattress that recently hit the online mattress market.
The IDLE promises high quality materials and construction in a premium mattress that sleeps cool and at an affordable price, with the added bonus of allowing you to flip the mattress over to extend the life of it.
IDLE came out with a variety of different mattresses, all with their trademark flippable design, including a Hybrid, Latex, and Foam model. We were sent the Hybrid model, which this review discusses in more detail below.
IDLE Sleep mattress, king size
We recently received a IDLE Sleep mattress and give our experience sleeping on it in the following review. If you are interested in learning more about this new hybrid mattress that gives you the option of flipping it over to extend its life – then read on!
This in-depth review of the IDLE Sleep mattress evaluates all of the criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good mattress, which includes firmness / support, comfort, sleeping hot, and other features as outlined below.
Hopefully this IDLE Sleep mattress review will help you in your next mattress purchase decision! Review last updated
Is the IDLE Sleep Hybrid Mattress Right for You?
Buy the IDLE Sleep Hybrid mattress if you like:
- You are looking for a mattress suitable for all sleeping styles – The IDLE Sleep mattress provides two firmness options, a medium firm model with good support for all sleeping styles and a higher degree of bounce and responsiveness and firmer model that provides IDLE provides better support for back and stomach sleepers, as well as for heavier sleepers.
- Mattresses that sleep cool – The Thermocool infused top layer and the IDLE Air Flow foam and IDLE Cooling Buoyancy foam, combined with the innerspring coil layer which by design provides good airflow and discourages heat retention, all make this bed sleep rather cool.
- Classic memory foam feel – The top foam layers of this mattress will provide that classic memory foam feel of hugging and contour and excellent pressure relief, but they won’t cause you to sink too much into the bed and feel enveloped by it.
- Durable beds – A unique 2-sided design of the IDLE Sleep Hybrid, which gives you the possibility to flip it over from time to time, allows even wearing and increases the durability of this mattress.
You might not like the IDLE Sleep Hybrid mattress if:
- You don’t like the bounce and responsiveness of hybrid mattresses – The IDLE Sleep Hybrid is a coil/foam hybrid which has a lot of bounce and responsiveness and if you don’t like buoyant mattresses that are likely to cause a little motion transfer, this mattress may not be the best choice for you.
Construction and Materials – What is the IDLE made up of?
The IDLE Sleep mattress is a 14″ hybrid pocketed coil and foam mattress made up of 7 layers, with the top comfort layers which are basically duplicated when flipped over.
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of IDLE quilting foam that is sewn into the top layer and designed to provide softness and comfort to the top layer of the mattress.
- 1″ Comfort & Response Layer – This layer is 1″ of IDLE air flow response foam designed to provide cooling as well as responsiveness and bounce to the mattress.
- 2″ Cooling & Pressure Relief layer – This layer is 2″ of IDLE Cooling Buoyancy foam, a custom blend of foam that promises 4x better pressure relief than traditional memory foam and also helps provide more cooling to the mattress.
- 6″ Support Layer – This layer is 6″ of Quantum edge-to-edge high quality steel pocketed innerspring coils sandwiched between that act as the core support to the mattress and provides deep compression support with great edge support.
- 2″ Cooling and Pressure Relief layer – same as the top layers
- 1″ Comfort & Response Layer – same as top layers
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – same as top layers
The cover of the IDLE Sleep mattress is infused with Thermocool – a material that aids in heat dissipation and acts as phase-change temperature regulating material that cools you when you’re warm, and warms you when you are cool.
The cover has a nice pattern on it that feels good and has the Thermocool foam quilted within it which aids in comfort and airflow.
Dual Sided Design
The IDLE Sleep mattress differs from almost every mattress on the market these days (or at least bed in the box models), in that it has the ability to be flipped over and help prevent body indentation and softening up of the bed over time.
