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WinkBed Reviews

We have no shortage of positive things to say about the WinkBeds mattress. It has two layers of coils and they even make a Plus model for heavier folks.

Last Updated: August 12, 2020

If you’re in the market for a hotel luxury mattress, you will probably like the WinkBed, or mattresses from WinkBeds. This is an innerspring bed that’s comfortable, supportive and is clearly well-made. In this WinkBed review, we discuss price, feel, firmness, construction and much more. Spoiler: most people will agree that the WinkBed is a heck of a mattress, especially when you consider that a queen size sells for under $2,000.

Who Is This Best For?

Consumers looking for a supportive yet comfortable hybrid mattress

If you want to choose your firmness preference

Who Won’t Love It?

Shoppers with a budget under $1,000

If you prefer traditional memory foam beds

WinkBed Mattress Review: Jump-To Outline

We have a lot to say about the WinkBed mattress, which means this is a lengthy post. In order to make it easier for you to find what you want in this WinkBed review, below is a table of contents with links to particular sections within the post.

Honest YouTube WinkBed Mattress Review

For those of you out there that want to get straight to the point, here is a quick video WinkBed review outlining what you need to know about this luxury online mattress.

Keep in mind, there is a lot to consider when shopping for a new bed. Keep reading to learn more about WinkBeds and their different firmness options.

Overview Of All WinkBeds Mattresses

As of mid-2020, WinkBeds now offers two new beds in addition to their flagship model—which we largely focus on in this review. Here’s a quick overview of the models:

  • The WinkBed — The flagship model that most people are referring to when they say “WinkBed.” This is a supportive hybrid mattress with a soft cover.
  • The EcoCloud — This is WinkBeds natural and organic mattress with pocketed coils, latex foam and an organic cotton cover.
  • The MemoryLux — The company’s premium memory foam mattress with a soft pillow top, a bit like Loom & Leaf, only softer.
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We have posted full reviews of both of the new models (EcoCloud and MemoryLux), so for the rest of this post we will be focusing specifically on the flagship WinkBeds mattress: The WinkBed.

About WinkBed Company Policies

Anytime you buy a mattress online, you should expect free shipping, regardless of the retailer or brand from which you purchase. If it doesn’t have free shipping, you should consider one of the multiple dozens of other mattresses that we’ve reviewed.

Fortunately, the WinkBed mattress comes with free shipping. Previously, the mattress used to come in a full-size box, but now the WinkBed is compressed so that it’s a lot easier to ship. It’s pretty amazing that they can fit an entire WinkBeds mattress in a box that’s no bigger than your college dorm fridge.

We should point out that the WinkBed is a heavier, thicker mattress and lacks handles. It therefore is not a lot of fun to move, so you should always have a buddy around to help you hoist it from room to room.

WinkBed gives you a 120-night risk-free trial period with their mattress. This is your chance to judge the bed for yourself. If, at any point during the trial period, you decide you don’t like the bed or no longer want the bed, you can get a full refund. There is no catch.

The online mattress shopping industry is so competitive that brands are willing to do pretty much anything to get you to try their bed, including offering completely free returns even after nearly four months of use. I guess this also shows you just how low the return rates are for online mattresses. WinkBeds, and others, couldn’t afford to offer free shipping, trial periods and 100% free returns if the vast majority of consumers didn’t keep their new bed.

In the event that you do keep the WinkBed, it comes with a lifetime warranty that protects against defects, but also stipulates which foundations are suitable for the mattress. There are only a few other brands, such as DreamCloud and Layla Sleep, that also offer lifetime warranties. Nothing screams “We stand behind our work” more than offering a full lifetime warranty. And while we think 10 years is just fine for a warranty, we get a lot of confidence out of the lifetime warranty policy.

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Owen’s face says it all

WinkBed even has what they call a “Lifetime 50% Off Comfort Replacement Option,” which essentially allows you to purchase a new WinkBed mattress for 50% of its current selling price after your trial period expires.

