IDLE Sleep Hybrid Mattress Review
This review takes a look at the new IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress, a hybrid pocketed coil / foam mattress that recently hit the online mattress market.
The IDLE sleep mattress promises high quality materials and construction in a premium mattress that sleeps cool, at an affordable price, with the added bonus of being double sided allowing you to flip it over to extend the mattress lifespan. This ability also works well with a typical bed and any type of pillows and pillowcases.
We recently received an IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress and give our experience sleeping on it in the following review. If you are interested in learning more about this new hybrid medium or luxury firm mattress that gives you the option of flipping it over to extend its life – then read on!
This in-depth mattress review of the IDLE Sleep hybrid 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 hybrid mattress review will help you in your next new mattress purchase decision! Review last updated
Is the IDLE Hybrid Right for You?
Buy the IDLE Hybrid if you like:
- You are looking for a mattress suitable for all sleeping styles – The IDLE Hybrid mattress provides two firmness levels, a medium firm model with good support for all sleeping position and a higher degree of bounce and responsiveness and a luxury firm model that provides better support for side sleepers and back and stomach sleepers, as well as for heavier sleepers. The IDLE sleep mattress provides great edge support, so your mattress edges won’t sag.
- Mattresses that sleep cool – The Thermocool fabric first layer infused top layer and the IDLE Cooling Buoyancy foam, combined with the innerspring coil layer which by design provides good air flow and discourages body heat retention, all make this bed sleep rather cool.
- Classic memory foam feel – The top foam layers of this plush mattress will provide that classic feel of hugging and contour and excellent pressure relief, that you get from a memory foam bed, but they won’t cause you to sink too much into the firm mattress and feel enveloped by it.
- Durable beds – The unique double sided design of the IDLE 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 in a mattress – This mattress is a hybrid of foam and coils which has a lot of bounce and responsiveness, with less motion isolation. Keep in mind that, 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. To get the motion isolation that you prefer, IDLE Sleep offers all-foam mattresses, as well.
Construction and Materials
The hybrid IDLE mattress is a 14″ hybrid pocketed coil and foam mattress made up of various layers of foam and pocketed coils, with the top comfort sections which are basically duplicated when flipped over.
- A Natural Fire Resistant Barrier – Beneath the cover there is a natural fire resistant barrier that is free of carcinogenic chemicals, gases, toxins, HCN, HCI, and bromine.
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This foam layer is 1″ of IDLE contouring foam that is quilted into the cover and designed to provide plush softness and comfort to the top of the mattress.
- 2″ Cooling & Pressure Relief layer – This layer is 2″ of IDLE Cooling Buoyancy foam, a custom blend of air foam response cooling foam that reacts faster than memory foam, provides better support, promises 4x better pressure relief on potentially painful pressure points, such as shoulders, neck and hips than a traditional foam bed and also helps provide more cooling to the mattress. Memory foam consists mainly of polyurethane increasing its viscosity and density and is often referred to as viscoelastic” polyurethane foam, or low-resilience polyurethane foam breathability.
- 1″ Supportive Transition Layer – This layer is 1″ of the special foam that provides support and serves as the transition foam layer between the top layers of foam and pocketed coil system below.
- 6″ Support Layer – This layer is 6″ of Quantum edge-to-edge high quality steel pocketed innerspring coils sandwiched between the layers of foam that acts as the core support to the mattress and provides deep compression support with great edge support.
- 1″ Supportive Transition Layer – same as top layers
- 2″ Cooling and Pressure Relief layer – same as the top layers
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – same as top layers
- A Natural Fire Resistant Barrier
The cover of the IDLE hybrid mattress is infused with Thermocool – a material that aids in heat dissipation and acts as phase-change body temperature regulating material that cools you when you’re warm, and warms you when you are cool in your bed.
It also features beautiful and durable carry handles and has a nice pattern on it that feels good and adds to the overall comfort and luxuriousness of this mattress.
Dual Sided Design
The IDLE hybrid mattress differs from almost all mattress brands on the market these days (or at least bed in the box models), in that it has the ability to be flipped over which helps prevent body indentation and softening up of the bed over time.
Most of the flippable mattress models we have tested have two firmness levels one on each side, which at first we thought this bed provided, but instead – IDLE Hybrid 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.
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, so thereby allowing you to flip and rotate the bed preventing any of this from happening. A first among mattresses we have reviewed, for sure!
IDLE Hybrid also offers you the ability to have different firmness options on each side (Medium firmness on one side and Luxury Firm on the other), but this makes it single sided actually, if you don’t flip it over.
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Firmness & Support of the Sleep hybrid
The IDLE mattress comes in 2 different firmness levels, Medium firm and Luxury Firm. We tested the medium firm model, and rate it around a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being firmest). The company gives it a firmness rating of 5.5 / 6, but in our experience, and like many hybrid models, it feels firmer.
