IDLE sleep Review

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  • Free shipping in a box

  • 18 month sleep trial

  • Lifetime warranty on all mattresses

  • Fantastic pressure relief

Pros & Cons

  • Free shipping and easy, free returns
  • Choice of foam, hybrid, and latex mattresses
  • 18 month sleep trial
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Fantastic pressure relief
  • Flippable firmness
  • Latex mattresses are on the pricier side

Sizes & Pricing

Idle Sleep mattresses are all available in 6 standard sizes, and three of the models are also available in a 7th size: Split King. Here are the sizes and prices for each of their mattress models:

Idle:

Twin: The twin measures 12 x 75 x 38″ and costs $799.

Twin XL: The twin XL measures 12 x 80 x 38″ and costs $849.

Full: The full measures 12 x 75 x 54″ and costs $999.

QueenThe queen measures 12 x 80 x 60″ and costs $1099.

King: The king measures 12 x 80 x 76″ and costs $1249.

Cal King: The Cal King measures 12 x 84 x 72″ and costs $1249.

Hybrid:

Twin: The twin measures 14 x 75 x 38″ and costs $1020.

Twin XL: The twin XL measures 14 x 80 x 38″ and costs $1184.

Full: The full measures 14 x 75 x 54″ and costs $1399.

Queen: The queen measures 14 x 80 x 60″ and costs $1499.

King: The king measures 14 x 80 x 76″ and costs $1769.

Cal King: The Cal king measures 14 x 84 x 72″ and costs $1769.

Split King: The split king measures 13 x 76 x 80″ and costs $2078.

Idle Gel Plush:

Twin: The twin measures 14 x 75 x 38″ and costs $949.

Twin XL: The twin XL measures 14 x 80 x 38″ and costs $999.

Full: The full measures 14 x 75 x 54″ and costs $1249.

Queen: The queen measures 14 x 80 x 60″ and costs $1399.

King: The king measures 14 x 80 x 76″ and costs $1169.

Cal King: The Cal king measures 14 x 84 x 72″ and costs $1649.

Dunlop Latex:

Twin: The twin measures 14 x 75 x 38″ and costs $1212.

Twin XL: The twin XL measures 14 x 80 x 38″ and costs $1257.

Full: The full measures 14 x 75 x 54″ and costs $1732.

Queen: The queen measures 14 x 80 x 60″ and costs $1899.

King: The king measures 14 x 80 x 76″ and costs $2199.

Cal King: The Cal king measures 14 x 84 x 72″ and costs $2199.

Split King: The split king measures 13 x 76 x 80″ and costs $2332.

Talalay Latex:

Twin: The twin measures 14 x 75 x 38″ and costs $1677.

Twin XL: The twin XL measures 14 x 80 x 38″ and costs $1820.

Full: The full measures 14 x 75 x 54″ and costs $1998.

Queen: The queen measures 14 x 80 x 60″ and costs $2677.

King: The king measures 14 x 80 x 76″ and costs $3397.

Cal King: The Cal king measures 14 x 84 x 72″ and costs $3397.

Split King: The split king measures 13 x 76 x 80″ and costs $3497.

Delivery costs are free, as are returns. You can also choose to pay via financing with as low as 0% APR.

Queen
from $1099
Twin
from $799
Twin XL
from $849
Full
from $999
King
from $1249
Cal King
from $1249
Split king
from $2078

Overview

Idle Sleep makes five models of mattresses that are built to last long and provide the user with an optimal sleeping experience. The Idle is their classic gel foam mattress and is the most affordable option. The Hybrid combines coils with CertiPUR-US foams. The Idle Gel Plush is a luxury gel foam mattress. Idle also has a Dunlop Latex mattress as well as a Talalay Latex mattress, both of which are hybrids. All Idle Sleep mattresses come with an 18 month trial period and a lifetime warranty.

Idle Sleep mattress

Rating

  • "Price"
    8 /10
  • "Comfort"
    9 /10
  • " Body Support"
    9.5 /10
  • "Customer Support"
    9 /10

Construction

Each model of Idle Sleep mattresses has its own unique and thoughtful construction. Here is an overview of the mattress designs:

Idle

The classic Idle mattress is composed of 3″ of cooling buoyancy foam, 2″ of supportive transition foam which includes perforated foam for breathability, and a 7″ high-density foam base made of 2.4 lb foam core density for extra stability.

Idle Plush

The Idle Gel Plush contains 1″ of cooling buoyancy foam that includes a gel infusion to help you sleep cool while relieving pressure. After a fire-resistant barrier comes 2″ of gel-infused buoyancy foam for more pressure relief and support. Three-inches of custom memory foam make up the next layer, followed by an 8″ high-density foam base for stability and durability.

Idle Hybrid

The Idle Hybrid mattress combines coils with foam for an incredibly supportive and comfortable feel. Its layers include 1″ of contouring foam that’s actually quilted into the cover, 2″ of buoyancy foam for pressure relief while contouring to your body, 1″ of supportive transition foam, and 6″ of quantum edge-to-edge wrapped coils to limit motion transfer while providing support.

Idle Latex Hybrid

Idle Sleep offers two choices of latex hybrid mattresses: one with Dunlop latex and one with Talalay latex. Talalay is considered the more premium variety of latex, hence the higher price. The layers for these two mattresses are the same. The only difference is which type of latex is used in the latex layer. Beneath the cover, the first layer is 1″ of soft wool that acts as a natural fire barrier while also providing comfort. Next comes 3″ of the latex of your choice followed by 6″ of quantum edge-to-edge wrapped coils. The coils provide good edge support while preventing motion transfer that may otherwise wake you during the night.

Mattress Cover

The Idle mattress features both a removable and washable base cover as well as a top cover. The quilted top cover contains thermal capabilities to help you sleep at a comfortable temperature.

