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IDLE Sleep Latex Hybrid Review
IDLE Sleep offers a range of thick, heavy-duty, quality mattresses, including a foam bed, a gel foam mattress, and of course, a latex hybrid mattress. This review will focus on the brand’s flippable, eco-friendly mattress made with sustainably sourced materials that are safer for your body, and the environment. It’s hypoallergenic, offers two-sides-in-one, and is suitable for any body or sleeper type. In this review, we’ll reveal everything we know about the Idle Sleep Latex Hybrid mattress, and who we think will love it most.
IDLE Latex Construction
This is a really interesting bed that not enough people know about. It’s actually a double-sided, flippable mattress and that provides two big advantages for you. First, it means that you can not only rotate the mattress every so often, but you can flip it, which should help to extend the useful life of the bed.
Second, IDLE actually allows you to select the firmness of each side of the bed. You can have two Firm sides, two Medium sides, or one Firm side and one Medium side.
Off the top our heads, we can’t think of any other company that allows you to dictate the firmness of each side of the bed. Zenhaven and Layla are double-sided mattresses, but they always have one soft side and one firm side—you can’t actually choose.
Here’s a look at how the IDLE Latex is constructed.
- Core Support Layer – 8″ layer of pocketed coils, which act as the primary support system. These coils are individually wrapped and lightly woven together so that, unlike typical innerspring units, the coils move somewhat independently of each other to reduce motion transfer.
- Comfort Layers – Sandwiching the coils are layers of 100% Pure GOLS certified Dunlop latex foam, which is a responsive, durable, and breathable foam.
- Top Layer – The top and bottom layers are made out of natural wool, which is actually quilted into the cover. This material helps soften the bed and give it a little of that traditional pillow top feel (just a little).
The brand recently just added a Talalay latex mattress option as well, which is the newest form of producing latex. The end results tends to be more consistent and refined, but we don’t think it makes a noticeable difference in feel.
Cover And Cleaning
The cover is made of organic cotton and has an off-white color to it. This is a hallmark of organic cotton. Pretty much any mattress that has an organic cotton cover—including Loom & Leaf and Avocado—has that off-white tint.
It’s very soft and is actually stitched down and has a really pleasant smell to it. Most new mattresses have a bit of a chemical or plastic smell to them, but not the IDLE Latex. It smells like a burlap sack or a farmers’ market (in a good way).
As for how you clean the cover, you should just spot clean with warm water and a dab of mild detergent. The cover is not removable.
Mattress Feel And Firmness
Overall, the bed feels like exactly what it is: a coil mattress with a few inches of soft, but responsive foam on top. It actually feels like a combination between a fully latex mattress (like Spindle) and a traditional innerspring bed (like Saatva). It’s comfortable, but definitely has plenty of bi-directional support.
The Luxury Firm side will be about a medium-firm on the soft-to-firm scale and the Medium side will feel more like a medium on that same scale.
It is important to note that soft/firm is subjective and has a lot to do with your weight. A heavier person will generally think a mattress is softer than a lighter individual would. Keep that in mind when you’re mattress shopping.
Since the IDLE Latex has coils and latex foam, it is an incredibly responsive mattress, possibly too responsive for some people.
This makes rotating positions at night effortless. If you tend to switch between sleeping positions, the last thing that you’ll want is a memory foam mattress with a deep stuck-in-the-mud feeling. Latex is responsive and so are coils.
Good news for this category, as well. Coils allow for a lot of airflow and latex foam tends to naturally be a much cooler material than poly foam and memory foam.
The bed doesn’t have any special cooling textiles or technology, but the materials it does have tend to do a good job with regulating heat. And, unlike memory foam, latex foam does not change its firmness profile with the temperature of the room.
Here’s what it comes down to: if you want a cooler mattress, but not a cold mattress, the IDLE Latex is a good option. If, however, you want the best cooling mattress for hot/sweaty sleepers, we suggest you look elsewhere.
Sleeper Type Analysis
Knowing your sleeper type has a lot to do with finding your perfect mattress. Here’s how we’d recommend this mattress based on your sleeper type.
- Back And Stomach Sleepers
If you sleep primarily on your back or stomach, you will typically gravitate toward a firmer mattress. Lucky for you, that’s exactly what this mattress is. Both the Luxury Firm and Medium sides should be just fine for back and stomach sleepers.
You’ll get enough support under your hips, but also enough contouring to the shape of your body. There’s no doubt about it, this is a nice bed for back and stomach sleepers.
- Side Sleepers
Side sleepers will enjoy this mattress, although, you’ll want to stick to the Medium version, which offers a lot more pressure relief.
Just as a reminder, the Medium version won’t be plush. Rather, it’s about a medium on the firmness scale. If you are looking for a true plush mattress, we recommend that you look into the Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid mattress, among others.
- Combination Sleepers
All in all, though, it’s hard to get mad at the IDLE Latex. Regardless of your preferred sleeping position, it should be just fine. Now, if know you want a super soft or super firm bed, that’s clearly not this one, but if you’re looking for something in the medium to medium-firm range, the IDLE Latex should work.