This is additional protection for anyone that decides that they want a softer or firmer mattress or just wants a refresh a few years in. The only other brand that comes to mind that has this policy is Nest Bedding.

Price Of A WinkBed Mattress

This is not a cheap mattress, but it also certainly is not an expensive mattress. In fact, for what you’re getting, we’d consider WinkBed a really nice value. Sure, it’s more expensive than Leesa, but it’s also (quite a bit) more affordable than Purple 4. Here’s a pricing breakdown before any discounts.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$1,049
Twin XL$1,149
Full$1,299
Queen$1,599
King$1,799
Cal King$1,849

Is There A WinkBed Mattress Coupon or Discount Code?

Like any other mattress brand, WinkBed generally offers deals and specials throughout the year. You can typically expect to receive around a $200 discount on your purchase. In fact, we should have a coupon code for you on the right-hand side of this page that will save you money on the WinkBed mattress.

Promotions will depend on the season in which you’re shopping. For instance, as you’d expect, deals during Black Friday are typically steeper than during any ole weekend. So, if you want to save as much money as possible, visit out our Mattress Deals & Coupons page or check back frequently with WinkBeds.

WinkBed Dimensions And Sizing

Despite being a luxury mattress, WinkBed isn’t just available in adult sizes. The bed is offered in all the major US sizes, including twin, twin XL and full. Here’s a look at the dimensions for each size.

SizeWeight (lbs)Dimensions (Inches)
Twin7538 x 75
Twin XL8538 x 80
Full12054 x 75
Queen13560 x 80
King14576 x 80
Cal King14572 x 84

As of now, they do not offer a split option for the king or Cal king, but you could theoretically just conjoin two twin XL size mattresses to make a split king.

Made In The USA: WinkBed Mattress Construction

One of the most interesting things we learned during our WinkBed review is that the mattress is handmade in Wisconsin. It didn’t roll off of the assembly line in China and it’s clearly built very well. Here’s a video from WinkBed that discusses the manufacturing process.

WinkBed is a hybrid or innerspring mattress that looks like it belongs in a resort hotel. It looks premium, it looks expensive to make, and it looks like a bed that you’d brag to your friends about.

WinkBed starts with 2” of support foam that provide the foundation for the entire mattress. On top of that are 7” pocketed coils that provide the bulk of the support. The reason we’re seeing so many beds use pocketed coils (individually wrapped coils) is that they are much better at reducing motion transfer than traditional innerspring units.

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Side view of the WinkBed mattress.

Next is a transition layer of foam that also acts as a surface for the 2.5” micro-coils to sit on. That’s right, the WinkBed actually has two layers of coils. The micro-coils provide better airflow than a lot of foams and help provide localized support.

The top layer of the mattress is a quilted European pillow top that has a “Hypersoft Foam” inside. This layer is about 2” thick and is what you will primarily feel when you lay on the mattress.

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WinkBed has some serious heft to it.

In total, WinkBed measures in at around 15” tall, making it one of the thickest, burliest mattresses we’ve ever tested. As far as durability goes, we have zero concerns with WinkBed, but just in case you’re interested, Consumer Reports gave WinkBed an “Excellent” in terms of durability. We would echo that sentiment—WinkBed is not your standard mattress online.

The WinkBed Mattress Has A Tencel Cover

The cover of the mattress is made from Tencel, which is a plant-based fiber. It’s very soft and looks premium. It also has the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class 1 certification that ensures it is a safe, non-toxic textile. We happen to really like the cover. It’s soft, fluffy and tremendously comfortable—not to mention looks like a million bucks.

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WinkBed is one heck of a mattress.

While WinkBed does not have a removable, machine washable cover (like Yogabed or Novosbed), you can hand-clean it with a dab of light detergent and warm water. It’s not the most practical thing in the world, but spot cleaning works just fine.

