Idle sleep makes bed-in-a-box mattresses that are built to last long and provide you with an optimal sleeping experience. Idle stands out among its competitors as two of its models, the Hybrid and Latex, are flippable, something not commonly seen anymore with mattresses, especially those that come in a box.
The mattresses are between 12”-14” high and use multiple foam layers and a highly supportive coil system to give you the best support and comfort. The mattresses also come in either medium or luxury firmness, so this mattress caters to a few different sleeping preferences.
Materials & Construction
The materials and layers in an Idle mattress depend on the model you choose. There are five varieties of Idle mattresses: the Idle, Hybrid, Gel Plush, Dunlop Latex, and Talalay Latex. Wondering what makes up each of these mattresses? Here’s a closer look at each layer and the materials used:
- Fire-resistant barrier: Idle mattresses include a fire-resistant barrier. This barrier is free of chemicals, toxins, as well as petroleum-based synthetic nylon or polyester.
- Quilted foam: This layer adds softness to the overall feel of the mattress and makes the top a lot more comfortable.
- Cooling buoyancy foam: The 2” thick cooling buoyancy foam layer is a customized blend foam, which Idle Sleep claims can react faster than average memory foam. It also provides better pressure relief and doesn’t trap heat as normal memory foam does.
- Quantum edge-to-edge pocketed coils: The pocketed coil layer on the Hybrid and Latex models is 6” thick and helps in solidifying the mattress adding to its durability. It also helps to reduce motion transfer, making this ideal for those who sleep with a partner.
- High-density foam: Some of Idle’s mattresses come with this layer of high-density foam to add more stability and durability.
- Carry handles: Since some Idle mattresses can be used on both sides, they come built with carrying handles so that the mattress can be easily flipped.
- Pure latex: both the Dunlop and Talalay mattresses are made with 100% anti-microbial and hypoallergenic pure latex. This layer adds a boost of extra breathability and support.
The upper layers are made up of foam that reacts quicker to pressure than the average memory foam does. The pocketed coils at the base of the mattress help in providing good support to the user and add to the mattress’ overall bounce.
You have a choice of firmness with these mattresses. The Idle and Gel Plush mattresses come in medium firmness, and the rest of the mattresses come in both medium and luxury firmness. It’s worth noting that the luxury firm is much harder and doesn’t have as much give.
As far as motion isolation is concerned, the foam layers play a great role in preventing the transfer of motion from one side to the other. The coil system aids in distributing the weight evenly and in ensuring that the body only sinks adequately into the mattress. This mattress is a viable option for people with most sleeping positions as it provides fantastic edge support and pressure relief.
Each model comes with its own unique cover. Here’s what cover you can expect from each mattress:
- The Idle: The Idle model comes with a washable quilted cover that’s perfect for working with your body’s natural temperature.
- Idle Hybrid: The cover is made out of ThermoCool fabric, which makes use of intelligent fiber cross-sections to operate against the normal thermal abilities of the body.
- Idle Plush: This mattress comes with a 1” Ice Fabric cover with buoyancy foam. Gel is sewn into the quilted fabric to make this cover feel extra luxurious.
- Latex Dunlop and Talalay: The latex mattresses have an eco-friendly organic cotton cover. The cover is very breathable and uses natural soft yarn rosettes to hold the layers together instead of glue.
Idle stands out as being one of the only flippable mattresses you can buy online today. While this may not seem like a big deal, it seriously adds to the longevity of your mattress’s life, which means you get extra value for your dollar.
Another standout trait of Idle is that while most mattress companies give you a 100-night or even one-year trial, Idle offers an 18-month sleep trial, during which time you can return your mattress if you’re unsatisfied.
As if all that wasn’t enough, Idle also gives you free delivery within the contiguous United States (with optional white glove delivery for an extra charge), free returns during your sleep trial, and a lifetime warranty.