Most of the flippable beds we have tested have a different firmness on each side, which at first we thought this bed provided, but instead – IDLE differentiates their offering by having the SAME firmness on each side, so thereby allowing you to flip and rotate your bed like a traditional mattress you may be used to.
This will help extend your mattress life and also prevents any indentations or sagging from occurring if you or your partner is heavier than the other, by enabling you to flip and rotate the bed – preventing any of this from happening. A first among mattresses we have reviewed for sure!
Firmness & Support of the IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress
The IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress comes in 2 different firmness options, Medium and Luxury Firm. We tested the medium firm model, and rate it around a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being firmest). The company says it is more of a 5.5 / 6, but in our experience, and like many hybrid models, it feels firmer.
Over time, possibly the mattress may soften up, but initially with the hybrid coil construction we feel it is on the firmer end of the medium spectrum.
The IDLE Sleep mattress feels a little firmer 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 in most mattresses. Most hybrid models feel firmer to me for this reason.
The nice 14″ thickness of the IDLE Sleep mattress with its high quality pocketed coil support layer helps support both my heavier 230lb weight and combined weight with Kaye.
So in terms of support, the IDLE mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions, with the top memory foam comfort layers providing body hug and contour with the underlying spring support layer providing the deep compression support for the body.
Since Kaye and myself are primarily side sleepers, 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. The Medium version of the IDLE is most likely much more suited for this compared to the Luxury Firm model.
Having a mattress that is too soft causes the spine to be misaligned and results in pain, but the IDLE prevents this with the use of the pocketed coil support layer and the multiple layers of foam in the top comfort layers.
The IDLE hybrid really provides the degree of support a heavier sleeper like myself needs from the pocketed coil foundation layer combined with the dense foam top comfort layers, and the 14″ thick design contributes to this quite a bit.
This is a welcome change for us, as we get quite a few of the thinner 10″ models which just can’t support my heavier weight or our combined weight as a couple.
Back sleepers and stomach sleepers will most likely find the Firm version of the IDLE Sleep good for those styles as well, as it is firm enough to provide support and comfort for those sleeping styles without being too soft and causing excessive sinkage.
How is the comfort on the IDLE hybrid mattress?
Most hybrid mattresses are designed to provide the “best of both worlds” feel of the bounce and support of innerspring coils along with the body hug and contour of memory foam.
The IDLE bed is no different in this regard, and provides exactly that – a nice thick innerspring bed with the support that design is known for, along with the upper foam comfort layers which provide the comfort and body hug that memory foam is known for.
We are big fans of memory foam personally, as we like the feel of “sleeping in” a mattress, compared to the feel of “sleeping on top of” which many latex and hybrids are known for.
While the IDLE does a good job at providing a comfortable sleeping surface, being that is is a hybrid with the majority of its construction being pocketed coils, it gives the bed more of that buoyant, bouncy feel that coils are known for.
The hybrid construction with the pocketed coil support layer provides the expected bounce and the foam mattress top layers provide good body contour and hug, but not as much as an all-foam mattress provides.
If you are looking for significant body hug and contour, the IDLE Sleep hybrid may not be the right choice for you, and you may need to try their all-foam model. If, however, you like the bounce and responsiveness that coils mattresses are known for, but with the added comfort layers of foam, you may like the IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress.
After sleeping on this mattress for a while, we found that our bodies adapted to the mattress and molded to the memory foam without feeling stuck or trapped in the foam. The coils helped provide the bounce needed to switch positions during the night and supported my heavy body weight with ease.
The IDLE Sleep mattress is also great for sex as well, with the bed providing good push-back and bounce needed for sex without feeling trapped in foam as previously mentioned.
The cooling technologies in the mattress (explained below) also do a great job at preventing heat buildup or that “sticky sweaty” feel that some all-foam mattresses cause you to feel. A big plus if you sleep with a partner!
