Who Is It Best For?
If you want a flippable hybrid mattress
All sleeping styles
Who Won’t Love It?
If your budget is a max of $1,000
People that don’t like coil beds

Idle Sleep Mattress Overview

IDLE Sleep might not be the most popular mattress online, but they do offer an impressive product catalog when it comes to diversity and accommodation. You can find a flippable mattress, a budget mattress, beds suitable for memory foam lovers, and an eco-friendly latex mattress. The beauty of IDLE’s mattresses is that they’re all extremely accommodating of all sleeper types and body types. The IDLE Sleep Hybrid, which is what we’ll mostly focus on here, comes in two firmness levels, and while some side sleepers could find it a touch too firm, we think it provides an ample amount of pressure relief to be comfortable. As for combo, stomach, and back sleepers, well, we think you’ll love this mattress. 

IDLE Sleep has a little bit of everything when it comes to mattresses, and we’ll go through a few of the options here and highlight what there is to love about all of them in our IDLE mattress review.

Idle Sleep Mattress Chart Graphic Update

We’ve included the chart above to give you an idea of the different IDLE Sleep beds and the kind of features or perks they offer to sleepers. You can also use the jumplinks below if you want to skip to a certain part of our Idle Sleep Review.

Because the Idle Hybrid is the company’s most popular mattress and our favorite, we thought it was only fitting to start there. Below you’ll find all the information you’ll need to decide whether this bed is right for you.

Idle Hybrid Mattress Flippable Design

The Idle Hybrid is a double-sided, flippable mattress, so its construction is sort of like a sandwich. The Hybrid has seven layers within its cover:

Idle Hybrid Mattress Review Cover
The soft, bright white cover on the Idle Hybrid mattress
  • Quilted foam: 1” of Idle Quilting Foam for softness
  • Airflow foam: 1” of Air Flow Response Foam for bounce and breathability
  • Transition layer: 2” of Cooling Buoyancy Foam for responsiveness and pressure relief
  • Pocketed coils: 6” of pocketed Quantum Edge-to-Edge pocketed coils for support
  • Transition layer: 2” of Cooling Buoyancy Foam for responsiveness and pressure relief
  • Airflow foam: 1” of Air Flow Response Foam for bounce and breathability
  • Quilted foam: 1” of Idle Quilting Foam for softness

The mattress has a soft cover made from Thermocool fabric, which Idle says works with your body temperature to keep you from getting too hot or too cold.

How Does The Idle Sleep Bed Feel?

Firmness

You can choose between a medium option and a luxury firm option. The medium version is the most popular, and, as such, that’s what we’ll primarily be referring to in this post.

Idle Hybrid Mattress Firmness Graphic 2020

The medium version is a medium on our firmness scale. Of course, your weight will determine how the bed feels to you. If you’re heavier, it’ll feel softer, and if you’re petite, it’ll feel firmer.

Idle’s Hybrid bed has a surprisingly soft foam feel to it, considering it has those coils. It sort of feels like an innerspring bed but with a thick, soft foam topper

If we had to pick one mattress that we think it feels like, we’d say it feels similar to the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress. Although you do sink into the bed a bit, it is impressively responsive. You don’t feel stuck, and you won’t have trouble turning over at night.

Pressure relief

The soft foam feel, coupled with the coils, gives the IDLE Sleep Hybrid Mattress a good amount of pressure relief. Side sleepers, who typically need the most pressure relief in a mattress because of the way their body is laying on the mattress, should feel content with the amount of pressure relief here. 

It will differ slightly between the medium and luxury firm options — the luxury firm obviously more firm — so side sleepers may be happier with the pressure relief in the Medium. The Luxury Firm might be a bit too firm to provide comfortable pressure relief unless you sleep on your back/stomach.

Temperature

Although the company likes to play up its cooling materials, we think this bed is temperature neutral, which isn’t a bad thing.

Bottom line: this mattress won’t actively keep you cool, nor should you heat up excessively. However, heavier individuals may find it sleeps a little warm because they will sink into the mattress more.

temperature regulation scale

Idle Hybrid Mattress Flippable Design

The Idle Hybrid is a double-sided, flippable mattress, so its construction is sort of like a sandwich. The Hybrid has seven layers within its cover:

  • Quilted foam: 1” of Idle Quilting Foam for softness
  • Airflow foam: 1” of Air Flow Response Foam for bounce and breathability
  • Transition layer: 2” of Cooling Buoyancy Foam for responsiveness and pressure relief
  • Pocketed coils: 6” of pocketed Quantum Edge-to-Edge pocketed coils for support
  • Transition layer: 2” of Cooling Buoyancy Foam for responsiveness and pressure relief
  • Airflow foam: 1” of Air Flow Response Foam for bounce and breathability
  • Quilted foam: 1” of Idle Quilting Foam for softness

The mattress has a soft cover made from Thermocool fabric, which Idle says works with your body temperature to keep you from getting too hot or too cold.