Over time, 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 hybrid feels a little firmer to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layer 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 hybrid mattress with its high quality pocket coils support layer helps support both my heavier 230lb weight and combined weight with Kaye.
So in terms of support, the IDLE Hybrid does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions, with the top foam layers providing body hug and contour with the underlying spring support layers providing the deep compression support for the body.
Since Kaye and I are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top foam layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness level if we switch to our stomachs and backs. The Medium version of the IDLE is most likely much more suited for side sleepers compared to the Luxury Firm model, which is more suited to stomach sleepers and back sleepers.
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 layers. This also works well with our pillow for support to our head and neck and our headboard, bed frame and box springs all fit well.
The IDLE hybrid mattress really provides the degree of support a heavier sleeper like me 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 cannot support my heavier weight or our combined weight as a couple.
Back sleepers, with back pain, combo sleepers and stomach sleepers will most likely find the Firm version of the IDLE Sleep mattresses 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?
Most hybrids are designed to provide the “best of both worlds” feel of the bounce and support of innerspring coils along with the body hug and plush contour of memory foam.
The idle hybrid 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 contouring foam layer which provides the comfort and body hug that this type of 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 is common with latex mattress.
While the IDLE hybrid does a good job at providing a comfortable sleeping surface, being that 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 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 hybrid may not be the right new mattress for you, and you may need to try their all-foam model. If, however, you like the bounce and responsiveness that mattresses with support coils are known for, but with the added comfort level of the buoyancy foam, you may like the IDLE hybrid.
After sleeping on this mattress for a while, we found that our bodies adapted to the mattress and molded to the 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 hybrid 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 Sleep Hybrid
All the various cooling technology in the mattress makes the IDLE Sleep hybrid mattress sleep rather cool.
The Thermocool fabric layer as well as the IDLE Cooling Buoyancy foam, combined with the innerspring coil layer which by design provides good flow of air and heat dissipation 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 mattress, however, solves this issue by the use of the cooling technologies we listed above.
We have had issues in the past with waking up feeling hot and sticky during the night with other beds. We didn’t have that problem with this mattress which, for us living in Texas and sleeping as a couple, was a very pleasant surprise.
The combination of this material with the foam and coils construction used in the mattress does a great job of ensuring you sleep cooler than most mattresses we have reviewed.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
This mattress does a 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 the bed.
With the IDLE mattress, however, this isn’t a problem at all due to its thick 14″ design and high quality pocketed coils construction along with layers of foam that helps minimize sinkage quite a bit and allow a comfortable edge support level.
Edge support is particularly 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 hybrid 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 really shines in the customer service department by offering some options that are far above the standard service offerings that most bed-in-a-box online mattress companies are offering these days. This includes the following:
- Full 18 Month Trial Period
- Lifetime Warranty
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- Click here for Memory Foam Talk exclusive additional $25 off discount! Use code: MFT25
- American made
The IDLE Hybrid is one of the few mattress brand companies that offer a lifetime warranty for their mattresses, which will help you feel better about your purchase, knowing that it is supported for the life of the mattresses. The company is part of the Idle Group and was founded in Colorado Springs, Co by Craig Schmeizer. The company features a direct-to-consumer bedding brand and also offers pillows.
Besides all of this, the company offers an incredible 18 months for your trial which is the longest sleep trial in the industry standard ever! The company gives you the possibility to sleep on their mattress for more than a year and if you are not satisfied with it, you can return it and get your money back. This is definitely a huge bonus that can help you evaluate the product better and make sure it fits your needs.
The IDLE Sleep hybrid is a priced very affordably compared to most beds we have reviewed, coming in at $1299 for a Queen, which is a great price given the quality materials and construction used in this model.
The IDLE Sleep is a great hybrid coil / foam mattress that provides the benefits of both innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattress as well as the option to flip the mattress over and extend its life.
This 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 sleeper, 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, this is a great bed that comes in at more than a reasonable 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.
Besides this, you will get a lifetime warranty for the IDLE mattress and incredible 18 Full Month Trial, which is the longest sleep trial in the industry!
Hopefully our reviews of the IDLE mattress helps you out with your next mattress purchase decision! If you have any questions, feel free to let us know.
IDLE Sleep Hybrid vs Brentwood Home Oceano
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In this review we will take a look at two amazing hybrid mattresses: IDLE Sleep Hybrid and Brentwood Home Oceano, offered by the companies mentioned above.
Both are special foam and innerspring hybrid mattresses, but which one would be better for you? Read on and find out.
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IDLE Sleep Hybrid vs Leesa Hybrid
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The Leesa Hybrid is an interesting mattress that comes from a very popular online mattress company, while the IDLE Sleep Hybrid comes with many great new features which make it stand out from other mattresses in the crowded online mattress market.
Both offer a combination of various layers of foam and pocketed springs and both provide superior comfort and support, but which one would work better for you? Read our review and find out.
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Are you curious to know which one would be a better fit for you? Read our review and find out.
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