It might also be a good idea to look into a mattress protector to completely avoid any issues related to stains; WinkBed actually sells a mattress protector on their website. As an FYI, these protectors tend to somewhat change the feel of a mattress, which a lot of people don’t like.

Normally, we’d also add that you can pretty much get any mattress protector that you want (even cheap mattress protectors on Amazon), but because WinkBed is such a thick mattress, it might be best just to stick with the one that’s made specifically for this bed. Same goes for sheets—you need stretchy ones and you might just prefer the sheets WinkBed sells on their site. We haven’t tested their sheets, but if their bed is any indicator of the quality of their other products, we’re sure you’ll really like them.

The WinkBed Mattress Performance Ratings

Now, let’s take a look some of the key areas we examined during our WinkBed review:

  • Off-gassing: Off-gassing happens when certain components of a mattress break down and disperse into the air. You’ll generally know if your mattress off-gasses because it will have a chemical-y smell. You might notice this odor with the WinkBed, but it should dissipate in a day or two.
  • Durability: The Wink mattress is sturdy and should last you at least a decade. If it doesn’t, though, you’ll always have the lifetime warranty behind you. 
  • Pressure relief: Whether you’re a side sleeper or you have a specific body area you want to protect, the foam-based pillow-top of WinkBed helps alleviate pressure. Fortunately, you also have three firmness levels choices to choose from. . 
  • Motion isolation: Want to minimize how much of your partner or pet’s tossing and turning you feel? You want a mattress that can isolate motion. And with pocketed coils and double coil layer design, the WinkBed does exactly that. 
  • Temperature neutrality: The WinkBed is designed with a ventilation system to move heat away from your body, helping you stay cool through the night. Plus, the Tencel cover retains less heat than other materials, even linen. That said, we found it to sleep just so-so as far as keeping you cool.
  • Edge support: If you regularly sit on the edge of your bed or share a smaller bed with a partner, you want to choose a mattress with edges that can hold up. The WinkBed comes with an “Extra-Edge” support system to prevent edge sag. We think it does a decent job.
  • Noise: With a coil-based mattress, some noise is to be expected, but we found the WinkBed to be generally very quiet. You usually won’t have to worry about squeaking or creaking. 
  • Sex: The WinkBed is supportive without compromising on comfort and responsiveness. And because it offers different firmness levels, couples can choose the foundation they like.

The WinkBed Mattress Is Made For All Body Types

This is one of the most durable, resilient mattresses we’ve come across. We think WinkBed will be a great option for people of all shapes and sizes.

While most online mattresses are made entirely of foam (like Puffy or Nectar) and aren’t suitable for people over 250 lb, the WinkBed is one of the best mattresses for heavy and/or obese sleepers. In fact, WinkBeds actually makes a specific mattress model for heavy people called WinkBed Plus.

According to tests performed by WinkBed, in a 20-year simulation featuring a 350 lb sleeper, WinkBed Plus experienced almost no loss in firmness or loft. In fact, it retained 98% of its firmness and 99.2% of its loft at the end of that 20-year simulation. You can learn more about the Plus version on WinkBeds’s website.

Given that WinkBed can handle heavy people, it can take on petite and medium-sized individuals no problem.

WinkBed Mattress Firmness And Feel

This mattress is available in three different firmness levels. They make a Softer, Luxury Firm (most popular) and Firmer mattress, all of which have the innerspring/pillowtop feel.

winkbed mattress review firmness and feel

As you can see in the graphic above, the Luxury Firm is about a medium to a medium-firm on the softness/firmness spectrum. This tends to be the sweet spot for a lot of sleepers.

Softness and firmness will vary from person to person. The heavier the individual, the more weight they will put on a bed and therefore the softer the bed will feel. The opposite is true for petite individuals. Make sure to keep that in mind as you do your mattress shopping.

As for how the bed feels, well, the pillow top is soft and comfy, but the bed overall has a durable, supportive feel. You can tell it’s a spring mattress, but in a good way—it feels like this mattress isn’t going anywhere no matter how many times your kids jump on it.