Idle Sleep Hybrid Mattress Body Type Analysis

  • Heavier Individuals

    This is a nice mattress for heavier individuals. First, it utilizes coils, which is a positive sign for multiple reasons. Coils tend to be more durable over the long haul.

    In addition, coils also give the bed some bounce and bi-directional support. All this means that heavier sleepers will find this hybrid bed provides a lot more support than the typical all-foam mattress.

    The Idle hybrid is also a thick mattress coming in at a whopping 14″ tall. Compare that to the typical 10″ thick mattress from most bed-in-a-box companies, and you can see why heavier folks will be well off with this bed. Lastly, as we alluded to earlier, this mattress is flippable, which can extend its useful life.

  • Petite Individuals

    Lighter-weight people will find this mattress extremely comfortable because of how soft it is. A lot of times, people that weigh around 100 pounds find it hard to discern between mattresses because they don’t sink in at all. That’s not the case here—lighter sleepers will like this mattress.

  • Average-sized Individuals

    These types of sleepers will be fine on this mattress. The Idle Hybrid finds a nice balance between support and pressure relief and is also soft enough to provide a good level of comfort.

Idle Sleep Hybrid Mattress Sleeper Types

Idle Hybrid Mattress Review Back Sleeper
The Idle Sleep Hybrid mattress is real supportive for back and stomach sleepers
  • Side Sleepers

    This mattress is a good option for side sleepers. Because it’s in the middle of the firmness scale and has coils but also a soft foam feel, it does a good job of providing pressure relief and support. If you sleep on your side, you want to have that pressure relief to keep you from waking up with sore spots.

  • Back And Stomach Sleepers

    Idle’s Hybrid mattress is a good one for stomach and back sleepers. The coils make sure it offers enough support around your hips and trunk area. As you can see in the image below, there is hardly any compression happening under JD’s core and hips. That’s what you want to see if you’re sleeping on your stomach. You want to feel the support even if the sleeping surface is soft to the touch.

  • Combo Sleepers

    We think you can sleep in any position on this mattress. You can easily roll between all three positions without feeling like the mattress is getting in your way.

Is Idle Hybrid A Good Mattress For Couples?

When couples are in search of a mattress for themselves, they need to consider a few things that a single sleeper doesn’t have to think about.

Edge Support

Idle Hybrid Mattress Review Edge Support
The edge support on this bed keeps Owen feeling sturdy and supported

The edge support with this bed is good. As you migrate toward the edges, you’ll notice a little bit of compression, but you never get that roll-off feeling, which is nice. Typically the firmer beds will have better edge support because they are compressing less.

Motion Isolation

The thickness and foam layers mean that there is a decent amount of motion isolation with this mattress. However, the coils will still allow for some motion transfer. You might still feel your partner moving while you sleep if they move a lot.

Idle Sleep Pricing And Discounts

If you simply look at the MSRP of the Idle Hybrid, it appears to be a somewhat pricey mattress. Below is a summary table that shows MSRP by size.

While the MSRP is higher than the standard bed-in-a-box, Idle often runs promotions that will cut the MSRP by 10-20 percent. You can check IdleSleep.com to see current promotions.

Idle Hybrid Mattress Review Verdict

Overall, we like this bed. We think it’s underrated. It checks a lot of boxes. Bottom line—if you’re looking for a durable mattress that is comfortable and accommodates all sleeper types and body types, the Idle Hybrid is a great choice.

Idle Gel Foam Mattress Review

The Idle Gel Foam mattress is one of the newest additions to the company’s mattress lineup. On the company’s website, the bed takes a couple of different names. In certain spots, you’ll see it called “The Idle,” and in other places, you’ll see it called the “The Idle Gel Foam.” In reality, the main thing you need to know about this bed is that it’s the company’s entry-level or budget-tier offering.

Idle Gel Foam Video Review

Mattress Construction

This bed has a completely different construction from the Idle Hybrid Sleep Hybrid Mattress. This is an all-foam mattress that stands at 12″ thick. Below is a description of the layers from bottom to top.