The Idle Plush has the same removable base cover as the Idle, but the top cover is different. In this model, you’ll find what Idle calls its Ice Fabric Cover. This quilted cover is super soft and feels fresh to the touch thanks to the cool gel sewn incorporated within its fabric.

The Idle Hybrid features a Thermocool™ fabric cover to help you sleep at a comfortable temperature. It also features handles so you can easily move the mattress and flip it over as well.

The cover on the Latex Hybrid mattresses is made up of soft, breathable cotton and double button tufting soft yarn rosettes that hold the latex layers together, instead of glue. The mattress includes handles so you can easily move or flip it.

Firmness, Feel & Support

The Idle and the Idle Plush are both considered medium in terms of firmness, though the Plush is slightly softer (more like a 4.5-5.5 on a scale of 1-10 for firmness, whereas the Idle is a 5.5-7). This makes the Idle Plush better for side sleepers and lighter bodies. All sleep positions should be comfortable on the Idle, though again, heavier bodies may prefer a firmer mattress so they won’t sink as much into it.

The Idle and Idle Plush have cooling gel infusions, and the Idle also incorporates perforated foam so you won’t overheat at night. The memory foam contours to your body so you feel cradled through the night, while also reducing motion transfer.

The hybrid mattresses (both the Idle Hybrid as well as the two Latex Hybrid models) have edge-to-edge quantum coils, making a good choice for those seeking greater edge support. They’re also available in your choice of medium-firm, luxury-firm, or even a combination of the two with medium on one side and luxury firmness on the other! Because this mattress is flippable, it also lasts longer than non-flippable mattresses.

In terms of which firmness level you should choose for your Idle Hybrid or Latex Hybrid, keep in mind that combination sleepers will likely sleep well on the medium firmness option. This option registers as a 5.5-7 on a 1-10 firmness scale. The luxury firm choice is great for heavier sleepers (300+ lbs) as well as those who sleep on their backs or stomachs (not sides). It’s about a 7-9 on a firmness scale of 1-10.

Purchase & Delivery Process

Purchasing an Idle Sleep mattress is simple. Just go to their website, choose your mattress model and size, select the firmness level (hybrid mattresses only), and add to your cart. You can pay via credit card, PayPal, or financing (click “Pay Later” at checkout). Shipping is free in the contiguous United States, as are returns. Shipping takes place within 3-6 days of placing your order, and you’ll receive a UPS tracking number so you can track your shipment. If desired, you can choose White Glove Delivery, in which case your new Idle mattress will be set up in your home for you for a fee. They can also remove your old mattress for you.

Adjustable Beds

Idle Sleep offers two adjustable beds: the Adjustable Base and the Adjustable Base Premium. Both models offer an adjustable head (up to 60 degrees), but the Premium also allows you to adjust the feet (up to 45 degrees). The Adjustable Base’s remote control is attached to the bed whereas the Premium has a wireless remote. The Premium has four preset positions and also allows you to save up to two favorite positions.

The Adjustable Base Premium also has an add-on option for Massage and USB Port Upgrade for $150. By choosing the upgrade, your adjustable base will also come with two USB ports so you can charge your electronics easily from your bed. Furthermore, it will give you independent massage settings.

Whether you choose the Adjustable Base or Adjustable Base Premium, they’re each available in 6 sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Split King. Prices start at $649 for the Adjustable Base and at $1145 for the Adjustable Base Premium.

The Adjustable Base can fit into almost all slatless bedframes. Of course, you can also use your Adjustable Base or Adjustable Base Premium on its own. The Adjustable Base comes with a 2-year warranty whereas the Adjustable Base Premium comes with a 10-year warranty. Shipping is free and financing is available, although there is no trial period.

Customer support

Idle Sleep’s customer care team is available 7 days a week, from 8:00am – 11:00pm ET. You can contact them via phone, live chat, or email.  The FAQ section provides answers to a lot of common questions.

  • Phone Support
    Idle Sleep can be reached at 1-888-488-4353 during the hours of 8AM to 11PM ET, 7 days a week.
  • Live Online Chat
    The company’s support team can be reached via live chat during their support hours.
  • Email
    Idle Sleep offers email support (team@idlesleep.com).
  • Video Tutorials
    The company’s YouTube channel has a number of videos.
  • FAQ
    There’s an FAQ section on the company website.

Final Word

Idle Sleep is a great choice for someone looking for a mattress, as they essentially have something for everyone. Whether you want an all-foam mattress, foam hybrid mattress, or latex mattress, Idle has got you covered. With certain models, you can even choose your firmness level — including different firmness levels on either side of the mattress! The only thing that might turn someone off is the higher price for the latex mattresses, however, you can always choose to pay with financing if you can’t swing it upfront. IdleSleep offers one of the longest (if not the longest) trial periods in the market: a full 18 months! Their mattresses also come with a lifetime warranty. If you’re looking for a new mattress, it’s worth it to give Idle Sleep a try.

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author-jodi
Jodi King
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Jodi King has been an interior decorator for many years specializing in bedroom décor and design. She has been researching mattresses and matching the correct mattress for her customers’ needs for years. She has a lot of knowledge when it comes to looking for the perfect mattress and is a contributor to Top 5 Mattresses.

This review is based on the writer's personal opinion.
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Questions & Answers

Guest
Tom R.

I weigh 300 pounds. Which mattress is best for me?

answer
Idle recommends the Luxury Firm models either the Hybrid or Latex Hybrid for heavier sleepers.
Guest
Sandy

Does Idle Sleep ship to Alaska?

answer
No, Idle does not ship to Alaska or Hawaii at this time.
Guest
Ned

Can you remove my old mattress for me?

answer
Yes, Idle Sleep will remove your old mattress for you for a fee of $125.
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