IdleSleep Hybrid Mattress Review (2021): Comforting, Cooling Sleep


A lot of sleepers have said that Idle mattresses are some of the most interesting mattress-in-a-box to have graced the sleeping industry. One of the key differences that set its mattresses apart from its competitors is that most of its mattresses it offers are double-sided. That means either side allows you to rest and recover from use.

The same group of sleepers responded pretty well to its concept with their hybrid mattresses that are available in both foam and latex. They are also impressed with its dual firmness option – with 2 firmness options when you flip the mattress. Idle mattresses come with medium and luxury firm options, which is definitely a great brand to consider.

An Overview on the Company

Idle is making a lot of waves with its double-sided mattress design. Its mattresses coming in at 14” in total profile, they are very thick beds compared with your available alternatives on the market.

The Idle Foam used in their Idle Hybrid mattress is quite different than other kinds of traditional memory foams. Its huge difference is less resistance but a quicker response. That means that you will sink into it faster, but will have faster response as you shift around the bed. Such a response is great for people who are medium to light in stature.

Since that the mattress is flappable, the bottom of its medium model will be identical to the top. There is a 1-inch foam transition layer followed by 2 inches of Idle Cooling Buoyancy Foam. Furthermore, the Thermocool cover is quilted with Idle contouring foam too.

At the same time, all versions of the Idle sleep Hybrid are flip-able. However, customers have 3 options to choose from: they can choose for the model where both sides are Luxury Firm, one where both of its sides are Medium, and a model where one side comes in Luxury Firm, and the other side being the Medium side.

The Luxury Firm and Medium blended models give you 2 firmness options in 1 mattress, However, the pure Luxury Firm and Medium models should last slightly longer. This is because you can flip the mattress regularly and prevent premature sagging and indentations in the Idle Hybrid mattress.

A lot of modern bed in a box hybrid mattresses are not flip-friendly. You can say that those kinds of mattresses may not last as long as what you can get from Idle mattresses.

Furthermore, the Idle Cooling Buoyancy is designed to relieve the pressure a lot better than memory foam while still being nice and responsive. Its buoyant design should make it easy for sleepers to move around and get back to its original level on the Idle Sleep Hybrid.

The mix of foam and coils give the Idle Sleep Hybrid a nice balance of comfort and support too. Its contouring foam and Buoyancy Foam should be able to provide a decent amount of pressure relief. Furthermore, the pocketed coils should offer a good deal of support.

Should you know, Idle’s mattresses usually sleep quite cool according to a lot of people who have tried it before. This is due to the coils and Buoyancy Foam. The coils promote airflow through the mattress and the Buoyancy Foam is a lot more breathable than its memory foam counterparts. It should not trap too much heat.

Idle Sleep Hybrid Mattresses: What They Offer

Now that we are done with the overview of what Idle mattresses can offer, let’s take a look at some of the best mattresses Idle has to offer.

Idle Natural Latex Hybrid Mattress

Idle Natural Latex Hybrid Mattress (Image via Idle Sleep Official Website)

Idle’s Natural Latex Hybrid Mattress is one of Idle’s bestselling mattresses. It is a flip-friendly latex mattress, and it includes its ever-popular 2 firmness levels that come with cooling coils for added support.

This mattress has sold a lot of mattresses, however, during its early days it was sorely underrated. It’s a durable, comfortable, and supportive mattress. Not forgetting to mention you can have the option to customize it and use both sides of the mattress.

This Mattress Is Good For:

There are a few things that we love about this Natural Latex Hybrid Mattress. Here are some of it.

  • It is good for small, medium, and heavy sleepers – as this mattress is a supportive and durable mattress.
  • It is also good for hot sleepers as latex foam and coils tend to be better for airflow.
  • Side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combination sleepers will love this mattress as it contours to their sleeping patterns.
  • Sleepers who prefer a mattress with natural and organic materials.
  • People who like to purchase American-made items that come with a lifetime warranty.

This Mattress Is Not Good For:

Of all the good things sleepers love it for, there are a handful of sleepers who may not like this mattress. People may not like this mattress for a few reasons, and here are some of them.

  • Sleepers who want to spend less than US$1000 on a queen-sized mattress.
  • People who move homes frequently may not like this mattress, as it is heavy and somewhat difficult to shift.

Idle Latex Hybrid Construction

We have repeatedly said that most of Idle’s mattresses are sleepable on both its sides and is flip-friendly. Those are some of the best advantages you can get from mattresses on the market.

We should also mention how with this mattress, Idle allows you to choose the firmness of each side of the mattress. You can choose to have 2 firm sides, 2 medium sides, or a mix of both.

Not a lot of bedding companies allow you to choose and dictate the firmness of each side of the bed. Some bedding companies make either 2 soft-sided mattresses, 2 firm-sided mattresses, or a mix of both. And they don’t give you options to choose to have any one of it from any and all of their mattress choices.