  • 7” High-density support foam: This layer forms the foundation for the bed.
  • 2” Transition foam: This layer acts as a soft yet responsive middle layer that is also perforated for breathability purposes.
  • 3” Cooling buoyancy foam: think of this layer as a slightly more responsive version of memory foam.

Feel And Firmness

The Idle Gel Foam mattress has a memory foam feel. As you lay down on the surface of the bed, you’ll feel the top comfort layer conform and wrap your body. As far as firmness, we think the Idle Gel Foam mattress rates out near the middle of the firmness scale (medium). Like most memory foam beds, it feels firm at first, but then after a few seconds, it softens up as you nestle in, and the top layer contours to your body’s shape.

Sleeper Types

Idle Sleep Gel Foam Mattress Review Side Sleeper JD
JD getting comfy on the Idle Sleep Gel Foam Mattress

Because the bed ultimately lands somewhere around the medium mark on the firmness scale, we think the Idle Gel Foam is a viable option for all types of sleepers.

Side sleepers will appreciate the conforming and pressure-relieving qualities of the top memory foam layer, while back and stomach sleepers still receive the necessary support under their lumbar region. Combination sleepers who rotate between positions will also find the bed comfortable.

Idle Gel Foam Mattress Price

The Idle Gel Foam mattress is similar in price to Idle’s other mattresses. After discounts, though, it’s significantly cheaper than well-known online mattresses such as Casper, Puffy and Purple. The MSRP ranges from around $910 for a twin size to $1,710 for a king size, but Idle nearly always has a discount running that will slash that price much lower.

Idle Gel Foam Review Verdict

At close to $700 for a queen size after discount, it’s tough to argue the Idle Gel Foam is not a solid value. The bed has a comfortable memory foam feel and accommodates sleepers in all positions. Bottom line, if money is tight and you generally like the feel of memory foam, this mattress definitely deserves your consideration.

Idle Gel Plush Mattress Review

The Idle Gel Plush mattress is the next step up from the company’s budget-tier Gel Foam model. As you will find out, the bed incorporates an additional foam layer and is 2” thicker than the standard model. It’s geared more toward consumers who are willing to spend a little more for a thicker, slightly more advanced memory foam bed.

Construction

The bed layers on this mattress is as follows:

Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress Review Construction Layers
An inside glance at the layers of the idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress
  • 8” High-density support foam: This serves as the foundation for the mattress.
  • 3” Memory foam: This acts as a soft transition in the mattress.
  • 3” Gel-infused buoyancy foam: This layer is a more responsive version of memory foam.
  • 1” Cooling buoyancy foam: This is the true comfort layer for the bed.

Feel And Firmness

The Idle Gel Plush mattress has a dense, viscous memory foam feel. This shouldn’t come as a shock, though, considering the bed essentially utilizes 7” of memory foam in its construction. The feel of the bed is similar to that of Nectar or Tempur-Pedic, meaning the top layers conform to your body to the point where it almost feels like it’s hugging you. 

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A shot of the Idle Sleep Gel Plush Mattress

Although the company states the Gel Plush model is supposed to be a notch or two softer than the standard Gel Foam model, we think it still lands somewhere in the medium firmness range, depending, of course, on your body type and weight.

Sleeper Types

Given the bed toes a fine line between soft/comfort and firm/support, we think the Idle Gel Plush mattress will work for all types of sleepers. The only difference is that the Gel Plush mattress, in our opinion, is not as ideal for combination sleepers. 

Because the bed uses more memory foam, there’s slightly more resistance when attempting to switch between positions. All this means is that it may take a little more effort when moving from your back to your stomach or vice versa.

Price

At first glance, the Idle Gel Plush mattress appears to be more expensive than the average online bed. The MSRP ranges from around $1,310 for a twin size to $2,310 for a king size. However, you’ll often find a discount, so you can expect to generally pay less.

Idle Gel Plush Review Verdict

The story with the Idle Gel Plush mattress is that we like it, but we’re not sure it’s worth the additional money compared to the standard Idle Gel Foam bed. Ultimately, unless you want a deep, viscous memory foam feel, we’d recommend saving the money and going with the Gel Foam model.

Idle Sleep Mattress Overview

Here is a brief overview of the IDLE Sleep mattresses we’ve reviewed here at the Slumber Yard.