The two layers of coils mean it snaps back into shape immediately, making it effortless to switch sleeping positions on at night.

Is The WinkBed Good For Side Sleepers?

Yes, just make sure to go with the Softer model. That will have more pressure relief than the other two and will do a good job of cradling your body in place.

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Just fine for strict side sleepers.

The nice thing with the WinkBed is that you won’t get any of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling since the bed doesn’t have memory foam. It just has more of a soft, airy feel to it. Based on our WinkBed review, we could see the WinkBed being one of the best mattresses for heavy side sleepers in particular. You don’t often find a bed with this level of support yet still does a great job of offering pressure relief in the top layers.

Will Back And Stomach Sleepers Like WinkBed?

We also think the WinkBed will be a great option for back and/or stomach sleepers, just make sure to look into the Luxury Firm or Firm model. Those should do a good job of keeping your spine in neutral alignment and avoiding any excess pressure in your low back.

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Because the bed is so responsive, switching positions takes no effort, making this bed suitable for combo sleepers. This will hopefully help you get more restful sleep because the process of moving from your back to your stomach and so on requires a lot less energy than with a memory foam mattress, for example.

Does The WinkBed Mattress Sleep Hot?

Should you get this mattress if you’re a hot sleeper? During our testing period on WinkBed, we found that the answer is possibly. The mattress by itself tends to be more neutral, but there’s a lot that goes into the temperature of a mattress beyond just materials. For example, the firmer a mattress is, the more you’ll lay on top of it rather than sink into it, which means less material is in contact with your body and you should stay cooler at night.

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In general, coils tend to be better than foams for airflow, so WinkBed gets a big thumbs up there. In fact, they say that the coils have a ventilation system designed to move heat through the mattress and away from your body. Plus, the Tencel cover sleeps cooler than other materials like cotton.

WinkBeds used to sell a machine called coolControl on their website, which would circulate airflow to better regulate the temperature of the mattress. It looks like in early 2019 WinkBed did away with the coolControl system. It was expensive, but we thought it was a novel concept.

Will Couples Like WinkBeds Mattresses?

If you’re shopping for two, you should be able to find a firmness profile that’s comfortable for both of you—that’s the most important. There are, however, two elements that are important mostly for couples that are often overlooked with a new mattress. Let’s talk about edge support and motion isolation.

Edge support is all about how strong the edges of the mattress are. WinkBed is fine here thanks to their Extra-Edge support system, but it’s not the best we’ve ever seen. We can confidently say that it will be just fine for almost everyone, unless for some reason edge support happens to be the sole thing you care about in a mattress. If that’s the case, there are some beds that we would rate higher here.

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Dillon has been on edge lately.

Edge support is really only important for couples that are sharing a smaller size bed, like a queen or a full. With these beds you need to be able to sleep on the entire surface of the bed, including along the perimeter. If a bed has poor edge support, it will give out along the edges and make you feel a bit like you’re going to roll off.

As for motion isolation, this is important when one partner (1) is active in their sleep, (2) likes to sneak a midnight snack or (3) insists on drinking a lot of water before bed.

Given that WinkBed has coils, it’s not your absolute best bet in terms of motion isolation. It does a better job than traditional innerspring mattresses, but there are a handful of beds we’d rather have if motion isolation is the number one most important factor.

Pros And Cons Of The WinkBed Mattress

Pros:

  • A sturdy, luxurious-feeling mattress with multiple firmness options and an option for heavier people
  • A lifetime guarantee, plus the Lifetime 50% Off Comfort Replacement Option so you can get a new mattress from WinkBeds for 50% off
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • Not amazing at keeping you cool at night
  • Does a decent but not overly impressive job of isolating motion
  • Heavy and hard to move

Other WinkBeds products

WinkBed Mattress Reviews

  • BBB Rating: B
  • Amazon Reviews: Not currently selling on Amazon

Company Info

WinkBed mattress physical store locations

WinkBeds doesn’t maintain any storefronts of their own, but you can visit one of the following six locations to try the Wink mattress in person. 

