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IDLE Sleep Mattress Review (Double Sided Hybrid)

Thick, flippable hybrid bed in a box that is ideal for all kinds of sleepers

IDLE Sleep is a fairly new company in the bed-in-a-box space. However, their beds are a little unique in that they are two-sided for added durability. In this post, we'll cover everything you need to know about their 14" hybrid model, including firmness, feel , and sleeper type.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • All sleeper types (back, stomach, side, combo)
  • If you love a bed with a soft foam feel
  • Heavier individuals that want a durable, coil mattress
  • Anyone that wants to be able to choose from multiple firmness options
  • People that are intrigued by a mattress with a lifetime warranty

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Hot sleepers that want an active cooling mattress
  • Memory foam lovers
  • People who share a bed with an active sleeper
  • Anyone on a shoe-string budget that wants an ultra-cheap mattress

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IDLE Sleep Mattress Review: Video

The entire concept of the IDLE Sleep brand is creating double-sided mattresses. They have the hybrid (this one), the all-foam, a latex hybrid, and others. In the video below we did a joint review with the hybrid and all-foam models.

There’s a lot to cover with a mattress, probably more than you could fit into a single video, which is why we’ve created the rest of this post. If you need additional details about IDLE Hybrid keep reading.

Shipping, Returns, Trial Period, and Warranty

It’s bed-in-a-box industry standard to offer free shipping, free returns, a 100-night risk-free trial, and a 10-year warranty. IDLE steps it up a bit, though, with their 120-night trial period and lifetime warranty. That means you get to sleep on their mattress for 120 nights to makes sure it’s really the right one for you. If you decide it isn’t quite what you’re looking for at any time within that trial period, you can call up the company and have the bed picked up, free of charge, and receive a full refund.

But if you do keep the bed, you the company will back it with a limited lifetime warranty, which, in their words, means “in the event of a defect, [IDLE] will repair the defect or replace [the mattress] with a current comparable model and size of a IDLE Sleep mattress.”

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Unboxing the IDLE Sleep Hybrid mattress

In terms of setting up your IDLE mattress, just like any other bed-in-a-box, you need to cart the box inside your house, remove all of the packaging, and allow the mattress a few hours to fully decompress. You can see this in the video above.

IDLE Mattress Price & Coupon Code

This is a relatively pricey mattress if you just look at the MSRP. There’s more to the story than just the MSRP, though, so bear with me for a second.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$1,099
Twin XL$1,129
Full$1,299
Queen$1,499
King / Cal King$1,799

While the MSRP is high, IDLE plays the discount game a little. They often run promotions that will take a few hundred bucks off the price tag. You can check IDLESleep.com to see current promotions. So while they anchor you high, you will almost never pay MSRP for this mattress.

Layers and Construction

All IDLE mattresses are two-sided to make them flippable, so their construction is sort of like a sandwich. The Hybrid has seven layers within its cover with the top three and bottom three layers being the same. The first layer is 1″ of IDLE Quilting Foam (for softness), then 1″ of Air Flow Response Foam (for bounce and breathability), then 2″ of Cooling Buoyancy Foam (for responsiveness and pressure relief), and then 6″ of Quantum Edge-to-Edge Pocketed Coils (for support).

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Breakdown of the construction of the IDLE Hybrid

The bottom three layers, like we mentioned before, are a repeat of the top three, but in inverse order.

Care, Cover, and Cooling

IDLE has designed their beds to be flippable with the intent of making them last longer. The company says that if you periodically flip and spin your mattress, you can postpone having to replace it due to sagging and wear.

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Soft-to-the-touch cover

The mattress has a nice soft cover that isn’t going to bunch up under your sheets. It’s made from Thermocool fabric, which IDLE says works with your body temperature to keep you from getting too hot or too cold.

Why Your Weight Matters

It’s important to note that weight plays a big factor in how each person perceives a mattress to feel. In our reviews, we frame the content around an average sized person (150 to 225 pounds). However, lighter body types will find that most mattresses feel firmer for them than for an average sized person. This is because they put very little pressure on a bed. Lighter sleepers lay more on top of the mattress rather than sinking into it. Heavier folks though will generally feel like mattresses are softer than what most average sized people think. This is because these types of sleepers exert more stress on a bed and sink in quite a bit more. Keep these points in mind as you read through this review.