The core of Idle Latex Hybrid Mattress comes with an 8-inch layer of pocketed coils, which acts as the primary support system. The coils are individually wrapped and lightly woven, so that means unlike typical innerspring units, the coils move somewhat independently of each other. It helps to reduce motion transfer on the mattress.

In between the coils are 2 layers of 100% Pure GOLS certified Dunlop latex foam, which is a responsive, durable, and breathable foam. The top and bottom layers are made from natural wool, which is actually quilted into the cover. The material helps soften the bed and give it a bit of that traditional top feel.

Cover and Maintenance

Its cover is made from organic cotton and has an off-white color to it. That is a hallmark of organic cotton, which pretty much any mattress that has an organic cotton cover that has an off-white tint.

The cover is very soft and is actually stitched down, and has a very pleasant smell to it. A lot of new mattresses have a bit of a chemical or plastic smell to it. However, not with Idle’s Natural Latex Hybrid. Some users commented that it smells like a burlap sack or a farmers’ market in a good way.

In order to clean it, you just have to spot clean with warm water and a dab of mild detergent. The cover is not removable if you are wondering if it is.

How Does The Mattress Feel Like?

Sleepers said that the bed feels exactly what it is – a coil mattress with a few inches of soft, but responsive foam on top. It does feel like a combination of a full latex mattress (like spindle) and a traditional innerspring bed.

It definitely is comfortable according to a lot of people who have used this mattress before. However, it definitely has a lot of bi-directional support. The luxury firm side should be about a medium-firm on the soft-to-firm scale and the medium side will feel more like a medium on the same scale.

At the same time, it is important for you to know that the soft/firm is subjective and has a lot to do with your weight. A heavier person will think that a mattress is softer than a lighter individual would. Just remember this small piece of information when you are mattress shopping.

Since the Idle Latex Hybrid Mattress has coils and latex foam, it is an incredibly responsive mattress. It is possibly too responsive for some sleepers to begin with. This does make rotating your sleeping positions effortless. If you wish to switch from one sleeping position to another, the last thing you will want is a memory foam mattress with a deep stuck in the mud feeling. Latex is responsive, and so are coiling.

Also, if you are someone who sleeps on your back or stomach often, then you will typically gravitate towards firmer mattresses. Lucky for you, that is exactly what this mattress is. Both its luxury firm and medium sides should work just fine for back and stomach sleepers.

You will get sufficient support under your hips but at the same time enough contouring to the shape of your body. There is no doubt that this is a nice bed for back and stomach sleepers.

Works Great for Couples

Beyond what it has to offer from its feel, firmness, and temperature regulation, there are 2 huge areas that are important for couples:

  • Edge Support. This refers to how strong the bed is at its edges.
  • Motion Isolation. This is a widely considered area but often overlooked by a lot of people.

A bed with poor edge support compresses too much along the perimeter and can make you feel as though you are about to roll off the bed. As you may expect, this can be unnerving and aggravating, to say the least.

Idle’s Natural Latex Hybrid has good edge support. It may not be the best of the best in the market. However, it is still one of the best choices you can choose from in the market.

Also, motion does tend to transfer through the mattress, according to some sleepers. If you are a really light sleeper, then we can say that there are definitely better options. Motion isolation is important if your partner or you is an “active sleeper”. If you both sleep like a log, then there are no problems at all.

However, we should mention that a lot of mattresses you can find on the market does have a certain degree of motion transfer. You will have to live with it though. However, if the slightest motion transfer still bothers you, we suggest that you put on extra weight on the mattress to prevent it from moving too much. Or lean it against a wall to prevent it from moving too much further.

Idle Sleep Hybrid Mattress

Idle Hybrid Mattress - Image via Memory Foam Talk

The other Idle mattress that is popular is the Idle Hybrid Mattress. When shopping for a new mattress, you not just want to feel great sleeping on it during your first night, but you will also want to sleep comfortably for the many years to come.

Like a lot of Idle mattresses, this Idle Sleep Hybrid Mattress is flip-friendly and allows you to choose between 3 of its dual-sided options. That way it helps prolong the mattress’ longevity by returning to its tradition.

The Pros and Cons of Idle Hybrid Mattress

There are plenty of reasons why people like Idle Hybrid Mattress. Like a lot of products you see out there, here are some reasons why people like this mattress.

  • It combines the advantages of innerspring designs with the comfort of foam with a specially designed mix of the 2. For a well-rounded and versatile sleep experience, you will experience the bounce and airflow of springs, combined with the pressure relief and body conformance of foam.
  • You may be the kind of person who looks for a mattress that lasts you for a very long time. This mattress coming from Idle claims that its flappable construction reduces the risk that the product will develop sags or body impressions over time. Hence, it can compromise a mattress’s support system and comfort.
  • You could be a hot sleeper. Idle has included several features to help keep you sleeping cool on any of their mattresses – this one included.