  • The SleePare Showroom: 218 W. 30th St., New York, NY 10001, 347-425-6001
  • The SleePare Showroom: 1524 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22102, 703-293-5814
  • The Sleep Sherpa Showroom: 7301 Washington Ave S., Edina, MN 55439, 952-222-0752
  • The Sleep Sherpa Chicago Showroom: 415 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60126, 312-265-0499
  • Sleep Sherpa Mattress Store Austin: 2600 McHale Ct. Suite 151, Austin, TX, 78758, 512 433-6129
  • Our Sleep Guide Austin Showroom: 4220 S. Lamar Blvd Suite 150, Austin, TX, 78704, 512-465-2714

WinkBed mattress contact information

  • Phone number: (855) 946-5233
  • Website

Find WinkBeds on social media

WinkBed Review: Our Final Verdict

It’s honestly hard to imagine a better mattress than WinkBed. As we often say, there’s no single best bed for everyone, but we were impressed during our WinkBed review. If you like the ideal of a hotel luxury mattress in your house, WinkBed might be the one for you. It doesn’t get everything right, but it gets a lot right.

Review team

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?

WinkBed sent us this mattress so that we could review it. We did not accept any monetary payment from WinkBed in order to say good or bad things about the bed. We retain full editorial control over this review and the opinions are that of our staff members and no one else.

Tell me more about their trial period.

They allow you to test the bed for 120 nights to make your mind up. The only thing they ask is that you try the bed for a minimum of thirty nights before you elect the free return option. Again, we think the overwhelming majority of people will not end up returning the bed.

Where do I try a WinkBed mattress?

You can try the WinkBed at six showrooms across the country. Find their addresses in the “Company info” section above.

Can I buy a WinkBed mattress at a physical location?

If you can get to one of the six showrooms we mentioned in the “Company info” section above, you should be able to purchase the WinkBed there. If not, you’ll need to order online. But don’t worry. The WinkBed comes with a 120-day trial period.

What other products does WinkBed make?

They also offer a sheet set, mattress protector, bed frame, mattress foundation, and (as of mid-2019) they have two separate mattress models called MemoryLux and EcoCloud.

How long does shipping take?

WinkBed says it will take between seven and fourteen business days to receive the bed after you place your order. Since WinkBed has switched over to roll-packing their mattresses, however, shipping times have dropped.

Does WinkBed offer white glove delivery?

Yes, but it costs extra. WinkBed charges an extra $99 for white glove delivery. WinkBed is a mattress that we think white glove delivery could be worth it for. Given how big and heavy the mattress is, you might want to just leave it to someone else to set it up.

Do they offer a mattress removal service?

Yes. The cost of white glove delivery and mattress removal is $159.

Does WinkBed offer discount codes?

Yes. Scroll to the top of this page to find a discount code you can use right now.

Does WinkBed offer financing options?

Yes. They use a company called Bread. As of September 2018, you could have payments as low as $200 per month.

Where is WinkBed made?

The mattress is made in Wisconsin, USA.

Is this an innerspring mattress?

Yes. WinkBed has 2 layers of coils for support.

Is WinkBed a good mattress?

Yes, it absolutely is. WinkBed is one of our favorite mattresses online.

How firm is WinkBed?

WinkBed comes in 3 firmness options (Softer, Luxury Firm, Firmer). The “Luxury Firm” is the most popular and that’s about a 5/10 on the firmness scale.

Is it good for side sleepers?

Absolutely. The “Softer” and “Luxury Firm” models are both good for side sleepers. Back and stomach sleepers will prefer the “Firmer” model.

Does it come with free returns?

Yes. WinkBed comes with free shipping, free returns, and a lifetime warranty.