Overall Feel, Firmness, and Responsiveness

First, it’s important to note that the IDLE hybrid comes in two different firmness levels. You can choose between a Medium option and a Luxury Firm option. The medium version is their most popular and, as such, that’s what we’ll primarily be referring to in this post.

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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. It’s quite comfortable.

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, which we really like, as well.

As you can see in the graphic above, we put the Medium version at a medium on our firmness scale, which is the same as IDLE’s all-foam mattress. 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. We will say, though, that heavier individuals are still going to get the needed support from this mattress.

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Very responsive mattress

Although you do sink into the bed a bit, it has impressive responsiveness. You don’t end up feeling stuck and you won’t have trouble turning over at night.

Back and Stomach Sleepers

We think IDLE’s Hybrid mattress is a good one for back and stomach sleepers. The coils make sure it offers enough support around your hips and trunk area.

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Just fine for most back and stomach sleepers

It does have some give and you’ll sink in a bit (how much depends on your body type), but you still have that support under your lower back so that you don’t end up with an uncomfortable gap between you and the bed.

Side and Combo Sleepers

This mattress is a good option for side and combo sleepers, as well. 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 both support and pressure relief. If you sleep on your side, you do want to have that pressure relief to keep you from waking up with sore spots.

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Small and Average Sized Sleepers

These types of sleepers will be just fine on this mattress. The IDLE hybrid finds a nice balance between support and pressure relief. Plus, what’s nice for these types of sleepers is that the bed is soft enough that even lighter weight people will find this mattress extremely comfortable.

A lot of times, people that weigh around 100 pounds (like team member Kaite Kale) find it hard to discern between mattresses because they really don’t sink in at all. In other words, they can’t really tell whether a mattress is soft and comfortable or not because they all feel on the firmer side. That’s not the case here—lighter sleepers will like this mattress.

Heavy Sleepers

This is a really nice mattress for heavier individuals. First, it utilizes coils, which is a positive sign for multiple reasons. Coils, as opposed to thick slabs of support foam, tend to be more durable over the long haul.

In addition, coils also give the bed some bounce and bi-directional support (i.e. the coils compress and also provide some push-back). All this means is that heavier sleepers will find this hybrid bed provides a lot more support than the typical all-foam mattress.

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This is a flippable, double-sided 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 eluded to earlier, this mattress is flippable, which can extend its useful life.

Temperature Regulation

Although the company likes to play up its cooling materials, we think this bed is just temperature neutral, which isn’t a bad thing at all. We’ve only tested a few beds that are actually cool to the touch and really keep you cool as you sleep.

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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 since they will sink into the mattress more.

Motion Transfer

The motion transfer situation with this bed is pretty good. We’ve seen better, which is to be expected with a hybrid because all-foam beds are generally better in this department, but there’s nothing to complain about here.

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Pretty good at isolation motion

The mattress performed well during our test. No one’s going to be jostled awake by their partner getting up for a midnight snack.

Edge Support

The edge support with this bed is good, but not great. Honestly, we were expecting a little better considering the construction, but it’s still not bad at all. As you migrate towards the edges, you’ll notice a little bit of compression, but you never get that roll-off feeling, which is nice.

Like motion transfer, this is an important consideration for couples who share a smaller size bed. Let’s face it, we’ve all been there before—your partner rolls over towards the middle of the bed at some point during the night and all of a sudden you find yourself ousted to the edge.

It’s in this instance that edge support comes into play. You don’t want your mattress to compress so much that you feel like you’re going to slide right off.

Verdict

Overall, we really like this bed. We think it’s quite 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.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

Kelsie Longerbeam

Stomach Sleeper

Kaite

Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard get the IDLE Sleep Hybrid mattress?

IDLE sent us this mattress. However, we are under no obligation to provide a favorable review or endorsement of this bed. 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 Is The IDLE Hybrid Mattress Made?

IDLE mattresses are made in the United States at one of three factories the company operates.

Why Is a Two-Sided Mattress Important?

IDLE claims that two-sided mattresses that can be rotated and flipped to extend the useful life of the bed. Rotating and flipping the bed also helps prevent against body impressions and sagging.

What Kind Of Frame Do I Need?

The IDLE hybrid mattress will work with most platform beds, adjustable bases, box springs, and slatted frames.

Is There Off-Gassing?

The IDLE mattresses are not roll-packed for long, so you will only experience minimal off-gassing, if any. Any smell should dissipate within 24-48 hours anyway.

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