Body Type Analysis
- Heavy Individuals
Because it has coils and latex foam and is 14” thick in total, we see this as an ideal mattress for heavier folks (250 lb+). Coils and latex foam tend to be two of the most resilient and durable materials out there.
And if you count the fact that this bed is flippable, well then, it checks nearly every box for a heavier individual because it lends additional durability.
- Petite To Average Individuals
If you weigh under ~250 lbs or so, you should be fine on most mattresses, as long as they aren’t built specifically for heavy individuals. As such, we think this bed will be ultra durable, supportive, and long lasting for these sleeper types.
Is IDLE Latex A Good Mattress For Couples?
Beyond feel, firmness and temperature regulation, there are two big areas that are important for couples. One is edge support, which refers to how strong the bed is at its edges. The second is motion isolation.
A bed with poor edge support compresses too much along the perimeter and can make you feel as if you’re about to roll off the bed. As you might expect, this can be unnerving and annoying.
However, the IDLE Latex has good edge support. It’s not the best that we’ve ever seen (that award probably goes to the Simmons Beautyrest Black), but it’s actually very good.
The other important factor is motion isolation. This is a little more widely considered, but still often overlooked. For the IDLE Latex, there is movement across the bed, but it’s not crazy.
Motion does tend to transfer through the mattress, so if you’re a really light sleeper, there are better options. Motion isolation is important if your partner (or you) is active at night. If you both sleep like a log, you probably won’t care about how well the bed deadens movement.
IDLE Latex Mattress Price & Coupon Code
The typical bed-in-a-box mattress costs about $1,000 for a queen size. These are usually entirely foam beds made of poly foam or memory foam, though, and are therefore lighter and more affordable to manufacture.
The IDLE Latex , as you might expect, costs more than the average bed-in-a-box mattress. Here’s a pricing breakdown.
IDLE Sleep plays the coupon game just like any other online mattress brand. You can check IdleSleep.com to see their promotions today. The coupon on this page should also work year-round. This is just how the mattress industry works. They come in higher with the MSRP and almost always offer a mattress deal or coupon.
IDLE Latex Review: Verdict
It’s hard to find negative things with this mattress. As we’ve said several times, it’s an underrated bed. It’s comfortable, customizable, durable, responsive, and even incorporates natural and organic materials. From our vantage point, almost anyone can get the IDLE Latex and I think you’d have a good shot at being very happy with it.
Compared to Other IDLE Sleep Mattresses
Double Sided Hybrid — This is perhaps the most popular bed from the company. It actually is setup similarly to the Latex mattress, only it has a neutral feel rather than a latex feel.
All-Foam — This is still a 14″ mattress, but instead of having a coil base, it has a dense layer of support foam. Overall, this mattress has a memory foam feel.
Dual Feel — Basically the All-Foam bed, but with one firmness level on top and another on the bottom. It is similar to the Latex mattress in that you can have two different firmness levels with one mattress.
IDLE Air — The newest mattress from the company and one of the most unique beds available online right now. This is a premium air mattress with a soft pillow topper. It even has a flippable interior layer so that you can pick between a memory foam feel and a latex feel.
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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IDLE Sleep Policies
Nearly every single mattress that you’ll be buying online has a few policies that make buying a mattress online more worth your while. IDLE Sleep—like Brentwood Home, Brooklyn Bedding, and others—really wants you to try their mattresses for yourself without any pressure to keep them. However, we think IDLE Sleep goes above and beyond with their policies.
- Free shipping and returns
- 18-month trial period
- Lifetime warranty
The bed actually shows up in a box that’s about 4-feet tall. All you need to do is drag that sucker inside, rip off all of the packaging, and set it on your bed frame. Within seconds the bed will fully inflate—it’s actually a pretty fun experience. Somehow they manage to jam a whole mattress (even a king) into a box.
We were sent this bed from IDLE Sleep so that we could review it, but they did not pay us to say good or bad things about it. We do not grant any editorial control to anyone outside of our company and we review products independently.
It is compatible with foundations, box springs, platform beds, adjustable bases, slatted beds, and even the floor.
IDLE says that it will take 7-18 business days to receive this mattress. Because it’s too heavy for FedEx and UPS ground, they have to use regional delivery services, which tend to extend shipping times.
The main difference is the manufacturing method. Dunlop is an older and less time-intensive process. Therefore, dunlop latex tends to be the most affordable form of latex foam. Talalay is the newer manufacturing method that tends to create a more consistent slab of latex foam. For you, the consumer, whether the bed has dunlop or talalay latex, won’t matter much at all.
Yes. They have 6-12 month financing options provided by Klarna, which is a financing company that works with a lot of bed-in-a-box mattress brands.
No. It actually smells quite earthy and nice. This is because of the organic cotton cover and latex foam.
The IDLE Sleep Latex Hybrid mattress is made in the United States.
Yes. This mattress has coils for support and latex foam as its primary comfort layer.