However, this mattress is not made for everyone to fit all their needs in mind. You may not like Idle Hybrid Mattress due to the following reason.

  • You want a memory foam feel. The comfort foams of this mattress are made to be soft to the feel, and buoyant as it quickly springs back into place once the pressure is removed. This a big advantage with repositioning.

Mattress Construction and Quality

This mattress is a mix of performance foam and coils and delivers to your home rolled into a box for easy transportation. You can easily bring it to your room of choice where you can unpack and unfold it into the bed frame of your choice. It is designed to work well with a lot of different kinds of frames.

The cover comes with proprietary Thermocool technology that uses smart fiber cross-sections that maintain a comfortable temperature by carrying heat away from the body when it warms and returning it when it cools. It is both soft and cool to the touch and is stretched to cover the 14-inch mattress.

Firmness: Mattress Support and Feel

A lot of sleepers said that this mattress’ firmness is of moderate feel. Which is good considering how beds that are in the middle of the firmness scales tend to work pretty well for a lot of different individuals and the positions they prefer.

What more – the cover of this hybrid feels cool to your touch. Lie down on it, the mattress feels plush and soft due to the quilting layer of foam on the top. It is followed by highly responsive foams that holds your body in a deeper cradle without making you feel like you cannot move around.

As the foam pops back up, and the mattress has a moderate overall bounce, you should not have any trouble repositioning. Combination sleepers should enjoy the versatility of the medium as they move between lying on their backs, stomachs, and sides.

Who The Mattress Is Good For

As we have mentioned all that, here are some reasons who this mattress is good for.

  • Back Sleepers – They should enjoy how the softer layers conform to their lumbar region while the coils in the support layer hold their spines in good alignment. Keep in mind that this brand comes in a Luxury Firm feel if you are looking for something harder or carry extra weight and require extra support.
  • Side Sleepers – If you are a side sleeper, you should feel your curves are well accommodated in the soft foams of the Medium and should not experience any uncomfortable pressure points that sometimes occur in this position. This is because all of the body’s weight are concentrated on a narrower surface area. The coils beneath the foams should also help with maintaining spine alignments.
  • Stomach Sleepers – If you are a stomach sleeper, you will need to make sure that your hips, which tends to be heavier, remain even with the rest of your body/ If the surface is too soft, you may find that your spine is not perfectly aligned. As lighter and more average weight stomach sleepers, you should feel fine on the medium. However, many sleepers who sticks to this position exclusively may feel better sleeping on the Luxury Firm mattresses, especially if they carry more weight in the middle.

Our Verdict

Idle has been in the bedding industry for 20 years. With 20 years of bedding experience with a flip-friendly mattress that they mentioned increases the brand’s durability and comfort over the long term.

Whichever mattress firmness you choose – medium or luxury firm, this luxury hybrid was designed to make a comfortable balance between support and pressure relief.

The comfort foams and cover that comes with it are seamlessly integrated with quality cooling technology that keeps you from overheating while sleeping on the mattress. The Quantum edge-to-edge support system should keep your spine straight at every corner of the bed’s surface. Its 14-inch height offers a lot of quality and you will hardly believe it came right out from a box.

However, you can rotate the mattress as the company claims that you should be able to put off replacing the mattress longer than if you choose a 1-sided mattress. They further support their claims with a really generous lifetime warranty and an opportunity to try the mattress out free for 120 days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) some sleepers may have about Idle’s mattresses.

Q: What makes the Idle mattresses stand out from other brand mattresses in the market?

A lot of mattresses have their own unique selling points, and Idle is no different in this sense. Idle has some of the best mattress technology on the market currently, if we can put it that way. For one, it is flip-friendly which adds to the longevity of the mattress.

At the same time, the Idle mattresses come with many cooling components, so it should not be a problem for sleepers who have issues with sleeping hot. Not that other mattresses in the market do not have this technology. We are sure that a lot of them do. However, if you are looking for a cooling mattress, then you should consider mattresses made by Idle.

Last but not least, it is a firmer mattress that should be a very good match for side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and back sleepers. As a matter of fact, it fits almost any kind of sleeper you can think of. Idle seems to accommodate to sleepers’ needs, and follow through accordingly with little to no problems.

Q: Are the Idle Mattresses any good for people with back pain?

Yes, the Idle Mattresses are great for people who are suffering from back pain. If you are suffering from such problem, try getting a mattress with firmer than average feels. And Idle Mattresses have exactly what you are looking for.

About the Author Jessica Larsen

I am a big advocate that having great sleep is something everyone deserves. With over 10 years of experience in this field, I would love to use this platform as a means to help you achieve a good night's sleep.

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