  • IDLE Hybrid Mattress: This is a 14″ double-sided hybrid mattress that features multiple firmness options. It’s also the company’s most popular mattress.
  • IDLE Gel Foam Mattress: This entry-level memory foam mattress is near the middle of the firmness scale and accommodates a variety of sleepers.
  • Idle Gel Plush Mattress: The company’s premium memory foam has a dense, viscous memory foam feel and lands around medium on the firmness scale.
  • Idle Latex Hybrid: One of our favorite latex mattresses, this mattress is supportive, comfortable, and accommodating. You get the option to pick the firmness level of each side of the bed.

Other Idle Sleep Products

  • Idle Sleep Latex Mattress
  • Idle Sleep Gel Foam Mattress
  • Idle Sleep Adjustable Base Premium
  • Idle Sleep Sateen Bed Sheets
  • Idle Sleep Gel Memory Foam Pillow

Other Idle Sleep Mattress Reviews

  • Amazon Reviews: The Idle is well-liked among Amazon users, who largely said that it was comfortable and relieved pain and pressure well.
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    Wesley Ott

    Combo Sleeper

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    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • JD

    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

Idle Sleep Company Policies

  • Trial period length: You have an 18-month trial period through Idle Sleep.
  • Warranty policy: Idle Sleep offers a lifetime warranty
  • Shipping info: You get free shipping and returns through Idle Sleep. They also offer white glove delivery for an additional fee.

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IDLE Sleep Vs

  • Comparing Idle Sleep Hybrid vs. Layla

    The prices of the Idle Sleep Hybrid and Layla are pretty comparable, only differing by a few dollars here and there. The Layla is also flippable, but it’s designed to give you two different sleeping experiences, unlike how the Idle Sleep Hybrid works. Both mattresses will accommodate all sleeper types.

  • Comparing Idle Sleep Hybrid vs. Zenhaven

    Zenhaven runs a little more pricey than the Idle Sleep Hybrid, but you’ll often find a discount. It has five layers compared to Idle Sleep’s seven and is a bit firmer. The Zenhaven mattress is better suited for back and stomach sleepers, not so much side sleepers.

  • Comparing Idle Sleep Hybrid vs. Nolah Signature 12

    Nolah mattresses are significantly cheaper than Idle, so if budget is a concern, it’s something to take note of. The Nolah Signature 12 is a flippable mattress, but it’s all foam, unlike the Idle Sleep Hybrid. Both mattresses will accommodate all sleeper types.

Frequently Asked Questions
How did the Slumber Yard get the Idle mattresses?

Idle sent us all of their mattresses so that we could test them. However, we are under no obligation to provide a favorable review or endorsement of their beds. We retain full editorial control over the content on our website and have not accepted any monetary compensation from the brand to provide this review.

Where are Idle Sleep mattresses made?

Idle mattresses are made in the United States.

What kind of frame do I need?

The Idle hybrid mattress will work with most platform beds, adjustable bases, box springs, and slatted frames. Most online beds work this way. You can use them with a variety of surfaces, including the plain old ground.

Can I test Idle Sleep mattresses at any retail locations?

So far, Idle Sleep is an online-only company. That’s not to say that in the future, they won’t open up retail stores or start selling at a brick-and-mortar retailer, but as of now, they only sell beds through IdleSleep.com. We have seen other brands venture out into the world of brick and mortar retail, but those are few and far between. Most of the mega-brands like Casper and Purple are doing the job but still selling online as well.

Does Idle Sleep sell other products beyond mattresses?

They also sell a pillow, sheets, mattress protector, adjustable bed frame, platform bed, and mattress foundation. It doesn’t look like the accessories are a major focus for Idle Sleep. Interestingly enough, their adjustable bed frame looks just like the Lucid L300 Adjustable Bed Frame.

Which Idle Sleep mattress is best?

For most people, we think the Hybrid is the “safe” pick. It’s not necessarily any better than the others, but we think it’s the easy choice that most people will like.

What certifications do Idle beds have?

They have the CertiPUR-US certification.

Does Idle Sleep offer white glove delivery?

They do! While the mattresses typically just ship for free, you can pay a fee for white glove delivery.

Can I return my Idle mattress if I change my mind?

You definitely can! Idle actually offers a very generous 18-month trial period, and if you change your mind any time during that period, you can return it for free.

Is the Idle Sleep Hybrid recommended for heavier people?

It really is. Because the mattress has coils and is on the firmer side, heavier people should have no problem getting comfortable on it.