Sleeping Hot – not on the IDLE Sleep Hybrid
All the various cooling technology in the mattress makes the IDLE Sleep mattress sleep rather cool. The Thermocool infused top layer as well as the IDLE Air Flow foam and IDLE Cooling Buoyancy foam, combined with the innerspring coil layer which by design provides good airflow and discourages heat retention, all contribute to helping this bed sleep much cooler than many models we have tested.
Sleeping hot is a big pet peeve of ours, and is something that many all foam mattresses struggle with. The IDLE Sleep mattress, however, solves this issue by the use of the cooling technologies we listed above.
We didn’t wake up feeling hot and sticky during the night, which for us living in Texas and sleeping as a couple, have had issues with in the past with other beds.
The combination of this material with the coil and foam construction used in the mattress does a great job of ensuring the mattress sleeps cooler than most mattresses we have reviewed.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer on the IDLE mattress
The IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress does an good job with sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent. We say this a lot, but it really is true. Thicker beds such as the IDLE, with their 14″ design, do a lot better in this regard than the thinner 10″ models we have reviewed.
The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress, something that my partner Kaye doesn’t experience.
Because of my heavy weight, on most mattresses I tend to cause them to compress down quite a bit when sitting on the edge, or sitting upright in bed. Kaye, being half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do as she doesn’t compress down on beds.
With the IDLE mattress, however, this isn’t a problem at all due to its thick 14″ design and high quality coil construction along with layers of foam that helps minimize sinkage quite a bit.
Edge support is very good with this mattress as well, and better than many mattresses we have reviewed – due to the edge-to-edge quantum coil design of the mattress. I tested this by sleeping near the edge at times and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight.
Motion transfer, however, is more than most all foam mattresses we have reviewed, and is to be expected with a hybrid coil mattress which provides more bounce than a foam mattress due to the innerspring coils in its construction.
It wasn’t too significant, but the bounce from the springs did cause some shaking of the bed when I got in and out of it during the night or changed positions. Not too much of a deal breaker, but it was present.
Smell / Off-Gassing? Not with the IDLE Sleep hybrid!
The IDLE Sleep mattress gets high marks in this category for not having a noticeable smell upon opening the box. The hybrid coil / foam construction minimized the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.
Off-gassing is often a problem for many all-foam beds when compressed and shipped in a box, but thankfully this isn’t the case with the IDLE.
IDLE Sleep’s Customer Service
IDLE Sleep has above the standard service offerings that most bed-in-a-box online mattress companies are offering these days, mainly with the lifetime warranty which only a few mattress companies provide these days. This includes the following:
- 120 night Trial period
- Lifetime Warranty
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- You can save $300 by clicking here
- American made
The IDLE Sleep mattress is somewhat higher priced compared to most beds we have reviewed, coming in at $1499 for a Queen, but this actually a good price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.
The IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress is a great hybrid coil / foam mattress that provides the benefits of both innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses as well as the option to flip the mattress over and extend its life.
The IDLE Sleep mattress provides two firmness options, a medium firmness mattress with good support for all sleeping styles, and provides a higher degree of bounce and responsiveness from the coil hybrid design. If choosing the firmer model, the IDLE provides better support for back and stomach sleepers, as well as for heavier sleepers.
The hybrid coil and foam design is great for providing excellent support, and while this makes the mattress have more motion transfer, this is to be expected for these type of mattresses. Sinkage is minimal due to the thick 14″ design, and edge support is quite good.
The IDLE sleeps cool due to the use of various cooling technologies in its cover as well as in the foam layers. The innerspring pocketed coil construction also helps prevents heat buildup. The cooling features as well as good support makes it a great mattress for couples as well as those that like the bounce of innerspring mattresses and the hug and contour of foam.
All in all, the IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress is a great bed at a great price given the materials used in its construction and for the fact you basically get “two beds in one” due to the flippable design which extends its life and helps prevent indentation and sagging.
Hopefully our review of the IDLE Sleep mattress helps you out with your next mattress purchase decision! If you have any questions, feel free to let us know.